Lord Mayor of Valenci
Elected to serve 6 year terms, the Lord Mayor walks a fine line in the politics of Korpesh. Reporting directly to the Monarch in several cases (typically in regards to The Underbelly and shipping stats), but still falling under the command of the Duke of Kalb, the position has long been one of tug of war between the Nobles and Monarch. With the rise of the Guilds a third group has entered the game, and increased pressure on an already difficult position.
The current Lord Mayor is Targon “Just Targon” Vark, a well-liked and affiable figure, he was elected a little over 2 years ago, at roughly the same time as Argon III took the throne, and has had more success than his Monarch. He is engaged in the latest round of power struggle between the city of Valenci and the Duchy of Kalb over who will control the city and the sizeable tax revenue it represents. Right now the Lord Mayor is winning, against all odds, and everyone knows it is only because he is owned by one of the Guilds, and so has all of their sizeable resources to pull from. The problem is, no one knows which Guild…