Ulysses Northcrest was Northcrest The First, the first of the ten Northcrest Barons following the Bresling dynasty (Elias Northcrest is the current Baron). Under his reign he cast aside the Yokes of the Old Gods (Hammerites, Mechanists, Pagans, and Keepers' etc), but did not destroy the chapels or churches. He was the first of three Northcrest Barons to do so.
An obelisk is dedicated to him in Moorsditch in Stonemarket.
It was under Ulysses Northcrest that the Moira Asylum became a prison to holding The City's degenerates. Around this time his men captured the legendary Sneak Thief and last of the Keepers (old Garrett) who was believed to have started the Dark Age.