Spell lord

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Spell lords
Lord Gyr of House Gixx.
(Organization)
Type Appointed ministers
Headquarters Absalom
Goals Provide oversight of magical matters in Absalom
Scope City

Source: Guide to Absalom

Spell lord is an official title within the government of the city of Absalom. Held exclusively by powerful arcane spellcasters, spell lords are appointed by the primarch, and are tasked with overseeing the institutions of magical instruction within the city,[1] regulating the casting of all spells,[2] and overseeing the magical defense of the city.[3] They work outside the structure of the Grand Council of Absalom or the district councils, reporting directly to the primarch.[4] There are currently four spell lords within the city, each with his or her own duties.

First spell lord

Lord Gyr of House Gixx holds the title of First Spell Lord, and is also primarch of Absalom. (This is unusual—the primarch chooses which lordship they hold, but it is traditional for them to choose Sea Lord.)[5][6] He has been missing since 4717 AR, and Garethal Brighteyes is Acting First Spell Lord.[7] The first spell lord is tasked with overseeing all centers of magical learning within the city[1] and all questions of magic. The Arcanamirium is his particular concern.[8]

Second spell lord

The second spell lord is tasked with the magical defense of the city and has significant military powers.[3] Lady Darchana of House Madinani, Archdean of the Arcanamirium, currently holds this title. It is unclear if she comes into conflict with the first spell lord, who is particularly responsible for the Arcanamirium.[6]

Third spell lord

Utgar of Gyr, who resides in Azlanti Keep, holds the title of third spell lord.[9] The third spell lord is responsible for the spellcasting judges known as the Varlokkur.[2]

Fourth spell lord

Muar Gauthfollow, who lives in Eastgate, is the fourth spell lord.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 47. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 48. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 55. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 24. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  5. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 55–56. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  6. 6.0 6.1 Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 3. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  7. Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  8. Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 45. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  9. Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 18. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1