Lady Asha Talib al-Malik
In truth, Asha is far more clever, cunning, and worldly than her family or her intended husband imagine. She has had a number of flings and rolls in the hay, culminating in her affair with Sir Hendrick Van Gelder, a young knight in her father's service. …
Sir Hendrick Van Gelder
Sir Hendrick Van Gelder has fallen under the spell of [[:lady-asha-talib-al-malik | Lady Asha Talib al-Malik]], since he has desired her almost from the time they met. For the past year, they have been lovers even before her betrothal was announced.
'The Devil' Beliah Black
Lord Ifran Sudhra al-Malik
Baron Sudhra al-Malik is a wealthy but extremely cautious and infirm diplomat. Every action is meticulously planned; he did not rise to power during the Emperor Wars by making overtly aggressive political or military maneuvers. This behavior had spread to …