|Source: Ironclad canon|
Bogdan Kesh was a general in the Imperial Army and a cousin of Viceroy I. Although Ironclad I had named Viceroy I as his successor to the throne, Viceroy I's rule was met with much resentment, as he was born a commoner.
In 204 IE, only three years after Viceroy I became Emperor, Bogdan Kesh paid a disaffected guardsman to assassinate the Emperor, leading to the civil war resulting in the Ascent of Ironclad II, 25 years later. Both Bogdan Kesh and the guardsman were detained and executed by Dorian Kylen.