The Fallcrest Saga
Lord Warden Faren Markelhay
A balding, middle aged man, with a keen mind and a dry wit. He is a busy man and sees to local matters personally, so adventurers calling on him are likely to wait a long time for a short interview. However, he is eager for news of other towns in the Vale (and farther lands as well) and never turns away someone who brings him news or waits to see him.
The human noble Faren Markelhay is the Lord Warden (hereditary lord) of the town. He is in charge of the town’s justice, defense, and laws. The Lord Warden appoints a town council to look after routine commerce and public projects.
Lord Markelhay is descended from Aranda Markelhay, the Nerathan hero who founded Fallcrest over three centuries ago.