The Patron works as a regional governor of an entire Dominance. They reside within the Dominance capital and are responsible for all government affairs within their region. They answer directly to Ascendancy.
The Dominances are unnamed, and referred to only by Roman Numeral in the order in which they were annexed. Russia, for instance, is Dominance I also called the Central Dominance. Custody of each Dominance is broadly managed by a Patron. However local cities are often under the control of the new aristocracy that rose to power as surges of wealth flooded into the ASU and so they are completely loyal to the Ascendancy, the man to which they owe their wealth and power. Otherwise Patrons are not held accountable for their actions so long as their Dominance upholds Central Custody laws and loyalty.
List of Patrons by Dominance
Dominance I – Russia, the “Central Dominance”, Moscow.
Dominance II – remaining nations of the old USSR, Kiev.
Dominance III – the Indies, southeast Asia, Australia, Mumbai.
Dominance IV – the Far East excluding China, Tokyo.
Hara Ushijima – 63. A cleanly shaved head and no sign of make-up, cosmetic surgery or improvement of any kind. Former military, she is gruff and to the point, especially with Takeo, who she seems to find unpolished and unsuited for his position as Privelege.
Dominance V – the Middle East, Dubai.
Dominance VI – Eastern Europe, Prague.
Dominance VII – Western Europe, London.
Edward Northbrook is of old blood from London. Full details are found on his wiki page, here.
Dominance VIII – South America, São Paulo.
Cássio Machado Antunes is a Brazilian politician with post-graduate degrees in economics, politics, and philosophy. He identifies as bisexual, and is convinced that his late boyfriend, Breno, was murdered. He grew up in a lower-class neighborhood. His father left when he was very young, and he was raised by his mother who suffered from addiction. He is currently single, with the most recent romance ended after Breno’s death.