The Honnethite Count Valgon is the Tolnedran ambassador to the Rivan court / the Kingdom of Riva. He has a droning voice and was a sardonic man with an aquiline nose and an ariostocratic bearing. He also had a scarcely concealed contempt for all Alorns. Garion found him to be a perpetual thorn in his side -- since Valgon persistently presented every new treaty and agreement from Emperor Ran Borune XXIII to him. He appeared to be rather litigious, rephrasing treatises or wringing measures of advantage regarding Ce'Nedra's unusual role.