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  1. Imperial Charter for the City of Providence 10th of Sun’s Smile, 1796 NOW THEREFORE KNOW YE that We, by virtue of our prerogative Imperial and Royal and of our especial grace, certain knowledge and mere knowledge have granted and declared and do hereby for Us, Our Heirs and Successors grant and declare as follows… That this charter shall officially incorporate the City of Providence, and shall enumerate the offices and principles of the city government therein, and that all appointments to such offices must remain strictly consistent with this writ under Our graciousness, and that the creation of any further offices outside of the purview of this writ remain strictly illegal, with any amendments to said writ occuring only by the due consent of Us, Our Heirs and Successors. That by Our command, the City of Providence be granted the cliffs situated on the eastern coast, due northeast of the River Reden, to be held in the public trust, exercising its jurisdictions within the boundaries We have described in this writ. That this city government be composed firstly of a lord mayor, who shall be elected from among the residents of this city, and who shall… I. Head the city government and delegate to relevant individuals by confirming them to a post within the government. II. Execute the laws of the city as enacted by the city assembly. III. Propose the changing of laws of the city regarding statutory law and institutions. IV. Pay, supply the goods to, and manage building, construction, and the builders themselves in the city. V. Oversee the operations of the city board as chief executive officer. VI. Uphold the will of the people of the city and Our charter. That this city government be composed secondly of a solicitor, who shall be appointed by the city assembly, and who shall… I. Arrest and detain criminal suspects reasonably accused of violations of Our law until such time as they may be tried. II. Enforce the law of the city as enacted by the city legislature, in which cases he shall bring to trial on behalf of the City of Providence. III. Investigate, and bring to trial on behalf of Our Crown, cases criminal within the city. IV. Cooperate with Our Crown deputies and authorities on all cases and investigations, local or otherwise. V. Be allowed to deputize two, non-uniformed persons. That this city government be composed thirdly of a clerk, who shall be appointed by the city assembly, and who shall… I. Set the rate of taxation at the local level. II. Administrate the collection of local taxes or rents, and sale of residences and other properties. III. Foster economic growth and maintain the trade grounds of the city. IV. Pay the salaries of city employees from the city coffers. V. Be responsible for the maintenance of the municipal ledger. VI. Be allowed to deputize non-uniformed clerks to fulfill these functions. That this city government be composed fourthly of a magistrate, who shall serve by Our Crown appointment, and who shall... I. Be a justice of the peace. II. Hear cases, trial, or other disputes that may arise within the city, in original jurisdiction. III. Apply the supreme law of Our Crown and Counsellors within the city. IV. Administrate free and fair city elections. V. Administrate the collection of any national taxes, excises or tariffs on behalf of Our Treasury. VI. Retain access to all municipal records or ledgers. VII. Report the fomentation of sedition, turmoil, discord, libel and acts against Our Crown or Our government. That these four offices comprise and be referred to in corporation as the city board, who shall together serve as the city’s executive body, responsible for its operation, and that this executive shall not be construed as possessing the powers of a legislature [that is, a law-maker], but shall instead operate through the application of the law of Our Crown and Counsellors as well as through the delegated statutory authority We explicitly establish by the aforementioned articles of this writ. That a city legislature be established and hereinafter entitled the Assembly of the City of Providence, composed of seven seats, which shall be elected from among the residents of this city, and which shall have the power to enact legislation particular to the jurisdiction of the City of Providence. That the city legislature elect from within itself a speaker, who shall be entitled the Speaker of the Assembly of the City of Providence, and who shall serve as the presiding officer of the city assembly. That the quorum of the city legislature shall be half plus one, and be forbidden from doing any business when this requirement is not met. The city legislature shall pass bills into law by simple majority, which when published will be entitled Local Laws so as to distinguish them from national Acts of the Diet, and may pertain to the following spheres… I. Local taxation. II. Budgeting, salaries, and all matters of city income and expenditure. III. Civil law concerning relations between residents of the city. IV. Regulation, concerning the regulation of other matters of import to the city not aforementioned. V. Votes of no confidence, whereby the Lord Mayor may be recalled and new elections held provided a four-fifths vote. That the Lord Mayor be granted the power of enactment and veto of all bills passed by the city legislature. In cases of legislative veto, the city legislature is granted the power of override with four-fifths vote. That the city legislature be considered a parliamentary body with the power to legislate concerning inner matters concerning itself, as well as concerning the frequency, manner, place, and the suffrage of local elections so long as these rules do not conflict with Our charter. Be it established by Our writ that the government and legislature established by this charter remain subservient in all respects to Our Crown and Counsellors, as well as to Acts of the Our Diet, in which Our law is supreme over Local Laws of the city. ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, Anne I, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Empress, forever August, Queen of Renatus, Curon, Salvus and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baroness of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera. Joseph II, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  2. Imperial Charter for the Municipality of Redenford 9th of Godfrey’s Triumph, 1796 NOW THEREFORE KNOW YE that We, by virtue of our prerogative Imperial and Royal and of our especial grace, certain knowledge and mere knowledge have granted and declared and do hereby for Us, Our Heirs and Successors grant and declare as follows… That the bearer of this writ, Henry Frederick Helvets, Duke of Cathalon, be chartered, by Imperial appointment, proprietor of the lands of Redenford, on the southern bank at the origin of the River Reden, and that this land, justly surveyed by Our Crown surveyors, be under their ownership, and that they [hereinafter called “The Proprietor”] are charged to develop a colony as well as establish, in accordance with the exact principles of this writ, a municipal government, as a matter of immediate priority to Our gracious reign. That the term ‘ownership’, in the context of The Proprietor, be construed as private property subject to Us, Our law and Our government, and shall not be tied or associated with any such peerage, polity, governmental nor public office, nor Crown office, the holding of which shall remain separate to the duties and privileges enumerated in this document. That The Proprietor shall hold the economic privilege of ownership and extraction with respect to any natural resources, which are already deemed present or may be otherwise discovered, in the surveyed territory. That this charter shall officially incorporate the municipality of Redenford, and shall enumerate the offices and principles of the municipal government therein, and that all appointments to such offices must remain strictly consistent with this writ under Our graciousness, and that the creation of any further offices outside of the purview of this writ remain strictly illegal, with any amendments to said writ occuring only by the due consent of Us, Our Heirs and Successors. That by Our command, The Proprietor shall be discharged forthwith to establish the requisite conditions for the creation of this municipality, operating in accordance with Our Crown law, as an Imperial subject in totality, under singular jurisdiction. That this municipal government be composed firstly of a magistrate, who shall serve by Our Crown appointment, and who shall... I. Be a justice of the peace. II. Hear cases, trial, or other disputes that may arise within the municipality, in original jurisdiction. III. Apply the supreme law of Our Crown and Counsellors within the municipality. IV. Administrate free and fair municipal elections. V. Administrate the collection of any national taxes, excises or tariffs on behalf of Our Treasury. VI. Retain access to all municipal records or ledgers. VII. Report the fomentation of sedition, turmoil, discord, libel and acts against Our Crown or Our government. That this municipal government be composed secondly of a sheriff, who shall be elected from among the residents of this municipality, and who shall… I. Arrest and detain criminal suspects reasonably accused of violations of Our law until such time as they may be tried. II. Investigate, and bring to trial on behalf of Our Crown, cases criminal within the municipality. III. Cooperate with Our Crown deputies and authorities on all cases and investigations, local or otherwise. IV. Be allowed to deputize a single, non-uniformed person. That this municipal government be composed thirdly of a clerk, who shall be elected from among the residents of this municipality, and who shall… I. Set the rate of taxation at the municipal level. II. Administrate the collection of municipal taxes or rents, and sale of residences and other properties. III. Be responsible for the maintenance of the municipal ledger. IV. Be allowed to deputize a single, non-uniformed person. That these three offices, in conjunction with The Proprietor [who themselves shall bear no formal office or post separate from his ownership of the private property from which the municipality derives], comprise and be referred to in corporation as the town council, who shall together serve as the municipality’s executive body, responsible for its operation, and that this executive shall not be construed as possessing the powers of a legislature [that is, a law-maker], but shall instead operate through the application of the law of Our Crown and Counsellors as well as through the delegated statutory authority We explicitly establish by the aforementioned articles of this writ. ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, Anne I, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Empress, forever August, Queen of Renatus, Curon, Salvus and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baroness of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera. Joseph II, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera. SIGNED AND WITNESSED, His Grace The Duke of Cathalon KHE
  3. Imperial Charter for the Municipality of Dobrov 9th of Godfrey’s Triumph, 1796 NOW THEREFORE KNOW YE that We, by virtue of our prerogative Imperial and Royal and of our especial grace, certain knowledge and mere knowledge have granted and declared and do hereby for Us, Our Heirs and Successors grant and declare as follows… That the bearer of this writ, Ostromir Tuvyic, Baron of Woldzmir, be chartered, by Imperial appointment, proprietor of the lands of Dobrov, to the west of the city of Providence, in the foothills of the north-western forests, and that this land, justly surveyed by Our Crown surveyors, be under their ownership, and that they [hereinafter called “The Proprietor”] are charged to develop a colony as well as establish, in accordance with the exact principles of this writ, a municipal government, as a matter of immediate priority to Our gracious reign That the term ‘ownership’, in the context of The Proprietor, be construed as private property subject to Us, Our law and Our government, and shall not be tied or associated with any such peerage, polity, governmental nor public office, nor Crown office, the holding of which shall remain separate to the duties and privileges enumerated in this document. That The Proprietor shall hold the economic privilege of ownership and extraction with respect to any natural resources, which are already deemed present or may be otherwise discovered, in the surveyed territory. That this charter shall officially incorporate the municipality of Dobrov, and shall enumerate the offices and principles of the municipal government therein, and that all appointments to such offices must remain strictly consistent with this writ under Our graciousness, and that the creation of any further offices outside of the purview of this writ remain strictly illegal, with any amendments to said writ occuring only by the due consent of Us, Our Heirs and Successors. That by Our command, The Proprietor shall be discharged forthwith to establish the requisite conditions for the creation of this municipality, operating in accordance with Our Crown law, as an Imperial subject in totality, under singular jurisdiction. That this municipal government be composed firstly of a magistrate, who shall serve by Our Crown appointment, and who shall... I. Be a justice of the peace. II. Hear cases, trial, or other disputes that may arise within the municipality, in original jurisdiction. III. Apply the supreme law of Our Crown and Counsellors within the municipality. IV. Administrate free and fair municipal elections. V. Administrate the collection of any national taxes, excises or tariffs on behalf of Our Treasury. VI. Retain access to all municipal records or ledgers. VII. Report the fomentation of sedition, turmoil, discord, libel and acts against Our Crown or Our government. That this municipal government be composed secondly of a sheriff, who shall be elected from among the residents of this municipality, and who shall… I. Arrest and detain criminal suspects reasonably accused of violations of Our law until such time as they may be tried. II. Investigate, and bring to trial on behalf of Our Crown, cases criminal within the municipality. III. Cooperate with Our Crown deputies and authorities on all cases and investigations, local or otherwise. IV. Be allowed to deputize a single, non-uniformed person. That this municipal government be composed thirdly of a clerk, who shall be elected from among the residents of this municipality, and who shall… I. Set the rate of taxation at the municipal level. II. Administrate the collection of municipal taxes or rents, and sale of residences and other properties. III. Be responsible for the maintenance of the municipal ledger. IV. Be allowed to deputize a single, non-uniformed person. That these three offices, in conjunction with The Proprietor [who themselves shall bear no formal office or post separate from his ownership of the private property from which the municipality derives], comprise and be referred to in corporation as the town council, who shall together serve as the municipality’s executive body, responsible for its operation, and that this executive shall not be construed as possessing the powers of a legislature [that is, a law-maker], but shall instead operate through the application of the law of Our Crown and Counsellors as well as through the delegated statutory authority We explicitly establish by the aforementioned articles of this writ. ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, Anne I, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Empress, forever August, Queen of Renatus, Curon, Salvus and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baroness of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera. Joseph II, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera. SIGNED AND WITNESSED, The Rt Hon. The Lord Woldzmir
  4. THE EDICT OF SETTLEMENT 9th of Godfrey's Triumph, 1796 It is the desire of Their Imperial Majesties, acting on the basis of years of cooperation, collaboration and otherwise fraternity with the elves of the Empire, to reserve for them a stake of land of their personal domain with which to settle under the protection of the Crown. This reservation, defined as the Pale of Settlement or simply the Pale in shorthand, shall be established from the time of the proclamation of this decree, the terms of such settlement defined therein with this very resolution. As such, We do resolve... PROVISION I: On the Pale, sovereignty and nationality I. That the Pale is comprised of a portion of the Gnarled Forest, due west of the city of Providence. II. That the Pale be defined as a reservation for elvenkind under the personal protection of Their Imperial Majesties. III. That the Pale be established as the sovereign territory of the Holy Orenian Empire with the status of a reservation, with specific details of governance established in further provisions of this document. IV. That the elves resident in the Pale be considered Imperial subjects, or in the shorthand Imperials, for all legal intents and purposes, and as such they are to be considered loyal countrymen of the Empire, who are hostile to all her enemies. PROVISION II: On jurisdiction, privileges and terms of settlement I. That the Pale be outside of the normal jurisdiction of the Holy Orenian Empire for the purposes of courts of judicature, civil government and ecclesiastical parishes, as a personal reservation of property set aside by Their Imperial Majesties. II. That the Pale’s elven residents be granted freedom of religion along with immunity from any blasphemy or religious laws that may otherwise be in effect within the Empire. III. That the Pale be permitted to legislate its own laws in respect to its devolved powers, so long as said laws are compatible with the Imperial Constitution and the terms of this decree, and that in the case of any contradictions between such legislation and this decree, this document shall take precedence. IV. That the Pale’s jurisdiction over criminal and civil offenses extend only to those offenses committed within its territory. V. That the Pale’s elven residents, in the event that they were to commit criminal or civil offenses outside of the Pale, be subject to the normal jurisdiction of the Empire. VI. That the Pale be permitted to maintain its own policing force as it deems fit, outside of the command of the Imperial State Army, insofar as any combatants of said policing force may be levied by the General Staff or Their Imperial Majesties personally, in defense of the Empire and for other uses against her enemies. VII. That the Pale be free from the ordinary garrison or otherwise presence of a military force with the exception of instances of defense, clear travel through (defined as ‘through’ or ‘across’, for strategic purposes) or an emergency. VIII. That the Pale be home only to elves with the exception of those non-elves granted explicit permission to be resident there by its government. IX. That the Pale retain protections for the elvish language provided every effort is taken to ensure that translations to common are readily available. PROVISION III: On the government of the Pale I. That the Pale’s executive personage in question is entitled the Warden of the Pale, who shall serve as the territory’s head of government, judicial authority and the general representative of its elven residents, discharging his duties as a loyal subject of Their Imperial Majesties. PROVISION IV: On devolved and reserved powers I. That the Pale’s devolved powers, on which their government may enact legislation or otherwise act on within the bounds of their physical jurisdiction, consist of: Agriculture and construction. Courts and judicature, including law enforcement. Education. Health. Religion. II. That the Empire’s reserved powers, on which the Pale’s government may not enact legislation involving or contradictory to, consist of: Capital offenses (espionage, treason and murder). Foreign affairs as well as terrorism both domestic and external. Trade (exports, imports and tariffs). PROVISION V: On the interpretation of this document I. That in the case of any provision of this document’s wording being ambiguous or otherwise requiring interpretation, in the case of a dispute, it shall be subject to a civil case heard fairly and impartially by the Imperial Supreme Court on which the ruling shall be precedential.
  5. Imperial Charter for the Municipality of New Esbec 9th of Godfrey’s Triumph, 1796 NOW THEREFORE KNOW YE that We, by virtue of our prerogative Imperial and Royal and of our especial grace, certain knowledge and mere knowledge have granted and declared and do hereby for Us, Our Heirs and Successors grant and declare as follows… That the bearer of this writ, Anton Talhoffer, be chartered, by Imperial appointment, proprietor of the lands of New Esbec, on the western coast of Lake Esbec, itself near to the western frontier, and that this land, justly surveyed by Our Crown surveyors, be under their ownership, and that they [hereinafter called “The Proprietor”] are charged to develop a colony as well as establish, in accordance with the exact principles of this writ, a municipal government, as a matter of immediate priority to Our gracious reign. That the term ‘ownership’, in the context of The Proprietor, be construed as private property subject to Us, Our law and Our government, and shall not be tied or associated with any such peerage, polity, governmental nor public office, nor Crown office, the holding of which shall remain separate to the duties and privileges enumerated in this document. That The Proprietor shall hold the economic privilege of ownership and extraction with respect to any natural resources, which are already deemed present or may be otherwise discovered, in the surveyed territory. That this charter shall officially incorporate the municipality of New Esbec, and shall enumerate the offices and principles of the municipal government therein, and that all appointments to such offices must remain strictly consistent with this writ under Our graciousness, and that the creation of any further offices outside of the purview of this writ remain strictly illegal, with any amendments to said writ occuring only by the due consent of Us, Our Heirs and Successors. That by Our command, The Proprietor shall be discharged forthwith to establish the requisite conditions for the creation of this municipality, operating in accordance with Our Crown law, as an Imperial subject in totality, under singular jurisdiction. That this municipal government be composed firstly of a magistrate, who shall serve by Our Crown appointment, and who shall... I. Be a justice of the peace. II. Hear cases, trial, or other disputes that may arise within the municipality, in original jurisdiction. III. Apply the supreme law of Our Crown and Counsellors within the municipality. IV. Administrate free and fair municipal elections. V. Administrate the collection of any national taxes, excises or tariffs on behalf of Our Treasury. VI. Retain access to all municipal records or ledgers. VII. Report the fomentation of sedition, turmoil, discord, libel and acts against Our Crown or Our government. That this municipal government be composed secondly of a sheriff, who shall be elected from among the residents of this municipality, and who shall… I. Arrest and detain criminal suspects reasonably accused of violations of Our law until such time as they may be tried. II. Investigate, and bring to trial on behalf of Our Crown, cases criminal within the municipality. III. Cooperate with Our Crown deputies and authorities on all cases and investigations, local or otherwise. IV. Be allowed to deputize a single, non-uniformed person. That this municipal government be composed thirdly of a clerk, who shall be elected from among the residents of this municipality, and who shall… I. Set the rate of taxation at the municipal level. II. Administrate the collection of municipal taxes or rents, and sale of residences and other properties. III. Be responsible for the maintenance of the municipal ledger. IV. Be allowed to deputize a single, non-uniformed person. That these three offices, in conjunction with The Proprietor [who themselves shall bear no formal office or post separate from his ownership of the private property from which the municipality derives], comprise and be referred to in corporation as the town council, who shall together serve as the municipality’s executive body, responsible for its operation, and that this executive shall not be construed as possessing the powers of a legislature [that is, a law-maker], but shall instead operate through the application of the law of Our Crown and Counsellors as well as through the delegated statutory authority We explicitly establish by the aforementioned articles of this writ. ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, Anne I, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Empress, forever August, Queen of Renatus, Curon, Salvus and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baroness of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera. Joseph II, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera. SIGNED AND WITNESSED, Mr. Anton Talhoffer
  6. 6 SUN’S SMILE, 1795. Upon notice of significant misconduct in the national elections of seventeen ninety-five by Miss Petra Vimmark, Chancellor of Elections, We the Crown issued the command, verbally, that she end its administration until such a time as the Crown desires to call another election. Affixing Our seal hereafter, God Our witness.
  7. The Emperor has the manifesto read to him, finding the act of reading itself a bit too straining on the mind at this time.
  8. The Emperor is watching this platform.
  9. The Emperor is watching these developments.
  10. The Emperor is watching this campaign.
  11. This man is surrounded by cloaked agents, being rushed away under the din of the city center.
  12. AMENDMENTS TO THE EDICT OF REFORM, 1794 To Our Beloved Subjects, Upon the recommendation of the government, the Crown has deemed fit to amend Section I of the Edict of Reform of 1763 so as to expand the size of the electorate capable for election to the House of Commons. Delivered at Novellen. 6th of Harren's Folly, 1794. AMENDMENTS TO SECTION I: THE HOUSE OF COMMONS Any Imperial subject over the age of eighteen and registered with the Imperial census shall be permitted to apply for candidacy. Any part of the Edict of Reform not explicitly amended by this amendment edict or another amendment edict shall be construed as remaining in effect.
  13. Dissolution of the 20th Imperial Diet 4th of Harren's Folly, 1794. Their Imperial Majesties do see fit to dissolve the twentieth Imperial Diet. With this dissolution, Their Imperial Majesties command the members of the twentieth Imperial Diet to return home to their constituencies until such time as the assembly is summoned to sit again. ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, Anne I, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Empress, forever August, Queen of Renatus, Curon, Salvus and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Princess of Malinor, Duchess of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baroness of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders and Farfolk, etcetera. Joseph II, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Prince of Malinor, Duke of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
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