Source: Campaign Setting, pg(s). 143
A sophisticated, charming tyrant who is as willing to discuss the arts as his is to mercilessly crush his subjugated citizens it is surprising then that Count Aericnein Neska is so well liked by the nobility. While he may rule with an iron fist life in his home county of Barstoi is not all bad, loyal service, hard work and ingenuity are all rewarded while laziness and weakness is mercilessly stamped out. Aericnein is also hungry for conquest, being responsible for the escalation of tension with neighbouring Ardeal and Varno that lead to all out civil war in 4689 AR and lead to the creation of the wasteland known as the Furrows. Despite this he is still a popular noble in Ustalav and many would like to see him on the country's throne instead of Prince Aduard believing that Aericnein could lead the country to a new golden age of conquest and power.