The Bredavoi Emissary was created when the Imperial Senate voted to construct the Deep Place during the Autumn Equinox 385YE, following an opportunity presented that season. Construction was completed shortly before the Winter Solstice 385YE.


The Bredavoi Emissary is responsible for providing aid to the cabalists of Void, primarily by ensuring that people are prevented from poking into their business, and for maintaining vigilance over their doings. If the cabalists of Void were to be threatened in any way, it would be the responsibility of the Emissary to deal with those threats.



Deep Jade
10 crowns12 tempest jade
18 crowns24 tempest jade
25 crowns36 tempest jade
35 crowns60 tempest jade

As a ministry, the Bredavoi Emissary can purchase quantities of tempest jade at a set price. The Emissary 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.


The Bredavoi Emissary is selected by unanimous decision of the Varushkan senators at the Winter Solstice. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead.

The title can be held by any Varushkan citizen. The Bredavoi Emissary serves until the next scheduled election. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Varushkan National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

The Deep Chamber

The Deep Chamber is a mystery; the Bredavoi Emissary benefits from it but has no more idea what exactly it is than anyone else.

The Mountains of Brez are draped in snow even at the height of Summer, and even the Iron Roads have not rendered the foothills of the mountains entirely accessible. They are known to be riddled with tunnels, caves, and passages, some of which are said to delve down to the very heart of the world, while others are home to a darkness so thick it pools like water.

This is, of course, Varushka and where there is dark magic and eerie caves there is also wealth and opportunity. Down through the centuries many cabalists have settled vales here, secure from the observation of suspicious neighbours. The best known are probably those who live in the vale of Void in the western foothills. Most cabalists are happy to deal with "dark powers" at the best of times, and those of Void are no exception. With the explicit approval of the National Assembly, they felt encouraged to push even further into the hidden places of the mountains.

Stories have long held that there is something old and malignant in the darkness under the peaks - perhaps the same thing that is sometimes sensed at the Granites of Veltsgorsk. By all accounts, the cabalists have made contact with it or its servants. As is also the wont of many cabalists, they refuse point blank to tell anyone anything about what they are doing, what the creature is, or what bargain they have made with it. However, one of the outcomes is that they are now apparently sitting on quite a large supply of tempest jade, a material that is very valuable for the creation of covenstones and many other items of interest to magicians. The magicians of Void are wealthy, but they don't have bottomless pockets and there is a limit to what they can achieve by themselves.

When the cabalists needed assistance establishing what they described as a "deep chamber, down in the dark places" they approached the Civil Service. They needed miners and builders, ones prepared to ask no questions, to do they work in pitch blackness, and to be blindfolded on their way there and back. They were extremely shifty about what it was they were doing, but reassured those who raise concerns that it is unlikely to cause trouble for anyone else even if it goes wrong. Quite unlikely, anyway.

Even with the aid of the Senator for Volodmartz, there were not many people enthusiastic about operating under such conditions. But the money was good, and in the end the labour was done. Something has been built in the dark beneath the mountain near Void. Only the cabalists know what it is.

In return for all this assistance, they recognised the Bredavoi Emissary. Its responsibilities are to serve as an emissary for the cabalists of Void when they need one, and to prevent anyone else nosing around in their business. In return, they give the Emissary first refusal on all the tempest jade brought out from under the mountains. It's pretty clear the jade is not the main motivation for the Cabalists' excavations, but the wealth it represents allows the cabalists to buy things that will help with their real interests.

All of this raises a lot of questions, but the cabalists of Void are profoundly disinterested in answering any of them.

Winter Solstice 385YEMarzanna Verchernyaya Zorya

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Marzanna Verchernyaya Zorya; it will be reelected at Winter Solstice 386YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.

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.