Each of the Octarchs in the Inner Circle has twenty dignitaries known as Vigesimi answering directly to them. Vigesimi are civil servants who deal with the law and civil order. There may be up to 160 Vigesimi but there are usually fewer. They are known collectively as the External Circle.
During this time they evaluate all expenses and revenue of the previous year and attempt to deal with the various problems that have arisen since the previous meeting. Vigesimi normally come from the crafting guilds of each level and their position is hereditary. Nevertheless, it is not overly rare to see highly distinguished citizens elected due to popular acclaim, taking the place of Vigesimi who have died, are judged inept or are found guilty of thievery or other crimes.
At the beginning of every season, the Vigesimi of a level gather for a meeting, usually directed by the Octarch personally. During these short meetings the members of the External Circle can elect a new Octarch if the current one has died or is near death. An Octarch cannot be removed; nevertheless in some cases the Octarch has been assassinated because they were too cruel, inept or dishonest. One of the most famous cases is that of Fertedian Dalko, Octarch of the fourth level, who was tied to a hypnotised Megaras and sent straight towards the Crystal.
The twenty vigesimi of The Dome are: Amidison Stronghand, Datal Allavium, Davikel Iramok, Molveni Qued, Torkesyn Rabani, Brankyn Clamod, Otlidi Eam, Dazirah, Rikania Torwen, Adanius Ludrax, Volen Bloodgem, Cilafe Enadenen, Jaellia Pomtani, Sayala Muir, Gwyllion Veh-Gar, Bomen Drayghor, Razireen Strag, Llaron Galarh, Jistoria Manqwoot and Orgun Granitefist.
- See also Government