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19th of Sun’s Smile, 1927 IC | 19th of Sun’s Smile, 131 SA




We the people of the Free Port of Chambery, recognizing the unfortunate reality that a government of some variety must be formed to provide for the public welfare, do establish a municipal government through this ordinance at Odyssey Quay.




I.) The political leader of the Free Port of Chambery is to be known as the Maître d’Chambery, if male, or the Maîtresse d’Chambery, if female. This translates into “Master of Chambery” in the Common tongue.

II.) The Maître d’Chambery shall govern for the citizens of Chambery and be given the responsibilities of:

     a.) Managing the public infrastructure on the surface of the Free Port of Chambery,

     b.) Overseeing and organizing the export of fine Chamberian winery abroad,

     c.) Collecting taxes from residences and businesses,

     d.) Representing the interests of the Free Port of Chambery within the greater Commonwealth of the Petra and beyond it, as Delegate to the Round Table or otherwise.

     e.) Maintaining public safety and medical services within the Free Port of Chambery.

III.) The Maître is to serve for a 10-year term, at the end of which they may either choose to stand for re-election again or retire.

     a.) The Maître d’Chambery is to hold office throughout this term until resignation, death, or removal through a recall election.

     b.) Recall elections must be approved by 2/3rds of CCCC members in attendance at a town hall. If passed, the entire electorate of a regular election will then vote.

     c.) Nicolas Wittenbach is to be appointed as the first Maître d’Chambery to oversee the initial establishment of the Free Port’s government. All future Maîtres will have to undergo this process.


IV.) The Maître is to be empowered to designate agents to assist in the performing of his duties, including:

     a.) A Steward or stewards, for the management of property.

     b.) A Sheriff, to maintain law and order and arbitrate disputes between the citizenry.

c.) A Representative, to voice the interests of the Free Port and its people in the Commonwealth's legislative assembly, the Round Table.

d.) Other deputies which he sees fit to delegate his duties to.


V.) Elections for the Maître d’Chambery are to be facilitated by the Chamberian Chamber of Commerce and Culture (CCCC).

     a.) In the absence of a Maître, the leader of the Celestial Trust shall administratively orchestrate each election as Provisional Chair, the first among equals. This will be done with direct oversight from the other members of the CCCC.

     b.) The CCCC must chair a town hall within one year of the conclusion of the Maître d’Chambery’s term to allow nominees for the ensuing election to come forward.

     c.) A member of the CCCC must endorse a candidate that has come forward to be considered on the ballot.

     d.) Candidates must own a residential property within the Free Port of Chambery and have had their primary residence within it for at least 5 years.

     e.) The electorate shall consist of all Chamberian property owners, either commercial or residential, and confirmed Celestial Trustees.


VI.) The CCCC is to consist of the leaders of the following:

     a.) Leaders of resident guilds within the Free Port of Chambery or their designated representatives,

     b.) Leaders of businesses within the Free Port of Chambery that also permanently live within its borders.


VII.) While any individual or entity that fulfills the requirements of Article VI may claim a seat on the CCCC, their attendance or participation shall not be compelled under any circumstance.

VIII.) Resident guilds shall not have their internal affairs infringed upon by the Maître or the CCCC, provided that the Free Port or the greater Commonwealth’s safety is not jeopardized, nor shall their headquarters be subjected to the burden of taxation.

IX.) Future ordinances may be made through chairing a town hall, in which CCCC members shall be allowed to vote on initiatives put forward by the Maître.

     a.) Town halls must be chaired by the Maître to discuss any proposal not explicitly provided for in the Maître’s powers.

     b.) The Maître shall also be empowered to host non-binding town halls with the entirety of the populace in attendance to advise or update on ongoing matters of governance.

     b.) Ordinances must be approved by a majority of the CCCC in attendance.

     c.) The Maître shall refrain from voting on a proposed ordinance, but will cast the deciding vote in the case of a tie.





His Excellency Nicolas Wittenbach,

Maître d’Chambery


The Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Brae-Wittenbach,

Provisional Chairwoman of the CCCC

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