Kidney Presents: Council of Thieves
Lord-Mayor Aberian Arvanxi
Lord-Mayor Aberian Arvanxi (a title he chose for himself) is the third mayor of Westcrown post Cheliax’s takeover by house Thrune.
Since securing his position, he has become a major benefactor of Chelish opera, investing large sums of the Westcrown’s wealth into restoring and maintaining the various opera houses throughout the city. While the common man, who can rarely afford to attend these lavish performances, sees this as unnecessary decadence, the lord mayor’s pet project keeps him occupied enough to stay out of the day-to-day affairs of most citizens’ lives. As such, his inefficiencies and dalliances are seen as a preferable alternative to the open cruelty of the previous mayors.
The lord mayor resides in Vaneo Arvanxi in the city’s Priest Sector, a vast estate into which he has poured immense wealth, earning it the local nickname of “Aberian’s Folly.” The manor serves as the venue for Arvanxi’s many fetes and feasts which also add justification for the estate’s nickname. Rumor has it that Arvanxi’s manor holds a dark secret, for it seems to operate magically without any known power source; many claim that some great prisoner is trapped in the mansion itself, though Arvanxi’s clear incompetence begs the question of how this could be.