The Voice of the Emperor is an oath of the Emperor, given to one of his subjects, investing the subject with all the Emperor's powers and swearing to stand by the subject's word as if it were his own. The oath is usually bound to a specific task, time or location, but can also be limitless.
In legal terms, the Emeror copies his powers to another person, treating the person's actions as if they were his own. The oath is given only on exceedingly rare occasions, and the stories of the wrath of an Emperor for someone not respecting the demands of one of his representatives are as plentiful as they are gruesome.
Famous examples of the Voice of the Emperor includeEdit
- Speaker Sean, Master of the Sands of the Grand Arena of Imperial City, limited to 'within the Arena and on behalf of the Arena'
- Johann Kroll, Superintendent of the Old Opera of Imperial City, limited to 'within the Opera and on behalf of the Opera'. See short story Ouverture.
- all Phoenix Knights in active duty, unlimited