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Final impression of the planned cathedral of the Navigators.

Overview

The Bishop of the Navigators (or Bisschop van de Zeevaarders to some of the Sarcophan) is an Imperial title charged with maintaining good relations between the priests at the Temple of the Way in the Sarcophan Delves, known as the Cathedral of the Navigators, and the local populace.

Responsibilities

The Bishop is responsible for supporting the Cathedral of the Navigators in Sarcophan, and maintaining the relationship between the Imperial Synod and the priests serving there. For the most part, this is likely to involve smoothing over any conflicts, and dealing with any problems of opportunities related to the Cathedral.

Powers

Point of Contact

Imperial priests serving in Sarcophan will look to the Bishop to resolve any issues between themselves and the Sarcophan, in conjunction with the Ambassador to the Sarcophan Delves and the Assembly of the Nine.

Ministry

Sarcophan Gifts
12 doses of liao3 measures of beggar's lye, 3 ingots of weltsilver 4 marrowort, 4 imperial roseweald
28 doses of liao6 measures of beggar's lye, 6 ingots of weltsilver, 6 marrowort, 6 imperial roseweald, and 4 random herbs
50 doses of liao9 measures of beggar's lye, 9 ingots of weltsilver, 8 marrowort, 8 imperial roseweald, and 9 random herbs
77 doses of liao12 measures of beggar's lye, 12 ingots of weltsilver, 10 marrowort, 10 imperial roseweald, and 13 random herbs
108 doses of liao15 measures of beggar's lye, 15 ingots of weltsilver, 12 marrowort, 12 imperial roseweald, and 18 random herbs

By donating liao to the Cathedral, the Bishop receives gifts and recompense in a manner identical to that of a ministry. The Bishop spends their liao and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Liao is removed from, and resources are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.

Appointment

This title is appointed during the Summer Solstice. The Bishop is appointed by a judgement of Appointment in the General Assembly.

Any Imperial citizen may hold this title. They can be revoked by the General Assembly and the Assembly of the Nine.

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Tabris, Son of Armisael; Bishop of the Navigators
SummitNationElectedVotes
Summer Solstice 385YEHighguardTabris, Son of Armisael420 Votes
Summer Solstice 384YEHighguardTabris, Son of Armisael355 Votes

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Tabris, Son of Armisael; it will be reelected at the next summit. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.

Cathedral of the Navigators

This massive white granite temple of the Way dominates the skyline of the Buitenlandsewijk, an area of the Delves where foreign investment is welcomed and encouraged. Seven tower-shrines, each dedicated to one of the virtues, surround a central bastion where priests of the Way preach the Doctrines of the Faith to visiting pilgrims, and to local adherents. Each of the eight towers is topped with a dome of polished mithril that catches the light of the rising and setting sun in a way that is described as both majestic and inspiring.

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.