Duke Malachar Vilmartine
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Traitorous former knight of Ravinia, who betrayed the Empress Ravinia, murdered her, and stole the Orenthir from her keeping. Malachar came from the imperial province of Gwynne, and always resented the Empress, the Empire, and the influence of the Council of Bishops at the Imperial Court. He made a secret pact with Sorimmar to overthrown the Empire and soon became famous after the Battle of Corrensyr, where he destroyed a large orcish army sent by Morgoth. Malachar soon became a close advisor to the Empress and a member of her Military Council. Rumors persist even today that he was Ravinia’s lover as well. In 621/5, Malachar led a rebel Gwynnish army against the Imperial capitol of Arynäe. He captured the city, killed King Erondar Myrnäe II, and then moved west, raping and plundering as he went. At the Battle of Fessenden in 623/5, Malachar’s army was stopped and driven back, but not defeated. He was finally slain by Elrovar Myrnäe III in 625/5, during the Battle of Harkalad.

Legend says Lord Malachar rose from the dead as a vampire, forever feasting on the blood of the living. Even Today, his castle is a haunted, deserted ruin.