Lore Characters

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Important: Lore characters, meaning those characters specifically named in the lore, are off-limits to players. Player characters may not be more closely related to any living Lore Character than second cousins or three generations, or any deceased Lore Character by two generations. In general, players may not have any relationship with a Lore Character that would give them special privileges.

Confederate Government Officials

Party Heads

Mackenzie West

Position: General Secretary and Chairperson of the Icarus Front

About: 40-something former socialite and heir to the Oculum Broadcast fortune. Known for their relatively moderate positions within the Icarus Front and chosen to help broaden the party's appeal. A frequent figure of scandal.

ISA-5

Position: Shadow Coalition Speaker, Representative for Sophia.

About: Nearly 200 years old and still going strong, ISA was a early figure in the Positronic Civil Rights Group. They've served on-and-off again as Representative but were only recently made Speaker, owing to their long service and the Shadow Coalition's desire to capture the civil rights vote.

Rewi Kerehoma

Position: Chairperson of the Board, Sol Economic Organization

About: Kerehoma was appointed Chairperson in 2561, after the sudden death of their predecessor. Kerehoma is widely acknowledged as a "safe" choice for Chairperson, previously CFO of the relatively minor Centauri Provisions. In their short term as chairperson, Kerehoma has been responsible for a significant improvement in intraparty unity, and an increase in the SEO's hawkish tendencies.

Executives

Sifat Unar

Position: Transgressive Technologies and Interior Police Executive

About: Appointed to the position as part of the EIO's expanded 2560 budget, Sifat is a career EIO agent now in charge of the entire department. His methods have been questioned as being highly draconian, and he has an almost pathological disgust for transhumanism stemming from devout religious conviction. Nonetheless, under his command the EIO has prevented countless emergent events, though his handling of the "Interior Police" job remains lackluster.

Zehava Collins

Position: Executive of Development

About: Charged with ensuring the economic growth of SolGov's protectorate, Collins began her long career as a private sector bureaucrat before finding a position in the Abel's Rest Development Trust and slowly working her way up the chain of command. Critics sometimes accuse her of unfounded sympathies towards Unathi and the Hegemony, even accusing her of secretly practicing the Unity, but by all accounts Executive Collins is a casual neopagan and merely unusually cosmopolitan in outlook.

Local Government Officials

Governors

Bjorn Arielsson

Position: Governor of Sif

About: An aging career politician and outspoken Shadow Coalition member. Has served five consecutive 2-year terms as Governor. Planning on retiring this year. "Man of the people". Married a positronic.

Bruno Ofako

Position: Governor of Putiya Nadu, Kishar

About: An often controversial figure and prominent member of the SEO. Outspoken supporter of "small government", Ofako is infamous for his filibusters blocking even the most inconsequential of direct government interventions. A major stockholder in Gilthari Exports, and accused by some opponents of links with the Xin Cohong.

Representatives

Lusia Hainirsdottir

Position: Representative for Vir

About: A Multi-Nationalist Movement member turned Shadow Coalition, Lusia is known for her aggressive pursuit of the Coalition's medical interests, leading her to butt heads against more moderate baseliners. She also harbors unusually anticapitalist and pro-independence sentiments.

Fumiko Hernandez

Position: Representative for Oasis

About: A first-term representative, Fumiko is a member of the SEO but breaks with leadership over several issues, including most notoriously the importance of the Five Points as a tool of foreign policy. A self-proclaimed "xenophile", Fumiko advocates for close relations with Skrellian Inner Kingdoms, New Kyoto, and Casini's Reach in hopes of containing Unathi expansion.

Ambassadors

One Thousand Shivering Mandibles

Position: Ambassador for the Khepri People

About: The only member of the warlike Khepri species to have ever left their homeworld. Attempting to produce public support for the inclusion of Khepri in the interstellar community, without much success.

Foreign Government Officials

Almach Association

Luisa Tassis

Position: First Secretary of the Saint Columbia Democratic Union

About: An immigrant from Casini's Reach, Tassis rose to prominence in the Saint Columbia riots following the Gray Week. In the following month, she rose from secretary for an industrial union to millita leader to head of state and oversaw the transfer of Saint Columbia to Almach Association control. She is firey and outspoken in public, eschewing social niceties and peppering her speeches with profanity, but is surprisingly withdrawn in her private life.

Naomi Harper

Position: Head of the Aetolian Council, Vounna.

About: Once a member of an artisan family, she opted to follow the sciences and eventually found her way through the ranks at a research site in the Precursor's Crypt before being hired by NanoTrasen as a Xenobiologist. Later assigned to the NRS Prometheus as head of operations, where her distaste for the restrictions on medicinal genetic research eventually boiled over once the Prometheans were created on board the station. Certain sources suggest that the secession of Vounna began as attempts to passively rest control of the system from NanoTrasen and the SCG, however it rapidly turned critical after the deaths of key individuals during struggles with Promethean agents, turning it into a rapid, and bloody, coup.

Angessa Martei

Position: Founder and Exalt of Angessa's Pearl

About: Founded Angessa's Pearl at age 38. After repeated attempts on her life (some temporarily successful), retired to obscurity in the town of Angessa's Grave until a year into the Gray Hour, when she reclaimed her place as Exalt to steer the nascent Almach Association

Other Human States

Ose Sozui

Position: Emperor of New Kyoto

About: Son of Takeshi, and Emperor since 2512. Now in his 80s, he is known for easing isolationist policy on a diplomatic level while strictly forbidding cultural 'contamination'.

Hadvid Parly

Position: Chairman of the Board for the Eutopia Foreign Relations Bureau

About: Disgustingly wealthy, Hadvid is a third-generation Eutopian with a 14% share in the Public Relations board and significant holdings in the Halo. His attempts at PR are widely mocked among left-leaning Solars, but he has done his job in keeping Eutopia independent and anarcho-capitalist.

Zaddat Spacer Fleet

Ivti Azav Xohox

Position: Commander of First, Senior Spacer

About:Ivti is the de facto head of government for the Spacer Guild and the Zaddat as a whole. She is rarely seen outside of the confines of First, and is beginning to show signs of advanced aging after 100 years of life. As her name would indicate, she is considered something of a sycophant and can be trusted to loyally execute on Hegemony orders- but it is this same toadyism that won the Zaddat the right to wander the stars.

Zidz Ivti

Position: Commander of Bright

About: Zidz is a fairly young Zaddat and apprentice to Ivti Azav. His command of the Bright makes him the primary Zaddat authority within Vir space, and it was his idea to move Bright and her sister-ships into the system in the first place. So far, his experiment has born mixed results, but most in Bright are willing to defer to his judgement and the authority imparted by his master.

Military Officials

Defense Forces

Erkki Laukkanen

Position: Chief of Fleet Staff, Vir Defense Force

About: The highest ranking officer in the Fleet arm of the Vir Defense Force, Admiral Laukkanen is known for his unorthodox thoughts on military strategy, favoring a hit and run doctrine-- in theory, as the majority of the force is largely untested. He is also known for being a staunch supporter of the Icarus Front, something that has brought him to butt heads with the government of Vir, which largely favors the Shadow Coalition.

SolGov Fleet and Marines

Kaleb McMullen

Position: Admiral of the Saint Columbia Garrison.

About: Admiral McMullen is a flag officer who is best known for his eccentric approaches towards problem-solving and lassez-faire attitude towards the conventions of warfare. As a veteran of the Contact War and a long-time career officer in the SCG Fleet, throughout his long tenure McMullen has had a major influence on both defense policy and intelligence doctrine. His critics, however tend to remember the violent quelling of the Lizard Riots in 2542, and the more recent policing operation on Angessa’s Pearl of 2557, and how he was involved in the execution of both of these arguably botched operations.

Moghes Hegemony and Zaddat Escort Fleet

Siluze Ukloss Iku

Position: Commander of the Unmaker's Fury'

About: Ukloss is a very old Unathi, alive during the initial contact with the Zaddat, the Schierians, and SolGov. More impressive yet is her service record, having survived the initial wars with all three species. Because of her illustrious history, she was selected to captain the Zaddat escort vehicle Unmaker's Fury, a potent reminder to the Zaddat of what they expect from their clients-- and a reminder to SolGov that the Unathi never truly lost the First Contact War.

Iheraer Saelho

Position: Commander of the Hand of Redemption

About: On the younger side for a Redeemer, Saelho distinguished himself in battle against mercenaries in the Love system and was chosen to command the escorts of the Bright Detached Fleet. His exact service history, life prior to Redemption, and relationship with the Iku clan remain shrouded in mystery.

Corporate Officials

CEOs

Albary Moravec

Position: CEO of Nanotrasen

About: Known for eccentricity, Moravec is pushing 100 and has been Nanotrasen CEO for the last 20. Born in a Nanotrasen mining colony, his meteoric rise through the ranks is often held up as an example of a modern self-made man. His addresses to the board are widely televised and usually well- received.

Jiang Zeng

Position: CEO of Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals

About: Originally one half of the Zeng-Hu Pharmaceutical empire, the Zeng family has long since bought out total control, casting the Hu name into relative obscurity. Jiang Zeng is notably more ruthless than her predecessors and frequent restructuring of the company's highest levels have called into question her family's dependability as leadership in the future.

Chatur "Big Ted" Gupta

Position: CEO of Major Bill's Transportation

About: The ever-enthusiastic head of MBT makes a public point of "getting involved" with every level of his company's operation, from graphic design and marketing, to spacecraft design. While less popular with those who have to deal with his meddling, the move has apparently worked wonders for public relations.


Celebrities

Content Creators

Elspor Fong

Position: Daedalus Dispatch Head Reporter

About: Top of her class at Elysium University, 31-year-old Fong is one of the most widely read columnists in human space. Unabashedly an IF member and staunch supporter of General Secretary West. Got her start translating Skrellian propaganda in an attempt to demonstrate the injustices of the Skrellian caste system.

Nova Sixty

Position: Mercurial Exonet Star

About: A controversial figure, purportedly 'in hiding', Nova still manages to upload politically charged video content to the exonet on at least a daily basis. While human, they have been cybernetically modified to a legally questionable degree, and encourages others to do the same. Well known for reading, and mocking hatemail in weekly, over-long streams.

Socialites

Yasmeen Said

Position: Socialite/Reality Star

About: Beloved niece of alarmingly wealthy investment banker Kaphiri Said, Yasmeen (As she is simply known) has earned the impressive title of "Sol's Most Recognizable Face", beating out every major political figure with her wide variety of self-aggrandizing reality shows. A favourite of teens and Oculum Broadcast executives alike.

Nero Halward

Position: Celebrity

About: A retired Colonial Marshals captain, Nero has spun his personal anecdotes into a small media franchise. To kids and the gullible on human core worlds he's seen as a hero bringing order to the chaotic frontier. On actual colonies and border worlds, he's been accused of understating the hardships the people there endure. Only about half of the stories he tells are actually true, but that doesn't stop them from selling.

Misc

Nana Trasen

Position: Nanotrasen Mascot

About: Not really a person in the strict sense, Trasen is an advanced A-class drone intelligence with an adorable cartoon avatar, used as Nanotrasen's official mascot and public relations liaison. Images of Trasen are sometimes burned in effigy during anti-drone protests.