Overview

The Arcane Architect is an Imperial title appointed by the Imperial Conclave. The title was created by the Imperial Senate during the Autumn Equinox 379YE.

When the title was initially created, it had an unlimited power to commission the construction of mana structures. The Senate amended the power to once per season as part of an administrative motion.

Responsibilities

The Arcane Architect is responsible for supporting the ritual magicians of the Empire in virtuous application of mana.

Powers

Commission construction of mana structures

Once per summit, the Arcane Architect can commission the construction of sinecures that will produce crystal mana. The materials required for construction are provided by the Arcane Architect. Each such commission automatically creates a sinecures, one that is appointed by Declaration of Candidacy. These titles must be Imperial titles, rather than national titles (meaning they can be held by any citizen). As with any other title appointed through the Imperial Conclave, these subsidiary titles cannot be revoked by any assembly of the Imperial Synod.

To use this power, the Arcane Architect provides an announcement to the Civil Service, and then presents the announcement to the Senate. No voting is possible by the Senate at this point, as the power has been delegated to the Arcane Architect. The Imperial Synod may, however, choose to exercise their veto over the Arcane Architect's commision.

In Summer 382YE, the civil service raised an administrative motion to confirm that the Arcane Architect could commission sinecures that would produce vis, as well as those that would produce crystal mana. The Senate confirmed this was their intent.

Address the Conclave

Once per summit, the Architect can raise an address to the agenda of a Conclave session for free.

Toad Wand

During the Winter Solstice 379YE, the eternal Sadogua pledged to provide a magic item to the Arcane Architect. This item takes the form of a wand surmounted by a toad. Sadogua has pledged to re-empower the wand every year during the Winter solstice, as long as he enjoys the amity of the Imperial Conclave. The powers of the wand have not been made public knowledge.

Appointment

The appointment, replacement, or removal of the Architect is made by the declaration of candidacy as part of a Conclave session. Any Imperial citizen may hold the title.

The Arcane Architect serves until they are replaced by another magician using the Declaration of Candidacy. As a title in the Conclave, they cannot be revoked.

SummitNationElected
Winter Solstice 379YEThe LeagueVitore

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Vitore; it can be reelected at any summit by a declaration of candidacy. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.