Ishachus Ival Magister
By the time Ishachus was born, the rectorship of Atlantis had been firmly in the hands of the Ival family for twenty-seven generations. Such was the state of the city following the great cataclysms of the Plague, Gurgintius' military dictatorship during the diaspora, and the Wraith War that the position of rector had all but become hereditary.
In Ishachus' case, this was no shame. His scientific and technological genius paled only to that of his son, Ianus. A shrewd, intelligent man, never ceased to be kind and caring, and was willing to teach any student who presented himself or herself to him. He had only two failings: first, that he humored his son to the point of indulgence, and, second, that he had been born the younger son, so that when his maternal aunt Tryphena Ival Rector finally Ascended, her posting passed not to Ishachus but his brother, Asuras.
Asuras was not the man Ishachus was, willing to take risks that Ishachus never would have made on his own. And while it is true that Ishachus was a moderating influence upon his brother, no amount of moderation could curtail his brother's growing excesses following his ascent to rector. In 8258 BCE, Ishachus followed his brother and his sister-in-law, Olethea Nydia, to the planet Asuras, where they created the thinking machines Terrans would call Pegasus-form Replicators and the Alterans would give his brother's name, Asurans. In 8250 BCE, the Asurans rose up agains their creators and slew them, prompting the first decimation of that world.
Ischachus was one of the thirty-eight killed that day. His son, Ianus, was nineteen.