Overview

The Imperial Fleet Master is an Imperial title first created by the Imperial Senate in Spring 378YE, then amended in Spring 380YE, with the responsibility to coordinate with fleet owners to support Imperial navies.

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The last time the Empire had significant naval strength was during the reign of Emperor Barabbas. The majority of the Barabbine fleet was destroyed when it encountered a supernaturally intense storm two days south of Joharra. This resulted in the first, biggest – and most expensive – naval disaster of Imperial history and goes some way toward explaining why modern Imperial fleets are mercantile, rather than military, concerns. With the first launching of The Freeborn Storm just before the Winter Solstice 379YE, the Senate chose to redefine the title of 'Imperial Admiral' into the Imperial Fleet Master, opting for the title to focus on supporting navies rather than raiding barbarians. The title was further amended during the Summer Solstice 383YE, in part as a response to a proposal from the Grendel orcs that the Fleet Master be appointed ambassador to the Broken Shore in recognition of the Audacity, Ambition, and Cunning of then-title holder Esteban i Del Rio Blanco i Guerra. During the Autumn Equinox 384YE the Senate passed a motion creating the position of Ambassador to the Grendel which also removed the mercantile support and authority from the Fleet Master

Esteban I Del Rio Blanco I Guerra, the Imperial Fleet Master whose Audacity, Ambition, and Cunning prompted Grendel interest in seeing the title's role expanded to the diplomatic arena.

Responsibilities

The Imperial Fleet Master exists to coordinate Imperial citizens who own fleets in order to best support the Imperial navies.

Powers

Address the Council

The Imperial Fleet Master has the right to make a address to the Imperial Military Council once per summit. This is intended to allow them to discuss matters related to their responsibilities. To use this power, the Imperial Fleet Master informs the Herald of the Council that they wish to make an address, which will then be added to the agenda for the next Council session.

Right of Address

The Imperial Fleet Master has the right to make an address to the Senate once per summit. This is intended to allow them to present important information for the Senators consideration. To use this power, the Fleet Master informs the Civil Service that they wish to address the Senate. Their address will be added to the agenda for the next Senate session.

Appointment

The Imperial Fleet Master is appointed by the Military Council. It is elected by simple majority of any members of the Military Council who are eligible to vote who are present when the election takes place. Appointments by the Military Council are traditionally carried out with a show of hands at a Council session.

Any Imperial citizen may hold the post. The Imperial Fleet Master serves for one year.

They can be revoked by the General Assembly and the Assembly of the Nine.

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Rahmah i Darwisj i Erigo, Imperial Fleet Master
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Spring Equinox 386YEThe Brass CoastRahmah i Darwisj i Erigo
Spring Equinox 385YEThe Brass CoastRahmah i Darwisj i Erigo
Spring Equinox 384YEThe Brass CoastEzro i Alvera i Erigo
Spring Equinox 383YEThe Brass CoastEsteban I Del Rio Blanco I Guerra
Spring Equinox 382YEThe Brass CoastEsteban I Del Rio Blanco I Guerra
Spring Equinox 381YEThe Brass CoastEsteban I Del Rio Blanco I Guerra
Summer Solstice 380YEThe Brass CoastZanterr i Ezmara i Erigo
Summer Solstice 378YEThe Brass CoastSendero i Hazana i Guerra

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Rahmah i Darwisj i Erigo; it will be reelected at Spring Equinox 387YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.