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The abbot of the Korwe monastery, named Abelar, was a fat and life-loving man whose character was at a crossroads between phlegmatic and sanguine, but could not make the final choice. He loved to eat, loved to drink and, presumably, released the sins of harlots more vividly and more often than the man followed his dignity. There was no abbot and a fool to fight – in his youth he participated in the Saxon campaigns of Charlemagne.
His cellar, that is, the head of the monastic provisions and storehouse, was the complete opposite of Abelard. His name was Rudiger, and he was a rogue, a choleric, a braggart, a liar, a selfish lover and at the same time one of the bravest people the abbot knew. Surprisingly, they became best friends and more than once, after drinking, they visited the neighboring town of Hexter in a house of tolerance. Although at that time, in the 9th century, it was more likely to be described as "a shed of fornication".