The New World
General Sir Jean Barre
Ageing, pompous, Montaignian former army commander,
Montaignian governor of Hata. Once a brilliant military commander, age and infirmity gave rise to a number of tactical blunders and significant military losses. To save face, Brus XIV promoted the old boy into a position where he could do no harm, or at least fail far from the eyes of Europa.
Sir Jean’s failing faculties and indomitable arrogance mean that the general corruption and piracy that is endemic in the Pearl String Islands continue unabated. This is largely due to the efforts of the Governor’s corrupt and venal military aide, Colonel Guillaume de Montforte.