Curse of the Crimson Throne
The Seneschal of Castle Korvosa is often considered the second most powerful person in the city, after the monarch. The seneschal has authority over Sable Company and also holds complete control over the castle itself.
Acting with the approval of the Five Great Houses, the seneschal also has the authority to remove a reigning monarch from from the Crimson Throne, though in the eighty years since monarchy was first established in Korvosa this step has never been necessary.
Traditionally, when the post of seneschal becomes vacant, the Commandant of Sable Company is appointed to fill the position. In turn, the seneschal can veto any nominee to the post of commandant.
The current Seneschal of the castle, Neolandis Kalepopolis, has been missing since shortly after the King Eodred’s death. Normally, that would make Commandant Marcus Thalassinus Endrin the next seneschal, but Queen Ileosa Arabasti has yet to declare the position vacant.