Former Lord Warden of Fallcrest
The human noble Faren Markelhay was the Lord Warden (hereditary lord) of Fallcrest. He was 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.
He was a middle-aged human with a keen mind and a dry wit. He was 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 was 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.
Faren Markelhay was assassinated by Gargural Vrex in the presence of his wife, daughter, and the Guardians. This act could quite possibly destablized the most important city in the region in the middle of war preparations. Only time will tell.