Translated literally as “Fist of Night”, the position of Drachau is one of the highest a druchii can hope to attain, short of direct service to the Witch King himself. Serving as the ruling lord of his city, the Drachau gets his power through a grant from Malekith and holds it through fear and intimidation.
The Drachau’s most public appearance is the annual Hanil Khar, a festival and day of celebration on which all the highborn in the city present their lord with tokens, gifts, and tribute. Held at the end of the raiding season, it serves as a ranking system among the jealous nobility as well as a display of power by the Drachau. Those whose offerings are substantial gain great favor in the coming year, and potential rivals are sure to take pause upon considering the display of wealth and power given. Those with meagre offerings are subjected to humiliation and derision, and a target is effectively painted on the unfortunate druchii for the near future.