Vizier of Rushymia
|Vizier of Rushymia
The Vizier of Rushymia is an official within the Kingdom of Rushymia who serves as a deputy - and when necessary a viceroy - to the King. The incumbent, appointed in May 2021, is Fabian Sapong.
The position was first created in the original Rushymian kingdom by King Alex the Great, to serve as the King's second-in-command in and as a sort of Prime Minister. The Vizier was the leader of the Governors of Rushymia, local elected leaders, and also served as a regent when the King was away.
In December 1997, King Alex appointed Ferengool the first Vizier, who served until he left the school in July 1999. After the summer holidays for that academic year were over, the former King Billy was appointed Vizier in September. Some concern was expressed about Alex placing his former enemy in a position of power, but there are no records of any sort of rebellion, and it is presumed that Billy faithfully performed his duties, loyal to Alex, until they both left the school in July 2000. As after Alex there was no King, no Vizier could be appointed and the office became vacant.
This lasted until October 2010, when Esmond III, the Emperor of Austenasia, became the new titular King of Rushymia. He bestowed the nominal title on James von Puchow of Landashir as a sign of national friendship, although as there was no longer a Rushymian government it no longer retained any power. The title was unified with the office of Austenasian Prime Minister on 13 April 2012, until on 31 October 2017 the Parliament of Austenasia rescinded said arrangement in preparation for a re-establishment of Rushymia as a territorial entity. The current Kingdom of Rushymia was established in August 2018, and a new Vizier was finally appointed in May 2021.
List of Viziers
|Name||Vizier from||Vizier to||Notes|
|Ferengool||December 1997||July 1999||Served until leaving the school.|
|Billy of Rushymia||September 1999||July 2000||Appointed after the 1999 summer holidays, and served until leaving the school.|
|Vacant||July 2000||21 October 2010||Position fell vacant, with the office only able to be bestowed by the likewise vacant throne of Rushymia.|
|Dr. Sir James von Puchow, OSP, OBS, KOSE, KOR||21 October 2010||13 April 2012||Title nominal. Bestowed by Esmond III after he became the new King of Rushymia as a sign of informal national friendship between Austenasia and Landashir.|
|HIH Crown Prince Jonathan||13 April 2012||20 January 2013||Title nominal. Gained position after it was unified with the office of Prime Minister of Austenasia.|
|Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria||20 January 2013||19 November 2013||Title nominal, gained position by becoming Acting Prime Minister of Austenasia.|
|HIH Eritoshi, Countess of Memphis||19 November 2013||4 March 2015||Title nominal, gained position by being elected Prime Minister of Austenasia.|
|HIH Lady Admiral Brooklyn Hewitt, Duchess of Bohemia||4 March 2015||31 October 2017||Title nominal, gained position by being elected Prime Minister of Austenasia. Lost position upon the passage of the Rushymia Act 2017, in preparation for Rushymia being restored as a territorial entity.|
|Vacant||31 October 2017||15 May 2021||Rushymia was re-established on 29 August 2018, but a new Vizier was not appointed until May 2021.|
|Fabian Sapong||15 May 2021||Incumbent||Appointed to the position by Jonathan I.|