Halvor Li Halan was head of House Li Halan and also Patriarch of the Church. For eleven months between 4960 to 4961 he united both offices. Opposition to the theocracy was weak as the Houses opposition were in chaos. The Mechant League was silenced with the exception of the Charioteers. The Empire was poised to become a theocracy but during a mission to crush a mercenary fleet he fell ill. He died 9 days later delirious in pool of his blood and sweat.