Chosen by the Gods
Malereth was/is a necromancer whose lair was in an old defiled minotaur temple. He had previously done business with Traevus, however upon learning of Malereth’s use and transport of items of black magic Traevus broke all ties with him.
Maloreth had a spy changeling named Jixin who joined the adventurers’ party (for 5gp a day plus an equal split of any profits), claiming to just be a mercenary after the adventurers (apparently) killed Malereth. Malereth killed the adventurer Barakas in that battle before being defeated. Recent rumors and intercepted communications suggest that Malereth is in fact still alive and is in league with Lord Vannyk.