The Count of Lach Dera, Eglorine's father. A huge man in his mid-forties with a large moustache. He is a very talented musician, particularly a fine singer, and under different circumstances he and Kalman might have gotten along quite well. However, he strongly suspects (if perhaps does not know for a fact) that Kalman deflowered his precious daughter when she was under the age of fifteen, and he has never forgiven him. There is also a long-standing tension between him and Corentin vak Andras, dating back to the days when they were, shockingly enough, a couple, and fought a duel against one another over Corentin's decision to marry Neima.