Office of the Lord-Mayor

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The Office of the Lord-Mayor

The Office of the Lord-Mayor is one of the two ruling bodies of Magnimar, alongside the Council of Ushers. However, due to the constant internal squabbling amongst the council, the lord-mayor is by far Magnimar's most politically powerful person.1 The current lord-mayor is Sabriyya Kalmeralm.2


In theory, the lord-mayor has to obey any mandate agreed upon by the Council of Ushers, although the previous lord-mayor, Haldmeer Grobaras, completely ignored council mandates on several occasions. The lord-mayor is allowed to issue mandates to deal with important and immediate issues, but these decrees do not have to be approved by the council.1


Haldmeer Grobaras

The previous lord-mayor, Haldmeer Grobaras, embodied many of the worst possible abuses from such a powerful position. Haldmeer had claimed the largest residence in the city, Defiant's Garden as his own; he had worn only the finest and most expensive Chelaxian fashion; and he had made many important decisions based almost entirely on the quality of the bribe each side had offered him.1

Haldmeer abused the powers of his office and used them to issue horribly biased and sometimes downright damaging decrees. Only his assistant Valanni Krinst, who had to implement the lord-mayor's decrees, prevented him from doing far more damage to the city by ignoring or altering many of them.1