The Emperor is the leader of Wandering Ronin. While this title may sound powerful, in reality the Emperor is no more than a steward of the game, responsible for helping to set the role-playing tone of the Empire, oversee events, and other duties that pertain to keeping Wandering Ronin moving along. Unlike other LARPs, the Emperor in Wandering Ronin is for the most part a figurehead that acts as a babysitter and referee. He has little real power, either in the game or mundanely. The Emperor is elected every year, and may only serve one consecutive term.