Lord Abalayn was the elected leader of the Drenai nation 1196-1226. He led the Drenai through war against Vagria, Ventria and later Ulric's attempted Nadir invasion. Abalayn retired from public life after the invasion was repelled at the Siege of Dros Delnoch in 1226. He was succeeded by Magnus Woundweaver.
Abalayn's family crest featured a golden horse rearing above a silver crown.