Haneul is part A near-extinct group who could shape-shift into lions. Their strength and ferocity were legend, but their low birth-rate led to gradual vanishishing. There are a few left who are mixed Haetae... More – an extinct people who were shape-shifting lions – and part Fey, and currently rules the magical domain of North and South Korea. He’s possibly allowed to do this because he doesn’t interfere often, except to maintain his position.
When anyone tries to wrest the title from him, he eats them. Other than that, he doesn’t get involved much. No one doubts his power, but influence is another question entirely.