Empress of Ghynzua
Empress of Ghynzua is the title of the political leader of the Ghynzuan Empire. Ever since its founding the Empire has been led by a woman. The very first Empress, Seycha the Founder, was blessed by Ama with an extraordinary long life. Every Empress after her has been a descendant of Seycha and was equally blessed with a long life.
When it comes to the subject of succession for the ghynzuan throne many foreigners find the customs surrounding it very strange. Throughout history every new empress has been a descendant of Seycha the Founder. Even though there have been occasions where a group has tried to take over the empire they never succeeded.
To become Empress one must be the daughter of the previous Empress. Since the reign of Seycha the Founder it has been custom for the imperial children to be hidden from the public. Often times the Empress will retreat from the public eye for several months before giving birth. It is never confirmed to the ghynzuan population that a new princess or prince is born. It is believed the Empress' children are among the many orphans who are taken in by the Empress. This reveals their identity and takes away the risk of anyone causing deliberate harm to the crown princess or the next in line.
The coronation of a new Empress is held exactly 40 days after the funeral of her mother. In those 40 days the Empire is in mourning and no big political decisions are made. After the Eradication of the Councils in 1748 a new constitutional law was created. Since that day the appointment ceremony is merely a formality. The new Empress takes over the rule of the Empire the moment her mother has passed away.
It comes as no surprise that the most important duty of the Empress of Ghynzua involves ruling her Empire.
This article is a WIP for Summer Camp 2020.