“Everything I do is for the greater good.”
Count Temeraire has been a blight on the densely forested south for what it seems like ages. Every time people think him defeated, he slithers away, only to rise and begin his reign of terror anew. His particular form of insanity has been exacerbated by his vampirism, wherein he believes himself a just and righteous lord, and the people desire nothing more than his guiding hand on their lives. The black plague has indeed been a blessing for the Count, as he greatly prefers subjects that eat brains rather than use them.