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|Wife||Sarugani Temaida (deceased), Winnamine Balitang|
|Children||Saraiyu Balitang (daughter), Dovasary Balitang (daughter), Petranne Balitang (daughter), Elsren Balitang (son) (deceased)|
|Descendants||Mequen Hetnim (grandson)|
|Other Family||Nuritin Balitang (aunt)|
Mequen Balitang is a noble in the Copper Isles and related to the royal family. He was married twice. He has two daughters from his first marriage with Sarugani Temaida, Saraiyu Balitang and Dovasary Balitang. With his second wife, Winnamine Balitang, he has another daughter, Petranne Balitang, and a son, Elsren Balitang. He has a close friendship with both Bronau Jimajen and his brother Rubinyan Jimajen. In 462 HE he arouses the wrath of King Oron and is sent into exile to the estates of his late wife, Tanair. There he is betrayed by his friend Bronau, who plans to marry Sarai to eventually become king. He murders Mequen.
He has been friends with Bronau Jimajen and Rubinyan Jimajen ever since they were children. He and Bronau went through their training for knighthood together. He married his second wife, Winnamine Fonfala Balitang only years after the death of his first wife Sarugani.
Mequen is a luarin, and a descendant of the luarin ruling house, the Rittevons. He is five feet ten inches tall with a solid build. He has dark eyes framed by laugh lines; a straight, broad nose; wide mouth and a square chin. His dark hair is clipped short and retreating up his forehead.
Personality and traits
? Rittevon Dynasty ┌—————————————┴————————┐ ┌—————————————┴————————┐ │ │ │ │ Nuritin Balitang unnamed brother ┬ Rittevon princess Rittevon king or prince │ │ Sarugani Temaida † ┬ Mequen Balitang ┬ Winnamine Fonfala Oron Rittevon │ │ ┌————————————————————————————————┴——┐ ┌┴———————————————————┐ │ │ │ │ Saraiyu Balitang ┬ Zaimid Hetnim Dovasary Balitang Petranne Balitang Elsren Balitang † │ Mequen Hetnim
Mequen was deeply in love with his first wife, Sarugani Temaida. Thus her death was hard for him. He refused to remarry for years and only the head of the Balitang family, his aunt Nuritin Balitang convinced him to take a new wife by telling him he owed as much to his family. Thus he eventually married Winnamine Fonfala, one of Sarugani's closest friends. They, too, developed a very close relationship and their marriage wasn't only based on the benefit of the family but also on love. They understood each other so well that they could even communicate without speaking, just by looking at each other.