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  1. how is retirement treating you bigman.

  2. George I, the Black Knight of White Peak, Prince of Temesch, Landgrave of Aeldin, Arbiter of Justice over the southern territories receives this missive. Chewing a cherry tomato, juices dripping down his chin, he waves for his cart carriers. "We must depart immediately. To celebrate this momentous occasion with wine and wenches. The wedding of a century..." he would have continued but was suddenly overcome by a fit coughing, having choked on those overripe tomatoes.
  3. The Courts of Augustine The Augustine Palace circa. 1833 The Imperial Augustine Palace, originally constructed by famous architect John Henry, Prince of Pruvia, though it often undergoes renovations with the interior and exterior, the most popular of which being the installation of a garden by HIH the Count of Aldersber, Joseph Leopold. Serving as the home of His Imperial Majesty and his family as well as the many noble courtiers he so graciously offers housing to, the palace is the crown jewel of Providence. Most importantly within the Augustine is His Majesty’s many courtiers, and staff that certainly keep the palace moving as it always has in allowing for a mark to be made on the Empire as a whole from within the pristine walls of the palace. PALACE MANAGEMENT The Palace Management directs the various aspects of the Imperial Household and Court. It is divided into several sections listed herein, and managed by the Governor and Majordomo. GOVERNOR OF THE AUGUSTINE The Governor is the head of the Imperial Courts, and serves at the discretion of the Crown. They direct the management of the Courts, and assure that the necessary functions of the Imperial Household are executed and held to the highest standard. In the case wherein any of the management positions are not occupied, or are not operating to their full capacity, it is the duty of the Governor to assure these departments are maintained. The Governor also nominates members of the court management of the to the Emperor, for final approval by His Imperial Majesty. MAJORDOMO OF THE AUGUSTINE The Majordomo serves as a second in command to the Governor and acts in full capacity in the absence of a Governor. She may be assigned to various projects by the Governor or take a more general role within the events of the palace. She assists the Governor in whatever they may ask, whether it be events or simply management in general. LORD SENESCHAL The Lord Seneschal directs all employees of the Imperial Palace. These laborers may include servants, butlers, musicians, physicians, etc. They organize and provide services for the Courtiers during both events and daily life. It is the responsibility of the Lord Seneschal to ensure that laborers of their department are trained in both etiquette and efficient service. They are also charged with directing and employing tutors of the courts, and assuring the next generation is properly educated in the legacy, culture, and knowledge of the Empire. MASTER OF THE KEYS The Master of the Keys manages the apartments within the Imperial Courts, as well as all the locks within the Palace. He assures that only those most qualified Orenians may access the various parts of the Palace, and maintains a set of standards for those entitled to an apartment. CAPTAIN OF THE FOURTH BRIGADE The Captain of the Fourth brigade serves as the de facto Chief of Security within the Palace, and is appointed at the discretion of the General of the Imperial State Army. He is responsible for assuring the safety of the Courtiers and the Imperial family, as well as organizing security for those highest ranking Orenians during events. In cases wherein the safety of the Courtiers, Oregonian Officials, and members of the Imperial family is immediately threatened, the Captain of the Fourth may assume executive authority over the Courts, in order to assure their ongoing safety and protection. DIRECTOR OF THE EVENT COMMITTEE The director of the Imperial Event Committee serves as the president of the Event Committee. They are in charge of administering and providing resources for state sponsored events both within the courts and throughout the empire. They direct the committee and assure both the economic and cultural growth of the Empire, through their events. AUGUSTINE EVENT COMMITTEE In order to sponsor economic and cultural growth throughout the Empire, HIM Emperor John VIII and the management of the Augustine Palace have found it beneficial to establish a committee whose duty it shall be to sponsor Orenian subjects in the creation and management of revelry throughout the realm. The committee shall be managed by a director, who serves at the discretion of the Crown, and is appointed under the advice of the Governor of the Augustine Palace. The committee shall be summoned at four year intervals and be constituted by four members as well as the director. Any Orenian subject with basic event planning experience may apply to be a member of the committee, or those with a significant desire to learn the ropes of event planning. Of the accepted applicants, four will be selected via lottery to be included in the committee. The committee shall be entitled over its duration to a budget of 500 Imperial Marks. In the case wherein they expend the budget before their term is completed, the budget may be expanded at the discretion of the Treasury Secretary. DIRECTOR OF THE EVENT COMMITTEE The Director shall serve as the president of the committee in an administrative role, aiding in the management and organization of the committee members’ events. The Director also serves as an advisor and aid for new members of palace affairs and event hosting. COMMITTEE MEMBER Committee members shall have the duty to host a minimum of one event during their tenure. Their duty is to include and mentor Orenian subjects (particularly those who are inexperienced in event planning but desire to learn), through the process of organizing events and mentoring them in the structure and effective planning of successful events. COURTIERS OF THE PALACE A palatial courtier is simply summed up as one who frequents the palace and intends to aid His Majesty’s court in any way they can. A courtier may join any sect of the court they wish, being governed by the Governor, Majordomo, and their respective heads of court. COURT SCRIBES Head Court Scribe; Vacant A court scribe is tasked with the integral job of recording His Majesty’s courtly proceedings and publishing them to be read all around the Empire. The court must be recorded at each meeting of such so the fulfilment of this role is paramount. The head Court Scribe is tasked with management of their staff, and distribution of the proceedings on Augustine letterhead. COURT MUSICIAN Head Court Musician; Holy Dame Helena Rochefort In and of itself the role is to entertain those at court with one’s talents, whether those be of musical or of theatrical talents, those with talents are called forth to display such before His Imperial Majesty. Musicians are also tasked with writing songs for big celebrations, such as a coronation or birth of an Imperial heir, and will work closely with the Majordomo and Event Committee to do so. COURT PHYSICIANS Head Court Physician; Vacant Directly responsible for the health of the Emperor and his close family, the Court Physician holds medical authority over the palace and all of its most important courtiers and residents. COURT CHAPLAIN Court Chaplain; Father Johan Vuiller Appointed by the Governor, with aid from the church officials, the Court Chaplain is a member of clergy chosen to lead the courtiers in prayer, and conduct other church matters within the court at the will of the Emperor. LADIES-IN-WAITING Head Lady-In-Waiting; Lady Maisie d’Arkent As new princesses are born and married more ladies of noble or high standing birth are to wait on these princesses of the blood as less of a personal servant and more of an assistant. A lady-in-waiting is tasked with aiding the princess they are assigned in day to day tasks from preparing for the day to simply having tea or lunch. STAFF OF THE PALACE The staff of the palace work under the employ of the Lord Seneschal, attending to the basic functions of the court and assuring the highest quality of life is maintained for the courtiers. HEAD TUTOR Head Court Tutor; Beryl Carrington The Head Tutor is charged with managing the other tutors within the courts, and assuring that the children of the court are paired with tutors and given an education befitting their status. They assure that the tutors of the court are properly qualified and trained. TUTOR Tutors; Tutors are charged with taking children of the palace under their tutelage, and assuring they are educated in a proper fashion for an Orenian aristocrat or peer. This education may include seamstressing, writing, music, history, etiquette, science, etc. HEAD SERVANT Head Servant; Rosary Fairfax Working alongside the Lord Seneschal as a liaison of sorts between the upper management and the servants themselves, the Head Servant, derived from either the Maids or Butlers of the Augustine, aids in the more miniscule tasks with the inner workings of the palace. The Head Servant is tasked with the day-to-day training of servants and making sure they’re prepared for any situation as they’re one of the most important roles within the palace. BUTLER & MAIDS Butlers & Maids; As an integral position in the palace, Butlers and Maids keep the movement of the Augustine going and keeping forward progression in the palace. They are tasked with keeping the kitchens and main areas of the Augustine clean, while also keeping the more intimate areas of the palace clean as well. CHEFS Master of the Kitchens; Vacant Alongside the maids and butlers, the chefs are tasked and trusted with the important role of preparing and distributing food and meals to His Imperial Majesty, the Imperial Family, and the Augustine’s many courtiers. While the butlers and maids will aid with upkeep in the kitchens, chefs are to clean such as well, adding a secondary task of palatial kitchen upkeep.
  4. John VIII can't find his armor. He had to get to Sutica to save Peter Amadeus. "My armor!" He calls for his caretakers. "Where is Peter? We'll make those dastardly Suticans pay for kidnapping him! Aha, to war, for the Emperor! For God!"
  5. DECLARATION OF REGENCY, 1836 14th of Harren's Folly, 1836 TO OUR BELOVED SUBJECTS We are saddened to announce that His Imperial Majesty, John VIII, has fallen ill to a sickness of the mind. During Our period of recovery, We will remain in the company of Our closest friends and family, within the Augustine Palace. In order that the affairs of State be carried out properly, We appoint beloved brother Philip Augustus, the heir presumptive and Duke of Crestfall, as Prince-Regent for the duration of Our illness. We grant him all of Our authorities and entrust to him the safety of Our people. We welcome your prayers for Our health, and offer you Our utmost faith that the Orenian people shall remain resolute, as they always have. Delivered at Augustine. 14th of Harren's Folly, 1836 ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, John VIII, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Kaedrin, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Orenian Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  6. John VIII squints at the title. "The Dialect of Imperial Elves," he reads aloud, passing it to his caretaker @FlareGunCalamity. "Please read this dictionary to Us, Miss Fairfax, we are most intrigued with the development of a new cultural dialect within Our realm, but too blind to make out the characters Ourselves!"
  7. The Land Directive Board of Review accepts this application. The Home Secretary @Jameson_hshall assist you in improving the build. You are invited to meet with representatives of the board of review after this Saint's Evening's court session, for your in person interview before the final review stage. Contact the Vice Chancellor Markosi#3008 to arrange a time. The idea behind taverns is to have communities grow around them, which is the purpose of the price point. Ideally, you can get a few investors interested in starting up a unique community and Imperial sub-culture, and willing to drive activity and events. Contact me on discord for more information, but the price point is fixed. zombieman#5125
  8. "I'm glad you're back, dear." The elder sovereign says with a soft smile as he reads the parchment. "I'll have to invite you to come sing for me soon."
  9. Land Development Application Imperial citizens and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities outside of the currently available municipalities and cities may do so through the Land Development and Application Directive. A written application must be completed in order to be considered for operator or proprietorship rights over pre-determined development plots across the Empire. Please refer to the Land Development and Application Directive before submitting an application to the Home Office for initial review. All applications must be approved by the Home Secretary and the Archchancellor in order to be valid. Utilize the following templates when submitting an application for a specific development type. *note Do not include italicised text from the templates in your application. Post all applications in this thread. When an application has finished being reviewed, the approval authorities will publicly announce the results. Changes or denials will be discussed with the applicants privately. Accepted applications will receive an official summons for a physical petition by the applicant to finalize the transaction. Template for Proprietorship: Tavern Template for Proprietorship: Borough Template for Proprietorship: Municipality Template for Development: Trading Post Template for Development: Workshop Template for Development: Farm Current Map of Available Developments Locations for constructions outlined herein shall be limited to those locations marked on the map, marked red for farms, green for workshops or trading posts, and blue for proprietorships. Plots marked with an X are already claimed, or owned by the state. Inquire with relevant authorities on the status of the occupant if you are still interested. https://i.imgur.com/1lTF0zq.png
  10. Land Development and Application Directive 20th of Horen's Calling, 1833 Whereas Our government has continued to develop the Orenian countryside, We find it necessary to provide Our subjects with avenues to contribute to and establish themselves within the economic framework and territory of Our country. We hereby establish an application process in order to receive land for the construction of farms, trading posts, workshops, taverns, boroughs, and municipalities, throughout the Orenian countryside. Applications must be submitted through the Home Office for review by the approval board. The appropriate location to submit an application can be found HERE. Section I: Process for Developing a Proprietorship (Tavern/Borough/Municipality) Petition Criteria for a Tavern Demonstrate ten years of service to the Crown Demonstrate an ability to staff and operate the Proprietorship The location of establishment A written application A petition requires the assent of the Home Secretary and Archchancellor. When accepted, applicants must provide a sum of 2,000 Imperial Marks to the Imperial Treasury and a design for the build to the Home Office. The location may be no larger than forty by forty square meters. The proprietorship shall incur a yearly excise of 100 Imperial Marks. All excises shall be halved for serving members of the Imperial State Army, or honorably discharged veterans of over twenty years. Failure to meet the excise for two consecutive years, or consistent failure to produce economic activity in the region may result in immediate termination of the contract and eviction. Petition Criteria for a Borough: Demonstrate two years of successful and active management of a tavern ((OOC Note: Activity shall be gauged holistically according to activity data metrics, forum posts, and events)) Demonstrate a necessity for housing surrounding the tavern A written application A petition requires the assent of the Home Secretary and Archchancellor. When accepted, a design for the build must be provided. This build may include a small square or gathering area, and no more than three houses. The proprietorship shall incur a yearly excise of 125 Imperial Marks. All excises shall be halved for serving members of the Imperial State Army, or honorably discharged veterans of over twenty years. Failure to meet the excise for two consecutive years, or consistent failure to produce economic activity in the region may result in immediate termination of the contract and eviction. At this stage, an already existing Magistrate shall be assigned as a representative of the Crown in the Borough from a local municipality, expanding the authority of the municipal Magistrate to the borough, and charged with enforcing the law and governing on His Imperial Majesty’s behalf. The list of responsibilities and authorities of the Magistrate are as follows: The Magistrate, if necessary, may also be assigned independently of a local municipality upon the assent of the Crown. The Magistrate shall require an office and quartering within the borough, from which to administrate. ((OOC Note: The Magistrate shall be appointed by the Imperial Crown, and shall be recognized as the owner and administrative leader on behalf of the Crown. This arrangement shall make them the PRO of the region)). Petition Criteria for a Municipality: Demonstrate two years of successful and active management of a borough ((OOC Note: Activity shall be gauged holistically according to activity data metrics, forum posts, and events)) Demonstrate the necessity for expanded housing and economic centers The culture and demographics of the municipality ((For this point, a forum post should also be included, outlining the culture and demographics, though it does not need to be completed in order to Petition)) Demonstrate the necessity for a local government A written application A petition requires the assent of the Home Secretary and Archchancellor. When accepted, a design for the build must be provided. Fortifications are strictly prohibited. This build may include a town square, and multiple economic centers (smiths, shops, restaurants, etc). The municipality must also include a Magistrates Manor. At this stage, the Imperial Crown shall publish a municipal charter for the Proprietorship. A Magistrate shall be assigned as a representative of the Crown in the Municipality, and charged with enforcing the law and governing on His Imperial Majesty’s behalf. The list of responsibilities and authorities of the Magistrate are as follows: The proprietorship shall incur a yearly excise of 150 Imperial Marks. All excises shall be halved for serving members of the Imperial State Army, or honorably discharged veterans of over twenty years. Failure to meet the excise for two consecutive years, or consistent failure to produce economic activity in the region may result in immediate termination of the contract and eviction. ((OOC Note: The Magistrate shall be appointed by the Imperial Crown, and shall be recognized as the owner and government leader on behalf of the Crown. This arrangement shall make them the PRO of the region, as the director of the local government)). Section II: Process for Developing a Trading Post, Workshop, or Farm Petition Criteria for a Trading Post: Demonstrate five years of service to the Crown Demonstrate an ability to staff and keep the trading post stocked with goods The location of establishment A written application A petition requires the assent of the Home Secretary and the Archchancellor. When accepted a sum of 800 Imperial Marks must be provided to the Imperial Treasury as well as a design for the build. Trading posts may include a single building containing a small shop, stable, and food service area. The location may be no larger than forty by forty square meters and any structures should not make up more than half of the available space. The trading post shall incur a yearly excise of 90 minas. All excises shall be halved for serving members of the Imperial State Army, or honorably discharged veterans of over twenty years. Failure to meet the excise for two consecutive years may result in immediate termination of the contract and eviction. Petition Criteria for a Workshop: Demonstrate five years of service to the Crown Demonstrate an ability to staff and keep the workshop producing specialized goods The location of establishment A written application A petition requires the assent of the Home Secretary and the Archchancellor. When accepted a sum of 800 Imperial Marks must be provided to the Imperial Treasury as well as a design for the build. Workshops may include a single building containing a shop, and a crafting area. Examples of valid workshops include but are not limited to smithies, apothecaries, and jewelers. The location may be no larger than forty by forty square meters. The workshop may only occupy roughly half of the dedicated space, with the rest of the region designated to landscaping and beautification, or industrial immersion features. Theworkshop shall incur a yearly excise of 90 minas. All excises shall be halved for serving members of the Imperial State Army, or veterans of over twenty years. Failure to meet the excise for two consecutive years may result in immediate termination of the contract and eviction. Petition Criteria for a Farm: Demonstrate five years of service to the crown The location of establishment A written application A petition requires the assent of the Home Secretary and the Archchancellor. When accepted a sum of 300 Imperial Marks must be provided to the Imperial Treasury as well as a design for the build and farm. This farm may include a single household, and a single industrial building (windmill, winery, barn, etc). The location may be no larger than forty by forty square meters.The farmhouse and industrial building may occupy roughly half of the dedicated space, with the rest of the region designated to farmland. The farm shall incur a yearly excise of 80 minas, a crate of wheat, or five stacks of meat. All excises shall be halved for serving members of the Imperial State Army, or honorably discharged veterans of over twenty years. Failure to meet the excise for two consecutive years may result in immediate termination of the contract and eviction. Section III: Final Approval and Development Grant The development opportunities presented in this directive are at the will and benevolence of the Crown. Successful petitions will receive operator rights over lands owned by the Crown for the purposes deemed fit by the approval board based on information contained within the application. The approval board acts on behalf of the Crown when exercising business regarding land within the Empire. The Crown shall ultimately assent or deny the petition, based upon the advice of the approval board with respect to this directive and the lands being transacted. Applications that meet the aforementioned criteria and are approved through the initial review by the joint Home Secretary and Archchancellor must then physically petition an approval board in an appropriate manner. An approval board will consist of the Archchancellor, Vicechancellor, and Home Secretary, as well as other members of the Council of State at their leisure. An official summons will be issued to the petitioner following the approved initial review. The petitioner must be prepared to present the details contained within the application in person as well as answer any additional questions levied. The most typical manner in which physical petitions may be entertained is at the conclusion regularly scheduled court sessions. Special hearings may be organized at the will of the Crown and may be requested by the petitioner for personal convenience. Section IV: Notes and Map of Locations All properties discussed herein may not be sold or gifted without the assent of the Home Secretary and the Archchancellor, and may be denied for any reason. In the case wherein the property is sold, the Imperial Government may collect up to fifty percent of the total price. The new owner of the property must fit the same criteria as the original property holder. Proprietorships with the status of borough and municipality may not be sold, gifted, or inherited under any circumstances. Operator rights of a proprietorship is appointed solely at the discretion of the Crown. Under no circumstances can any property listed herein be incorporated into the landings of a peer. Locations for constructions outlined herein shall be limited to those locations marked on the map, marked red for farms, green for workshops or trading posts, and blue for proprietorships. Plots marked with an X are already claimed, or owned by the state. Inquire with relevant authorities on the status of the occupant if you are still interested. https://i.imgur.com/1lTF0zq.png ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, John VIII, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Kaedrin, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Orenian Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  11. SUMMONS TO THE 26th IMPERIAL DIET, 1833 The Summons for the 26th Imperial Diet The twenty-sixth Imperial Diet shall commence in the year of Our Lord 1833 ARTICLE I: The House of Lords for the 26th Imperial Diet His Imperial Majesty hereby summons the following seven peers or lords spiritual to comprise the House of Lords for the duration of the twenty-sixth Imperial Diet, until such time as the session’s dissolution. HIH The Duke of Crestfall HIH The Count of Temesch His Grace The Duke of Cathalon His Grace The Duke of Sunholdt The Rt. Hon Count of Kositz The Rt. Hon. Count of Azor His Eminence, Cardinal Buron Those members summoned to comprise the House of Lords shall be entitled to the style of Imperial grandee, along with the postnominal IG after their name, for the duration of the twenty-sixth Imperial Diet. ARTICLE II: The House of Commons for the 26th Imperial Diet His Imperial Majesty hereby summons the following members of the House of Commons to the twenty-sixth Imperial Diet, the house’s composition being made by the results of the national election with these elected members comprising the chamber until such time as the session’s dissolution: SARKOZY, Tobias, of Greater Alpine District BRAE-WITTENBACH, Elizabeth, of Right-Bank District. BANNER, Bartholomew, of Right Bank District. DE ROSIUS, Maria, of Right Bank District. BARBOVIC, Rupert Sigmar, of Northern District. FITZPETER, Anthony, of Northern District. D'AZOR, Rosaline, of Providence District. D'AZOR, Philippa, of Providence District. MELPHESTAUS, Thucydides, of Providence District. D'AZOR, Kelhus, of Providence District. HARTCOLD-ROURKE, Jane, of Providence District. BASRID, Matyas, of Providence District. Those members summoned to comprise the House of Commons shall be entitled to the style of Representative for the duration of the twenty-sixth Imperial Diet. ISSUED AND PROCLAIMED, John VIII, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Kaedrin, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Adria, Novellen and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Orenian Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  12. John VIIi continues penning letters regarding the future of the rosemoor convention to his beloved elder sister, the princess imperial.
  13. Dissolution of the 25th Imperial Diet 13th of Tobias' Bounty, 1831. His Imperial Majesty does see fit to dissolve the twenty fifth Imperial Diet. With this dissolution, His Imperial Majesty commands the members of the twenty fifth Imperial Diet to return home to their constituencies until such time as the assembly is summoned to sit again. His Imperial Majesty, John VIII, by the grace of GOD Holy Orenian Emperor, forever August, King of Renatus, Curon, Kaedrin, Salvus, and Seventis, Defender of the Faith, Grand Duke of Ves, Duke of Adria, Novellen, Helena and Lorraine, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Orenian Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.
  14. His Imperial Majesty grants assent to the Imperial Heritage Act.
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