The champion is the fourth highest rank of officer in a chapter. He is the person in charge of making sure the Rules of Play are enforced during combat, that all weapons are safe, armor is rated for points, and co-ordinating with the Monarch to set the battlegames that are played each day. He is selected by skill in a Trial of Arms, and is usually one of the best fighters on the field.
In different chapter levels, the Champion is known by different titles. Below is the list of those titles, by chapter:
Fief - Guardian
Province - Chief
Prefecture - Champion
Empire - Marshall