Gangs of Dunwall
Hiram Burrows is the Lord Regent and primary ruler of Dunwall. In short order his rule proved to be both oppressive and corrupt, which has already caused the people of Dunwall to begin to rebel.
While the Empress was unwilling to use draconian measures of containment to prevent the plague's spread, others in her government were not; following her assassination, Lord Regent Burrows instituted martial law and commissioned Anton Sokolov to invent new methods of containment. Walls of light quarantine infected areas, a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been instituted (both to reduce human contact with rats and to decrease the chance of infected individuals breaking quarantine), and both civil and religious officials have been given wide-reaching power to deal with disruptive or uncooperative persons.