Warhammer 40,000: Apocrypha Files
Lady Governor Jolanta Von Anri De Zupan
"This Crisis will test us, but we will prevail for the righteous as He always sees to the Faithful."
WS BS S T Ag Int Per WP Fel
47 62 35 35 40 31 31 30 40
Fate Points: 3
Skills:Awareness 6 E; Pen 4; Clip 1; Reload Half; Accurate, Tearing, Never Jams)
“Gear: Refractor Field (Lathe), Dueling Las, "
Lady Governor Jolanta Von Anri De Zupan is the current planetary governor of Fidea Subsystem. Elected by the assembly to the position with the death of her father some 60 standard cycles ago. She is a talent and successful women, currently unwed, and has devoted herself to the system and its needs.
Fidea subsystem uses the Gavelkind Piecemeal system. Nobles cast votes, gain one vote for each title they hold, even non-landed titles have a vote. Governorship is elected at the end of the term of the previous governor, the term is a lifelong position. Since Nobles are even more self serving than most of the Imperium, nobles usually vote for themselves. Since the Governor can create new titles they often create minor silly titles for their groomed heirs and ensure their own titles go into the hands of the same heir allowing heir to elect themselves, or whatever patsy they have. The result of this “democratic” system is that nobles form blocs behind charismatic individuals this allows them to challenge and vote against the governor. This system was created to ensure the land holders would never ride over the less nobles of the planetary system. Like any Administratum system, the Imperium doesn’t care how ti works so long as it gets its levy.
Zupan finds herself in an odd place. As the plant’s executive branch. Here duty is to ensure that she can deliver the levy and get the population; “controlled and disciplined.” The nobles are always bucking for one thing or another. Fridea is a border system and many worlds benefit from being buffers for the Tau and Imperium, with both sides investing in the planets to win influence. Many want to remove the Administratum embargo against Xeno Trade, while the Governor must enforce and strengthen those laws.
Lady Zupan has been Cold Trading, It has managed to Supplement the planet’s Meager income. This is how the Planet has maintained its independence. Also why everyone is interested in the planet. The trade makes the Tau rich in their greater good, while the Imperium is gaining profit of levies. Zupan manages the network collecting a Tax as a middleman. A fact that could get her both Excommunicated and burned in the main square of the Capital.
With Aide from the Crew of the Century Hawke, Lady Zupan has expanded the cold trade. Without the Orks and the full force of Battlefleet Fidea, while sympathetic forces of the Tau Diplomacy Team still in tact the Cold trade has increased and is slowly growing much larger in scope and operation. With Aide from an Inquisitorial Force the whole operation looks to be something that will survive into the dark time.