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An Icon of the Devoted depicting Cora Holdfast.


The Claviger of the Basilica of Cora Holdfast is an Imperial title created by the Imperial Senate in Summer 381YE. The position of Claviger is a sinecure, requiring minimal responsibility but offering a regular income of liao.

The title is a little bit of a mouthful; informally the holder is sometimes being referred to as Cora's Claviger.


The Claviger oversees the Basilica of Cora Holdfast in Reikos that houses the tomb of the exemplar of Loyalty. If the basilica or the tomb were to be threatened, it would be the responsibility of the Claviger to face those threats; likewise should any opportunity related to the shrine arise they would decide how to respond.


A Portion of Liao

The sinecure provides 15 doses of liao to the Claviger each season, to be used as they see fit.

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The first Claviger was Jared of the Suns of Couros, a firm dedicate of Loyalty.

Legacy of Holdfast

The Seventhstep, a steading from East Ashes, has committed to providing the Claviger with what support they can for as long as the position is appointed by the Assembly of Loyalty. The Claviger of the Basilica of Cora Holdfast receives a Phial of the Sun every year at the Spring Equinox from the Seventhstep steading to use as they see fit.


The Claviger is a virtue position which is appointed by judgement of the Loyalty assembly.

The Claviger has tenure and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Assembly of Loyalty, and the Assembly of the Nine.

Summer Solstice 384YEHighguardNekoda50 Votes
Spring Equinox 382YEHighguardJared of the Suns of Couros

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Nekoda of the Shattered Tower. This title has tenure, the occupant may hold the title until it is revoked, they die or they relinquish the position. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.

Basilica of Cora Holdfast

A fusion of Highborn and Navarri styles and materials, built from white granite from the Vigilant Swan and weirwood from the Thimble in Therunin. The Basilica of Cora Holdfast in High Chalcis is part meditative shrine and part meeting hall for pilgrims from across the Empire.

The front of the complex is a long wooden hall where visiting pilgrims are encouraged to meet their fellows over food and drink, share their ideas and problems and offer support to each other. It is a noisy and busy place but one that offers inspiration to pilgrims, who are encouraged to help each other get things done and draw strength from the ideals of Loyalty that Cora exemplified.

At end of the hall is a large, square, domed stone chamber. Quieter and more somber that the meeting hall, a white granite statue of the exemplar stands on a raised platform in the centre. This lifelike carving shows Cora Holdfast her with her arms crossed looking upon pilgrims with a listening but challenging expression. Scenes of Cora's life and her Signs are displayed on the surrounding walls in mosaics intended to educate and inspire. Underneath the statue are hundreds of small pigeonholes where pilgrims leave written oaths and promises that they want to acknowledge, or seek help in keeping. These are cleared daily but it is customary that those who leave a written oath or promise take away and wear a slip of pink ribbon as a token of their pilgrimage and commitment.