The Mists of Paoru
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Ministry of the Household
Ministry of the Guards
Ministry of the Coachmen
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of the Heraldry
Ministry of the Treasury
Ministry of Public Works
Court of the Emperor’s Conscience
This ministry is not technically a dept within the imperial government but more of the imperial government’s attempt to bring the Temple into it’s fold. The nominal head of this ministry is the Sijon of the Great Temple. This ministry clearly defines his roles and duties under the purview of the government.
The Minister of Ceremonies has authority over all temples, shrines and altars and the maintenance of them. It’s an odd position at best when viewed within the government as a whole since the Sijon does not attend any ministry meetings nor can they accept any of the funds relegated to them by the Ministry of the Treasury.
This ministry is another dept that is almost ministry in name only. The Minister of the Household is responsible for the health, security and entertainments of the Emperor. They have full authority over all the imperial household servants and cooks.
The security of the Imperial family is achieved by the use of a small taskforce of armed eunuchs who are trained by the military.
This ministry is in charge of palace security within the grounds and when the Emperor is traveling to the various imperial estates. This taskforce is a great honour and is usually bestowed as a gift upon those military officers who have proven their patriotism in battle.
Has the responsibility of maintaining the imperial stables, mounts, carriages and coachhouses used by the imperial family and palace attendants.
The minister of the coachmen is also responsible for the maintenace of the Thunder Beak breeding grounds, where the military gains their mounts.
The Minister of Justice is responsible for upholding, administering and interpreting the law. The Minister is also the supreme civil judge for cases deferred to the capital from provincial courts.
The minister can recommend changes to the law code and granting of general amnesties. Is also responsible for the maintenance of Gang Lou Prison and all jails.
The Ministry of the Heraldry is responsible for keeping the histories of familial lines and for the allocation of land to families who warrant it.
Government’s treasurer for the bureaucracies and the armed forces. While the Honourable Left Minister drafts the annual budget, this ministry enacts the budget and is directly responsible for the allocation of funds.
This ministry is also responsible for the collection of taxes and sets the standards for measurement used by merchants. Sets the prices on goods sold and controls all imports and exports.
Also responsible for the Imperial Mint and the standards of currency.
Responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads, buildings, waterworks, and parks.
Each province elects by popular vote, 5 prefects to sit in the Court of the Emperor’s Conscience. The Court is the people’s voice in the imperial government and has the final say on all changes to imperial law or the passage of a new law.
The Emperor or the Minister of Justice composes a law. If the Emperor writes the law, then the Minister of Justice interprets that law as it applies to society. Then it is presented before the Court for approval. The law requires 88 yes votes to pass as law. The Court is presided over by the Minister of Justice who convenes the session
Each Province is governed by a Chancellor who is by definition responsible for the control and maintenance of the region given to them. There are times that this position is hereditary, as each Chancellor can name their successor before departing the position.
Each province has a bureacracy in place that represents the various ministries on a smaller scale.