The Ministry of Rites, also known as Second Ministry, was responsible for oversight of all civil appointments and political positions within the Second City and the Colonies. [1] Part of the Ivory Court, the position was originally created by the Imperial Governor of the Colonies Otomo Suikihime, to whom they served. [2]

Duties Edit

Bureaucrats of this ministry maintained the civil offices and their appointments, bestowing and regulating appointments within the other ministries. This Ministry was directly dependent upon the Ministry of Taxation, distributing the taxes collected, to maintain or create public works, bridges, roads, and harbors, the institution of dojo, the promotion of schooling, and working with the Ministry of Defense and Justice to provide relief from natural disasters. [3] Because of their desire for discretion, the agents of the Second Ministry do, on some occasions, recruited independent agents to conduct their affairs. [1]

Known Ministers of Rites Edit

Seppun Ishitata 1198 - Present


  1. 1.0 1.1 Whispered Secrets, p. 5
  2. Second City - The People, p. 11
  3. Second City - The People, pp. 11-12

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