Courtly Positions

Updated: Mar 29

After the night of Ascension most courtly positions are waived and the slate is cleared.

Once one of the courts has taken the seat it is assumed they will inform every one of the new structure of the court.

However the following positions are always in attendance according to tradition and have never been changed since their creation though new holders are frequently appointed by the Throne.

The Regent

The person selected to sit as regent upon the throne of Imagination. This position is often as hotly contested within the court as the effort to take the throne for the court as a whole on Ascension night.

The Throne is mostly a symbolic position expected to prevail over and enact the wishes of their court, however the throne still retains some power and autonomy.

The Seneschal

The right hand of the Throne responsible for ensuring matters of court in the dreaming run smoothly. Usually considered to be the default Regent should the Throne be unavailable.

The Chancellor

The left hand of the Thone responsible for being the chief "opposition" to the Throne and as such is chosen by the Throne from one of the other courts. Often granted as a favour or political statement by the Throne once appointed.

The Herald

The Herald is the master of ceremonies and mouthpiece of the Throne responsible for matters of court and ascension.

The Augur

The augur is responsible for all matters of prophecy or vision within both the realms of imagination and dreaming. Fae kind are often given to flashes of prophecy as are those with the gifts of magic. The Augur collects this information via their network of contacts and ensures when the Throne requires to know if there is prophecy or foretelling around an event or occurrence they call upon the Augur.

The Justiciars/Knights

The Justiciars and Knights are chosen from each court to arbitrate disputes on behalf of their court. They are expected to try to be impartial and keep the peace particularly if things become out of control on Ascension night.

They are also responsible if the Regent or Throne orders someone put to death for catching and carrying out the task. Usually in order for an execution to take place there will be a council of Justiciars/Knights and their appointed representatives to pass a death sentence.

The Harbingers of the Courts

The harbingers are generally seen informally as the major players internally within a court - those of status or power who can bend the courts to make decisions or take actions.

There are normally a few harbingers in each court each with networks of family or friends supporting their powerbase.

The Hand

Each court usually has a hand, the position is passed on mentor to student as a right of passage and it is widely accepted that the Hand maybe called upon to eliminate threats to members of their court internal or external should things become to open or overt for taste. Occasionally if someone flees a proclamation of justice from the Justiciars the matter maybe passed to the Hand to either apprehend the fugitive or carry out the sentence if discretion is required.

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