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 THE IMPERIAL COURT

Penned by the Lord Privy Seal, His Excellency Terrence May

18th of Horen’s Calling, 1730

 

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Below are the transcribed notes of the Imperial Court recorded as they transpired.

 

The First Petitioner

Evan Lethes approaches the dais and asks for the dissolution of the titles of the House of Lethes. The Archchancellor asks for the reason to which Evan Lethes explains that his house is not worthy of the title. Upon the explanation, the Emperor agrees and makes official pronouncement, granting his assent in dissolving the titles in-session. 

 

The Second Petitioner

Victoria d’Ciano, daughter of Catherine Windsor, petitions for an appointment to the privy council as a court mage. The Archchancellor disagrees and suggests her position be placed in the junior council instead. The Emperor expresses that there will be no new expansions to the privy council. Victoria settles for the appointment to the junior council if accepted. The Emperor tells Victoria to defer to the Archchancellor on the matter before dismissing her.

 

The Third Petitioner

Titus approaches the dais to petition to swear fealty to the Emperor. The Archchancellor vouches for Titus’ credibility to the Emperor and affirms the petitioner’s capabilities to act with diligence and service to the Empire. Upon the advice of the Archchancellor, the Emperor accepts and welcomes the petitioner at court. Titus bows and departs.

 

The Fourth Petitioner

Sergius of the House of Merentel, Duke of Vintas, approaches the dais as pleasantries are exchanged. The Duke addresses the possibility of dialogue with the orcs, being that his holding is near the Rexdom of Krugmar. The Duke informed the court of a treaty and mentioned his efforts in existing dialogue with the Rexdom. The Emperor receives it and reads the treaty proper. The Emperor declares that he will discuss the matter in council. The Duke assures that he has already earned orcish assent  before he is dismissed. 

 

The Emperor delegates to the Archchancellor as he retires for the evening.

 

The Fifth Petitioner

Henri, the Baron of Guise approaches the throne to ask for pardon for any supposed crimes against the Imperial regime. Archchancellor exchanges pleasantries to the Baron of Guise and defers to the High Magistrate, Otto Sigmar, on the matter of pardons. High Magistrate agrees with pardoning Henri. Archchancellor confers the pardon. The Baron of Guise has more business for the court to consider- a lawsuit against ilicit squatters on his fief. The Archchancellor and the High Magistrate dismiss the notion, being that the squatters are enemies of war and will be removed forcefully. The Baron of Guise asks how he can serve the Empire and seeks to swear fealty and servitude to the throne.

 

The Sixth Petitioner

Halgrim approaches the dais and seeks to address the court but does not want to without the Emperor present. Halgrim wants a quest to protect the realm and serve the Crown.  Archchancellor orders for the head of Lewis of Lorraine as a show of loyalty and service for Halgrim. Halgrim gleefully accepts but the High Magistrate informs the Archchancellor that Lewis of Lorraine is already deceased. 

 

The Seventh Petitioner

A Rashidun Halfling approaches the throne by the name of Qaduir. Qaduir wants land near Helena to settle and offers to pay taxes as duly needed. The Archchancellor says he will speak to the Minister of the Interior and orders for a document of the request to be written and presented. Qaduir moves on to ask for a quest to be a knight like Halgrim. The Archchancellor defers to the Grand Knight for an appropriate action. 

 

The Eighth Petitioner

Peter var Josip Sarkozic comes to inquire on the trial of Lorraine on behalf of Adrian, Duke of Adria. The Archchancellor and High Magistrate agree that an absentee to trial presumes guilt. The crime of treason is agreed upon by the court to levy against the Leufroy d’Amaury, Duke of Lorraine. Peter Sarkozic asks of the plight of the land the Duchy of Lorraine to which the Archchancellor affirmed its incorporation to the Duchy of Adria. 

 

The Ninth Petitioner (co-petitioners)

Rahim Nasrid, Duke of Cresonia and Murad Kharadeen, Caliph of Khadarsi step forth to petition the court. They seek to make known their incorporation. The Archchancellor clarifies that any sort of inter-vassal relations without explicit purview of the Imperial government is prohibited. Archchancellor will sign off if Cresonia will consent to demotion to county. The Duke of Cresonia asks for reasoning behind the Archchancellor’s decision. The Archchancellor makes known that they have been deficient in their rallies for the Realm. The Duke of Cresonia makes a correction about the status of the political union. The Archchancellor clarifies the gravity of their request and seeks out a formal treaty to outline the future diplomatic relationship, assuring harmony between the Empire and their new protectorate. The Duke of Cresonia agrees.

 

The Tenth Petitioner

The cousin of the Archchancellor, Caius, approaches the dais. Caius asks for the Marna family records. The Empress-Mother arrives and interjects in saying she alone can provide them, dismissing John’s credibility as a Marnan and pointed out his status as a legitimized bastard. The Archchancellor retaliates and warns her not to speak out of line. The Empress-Mother threatens to burn or withhold them, despite the court having already ruled that the records be disclosed to Caius. The Lord Privy Seal, Terrence May, informs the Empress-Mother that she cannot harm or disobey the ruling of the court regarding the family records as they are Imperial documents afforded with the protection of the Imperial Seal of State. The Archchancellor asks the High Magistrate the appropriate sentence for subverting Imperial law. The Archchancellor then asks her if she will prostrate before the court for her contempt of court and sedition. The Archchancellor continued, exploiting her disloyalty and support for the fugitive Lorrainians. 

 

Empress-Mother affirms her actions. Archchancellor confirms her guilty plea and assures no execution is warranted, for it would be too harsh. Kyriakos Barbeas interjects that incriminating the Empress-Mother would cause a crisis. Empress-Mother states that she prefers death instead and asserts that the Archchancellor has “bewitched” the Emperor. The Archchancellor presents two sentences for the Empress-Mother to choose: nunnery or exileTitus is instructed to escort the Empress-Mother out of the city. The Empress-Mother calls the Archchancellor a coward for not being brave enough to sentence her to die. She then asserts that John will be the downfall of the Emperor. The Empress-Mother attempts to assassinate the Archchancellor and cries out inaudibly in her contempt of him. Vespira Antonia, wife of the Archchancellor, advances and successfully stabs the Empress-Mother. The Empress-Mother is struck by the knife and killed by the blow to the chest.  The pregnant corpse of the Empress-Mother lays in the center aisle as Indra Barbeas performs a Cesarina-section.* The baby cries out, indicating its survival and successful deliverance into the world. 

 

The court is dismissed by the High Magistrate. 

 

 

 


 

Signed,
His Excellency, Terrence May, Lord Privy Seal, Imperial Auditor-General

 









 

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Mariana Lucrezia would be sipping her wine, looking at the last one, getting A PTSD flash back from that moment, as she smoked her cigar. She’d deeply sigh and looked into the paintings she had in her room. she spoke out softly “Foolish the empress mother was,  foolish she was, a witch and a crazy hoe she was..”  She’d then take another sip out of her wine glass placing it down, taking the cigar on the plate, and smoking it, doing a final sigh.

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Somewhere in Arcas, a solem figure glances down at a shallow grave. The dirt below is struck by a series of droplets, the man’s sobs echoing through the surrounding landscape. “Rest in Peace.” He uttered softly, closing his eyes and turning away. “Some aren’t born ready for this world.”

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Very CONFUSED face grimaces “Uhhh, They killed their own people, Ughhh?”

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Ser Henrik Ludovar, the old Duke of Kvasz, would hear upon the Empress-Mother’s death.“Cesarina of House Marna.. married to John Alexander Horen and the Emperor’s mother. A bold woman she was but also ignorant in her decisions.... what a woman she was. Someone may admire her boldness or we all shall also remember and see her pure ignorance as I do. Even though I do not like this woman upon her disputes in Haense I shall end my words of her as a fellow Canonist being.. May she rest in peace, and May GOD bring her home to him where she shall be welcomed by those she had lost within her life.”

Edited by Legoboy7984

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Cardinal St Robert reads the Imperial Court missive and nods in the end, letting out a hefty sigh. “O’ niece o’ mine who probably lived off me expense at one point and never visited – good riddance. Your brother’s a ***** mongerer and you’re a dumb wench for nay finishing the job with that bastard John” He puts the missive away, contemplating on making a copy for the library at the monastery.

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1 hour ago, Piov said:

The Empress-Mother is struck by the knife and killed by the blow to the chest.  The pregnant corpse of the Empress-Mother lays in the center aisle as Indra Barbeas performs a Cesarina-section.* The baby cries out, indicating its survival and successful deliverance into the world. 

“How is that possible.. you stabbed her in the chest..?” asked Maurice

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Ambrosius becomes wide-eyed as he realises that the missive of one women-hating scholastic was very, very grounded in truth, “Stay ‘woke, my friends.” He says under his breath before returning to his accounts.

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Alfred smiles at his Lorrainian comrades as he reads his favourite passage from ‘the art of warclaim’ “

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

 

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Evie raised her brow as the missive was handed to her, before she clenched it her first, muttering to herself "I was not given any notice of John remarrying not even when i visited last with our children, very much still as his wife." tears forming in the womans eyes as slumps back into a chair. "So much for our love" shed utter ,reaching for some paper and a fresh quill, she'd begin to write a letter.  

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“The Archchancellor and High Magistrate agree that an absentee to trial presumes guilt.

Temudjin of the Steppes frowns “Its really disgusting to see The Archchancellor and High Magistrate dont know a thing about Law.”

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4 hours ago, Archbishop said:

“How is that possible.. you stabbed her in the chest..?” asked Maurice

A random woman says “Babies don’t come from the chest ya dumb sheit”

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Andriks mind wanders as he thinks of the death of the Empress Mother with a gleeful smile

 

 

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