Oh yeah, I drew a main protagonist for a story about a soothsayer on a bridge.
Her name is Nati. Actually, it’s Niyati, but people just call her Nati. She’s way too young to be in charge of a a city state’s finances, but—there she is, Fiscal Pillar of Pontis. It’s a little strange, really…
She’s not inept. She knows what she’s doing, and what needs to be done; but bureaucracies are effective at making sure nothing happens, and the internal politics are even worse.
The people who are supposed to be working for her, as well as the people she has to submit budget and taxation proposals to are all too eager to use her age and inexperience against her, and in the end, none of the decisions made are ever in line with what she’s proposed.
If no one’s willing to listen to her, why is she even there? Why don’t they just find some old dude from some old dynastic family, like they’ve always done up until she was nominated to take the seat?