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  1. 📜 T H E P E T R I N E L A U R E L 📜 A N I M P E R I A L A W A R D F O R E X C E L L E N C E It is the pleasure of the Imperial Crown and the Ministry of Civil Affairs to, once every four years, award the PETRINE LAUREL for excellence and achievements in a variety of fields. Works may be literary, artistic, scientific or political - but all must be submitted in the form of writing. A book, an anthology of poems, a treatise, an essay, a blueprint or a patent all may be eligible for consideration. The award only applies to subjects of the Orenian Empire. 🏆 Works considered to be relevant to the cultural theme of the country, progressive, innovative and boundary-pushing are likely to win the Laurel. Alongside the award itself - a golden chalice, and the postnominal P.L - there is a 1500 M prize gifted to the winner. While a award conceived in 1768, the Committee of the Petrine Laurel has chosen several works to be grandfathered in, primarily to serve as an example of quality works in hopes of inspiring future works for the 1772 Laurel and beyond. R E C I P I E N T S 1740 Otto Cetibor Barrow @yopplwasupxxx Knowledge of Knowledge Otto Barrow wrote this extensive treatise on the varied types of knowledge in the 1740s during his tutelage of a young Lord Helena. The missive stands out as exceptionally unique for its time - a flowering for the intellectual tradition that would define a new empire. We often take modern sensibilities for granted, but the state of the empire and continent in the 1740s was a vicious and vulgar one, and to cultivate a higher sense of education among its youth laid a foundation for intellectual pursuits in the future. For carrying on our scholastic tradition through our most uncertain times, the 1740 Petrine Laurel is awarded to Otto Cetibor Barrow. 1744 HIM Peter III @ARCHITECUS Why We Fight His Imperial Majesty Peter III personally penned this treatise at the height of the 7th Nordling War in 1744. The context of the era was one of great uncertainty, but through imperial grit and strategy, the fortune of the empire began to turn - whether through the defenses of the Gunner Towers or the daring rescue of the Empress by General Sabari. Our emperor’s defiance against their raids and massacres is encapsulated in his rhetoric, which captures the Orenian spirit and why it inevitably prevailed against the sentiments of his adversary. For capturing the essence of the Nordling War with brilliant rhetoric, the 1744 Petrine Laurel is awarded to HIM Peter III. 1748 His Grace, John d’Arkent, KCHE @BenevolentManacles Our Ester Sir John d’Arkent wrote this letter after the most tragic events of Ester Rose’s decapitation by the Chief Godric. An emotional and personal piece, it still reveals a valuable aspect of the 7th Nordling War. For all the national rhetoric and heated pamphleteering and propaganda, this letter shows a true and grim side of war - and its terrible effects on the individual. For showcasing the human tragedy of war and consecrating the martyrdom of an imperial patriot, the 1748 Laurel is awarded to Sir John d’Arkent. 1752 His Excellency, Sir Simon Basrid, KCS @Cracker The Tapestry of Man His Excellency, Simon Basrid KCS wrote this summary of humanity coming just after the zenith of the time of troubles and the brutality of the Nordling War began to wind down. Written with firm optimism and rich historical analysis, Basrid put to paper a concept that had long been in the Imperial ethos - the Tapestry of Man, a unifying identity, culture and shared history that those who elected to participate in the tradition of Horen would be rewarded immensely. For pontificating this pivotal concept at such a critical time in history, the 1752 Laurel is awarded to Simon Basrid, KCS. 1756 Georg Lothar @Piov I Would have Perished Had I Not Persisted Georg Lothar wrote this treatise in patronage of a young King Sigismund II revealing the Haeseni perspective of the Nordling war. Mr. Lothar speaks of the separation between the tyrant Nordling leaders, and their hapless peoples, drawn into a conflict they were powerless to stop. He speaks of being wise to our own virtues, and not falling into the actions of those we so bitterly fought. Lastly, he highlights the importance of unity and Empire, ‘One God, One Emperor, One Country’. For this testament to the bond of Empire in Haeseni context, the 1756 Laurel is awarded to Mr. George Lothar. 1760 Franz Nikolai Sarkozic @Nectorist Dinner at Karlomans Franz Nikolai Sarkozic wrote this fictional piece as an annotated recording of a heated dinner discussion at a household in Haense, wherein the war, politics, the country and morality were discussed heatedly. Masterfully dictated and written, Dinner at Karloman’s provides a unique insight into personal thoughts and life of the war era. The 1760 Laurel is awarded to Franz Nikolai Sarkozic. 1764 Sir Terrence May, GCM @Piov Conscience of State Sir Terrence May, GCM, arguably the greatest politician of the 18th century, consecrated his political legacy in this treatise in 1761 on the subject of the institution of the Senate, a most august wing of our government that has now evolved in the form of the House of Commons. Sir Terrence showcases the great value and power in the empire’s legislative and democratic institutions. For an outstanding review of our democratic spirit and thorough analysis of the institution, the 1764 Laurel is awarded to Sir Terrence May, GCM. 1768 Sir Frederick Armas, KHE IG @Esterlen Map of the Empire c. 1765 Sir Frederick Armas, KHE, IG, drafted this map in 1765 to best reflect the new political situation following the end of the 7th Nordling War. A masterpiece of design, ethnography and geography, it illustrates the component parts of the Empire with an excellent amount of detail, along with rich descriptions of each region it showcases. For its artistry and utility, the Laurel is awarded to Sir Frederick Armas, KHE. There will be an awards ceremony for the presentation of the 1768 Laurel to Sir Frederick Armas or a representative of his estate at the Novellen Theatre alongside a brief dinner party. (5/28/20 @ 6 PM EST) All previous winners of the Laurel are invited to attend as well to be commemorated for their work. The event is open to the public, and all may attend. OOC If you wish to submit works for the Laurel of the 1768 - 1772 period, please fill out this form. Submissions are only eligible during the four year period. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvYtrclx7quAOlEVVOdf86I-9lPjaHYxocbDQ-hMsBpMBkyQ/viewform
  2. THE HELENA LIVERY BOARD The State of the City Address 1769 Introduced in the Livery Board. Passed in the First Session of the Helena Livery Board. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this livery proposition is to establish the duty of the Lord Mayor to address the Helena Livery Board every four years in an extraordinary sitting to inform of the current state of the Imperial City of Helena and the general guidelines and goals that the City Government should pursue with their actions. SECTION I: Once during his term, the Lord Mayor shall call an extraordinary sitting of the Helena Livery Board to deliver the State of the City Address. The City Clerk shall chair this extraordinary sitting as follows: The City Clerk of Helena shall announce the arrival of the Lord Mayor, who shall enter Varoche Hall from its main entrance and walk towards the lectern. The Lord Mayor shall deliver his speech before the Helena Livery Board. After the speech of the Lord Mayor has been delivered, each Livery Master shall be allowed to deliver his reply to the speech of the Lord Mayor. The order of the interventions shall be the following: The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Mercers. The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Vintners, Brewers, and Innholders The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Ironmongers, Blacksmiths, and Founders The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Grocers and Cooks The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Tylers, Bricklayers, and Paviors The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Publicans The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Barbers and Surgeons The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Scriveners The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Drapers and Haberdashers The Livery Master of the Honorable Company of Thespians and Revelers After the interventions of the Livery Masters are concluded, the Lord Mayor can deliver a speech to reply to all the interventions of the Livery Masters. The City Clerk shall then adjourn this sitting of the Helena Livery Board. SECTION II: During a city government shutdown or in times of war or in any other force majeure situation the Lord Mayor shall instead submit a written report about the State of the City to the Secretary of State for the Interior. Introduced by Livery Master Theodore Mane of the Honorable Company of Publicans Cosponsored by Undersecretary Edward Galbraith Signed, His Excellency, Jasper Carrington, Secretary of State for the Interior.
  3. IMPERIAL SENATE ELECTIONS, 16th IMPERIAL DIET 12 SUN’S SMILE Let all citizens of the Empire rejoice, for the 1769 elections for the House of Commons have returned their results. The following candidates from each faction are victorious in their election as representatives to the Imperial Diet and are henceforth entitled to the postnominal MHC (Member of the House of Commons) until such time as the next election cycle and they appropriately take their oath of office. THE HOUSE OF COMMONS EVERARDINES (44%) JOSEPHITES (56%) The EVERARDINES are therefore entitled to seven seats within the House of Commons. The JOSEPHITES are therefore entitled to eight seats within the House of Commons. From the Draft Lists, the following individuals are called to serve in His Imperial Majesty’s Diet. LISTS 1. Jonah Stahl Elendil MHC 2. Amadeus d’Aryn MHC 3. Konrad Stafyr MHC 4. Farooq Gray MHC 5. Franz Sarkozy MHC 6. Karl Amador MHC 7. Oisin O’Rourke MHC 8. Winston Rothesay MHC 9. Abram Stalistena MHC 10. Sigmar Joren Baruch MHC 11. Konstantin Wick MHC 12. Lajos Sander Karoly MHC 13. Angelika Bykov MHC 14. Siguine var Ruthern MHC 15. Peridot Carrington MHC ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, Peter III, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Kaedrin, Salvus, and Seventis,, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  4. NATIONAL ELECTIONS FOR THE HOUSE OF COMMONS THE 16TH IMPERIAL DIET 7 TOBIAS’ BOUNTY LET ALL BE AWARE that on this day, the 7th of Tobias’ Bounty on the year of Our Lord GOD 1769, the election for the House of Commons shall commence. All those eligible to vote in the Holy Orenian Empire are entitled to cast their ballot to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. All ineligible votes shall be invalidated. THE BALLOT CAN BE FOUND HERE. ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, Signed, HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, Peter III, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Kaedrin, Salvus, and Seventis, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  5. “Dear sir, We have received your faction draft for candidacy in the Imperial Election for 16th Imperial Diet for the House of Commons. We have checked your details with our records and have accepted your draft candidates’ eligibility. You and your party shall appear on the ballot for the House of Commons election. Warm regards, The Office of the Secretary of Civil Affairs.” “Dear sir, We have received your faction draft for candidacy in the Imperial Election for 16th Imperial Diet for the House of Commons. We have checked your details with our records and have accepted your draft candidates’ eligibility. You and your party shall appear on the ballot for the House of Commons election. Warm regards, The Office of the Secretary of Civil Affairs.”
  6. ACT OF THE IMPERIAL DIET The Non-Partisan Courts Act, 1768 4th of Godfreys’ Triumph Introduced in the Commons. Passed through the House of Commons in the Fifteen Session of the Imperial Diet. AYE ADLER AMADOR BARCLAY BARUCH BASRID D’ARKENT D’ARYN ELENDIL GRAY KAROLY MAY NAPIER PRUVIA STAFYR ABSENT RUTHERN The Non-Partisan Courts Act INTRODUCTION In order to ensure the impartiality of court justices, and the faith of the citizenry in such. WHEREAS The Commons publicly endorses the independent nature and functions of the judiciary in our nation, and recognising the ability of vested interests to pervert the course of justice, hereby decrees and promulgates this present ACT to ensure the correct and impartial adjudication of all cases. SECTION I: On affirming the non-partisan nature of the courts. Court justices are hereby to be barred from running for or holding a seat within the House of Commons. Court justices are to be barred from publicly pledging support for, affirming membership of or endorsing any political party or faction. SECTION II: On amending the Judiciary Act 1740 in regards to the courts to ensure the impartiality of justices. Any court justice must, upon appointment, immediately declare any and all interests in regards to political factions or organizations and forsake it by way of oath. Court justices are to declare any business affiliation or interest or allegiance to anyone other than God, the Crown, and the law of Oren; and cannot adjudicate over matters with which they have a declared interest in; therefore a justice must recuse themselves from any trial of the kind. SECTION III: On amending the Judiciary Act 1740 in regards to the Supreme Court Supreme Court justices are not to hold any political affiliation, or business affiliations or interests of any kind; and may not be in active military service, or owe any oaths or forms of allegiance to any person or organisation other than that of God, the Crown, and the law. Supreme Court justices are to be granted a salary of 500 marks per year for the duration of their tenure. Any and all Supreme Court justices that have such affiliations are to forsake them or be rightfully stripped of their position. Introduced by Amadeus d’Aryn MHC on the 8th of Sun’s Smile, 1766 Cosponsored by Conrad Barclay MHC Issued and proclaimed, Peter III, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, King of Kaedrin, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  7. ACT OF THE IMPERIAL DIET The Fixed-Penalty Act, 1768 4th of Godfreys’ Triumph Introduced in the Commons. Passed through the House of Commons in the Fifteen Session of the Imperial Diet. AYE MAY NAPIER AMADOR STAFYR BARCLAY BASRID KAROLY ELENDIL BARUCH D’ARKENT D’ARYN PRESENT ADLER GRAY ABSENT AMADOR RUTHERN An Act to make provision for the creation of penalty notices and to ensure immediate justice to minor offences; to make provision on the rights of the Imperial State Army to issue penalties on acts of civil disorder; to make provision for the role of the courts in relation to these matters. SECTION I: PENALTY NOTICES Fixed-penalty notices shall be introduced and relevant constabulary authorities given an expansion of power to issue on-the-spot fines for minor crimes (infractions of the Orenian Revised Code), which shall be established as: disorderly behaviour in a public place; theft; destroying or damaging property; trespassing on government property; trespassing on private property; behaviour likely to cause injury; obstructing interrogating authorities. The Ministry of Justice may amend this list, with approval from the House of Commons. SECTION II: APPLICATION OF NOTICES Any member of the ISA, constabulary, or provincial authorities, who has reason to suspect an individual has committed an offence eligible for fixed-penalty, may issue an on-the-spot fine. The notice will be given at the spot of the offence or at a relevant facility, and will be recorded in writing. If penalty notice is paid, the individual is released from further criminal liability. A penalty notice must: state the offence; give detail of the circumstances around the event; state the amount of the penalty; state to whom the penalty must be paid to; inform the individual of their right to be tried for the offence. The amount payable may be specified by the Ministry of Justice but it must not exceed half of the maximum fine in which an individual is liable to on the conviction of the offence at trial. The penalty must be paid to a designated officer, who will be specified in the notice. The fines collected by the Imperial Constabulary and ISA shall be transferred to the Offices of the Solicitor-General and Minister of War respectively. The fines may be allocated for any relevant expense, as the office deems necessary. SECTION III: RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL An individual may decline to pay a fine and instead request court proceedings are brought against them. The request to be tried must be given when the penalty is initially issued. If the fine has not been paid by the period stated at the time of the notice, then the individual may have further charges filed against them. Introduced by Amadeus d’Aryn MHC on the 7th of Horen’s Calling, 1768 Cosponsored by Farooq Gray, MHC. Issued and proclaimed, Peter III, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, King-Elect of Kaedrin, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  8. Peerage and Property Edict, 1768 --- Issued and Confirmed by His Imperial Majesty, Peter III, 19th of Sigismund's End, 1768 --- TO OUR BELOVED SUBJECTS, WHEREAS it is expressed in the Eminent Domain Principle of Our law that all private and immovable property is held in tenure to the Imperial State; WHEREAS “Ownership is the right to enjoyment and disposal of a thing, without limitation beyond the law” (ORC 303.021); WHEREAS the Crown holds the right to define the use of property public or private, as is written in the law of the Realm (303.012); WHEREAS the Principle of Rightful Ownership of Our law declares that a man who holds property, movable or immovable, uncontested, shall go unmolested absent a pretext of criminality; We the Crown do declare that deeds of immovable property (i.e. land) which are entitled to a peerage shall not be granted or altered so as to cause a loss to an owner of an already existing property in tenure to the Imperial State without the prior consent of said owner in legal contract or proclamation. --- HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY Peter III, by the Grace of God Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, Seventis, and Kaedrin, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg, and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, Fidei Defensor, etcetera
  9. ADMINISTRATIVE ORDINANCES O F 1768 MDCCLXVII Issued and confirmed on the 9th of Sigismund’s End, 1768 ARTICLE I - Pursuant to His Imperial Majesty’s desire to see the application and enforcement of Imperial law throughout his dominions, whether that be affirmed Acts of the Imperial Diet or His Imperial Majesty’s own edicts or other ordinances of his cabinet, this ordinance shall establish the office of His Imperial Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants. ARTICLE II - His Imperial Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants shall be appointed, through the issuing of the Archchancellor’s advice to the Crown, on an ad hoc basis for whichever region or metropolis may require their presence, with the name of said region or metropolis denoting their office. ARTICLE III - His Imperial Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants shall be entrusted with the application and enforcement of Imperial law, tax, and order in the region they are assigned to, as well as serving as His Imperial Majesty’s intermediary and deputy in resolving any conflicts arising from the implementation of legislation. ARTICLE IV - His Imperial Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants shall be considered Ministers of the Crown who are entitled to sit upon the Council of State, subject to confirmation by the House of Commons as any other cabinet minister, though like other cabinet ministers serving at His Imperial Majesty’s pleasure. Signed, HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, Peter III, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Kaedrin, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  10. IMPERIAL LETTERS FOR THE VISCOUNTY OF PRUVIA-ALBAROSA, 1768 Issued and Confirmed by His Imperial Majesty, Peter III, 1768 TO OUR BELOVED SUBJECTS, It has pleased the Imperial Throne to reward the service of Our leal subject, Frederick Leopold Pruvia, with official verification of their tenure in fealty to the Holy Orenian Empire. Accordingly, with this grace of God and the counsel of Our court, we do invest Frederick Leopold Pruvia as the Viscount of Pruvia-Albarosa, a role they as peers of the Holy Orenian Empire shall hold in trust to Our throne for the duration of their loyal service. They are enjoined to maintain the law of Our realm, to abide peacefully by Our rule, and to rise to Our defense when necessary. In return, as a sign of Our August graciousness, we do privilege their head to collect rents on their estates and holdings. HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY Peter III, by the Grace of God Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, King of Kaedrin, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg, and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  11. IMPERIAL LETTERS FOR THE VISCOUNTY OF PRUVIA-PROVINS, 1768 Issued and Confirmed by His Imperial Majesty, Peter III, 1768 TO OUR BELOVED SUBJECTS, It has pleased the Imperial Throne to reward the service of Our leal subject, John Michael Pruvia-Basrid, with official verification of their tenure in fealty to the Holy Orenian Empire. Accordingly, with this grace of God and the counsel of Our court, we do invest John Michael Pruvia-Basrid as the Viscount of Pruvia-Provins, a role they as peers of the Holy Orenian Empire shall hold in trust to Our throne for the duration of their loyal service. They are enjoined to maintain the law of Our realm, to abide peacefully by Our rule, and to rise to Our defense when necessary. In return, as a sign of Our August graciousness, we do privilege their head to collect rents on their estates and holdings. HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY Peter III, by the Grace of God Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, King of Kaedrin, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg, and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  12. THE HOUSE OF COMMONS Lo and behold for elections for the House of Commons for the House of Commons of the 16th Imperial Diet, as prescribed by the Edict of Reform (1763), have come upon us for the year 1769. This gazette shall serve as a formal application of candidacy with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, which shall open presently. Factions within the House of Commons are required to complete the following application in order to appear on the ballot. If these candidacies are accepted, the Ministry shall issue a short letter of confirmation. By filling out this form you so swear that draft posited to the Civil Affairs contains to the best of your knowledge only legal candidates as per the Edict of Reform (1763). If a candidate posited is found to be an unlawful candidate, they will be removed from the draft list and the faction leader may be given the option of replacing them with a lawful alternative. If a party is unable to reach the maximum of fifteen candidates, they shall mark the space as VACANT. FACTION AFFILIATION: FACTION LEADER NAME: DRAFT LIST: 1. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 2. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 3. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 4. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 5. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 6. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 7. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 8. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 9. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 10. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 11. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 12. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 13. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 14. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) 15. Prefix Firstname Surname ((MC Name)) Do any members of the draft have any title, peerage or public service that may conflict with becoming a member of the House of Commons, as per the Edict of Reform (1763)?: If yes, do you understand that you will be asked to provide an alternative and legal candidate, and if this does not occur your faction’s seat shall be considered to be vacant?: ((MC name)):
  13. IMPERIAL LETTERS FOR THE ARCHBISHOPRIC OF ALBAROSA, 1768 Issued and Confirmed by His Imperial Majesty, Peter III, 1768 TO OUR BELOVED SUBJECTS, It has pleased the Imperial Throne to reward the service of Our leal subject, Laurence Augustus Pruvia, Cardinal Albarosa, with official verification of their tenure in fealty to the Holy Orenian Empire. Accordingly, with this grace of God and the counsel of Our court, we do invest Laurence Augustus Pruvia as the Archbishop of Albarosa, a role they as peers of the Holy Orenian Empire shall hold in trust to Our throne for the duration of their loyal service, entitled to the style of prince-archbishop as a member of the peerage. They are enjoined to maintain the law of Our realm, to abide peacefully by Our rule, and to rise to Our defense when necessary. The succession of said peerage shall be tied to the parallel archdiocese of Albarosa, appointed by the authority of the Church of the Canon, however, in order to assume secular jurisdiction and the status of peerage each successor to the archdiocese shall be required to be confirmed by Our throne. HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY Peter III, by the Grace of God Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, King of Kaedrin, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg, and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  14. ACT OF THE IMPERIAL DIET The Infractions Act, 1767 7 Tobias’ Bounty Introduced in the Commons. Passed through the House of Commons in the Fifteen Session of the Imperial Diet. AYE Barclay d’Aryn Gray Károly May Elendil Stafyr Basrid Adler Baruch Pruvia Károly Napier ABSENT Ruthern An act for the restoration of infractions, misdemeanors, felonies, and treason in the Oren Revised Code. INTRODUCTION The reforms of Solicitor-General Bohemond de Leumont which abolished the ancient classifications of crimes and reclassified them into classes such as “Class P, Class E, Class V” has been a cause for confusion in both the judiciary and in the layman's understanding of law. Certain categories of crime such as those against faith and decency do not fit neatly into these classifications, and arbitrary metrics have had to be used in order to ease them (such as defining them as economic crimes, or violent crimes.) It is the opinion of the Solicitor-General Joseph Adler MHC that a restoration of the ancient classification of offenses and their punishments is in order for the sake of regularity in the practice of law. SECTION I: ON OFFENSES AND THEIR SEVERITY Amendments to CH 201 ORC. 201.04 - Of the offenses enumerated herein, each is assigned specific punishment according to its severity, of which that exists four, and which the plaintiff evaluates and chooses the appropriate sentence, and the magistrate orders at his discretion. The applicable sanction for each crime is recorded within the table the crime is located. The assigned classes of punishments are: 201.041 - Infractions, of least severity, include the appropriated sentences: monetary fine up to two thousand mina, disbarring from public office for up to two annum, confinement to prison for up to two annum, banishment up to two annum, conscription up to five annum, designated service to faith up to five annum, flogging up to fifteen lashes, birching up to fifteen lashes, pillory up to one hour, branding by hot iron on the chest or buttocks. 201.042 - Misdemeanors, of middling severity, include the appropriated sentences: monetary fine up to fifteen thousand mina, disbarring from public office for up to ten annum, confinement to prison for up to ten annum, banishment up to ten annum, conscription up to twenty annum, designated service to faith up to twenty annum, flogging up to thirty lashes, birching up to thirty lashes, pillory up to three hours, branding by hot iron on a limb, chest, or buttocks. 201.043 - Felonies, of great severity, include the appropriated sentences: monetary fine up to fifty thousand mina, disbarring from public office for up to a lifetime, confinement to prison for up to a lifetime, banishment up to a lifetime, conscription up to a lifetime, designated service to faith up to a lifetime, flogging up to sixty lashes, birching up to sixty lashes, pillory up to three hours, branding by hot iron on a limb, chest, buttocks, or face, execution by hanging. 201.044 - Treason, of intolerable severity, includes the appropriated sentences: execution by hanging, execution by crossbow or arbalest if offender is an enlisted soldier, attainder. SECTION II: INJURY AGAINST THE PERSON Amendments to CH 202 ORC. 202.01 - On Physical Violence 202.011 - Where an individual intentionally commits upon another an act of violence which brings about no incapacitation or lasting injury, this shall be violence of the third degree, an infraction. 202.012 - Where an individual intentionally commits upon another an act of violence which brings about lasting but not permanent injury, incapacitates for any length of time, or utilizes a dangerous weapon, this shall be violence of the second degree, a misdemeanor. 202.013 - Where an individual intentionally commits upon another an act of violence which brings about permanent injury, this shall be violence of the first degree, a felony. 202.014 - Where an individual unintentionally commits upon another an act of violence which brings any form of injury, such as from a verbal argument or unpremeditated events, this shall be battery, a misdemeanor. 202.015 - Injuries sustained during tournaments and consensual acts (such as duels) are not illegal. 202.02 - On Murder 202.021 - Where an individual intentionally commits such an an act of violence upon another which brings about their death, with no premeditation of the act and under such circumstances as a reasonable person would be incited to fatal violence, this shall be murder of the third degree, a felony. 202.022 - Where an individual intentionally commits such an act of violence upon another which brings about their death, with no premeditation, this shall be a murder of the second degree, a felony. 202.023 - Where an individual intentionally and with premeditation causes the death of another, this shall be murder of the first degree, a felony. 202.03 - On Manslaughter 202.031 - Where an individual unintentionally but negligently commits such an act that brings about the death of another, this shall be manslaughter, a misdemeanor. 202.04 - On Mutilation 202.041 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently commits such an act as to bring about the superficial disfigurement of another, or the removal of a single digit, this shall be mutilation in the third degree, a misdemeanor. 202.042 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently commits such an act as to bring about the crippling disfigurement of another, or the removal of multiple digits, this shall be mutilation in the second degree, a felony. 202.043 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently commits such an act as to bring about the dismemberment of another, the destruction of an eye, castration, or other irreparable loss of an appendage or organ, this shall be mutilation in the first degree, a felony. 202.044 - If an injury has affected the victim’s appearance or senses, but mutilation could not be proven as the motive behind the causing of injury, the perpetrator will have caused an injury (see ORC202.01) and would not have been mutilated. 202.045 - Shearing Act (1752): Imposing, threatening, or engaging in the clipping of ears towards an Elf is illegal. 202.05 - On Kidnapping 202.051 - Where an individual intentionally abducts, restrains, or confines another individual against their will without physical harm or endangerment of the victim, this shall be kidnapping in the second degree, a misdemeanor. 202.052 - Where an individual intentionally abducts, restrains, or confines another individual against their will, and in the course of this brings about physical harm or endangerment of the victim, this shall be kidnapping in the first degree, a felony. 202.07 - On Defamation 202.061 - Where an individual knowingly disseminates false information about an individual, without intent to harm the reputation of that individual, this shall be defamation in the third degree, an infraction. 202.062 - Where an individual knowingly disseminates false information about an individual, with intent to harm the reputation of that individual, this shall be defamation in the second degree, an infraction. 202.063 - Where an individual knowingly disseminates false information about an individual, with intent to harm the reputation of that individual, in a public space or by distribution of printed materials, this shall be defamation in the first degree, a misdemeanor. 202.08 - On Impersonation 202.071 - Where an individual intentionally assumes the identity of another individual for any purpose except the carrying out of high treason, this shall be impersonation in the second degree, an infraction. 202.072 - Where an individual intentionally assumes the identity of another individual in order to carry out high treason, this shall be impersonation in the first degree, a felony. 202.073 - Medical Validation Act (1738): Impersonating a doctor shall fall under ORC202.071. 202.09 - Criminal Justice Reform Act (1746): On Torture and Cruel and Unusual Punishment 202.091 - Where an individual intentionally afflicts another with injury for revenge or coercion of one party to another, this shall be torture, a misdemeanor. 202.092 - Where an individual sustains the imprisonment of an individual who is below the age of majority, this shall be minor imprisonment, a misdemeanor. 202.093 - Where an individual is held against their will exceeding the lifespan of the individual in question, this shall be involuntary servitude, a misdemeanor. 202.094 - Uses of torture and enhanced interrogation may only be employed with an expressed written and signed writ from an Imperial magistrate in a court of law. The provision of this amendment and due process for the permission of torture by a court of law shall be waived for those deemed as enemy combatants of the Holy Orenian Empire. 202.10 - Medical Validation Act (1738): On Malpractice 202.101 - Where an individual knowingly mistreats or denies necessary care to a patient to a point of small or moderate damage, this shall be defined as malpractice in the third degree, an infraction. 202.102 - Where an individual knowingly mistreats or denies necessary care to a patient to a point of great damage, this shall be defined as malpractice in the second degree, a misdemeanor. 202.103 - If an individual knowlingly mistreats or denies necessary care to a patient to the point of death, this shall be treated as murder. (see ORC202.02) SECTION III: INJURY AGAINST PROPERTY AMENDMENTS TO CH 203 ORC. 203.01 - On Theft 203.011 - Where an individual intentionally deprives another of moveable property without the consent of its owner, and this property totals greater than two hundred minas but less than one thousand minas in value, this shall be theft in the third degree, an infraction. 203.012 - Where an individual intentionally deprives another of moveable property without the consent of its owner, and this property totals greater than one thousand minas but less than ten thousand minas in value, this shall be theft in the second degree, a misdemeanor. 203.013 - Where an individual intentionally deprives another of moveable property without the consent of its owner, and this property totals greater than ten thousand minas in value, this shall be theft in the first degree, a felony. 203.02 - On Burglary 203.021 - Where an individual unlawfully enters a property with intent to commit a nonviolent crime, this shall be burglary in the second degree, an infraction. 203.022 - Where an individual unlawfully enters a property with intent to commit a violent crime, this shall be burglary in the first degree, a misdemeanor. 203.03 - On Robbery 203.031 - Where an individual intentionally deprives an owner of his moveable property through violence or threat of violence, and this property is of small or moderate amounts, this shall be robbery in the second degree, a misdemeanor. 203.032 - Where an individual intentionally deprives an owner of his moveable property through violence or threat of violence, and this property is of great amounts, this shall be theft in the first degree, a felony. 203.04 - On Vandalism 203.041 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another, and this damage is of small or moderate amounts, this shall be vandalism in the second degree, an infraction. 203.042 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another, and this damage is of great amounts, this shall be vandalism in the first degree, a misdemeanor. 203.05 - On Arson 203.051 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another through fire, and this damage is of small or moderate amounts, this shall be arson in the second degree, an infraction. 203.052 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another through fire, and this damage is of great amounts, this shall be vandalism in the first degree, a misdemeanor. 203.06 - On Trespassing 203.061 - Where an individual intentionally enters the property of another which a reasonable person would consider to be restricted, this shall be trespassing, an infraction. 203.07 - On Poaching 203.071 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently hunts a beast or bird within the borders of a reserved wood, this shall be poaching, an infraction. SECTION IV: INJURY AGAINST THE STATE AMENDMENTS TO CH 204 ORC. 204.01 - Treason and Sedition Act (1751) : On Treason Where an individual commits acts with the intent to compromise the integrity of the Crown and its constituent institutions by waging insurrection and seeking the destruction of the Imperial State by impugning the character and person of the Crown through subversive means such as collusion with enemy entities and actors against the State, this shall be the crime of treason. 204.01A - Treason and Sedition Act (1751) : On Petty Treason Where an individual sows divisions through the active propagation of malicious rhetoric, manifestos, ideologies, and other devices with the intent to dissuade the conscience of the society from the State, this shall be the crime of petty treason, charged with the crime of treason. 204.02 - Treason and Sedition Act (1751): On Sedition Where an individual intention to bring into hatred or contempt, or to incite disaffection against the person of His Majesty, his heirs or successors, or the government and constitution of the Holy Orenian Empire, as by law established, or the Senate, or the administration of justice, or to excite His Majesty's subjects to attempt otherwise than by lawful means, the alteration of any matter in Church or State by law established, or to incite any person to commit any crime in disturbance of the peace, or to raise discontent or disaffection amongst His Majesty's subjects, or to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different classes of such subjects, this shall be the crime of sedition, charged with the crime of treason. 204.03 - On Contraband 204.031 - Where an individual knowingly possesses illegal substances, literature, or items, this shall be the crime of possession of contraband in the third degree, an infraction. 204.032 - Where an individual knowingly sells, markets, purchases, or transfers ownership of illegal substances, literature, or items, this shall be the crime of possession of contraband in the second degree, a misdemeanor. 204.033 - Where an individual knowingly manufactures illegal substances, literature, or items, this shall be the crime of possession of contraband in the first degree, a felony. 204.04 - On Obstruction 204.041 - Where an individual interferes with, obstructs the progress of, or otherwise hinders government officials and prosecutors during the apprehension or investigation of a criminal or criminal activity, this shall be the crime of obstruction in the first degree, an infraction. 204.05 - On Tax Evasion 204.051 - Where an individual fails to render full payment in a timely manner for a lawfully enacted metropolitan, baronial, comital, or civil tax, this shall be the crime of tax evasion in the third degree, an infraction. 204.052 - Where an individual fails to render full payment in a timely manner for a lawfully enacted imperial, royal, ducal, or gubernatorial tax, this shall be the crime of tax evasion in the second degree, a misdemeanor. 204.053 - Where an individual fails to render full payment in a timely manner for a lawfully enacted wartime tax or mandatory tithe, this shall be the crime of tax evasion in the first degree, a felony. 204.06 - On Absconding 204.061 - Where an individual fails or intentionally avoids surrendering oneself to the custody of Imperial officials at the appropriate time, this shall be the crime of absconding, and in the case of the awaiting of trial immediately confirms guilt, dismissing the need for lawful hearing. 204.07 - On Bribery 204.071 - Where an individual persuades another to act dishonestly or otherwise, with the gift of money or other inducement, this shall be the crime of bribery, an infraction. 204.08 - On Extortion 204.081 - Where an individual intentionally threatens another individual for obtaining money, titles, or other benefits for oneself, this shall be the crime of extortion, an infraction. 204.09 - On Perjury 204.091 - Where an individual intentionally misleads, deceives, or withholds pertinent information from an interrogating agent of the law, this shall be perjury in the second degree, a misdemeanor. 204.092 - Where an individual intentionally misleads, deceives, or withholds pertinent information from an interrogating agent of the law during the course of a criminal or civil trial, this shall be perjury in the first degree, a felony. 204.093 - Where an individual intentionally misleads, deceives, or withholds pertinent information from an interrogating agent of the law during the course of a trial of high treason, this shall be perjury in the first degree, charged with the penalty of treason. 204.010 - On Fraud 204.0101 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently fails to abide by the terms of a written or verbal contract, misleads regarding its terms, or provides insufficient consideration for its completion, to the detriment of another, and this detriment is of small or moderate amounts, this shall be fraud in the second degree, an infraction. 204.0101 - Where an individual intentionally or negligently fails to abide by the terms of a written or verbal contract, misleads regarding its terms, or provides insufficient consideration for its completion, to the detriment of another, and this detriment is of great amounts, this shall be fraud in the first degree, a misdemeanor. SECTION V: INJURY AGAINST FAITH Amendments to CH 205 ORC. 205.01 - On Blasphemy 205.011 - Where an individual intentionally speaks sacrilegiously or in contrary to the teachings or dogma of God or the heavens, this shall be the crime of blasphemy, a misdemeanor. 205.02 - On Apostasy 205.021 - Where an individual intentionally abandons or renunciates the teachings or dogma of God or the heavens, this shall be the crime of apostasy, a misdemeanor. 205.03 - On Heresy 205.031 - Where an individual intentionally believes or partakes in false teachings or dogma of God or the heavens, this shall be the crime of heresy, a misdemeanor. 205.04 - On Atheism 205.041 - Where an individual intentionally rejects the existence of God or the heavens, this shall be the crime of atheism, a misdemeanor. 205.05 - On Evangelization of False Faiths 205.051 - Where an individual intentionally spreads and converts other individuals to the belief of a faith in contrary to that of the Canonist faith, this shall be the crime of evangelization of false faith, a misdemeanor. 205.06 - On Evangelization of Heresy 205.061 - Where an individual intentionally spreads the false belief of unorthodox and untrue dogma or teachings to other individuals, this shall be the crime of evangelization of heresy or false doctrines, a misdemeanor. 205.07 - On Devilry 205.071 - Where an individual intentionally and actively participates in the worship of demons and devils, evangelizes the worship of demons and devils, or encourages the growth of devilic cults, this shall be the crime of devilry, a felony. SECTION VI: INJURY AGAINST MORALITY Amendments to CH 206 ORC. 206.01 - On Indecency 206.011 - Where an individual intentionally and deliberately dresses in an immoral or obscene fashion, usually in a sexual manner, this shall be the crime of indecency, an infraction. 206.02 - On Gambling 206.021 - Where an individual intentionally partakes in unsanctioned betting in games or events, usually for the reward of money or property, this shall be the crime of gambling, an infraction. 206.022 - The Ratibor Act (1759): Individuals are permitted to partake in friendly wagers, gambling, and card games as a decriminalized act, only punishable if such endeavors reach an institutional level without proper dispensation. 206.023 - An undispensed level of gambling that would violate CH 206.02 shall be defined as an organized business promoting gambling in such a way that it inspires a spirit of immorality, indecency, and dissent among its patrons. 206.024 - Institutionalized gambling halls are exempt from CH 206.02 if granted dispensation by the local provincial authority or imperial authority, namely the relevant Lord Lieutenant, Governor-General, Lord Palatinate, or by writ of the Ministry of the Interior, or by imperial decree, in that order of authority, with the understanding that their writ dictates the establishment is one honest and in line with Orenian tradition. 206.03 - On Deviancy 206.031 - Where an individual intentionally acts in unusual or unaccepted standards, especially in social or political behavior, this shall be the crime of deviancy, an infraction. 206.04 - On Witchcraft 206.041 - Where an individual intentionally partakes and practices the dark arts, such as blood magic, or other sacrilegious activities, this shall be the crime of witchcraft, a felony. 206.05 - On Fornication 206.051 - Where an unmarried individual intentionally fornicates another individual in a public or private location, this shall be the crime of fornication, an infraction. 206.06 - On Adultery 206.061 - Where a married individual intentionally fornicates with another who is not the spouse, this shall be the crime of adultery, a misdemeanor. 206.07 - On Consanguinity 206.071 - Where an individual intentionally fornicates or has immoral relationship with one’s close family, such as with father, with mother, with siblings, or with offspring, this shall be the crime of consanguinity, a misdemeanor. 206.072 - Certain cases of consanguinity may be allowed by decree of the Holy Orenian Emperor. 206.08 - On Miscegenation 206.071 - Where an individual intentionally fornicates with one not of his race, such as man and elf or man and dwarf, this shall be the crime of miscegenation, a misdemeanor. SECTION VII: INJURY AGAINST ORDER AMENDMENTS TO CH 207 ORC. 207.01 - On Vagrancy 207.011 - Where an individual intentionally lives the life of a vagrant, participating in improper begging, and illegally staying in residences and towns, this shall be the crime of vagrancy, a misdemeanor. 207.02 - On Loitering 207.021 - Where an individual intentionally travels indolently and pauses frequently for socialization in order to disrupt trade, commerce, or business, this shall be the crime of loitering, an infraction. 207.03 - On Concealment of Identity 207.031 - Where an individual intentionally conceals or hides oneself’s identity to an agent of the law, this shall be the crime of concealing one’s identity, an infraction. 207.04 - On Vigilantism 207.041 - Where an individual intentionally apprehends, convicts, or punishes another individual of a crime but is not an agent of the law or given permission by the Imperial Office, this shall be the crime of vigilantism, an infraction. 207.05 - On Disturbing the Peace 207.051 - Where an individual intentionally and deliberately hinders or interrupts the common peace by embellished performance or immoral behavior, this shall be the crime of disturbing the peace, an infraction. SECTION VIII: INJURY AGAINST THE IMPERIAL OFFICE AMENDMENTS TO CH 208 ORC. 208.01 - On Injured Majesty 208.011 - Where an individual intentionally and deliberately defames the Imperial Office or Imperial House, this shall be injured majesty, a felony. 208.02 - On Harmed Majesty 208.021 - Where an individual unintentionally physically harms a member of the Imperial Office or Imperial House, this shall be harmed majesty in the second degree, a felony. 208.022 - Where an individual intentionally physically harms a member of the Imperial Office or Imperial House, this shall be harmed majesty in the first degree, charged with the punishment of treason. 208.03 - On Imperial Homicide 208.031 - Where an individual intentionally or unintentionally murders a member of the Imperial Office or Imperial House, this shall be the crime of Imperial Homicide, charged with the punishment of treason. Introduced by Joseph Adler MHC on 10 Horen’s Calling, 1767.. Issued and proclaimed, Peter III, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, King-Elect of Kaedrin, Prince of Malinor, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Lorraine and Roden, Baron of Sedan, Vitzburg and Sedai, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
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