Rilutaan: The Western Marches
The Merchant-Admiral of Bayreach.
The current Merchant Admiral of Bayreach, though he was once a high-ranking guardsman. He is a hawkish man and renowned as a cunning, capable warrior and businessman. Since coming into power 10 years ago, he’s consolidated much of it and kept his allies close, with appointments to the small council as rewards for people who supported him, or other positions of authority in the city. He has come under fire for awarding positions of authority as personal favors rather than based upon the merits of the person being appointed, as well as for holding the interests of the mercantile class (which he was a part of even as a guard captain, pulling both guard duty and being the owner of a lucrative shipping business) above those of the common people of the city.