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  1. TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 407 SITTING OF THE XXXV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 8th of Vzmey and Hyff, 407 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Herzen Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA Royal Alderman Kortrevich Royal Alderman Attenlund Rhys var Ruthern: “Order! This sitting of this 8th of Vzmey and Hyff 407 E.S session of His Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order. Quorum has been achieved and the sitting shall now begin. We will now be discussing the letter to the Royal Duma from His Majesty 'On Gentry Land'. Ser Erwin is invited to join the chamber for this section on the understanding that he adheres to the same rules as any other member of the chamber. The first matter the King raises is on 'The Attenlund Frontier Edict', does anyone wish to comment on this Edict and how it is currently utilised?” Eirik Baruch: “Ah will do so. Think tha's only fittin' since it was implemented by one o' me predecessors, Lord Palatine Maric Ruthern. As far as ah'm concerned, the Attenlund Frontier Edict, an' the ability to purchase taxed homesteads in the Attenlund, is still in effect. Bu' it has nae been utilised fer a number o' years. Ah don' see why, if they choose to do so, the Bishop family would be allowed to apply, just as the Aevaris family did back in the day, t' purchase such a homestead.” Rhys var Ruthern: “I believe this first part is merely in relation to what should happen to the workings of the Edict, if anything. Does anyone wish to raise an issue on it or is everyone happy to keep the Edict fuctioning as is?” Eirik Baruch: “Ah intend t' put effort into reworking the Edict t' optimise it fer the current day, since it is nearly fourty years old, bu' ah don' believe tha' the guidin' principles o' it should change.” Dracomir Rorikov: “As vy said Herzen Baruch, ve Edict is nie used often- in fact, when citizens of Karosgrad asked eam to buy property in ve Attendlund, ve Koeng was nie eager about it- wishing most citizens to stay in ve capital. Zwy edict is inactive and perhaps nie specific enough.” Eirik Baruch: “The application form associated with the Edict, Maer, is very much specific. Besides, as ah jus' said, ah inten' t' rework the system.” Otto Morovar: “The bill had several applicants when it was first released and is incredibly specific. The only reason why the Attenlund Expansion faltered in its entirety is the lack of quick transport out there.” Eirik Baruch: “An' the attacks o' various creatures upon settlers.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ah? Ea have nie had access va it- ea should nie have spoken if vy say there indeed is an application” Margot Kortrevich: “Ah believe tha' the edic' itself is only in need o' bein' brough' up t' date like ma borsa said. Ah see nie issue fer families such as the Bishop's t' be able t' apply.” Otto Morovar: “Perhaps the crown allocate funds into researching carts which can make it out there.” Eirik Baruch: “If only the Skygods allowed so, Lord Morovar!” Otto Morovar: “If only!” Eirik Baruch: “Perhaps we can move on to the next part, Lord Speaker?” Johann Ludovar: “We must remember while discussing this old edict that a new reform of the laws of the Haurul Caezk came out just lately, restricting even the rights of the lands of nobles according to their status.” Eirik Baruch: “It does, aye, bu' it is me expert opinion tha' wha' the application specifies fer the Attenlund, does nae violate the rights t' land in the reformed Haurul Caezk. Nevertheless, the Edict is, as ah've said twice now, being reworked.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Da, it seems a consensus has been reached. I see nie need for a vote on the matter so we will now proceed onto His Majesty's second point.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The Rights of Nobility and if gentry, and even lower status families, holding land and or a manor whilst paying tax infringes on the rights of nobles. Does anyone wish to add something on this matter? Vy are free to speak. This is all unmoderated debate as there is no person presenting the points aside from I.” Otto Morovar: “No! The edict was created with that exact concern in mind and I think it was made abundantly clear! These are strictly manors! One comparable to the ones within the city- if the only thing separating you from a commoner is that they own big houses within the confines of the walls you're crazy!” Margot Kortrevich: “Ah believe tha' the righ' fer non-nobility t' own lan does nie infringe on the righ' of nobles, so long as nobility is prioritised.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da da, certainly does nie infringe- ag ist dobry to further colonize ve Attenlund.” Margot Kortrevich: “And aye. Restricting the common families to only manors, rather than keeps, should be taken into accoun'.” Eirik Baruch: “Ah don' see tha' the ability t' own manors or other developmental lands in the Attenlund, while payin' tax, violates the righ' o' the nobility. The nobilility's land is inherited, it is theirs t' develop as they please, they are untaxed, whereas wha' commoners an' gentry are allowed is strictly restricted t' manors an' other minor developments. The nobility may do all o' these things tenfold, if they so please.” Erwin Bishop: “It vould be justified to conclude zhat non-nobility holding land micht infringe, but zhis does seem qvite shortsighted. Nobility are privileged to sqvire for knighthood by default, marry into ozher noble bloodlines, und hold higher positions in Haeseni administration. For commoner or even gentry families. Certainly, paying tax to zhe crown to live on ein small piece of land ought to discomfort nobles of any status. Especially if it means vastly more amounts of money vould be going into zhe hanseti” “treasury.” Rhys var Ruthern: “I notice a lot of vy mention the Attenlund specifically while at the Court a couple months ago the issue of Astfield was brought up. Does the proximity of Gentry and Commoner owned manors to the capital city matter?” Eirik Baruch: “The privilege o' purchasin' tha' is extended t' everyone is specifically fer Manors in the Attenlund.” Johann Ludovar: “Ea do niet think there is an issue with the manors within the city.” Eirik Baruch: “Anythin' within the greater Crownlands would have t' require a greater sense of consen' from the Crown, which is precedented t' only be granted. An', o' course, the manors within the city are as they will always be; For sale.” Margot Kortrevich: “Ah think tha' the land outside the city is already cultivated by the curren' nobility. The Attenlund is most needin' o' settlin'.” Erwin Bishop: “Zhe distance ought niet to matter. Zhe land owned by zhe Haeseni crown ist vast und for zhe most part… uninhabitted. Ich do niet believe anyvon here believes bandits und cattle to have ein better reason to live on zhat land razher zhan any human.” Eirik Baruch: “Ah disagree. The Crownlands have always been settled by the nobility, with the exception o' Hallasberg, which was allowed t' be maintained by the Vanirs after they were denobled, with a grea' tax opposed upon them. Besides, the Crownlands are, pretty much, full. There is naewhere really t' settle in them properly tha' remains, an' the Attenlund, as said, is the one in need o' active and prosperous families t' grow it.” Margot Kortrevich: “Aye, ma nex' mention would be tha' and how populated they already out. Ye can see Astfield from Valwyck!” Johann Ludovar: “Firr Erwin, may ea ask vy a question?” Erwin Bishop: “Bitte, do so, Lord Odistadt.” Johann Ludovar: “What are the needs and plans vy have for that land vy with to buy.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ag what about ve Lorena Wharf property ag Farm Houses? They are nie farther from Karosgrad than Astfield yet they continue to be property for commoners.” Erwin Bishop: “Vell, as said in mein petition to His Majesty, ich do niet seek to buy zhe entirety of zhe lands, uncluding zhe farms and regions surrounding it. Just zhe keep itself” Margot Kortrevich: “Laird Ludovar, the docks and farmhouses are considered still within Karosgrad city limits.” Erwin Bishop: “It vas neit discussed in court, but ich also had mentioned ein secondary location of land near astfeld ich vould also be villing to purchase for any price. But zhat vas slightly glanced over by zhe conversation.” Otto Morovar: “Could vy specify this ominous spot.” -Erwin Bishop passes around proposed plans for a manor near Astfield and Otistadt- Margot Kortrevich: “Ah would still think the Attenlund would be a more preferred spo'. We need more settlemen's ou' there anyways.” Otto Morovar: “I disagree! The Attenlund is nearly impossible to reach and to sustain a family there would be troubling- I wouldn't suggest any further attempts of populating it until such issue is fixed.” Margot Kortrevich: “Tha' sounds a bi' too close t' the Ludovar keep if ye ask me.” Otto Morovar: “Seeing as- that is the inherent issue. Da, too close. I concur with that.” Eirik Baruch: “Ah mus' ask, Ser Erwin. Wha', in particular, is the issue with yer residences within the city?” Johann Ludovar: “Well, as long as it is outside of mea lands ea do niet see an issue with it being close, our families has been in good relationships since the childhood days of mea papej.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Family ist expanding ag two houses ist nie enough ist what ea heard from Court.” Margot Kortrevich: “Ah do understand the wan' fer land with a family of such a size.” Johann Barclay: “I would have a question for you, Ser Erwin!” Erwin Bishop: “Vell, as du all vell know, Zhe two Koengstriet properties are only so big. Containing mein own kinder, meinself und mein vife, as vell as mein mozher. Und zhat ist taking into consideration zheir combined size. Not only zhis, but mein brudder hast just gotten married, so even more are to be expected. Vould it niet be better for os to find residence outside of zhe city? Instead of purchasing einozher property zhat vould zhen be unavailable to ozher Karosgrad residents?” Eirik Baruch: “Must all o' yer family live together?” Erwin Bishop: “Ja, Lord Otistadt?” Eirik Baruch: “Is it nae common fer people t' move ou'?” Johann Barclay: “I do remember a certain … incident, regarding the massive tunnels you made under your residence in Reinmar. And, to be honest, I have some fears on whether or not that would be repeated here. Do I have to be, Ser?” Erwin Bishop: “Dur fears are reasonable, but ich assure zhe crown und zhe duma in front of gott und mand, zhat any… underground activity, vould be kept in moderation. Und vith express approval of zhe crown. To answer Lord Palatine Baruch, mostly, its just zhe devanites und zhe audrickans, mainly. Zhe josephites... Zhe vons zhat do niet go missing for months on end anyvay, live in Koenastriet 4, if mein memory serves correct.” Isaak Amador: “Shouldn't be underground to begin with.” Rhys var Ruthern: “I believe we have stumbled onto His Majesty's third point. It is agreeable to the crown that the Bishop family be allowed to lease the previous Aevaris manor in the Attenlund. Is this agreeable to the Royal Duma however?” Eirik Baruch: “If they are taxed appropriately and fill the criteria t' be allowed to do so, which ah believe they are, then aye. An' as long as they don' start diggin'.” Theodosya Mondblume: “If any needed renovations are approved by zhe crown and are taxed, zhere zhould be nie issue.” Rhys var Ruthern: “This will be put to a vote to accurately see the opinions on this matter.” Eirik Baruch: “Then ah motion t' vote.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Feel free to motion for a vote if vy feel there is niet anything to discuss on it.” Sofiya vas Ruthern: “Seconded.” Erwin Bishop: “Lord Speaker, if ich may make ein point quickly before the vote.” Rhys var Ruthern: “On vy go, Ser Erwin.” Johann Ludovar: “Ea think they should be able to lease a manor, since they do as mea friend here said, they stand the criteria. But can such a building be called just a manor?” Eirik Baruch: “Uh.. Aye? A manor is a manor.” Margot Kortrevich: “A dobry example would be the Aevaris home.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Defines who? Ea have seen quite large manors in other nations.” Erwin Bishop: “Now, vhile purchasing zhe Aevaris manor in zhe Attenlund ist niet by any means less than valuable, zhe petition ich gave to His Majesty vas vezher ve could be allowed to lease land in zhe crownlands. If niet Astfeld, zhen perhaps einozher spot, similar to how zhe Aevaris manor ist located near Jerovitz und Richtenburg, ein piece of land leased from zhe crown, vith additional permission from nearby nobility to ein proposed location vould also be favorable.” Johann Ludovar: “Well, if ea do niet have a description, but if ea look at what is called manors within the city, it is very different. Ea do agree that the Bishop family needs something larger than what we have within the city, yet ea do niet know if such a big building could be compared to the manors in the city. Ea do niet protest against, ea just raise a point.” Isaak Amador: “There was a motion to vote, da.” Rhys var Ruthern: “So vy would niet wish to have a manor in the Attenlund, Ser Erwin? If it were that or nothing is what I mean.” Erwin Bishop: “Ich vould be much pleased und honored to purchase zhe Aevaris keep, ich am just making sure mein initial zhoughts vere put before zhe duma hall.” Otto Morovar: “As long as the Ser is given guidelines to where he may build and what he may build I'm fine with it. It's apparent that the Aevaris Manor is niet in his interest.” Eirik Baruch: “Well, uh, yer supposed t' be in the viewing gallery, nae down here.” Otto Morovar: “And Astfield should be…” -Otto Morovar makes a hand gesture suggesting destroyed- Otto Morovar: “Gone.” Margot Kortrevich: “Ah agree. The area should be used t' beautify the country side in ma opinion.” Johann Ludovar: “Ea agree.” Isaak Amador: “Motion to vote.” Otto Morovar: “Seconded.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion accepted.” Johann Ludovar: “What are we voting on? If they purchase the Aevaris manor or if they lease land in general?” Rhys var Ruthern: “We will now proceed to vote on whether of niet the Bishop family should be allowed to lease the Aevaris manor in the Attenlund.” On the Leasing of the Aevaris Manor to the Bishop Family By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Herzen Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch NAY N/A ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT Royal Alderman Kortrevich Royal Alderman Attenlund The leasing of the Aevaris manor proposal has passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys var Ruthern: “The Royal Duma has agreed unanimously and thus the prospect of the Bishop family leasing out the Aevaris manor is acceptable to the Royal Duma. Duma dismissed.”
  2. TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 406 SITTING OF THE XXXV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 7th of Joma and Umund, 406 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Herzen Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Attenlund Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA Royal Alderman Kortrevich Rhys var Ruthern: “Order!” He banged his gavel calling all to attention. “This sitting of this 7th of Joma and Umund 406 E.S session of His Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order. Quorum has been achieved and the sitting shall now begin. We will now be discussing the Jurasz ve Koengz Duma Bill, presented by the Lord Palatine Baruch. The chair now calls upon Lord Palatine Baruch to give their opening remarks to the chamber. Maxim, be a dobry lad and hand out these copies of the Bill will vy?” Maxim Attenlund: “Ai ai, Lord Speaker.” -Royal Alderman Attenlund distributes copies to the members of the chamber- Eirik Baruch: “The Crown has long been wishing to relocate and rebuild the tavern. This bill is the final outcome of the Crown's work to contemplate a plan for such. We would require two votes in this case, the first for the plan as a whole, and then the second to determine which style of build. That's all from my side.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Eirik Baruch: “Do note that the initial debate and vote should be for the plan itself.” Monk Lij: “Representing Morovar! Please make note of my presence.” Maxim Attenlund: “This clocktower is going to block the majestic view of the Palace from the main street.” Johann Ludovar: “May ea ask what is the problem with the current location? If we wish to make a better use of the town hall it shall turn into shops! There are many searching and waiting to but a shop in Karosgrad, and ea do niet see a problem with the current location.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da da, ve tavern may need renovations- but ea agree with Representative Ludovar.” Eirik Baruch: “Because the tavern should be moved closer to the gate, while also being in the square, which is why the town hall is the best location.” Johann Ludovar: “And why does it need to be closer to the gate?” Eirik Baruch: “So people can see the nameplates in it. If you can't see nameplates you don't go there.” Monk Lij: “House Morovar voices it's displeasure with the bill. The movement will help, but is not drastic enough. Move it closer to the gates, and Morovar shall give it's assent.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Vere vill zhe town hall be moved. . .?” Eirik Baruch: “That will be settled in the following Duma Sessions.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Alright:.” Eirik Baruch: “Once the Crown has a proposed plan for where it will be put.” Johann Ludovar: “Ea do niet agree. The center of the city is where square is, and the tavern is seen well from there. Whenever people are around and wish to they already go to the tavern, ea do niet see a need for this. Shops are more needed.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Ea dissaporve ze virzt tavern build it lookz. . . Orenian.” Maxim Attenlund: “Ai, I am in conflict with the first proposed change as well.” Viktor Baruch: “Wha' use're more shops when 'alf'ae the ones we 'ave now're jus' wastin' space.” Eirik Baruch: “The build is to be settled on after we vote on whether to go ahead with the plan at all.” Monk Lij: “Additionally, the suggested options are either ugly, or imperialistic. Karosgrad is neither, and as such, the bill should be struck down by my most intellectual peers. Additionally, the dysfunction the movement creates is more than enough to warrant the dissent to this bill. Like my Ludovar compatriot has stated, the square is the center. This bill MUST NOT PASS!” Johann Ludovar: “Our current discussion is whether we agree to do the changes at all, we need to discuss that before the design.” Marie Ruthern: “It would bring more people into the city, nie? If it's closer to the gate.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Does anyone have anything else to raise on it other than that they just do niet like it?” Maxim Attenlund: “Ai, I believe the tavern should be closer to the gate, naturally.” Eirik Baruch: “It would aye, Lady Ruthern.” Maxim Attenlund: “While remaining in the square.” Emelya Kortrevich: “Ea quite like the new location, it's further the palace, further from where those who best niet be drinking are.” Maxim Attenlund: “City needs a hook first and foremost to attract visitors - the tavern being closer is a natural first step.” Monk Lij: “Pick neither! This bill must be struck down!” He'd shake his fist at the opposing bench. “And Lord Speaker, please refrain from using generalized language, and instead use the specific instances the rational men and women of the duma have brought up.” Marie Ruthern: “I agree with Lady Kortrevich, da. Having it further from the palace is a dobry step - safer for those in the palace, if they wish to avoid drunkards!” Eirik Baruch: “Besides, if shop space is what concerns Lord Ludovar, there will be an old tavern that, if it were wished so, could become shop space.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ist nie bad now that ea think about it- ve location change that is.” Johann Ludovar: “It is niet really that far that it will change anything.” Eirik Baruch: “Nevertheless, I do fear that as far as I can tell, we don't really need more shop space at all.” Marie Ruthern: “Plus, it's putting use into the town hall that's never used. I do niet see any downside to this renovation.” Eirik Baruch: “I motion for a vote.” Maxim Attenlund: “I second the motion.” Emelya Kortrevich: “The last time ea saw the town hall used, ea used it for a shooting position.” Johann Ludovar: “Well, That is because vy are niet a steward. Ea get asked when shops open many times every year!” Sigmar Mondblume: “Ea zhird.” Monk Lij: “Ladies and gentlemen of the duma, this bill cannot pass!” He'd turn his attention from Konstanz, and walk up to the center of the dais. “For our economy! For our travelers! For our customs and traditions! Morovars motion to vote, to vote this bill down!” Dracomir Rorikov: “Shops are the most sought out property in ve city.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion accepted. We will now proceed to a vote on whether this proposed tavern is to be constructed in place of the current city hall.” First Provision (Relocation) of the Jurasz ve Koengz Proposal By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Herzen Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Mondblume Royal Alderman Attenlund Lord Palatine Baruch NAY Bossir Ludovar Bossir Morovar ABSTAIN Grand Maer Rorikov ABSENT Royal Alderman Kortrevich First Provision of the Jurasz ve Koengz Proposal has passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys var Ruthern: “Next is to discuss the materials and colours used for the to be constructed tavern. The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Eirik Baruch: “I think enough people have spoken their mind about the colours already, so I'd motion to vote on that too.” Emelya Kortrevich: “A white facade hurts mea eyes and looks atrocious, should it niet be representative of Haense as for some reason people center their cultures around drinking even though it is abhorent.” Maxim Attenlund: “With the war, Haense has no ability to import marble as presented in this document.” Eirik Baruch: “Maxim, we have a marble mine in Lichtestadt. Did you forgot.” Maxim Attenlund: “Oh.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Zhe vhite color iz dizcuzting, to be frank. It doez niet fit vizh zhe city . And vhat about zhe marble? Exactly az Alderman Maxim zaid. Ea believe zhe ozher, concrete, color prezented iz much eazier and eezez zhe eye. Ve are niet Oren may ea remind zhou.” Monk Lij: “Who cares about imports, mines! We aren't imperials! Why select an imperial design-why entertain the proposition, even with a bill as poorly written as this!” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da da, Lichte facade- white facade ist ugly as skravi” - “Ve Rot facade ist very Haenseni ag beautiful” Johann Ludovar: “Anyways seems like everyone agrees on the color except for the Barclay heir. Can we discuss taking down that strange bridge blocking the view?” Emelya Kortrevich: “And whose job is it going to be to clean the stains off the marble? White gets dirty, that's why ea never wear anything light.” Marie Ruthern: “I do prefer the other design, niet the white - da. Looks too Orenian.” Eirik Baruch: “I motion to vote.” Emelya Kortrevich: “Vy have to pay servants.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Second.” Maxim Attenlund: “Third.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion accepted. We will now proceed to the vote. When voting, just say 'white' or 'red'.” Second Provision (Colour) of the Jurasz ve Koengz Proposal By The Crown WHITE Herzen Baruch Vikomit Amador Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch RED Herzen Ruthern Herzen Barclay Komit Kortrevich Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Attenlund ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT Royal Alderman Kortrevich Second Provision of the Jurasz ve Koengz Proposal has passed through the Royal Duma. Maxim Attenlund: “The phallic shaped clock tower disturbs me also, Lord Speaker.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Ea love among us.” Johann Ludovar: “Ea agree with the Alderman.” Emelya Kortrevich: “It fits the name.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Is it too much of a temptation for vy, Royal Alderman? Now then. Does anyone have any other topics to present at this sitting of the Royal Duma?” Eirik Baruch: “If the Lord Speaker believes we have time, we can debate on the clocktower as well.” Rhys var Ruthern: “I think we have the time, da, Lord Palatine.” Eirik Baruch: “Great.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Present vyr opening remarks if vy have any.” Eirik Baruch: “What issues do you take with the clocktower, Maxim?” Sigmar Mondblume: “It lookz like a hot peniz.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ea think ve clock tower covers up ve beaeutiful view of ve prikaz!” Emelya Kortrevich: “Of course we have the time. It's a clock.” Monk Lij: “Could someone grant me a sketch of the clocktower?” Maxim Attenlund: “I've said my concerns already, Herzen Palatine - it obstructs the view our of Royal Palace and is shaped… oddly….” Johann Ludovar: “It makes the square and street look smaller.” Viktor Baruch: “Good, square's too big n' empteh as is.” Monk Lij: “Oh, it shall be placed in the square? Hah. No.” Eirik Baruch: “I quite like the clocktower, adds atmosphere to the square.” Viktor Baruch: “Ah agree with m'Duke.” Monk Lij: “The clocktower should be constructed- but it should be constructed elsewhere.” Maxim Attenlund: “Providence has a clock tower on its main street, you propose we also have a clock tower on ours? Suspicious….” Emelya Kortrevich: “While ea do know how to tell the time from the sun, that makes mea eyes hurt. So a clock tower would be nice.” Monk Lij: “Perhaps, to be located upon one of the outcliffings that are next to the stairs that ascend to the royal palace? Place a statue on the other side, perhaps of Saint Karl, or such? Under those circumstances are the only way I shall vote yes.” Eirik Baruch: “I think I'd motion to vote by now.” Emelya Kortrevich: “A dobry clock tower makes our city look modern.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Perhapz if ve change zhe zhape of zhe tower? Yam niet zure vhat, but perhapz.” Johann Ludovar: “Second the motion.” Viktor Baruch: “Third.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Vhat are ve voting on-.” Johann Ludovar: “If we want the clock or niet.” Sigmar Mondblume: “From [redacted] tower to clock tower?” Rhys var Ruthern: “Alright then. We shall now vote on whether vy like the [redacted] tower I suppose.” Maxim Attenlund: “I don't want no [redacted] tower in this city, nor do my constituents!” Third Provision (Tower) of the Jurasz ve Koengz Proposal By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Herzen Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Lord Palatine Baruch NAY Bossir Ludovar Royal Alderman Attenlund Grand Maer Rorikov ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT Royal Alderman Kortrevich Third Provision of the Jurasz ve Koengz Proposal has passed through the Royal Duma. Emelya Kortrevich: “Can we vote that ea get to slap the next person that says '[redacted] tower'?” Sigmar Mondblume: “Ea would like to be on the [redacted] tower, that would be nice. . .” Monk Lij: “[redacted] tower.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion rejected, Representative Kortrevich. Now, does anyone have anything else to bring before this sitting?” Emelya Kortrevich: “Stop saying [redacted] for the love of Godan.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Do vy niet like [redacted]?” Emelya Kortrevich: “Nie.” Eirik Baruch: “Big fan o' the [redacted] tower.” Maxim Attenlund: “Think of the children!” Monk Lij: “Children will love the [redacted] tower, I believe.” Sigmar Mondblume: “And zhe tavern will be named Cock und Swallow ai?” Emelya Kortrevich: “Ea've met trolls smarter than this….” Eirik Baruch: “Name is NOT up for debate.” Maxim Attenlund: “A [redacted] tower for the Cock and Swallow tavern.” Marie Ruthern: “ALL OF VY ARE SAVAGES” Eirik Baruch: “It WILL be the Cock and Swallow.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Duma dismissed!”
  3. XXXV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA OFFICE OF THE ROYAL DUMA Issues and Confirmed by His Majesty King Sigismund III 16th of Vzmey and Hyff, 404 E.S. The XXXV Session of the Royal Duma is hereby called into session by His Majesty, King Sigismund III of Hanseti-Ruska and the Aulic Government. Members of the Royal Duma shall include: 1. Herzen Eirik Baruch @Gusano 2. Herzen Rhys Ruthern @Nolan_ 3. Herzen Johann Barclay @Frymark 4. Komit Vladrik Kortrevich @Endershadow292 5. Vikomit Aleksandr Amador @Etow 6. Bossir Robert Ludovar @erictafoya 7. Bossir Sigmar Mondblume @AmazingAzura 8. Bossir Otto Morovar @Mio 10. Royal Alderman Maxim of Attenlund @seannie 11. Royal Alderman Nikolai Kortrevich @Phersades 12. Grand Maer Dracomir Rorikov @__DeusVult__ 13. Lord Palatine Eirik Baruch @Gusano TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 404 SITTING OF THE XXXV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 5th of Tov and Yermey, 404 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Herzen Barclay Komit Kortrevich Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Royal Alderman Kortrevich Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA Vikomit Amador Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Attenlund Rhys var Ruthern: “Order! This sitting of this 5th of Tov of Yermey 404 E.S session of His Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order. Quorum has been achieved and the sitting shall now begin. We will now be discussing who is to be the Lord Handler for this session. Does anyone wish to nominate themselves or another? For those that are niet aware, the Lord Handler is in essence the deputy Speaker - if yam niet able to oversee a sitting, they will do it in my stead.” Johann Barclay: “I wish to nominate Johann. The other one. Ich mean, the House of Ludovar, and whoever represents them.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Is vyr papej nie longer going to be attending these sittings, Representative Ludovar?” -Robert Ludovar calls out from the galleries- Robert Ludovar: “Da. I won't.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Nie one else wish to nominate themselves or another?” Anastasya Baruch: “Nie.” -Sigismund III calls out from the Royal Booth- Sigismund III: “Lord Vladrik looks like he's about to put his hand up.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Does he?” Vladrik Kortrevich: “Ea do niet think the position is for eam.” -One of the Head Skygods appears before the Lord Speaker and whispers to him- Crumena of Kamees: “I miss you dearly, sweet prince.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Nie? Dobry - by default then vy are made Lord Handler for this session of the Royal Duma, Johann Ludovar.” Crumena of Kamees: “One day the venerable will walk the immaculate path once more.” Johann Ludovar: “Spasibo. Ea will do mea best.” Rhys var Ruthern: “As for positions, it is at my discretion to select a Royal Inquisitor and thus my pick is Royal Alderman Kortrevich. Do vy accept, Nikolai? For those that are niet aware, the Royal Inquisitor is able to summon an Aulic Councillor or one that works for the Aulic Courts before the Royal Duma to answer questions. They may also begin a vote of no confidence against Aulic Councillors.” Nikolai Kortrevich: “Oh, Ai, Ea accept.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Dobry.” Vote For The Lord Handler By The Lord Speaker Johann Ludovar has unanimously been voted in as Lord Handler and Nikolai Kortrevich has been appointed Royal Inquisitor Rhys var Ruthern: “Does anyone have any Bills or topics to be brought up? If so say now. Nie? If that is the case then we shall discuss the current goings ons in our Kingdom and the war at large. It is the will of the Crown to ask vy, the Royal Duma, what security measures vy feel are further needed, if any, and if vy feel we are conducting ourselves as best we can. The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Johann Ludovar: “Ea think our soldiers under mea friend here are doing a dobry job. There is niet a time ea come by the gate and there is niet a guard, most time even more than one.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Ea agree wizh Johann, zhe brotherhood iz defending vell.” Samuel Starling: “I agree with Johann as well, however I would like to suggest more stringent measures to be used at the gatehouse. While weapons have been taken, I have not seen a mandate for guards to search everyone not a resident of our fine city. And thus, I have noticed thievery going up along with contraband being smuggled in. I would suggest that our guards are ordered to search everyone that is not a known Haeseni and take any troublesome items.” -Grand Maer Rorikov makes a loud entrance- Rhys var Ruthern: “Nice of vy to join us, Grand Maer.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Ve require zearchs for sketchy figurez - around zhe only time ea zee needed.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da da- eam szam- diarrhea.” Johann Ludovar: “Hmm. There is indeed a terribly rising amount of theft around the city lately, yet nie burglar was found except for one.” Johann Barclay: “I would wish to know, where do these reports of rising theft come from? From what I've seen or heard, there's been but one. And that being the attempted break into the sewers.” Samuel Starling: “Well, I've seen it on my street. Doors completely left ajar and things taken. I believe Ser Flemius has had a scoundrel try to break in a couple times.” Viktor Baruch: “Some bloke broke intae the back ga'e'ouse jus' a bi' ago. Ser Flemius cu' 'is 'ead off, aye.” Johann Ludovar: “The Decaden family was stolen from a few times. So is a house beside them.” Viktor Baruch: “Ah dinnae see wha' poin' there is in lettin' vagrants n' travellers intae our citeh durin' wartime. Nay use fer them.” Samuel Starling: “If we were to increase searches of person who come through in these times, I believe we could nab lockpicks, drugs, or other forms of contraband.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da da- Bishop house. Ag, ve mostly empty striet in which ea live- May's Alley has had several break-ins.” Johann Barclay: “Thievery, break-ins or such are nicht out of the ordinary. They happen, be it wartime or nicht.” Samuel Starling: “Aye, but in wartime we always have the gate shut and have to vet those who come in. Why not hit two birds with one stone?” Johann Barclay: “But, ich do agree with the searches nevertheless.” Nikolai Kortrevich: “If ea may. Ea am curious, while our city itself es well protected nie thanks to the Brotherhood and their hard work. What measures are being taken to properly protect the land as a whole? Ea mean. From the roads along Urguan and Oren, Bandits en Isa soldiers like the entire east. Though et es worrisome to eam that we do share land the borders the main Orenian Capital? Ea think et vould be beneficial to focus on the safety of noble houses that line these borders.” Johann Barclay: “I believe each noble house has been requested to get a bell for their keeps, have they nicht? If you haven't done that, that ist on du. Nicht on the Brotherhood. We do what we can, which are patrols, und such.” Eirik Baruch: “Ah have a grea' bell, rings all across Valwyck, ye know.” Johann Barclay: “Also - Ich don't know if du have noticed, but the construction of a new wall next to Vidaus has been started. To make it harder for bandits to pass by undetected, same with fortifying the Karosgrad farms und mines by our Aulic Envoy, ich believe.” Nikolai Kortrevich: “How long does one suppose that might take, just out of curiosity?” Johann Barclay: “Well. The fortification or wall, whichever du want to call it ist missing doors. Und setting up a bell ist done in a few saint's minutes.” Samuel Starling: “… Not to be rude gentlemen, but we've gotten a tad off topic. Are we all in agreance of the increase in search and seizure for those not Citizens of Haense?” Viktor Baruch: “Why bothah searchin' 'em, jus' turn 'em away? Could be Orenians, fer all we know.” Samuel Starling: “Well, that would impact those trying to trade with us and actually contribute.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Vell- zwyen could stagnate our economy.” Viktor Baruch: “Wha' business dae vagrants comin' through the ga'es bring? If they wan' trade, arrange it before'and.” Samuel Starling: “Are you suggesting permits for trade? What of pilgrims?” Viktor Baruch: “Wha' fool makes a pilgrimage through a warzone.” Johann Ludovar: “Ea agree with the search part, there is nie harm in some searching, and we do niet want to stop our allies from visiting.” Viktor Baruch: “An Orenian withou' a wig looks like aneh othah bloke. If ye wannae risk lettin' them intae our citeh fer trade an' pilgrimage, dae as ye will.” Sigmar Mondblume: “And people could alvayz lie.” Viktor Baruch: “Aye. We sell weapons in the marke', even if ye strip 'em a' the ga'e they can jus' pick up a new blade n' stick someone with I'.” Samuel Starling: “Well at that point you might as well argue since they can pick up a rock we should refuse everyone.” Johann Ludovar: “There is indeed this risk, but shutting the walls in front of our allies will look bad for Haense.” Johann Barclay: “Viktor will represent Barclay for a few saint's minutes.” Viktor Baruch: “If ye can confirm they're an ally, dae as ye will. Othahwise, turn 'em around.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da, ea agree with Ser Viktor.” Samuel Starling: “With all due respect, do you realize the impact on our economy that might have on us? Or those coming to partake in our wonderful events from the Maer.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Events?” Johann Ludovar: “The grand opening of our shopping center for example. Grand Maer.” Viktor Barclay: “I think the Kortreviches are a security risk.” Viktor Baruch: “With all dae respec', wha' does I' mattah if some wanderin' peasan' cannae make I' tae the Tuvmas marke'? Ah'd say the risk'ae them bein' Orenian ou'weighs the tineh benefi' tha' lettin' 'em in brings.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ai- of course.” Viktor Baruch: “We've coin in the treasureh. We dinnae need the mina'ae vagabonds n' wanderers.” Eirik Baruch: “Peasan's, merchants, and the like can receive permissions for the doors, anyway, so they do nae need t' be let in through the gates.” Samuel Starling: “And bring even more unneeded stress upon our Scribes?” Viktor Baruch: “Tha's the cost'ae war. I's a stressful time. If some bloke 'as tae wri'e a few names, so be I'.” Eirik Baruch: “At the end o' the day, is it nae the Lord Marshal's decision t' make?” Nikolai Kortrevich: “Also the uncessary risk that we can not guarantee that they will niet let others in without supervision? Giving Keys to merchants en all.” Samuel Starling: “Aye, Nikolai beat me to my next point. If we just hand those not citizens the keys to our city, that's an even worse situation than what we have as of now.” Johann Ludovar: “Da, it is better for us to supervise the entries instead of letting people the idea of go search for a person who does niet know much to let them in.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da, giving out keys should be something asere do with caution… Ag if lives are being sacrificed for zwy war- why not a bit of our economy?” Samuel Starling: “If we do this, we restrict the courtesy that would be given to us. Just recently Savoy allowed a lot of the BSK to participate in their Tourney. I'd like the idea of returning the favor.” Nikolai Kortrevich: “Perhaps we could set up something along the lines of a token.. A merchant or trusted ally comes into the city, could be granted an item special to the city, signed, stamped that they can show at the gates to show that they have niet only been to the city before but could also be trusted?” Rhys var Ruthern: “I feel the Duma has begun to chase its own tail. Does anyone have something different to add?” Dracomir Rorikov: “Savoy deserves nie courtesy from us after ve near split with our Holy Church.” Johann Ludovar: “They already repented Grand Maer.” Samuel Starling: “Nay, let's move on. Perhaps to the topic we almost went to, about the fortifications being built?” Viktor Barclay: “Haense personally intervened in Savoy to prevent a coup, they've already received lots of courtesy..” Johann Ludovar: “Well, what is there vy wish to add about the fortifications?” Dracomir Rorikov: “If the Pontiff hadn't been saved they would nie have repented.” Viktor Barclay: “And yet they repented. They are forgiven in the eyes of GOD for their sin.” Samuel Starling: “My opinion is that a wall is a good step, but that wilderness forts should be built. Small outposts, so to speak, along the border that we can man in the event of an Orennian army coming across.” Viktor Barclay: “At a time of war I'd suggest it's rather prudent to maintain friendship with them, rather than push them away towards your foe, no?” Johann Ludovar: “Well, ea would personally prefer to keep our manpower close to the city rather than spread out. It is safer and easier to act this way.” Dracomir Rorikov: “We really left the topic of ve gates.” Samuel Starling: “Because there was nothing else to add Grand Maer. But, anyways, these forts would be built and left unmanned. Essentially, glorified dirt forts we can go into when the need arises.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da da, most dlum ve population lives in Haense- if haense lives on- so does the Koengzem.” Viktor Baruch: “The for's an' castles we 'ave now are sufficien'. A mound'ae dir' will nae stop an Imperial armeh.” Johann Barclay: “We have a fort accross the Orenian border! Rather large one. That ist called Reinmar.” Samuel Starling: “It would delay them long enough for reinforcements to arrive.” Johann Barclay: “Reinmar will delay them for as long as Karosgrad would..” Johann Ludovar: “Ea think if there is a specific place vy think is too approachable vy should show it to the Marshal and let him judge it. But in the big picture yam quite satisfied with our fortification.” Rhys var Ruthern: “I feel that's enough for one day. Does anyone have anything pressing to add? Royal Inquisitor. Is there any Aulic Councillor vy wish to summon along to the next sitting?” Nikolai Kortrevich: “Niet at the time, Nie.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Duma dismissed then.” He bangs his gavel to formally bring the sitting to its end.
  4. RESULTS OF THE 404 GENERAL ELECTIONS From the Office of the Lord Speaker, On this 13th of Gronna and Droba, 404 E.S. VA BIRODEO HERZENAV AG EDLERVIK, The Royal Capital of Karosgrad rejoices, and so the surrounding lands of the many Dukes, Counts, Viscounts, and Barons that surround it, for the results of the 404 General Elections are in. May those elected to sit on the Royal Duma aid in bringing our great Kingdom to further prosperity. ROYAL ALDERMAN RESULTS: ATTENLUND, Maxim (76.7%) - ELECTED BARCLAY, Dietrich (47.7%) DECADEN, Dianna (22.1%) KORTREVICH, Nikolai (53.5%) - ELECTED GRAND MAER RESULTS: RORIKOV, Dracomir (58.1%) - ELECTED STARLING, Samuel (41.9%) The Crown would like to extend its congratulations to those elected, Royal Alderman Maxim Attenlund and Royal Alderman Nikolai Kortrevich as well as Grand Maer Dracomir Rorikov. These individuals shall be summoned to sit on the Royal Duma by the Lord Speaker. ELECTION STATISTICS: A total of 109 votes were cast in this election, Of these, 86 were found to be valid, and 23 were found to be invalid. 95.3% of voters in this election were human, 1.2% of voters in this election were elven, 1.2% of voters in this election were dwarven, 1.2% of voters in this election were halflings, 1.2% of voters in this election were Adunian. 31.4% of votes were cast from the Royal City of Karosgrad, 19.8% of votes were cast from the Duchy of Reinmar, 14% of votes were cast from the Duchy of Vidaus, 11.6% of votes were cast from the Duchy of Valwyck, 8.1% of votes were cast from the Barony of Otistadt, 7% of votes were cast from the County of Jerovitz, 3.5% of votes were cast from the Viscounty of Aurveldt, 3.5% of votes were cast from the Barony of Ghaestenwald, 1.2% of votes were cast from the Barony of Richtenburg. JOVE CZAK DONA KONGZEMIY, His Grace, Rhys Ruthern, Duke of Vidaus and Lord Speaker of Hanseti-Ruska. His Grace, Eirik Baruch, Duke of Valwyck and Lord Palatine of Hanseti-Ruska.
  5. GENERAL ELECTIONS of HANSETI-RUSKA KRUZAE ZWY KONGZEM 8th of Vzmey and Hyff, 404 E.S. VA BIRODEO HERZENAV AG EDLERVIK, By the will of his Majesty, Koeng Sigismund III, the elections shall go through the vote of the people of Hanseti-Ruska, as it is set out in the Haurul Caezk. The period of voting shall last for a Saints day and be announced publicly as soon as all the votes have been validated and counted. Good luck to all candidates, and a sincere thank you for running and putting your names forward for the Royal Duma. May GODAN guide your work and aspirations. ROYAL ALDERMEN Two Royal Aldermen are elected as representatives of the whole people of Hanseti-Ruska, by majority vote. They are tasked with giving voice to their constituents within his Majesty’s Royal Duma by proposing and shaping legislative bills. Royal Aldermen may be of any birth. GRAND MAER The Grand Maer of Karosgrad is elected by majority vote to represent the people of Hanseti-Ruska in the Office of the Lord Seneschal and assume the duties of management of the city’s social institutions, assisting in growth of the city’s business and economy, and bringing city wide events to Karosgrad. The Grand Maer may be of any birth and sits on His Majesty’s Royal Duma. In order to vote, citizens are required to have a permanent residence within the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. In this election: Two Aldermen, and One Maer shall be elected. Each voter may vote for their preferred Aldermen and preferred Maer candidates. JOVE CZAK DONA KONGZEMIY His Excellency, Rhys var Ruthern, Lord Speaker of Hanseti-Ruska OOC Voting will be open immediately following this post, closing Saturday at 7 PM EST. VOTE HERE
  6. TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 403 SITTING OF THE XXXIV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 5th of Tov and Yermey, 403 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Herzen Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA Bossir Morovar Grand Maer Rorikov Rhys var Ruthern: “Order! This sitting of this 5th of Tov and Yermey 403 E.S session of His Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order. Quorum has been achieved and the sitting shall now begin. We will now be discussing the Jura I Osobaz Reforms Proposal, presented by the Lord Palatine Baruch. The chair now calls upon Lord Palatine Baruch to give their opening remarks.” Eirik Baruch: “Prevja, Royal Duma, pleased to be here for my first sitting as Lord Palatine. We'll be going over the Civil Law part of the reformed Haurul Caezk, the last part of it. As you can tell, it's very short, to encourage freedom of agreement as one of the main principles among our people. Let the people debate, Lord Speaker.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Aldrik Amador: “There is one major problem that I've spotted, Lord Speaker. Clause ten, regarding marriage, goes directly against Canon Law.” Eirik Baruch: “Which part of Canon Law?” Alistair Baruch: “Doesn' seem a problem to me.” Aldrik Amador: “Marriage is a sacrament of Canonism, and it is only the Pontiff who may declare a marriage ended.” Eirik Baruch: “What does the particular part of Canon Law say? I'd like to hear a citation from it.” Aldrik Amador: “From the section on annulment: 1. If a sacrament is determined after the fact to have been invalid, the High Pontiff or one acting on his behalf may declare it to be so post facto. This declaration is an annulment. And from the part on dissolution: 1. If the permanence of a sacrament poses mortal peril to one of its subjects’ soul or body, the High Pontiff may declare it to have ended. This declaration is a dissolution.” Eirik Baruch: “Very good. Must be an oversight from the Committee. It'll be removed. Is that all, representative Amador?” Aldrik Amador: “I would be careful with clause 11 as well. While the Pontiff may grant dissolutions for abandonment such as if a spouse disappears, he must still be asked first. I would instead say that if a person has gone for that long, they can be considered dead.” Eirik Baruch: “It merely means that the state shall not prevent them from doing so when they've the High Pontiffs permission.” Aldrik Amador: “Da. The rest seemed fine to me.” Eirik Baruch: “Very well. Anyone else?” Emelya Kortrevich: “Clause Three should be changed in phrasing to be more consistent with the documents on the Knightly Orders. Mentioning that of a further trial.” Eirik Baruch: “What?” Emelya Kortrevich: “Such as changing it to 'Those who aspire to serve the crown more directly make partake in the additional trial of the Marian Reckoning and if they succeed, may be dubbed a Knight of the Marian Retinue, the closest protecter of the Crown.'.” Eirik Baruch: “That sounds very long.” Emelya Kortrevich: “As the documents do niet specify a Squire.” Eirik Baruch: “I'm sure the King, who penned that part, would have penned it differently if he saw it necessary. Is he not the main authority on Knights, anyhow?” Emelya Kortrevich: “It does niet fit with the second clause which mentions trials to niet in the third.” Eirik Baruch: “You need to do the first trials to become a Marian Knight. It's implied.” Emelya Kortrevich: “'Great skill' does niet mention the Marian Reckoning.” Eirik Baruch: “And? Knightly Documents are Knightly Documents. If the King wanted to include the Marian Reckoning in the law code, he would have put it there. I don't see it necessary as an audition. Does anyone else agree with Lady Kortrevich?” Emelya Kortrevich: “And it does niet state in the documents on the Knightly Orders that Marian Knights have to come from squires.” Eirik Baruch: “Surely, it is implied.” Emelya Kortrevich: “It is implying the opposite.” Eirik Baruch: “On what basis? Show me this knightly document.” Emelya Kortrevich: “That it specifically states 'Squires' and niet aspirants.” Eirik Baruch: “So, what exact amendments do you want?” Emelya Kortrevich: “Down in the section on Marian Knights, it says that they are aspiring, niet 'Squires'. Ea would like that part at least to be changed to 'Aspiring Marian Knight'.” Robert Ludovar: “I've nie issue with this bill, should the wording be changed under section X. I don't see this current debate on knightly wording going anywhere nor do I find the amendment to it necessary.” Eirik Baruch: “You need to become a squire to become a Marian Knight. Is there anything else? It says, at the start 'Though they compose part of the wider Order of the Crow'. To become a member of the Order of the Crow, you must squire. Very heavily implied you need to be a Squire to become a Marian Knight, then, as well.” Alistair Baruch: “Bill was perfect when it came in, its perfec' now. Ah'm ready to give me support!” Emelya Kortrevich: “It will be inconsistent in its phrasing then.” Dianna Decaden: “I believe we are ready for a vote then?” Eirik Baruch: “It is not inconsistent when it is perfectly consistent with the precedent of how the order works.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The Palatine is unwilling to make vyr proposed amendments Representative Kortrevich. Do vy have any other issues?” Emelya Kortrevich: “Ea do niet.” Eirik Baruch: “Then I motion to vote.” Marie Ruthern: “Seconded!” Robert Ludovar: “Third.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion accepted. We will now proceed to a vote.” Jura I Osobaz Reform Proposal By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden Lord Palatine Baruch NAY N/A ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT Bossir Morovar Grand Maer Rorikov The Jura I Osobaz Reform Proposal has passed through the Royal Duma Rhys var Ruthern: “Now. We will be discussing a letter sent to the Royal Duma, penned by Bossir Ludovar. The chair now calls upon Bossir Ludovar to give their opening remarks.” Eirik Baruch: “Oh! Isaak Amador, how convenient of you to just come here!” Isaak Amador: “Crazy!” Viktor Barclay: “Woah!” Rhys var Ruthern: “Pray tell- where did Aldrik Amador go?” Eirik Baruch: “The loo.” Robert Ludovar: “Dobry members of the Duma. It has come to the attention of myself, and my son and heir Johann Ludovar, who is the colleague of the man in question, Lord Isaak Amador, that the Jovenaar Isaak has blatantly disregarded his oath and what is stated in section 213.035 Of the Haural Caezk. I ask that the Lord Isaak is questioned by the chamber and The Honorable Royal Inquisitor. That is all, Lord Speaker.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Royal Inquisitor, do vy wish to summon the Jovenaar in question in front of this sitting of the Royal Duma?” Alistair Baruch: “Wha' does tha' section say, niet all o' us are fook'n bookworms wit' no sex like tha' know the law code by heart.” Viktor Barclay: “For formality, step forth Isaak Amador to answer before Duma and God..” Robert Ludovar: “The section reads: ‘213.035: The following shall be ineligible to be appointed as a Jovenaar: 213.0351: Those who sit on the Royal Duma; 213.0352: Those who sit on the Aulic Council;’.” Johann Barclay: “Lord Speaker, ich must depart. August Barclay will represent House Barclay. Danke und sorry.” August Barclay: “Huh? Oh.” Isaak Amador: “Lord Speaker?” Rhys var Ruthern: “How old are vy August Barclay?” August Barclay: “Thirteen.” Viktor Barclay: “Who cares we have better things to deal with.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Yam afraid vy have to be fourteen years of age to sit in this chamber.” Viktor Barclay: “Round it up to fourteen.” August Barclay: “Nice.” Viktor Barclay: “Just do the bleeding session.” Alistair Baruch: “Ah hate children.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Rules are rules, Royal Inquisitor. Jovenaar Amador, vy may proceed.” Isaak Amador: “Firstly, let me start by saying that I am glad that Lord Ludovar believes in the rule of law. As a Jovenaar, there is nothing I enjoy more than seeing men who take the law seriously. But, in my eyes, I have niet committed any wrong here. Per the new Jura I Krawn that this very body passed, the only mention of Jovenaars is that they are appointed by the Crown, with nie mention of other restrictions. Similarly with the new Jura I Krima, nie mention of Jovenaars niet being allowed to represent or attend Duma. So per our new law, I have niet committed a crime.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Have the newest reforms been given Royal assent yet, Lord Palatine?” Isaak Amador: “To those who would say these laws are niet yet in use, I would ask then why Jovenaar Ludovar used them in his ruling for Krawn z. Fanile. If those who enforce the law have begun using the new law code, then by that same law code, I have niet done anything wrong.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Is that all for now, Lord Amador?” Viktor Barclay: “I can see no mention of Jovenaars in the 'Etiquette of the Royal Duma', from 362….” Rhys var Ruthern: “Do vy have a retort, Bossir Ludovar?” Robert Ludovar: “That is the newly passed, niet assented. I've nie recollection that the new Haural Caezk has been published into actual law, but rather is in pending review by the Crown.” Isaak Amador: “Then vyr own son and heir has enforced the law using an un-assented law code.” Rhys var Ruthern: “That is a different matter and in the next session I will discuss that with the Royal Inquisitor and High Justiciar.” Eirik Baruch: “The passed legal reforms to the new Haurul Caezk are not assented, and therefore not currently in use. The issue of Jovenaar Johann Ludovar will be addressed at a later date.” Alistair Baruch: “A jovenaar used the wrong codex! How scandalous!” Viktor Barclay: “I'd suggest Isakk Amador is off the hook….” Alistair Baruch: “Two breaches of the procudure by two jovenaars! Ah'm startin' to think this system is broken! Maybe even corrupt!” Isaak Amador: “Then it seems that my actions and those of Jovenaar Ludovar were erroneous. I shall submit myself to whatever punishment the Crown deems fit.” Robert Ludovar: “I do niet excuse the actions of my son, but that does niet shield vy from vyr own actions, Lord Isaak.” Rhys var Ruthern: “What is it vy wish to happen to Lord Amador here, Bossir Ludovar? Do vy wish him punished?” Alistair Baruch: “We should launch a full scale investigation! Trials! Hearin's! Subpoenas!” Robert Ludovar: “Whatever punishment His Majesty see's fit, or the High Justiciar, is the punishment I endorse.” Alistair Baruch: “Ah've a feelin' this is jus' the firs' tug on the string o' yarn! We 'ave to follow this into the rabbit hole until all are held accountable!” Robert Ludovar: “I merely wanted to bring this issue to the Royal Duma chambers and to have Lord Isaak answer for his actions.” Viktor Barclay: “I see no punishment that could be levied that would in anyway be beneficial to the running of the Kingdom..” Rhys var Ruthern: “Do vy find the contents of what the Lord Amador sufficient enough to proceed to the end of this now then?” Viktor Barclay: “Merely give him a slap on the wrist and be done with it.” Alistair Baruch: “This conspiracy could go to the top! Maybe even the Lord Palatine! There's clearly more to investigate! To end this now would be a subversion of justice!” Robert Ludovar: “Da, Lord Speaker. I find it sufficient enough.” Alistair Baruch: “Oh…uh…sorry coz… let's end this now. Ah bet it goes no further.” Eirik Baruch: “Good.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Dobry. This will be passed along to the King. Duma dismissed!”
  7. NOMINATIONS FOR THE 404 E.S GENERAL ELECTIONS KRUZAE ZWY KONGZEM 5th of Tov and Yermey, 403 E.S. DLUM VE EDLERVIK, DRUZ VE EDLERVIK VA BIRODEO HERZENAV E EDLERVIK, By the will of His Majesty, Koeng Sigismund III, the elections of 404 E.S shall be called to elect 3 officials. Nominations shall now be open for the next month, and citizens of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska are called upon to fulfill their civic duty to vote. Three of these officials shall be brought onto the Royal Duma, including a Grand Maer to manage and improve the institutions of the city of Karosgrad. These three officials shall be elected under two offices, which are; ROYAL ALDERMEN Two Royal Aldermen are elected as representatives of the whole people of Hanseti-Ruska, by popular vote. They are tasked with giving voice to their constituents within his Majesty’s Royal Duma by proposing and shaping legislative bills. Royal Aldermen may be of any birth, common or noble. Royal Aldermen are recommended to produce at least two bills during their six-year tenure. GRAND MAER The Grand Maer of Karosgrad is elected by majority vote to represent the people of Hanseti-Ruska in the Office of the Lord Seneschal and assume the duties of management of the city’s social institutions, assisting in growth of the city’s business and economy, and bringing city wide events to Karosgrad. This role is vital and important to the city, and its abilities depend on the office holder as well as their desires to shape the city to its betterment. The Grand Maer may be of any birth and does not already sit on His Majesty’s Royal Duma. For a citizen to nominate themselves for any of the above offices, they must satisfy the eligibility criteria: 1. Candidates must be at least fourteen years of age; 2. Candidates for Grand Maer must be a resident of Karosgrad; 3. Candidates for Royal Alderman must have a residence within Hanseti-Ruska; 4. Candidates must not have a criminal record; 5. Candidates must not be a titled peer or regent; 6. Candidates for Grand Maer cannot be a Laurir; 7. Candidates may only nominate themselves to run for one office; 8. Candidates cannot bribe potential voters, or otherwise purchase votes; 9. Candidates must not use any signs for their campaigning process on Private property (unless given consent of the owner) , and thus they are strictly prohibited to do so and will result in a fine. 10. Candidates may make public missives, speeches, and host rallies. It is highly encouraged that ALL candidates make campaign posts and host public rallies to boost their chances of election! NOTE: You may still campaign while nominations are being verified ((OOC : CANDIDATES HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY 4 PM EST TO RUN)) CAMPAIGN POST TEMPLATE Please include the following in your application: IGN: Character Name: Age: Place of Residence / Street Address: Position: (Alderman or Maer) [Link to Campaign Post] IV JOVEO MAAN, His Excellency, Rhys var Ruthern, Lord Speaker of Hanseti-Ruska
  8. TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 402 SITTING OF THE XXXIV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 5th of Tov and Yermey, 402 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden Rhys var Ruthern: “Order! This sitting of this 5th of Tov and Yermey 402 E.S session of His Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order. Quorum has been achieved and the sitting shall now begin. We will now be discussing a matter of diplomacy, presented by the Aulic Envoy.” Theodosya Mondblume: “Apologies for the delay - yam here to represent House Mondblume.” Rhys var Ruthern: “What vyr time in future, Lady Mondblume.” Theodosya Mondblume: “Yam szam once more.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The chair now calls upon His Excellency Feodor May to give their opening remarks.” Feodor May: “Ladies and gentlemen of the Duma, I appear before vy today for vy to voice vyr thoughts on a matter of diplomacy. As enshrined in the Haurul Caezk the Duma has the privilege to vote on foreign treaties. I just came out of a meeting with the Ambassador and Lord Chancellor from Urguan, who wish to sign with us a new alliance since our old one has expired. An aide shall now extend copies of the proposed treaty. Do note, this treaty already has the approval of the Lord Palatine and His Royal Majesty.” Kaustantin Baruch: “It does… da….” Feodor May: “It is mostly based on our previous alliance with Urguan, with a provision for mutual event attendance having been added based on the Duma's previous criticism on our alliance with the dwarves. Spasiba, those were the opening remarks.” Robert Ludovar: “Lord Speaker, has unmoderated debate started I assume?” Rhys var Ruthern: “Oh, da. Go ahead, Bossir Ludovar. The chair opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Isaak Amador: “Is their war with Oren over?” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ea would niet be surprised, Dwarves kick ass” Feodor May: “I do not believe so, but the treaty does not obligate us to answer a call to arms and I believe the dwed do not intend to involve us in the matter as it is an Honour War.” Margot Baruch: “Nie. The new Emperor said himself tha' they still plan t' figh'.” Theodosya Mondblume: “There was a fight on the steps to Providence the other saint's day, nie?” Robert Ludovar: “Vyr Excellency, relating to Section I Piya, subsection IV, have we ever properly used a free stall in Urguan?” Margot Baruch: “We currently have one. A shop, actually.” Robert Ludovar: “And vice versa as well, have the Dwed used their free stall?” Feodor May: “We own a shop in Urguan as a matter of fact, da. The treasury has however done a mediocre job of stocking it, but that is nothing to do with treaties, merely laziness.” Kaustantin Baruch: “May ea remind this chamber how Urguan and Haense have been static allies fer a long time and how much of a fickle human diplomacy can prove to be.” Johann Barclay: “Nein reason to nicht continue alliance, especially with the added thing about attendance.” Robert Ludovar: “It's a matter of activity rather than actually having it, is all. I want to ensure that the slot of diplomacy is niet getting in the way of a new fresh and young merchant. That's my only main concern here.” Johann Barclay: “Motion to vote.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Seconded.” Feodor May: “Da, in the current diplomatic climate, Urguan would be a key partner for Haense. Our alliance has been stable for decades while other relations, say with Savoy have proven to be shaky at best.” Margot Baruch: “Thirded.” -Jordan Cardinal Jorenus enters the chamber- Jordan Cardinal Jorenus: “Lord Speakeh!” Rhys var Ruthern: “Da, vyr Eminence?” Jordan Cardinal Jorenus: “This is an outrage! We cannae - as good Canonists - support a nation which harbours terrorists! Terrorists which 'ave attacked clergymen - an' which manipulate Canonists into attackin' their own brothahs! His Holiness 'as admonished Urguan fer such - oi cannae see why Haense even considahs allyin' with such barbarians!” Rhys var Ruthern: “Spasiba for vyr words, vyr Eminence. Yam sure the chamber will take them to heart.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ag was ist ve alternative? Allying with Oren ag relying on Savoy?” Margot Baruch: “Yer Holiness, if ye read the proposed treaty, ye would see tha' concerned outlined.” Robert Ludovar: “Eminence” Margot Baruch: “Aye, ma bad.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Quiet, Eminence.” Otto Morovar: “I've seen alongside the Lord Ruthern-” The man peered around for his presence, “The Dwed do niet wish to have their conflict be deemed a holy war- they allowed clergy men and anyone of the faith to leave their conflict freely.” -Ambassador Gildroc Goldhand speaks out from the galleries- Gildroc Goldhand: “Lord Speakah.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Silence for now. Let us hear what the dwed has to say.” Gildroc Goldhand: “Fank yer. Oi onleh 'ave a few wurds, jus' ter re-iterated as der treateh declares. Our war is wid Oren, naet wid der Canonis' C'urch.” Robert Ludovar: “If there is simply an agreement of respect of both cultures, be it the clergymen of those religions don't cause aggression, then I see nie reason why we should niet continue this strong standing alliance. I say we motion to vote once more, Lord Speaker.” Margot Baruch: “Seconded.” Theodosya Mondblume: “Seconded.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Does anyone in the chamber have anything to add before we proceed to a vote? Motion accepted. The vote will now commence.” Treaty Between the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and the Grand Kingdom of Urguan Proposal By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch NAY N/A ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden A Treaty Between the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and the Grand Kingdom of Urguan Proposal has passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys var Ruthern: “We will now be discussing the Property Bill of 402 E.S, presented by Bossir Ludovar. The chair now calls upon Robert Ludovar to give their opening remarks to the chamber.” Robert Ludovar: “Lord Speaker, This bill is a part of a bigger project the Ludovar Foundation has been working on together with the Grand Maer, Dracomir Rorikov, aiming to solve the shops crisis in Karosgrad. The bill tries to define under what conditions may one claim or pass down a property, and on what conditions may they be evicted. That is all for now, Lord Speaker.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Johann Barclay: “Nothing wrong with it, motion to vote.” Margot Baruch: “Seconded.” Robert Ludovar: “Mind you, this is an advisory motion to the Crown, and therefore an official bill with laws will be made within the newly reformed Haural Caezk.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion accepted. We will now proceed to a vote.” The Property Bill of 402 E.S. By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch NAY N/A ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden The Property Bill of 402 E.S has passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys var Ruthern: “This now brings us onto the letter sent by His Majesty, Koeng Sigismund, himself. Yam sure vy have all seen but it will be passed out regardless.” -Maxim of Attenlund distributes a copy to every peer and elected official- Rhys var Ruthern: “The Koeng wishes for debate on what role the Church should play in our society and how the Crown could help it more to be discussed. The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea will start.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Vell- perhaps attendance va ve Church- Mandatory.” Kaustantin Baruch: “This is one of Godan's realms and yet ea often ask meaself the question if our piety reflects our actions. In doing so, to promote our liveliness with the heavenly product of above we ought to question the loyalty we deem to our Lord, how much we share his wisdom and teachings into our law in a moderated level. Ea'll ask the Royal Duma whether it thinks the Haurul Caezk represents the holy book.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Nie- Naf mea short time here- naf ve Royal Duma- Ea have nie heard much consideration dlumb ve teachings dlum ve Church into asere law.” Margot Baruch: “Can ye please speak more clearly?” Isaak Amador: “What else would vy wish to see added, Maer?” Sofiya vas Ruthern: “What did vy say, Maer?” Dracomir Rorikov: “Jest commenting on mea time here- ea have nie heard much about ensuring ve Church's teachings are present in our law- But ea am rather new to ve Hall.” Isaak Amador: “My question stands, Maer, what else would vy like to see added? There are already laws of morality, against homosexuality, inter-racial marriages, heresy. The same morality provisions included in most law codes in the world.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da, perhaps then ve laws already represent our believes. My only suggestion would be classes for the kin of Haense, so they grow up well educated on such teachings- enforced perhaps.” Theodosya Mondblume: “Like a mandatory mass, Maer?” Isaak Amador: “Mandatory anything is bad. I doubt the Pontiff would want that.” Robert Ludovar: “I don't think such is needed in our Haural Caezk, rather something that should be set up by the educational system.” Isaak Amador: “Da. It seems there are many people who claim to be Canonists, yet have niet read the Holy Scrolls.” Robert Ludovar: “Lord Speaker, I motion to vote.” Isaak Amador: “Or knowing the basic teachings of the Church.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ai! Precisely.” Rhys var Ruthern: “There is nie vote, Bossir Ludovar.” Isaak Amador: “Faith without action is meaningless, sirs. Piety is niet felt, but shown. Increasing teaching of the faith, perhaps to be organized by the Queen's Council in coordination with Patriarch Jordan, would be a good first step. So people in our kingdom know what being a Canonist means.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Spasiba, Vikomit Amador. Does anyone have anything else to add?” Robert Ludovar: “I don't think so, may we please move on?” Rhys var Ruthern: “Bossir Ludovar, vyr testing my patience. Again. Duma dismissed.”
  9. TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 401 SITTING OF THE XXXIV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 5th of Tov and Yermey, 401 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA Vikomit Amador Bossir Morovar Grand Maer Rorikov Rhys var Ruthern: “Order! This setting of this 5th of Tov and Yermey 401 E.S session of His Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order! Quorum has been achieved and the sitting shall now begin. We will now be discussing the Jura I Szlata Reforms, presented by Lord Palatine Baruch. The chair now calls upon Lord Palatine Baruch to give their opening remarks to the chamber.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Representatives of the Kingdom. In these times of great reform, one that I see has been copied by our southern neighbors in Oren, I bring to the Royal Duma, the refined Law of Nobility. This refined version should I note represents and highlights the hierarchy of noble titles, their strict privileges and linear succession laws. I must mention that this law reform went through.. Was reviewed and approved by the Haurul Caezk's committee for reform, headed by the Duke of Valwyck.” Viktor Barclay: “On section XII, it states 'All nobles, whether titular or kin to a landed Lord, shall: Choose to elect a Champion to fight on their behalf in a Trial by Combat.” Kaustantin Baruch: “I didn't finish.” Viktor Barclay: “Hurry up old man.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Royal Alderman, the floor has niet been opened yet for debate.” Viktor Barclay: “I want to go back to Mount and Blade, Lord Speaker.” Rhys var Ruthern: “And vy will if vy speak out of turn again.” Kaustantin Baruch: “I urge you all to take a long look over this document, it befalls much of the Kingdom's population. That is all.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The chairs now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Ea zpeek to amend zhe allowance of retainerz againzt zhe cadet houzez of Vizcount and Baron.” - “Zhe cadet houzez zhould be allowed retainerz az vell.” Eirik Baruch: “Please speak in a way that we can understand, Lord Mondblume.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Cadet Houses cannot be classified as peers unless recognized by the Crown. Viktor Barclay: “Lord Mondblume, the committee of both noble and commoner has agreed on the allotment of vassal privileges… Kaustantin, I assume he just meant Viscounts and Barons, not the Cadet House part. I hope.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Viscount and Barons.” Viktor Barclay: “Then I repeat, Lord Mondblume, the committee of both noble and peer, lesser nobles and those of Duke and Count have agreed on the allotment of vassal privileges. It is the right of the highest nobility, those who contribute most to the Kingdom as nobles, to bear the right to raise and maintain a house guard. The current vassal privileges do not sufficiently divide the different noble classes, and this shall successfully do so.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Vy put that well… Barclay.” Viktor Barclay: “Kaustantin, as I was saying, Section XII. It says, all nobles, whether titular or kin to a landed Lord, shall: Choose to elect a champion to fight on their behalf in a trial by combat.” Sigmar Mondblume: “In zhe old law, houzez vere bozh able to have retainerz and azk for being accompanied by zomeone, now vizcountiez and baroniez are left vizh nozhing.” Viktor Barclay: “Does this imply that they SHALL, or MUST, elect a Champion, or is this too implied? Should it too be changed to say they are ENTITLED to elect a champion?” Eirik Baruch: “What does the word 'choose' mean, Viktor? Does it not imply a choice?” Viktor Barclay: “Well, if I've misunderstood it, Lord Baruch, with my vast intelligence, I think it should be… edited slightly” Eirik Baruch: “I have my doubts about your intelligence, but we can change it to 'be entitled to choose'.” Dianna Decaden: “It does imply a choice, but that would be a choice in whom the champion should be, not if a champion shall be chosen.” Kaustantin Baruch: “I find it deeply insulting you say that you are left with nothing, Baron Mondblume, refer to sections XII and XII to see your privileges that are not nothing.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Ea revered to protection vize.” Eirik Baruch: “Wha' need ye protect yerself from?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Prophecies.” Eirik Baruch: “Nachezer? Scyflings?” Dianna Decaden: “I suppose it would be bandits in general?” Kaustantin Baruch: “House Mondblume was built on the might of Knights and Soldiers, Lord Mondblume, vy are the last person in this room ea think would need retainers in the family of vyrs.” Eirik Baruch: “Bandits!? Have we not an army to deal with those?” Viktor Barclay: “I believe most of us are in agreement. I motion to vote on an amended version of it, amended to say 'be entitled to choose' in the Trial by Combat section of section XII..” Johann Barclay: “We do!” Sigmar Mondblume: “Yam zorry, ea do niet personaly only zhink of mea family.” Joren Ruthern: “House Mondblume doesn't even use its current ability for household guards. What makes it that they will suddenly now use them? Motion to vote, and if already done, seconded.” Kaustantin Baruch: “It's enough, Mister Ruthern, thirded.” Joren Ruthern: “Do niet seek to call me that does niet fit my station, Lord Baruch.” Eirik Baruch: “Mister Ruthern?” Kaustantin Baruch: “How could he niet be called Mister with that mustache?” Rhys var Ruthern: “Refer to him correctly, Lord Palatine Baruch. It's Lord Ruthern.” -Joren Ruthern draws his sword- [Royal Duma records redacted by the Royal Ministry of Intelligence] -Joren Ruthern is escorted out of the Hall by Ser Flemius and Ser Erwin Bishop- Sigmar Mondblume: “Now, az ea waz zaying.” - “Houses zuch az House Ludovar do infact uze guardz az a form of ezcort and protection. If zhou every perzon in a houze zhould be able to protect themzelvez from a group of banditz, zhen zhou are miztaken.” Eirik Baruch: “Lord Mondblume, have some respect. A man is being arrested and another is injured.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Oh.” Eirik Baruch: “Da. Let's do the vote an' then call it off, aye?” Viktor Barclay: “Lord Johann, please sit down. I just want to vote. F*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck.” -Royal Alderman Barclay bashes his head repeatedly against the wall- Rhys var Ruthern: “We shall now call a vote on the Jura I Szlata Reforms, if only for the Alderman’s health.” Jura I Szlata Reform Proposal By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Barclay Lord Palatine Baruch NAY Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Royal Alderwoman Decaden ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT Vikomit Amador Grand Maer Rorikov The Jura I Szlata Reforms Proposal has passed through the Royal Duma. Eirik Baruch: “SUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!” Viktor Barclay: “We can continue..” Eirik Baruch: “Nay, Viktor, ah'd rather nae. Tha' is me cousin dyin'.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Velp, ve are zcrewed.” Margot Baruch: “Ah think yer bein' dramatic.” Sigmar Mondblume: “Vaz a joke.” - “Zhiz iz vhy ea do niet tell zhem.” Viktor Barclay: “Lord Speaker who is she representing” -Royal Alderman Barclay points at Margot Baruch- Eirik Baruch: “Kortrevich!” Rhys var Ruthern: “In light of what has happened, this sitting will end here with one final note. There has been a new template made for the members of the Duma to bring up issues for discussion in this chamber instead of merely relying on the Crown to do so. I hope some of vy begin to use it: A Bill of Inquiry. And with that. . . Duma dismissed!”
  10. TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 400 SITTING OF THE XXXIV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 5th of Tov and Yermey, 400 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Barclay Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA Grand Alderwoman Decaden Rhys Ruthern: “Order! This sitting of this 5th of Tov and Yermey 400 E.S session of His Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order! The chair shall now call roll- NIE FIGHTING!” Joren Ruthern: “He was trying to touch me, Lord Speaker.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea have serious doubt somebody would want to touch vy.” Eirik Baruch: “Ah was niet.” Rhys Ruthern: “Acceptable, though nie more hitting and nie more heavy petting Duke Baruch. Back to roll. Quorum has been achieved and the sitting shall now begin. We now call upon the Aulic Envoy, Feodor May, to present himself for initial questioning by the Royal Inquisitor. Vyr Excellency, if vy would stand at the front of the hall.” Viktor Barclay: “I don't have too many questions of my own, Mister May, as Joren Ruthern himself has quite keenly notified me of his intentions and laid out several points in a missive some time ago. However, I won't leave you unquestioned. Can the duma expect, say, triennial updates on foreign policy? I feel this is important as we, the duma, are charged with representing the nobility and the common folk, who bear the burden of fighting conflicts-. That come as a result of foreign policy, and as we are charged with debating and offering our opinion on wars and other matters of state, and are supposedly meant to have a role in ratifying treaties.” Robert Ludovar: “Szam for my lateness, Vyr Excellency.” Feodor May: “I agree with the Alderman's notion that it might be beneficial for the Duma to be given these so called triennial updates on our foreign affairs.” Viktor Barclay: “You will deliver these in as full as you can, correct, so they might be debated on and the duma may offer its invaluable opinion?” Feodor May: “I think it might be very useful as of course it is the Duma is instrumental in representing the nobility and people of our realm. I am however unsure of how useful a triennial update will be. It shall however be looked into, I think that is a dobry, very dobry question Alderman.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Inquisitor.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Da, ea will need a decade to give any updates on ve Iron'uzg. Skukeing slow orcs.” Kaustantin Baruch: “The Royal Duma possess the power to ratify or deny Aulic Foreign Treaties, will that be on the agenda under vyr watch as Inquistor?” Feodor May: “Like the Alderman who is also an Ambassador said, the regularity of these reports or updates is a relevant matter, it'll be looked into.” Rhys Ruthern: “The floor has not been opened to questions, Lord Palatine Baruch. The Inquisitor is to be uninterrupted until he is finished.” Viktor Barclay: “Good, good. It's fine, I'll answer. Indeed, I am expecting the crown to honour the duma's right to offer opinion on and ratify future treaties. And I expect my fellow duma colleagues to embrace that right with both hands and feet. Now, Mister May, what is the purpose of the Haeseni embassy in Providence? Is it used? Would it be worth opening other such things in other cities of close foreign allies, such as Savoy and their folk of Myrine?” Feodor May: “With all due respect, ea do niet think any of our right honourable members would seek to lower themselves to such barbarism as to embrace anything but the ground on which they stand, Alderman. With their feet, that is.” Viktor Barclay: “Answer the bloody question we're not here to joke.” Feodor May: “The embassy in Oren is part of our treaty with the Empire, I'm sure vy'd have known that if vy had better prepared vyr questions, Inquisitor. The treaty we've had with Oren for years now and that has been reaffirmed includes the provision that. The signatories have the right to an embassy in either capital. This is the treaty I inherited from my predecessor.” Viktor Barclay: “Is it used. Is it useful.” Feodor May: “The Orenians have been so thoughtful as to provide us with an embassy despite us rarely using it. We do niet provide the Orenians with an embassy of their own because they have niet asked for it. Be not afraid however, we pay no taxes or anything of the sort to have the embassy in Providence at our disposal.” Rhys Ruthern: “Vy have one more question, Royal Inquisitor, before ea open the floor for unmoderated debate.” Viktor Barclay: “You've atleast slightly touched on my question, Mister May, despite the rudeness. Thank you.” Feodor May: “I answered your question, did I not? I said that it is rarely used. Though I might add.” Joren Ruthern: “Incorrect! My papej lived there for years, rent free!” Feodor May: “That our ambassador to Oren stays there when in Providence if she does so desire. See?” Rhys Ruthern: “Order!” Viktor Barclay: “In light of the end of our conflict with Haelun'or, what is the Crown's stance on returning to a state of conflict should a pro-Azdrazi faction return to power? Would the Crown be willing to enter armed conflict with an Azdrazi supporting, or Azdrazi supported state?” Feodor May: “We shall decide a course of action on such trials and tribulations should they arise, which is not of the greatest concern.” Viktor Barclay: “Fine, I relinquish my time” Feodor May: “I do believe the Inquisitor should rather be more concerned about the threat posed by the Voidal Tear.” Rhys Ruthern: “That's all vyr questions, Royal Inquisitor. The floor now opens for unmoderated debate.” Feodor May: “Rather than these dragonfolk.” Eirik Baruch: “Wha' exactly are we… debatin', Lord Speaker?” Rhys var Ruthern: “Vy can ask the Aulic Councillor questions or ask him for elaborations.” Joren Ruthern: “Aulic Envoy. What are we doing about the voidal tear?” Feodor May: “Aha, finally a dobry question.” Joren Ruthern: “I see both Oren and Savoy are doing something.” Feodor May: “First, I've sought to summon mages to His Majesty's court to inform him on the reality of this Voidal Tear. With that information in mind he has now recently ordered the expedition that sadly and horrifically claimed the life of Brother Vulmon.. May he rest in peace….” Kaustantin Baruch: “He was an elf.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Ist ve voidal tear niet far away enough zwyen asere should niet worry?” Otto Morovar: “I have a morals question, Kaustantin.” Feodor May: “The next step, on which the Lord Palatine and I are working, is to organize a conference here in Karosgrad to which all nations shall be invited. Here we shall seek to take the lead in plotting a course of action with other nations. So keep an eye out for such.” Rhys Ruthern: “We will have only five more Saint's minutes more set aside for this. If vy have a question, ea advise vy ask it quickly.” Feodor May: “Does that answer vyr question, Lord Joren?” Joren Ruthern: “Da.” Eirik Baruch: “Ah've go' a question.” Feodor May: “Go ahead.” Eirik Baruch: “Aulic Envoy, ye are… also responsible for managin' the library? Ah'm hopin' tha' managemen' o' our library is niet… takin' time away from yer duties as Aulic Envoy.” Joren Ruthern: “I have another question. What is the point of the non-aggression pacts, as well as our alliance with Urguan when they realistically come to few of our events, whilst we go to theirs? I propose we seek better relationships over half-hearted alliances.” Feodor May: “Of course niet, Lord Eirik, of such vy can be assured.” Joren Ruthern: “AND FURTHERMORE…. Lord Envoy, earlier in your career you made a park. I would like to ask for you to explain the rationale in putting your head as a statue there?” Eirik Baruch: “Ah don' feel very assured jus' 'cause ye told me 'o' course niet'.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Please hurry this up, ea want to see mea cousin get married. And get on to consummate an heir to the Duchy.” Eirik Baruch: “Kaustantin ah'm niet leavin' before Duma is over.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Last ea saw…. A statue of Koeng Sigismund III ist placed there.” Robert Ludovar: “I don't see why his duties as Grand Maer has anything to do with his current duties as Aulic Envoy.” Viktor Barclay: “He already got a bollocking for it.” Feodor May: “I fully agree Lord Joren. Good relations are the basis of any good alliance and should therefore take priority. That is why the first action as Aulic Envoy for me has been a restructuring of our Ambassadorial directory.” Joren Ruthern: “I will continue to ask these questions so that you can respond to them all one after another. How will this new alliance with Savoy be further advanced, and do we plan to continue our current alliance with Urguan concerning Urguan and Savoy are at odds?” Feodor May: “Instead of one Ambassador being assigned to many places, I have chosen one Ambassador per location, so that they can focus all their attention on improving our relations with these places.” Joren Ruthern: “I'm fully aware of how it works, Lord Envoy. One envoy for those nations which are realistically small, and have little going on.” Robert Ludovar: “Vyr excellency, may we please move on from this debate?” Rhys Ruthern: “The Aulic Envoy is now excused. Vy may leave vyr Excellency.” Robert Ludovar: “Thank Godan.” Feodor May: “I've spoken with both the Prince and Grand Koeng. While they do not get along well, I believe this can be smoothed over and it does not jeopardize our relation with either of them.” Rhys Ruthern: “Bossir Ludovar, every EVERY Duma vy say that.” Eirik Baruch: “Lord Ludovar, why do ye show up just t' complain abou' how long it's takin'? Just send a representative. Ye obviously don' wan' t' be here, so don' show up.” Robert Ludovar: “I simply saw nie point in the debate in general.” Feodor May: “Can you elaborate on your question of advancing our alliance with Savoy further?” Rhys Ruthern: “Normally vy cause the delay - if vy say something like that one more time yam going to kick vy out.” Viktor Barclay: “Lord Ludovar, come sit below me so I can kick you.” Joren Ruthern: “Spasiba, Lord Envoy May, that does put me at ease. I hope that our alliances will now start to come to OUR events as well, as should be expected.” Rhys Ruthern: “Order! We'll now be moving on.” Joren Ruthern: “That is my main hope from questioning.” Feodor May: “And I share both your hopes and concerns, Lord Joren, ea do.” Rhys Ruthern: “We will now be discussing the Jura I Szlata reform proposal, presented by Lord Palatine Baruch.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Finally.” Rhys Ruthern: “The chair now calls upon Lord Palatine Baruch to give their opening remarks.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea come before the Royal Duma once more with a new set to add to the Haurul Caezk, this time being the Rule of Nobility, in these trying times where nobility represent over HALF of the Kongzem's population, it is paramount that we, representatives of the Peoples of Hanseti-Ruska, approve this document to ensure that the lines for succession, ettiquette and hierarchy for nobility is in order. That is all.” Joren Ruthern: “I was niet aware that there had been any agreement in the end from the position of the committee.” Rhys Ruthern: “The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Eirik Baruch: “In regards t' which parts, Lord Ruthern?” Isaak Amador: “I vote da.” Joren Ruthern: “Just in general. I wasn't sure how these committees work.” Eirik Baruch: “While ah personally believe tha' the Crown has submitted this fer the Duma too quickly, ah think tha' just abou' everythin' we discussed was settled on in the committee… Except, was it… the size o' noble guards? And wha' term t' use fer them?” Robert Ludovar: “Looking at this, only a County level is able to hold retainers?” Joren Ruthern: “Da, I believe so. I would ask that, personally, this should be pushed back to where the committee is actually happy with it and has gone through.” Eirik Baruch: “County level and above, Lord Ludovar. An' ah agree with Lord Ruthern. Can we motion t' table this bill until proper review by the committee?” Joren Ruthern: “If niet, my suggestions are for law seven, remove that they must hold employment in one institution in the kongzem.” Viktor Barclay: “I second Joren Ruthern.” Joren Ruthern: “I second the Duke of Valwyck.” Rhys Ruthern: “Is this what vy wish, Lord Palatine Baruch? Or do vy wish for the proposal to proceed to a vote in its current form?” Eirik Baruch: “If we wish to sit and make amendments here, we can go alon' with tha' notion as well, depends on wha' the Lord Palatine wishes fer.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea'll give it five saints minutes fer the Duma to discuss probable amendments. Afterwards, we may motion to vote. Ea want to see mea cousin give an heir to the Duchy, so get along with it.” Joren Ruthern: “I motion to table it till the next session, against the Lord Palatine.” Robert Ludovar: “I've nie qualms with this bill.” Rhys Ruthern: “All in favour of tabling this for next session, say Aye.” Joren Ruthern: “Let the Committee do its proper work rather than sloppy legislation. Aye.” Johann Barclay: “Aye.” Eirik Baruch: “. . . Aye.” Robert Ludovar: “Fine, aye.” Vladrik Kortrevich: “Aye.” Rhys vRuthern: “Vikomit Amador.” Joren Ruthern: “He already voted aye. To just immediately saying yes.” Kaustantin Baruch: “So be it, next session we shall vote fer it. Now let's get on with the bedding ceremony.” Rhys Ruthern: “This will be tabled for next session.” Jura I Szlata Reform Proposal By The Crown AYE N/A NAY N/A ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT N/A The Royal Duma has decided to table the Jura I Szlata Reform Proposal to be made at the next sitting. Rhys Ruthern: “Does anyone else have anything to bring up before the Royal Duma is dismissed?” Eirik Baruch: “Please come t' me weddin'.” Rhys Ruthern: “Nie, dobry - Duma dismissed.”
  11. TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 399 SITTING OF THE XXXIV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 5th of Tov and Yermey, 399 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA Komit Kortrevich Bossir Mondblume Rhys var Ruthern: “Order! This sitting of this 5th of Tov and Yermeny 399 E.S session of his Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order. Quorum has been achieved and the sitting shall now begin. We will now be discussing the proposed changes to the Jura I Kongzem, presented by Lord Palatine Baruch. The chair now calls upon Lord Palatine Baruch to give their opening remarks.” Todd McTodd: “Everyone got a bill?” Isaak Amador: “Nie. I didn't get one.” Todd McTodd: “Oh sorry.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Prevja all, such a nice summer. Ea open this Royal Duma with the introduction of a new Haurul Caezk reform bill that passed through our dear Committee to review it, headed by the Duke of Valwyck. Sorreh- Well, the Law of the Kingdom is the most basic document to signify hierarchy, positions and offices. Ea invite err… Todd McTodd, to further enlight vy all with this new reform bill.” Todd McTodd: “Hello! I'm here on behalf of the Duke of Valwyck.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Wait. Ea have to stop Duma fer a moment. A round of applause to the Karosgrad Crows, who crushed the Providence Vigilants.” Todd McTodd: “The commission has gone over this work and reforms to the Jura I Kongzem, and amended it appropriately to the desires of the Commission, in the cases where an agreement could be made, or the Crown-.” Viktor Barclay: “**** THE WIG PEOPLE. **** 'EM.” Todd McTodd: “LET'S ******* GOOOOOOOOOOO. Anyway.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Order! Continue, Firr McTodd.” Todd McTodd: “Where there were disagreements between the Crown and the Commission, the Crown has done it's best to explain it's reasonings to the commission and why it has chosen to stuck it's initial result. This is the work of the Crown and the Commission, and we for a swift conclusion to this vote. Oh, wait. It says signed by Eirik Baruch, Duke of Valwyck, but I'm not sure I'm supposed to say that? Lord Palatine, do you think Lord Baruch intended for me to read that part? His signature?” Rhys var Ruthern: “Nie. Are vy quite done now, Firr McTodd?” Todd McTodd: “I'm not used to all this big Duma stuff I get paid five mina a year for construction work, can barely feed my wife and children, and suffer from great back ache. Oh. Yes.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Isaak Amador: “Is there even a reason to debate this? If the Crown wants it, the Crown will get it.” Todd McTodd: “No, not really.” Isaak Amador: “Motion to vote.” Todd McTodd: “Well. Not in that regard but yes! Seconded!” Rhys var Ruthern: “Does anyone have any concerns to raise on the matter before the motion is accepted?” Robert Ludovar: “I do.” Viktor Barclay: “Eh, I think it's important that the duma knows what's going on and can offer its opinion on it when necessary, but it isn't necessary to debate this, really. Unless.” Otto August: “Is all of this really necessary? Like the bit about the queens council? Hear hear! Get rid.” Kaustantin Baruch: “The Queen's council is merely ceremonial, my friends. There is nie need to remove it.” Todd McTodd: “The Queen's Council is included as an extension of the Crown's powers, just like any other extension of it's powers are, in that regard.” Robert Ludovar: “Section IX, I believe that it should also include that no other army shall operate within the lands. A small suggestion, as vy just need to change it to 'Nie other army shall stand, operate, or recruit without the assent of the Crown.'.” Kaustantin Baruch: “An interesting suggestion, Lord Ludovar.” Viktor Barclay: “But what powers do the Queen's Council actually have?” Todd McTodd: “Does stand not mean operate?” Joren Ruthern: “To stand is to operate, niet?” Todd McTodd: “If you cannot stand, then surely you cannot operate.” Robert Ludovar: “To stand can mean multiple things.” Todd McTodd: “A standing army cannot operate without standing. That is how armies work, Lord Ludovar.” Klaus Barclay: “Doesn't stand mean to nicht be crippled?” Todd McTodd: “I thank GOD that Lord Barclay is Lord Marshal.” Robert Ludovar: “It can mean to mobilize, stay, or simply exist.” Kaustantin Baruch: “It means deployed.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Quiet in the stands please.” Joren Ruthern: “So what you're saying is, there is no reason to change it. Let's move on.” Robert Ludovar: “It's simply a clarification.” Viktor Barclay: “Who cares if the Crown doesn't like an armed group in the Kingdom he can order them killed.” Todd McTodd: “Factual.” Robert Ludovar: “I have another change to suggest.” Viktor Barclay: “On the Queen's Council, for what do they need crown authority?” Robert Ludovar: “Section XII, Trial by Combat. I am a firm believer in the rights of Nobility, and therefore I believe the Noble class should be able to choose a champion, while the Commoner class shall fight for themselves.” Kaustantin Baruch: “For their powers to organize and create social life, Viktor.” Viktor Barclay: “The Queen inherently has the authority to do that already, doesn't need to be in the law.” Todd McTodd: “Alderman Barclay, the Queen's Council cannot make changes to our court, nor publish anything, on behalf of the Crown, without the right authority.” Viktor Barclay: “If she wishes it be done it can be done.” Isaak Amador: “Trial by combat a bit fucked if you ask me. Can get away with anything if you're good with a sword.” Joren Ruthern: “I agree, but instead suggest that such duels can only occur by the nobility. It is a sacred act of ceremony, niet a blood sport that the commoners would surely make it into.” Todd McTodd: “Lord Ludovar, Section XII has no implications about whether one can choose a champion or not, so I see not why you would want it amended? Both parties would have to agree, anyhow.” Robert Ludovar: “I can concur with Lord Joren Ruthern's compromise. Then add such implication, Mister McTodd.” Todd McTodd: “It is not necessary.” Robert Ludovar: “That was my suggestion in the first place.” Todd McTodd: “Adding so much for the sake of adding it is the reason our law code is as bloated as it is.” Otto August: “Should it not be written that Trial by Plea is by default and the other trials are only doable with consent of both parties?” Todd McTodd: “Lord Morovar. It says that.” Otto August: “I need glasses then, can you tell me what line?” Todd McTodd: “Have you read the Section? Please, re-read it.” Johann Barclay: “My apologies Lord Speaker, ich must depart for uh.. Brotherhood stuff. Klaus Barclay shall represent Barclay.” Klaus Barclay: “Piss.” Todd McTodd: “It is the line regarding a Trial of Plea, Lord Morovar. And this shall be the default form of trial where parties cannot agree on another form,'.” Joren Ruthern: “Ensure that duels do not go to the dogs, GOD save us.” Kaustantin Baruch: “What do vy mean by that, Ruthern?” Otto August: “It must be that whoever wrote this wrote it so incredibly small and horrid.” Robert Ludovar: “Or that a nobleman is able to use his influence or wealth to hire a champion in his stead.” Otto August: “Worst formatted document I've read..” Todd McTodd: “Lord Ludovar, I do believe that it is more fitting that actual execution of these laws set precedents in regards to champions, and all such.” Joren Ruthern: “I have already stated what I meant.” Klaus Barclay: “By dein logic, Bossir Ludovar, ein rich noble can just hire the Marian Menace ast ein champion every time he wants to do ein crime.” Joren Ruthern: “No commoners allowed for duelling. It is a sacred process of the nobility.” Robert Ludovar: “I believe he is referring to the Commoner Class.” Todd McTodd: “We are changing from a law code that is very explicit and very regulated to one that is less so, for that very purpose.” Todd McTodd: “Well, Lord Ruthern, it comes upon agreeing, then, no? It is the High Justiciar that has to agree to a Trial by Combat.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Todd is right indeed, we've all agreed to make the law code less Orenian.” Todd McTodd: “He could simply disagree if a Commoner wished for one, and set the precedent that way.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Da, it is common sense that Noble Lords are not held to duel men lower in hierarchy by them. For that reason a pissboy orphan can nie duel a Royal. It's addressed by the mind, rather by the need of the paper, we're nie Orenians.” Joren Ruthern: “So long as the high Justiciar is niet an idiot then, Valwyck Construction worker? I do niet know if I can trust such. I agree.” Todd McTodd: “You would have to trust the King to not pick an idiot for his High Justiciar, then. Or perhaps write an essay about this to push the precedent upon the High Justiciar.” Dianna Decaden: “Do you question our King, Sir McTodd?” Todd McTodd: “Setting precedents is better for our law code as a whole. Rather than legislating every little thing.” Robert Ludovar: “Yam more than glad to aid in such an essay, as the right of nobility has been ignored for decades.” Todd McTodd: “And this seems like a matter best suited for a precedent than a law.” Joren Ruthern: “I will settle as I would rather speak about something more.” Robert Ludovar: “Da, let's move on.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea motion to vote.” Todd McTodd: “I second.” Joren Ruthern: “We must pray to GOD that the Justiciar is niet a dunce.” Kaustantin Baruch: “This Duma is emptying rather quickly.” Viktor Barclay: “I third.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion accepted. We shall now vote on the proposed changes to the Jura I Kongzem.” Changes to the Jura I Kongzem Proposal By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden Lord Palatine Baruch NAY N/A ABSTAIN Grand Maer Rorikov ABSENT Komit Kortrevich Bossir Mondblume The changes to the Jura I Krima proposal has passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys var Ruthern: “We will now be discussing, and then voting, on nominations for the role of Jovenaar, presented to the Royal Duma by Lord Palatine Baruch.” Viktor Barclay: “He's awfully busy these days.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The chair now calls upon Lord Palatine Baruch to give their opening remarks.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Prevja prevja. As many of vy know, most of the jovenaars of yore were terminated of their duty following our new reforms to the Law code. It has befallen me to choose new Jovenaars fer the Aulic Court and in true democratic procession, ea will give that power to the Royal Duma. Ea shall introduce our first nominee, Johann Ludovar, heir to the Barony of Otistadt. Say some words about vyr experience with law to the Royal Duma, BOY.” Viktor Barclay: “Wake up Rorikov, somebody, Decaden, smack him around the head. Kick him. Harder woman, thwack him.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Eh?” Viktor Barclay: “Behead him, and we can get a new maer, a new Lord Handler. If we hear but one more snore from him.” Johann Ludovar: “Privej. As vy might know, yam Johann Ludovar. Yam the heir to mea family, which made it mea responsibility to study the law and ea even represented mea family in the Duma a few times” he looked around again trying to catch everyone's eyes “Yam a man of justice and ea take the law in every seriousness possible. Ea even joined the committee which brought vy the recent bills. Ea devoted meaself for studying to topic and will devote meaself to better it everyday.” Rhys var Ruthern: “The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Otto August: “Would the to-be-lord be terminated upon taking up the title?” Kaustantin Baruch: “He will niet.” Otto August: “Ah. Very well.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Are there any other questions for Lord Johann?” Viktor Barclay: “How many Jovenaars must be elect this session, how many candidates are being put before us?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Four candidates.” Robert Ludovar: “Vy understand that vy can niet represent our family in Duma if vy take this on, da?” Todd McTodd: “If you are to inherit your House, and a Jovenaar cannot sit on the Duma. That means you will be required to either resign your position, or appoint a representative for all Duma sessions, right?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea see vyr eager fer vyr question run, Inquisitor.” Viktor Barclay: “I'm always eager, Lord Palatine.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Da, it does, Todd McTodd.” Todd McTodd: “And you will be sending a representative then?” Johann Ludovar: “That is right.” Todd McTodd: “Could I perhaps advise you to run local elections, as Ruslan Baruch did in Valwyck?” Otto August: “Do vy niet think it's unwise to have Lords be disallowed to sit on the duma- which is an advisory body- because of their government position?” Todd McTodd: “Certainly they are allowed to advise from their government position, no?” Otto August: “Or would the rule be waved for important matters- like discussion of war. Otherwise the Lord would have to resign for a singular session.” Johann Ludovar: “Yam niet planning to appoint a representative.” Todd McTodd: “So you will both be a Jovenaar and attend Duma? Or will you resign as a Jovenaar, when you inherit?” Joren Ruthern: “Or will vyr papej just… Lead forever?” Todd McTodd: “I forgot he had a father, to be honest.” Viktor Barclay: “I see little reason why he can't attend both duma and serve as a Jovenaar. He'll probably not have much Jovenaar'ing to do, based on current crime figures.” Johann Ludovar: “Yam niet planning on breaking the law, as a man of law. Yam planning to invest meaself in the office, and when ea can nie longer serve as a jovenaar, ea will seek another position in the Justiciar office. If given the chance, ea would even aim to be the Justiciar himself one day.” Todd McTodd: “Good plan.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea motion to vote.” Robert Ludovar: “I second.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion accepted.” Royal Duma on Johann Ludovar’s Nomination for Jovenaar By The Crown AYE Komit Barclay Vikomit Amador Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch NAY Herzen Ruthern ABSTAIN Herzen Baruch Bossir Ludovar ABSENT Komit Kortrevich Bossir Mondblume The proposal that Johann Ludovar be made a jovenaar has passed through the Royal Duma. Kaustantin Baruch: “The next nominee is ah… Margot Sofiya Baruch.” Viktor Barclay: “No.” Robert Ludovar: “How old is she?” Todd McTodd: “Motion to vote.” Kaustantin Baruch: “How old are vy, Margot?” Margot Baruch: “Ah'm sixteen.” Viktor Barclay: “She's 16 with no experience whatsoever. I vote no.” Robert Ludovar: “Nie. My son at least has experience.” Margot Baruch: “Actually ah have jus' abou' the same experience as Laird Ludovar.” Isaak Amador: “It's a nie from me.” Robert Ludovar: “Make vyr case and be quick about it.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Margot was mea dear ward fer many years, she has done dobry work in mea office, along with the one of the Envoy. Well, she has experience with the law code, being part of the Committee to review the Haurul Caezk. Ea motion to vote her as well.” Joren Ruthern: “Go on then, keep chatting shit Palatine! Talk bad of my mother.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Order! Show Lady Margot the same respect vy did Lord Johann and let her speak.” Dianna Decaden: “Now all, we must give her the same time and respect as we showed the young Lord Ludovar.” Todd McTodd: “She does participate actively in the Committee, yes! She's one of the most active members of it, actually!” Dracomir Rorikov: “Duma ist nie place for children” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea was joking… Ruthern. . . .” Robert Ludovar: “She's legally an adult, actually.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Da, she is.” Feodor May: “Duma is nie place for slumber” Viktor Barclay: “Mister May.” Margot Baruch: “Like Laird Ludovar, ah am also on the committee fer reviewin' the new law changes and sharin' ma opinion. Ah am also a ward under the Palatine, Justiciar, an' now have been appointed as Ambassador t' Oren due t' m a hard work in the envoy office.” She stated. “Also, ah have had a dobry education throughout ma life as ma papej had instructed me and ma siblin' t' have.” Joren Ruthern: “I am only needing a reason!” Dracomir Rorikov: “Nie in mea book” Viktor Barclay: “You're here to answer questions, remember you're not a duma member anymore.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Aulic Envoy, vy are here niet as a member of the Royal Duma.” Viktor Barclay: “Pipe down.” Rhys var Ruthern: “That means shut up.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Order. Ea motion to vote.” Todd McTodd: “Seconded.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Motion accepted.” Royal Duma on Margot Baruch’s Nomination for Jovenaar By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Grand Maer Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch NAY Komit Barclay Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT Komit Kortrevich Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar The proposal that Margot Baruch be made a jovenaar has not passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys var Ruthern: “Any more nominations, Lord Palatine?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Da.” Viktor Barclay: “Two more apparently.” Kaustantin Baruch: “The President of the NGS, Otto Wittenbach, who is niet here.” Rhys var Ruthern: “If they are niet here Lord Palatine, yam scheduling the votes for them for next sitting.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Alright. Last one is errr…. Isaak Amador. The bald ape of Aurveldt.” Isaak Amador: “Should I stand up?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Da. State who vy are.” Isaak Amador: “Many of vy know me and have served with me in this Duma, but for those who haven't, I am Viscount Isaak Amador. My specific work with the law has been mainly in writing it through bills here in Duma, though that was before these new changes were made to it and the old HC was scrapped. My grandfather was Aldrik Baruch, who many of vy might know through his firm Better Bird Baruch. But I believe my best trait is that I stick to my principles and say things as I see them.” Viktor Barclay: “Do you Lord Amador solemnly promise to work your hardest in your duty as Jovenaar should you be accepted?” Isaak Amador: “Da, of course.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Please refrain from voting before I ask.” Isaak Amador: “Those of vy who've seen me in Duma know I say when I think something is unjust or when something is fair, and I think those traits make me well qualified to be a Jovenaar. Okay I'm done I won't take any more time.” Rhys var Ruthern: “We will proceed to vote, just as before and without people shouting over one another - does anyone else vote nie or abstain?” Todd McTodd: “No, I cannot vote for a man that believes his principles should come over the law, which is what I believe that Lord Amador was implying.” Isaak Amador: “Niet the point I was making is that I speak things as I see them.” Royal Duma on Isaak Amador’s Nomination for Jovenaar By The Crown AYE Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Vikomit Amador Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Barclay Royal Alderwoman Decaden Grand Maer Rorikov NAY Herzen Baruch Lord Palatine Baruch ABSTAIN Bossir Ludovar ABSENT Komit Kortrevich Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar The proposal that Isaak Amador be made a jovenaar has passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys var Ruthern: “Now! Are there any other pressing issues to be raised that can niet wait until the next sitting?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Ea'll inauguarate them next session.” Dianna Decaden: “No Lord Speaker.” Viktor Barclay: “Can question Mister May NEXT session. Or maybe the session after that, we'll have to invite him to the next session anyway to make sure he's here if we have the time to do so.” Margot Baruch: “Ah'm pissed.” Rhys var Ruthern: “Duma dismissed.”
  12. TRANSCRIPT FROM THE 398 SITTING OF THE XXXIV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA From the Office of the Lord Speaker. On this 5th of Tov and Yermey, 398 E.S. ROLL CALL IN ATTENDANCE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Viktor Barclay Royal Alderwoman Dianna Decaden Grand Maer May Lord Palatine Baruch IN ABSENTIA N/A Rhys Ruthern: “Order! This sitting of the 5th of Yov and Termey 398 E.S session of His Majesty's Royal Duma shall now come to order. Before we present our first Bill or proposal, we are happy to announce that Grand Maer Dracomir Rorikov has been unanimously voted for to be the Lord Handler of this session amongst those that voted. Alongside this, we have selected Viktor Barclay to serve as the Royal Inquisitor for this session should he accept.” Viktor Barclay: “Uh, I accept!” Rhys Ruthern: “Good. We will now be discussing the changes to the Jura I Krima, presented by Lord Palatine Baruch. The chair now calls upon Lord Palatine Baruch for their opening remarks.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Welcome, new faces and old ones. I come before you with another set of judicial reforms concerning the Jura I Krima, the Law of Crime. These reforms, which went via the Haurul Caezk's Committee and were approved of, are meant to make the Haurul Caezk more simple for the common man, along with necessary additions that define honor, to negate us from an Orenian Lawcode into a true Highlander Haeseni One. That is all, Laird Speaker.” Rhys Ruthern: “The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Eirik Baruch: “I would just like to add, as Head of the Committee, that the feedback given through the Committee was immensely positive, and that we have already made amendments to fit with the Committee's feedback, and hope that' the Duma can see the righteous and just nature of' the development of these changes.” Joren Ruthern: “I am particularly fond of the font.” Dianna Decaden: “Though I agree with most things, certain things look odd to me. According to this law, a 13 year old can murder, thief or commit other crimes as they please. With no punishment, let alone no repayment for the family of the victim of one of these crimes.” Eirik Baruch: “It would not be honourable to' punish a child according to the law by means of fine, imprisonment, or execution, Royal Alderwoman. They should not be punished like that, it is simply unjust.” Viktor Barclay: “I see no reason for those 13 and under not to be able to commit crimes! What's the point of being a child if you may not also be a mass murderer? Oh, what the Baruch said.” Dianna Decaden: “The same goes for people unsound of mind. I understand it would be cruel to lock them up in a dungeon, but letting them roam the streets free of some sort of punishment or atonement for the family. They are dangerous, to themselves and others.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Unsound of the mind, do you mean the simple minded people?” Joren Ruthern: “I'd say lower it to twelve. We are all aware that children sneak into the military as it stands.” Johann Ludovar: “I would even say ten.” Eirik Baruch: “There is a difference between punishing people and taking precautions against them, Royal Alderwoman. The law still allows for precautions against people who can not be punished, it just does not allow for punishment.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Could not have said that better.” Eirik Baruch: “You must understand the crucial principle that punishment is reserved for people who can honourably be punished.” Joren Ruthern: “Kill or be killed, da?” Eleanora Amador: “Alderwoman, people cannot be held responsible for actions they do not understand. Yam sure you would not want your own children, should vy have any in the future, to be punished for a crime they do not even understand was wrong.” Joren Ruthern: “If a twelve year old can sneak into the military, sign up to kill a troll or something of the matter, they are surely old enough to feel the full weight of the law.” Johann Ludovar: “We should at least have a law mentioning what we should do in such a situation, not just what we will not.” Dracomir Rorikov: “I agree with Alderwoman Decaden. I have been assaulted by children before! They are dangerous little rascals!” Joren Ruthern: “Yes, yes. Kill all the little rascals.” Eleanora Amador: “But surely, Grand Maer, such behavior is the fault of the parents, nie?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Indeed it is, yet I was nearly killed once by a fatherless orphan.” Dracomir Rorikov:“Parents’ fault or niet- I don't want to be stabbed by runts” Eirik Baruch: “Lord Ludovar, if you have not noticed, none of the specific laws actually state what to do in any circumstance. We are trying to create a new justice system t' be rebuilt on precedents from actual execution of the law, rather from a think tank like they do in Oren.” Dianna Decaden: “I understand, Representative Amador. However, if your child were to get badly hurt by another, would you not want retribution for your child? Children can be malicious, they are not all angels like we wish to believe.” Eirik Baruch: “And as stated previously, the law still allows fer precautions against children, just not a legal punishment. Ye seem to fail to realise that action will still be taken, but it is absolutely dishonourable to execute or lock up a child.” Joren Ruthern: “I agree, I change my opinion. Some punishment will be administered, just not actual child killing.” Eleanora Amador: “I would niet want the child to suffer unjustly. There is a difference, Alderwoman. No child should be held accountable to such a degree wherein they might have their lives cut short. I would want the parents punished for their absolute failure.” Joren Ruthern: “One shudders to imagine… A king whipping a child or something of that manner. Who would do that?” Rhys Ruthern: “Does that ease your concerns, Royal Alderwoman Decaden and Representative Ludovar?” Johann Ludovar: “Yes. I did not mean to state the punishment, all I meant was that if they are guilty they should be punished. We already had the discussion about the dishonour in the committee and I agreed. But we should state that there will be consequences, not necessarily a punishment.” Eirik Baruch: “It does not need to be stated. This relates entirely to crimes that people can be held accountable for.” Eleanora Amador: “I tend to agree with Duke Baruch.” Dracomir Rorikov: “What about parentless children Representative Amador?” Kaustantin Baruch: “They are held accountable via the Judicial Court, not via a think tank.” Eirik Baruch: “Whether it is the parents or the child that is to blame will depend entirely on a concrete review of the given situation.” Dianna Decaden: “Of Course no child should be executed. But I must agree with Representative Ludovar. Currently it says they could not be held accountable for anything, hence giving them consequences would be unjust.” Eleanora Amador: “A child is still a child, Grand Maer, parents or no. If they have no guardian, of course they must be punished, just as the children with parents should be. But that does not mean they should die for not knowing better.” Johann Ludovar: “Well, I am not as concerned as Alderwoman Decaden as I did trust your words during our previous discussion, so I choose to respect the opinions that were brought up here.” Joren Ruthern: “Just because it is not in the law, does not mean something is not done.” Dracomir Rorikov: “I agree with Lord Baruch.” Eirik Baruch: “It says they shall be free from punishment, not that action won't be taken, not that they can not be held accountable, but that they shall be free from punishment. Accountability is entirely up to the Justiciar and the Jovenaar.” Joren Ruthern: “I motion to vote.” Eleanora Amador: “Seconded.” Johann Ludovar: “Third.” Dracomir Rorikov: “Yes, me too.” Rhys Ruthern: “Does anyone have any other issues with any other part of the proposed changes?” Kaustantin Baruch: “No.” Rhys Ruthern: “No? Good. We will now proceed to a vote on the proposed changes to the Jura I Changes to the Jura I Krima Proposal By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Royal Alderman Viktor Barclay Royal Alderwoman Dianna Decaden Grand Maer Dracomir Rorikov Lord Palatine Baruch NAY N/A ABSTAIN N/A ABSENT N/A The changes to the Jura I Krima proposal has passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys Ruthern: “We will now be discussing additions to the Order of Queen Maya and the Lily, presented by Lord Palatine Baruch. The chair calls upon Lord Palatine Baruch to give his opening remarks.” Kaustantin Baruch: “Hello again. Many of your faces are ones that I spotted during the Royal Court of 398, during which our Laird Marshal, Duke Ailred var Ruthern, retired from his posts after twenty years. His Grace has served the Kongzem dutifully during those twenty years, during which he led the Brotherhood to win a war against the now corrected High Elves of the Silver State. Therefore, His Majesty and I, nominate him for the Order of Maya and Lily, personally, I think he should be made Valtakossar, yet I extended the decision to vy. The dearest representatives of the People and Nobility. That is all, Laird Speaker.” Rhys Ruthern: “The chair now opens the floor for unmoderated debate.” Eirik Baruch: “Cool beans.” Dracomir Rorikov: “The f*ck is a Valtakossar?” Joren Ruthern: “Motion to vote.” Viktor Barclay: “I'd argue that the Brotherhood played little role in deciding the Haelunor conflict. More so a diplomatic victory. Not a Valtakossar, lesser, otherwise I have no qualm.” Rhys Ruthern: “Motion denied.” Joren Ruthern: “Who else are Valtakossar?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Manfred Barclay and Terrence May.” Joren Ruthern: “And what is the one below that?” Rhys Ruthern: “Hauchkossar.” Joren Ruthern: “And who is in that rank?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Erwin Barclay, Konstantin Wick. Errr...” Eirik Baruch: “Lauritz Christiansen!” Kaustantin Baruch: “Celestine Herbert.” Viktor Barclay: “Not Valtakossar. I agree with him being welcomed into the Order of the Maya and Lily, as is tradition, it seems, for those who serve as Lord Marshal, but I'd argue he's more in line for Hauchkossar, or lesser.” Joren Ruthern: “All equally valuable members. I would personally argue still though that Manfred was in a golden age, whilst we did not declare war. We were feared, this is the greatest extent of our military strength.” Ailred Ruthern calls out from the gallery Ailred Ruthern: “Let me take the head of a proper war upon the battlefield, and put me forth for the highest honour, no? I would not want it otherwise.” Joren Ruthern: “I relinquish my claim then, and agree to the motion of Hauchkossar.” Johann Ludovar: “I motion to vote.” Eleanora Amador: “I motion to vote.” Viktor Barclay: “Which did Friedrich Barclay get?” Eleanora Amador: “Well then. Seconded.” Rhys Ruthern: “Do any others have an issue with Ailred var Ruthern being anointed a Hauchkossar?” Joren Ruthern: “The lowest I imagine.” Rhys Ruthern: “Friedrich Barclay was made a Kossar upon his retirement.” Viktor Barclay: “I'd sooner place the former Lord Marshal there, then, to be frank. But this is a democratic body.” Joren Ruthern: “I disagree.” Kaustantin Baruch: “I disagree too.” Viktor Barclay: “As is fine. A democratic body, I am outvoted.” Eleanora Amador: “I, again, motion to vote.” Johann Ludovar: “I second.” Dianna Decaden: “Third.” Eirik Baruch: “I fourth.” Viktor Barclay: “Fifth.” Rhys Ruthern: “We will now proceed to the vote on whether Ser Ailred var Ruthern should be made a Hauchkossar.” Ailred var Ruthern’s admission to the Order of Queen Maya and the Lily as Hauchkossar By The Crown AYE Herzen Baruch Herzen Ruthern Komit Barclay Komit Kortrevich Vikomit Amador Bossir Ludovar Bossir Mondblume Bossir Morovar Royal Alderwoman Dianna Decaden Lord Palatine Baruch NAY N/A ABSTAIN Royal Alderman Viktor Barclay Grand Maer Dracomir Rorikov ABSENT N/A The proposal that Ailred var Ruthern be made a hauchkossar has passed through the Royal Duma. Rhys Ruthern: “Now! Does anyone else have something they wish to present or debate at this sitting of the Royal Duma?” Joren Ruthern: “I did have a question for the Crown.” Rhys Ruthern: “Do you accept on behalf of the Crown, Lord Palatine Baruch?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Da.” Joren Ruthern: “What matters was brought up concerning the investigation into the attempted assassination of the Baron, now Marquis of Myrine? Did the knights investigate this apparent claim that Elysium made this assassination?” Kaustantin Baruch: “Interesting question, Joren. As of now, I do believe our Knight, Dame Lynette, is still investigating, however, Elysium has denied the notion that they are responsible. I do know however, that our good friend, Cyrus, is alive. Or rather, his new name, Balthazar II.” Joren Ruthern: “Yes. Thank you. I saw him elevated in Savoy personally. I furthermore would ask another question on that of the Royal Inquisitor to question an Aulic councillor and announce it for the next session, so we might begin to form questions now.” Viktor Barclay: “I'm thinking about who needs to be enquired of, Lord Ruthern, at this very moment!” Joren Ruthern: “If I may make a suggestion?” Viktor Barclay: “Of course, I do not have an office, so now is the best time!” Joren Ruthern: “The war with the Elves is done. We are now at an impasse for starting a new foreign policy, creating new friends and evaluating our current friendships. I might suggest to call the new Envoy as to ask about where we are going next.” Viktor Barclay: “Indeed, a good inquiry to make, especially with a new Aulic Envoy. New Envoy, new policy! So be it, for the next session. If you have any questions for the Aulic Envoy, let me know. He shall be summoned to answer them before the Duma next session.” Rhys Ruthern: “If there is nothing else to be brought up...? Duma is hereby dismissed!”
  13. XXXIV SESSION OF THE ROYAL DUMA OFFICE OF THE ROYAL DUMA Issues and Confirmed by His Majesty King Sigismund III 16th of Vzmey and Hyff, 398 The XXXIV Session of the Royal Duma is hereby called into session by His Majesty, King Sigismund III of Hanseti-Ruska and the Aulic Government. Members of the Royal Duma shall include: 1. Herzen Eirik Baruch @Gusano 2. Herzen Ailred Ruthern @biggestdon 3. Komit Johann Barclay @Frymark 4. Komit Vladrik Kortrevich @Endershadow292 5. Vikomit Isaak Amador @Pureimp10 6. Bossir Robert Ludovar @erictafoya 7. Bossir Sigmar Mondblume @AmazingAzura 8. Bossir Otto Morovar @Mio 10. Royal Alderman Viktor Barclay @Borin 11. Royal Alderman Dianna Decaden @DearConnorMurphy 12. Grand Maer Dracomir Rorikov @__DeusVult__ 13. Lord Palatine Kaustantin Baruch @Herod The aforementioned members of the Royal Duma are forthwith called upon to discuss nominations and appointments of the following positions prior to the first sitting, Tov and Yermey, 398 [7/11 (Sunday) 3PM EST], at which time voting shall be considered closed: Lord Handler: serves as de-facto pro-tempore Speaker in the absence of Lord Herzen. The Lord Handler is the only other office within the chambers that may wield the Black Bulava. The Lord Handler shall be elected from among the representatives of the Royal Duma by the representatives and confirmed by the Herzen at the beginning of each term. Members of the Royal Duma are invited to nominate themselves to this office and cordially debate other nominations by letter to the Lord Herzen. All members are asked to vote for any proposed officer. [[ONLY TAGGED MEMBERS ABOVE ARE PERMITTED TO POST.]]
  14. RESULTS OF THE 387 GENERAL ELECTIONS From the Office of the Electoral Commissioner 7th of Vzmey and Hyff, 398 E.S. VA BIRODEO HERZENAV AG EDLERVIK, The Royal Capital of Karosgrad rejoices, and so the surrounding lands of the many Dukes, Counts, Viscounts, and Barons that surround it, for the results of the 398 E.S. General Elections are in. May those elected to sit on the Royal Duma aid in bringing our great Kingdom to further prosperity. ROYAL ALDERMAN RESULTS: DECADEN, Dianna (100%) - ELECTED BARCLAY, Viktor (100%) - ELECTED GRAND MAER RESULTS: RORIKOV, Dracomir (50%) BARCLAY, Klaus (50%) The Crown would like to extend its congratulations to those elected, Royal Alderman Dianna Decaden and Royal Alderman Viktor Barclay. These individuals shall be summoned to sit on the Royal Duma by the Lord Speaker. As the Grand Maer votes have come out in a tie, the two Grand Maer candidates shall duel before the first sitting of the next Royal Duma session. May the best candidate win. ELECTION STATISTICS: A total of 36 votes were cast in this election, Of these, 34 were found to be valid, and 2 were found to be invalid. 94.4% of voters in this election were human, 2.8% of voters in this election were halfling, 2.8% of voters in this election were dwarven. 47.2% of votes were cast from the residents of the Royal City of Karosgrad, 11.1% of votes were cast from the residents of the Duchy of Valwyck, 8.3% of votes were cast from the residents of the Duchy of Vidaus, 16.7% of votes were cast from the residents of the County of Reinmar, 2.7% of votes were cast from the residents of the County of Jerovitz, 5.6% of votes were cast from the residents of the Viscounty of Aurveldt, 5.6% of votes were cast from the residents of the Barony of Otistadt. 2.7% of votes were cast from the residents of the Grand Kingdom of Urguan. JOVE CZAK DONA KONGZEMIY His Excellency, Rhys var Ruthern, Lord Speaker of Hanseti-Ruska His Lordship, Harren var Ruthern, Electoral Commissioner of Hanseti-Ruska
  15. GENERAL ELECTIONS of HANSETI-RUSKA KRUZAE ZWY KONGZEM 7th of Jula and Piov, 398 ES VA BIRODEO HERZENAV AG EDLERVIK, By the will of his Majesty, Koeng Sigismund III, the elections shall go through the vote of the people of Hanseti-Ruska, as it is set out in the Haurul Caezk. The period of voting shall last for 48 saints hours and be announced publicly within a saints hour of the polls being closed. Good luck to all candidates, and a sincere thank you for running and putting your names forward for the Royal Duma. May GODAN guide your work and aspirations. ROYAL ALDERMEN Two Royal Aldermen are elected as representatives of the whole people of Hanseti-Ruska, by majority vote. They are tasked with giving voice to their constituents within his Majesty’s Royal Duma by proposing and shaping legislative bills. Royal Aldermen may be of any birth. GRAND MAER The Grand Maer of Karosgrad is elected by majority vote to represent the people of Hanseti-Ruska in the Office of the Lord Seneschal and assume the duties of management of the city’s social institutions, assisting in growth of the city’s business and economy, and bringing city wide events to Karosgrad. The Grand Maer may be of any birth and sits on His Majesty’s Royal Duma. In order to vote, citizens are required to have a permanent residence within the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. In this election: Two Aldermen, and One Maer shall be elected. Each voter may vote for their preferred Aldermen and preferred Maer candidates. JOVE CZAK DONA KONGZEMIY His Excellency, Rhys var Ruthern, Lord Speaker of Hanseti-Ruska His Lordship, Harren var Ruthern, Electoral Commissioner of Hanseti-Ruska OOC Voting will be open for two days starting after this post, closing Saturday at 5 PM EST! Voting will be done in-game at specified times on Friday and Saturday which will be announced in the Haense Discord.
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