Maerlyn is the guardian of the red bend, also known as the Blood Orb. He was imprisoned in a cave in the Wylf woods near Silverdell by Rhea, the Prophet. However, he was broken free by Abaddon, and now is engaging in a battle over the possession of the bends.
Maerlyn first encoutner the Party in the Wylf woods where he was held captive. He had orchestrated an alliance with the goblin king Jarodrof, kidnapping the prophet. The Party intervened, rescuing Rhea and stealing Maerlyn’s steed, Betsy.