Patron of the Pavilion
The Patron of the Pavilion is an Imperial title created by the Imperial Senate in Autumn 383YE. The position of patron is a sinecure, requiring minimal responsibility but offering a regular income of liao, and votes in the Imperial Synod.
The Patron oversees the Pavilion on Looking Glass Lake in Holberg. If the Pavilion were to be threatened, it would be the responsibility of the Patron to face those threats; likewise should any opportunity related to the Pavilion arise the Patron would decide how to respond.
Bounty of Liao
The sinecure provides ten measures of liao to the Patron each season, to be used as they see fit.
Voice in the Synod
Pavilion on Looking Glass Lake
The pavilion has recently been a haven for those wishing to engage in strident debate, especially about the nature of the eternals and the use of magic in the Empire. Following the curse that has warped the surrounding landscape, the pavilion has become the centre of an inspirational aura that encourages visitors to "think of the actions that made them who they are, and to consider the actions necessary to become the person they want to be". There is no obvious source for the aura - which appears to be spiritual in nature. The students, virtuous pilgrims, and others who visit the pavilion now look to the Bishop of Looking Glass Lake for advice and guidance on matters of virtue.
The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.