Malyar, fisherman and dealer of smuggled goods, ferrying various items and individuals from ships to shore under cover of night. Living in the hills outside of Mondainya, among simple farmers, hunters, and traders, Malyar is among the last remnants of the great Nomar empire, which long ago passed beyond the waves to other lands. Malyar's dealings with the underworld have bought him many enemies among the lawful and unlawful alike, including Fahtah, Keeper of the Peace, who gave Malyar his scar. Recently, rumors of evil have reached the village people, many of whom fled. Malyar remained with his bird Kel, who assisted him as a lookout. Udul, unicorn and friend of the Ildayla, people of the Mondainya, searched for wartime assistance from the Nomar, but found only Malyar, a dubious savior at best.