Tsang Wuqiong, the August Emperor of Jade, the Infinite King
The Pig King, the great tyrant, the King who's hunger cannot be sated.
Some sovereigns prefer a different sort of tax from their subjects - whether freely given, or taken by force.
Kor’na’Nath is the man who has done what, in ancient times, was considered impossible. He has united the men of the Kel’Regar, to provide a skeleton by which they may survive the world outside Regar.
It is possible to buy magical abilities. The process is very dangerous though, involving chemicals, rituals and surgery possibly leaving the aspiring mage insane, retarded or scarred for life.