The head of the Alatheian Empire. The force that holds the nations together and a symbol of prosperity.
The blood of the Great Dragon himself.
The Great Dragon Rai Reirha was elected near unanimously as the Emperor when the duiring the formation of the empire. Beyond him the title will fall to any child he chooses upon abdication or to his written choice upon his death. If his death is sudden and without appointment, then the title will fall to his eldest child.
To uphold the interests and needs of the empire as a whole and to strive for the betterment of all those under it's power. The Emperor is bound to providing for the needs of the kingdoms and of the provinces, offering protection, and making policy that improves the empire.
Take scheduled audiences from the leaders of the provinces, kingdoms, and even communities that are scheduled. Review policy and make changes as necessary. Oversee the military to ensure peace and protection to all peoples. Preside over cases of extreme importance within the empire and settle disputes between peoples should they arise.
The Emperor's word is law, his will is absolute. As it is now Rai does not abuse this to exist beyond his own laws, though he could do so easily, instead he tries to adhear to his own policy.
Accoutrements & Equipment
A circlet made of zikran with a draconic motife curled around a piece of dragon heartstone that glows brightly. A cermonial blade was made of Zikran as well etched with dragons mid flight down the blade and silver accents to the pommel.
When the great wars were ended, denoted primarily by the fall of the Dragons, a summit was held by the heads of all the kingdoms apart from the sperated home of the humans. It was during the summit that Rai himself put forward the idea of a great alliance and a mutually beneficial empire to unite the peoples of the world. After some deliberation the plan was adopted and so the writing of the 'Imperial Foundation Treaty' was begun. Rai believed at the time that when it came to appointing a head of government that his teacher Quixen, the Great Elder, or one of the generals that aided him in stopping the wars would be chosen and appointed. What happened, however, was the other leaders each putting him forth as their nomination and refusing to hear of any other. They each sited his great deeds, including his single handed defeat of the dragons, as reason enough. Even going so far as to threaten a return to war should any but him attempt to lead them as they trusted no other. Despite his misgivings and his hesitation Rai agreed under the demands and accepted the title and responsibilities there in.
The title, and by extension the title's holder, is considered central to the identity of the empire as a whole. Much of the empire's imagry and art is that of 'The Great Dragon' himself. Many stories, plays, and even political movements are built around the Emperor as a person and as a public figure, many watching closely for every bit of news or knowledge of his life.
The Imperial Foundation Treaty 0001 Age of the Great Dragon
Form of Address
HIs Majesty, My lord, ect.
The Great Dragon
Source of Authority
Appointed by the nations of Alatheia upon the birth of the empire.
Length of Term