Ricardo Almieda Desmondo di Tasetto (R) was appointed the first Ambassdor to Faraden in Autumn 379YE.
The Ambassador to Faraden has authority to represent the Empire in dealings with the [{Farden]]. 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.

Responsibilities

The ambassador is expected to represent the Empire in relations with the Faraden.

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

Authority

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.

Ministry

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 Towers of Anduz in Segura..

Total Money SpentProduction
8 Crowns4 True Vervain, 2 Imperial Roseweald, 5 Weltsilver, 3 Orichalcum, 2 Tempest Jade, 2 Green Iron
30 Crowns12 True Vervain, 6 Imperial Roseweald, 15 Weltsilver, 9 Orichalcum, 6 Tempest Jade, 6 Green Iron
60 Crowns20 True Vervain, 10 Imperial Roseweald, 25 Weltsilver, 15 Orichalcum, 10 Tempest Jade, 10 Green Iron

Selection

This title is appointed during the Autumn Equinox. The ambassador is appointed by the Imperial Senate.

Any Imperial character may hold the title.

Removal

The ambassador to Faraden is appointed every year. They can be revoked by the General Assembly or the Council of Nine of the Imperial Synod.

History

Construction of a Faraden embassy in Anduz was commissioned by the Senate in Winter 378YE and completed shortly after the Summer Solstice 379YE. The first ambassador, Ricardo di Tassato, was appointed at the Autumn Equinox that same year.

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.