Goriath Moscana

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Goriath Moscana
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Pantolaro of the Fostana
Assumed office
10 September 2020
5th Premier of the Caropsyne Pontanore
In office
9 April 2015 – 26 February 2019
Preceded byAlza Permentanna
Succeeded byAlmas Josc
Defense Minister
In office
15 May 1996 – 8 April 2015
Preceded byHaldric Maldian
Succeeded byX
Interior Minister
In office
2 August 2000 – 8 April 2015
Preceded byMarias Dortmond
Succeeded byX
Member of the Pontiana
In office
27 March 1993 – 26 February 2019
Personal details
Born (1965-08-11) August 11, 1965 (age 58)
Political partyNew Left
Moderate (Former)
Children1 son, 1 daughter
Residence(s)Vindamarna, Carops
EducationPhD International Relations
Alma materUniversity of the Pontanore
ProfessionPolitician, Soldier
Military service
Branch/serviceCaropsyne Army
Years of service10
Unit8th Thearean Infantry Corps

Goriath Moscana (born 11 August 1965) was the 5th Premier (Pontissiano) of the Caropsyne Pontanore and had been a member of the Pontiana since its reopening at the end of Fostana Rule in March 1993. He is currently a member (Pantolaro) of the Fostana and a Major in the Caropsyne Army. Dr. Moscana has been responsible for reorganizing and modernizing the today's police forces. Throughout his political career he has been involved in developing and carrying out national defense policies.

Early and Personal Life

Moscana was born in 1965 into a middle class family with a long history of military service in the city of Vindamarna located in the Astozarno of Marescana-Popenta. Unlike many of his peers, he didn't receive the greatest marks during his education but with hard work, Goriath would be granted high second honors. Though his family had monetary means to send him to university to continue his studies, he insisted in following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by joining the Army.

He reported for basic training at Penzecca and upon completion, Moscana would be assigned to the 8th Thearean Infantry Corps. After one year, he showed promise and was given an officers commission. Soldiers under his command would be involved in crushing the Hermalas Socialist Uprising of 1992. At the start of 1993, he decided to run for the Pontiana upon learning that the Fostana would be reopening the lower chamber. He ran as a member of the reborn Moderate Party, winning 71% of the votes in his constituency. He would marry his wife Alia the following year.

Political Career

Member of the Pontiana

Under Phodric Dormond's government, Moscana would be assigned by the Pontiana Executive Committee to serve on the Defense Select Committee. He would focus his efforts on the activities of the nation's intelligence service, the Damosca. He did not relinquish his military commission when he joined the Pontiana. Two years into his term, he was promoted to Major. The Great Oil Crisis of 1996 forced Dormond to resign the Premiership. Haldric Maldian, Dormond's political ally had served as both Defense and Interior Minister, succeeded him. Coinciding with Maldian's rise to power, Moscana was elevated to the position of Defense Minister.

It would not take long for him to realize that despite being made one of the most important ministers in the Government, he in fact had very little power to make decisions due to the Damosca's influence over the armed forces. Over the course Maldian's premiership, he would spend much of his time in coordinating military resources and manpower to support the legitimate government in nighboring Ardalia who were fighting nationalists in a devasting civil war. As the years went by, Moscana became increasingly worried about the foreign policy positions that both the Premier and his Foreign Minister, Garel Thormond, were taking including those directed at Curiastan and her allies. His worries rose as he believed that their decisions would cause irreparable harm to the Pontanore's international allies and strategic partners.

Moscana would begin to form a secret political friendship with the outspoken Euvodora Administrator-General and former Foreign Minister Miria Seranoda facilitated by his political ally, Alza Permentanna, who had long built up a close friendship with Seranoda. After a couple of private sessions, he was convinced that aligning her underground movement was the right move. The three of them would eventually meet with Fostana Chair Rolmand Roth. At their first joint meeting in April 2000, Seranoda presented the group with damning evidence confirming all of their suspicions concerning the level of influence the Damosca had over government policy and their nefarious actions in Jajiland, Curiastan, and elsewhere. With the four aligned, they conspired to bring down Maldian's Government.

He was present during the events of the Caropsyne Constitutional Crisis of 2000. When he heard the first gunshots, he grabbed the pistol he had managed to sneak into the building the week before and rush to defend the members of the Executive Commmittee. He would defend them by taking up a position behind a front office desk he'd flp over. Over the course of the fighting, he'd be responsible for killing no less than five Damosca agents.

The Pontanore was governed by a civil administration for three weeks following the failed coup while elections were hastily organized. Moscana officially separated himself from the Moderates and switched to Seranoda's New Left Party in the wake of the wake of the attempted coup. Miria Seranoda soundly beat Olimand Kossroth. She reappointed Goriath as Defense Minister and also gave him responsibility over the various police forces overseen by the Interior Ministry. Together, they would dismantle the Damosca (which would be declared a terrorist organization) and carry out a series of purges to weed out Dormondists both within the armed forces and throughout the government. With the Damosca's dissolution, it exposed just how poweful they had been. The nation was now without an intelligence agency or trained operatives to carry out special operations. Moscana did not want to repeat history by consolidating both under a new organization, deciding instead to divide the responsibilities between the Casmara and the Sadriana.

Both of these Pontanore-wide law enforcement agencies would prove to be the proper vehicle for reform. Prior to the constitutional crisis, the Casmara had been the nation's bureau of investigations. They would now become not only a special police force, but also the foreign intelligence service. Meanwhile, the Sadriana, originally as the national armed response unit, would now also provide units to support the military in a special forces capacity. Moscana's efforts were praised by both the public and the membership of the Pontiana as a positive step forward in doing away with the Dormondist past but the Government was keeping a terrible secret: many Casmara and Sadriana members were in fact former Damosca personnel who had not been ordered to go through rehabilitation activities or outright removed in part that the Pontanore would still be in need of their special 'skills.'

As Seranoda's premiership progressed, the Pontanore would thrusted into a three-year long war with Curiastan and her allies between 2003-2005 resulting in the latter's defeat and occupation by Caropsyne forces. Under Moscana's dual portfolios, he would be responsible for maintaining security in Curistan as that nation was rebuilt after its former dictator was removed from power. At home, Moscana would begin the transformation of local law enforcement away from their sudo-religious and historical boundaries to ones that could be standardized across every Pontanore State. Despite the considerable pressures placed on him, he found time to successfully earn his doctorate in international relations from the University of the Pontanore in 2009.

Moscana was reappointed by Permentanna to lead both the Defense and Interior portfolios when she ascended to the Premiership in 2010. During her first year in office, Goriath would be tasked with seeing the withdrawal of Pontanore forces in Curiastan. One of her policy objectives was the reorganization of local administration. Goriath saw an opening to pair her efforts with those of his regarding local law enforcement. The parallel programs would result in the creation of the Astozarno System where political administration and policing would now be defined by settlement patterns and population distribution and not on antiquated divisions based on past historical or religious grounds. Permentanna's rule is regarded as the most peaceful since the end of Fostana Rule. After five years, she would pass the Premiership onto him.


During his five-year tenure, he would be dealing with an increasingly hostile world. In CY 5798, a senior official of Zilmo Caropso, Garel-Zarmas Maldrand, was abducted by the Jaj Independence Front in Jaj Ementa as he and his associates were finalizing a deal to add new land for the company to extract more oil. Goraith's Casmara made two attempts to free him and his colleagues but they both ended in failure, the second resulting in the death of 12 Casmara agents by J.I.F. fighters. Both the business community and the Pontiana called for his resignation. Alza Permentanna, his political ally, stood before the Pontiana and defended him. Maldrand and his associates would be released the following year after he had no choice but to pay off the J.I.F. The fallout from left him considerably weak for the remainder of his tenure. Throughout his entire government, he was constantly fighting with the Pontanore State of Euvodora, the liberal stronghold of the country, over the moderate counter-Pontanoresque policies he was enacting. Tensions had risen to such high levels in CY 5799 that Euvodora threatened to secede from the country entirely. Again Permentanna had to step in to save her ally and bring both the Government and the Euvodorian authorities to table. This would be a precursor to the rise of the Caropsyne Republic several years later and one of many instances where the concept of Federalism began to come out of the shadows.

He also attempted to dissolve of the Cadriana but that would not occur until Josc succeeded him. His biggest achievement is the reorganization of the police authorities by ending the Prelatory system and instituting the Astozarno system. During the last year as Premier, an economic recession began to hit the Pontanore, giving aid to the nationalist movement which was quietly festering in Polythia. Goriath was succeeded by Almas Josc.

  • Holod and Gregon

As its first act, the Academy appointed its first new Executive Committee. There were relatively few surprises that this body contained all-but-one of the Committee which existed at the time of the collapse of the Second Pontanore. Other than Dr. Limia Cattanna, who was expelled from membership under the Permentanna government, the committee is essentially the same. For the past four years, the position of the Academy was in doubt, after funding was withdrawn by an increasingly-fragile government. The final collapse in links between Fornænda and Polmona, where the Academy has always been based, resulted in the loss of its official status for a four year period under the leadership of Dr. Goriath Moscana. Today's re-establishment marks the beginning of what is technically a new era for a particularly storied institution.

After the Premiership

He ended his tenure in the Pontiana and proceeded to write extensively on the issues facing the Pontanore in a rapidly changing world. In recognition of his service, Ilmer Yutrias appointed him to the Fostana.