The Guardian of the Maze of Zoria is an Imperial title created by the Imperial Senate in Summer 383YE. The position of Guardian is a sinecure, requiring minimal responsibility but offering a regular income of liao, and additional votes in the Imperial Synod.


The Guardian oversees the Maze of Zoria in Miekarova that serves to house the knowledge the Empire has left of Zoria's teaching. If the shrine were to be threatened, it would be the responsibility of the Guardian to face those threats; likewise should any opportunity related to the shrine arise they would decide how to respond.


Bounty of Liao

The sinecure provides nine measures of liao to the Guardian each season, to be used as they see fit.

Voice in the Synod

The Guardian receives eighteen votes in the Imperial Synod. They may use these votes in any appropriate assembly, following the normal rules for votes provided by a Sinecure.


The Guardian is a virtue position which is appointed by judgement of the Varushkan assembly.

The Guardian is appointed during the Autumn Equinox each year. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Varushkan National Assembly, and the Assembly of the Nine.

Autumn Equinox 383YEIllya Nikovitch Volkov144 Votes

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Illya Nikovitch Volkov; it will be reelected at Autumn Equinox 384YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.

The Maze of Zoria

The Maze of Zoria stands in Miekarova#Mieriada near the vale of Griejezdo.