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Overview

The Steward of the Sarvos Mana Exchange is an Imperial title awarded to a League citizen.

Responsibilities

The Steward is responsible for ensuring that all business taking place at the Sarvos Mana Exchange is above board, although the actual day-to-day running of the Exchange is handled by officers who are well paid for their work. In the event that the Exchange was threatened, they would be expected to deal with those threats; they might also be called on to make decisions about the broad policies of the Exchange such as whether certain nations or individuals should be prevented from trading, and so on. In return, the agents of the Exchange appraise the Steward of opportunities to purchase crystal mana at bargain prices.

Total Money SpentProduction
7 Crowns8 mana crystals
17 Crowns16 mana crystals
35 Crowns25 mana crystals
48 Crowns33 mana crystals

Powers

A Market for Mana

The Sarvos Mana Exchange is a ministry. The Steward can purchase quantities of crystal mana at a set price. The Steward makes their decision 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.

Appointment

The Steward of the Sarvos Mana Exchange is appointed during the Spring Equinox each year by unanimous decision of the senators of the League. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead.

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

Sarvos Mana Exchange

The Sarvos Mana Exchange was commissioned by Cesare Sanguineo Rezia Di Tassato of the Gilded Horn Carta during the Winter Solstice 381YE to take advantage of an opportunity to construct branches of the Tassato Mana Exchange in other League cities. The work was paid for and completed by Lorenzo 'La Volpe' of the Bloody Butchers Guild of Temeschwar whose construction of the great works known as Lorenzo's Legacies of Virtue had led to a significant increase in mana production.

The market follows a similar design to the Temeschwar Mana Exchange which was built at the same time. A four storey building with multi-levelled white granite porticoes houses the Exchange. Several sublevels house reinforced vaults and mithril-infused wards against scrying and intrusion. The business of the Mana Exchange is the sale and purchase of crystal mana. While many of the customers are League citizens, the Exchange is open to customers from across the Empire and beyond.

As with the Temeschwar branch, Lorenzo wanted to build the Exchange in or near a large meat market, but such things are not common in Sarvos proper - abattoirs and meat markets are much more common on the mainland . Rather the Mana Exchange stands on Salsiccia Street, a narrow avenue known for its artisanal butchers and gourmet sausage makers. As with other structures paid for by La Volpe, heraldry of the Butchers Guild and images of crossed cleavers and blood drops are prominently displayed throughout the building.

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.

SummitElected
Spring Equinox 383YELuciana Valesi di Sarvos

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Luciana Valesi di Sarvos; it will be reelected at Spring Equinox 384YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.