In The Shadow of the Dead Gods
Head of House Zefren in the city of Urik
Malik Zefren is the aging elder of House Zefren. This house came into prominence through slave trading and arena fighting. Malik is a despicable individual who through the use of Thri-Kreen assassins has eliminated anybody with the slightest claim to his position. He is not well liked among the other houses but by the use of Brom “Kin-slayer” in the arenas has many owing him favors. His disfavor comes from many avenues but the last straw among the civilized houses was when he pitted father against son in the arena for sport. When the young fighter, Brom “Kin-slayer”, claimed victory many of the houses, House Lubar in particular hoped to claim the young man as their own. But he surprised all by staying loyal to Malik and forfeiting his prize of freedom. Now bolstered by this loyalty he is seldom seen without the brawny mul at his side.