The Worldslayer Chronicle
Earl Of Varheim, an old man unskilled in battle.
Earl Bjorelf, behind his back, and at times to his face, called The Weak, has been the ruler of Varheim for near on 20 years. An incompetent warrior and middling administrator, theonly reason he still holds his position is his knack for avoiding greater scandal and his familiy connections to King Lothar, the nearest of the Linnorm Kings.
Bjorelf was infected with the Rot and betrayed his people, he was then killed by a group of adventurers.