Adabicci / Lunion / Spinward Marches
Marquis of Ianic Announced
After only being in system for a mere five days, the Archduke of Deneb has
made history. In a decision sure to cause controversy and discussion
throughout the Imperium, Archduke Norris has bypassed expected protocols
and awarded the title of Marquis of Ianic not to Dame Arahani of Adabicci
(1824 Spinward Marches; A57189B-B), but to Jonkeereen activist Armis Kowrollian.
This is believed to be the first time ever that nobility has been bestowed
on a jonkeereen; it is without doubt the first time that a jonkeereen has
held a landed title.
The Marquis of Ianic brings to his responsibilities a long history in social
politics. He has been an outspoken activist for jonkeereen rights on
his homeworld of Ianic (1924 Spinward Marches; E3606E9-5), and
two years ago visited the Archduke concerning the situation there. On
his return to Ianic he was immediately arrested, triggering a civil
war which raged for over two months.
Recently, the Marquis was appointed as a member of the Ianic commission,
formed by the Duke of Adabicci to resolve a trade dispute leading to "an
act of piracy" by Tukera Lines, LIC. That commission is immediately
dissolved, as the Marquis supercedes that authority. Nevertheless,
he has stated that the members of that commission will reform on Ianic
as an advisory committee to the Marquis on the matters of interstellar trade.
Dame Arahani of Adabicci has also been honored by the Archduke. She
has been awarded the honorific title of Baroness, and will retain an active
part in assisting the Marquis of Ianic in his new role.