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Qadan Rom was the third and effectively final ruling premiere of the Imperial Interregnum. Unfortunately, he was appointed more for the perceived benefits to his supporters than any skill he might have had.

Early in the Interregnum, Durin Bonish had significantly decentralized the government. Hjans Kreb Lakol’s rule was warped by the eruption of the fanatic splinter cults. The vanishing of the Gahanian Seers sparked such groups to a fever pitch. Through all of this the insterstellar economy fumbled. Note that the local planetary economies generally remained healthy. However, interstellar trade was becoming less profitable or necessary.

Cult leaders on many worlds had seized upon this trend to demand or incite independence and rebellion. Additionally, racist sentiments against those with a genetically enhanced heritage were on the rise in many places. It did not help that situation for much interstellar traffic being controlled by such people. So while the pieces that made up the Imperium were individually healthy, the glue holding the Imperium together was dissolving.

Violent cultist revolts and attacks on the Genetically Enhanced and their enclaves demanded Imperium resources to counteract… increasingly expensive resources. Interstellar traffic began to collapse, even the Oradian Shipping Conglomerate was in trouble.

Qadan desperately tried to hold it all together, making and unmaking legislation in an attempt to micromanage the interactions among dozens of vital worlds. The juggling act was too much. Qadan’s party lost many seats in the Sevyet to local cultist candidates. The House of Patricians had long lost the power to help, and the Senot was too petrified of impinging on the religious freedom of insane cultists. In the end, the rumors of Femaron Felard being “normalized” actually helped him get elected.

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  1. Femaron Felard
  2. Imperial Interregnum

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  1. Imperial Interregnum
  2. Oradian Shipping Conglomerate
  3. Hjans Kreb Lakol
  4. Gahanian Seers
  5. Imperium Edition Index
  6. “Normalized”
  7. Durin Bonish
  8. Femaron Felard
  9. Sevyet
  10. House Of Patricians
  11. Senot

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