Call to Arms
The Chamber of Five
Hundreds of years after the sacred waters of Fellig’Avin were donated by Vincseya and the initial aqueducts and protective walls were constructed, an entire cottage industry began to form around the matters of their maintenance, distribution, and administration. Temporary structures in and around Fellig’Avin slowly became permanent buildings and each of the Faraway Brothers saw it necessary to send permanent representatives to reside in this new town. This town was the beginnings of the sprawling metropolis that Fellig’avin was to become of the next millenia.
Originally every hamlet and small town was allowed to send representatives to participate in this process, but as the population boomed and the space in the budding city becam more precious the overcrowding needed to be addressed. The heads of all the houses, regardless of size, sent representatives to Fellig’Avin and proposals were considered. Ultimately a regional proposal where five equally portioned regions fanning out of Fellig’Avin to the boundries of the most remote towns was agreed upon. These five administrative regions would all be represented by a single seat on the council whose meetings would be permanently housed in a sacred room in the temple of Vincseya on the Arx. This voting body and the room where they meet came to be known as the Chamber of Five.
Although the Chamber of five representatives were initially voted annually, the power that was amassed by it’s leaders slowly made the position a hereditary title. This led to the formation of the five Houses of Felleg’Avin. The only House that continues to elect their leaders in a fully democratic process is House Fairbourne.