Merikus is a tiefling who lives and runs a general store in the growing town of Morgil’s Hold. While he is almost assuredly a member of a group of tiefling assassins responsible for spreading fear and chaos in the region, Merikus seems to otherwise be a helpful and successful merchant. More open to trade with dragonborn and gnolls, Merikus seems to have an interest in ancient dragonborn artifacts and relics found in the Cairn Hills. Weapons and items dating back to an ancient war between dragonborn and tiefling kingdoms seem to be of great importance to him, although he takes measures to hide his interest.
Merikus has been linked to the demonic presence that terrified and enslaved the dragonborn village of Bahirin. It appears that he used fear and coercion to force many unwilling people into his service. If any did not do his bidding, his ally in Bahirin would slaughter their families. One of Merikus’ more constant minions was a dragonborn warrior named Rhogar. So constant and vigilant was Rhogar‘s presence that many assumed the dragonborn to be Merikus’ personal bodyguard and assistant. It has since been revealed that Rhogar‘s family was held captive by the demon in Bahirin. After the party defeated Merikus’ demonic ally, a vengeful Rhogar turned against his oppressor, vowing to slay the tiefling.
Merikus is known to be a fast and deadly opponent, adept at utilizing a poisoned blade. His ability at stealth and teleportation magic make him a difficult foe to pin down. Just as formidable is his penchant to surround himself with dangerous and capable allies.