The Merchant to Skoura is an Imperial title awarded to a citizen of Urizen. It is a national position appointed by unanimous decision of the Urizen senators.The Skouran Trade Enclave was commissioned during the Autumn Equinox 383YE and work was finished shortly before the Spring Equinox 384YE. Following the Spring Equinox 385YE, the Axou closed the offices of the Merchant to Skoura, angry at both their erstwhile allies and the Empire for their roll in the failure of the Tsark raid. The title still exists, but receives no access to the ministry established in Axos.


The Merchant to Skoura worked alongside Axou traders in the Towers of Kantor in providing dragonbone for trade with the miners of the Skouran hills.


Wealth of Skoura

The Merchant to Skoura previously had access to a ministry, allowing the holder to purchase quantities of special materials at a set price.


The Merchant to Skoura is appointed during the Spring Equinox each year. It is chosen by unanimous decision of the Urizen 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 Urizen citizen. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Urizen 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.

Spring Equinox 384YEAspasia of Netherwatch Spire

Recent Elections

This tile is no longer being elected as the Bourse seat it oversaw is not in Imperial hands. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.