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— The 1st AMENDMENT to the COMMONWEALTH CONSTITUTION or the RESMORE REFORMS:

the RIGHT to FREE ASSEMBLY

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“By virtue, we are formed. By law, we are created. By legislation, we are elevated.” 

Ser Charles J. ‘the Codex” Temesch, 1st Procurator of the Commonwealth.

 

It is the privilege of every citizen of our revered Commonwealth to influence the governance of our vast lands and laws. This right is enshrined in our Constitution and shall remain so! However, our systems have long languished until these transformative times arrived, ushering in a new era of opportunity. Henceforth, we shall enact profound reforms, and in so doing rekindle the spirit of dedicated service among our people.

 

I. ON THE FUNCTIONS OF THE ORATORY

i. The esteemed Bureau du Orateur, commonly known as the Oratory, shall be under the leadership of the Orateur, also recognized as the Grand Speaker, entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the legislative and judicial aspects of the esteemed Commonwealth. 

ii. Following the Orateur, a Deputy shall hold the second-in-command position within the Oratory. 

iii. Moreover, the Oratory shall be home to the esteemed Chief Penman, whose duties encompass transcribing the sessions of the Round Table, as well as assisting in the creation of state documents and letters patent. 

iv. Subsequently, the Oratory shall house the Chief Barrister, who shall preside over the courts of the Petra and provide support in the efficient functioning of the judicial systems.

 

II. ON THE MEMBERS OF THE ROUND TABLE

i. The Round Table shall be presided over by the Orateur, also known as the Grand Speaker, and diligently supervised by the Bureau du Orateur in its entirety.

ii. Henceforth, the esteemed Members of the Round Table shall be divided into two distinguished segments.

iii. One segment shall consist of the esteemed Knights of the Commonwealth, selected from the distinguished Sovereign Order of the Petrine Laurel, perpetually granted a position upon the Round Table.

a. The Knights of the Round Table, commonly known as Knights-in-Session, shall be addressed with the esteemed title of His or Her Knightly Honour Sir or Dame, followed by their respective name.

iv. An additional segment shall comprise the Electors of the Commonwealth, individuals of great eminence who shall be elected through the nationwide electoral process, as meticulously delineated in section IV, titled "ON THE PROCESS OF ELECTION."

a. The Electors of the Round Table shall be addressed with the esteemed title of His or Her Honour Elector, followed by their respective name. 

 

III. ON THE ELIGIBILITY OF KNIGHTS

i. The eligibility of Knights shall be ascertained by the Chivaliyont, also known as the Grand Knight.

ii. Knights deemed eligible for the Round Table shall be recognized and addressed as Knights-in-Session.

iii. Knights deemed ineligible for the Round Table shall be recognized and addressed as Knights-in-Honour. 

iv. The eligibility of Knights are determined based on the following criteria.

a. The Knight has actively served within the esteemed Commonwealth of Petra within the past eight years. 

b. The Knight is recognized as being in good standing with the laws of the Commonwealth. 

c. The Knight is deemed mentally capable of executing actions with a sound mind.

 

IV. ON THE PROCESS OF ELECTION

i. The election of the Commonwealth, which determines the esteemed Electors of the Round Table, shall be overseen by the Oratory. 

a. These elections shall occur every eight years. 

ii. The Oratory shall release a public registration for the election, providing members of the public with a 48-hour window to register. 

iii. Members of the public must satisfy the following criteria: 

a. The member of the public must be a citizen of the Commonwealth. 

b. The member of the public must be at least eighteen years of age. 

c. The member of the public must be in good standing with the laws of the Commonwealth. 

d. The member of the public must be mentally capable of executing actions with a sound mind.

iv. Subsequently, the Oratory shall conduct public debates among the registered members. 

v. Upon the conclusion of the necessary debates, the Oratory shall proceed with the election itself, enabling members of the public to vote for the registered candidates.

vi. Voting members of the public must fulfill the following criteria: 

a. The member of the public must be a citizen of the Commonwealth. 

b. The member of the public must be at least eighteen years of age. 

c. The member of the public must be in good standing with the laws of the Commonwealth. 

vii. The voting process shall span a period of 48 hours. 

ix. After the completion of the election, the Oratory shall publicly announce the winners, thus unveiling the new Electors of the Round Table.

 

V. ON THE PROCESS OF SESSIONS

i. The scheduling of sessions of the Round Table shall be orchestrated by the Orateur or their appointed Deputy. 

ii. The Table of Contents for each session shall be determined no less than 24 hours prior to its commencement, allowing Members of the Round Table sufficient time to prepare themselves. 

iii. The Oratory shall facilitate civil and reasoned debate among the Members of the Round Table before bringing the matter to a vote. 

iv. The esteemed Chief Penman, or one of their proficient Penmen, shall subsequently release the transcript of the session to the public. 

v. Members who are unable to physically attend the session shall be granted a period of 48 hours to remotely cast their votes on the topics discussed. 

vi. Following the tallying of votes by the Oratory, the matter shall then be presented to the Monarch for their assent or dissent. 

vii. Henceforth, the Billboy shall publicly declare in the square of the Capital whether the subject has been passed or not.

a. The announcement of the denial of a subject shall be made, even if it occurs within the confines of the Round Table itself.

 

As chiefly penned by

The Viscount of Mies (@MCVDK)

& Kirsa von Theonus (@Zaerie)

 

By issue and command of

RENILDE THE FIRST BY THE GRACE OF GOD 

ARCHDUCHESS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE PETRA

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From within the confines of the Chamberlaine's office, Justine carefully read through the meticulous corrections of the proposed amendment. Seeing no fault then, she flashed the Count of Mies a smile before dipping her head approvingly.

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"Father is quite good at writing" The Little Heir, Anthony Marcellus Temesch leant over the shoulder of his mother, observing the amendment.

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Victoria Helane Temesch squinted her eyes as she attempted to comprehend the contents of this missive... nevertheless, she failed.

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