Overview

The Raven Seer is an Imperial title awarded to a citizen of Wintermark. It is a national position appointed by unanimous decision of the Wintermark senators.

The Aviary of Ishal was reconstructed following a motion in the Senate, proposed by the Senator for Kallavesa. The Aviary is in southern Skymark, the furthest of the three settlements round the lake at the heart of Kallavesa. According to the tales of the scops, this is where the wise go to read the future in the flight of birds and the night skies. It’s a place for learning - of the future and of yourself. For many years the mystics of Ishal have studied the omens and worked together to decipher them.

Responsibilities

The Raven Seer serves as the representative of the mystics of Ishal in Anvil.

Powers

Total Money SpentMagpie Infusion
55 Rings1 dose
120 Rings2 doses
200 Rings3 doses
Total Money SpentRavenwing Infusion
112 Rings1 dose
250 Rings2 doses
410 Rings3 doses
Total Money SpentGoosewhisper Infusion
120 Rings1 dose
260 Rings2 doses
420 Rings3 doses

Infusions of the Mystics

As a ministry, the title of Raven Seer allows the holder to purchase infusions at a set price. The Seer spends their money and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and infusions are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.

Bounty of Goosewhisper

The Raven Seer receives a bounty of five doses of Goosewhisper Infusion each season to use as they see fit.

Parliament of Owls

The Raven Seer is the custodian of the ritual text for the Parliament of Owls, a ritual codified during the reign of Emperor Nicovar. The ritual allows the Raven Seer to communicate a question to the mystics of Ishal. If the mystics are asked an appropriate question, if they are asked to look into some issue of current affairs that affects Wintermark, then they will study the omens and report what they can find on the matter to the Raven Seer.

Appointment

The Raven Seer is appointed during the Autumn Equinox each year. It is chosen by unanimous decision of the senators of Wintermark. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead.

The title can be held by any Wintermark citizen. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Wintermark National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

The mystics of Ishal have made clear that they would prefer the Raven Seer be a mystic of the Kallavesi tradition, trusting to the Wintermark senators to ensure that this is the case.

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.