Silarus Drayten is the commander of the Norican Guard in Tyrium. Like the other members of the Norican Guard, he is a political exile from Norica. His high status in the Guard comes from his position as the former heir to the Princely House of Drayten

As part of the peace terms following the Forty Days War, he was sent as a political hostage to Tyrium, where he spent the next five years as a guest of the Exarch of Marmara.  It was here that he met the future Exarch of Maramara, Texlar , and the seeds of their unlikely alliance were sown. 

Aethonite agents have promised to help Silarus carve out a new Norican state in southern Norica, with himself as king.