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The Steward's Shield of Honour.

The Steward of the Imperial Republic is the head of the executive. Elected by the Landsraad and thereafter appointed by the Kaiser, the Steward runs the government for a term of three years. He or she appoints ministers and other persons under law. The Steward also has power of decree over a wide range of topics for the imperial dominions and for matters of imperial competency. The current Steward is Waldemar Zinkgraven.

Prior to the enactment of the Carta Ayreonica in 1653, the Steward governed Shireroth whenever the Kaiser was unable to. In 1653, the post of Regent was split off from Steward, and the Steward consolidated permanent government power. Ruling Stewards occurred between reigns of kaisers for various reasons. For example, upon the forced abdication of Kaiser Cedris I (with the designated heir unable to take on the kaisership), Steward Carl Jackson of Novi Nigrad governed until the House of Ashura (which had been tasked with finding the next Kaiser) had presented Kaiserin Rei I to the nobility of Shireroth.

At the Coronation of Hasan I, The Prophet presented to the then Steward Jacobus Loki a "Shield made of dark Silver, with the white-gold inlay of a mighty fruit bearing tree, with black pearls hanging from the branches". The Prophet named this the Shield of the Steward, the Shield of Honor.

The title Steward has existed also in many Shirerithian jurisdictions as a caretaker government title.

List of recent Stewards

See also the List of Stewards.

Before 1653, the position of Steward was not by all kaisers considered a permanent position. Some kaisers appointed stewards only for specific events, other kaisers always had a stand-in steward and tasked him or her with certain business.

Portrait Personal name Birth Tenure Death House or bloodline Kaiser Note
Mo'llportrait.jpg Ryabin Merkayastreb 1613–1614 1614 Mors IV Died in office.
Stellusportrait.png Stellus Yastreb 1614–1615 c. 1622 Mors IV Ruling steward after abdication
Redquill.png Ryker Everstone 1589 1615–1617 Redquill Sehml Succeeded to throne
as Redquill
Mira Raynora Minor 1617–1620 Redquill
Aasmund.jpg Aasmund Vigeland 1620 Isa IV Executed by Isa IV.
Jonathan2.jpg Jonathan Ayreon-Kalirion 1620 Isa IV Succeeded to throne
as Ayreon III
JacobD.jpg Jacob Darylion-Verion 1620–1623 Ayreon III Succeeded to throne
as Verion I
Jonathan2.jpg Jonathan Ayreon-Kalirion Hurmu, 1603 1623–1624 Light, 1629 Ayreon-Kalirion Verion I
Kizzy Drakland Demonsfall, 1597 1624–1626 died 1639,
returned 1650
Drak Daniel III Succeeded to throne
as Kizzy
Vilhelm Benkern 1626–1631? Kizzy
Raynor XII
Mira Raynora Minor 1631–1634 Raynor XII
Vacant 1634–1636 Brrapa VII
Altea Lomax.jpg Altea Lomax Tarkyr, 1607 1636–1639 Hjalmar
Yumi.jpg Yumi Zotrasdóttir unknown 1639–1642 Kviteseid Hjalmar Redquill
KH.png Hallbjörn Haraldsson Port Nevermore, 1588 1642–1644 Dominus
Adam.jpeg Adam Ayreon-Kalirion Ardashirshahr, 1630 1644–1645 Ura'Bos, 1650 Aurangzeb II*
Jailed by Noor.
Dravot III.png Daniyal Dravot Normark, 1559 1645–1647 Modan-Lach, 1657 Noor
Altea Lomax.jpg Altea Lomax Tarkyr, 1607 1647 Noor
Isabella.jpg Isabella Simrani-Kalirion Ribat al-Eluinshahr, 1603 1647–1648 Ayreon-Kalirion Noor
Kylekilynn.png Kyle Kilynn Demonsfall, 1617 1648–1651 Demonsfall, 1656 Noor
Ayreon IV
Liv Dravot II.png Liv Dravot Shirekeep, 1615 1651–1654 Ayreon IV
Waldemar Zinkgraven.png Waldemar Zinkgraven Dietsland, 1590 1654–1657 Zinkgraven Ayreon IV Elected.
MiraOA.png Mira Octavius-Aryani c. 1605 1657– Ayreon IV