Aedric d’Ganza is the current Archduke of Wyvar and the third son of the Duke of Ganza. He was elected to the position nine years ago, and has one more year before the prince-electors reconvene to select either a new Archduke or reelect him. Aedric has notably attempted to take power away from the large merchant guilds and especially The Syndicate in his city. Some view his struggle with the mercantile powers of Wyvar as a noble attempt to regain control of the city for the good of the people who live within it, while other more cynical commentators contend that his courtly battles with the commercial forces are merely attempts to consolidate and increase his own power within the city. However, all agree that his antagonistic relationship with The Syndicate has hurt his chances of reelection greatly, as the coin of those traders enters many a coffer, including those that belong to the Prince-Electors.