House of the Pharaoh
Wati’s massive and illustrious House of the Pharaoh is the pharaoh’s personal estate in the city. The palace hasn’t seen a royal occupant in over 30 years, however, and the building functions as the center of Wati’s secular authority-though in practice, more of the city’s governance takes place at the Grand Mausoleum. While the pharaonic apartments remain empty, the rest of the estate buzzes with bureaucrats maintaining the city’s property laws and economic records. Oshep Kahmed, the personal representative of Pharaoh Khemet III, serve s as Wati’s overworked, thankless haty-a, or governor, and head of the city council. Despite his lofty title, Kahmed realizes he’s little more than an outsider and figurehead on a council of religious fanatics and nobles whose grievances stretch back millennia. He mostly leaves the governing to Wati’s long-term residents and rarely votes except to break tie s, instead focusing on keeping the city’s farms and orchards as productive as possible.