Zerok the Searer
Sheik Zerok Pasha, Commander of the Jannissaries of the City of Brass
Sheik Zerok Pasha, known as “The Searer,” served as both the representative of Kossuth, Elemental Lord of Fire, as well as that of the City of Brass on the Elemental Plane of Fire, where he serves as military commander, at the Thaymount Conclave. Kossuth, he explained, despises the chaos brought to the world by the followers of the Black Pharaoh and has reason to believe that there is a much greater danger than just political upheaval in the worship of Anharl Amn Hotep. Further, the numerous genesai of Mulhorand and Unther were ceasing to worship the Elemental Lords, either because of apostasy or death. Regardless of the reason, Kossuth advocates a sweep across southeastern Faerun to burn the world clean of the scourge of Nephren-Ka. He is lukewarm to the Silver Emperor, who pays him no respects, and there have been rumors that the elementals of Neverwinter have been pressed into the service of Lothrim. This combination of events disposes him against Lothrim, but he still feels that Nephren-Ka and his master Anharl Amn Hotep are the greater threat. To this end, Sheik Zerok Pasha pledged troops, both his own household troops and those of the City of Brass for an immediate assault on Skuld. Though traditionally allied loosely with the Banite Church, Sheik Zerok Pasha made a great many allies at the Conclave and has amply demonstrated the commitment of the Elementals to the coming conflict.