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TYRANT DOSSIER: MORNING STAR
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ALIASES/FORMER NAMES: Harbinger
NOTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: Prophetic foresight(?), miraculous immunity for themself and followers(?)
POLITICAL STANDING: Unknown
ANALYSIS: The pattern never changes. Morning Star and their retinue arrive at an unassuming port of call. Catastrophe strikes. Morning Star, their retinue, and a random selection of others are spared. The retinue grows and the fleet moves on.
Granted, there are no unbiased accounts. The divine mercy is completely uncorroborated. Morning Star may just be the cult’s highest honorific, not an actual person. Very little is known about the group’s dogma (if any), size, ambitions (if any), or internal structure (if any).
Morning Star is an ‘honorary Tyrant’; they’re certainly an erratic political force, but they have no desire for territory. An emissary is sent to critical meetings in exchange for not visiting any of the warlords involved.
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS: Their coterie is veering close to Yima territory. It is unlikely they will visit vital infrastructure, but start drafting cover stories now.