Fedor dan Meed is the Lord Governor of Angland at the start of the trilogy. Not to be confused with his brother who appears in The Heroes, and referred only as Lord Governor Meed.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

Lord Governor Meed is an old man with thin white hair. He is considered a strong leader, and tireless champion of the province and its people.[1]


The Blade ItselfEdit

Fedor dan Meed petitions the Open Council via his son, Hersel, for funds in preparation for the looming threat from the new King of the Northmen, Bethod[2]. Eventually, the Northmen invade Angland, capturing the key fortress of Dunbrec, and throwing the region into uproar

Before They Are HangedEdit

With Angland in full-scale war in the First Northern War, his northernmost lands pillaged and refugees pouring into Ostenhorm, Fedor dan Meed could not stand idly by, waiting for the Union Army to arrive as the Closed Council orders him to.[1]

He gathers every able man and meets Bethod's army in battle. Outmatched and outwitted, they suffer a crushing defeat at Black Well, where innumerable men are massacred, including all three of Lord Meed's sons.[1]

Last Argument of Kings Edit

With Angland in turmoil, Governor Meed takes little part in the election of the new High King, which is eventually won by King Jezal the First. The new regime plans to curb the powers of the Lord Governor Meed over his provinces, along with Lord Governor Skald of Starikland.

The Heroes Edit

It is revealed that Fedor died some time in the eight years between the books, and his brother became the new Lord Governor.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Before They Are Hanged, Part I, Best Laid Plans
  2. The Blade Itself, Part I, An Offer and a Gift