The Grimnir of Wittal Grove is an Imperial title awarded to a Wintermark citizen. The motion to construct the Healing House of Wittal Grove was passed by the Imperial Senate during the Winter Solstice 383YE following an opportunity presented by Elina of Redleaf's Hall.


The Grimnir of Wittal Grove is expected to oversee the Healing House of Wittal Grove. They have a responsibility to purchase surplus herbs from the grimnir who visit and to allow the herbalists of Kallavesa to respond to the needs of the heroes of Wintermark. If the Healing House of Wittal Grove were to be threatened in any way, however, it would be the responsibility of the Grimnir to deal with those threats.


7 Crowns18 random herbs
17 Crowns33 random herbs
30 Crowns50 random herbs
46 Crowns67 random herbs


As a ministry, the title of Grimnir of Wittal Grove allows the holder to purchase quantities of herbs at a set price. The Grimnir spends their money and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and herbs are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.

Bounty of the marshes

The Healing House of Wittal Grove is also a great work that provides herbs to every herb garden in Kallavesa owned by a citizen of Wintermark. As standard this is a selection of random herbs however the Grimnir of Wittal Grove can make an announcement in the Imperial Senate to indicate which variety of herb they wish the herb masters to focus on. The Grimnir of Wittal Grove only needs to make an announcement to change the herb, either to a specific type or to return to no particular herbal focus.

No voting is possible by the Senate at this point, as the power has been delegated to the Grimnir of Wittal Grove. The Imperial Synod may, however, choose to exercise their veto over the Grimnir's decision.


This title is appointed during the Winter Solstice by unanimous decision of the senators of Wintermark. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead. The position of Grimnir of Wittal Grove is intended specifically to be held by a grimnir. Though there is no legal requirement for such a position, the halls who supported the construction are expected to withdraw support if anyone other than a grimnir is elected to the position.

The title can be held by a citizen of Wintermark. The Keeper can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Wintermark National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

Winter Solstice 385YENora
Winter Solstice 384YEBranwynn Helsbur

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Nora; 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.

The Title in Play

The role does not provide additional information about events in the Empire, nor allow the player holding it to request special reports or downtime actions. These details are assumed to be below the abstraction layer. The title holder is encouraged to create their own stories about their activities within reasonable limits and to get involved in events appropriate to their title during the game, but they do not have any powers beyond those explicitly listed in the section on powers.

These details exist partly to provide context and character to the role - and partly to allow our writers to use the title as a plot hook. Plot that involves the position will be rare - but all the campaign positions in Empire have these details to create the potential for it to happen.