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Niko Bludd [d. 174 BG] was the great-grandson of Favo Bludd and ruler of Poritrin during the Butlerian Jihad. Lord Bludd had a distinctive red well-cultured beard and a ruddy complexion. He had two little circles tattooed by his eyes, perhaps signifying his nobility.
Lord Bludd was the patron of Tio Holtzman and his inventions. All of Holtzman's inventions came under the legal ownership of Lord Bludd and his family. Therefore, his family was quite wealthy and Bludd was very fond and trustful of Holtzman, who concentrated on the most profit-producing items, rather than those most needed by the war effort.
Lord Bludd, following the custom on his planet, sanctioned slavery. During his days Poritrin saw the two Slave revolts. Bludd ordered his Dragoon guards to stop the revolt and put a Day of Shame on the slaves. As a sign of generosity, he gave amnesty to most of them but executed their leader, Zenshiite Bel Moulay, in a cruel and unusual way.
Well into the war, Poritrin had a commercial dispute about Holtzman's and Norma Cenva's glowglobes, which Bludd claimed were being illegally sold by VenKee. Aurelius Venport, in a strategic move, conceded a large part of the profits back to Holtzman and Bludd, in exchange for releasing pesky Cenva from her contract with Holtzman so that she could work for Venport. Venport intended to support her new spacefolding project. Bludd consulted with Holtzman and found out that something important was happening in Venport's 'secret' lab. Bludd ordered all the lab to be confiscated, which was eventually done.