Istefan Perþonest

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Istefan Perþonest

Istefan Éovart Perþonest (Steven Edward Ehrbar, b. 25 March 1978, Talossan since 21 February 1998/XIX) is the Regent of the University of Talossa, 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). After Reunision was legally complete, he turned his sights on stamps and coins, becoming Minister of Finance. 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. While he intends to refuse to be the Maestro going forward, he appointed himself to this new position and hopes future Maestros will allow him to keep it.

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
(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 - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
(Office Created)
Arvitier Prima of Benito
3 March 2013/XXXIV - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Member of Cosa 24th  25th  30th  43rd