The Lord of Marikesh and the surrounding Estates
Lord Marik governed the city of Marikesh and its surrounding estates with a sizable garrison from his keep near the city. When the war with the Rankeen Empire came to Mallor, King Edwyn Mandrake commanded that Lord Marik take his garrison to the front and hold the Line of Pain. Before his departure, Lord Marik appointed a Governing Council to rule in his stead.
In Lord Marik’s absense (and the absence of his garrison), Marikesh has grown unlawful and unruly, attracting the villainous and unfortunate to the edges of Mallorian civilization.
The fate of Lord Marik on the Line of Pain is currently unknown.