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Ministry of State Security

The Ministry of State Security

The Ministry of State Security, led by Minister Elberich Haltring, is responsible for policing and security within the Magocracy of Dalaran and its territories, the investigation and enforcement of Dalaran’s laws, counter-intelligence, foreign intelligence, and other responsibilities.

Minister of State Security: Elberich Haltring

Deputy Attorney General: Vacant

Director of the Violet Eye: Vacant

Commander of the Dalaran Guard: Arthur Ashcroft (Interim)

Office of the Minister of State Security:

The Office of the Minister of State Security is the political office that oversees the operation of the Ministry of State Security. Led by the Minister, who also serves as Attorney General, and several appointees, the office ensures the Ministry and its officials carry out their duties according to the law and the policy priorities of the day. The Office is overseen by the Chief of Staff to the Minister of State Security who has considerable power delegated to them.

Minister of State Security: Elberich Haltring
Chief of Staff to the Minister: Arvellen Highvale

Department of the Dalaran Guard:
The Dalaran Guard is charged with enforcing the mundane laws of the Magocracy of Dalaran and the protection of its citizens. Duties include policing, investigations, and protection of important figures visiting the city in cooperation with the Department of Justice.

Commander of the Dalaran Guard: Arthur Ashcroft (Interim)

Department of Justice:
The Department of Justice provides legal counsel and represent the Magocracy of Dalaran in court, oversee the administration of justice, and help develop policy and draft reforms to the laws of Dalaran on behalf of the Ministry.

Deputy Attorney General: Vacant

The Violet Eye:
The Violet Eye, under the auspices of the Magus Senate, works to further the interests of the Magocracy by performing necessary espionage. The Eye is tasked with ensuring public security for Dalaran and its territories through foreign intelligence gathering, counter-intelligence, operations, investigating and apprehending rogue spellcasters, as well as investigating breaches of and enforcing the Forbidden Magics Act outside Dalaranian territory.

Director of the Violet Eye: Vacant

Ministry Offices:
The Ministry of State Security is headquartered within the Chamber of the Guardian, as one of several offices located within the Spire. Aptly situated within the center of the City and constructed to withstand a Legion assault, the Chamber serves as a suitable location for overseeing the security of Dalaran.

The Violet Hold:
Among the ornate spires and enchanted streets of Dalaran lies the towering Violet Hold- the Kirin Tor's prison. Within, the city keeps criminals and forces of evil alike behind arcane barriers, each categorized into three different levels of security. It is arguably the most secure prison on Azeroth, being well-defended by might and magic alike. The Violet Hold is lead by the Warden of the Violet Hold.

Warden of the Violet Hold: Alturas

The Violet Gate:
The Violet Gate is operated by the Violet Gate Authority who is charged with enforcing Dalaran regulations regarding immigration and visitation, as well as the monitoring of imports and exports for illegal goods. The Violet Gate Authority is also responsible for the enforcement of the Teleportation and Portals Act, ensuring that there is no unauthorized entry into the City of Dalaran and that all visitors enter through the Violet Gate.

Director of the Violet Gate Authority: Melissa Cartwright

Nethergarde Keep:
The original Nethergarde Keep was built after the Second War — following the destruction of the first Dark Portal — at the behest of Archmage Khadgar to ensure that there would be no further invasions from Draenor. However, it was destroyed when the Iron Horde invasion force, the Ironmarch, aided by the area's Dreadmaul ogres, invaded through the Dark Portal.

The Magocracy of Dalaran has since rebuilt Nethergarde Keep to continue watching over the remnants of the Dark Portal and as a base for both the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of State Security. Certain upgrades were made to the rebuilt fortress, such as upgraded defenses and the addition of a harbor for Dalaran's naval fleet. Other additions were included in the new structure, many of which are a closely guarded secret by its occupants.

Dalaran Arcandome:
As part of a series of security upgrades for the City of Dalaran, there has been put in place a heavy modulated temporal dissonance field around the City, except in and around the Violet Gate. This temporal dissonance field, also known as the “Arcandome,” will prevent teleportation into and out of Dalaran except through the Violet Gate. If the caster attempts to teleport into the City except through the Violet Gate, they will find themselves redirected to the Violet Gate, and any attempts to teleport out by the caster circumventing the Gate will find that their teleportation attempt categorically fails. In addition, with assistance from the Nightfallen, the Arcandome also protects against teleportation using telemancy, ensuring that space-time rifts are also blocked except to/from Violet Gate.

Note: that as a hidden redundancy to the Arcandome, any forced attempts to override the dissonance field will trigger a failsafe, and the caster will find that their teleportation spell is automatically redirected to a Level 2 holding cell within the Violet Hold for breach of the Teleportation & Portals Act, pending trial.

Powered by several independent Saraphix Aurum Generators hidden in classified locations throughout the City, the Arcandome will thus be unaffected by attacks on the city itself, which include any forced siphoning of magical energy from the City proper.

Those within the Cabinet are given the frequency of the Arcandome via their holobracers to allow for teleportation in and out of the city. In addition, State Security-approved telemancy beacons also allow for teleportation into the city as necessary.

The Dalaran Arcandome was conceived out of a need to protect the City from unauthorized entry/exit, specifically to evade justice or commit another crime. Partially inspired by Jaina Proudmoore's warding of Darnassus prior to the Divine Bell incident, and more directly through the escape of a suspect from an arrest attempt, the Arcandome is designed to secure the city from similar setbacks again.

Dome of the Infinite:

Type: Stellar Observatory

Location: Top level of a formerly demolished spire located in western Dalaran.

Diameter: 70 Yards

Built by the Department of Magical Defense, the newly constructed stellar observatory is the culmination of Shal’dorei temporal magic and traditional astronomancy, utilizing scripts retrieved from the Nighthold. Meant to build upon the stellar observatory of Star Augur Etraeus and it’s feats in seeing deep into the Great Dark Beyond, the stellar observatory is designed to provide the Kirin Tor with the ability to further study the observations made by the late Star Augur.

The stellar observatory functions in a similar fashion to the one in the Nighthold, except there is a central control nethercrystal positioned in the center of the deck, which allows the user to set the distance of viewing, as well as opening and closing the panels. Note, it is heavily suggested that panels be closed between shifting observations, as it may cause nausea.

This observatory also has a number of modifications to better suit the Kirin Tor, including but not limited to the ability to record observations onto holocrystals, and the ability to see deep space in virtually real-time, as opposed to observing light that reaches Azeroth many years down.

As a testament to its viewing capabilities, it has been formally named the Dome of the Infinite.

Tours available upon request when not in use by the Department of Magical Defense.