Limonos of the Astral Observatory, Prelate of Adelmar's Shrine


The Prelate of Adelmar's Shrine is an Imperial title appointed by the Assembly of Ambition. The Academy of Arms was commissioned by the Imperial Senate during the Spring Equinox 385YE as part of an opportunity to create a place of pilgrimage.


The Prelate of Adelmar's Shrine has a responsibility to protect the pilgrims who visit the Academy. In addition, if the Academy of Arms were to be threatened in any way, it would be the responsibility of the Prelate to deal with those threats.


A Portion of Liao

The sinecure provides 12 doses of liao to the Prelate each season, to be used as they see fit.

Gifts of Martial Prowess

The Academy of Arms is home to many accomplished artisans who work to provide support to those taking part in training. These artisans have committed to providing the Prelate with a set of magic items across the year for them to bestow on those looking to improve themselves. The Prelate of Aldemar's Shrine receives a Lowther's Gaze at the Spring Equinox, Greensteel Bracelets at the Summer Solstice, and an Alder's Edge at the Autumn Equinox.

Academy Training

The Prelate can allow a single military unit to train in the gymnasium and palaestra. The Prelate can grant permission to a single military unit to train there each season. At the end of that time, the starting military unit is upgraded by one rank to reflect the gain in skills and training. A military unit that is already upgraded is unable to gain the benefits. To use this power the Prelate player should email with the CID of the owner of the military unit being upgraded that season.

Bearer of Arete's Promise

During the Autumn Equinox 385YE the Imperial Conclave voted to endow the Arete's Promise, an artefact Alder's Edge, to the Prelate of Adelmar's Shrine adding it to the regalia of the title.

Academy of Arms

The Academy has a large gymnasium and palaestra where students can train and study. Along the back wall of the palaestra is a series of frescoes honouring those who were instrumental in the expansion of the Academy; a wolf with butterfly wings to honour Ranae de Rondell who was responsible for the Academy's consecration; a mighty lighthouse on a desolate rock to honour the Lighthouse at Nikephoros and a bright sun partially occluded by a dense web, rising over two mountains to honour Laelius of the Waxing Sun who provided the wains for the Academy's expansion.

Visitors are able to take part in the lessons the Academy offers alongside the existing students. There is extensive accommodation to house the many visitors and a small auditorium where the resident priest can deliver sermons on the life and achievements of Adelmar. The structure serves as a grand site of pilgrimage, attracting devotees of Ambition not only from across the Empire but from across the known world.


The Prelate of Adelmar's Shrine is a virtue position which is appointed by judgement of the Ambition assembly each year during the Summer Solstice.

The title can be held by any Imperial citizen. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Ambition Virtue Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

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Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Limonos of the Astral Observatory; it will be reelected at the next summit. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.