Custodian of the Starlight Drift
The Custodian had no particular responsibilities; they simply received a bounty of crystal mana from the Starlight Drift.
Bounty of Mana
The Custodian received custodianship of a sinecure, which provided an income of 9 crystal mana each season.
The title could be held by any Urizen citizen. The Custodian had tenure, and served until they died or stepped down. They could be revoked by the General Assembly, the Urizen National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.
Currently the Starlight Drift of Shimmering Snow is in ruins, and so the holder of this title has no powers and receives no production from the sinecure. If the sinecure were rebuilt, (assuming the Druj are driven out of Zenith), the current holder would resume their post if they have not stepped down or died in the interim.
The Starlight Drift of Shimmering Snow
The Starlight Drift of Shimmering Snow was the name given to a certain cliff face near Endsmeet in Zenith. Impurities in the rock, similar to the material used to make lightstones, captured sunlight and slowly released it after sunset. It was considered a site of outstanding natural beauty. In 378YE, the decision was made to take advantage of the naturally high flows of mana around the Starlight Drift. Work began almost immediately to construct several mithril collectors that could be used to harness and focus the mana flows to produce crystal mana - without damaging this beautiful natural wonder.
When the Druj attacked Zenith in 381YE, they tore the Starlight Drift apart. The mithril collectors were ruined, and the beautiful lightstones gouged out of the rock by weeping Urizen slaves captured from the nearby spires.
|Winter Solstice 381YE||Palaphon Ankarien|
|Winter Solstice 379YE||Vulpes of Endsmeet|
The title is currently held by vacant; it will be reelected Defunct. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.