Maldraxxus is supposed to be ruled over by the Primus, an eternal one like the Archon and the Arbiter. He's a legendary weaponsmith, and with the aid of an ally able to show infinite timeways, he's also become a master strategist and tactician, nearly unbeatable on the field of battle.
He was the one that devised a system of great houses, barons and eternal war games that allowed their forces to continually improve. Despite that, the Primus had to leave his seat in power to look for answers and has been missing for quite a while which left the five different houses with their Margraves in charge.
- The house of Constructs with its ruler Margrave Gharmal.
- The House of Rituals with Margrave Sin’dane.
- The House of Plagues with Margrave Stradama.
- The House of Eyes with Margrave Akarek.
- The House of the Chosen with Margrave Krexus and then each house has two chosen Barons.
Some of the Primus' whispers:
I am the Primus. Your presence within my sanctum means a darkness has fallen upon Maldraxxus...and all the realms of death.
Ages ago, the eternal ones punished our brother Zovaal for his treachery. He was bound within the inescapable maw, to be forevermore its Jailer.
Now I fear that zovaal did not act alone. I suspect he had ancient allies...and will seek to win others to his cause. That you are hearing this message means my suspiciouns proved true.
Zovaal has forged his chains into a weapon...and brought about my defeat. There is but one hope to save the Shadowlands.
The Eternal Ones must stand together once more, before the jailer escapes the maw. Bring my warning to the Archon, the Winter Queen and the Sire. They must see to our defenses.
Do not let Zovaal reach the sepulcher. The arbiter is the final key. Protect her, or all is lost.