Chronicles of Khaldun: Isle of Anhak
Conrad the Black
Conrad the Black fled Vor Taluum as a fugitive from the law, although his crimes are unknown. He delved into the Tomb of Theronna Onyxarm with Aerik, Burdwulf, Falrest, and Hilda, but when Mithras Vicelord made an offer to send them back to Anhak to retrieve The Emerald Tome of the Devourer, Conrad declined. He deigned to remain in Sorgforge, so as to avoid any legal ramifications of returning to Vor Taluum.
Also, credit where credit is due. Image source:
Lee, Bob. “Neal Stephenson” (2008, August 9). Wikimedia Commons_. Retrieved March 21, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Neal_Stephenson_2008crop.jpg