A minor noble in Droevinka. Took up the fief of Chemstuk with his son Welstiel Massing and retainer Ubad, 26 years before the events of the first book. A vampire who appears younger than his human son, as his son continued to age while he did not. Serves il'Samar and seeks to create the dhampir general to lead his armies. Father of Magiere. Is killed after ingesting the fluids of the Uirishg during the ritual to imbue him with life long enough to father a child. After his flesh becomes alive temporarily, he rapidly ages and decays until his destruction shortly after conception.