Charles Iskinder is the ancestor of Harry Iskinder, and the first of the Iskinders to encounter Notte. He features in the short story, THE TWINS.
He’s a brilliant man, ambitious, and a control-freak – all of which makes him a perfect high-level member of the Association. His primary concern: the world is overrun by magical beings and dying (clearly the magical beings’ fault), and humans are at risk of extinction.
Notte’s children, Elsa and Kai, like him, probably because he’s a little messed up in the head.