Chronicles of Mervan
The Ducal Dais of Urn is a committee of the Urnish Consulate the consists of the heads of the various governmental ministries. Dukes are seated by the Consulate, and can be removed from office, usually for malfeasance or failure.
There are currently 13 Ministries. Ministries are created by royal degree by the Lord of Urn, and can be destroyed the same way. Legally, a ministry holds a part of the Lord’s power and authority in trust.