Alsara: Requiem and Revolution
Lady Iona Hanas
The Minister of Coin, Iona Hanas has served as Bastion’s chief banker for over three years, despite her relative youth and lack of family connections. She was quite competent, but suffered setbacks from her low station and political clout.
This nearly got her killed when she spoke out against the Grand General’s refusal to lower the Northern Chain out of Bastion just before the height of the Bastion Conspiracy. Her words and actions attracted the ire of the Serpent Guard, who were worried that Iona’s low opinion of Corban Galanis would spread. Assassins were dispatched to slay the young Minister, but their actions were anticipated: Catherine Alanis and Cole Argos had sent Ariadne Vangelis to go and rescue Iona, and just in time.
Once Ariadne had helped her to escape, Iona spent the next month and a half in hiding. She was eventually joined by her fancy, Master Adrian Deimos. While the rest of the Bastion Conspiracy stormed around them, Iona and Adrian entered a whirlwind romance. Upon the arrest of Corban Galanis and the end of the Bastion Conspiracy, there were no wedding plans in motion, but she had taken up residence in Adrian’s wing of the Topos Mathesis.