The Turquoise Champion was a position created during the reign of EmpressIweko I. The champion would be determined once a year, by way of a competition to determine the greatest artisan in the Empire. The victorious would hold the position for a year, during which they would be charged with sponsoring art and beauty throughout the land in whichever manner suited them. Then, once the year was passed, they would surrender their title to the winner of the next years competition. The Champion would however also be free to enter the compeition in an attempt to defend their position.