Ricardo Almieda Desmondo di Tasetto (R) was appointed the first Ambassdor to Faraden in Autumn 379YE.
The Ambassador to Faraden represents the Empire in dealings with the Faraden. Quick wits and a sincere manner may prove
to be valuable qualities when dealing with ambassadors from that notoriously touchy western nation.

Overview

The Ambassador to Faraden is an Imperial title. It is an Imperial position appointed by the Imperial Senate. The agreement to construct an official embassy was contingent on the liberation of Segura, and the repair of the Towers of Anduz. Without these two achievements, the Empire had no ability to protect trade routes (and avenues for diplomatic envoys) through the northern Lasambrian Hills. Construction of a Faraden embassy in Anduz was commissioned by the Senate in Winter 378YE and completed shortly after the Summer Solstice 379YE.

Shortly before the Winter Solstice 382YE, Anduz was conquered by the Lasambrian Jotun, and the embassy is now in their hands. Until it is liberated, the ambassador will be unable to enjoy their access to Faraden merchants.

Responsibilities

The ambassador is expected to represent the Empire in relations with the people of Faraden. They have all the responsibilities common to an Imperial ambassador.

Powers

Imperial Ambassador to Faraden

The title has all the common powers of an ambassador: they receive a briefing, can receive a formal delegation, and may prepare a treaty.

Faraden Merchants

The embassy in Segura means that the ambassador enjoys the benefits of mercantile support from traders keen to curry their favour. As a ministry, this allows them to purchase quantities of special materials at a set price. The ambassador spends their money and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and resources are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.

The production of the ministry is related to the operation the Towers of Anduz in Segura.

Following the imposition of sanctions on trade with Faraden in Winter 382YE the cost to benefit from the ministry increased by roughly a fifth.

Total Money SpentProduction
192 Rings4 True Vervain, 2 Imperial Roseweald, 5 Weltsilver, 3 Orichalcum, 2 Tempest Jade, 2 Green Iron
720 Rings12 True Vervain, 6 Imperial Roseweald, 15 Weltsilver, 9 Orichalcum, 6 Tempest Jade, 6 Green Iron
1440 Rings20 True Vervain, 10 Imperial Roseweald, 25 Weltsilver, 15 Orichalcum, 10 Tempest Jade, 10 Green Iron

Appointment

The Ambassador to Faraden is an Imperial position appointed by the Senate. Any Imperial citizen can hold this title, and the ambassador serves for a year. They can be revoked by the General Assembly and by the Assembly of the Nine.

The Title in Play

The role does not provide additional information about events in the Empire, nor allow the player holding it to request special reports or downtime actions. These details are assumed to be below the abstraction layer. The title holder is encouraged to create their own stories about their activities within reasonable limits and to get involved in events appropriate to their title during the game, but they do not have any powers beyond those explicitly listed in the section on powers.

These details exist partly to provide context and character to the role - and partly to allow our writers to use the title as a plot hook. Plot that involves the position will be rare - but all the campaign positions in Empire have these details to create the potential for it to happen.