Tamorán dal Navâ
|Tamorán dal Navâ|
2005 – 2006
29 March 1998 – 18 May 1999
|Born||12 March 1974|
|Birth name||Christopher C. Gruber|
Tamorán dal Navâ (formerly known as Chirisch Cavéir, born Christopher Gruber on 12 March 1974), is a prominent figure in the history of Talossa.
Gruber became a citizen of the Kingdom of Talossa on 21 February 1998, and before the end of that year had begun a term as Prime Minister of the Kingdom. At that time, Gruber was a member of Talossa's legendary Progressive Conservative (PC) Party. During his tenure, Cavéir kept the peace by protecting the Kingdom from outside forces, and for his efforts in doing so, he was knighted in August 2000 into Talossa's Order of the Nation (Urderi Për la Naziun).
He served in the Talossan Cosa (lower house), and also the Senate (upper house), in governmental positions such as Attorney-General, in the Royal Household as Secretary of State, and sat as a Justice on Talossa's Uppermost Court. In November 2002, he co-founded (with Tomás Gariçéir, the Kingdom's top linguist) the Grey Congress Party, best noted for its pro-cultural platforms. During the elections of October 2003, the GCP managed to nearly best the juggernaut PC, and in response to electoral mischief by King Robert I's own Black Hand (MN) Party, the GCP and PC formed a coalition, creating the first strong opposition in Talossan history. Eventually, this challenge to King Robert's stranglehold on Talossan politics led the King to commit abuses of power and tyrannical acts, many aimed at Gruber personally.
In response, on 1 June 2004, Gruber led a number of Talossans in declaring the independence of four Talossan provinces, forming the Republic of Talossa. Gruber named the Republic and provided its flag and motto ("Dare Something Worthy"). In the Republic, he served as Chief Justice of the Provisional High Court and was elected Dean of the Provisional Governing Council (replacing long-time rival and colleague Michael Pope) until a Constitution was established, then was elected the Republic's first president on 1 June 2005. He later served as Minister of Information and Minister of Defence, and ran Talossa's first radio network, Radio Free Talossa.
On 19 April 2012, after the passage of a referendum without opposition, the Republic of Talossa dissolved, and Gruber, along with fourteen other Republicans returned to (or joined for the first time) the Kingdom of Talossa as the culminating act of a negotiated process known as "Reunision" (after a typo). Dal Navâ was welcomed warmly by the Kingdom, which was no longer headed by Robert I, who had himself left Talossa in 2005, and which had after that time reformed its Organic Law to prevent abuses such as those that had been committed on Gruber. On the day of his return, King John granted arms and a knight's motto to Sir Tamorán, and a fellowship in the Royal Talossan College of Arms was created and granted to him.
Dal Navâ, who favors the nickname Táto, is married to Rischâ Cavéir (formerly a Talossan citizen) and has two sons (Micháglh, formerly a Talossan citizen) and Zachary (currently a Talossan citizen). Dal Navâ is an avid Mac user, a web designer, an author, and a musician. He resides in Tallahassee, Florida.
"The great thing about Talossa...is that all these people are doing stuff that would otherwise be very solitary, but they're together. Like, I design and play my own games, I write and play music, I'm interested in writing sketch comedy and parody, and for years I've designed my own religions. So I'm sitting here doing all this stuff, but it's all solitary - I'm alone. And I think everyone in Talossa feels that way. We all have our selfish indulgences we do by ourselves. But Talossa is a place where we can do them together, rather than as isolated geeks all over the country, which is essentially what we are."