The Grand Council of Anor is a body which advises the Duke of Anor and implements policy at their command.
It is the inner council of the Duke, essentially forming the 'Government Cabinet' of Anor. Grand Council positions are appointed to their position by the Duke or the Council, if the vote is in favour.
The Duke presides over the Grand Council meetings and takes notes of the Council's recommendations.
The Council allows the governing of several equally crucial functions of the Duchy along with its financial budgets: Military, Law, Finance, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Food and Religion.
The Grand Council consists of the Duke and his personally appointed Noble Houses, each one pledged to serve in the best interests of the Duchy and of it's citizens. <
The Grand Council Roles
Duke Line of Alduin Ruler of the Duchy of Anor Ruler of the Grand County of Anorath Mayor of the Capital of Dawn's Reach Husband to Line of Adley
Role Description: - Ruler of Anor - Grand Protector of the realm - Military budgeting - Purchase and maintenance of military assets; weaponry, armour, siege constructs etc - Recruitment and training of military personnel - Military payroll - Strategy during times of war and advising council on all matters of war -Responsible for retention of adequate military force and reserves - Responsible for Knights when employed in military duties
Master of Industry Count Ossian Silfversvärd Ruler of the Grand County of Alayviel Baron of Achelon
Role Description: - Setting contracts for local tradesmen as per requirements of the Duchy - Monitoring/quality control of all goods and services from contracts - Ensuring fairness of contracts whilst ensuring favourable terms for the Duchy - Ensuring fair tender/distribution process for all Duchy contracts - Management of contract delivery and deadline negotiations
Master Mason Lord Arethos Barony of Hiero
Role Description: - Building and maintaining adequate central reserves of stone/iron etc - Building and upkeep of essential defensive structures and carriageways - Monitoring effectiveness of masons and mines - Ensuring welfare of masons/miners and fair treatment - Development of relevant supporting infrastructure
Master of Grain Count Eladriel Quinlesti Ruler of the Grand County of Sweetwater Mayor of the settlement of Liss Nenlaire
Role Description: - Building and maintaining adequate central reserves of grain - Monitoring effectiveness of farmers and crops - Monitoring livestock and local animal populations/breeding - Ensuring welfare of farmers/animal keepers and fair treatment - Development of relevant supporting infrastructure
Master of Coin Master Olgwein Mayor of the settlement of Waedheald Role Description: - Tax collection from counts - Oversight of all tax matters - Reports infractions to the Duke and Duchess - Responsible for advising the Duke and Duchess regarding the trade and sale of all resources - Suggests budgets after considering requests from relevant Master/responsible person - Responsible for keeping track of top level accounting, debts owed, credits due and negotiating payments
High Priestess of Virtori High Priestess Evelyn Morgan Religious Leader of the Anorian Virtori Church. Resident of the Grand Cathedral of Virtori of Dawn's Reach.
Role Description: - Budgeting for upkeep and development costs of the church as well as wages or food etc. as appropriate - Raising donations to assist with the funding of the church - Medicine and the physical welfare of citizens, hospitals etc - Keeping records of the history of the realm - Keeping the required resource reserves to fulfil above duties - Oversight/supervision of all church officials within the Duchy - Maintaining relationships with other "foreign" Churches following the Virtori faith - Advising council members on all matters concerning religion - Maintaining relations between the council and the common-folk
Master of Education Count Miothadil Eruwaen Ruler of the County of Miruvell Mayor to the settlement of Escalante
Role Description: - Ensuring the basic educational needs of citizens are met - Procuring and maintaining items of interest for study - Building up a library of interesting and useful texts for the benefit of all Anorians - Advising council members on educational and research matters Oversight of all educational and research facilities within the Duchy - Managing collaboration with foreign bodies on research projects where deemed beneficial - Budgeting for educational and research matters including setting and collecting fees where appropriate