Charles Saltmallow, Liege Lord of Crixus, and patriarch of House Saltmallow is known far and wide to be a loudmouthed, self absorbed jerk. At nearly 50 years of age, he is one of the most powerful men in the world, and seldom grants audience to anyone other than major diplomats or royalty. There are rumors of inbreeding among the Saltmallow family, with many believing that he is actually not a legitimate ruler, although nobody can argue with his prowess on the battlefield, as he has repeatedly proven himself to be a capable ruler, leading many battles personally, and defending his nation during the Mage Wars.