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The corresponding disambiguation page is Errol Loki Forkle.
This article contains plot details from the latest book.
“Change can be a powerful, inspiring thing when we keep an open mind."”
—Magnate Leto Kerlof, in Book 5: Lodestar
Magnate Leto is first introduced to the series during Exile as Master Leto, the beacon of the Silver Tower for the eigth year elite level prodigies. He is gruff with Sophie at first, put out that he must always unlock the door of the Silver Tower for her. He shows her the mirrors in the Hall of Illumination and tries to lead her through the elite mirror assignment. When Sophie passes out due to the Lodestar mirror Magnate Leto insists on watching over her throughout Elwin's check-up.
During Everblaze, Magnate Leto becomes Foxfire's principal, following Councillor Kenric's death and Dame Alina's promotion to a Councillor. While Magnate Leto was still beacon he does show some compassion for Sophie by giving her an amnesty, which is a blue glass square and something like a hall pass for humans, to get her out of trouble for being late from Councillor Bronte . When the ability-restricting circlet is placed on Sophie, he tells her to try to read his mind for a test so the Councillors could see if it worked. When she reads it, his thoughts tell her not to tell them if she could hear him.
In Neverseen, Magnate Leto is revealed to be also Mr. Forkle — Sophie's former neighbor and the leader of the Black Swan. It can be noted that Forkle is an anagram of Kerlof, Magnate Leto's last name. Previously, Mr. Forkle claimed to have 5 identities.