Lord Demrel was an excellent husband, according to her family. He’d improved their connections among the Houses, earning them valuable favours in trade. He was wealthy and generous. But he was also a boorish, possessive man, and old enough to be her father.
- — The Mad Apprentice
|Book Origin||The Mad Apprentice Novella|
Lord Demrel is a wealthy and generous Kyralian landowner and a trader. He is married to Indria and is described as twice her age. Indria's family think that he will be a good husband for her, but she doesn't agree as he does not respect her opinion, is possessive and treats her like a child and idiot.
|Spoilers from "The Mad Apprentice Novella"|
Demrel has a secret entrance and exit to his home locked in a cupboard in his study, which is used by Tagin to leave the house in secret. Indria knows about it because one day he got himself stuck and needed her assistance to get out. Both Tagin and Indria want to get rid of him.
After finding out about his wife's involvement with Tagin's crimes, he all but disowned her, which many took as proof of her bad character.