Overview

The Ambassador to the Sumaah Republic is an Imperial title. It is an Imperial position appointed by the Imperial Senate.

After a false start in Winter 378YE, the Senate eventually commissioned an embassy for the Sumaah Republic in Spring 379YE. The project was been dogged by problems, and not completed until shortly before the Spring equinox 380YE. This delay exacerbated the growing fury of the Sumaah Republic towards the Empire, which culminated in a declaration of war by the Republic in late 379YE.

That declaration was rescinded during the Summer Solstice 382YE, but at the same time the Sumaah declared themselves the custodians of the Way and denounced Imperial claims to authority over the religion.

Responsibilities

The ambassador is expected to represent the Empire in relations with the Sumaah Republic. They have all the responsibilities common to an Imperial ambassador.

Powers

Imperial Ambassador to the Sumaah Republic

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

Sumaah Merchants

The embassy in Necropolis means that the ambassador enjoys the benefits of mercantile support from traders prepared to deal with the Imperial citizens. 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.

Total Money SpentProduction
8 Crowns6 Liao, 5 Orichalcum, 5 Dragonbone, 3 Imperial Roseweald
30 Crowns18 Liao, 15 Orichalcum, 15 Dragonbone, 9 Imperial Roseweald
60 Crowns30 Liao, 25 Orichalcum, 25 Dragonbone, 15 Imperial Roseweald

Appointment

The Ambassador to Sumaah 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.