Into the Deeps
The Torrenti Bureaucracy is the great equalizer of the feudal structure of Empire. Every year Librarians test every ten year old for intelligence and arcane ability, the best and brightest children are selected to receive training at the Royal Academy in Omyra. Player character Bards, Spellswords and Wizards are members of the Bureaucracy. Broadly, the Bureaucracy is tasked with securing and preserving knowledge, collecting taxes, and enforcing laws.
Members of the Bureaucracy are most likely human and most likely common born. However, nobles are over represented in the this organization as close to one in two hundred citizens is a noble but one in three Bureaucrats is of noble birth. Many members of the Bureaucracy are not actually magically talented, as children are chosen for master of language and mathematical ability as well. However, magically gifted children must join the Bureaucracy or be Sundered, the act of removing magical talent from a person.
Ranks of the Bureaucracy
The hierarchy of the Bureaucracy is complicated and many layered. Wizards, bards, and spellswords are elite and well regarded in the Bureaucracy. Wizards are trained in the grand library, a repository of the vital statistics of the realm. Bards are agents of truth and law, they are arbitrators. Spellswords are trained in combat in order to collect taxes and protect the banks of Bureaucracy.