Brador is a Melcene who was Zakath's right-hand man, in terms of the government. He was the Chief of the Bureau of Internal Affairs, head of Malloreon Secret Police, and seemed to wield many other powers, like those over diplomacy, and some trade as well.
He is first introduced in Demon Lord of Karanda, where he is described as "a rather chubby, bald-headed man" with a brown, obviously costly robe and a heavy gold chain. This first encounter takes place after General Atesca has escorted Garion and his company to Cthol Murgos, where Brador is waiting to see Zakath. He wanted to persuade Zakath to return to Mal Zeth and deal with their demon problem.