Knight Executioner and Royal Advisor
Lord Karradin offered the party a choice: suffer the king’s judgement alone, or do him a favor and receive small favors in return. They chose the latter, and received a small item from him (and no small task alongside it.)
On the surface, Lord Karradin is one of a few remaining noble patriarchs who are able to pay Elric’s outrageous taxes, manage the peasantry, and skirt the line between ambition and rebellion effectively. The Karradin Steelworks supplies most of the arms and armor used by the Empire’s armies, and his mining interests have unearthed a number of crystal formations used in rituals by the Arcanum.