The fifteenth Emperor of the Scarlet Moon Empire and the younger son of Kranach Rugner. As Geil was Michelan's elder brother, ordinarily Geil would have succeeded Kranach as Emperor. However, for whatever reason, with his dying breath, Kranach instead named Michelan as his heir, infuriating Geil.
Michelan Rugner's reign as Emperor of Scarlet Moon was relatively peaceful. However, his lack of political nuance led to him losing political power throughout his reign and near the end of his rule, his brother Geil Rugner had gained much influence within the Scarlet Moon House of Lords.
Michelan had many children, seven of them male, but due to decadence within his offspring as well as some unfortunate early deaths, Michelan appointed his youngest son, Barbarossa Rugner as his heir before his death. However, after his passing, Michelan's lack of political will led Geil to be able to force through an act through the House of Lords impeaching Barbarossa and beginning the Scarlet Moon Succession War.