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The Council of Lords was the ruling body of government in Melvaunt comprised of in the city's wealthiest merchants.[1]

LocationEdit

The Council of Lords operated out of the Asberyth in the center of the city.[2]

MembersEdit

A new member could join the Council by either replacing and old Lord or creating a new seat for the sum of two million gp. A new seat on the Council was permanent once created. When a member died a vote was held on who should fill the vacant seat.[1]

All prospective candidates for the Council of Lords needed to meet the following requirements:[1]

  • They must be innocent of causing the death of a Council member.
  • They must not associate with any of Melvaunt's enemies, particularly Zhentil Keep.
  • They must show their support of the Council by offering a gift of 100,000 gp.

The Council of Lords had 21 seats as of 1367 DR. They met on a monthly basis but were reluctant to intervene in the affairs of their members.[1]

Notable MembersEdit

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 John Terra (January 1995). “Reference Guide”. In Allison Lassieur ed. The Moonsea (TSR, Inc.), p. 28. ISBN 978-0786900923.
  2. John Terra (January 1995). “Reference Guide”. In Allison Lassieur ed. The Moonsea (TSR, Inc.), p. 31. ISBN 978-0786900923.
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