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  1. Philip prepares to do great battle against these rats, who would threaten his family.
  2. Edward Selm points a frail finger at Skingaard, his friend and colleague, “This’s the sort of **** that makes money, hit ‘em hard.” The sickly lawyer launches into a coughing fit before taking a sip of his whiskey.
  3. Hello friends, On October 9th at 6PM EST, we’ll be running a live stream. We’ll be going over the following. The capital, it’s design and it’s layout. The palace, it’s design and layout. The Empire’s government and economy in 8.0. The City’s government and economy. Any other questions posed during the stream. This is a highly anticipated map considering how long we’ve been on Arcas, and the build team and leadership in Oren are very excited to start sharing what’s been put together. Everyone is welcome to come join us to take a close look at what we should be expecting come 8.0. If anyone has any specific questions that they want answered about the city, the Empire, or the server in 8.0, please feel free to send me a message on the forums, discord, or reply to this thread and we’ll answer your questions during the stream. We’ll be hosting the stream on my channel at https://www.twitch.tv/tangoispointless. Big thanks to you all and especially to the builders and administrators making this possible.
  4. A lawyer points his finger angrily at his colleague, Leonard Skingaard, “Do you see this heinous scolding of the Empress, that she must answer this woman’s request? A direct appeal to the crown over such a thing as a man’s occupation, these are the sorts of disrespect to the Constitution that this Empire, and it’s governments, must shun and shame.” He throws his hands in the air, clearly far too drunk, at his considered colleague, “And furthermore, there are no employment laws! If they had the sense to appeal in court, there’d be no leg to stand on.”
  5. A lawyer picks apart the document, drunk and shouting at his colleague, Mr. Skingaard. He says mostly nonsense, though he points out, “They were expelled, they did not secede. Good riddance to such uneducated lots.” Ed Selm proceeds to finish his drink and pass out on Skingaard’s dining table, uninvited.
  6. Philip drapes a red banner with a white star over the chapel in the Palace Novellen. He rests his hands at his sides, his wife seated on the nearby pew with their newborn Princess in her arms. He turns to his quiet wife, turning his head only, so as not to turn his back to the altar. “His Holiness has put to paper the corruption of the realm, one which none before him could do. As our love of the republic grows, our respect for the Lord diminishes, and folk claim their inventions and advances in their own name in place of the Lord’s. It cannot go on, and it can be reconciled.”
  7. Edward Selm can be seen complaining day after day over this, telling a fellow barrister, “Who is this, this Marna, where we Selmites are Joseph’s progeny? Can we sue for their use of our name?” He thumbs through the ORC, his brow furrowed. He coughs into his elbow before taking a sip of spring water.
  8. Nineteenth Imperial Diet, House of Lords, 1786 Having been elected as speaker from among those lords Their Imperial Majesties summoned to sit in the upper chamber of the eighteenth Imperial Diet, HIH The Duke of Crestfall takes the stand. As the other grandees find their seats in the marble tower of Novellen, he begins at once. “Most esteemed lords, Today we shall call to order the first sitting of the House of Lords in the nineteenth Imperial Diet. I shall now commence with the roll.” A legislative clerk walks with his head lowered towards the Duke of Crestfall, providing him a scroll with the names of the attendees. He begins to recite them in order of the Emperor’s summons: HIH The Duke of Crestfall @BenevolentManacles His Grace The Duke of Sunholdt @erik0821 His Grace The Archbishop of Albarosa @Caranthir_ The Most Hon. The Marquess of Korstadt @Zanthuz The Rt Hon. The Count of Metterden @AndrewTech The Rt Hon. The Viscount Pruvia-Provins @Bawg The Rt Hon. The Lord Mondstadt @Gusano As our duty to be stewards of the order and law of the realm is a charge given by the Imperial Crown, but also beholden to God Almighty, let us begin with a prayer. The Duke of Crestfall invites the present clergyman, The Archbishop of Albarosa, to lead the prayer scripted by His Holiness, James II. “O God, we thank You for giving us another day. We beseech You, bless the members of this House gathered here with the gifts of the Exalted: Horen’s mercy, Owyn’s purity, Godfrey’s justice, and Sigismund’s wisdom. Let that the Virtue should shine through them in the coming deliberations. You are the Most Merciful and the Most Wise: we pray that You keep our nation safe always. May all that is done today be done for Your glory. Amen.” With the conclusion of the prayer, the Duke of Crestfall proceeds. “As is our obligation at the promulgation of every diet, each lord must recite the ancient Nauzican Oath of fealty to the Crown in order to sit.” The Duke of Crestfall responds with an ‘Amen’ before he raises his hand as he stands before a lectern, imploring all of his colleagues to follow suit: at once the peers rise, as individual assistants scramble to provide their superiors with the proper paperwork. Once all were ready, they collectively spoke: ”I swear to be true to the Emperor and the realm and not to maintain silence about any evil that I may know which is being contemplated against them. I swear to work tirelessly to the betterment of the Empire and the Orenian people that comprise it. I swear also not to eat or drink with traitors and not to have anything in common with them, and always to defend the honor of the gentlemen I serve. This I swear by the Holy Scrolls.” At the conclusion of the oath, the Duke of Crestfall laid forth the proceeding business of the House. ((This is a forum roleplay post, predominantly for absentee voting and session records. Only players with characters in the House of Lords are present in the room and able to reply.))
  9. Lieutenant Crestfall crosses his arms at the messenger who arrives to deliver him his summons, just in the middle of his drills. He seizes the letter, squinting at it before stuffing it in his pocket. “Right face,” he calls out mechanically as his mind races with how best he can use this position in service to God. “March.”
  10. u put this in a roleplay section of the forum
  11. Edward Selm sweats profusely, the humid Helena unkind to his pores. He coughs into his hand a few times before collecting his various papers from the courtroom. He would not be working for free again.
  12. The Lieutenant takes an extra hour of prayer that evening for the fallen patriot. He signs the cross, likening the fallen Haraald’s dedication to the Empire akin to Captain Martin’s. “Rest well, brother-in-arms.”
  13. Philip had barely spoken to his grandfather, but he had always felt his ever-gazing eye, weighing upon the young Prince’s shoulders. Philip stands, arms crossed, in the courtyard of the Novellen, before the bust of his now dead grandfather. “I would say there will never be another like him,” he opines to George Kovachev at his flank, “But perhaps it is more right to hope for more like him, instead.” Philip saluted the one-eyed philosopher’s stone form with a stone face to match.
  14. PERSONAL INFORMATION Surname: Selm First Name: Edward Address of Residence: Barony of Selm Age: 1758 Partisan Affiliation: Everardine ((Username: TangoIsPointless)) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONNAIRE Are you registered and eligible to vote in the Holy Orenian Empire? Have you filled out the census? Yes. Do you have any other title, peerage, or military assignment that may conflict with becoming a Member of the House of Commons, as per the Edict of Reform (1763)? No. If yes, do you understand that you will be required to resign or abdicate from this position should you be elected to the House of Commons, and if this does not occur your seat shall be considered to be vacant?: Yes.
  15. ((IGN)): TangoIsPointless Name: Rank: Sergeant The Duke Crestfall prepares his hunting equipment and his trusty steed, Captain Martin. A collection of snares and whistles, along with a covered cage, hangs from his horse. This falcon might serve him here.
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