Warrior monks pledged to protect the lives of the pilgrim traveling to the holy places. There were only nine Templars, from its creation. Started by Hugh de Payens and Geoffrey of St Omer. Norman fighting men that participated in the first crusade and accompanied the victorious army to Jerusalem. They differed from other religious orders in that they were specifically military in character. Fighting men dedicated to the defense of the Christian faith. They also differed from the military organization in their poverty and humility, always wearing shabby clothes instead of traditional finery expected of warrior knights. Their accommodation was built on the site of the temple of Solomon where the Knights Templar got their name.