This is an office to which the Clave—the ‘senate’ of the Great—appoints one of its number to be their voice. He-who-goes-before wears a mask whose right eye is rayed like the sun. He also wears the Pomegranate Ring that gives him control of the Three Gates of Osrakum and of the double Ichorian Legion—the Red Ichorians—that garrison them. In his official capacity, He-who-goes-before is shadowed by two lictors, one for each of the Ichorian legions; they carry the symbols of his rank and power. He-who-goes-before may use the Pomegranate Ring to cast the 800 votes that are the prerogative of voters of blood-rank 3