Requiem for a Sector
Cardinal Pyris Valcarna
Master of the Five Temples of Tephaine
Titles: Master of the Five Temples of Tephaine
Seat of Power: Tephaine
Arch-Diocese: Adrantis Sub-sector
Very young for a Cardinal at a mere 80 years, Pyris Valcarna was once a luminary of the Tranchian Valcarna Noble House; gifted to the church as part of their contracts of accord for training and service to the God-Emperor. Though always assured a position of importance within the Ministorum by way of his birth, he surprised both his family and his peers by proving an adept administrator and canny judge of political tides. With these qualities and the favor of Ignato, he rose quickly to gain eventually the mantle of Cardinal and command of the Adrantian Diocese. However, this swift rise to power and his close connection with the Arch-Cardinal have earned him many enemies within the Sector Synod and many of the other Cardinals, especially Kregory Hestor, who see Pyris as little more than Ignato’s dog. For his part, however, Pyris is a competent and capable leader and has done much to spread the faith within his diocese and combat the spread of heresy and corruption. Pyris has his seat on the hive world of Tephaine in the populous Tephain system. Though it is traditional for a Cardinal to hold his office from the world of his birth (or at least the world on which he held office for the Ministorum before his appointment to the Synod) Pyris chose not to, given his home world’s current strife.