Lord Warden of Bastion
Lord Faren Markelhay IV, the hereditary lord of Bastion, is in charge of the city’s justice, defense, and laws. His family has ruled the city for five generations. Markelhay is a widower, and his only child is his daughter, Adelle.
Lord Markelhay 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 usually eager for news of other towns in the valley (as well as of farther lands) and never turns away someone who brings him news or waits to see him.
According to local heresay, Markelhay was something of an adventurer in his younger days, when his older siblings were poised to become heirs to his current position. Although the Lord Warden publicly denies such rumors, the fact that he has earned the deep respect of Sir Godric Rothgar enables these rumors to persist.