|Conte Ristomaur Tiriac|
To most of the people of Varno Conte Ristomaur Tiriac is just the latest in a long line of absentee, lackluster rulers. What few know is that Ristomaur harbours a surprising secret. Ristomaur is not the latest in a long line of rulers but is in fact the entire line, having ruled Varno in a variety of different guises for the past two centuries. Ristomaur Tiriac is in fact a vampire driven by a lifelong obsession to rid himslef of his vampirism. He has travelled far and wide searching for a cure and maintains an odd cadre of assistants who help him in this quest including Ramoska Arkminos, a nosferatu so ancient he cannot remember what it was like to be alive. This endless travelling away from his estate, Korsinoria Palace near the town of Corvischoir, is not only essential to Ristomaur's continuing work on a vampiric cure, it allows him to stay distant from his subjects, preventing them from realising his unnatural condition.