A Malevolent Apparatus
Hadron is the son of Mother Charis and is seen by many preservationists as the spiritual successor to The Thousand of Vigrid.
With his fair complexion, good looks, and aura of good will, many see Hadron as the golden son. Hadron stands slightly under six foot tall and appears to be very healthy, neither frail nor over-conditioned. He was born shortly after The Arrival along with his sister Ellis. When Hadron speaks he speaks as if two voices were reciting the same lines and the two voices are male and female, leading many to believe Hadron also possesses the voice of his mute sister. One might imagine the dual voice to be unsettling and freakish, but having Ellis’ soft voice behind his own confident tone sounds more reassuring than frightening.
Hadron is very popular amongst preservationist Authoritarians, both amongst those born before and after The Arrival.
Hadron is friendly with Bartok and has asked if he could track down a manuscript for him. The manuscript was written by Soveliss Corinial, an eladrin scholar who retired to the life of a sheep farmer in the town of Giotto. The manuscript considered the metaphysical oddities of The Raven Queen. It was on deck to be reviewed, but The Arrival occurred before it was reviewed so it was never reproduced. The manuscript is missing and Hadron suspects Soveliss took it with him to Giotto.
Primarily Hadron serves in the choir, often as a soloist for weddings and funerals. He is very busy with his mother’s hospital and tending to the needy. He does not preach, but a lot of the youth go to him. Like any city, the population density has caused social issues.
The death of Ellis changed him. For a while, many assumed that he was taking a long time to mourn her death, but some of his friends are beginning to get a sense that he’s a bit lost. Perhaps it was more than just the sound of a second voice that he lost when she died. How much of what was behind his dual voice Ellis’ will? Many believed that Hadron would go on to lead others in the city onto the spiritual path in a way even his mother or the other six spiritual leaders could not, but now it’s not so certain.
What Philip is doing, on some level, upsets him greatly. He respects that Philip is trying to shape a better world that’s worth saving, but Hadron is more of an idealist. He thinks that people can be moved to make these choices for themselves, rather than through being coerced as is Philip’s method – the coercion is a social pressure, even an economical one, rather than goons scaring people. It’s the coercion that truly bothers him, as he believes that The Authority gave people a choice. If The Authority didn’t want people to choose for themselves, The Authority would not have given Kiru a chance to choose the fate of their world.