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Edmund Cosmo Maltravers

Edmund Cosmo Maltravers Jr (3 February 613 — 20 July 667) was Kodiak Politician and Doctor who served as the 13th Chancellor of the Kodiak Republic, alongside being a Member of the General Assembly for Aston-upon-Lum. He was the first known Quaker Pacifist Chancellor of Kodiak.


Edmund Cosmo Maltravers

13th Chancellor of the Kodiak Republic
In office
21 January 663 – 17 February 667
Preceded byWillard Magnus Ward
Member of the General Assembly for Aston-Upon-Lum
Assumed office
18 October 651
Preceded byThaddeus Hawthorne
Personal details
Born(613-02-03)February 3, 613
Sankeyshire, Godsith
DiedTemplate:Death date
Political partyThe National Unity Party (NUP)
Spouse(s)Alexandrina Maltravers
ResidenceMaltravers Bookshop, Sankeyshire, Godsith
ProfessionDoctor, politician, writer, Bookseller

Background and Early Life

The Maltravers (or Mautravers) family does not originate from the Maxtopian peninsula, rather immigrating there in 558 with the arrival of Llewellyn Mautravers (541-605).

Edmund Cosmo Maltravers Jr was born on the 3rd February 613 in Sankey, Godsith, to Dr Edmund Cosmo Maltravers Sr (576-653) and Sybil Maltravers (nee Graves; 582-663). He was the fourth of five children, his siblings were: John, Eustace, Francine, and Terrance. The family lived a majority of their life near the poverty line, reportedly at the time of Edmund's birth the family was residing in a single room. His father was a first generation immigrant who was a doctor and physician in Sankey who was respected within the community. Meanwhile Maltravers’ mother, Sybil Graves, came from a family of Kodiak descent; she worked originally as a secretary for the local authority. In 610 they opened a bookshop in Sankey, which was next door to the family medical practice.

His childhood was a very tragic one, at an early age his brother, John, after having an argument with his father ran away at the age of 10 when Edmund was 2 years old. It is believed that John moved abroad sometime before 640. This tragedy would not directly affect Edmund due to his age, however it greatly affected the family as a whole. Reportedly his mother never recovered from this incident.


Maltravers would receive a public education at the local school in Sankey, being reputable for his recluse behaviour and excelling in science and literature. Alongside that his mother also insisted that he took Latin lessons. Throughout all his time in primary and secondary school he would pursue politics, medicine and science. After completing his secondary education in 631, he attended Kodiak National University studying Literature, Medicine and Politics & Law, where he earned both a bachelor's and a Doctorate degree by 639. Upon graduation, he returned to Sankey and established both his bookshop and took over his father's private medical practice. Becoming moderately successful, however, his bookshop is where he focused much of his time.

Stepping into politics

During the Great North War, Maltravers did not serve due to being a Quacker Pacifist and a conscientious objector. He would, during that time, focus more on his medical practice to help those in need. After the war, he would return to his bookselling more often. However, kept to his medical practice, later joined the NUP. Shortly after that, Maltravers began to write for the local newspapers political collum, resulting in him gaining some fame in Sankey.

In 651, Maltravers would take the opportunity to run in the Aston-Upon-Lum by-election after the resignation of the former Member for that Constituency, Thaddeus Hawthorne. After a rather hard fight, Maltravers would win 63% of the vote, becoming the representative for Aston-Upon-Lum.

In 663, Maltravers would run for Chancellor with the National Unity Party against Joanna Sousa of the KWP. During the campaign he consulted with the then Chancellor Willard Magnus Ward for advice. Maltravers would win the Election with over 50% of the vote. As a result of winning, Maltravers decided to step down from running his family practice, handing over to his son Edmund Maltravers III.

The 1st Maltravers Administration

Maltravers would assume office on the 18th January 663, succeeding Chancellor Magnus Ward. He ran on a platform of reinvesting the nuclear energy grid, loosening restrictions around abortion, beginning an anti smoking and alcohol campaign, and transportation improvement. His policy around loosening restrictions around abortion would shortly thereafter go through the General Assembly, it wasn't until later that legislation around the Nuclear Power Grid and Transportation would pass through.

On the 22nd November, 663, several key sectors in the Southern Provinces would go on strike. The demands of the strikes were higher wages, less hours, and improved health and safety conditions. By the 25th November the strikes had escalated in which a natural gas power plant was destroyed in Sjokalade; that same day President Kyros had gone to meet with the protesters, where he was subsequently shot and hospitalised, Maltravers made a public statement sending his thoughts and prayers to Kyros and denouncing the Commune.

By the 27th of November, Maltravers had been made to make a difficult decision - he broke with the pacifist teachings he had held so dear. On the 27th he ordered intervention by joint police and military forces. This came as the Vanguard continued to occupy small towns and villages in the province. Around December of 663, Theyge also saw attacks by protesters, once again Maltravers sent support via a public broadcasting. In February 664, the Kodiak Navy faced off against commune forces, this incident saw the Godsith put out of action for a considerable amount of time. Maltravers would then make the difficult decision on the 29th of April to abandon Crystal City in order to spare more bloodshed. Angered by significant losses, in the late summer of 664 Maltravers announced changes to the military hierarchy. This included a general who happened to be affiliated with the left; his dismissal (based upon his lack of skill and necessity) caused backlash from the KWP.

As the winter of 664 began, Maltravers social service Minister Urisko would disappear. It is currently unknown what happened to him. However, the event caused a brief security concern, alongside concerns around the election in 666. In October of 664, Patrick Barber was finally captured by a special team. He was subsequently taken to hospital before being taken back to the capital.

Crystal City was finally recaptured on the 13th January, 665. This came after support from the URA, including armoured tanks, arrived to help the Kodiak Army in an assault. On the 18th, Commune forces would begin to withdraw.

Toward the end of the term, Maltravers's health had declined greatly. He had noticeably aged and was sleeping far more than usual. The effects of the Commune and the uprising had caused a majority of these issues. As the election period drew closer, Maltravers announced he would run to seek a second term. In October of 665 Maltravers would undergo a Coronary artery bypass graft.

The 2nd Maltravers Administration

In January of 666, Maltravers would win a second term. The earliest days of his term would see further turmoil in Graz, which saw fighting from multiple groups. Maltravers ordered a swift response to the situation. Maltravers second term would focus primarily on this issue, as further dissent began to occur. September of 666 saw Maltravers face further pushback against an increasingly hostile KWP, causing a great burden upon his health.

In February 667, after having another breakdown, and due to a no confidence vote, he resigned.

Later life

After resigning from the Chancellorship, Maltravers would return to practicing medicine.

He moved to 24 Malcolm Street, Aston. It would be his final residence. In April 667, he was hospitalised after a heart attack. He was then moved into a hospice in early May, briefly returning home before returning to the Hospice. He died on July 20 667, aged 54.

Personal Life

Maltravers would marry Alexandrina Stephens in 641. The two having been long time friends since first school. Eventually the two would go on to have several children: Edmund (born 640), Henry (born 641), Wilhelmina (born 643), Orion (born 648).

Before his accession to politics, he continued to work at his Small Medical Practice and Bookshop until becoming chancellor. As a result of his multiple jobs, he was able to earn quite a bit of money, an estimated 90,000 florins per year. He also continues to advocate for nonviolence and protection of small businesses. In 663, some time after him becoming Chancellor, his mother Sybill would die at the age of 81.

He was a member of the Quakers, practising as a Quaker Pacifist until 663 and then again from 667. Although, unusually for a Quaker, he attends church - specifically St Matthew the Apostle's church in Sankey. He also attends more traditionally Quaker meeting houses as well.

Josceline Fitzmaurice Sassoon

Josceline Norval Fitzmaurice Sassoon (24th May, 623 — present), known professionally as J.F Sassoon, is a Kodiak Author, philanthropist, and politician. He is known for his works such as Godsith Hollow and Hell to High Water; from 668 he served as the General Assembly Member for Aston-upon-Lum.

J.F. Sassoon
Member of the General Assembly for Aston-Upon-Lum
Assumed office
19th February 667
Preceded byEdmund Cosmo Maltravers
Personal details
Born(623-05-24)May 24, 623
the Darrent
Political partyDPPK
Spouse(s)See Private life
ResidenceMulberry Lodge
ProfessionAuthor, Professor, Politician

Early Life

Josceline Norval Fitzmaurice Sassoon was born on 24 May 623 in Vikstein in the Darrent to Emilius John Sassoon (582-626), an army officer, and Margaret, née Emerson (589-). The couple had settled in Vikstein as Emilius’s service was drawing to a close so Emilius could begin working as a banker. Sassoon had one younger brother, Salford Emilius Sassoon (625-).

When he was three, he travelled down to Godsith on what was intended to be a lengthy family visit. However the trip was cut short when Emilius contracted Rheumatic fever and died. This left the family without any income, therefore his mother took them to live in Aston-upon-Lum with her grandparents. Sassoon enjoyed exploring the woods around Aston, which would go onto influence his later writings, alongside other nearby settlements. Margaret taught her two children at home. Josie, as he was known to the family, was reportedly a keen pupil. He took a keen interest in botany and linguistics. Young Sassoon enjoyed drawing, especially landscapes and trees. However, his favourite lesson was horticulture, which he took to tentatively with his mother.

During his teenage years, Sassoon continued to take an interest in fantasy, especially constructed languages. At age 16 he wrote his first (unpublished book), Necromancer. This book has never been publicly released and Sassoon has spoken little about it, however it is believed that this book drew influences from traumas of his early childhood.

He would go on to study at Rykkburgh university from 641 to 646.

Academic and Writing Career

Upon graduating from Rykkburgh University in 646, Sassoon would become a professor at the university, teaching the classical literature course. In 646, he published his first book, Godsith Hollow with Middleton and Haggerty. Some time after that he went on to publish the Little Man of Sidmouth, adopting the pen name of J.F. Sassoon. As his career continued to take off, Sassoon became more involved with right wing politics, oftentimes giving speeches to his students about the dangers of socialism and communism upon Kodiak. Alongside that he would continue to write, including some non-fiction books.

In 646, Sassoon began a megaproject known as the Færie Stories. The first of these was the Daidaleon, which would set the background of this literary universe Sassoon was establishing. After several years, this book was published independently, rather than with Middleton and Haggerty. Whilst finishing his first book, he would begin his second major book ‘’’the Druóphones’’’. While writing that, he published the ‘’’Queen of the Wood Pixies’’’ in 662. The Druóphones was not published until 664.

In the 660s, during the civil war in which a commune rose up, Sassoon joined the Army. Sassson would be active in Graz and Seathenia. He wrote at the time that “the commune should be shot for treachery.” His time in the civil war would influence his political opinions going forward.

Sassson would be injured in 666, which left him without the use of his left leg, which was eventually amputated. He thus returned to teaching at Rykkburgh, this time teaching law.

Political Career

After being wounded during the Civil War, Sassoon returned to Aston-upon-Lum with the desire to pursue the seat in 668. Due to unforeseen circumstances he would get the seat in 667 instead after Cosmo Maltravers resigned. In a break from his usual tendancies, shortly after getting into office he would join the DPPK as one of their few Conservative members. He later joined the NUP.

Private Life

Sassoon was married twice, first to Philomena FitzFinnigan (624-) from 646 to 654, when the two divorced. He then went on to marry Georgina McCartney in 655. It is also rumoured he has had affairs with two other women. As a result he may have up to 14 children, according to some sources.

With Philomena FitzFinnigan:

  1. Herbert Holbrook Sassoon (647-)
  2. John Emelius Sassoon (649-)
  3. Lillian Philomena Sassoon (649-)
  4. Algernon Patrick Sassoon (650-)
  5. Maurice Llewellyn Sassoon (652-662)

With Georgina McCartney

  1. Margareta Sassoon (657-)
  2. Theodora Sassoon (660-)
  3. Douglas Henry Sassoon (663-)




  1. Necromancer (unpublished), c. 639

with Middleton and Haggerty

  1. Godsith Hollow, Middleton & Haggerty, 646
  2. The little man of Sidmouth, Middleton & Haggerty, 648
  3. A compilation of short stories and tales, Middleton & Haggerty, 649
  4. Hell to High Water, Middleton & Haggerty, 651

The Faerie Stories

  1. The Daidaleon, 646-654 (published 658)
  2. Queen of the Wood Pixies, 662
  3. The Druóphones, 651-660 (published 664)
  4. Nyktomoir, 659-667 (Published 667), Middleton and Haggerty


  1. The Histories of the Germanic Language and its influence on Kodiak, 646
  2. A thesis on literature in the modern age, 651
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