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Jürgen Hubert has a diploma in physics and a PhD in Computational Materials Engineering, neither of which gets much of a use in his current day job as a project manager for SCADA systems for power grids. His love of the fantastic has long found an outlet in tabletop role-playing games, but he has also long been fascinated of the many obscure local legends told all across Germany. He has recently started a Patreon campaign entitled "Sunken Castles, Evil Poodles" where he publishes new English-language translations of such tales every week in the hopes of funding editing and illustration for a future ebook of the same name featuring these tales, which should be out in the summer of 2020.

While less well known than their priestly counterparts, German folklore also had plenty of "secular" exorcists who resorted to magic