The Mistress of the Dust Parador is an Imperial title awarded to a citizen of the Brass Coast. Parador of Dust was commissioned by the Imperial Senate during the Winter Solstice 383YE and completed shortly before the Spring Equinox 384YE.

Prior to the popular change prompted by the Brass Coast National Assembly, only those captains of fleets that had engaged in privateering during the previous year could vote for the Mistress of the Dust Parador. This changed shortly before the Spring Equinox 384YE and now every captain of a fleet in the Brass Coast has a say in who will hold the title.

The Freeborn national assembly believe it is a prosperous act to seek out the opportunity to build a mithril exchange in Kahraman.

Efinia i Maristella i Riqueza, Freeborn Assembly, Spring 383YE, Upheld (176 - 0 Greater Majority).

Following the successful commission and construction of the Cinderpath Exchange in Casinea, the attention of the Freeborn turned to the rich hills of Serra Briante and Serra Damata. The peaks were already the site of both the Great Mine of Briante and the Damatian Cliffs, and are dotted with smaller mines. The mountains are abundant with precious metals, and it is not unusual that news of a miner striking a thin vein of mithril would reach the town of Damata.

When the first rumblings around the Cinderpath Exchange began among the Highborn, there were some in the Brass Coast who immediately saw an opportunity. The i Liscano are a small family these days, but they have illustrious roots - their ancestors were among the first trailblazers to try and settle in Kahraman. Their parador stands in a plum location in the western Jade Range alongside one of the major roads leading down toward Segura and Madruga, perfectly positioned to encourage miners fresh from the mountains to trade their valuable ore in return not only for excellent prices but also an opportunity to rest in finely appointed surroundings.

The designs of the dhomiro of the Liscano family, Leticia i Liscano i Guerra, artfully weave the dual nature of such a construction, taking into account the necessity for a central storage warehouse, along with sufficiently comfortable rooms to entice traders and merchants. By leaning into, and drawing inspiration from, the almost stark nature of the warehouse, Leticia has made the surrounding parador a thing of beauty in comparison.

The Parador of Dust allows quarry and mine owners to bring their mithril Bourse notes here and exchange them for an honest price. Those using the exchange are secure in the knowledge that not only are they enriching themselves, and receiving a just reward for their Prosperity, by selling to their countryfolk they would know that the mithril would go towards supporting the Brass Coast.

In 385YE around the time of the appraisal into Kahraman, the territory faced significant problems with raiders during which the Mistress lost access to the top two ranks of their ministry. This problem was alleviated in Summer 385YE when the Senate opted to fund caravan guards to secure the territory.


The Mistress of the Dust Parador is responsible for using the mithril purchased from the families of Kahraman for the benefit of the Freeborn. If the Parador of Dust were to be threatened in any way, it would be the responsibility of the Mistress to deal with those threats. Likewise, if any particular opportunity were to arise related to the Parador, the Mistress would expect to be consulted as to how that opportunity might be resolved.



100 Crowns5 wains of mithril
196 Crowns9 wains of mithril
277 Crowns12 wains of mithril
335 Crowns14 wains of mithril
365 Crowns15 wains of mithril

As a ministry, the title of Mistress of the Dust Parador allows the holder to purchase wains of mithril at a set price. The Mistress makes their decision on how much money to spend 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 appointed during the Autumn Equinox. The Mistress of the Dust Parador is appointed by citizens of the Brass Coast who control fleet personal resources. The voting is handled by the civil servants in the Bourse.

Only a Brass Coast citizen may hold the title. They do not receive a seat on the Bourse. As a title appointed through the Bourse they cannot be revoked by the Imperial Synod.

Nemi i Riqueza, Mistress of the Dust Parador
Autumn Equinox 385YENemi i Riqueza433 Votes
Autumn Equinox 384YENemisio (Nemi)238 Votes
Spring Equinox 384YEBakar i Riqueza464 Votes

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Nemi i Riqueza; it will be reelected at Autumn Equinox 386YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.

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.