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Felicia Winters
StatusAlive
HeadquartersRhea
GenderFemale
Age72
AllegianceFederation vector Federation
OccupationShadow President
Galactic StandingIncrease 2
Command CapitalIncrease 5924 CC
PSMPulse Disruptor
Ethos
PreparationEthos Social Social
ExpansionEthos Finance Finance
ControlEthos Finance Finance

The mistakes of our past cannot be allowed to cloud our future.

— Shadow President Felicia Winters

Felicia Winters, former Secretary of State, is the Shadow President.

Lore Edit

Meet the Powers – Felicia Winters

Continuing this GalNet exclusive series, political commentator Marcus Macmillan writes his opinion of some of the movers and shakers in 3301. In this fourth article he considers Shadow President Felicia Winters and her sudden rise to power.[1]

With the disappearance of President Halsey and the earlier murder of Vice President Nigel Smeaton, Felicia Winters found herself thrust in charge of the Liberal Party. She inherited a political party in crisis and has had to work quickly to try and restore people’s faith in her party.

As someone born and raised on Taylor Colony, Felicia Winters learned early on that when presented with difficult choices, humanity can’t always be trusted to do the right thing. She sees it as her duty to push for the right choice, even if it's the hard choice.

Felicia Winters has already proved to be a versatile opponent, and in many opinion polls is running level with President Hudson. Many voters are growing concerned by the President’s aggressive rhetoric and are turning to the Liberal Party to counter what they see as a road to war.

TimelineEdit

13 AUG 3302

  • At a rally on Mars in the Sol system, Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters has addressed the escalating tension between the Federation and the Empire. "Both the Federation and the Empire have access to tremendous military power, and a war between our two societies could have a disastrous impact on the galaxy. We must turn away from acrimony, and move towards mutual understanding and cooperation. It is not too late to change course."[2]

15 APR 3302

  • Harris claimed that the destruction of Starship One was not the result of mechanical failure, as was widely reported, but was in fact the result of deliberate sabotage by Imperial agents. The Federation appeared less eager to dismiss Harris's claims, although a statement from Shadow President Felicia Winters indicated that she was not necessarily ready to accept the story, either.[3]

13 MAY 3302

  • Shadow President Felicia Winters focused her Federal aid campaigns on the Kali system, in an attempt to demonstrate how Liberal values will bring a better life to all. Kali has been controlled by the Alliance-aligned Green Party of Kali for some time, but Blue Netcoms Ltd – a Federal corporation – is likely to gain influence with the increased Federal presence.[4]

20 NOV 3301

  • Shadow President Felicia Winters secured the support of 41 Lambda Hydrae and HIP 38747 this week, amid some mild controversy. The Shadow President now looks to Kherthaje and Catun for additional support. In an odd turn of events, the Mbutsi system deep in the heart of Winters' territory appears to be courting Imperial favour. Shadow President Winters is reportedly engaged in talks with the local system leaders in an attempt to secure their loyalty.[5]

18 SEP 3301

  • Felicia Winters has consistently proven her ability to defy the odds, and this week was no exception. Withstanding the established norm of heavy opposition, the Shadow President’s couriers busied themselves with the distribution of aid packages throughout her sphere of influence. Her people now stand ready to extend Federation aid to additional systems.[6]

31 JUL 3301

  • Felicia Winters has seen her space come under heavy assault this week. While Winters' supporters are by now extremely proficient at defending her space against enemy undermining action, two setbacks have hurt the Shadow President's ranking this week. The attempt to expand her influence into the system of Liburodo has been stopped by overwhelming enemy action, and Edmund Mahon's expansion into Lugh has contested Felicia's hold over several other systems, further taxing her administration.[7]

24 JUL 3301

  • Felicia Winters saw her efforts to claim HDS 1065 and Potamoi fail, as Federal space continues to see heavy, regular infiltration by hostile Commanders. At the same time, the Shadow President managed to expand her influence to three new systems, and to counter undermining efforts by the means of well-coordinated fortification.[8]

02 JUN 3301

  • Zachary Hudson declared president from galactic vote, Felicia Winters becomes Shadow President.[9]

27 MAY 3301

  • At a press conference held earlier today, Acting Federal President Felicia Winters made a personal appearance to address the disappearance of Starship One after failing to re-enter normal space following a routine hyperspace jump. “The disappearance of Starship One has us all on edge. Tensions are high, and the rumour mills are making all their usual noise about terrorists, aliens, conspiracies and cover-ups. I’m afraid the truth will likely get you all far fewer viewers, but it is the truth that the people of the Federation need to hear from me now.”[10]

26 MAY 3301

Quotes Edit

Our society can only become stronger by lifting those at the bottom, not pushing them deeper.

— Shadow President Felicia Winters

The corporations bear a responsibility to sustaining the basic right of our citizens.

— Shadow President Felicia Winters

Might is not right. Right should be fair.

— Shadow President Felicia Winters

We should do what is right, not necessarily what is easy or popular.

— Shadow President Felicia Winters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Meet the Powers – Felicia Winters
  2. Galactic News: Felicia Winters Opposes Federal-Imperial Conflict
  3. Galactic News: Did the Empire Destroy Starship One?
  4. Powerplay: Weekly Report
  5. https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/20-NOV-3301
  6. A Week in Powerplay
  7. A Week in Powerplay
  8. A Week in Powerplay
  9. Zachary Hudson Becomes the New President of the Federation
  10. Shades of the Antares Incident
  11. Galnet reports from the day Spaceflight One went missing

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