Lucan Alkhalikoi Alkhalikoi
45th Emperor of the Third Imperium of Man
Short and slender, with dark hair and a slightly olive skin-tone.
He meticulously maintains two stripes of gray in his sideburns.
Lucan killed Dulinor Astrin Ilethian on 358-1112, shortly after the Black Duke himself had assassinated Strephon and declared himself Emperor. Lucan consolidated power before likewise assuming the Throne; both by right of assassination (as Dulinor had) and by right of succession (as Strepon’s nephew, and surviving heir).
Widely known as an impetuous and irresponsible playboy, Lucan was nobody’s choice for Emperor. When the Imperial Moot failed to confirm his legitimate right to the throne, he disbanded them on Holiday 1113; only seven days after his uncle’s assassination. One the same date, he dissolved the Domain structure and eliminated the rank of Archduke.
Lucan was dubbed the “Mad Emperor” by former Archduke Brzk in his “Kaskii Pronouncement” of 178-1113.
As the dominions of the formerly unified Third Imperium of Man have fissured into civil-war, Lucan’s dominion surrounding the Core Sector has become popularly known as “the Black Imperium.”
Lucan has suppressed the power of the high nobles within his reach, imprisoning or executing dissenters. He has enforced a strict martial law throughout his territories and has replaced the Emperor’s traditional Marine Bodyguard with a mysterious troop of grotesquely cyborged apparent mercenaries.