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Satrap is a Kelish term for the ruler of a satrapy, one of the provinces or dependent kingdoms of the Empire of Kelesh. The satrap rules in the Padishah Emperor's stead, and is often appointed to the position. In Qadira, the most well-known satrapy in the Inner Sea region, the satrap is in charge of overseeing the nation's domestic affairs, but has no control over its foreign trade and relations, which are handled by the emperor-appointed vizier. Qadira is unusual among the satrapies of Kelesh, in that the position of satrap is hereditary, rather than appointed by the emperor. The current satrap of Qadira is Xerbystes II.[1]


  1. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 151. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2