The Zócalo: Key Players

The Zócalo

Jowan Daveth-Helgram, House Representative in the Black Zone

Jowan is the grandson of Duke Daveth and Dybele Hendrake, through his mother Elowen. He was educated in Shadow, rather than at the Helgram Academy, but since he returned to the Courts he has been very involved in promoting Helgram interests. He is a trained lawyer, with a thorough understanding of Chaos jurisprudence, and has also served the House in diplomacy and trade, and teaches at the Helgram Academy as a visiting lecturer. He was appointed as the Helgram Agent in the Black Zone shortly after the end of the War Between the Powers. He has been instrumental in establishing the Helgram Zócalo.

Bríghid Moreen Helgram

Bríghid excelled in magic and conjuration at the Helgram Academy. After she graduated, she found herself assigned as PA and general office ornament for one of the more old-fashioned Helgram Dukes. This didn’t sit well with her at all, and to prove a point, she poisoned his coffee one time, making him sick and causing him to lose face for having embarrassed himself in the office. Jowan, as one of the family poison experts, was called in to find out what happened, and traced the duke’s “illness” to Bríghid. The duke was outraged, and dismissed her from his service. This would have left a black mark on her record, had Jowan not offered her a position as his Girl Friday, PA and considerably more than just office ornament, in the Black Zone.

Lennox MacDonald, Mayor of Ciudad Miajadas

Lennox reports directly to the Duke, and who deals with the day-to-day running of both the Plaza Mayor, and the City as a whole. He has a staff of specialists who assist him in his task.

Cormac Stephenson-Helgram, Commander of the Zócalo Garrison

Cormac is the son of Llewellyn’s younger brother, Jerome. He studied at the Helgram Academy, where he proved to be one of the more military-minded students in his graduating class. He got to know Jowan when they were both teaching at the Academy later on.

Recent Academy graduate Preston Stephenson-Helgram is his little brother.

Caro Harrison-Helgram, Commander of the La Puerta Unit

The La Puerta Unit provides security and border control at the La Puerta pass, the only land access to Tierra Colinas

Inspector Aileen Helgram, Chief of the Zócalo Police

Aileen, daughter of Rosemary Helgram, runs the small Zócalo Police Force, which deals with any more major crimes that take place in the Zócalo: for example, when plain high-jinks give way to serious violence where weapons are involved. She is is a fully qualified forensics mage, and if serious incidents do occur, she is very capable of investigating. She nominally reports to Cormac, but is just as likely to take a problem directly to Duke Jowan.

Jubal FitzRichardson, Master of the Caravanserai

Jubal’s job is to administer the Caravanserai, making sure that trade caravans and indivduals can be found lodgings, are kept apart if they’re likely to take exception to each other, and control the schedule of bulk magical arrivals. He is assisted by his daughter Jannelle, who often deals with the minutia of things.

Egill Abraxis

Chairman of the Zócalo Chamber of Commerce

Sháńdíín Khan

Sháńdíín is the Permanent Secretary of the Temporary Traders Association, which deals with the small, visiting traders who wish to hire space to sell their wares in the Plaza Mayor.

Thorn Daveth-Helgram

Thorn is Jowan’s younger twin, although he takes more after their Hendake ancestors than their Helgram ones, and fought for Hendrake during the War Between the Powers. He and Jowan have a good relationship, and in the earlier days of the Zócalo, Thorn helped out on the military side of establishing the place. He is still a frequent visitor, and has an honorary seat on the Zócalo Council, as a non-voting member.