The Benefactor of High Chalcis is an Imperial title commissioned by the Imperial Senate in Winter 385YE in the wake of proposals by the architect Dialogos of Urizen.


The Benefactor is responsible for using the bounty of the Gardens of High Chalcis to heal the virtuous throughout the Empire. If the Gardens were to be threatened in any way, it would be the responsibility of the Benefactor to deal with those threats.


Bounty of Herbs

The Benefactor receives donations from the people of Reikos, received from the bounty of the Gardens of High Chalcis. Each season they receive 7 drams each of true vervain, cerulean mazzarine, Imperial roseweald, marrowort and bladeroot.

Redirect the Bounty

If an appropriate opportunity has been identified by the Civil Service, the Benefactor may redirect the bounty of the Gardens of High Chalcis towards a specific situation in which the herbs would be of use. To use this power, the Benefactor provides an announcement to the Civil Service, who present the decision to the Imperial Senate. No voting is possible by the Senate at this point, as the power has been vested in the Benefactor. The Imperial Synod may, however, choose to exercise their veto over the Benefactor's decision.

If the bounty of the Gardens is redirected, then they will provide no benefit to the herb gardens of Reikos, nor will the Benefactor receive donations from the people of Reikos for as long as the redirection is in place.


The Benefactor is a national position which is appointed by judgement of the Highborn assembly.

The Benefactor is appointed during the Summer Solstice each year. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Highborn Assembly, and the Assembly of the Nine.

Recent Elections

The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.