Duke Brusiekial and Duchess Cybillah Torc are parents to Elijah Torc.
They angered the witch Audeeliah Maven by reneging on the deal they made with her to cure their barren marriage. She was to be adopted formally into the Torc noble house but they refused once Elijah was conceived.
While he has the birthmark she curesed him with he cannot rule. He is the sole heir to the house's fortune.
However, he has a half sister Desdemona born to the witch who took the form of Cybillah's best friend Prunella Beltorc and conceived a daughter with Count Brusiekial in a night of forbidden passion.