City of Sails
Andropinis, Imperator of Balic, Protector of the City of Sails, First Citizen, and Dictator for Life
Sorcerer-King over the city of Balic
Despite ruling the city of Balic as Imperator for over 700 years, Andropinis appears to be a young man, perhaps in his early twenties. His voice is not loud, but it carries, and is easily heard, even from a distance and over the sounds of crowds, whether in speaking to the plebs in the Forum or the patricians in the Senate. His rise to power was accompanied by sweeping changes to the government of the City of Sails. He ousted many of the cruel and corrupt members of the noble houses and had monarchists executed as an example to others who would wrest the power from the citizenry.
Under his rule, many rights and freedoms have been granted to the common people which are unheard-of in all other city-states. The people have freedom of speech, and any citizen may stand up in the Forum and be heard. All citizens may vote and run for office in open elections, and even the Praetors, Templars of the Sorcerer-King, are democratically elected to ten-year terms.
Low taxes and regular days of celebration keep the people enamored of their Imperator. While all governments have schemes and plots, the love of the common people for the Dictator for life keeps his position of power secure.