Iohannes Most, Anti-Draconic Zealot (Petrichor 365)

19 May, 2023

Although modern histories gloss over it, it took a generation for the Dragons to firmly establish their rule over the centers of power and their control in the remote regions took centuries to fully manifest.  Even within the quickly dominated cities, there were those who opposed dragonrule, while active resistance was quickly (and ruthlessly) stamped out, more subtle forms developed in the shadows and those traditions and successor ones still exist, plotting the downfall of the dragons.

Among the successors of such traditions is Iohannes Most, a driven and dedicated warrior against dragonrule.  While he comes from a family that has benefitted from its association with the Draconic House that rules his homeland, he has seen too much oppression to believe that it is a just or deserved form of governance.  So, Iohannes has committed his life to overcoming the reactionary rule of the dragons and ushering in a new age of freedom.

Iohannes is a handsome man, taller than average if sparely built.  He dresses well, his dark hair and beard well-trimmed, his grey eyes flashing with dedication.  He is a fiery speaker and skilled writer if he could find someone to publish his ideas.  Iohannes is careful of whom he speaks to of his larger plans, suspecting (not entirely wrongly) that there are draconic agents everywhere.  Iohannes is trying to gather weapons, especially magical devices, that can be turned against the dragons and their reactionary lackeys.  His plan is to make a big enough attack that actually kills a dragon to prove it can be done and inspire the people to rise up but he still needs more willing assassins and better weaponry.

Iohannes is a friend and supporter of Xarm the Worker who he hopes will help mobilize the workers when the time comes.

Notes: Opposition to dragonrule is expected and a constant but dragons are tough to kill, which makes propaganda of the deed difficult and just killing functionaries off will not inspire a rebellion.  It is tough being a revolutionary.

Petrichor 365.  Previous entry:  Gwestrya, Hedge Witch Next Entry:  “Sir Folly”

Image edited from the cover of the newspaper Le Petit Journal, 7 November 1893, found on Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

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