Morkain was the brother of Ashkar.
Plot to kill Ashkar Edit
The demon Balgoth told Morkain how to kill Ashkar by creating a flame-wood doll. Ashkar's breath was the final ingredient that would tie the doll to Ashkar's life, and allow him to be killed. After much thought, Morkain devised a way to steal Ashkar's breath. The risks were high that Ashkar would realise what Morkain was attempting to do, but Morkain's desperation forced him to try to carry it out. It took him five years to gather the ingredients and prepare to steal Ashkar's breath.
The five years it took to create the flame-wood doll to kill Ashkar shows Morkain's persistence, cunning, patience and audacity when necessary. It also shows his desperation and ruthlessness in trying to kill his own brother.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ashkar the Magnificent, Prologue: "After five years Morkain contrived to steal the final and fatal ingredient. It was an act of pure audacity, since it exposed him to the full force of Ashkar's attention and, potentially, his magical powers. But desperation and lack of inspiration for alternatives forced him to it."