Coup in Corealta
Former Lord of Istabarakk, former Lord of Corealta.
Lord Josef Bantoh was the Lord of Istabarakk for twelve years. In that time, he spent most of Port Istab’s money in the vain pursuit of hunting down the brigands and freeriders of the desert island. He finally caught his arch-nemesis, the brigand Ghalib Layth, but at the expense of all his resources. He borrowed heavily from Lord Anton Rerouille and Lord Vican Correre. When Edmee the Voodoo Queen killed Lord Vican Correre and his heir, Lord Josef made a deal with the imprisoned Ghalib Layth. Ghalib Layth was freed from prison and given a knighthood and lordship of Istabarakk. In return, he called all freeriders to his banner and led them onto the mainland under Lord Bantoh’s orders. They first raided Dalias Island, home of Lord Rerouille. With Ghalib leading the men, they swept Lord Rerouille away and took half of Corealta soon after. Lord Bantoh sat as Lord of Corealta for less than a month, receiving oaths of fealty from many of the lesser lords and executing those who refused. It was not long before he was betrayed by Lord Sabelin d’Halion and his own right hand, Ghalib Layth. He was slain by Serjie “Cencerro” d’Halion.