Mirrors in the Desert
Though he appears to be a corrupt patrician of a minor family, whose ascension to high praetor was fueled only by his endless well of sycophantic agreement, Darian Haraxes is in fact one of the most powerful men in Balic. Next to the Sorcerer-King, he is definitely the most well-informed. A bitter, cruel human warlock of middle years, Praetor Darian runs a spy ring that monitors the activities of other Sorcerer-Kings and the Veiled Alliance, both without and within the walls of Balic. Perhaps Dictator Andropinis’ most treasured Praetor Epistate, Darian has eyed the rise of Hyronius Phanes with customary suspicion. While he believes that Hyronius is loyal, save for a few youthful indiscretions, he views the young praetor’s more lenient approach to security as a weakness.