Pathfinder: Hell's Rebels
GOVERNMENT AND LAW
Until recently, Kintargo was ruled by Lord-Mayor Jilia Bainilus, an outspoken voice against House Thrune who was a master of walking the edge between Chelish loyalty and blatant rebellion.
Her reputed flight from Kintargo at the onset of the troubles facing Cheliax shortly before this campaign begins is fraught with mystery. Few believe the official story that she abandoned Kintargo for Arcadia, but fewer still are brave enough to give public voice to rumors that the lordmayor has been killed or imprisoned somewhere in the city so that Barzillai Thrune would have no opposition when he arrived to take the role of Kintargo’s lord-mayor.
The fact that his appointment is official, handed down from Queen Abrogail II herself, does little to silence the mutters of discontent over his sudden claim over the city, and Barzillai’s issuing of increasingly petty, invasive new laws (presented as “proclamations”) has done little to endear the Asmodean inquisitor to his new citizenry.