Name: Baron Samael Ivorin
Location: Wila, Zarnova
A known member of The Cult of the Black Flame, Samael is also the supreme commander of the royal guard of Zarnova – the so called Hammer of Zarnova. The elite guard unit is located in the capitol city of Zarnova, Wila, and is housed at the center of the city at the Castle Wila with it’s infamous dungeons and dozen high-rise spires each housing a gas fueled beacon fire visible 15 kilometers to the Mare Nicasos sea. Baron Ivorin is not the ruler of the city and neither he wishes to be. His interests lie elsewhere – in the dark and dangerous path towards even more hidden secrets of The Cult of the Black Flame.
While a formidable sorcerer, Samael is still believed to be in a relatively minor position in the cult he follows although that is merely hear-say and probably goes unsubstantiated until such a time the cult reveals it’s true feathers. Baron Ivorin lives in the Castle Wila nowadays and has established a personal lair deep down in the labyrinthine dungeons below the castle. Rumor has it that the lair is well protected by traps and magic.
Baron Ivorin is known to excel in the magical arts of Chronomancy and Cosmology. His lack of skill in necromancy and summoning arts is probably the only factor that keeps him from attaining a counselor position in Castle Roskov where the ruler of the land, the infamous vampire queen Anya Voorish maintains her seat of power and houses a council of 7 members (The Roskov Ring) in aiding her iron rule of the country.
Name: Baron Benedikt Zolov
Race: originally human (presumed deceased and is now some form of undead creature)
Location: Zolov, Zarnova
Not much is known about Baron Zolov as few mortals now dare enter the once-bustling trade town of Zolov that has been turned into a maggot-infested hive of undead abominations under the relentless rule of the baron. Located deep into the mountains in a hard-to-reach location almost 2 miles above the sea level, the town is not only remote, it’s positively secluded. The trade town was once an important way point for trade routes going over the mountainous regions between Zarnova and Gruenroth, but two decades ago things rapidly changed as baron Zolov simply took over the region backed up by Zarnova’s vampire queen Anya Voorish.
As Zolov’s residents were converted from living beings into hideous undead creatures, trade caravans no longer considered it a good idea to stop there and currently most of the trade routes using that region have faded into oblivion. The area still has good routes when one wishes to cross the mountains, but anyone familiar with the area would warn any and all travelers to simply avoid those routes and should anyone be fool enough to ignore those warnings, they most certainly would not rent their services as guides.
The exact nature of the former residents of Zolov is under debate and no reliable witness statements have been made in several years. In Gruenroth the whole idea of those undead creatures crawling on their borders is an unsettling one but so far the creatures have not expanded their influence westwards of the bordering mountains. Baron Zolov maintains a stone fortress right in the heart of the old town – in a location that used to house a bustling marketplace. The fortress was built using the undead creatures as slave labor and much of the building materials originate from other buildings of Zolov rendering most of the entire town’s buildings as mere ruins further ruined by neglect and the harsh climate.
Baron Zolov is one of the vampire queen’s advisors in her ruling circle known as The Roskov Ring.