The Lords of Nal-Karak
The lords of Nal-Karak are the joint rulers of Midheim. After Olkar Coalbiters demise, a seat is left open, but believed to be replaced shortly by his eldest son, Ongkarol Coalbiter. The Coalbiters track their ancestry back to the Old Empire, having made their fortune by mining and trading, considering themselves to represent the grassroots of Midheim, despite having been on and off the council of Lords for the last three thousand years.
The second family of Lords are the Ashbones. Currently headed by Gondar Ashbone, a famous warrior. The Ashbones are the newest Lords of Nal-Karak, only having been in power for 10 generations. They gained influence in the Council of Lords for their prowess in battle and deft strategies, leading many successful campaigns against the foes of Midheim.
The Coldheart clan cut their teeth as advisors and scribes, serving the Old Empire in many aspects. After the fall, they quickly changed tactics. Using their well known connections and secrets to carve their way into the council. They are known for being patient and strategic. Out of a Coldhearts earshot, you might describe them as conniving, mischievous bastards. The Lord of the Coldheart Clan is called Korin, a quiet, but wise dwarf, who seems to only speak when he has to.