The highest ranking noble in the Empire of Kfandr, who is not on the seat of Senators. A consul is responsible for running an entire kallas (pronounced kathlas), which is Kfandr's equivalent of a duchy.
Consuls are appointed by the empress, but generally they are at least partly hereditary as it's common for the heir of a dying consul to take over the position. This still has to be officially accepted by the empress.
Grounds for Removal/Dismissal
The Council of Speakers my vote to remove a consul who is incompetent. Though it's more common for the emperor to remove them from office. Any consul found to be breaking the law and is incarcerated is also usually removed from office, unless the sentence is short.