The Dean of Pilgrims is an Imperial title created by unanimous vote of the Senate in Winter 378YE to help the Imperial Academy to instill the heroes of tomorrow with an appreciation for the power of the Virtues.
The Dean oversees donations of liao to the Imperial Academy. The liao is intended to be used in the education of the future heroes of the Empire by the Academy at Anvil. The Dean is also likely to be responsible for overseeing the accomodation and support of religious visitors or pilgrims to the Academy.
Donations and Wayfarers
The Dean of Pilgrims receives an income of 18 liao each season from voluntary donations, supplemented by the Imperial Civil Service.
This title is an Imperial position appointed by the Senate and serves until they die, step down or are revoked.
Any Imperial citizen is eligible to hold this title.
During the Winter Solstice 378 YE, the Senate approved an annexe to the spire of the Imperial Academy. A light, airy, octagonal building was constructed at the base of the Canterspire. Each face is decorated and illustrated with symbols of the Way, and with images of famous Paragons and Exemplars. Illustrated scrolls, books, and other learning materials are stored in a number side areas, waiting patiently to be used by pupils. It also contains a record of donations to the Academy, as well as the stores of additional liao themselves.
In Summer 379 YE, the Senate appointed Nina of Cantiarch's Hold to oversee the sinecure for the Academy.
In Spring 380 YE Nina stood down as Dean of Pilgrims when she was appointed Cardinal of Courage.
In Autumn 380 YE Nina was reappointed by the Senate to Dean of Pilgrims.
In Summer 381 YE Nina stood down again when she was appointed Gatekeeperr of Courage.