Megrarthon, or 'Jad' as he was known to friends and family, studied under Tarma. He suffered through three state marriages, only one of them affectionate. The last was to Irenia, whom he allowed free rein in raising Karathanelan. He had eight daughters in addition to his three sons.
In his later years he suffered from gout in his shoulder, eventually losing the ability to perform an overhand sword stroke.