Melchizedek is the king of Salem. His job is to help people find their personal legend and come to people when they are about to give up on it, though he doesn't always help them in the form of a human. For example, one time their was a man who had always waned to be a gem finder. He had been searching for months but had never found a single gem. One day he decided he couldn't stand this work any longer. Melchizedek came to him then in the form of a rock. The man picked the rock up and threw it at the wall so hard it broke and out came a gem. The time he came to Santiago was when he was at a town to sell his sheep's wool. The king told him about his personal legend and that he must find the treasure he had continuously dreamed about. In return for one tenth of Santiago's sheep he told him how to find the treasure hidden in the Egyptian pyramids.