Crusader Queen Galfrey
Crusader Queen Galfrey is the current ruler of Mendev. She is referred to as the Sword of Iomedae. She manages to balance being a compassionate ruler with the trials of ruling a country almost solely responsible for holding back the tide of demons issuing from the Worldwound. After the failures of the 4th Mendevian crusade, whether perceived or actual, she has begun to lose control of Mendev, with rebellious generals and mayors taking liberal interpretations of her orders. There is not outright rebellion yet, the abyssal fiends take up too much time for a real rebellion to take root, but the seeds are still present. She hopes that by taking the lessons learned from the past crusades she can win some respite from the demons in this 5th crusade and turn to reasserting her rule. Queen Galfrey is an imposing woman even before one gets to her steel gray eyes. Standing as tall as most men she is broad shouldered and graceful, at home on a battlefield or a ballroom, although not especially adept at sitting still.