This title has lapsed, as detailed here.
Nina of Cantiarch's Hold is one of the youngest citizens to ever be appointed to hold an Imperial title.
The Dean of Pilgrims is responsible for overseeing donations of liao to the Imperial Academy


The Dean of Pilgrims is an Imperial title created by unanimous vote of the Senate in Winter 378YE to help the Imperial Academy to instill the heroes of tomorrow with an appreciation for the power of the Virtues.


The Dean oversees donations of liao to the Imperial Academy. The liao is intended to be used in the education of the future heroes of the Empire by the Academy at Anvil. The Dean is also likely to be responsible for overseeing the accomodation and support of religious visitors or pilgrims to the Academy.


The Dean of Pilgrims is an Imperial title appointed by the Senate and connected with the Academy. It grants custodianship of a sinecure.

Donations and Wayfarers

The Dean of Pilgrims receives an income of 18 liao each season from voluntary donations, supplemented by the Imperial Civil Service.


The Dean of Pilgrims is an Imperial position appointed by the Senate. Any Imperial citizen may hold the title. The Dean has tenure, and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly and by the Assembly of the Nine.

The Pilgrims' Annexe

During the Winter Solstice 378 YE, the Senate approved an annexe to the spire of the Imperial Academy. A light, airy, octagonal building was constructed at the base of the Canterspire. Each face is decorated and illustrated with symbols of the Way, and with images of famous Paragons and Exemplars. Illustrated scrolls, books, and other learning materials are stored in a number side areas, waiting patiently to be used by pupils. It also contains a record of donations to the Academy, as well as the stores of additional liao themselves.

Autumn Equinox 380YEHighguardNina of Cantiarch's Hold
Summer Solstice 379YEHighguardNina of Cantiarch's Hold

Recent Elections

This title is not currently being elected. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.

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