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Duke Elbard Mar, Lord of Crakenhaven and Bearer of the Crown of Branches

Old Elbard, as the people of Crakenhaven fondly call him, has been a citizen of Lenfald's most curious city since the day he was born. He's worn his beard and the fabled Crown of Branches for so long that no one remembers what his face looks like.

 

Duke Mar's methods may not make much sense to the rest of Lenfald, but to Crakenhaven's people, he is a very wise, fair, and just ruler. The lords of Stonewald sometimes grumble that he's quite mad, but they likely just want his position. Those who have spent any time in Crakenhaven understand that Duke Mar is far from mad - he's just spent his entire life on the half-frozen island.

 

The Crown of Branches worn by Duke Mar, as legend has it, was bestowed upon the King of Lenfald by the native inhabitants of Crakenhaven long ago, when the King liberated the island from Merkorliss. The Crown of Branches has since symbolized peace between the island's original inhabitants and the Lenfel conquistadores. To this day, the two groups have managed to maintain the peace, a feat unmatched anywhere else in Roawia.

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Taken on August 6, 2016