Marcus Mallius Ventor
A senator from the city of Basphara with aspirations to the mantle of Grand Thearch. He has strong support from the elves of Parreph, having arranged advantageous matches for his two daughters (Portia, Naia) that tied them to the city’s first family. His son, Quintus, was an ambassador to Kepua Pareyu, and since resigning from his post there has flourished as a merchant, keeping company with some of that city’s wealthiest citizens. His claim to the Thearchate comes from his wife Drusilla, the niece of the late Antenian II. He portrays himself as a man of reason, and of the people.