Friar of Honour's Rest
Let this Sinecure stand as a reminder that the Empire makes mistakes and should acknowledge them.Olle Markusson, Senator for Kallavesa
The Imperial Senate commissioned the construction of Honour's Rest during the Autumn Equinox 381YE. Built in the ruins of Overton in Mournwold, it was funded by the people of Wintermark and given as gift to the people of the Marches. The Friar of Honour's Rest is an Imperial title charged with looking after and preserving the shrine which stands as a memorial to those who fell in the battle to liberate the Mournwold. The position comes with custodianship of a sinecure, requiring minimal responsibility but awarded a regular income of liao and votes in the Imperial Synod to reflect the many pilgrims who come to Honour's Rest to meditate on the lessons of the battle for the Mourn.
The Friar of Honour's Rest is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of those who traverse the Greensward to visit the ruins of Overton.
A Portion of Liao
The sinecure provides eight measures of liao to the Friar each season, to be used as they see fit.
Voice in the Synod
The Friar of Honour's Rest may sit in the Imperial Synod, and possesses 16 votes in Synod affairs (or an additional 16 votes if they already have a congregation). They may use these votes in any assembly for which they are eligible.
The title can be held by any Marcher citizen. The Friar has tenure and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Marcher National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.
The church of Honour's Rest stands atop a low hill near Overton on the Greensward. Built mostly in the Marcher style, there are a few clear Wintermark touches including a series of stone Winterfolk warriors that seem to watch over pilgrims and resident priests alike from the white-stone walls of the church.
From the hill, it is only a short walk to the ruins, and pilgrims rest here on their way to visit the great barrow mounds raised by the Jotun in the wake of the fall of Orchard's Watch. Occasionally, the friars who live and work here are called on to address problems with angry or mournful ghosts that haunt the ruins, but for the most part Honour's Rest is an oasis of quiet, calm, and sorrow.
|Winter Solstice 383YE||Friar John of the Mourn||110 Votes|
|Winter Solstice 382YE||albert fugglestone-copperHill|
|Autumn Equinox 382YE||Sister Meredith Stellamaris|
|Winter Solstice 381YE||albert fugglestone-copperHill|
This title is currently held by Friar John of the Mourn. This title has tenure, the occupant may hold the title until it is revoked, they die or they relinquish the position. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.