Martel Schmutzleben was the firstborn of the fourteenth House Schmutzleben, and the son of Garion Schmutzleben. He had a younger sister, Meinke Schmutzleben, whom he took into his care following their father's early death. He used this mask of their family's caregiver to inflict years of abuse upon his sister, before her eventual escape. He died before meeting his niece and nephew, who inherited the family's estate.
- 'Martel' is an Old French name meaning 'hammer'.