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The Spiral Envoy was an Imperial title awarded to a citizen of Urizen originally created by the Imperial Senate during the Summer Solstice 384YE following a request made by Kaliact, the Salt Lord of Spiral. The position was amended during the Autumn Equinox 384YE to change the method of appointment to Tally of the Votes.

The position was rendered inactive following the actions of Merchant Prince Kaliact.


The Spiral Envoy was responsible for ensuring good trade relations with the Grendel in Spiral and where needed, liaising with their opposite number in Apulian. Though the Envoy had no authority to deal with the Grendel they were still expected to maintain the links with the merchants of Spiral, helping problems and opportunities.



As a ministry, the title of Spiral Envoy allowed the holder to purchase quantities of special materials at a set price. The Envoy made their decision on how much to spend during downtime from their character page. Resources were removed from, and resources were placed into, the character's inventory when the downtime was processed.

Unlike a standard ministry, the Spiral Envoy dealt with two different groups of traders; the Grendel interested in securing deals for the mana and metals of Urizen, and a representative of Salt Lord Kaliact who offered mithril for white granite. As such, the Envoy had not one but two streams from which they could purchase material. The Envoy could spend differing amounts on each stream - for example, they could spend 20 crowns on random ingots and tempest jade from Grendel traders, and trade 4 wains of white granite for 4 wains of mithril from Spiral imports.


This title was appointed during the Autumn Equinox. The Spiral Envoy was appointed by citizens of Urizen who control the mana site personal resources. The larger the mana site an individual had 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.

Autumn Equinox 384YEValerius22 Votes

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.

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.