Steward of the Tassato Mana Exchange
The Steward is responsible for ensuring that all business taking place at the Tassato 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 Spent||Production|
|7 Crowns||8 mana crystals|
|17 Crowns||16 mana crystals|
|35 Crowns||25 mana crystals|
|48 Crowns||33 mana crystals|
|74 Crowns||42 mana crystals|
A Market for Mana
The Tassato 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.
Following the imposition of sanctions on trade with the Principalities of Jarm during the Winter Solstice 382YE, the price to purchase additional mana from Jarmish merchants increased by around a fifth.
The Steward of the Tassato Mana Exchange is appointed during the Summer Solstice 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.
Tassato Mana Exchange
The Mana Exchange was commissioned by Cesare Sanguineo Rezia Di Tassato of the Gilded Horn Carta during the Winter Solstice 379YE, and work completed shortly before the Summer Solstice 380YE. The physical structure occupies two connected, heavily , three-storey buildings in Tassato Mestra overlooking the river. It has its own private dock, and several heavily reinforced sub-levels with 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. There has already been some interest from Jarmish and Axou mana traders.
Despite early concerns about a mana exchange in Tassato (it opened during the mana shortage of Spring 380YE), the Exchange has been greeted with near universal approval by several guilds including both the prominent DeSousa Crystal Traders and their bitter rivals the DeMosca House of Mana.
Since Spring 381YE, a number of traders from the Principalities of Jarm have been using the Mana Exchange to engage in lucrative trade with the Empire. Operating form their lodge in Enterio, they significantly increased the volume of mana going through the ministry.
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.