Overview

A ministry is an Imperial title that empowers the holder to purchase one or more valuable resources. The Imperial Senate can create ministries that allow the title holder to exchange money for herbs, liao, mana crystals or materials such as green iron or weltsilver.

Many ministries have been appointed over the years with specific goals or the support of specific structures in mind. A ministry differs from a sinecure in a number of ways, but the most obvious is that the sinecure provides a specific income of set materials, while a ministry is potentially able to purchase large amounts of material as their needs and opportunities dictate.

Ministries may be appointed for life or re-elected annually.

Downtime

Each downtime, a character who controls a ministry will have the option to spend money from their inventory to buy the materials the ministry provides. Each minister has a specific set of options as to what they may purchase and at what price. Ministers spend their money and make their choices during downtime from their character page. Resources purchased are placed in the inventory when the downtime is processed. The specific choices the character can make depend on the nature of the ministerial position and the number of wains spent setting the position up.

You can always use a ministry, even if you weren't able to attend the previous event.

For example, a minister who is appointed to operate a vast Mana market in Morrow might have the choice of whether to buy 21 mana crystals for 18 crowns; 42 mana crystals for 36 crowns; or 63 mana crystals for 54 crowns. They could not spend 9 crowns to buy 7 mana crystals.

Senate Commissions

The Imperial Senate may pass a motion for the construction of an establishment that allows the purchase of herbs, resources or similar. This motion automatically results in the creation of a ministry once the construction is complete.

It is also possible for the Senate to pass a motion to upgrade a ministry, increasing the benefits that it provides.

Costs

  • Materials: Variable (minimum 12 wains)
  • Time: 3 months to construct per 50 wains of materials used
  • Labour: 3 crowns per wain
  • Upkeep: None

The more resources are devoted to constructing a ministry, the more resources can be purchased each downtime. Under normal circumstances, the material required will be the one associated with upgrading an equivalent personal resource. For example, at least 12 wains of mithril is required to create a ministry that allows the purchase of mana crystals.

In addition to the wains required, it costs 3 crowns per wain to pay for labour and skills to complete the construction.

12 Wains

Purchase Price Ingots Herbs Mana Crystals
140 Rings 12 16 8
340 Rings 24 33 16
600 Rings 36 50 25

16 Wains

Purchase Price Ingots Herbs Mana Crystals
140 Rings 12 16 8
340 Rings 24 33 16
600 Rings 36 50 25
920 Rings 48 67 33

20 Wains

Purchase Price Ingots Herbs Mana Crystals
140 Rings 12 16 8
340 Rings 24 33 16
600 Rings 36 50 25
920 Rings 48 67 33
1300 Rings 60 84 42

The tables shows some standard purchase costs for a range of different sized ministries. For example a ministry created by the Senate using 16 wains of mithril could allow the purchase of 8, 16, 25, or 33 mana crystals each season. There is no upper limit on how many wains can be used to construct a ministry; provided at least 12 wains are used, then any amount can be spent to build it.

Limitations

It is not possible to create a ministry which allows the purchase of ilium, liao, mithril, weirwood, or white granite without a suitable opportunity.

Although a ministry produces items like a personal resource, it cannot be upgraded or diversified in the same way a personal resource can. The only options available are what materials to buy. A ministry that produces liao will not come with an option to sell that liao in downtime, a ministry that produces green iron cannot be paid to produce more in the way a green iron mine could.

Ministries are not affected by rituals that target a personal resource. A ritual that increases the production of a green iron mine will not affect a ministry that produces green iron.

Responsibility

Any citizen who is granted a ministry is expected to be responsible for any problems that might beset the resources represented by the ministry. For example, if bandit raiders are threatening the mines overseen by the Dhomiro of the Cinnabar Hills, then the Empire will expect that citizen to deal with the problem.

Current Ministries

This table includes all ministries which are active and have been appointed in recent times. For a full list of title holders see here. This list was last updated following the Winter Solstice 385YE.

MinistryLocationAppointmentEligibilityElectionOccupant
Assayer's GuildLocul, TemeschwarBourse VoteLeague PositionSpringMarcus Von Temeschwar
Aviary of IshalSkymark, KallavesaSenate AppointmentWintermark PositionAutumnThe Shaman
Black TabletHighrod, NecropolisDeclaration Of CandidacyImperial PositionBy candidacyLady Claudia Varkulova Remys
Boar's MarketWinterbourne, AstolatBourse VoteDawnish PositionWinterGuy Grimbold-Antenucci
Brokerage of Holt SteadingHoltford, MiarenSenate AppointmentNavarr PositionSummerTwyll Eternal
Butterfly HoltSrodkoja, MiekarovaDeclaration Of CandidacyImperial PositionBy candidacyVasilmir Radovanovna Esskivic
Cinderpath ExchangeMareholm, CasineaBourse VoteHighborn PositionSummerAsael
Cinnabar HillsBraydon's Jasse, KahramanBourse VoteFreeborn PositionAutumnIñez i Azul-Mar i Erigo
Concordium DockLimus, RedoubtBourse AuctionImperial PositionSummerGasparo Conzaga Di Temischwar
Crucible of FateIteri, ZenithBourse VoteUrizeni PositionSummerBartimaeus
Deep PlaceBrez, VolodmartzSenate AppointmentVarushkan PositionWinterMarzanna Verchernyaya Zorya
Docks of KorotnyMalimorzi, KarovBourse VoteVarushkan PositionWinterTriska Markova
Docks of Lake FeverwaterEast Ashes, TheruninSenate AppointmentNavarr PositionHas tenureEosffair Farwalker
Elosian DocksNaris, RedoubtBourse VoteUrizeni PositionSpringSpyridonakes of the Lighthouse at Nikephoros
Grand Market of MeadeMeade March, MitwoldBourse VoteMarcher PositionWinterSebastian Shaw
Great Harbour of ElosNaris, RedoubtBourse AuctionImperial PositionAutumnTalia Seaboar
Greenforest FairElvette, SemmerholmSynod JudgementDawnish PositionAutumnArlen Foreman-Smith
Hall of the SevenSerenael, MiarenSenate AppointmentNavarr PositionAutumnCorwyn Heartsbane
Healing House of Wittal GroveWittal Grove, KallavesaSenate AppointmentWintermark PositionWinterNora
House of SpiritsMareholm, CasineaBourse VoteHighborn PositionSpringRinnah
Hufi's GardenKallavesa Marsh, KallavesaSenate AppointmentWintermark PositionAt the next summitVacant
HyljehalSkymark, KallavesaSenate AppointmentWintermark PositionSummerRaal Dunn
Imperial War OfficesSyrwatch, CasineaMilitary Council AppointmentImperial PositionAutumnHector Smith
Invisible Cord BrokerageSerenael, MiarenBourse VoteNavarr PositionWinterRhys Nighthaven
Iron TowerDuzekani, KarovBourse VoteVarushkan PositionAutumnVladimir Sasha Volkov
Kalpaheim TradehallKalpamark, HahnmarkBourse VoteWintermark PositionSummerBenny
KauppahallValasmark, HahnmarkBourse VoteWintermark PositionSpringVauraus Korppitkotka
Ketsov Trade ExchangeGalath Fields, OssiumBourse VoteVarushkan PositionSummerJereni Hinda Bogdanov
Kostjyas RespiteBittershore, OssiumBourse VoteVarushkan PositionSpringKostjya
Kruidenkenner TrademasterLongbeach, NecropolisBourse AuctionImperial PositionSpringAelthrik Dunning
Marracossa SenditoTorres, MadrugaBourse VoteFreeborn PositionSpringKarg i Estrico i Erigo
Master of the Clearing HouseTassato Mestra, TassatoSenate AppointmentLeague PositionSummerCosimo Sanguineo Rezia Di Tassato
Mayor of CaricomareCigno, SarvosSenate AppointmentLeague PositionSpringGrimandi Vascello di Sarvos
Maze of ZoriaMieriada, MiekarovaSynod JudgementVarushkan PositionAutumnIllya Nikovitch Volkov
Mines of GulhuleEstermark, SkarsindBourse VoteImperial Orc PositionSpringIrontide Flax
Misericorde MarketHolfried, HolbergSenate AppointmentLeague PositionHas tenureJonah Yakovitch
Northbound TrademasterHanuri, TemeschwarBourse VoteLeague PositionSummerAntonio Benedito Altassato
Overseer of the Westward RoadDuzekani, KarovBourse VoteVarushkan PositionWinterVlodikaz Ivarovich Vardovich (known as Vlod)
Palace of OriebDrownbark Forest, OssiumSenate AppointmentVarushkan PositionWinterNikolai Desovich Patazca
Parador of DustJade Range, KahramanBourse VoteFreeborn PositionAutumnNemi i Riqueza
Peakedge BrokeragePeakedge Song, TheruninSenate AppointmentNavarr PositionSummerLith
Penumbral WatcherNaris, RedoubtDeclaration Of CandidacyImperial PositionBy candidacyIzora Highwind
Preceptor of the Skarsind College of WarcastingEstermark, SkarsindBourse VoteImperial Orc PositionSpringBloodcrow Rakk
Quaymaster of the Black SailsLongbeach, NecropolisBourse AuctionImperial PositionAutumnDamiàn i Martàn i Erigo
Root and Stem ApothecariumMeade March, MitwoldBourse VoteMarcher PositionSummerBradwin Barlymaine
Sarcombe Metal MarketSouthmoor, MournwoldSenate AppointmentMarcher PositionAt the next summitVacant
Sarcophan MooringLestasny, KarskBourse VoteVarushkan PositionSpringVladimir Vladirovich Reznikov
Steward of the Sarvos Mana ExchangeCigno, SarvosSenate AppointmentLeague PositionSpringMarsilio Cellini Crivelli di Sarvos
Steward of the Tassato Mana ExchangeTassato Mestra, TassatoSenate AppointmentLeague PositionSummerMagnus Carolus Sanguino Rezia di Tassato
Stinking MarketDrownbark Forest, OssiumSenate AppointmentVarushkan PositionWinterDorys Delgorokov
Stones from BloodMiarenSenate AppointmentNavarr PositionWinterSianu
Sybella Cross Physician's HallSybella Cross, BastionSenate AppointmentHighborn PositionHas tenureAsher of Cantiarch's Hold
Temeschwar Otkodov Mana ExchangeHanuri, TemeschwarBourse VoteLeague PositionSummerMarco Colombo di Foracci
Temeschwar University Department of ArchitectureHanuri, TemeschwarBourse VoteLeague PositionSummerLaughlan Vi Temeschwar
The Meat and Mana Market of TemeschwarHanuri, TemeschwarSenate AppointmentLeague PositionSpringValentino Fontana di Sarvos
Tolvoli SlaughterhouseMieriada, MiekarovaBourse VoteVarushkan PositionAutumnMisha Klubnika Alexandrovich Petrov
Torfast Trading PostSouthpine, SkarsindBourse VoteImperial Orc PositionSpringRingforge Kerath
Trees and Hills Merchant HallKarskBourse VoteVarushkan PositionWinterAskien Alanovich Vesimerov
Treji WayhouseThe Glen of Shadows, HercyniaBourse VoteNavarr PositionSummerBerwyn Dancingleaf
Triosk Metal ExchangeLivardz, VolodmartzBourse VoteVarushkan PositionWinterLechovitch-Roza
Weavers' MarketEstermark, SkarsindBourse VoteImperial Orc PositionWinterSandviper Ret
Wunderkind WoodsHolmauer, HolbergSenate AppointmentLeague PositionAt the next summitVacant

Former Ministries

These are ministries that have been appointed in recent times but are no longer active. This happens automatically if a ministry is abrogated by the Imperial Senate but in most cases it is because the commission has been captured or destroyed by barbarians.

MinistryLocationAppointmentEligibility
Broken Shore MarketLimus, RedoubtBourse VoteUrizeni Position
Celesti LighthouseOranseri, FerozSenate AppointmentFreeborn Position
Mistress of the Glass ParadorSiroc Plains, MadrugaBourse VoteFreeborn Position
Overseer of the Cavabianca DockCigno, SarvosBourse VoteLeague Position
Parador of Salt and SandLightsea, MadrugaBourse VoteFreeborn Position
Prime Factor of the Pallas DocksLimus, RedoubtBourse AuctionImperial Position
Sanctuary of the JusticarsCazar Straits, FerozSynod JudgementFreeborn Position
Spiral EnvoyCinon, SpiralBourse VoteUrizeni Position
Vizier of the Incarnadine SatchelMorajasse, FerozBourse VoteFreeborn Position