Overview

The construction of the Arbor of the Twin Roses was commissioned by the Senate during the Winter Solstice 383YE and completed shortly before the Spring Equinox 384YE.

Responsibilities

The Voice of the Twin Roses is responsible for gathering and immortalising tales of true Love and true Glory not only across Dawn but in the wider Empire. They are also responsible for investigating stories of the spiritual powers of Love and Glory and demonstrating how these two ideals inspire, and in turn arise from, Virtue.

Powers

A Portion of Liao

The sinecure provides 9 measures of liao to the Voice each season, to be used as they see fit.

Voice in the Synod

The Voice may sit in the Imperial Synod, and possesses 18 votes in Synod affairs (or an additional 18 votes if they already have a congregation). They may use these votes in any assembly for which they are eligible.

Appointment

The Voice of the Twin Roses is a national position appointed by the Synod. It is elected by judgement of the National Assembly of Dawn each year during the Spring Equinox.

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

Arbor of the Twin Roses

The Arbor of the Twin Roses is located in Auvanne within sight of Endric's Hill to honour of the troubadour and exemplar Elayne Silverlark. Elayne is famous throughout the Empire for spreading tales of romance and adventure as well as stories of glory and heroism. Her stories were not solely those of the knights and witches of Dawn, however - according to legend she both took tales of her homeland to other nations and brought new stories of the glorious deeds of people in other nations to her countryfolk.

The structure consists of an extensive and beautiful garden surrounding two towers - one for Glory and one for Love - of fine white granite. These towers serve as repositories for tales, stories, and songs celebrating glory and love, and provide quarters for any troubadour who wish to visit.

Following the Spring Equinox, the architects installed a beautiful white marble plaque naming the citizens who helped pay for the construction of the Arbor. Each name is etched into the stone and then the writing illuminated with inlaid orichalcum. The whole thing is embellished with beautiful roses carved into the marble, all around the edges of the tablet.

SummitElectedVotes
Spring Equinox 384YEEstienne de Gauvain58 Votes

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Estienne de Gauvain; it will be reelected at Spring Equinox 385YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.