Dastan Cortas is the former Crown Prince of Kraeshia, eldest child of Emperor Cyrus Cortas and elder brother of Elan, Ashur and Amara. He championed the traditional misogynistic Kraeshian values, and because of this, alienated his younger sister Amara. This was his downfall, for when Amara murdered her family, in cold blood, by poison, Dastan was not spared, for Amara harbored no hidden love for her sibling.