The undisputed ruler of Montbelliard, known as the Spire Master. When Saraquin left the city to return to his keep with thousands of slaves 15 years ago, he left Machial in charge. Machial is widely regarded as being an iron-fisted ruler. The laws put into place in Montbelliard are few, but they are as hard and cold as iron. Disobedience is a criminal offense that sees not only the perpetrator punished, but at least ten more people close them. Even so, he doesn’t ask much of his subjects. He values obedience, but he doesn’t expect people to like it, nor does he expect them to show any devotion. If he wants something, he’ll take it instead of requesting it. As far as the citizens of Montbelliard know, his primary concerns are the Spire, keeping his devoted bugbear militia on a short leash, and defending the city.