The Wisdom of the Tenebrous Path is an Imperial title awarded to a citizen of Navarr created by the Senate in Winter 383YE. The position of Wisdom is a sinecure, producing mana crystals each season.

Following the Autumn Equinox 385YE Eurion Firekeeper funded a series of designs incorporating weltsilver to track the flow of the currents of mana flowing through the Tenebrous Path as part of the opportunity presented in the Shining like fire wind of fortune.


The Wisdom of the Tenebrous Path has no particular responsibilities, they simply receive an income of valuable mana crystals each season. If the sinecure were to be threatened in any way, it would be the responsibility of the Wisdom to deal with those threats.


Bounty of Mana

The Wisdom of the Tenebrous Path has custodianship of a sinecure. They receive an income of 11 mana crystals each season.


The Wisdom of the Tenebrous Path is appointed during the Autumn Equinox each year. It is selected by unanimous decision of the Navarr generals. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Military Council instead.

The title can be held by any Navarr citizen. The Wisdom serves until the next scheduled election. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the Navarr National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

The Tenebrous Path

The Tenebrous Path is made up of eight small halls clustered in a glade of young oak trees. The main hall is larger than the others and primarily serves to welcome and introduce new visitors. At one end of the hall there is a statue of a changeling with a small plaque bearing the following "Our oaths are our choice, given freely to walk the shadowed road to whatever end. Let your oath stand testimony to all that you are. A thorn once, always, until the very end." Each of the other halls serve as an academy dedicated to the study and understanding of warfare, with experienced thorns and vates on hand to offer advice and guidance.

The mana crystals that form in the mithril bowls of the Tenebrous Path are noted for their rich crimson colouration, which some guides suggest should serve as a reminder for the cost of blood in war.

Autumn Equinox 385YEEurion "Mr Cambion" Firekeeper
Autumn Equinox 384YEGwennan Larksong

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Eurion "Mr Cambion" Firekeeper; it will be reelected at Autumn Equinox 386YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.

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.