Istefan Perþonest

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Istefan Perþonest

The Right Honorable Istefan Éovart Perþonest (Steven Edward Ehrbar, b. 25 March 1978, Talossan since 21 February 1998/XIX) is the Regent of the University of Talossa, Burgermeister of Inland Revenue, Cunstaval of Fiova, and Minister of Finance (and thus Chairman of the Royal Bank & Post).

After joining Talossa, Istefan found himself sympathizing with the "peace" faction in the Penguinea controversy, and dropped out of participation in Talossa as a result. When faced with his possible third strike, he came back for a while, hoping the trouble was dead and buried. However, the basic dynamic of Robert I-versus-"traitors" was now repeating with the Liberal Party, frustrating him again; this was not helped by debate between the King and Perþonest on matters of US politics. He withdrew from active contact with Talossan society, informing the SoS that he would not be voting for reasons of conscience.

He occasionally visited Talossan web pages after that, and at one point contemplated creating a "fourth Talossa" as a satire. This "fourth Talossa" would revert to the constitution of the 1979 Declaration, saying all subsequent acts were inherently illegal given its Article Two. Arguing that the vestment of power in Robert I prohibited him from abdicating, it would then have had Istefan, as the only Talossan recognizing Robert I's kingship, be the by-default Regent. It was in preparation for a possible launch of this "Restored Kingdom of Talossa" that Istefan visited various Talossan sites in January 2012, discovering that Reunision was in discussion.

Given the opportunity to actually participate in the building of a single united Kingdom of Talossa, Istefan made his presence known to the Kingdom, and then made various efforts to help contribute to Reunision. He also took over the University of Talossa (which had been created by an act he'd written as Distain in 1998/XIX), and became a Member of the Cosa for the Common Sense Party (later the Common Sense Progressive Party). After Reunision was legally complete, he turned his sights on stamps and coins, becoming Finance Minister for the 44th Cosa. He also became the Cunstaval of Fiova, a role he considers a logical continuation of his Reunision efforts.

For much of the 44th Cosa, he was Maestro of Benito, explicitly as a caretaker. His only significant act in that time was to create the position of Arvitier Prima of Benito, a factotum position for keeping the province operational. Subsequent Maestros have chosen Istefan as Arvitier Prima.

For the 45th Cosa, Istefan was an MC for the Independent Party, and was retained as Finance Minister for the RUMP-IND coalition government. During this Cosa, he added Burgermeister of Inland Revenue to his duties. In the 46th Cosa, he did not affiliate with a party and did not receive any seats in the Cosa (much like in the 44th), but was retained as Finance Minister by the new MRPT-ZRT-LPR coalition government.

Offices

Preceded by
(?)
Distain
1 May 1998/XIX - 1 September 1998/XIX (estimated)
Succeeded by
Michael Pope
Preceded by
Aspra Laira
Regent of the University of Talossa
1 March 2012/XXXIII - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
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Burgermeister of Inland Revenue
July 2013/XXXIV - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
(Office Created)
Cunstaval of Fiova
1 June 2012/XXXIII - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Litz Cjantscheir
Minister of Finance
23 July 2012/XXXIII - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Admiral T.M. Asmourescu
Maestro of Benito
1 October 2012/XXXIII - 21 April 2013/XXXIV
Succeeded by
Admiral T.M. Asmourescu
Preceded by
(Office Created)
Arvitieir Prima of Benito
3 March 2013/XXXIV - 27 April 2014/XXXV
Succeeded by
Lüc da Schir
Preceded by
Lüc da Schir
Arvitieir Prima of Benito
16 April 2016/XXXVII - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Member of Cosa 24th  25th  30th  43rd  45th