The Steward is the caretaker for the realm when there is no king or queen. A player can only be steward with a staff at 0,0, after level 10, before level 200 and if there is no king or queen. Staves are dropped by monsters of treasure type 9 or higher and are cashed in at level 200.
In The Lord's Chamber, a steward can teleport anywhere for free and also has other powers under an "enact" menu. They are:
Transport - This is done to another player. It may move the affected player to a position further away from 0,0. A blessing protects from steward transports.
Energy void - The steward may put a number of these scattered about his/her kingdom as he/she pleases. If a player hits one, his/her maximum energy is degraded as well as losing mana, energy, and gold. The energy void disappears after being hit.
Bestow - Stewards may wish to reward the peasantry by sharing his/her riches through converting (gems) into gold. A steward may only bestow up to 5 gems at a time, and runs the risk of getting impeached if caught giving to the poor.
Collect taxes - Everyone pays tax on all gold acquired, regardless of the existence of a steward, king or queen. A steward collects a small share of the accrued taxes with this option .
Throw Smurf - Pesky people around the realm causing you stress? Throw a smurf at them to show them their place.