Lord Taranthus rules over the country of Mala alongside his wife and queen, Sophia. Once an outspoken opponent of magic users, he was killed by Marcus when his attempt to storm the palace at Vienne to kill The Prince met in failure. He existed for nearly a year in the afterlife before he resurrected himself with the help of Father Constance, his trusted holy advisor. Upon his return, he no longer opposed the use of magic and in fact accepted it openly. He is currently funding investigations into the Great Woods.