Constructed by order of Irina Vasillova Dukov as the Bearer of an Imperial Wayleave, work on the construction of the Trade Exchange was completed shortly before the Summer Solstice 383YE. The opportunity arose as part of the conquest of Ossium, and was requested by the inhabitants of the town of Ketsov.


The Burgher of Ketsov is expected to ensure the Prosperity of the town by overseeing trade. If the Trade Exchange was ever directly threatened, the Burgher would be responsible for dealing with those threats - but also for making decisions about any opportunity related to the Trade Exchange.


Money SpentProduction
180 rings1 Triumphant Blade
400 rings2 Triumphant Blades
640 rings3 Triumphant Blades
Money SpentProduction
200 rings1 Knightly Redoubt
450 rings2 Knightly Redoubts
700 rings3 Knightly Redoubts


As a ministry, the title of Burgher allows the holder to purchase fine weapons and armour at a set price. The Burgher spends their money and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and ribbons are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.


This title is appointed during the Summer Solstice. The Burgher of Ketsov is awarded to whichever Varushkan candidate receives the most support from Varushkan owners of mines and forests. Votes are recorded in private in conjunction with the civil servants who support the Bourse.

The title is retained for a year, or until the citizen holding the seat dies or steps down. An Imperial Bourse seat cannot be revoked by the Imperial Synod.

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 383YEPipski Bearonovitch Strascovich172 Votes

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Pipski Bearonovitch Strascovich; 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.