The Rat Race
Finubar the Seafarer
Phoenix king of the High elves
Finubar the Seafarer is the current Phoenix King of the High Elves. He has ruled in Ulthuan since the time of the Emperor Magnus the Pious, and is largely responsible for increasing contact with the Empire and the other nations of mankind, understanding that the servants of Chaos and the Dark Elves can only be defeated if better relationships are developed between High Elves and the up and coming race of humans.
Before his ascension to the throne, Finubar was the Prince of Eataine, the southern principality which holds the port of Lothern as its capitol. After Phoenix King Bel-Hathor banned humans from setting foot on Ulthuan, Finubar was sent to the Old World to see how the world had changed since the High elves had left for Ulthuan. Finubar traveled widely, making contact with the Bretonnians, the wood elves of Athel Loren, and the Empire. When Finubar returned, he argued strongly that contact with the young and growing human nations was vital for Ulthuan, that the declining High Elves needed the dynamism of the younger races. Bel-Hathor was convinced, and allowed humans free access to Lothern, which made the port city the richest in all of Ulthuan.
As Phoenix King, Finubar was responsible for making the initial alliance with the Empire during the Great War Against Chaos and for sending the high mage to establish the Colleges of Magic. While Ulthuan has prospered during his reign, it has not been an entirely peaceful one: Ulthuan has already been faced with one major invasion by Malekith (witch-king of the dark elves) that was turned back at the Battle of Finuval Plain thanks to the efforts of many great heros, as well as the Greenskin invasion of Grom the Paunch.