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Inspector-General of the Records was a position in the government of Taglios prior to, and during, Water Sleeps. Before the Annals, Chandra Gokhale was appointed to this position by the reigning Prince of Taglios (the father of the Prahbrindrah Drah and the Radisha Drah). At that time, it was a minor governmental role, and it remained so up until the latter days of the Shadowmaster wars. Then, Gokhale began snatching "at any strand of bureaucratic power that came within reach". He presumably also used the subsequent Kiaulune wars to further consolidate the position. By the time of Water Sleeps, Gokhale had expanded the role of Inspector-General of the Records until he controlled the finances and most public works of Taglios. In this role Gokhale was effectively the empire's treasurer, in charge of generating revenue and all tax collection.

The office of Inspector-General was significant during the Protectorate, which was the dictatorship of Taglios established by the foreign sorceress Soulcatcher. The office was one of the few positions in Soulcatcher's Privy Council. After Gokhale was kidnapped by the Sleepy's underground Black Company, it was not recorded in the Annals what became of the office of the Inspector-General.

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