The Prætor is the moderator of the Landsraad. It is the only elected position in the Imperial Government. Prior to the Prætor, the members of the Landsraad moderated themselves, but as the Landsraad grew in size and importance, it became apparent that some form of mediation was necessary.
Erik Mortis created the name "Prætor". The letter ash (æ) ought to be used if possible as the proper spelling is not "Praetor" (though it is generally accepted). Ash may be typed on a Windows keyboard with the ASCII code Alt+0230.
Nicholas Raglan, a Yardistani, is known as first 'speaker' (a term to refer to the Prætor).