Malec is the former king of Atlantia and son of Nyktos, King of Gods.
Malec was raised in Iliseeum by his father Nyktos and his mother, an unnamed mortal consort of Nyktos. He was formerly the King of Atlantia before Eloana Da'Neer and the Council exiled him for giving his blood to Isbeth and ascending her.
The Crown of Gilded Bones
Mentioned by others when referencing the past of Atlantia and the War of Two Kings. Isbeth talks about their relationship and what happened between him and Eloana. He is originally believed to be the father of Poppy by Eloana and others but is later revealed to be her Uncle by Nektas. During their conversation Poppy realizes he is likely alive but kept entombed beneath the Blood Forest where he would waste away but not die, rather trapped in a place between dying and death.
After recruiting the Drakon for Atlantia, Poppy sends a message to Isbeth about going to war and notes that Malec is alive and she knows where to find him.
Eloana tells Poppy about Malec, stating that he wasn’t a bad man or a bad ruler. She says that for a long time he was fair, just, generous, kind and that he was never abusive. Though he was unfaithful she believed it was because there was unrest stirring inside him and that he had become something else. She explains that the generosity and kindness faded but she believed it was because he became lost.
Isbeth says that they were in love and that he was a good man who would have done anything for her. That he wanted to eradicate the vampry to save Atlantia. She claims he grew tired of Iliseeum and wanted to explore beyond the Mountains of Nyktos.
His full appearance has not been described but he is believed to green eyes like Poppy and his twin Ires. Eloana says that his hair was also red but carried more brown in it and he had skin a little darker than Poppy’s.
Powers & Abilities
It is said that Poppy shares similar abilities to Malec like the ability to sense emotions and heal others.