"The Empire work for the betterment of all. But I see the fear in these peoples' eyes... Mistakes have been made"
Maxima is an officer of the imperial army aligned with the Populares, a collective within Garlemald that campaigns for a shift in provincial policy. Although he is a pure-blooded Garlean, as the son of progressive parents, he was appalled by the treatment of imperial subjects in annexed territories. So it was that he came to dedicate himself to advancing the rights of the provinces -a dangerous proposition in a time when political sway is held by the Optimates, a faction that seeks to consolidate the supremacy of the Garlean race. In truth, Maxima's parents both died under suspicious circumstance, and thus he has forsworn family of his own, that there would be no loved ones to come in harm's way. His spectacles are a memento of his late sire, and an ever-present reminder of the values he holds dear.
Amidst the thirty-four-year-old's ongoing efforts, the newly appointed ambassador, Asahi, emerged as a sympathizer, and he was handpicked for the delegation to Doma.