There have been many to bear the name of Distreyd Thanadar, the man who had aided Arawn Losstarot in the Arawn Losstarot War. Every High Cleric of Mardük since those days has borne that name and has been a direct descendant of the original Distreyd. The method of succession ensured it: whichever son of the High Cleric was able to kill his father became the next High Cleric and inherited the title of Distreyd Thanadar. The children who failed to kill their father, however, were executed along with their mothers as punishment for being weak.
Some Distreyds outlived many sons; for example, Distreyd Thanadar VII had been killed by his thirty-first son. Distreyd Thanadar X, however, had reigned for only sixteen years before his first child stabbed him in his sleep.
The first Distreyd stole Dokubaraken, the family heirloom sword of the House of Aurelac, sometime after the Explosion. It was great...until the sword was lost during the final year of Distreyd Thanadar XII's reign. The Distreyds commanded their dark cleric minions from the bartizan temple of Vulpengaard Keep in Yamato until the Second Battle of Vulpengaard Keep when Vulpengaard was taken over by the Akai Tora and the Forgotten.
- Distreyd Thanadar I - the first holder of the Distreyd title who participated in the Arawn Losstarot War and built Vulpengaard Keep after the Explosion
- Distreyd Thanadar VII - a long-lived Distreyd who was killed by his thirty-first son
- Distreyd Thanadar X - a Distreyd who held the title for only 16 years until he was killed by his first son
- Distreyd Thanadar XI - a Distreyd who was killed by his seventh son during the Unification of Yamato
- Distreyd Thanadar XII - the most famous Distreyd who succeeded in conquering most of the known world during the Yamatian Invasion
- Distreyd Thanadar XIII - the third son of Distreyd XII and the first person to assume the title without having to kill the previous Distreyd. Active since the Cataclysm and currently serving the Northern Horde.