These are Amarr people, either of Amarr descent or those who are prominently involved with the Amarr Empire.
The Amarr are a devout people whose society bears the mark of rigid adherence to tradition, decorum, and faith in higher powers. Sometimes those powers reside in the sky, sometimes among the stars. The Amarr Empire is the largest of the four great empires, in good part thanks to its relentless policy of slavery and expansion; which just goes to show that when the spirit is taken care of, the flesh will find things to do.
It should be noted that this unified purpose does not always imply a loss of individuality, as it does in the Caldari State, whose people speak with a single voice, subtler, darker degree in the Gallente Federation, where the only sound that may be heard is the collective noise of individuality. As can clearly be seen in the voluminous lists of deceased Amarr citizens, lineage plays an important role in the Empire. While as a nation they have been amazingly unified in conquest through history - to the point where they are perfectly willing to overlook the individuality of their conquered people - they place a remarkable importance on individuals in their own ranks, sometimes to the point of sainthood.
Amarr society is composed of several classes set into place like layers of strata in the side of a mountain, each layer pressing down with godly force on the ones below. Right on top - though below the almighty God, of course - are the royals: The Emperor, or now the Empress, along with the royal families and their Heirs to the throne.
Below those we find the Holders, the Empire's upper-class citizenry. They are engaged in all the higher functions of the Amarr Empire, including not only its politics and administration, but also its business, educational efforts and various other tasks that usually fall on qualified people.
As such, they also provide a living buffer between the celestial royalty and the earthly commoners. That part of society comprises a good deal of the workforce, often in thrall to the Holder families, and is one of the driving forces behind the machine of the Empire.
If the commoners are the drive, however, the slaves are the fuel. The Amarr Empire engages in slavery on a massive scale, and while the members of that beaten, downtrodden are for the most part nameless and shorn of identity, every once in a while one of them achieves something so remarkable, it must be written in the pages of history. Of course, the lower orders achieve remarkable feats every day, but those feats, too, astonishing and full of grace as they may be, are also nameless, thankless, and soon forgotten.
Royalty and Heirs
In the past, the royal Heirs - in among the all the secret machinations going on between them - were forced to vie for the throne through succession trials that would cost all but one of them their lives. This arrangement naturally led to a high degree of stability among the highest class in the Empire, led as it was by people who quite rather didn't want to die, though it was upset when the traitor Karsoth took the throne. Once Empress Sarum I took it from him, the succession trials were put aside, and the other royal Heirs allowed to keep their heads.
The Empress of the Amarr Empire
- Jamyl Sarum is the current Amarr Empress. She took the throne with force during the Minmatar Invasion, claiming it from the traitorous - and, it must be said, altogether rather repulsive - Chamberlain Karsoth. Since her ascension she has reigned over a peaceable Empire, albeit one itching to assert its dominance over the stars yet again.
The Amarr Heirs
The Heirs come from five families that historically have fought for the right to rule, though the Empire is currently enjoying the kind of stability that comes from having some of its primary leaders be given the option not to engage in murderous trials by combat. There was once a sixth family, but they either lost faith or saw sense, depending on who you ask, and schismed from the Empire. Lately, however, they have returned to the fold.
- Yonis Ardishapur, also the ruler of the Ammatar Mandate, who has clashed with the Empress.
- Uriam Kador, who has made several political blunders recently.
- Khanid II, the Khanid King.
- Aritcio Kor-Azor, who is also the Imperial Chancellor.
- Merimeth Sarum, Jamyl's nephew.
- Catiz Tash-Murkon, a brilliant business woman.
Past Leaders and Emperors
- Dano Gheinok, the founder of the Amarr religion, reign years unknown.
- Amash-Akura, the founder of the Empire, reign years unknown.
- Molok the Deceiver, an usurper, reign years unknown.
- Zaragram II, 21346 AD - 21460 AD.
- Damius III, 22462 AD - 22626 AD.
- Velenus IV, 22626 AD - 22729 AD.
- Heideran VII, 23041 AD - YC 105.
- Doriam II, YC 105 - YC 107.
- Dochuta Karsoth, YC 107 - YC 110.
Individual Royal Family Members
- Bethora, a member of the Ardishapur Family.
- Keral, a badly damaged son of Bethora.
- Lucretio Kor-Azor, the owner of Darmad Intajaf.
- Afrid Sarkon, an emperor's relative.
Historical Royalty of Note
- Arkon Ardishapur, past royal heir and head of the Ardishapur Family, murdered by his personal slave.
- Idonis Ardishapur, Arkon Ardishapur son and an Heir once thought responsible for extinction of the Starkmanir.
- Uri Ardishapur was one of the Ardishapur family in the court of Amarr, and a man who inadvertently started a family tradition.
- Temal Kador, past Royal Heir.
- Lady Phanca was the mother of a past Amarr Emperor and an instigator of a family tradition.
- Davit Tash-Murkon, a past Heir.
- St. Tetrimon, a nobleman of the Ardishapur family.
Holders and Prominent People
More than any other group, Holders and their families are responsible for running the Amarr Empire. Those who fall under history's gaze tend to be prominent people, found particularly in organizations like the Privy Council, Ministry of Internal Order and the Amarr Navy.
Members of the Privy Council
Holders and their Families
- Antar, a Holder under Karsoth's rule.
- Bater, a Holder.
- Alder Brenean, a personal aide to Aritcio Kor-Azor.
- Etu Gassa, a Holder in the court of Aritcio Kor-Azor.
- Hurid-Akan, a Holder involved in a weapons war.
- Hastar Jibril, the current Grand Admiral of the Ammatar fleet.
- Suki Natasa, a Holder in the court of Aritcio Kor-Azor.
- Holder Keraci, of the court of Aritcio Kor-Azor.
- Kerrigan Orsha, a former firebrand Holder and current devout religious student.
- Kirion, a Holder involved in a weapons race.
- Lerenge, a Holder who tried to betray another to the Chamberlain.
- Norid, a Holder with an axe to grind.
- Raana, a vengeful mother of a Holder's son.
- Fazian Shalah, a Holder who lost his tongue.
- Rakban Vennegh, a Holder in the court of Aritcio Kor-Azor.
Other Individuals of Prominence
- Brother Joshua, a Speaker of Truths.
- Omvistus, a planet-mining capsuleer.
- Serude Sakekoo, the Imperial Chancellor.
- Vanazir Saracen, a disgraced Admiral of the 7th Fleet.
- Kezti Sundara, a Grand Admiral of the Navy.
- Lord Victor, an attendant of Empress Jamyl I.
Deceased and Historical People of Prominence
- Soruma Aquiun, pilot and explorer.
- Rana Arnov is an Amarr who wrote memoirs about the Battle of Vak'Atioth.
- Arzad Hamri is little mentioned in Amarr history.
- Harr Indi, a Holder who created a fake Ametat and Avetat.
- Mervan Moritok, past High Deacon.
- Lozera Riana, past Grand Master of the Order of St. Tetrimon.
- Selan, racer and son of a Holder.
- St. Tal-Romon, a saint of adventurers.
- Tetrimon IV, past Grand Master of the Order of St. Tetrimon.
- Ilash Toth, a theologian who sought the Ametat and Avetat.
- Zoriac, Idonis Ardishapur's life-long friend.
Commoners and Other Citizens
There's nothing so common about them, truth be told, and a few have lived lives of quite some renown. But they live in an empire where there are effectively two upper classes set in stone, onto whom God's glory and grace is immediately directed, and that grace can only shine if a pallor has been cast on something by contrast. That's alright; it's as their Lord intended.
- Aleine is one of Nusi's students.
- Adi is one of Nusi's students.
- Annoli is one of Nusi's students.
- Bix Arramida, a pilot for hire.
- Cherall, a children's entertainer.
- Vitor Dranera, a sly torturer.
- Fimiris, a young woman involved in a children's show.
- Garund is one of Nusi's students.
- Indlar is one of Nusi's students.
- Javies, a manservant to a Holder.
- Jetek, a citizen who had a conversation with an Empress.
- Kardeth, a mercenary.
- The King found a strange home in the horror of a Minmatar prison.
- Miss Melody, a children's entertainer.
- Nusi teaches theology at an Amarr school.
- Parlan, a conflicted priest.
- Prandi, daugher of Cherall.
- Prisoner 47, a man suffering a terrible fate in a Minmatar prison colony.
- Raha, worker on an entertainment show.
- Rial is one of Nusi's students.
- Tadama, ex-wife of a children's entertainer.
- Teilf is one of Nusi's students.
- Tim, a broken-hearted missionary.
- Zweir is one of Nusi's students.
Commoners Gone but not Forgotten
- Daren Athakis was a crewman aboard the Dam-Imud.
- Commodore Barius, an Amarr Navy commander and explorer.
- Chalmers, a mercenary who met a nasty end.
- Samne, a children's entertainer.
They are lowest on the totem pole. Most of them are not even of Amarr origins, but of Minmatar, although they are considered part of the Amarr empire. By the Amarr, that is. The opinions of others obviously don't count.
- Kameiras are an elite fighting force of slaves in the Empire.
- Drupar Maak, Arkon Ardishapur's Palace Secretary.