Overview

The Merchant Prince of Misericorde Market is an Imperial title awarded to a League citizen.

Responsibilities

The Merchant Prince is responsible for ensuring that all business taking place at the Misericorde Market is above board, although the actual day-to-day running of the Market is handled by officers who are well paid for their work. In the event that the Market was threatened, they would be expected to deal with those threats; they might also be called on to make decisions about the broad policies of the Market.

Powers

Bounty from Misericorde

The Misericorde Market functions as a sinecure. The Merchant Prince of Misericorde Market receives 10 crowns, 5 measures of ambergelt and 12 random herbs each season.

Appointment

The Merchant Prince of Misericorde Market is selected by unanimous decision of the the League senators. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead.

The title can be held by any League citizen. The Merchant Prince has tenure, and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the League National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

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.

Recent Elections

The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.