One of Emperor Karl-Franz's closest advisors, [1b] he is self-made man who has a particular enemy in Graf Rudiger von Unheimlich, patron of the League of Karl-Franz and stout defender of aristocratic privilege. [1a]
The son of a palace clerk, he had used his intelligence, wit, determination and blackmail to rise through the ranks. [1d]
He attempted to impose the annual 2 Gold Crown Thumb Tax on all able-bodied men in the Empire but this led to riots in which he lost his own thumb. [1d]
|We have had too many horrors in Altdorf. The business five years ago with Drachenfels. Konrad the Hero's little skirmish with our green-skinned friends. The Beast murders. The riots stired up by the revolutionist Kloszowski. Now, this business with the Warhawk....
~ Mornan Tybalt. [1c]
- 1: Genevieve Undead (Novel)