Weigher of Worth
The Weigher of Worth is an Imperial title awarded to an Imperial Orc citizen. The sinecure was announced in Summer 381YE, by Azzam i Zaydan i Requeza, using an Imperial Wayleave. It brings with it custodianship of a sinecure located in the mountains of eastern Gildermark, called the Halls of Worth. The halls provide a bounty of crystal mana.
The Weigher of Worth is expected to use the crystal mana they receive to seek out new items of worth, and to deliver them into the right hands.To aid with this they receive a bounty of crystal mana from the Halls of Worth. If the Halls themselves were to be threatened in any way, it would be the responsibility of the Weigher to deal with those threats - but also to deal with any opportunity to expand the sinecure, or to make any decisions about its operation.
The Weigher of Worth is also charged with helping organise the Anvil Night of Worth celebration that takes place each year during the Spring Equinox.
As a sinecure, the Weigher of Worth receives an income drawn from several mana sites in the caves near the Halls.
The holder of the sinecure receives nine crystals of mana each season.
The title can be held by any Imperial Orc citizen. The Weigher of Worth has tenure, and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Imperial Orcs National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.
The Halls of Worth
The Halls of Worth are located on a high mountain over looking Gildenheim, the capital and heart of Skarsind, not far from the Brilliant Shore. The relatively inhospitable location of the Hall is seen as an advantage. Any orc who wishes to travel there and consult the oathwrights who call the Halls home must first undertake a tiring trek up into the mountains - the path is well marked but far from easy.
The Halls are built in an area known for frigid caves, where the flows of mana are particularly strong. Several covens of Imperial Orc magicians, primarily of the oathwright tradition tend the Halls and gather mana from the caves. The majority of the mana is claimed for their own use,but a portion is set aside for the Weigher of Worth to aid them in their search for new items that can be used to inspire future generations of Imperial Orcs. The Halls extend an open invitation to any oathwright to come and visit, to discuss the arcane and spiritual philosophies of worth and the nature of bonding. In addition to regular visits from orc magicians, the Halls also see occasional visits from Varushkan volhov with similar interests who brave the significantly more arduous climb into the peaks of Skarsind from the Karov side.
Younger orcs looking for help in building their legend, or older orcs who wish to strengthen themselves to resist the pull of the Howling Abyss are encouraged to travel to the Halls of Worth, or to consult the Weigher of Worth for guidance. The Halls maintain a small collection of items with historical import, but they are not intended as a museum, but as a place of learning and study.
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This title is currently held by Tulva. 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.