Malkallam was the name given to a mythical, evil sorcerer who supposedly hid in Grimsdell Forest in the Norgate Fief. This illusion is kept up by the healer Malcolm in The Sorcerer in the North to keep unwanted visitors away. He is said to have cursed an ancestor of the late Lord Syron, causing him to die of a mysterious illness. The myth was utilized by Sir Keren for a fake reason for Lord Syron's illness, which was actually caused by his poison. He blames this poisoning on Malkallam, causing suspicion to be placed on Keren's cousin Orman. Malcolm also masqueraded as Malkallam for a short time to scare General MacHaddish into revealing the Scotti's plans.