Overview

The Crystal Architect of the Spires is an Imperial Title appointed by the senators of Urizen, empowered to commission structures that produce valuable crystal mana. The title was created at the Spring Equinox summit of 379YE, and was one of the titles amended in Spring 380YE following the need to restrict the number of projects commissioned each season.

As of the end of the Autumn Equinox 381YE, the Crystal Architect has commissioned three sinecures: the Caves of the Claw in Morrow, and the Tower of the Fall and the Storm Vault in Zenith.

Responsibilities

The Crystal Architect is responsible for overseeing the creation of mana sinecures in Urizen. They can only authorise construction in Urizen territories, and they can only authorise the construction of structures that provide mana - not votes of any sort.

Powers

Commission construction of mana structures

Once per summit, the Crystal Architect can commission the construction of structures in Urizen that will produce crystal mana. The materials required for construction are provided by the Crystal Architect. Each such commission automatically creates a sinecures, one that is appointed by unanimous decision of the Urizen senators. Control of the sinecure is a lifetime title, unless it is revoced by the General Assembly, the Council of Nine or the Urizen Assembly.

To use this power, the Crystal Architect provides an announcement to the Civil Service, who present the decision to the Senate. No voting is possible by the Senate at this point, as the power has been delegated to the Crystal Architect. The Imperial Synod may, however, choose to exercise their veto over the Crystal Architect's decision.

When it was created, this power was unlimited. The Senate chose to amend the powers during the Spring Equinox 380YE as part of an administrative motion.

The first Crystal Architect of the Spires, Tiberius Echostorm.

Because this is a national position, the title can only be held by a citizen of Urizen.

Appointment

The Crystal Architect of the Spires is appointed during the Spring Equinox each year. It is chosen by unanimous decision of the Urizen senators. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead.

The title can be held by any Urizen citizen. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Urizen National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

SummitElected
Spring Equinox 379YETiberius Echostorm

Recent Elections

This title is vacant and will be reelected at the next summit. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.