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The Broken Shore Market was located in Cargo. The market was originally commissioned by Octavius of Damakan's Forge, as the Bearer of an Imperial Wayleave, during the Winter Solstice 383YE following an offer made by a representative of the Salt Lords Council.

The market was closed following the treachery of Merchant Prince Kaliact.



As a ministry, the title of Broker of the Broken Shore allowed the holder to purchase wains of mithril at a set price. The Broker made their decision on how many wains of weirwood to trade during downtime from their character page. Weirwood was removed from, and mithril was placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime was processed.


This title was appointed during the Autumn Equinox. The Broker of the Broken Shore was appointed by citizens of Urizen who control the mana site personal resources. The larger the mana site an individual has the more votes they could allocate in support to a candidate. The voting is handled by the civil servants in the Bourse.

Only an Urizen citizen could hold the title. They did not receive a seat on the Bourse. As a title appointed through the Bourse they could not be revoked by the Imperial Synod.

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.

Spring Equinox 384YEOctavious

Recent Elections

This tile is no longer being elected as the Bourse seat it oversaw is not in Imperial hands. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.