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Queen Galfrey
Queen Galfrey of Mendev
Titles Queen of Mendev
Sword of Iomedae
Crusader Queen
Alignment Lawful good
Race/Species Human (Taldan)
Class Paladin 15
Gender Female
Homeland Nerosyan, Mendev
Deity Iomedae

Source: The Midnight Isles, pg(s). 54-55

Queen Galfrey is the absolute monarch of the crusader-state of Mendev,[1] and leader of the Mendevian Crusades.[2]


Queen Galfrey appears as a Taldan woman in her late twenties, but is actually over 100 years old. She has maintained her youthful appearance and vitality thanks to powerful magics, including multiple drafts of the precious sun orchid elixir.[3]


Galfrey is the eldest daughter of the last prince of Mendev who died under mysterious circumstances on a diplomatic mission to Sarkoris in 4601 AR. She was quickly crowned and has remained the head of state ever since.[4][3]

Recent History

Queen Galfrey is well aware that the quality of soldiers flocking to fight the demons of the Worldwound as of late has been dropping off, but has been unable to turn most of them away because of the dire straits the country and the Mendevian Crusades have been.[5]


Even though Galfrey reigns as an absolute monarch, her direct control over Mendev does not extend far beyond the walls of the capital city of Nerosyan. Further afield, the various regional and local commanders—not to mention religious figures—exercise quite a bit of autonomy, a fact that has led to a fair share of conflict over the past century. The inquisitors under the command of Hulrun of Kenabres are a particular example of this.[5]


Being the queen of a nation at war, Galfrey has quite a few assistants and staff at her side at most, if not all times. She is known to be counseled by an intelligent and tactics-minded aasimar named Opaline.[6]