Constructed by order of the Imperial Senate, work was completed on this set of dedicated docks shortly before the Summer Solstice 381YE. The Kruidenkenner are Sarcophan masters of herb lore and the apothecary arts, eager to establish a presence in the Empire; much of the initial negotiation was overseen by the Ambassador to the Sarcophan Delves.
The Kruidenkenner trademaster is expected to oversee the trade of herbs between the Sarcophan guild and the Empire. If the Kruidenkenner magazijn were ever directly threatened, the trademaster would be responsible for dealing with those threats - but also for making decisions about any opportunity related to the docks. The continued operation of the magazijn, and thus the ministry, requires that relations between the Empire and Sarcophan remain cordial - the trademaster has a vested interest in ensuring friendship between the two nations continues.
|Total Money Spent||Production|
|216 rings||12 Cerulean Mazzarine|
|408 rings||24 Cerulean Mazzarine|
|592 rings||36 Cerulean Mazzarine|
As a ministry, the title of Kruidenkenner trademaster allows the holder to purchase quantities of Cerulean Mazzarine at a set price. The trademaster spends their money and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and resources are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.
This title is auctioned during the Spring Equinox.
The Kruidenkenner Magazijn
Built at Crown's Quay, on Longbeach, in Necropolis, the Kruidenkenner magazijn is a sturdy weirwood warehouse in the Sarcophan style, around which cluster a number of smaller buildings - a residence for the visiting merchants and a small office for overseeing day-to-day business. While the trademaster receives reasonable deals on the purchase of cerulean mazzarine, the kruidenkenner also use it as a base of operations for their own trades within Imperial borders - buying and selling herbs, potions, and drugs in Necropolis and much of the southern Empire.
These expert Sarcophan herbalists and apothecaries have made some additional agreements with the Imperial Ambassador that are worth reiterating. They have agreed that they will not use their Imperial warehouse to trade with any nation the Empire is at war with, nor trade goods purchased in the Empire to ports belonging to such people. They understand that this will restrict them from trading with the Grendel, but have little contact with other barbarian orc nations.
They have received assurances in return that the Empire agrees to give them a "grace period" of one season between declaring war on someone and the expectation they will cease trading. They have also made it clear that they reserve the right to end the arrangement with the Empire - giving up their trade enclave - with a season's notice, should they wish to do so.In both cases it would be the responsibility of the Kruidenkenner trademaster (or at a pinch the Ambassador to the Sarcophan Delves) to deal with such developments. A suitably worded winged messenger to Bedelaar Huisbaas Annike, The Tower of Crows, Sarcophan, Sarcophan Delves would be sufficient to discharge this obligation.
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.
|Spring Equinox 383YE||The Brass Coast||Dino i Erigo||4 thrones|
|Summer Solstice 382YE||The Brass Coast||Dino i Erigo|
This title is currently held by Dino i Erigo; it will be reelected at Spring 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.