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{{CaptionedImage|file=RicardoDiTasetto.jpg|caption=The Ambassador to [[Faraden]] has [[authority]] to represent the<br/>Empire in dealings with the western nation.|title=Ricardo Almieda Desmondo di Tasetto (R) was appointed the first Ambassdor to Faraden in Autumn 379YE.|align=left|width=600}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=RicardoDiTasetto.jpg|caption=The Ambassador to [[Faraden]] represents the Empire in dealings with the [[Faraden]]. Quick wits and a sincere manner may prove<br/>to be valuable qualities when dealing with ambassadors from that [[Malign spiritual presences#Vengeance| notoriously touchy]] western nation.|title=Ricardo Almieda Desmondo di Tasetto (R) was appointed the first Ambassdor to Faraden in Autumn 379YE.|align=right|width=600}}
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
The Ambassador to Faraden is an [[Imperial title]]. It is an Imperial position appointed by the [[Imperial Senate]].
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The Ambassador to Faraden is an [[Imperial title]]. It is an Imperial position appointed by the [[Imperial Senate]]. The agreement to construct an official [[embassy]] was contingent on the liberation of [[Segura]], and the repair of the [[Segura#The Towers of Anduz|Towers of Anduz]]. Without these two achievements, the Empire had no ability to protect trade routes (and avenues for diplomatic envoys) through the northern Lasambrian Hills. Construction of a Faraden embassy in [[Segura#Anduz|Anduz]] was [[Construct_Faraden_embassy|commissioned]] by the Senate in Winter 378YE and completed shortly after the Summer Solstice 379YE.
  
The agreement to construct an official embassy was contingent on the liberation of [[Segura]], and the repair of the [[Segura#The Towers of Anduz|Towers of Anduz]]. Without these two achievements, the Empire had no ability to protect trade routes (and avenues for diplomatic envoys) through the northern Lasambrian Hills.
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Shortly before the Winter Solstice 382YE, Anduz was conquered by the Lasambrian Jotun, and the embassy is now in their hands. Until it is liberated, the ambassador will be unable to enjoy their [[Ambassador_to_Faraden#Faraden_Merchants|access to Faraden merchants]].
  
 
==Responsibilities==
 
==Responsibilities==
The ambassador is expected to represent the Empire in relations with the [[Faraden]].
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The [[ambassador]]  is expected to represent the Empire in relations with the people of [[Faraden]]. They have all the responsibilities [[Ambassador#Responsibilities|common]] to an Imperial ambassador.
 
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===Consequence===
 
Foreign dignitaries expect Imperial Ambassadors to speak on behalf of the Empire. On some occasions, the Senate has granted an ambassador the right to declare war or peace with a foreign nation. However regardless of what powers the Senate has chosen to vest in the office, most visitors will assume that the ambassadors words carry the weight of the Empire and respond accordingly. An ambassador may not be able to declare war on behalf of the Empire - but history has shown that they can cause a foreign nation to declare war on the Empire - if suitably provoked.
 
 
 
 
==Powers==
 
==Powers==
===Authority===
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===Imperial Ambassador to Faraden===
The civil service provide support to allow the ambassador to speak on behalf of the Empire when dealing with foreign dignitaries from the relevant nation. If the visitors are present at the summit and have requested an official audience, then the Senate room is made available for use by the Ambassador at least once. The ambassador is expected to receive guests from the Imperial throne and to decide on who will be present in the chamber during this audience.
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The title has all the [[Ambassador#Powers|common powers]] of an ambassador: they receive a [[Ambassador#Briefing|briefing]], can receive a formal [[Ambassador#Delegation|delegation]], and may prepare a [[Ambassador#Treaty|treaty]].
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===Faraden Merchants===
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The [[embassy]] in Segura means that the ambassador enjoys the benefits of [[Ambassador#Mercantile_Support|mercantile support]] from traders keen to curry their favour. As a [[ministry]], this allows them to purchase quantities of special materials at a set price. The ambassador spends their money and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and resources are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.
  
===Ministry===
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The production of the ministry is related to the operation the [[Segura#The Towers of Anduz|Towers of Anduz]] in [[Segura]].
As a [[ministry]], the title of Ambassador to Faraden allows the holder to purchase quantities of special materials at a set price. The ambassador spends their money and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and resources are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.
 
  
The production of the ministry is related to the operation the [[Segura#The Towers of Anduz|Towers of Anduz]] in [[Segura]]..
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Following the [[Ratify Liberty Pact|imposition]] of [[Tariffs#Sanctions|sanctions]] on trade with [[Faraden]] in Winter 382YE the cost to benefit from the [[ministry]] increased by roughly a fifth.
  
<table><tr><td style="background-color: LightBlue;">Total Money Spent</td><td style="background-color: LightBlue;">Production</td></tr>
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<table style="width: 500px; float: right; clear: right; margin: 10px;"><tr><th style="background-color: LightBlue;">Total Money Spent</th><th style="background-color: LightBlue;">Production</th></tr>
<tr><td>8 Crowns</td><td>4 True Vervain, 2 Imperial Roseweald, 5 Weltsilver, 3 Orichalcum, 2 Tempest Jade, 2 Green Iron</td></tr>
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<tr><td>192 Rings</td><td>4 True Vervain, 2 Imperial Roseweald, 5 Weltsilver, 3 Orichalcum, 2 Tempest Jade, 2 Green Iron</td></tr>
<tr><td>30 Crowns</td><td>12 True Vervain, 6 Imperial Roseweald, 15 Weltsilver, 9 Orichalcum, 6 Tempest Jade, 6 Green Iron</td></tr>
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<tr><td>720 Rings</td><td>12 True Vervain, 6 Imperial Roseweald, 15 Weltsilver, 9 Orichalcum, 6 Tempest Jade, 6 Green Iron</td></tr>
<tr><td>60 Crowns</td><td>20 True Vervain, 10 Imperial Roseweald, 25 Weltsilver, 15 Orichalcum, 10 Tempest Jade, 10 Green Iron</td></tr>
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<tr><td>1440 Rings</td><td>20 True Vervain, 10 Imperial Roseweald, 25 Weltsilver, 15 Orichalcum, 10 Tempest Jade, 10 Green Iron</td></tr>
 
</table>
 
</table>
 
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==Selection==
 
This title is appointed during the Autumn Equinox. The ambassador is [[Appointments_by_the_Senate#Appointment|appointed]] by the Imperial Senate.
 
 
Any Imperial character may hold the title.
 
 
==Removal==
 
The ambassador to Faraden is appointed every year. They can be [[revocation|revoked]] by the General Assembly or the Council of Nine of the [[Imperial Synod]].
 
 
==History==
 
Construction of a Faraden embassy in [[#Segura#Anduz|Anduz]] was [[Construct_Faraden_embassy|commissioned]] by the Senate in Winter 378YE and completed shortly after the Summer Solstice 379YE. The first ambassador, Ricardo di Tassato, was [[Appoint_Faraden_ambassador|appointed]] at the Autumn Equinox that same year.
 
  
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==Appointment==
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The Ambassador to Faraden is an Imperial position [[Appointments_by_the_Senate#Imperial_Position|appointed by the Senate]]. Any Imperial citizen can hold this title, and the ambassador serves for a year. They can be [[Revocation|revoked]] by the [[Assembly#General_Assembly|General Assembly]] and by the [[Assembly#Assembly_of_the_Nine|Assembly of the Nine]].
 
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Latest revision as of 18:18, 30 July 2020

Ricardo Almieda Desmondo di Tasetto (R) was appointed the first Ambassdor to Faraden in Autumn 379YE.
The Ambassador to Faraden represents the Empire in dealings with the Faraden. Quick wits and a sincere manner may prove
to be valuable qualities when dealing with ambassadors from that notoriously touchy western nation.

Overview

The Ambassador to Faraden is an Imperial title. It is an Imperial position appointed by the Imperial Senate. The agreement to construct an official embassy was contingent on the liberation of Segura, and the repair of the Towers of Anduz. Without these two achievements, the Empire had no ability to protect trade routes (and avenues for diplomatic envoys) through the northern Lasambrian Hills. Construction of a Faraden embassy in Anduz was commissioned by the Senate in Winter 378YE and completed shortly after the Summer Solstice 379YE.

Shortly before the Winter Solstice 382YE, Anduz was conquered by the Lasambrian Jotun, and the embassy is now in their hands. Until it is liberated, the ambassador will be unable to enjoy their access to Faraden merchants.

Responsibilities

The ambassador is expected to represent the Empire in relations with the people of Faraden. They have all the responsibilities common to an Imperial ambassador.

Powers

Imperial Ambassador to Faraden

The title has all the common powers of an ambassador: they receive a briefing, can receive a formal delegation, and may prepare a treaty.

Faraden Merchants

The embassy in Segura means that the ambassador enjoys the benefits of mercantile support from traders keen to curry their favour. As a ministry, this allows them to purchase quantities of special materials at a set price. The ambassador spends their money and makes their choices during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and resources are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.

The production of the ministry is related to the operation the Towers of Anduz in Segura.

Following the imposition of sanctions on trade with Faraden in Winter 382YE the cost to benefit from the ministry increased by roughly a fifth.

Total Money SpentProduction
192 Rings4 True Vervain, 2 Imperial Roseweald, 5 Weltsilver, 3 Orichalcum, 2 Tempest Jade, 2 Green Iron
720 Rings12 True Vervain, 6 Imperial Roseweald, 15 Weltsilver, 9 Orichalcum, 6 Tempest Jade, 6 Green Iron
1440 Rings20 True Vervain, 10 Imperial Roseweald, 25 Weltsilver, 15 Orichalcum, 10 Tempest Jade, 10 Green Iron

Appointment

The Ambassador to Faraden is an Imperial position appointed by the Senate. Any Imperial citizen can hold this title, and the ambassador serves for a year. They can be revoked by the General Assembly and by the Assembly of the Nine.

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.

SummitNationElected
Spring Equinox 383YEThe LeagueErasmo di Tassato
Summer Solstice 382YEThe LeagueGonzalo i Riqueza
Autumn Equinox 381YEThe Brass CoastTal'Shar i Zabala i Erigo
Autumn Equinox 380YEThe Brass CoastTal'Shar i Zabala i Erigo
Autumn Equinox 379YERicardo di Tassato

Recent Elections

This title is vacant and will be reelected at the next summit. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.