Lord High Chamberlain: Keeper of the Palace

The Royal Bureaucratic Council is led by the Lord High Chamberlain in the Queen’s absence. Anytime she is not present for their meetings, it is the task of the Lord High Chamberlain to make sure that the Crown’s wishes are conveyed, and acted upon. It is also their job in the royal court to determine who will and will not have access to Her Majesty, excepting other members of the Royal Bureaucratic Council, who by virtue of their rank can circumvent the “gate-keeping” mandate of the Lord High Chamberlain.

Like every job on the council, there are great responsibilities intermingled with mundane chores. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Office of the Chamberlain. In stark contrast to the lofty role it has on the Royal Bureaucratic Council, it also has the responsibility to keep and maintain the royal residences. This means all of the maids and butlers, cooks and servants, from the lowliest footman to the chef of the grand kitchen, are employed by the Office of the Chamberlain. There are many ranks of chamberlain within this office, charged with different aspects of each royal residence, and serve as the heads to these households, guides for visitors, and as a concierge for important guests and members of the royal family.

The primary commodity that the Office of the Chamberlain trades in is information. Not all of it need be confidential, either. More often than not, the Empress might wish to persuade people, via information cleverly released by the Lord High Chamberlain or their lackeys, to get her way. Or maybe she just wants to intimidate an opponent. Either way, the use of such information can be devastating in the hands of a diabolical Lord High Chamberlain.

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