This is Lahras, the Blood Lord, the Black and Copper man, the Bastard of Teleahn, Shayn-slayer, and Master of the Queen's Armies. Every race and caste have their own epithet for him. He is half-Shayn, which accounts for his silver eyes with their slit-pupils. If he were pure-Shayn, he would also have white skin and hair that shimmered through every colour of the rainbow. Lahras hasn't had an easy life. Halfbloods are generally looked upon with contempt and dislike. Fortunately, with his black hair, he is generally able to pass as more purely Teleahni, which, along with his ruthless cruelty and ambition, allowed him to rise to become Master of the armies of Teleahn. Soon after he got that post, he began a purge of the forests, wiping out his Shayn kin in numbers that all-but amounted to genocide.
Here, he is with his slave, Anael, the Sphinx Key. These two are peculiarly well matched. Anael has pearly-white eyes with no pupils, a sign in his family that he would go mad. Consequently, he was shipped off to the Palace, a high-class brothel. There, his madness manifested. Anael believes that pleasure, love, can only come through pain. Consequently, if a Master attempted to show him kindness, he retaliated with exteme violence. Fortunately, Lahras has never attempted to show Anael any form of kindness. In fact, Lahras is a consumate sadist. This compatibility has allowed them to reach a certain understanding, a twisted affection... perhaps even love.