Malendor Sihanouk was the leader of the Riff host that joined the Great Knights and was one of the most important founding members of the Great Knights. Following the death of Belfaenar Rochir at the Battle of Snake's End, Malendor decided to rebuild in Southern Ramus, establishing the Vinusian region, which was mainly inhabited by Great Knight migrants from Riff Island. Malendor was in fact distantly related to the lords of multiple Riff clans and even the legendary figure Helm Hammerhold, but had no children of his own. However, his brother did marry and have multiple children, leading eventually to the bloodline of Vincarch, among whose children were Vince and Vindor, both important figures during the events of the Eclipse of the Knights.