Haven Twistflesh "the Crimson King"
Bandit lord and magic user
Mad with a pockmarked and misshapen face, the crimson king is accompanied by a strange jeweled scepter that during battle became a foul serpent creature with mind-affecting venom.
The Crimson King was a pupil of Illyerio Fiendborn and specialized in enchantment magic. He was instructed to safeguard a hidden Elven Citadel, but succumbed to some madness. He set about enslaving nearby villages and attracting an eclectic group of monstrous bandits.
Up to the moment he was publicly executed, he was obsessed with transcribing a series of nonsensical elven glyphs.