of the Golden Sunburst Clan
Poor reputation (within the clan only, -15 points)
Social Status 60
Ally: Zakaria, priestess of Hrihayal, 50%
Mekelu was a captain of engineers attached to the 23rd Heavy Infantry during the desperate Battle of Do Chaka. When the Mu'ugalavyani unleashed a horde of Ssu on the army, Mekelu was able to rally his men into an improvised defensive ring atop a hill, then led a charge at the enemy general and his sorceror, scattering the Ssu. For this feat he was promoted Colonel of the 23rd, a legion of Ahoggya, N'luss, Yan Koryani and Mu'ugalavyani.
Mekelu's love for Zakaria upset his clan's marriage plans and earned their enmity. Forsaking his priestly studies in the temple of Chegarra, he joined the army to forget her, but later discovered she was part of Prince Dhi'chune's faction in his attempt to seize the Petal Throne. Mekelu rescued Zakaria from the underground tomb-city of Sarku, and it turned out she had been forced into cooperating with Dhi'chune all along. He is convinced of her innocence, although the ever-watchful Omnipotent Azure Legion is not so sure ...