Rust Never Sleeps
The Prince’s right hand, the Seneschal is responsible for
many of the night-to-night details of running a government.
While the Prince concerns himself with conflict in the city
and making certain the Masquerade goes unbroken, the Seneschal
makes sure that things run smoothly in the government
itself. He is responsible for keeping track of the Prince’s
assets (and possibly those of the Primogen or other ruling bodies).
He makes schedules and appointments and handles the
many logistics required so that no elder feels that another is
given preferential treatment. The Seneschal holds substantial
power in the domain, for he often decides whose petitions
society of the damned are passed on to the Prince,
who receives a court audience, and in what order.
In some few but noteworthy domains, the
Seneschal’s power is so complete, and he is so much better
informed of happenings among the elders than the Prince himself,
that it’s actually a tossup as to who is the true ruler.
Although Seneschal is the most frequently used term by
far, the position is also sometimes referred to as Amanuensis,
Chamberlain, Majordomo, Secretary and, in