Overview

The Watcher of Britta's Pool was an Imperial title created by the Imperial Senate in Winter 379YE. The position of Watcher is a sinecure, requiring minimal responsibility but awarded a regular income of liao and votes in the Imperial Synod to reflect the many pilgrims making the visit to the pool.

Following the death of Empress Britta in 376YE, heroic efforts recovered her body and many of her effects from the Thule barbarians. The body was interred in the swamps of Kallavesa while her personal accouterments were placed in a shrine of white granite in Necropolis. In Autumn 379YE, a delegation of Highborn and Winterfolk visited the shrine and removed the personal effects of the Young Empress and reunite them with her body in the swamps. The Pool was created to support the many pilgrims from Wintermark and beyond to allow them to visit Britta's resting place in safety.

Responsibilities

The Watcher oversees the pool dedicated to the memory of the dead Empress, and ensures the grove is not disturbed.

Powers

A Portion of Liao

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

Voice in the Synod

The Watcher of Britta's Pool 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 they are eligible for.

Appointment

The Watcher of Britta's Tomb is chosen by a judgement of appointment in the Wintermark national assembly.

The title may only be held by a Wintermark citizen. The Watcher of Britta's Pool has tenure, and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Wintermark National Assembly, and the Assembly of the Nine.

SummitElected
Autumn Equinox 381YEGunnbrand Ironwill
Spring Equinox 380YEEldeen Wulfsdottir

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Gunnbrand Ironwill. This title has tenure, the occupant may hold the title until it is revoked, they die or they relinquish the position. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.