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  1. TO THE REFUGEES OF ROSEYNR, It is no easy task to leave your home and people. It is no easy task to leave after having come to these lands in pursuit of a better life. In escaping the faltering of Roseynr and it’s subsequent turmoil many of you have left behind personal belongings, heirlooms, and other valuables. Those who leave Roseynr are akin to Man in past centuries. We too have been forced to leave behind our way of life be it Continental Disaster, War or otherwise. Therefore, in the grace and good wisdom that befits the sovereign of the Empire of Man, His Imperial Majesty Augustus I does cordially request that the refugees of the Roseynr Disaster attend Imperial Court in the coming days. His Imperial Majesty yearns to come to the aid of those who escaped tragedy in Roseynr. He shall accommodate those who come to the Empire of Man with protection, wealth and a new life. Those who come and present themselves before His Imperial Majesty shall be housed and taken into the serene protection of the Empire of Man. ((Court is Saturday the 12th, 5 PM EST)) In Nomine Dei, HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, Augustus I of the House of Horen, Emperor of Man, King of Renatus, Marna, Mardon, Salvus, Seventis, Savoy, Courland, Santegia and Norland, Duke of the Crownlands, Cascadia, Avar, and Frederica, Count of Carolustadt, Alamar, Frederica, Thesmer, Thelen, Lorath, and Cantal, Baron of Darkwood, Gravelhold, Fidei Defensor, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, Farfolk, etcetera.
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    IMPERIAL SUMMONS TO ROSEYNR, 1697

    To Louis II of Roseynr, With the recent formation of the area known as Roseynr, the territory remains distant from Her fellow Man. It is with this distant behavior and frigid relations with the Empire of Man that His Imperial Majesty, Augustus I of House Horen in His grace and guidance does see it fit to formally summon the overseers of this land to His Imperial Court in Carolustadt. It would behoove the overseers of Roseynr to recognize the mutual benefit of His Imperial Majesty’s serene oversight. With this recognition and subsequent unification, we as Men continue the critical processes in securing fruitful economic gain and military protections of Humanity in this trying world. The Emperor protects all humans from wanton aggression of externalities. We as Men are to recognize the importance of our Brothers to be unified in a single State Apparatus. In looking towards this Unity do we, MAN, protect against those who would betray and kill MAN as Krug cut down HOREN. Though Man makes the willful flight of Continents due to powers out of our understanding, we remain steadfast in the unity of Man. The DIVINE MANDATE of GOD is henceforth one of the Unity of Man. And though we once came to Atlas as explorers and refugees, much like those of Roseynr, this Heavenly guidance remains. Therefore, it is expected that Louis II shall be in His Imperial Majesty’s Court in the following Saints week. ((Saturday the 12th, 4pm EST.)) In Nomine Dei, HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, Augustus I of the House of Horen, Emperor of Man, King of Renatus, Marna, Mardon, Salvus, Seventis, Savoy, Courland, Santegia and Norland, Duke of the Crownlands, Cascadia, Avar, and Frederica, Count of Carolustadt, Alamar, Frederica, Thesmer, Thelen, Lorath, and Cantal, Baron of Darkwood, Gravelhold, Fidei Defensor, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, Farfolk, etcetera.
  3. Issued and confirmed by His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of Man, Augustus I of the House of Horen, 10th of Horen's Calling, 1697  TO OUR BELOVED SUBJECTS, It has pleased the Imperial Throne to reward the service of Our loyal subject, ROLAND CASTELO, with a tenure in fealty to Our Imperial Crown, beneath His Imperial Majesty, Augustus I Horen. Accordingly, with this grace of God and the counsel of Our court, We do enfeoff ROLAND CASTELO to the BARONETCY OF STETTIN as Lord Protector, a role they and their legitimate issue shall hold in trust to Our throne for the duration of their loyal service. They are enjoined to maintain the law of Our realm, to abide peacefully by Our rule, and to rise to Our defense when necessary. In return, and as a sign of Our august graciousness, We do privilege their head to levy law and taxes upon their vassals.  IN NOMINE DEI HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, Augustus I of the House of Horen, Emperor of Man, King of Renatus, Marna, Mardon, Salvus, Seventis, Savoy, Courland, Santegia, and Norland, Duke of the Crownlands, Cascadia, Avar, and Frederica, Count of Carolustadt, Alamar, Frederica, Thesmer, Thelen, Lorath, and Cantal, Baron of Darkwood, Gravelhold, Fidei Defensor, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, Farfolk, etcetera. 
  4. Issued and confirmed by His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of Man, Augustus I of the House of Horen, 10th of Horen's Calling, 1697 TO OUR BELOVED SUBJECTS, It has pleased the Imperial Throne to reward the service of Our loyal subject, JAMES ANTONIOUS III WINDSOR, with a tenure in fealty to Our Imperial Crown, beneath His Imperial Majesty, Augustus I Horen. Accordingly, with this grace of God and the counsel of Our court, We do enfeoff JAMES ANTONIOUS III WINDSOR to the BARONETCY OF BELFOIRE as Lord Protector, a role they and their legitimate issue shall hold in trust to Our throne for the duration of their loyal service. They are enjoined to maintain the law of Our realm, to abide peacefully by Our rule, and to rise to Our defense when necessary. In return, and as a sign of Our august graciousness, We do privilege their head to levy law and taxes upon their vassals.  IN NOMINE DEI HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, Augustus I of the House of Horen, Emperor of Man, King of Renatus, Marna, Mardon, Salvus, Seventis, Savoy, Courland, Santegia, and Norland, Duke of the Crownlands, Cascadia, Avar, and Frederica, Count of Carolustadt, Alamar, Frederica, Thesmer, Thelen, Lorath, and Cantal, Baron of Darkwood, Gravelhold, Fidei Defensor, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, Farfolk, etcetera. 
  5. Issued and confirmed by His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of Man, Augustus of the House of Horen, 10th of Horen's Calling, 1697 It has pleased the Imperial Throne to reward the service of Our loyal subject, INGRID KASTROVAT, with a tenure in fealty to Our Imperial Crown, beneath His Imperial Majesty, Augustus I Horen. Accordingly, with this grace of God and the counsel of Our court, We do enfeoff to the MARCH of SUMMERHALL and STYRIA, INGRID KASTROVAT as Lord Protector, a role they and their legitimate issue shall hold in trust to Our throne for the duration of their loyal service. They are enjoined to maintain the law of Our realm, to abide peacefully by Our rule, and to rise to Our defense when necessary. In return, and as a sign of Our august graciousness, We do privilege their head to levy law and taxes upon their vassals. IN NOMINE DEI HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, Augustus I of the House of Horen, Emperor of Man, King of Renatus, Marna, Mardon, Salvus, Seventis, Savoy, Courland, Santegia, and Norland, Duke of the Crownlands, Cascadia, Avar, and Frederica, Count of Carolustadt, Alamar, Frederica, Thesmer, Thelen, Lorath, and Cantal, Baron of Darkwood, Gravelhold, Fidei Defensor, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, Farfolk, etcetera.
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    Hibou Plongeant - Musical and Acting Troupe!

    A letter would arrive to the to the Head of the troup “To Mister Timeo, I, his Excellency, the Lord Archchancellor, the Lord Speaker of the Parliament and the Nuncio of the Daniel V Papacy, Edward H. Morris, do formally invite you to make the Tournament of Carolustadt gay and merry with your band of performers.” -Edward
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    THE TOURNAMENT OF CAROLUSTADT

    Tourney of Carolustadt 11th of Sun’s Smile, 1696 The Imperial Household formally invites all to witness the Grand Imperial Tourney hosted at the capital, Carolustadt, by the grace of his excellency, Archchancellor Edward H. Morris and Ser Stefan Morovic. The event is to be held on the first day of the Saint’s Week’s end. This tourney will host competition upon the horse, and by the sword. In hopes to have a healthier and more honorable way at this conflict. The tourney ground will be heavily guarded by the Imperial Legion, and a retinue of the Emperor’s chosen. The great Khan, Dogan, against Prince Henry, dated 1561. The ancient Johannian sport between those of high birth is to practiced in the Empire once more, by the will of his Imperial Majesty’s court. A tradition once held precious which must be revived upon the honour of those who came before. Participants must provide their own equipment and supply if they wish to compete in the lists. They must provide sufficiently, horse, and protection. The Lance provided by the state upon entry into the lists. Awarded to the Champion of the Horse is a Crown of Thorn, with which they will bestow a lady of their choosing as Queen of Love and Beauty. A significant purse will also be rewarded. Patent of Nobility must be provided to the Imperial Commission, namely, proof of nobility must be provided. Noble & Gentry Registration: (RP&MC) Name: Age: Title: Holdings: Heritage: Events: Ser Thomas Ironside and Thire the Ugly, Larian Melee, dated 1561. The Melee is by tradition, between men of any birth or status. Duels between participants will be compete of both the common folk and nobility alike. Death his discouraged, and if indulged, offenders will be blackmarked or executed. Each bout runs to first blood, or surrender. The winner of the melee is named Champion of the Sword, and is granted a champion’s purse. Registration is appreciated, regardless of status. Nobility must indicate upon the submission of patent which events they will participate within. Common Registration (Duel Only) (RP&MC) Name: Age: Race: ((This is to take place SATURDAY, JANUARY 5th at 6 PM EST) In the name of His Imperial Majesty, Augustus I of House Horen, GLORY AND HONOUR UPON THE VICTORS
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    IMPERIAL LAW CODEX

    The Empire of Man’s Code of Laws, be they Civil, Criminal or Natural I. Exordium II. The Ten Tables III. Lex Lotharingium IV. Lex Aristocratia V. Lex Arcania VI. Amendments VII. Lexicon EXORDIUM ON IMPERIAL AUTHORITY The Carolinian Excerpt Upon the Nature of Imperial Authority It is the crown of piety that adorns the Emperor above all other ornaments of kingship. Wealth vanishes; glory perishes, but the gift of God-given government is eternal, and it sets its possessors beyond the reach of oblivion. By the hand of Holy Pontiffs, the Emperor is bestowed a dignity beyond allhonors, for it is a dignity bestowed by God. His soul is rendered pure upon ascent and thenceforth reflects the state of his dominions; if sallow be his domain, his spirit languishes in its equal. He weighs the sins of man, and is thus burdened to toil towards a realm kin to the heavens. By the nature of his body, the Emperor is alike to other men--but by his authority, he is above all others, and no man can claim greater jurisdiction. The Imperial Office is that of the Lord’s viceregent in this world, and is wholly unbound by common or temporal law. He is inalienable and indomitable, as he must be so as to govern justly and fairly. In receiving this dignity, the Emperor is compelled to emulate He who granted it, for though all men serve him, he is servant to God. Earthly pomp degrades the majesty of his office, as do wickedness and laxity. To afford wisdom and mercy akin to the Lord’s is the Emperor’s greatest faculty; he is credited greater capacity than any other to work justice. Yet no man is his judge, and God his only confessor. The Emperor is eminent in all things; he is above the sun that retreats before darkness, and the seas which accede to the ravings of the stars. He is greater than the winds which toss without abandon, and the earth that lays indolent still despite calamity. The Emperor is Man manifest: successor to its prophets and master to the world, the sovereign of all humanity who provides that esteemed folk with just governance. -Prince-Father Charles Polycarp, Metropolitan of Felsen, 1527 THE TEN TABLES On Defining the Tables The activity of the Ten Tables is to elucidate our wishes for the dispensation of justice within our realm. At our charge, its precepts are enacted, and in our absence, they shall service the state in contending against iniquity. We thus commit our servants to see to its righteous execution, in accordance with the three principles of law: to live virtuously, to trespass no one, and to give each his due. Thus we adjudge all crime as injury against the well being of one of seven parties, each the subject of an equal number of proceeding Tables: the individual, property, the state, the faith, the public morality, the public order, and the imperial office. Proximately, the ninth table concerns inchoate offenses, and the tenth legal defenses for mitigation of punishment. Of the offenses enumerated herein, with the exception of those intolerable crimes classed as high treason, each is classified according to its degree, of which there exist three, and upon which culpability and just punishment shall be evaluated. The applicable sanction for each crime and degree of injury are recorded within the table the crime is located. These degrees are: The third degree offense, of the least severity. The second degree offense, of middling severity. The first degree offense, of the greatest severity. Of the offenses enumerated herein, each is assigned specific punishment according to its severity, of which that exists four, and which the plaintiff evaluates and chooses the appropriate sentence. The applicable sanction for each crime is recorded within the table the crime is located. The assigned classes of punishments are: Infractions, of least severity, include the appropriated sentences: monetary fine up to two thousand mina, confinement to prison for up to two annum, designated service to state or faith for up to five annum, removal of up to two fingers to the second knuckle, removal of up to two teeth, removal of up to two toes of the same foot, removal of one quarter-inch of the ears if elven, partial removal of a tusk if orcish, removal of the beard if dwarven, removal of one inch of the tail if feline, or branding by hot iron on the chest or buttocks. Misdemeanors, of middling severity, include the appropriated sentences: monetary fine up to fifteen thousand mina, confinement to prison for up to ten annum, designated service to state or faith for up to twenty annum, removal of up to five fingers to the third knuckle, removal of up to four teeth, removal of one eye, removal of up to five toes on different feet, removal of one entire ear if elven, removal of one tusk if orcish, removal of the beard if dwarven, removal of up to three inches of the tail if feline, or branding by hot iron on a limb, chest or buttocks. Felonies, of great severity, include the appropriated sentences: monetary fine up to fifty thousand mina, confinement to prison for up to lifetime, designated service to state or faith up to lifetime, removal of up to an entire hand, removal of the entire bottom jaw, removal of both eyes, removal of the penis if male, removal of an entire foot, removal of both ears if elven, removal of both tusks if orcish, removal of the beard is dwarven, removal of the tail if feline, branding by hot iron on a limb, chest, buttocks, or face, execution by hanging, or execution by beheading. Treason, of intolerable severity, includes the appropriated sentences: execution by hanging, execution by beheading, execution by scalding tar, execution by scalding milk, execution by scalding water, execution by drowning, execution by burning stake, execution by flaying, execution by impaling, execution by brain wracking, execution by arbalest, crossbow, ballista, or other projectiles, execution by horse or oxen trampling, or execution by leeches. Customarily, the sentenced is dragged by horse on a wooden skid to the site of their execution. Where the victim of an injury is legally entitled to a trial, he may elect for a trial of civil remedy or criminal indictment. If he elects for a trial of civil remedy, it is the judge's duty to prescribe a financial penalty to allay the damage done. If he chooses a trial of criminal indictment, it is the judge’s duty to prescribe the harshest possible punishment upon the offender. Within each table, the method of selecting a trial’s plaintiff is defined. Injury against the Person Battery Where an individual intentionally commits upon another an act of violence which brings about no incapacitation or lasting injury, this shall be battery of the third degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally commits upon another an act of violence which brings about lasting but not permanent injury, incapacitates for any length of time, or utilizes a dangerous weapon, this shall be battery of the second degree, a felony. Where an individual intentionally commits upon another an act of violence which brings about permanent injury, this shall be battery of the first degree, a felony. Murder Where an individual intentionally commits such an an act of violence upon another which brings about their death, with no premeditation of the act and under such circumstances as a reasonable person would be incited to fatal violence, this shall be murder of the third degree, a felony. Where an individual intentionally commits such an act of violence upon another which brings about their death, with no premeditation, this shall be a murder of the second degree, a felony. Where an individual intentionally and with premeditation causes the death of another, this shall be murder of the first degree, a felony. Manslaughter Where an individual unintentionally but negligently commits such an act that brings about the death of another, this shall be manslaughter, a misdemeanor. Mutilation Where an individual intentionally or negligently commits such an act as to bring about the superficial disfigurement of another, or the removal of a single digit, this shall be mutilation in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally or negligently commits such an act as to bring about the crippling disfigurement of another, or the removal of multiple digits, this shall be mutilation in the second degree, a felony. Where an individual intentionally or negligently commits such an act as to bring about the dismemberment of another, the destruction of an eye, castration, or other irreparable loss of an appendage or organ, this shall be mutilation in the first degree, a felony. Torture Where an individual, who is a not an official of the law, intentionally commits an act of violence which brings lasting or permanent injury with the purpose of gaining information from the inflicted individual, this shall be torture in the second degree, a felony. Where an individual intentionally commits an act of violence which brings incapacitating injury or mutilation of either second or first degree with the purpose of gaining information from the inflicted individual, this shall be torture in the first degree, a felony. Kidnapping Where an individual intentionally abducts, restrains, or confines another individual against their will without physical harm, sexual violation, or endangerment of the victim, this shall be kidnapping in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally abducts, restrains, or confines another individual against their will, and in the course of this brings about physical harm, sexual violation, or endangerment of the victim, this shall be kidnapping in the first degree, a felony. Defamation Where an individual knowingly disseminates false information about an individual, without intent to harm the reputation of that individual, this shall be defamation in the third degree, an infraction. Where an individual knowingly disseminates false information about an individual, with intent to harm the reputation of that individual, this shall be defamation in the second degree, an infraction. Where an individual knowingly disseminates false information about an individual, with intent to harm the reputation of that individual, in a public space or by distribution of printed materials, this shall be defamation in the first degree, a misdemeanor. Impersonation Where an individual intentionally assumes the identity of another individual for any purpose except the carrying out of high treason, this shall be impersonation in the second degree, an infraction. Where an individual intentionally assumes the identity of another individual in order to carry out high treason, this shall be impersonation in the first degree, a felony. Injury against Property Theft Where an individual intentionally deprives another of moveable property without the consent of its owner, and this property totals up to two hundred minas in value, this shall be theft in the third degree, an infraction. Where an individual intentionally deprives another of moveable property without the consent of its owner, and this property totals greater than two hundred but not less than one thousand five hundred minas in value, this shall be theft in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally deprives another of moveable property without the consent of its owner, and this property totals greater than one thousand five hundred minas in value, this shall be theft in the first degree, a felony. Burglary Where an individual unlawfully enters a property with intent to commit a nonviolent crime, this shall be burglary in the second degree, an infraction. Where an individual unlawfully enters a property with intent to commit a violent crime, this shall be burglary in the first degree, a misdemeanor. Robbery Where an individual intentionally deprives an owner of his moveable property through violence or threat of violence, and this property totals up to one hundred fifty minas in value, this shall be robbery in the third degree, an infraction. Where an individual intentionally deprives an owner of his moveable property through violence or threat of violence, and this property totals greater than one hundred fifty but not less than one thousand minas in value, this shall be robbery in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally deprives an owner of his moveable property through violence or threat of violence, and this property totals greater than one thousand minas in value, this shall be robbery in the first degree, a felony. Vandalism Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another, and this damage totals up to one hundred fifty minas in value, this shall be vandalism in the third degree, an infraction. Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another, and this damage totals greater than one hundred fifty but not less than three thousand minas in value, this shall be vandalism in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another, and this damage totals greater than three thousand minas in value, this shall be vandalism in the first degree, a felony. Arson Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another through fire, and this damage totals up to two hundred minas in value, this shall be arson in the third degree, an infraction. Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another through fire, and this damage totals greater than two hundred but not less than four thousand minas in value, this shall be arson in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally or negligently damages or defaces the property of another through fire, and this damage totals greater than four thousand minas in value, this shall be arson in the first degree, a felony. Fraud Where an individual intentionally or negligently fails to abide by the terms of a written or verbal contract, misleads regarding its terms, or provides insufficient consideration for its completion, and this damage totals greater than one hundred but not less than one thousand minas in value, this shall be fraud in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally or negligently fails to abide by the terms of a written or verbal contract, misleads regarding its terms, or provides insufficient consideration for its completion, to the detriment of another, and this detriment totals up to five thousand minas in value, this shall be fraud in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally or negligently fails to abide by the terms of a written or verbal contract, misleads regarding its terms, or provides insufficient consideration for its completion, to the detriment of another, and this damage totals greater than ten thousand minas in value, this shall be fraud in the first degree, a felony. Trespassing Where an individual intentionally enters the property of another which a reasonable person would consider to be restricted, this shall be trespassing, a misdemeanor. Poaching Where an individual intentionally or negligently hunts a beast or bird within the borders of a reserved wood, and the value of of these creatures totals up to five hundred minas in value, this shall be poaching in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally or negligently hunts a beast or bird within the borders of a reserved wood, and the value of these creatures exceeds five hundred minas in value, this shall be poaching in the first degree, a felony. Injury against the State Treason Where an individual knowingly carries out an act of criminal insubordination or disloyalty intended to subvert the authority of an agent of the state, or commits such an action with intention to harm the state, this shall be treason in the second degree or petty treason, a felony. Where an individual knowingly aids or abets enemies of the state, participates in armed conflict or espionage against the state, attempts or conspires to the usurpation of the government, or attempts or conspires to murder a member of the imperial government, this shall be treason in the first degree or high treason, punishable only by execution as listed. Sedition Where an individual intentionally commits conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or Emperor, this shall be the crime of sedition, a felony. Contraband Where an individual knowingly possesses illegal substances, literature, or items, this shall be the crime of possession of contraband in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual knowingly sells, markets, purchases, or transfers ownership of illegal substances, literature, or items, this shall be the crime of possession of contraband in the second degree, a felony. Where an individual knowingly manufactures illegal substances, literature, or items, this shall be the crime of possession of contraband in the first degree, a felony. Obstruction Where an individual interferes with, obstructs the progress of, or otherwise hinders government officials and prosecutors during the apprehension or investigation of a criminal or criminal activity, this shall be the crime of obstruction, a felony. Tax Evasion Where an individual fails to render full payment in a timely manner for a lawfully enacted metropolitan, baronial, comital, or civil tax, this shall be the crime of tax evasion in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual fails to render full payment in a timely manner for a lawfully enacted imperial, principial, archducal, ducal, or gubernatorial tax, this shall be the crime of tax evasion in the second degree, a felony. Where an individual fails to render full payment in a timely manner for a lawfully enacted wartime tax or mandatory tithe, this shall be the crime of tax evasion in the first degree, a felony. Absconding Where an individual fails or intentionally avoids surrendering oneself to the custody of Imperial officials at the appropriate time, this shall be the crime of absconding, a felony, and in the case of the awaiting of trial immediately confirms guilt, dismissing the need for lawful hearing. Bribery Where an individual persuades another, to act dishonestly or otherwise, with the gift of money or other inducement, this shall be the crime of bribery, an infraction. Extortion Where an individual intentionally threatens another individual for obtaining money, titles, or other benefits for oneself, this shall be the crime of extortion, an infraction. Perjury Where an individual intentionally misleads, deceives, or withholds pertinent information from an interrogating agent of the law, this shall be perjury in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Where an individual intentionally misleads, deceives, or withholds pertinent information from an interrogating agent of the law during the course of a criminal or civil trial, this shall be perjury in the second degree, a felony. Where an individual intentionally misleads, deceives, or withholds pertinent information from an interrogating agent of the law during the course of a trial of high treason, this shall be perjury in the first degree, charged with the punishment of treason. Impersonating an Agent of the State Where an individual intentionally assumes the identity of a government official or noble lord, this shall be the crime of impersonation of an agent of state, a felony. Injury against the Faith Blasphemy Where an individual intentionally speaks sacrilegiously or in contrary to the teachings or dogma of God or the heavens, this shall be the crime of blasphemy, a felony. Apostasy Where an individual intentionally abandons or renunciates the teachings or dogma of God or the heavens, this shall be the crime of apostasy, a felony. Heresy Where an individual intentionally believes or partakes in false teachings or dogma of God or the heavens, this shall be the crime of heresy, a felony. Atheism Where an individual intentionally rejects the existence of God or the heavens, this shall be the crime of atheism, a felony. Evangelization of False Faiths Where an individual intentionally spreads and converts other individuals to the belief of a faith in contrary to that the Canonist faith, this shall be the crime of evangelization of false faiths, a felony. Evangelization of Heresy Where an individual intentionally spreads the false belief of unorthodox and untrue dogma or teachings to other individuals, this shall be the crime of evangelization of heresy or false doctrines, a felony. Devilry Where an individual intentionally and actively participates in the worship of demons and devils, evangelizes the worship of demons and devils, or encourages the growth of devilic cults, this shall be the crime of devilry, a felony. Injury against Morality Indecency Where an individual intentionally and deliberately dresses in an immoral or obscene fashion, usually in a sexual manner, this shall be the crime of indecency, an infraction. Gambling Where an individual intentionally partakes in unsanctioned betting in games or events, usually for the reward of money or property, this shall be the crime of gambling, an infraction. Deviancy Where an individual intentionally acts in unusual or accepted standards, especially in social or political behavior, this shall be the crime of deviancy, an infraction. Witchcraft Where an individual intentionally partakes and practices the dark arts, such as blood magic, or other sacrilegious activities, this shall be the crime of witchcraft, a felony. Fornication Where an unmarried individual intentionally fornicates another individual in a public or private location, this shall be the crime of fornication, a felony. Adultery Where a married individual intentionally fornicates with another who is not the spouse, this shall be the crime of adultery, a felony. Abomination Where an individual is directly descended from multiple races, namely kha’ or orc, or is the offspring and product of a close consanguineous fornication, such as inbreeding between siblings or between offspring, this shall be the crime of abomination, a felony. Consanguinity Where an individual intentionally fornicates or has immoral relationship with one’s close family, such as with father, with mother, with siblings, or with offspring, this shall be the crime of consanguinity, a misdemeanor. Miscegenation Where an individual intentionally fornicates with one not of his race, such as man and elf or man and dwarf, this shall be the crime of miscegenation, a felony. Injury against Order Vagrancy Where an individual intentionally lives the life of a vagrant, participating in improper begging, and illegally staying in residences and towns, this shall be the crime of vagrancy, a felony. Loitering Where an individual intentionally travels indolently and pauses frequently for socialization in order to disrupt trade, commerce, or business, this shall be the crime of loitering, an infraction. Concealment of Identity Where an individual intentionally conceals or hides oneself’s identity to an agent of the law, this shall be the crime of concealing one’s identity, a misdemeanor. Vigilantism Where an individual intentionally apprehends, convicts, or punishes another individual of a crime but is not an agent of the law or given permission by the Imperial Office, this shall be the crime of vigilantism, a misdemeanor. Disturbing the Peace Where an individual intentionally and deliberately hinders or interrupts the common peace by embellished performance or immoral behavior, this shall be the crime of disturbing the peace, an infraction. Spreading Propaganda Where an individual intentionally spreads information, ideas and rumours that deliberately seek to bring harm to or weaken the state, this shall be the crime of spreading propaganda, a misdemeanor. Injury against the Imperial Office Injured Majesty Where an individual intentionally and deliberately defames the Imperial Office or Imperial House, this shall be injured majesty, a felony. Harmed Majesty Where an individual unintentionally physically harms a member of the Imperial Office or Imperial House, this shall be harmed majesty in the second degree, a felony. Where an individual intentionally physically harms a member of the Imperial Office or Imperial House, this shall be harmed majesty in the first degree, charged with the punishment of treason. Imperial Homicide Where an individual intentionally or unintentionally murders a member of the Imperial Office or Imperial House, this shall be the crime of Imperial Homicide, charged with the punishment of treason. Inchoate Offenses Conspiracy Where an individual knowingly signals intent to commit a crime at a future time, this shall be the crime of conspiracy, a felony. Incitement Where an individual intentionally incites or encourages another individual into committing a crime, this shall be the crime of incitement, a felony. Attempt Where an individual actively attempts, but fails to commit, a crime, the individual shall be held liable with a mitigated punishment according to the crime which was attempted. Legal Defenses Ex turpi causa non oritur actio Where an individual accusing another of a crime where evidence was obtained through criminal means, the individual accused is not held liable. Volenti non fit injuria Where an individual consents or actively places oneself in a position of harm or danger, that individual may not bring claim against another party in tort or delict. In pari delicto Where the individual held liable for a crime and the party convicting the individual for a crime is deemed both at fault, whether for the same crime or similar, both the individual and the convicting party shall not be held liable. Duress Where an individual commits a crime intentionally, but under reasonably proximate threat of force equal to or lesser than the severity of the crime committed, that individual shall not be held liable. Rather, the individual responsible for the threat shall be held liable. Entrapment Where an individual is encouraged or compelled by an agent of the law to commit a crime they otherwise would not have intended to commit, that individual shall not be held liable. Infancy Where an individual is below the age of twelve years and commits a third degree or lesser crime, that individual shall not be held liable. If the individual commits a second degree or greater crime, the individual shall be held liable with mitigated punishment or lesser conviction. Necessity Where an individual is compelled by a circumstance beyond his control to, as a last resort, commit a crime in order to prevent a more injurious outcome, that individual shall not be held liable. Provocation Where an individual is invoked or compelled by another individual to act with a sudden or temporary loss of self control and commits a crime as a response, the individual shall be held liable with mitigated punishment or lesser conviction. Incapability Where an individual is physically or mentally unable to meet the requirements given by law for punishment or conviction, the individual shall not be held liable. Immunity Where an agent of the law, in the course of their duties and acting within the bounds assigned to them, is compelled to commit a violation of the law, that agent shall not be held liable. LEX LOTHARINGIUM Affinity and Consanguinity Consanguinity is defined as two or more persons being related through a common ancestor, commonly through the same parent or grandparent (see Lexicon). Any and all matrimonial or sexual affinity between two persons with first degree of consanguinity, that being brother and sister, daughter and father, son and mother, niece and uncle, or nephew and aunt, is prohibited within Imperial and Pontifical Law. Any and all matrimonial or sexual affinity between two persons with second degree of consanguinity, that being a first cousin and a first cousin, is lawfully permitted in most cases. Any and all matrimonial or sexual affinity between two persons with third degree or higher of consanguinity is allowed without reserved or special restriction. Marriage Marriage is defined as the sacred and legally recognized union between a male and female of the same race, irreversible and unbreakable unless under special petition by the High Pontiff (see Lexicon). All marriages require the consent of the man and the legal patriarch of the woman participating in matrimony. If this patriarchal prerogative is withheld and the marriage proceeds, it is to be considered unlawful and null. In the case of marriages of the princes, landed lords and their immediate male heirs, express permission to marry must be sought from and granted by the Crown. If this Imperial prerogative is withheld and the marriage proceeds, it is to be considered unlawful and null. Inheritance Inheritance is defined as receiving money, property, or title as heir from the death, abdication, or otherwise of the incumbent holder (see Lexicon). Inheritance within the Empire of Man, including all fiefdoms and lordly realm excluding dominions, provinces, and military commanderies, follows semi-absolute agnatic primogeniture. The firstborn son of a titleholder would inherit, followed by the sons of the firstborn, and so on and so forth. The secondborn would follow, followed by his male progeny, and continuing down the line of sons and their progeny of the titleholder. Succession would then fall to male siblings of the titleholder and their male progeny, to uncles and their male progeny, to great uncles and their male progeny, and so on and so forth. However, if no males of main paternal line of the titleholder’s house exist, succession would fall to the sons of females. If none exist, the title would revert to the liege. Line of Imperial Succession The Line of Imperial Succession is maintained separately by the Closed Council List of Reigning Emperors of Man Aurelius I the Bold, Emperor of Man, of the House of Horen (r. 1678-1694) Augustus I the Redeemer, Emperor of Man, of the House of Horen (r. 1694-Present) Provision and Regency Regency is defined as a person or persons chosen to administer an estate or office because of the incapacity of the current office holder, such as infancy, incapacitation or absence (see Lexicon). A designated regent is chosen by the capable lord, to administer and rule in the name of the lord or his heir in the case of incapability of the office holder. The person or persons designated to rule as regent is to be defined and listed with the will of the office holder. If no designated regent is chosen and an office holder becomes incapable to rule, a regent is chosen by the Imperial State, to administer the estates as seen fit by the Crown. Succession Crisis A succession crisis is defined as a person or persons challenging a current incumbent lord for his or her office, through proper sanguineous claim and support of fellow noblemen and noblewomen (see Lexicon). A succession crisis, if brought forth, is be first solved by the constituent parties through nonviolent and nonaggressive means. If the constituent parties cannot resolve their matters through nonviolent and nonaggressive means, the crisis is to be brought forth to the Imperial State, to be decided on and resolved. If any violent and aggressive actions occur between the constituent parties, it is to be considered a breach of the law of the Imperial State, to be seen as treason and the offending parties charged as seen fit by the Imperial State. Imperial Diet A diet is defined as an assembly of lords, gentry, and clergy gathered for a purpose, typically to solve an outstanding issue or crisis between the body members (see Lexicon). A diet may be called any lord, excluding gentry and clergy, and held at any location within the borders of the realm. A diet, to be considered such, must have the numbering of at least three different lords, gentry, or clergy of different affiliations. Inter-vassal Conflicts An inter-vassal conflict is defined as two or more direct vassals or fiefs sworn to the Imperial State entering a state of warfare and armed conflict, while maintaining loyalty to the sovereign and Imperial State (see Lexicon). All inter-vassal conflict is prohibited within the realm, unless by sanction by the sovereign and Imperial State through the signing of a Pacta Conventa. A Pacta Conventa is defined as a sanction given by the sovereign and Imperial State for allowance of an inter-vassal conflict, typically outlining specific restrictions and duties upon each party involved and swearing each party to uphold their loyalty and duties to the Imperial State (see Lexicon). LEX ARISTOCRATIA On the Estates and Nature of the Nobility, the Clergy, the Gentry, and the Bourgeoisie The Nobility is defined as the body of all individuals holding heredity or honorary noble or lordly titles, typically holding land in tenure to the Imperial Office or other lord (see Lexicon). Nobility rank is given to every direct member of the noble title holder’s house, to be called lord or lady respect, and henceforth passed between kin. Nobility rank includes the following sovereign positions and peerages: Emperor, defined as a sovereign or monarch of an empire, above the royal office of king, referred to as His or Her Imperial Majesty (fm. Empress) (see Lexicon). In relation to the monarch, siblings, offspring, and offspring of their male offspring carries the rank of Imperial Prince and is to be referred to as His or Her Imperial Highness. King, defined as a sovereign or monarch of a kingdom, above the princely office of prince and below the imperial office of emperor, referred to as His or Her Majesty (fm. Queen) (see Lexicon). In relation to the monarch, siblings, offspring, and offspring of their male offspring carries the rank of Prince and is to be referred to as His or Her Royal Highness. Grand Prince, defined as a sovereign of a principality or individuals of direct relation to an emperor or king, above the ducal office of duke and below the royal office of king, referred to as His or Her Serene Highness (fm. Grand Prince) (see Lexicon). In relation to the Grand Prince, siblings, offspring, and offspring of their male offspring carries the rank of Prince and is to be referred to as His or Her Serenity. Archduke, defined as a sovereign duke holding more than one ducal title, referred to as His or Her Grace (alt. Grand Duke; fm. Archduchess, Grand Duchess) (see Lexicon). Duke, defined as a sovereign lord of a duchy, above the comital office of count and below the princely office of prince, referred to as His or Her Grace (fm. Duchess) (see Lexicon). Count, defined as a sovereign lord of a county, above the vicecomital office of viscount and below the ducal office of duke, referred to as His or Her Right Honorable (fm. Countess) (see Lexicon). Viscount, defined as a sovereign lord of a viscounty, above the baronial office of baron and below the comital office of count, referred to as His or Her Honorable (fm. Viscountess) (see Lexicon). Baron, defined as a sovereign lord of a barony, above the gentry class and below the vicecomital office of viscount, referred to as His or Her Lordship (fm. Baroness) (see Lexicon). The Clergy is defined as the body of all ordained ministers of the Canonist Church, including the High Pontiff (see Lexicon). Clerical rank is only given to the officer holder, with successor chosen by the Pontifical Throne. Clerical rank includes the following: High Pontiff, defined as the elected head of the Canonist Church, Vicar of God, and leader of the faithful, referred to as His Holiness (see Lexicon). Pentarch, defined as one of the five members of the ecclesiastical synod which elects the High Pontiff, referred to as His Eminence (see Lexicon). Patriarch, defined as a senior member of the Canonist Church, given responsibility over an Patriarchate, an administrator that oversees the clerical dioceses within non-human regions, referred to as His Beatitude (see Lexicon. Archbishop, defined as a senior member of Canonist Church, given responsibility over an Archdiocese, a Bishop who reigns over multiple diocese, referred to as His Excellency (see Lexicon). Bishop, defined as a senior member of the Canonist Church, given responsibility over an entire diocese or ordained holy orders, referred to as His Grace (see Lexicon). Priest, defined as the ordained members of the Canonist Church, typically placed in parishes or members of ordained holy orders (see Lexicon). The Gentry is defined as the body of all ignoble knights, holding the non-hereditary title of Ser and typically holding land in tenure to the Imperial State or other lord (see Lexicon). Knightly rank is only given to the officer holder, and henceforth is only granted by the Imperial State, namely the Emperor, the Grand Knight of the Empire, and the Imperial Archchancellor. Knightly rank of the ecclesiastical nature (Holy knights) granted by the Church of the Canon, while recognized as a form of gentry within the Empire, are typically landless and second in precedence to Imperial knights. The Bourgeoisie is defined as the body of ignoble free, property-owning citizenry not bounded by contract or tenure to a lord or sovereign, typically residing within a free imperial city (see Lexicon). The Bourgeoisie rank is given to all property-owning persons who do not hold noble, clerical, or knightly rank, excluding those persons bound to the soil of a fief or estate. Rights and Privileges of the Nobility The right to hold noble title within the Imperial State, regarded in high degree with both the title holder and the title holder’s family, to be known by their respective titles. The privilege to hold landed secular peerage appertaining to their estates within the Imperial State, the created nature of peerage conveyed through Imperial Letters, issued singularly by the discretion of the sovereign. The right to hold estates within the Imperial State, to manage and steward the allotted land as seen fit, and to pass forth their granted estates to their progeny and family. The right to organize a force of armed men within their estates, to train and fit their militia as seen fit, and to protect their estates with their militia. The right to call a diet of lords, gentry, and clergy within their estates, to call petition to the Imperial State, and to congregate with their fellow peers. The right to organize marriage between their houses with their peers, bounding lords together through the holy matrimony. Duties of the Nobility The duty to maintain their estates, manage them with good nature and uphold the law of the Imperial State within their estates, and to prohibit any estates’ decline into decadence and debauchery. The duty to maintain the faith of Canonism within their estates, to maintain orthodox views, and to uphold clerical teaching and law within their estates. The duty to never draw arms against the Imperial State, to maintain the peace and law of the Imperial State, and to hold utmost loyalty to their sovereign and the Imperial State. The duty to answer all calls to arm by the sovereign and Imperial State, to defend the Imperial State from all exterior and interior threats, and to combat all hostile forces in conflict with the Imperial State. The duty to maintain a force of five-hundred soldiers of foot if the baronial rank, a force of one thousand soldiers of foot if the comital rank, a force of two thousand soldiers of foot if the ducal rank, and a force of four thousand soldiers of foot if of the princely or royal rank. The duty to seek the permission of the sovereign for the case of the marriages of landed lords and their heirs. Rights and Privileges of the Clergy The right to hold clerical title within the Imperial State, regarded in high degree with the office holder, to be known by their respective titles. The privilege to hold landed clerical peerage appertaining to their estates within the Imperial State, the created nature of peerage conveyed through Imperial Letters, issued singularly by the discretion of the sovereign. The right to hold estates within the Imperial State and to manage and steward the allotted land as seen fit. The right to evangelize with the populace of the Imperial State and with any populace abroad, to travel the Imperial State as seen fit, and to be welcomed into any estate under the protection of the Imperial State. The right to congregate in a diet, to deliberate and converse within the diet, and to join in a petition to the Imperial State. Duties of the Clergy The duty to maintain their estates, manage them with good nature and uphold the law of the Imperial State within their estates, and to prohibit any estates’ decline into decadence and debauchery. The duty to maintain the faith of Canonism within their estates or their designated parish, to maintain orthodox views, and to uphold clerical teaching and law within their estates or designated parish. The duty to never draw arms against the Imperial State, to maintain the peace and law of the Imperial State, and to hold utmost loyalty to their sovereign and the Imperial State. Rights and Privileges of the Gentry The right to hold knightly title within the Imperial State, regarded in high degree with the office holder, to be known by their respective titles. The right to hold estates within the Imperial State and to manage and steward the allotted land as seen fit. The right to organize a force of armed men within their estates, to train and fit their militia as seen fit, and to protect their estates with their militia. The right to congregate in a diet, to deliberate and converse within the diet, and to join in a petition to the Imperial State. Duties of the Gentry The duty to maintain their estates, manage them with good nature and uphold the law of the Imperial State within their estates, and to prohibit any estates’ decline into decadence and debauchery. The duty to maintain the faith of Canonism within their estates, to maintain orthodox views, and to uphold clerical teaching and law within their estates. The duty to never draw arms against the Imperial State, to maintain the peace and law of the Imperial State, and to hold utmost loyalty to their sovereign and the Imperial State. The duty to answer all calls to arm by the sovereign and Imperial State, to defend the Imperial State from all exterior and interior threats, and to combat all hostile forces in conflict with the Imperial State. Rights and Privileges of the Bourgeoisie The right to hold burgher title within the Imperial State, regarded in high degree with the office holder, to be known by their respective titles. The right to not be bounded by estate or lordly vow, to be free men within their own right, and to travel the land of the Imperial State as seen fit. Duties of the Bourgeoisie The duty to maintain utmost loyalty to the Imperial State and sovereign, to never draw arms against the Imperial State and sovereign, and to uphold the law of the Imperial State. The duty to maintain their faith of Canonism, to never deviate from their faith, and to uphold clerical teaching and law. LEX ARCANIA On Defining the Lex Arcania Magicka, or the Practice of Magic, is defined as the explicit use of voidal properties in order to manipulate the natural world, conjecture voidal energy into the natural world, or the manipulation of the natural mind and soul through the use of voidal energy (see Lexicon). Magicka encompasses all use of voidal energies, including the use of aengulic powers or druidic powers, and henceforth falls under the jurisdiction of the Lex Arcania. On Identifying Magicka and Its Use Where an individual deliberately creates fluid elemental objects or energies through the use of voidal energy, commonly conjectured through staves or other magical objects, this shall be defined as the Magic of Elemental Evocation. Further defined, where an individual uses Elemental Evocation for the production of fire, evoking fire or the creation of other inflammatory objects, this shall be defined as the Sect of Fire Evocation. Further defined, where an individual uses Elemental Evocation for the production of water, the production of ice, evoking water, evoking ice or the creation of other aquatic objects, this shall be defined as the Sect of Water Evocation. Further defined, where an individual uses Elemental Evocation for the production of earthen objects or the manipulation of earthen objects, this shall be defined as the Sect of Earth Evocation. Further defined, where an individual uses Elemental Evocation for the production of wind or aerial objects, this shall be defined as the Sect of Air Evocation. Further defined, where an individual uses Elemental Evocation for the production of electric currents, the manipulation of electric currents, or the creation of charged electricity, this shall be defined as the Sect of Electric Evocation. Where an individual deliberately manipulates pure voidal energy in order to create tools, weapons, or other solids, this shall be defined as the Magic of Arcanism. Further defined, where an individual uses Arcanism for the creation of projectiles, typically used in offensive measurements, this shall be defined as the Sect of Arcane Projectiles. Further defined, where an individual uses Arcanism for the creation of solid shields, typically used as a defensive measurement against offensive actions done upon the individual, this shall be defined as the Sect of Arcane Shielding. Further defined, where an individual uses Arcanism for the creation of weaponry or tools, including such for both martial reasons and domestic reasons, this shall be defined as the Sect of Arcane Weaponry. Further defined, where an individual uses Arcanism for the creation for artistic objects or the production of arcane fog, this shall be defined as the Sect of Arcane Art. Where an individual deliberately creates semi-sentient beings or other mimics of living creatures through the use of voidal energy, this shall be defined as the Magic of Conjuration. Where an individual deliberately manipulates voidal energy for the creation of solid elements for the use in domestic settings or the creation of new properties in pre-existing objects, this shall be defined as the Magic of Transfiguration. Further defined, where an individual uses Transfiguration for the creation of natural objects for use within domestic settings, this shall be defined as the Sect of Transmutation. Further defined, where an individual uses Transfiguration for the creation of magical storages through the use of precious or semi-precious gems in order to manipulate the properties of a natural object, this shall be defined as the Sect of Enchanting. Further defined, where an individual uses Transfiguration for the creation of wards in order to deliberately halt spells or other magical entities, this shall be defined as the Sect of Abjuration. Where an individual deliberately manipulates the position of an object and creates unnatural movements with said object, this shall be defined as the Magic of Telekinesis. Where an individual deliberately manipulates voidal energy in order to translocate a natural object into the voidal plain and later return said natural object back into the natural world, this shall be defined as the Magic of Translocation. Where an individual deliberately manipulates the voidal plain in order to translocate themselves from one location to another location in the natural world, this shall be defined as the Magic of Voidal Shifting. Where an individual deliberately attempts to manipulate or influence the mind of an individual in order to fabricate sense or emotions, this shall be defined as the Magic of Sensory Illusion. Where an individual deliberately attempts to manipulate or influence the mind of themselves in order to increase intelligence or personal awareness, this shall be defined as the Magic of Cognatism. Where an individual deliberately attempts to manipulate or influence the mind of an individual in order to fabricate or change thoughts or memories or sending messages through telepathy, this shall be defined as the Magic of Mentalism. Where an individual deliberately creates symbols, letters, or words imbued with voidal energy in order to manipulate or enhance pre-existing worldly objects in the intent of increasing their potency or abilities, this shall be defined as the Magic of Runesmithing. Where an individual deliberately animates a pre-existing unanimate humanoid object with voidal energy in order to perform servial tasks in direct contract to its creator or otherwise, this shall be defined as the Magic of Golemancy. Where an individual deliberately attempts to sever or remove the voidal connection of a magic user through the use of their own voidal powers and energies, this shall be defined as the Magic of Antiism, or Anti-Magic. Where an individual deliberately attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from a separate magical being, typically classified as lesser daemonic creatures, this shall be defined as the Magic of Deitism. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from the lesser voidal beings and spirits, this shall be defined as the Magic of Shamanism. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from the daemonic beings Cerridwen (High Imp. Ceridunius), Cernunnos (High Imp. Cernunnus), and Nemissae (High Imp. Nemisia), typically in use of manipulating natural entities in the world, this shall be defined as the Magic of Druidism. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from the daemonic being Tahariae (High Imp. Tahariae), typically in use of personal healing or otherwise, this shall be defined as the Magic of Clericism. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from the daemonic being Metztli (High Imp. Metsilius), typically in use to manipulate time and space within the natural world, this shall be defined as the Magic of Munism. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from the daemonic being Xan (High Imp. Janus), typically in use to manipulate or remove corrupted voidal energies, this shall be defined as the Magic of Xanism. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from the daemonic being Aerial (High Imp. Aeria), typically in use to manipulate or remove corrupted voidal energies, this shall be defined as the Magic of Ascendedism. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from the daemonic beings Keldrith (High Imp. Keldrian), Rellenia (High Imp. Rellenia), and Tariel (High Imp. Tarius), typically in use to reanimate creatures or beings, this shall be defined as the Magic of Wilvenism. Where an individual deliberately attempts to manipulate energy given or borrowed from a separate magical being, however corrupted and powered through the use of occultism or other blasphemic details and typically classified as lesser or greater daemonic creatures, this shall de defined as the Magic of Dark Deitism, or called the Dark Arts. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate dark energy given or borrowed from lesser voidal beings and spirits, this shall be defined as the Magic of Dark Shamanism. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate dark energy through the sacrificial rituals using sangeious materials, typically blood, this shall be defined as Blood Magic. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate dark energy in order to reanimate dead creatures or otherwise or draining the current force of life from a pre-existing creature of the natural world, this shall be defined as the Magic of Necromancy. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate dark energy in order to manipulate another individual and their current state typically through the use of a doll or other mundane object, this shall be defined as the Magic of Soul Puppetry. Further defined, where an individual attempts to manipulate dark energy given or borrowed from the daemonic being Setherien (High Imp. Setherius), typically in order to corrupt objects or creatures of the natural world, this shall be defined as the Magic of Draakarism. On the Ten Laws of Magicka As determined by the congregation of mages pre-existing, all magicka and its use is subservient to the Ten Laws of Magicka, defining what is proper and what is considered unsuited within the Imperial State. Of the laws that ensure, the punishments are not categorized but rather determined through the judgement of the Imperial Arcane Specialist, and as such the severity and selection of said punishment is entirely determinate upon each specific case. The Imperial State may, however, constitute more regulation of magicka and its use by individual through acts and otherwise, but may not be defined with the Ten Laws of Magicka. The Ten Laws of Magicka ensues the following, The First Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to kill another individual, unless through the defense of the individual from harm, with the use of magicka. The Second Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to alter their own physical appearance where said individual is unrecognizable with the use of magicka. The Third Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to alter the mind of another individual, unless through the use of sending messages between said individual with the use of magicka. The Fourth Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to practice or perform any magicka defined under the Dark Arts. The Fifth Law of Magica, where an individual is forbidden to create unregistered magical objects not approved by the Imperial Arcane Specialist. The Sixth Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to alter with permission another individual’s property with the use of magicka. The Seventh Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to actively worship the daemonic being in contrarian to the Canonist Imperial State. The Eighth Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to perform unregistered magical research no approved by the Imperial Arcane Specialist. The Ninth Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to use of perform any reanimating magicka, specifically the Magic of Necromancy and the Magic of Wilvenism. The Tenth Law of Magicka, where an individual is forbidden to harbor unregistered magical entities not approved by the Imperial Arcane Specialist. LEXICON ABSTAIN - Formally declining to vote or partake in a motion, neither taking for or against; ARRAIGNMENT - The formal reading of criminal charges during a trial; ALEXANDER I - Alexander of House Carrion, referred to as Alexander the Careless, ninth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; BARON - Sovereign lord of a barony, above the gentry class and below the comital office of count, referred to as His Lordship (fm. BARONESS); BISHOP - Senior member of the Canonist Church, given responsibility over an entire diocese or ordained holy orders, referred to as His Grace; ARCHBISHOP - Senior member of the Canonist Church, overseeing multiple bishops and dioceses; BORIS I - Boris of House Carrion, referred to as Boris the Desired, seventh reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; BOURGEOISIE - The body of ignoble, property-owning free citizenry not bounded by contract to a lord or sovereign; CLERGY - The body of all ordained ministers of the Canonist Church, including the High Pontiff; CONSANGUINITY - Two or more persons being related through a common ancestor, commonly through the same parent or grandparent; CONSORT - Spouse of a reigning lord or monarch, but does not hold direct claim to the noble, royal, or imperial title or any status equivocal to that title; COUNT - Sovereign lord of a county, above the baronial office of baron and below the ducal office of duke, referred to as His Right Honorable (fm. COUNTESS); COURTIER - The permanent members and residents of a court who typically works for, lives under the protection of, or advises the sovereign of the court; CROWN DOMAIN - Province or fief directly ruled and administered by the reigning monarch; DEACON - Ordained laity of the Church, subservient to the parish priest and has not taken full clerical vows; DEFENDER OF THE FAITH - Appointed by the High Pontiff, the chief Canonist lord given responsibility for the protection of all faithful, traditionally given to the holder of the office of Holy Orenian Emperor; DIET - An assembly of lords, gentry, and clergy gathered for a purpose, typically to solve an outstanding issue or crisis between the body members; DUKE - Sovereign lord of a duchy, above the comital office of count and below the princely office of prince, referred to as His Grace (fm. DUCHESS); ARCHDUKE - Sovereign duke holding more than one ducal title, referred to as His Grace (alt. GRAND DUKE; fm. ARCHDUCHESS, GRAND DUCHESS); EMPEROR - Sovereign or monarch of an empire, above the royal office of king (fm. EMPRESS); AELDIN IMPERATOR - Emperor of the Empire of Aeldin, referred to as His Divinity; HOLY ORENIAN EMPEROR - Emperor of the Holy Orenian Empire, referred to as His Imperial Majesty; GENTRY - The body of all ignoble knights, holding the nonheredity title of Ser and typically holding land in tenure to the Imperial Office; GODFREY I - Godfrey of House Horen, referred to as Godfrey the Great, first reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire and Prophet of Faith; HIGH PONTIFF - Elected head of the Canonist Church, Vicar of God, and leader of the faithful, referred to as His Holiness; HOREN I - Horen of House Horen, referred to as Horen the Black, second reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; IMPERIAL DUKEDOM - A titular, non-hereditary ducal peerage not necessarily attached to governance of land, awarded by the sovereign exclusively to his relatives, and exempt from Imperial Letters. They convey all the rights and privileges of a landed duke, however are only extant for the life of titleholder, reverting to the sovereign on death; DUKE OF MARNA - Traditionally, the second legitimate son of the sovereign; DUKE OF FURNESTOCK - Traditionally, the third legitimate son of the sovereign; DUKE OF CORAZON - Traditionally, the fourth legitimate son of the sovereign; IMPERIAL FREE CITY - A city which is not bounded by aristocratic or feudal law, its populace not held in contract or tenure to the Imperial State or other lord, and has the power to elect by citizenry vote its executive and formal leader in the form of a mayor or other allocated title; IMPERIAL LETTERS - Writ by which a landed peerage is created for a secular or clerical estate, able to be issued singularly by the sovereign, without which a titleholder cannot be considered legitimate; IMPERIAL OFFICE - Emperor and direct bureaucracy composing the administration; INDICTMENT - A formal charge of a serious crime; INHERITANCE - Receiving money, property, or title as heir from the death, abdication, or otherwise of the incumbent holder; INTER-VASSAL CONFLICT - Two or more direct vassals or fiefs sworn to the Imperial State entering a state of warfare and armed conflict, while maintaining loyalty to the sovereign and Imperial State; JOHN I FREDERICK - John Frederick of House Horen, referred to as John the Relentless, tenth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; JOHN II SIGISMUND - John Sigismund of House Horen, referred to as John the Quarreller, eleventh reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; JOHN III OWYN - John Owyn of House Horen, referred to as John the Lion, twelfth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; JOHN IV AUGUSTUS - John Augustus of House Horen, referred to as John the Young, thirteenth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; JOHN V FREDERICK - John Frederick of House Horen, referred to as John Lackland, sixteenth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; KING - Sovereign or monarch of a kingdom, above the princely office of prince and below the imperial office of emperor, referred to as His Majesty (fm. QUEEN); TSAR OF URGUAN - Ruler of the Tsardom of Urguan; KNIGHT - An individual awarded a non hereditary title by the sovereign in recognition of merit or service, referred to as Ser. HOLY KNIGHT - A knight sworn to the Church, taking the vows of poverty and chastity as well as the normal servitude, referred to as Holy Ser. MAGICKA - The explicit use of voidal properties in order to manipulate the natural world, conjecture voidal energy into the natural world, or the manipulation of the natural mind and soul through the use of voidal energy; MARRIAGE - Sacred and legally recognized union between a male and female of the same race, irreversible and unbreakable unless under special petition by the High Pontiff; MAYOR - Elected or appointed head of a town or city, namely Imperial Free Cities, which can be from the nobility, clergy, gentry, or bourgeoisie and typically holds the position for a temporary amount of time (alt. MAER); NOBILITY - The body of all individuals holding heredity or honorary noble or lordly titles, typically holding land in tenure to the monarch; PACTA CONVENTA - - Sanction given by the sovereign and Imperial State for allowance of an inter-vassal conflict, typically outlining specific restrictions and duties upon each party involved and swearing each party to uphold their loyalty and duties to the Imperial State; PENTARCH - One of the five members of the ecclesiastical synod which elects the High Pontiff, referred to as His Eminence (alt. CARDINAL);- One of the five members of the ecclesiastical synod which elects the High Pontiff, referred to as His Eminence (alt. CARDINAL); PETER I - Peter of House Chivay, referred to as Peter of Kaedrin, fifth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; PETER II SIGISMUND - Peter of House Sigismund, seventeenth and current reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; PHILIP I FREDERICK - Philip Frederick of House Horen, referred to as Philip the Defiant, fifteenth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; PRIEST - Ordained members of the Canonist Church, typically placed in parishes or members of ordained holy orders; PRINCE - Sovereign of a principality or individuals of direct relation to an emperor or king, above the ducal office of duke and below the royal office of king, referred to as His Serene Highness (fm. PRINCESS); IMPERIAL PRINCE - Individuals of direct relation to an emperor (fm. IMPERIAL PRINCESS); CROWN PRINCE - Heir presumptive of a kingdom or empire (fm. CROWN PRINCESS); PRINCE OF ALSTION - The firstborn legitimate son or otherwise heir apparent of the reigning sovereign of the Holy Orenian Empire, replaces Crown Prince in the Holy Orenian Empire; REALM - Collection of all fiefs, crown domains, provinces, free cities, sworn vassals, dominions, and protectorates under a kingdom or empire; REGENCY - A person or persons chosen to administer an estate or office because of the incapacity of the current office holder, such as infancy, incapa or absence; ROBERT I - Robert of House Chivay, referred to as Robert the Quadroon, sixth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; ROBERT II HENRY - Robert Henry of House Horen, referred to as Robert the Monk, fourteenth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; SIGISMUND I - Sigismund of House Carrion, referred to as Sigismund Soothsayer, fourth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire and Prophet of Faith; SUCCESSION CRISIS - A person or persons challenging a current incumbent lord for his or her office, through proper sanguineous claim and support of fellow noblemen and noblewomen; TITULAR - ‘By Title’, a hereditary title not bounded by property, land, or wealth (ex. KING PATRICK I OF HOLM); TOBIAS I - Tobias of House Carrion, referred to as Tobias Rosebud, eighth reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; VETO - Power of the Imperial Office to repeal or deny any legislation; VISCOUNT - Sovereign lord of a viscounty, above the baronial office of baron and below the comital office of count, referred to as His or Her Honorable (fm. VISCOUNTESS); WILLIAM I - William of House Horen, referred to as William the Weak, third reigning monarch of the Holy Orenian Empire; WRIT OF ENNOBLEMENT - Writ by which an ignoble family may be elevated to a noble family, able to be issued singularly by the sovereign, without which a family may not be considered noble;
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    A Carolustadt Carol

    Mister Morris smiles happily at the publishing of the poems. “Ah, the fair and goodly Poet has made his works known. Most Grand. Now, if there are any other artists and the sort surely they shall be inspired to seek the Patronage of the Empire.”
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    Dev Update December

    youre supposed to be banned.
  11. The Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs Est Anno Domini 1696 Seeing the desire for more diplomatic lines of communication with neighboring peoples, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Augustus I of House Horen in good faith and wisdom does see it fit to create the Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Crown and the powers GOD has bestowed upon Him does endow the Ministry with the power and ability to handle the foreign relations of the Empire of Man. This Ministry shall with the grace and glory of GOD embark on a mission to establish, maintain, and build a reputation of good faith, alliances, trade and treaties across the known world. The Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall further aid in the assistance of nationals abroad. It shall continue the bold mission of past Men who so bravely embarked into hostile lands to offer the Olive Branch and seek one in return. With the grace of GOD the Empire of Man has expanded its citizenry. To better handle and manage the tasks of migration into the Empire, his Imperial Majesty does see it fit to make the Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs oversee the application of citizen from migrants. Ambassadors of Oren Meeting with Savages of the Wildlands Duties of the Ministry: To represent His Imperial Majesty and State in boundaries of foreign entities Establish embassies and or consulates within foreign lands Attend foreign events and functions in lieu of and in name of His Imperial Majesty To draft, manage and establish treaties with foreign entities To act as a point of contact for foreign entities wishing relations with the Empire To manage the citizenship and passports of foreigners wishing to conduct themselves within the Empire To protect, aid and manage the citizens of the Empire acting and or living within foreign boundaries To maintain and summarize the stability, relations, and inner politics of foreign entities To run a gazette in which His Imperial Majesty’s Subjects may stay informed of foreign relations Implications for Foreign Entities: Those seeking diplomatic ties must send an Ambassador to the Minister of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign affairs shall offer and ultimately decide the location for the embassy within the Capital His Excellency Sir James Hightower, High Ambassador of the First Empire anno Domini 1370 MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS: His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs is beholden and appointed by the Crown. He oversees the operations, management, postings and so on of the Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is to ensure the smooth functioning of the Ministry. He is to be the chief, foremost and primary Representative of the Empire to foreign entities. Duties to include: To manage the Ministry of Foreign Affairs To advise His Imperial Majesty on foreign relations To be the chief representative of his Imperial Majesty abroad To form directives at the behest of his Imperial Majesty To appoint the Deputy of Foreign Affairs To sit on His Imperial Majesty’s Privy Council DEPUTY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Honorable Deputy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs is appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is tasked at managing the day-to-day activities of the Foreign Service. He is to formulate reports, advise and assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Duties to include: To be second in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs To aid the Minister of Foreign Affairs To ensure the smooth running of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs An Ancient Orenian Diplomat Meeting a Foreign Queen HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR: His Excellency the Ambassador, which there are numerous, shall be appointed as the representative of His Imperial Majesty in the nation he is assigned to. He is to ensure the relations of the Crown with the foreign entity as tasked to him by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Duties to include: To manage the Empire’s relations within the confines of his Imperial Majesty and Minister of Foreign Affairs in their assigned posting To Head and oversee the Embassy and or Consulate in their assigned posting To oversee the issuance of passports within their assigned posting To safeguard His Imperial Majesty’s subjects in Foreign boundaries Orenian Ambassadors and the Foreign Service meeting the Sultan of Haria HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY’S FOREIGN SERVICE The Foreign Service is a department of the Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They are to be the day-to-day workers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassies and elsewhere ensuring that the tasks of their superiors are fulfilled. This shall be open to the public through a brief application. His Imperial Majesty’s Foreign Service Officers: His Imperial Majesty’s Foreign Service shall be chiefly under the Ambassador to which nation they are to be assigned. They are to be responsible for the day-to-day goodwill and ties that the Ambassador does see fit to direct at the behest of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Further they are to act as the staff and legwork of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Duties to include: The aiding and assisting of the Ambassador Aiding nationals within foreign boundaries The summation of relations, events, news and otherwise The communication within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and elsewhere Application For Foreign Service Officer: ((MCName)): ((Discord)): Name: Age: Race: Experience & Skills: Reason applying:
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    THE CORONATION OF AUGUSTUS

    THE CORONATION OF AUGUSTUS The Capital of Carolustadt was swarming with Men and Women throughout the Empire. The recent abdication of Emperor Aurelius I to his grandson Crown Prince Augustus left many eager for the coming coronation. The Cathedral was quickly made ready for the procession. The walls draped in Black and Purple. Banners were hung from the ceiling, and gently fluttered with the passing winds of the great oak doors opening and closing. It was in the early morning of the following day, when the Sun began to rise above the city, gently touching its rays on the homes and shops of the Capital, that the Cathedral was beginning to fill. His Holiness Daniel V and his compatriots of clergymen and Palatine Guard stood at the altar of the Cathedral. The Pontiffs robes were white, accented in a sharp red with gold insignia running down the side. In the immediate pews of the Cathedral Emperors Aurelius I Privy quickly gathered. The Privy members conversed amongst themselves, waiting for the moment that the Crown Prince would walk through the great Oak Doors. The King of Haense and other esteemed nobles and officials of the Empire quickly filled the Cathedral. The King of Haense was draped in an old ceremonial garb, favored by the Kings and Dukes of Haense past on such momentous days. The Citizenry scurried in soon after, many dressed in their finest garbs. They filled the pews until the Cathedral could no longer sufficiently hold the great subjects of the Empire. As the Sun reached the peak of the Sky, directly above the Cathedral and it’s spire. The Crown Prince, with a company of guards only fit for the future Emperor, entered into the Cathedral. The Crown Prince in his fine black and purple robes made his way to the altar. After a brief moment of ceremonial pleasantries exchanged by the High Pontiff and the Crown Prince, the Prince turned to face the room. The High Pontiff, flanking the Prince looks up towards the cathedral ceiling and began to speak, “Heavenly Creator, hear our humble call. We pray to you as servants of your will. Guide us in this imperial endeavour, so that we may replicate your celestial order in our sinful mortal plane. Lead our Emperor, Augustus I of House Horen, the way of righteous Prophets, may his rule be marked by your divine wisdom and justice. May he wear this crown as humbly as he wears the burden of its duty. The glorious company of the Emperors, praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the Prophets, praise thee. The noble army of Martyrs, praise thee. The Holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee, the Creator of infinite Majesty. Thine honourable, true, and favoured Son. Thou art the King of Glory, O Horen. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Creator. Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Creator. We believe that thou shalt come again in your line, to rule the earthly world as Emperor, Conqueror, Prince of Peace. We, therefore, pray thee, help thy servants. Make them be numbered with thy Saints, in glory everlasting. Deus vult, the Hymn of Horen!” The Cathedral Bells began to toll as the High Pontiff Lowered the Crown of the Empire onto the head of the Emperor. The rows of spectators rose and cheered And so the Emperor faced his people, and so his people faced him. High Pontiff Daniel V looked towards the crowd, “GOD BLESS EMPEROR AUGUSTUS I OF HOUSE HOREN!”
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    A Dragon’s Journey

    Edward Morris suddenly feels lost, as his dear friend and teacher leaves.
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    [Denied]Stevie’s Game Moderator Application

    this guy is an epic roleplayer. he is a cool guy. i think he would be good at this job. he is also a soldier and defends our freedom. he can probably beat up bad guys if they hurt us. his name is steven. he is from my state. isnt that cool. i think that he would be good.
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    Rule Clarification [OOC Rules Enforcing IC Status Quo?]

    I would like to address your claims of its not realistic to memorize these writings through oral tradition. First it isn’t horrendously long. It is completely plausible and possible for a clergyman to memorize things which are orally passed down. It’s how oral traditions arise in the first place and how many of the stories we know in contemporary society have come about. As Mogroka said, oocly priests and others are granted access to the scrolls because it’s a matter of ease of access. When this ease of access is allowed, it follows suit that there probably won’t be variations in the writings of priests. But that isn’t particularly a matter of RP, it’s just the realities of life and the limitation of a block building game.
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