Muradov the Merciless
Money and power is all that matters, because without them you are nothing but a victim waiting to happen.One of the four Merchant-Princes fighting fo control over Vicitra, the City On The Perch, Muradov is wealthy and cruel in equal measure. Born dirt-poor and determined to never suffer like he did then again, Muradov have built a fortune through clever schemes and trading combined with a near absolute disregard for the well-being of others.
He is a short, hard man with eyes like flint and always with a closed, guarded posture. No matter his outfit, Muradov always takes great care that his old childhood wounds, made from a taskmaster's whip, are always concealed. He has a mop of mud-colored hair, but usually wears a hat, and sports long, painted nails as a status symbol. Above all, Muradov craves control. Only when he has absolute control of something - a situation, a deal, or a person - does he feel safe. When he does not, Muradov becomes angry and vengeful, nursing his grudges like a mother would a newborn child. He takes delight in exacting punishment on those he believes has wronged him, lashing out to ensure he is never the victim again.
Vicitra, the City on the Perch The first and only thrust of civilization into the unknown reaches of Patala, Vicitra is a city of great greed and ambition. Here, explorers arrive and hope to make their way deeper into Patala to stake their own claim on its riches. Pushed to the brink of extinction during the Plague of Dreams, Vicitra is now a flayed city, its wounds raw and the blood still fresh in the street. Time will tell if it will heal, or crumble. Read More About Vicitra