His Solemn Lordship, Governor Jon Ellis of Port Calm. (House Rhola, Prince's Fleet, Rogue 8)
The governor of Port Calm is appointed by the Prince of Monmurg. Jon Ellis has reliably held this office since the reign of Jeon II. He is married to the foreign-born Rhani of Longspear (F2), the daughter of a Yeomanry grosspokesman. While she is trained in martial armaments like all Yeomen, Rhani is a progressive influence on her husband, and the couple is much loved by the citizens of Port Calm. Their prosperous town is an important stop on the road along Cape Rhon to the larger capital city of Monmurg. Governor Ellis is a skilled negotiator and writer, formerly working as a merchant for House Rhola’s interests in the Sheldomar Valley. The Ellis family lives and works out of the governor’s estate, a Keoish-style mansion set on a high hill with a winding path connecting to the center of town.
The Hold of the Sea Princes comprises thirty domains, divided amongst a dozen noble houses. A few of these houses can trace their lineage back hundreds of years to the first Suel migrations, while most are merely fabricated hereditary titles of pirate captains who settled down a century ago. While the Hold is currently ruled by the Prince of Monmurg, the Prince of Port Toli has led the House of Peers for much of the Holds’ history. In political situations, the twelve houses are evenly divided between naval factions called the Princes’ Fleet and the Toli Armada. Those Sea Princes captains who choose to avoid house politics, nominally defer to a fleet named the Hold Flotilla in times of war.