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The leader of Sauronix Castle, Commander Craig Laden is the head of the Dragon Cavalry. The Dragon Cavalry only swears allegiance to the rivers of Falena, and such, does not involve itself in any of the internal conflicts. They ride whenever a foreign power, like that of Armes, ever invades. He is known to be a stickler for rules. He wouldn't lift a finger until a foreign power invaded. When Armes did invade, however, Miakis found it unusual that Craig wouldn't go right away. It was because the Godwins got to Craig first, and held the dragon horse eggs and foals hostage. If Craig marched, they would all be killed, and so, Craig did not. When the Prince liberates Gordius Village, Craig apologizes for failing to live up to his promises, and marches in the Prince's Army.
Despite being strict on rules, Craig allows gambling on dragon horse races, because it provides extra incentive for excellence. Craig was extremely close with Miakis's father, and was like an uncle to Miakis when she was growing up. She showed amazing prowess as a fighter, beating Craig in duels several times, but, because she was female, she could not serve in the Dragon Cavalry. So he sent her to Ferid instead. In his offtime, Craig enjoys a relaxing day of fishing, although he would never tell Subala, because Craig doesn't like to compete while fishing, just to relax. After the war, Craig retires his position to Rahal. - Matt620 (article), Basel (image)
How to Recruit: Joins automatically after rescuing the Dragonhorses in Gordius Village (or after the events that follow choosing not to flee HQ when it is attacked).