The White City
Prince Zael Ashyras
Once thought to be the next ruler of the Empire, until his sister was born.
The late Empress Sarad’s first child.
After being passed up for the throne when his sister was born he spent most of his time travelling the world. He is truly a Rennaissance man, being proficient in several languages, and fields of interest. He is very down to earth and is popular among the working man due to his progressive views on government and labor.
While he feels nothing but contempt for the Imperial Council he deeply cares for his little sister and worries about her well being and the well being of the Empire. He doesn’t feel like Malika is capable of her duties yet doesn’t want to initiate a civil war by openly opposing her.
He has been travelling for the past year since his mother’s death.