High Admiral Audrene Bel-Taulon leads the admiralty of the Imperial Navy.
Bel-Taulon has a no-nonsense approach and keeps a tight leash on the admirals under her command, and as such has earned herself the nickname "The Overseer".
Audrene is a severe-looking woman with high cheekbones, a jutting chin, and neatly bobbed, thinning, grey hair.
When Elm Caden visited the admiralty at Fort Sol in April of 3745 ELC he noticed that the High Admiral had questing, scrutinising eyes, which betrayed the sharp thought processes going on behind them. She appeared unperturbed when he threw a cat among the pigeons by accusing the entire admiralty of failing the Imperial Combine (→FSS).
Bel-Taulon was appropriately dismissive of the protestations of Admiral Tabius Bel-Messari, and she allowed Caden and Lieutenant Colonel Jolan Straeger to administer antibody tests to the admirals gathered at Fort Sol. She was relatively accepting of Caden's description of Voice, despite his lack of hard evidence, and appeared sympathetic to his desire to protect star systems other than Sol. When Caden suggested some very good reasons why Damastion should not be allowed to fall to the Shaeld Hratha, Bel-Taulon was visibly shocked that she had not thought of them for herself. To her credit she was not resentful of being shown up in this way, and later provided large numbers of ships to defend the planet (→FSS).