The Bearer of an Imperial Wayleave has the right to announce a single commission. There are currently two of these titles, all auctioned through the Imperial Bourse. Although the bearer is not a member of the Imperial Senate, they may use a single Senate announcement to instruct the Empire to approve a commission provided that they do so at the summit that the title was appointed.

The titles were created at the Winter Solstice summit of 380YE. The titles were used to replace the existing civilian commissioners who were expected to approve and oversee the commission of sinecures, ministries, and great works in their nation.

In Summer 382YE, the Imperial Senate voted to reallocate one of the Imperial Wayleaves as an Imperial Orcs national position creating the Imperial Orc Wayleave. This reduced the number of Imperial Wayleaves from three to two. They further amended the powers of the Imperial Orc Wayleave during the Winter Solstice 383YE, leading to the Constitutional Court to request that the name of the title be changed to reflect the fact it was no longer a wayleave - it is now called Legion Engineer.


The Bearer of an Imperial Wayleave has no responsibilities and may use the authority granted by the title to order any commission they choose. These titles replaced the previous system where each nation would appoint a civilian commissioner, and carry some of the restrictions and limitations imposed those titles.



Once during the summit where the title is appointed, each bearer can commission the construction of a sinecure, ministry, or great work. The materials and money required for construction must be provided by the bearer or their agents.

If the bearer announces the commission of a sinecure or ministry then an Imperial title to oversee the commission is automatically created. The location and size of the commission and the method of appointment and tenure of any associated title are all part of the necessary details and may be included in the announcement made by the bearer or determined later by them.

A bearer of an Imperial Wayleave cannot alter an existing commission.


To use their power of commission, the bearer must make an announcement in the Imperial Senate. No voting is possible by the Senate at this point, as the power had been delegated to the bearer.

The Imperial Synod may choose to exercise their veto over the bearer's announcement; there is no refund of the money provided to purchase the title if the commission is vetoed.


The bearer of an Imperial wayleave can only commission a sinecure, ministry, or great work.

Unlike a civilian commissioner, the bearer is not prohibited from using their power to commission anything that provides liao or votes in the Imperial Synod. However the appointment of such a title is still subject to the normal constitutional restrictions.

They are not required to build their commission in their own nation and may use any method of appointment (for example, through the Bourse, the Conclave, Military Council, or Synod). The civil service are on hand to offer legal advice or support to a bearer just as they are to a senator, and the bearer may wish to submit their commission for scrutiny before it is announced to ensure there are no problems with their design.


Each title of bearer of an Imperial wayleave is determined by auction by the Imperial Bourse. As an Imperial seat, any Imperial citizen may participate in the auction and hold the title.

The bearer retains the title for a single season only - they must use the power of commission at the summit where they gain the title, otherwise it is lost. As an Imperial Bourse title, the position cannot be revoked by the Imperial Synod.

Election History

First Imperial Wayleave

Spring Equinox 386YEDawnVivane Knotes20 thrones
Winter Solstice 385YEThe LeagueBernhard Kleist von Ennerlund15 thrones
Autumn Equinox 385YEThe LeagueD'ardante17 thrones
Summer Solstice 385YEVarushkaNikolai StChrist33 thrones
Spring Equinox 385YEDawnBertrand17 thrones
Winter Solstice 384YEThe Brass CoastBakar i Riqueza25 thrones
Autumn Equinox 384YEVarushkaKostjya40 thrones
Summer Solstice 384YEThe Brass CoastAhraz i Guerra36 thrones
Spring Equinox 384YEVarushkaPavel Novak26 thrones
Winter Solstice 383YEThe MarchesCesare Enzo Di Trivento65 thrones
Autumn Equinox 383YEHighguardNathaniel16 thrones
Summer Solstice 383YEVarushkaDragomir Dragovich33 thrones
Spring Equinox 383YEVarushkaIrina Vasillova Dukov42 thrones
Winter Solstice 382YEWintermarkTyr Brenna20 thrones
Autumn Equinox 382YEVarushkaLukash Biessek von Temeschwar36 thrones
Spring Equinox 382YEThe LeagueLorenzo “La Volpe” Macelliao von Temeschwar12 thrones
Winter Solstice 381YEShauni di Vest15 thrones
Autumn Equinox 381YEBreeta Dunning6 thrones
Summer Solstice 381YEBrother Dagon of the Shattered Tower10 thrones

Second Imperial Wayleave

Spring Equinox 386YEWintermarkWren Ironclaw22 thrones
Winter Solstice 385YEVarushkaZorya (Zosia) Swietoslawa Przewalski15 thrones
Autumn Equinox 385YEDawnBertrand17 thrones
Summer Solstice 385YEDawnValentin Ivarovich Orzel44 thrones
Spring Equinox 385YEThe LeagueClaus Friedrich von Holberg16 thrones
Winter Solstice 384YEThe LeagueBernhard Kleist von Ennerlund22 thrones
Autumn Equinox 384YEThe LeagueAchille di Sarvos27 thrones
Summer Solstice 384YEDawnBertrand38 thrones
Spring Equinox 384YEThe LeagueAchille di Sarvos22 thrones
Winter Solstice 383YEUrizenOctavius45 thrones
Autumn Equinox 383YEImperial OrcsDura16 thrones
Summer Solstice 383YEThe LeagueTristan51 thrones
Spring Equinox 383YEHighguardCaleb son of Moses25 thrones
Winter Solstice 382YEVarushkaNikolovich Drakov20 thrones
Autumn Equinox 382YENavarrMatt20 thrones
Spring Equinox 382YEWintermarkJorgan Brenna21 thrones
Winter Solstice 381YEThe LeagueSandro Visconti di Sarvos35 thrones
Autumn Equinox 381YEThe LeagueLorenzo “La Volpe” Macelliao von Temeschwar8 thrones
Summer Solstice 381YEDalibor Marik di Saverio5 thrones 1 crown

Third Imperial Wayleave
The Third Imperial Wayleave was discontinued in Summer 382YE to create the title of Legion Engineer

Spring Equinox 382YESelenius of the Crystal Spire60 thrones
Winter Solstice 381YEWintermarkMaccus Belisarius Trahern20 thrones
Autumn Equinox 381YESilas di Sarvos8 thrones 4 crowns
Summer Solstice 381YEThe Brass CoastAzzam i Zaydan i Riqueza5 thrones

Further Reading