Jacob Klein
Fictional Character
In High Places
POD: 1348
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States (home timeline)
Religion: Judaism
Date of Birth: 21st century
Occupation: Trader
Spouse: Tiffany Klein
Children: Annette Klein

Jacob Klein was an employee of Crosstime Traffic. In 2096, he took his wife Tiffany and his daughter Annette on a trading trip to an alternate where the Great Black Deaths wiped out 80% of the population of Europe. As Jews were frequently persecuted in the Kingdom of Versailles, the rump of France, the Kleins disguised themselves as Arabs from Marseille. Jacob Klein called himself Muhammad al-Marsawi.

The Kleins sold olive oil from the home timeline in the market along the Seine in Paris. It was here that they came to the attention of Duke Raoul of Paris, who (some believed) was the true power of Versailles. The Duke ordered one of his men, Jacques, to accompany the Kleins' caravan back to Marseille.

Just shy of their destination, the caravan was set upon by bandits. Jacob and Tiffany were taken as slaves to Marseille, where they were quickly bought back by Crosstime Traffic operatives. Annette, however, was taken to Madrid, her fate unknown until she was able to escape back to the home timeline's Madrid, and reveal that rogue Crosstimers had established a slave trade in several alternates.