The Grieftender of the Forgotten is an Imperial title created by the Senate in Winter 383YE to oversee the Field of Glory following the conquest of Ossium. The position of Grieftender is a sinecure, producing marrowort each season. The field is in part of the Galath Fields, in Ossium.


The Grieftender is responsible for overseeing the field itself and dealing with any problems arising from its haunted nature, but beyond that they receive an income of valuable herbs from the field each season. If the Field of Glory were to be threatened in any way, it would be the responsibility of the Grieftender to deal with those threats.


Inordinate Marrowort

The Grieftender gains custodianship of a sinecure. Each season they receive 18 drams of marrowort, which grows copiously in the Field of Glory.


The title is selected by unanimous decision of the Varushkan senators at the Winter Solstice. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead.

The title can be held by any Varushkan citizen. The Grieftender serves until the next scheduled election. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Varushkan National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

Zolina Amaliya Kostka, Grieftender of the Forgotten
Winter Solstice 385YEZolina Amaliya Kostka
Winter Solstice 384YEVelko Perunovich Razoradze
Spring Equinox 384YEVasili Zoryakovich Zverokaz

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Zolina Amaliya Kostka; it will be reelected at Winter Solstice 386YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.

Field of Glory

This ironic name is given to the site of one of the first significant engagements between the Imperial forces and the Druj. Some twenty thousand human and orc farmers and fishers who had fled the invading force were corralled by the Druj, given makeshift weapons and driven to engage Imperial forces. The result was a bloodbath, with barely a handful of Imperials injured or slain and thousands of farmers or fisherfolk wounded and killed. The battlefield has since been discovered to be rich in marrowort, although some reports suggest the area is now haunted by the ghosts of terrified and angry orcs and humans caught between the malice of the Druj and the zeal of the Imperial armies.

Exploiting the Field of Glory

  • An expansion could be commissioned to earn income and grow additional herbs
  • If the method of appointment was changed to the Synod then a chapel could be constructed

The fertile soil of the battlefield could be further exploited. This would require a commission, and an investment of 12 wains of weirwood, 12 wains of white granite, 72 crowns, and take three months to complete. At the end of that time the sinecure would produce valuable crops worth 10 crowns, an additional 6 drams of marrowort each season, and 6 drams of both bladeroot and true vervain each season on top of the existing crop of marrowort.

A chapel could be commissioned on the site dedicated to the memory of the battle and the humans and orcs who died. Such a commission would cost at least 10 wains of white granite, 30 crowns, and take three months to complete, but in theory a much bigger structure could also be constructed here. The chapel would go some way toward quieting the angry dead, providing a small cadre of exorcists with a base of operation from which to tend to the dead. The chapel would also become a place of pilgrimage, providing an Icon of the Justicar each year and 5 doses of liao a season (or more if a larger structure were commissioned).