Custodian of the Kennels
The Custodian of the Kennels is an Imperial title constructed by the Senate. The position of Custodian of the Kennels is a sinecure, requiring minimal responsibility but offering a regular monetary income. Work on the kennels were finished shortly before Spring Equinox 383YE.
The Custodian receives a stipend from the kennels. In return they are expected to offer support and aid to the houndmaster, who is responsible for the day to day running of the kennel. Furthermore, if the Kennels of Holfried were to be threatened in any way it would be their responsibility to deal with those threats. Likewise, if any opportunity relating to the kennels presented itself it would their responsibility to make the decisions needed to take advantage of it.
The Custodian of the Kennels receives an income of 10 crowns, 16 rings each season from the kennels.
The title can only be held by a citizen of the League. The Custodian is appointed annually, during the Spring Equinox. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the League National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.
Kennels of Holfried
Built in the upper city itself, the kennels are regularly referred to as Georgie's House by the locals in honour of a beloved animal belonging to the Withering Gaze coven, who financed the construction. They are a combination of kennels, training school, and dogs home. The kennels take in as many of the cities' strays as they can, and pay a number of young apprentices to roam the streets looking for animals to rehome. Some of the more enterprising apprentices make extra money locating and returning lost pets and animal companions in return for rewards.
The dogs are trained for a variety of useful roles such as guards, ratters, and hunting hounds, but there is also an emphasis on providing a good quality of life for the animals. Particular emphasis is placed on training all the dogs to attack and kill rats - such vermin being a regular problem in the city especially given the spreading of the Morass and the ruins created during the Druj invasion. Given recent memories of the siege of Holberg, there is some demand for trained companions who can also protect the city's food supplies.
|Spring Equinox 383YE||Alfredo von Holberg|
The title is currently held by Alfredo von Holberg; it will be reelected Spring. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.