Council of Twelve

The ruling body of River's End, composed of aristocrats from wealthy families.

Description:

1) Councilor Buglakk
Buglakk is a lanky, somewhat oily Ur-Skek, with a large nose and thinning, slicked-back hair. He is nervous, temperamental and seems fairly elitist and endeared of his own position.

2) Councilor Byihill Sectarius
Byihill is an ancient Mysidian adventurer. In failing health, he doesn’t appear in public much and is almost constantly coughing. Given the opportunity, he rambles on about his past adventures and his bizarre theories about the secret workings of the world.

3) Councilor Pyawi ap Myddion
Pyawi is an older Cymru gentleman with large round glasses and thinning hair. Always impeccably dressed, he cuts an imposing figure despite his short, slight stature. He is reserved, not terribly talkative, and widely regarded as the wisest of the men on the Council.

4) Councilor Nyzomr the Generous, the Gentrified, the Wealthy, Bird-breeder, Deal-maker
Nyzomr (pronounced NY-zom) is a middle-aged Thran. Tall, with a full head of brown hair and piercing blue eyes, Nyzomr usually chooses to dress and act conservatively when around Mysidians. Around other Thrans, however, he becomes quite loquacious, speaking of the superiority of Thran life and ritual and, if given the opportunity, his passion for astrology. Reserved except to other Thrans. Droll, dull accent. In the Chocobo business. Babbles about astrology if given enough time.

5) Councilor Rhivleg Sartis Sartarious
Rhivleg is the only woman, currently, to sit on the council. Though she is approaching middle age, she remains fairly attractive by Mysidian standards, being blonde and plump. She moves and dances gracefully and dresses fashionably. Being unmarried, she is constantly deflecting the attentions of would-be suitors.

6) Councilor Udrat

7) Councilor Goicel Enjolras
Goicel is tall, thin and balding, with only a tufted band of grey hair on the back of his skull. Not the oldest on the council, he is nonetheless advancing in age. An old-guard Mysidian, he prefers to dress in robes rather than the more-common breeches. His voice is thin and nasally.

8) Councilor Alchemist Jommeju
Huge and boisterous, Jommeju is a self-made man and one of two Ur-Skeks on the council. He still speaks with a thick accent, and will eagerly hold forth for minutes or hours on any subject that interests him. His dress tends to reflect his heritage, incorporating a bit more fur and amber than current Mysidian styles generally allow for.

9) Councilor Oadlay McFarren
Oadlay is a Cymru, through and through. Middle-aged, he is still spry and able to hold his own in a variety of fields, be it drink, talk or sport. Somewhat gentrified, with a non-specific Cymru accent, he nonetheless prefers Cymru dress and wears a kilt more often than traditional Mysidian garb.

10) Councilor Lmeyek

11) Councilor Nhuayl

12) Councilor Gewaegue Gordis Gorthalamas
Gewaegue is the newest member of the council and, as a former bard, is regarded as its unofficial spokesman. He is attractive, though fairly unremarkable. Though he has left his bardic life behind, he still wears blue trim on most of his clothes.

Bio:

1) Councilor Buglakk
Buglakk inherited his family’s wealth and position on the Council. The family fortune was made through the spice trade, and this still represents a large portion of Buglakk’s fiscal interests.

2) Councilor Byihill Sectarius
Byihill spent most of his youth as a member of the Red Branch. Long since retired, he used the wealth he gained to secure a seat on the Council and a future for his family. He was once married, but his wife is now dead; his several children all enjoy gainful employment as city officials.

3) Councilor Pyawi ap Myddion
Pyawi comes from the oldest of old money; his family fortune and lineage stretches all the way back to Solarian nobility, and his family was one of those to support the Maximus’ ascension to the new Imperial throne. Because of this, Pyawi has lived a very soft life, devoting his time to study and thought and debate. He teaches philosophy at the Conservatory when his Council affairs permit.

4) Councilor Nyzomr
Nyzomr’s father was a tribal chocobo trader who settled in River’s End when Nyzomr was still a youth. Nyzomr took to city living fairly well, as the Thran tribal ways weren’t too ingrained. The chocobo trade was very profitable, and when Nyzomr inherited his father’s fortune, he used the wealth to secure a position on the Council. He remains involved with the chocobo trade, though at a distance; he doesn’t have the eye for the birds the way his father did. Nyzomr is known for his acts of charity and generosity, even if such acts lead to a bit of sneering from his ancestral tribe.

5) Councilor Rhivleg Sartis Sartarious
Rhivleg’s family is old money, owners of the Sartarious-Mysidia Trading Company. Her father is still alive, and secured his daughter’s place on the Council in order to increase his own influence while not detracting too greatly from his own affairs. Rhivleg, herself, is something of a bon vivant, enjoying the privileges her position offers without taking the responsibilities too seriously. She remains unmarried, flouting social convention, instead having a series of high-profile affairs while spurning any who attempt to pin her down. This is all well and good with her father, for such pseudo-scandals deflect a good deal of attention away from him and his own dealings.

6) Councilor Udrat

7) Councilor Goicel Enjolras
Another old-money Mysidian, Goicel’s family has had a seat on the Council since the early days of the Empire. Goicel, himself, was a Magistrate prior to taking over his father’s seat. By all regards, he has led a typical life, relatively free of scandal and attention. He is part-owner of the River’s End Opera House, and takes an active role in patronage of the arts.

8) Councilor Alchemist Jommeju
Jommeju was born in the Ur-Skek district to a poor alchemist. His business acumen and dedication allowed him to make deals with Cymru herbalists and adventuring companies, growing an unknown apothecary into the local alchemical powerhouse, “Jommejuice Potions and Potables.” River’s End being a fairly busy trade hub, his wares are shipped and sold all throughout the Empire, and he has become fantastically wealthy as a result. Jommeju, however, has not forgotten his roots, and has become a powerful champion of the Ur-Skek.

9) Councilor Oadlay McFarren
McFarren is the owner of the Iron Crown and the Dragon’s Talon, the two most upscale inns in River’s End, as well as a handful of other taverns and public houses. Far from the wealthiest member of the Council, it is widely whispered that he earned his position through trading information and rumours overheard at his establishment. McFarren keeps his private life fairly private, insofar as such things are possible for a member of the Council, so much about him is guesswork. He is married and has three daughters nearing adulthood. He is fond of cigars and is frequently seen smoking them.

10) Councilor Lmeyek

11) Councilor Nhuayl
Nhuayl is an old friend of Count Waethe’s, and acts as liaison between the Council and the Count. Most of his interests are in farming; he technically owes fealty to the Count for use of the Count’s lands, but was nonetheless able to become wealthy in his own right. Thus, he attends to his oaths by acting as the Count’s voice on the Council. As Count Waeth is widely regarded as a good, fair man, this apparent conflict of interest doesn’t upset the other Councilors overmuch, and there are those who even view it as a positive thing.

12) Councilor Gewaegue Gordis Gorthalamas
Gewaegue is a Conservatory-educated bard, but was never able to achieve more than modest success as a performer. When his father died unexpectedly a few years back, his family called upon him to fill the seat. Gewaegue is an unremarkable administrator, but his skills with people make him an effective leader and spokesman.

Council of Twelve

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