Name: Patrick McAlister
Birth date Sakra 10th, 1786
Age as of 1826: 40
Patrick was born in Nesterly, a city near the base of the Kanas Mountains, to a lawyer and a secretary. Patrick spent most of his youth getting into trouble and breezing through his studies. When he was eleven, he was sent to a prep school run by the Druid Church, imprinting Patrick with a strong faith in the Crossnic religion. Just he was preparing for his exams for Trinity College, the First Shadow War started. Patrick enlisted in the 10th Cavalry unit and ended the war with the rank of captain and the Rabrian Medal for bravery.
After the war, Patrick moved to Shiva's capital, Bearcaska, and became a clerk for an accounting firm while also attending Trinity College. It was around this time that he met and married his tutor, Caroline. After school, he became a professor and had two daughters, one in 1811 and the other in 1814. He taught for a number of years until a friend convinced him to run for mayor in 1816. Using his military career and his time as a professor, he won with a majority. After his term as mayor, he fought his way through the Unionist ranks until he became party leader in 1824 with a rumored presidential nomination. He ran a pro-Church, anti-Free Killer state, pro-colonialist platform that made him a far more attractive candidate than the flip-flopping, half-Druid Sebastian Wallace-a young man Patrick actually helped enter the political arena. He won the same presidential election the KLA protested during Siegfried's Day.
After the peace treaty he negotiated after Siegfried's Day, Patrick focused on winning Ferdarian aid during the Ignis Desert War and on personally destroying Sebastian's political career. He managed to accomplish both goals during his second presidential term, while also trying to keep the Killer Shivian relations civil. Patrick planned on running for president again in the 1836 campaign, but his wife came down with a fever and died within months. Modern historians now believe she had contracted cholera. Patrick was devastated by her death and withdrew from politics for the rest of his life. He returned to his alma mater, Trinity College, and taught mathematics until he died of heart failure in 1852. He was sixty-six years old.
“Mr. Massie, you are a moderate. Surely you can see that negotiating a peace is beneficial to both sides. I know you do not want to continue the bloody history of the past and neither do I. I fought during the Shadow War. I don’t want to a repeat of that nightmare.”