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  1. The Trial of Lorraine Issued and Confirmed by his Imperial Excellency, the Imperial Regent, John de Balain, 12th Sun’s Smile, 1729 The men of Lorraine have been shown to sew chaos throughout the realm and between its vassals. Thus, they are ordered to disband, and any still wearing their banner arrested. The Duke Leufroy is called to trial before a tribunal of the Imperial Court and its leal vassals for the following charges; Treason Subversion of Imperial authority Fermenting a tyranny Inciting violence This trial shall be held by a jury of the three Kings of the Empire His Majesty, King Adrian I of Kaedrin His Majesty, King Andrew III of Haense His Majesty, King Peter I of Curon The verdict shall be rendered by a majority vote of these Kings, and the sentence delivered by the Imperial Crown. Should the Duke fail to attend, his verdict and sentence shall be rendered in his absence. IN NOMINE DEI His Imperial Majesty, Alexander II, Holy Orenian Emperor, Prince of Helena, Duke of Roden SIGNED His Majesty, Andrik, King of Hanseti-Ruska His Majesty, Adrian, King of Kaedrin His Majesty, Pierce, King of Curon His Excellency, John de Balain, Imperial Archchancellor
  2. THE TREATY OF TEMESCH Proclaimed and enacted upon the 15th of Horen’s Calling (Snow’s Maiden), in the year of our Lord, 1729. A treaty for the relinquishment of the County of Temesch from the Holy Orenian Empire, and a pact of most earnest and brotherly love between the Imperials and the Alderfolk, and terms of military and political cooperation, etcetera. ARTICLE I: The Holy Orenian Empire agrees to cede the County of Temesch, consisting of the ancestral lands of the Alderfolk once known as Alderyn, as well as any associated claim therein, to the Principality of Gladewynn. ARTICLE II:The Holy Orenian Empire recognizes the Principality of Gladewynn as an independent protectorate; with the Emperor as their suzerain. ARTICLE III: The Holy Orenian Empire and the Principality of Gladewynn agree to a full military alliance, for all purposes defensive and offensive, as brothers-in-arms in the eternal struggle. ARTICLE IV: The Holy Orenian Empire recognizes the Prince of Gladewynn as sovereign of the Alders. ARTICLE V: The Principality of Gladewynn recognizes the Holy Orenian Emperor as sovereign of humanity. ARTICLE VI: The Principality of Gladewynn, in addition to the aforementioned full military alliance, will permit the Holy Orenian Emperor to recruit voluntary auxiliary regiments from among the Alderfolk in times of necessity. ARTICLE VII: The Holy Orenian Empire will be forbidden from quartering Imperial troops in the Principality of Gladewynn, by virtue of its status as an independent state. ARTICLE VIII: The Holy Orenian Emperor, Alexander II, does declare the Prince of Gladewynn to be his loyal and trusted friend, and to be loved by him, thus rendering all who would conspire to cause him harm or hindrance liable to incur his royal and Imperial wrath. This treaty shall remain in effect throughout the reign of Alexander II, Holy Orenian Emperor, and throughout the reign of his legitimate successors according to the correct systems of primogeniture succession. In the case wherein one signatory or nation is found to be in violation of this pact, all articles shall remain in effect, so long as sincere diplomatic efforts are taken by the offending party to rectify the situation. IN NOMINE DEI His Imperial Majesty, Alexander II, Holy Orenian Emperor, Prince of Helena and Duke of Roden His Highness, Kairn Ithelanen, Prince of Gladewynn
  3. Edict of Reprobate The Blackhill Bandits accosting a stagecoach on the Imperial Highway This past year, the Imperial Crownlands and vassals of the Empire have been harassed and attacked by bandits hailing from the group known as ‘Blackhill’. These men are godless, whose purpose is to wreak havoc on the generous and godly men of Lorraine and Kaedrin, and otherwise any Orenian who crosses their path. The Blackhill Bandits are henceforth considered enemies of the state, till such a time they prostrate themselves before the Empire to be tried for their various crimes. Harboring or association with these bandits shall be considered an act of treason, and those who do so shall suffer the same fate as the bandits themselves. Any sightings of these bandits must be immediately reported to the Imperial Crown, or specifically the Imperial Fieldmarshal, His Grace, Leufroy of Lorraine. Any retinue that encounters these bandits is tasked with their extermination post-haste. If they are found to be harbored within an Imperial Vassal, they must ascertain warrant from Imperial Crown, namely the Lord Justiciar, Imperial Executor, or Imperial Archchancellor. This is to ensure such discoveries are investigated and found to be factual before the potential infringement of a leal vassal’s sovereignty without reason. ((On an OOC note, vassals or groups that alt as bandits will not be tolerated. Avoiding RP consequences by alting and using the castle or fort of your Oren character as a base to attack other vassals is ridiculous.)) IN NOMINE DE His Imperial Majesty, Alexander II, Prince of Helen, Duke of Roden
  4. Writer’s Block The Imperial Palace was a quiet place at night, except for in the office of the Archchancellor. It was well known to the courtiers and officers of the court and the privy that his office was to be undisturbed entirely when the clock struck midnight, for with disruption he found it seldom possible to set his mind into motion. Yet this evening, he had grown restless. The room was covered with the eccentricities of the man without order. On the one side there were paintings; things he had sent for from across the Empire and beyond, depicting the nymphs of the old worlds, dancing in the forests of Malinor, enticing a humble knight to betray his vows. A ghostly mistress bathes herself under the cascading waterfalls of the mountains, lit only by a blue crescent. The images were strewn about in a reckless mess, barely any properly hung, with some damaged and torn by mistreatment or lack of care in the shipping of them. On the other side, there was nothing but drink. Barrels stacked on barrels, overturned and leaking, half empty and half full. Despite his best efforts, John had failed to even finish the dozens of bottles that he’d scattered across the shelves, though not for lack of trying. Most remained with what they had left only by virtue of his boredom with the flavor. Square in the center sat a desk crafted of rosewood and capped with mahogany, which one might catch the scent of if the liquor was not too overwhelming. Behind the desk, a man with a quail feather quill grasped tightly in his fist as he stared at the page before him. His unkempt form had been made straight by his most recent marriage. His hair had been cut short, but not so short as to not allow the light curls of his head to cascade just over his forehead when he cared not to brush them back. His beard was cleanly treated and fit the form of his face in place of the bellowing beards he’d had of old. With an exclamation of profanities, he threw the quill across the room with little care. The tip found itself lodged into the breast of one of the nymphs in the foremost piece and stuck there, destroying yet another thing he had demanded with his mind in some comical, lecherous place. In the only organized crook of the room, abreast to the large walnut door, adorned with elegant details of the ocean waves on the fringes, a slender figure stirs from her reading. She looks up towards the man, nudging the ebon locks from her face with a jut of her head, squinting at him skeptically. She closes the book over her thumb, and offers the sly sort of smile he’d come to expect. “Dawdling again?” John sighs, running his fingers through his beard slowly as if he had not heard her, lost in thought. He gazes down at the desk, entranced in his procrastination. The woman respired quietly, setting her book on the nearby shelf. She pushes herself from her chair, wandering over to him with a purposeful gait before resting both her hands on the opposite side of the desk and leaning over it to view what her husband was examining so closely. Much to her humor, the paper was blank. She tapped the parchment with her index finger twice, silently prodding him for explanation. “Treaty,” he mumbles, wading himself out of the depths of his imagination. “You know I hate these sorts of things.” He takes the paper in hand, raising it to his face and turning it over, as if something would appear on the other side by sheer will. “I always assumed you liked treaties,” she remarks, leaning back from her station over his desk. He laughs some at his wife’s comment, glancing up at her, pushing the parchment away. It cascades slowly to the ground, landing gently to blanket one of the empty bottles that had rolled behind him. The stench of him is enough to make her reel her head back. “No wonder you can’t write anything of substance- you’re drunk more than half the time.” “Come now, I’m not so bad. It’s not any more than a quarter!” He quips in response, grinning at her. He leans back in his chair, contemplating the woman for a moment. Many say she had inherited the stygian locks of her mother, and her father’s sad, silvery eyes. She was too young for him, many courtiers had whispered, but he cared little what the nobility of the court felt. She had stolen him, distracted him even from drink, even from his first wife and the children he had by her, whom had been lost at sea for nearly a decade. She removed her hands from the desk and took her stride to his wake. She placed her hands on his shoulders, seemingly for comfort at first, but instead gave him a strong push to steady his chair’s lean, the feet of the chair slamming on the floorboards with a weighty thud. He let out a rich laugh at her show of force, and she released him. She plucked the quill from it’s place on the nymph’s chest, and returns to him, taking his hand on hers and sliding it carefully between his fingers. She kneels slowly, lifting the parchment from the bottle it had grown to comfort, resting it before her husband and flatting it out with a quick motion of her hands. “You’ve got work to do,” she commands, leaning forward plant a tender kiss on his cheek. She took off from his flank, traipsing back to her place in the corner, resuming her seat in the dusty velvet armchair. She pries the book from the shelf next to her and sighs in frustration, realizing she had lost her place. The fluttering of pages in the background provides John a reprise from the silence that had accompanied his previous foray into scrivening. He lets out a long sigh, closing his eyes for a moment. “That’s right,” he declares confidently, dipping his quill in his glass inkwell and putting it to paper.
  5. The Vira’ker Accord Issued and confirmed the 15th of Harren’s Folly, 1727 ______________________________________________________ Since the noble Prince Vaelor of Vira’ker first stepped into the halls of the Imperial Palace, he has offered nothing but friendship and alignment towards the common goal of world peace. He has operated in accordance with the de facto alliance forged between him and the Imperial Crown, and has earned trust thereof. Therefore, we see fit to forge this alliance in accordance with all legalities, and bring our mutual affection for the peace we both seek to fruition. ______________________________________________________ ARTICLE I. The Holy Orenian Empire and the Sable Principality of Vira’ker shall rally to eachother’s defense in the face of external or internal threats to their sovereignties. ARTICLE II. The Holy Orenian Empire recognizes the Sable Principality of Vira’ker to be the rightful sovereigns of the mali’ker, or Dark Elven people. ARTICLE III. The Sable Principality of Vira’ker recognizes the Holy Orenian Empire and Alexander II as the rightful sovereigns of all mankind. ARTICLE IV. The Holy Orenian Empire and the Sable Principality of Vira’ker commit to military cooperation in all operations pertaining to the security of world peace and the destruction of those who would seek to dismantle it. ARTICLE V. The Holy Orenian Empire and the Sable Principality of Vira’ker commit to open trade and travel throughout their respective nations. IN NOMINE DEI His Highness, Vaelor Syllar, Prince of the Sable Principality of Vira’ker His Imperial Majest, Alexander II, Prince of Helen, Duke of Roden
  6. The Archchancellor sends a letter to the High Pontiff, grateful for his dedication to the GOD’s flock and His ministry!
  7. The Third Session of the Imperial Council ”Perhaps we should drink more at next Council, we’d be more creative,” – Ser John The third session of the Imperial Council begins at the behest of the Emperor-in-Council. His Imperial Majesty directs the Archchancellor to begin his reports, and the councilors offer their advice and so on. Foreign Affairs The Archchancellor and councillors agree to continue seeking peaceful resolution with the dwarven Kingdom despite the previous diplomatic blunder. John Alexander’s request for apology and peace in a private meeting with the Archchancellor is denied by the council until he and Tiberius denounce the Phoenix Band and bar the chaotic parties from the lands formerly known as Guise. The Archchancellor and Imperial Viceroy are directed by the Emperor that the bodies of the Rubern coalition should be treated with peace before anything. He seeks an effort to bring them into the fold rather than destroy them with impunity. The Lord Justiciar is directed to bring a company to the wood elves of Irrinor in an effort to capitalize on the positive relations that the Lord Great Viceroy had started this past year. Domestic Affairs The Council first discussed the particulars of the reconstruction of Helena; The new city plans are well underway under the visage of Prince Rubert The Emperor and High Pontiff agree that the new Cathedral shall be named an Archbasilica The Imperial Admiral, King Pierce of Curon, and the Emperor agreed to the construction of canals from Helena to Haense to Curon in an effort to create a free passage for the Imperial Fleet throughout the various Kingdoms. This plan is pending the completion of the Imperial Railway. The Imperial Admiral declared that the size of the Imperial Fleet is planned to more than double in the coming years, and their shipbuilders are mobilizing. He is directed by the Emperor to continue his efforts in earnest. The Council and Emperor agree there shall be a ball held in the Emperor’s honor, accompanied by Imperial wargames to honor the Emperor’s birthday. This is assigned to the Lord Mayor to organize in absentium, as well as the Imperial Fieldmarshal. King Adrian of Kaedrin informs the council the matter of the ratmen of Ves has grown worse, and they have begun to take up residence in the newly constructed tunnel that would soon be housing the Alfred Myre Memorial Railway. The Imperial Fieldmarshal is directed to create a coalition of men from the Empire to battle this menace and ensure it does not continue to spread. Laertes, Executor of the Crown, took issue with the new captain of the Helena Constabulary also being elected to the position of Mayor. The Council agreed that until such a time that the conflict becomes problematic in practice, the Lord Mayor shall be allowed to hold both offices for now. The Council is adjourned at the behest of the Emperor, as all matters of import have been discussed. The Councillors dispatch to perform their assigned duties and otherwise delegate the completion of them. Issued by the office of the Imperial Chancellery
  8. To the people of the Holy Orenian Empire; The Empire and the Durant Trading Co. have begun the process of laying track in the tunnel dug between Ves and Helena. With such a vast project at hand, material and men are necessary. Diligent contractors may find their way to the Imperial Palace this coming Saint’s Day (Saturday 5:30 PM PST) to discuss business with the Imperium. The contractors will then each provide the Empire in person with a price offer per-ingot, in private. The best price wins. Should it be discovered the contractors shared their offered prices to rig the system, or the pricing offered dictates that was the most likely case, those contractors will be barred from the contract. Multiple contractors may be selected. The requirement to be considered a legal contractors are; They are based in the Holy Orenian Empire They are in good standing with whichever vassal of the Empire holds jurisdiction over them They may be a vassal of the Empire The contract shall end once the Empire has reached the current desired count of ingots necessary for the completion of this section of the railway. Issued and confirmed by the Office of the Archchancellor, for the completion of the d’Arkent Manifesto, and the good of the Empire In partnership with the Durant Railway Co.
  9. if youre going to ghost people in brannby can you at least not dm them asking if you can use their rp discussions to insult them later.

     

    i shouldnt need to link the rules to staff conduct or metagaming to you.

     

    cheers.

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    2. nordicg_d

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      TRU ASF

    3. frill

      frill

      yh I grew up fast

    4. shoahinsnowyfields

      shoahinsnowyfields

      kids grow up fast in the cut-throat academy of the streets of ves 

  10. A small missive would be delivered to the Renatian scribe. John Alexander, I wish to offer you the most supreme condolences. I speak most honestly and truthfully when I say that your daughter and wife were people I appreciated dearly, despite their lack of empathy or foresight. I still pray often for them. I felt the love in your household, and the grace you impart to your kin was why I grew somewhat fond of you folk, who halted my father’s siege and gave me the scars I have from so many years ago. You ask for us to dispatch the title your regime held as its crownlands. Yet you know, dear Alexander, we can not do that. If we surrendered such a title, it would be floating about, to pass between the vagabonds of the old regime till such a time that they could galvanize some support to attempt to seize their old influence. His Imperial Majesty will never surrender that title. To be frank, for all your wisdom, I wonder why you ask, as though it were some show of faith where no faith has been shown before. I wish only that you had seen the error you had made when you stood there on the walls of Helena years ago, the chaos that those who slipped into the shadows of your court caused. Yet you were complacent, where you could have been stalwart. I have done worse, but not such that caused so much bloodshed. The meeting you had recently was merely another assembly of the same, as your missive shows. I had hoped you would learn your lesson, come prostrate yourself before the Emperor and learn of His Imperial Majesty’s mercy. Yet no, you consort with them still. Why would you do this? Either you have fooled yourself, or your motives are false and you are a member of the den of snakes that I had thought you were trapped in against your will. God bless you, and your wife and child. You will find eternal joy in the Seven Skies, as all we repentant sinners do. Ser John d’Arkent, Archchancellor, On behalf of the Regency Council of the Holy Orenian Empire
  11. The Archchancellor cancels the assassins.
  12. need. more. sleep.

  13. <>------<>------<> Rally the Crownlands <>------<>------<> Baldwin the Black and Blessed Steffan Himmel lead a charge on the fleeing Tartar forces during the Iron Crusade. Soldiers of the late Imperial Legion, Vassals of the crownlands, Men who wish to serve, You are called to rally at the Imperial Palace. The particulars of the meeting are regarding the evaluation and reorganization of the security of Helena and the vassals that hug her walls. ((5PM EST, Wednesday, July 24th))
  14. Office of the Imperial Chancellery William Alstion reading his drafts to the first Privy Council of Alexander II <>------<>------<>------<> Prelude <>------<>------<>------<> Since the First Empire of the Exalted Prophet Godfrey, the office of the Imperial Chancellor has gone through many different iterations, yet almost always the position has served as the Emperor’s right hand. Imperial Chancellors have shaped the Orenian states and maintained the Emperor’s will and rule of law for hundreds of years. They have acted as a shadow that whispers sweet things and manipulates the realm, and as nepotists seeking to further the betterment of themselves and their kin. So we of the Office of the Imperial Chancellery, in service to the Empire once again, shake off the dust of inaction and ineptitude plaguing the decades previous and put forward a body of pragmatism, transparency, and good will. “The man makes the office, my son, not the other way around.” - Bishop Iosif Roiye to his pupil, a young John I, months before his ascension to the throne. <>------<>------<>------<> The Imperial Archchancellor <>------<>------<>------<> The Archchancellor operates as the Emperor’s executive hand in all matters, superseded only by the authority of the Emperor himself. He has the secular authority to remove, replace, alter, and reform the Privy Council and its many offices, and delegate to the Privy Council the particular affairs of their office, including their immediate directives should it be necessary. He is the minister of all foreign affairs and diplomatic matters, with the authority to appoint and dismiss ambassadors at will. He may rally the Empire’s vassals and command the Emperor’s forces. If the Emperor is incapable and has no appointed regent, the Imperial Archchancellor is first in line for the regency. <>------<>------<>------<> The Lord Great Viceroy <>------<>------<>------<> Where the Imperial Archchancellor is the Emperor’s hand, the Lord Great Viceroy is the Imperial Archchancellor’s hand. His authority is superseded only by the Imperial Archchancellor, exempting exceptions made by the Imperial Archchancellor or the Emperor himself. In the absence of the Imperial Archchancellor, he chairs the meetings of the Privy Council. He may not, however, dismiss Privy Councillors or members of other institutions of Imperial Government. He is the minister of all internal diplomatic affairs regarding inter-vassal and Empire-vassal relationships. He may offer directives to diplomats to foreign nations, with the approval of the Imperial Archchancellor. King John ‘the Bastard’ of Vandoria, accepting the fealty of the Caliph in the wake of the Qali spring. <>------<>------<>------<> The Diplomatic Corps <>------<>------<>------<> Ambassadors assigned to foreign nations report directly to the Imperial Archchancellor. The vassals of the Empire hold close diplomatic ties to the Imperial Crown, and so any ambassadors to specific vassals shall be appointed only when necessary, and dismissed when they are no longer needed. Privy Councillors and members of nobility may be assigned as ambassadors as in addition to whatever other duties they have. Ambassador to the Underkingdom: Vacant Ambassador to Haelun’or: Vacant Ambassador to the Princedom of Fenn: Vacant Ambassador to the Trade Princedom of Sutica: Vacant Ambassador to the Wood Elves: Vacant Ambassador to Llyria: Vacant Ambassador to the Iron Uzg: Vacant Ambassador to Vira’ker: Vacant “Teach your enemy; it is in his best interest to at least pretend to be your friend.” - King Francis I <>------<>------<>------<> Office Administration <>------<>------<>------<> The Imperial Archchancellor appoints individuals to handle the day-to-day necessities of administration. They wield no executive authority and serve as assistants to the Imperial Archchancellor, Lord Great Viceroy, and the members of the diplomatic corps. Secretary: Vacant Manages the personal affairs of the Imperial Archchancellor. Clerk: Vacant Makes appointments, organizes meetings and keeps the physical office in order. Courier: Vacant Delivers and receives message on behalf of the office.
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