Whitlock, a character in "The Crown & The Flame" series, is the leader of the Technocrats. He is first seen in Book 1, Chapter 11.
Whitlock has blue eyes and black hair. He wears a brown vest with gear patterns on a white shirt and goggles on his head. His left hand is metal below the elbow and his right below the wrist.
Whitlock is a pacifist and tries not to kill until he finds out Hex invaded the Foundry. Despite his pacifism, he understands why people go to war, and supports Kenna and her army's goal to take back Stormholt.
Whitlock was Hex's apprentice. He came into The Foundry after he had joined the Nevrakis army and Hex raised him and taught him. He became the leader of the Technocrats and Hex kept influencing him to develop weapons for war but he banished her.
Whitlock helps Kenna through the Labyrinth that leads to the center of The Foundry, and is impressed when she makes it through. He gives her a drill to break through Stormholt's walls. Kenna also helps calm him down when he discovers that Hex has destroyed the Foundry.
Val at first is unimpressed by Whitlock but warms up to him.