No, Grandmaster. It is not 'yours'.
It is ours.
The Conclave has a store of resources, usually referred to collectively as the Conclave vaults. The resources exist predominantly in the form of crystal mana and ilium, but some other materials also end up in vaults. These reserves are built up from a range of sources including donations, Conclave politics and seizures from sorcerers and barbarians.
Each Conclave order has its own vault. At the start of each summit, all crystal mana collected by the Conclave since the last summit are divided up between the vaults, in proportion to the size of the order as determined by the Principle of Precedence at the previous summit. At the start of the summit, the contents of the order vault are given to the Grandmaster who has responsibility for distributing them in the service of their order.
Resources are divided among the orders based on the Principle of Precedence. Civil servants divide the Conclave resources between the orders based on all the magi counted in total as belonging to that order. This calculation is based on the number of characters with the correct Arcane Mark who were alive and present at the end of the previous summit.
For example, if the total number of Imperial magicians belonging to an order was 100, and 100 mana crystals were available, and the total precedence for the Sevenfold Path was 30, then 30 mana crystals would go to their Grandmaster.
Divisions are rounded down and any resources that are not allocated as a result are held over until the next summit.
Any Imperial citizen, and anyone with whom the Conclave has declared amity, can approach the civil service and donate materials or objects to the order of their choice. When this happens, the materials or object are distributed to the Grandmaster at the start of the next summit. It is often easier to simply give something to the Grandmaster directly - but in some cases this has been used to set up regular ongoing bequests to a specific order.
On rare occasions individuals may donate materials to the Conclave as a whole. When this happens, the civil service announces the bequest to the Conclave and any magician can present a declaration of entitlement to suggest that the bequest be either added to the vault of an order, or assigned to a specific individual. Until a bequest is assigned, it is kept in trust by the civil service. Once assigned, the assignment is permanent; while a bequest can be assigned by the Conclave, they have no ability to take the bequest back again or reassign it once their decision has been made.
Bequests are a common way for eternals to support either the Conclave or the specific orders for which they have an affinity.
There is a large pool of crystal mana available to the Conclave at the start of each solstice or equinox, referred to as the font. The font is divided up between the Orders before the first Conclave session of each summit. This pool comes from the mana collected under the Principle of Proportions as well as mana seized from sorcerors and enemies of the Empire. The amount of mana in the font may vary from season to season; any remainder that cannot be allocated to an order carries over to the next season.
The Conclave has small reserves of ilium, which are distributed to the orders. The ilium is not distributed pro rata. Rather, it is divided into seven "pots" which are distributed to the orders based on their order of precedence (the first pot goes to the largest order at the previous summit, and so on down to the smallest order). Ties are resolved in favour of the oldest order.
Each order receives a trickle of ingots and measures of special materials. These are primarily delivered as gifts or bequests from Imperial citizens. Unlike crystal mana, the raw materials are bequeathed to a specific order and distributed directly to the Grandmaster.
On occasions, enchanted items, scrolls or ritual texts may end up in the possession of a specific order's vault or the Conclave as a whole. Items controlled by the Conclave as a whole are distributed using a endowment.
- Conclave session
- Conclave order