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The Hakima of Salt and Sand is an Imperial title that oversees a ministry in Madruga. Work on the Parador of Salt and Sand was commissioned by the Imperial Senate in Winter 384YE following a proposal by a refugee hakima from Feroz, Ishala i Erigo. The Parador of Salt and Sand itself is built in the shadow of the Towers of Quzar, in Madruga, and intended to serve as a meeting place for hakima to discuss their business, and for visitors to take lodgings.


The Hakima of Salt and Sand is expected to represent the hakima who visit the Parador of Salt and Sand. They are also responsible for ensuring the continued safety of travellers who visit or stay there. If the Parador were to be threatened in any way it would be the responsibility of the Hakima to deal with those threats.


Bounty of Crystals

The Hakima of Salt and Sand has access to a ministry. The Hakima can purchase quantities of mana crystals from the hakima who visit, trade and debate at the Parador for set prices. The Hakima makes their decision 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.

Mana Crystals
7 Crowns8 mana crystals
17 Crowns16 mana crystals
32 Crowns25 mana crystals
50 Crowns33 mana crystals
70 Crowns42 mana crystals
The Hakima of Salt and Sand is intended to be held by a hakima: the hakima who visit and trade at the Parador of Salt and Sand expect one of their own to be responsible for overseeing the Parador. If the title is held by a character who does not have the hakima archetype then the player must email to let us know.


The Hakima of Salt and Sand is appointed during the Summer Solstice. The Hakima is appointed by citizens of the Brass Coast who control fleets. The voting is handled by the civil servants in the Bourse.

Only a Brass Coast character may hold the title. They do not receive a seat on the Bourse. As a title appointed through the Bourse they cannot be revoked by the Imperial Synod.

Parador of Salt and Sand

The Towers of Quzar are known as a gathering place for hakima from all across the Brass Coast. There is a yearly council that meets here every midsummer to share knowledge and gossip. As a result, most of the hakima who fled conquered Feroz after it was taken by the Grendel have come here, along with many families who have an interest in Autumn magic. The town itself has become filled with magicians discussing their affairs.

In Summer 384YE a refugee hakima named Ishala i Erigo put forward the proposal to construct the Parador of Sand and Salt, a spacious meeting house where hakima could discuss their business together and where visitors could find lodgings. It would also serve as a market for those interested in buying or selling crystal mana to find others with similar concerns.

Since it was completed, the Parador has solidified the central importance of Quzar, and created an extensive community of hakima. The building has become known across the Brass Coast and beyond as a place to rest, and enjoy both fine food and drink and excellent company. especially if one is a magician


While the Parador stands, it can be upgraded into a full college of magic at any time at a cost of 55 wains of mithril and 55 wains of weirwood, 55 wains of white granite, and 330 crowns. The upgrade would require a commission slot and could be authorized by anyone with the power to commission a college of magic. The Hakima of Salt and Sand would retain the ability to purchase mana crystals from the Parador but gain the additional benefits provided by a college of magic.

If the Parador were upgraded then the presence of so many hakima in Quzar would provide a crucial additional benefit. As long as the Hakima of Sand and Salt was seen to be a hakima in good standing, then the total seasonal upkeep of the Empire's colleges of magic would be reduced by 20 thrones a season.

Bakar i Riqueza (centre cambion), Hakima of Salt and Sand
Summer Solstice 385YEBakar i Riqueza100 Votes

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Bakar i Riqueza; it 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.