Overview

The Imperial Master of Works is an Imperial Title appointed by the Senate. The title was created at the Autumn Equinox summit of 377YE. The title has been amended several times since its creation. At the Spring Equinox 378YE, the Senate voted to remove the Master of Works' ability to create new fortifications. They also removed a 10 Throne stipend the title had initially enjoyed. The Imperial Mater of Works has further amended in Spring 380YE; it was limited to a single commission each season in line with other similar titles.

Responsibilities

The Master of Works is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and improvement of fortifications on behalf of the Senate. When first created, the Master of Works had the ability to commission new fortifications, but that power was removed by the Imperial Senate in Spring 378YE.

Powers

Maintain Fortifications

The Master of Works can repair fortifications. The materials required to repair the fortification are provided by the Master of Works.

To use this power, the Master of Works provides an announcement to the Civil Service, who present the decision to the Senate. No voting is possible by the Senate at this point, as the power has been delegated to the Master of Works. The Imperial Synod may, however, choose to exercise their veto over the Master's decision.

The first Imperial Master of Works
Richard Tunstall, first Master of Works

Improve Fortifications

The Master of Works can improve an existing fortification. The materials required to improve the new fortification are provided by the Master of Works.

To use this power, the Master of Works provides an announcement to the Civil Service, who present the decision to the Senate. No voting is possible by the Senate at this point, as the power has been delegated to the Master of Works. The Imperial Synod may, however, choose to exercise their veto over the Master's decision.

When the title was created, this power was unlimited. In Spring 380YE the Senate chose to amend this power in response to an administrative motion.

Appointment

The Imperial Master of Works is an Imperial position appointed by the Senate. Any Imperial citizen can hold this title. The Imperial Master serves for a year, and they can be revoked by the General Assembly and by the Assembly of the Nine.

SummitElected
Summer Solstice 383YEMarley of Treen
Summer Solstice 382YEAinsley of Treen
Summer Solstice 380YERichard Lancaster
Spring Equinox 380YERichard Lancaster
Summer Solstice 379YERichard Tunstall
Summer Solstice 378YERichard Tunstall
Winter Solstice 378YERichard Tunstall

Recent Elections

The title is currently held by Marley of Treen; it will be reelected Summer. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.