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The Broker of the Invisible Cord is an Imperial title awarded to a Navarr citizen. The Invisible Cord Brokerage was commissioned by the Imperial Senate during the Summer Solstice 383YE and completed shortly before the Winter Solstice of the same year.


The Broker of the Invisible Cord is responsible for ensuring good relations with the Navarr who offer their weirwood in trade, and securing more weirwood for Navarr, explicitly for the betterment of the nation - expanding herb gardens and forest enclaves, building new structures, supporting the armies and fortifications, and so on. If the Invisible Cord Brokerage were to be threatened in any way, it would be the responsibility of the Broker to deal with those threats. Likewise, if any particular opportunity were to arise related to the Brokerage, the Broker would expect to be consulted as to how that opportunity might be resolved.



96 Crowns4 wains of weirwood
192 Crowns8 wains of weirwood
288 Crowns12 wains of weirwood

As a ministry, the title of Broker of the Invisible Cord allows the holder to purchase wains of weirwood at a set price. The Broker makes their decision on how much money to spend during downtime from their character page. Money is removed from, and resources are placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime is processed.


This title is appointed during the Winter Solstice by Navarr who control herb garden personal resources. The larger the herb garden an individual has, the more votes they can allocate in support to a candidate. The voting is handled by the civil servants in the Bourse.

Only a Navarr character may hold this title. They do not receive a seat on the Bourse. They cannot be revoked by the Imperial Synod.

Winter Solstice 385YERhys Nighthaven199 Votes
Winter Solstice 384YERhys Nighthaven241 Votes
Winter Solstice 383YEOwain Farkas92 Votes

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Rhys Nighthaven; it will be reelected at Winter Solstice 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.