Prince Illowen Potesm
Prince/General/Lord Illowen (means "Illuminated Power" in Old Augustian) Potesm (means "Power" in Old Augustian)
Prince Illowen Potesm is the heir to the Dregian throne, and the capital Province of Ligten. He is an accomplished general, a respected political figure with a solid background, and a force to be reckoned with.
General Physical Condition
Healthy man in his thirties.
Born to a wealthy family in Ligten, politics have always been a major part of Potesm's life. Potesm has enjoyed wealth and influence from birth, and took full advantage of it to join the military with some ranks under his belt, and he quickly rose to the rank of captain. However, he and his forces were assigned to protect the city of Atrad, which was at the time well within Dregian territory, and not at much risk. Then, in a successful Augustian campaign shortly thereafter, the front was pushed right up against Atrad, and its key position as an access point across a large river into Dregia meant that Potesm's defense would determine the fate of the country. But to the nation's relief, it became apparent that Potesm's ascension to authority wasn't all because of his money and background, because the Augustian siege was dragged out into the long, cold winter, and in a bold move, Potesm sallied out of the city at night and forced the freezing, starving Augustians home and away from Dregia. After that and other grand military successes, he grew to replace the Supreme Commander of the Dregian Army, where he would serve for a decade. Then, as King Trutis began to age, the Provincial Electorate decided that Potesm should become the next King of Dregia, and he was pronounced Prince of Dregia until King Trutis dies and he can succeed him.
Well educated and brought up in a wealthy family.
Captain, General, and Prince.
Accomplishments & Achievements
The Siege of Atrad is what he is known for, and the series of victories afterwards are excellent complements of it.
Failures & Embarrassments
Potesm has failed and lost battles before, but they are overshadowed by his many successes. Rumors of his treatment of non-combatants are easily his biggest plague, however.
As he becomes more powerful, his paranoia grows that people are out to get him. And he's right.
Logical, self-absorbed, humorous, close-minded
Morality & Philosophy
He's mostly concerned with his own interests and the interests of the class of people he comes from.
Wishes to become King of Dregia and end the Fifty Years War in victory for Dregia.
Virtues & Personality perks
Charismatic and ambitious
Vices & Personality flaws
Self-absorbed and greedy
Contacts & Relations
Well-connected in Ligten politics and Dregian politics in general
Father is deceased and he has inherited his wealth. No siblings. His mother lives in the mansion in Ligten.
Charismatic and leader-like
Humorous when confident, humorless when not
Anything but monotone when humorous.
Towards Prince Illowen Potesm
Towards Vincent ver Udyles
Vincent ver Udyles first crossed paths with Potesm when he was fighting with Ysufit, a tracker/assassin working for Potesm. Udyles rose through the ranks to become Personal Chief of Security with Ysufit's help.
Potesm needs Udyles to follow his orders to keep him safe.
Commonalities & Shared Interests
Potesm's coronation to the throne.
Charge and Chief of Security
Wealth & Financial state
Second richest and most powerful man in Dregia behind King Trutis