Vale of Darkness
Lord Faren Markelhay
The human noble Faren Markelhay is the Lord Warden (hereditary lord) of Fallcrest. He is in charge of the town’s justice, defense, and laws. The Lord Warden appoints a town council to look after routine commerce and public projects.
Lord Markelhay is a hereditary ruler and worshipper of Erathis, the goddess of civilization. Faren is a 43-year old human with short dark hair and a well-groomed goatee. Lord Markelhay carries a reputation as a fair and even-tempered man. In his youth, Faren served under his father, Colin Markelhay as the captain of the local militia working to keep some measure of peace in the community and surrounding area. During his service, Lord Markelhay studied falconry from another militia member and close friend, Marcus Derron (now the commander of the Silversun Knights, royal guards to the King of Narhaan). Lord Markelhay continues as an enthusiast of falconry, owning several prize birds of prey and competing in the occasional tournament during the warm months of the year. Once an active man of the people, Lord Markelhay has withdrawn from the public to a noticeable degree. He no longer walks the streets in the evenings with Lady Markelhay or attends services at the temple of Erathis. In council meetings, servants and aids describe him as despondent and uninterested.