For twenty centuries, the Shadow King trusted the temple bureaucracy to see to his kingdom’s affairs as he luxuriated in his arcane studies. But the death of King Kalak in Tyr has dislodged Nibenay from his comfortably oblivious state, and the nobles and templars of his city-state are scrambling to cover a plethora of sins and slights from his renewed attention.
High consorts are Nibenay’s surest allies, as are the Shadow King’s personal arcane assassins. They alone know that Nibenay is not the handsome, regal human the rest of the world sees. Rather, he has taken on a draconic aspect, which he adopts for important meetings. Nibenay’s inner circle also includes his half-monster son, Dhojakt, as well as an elite band of goliath warriors.
Nibenay prefers to sequester himself in the Naggaramakam, the royal compound where he studies the mysteries of the worlds. He emerges only to lead his army to war or the crush internal rebellion.