Broker of Treji Wayhouse
The Broker of Treji Wayhouse is an Imperial title awarded to a Navarr citizen. It is part of the Northern trade network which effectively came into being shortly before the Autumn Equniox 380YE, with the construction of the offices of the Overseer of the Westward Road in Delev.
In the years since Skarsind was recovered, the roads were repaired and some work went towards re-establishing trade, but the Wintermark focus was more on the routes through the passes into Hahnmark in the north-east. Over Winter 379YE, work began on restoring a trading network along the northern territories with Torfast Trading Post in Skarsind as a central hub, and subsidiary offices in Temeschwar and Karov.
In Summer 381YE, in response to an opportunity offered by the Thule orcs of Otkodov, a new partner joined the Northern Trade Network bringing valuable crystal mana to the markets of the northern Empire. This crystal mana, of course, remains available only while the Empire remains at peace with the Thule.
The Broker is expected to keep the trade flowing along the roads that lead from Skarsind west through Hercynia and to the rest of the Empire. The close contact with the traders allows ample opportunity for the Broker to acquire supplies at bargain prices from merchants heading both to and from Skarsind.
|Total Money Spent||Production|
|7 Crowns||5 Green Iron, 3 Orichalcum, 2 Weltsilver, 2 Beggar's Lye|
|17 Crowns||10 Green Iron, 6 Orichalcum, 4 Weltsilver, 4 Beggar's Lye|
|35 Crowns||15 Green Iron, 9 Orichalcum, 6 Weltsilver, 6 Beggar's Lye|
|48 Crowns||20 Green Iron, 12 Orichalcum, 8 Weltsilver, 8 Beggar's Lye|
Thule Trade (Urdur)
|Total Materials Spent||Production|
|11 Dragonbone||8 Crystal Mana|
|27 Dragonbone||16 Crystal Mana|
|55 Dragonbone||25 Crystal Mana|
As a ministry, the title of Broker of Treji Wayhouse allows the holder to purchase quantities of special materials at a set price. The Broker makes their decision on how much money to spend 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 Treji Wayhouse welcomes Thule merchants from Otkodov, as well as Imperial merchants. As a consequence, the broker has not one but two streams from which they can purchase material.The Broker can spend differing amounts on each stream - for example, they could spend 17 crowns on one, and 8 ingots on the other.
Following the imposition of sanctions on trade with Otkodov during the Winter Solstive 382YE, the cost to purchase crystal mana has increased by roughly two-fifths reflecting the fact that the crystal mana and the dragonbone are both subject to tariffs when they cross the border with the Thule nation.
This title is appointed during the Summer Solstice by Navarr who control herb garden personal resources. The larger the herb garden an individual has, the more votes they can allocate in support to a candidate. The voting is handled by the civil servants in the Bourse.
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.
|Summer Solstice 383YE||Trystan||67 Votes|
|Summer Solstice 382YE||Trystan|
|Spring Equinox 382YE||Trystan Brackensong|
|Summer Solstice 381YE||Cenwyn Ironroot|
|Summer Solstice 380YE||Wyl Brackensong|
This title is currently held by Trystan; it will be reelected at Summer Solstice 384YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.