|Born||ca. 4676 AR|
|Animal Companion||His horse, Honor|
|Images of Maxillar Pythareus|
Source: City in the Lion's Eye, pg(s). 58–59
High Strategos Maxillar Pythareus, also known as Maxillar of House Pythareus, is a loyalist and advisor of Grand Prince Stavian III of Taldor, commander-in-chief of the nation's military, and ruler of Zimar.
Maxillar is a well-built, handsome, but weathered man with short silver hair.
Maxillar is the descendant of Admiral Arminus Pythareus, who led a naval attack on Absalom in the 40th century AR, and Colonel Sarius "Lion of Zimar" Pythareus, who led the liberation of Zimar during the Grand Campaign while he was still a young captain. Sarius's daring actions and the resulting fame established House Pythareus as a prominent force in Zimar after the war.
Maxillar was raised among the most prestigious tutors and scholars, while his father educated him in combat. As a teenager, his misogynistic behavior toward female classmates led to criticism from some of his teachers, particularly military scholar Tae Amalon, who died shortly after threatening to pull her endorsement of Maxillar's application to a Taldan school for military officers.
The High Strategos is a skilled military leader and a charitable giver, but also a racist, sexist, classist nationalist who believes Taldor's decline is due to the growing power of women, non-human races, foreign merchants, and the lower classes. He feels especially threatened by the growing influence of Eutropian Stavian.
As ruler of Zimar
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- Mikko Kallio. (2018). Zimar Gazetteer. City in the Lion's Eye, p. 64–65. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-037-8
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