Chapter 2 - Racing to Ruin
The Baron Custodian
This is an elected position For life. Originally created by Chellish colonists to create raise one lord above all others to rule as the Custodian of the Chelish empires land in absence of it’s regent. This position was first granted to a Baron, but as time went on the two became synonymous. Though Sargava is no longer a Barony or a colony of the Chellish Empire, it’s laws are similar in that the position does not hold ultimate authority within the realm. Merely the first amongst a High Council of Lords, chosen from among the nobility by their peers. A Baron Custodian can only be elected from within the ranks of these houses and must endeavour to keep the favour of their current representative. Another facet of the Baron Custodians role is as a head of state, to foreign dignitaries. In this respect he meets with and negotiates on behalf of the High Council, reporting to them later. The primary responsibilities of the position also include overseeing governance of the nations taxes, ensuring a strong military position and the power to call a general meeting.