A nobleman who rules a county in eastern Fenario. His given name is Veodric.
Count Saekeresh has authority over the county where Burz is located.
His great-grandfather found a recipe for making good, cheap paper and decided to take over Burz in order to build a paper mill. During the ensuing fighting with the local baron, many witches took sides. Unfortunately for the Merss family, they were on the losing side and labeled as evil.
The count was responsible for drugging and torturing Vlad Taltos in the belief he was an agent of the King of Fenario. Later regretting his involvement, the Count provided Vlad with medical care and aid in finding and killing a Jhereg assassin.