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The Merchant Prince of Misericorde Market is an Imperial title awarded to a citizen of the League. The Market was announced by Tristan as the Bearer of an Imperial Wayleave during the Summer Solstice 383YE.


The Merchant Prince is responsible for ensuring that all business taking place at the Misericorde Market is above board, although the actual day-to-day running of the Market is handled by officers who are well paid for their work. In the event that the Market was threatened, they would be expected to deal with those threats; they might also be called on to make decisions about the broad policies of the Market.


Bounty from Misericorde

The Misericorde Market functions as a sinecure. The Merchant Prince of Misericorde Market receives 10 crowns, 5 measures of ambergelt and 12 random herbs each season.

Selling Mithril
1 wain50 random herbs, 1 dose of Realmsroot
2 wains90 random herbs, 2 doses of Realmsroot
Selling Weirwood
1 wain45 random herbs, 1 dose of Realmsroot
2 wains90 random herbs, 2 doses of Realmsroot

Wealth of the Marshes

The Merchant Prince of Misericorde Market also has access to a ministry allowing the trade of wains of precious mithril and weirwood to the Sand Fishers in exchange for herbs and the valuable realmsroot.


The Merchant Prince of Misericorde Market is selected by unanimous decision of the the League senators. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead.

The title can be held by any League citizen. The Merchant Prince has tenure, and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the League National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

Misericorde Market

During Summer 383YE it became clear that the Sand Fishers did not like entering Holberg. They find the crowded streets intimidating, they complain that it smells, and they find it difficult to understand all the rules the burghers insist are important. To ensure more effective cooperation and trade the Empire constructed a a covered market on the edge of the city as a place where business owners could come to sell their goods to the Sand Fishers and vice versa.

The market improves the supply of valuable herbs to the city of Holberg, and gives the Sand Fishers a place to buy useful finished goods, particularly metal goods like arrow points, knifes and spear tips. At present relations with the Sand Fishers are technically the responsibility of the Imperial Consul as they are classed as foreigners. Since the title has a suitably impressive sounding name, the Merchant Prince of Misericorde Market, it is likely that the Sand Fishers will look to them as a natural liaison - and bring any issues or problems they have to them first to try and get a resolution.

Winter Solstice 384YEJonah Yakovitch
Spring Equinox 384YEBeatrix Amalia De Rondell zu Holberg

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Jonah Yakovitch. This title has tenure, the occupant may hold the title until it is revoked, they die or they relinquish the position. 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.