The Imperial Titles of the Synod

At the end of the Spring Summit, 378 YE, the Imperial Titles in the Synod were held by:

Virtue Cardinal Gatekeeper / Conscience
Ambition Eofric Sammersund Miksa of Wintermark Serrusto Caeli Rezia di Tassato
Courage Asher of Felix's Watch in Highguard Cyrus Cascade of Urizen
Loyalty Jared of the Suns of Courous, Highguard Tancred De Rondell of Dawn
Pride Samson of Cantiarch's Hold, Highguard Meurig Tystwarden of the Navarr
Prosperity Ynez di Caricomare of the League Enoch of the Shattered Tower in Highguard
Vigilance Marrok Kanet of Dawn Abraham of the Shattered Tower, Highguard
Wisdom Agnetha De Rondell of Dawn Livia Cascade of Urizen
The Way Antonio Vanzetti of the League Gideon of the Suns of Courous, Highguard

Other Synod-Appointed Titles

Title Held By Appointed By Renews
High Exorcist Solas of Urizen Assembly of Nine Winter Solstice
Auditor of Senatorial Accountability Nadezha Dava of Varushka Assembly of Nine Until death, revocation or stepping down
Imperial Inquisitor Vacant Assembly of Nine Summer Solstice


At the Summit, the following appointments were made by the Virtue Assemblies of the Synod:

Appointment of the Cardinal of Ambition

Candidate Votes Received Outcome
Hector of Dawn 10
Serrusto Caeli Rezia di Tassato No votes
Eofric Sammersund Miksa 70 votes Appointed as Cardinal
Cardinal Eofric chose to retain Serrusto Caeli Rezia di Tassato as Gatekeeper

Appointment of the Cardinal of Vigilance

Candidate Votes Received Outcome
Petra Petrivna Melikov of Varushka 67 votes
Marrok Kanet of Dawn 93 votes Appointed as Cardinal
Cardinal Marrok appointed Abraham of the Shattered Tower, Highguard, as Gatekeeper

Synod Judgements

At the Summit, the following judgements were made by the Assemblies of the Synod:

Number Assembly Judgement Raised By Outcome
4 The Way Inquisition of Angelo i Jannat Beodun Snowlock Upheld 136 - 0
7 General Assembly Rewarding each National Assembly with 2 Crowns each to be distributed to virtuous citizens by vote of the National Assembly Ester of Highguard Defeated 200 - 92
9 General Assembly Revocation of the stats of Exemplar of Prosperity from Nicolo Barossa, former Master of the Mint. This to be done on the grounds that it did not follow the Statement of Principle passed by the General Assembly in Autumn 377 YE. As such his status as Exemplar has not been sufficiently supported. Enoch of the Shattered Tower, Highguard Defeated 319 - 236
10 The Way Condemnation of Angelo of the family Janat of the Brass Coast, for the crime of blasphemy against human destiny for selling his soul to an eternal. This was an escalation of the inquisition in #4. Beodun Snowlock Upheld 72 - 0
11 - This judgement was withdrawn by the priest that proposed it - -
12 General Assembly The introduction of a Doctrine of Excommunication which states: The Ceremony of Excommunication marks the soul in such a way that once it enters the Labyrinth of Ages, it shall wander lost until the end of time and never again be reborn Yael of Felix's Watch, Highguard Did not achieve Greater Majority (Defeated 520 - 106)
14 General Assembly A Writ of Excommunication to be issued against the Penitents of Vashti in attendance at Anvil in Spring 378 YE for their unvirtuous behaviour and inciting war with the Realm of Summer Silas of the Suns of Courous, Highguard Received 344 - 306 votes, but did not achieve a Greater Majority and the subjects of the judgement took their own lives before the judgement resolved
19 Assembly of Wisdom The Recognition of Mani, the leader of the Scions of Atun, as an Exemplar of Wisdom. Livia Cascade of Urizen Did not achieve a Greater Majority of the Assembly of Wisdom
26 General Assembly The Condemnation of Silas of the Suns of Couros for the religious crime of "Abuse of Priestly Powers" Saul of Vashti's Penitents, Highguard Defeated 204 - 30
27 Highguard National Assembly Inquisition of Vashti's Penitents for their actions at the current summit Naomi of Felix's Watch, Highguard Upheld 110 - 0 (Vashti's penitents took their own lives before the judgement resolved)
28 Assembly of Prosperity Inquisition of Janos of the Butcher's Bank, Quartermaster General of the Imperial Armies Rurik Von Linden Upheld by immediate Greater Majority (86 - 0)
32 General Assembly Veto of the Decision of the Senate to decline the ceasefire extension offered by the Jotun, to be answered by the end of Spring Equinox, against the recommendation of the Military Council Cardinal Eofric Sammersund Miksa Upheld by a Greater Majority of the General Assembly (752 - 42)
33 General Assembly The introduction of a Doctrine of Testimony which states: The marks upon a soul that gained in life, such as those created through the Ceremony of Testimony, shape and guide the path the soul takes through the Labyrinth of Ages following death Edward Watcher of the Marches Did not achive Greater Majority (Defeated 68 - 60)
34 Assembly of Ambition Inquisition of Serrusto di Tassato with respect to preaching the exultation of an orc Callum Cooperson of the Marches Upheld by Greater Majority of the Assembly
35 Assembly of Nine Revocation of the title of Senator from Bridget Talbot Cardinal Asher of Felix's Watch, Highguard Upheld by Greater Majority of the Assembly

Statements of Principle

The Imperial Synod was asked to make the following Statements of Principle:

Number Assembly Statement of Principle Priest Outcome
3 General Assembly We believe the Senate should make a treaty with our Faraden neighbours ensuring liao sold to them will be used only for the four virtues of the Way that they follow; and make arrangements for increased liao trade. This will increase the prosperity of the Empire, and aid virtue in our Faraden neighbours by allowing their virtuous priests to produce virtuous auras. Soratio i Del Toro Defeated 310 - 160
5 General Assembly Trade of Imperial Liao with any Eternals is fraught with risk to the Empire, is unwise, and should not take place. Chaplain Torsch, Imperial Orc Upheld 178 - 68
6 General Assembly That all Imperial Citizens should be Proud of their efforts and efficacy in freeing Imperial Territories of barbarian rule, and that all Virtuous Citizens should publically show their Pride in the achievements of our Soldiers. Elka Nadyanova Gremani of Varushka Upheld 294 - 74
8 General Assembly There are long-standing beliefs and traditions within the Imperial Faith which should be enshrined as Doctrines of the Faith until such time as theologians change our understanding otherwise Isaac Carlino di Sarvos Defeated 311 - 234
13 General Assembly Until more information can be gained as to the nature of the threat presented to the Empire by Yaw'nagrah, citizens should not allow themselves to be impregnated by Heralds of that Eternal Rivka of Felix's Watch, Highguard Upheld 273 - 80
15 General Assembly The Throne has been empty for too long. There is a virtuous candidate that has proven himself as a leader. We call upon the Senate to appoint Senator Adamah of the Silent Tide to the Throne to provide the virtuous leadership the Empire needs. So say we all. Abraham of the Shattered Tower, Highguard Defeated 818 - 82 (a Greater Majority of the General Assembly)
16 General Assembly Guiellmo di Tassato, current Master of the Mint, has shown himself to be unvirtuous by being: a) Greedy and unprosperous by claiming ownership of the Imperial Crown and using it for his own empowerment. In his own words, "It is mine and I wish it to empower me", b) Disloyal to the Empire by wearing the Imperial Crown and letting others wear it. Baldwin of Wintermark Upheld 428 - 74
17 General Assembly That the unprovoked and premeditated destruction of Heralds within the Empire, that are not under a Declaration of Enmity, knowingly endangers the Empire and therefore denigrates the Virtues Jared of the Suns of Courous, Highguard Upheld 500 - 112
20 League National Assembly A Fund should be created to which virtuous citizens can contribute donations in a demonstration of their Prosperity. This fund to be spent on worthy causes (on agreement of this national assembly). These donations would be acknowledged with a stylish token of our esteem. Cardinal Ynez di Caricomare Upheld 114 - 10
21 General Assembly The Synod should engage in Missionary Efforts to foriegn lands in the interests of spreading The Way of True Virtues. Dietrich Elias der Holburghan of the League Upheld 318 - 24
22 Highguard National Assembly The Assembly recognises General Ruth of Felix's Watch as someone who shows great Loyalty to the Empire Lazarus of Cantiarch's Hold Upheld 85 - 12
23 Highguard National Assembly The Assembly recognises Mordecai of the Suns of Courous as an example of Great Loyalty in rallying different Highguard Chapters on a successful sortie into Reikos Adoramus of the Shattered Tower Upheld 97 - 10
24 - The Judgement was withdrawn by the priest that raised it. - -
25 General Assembly It is considered an unvirtuous action to state benefit of, or make attempt to, re-introduce slavery of any individual. It ignores the evidence that slavery was overall detrimental to the Empire and demonstrates a lack of learning from the past, and it is therefore unwise and inherently unvirtuous Siflaed Ravensight of Wintermark Upheld 238 - 82
29 General Assembly It should be recognised that if an inquisition determines that a citizen has acted virtuously, that citizen should be recognised publicly as being virtuous in their actions Kolyma the Guardian, Wintermark Upheld 194 - 64
30 General Assembly The Synod hereby recognises that, despite the crimes for which Hilda Appleby of House Novarion of Dawn was executed, her life in service as Seneschal was full of virtuous deeds and showed Pride and Loyalty above all. Cerwynn of Navarr Upheld 60 - 52
31 General Assembly The pursuit of the ability to enable Imperial Orcs to gain the benefits of dedication and to use religious skills is not contrary to the teachings of The Way. Taryn of Navarr Upheld 189 - 22

Synod Funds

The following represents the Virtue Fund of the Synod:

Starting Value 7 Thrones / 2 Crowns / 17 Rings
Income 15 Thrones Raised by auction of Pure Liao to Brother Isaac of the Shattered Tower
5 Rings Donation by a virtuous citizen whose name was not recorded
Rewards 2 Thrones Given to the Handful of Dust in the Brass Coast at the behest of Darius i Ezmara of the Brass Coast
Closing Value 20 Thrones / 3 Crowns / 2 Rings


The following individuals received visions of their past lives:

  • Karim of the Brass Coast
  • Cesare di Tassato of the League
  • Rosalene Novarion of Dawn
  • Agnetha de Rondell of Dawn