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- 1 Confederate Government Officials
- 2 Local Government Officials
- 3 Foreign Government Officials
- 4 Military Officials
- 5 Corporate Officials
- 6 Celebrities
- 7 Misc
Confederate Government Officials
Position: General Secretary and Chairperson of the Icarus Front
About: 50-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. Distinguished themselves during the Almach Crisis as a popular figure for their firm but not dogmatic stance against the Association. Credited with holding together the Assembly during the Skathari Incursion despite mounting strain in the SCG, West has enjoyed almost fifteen years as General Secretary. A frequent figure of scandal.
Position: Shadow Coalition Speaker, Representative for New Ohio.
About: Formerly a patent lawyer for Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals, Psamathe has represented the people of New Ohio in the Assembly since 2561. They rose to prominence in 2570 due to their crucial role in ensuring that the legal status of Regional Blocs would not allow for the erosion of sapient rights that had been historically ensured on an SCG level. They were elected as speaker the following year, after a revolving door of unpopular figures held the position during the Incursion, and has held the title the longest since the departure of ISA-5.
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. During their term as chairperson, Kerehoma has struggled with an internal party split resulting in the Galactic Autonomy Party, has refocused the party towards their hawkish tendencies, and championed criticism of larger Trans-Stellar monopolies.
About: Colin Zula rose to international attention in 2564 by leading the formation of the short-lived Solar Sovereignty Party that split from the SEO in response to Skrellian intervention in the Almach War. Though the SSP failed to retain most representative seats by 2566 and its members ostracized from their original parties, Zula later joined the GAP at its formation. By 2573 Zula had re-gained office as representative of notorious voter farm He, in Raphael, and was selected as Chief Spokesperson for the party on the basis of strong name recognition and charisma.
Position: Transgressive Technologies Commissioner
About: Formerly the Internal Security Advisor for Vir after being assigned by friend and IF colleague Representative Vani Jee. Known for his strong stance against mercurialism and his denouncement of the Occulus Emergence Incident during the last term of the Arielsson governorship, Sao gained surprising amounts of support late in the 2563 election cycle as news of Almachi atrocities and Hegemony aggression entered the public consciousness. Offered a senior position in the TTC following the resignation of Sifat Unar. Under Sao, the TTC has eased Five Points restrictions due to resource constraints, though Sao frames this as a re-focus on "real dangers" posed by more extreme cases.
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.
Position: Former Shadow Coalition Speaker, Representative for Sophia.
About: Nearly 200 years old, ISA was a early figure in the Positronic Civil Rights Group and served on-and-off again as Representative over the course of the 26h century. ISA was made Speaker for the Shadow Coalition in 2559, owing to their long service and the Shadow Coalition's desire to capture the civil rights vote, but came under fire for their pro-reconciliation stance towards the Almach Association and the Moghes Hegemony, and stepped down from the Assembly once again during the 2565 Sophia elections.
Position: Former Transgressive Technologies Commissioner and Interior Police Executive
About: Appointed to the position as part of the EIO's expanded 2560 budget, Sifat was a career EIO agent placed in charge of the entire department. His methods were questioned as being highly draconian, and he has an almost pathological disgust for transhumanism stemming from devout religious conviction that extended to a hardline stance against the Almach Association and its successors. Under his command the EIO prevented countless emergent events, but allegations of "extreme measures" undertaken to enforce the agency's directives during resource and funding strains in the Skathari Incursion, including the deaths of three positronic detainees, led to his disgraced resignation 2569. His handling of the "Interior Police" job was widely considered lackluster at best.
Local Government Officials
Position: Governor of Vir (2563 - Present)
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. Lusia won the 2563 general election by a wide margin, campaigning on a platform of ecology and the expansion of public health programs.
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.
Position: Representative for Vir (2571 - Present)
About: A long time member of the New Reykjavik city council, and major Virite mining magnate. After an atrociously poor performance in the 2563 elections as an SEO candidate, Wekstrom ran again on the same platform of increased local autonomy from SolGov for colonial systems in 2571 under the Galactic Autonomy Party banner, and in an increasingly autonomist political climate won the party's first Assembly seat in Vir.
Position: Representative for Vir (2567 - Present)
About: Leveraging the political influence of the Virite Hedberg-Hammarstrom corporation led by her grandfather, heiress Kristine Hammarstrom won election on behalf of the Sol Economic Organization on a platform of national security and self-sufficiency in the wake of the Skathari Incursion. By some fluke chance, this has included campaigning for the Golden Cresecent Alliance Bloc to adopt domestically produced military equipment in place of the Solar standard of giants like Hephaestus Industries.
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.
Position: Culture Secretary, Vir Shadow Coalition
About: Wildly popular dark horse candidate in the 2563 general election, Tajaran migrant Kurah Zarshir narrowly lost a Representative seat to a handful of votes in the third round of eliminations. Zarshir was brought aboard the local Shadow Coalition party apparatus as a result of her popularity and in an attempt to further court the xeno vote. She is believed to be already gathering support for another bid in 2565, in hopes that the anti-alien sentiments brought about by Hegemony aggression late in the election cycle will have abated by then.
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
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. Currently living in exile following the occupation of the SCDU early in the war.
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 onboard 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.
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. News sources immediately before the beginning of military action in the Rim indicated that she had left the Pearl to acquire new converts from Sol and elsewhere; reports of her current whereabouts have been extremely conflicted.
Other Human States
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'.
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.
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.
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
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.
Position: Admiral of the Rim Expeditionary Force (2563-Present)
About: One of the few most combat-experienced officers in the Solar Fleet following the retirement of Hegemony War veterans. Made his name as commander of anti-piracy forces in the Rarkajar Rift. Was assigned command of the Rim Expeditionary Force in October 2563 to replace the disgraced Admiral Latt, and saw great success in the Battle of Gavel.
Position: Admiral of the Rim Expeditionary Force (2562-2563)
About: Admiral Latt was the senior officer behind most of Sol's military failures in the Almach Rim. He came under heavy public criticism both for his failure to accurately respond to the nature of the Almachi threat and for his repeated public statements attempting to avoid blame for said failure. He retired in October 2563 under intense political pressure, without honours.
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.
Position: Commander of the Hand of Redemption
About: On the younger side for a Redeemed, 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.
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.
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.
News & Media
Position: Vir News Network Anchor
About: Widely popular Skrell head anchor of the Oculum Broadcast owned local news network. Known for his dry humour and unrelenting journalistic style, David has also hosted numerous news specials and documentaries in his 30-year long career. One of surprisingly few Skrell at the forefront of major media in Vir.
Position: Talk Show Host
About: A rather one-dimensional, yet beloved media drone created by NanoTrasen to act as the "light and relatable" host of their talk show Chat With Sally. Presented as a neighborly older woman with a rotating set of fashion styles depending on the season and results of rigorous focus testing, Sally is a staple of NanoTrasen's private entertainment broadcast channel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Position: Former Governor of Sif
About: An aging career politician and outspoken Shadow Coalition member who served five consecutive 2-year terms as Governor. Concidered a "Man of the people", he retired in mid 2563 after delivering a widely syndicated indictment of the Almach Association and secessionists in Vir and elsewhere. Currently lives in a cabin outside the Sivian city of Kalmar with his partner of 12 years, noted Positronic entrepreneur View Arielsson.
Position: Former candidate for Representative for Vir
About: Yole Savik's bid for the one of Vir's three representative seats ended with him placed eleventh of thirteen candidates, ahead of old positronic integrationist Zone Square and open eugenics advocate Apogee Lye. His campaign was marked with numerous scandals and public embarrassment, which culminated in his death by exposure in the Ullran Expanse shortly after the results were announced. Despite claiming to be a seasoned woodsman, each such outing resulted in numerous injuries and he is believed to have died after only a few days in the wild. He lives on in popular image macros and horror stories which claim his ghost still haunts the Expanse.
Position: Former Representative for Vir (2563 - 2569)
About: Isolation-minded Icarus Front representative Jee won a shocking fraction of the 2563 electorate for her strong stance of opposition to the appropriation of local Defense Forces for Solar efforts in the Almach War, promotion to Vir's lackluster public education sector, and anti-corporate sensibilities. Jee held her position from 2563 until 2569, when she was killed by Skathari while campaigning for re-election.
Position: Former Representative for Vir (2563 - 2565)
About: A distant third in the 2563 general election, Jorg is a Shadow Coalition mainliner who strongly advocates for nonhuman rights and more faithful representation of rural Sivians and the population of the Karan rings. While in office they worked closely with Governor Hainirsdottir to reverse some of the ecological damage of the Arielsson governorship, but did not win re-election. Following her term as Representative, Jorg has resumed duties as a senior Solar diplomat working in the Almach Protectorate.