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  1. ((The Following Decree is posted on the Information Boards of Warwick Castle)) Administration Act 1737 This Archducal Act has been made Law based on the Archducal Prerogative of the Lord of Suffonia. Article I - Patriarchy a) Regardless of the titles or offices hold, Patriarch of the House of Suffolk is the owner of all of the estates and lands under the House of Suffolk and has imperium maius and absolute authority over these estates and lands and any entity on or bound to these estates and lands and is the executive, legislative and judicial head of all administrations concerning these estates and lands. b) The absolute authority and power of Patriarch of the House of Suffolk over the lands and entities mentioned in Article I/a hitherby is named the Archducal Prerogative. c) Regardless of titles, offices, gender or age, the position of the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk wilt be inherited by the heirs of Archduke Edward I of the House of Suffolk, in accordance with the Suffonian Code on Inheritance and Succession, No:I. d) Patriarch of the House of Suffolk outranks all military offices and officers as the Commander-in-Chief of Suffonia. e) As all administrative and legislative bodies and offices acts under and for the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk, the Patriarch may not become a member of any such body or office but may observe, attend or rule as he wills. Article II - Temporary High Offices a) Castellan is the temporary governor of the Warwick Castle appointed by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk, in his absence or in times of need, with authority superseding the authority of the Privy Council of Ministers. b) Lord Marshal is appointed by Patriarch of the House of Suffolk, in times of need, to assume the command of all armed forces of Suffolk for a specific war, until such appointment is revoked by the Patriarch or the concerning war legally ends. Lord Marshal has full authority on any matter related to war, second only to the Patriarch and can bypass any rights or confiscate any property and enlist any citizen by force to the armed forces for the period of the war. Lord Marshal may not be legally challenged for his actions in Suffonian Courts as long as he holds his position. c) If in accordance with Article IX/a of the Suffonian Code on Inheritance and Succession, No:I, a legal regent is appointed to the Patriarchy of the House of Suffolk, the said legal regent wilt assume the title of the Lord Protector and assume the powers determined in the said Code during the tenure of his regency. Article III - Privy Council of Ministers a) Ministers of the Privy Council art appointed by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. Privy Council consist of six ministers, namely; Chancellor, Archduke’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs, High Treasurer, Chamberlain, Captain General and Justiciar. b) Chancellor is responsible for execution of the Suffonian Law as the head of the Chancellery. Chancellor acts as the chief minister of the Council and oversees and regulates Privy meetings, management and the issuance of Privy Council Edicts and Privy Council Orders. c) Archduke’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs, also known as the Secretary, is responsible for foreign and inter-vassal diplomacy as the head of the Foreign Office. d) High Treasurer is responsible for the financial accounting of the Archducal Exchequer and collection and payment of its debts and claims. High Treasurer is responsible for the domestic and international trade and overseeing comercial companies, orders and guilds of the Archduchy. e) Chamberlain is responsible for the municipal administration and housing of the Warwick Castle as well as the administration and management of the Archducal Household and the Pembroke Palace. f) Justiciar is responsible for providing legal advice for the House of Suffolk and the Privy Council of Ministers. As the judge of the Court of Justice, Justiciar is the supreme Judge of Suffonia and appoints District Court Judges. g) Captain General is the head of the Suffonian armed forces and captains of all military forces of Suffonia answers to the Captain General. Captain General is tasked with the defence of Suffonia and coordination and management of all armed forces. If a Marshal is not appointed for during wartime, Captain General wilt assume control of the war. h) Privy Council must meet and hold Privy Courts for Suffonian citizens at least once in every two years. If an Archducal Court is to be held in that time period, assembly of the Privy Court would no longer be mandatory. i) If the Chancellorship becomes vacant, Chancellor’s duties as the Chief Minister wilt be assumed respectively by: Archduke’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs, the High Treasurer, the Chamberlain, the Justiciar or the Captain General. Article IV - Council of Warwick a) Council of Warwick is an advisory body tasked with advising, supervising and auditing the conducts of the Privy Council of Ministers. b) Ministers of the Privy Council, Lord Peers of the Suffonian Realm, Advisors appointed by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk, Prefect of the Crimsonshield, Captain of the Crimson Guard and Bishop of Pembroke art Councillors of the Council of Warwick by default. c) Most senior Peer of the Suffonian Realm, in terms of title and age, wilt assume the position of the Speaker of the Council, if he is not also a Minister of the Privy Council. d) Speaker of the Council is tasked with the arranging and management of Council meetings and the issuance of Council of Warwick Ordinances. e) Speaker of the Council may request any legal or financial document or report concerning the conduct of the Ministers of the Privy Council from the Chief Minister or ask from the Military Tribunal or the Court of Justice for the issuance of a warrant for such documents. f) Councillors may sue any Minister of the Privy Council, without any legal fees, for his misconducts concerning his office before the Military Tribunal or the Court of Justice or petition before the Archducal Court concerning such misconducts. Article V - Chancellery a) The Chancellery is an administrative department of Suffonia headed by the Chancellor. The Chancellery is responsible for legal enforcement and keeping of public records. b) The Chancellor may appoint an Undersecretary for the Chancellery, as his authorized deputy to delegate any of his responsibilities including his responsibilities as the Chief Minister. c) The Chancellor may appoint an Clerks and Registrars, for the purpose of keeping records of citizenship, contracts and deeds. Article VI - Archducal Exchequer a) Archducal Exchequer hitherby is formed as a legal entity and as of this date, ownership of all property, deed, shares, economic rights and monetary funds under the title of the Archduke of Suffonia is transferred to the Archducal Exchequer. b) Patriarch of the House of Suffolk is the sole owner and title holder of the assets of the Archducal Exchequer. c) Commission of Exchequer consisting of two lords of exchequer appointed by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk, namely; (i) First Lord of Exchequer and (ii) Second Lord of Exchequer, is responsible and solely authorized for administration and distribution of assets of the Archducal Exchequer. d) High Treasurer is responsible for collection of claims of the Archducal Exchequer, assisting the Commission of Exchequer for the distribution of assets of the Archducal Exchequer, inspection and regulation of merchants and trade and promoting commerce. e) High Treasurer may appoint Treasurers to act as his deputies. f) High Treasurer is responsible for the allocation of enough assets annually for the payment of salaries and allowances of Suffonian workers and officials. Article VII - Foreign Office a) The Foreign Office is the diplomatic department of Suffonia headed by the Archduke’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs. TheForeing Office is responsible for protecting and promoting Suffonian interests Arcaswide and ensuring steady diplomatic relations with neighbours of Suffonia. b) The Archduke’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs may appoint diplomatic delegates named Commissioners to specific states to conduct diplomacy on behalf of the Foreign Office or appoint a High Commissioner to assume the role of the authorized deputy for general diplomacy and to oversee other Commissioners. Article VIII - Archducal Household a) The Archducal Household is an administrative department of Suffonia headed by the Chamberlain. The Archducal Household is responsible for municipal administration and housing of the Warwick Castle as well as the administration and management of Pembroke Palace. b) The Chamberlain may appoint Stewards as his authorized deputies to delegate any of his responsibilities. c) The Chamberlain wilt appoint a Butler of Pembroke as the chief of the domestic staff and responsible for the attendance and servitude of Pembroke Palace. d) Male servants called Ushers may be appointed by the Butler of Pembroke responsible for both maintenance of the private chambers of male members of the House of Suffolk and serving of food and cleaning of Pembroke Palace. e) Female servants called Maids may be appointed by the Butler of Pembroke responsible for both maintenance of the private chambers of female members of the House of Suffolk and serving of food and cleaning of Pembroke Palace. f) Cooks may be appointed by the Butler of Pembroke responsible for both maintenance of the Pembroke Palace Kitchen and cooking. Article IX - Judiciary a) Judiciary consists of the Suffonian Courts and the Constabulary. While the Justiciar oversees the conduct of both the Suffonian Courts and the Constabulary, Constable, who is in charge of the Constabulary can be appointed or removed by the Chief Minister. b) Justiciar is responsible for acting as the attorney of the House of Suffolk and is the head of the Court of Justice. c) The Justiciar may form District Courts and appoint Judges to these courts as his legal legates, tasked with giving verdicts concerning any disputes in their jurisdiction in accordance with Suffonian Law. d) The Justiciar may appoint Clerks to Suffonian Courts to assist the master of the concerning court for keeping of court records. e) The Justiciar may appoint Bailiffs to Suffonian Courts to ensure the security of the Judicial Officials and assistance with the execution of court verdicts. f) Constabulary, lead by the Constable, is in charge prosecuting criminal disputes, offenses and criminal lawsuits and hosting and wellbeing of temporary or permanent guests of the Human Rights Centre. Constabulary is also responsible for the execution of the verdicts of Suffonian Courts. g) The Constable may appoint Prosecutors to provide assistance with his prosecution workload or appoint Inquisitors to ensure the conduction of a detailed and fair investigation for each case. h) The Constable may appoint a Warden of Warwick to ensure temporary or permanent guests residing in the Human Rights Centre art well taken care of or appoint a Master of Confession to make sure steady communication can be ensured between the Costanbulary and the temporary or permanent guests residing in the Human Rights Centre. i) Captain of the Crimson Guard is responsible for assisting the Constabulary for the execution of its duties by providing Crimson Guard assistance for individual cases or assigning a permanent Crimson Guard Division to the Constabulary as the Constabulary Guard. Article X - Offices of Honour a) The offices listed in this Article X hitherby wilt be appointed by the Archduke for the execution of a specific task in service of the Court of Pembroke. b) Almoner of Edward Cathedral: Is responsible for the physical maintenance of the Cathedral and undertaking appropriate charitable events in the name of the Faith. c) Archduke’s Companion: Is honoured by the duty and right to accompany the Archduke in all feasts and dinners and to share the Archduke’s food and drinks before the Archduke does. d) Master of Art: Is responsible for the maintenance and overseeing of the artworks of Warwick and holding auctions for the said artworks. e) Master of the Archduke’s Menagerie: Is responsible for the administration of the Warwick Menagerie and wellbeing and attainment of the hosted animals. f) Master of the Feasts: Is responsible for organisations of public festivals and entertainments. f) Master of the Hunt: Guardians of the Royal wilderness. They art responsible for guarding the court members during Royal hunts & The forest against Poachers. g) Court Tutour: A scholar responsible for the education of the courtiers of the Archducal Palace. h) Court Jester: Is responsible for providing entertainment for the Archducal Palace. i) Court Midget: A dwarf or midget responsible for providing entertainment for the Archducal Palace. Witness whereof We set our hand and affix the seal of Suffolk DIEU ET MON DROIT His Highness Prince Edward of the House of Suffolk, Archduke of Suffonia, Duke of Warwick, Count of Pembroke and Baron of Alnwick
  2. ((The Following Decree is posted on the Information Boards of Warwick Castle)) Legislative Procedure Act 1735 This Archducal Act has been made Law based on the Archducal Prerogative of the Lord of Suffonia. Article I - Principles of Legislation a) If subsequent regulations conflicts each other, later regulation wilt take precedence under the assumption of implied repeal. b) If a Secondary Legislation conflicts with a Primary Legislation, any conflicting clause wilt become null and void. c) If a legislation of the same degree conflict with another legislation higher on the hierarchical order, the higher legislation wilt prevail. d) Unless specifically stated in a legislation, principle of non-retroactivity wilt be applied to all legislation. Article II - Primary Legislation a) A Primary Legislation is a regulation issued by the Archducal Prerogative of Patriarch of the House of Suffolk, namely in hierarchical order; (i) Archducal Act, (ii) Archducal Decree, (iii) Archducal Order and (iv) Archducal Verbal Order. b) An Archducal Act is a formal written enactment of Patriarch of the House of Suffolk that governs entities, commands or prohibits actions or declares policy concerning all subjects and entities living under the rule of Suffolk. c) An Archducal Decree is formal written enactment of Patriarch of the House of Suffolk that further regulates specific entities or subjects in accordance an Archducal Act or regulates the administration of the Archducal Household or the House of Suffolk. d) An Archducal Order is formal written enactment of Patriarch of the House of Suffolk that regulates a specific event, status, act or action. e) Patriarch of the House of Suffolk may cancel or amend any Primary Legislation with an equivalent Primary Legislation. f) Patriarch of the House of Suffolk may verbally regulate or order any issue that has not been previously regulated under written Primary Legislation. g) Primary Legislation issued by a previous Patriarch of the House of Suffolk may only be cancelled or amended, if the Privy Council ascents the cancellation or amendment of the said Primary Legislation with a Privy Council Order. h) Bundling of Archducal Acts concerning a similar subject into a single legislation is called a Code. Codes have the same legal standing as Archducal Acts. Article III - Secondary Legislation a) A Primary Legislation is a regulation issued by the Archducal Prerogative of Patriarch of the House of Suffolk, namely in hierarchical order; (i) Privy Council Edict, (ii) Privy Council Order and (iii) Council of Warwick Ordinance. b) A Privy Council Edict is a formal written enactment issued by the Privy Council of Ministers that further regulates specific entities or subjects under Primary Legislation or regulates an issue that has not been previously regulated under a Primary Legislation. c) To issue a Privy Council Edict, in addition to the signature of the Chancellor, three fifths of the remaining Privy Council Ministers must execute the Edict. Following the duly execution, the Edict would then enter in to force upon its announcement. d) Privy Council Order is a formal written enactment issued by the Privy Council of Ministers, for the purpose of execution of a Primary Legislation or a Privy Council Edict. e) A Privy Council Order can be issued with the votes of three fifths of the Privy Council Ministers. Following the duly execution, the Order would then enter in to force upon its announcement. f) With a three fifths quorum and majority vote, Council of Warwick may issue a Council of Warwick Ordinance, in order to serve an official policy recommendation to the Privy Council of Ministers. If the Privy Council of Ministers chooses to overlook the Ordinance, all Ministers of the Privy Council would become liable for negligence and misconduct under the Suffonian Courts, concerning the overlooked subject. f) Secondary Legislation may not regulate issues concerning Nobility, Gentry or the House of Suffolk nor dictate foreign policy. Article IV - Letters Patent a) Letters Patent art an exclusive form of an Archducal Order, issued by Patriarch of the House of Suffolk for the purpose of ennoblement of individuals or families or granting of a title, status or privileges to individuals or families under the Archducal Prerogative of Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. b) Rights or privileges granted under Letters Patent supersedes regulations under other Primary Legislation. c) Letters Patent may be cancelled, revoked or amended by Archducal Orders. Article V - Archducal Charter a) Archducal Charter is an exclusive form of an Archducal Order, issued by Patriarch of the House of Suffolk for the purpose of granting of a status, privileges, right to use force, monopoly to companies, orders, guilds, offices or institution under the Archducal Prerogative of Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. b) Archducal Charters may be cancelled, revoked or amended by Archducal Orders. Article VI - By-Law a) By-Law is a regulation issued as formal written enactment by Patriarch of the House of Suffolk or the Privy Council of Ministers, to regulate the operation standards and conduct of companies, orders, guilds, offices or institutions owned by the Archducal Exchequer or which the Archducal Exchequer owns majority shares of. b) The Privy Council of Ministers requires the signatures of three fifths of the Privy Council Ministers in order to issue a By-Law. c) Patriarch of the House of Suffolk may amend, cancel or revoke any By-Law with an Archducal Order. d) Privy Council of Ministers may amend, cancel or revoke any By-Law issued by the Privy Council of Ministers, with a Privy Council Order. Witness whereof We set our hand and affix the seal of Suffolk DIEU ET MON DROIT His Highness Prince Edward of the House of Suffolk, Archduke of Suffonia, Duke of Warwick, Count of Pembroke and Baron of Alnwick
  3. ((The Following Decree is posted on the Information Boards of Warwick Castle)) ArchDucal Decree No: I - Rules of Etiquette for the House of Suffolk This ArchDucal Decree has been issued based on the ArchDucal Prerogative of the Lord of Suffonia. Article I - Naming Practices a) Upon becoming the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk, the Patriarch will replace his given name with one of the following ArchDucal names: (i) Edward, (ii) William, (iii) Henry, (iv) Richard, (v) Charles, (vi) George or (vii) James. b) Any Patriarch of the House of Suffolk who does not assume an ArchDucal Name to replace their given name in accordance with Article I/a hitherby, wilt be by default declared ineligible to inherit any title of nobility as per Article VIII of the Suffonian Code on Inheritance and Succession, No: I. c) Male members of the House of Suffolk wilt only be able to ascertain legal status as a member of the House of Suffolk and assume the family name of Suffolk if their given name consists of two of the names listed in Article I/d hitherby. d) The list of names that art accepted for male members of the House of Suffolk art as follows: All of the names listed in Article I/a hitherby and Alan, Alexander, Albert, Alfred, Andrew, Anthony, Arthur, Athelstan, Christopher, Edmund, Ian, Geoffrey, Gilbert, Godfrey, Guy, Harold, Humphrey, John, Laurence, Malcolm, Neil, Nicholas, Oliver, Percival, Percy, Peter, Ralph, Raymond, Robert, Roger, Ronald, Stephen, Simon, Thomas, Walter. e) Female members of the House of Suffolk wilt only be able to ascertain legal status as a member of the House of Suffolk and assume the family name of Suffolk if their given name consists of two of the names listed in Article I/f hitherby, unless the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk issues a certificate of In Jure Cessio allowing a different name. f) The list of names that art accepted for females art as follows: Anne, Alice, Beatrice, Caroline, Catherine, Cecily, Charlotte, Emma, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Henrietta, Isabel, Jane, Joan, Margaret, Mary, Matilda, Miranda, Phillipa, Rosalind, Victoria g) No member of the House of Suffolk can be given a name that has been given and recorded in the family archive before and only the Patriarch can style himself with ordinal numerals. h) No male can assume the family name of Suffolk unless they art born in wedlock as an issue of a male Suffolk. i) Females marrying in to the House of Suffolk may assume the family name of Suffolk if the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk issues a certificate of In Jure Cessio allowing it. Article II - Education and Meritocracy a) Male members of the House of Suffolk art obligated to begin their Crimson Training until the age of 12 and art obligated pass the Crimson Test by the age of 14 without any failures. b) Male members of the House of Suffolk who fail their Crimson Test wilt be allowed to forfeit all of the rights under the name of Suffolk and follow a canonist ecclesiastical career or wilt be declared a bastard and be banished. c) Members of the House of Suffolk who discloses any information about their Crimson Training or Crimson Test to any third party wilt be charged with high treason. d) Male members of the House of Suffolk who passes their Crimson Test art obligated to serve at least two years as a Crimson Guard and another year at the Chancellery as a civil servant before they reach the age of 18. e) Female members of the House of Suffolk art obligated to serve at least one year as a civil servant under the Archducal Household before they reach the age of 18. f) All members of the House of Suffolk art obligated to be fluent in Suffonian Dialect. g) Education expenses of the members of the House of Suffolk, until the age of 18, wilt be compensated by the ArchDucal Exchequer. Article III - Dressing Etiquette a) Members of the House of Suffolk, including brides of the family, art obligated to dress in crimson and black silk attire, without prejudice to any gemstone accessory they might choose to wear, at all times while they art visiting other nations or provinces outside of Suffonia. b) Female members of the House of Suffolk may not wear pants or dress in attire that would usually be associated with males. Male members of the House of Suffolk without prejudice to robes or toga, may not wear skirts, apply facial paint, wear body or ear rings or in general dress in attire that would usually be associated with females. c) No member of the House of Suffolk may apply temporary or permanent ink to their body. d) If any festivity or event organised by a royal or imperial house requires to be attended in an attire which traditionally can not be worn in crimson or black, Article III/a hitherby can be bypassed. e) Wedding Dresses of female members of the House of Suffolk must be primarily coloured crimson; while wedding attire for male members of the House of Suffolk must be primarily coloured black. f) If a member of the House of Suffolk is also a member of a knightly or ecclesiastical order, or the Suffonian Retinue or Suffonian Civil Service, dressing etiquette for said status or office would supersede Article III hitherby. Article IV - Unaccommodated Occupations or Offices a) Members of the House of Suffolk may not work in any occupation or office that (i) has the sole purpose of entertaining third parties, (ii) art usually affiliated with commons, (iii) relies solely on physical labour, excluding soldiery, (iv) has the sole purpose of benefiting any other noble house, (v) art considered acting or stage performing, (vi) art not considered proper for a Canonist and (vii) has the purpose of promoting the ideas which opposes the feudal way of life of the House of Suffolk. Article V - Marriage a) Members of the House of Suffolk may not marry without the permission of the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. b) Female members of the House of Suffolk art not allowed to marry with suitors from the commoner class. c) All marriages of the House of Suffolk must be performed by Canonist officials. Witness whereof We set our hand and affix the seal of Suffolk DIEU ET MON DROIT His Highness Prince Edward of the House of Suffolk, Archduke of Suffonia, Duke of Warwick, Count of Pembroke and Baron of Alnwick
  4. An Open Letter to Suffonian People My beloved Suffonians, As some of thee might hast noticed, I am beginning to get older. As the sun and moon continued to chase each other over our beautiful lands, I grew tired of endless bloodshed and conflict this world hast offered. Since I assumed the rule of Suffonian people 74 years ago, I shed the blood of tens of men and ordered the death of hundreds more, all in the name of feudal obligations. Every Canonist who lays dead under cold soil by my hand or my tongue haunts me day and night, I deem them all good as Canonist souls, who lost their paths due to heretic lies. Even if I know my actions were right and just, no amount of tear may equal the value of a drop of a true believer’s blood, no victory may soothe the pain of a grieving mother. The sorrow of my bloody past hath covered my heart and it was weighing it down for years, sleep would never come to me and when it did I would find little solace before the faces of the dead. for the past seven years, for guidance and forgiveness I hast turned my face to GOD Almighty and in my endless prayer I have found peace and sanctuary before my maker. I am now writing this letter to thee my beloved subjects, to illuminate thy path to happiness and fulfilment, the path of the Canonist Faith. I chose the life of a true Canonist and detached myself from my temporal possessions and when I look back at them, I can only remember the stain of blood on them, fruits of pillage and violence. As thou know, I sent my throne and golden belongings away and locked down my ArchDucal chambers, for their comfort was an offense to my new way of life. The room the Bishop of Pembroke most graciously offered me inside Warwick Cathedral is all I need and all I ever wilt need. Goose feather pillows lays downs one’s head in comfort, but only a wheat bed can truly comfort one's heart, I came to understand this. I donated all my cloths save my unprocessed wool robe and bronze crucifix. Silk dresses sits good on one's skin but I now understand only hard wool brings solace to one’s conscience. Before I found my true path, I couldn't even butter a slice of bread. Now I cook soup for the poor and feed them myself, I hope the ones who taste my soup do enjoy it as much as I. I relinquished the control of the ArchDucal Exchequer to Lord James Percival Suffolk and donated 10,000 mina of my personal wealth for the decoration of Warwick Cathedral (especially her twin golden bells) and the remaining 5,000 mina to the needy of Suffonia. Now before thee, I am a man with no personal wealth or fortunes, burdened only with the administration of my beloved Suffonia to make sure she stays in the true Canonist path. With every temporal fortune I lost, I found spiritual happiness and now with no attachments to the earthly plane, I can declare that I am truly happy at last. I am not ordering any of thee to follow my path, for the love of GOD must be true and willing, and I am not calling out to thee now as thy ArchDuke but as the Father of the Fatherland, and urge all of thee to follow the true Canonist path to save thy immortal souls and find happiness. Detach from thy earthly possessions, entrust them to the wise hands of the Canonist Church, and let happiness fill the void left by them. Amen. His Highness Prince Edward of the House of Suffolk, Archduke of Suffonia, Duke of Warwick, Count of Pembroke and Baron of Alnwick [!] Attached to the letter, the three following humbly drawn scenes can be found [!] Edward Suffolk humbly but lovingly washing the poor in Warwick Baths. Edward Suffolk feeding the poor with free fish and bread. Edward Suffolk resting in his bedchamber in Warwick Cathedral following a busy day of charity.
  5. "Witness whereof we set our hand and affix the seal of Suffolk" Edward Suffolk would write down slowly, making sure his fragile right hand bones are not shattered and then press his seal on red wax with his other but also equally fragile hand.
  6. Name of your Charter: Warwick (Upgrade) Owner's Username: Sheczar Owner's Roleplay Name: Edward Suffolk Location (XYZ): Will be provided upon request Tier applying for: T3
  7. Edward Suffolk would wonder why Lord Merentel and and Lord Vilacz are always together and pray for their souls.
  8. Would look at his grand-grandson and frown “Lord Merentel lost his right arm and the realm lost an honourable man”
  9. TREATY OF SUFFONIA WE, the Esteemed Peer of the Realm, EDWARD SUFFOLK do solemnly declare these words honest and true, before God and Men; WE, the Esteemed Peer of the Realm, EDWARD SUFFOLK do solemnly proclaim Alexander II, Holy Orenian Emperor as the true ruler of humanity and holder of the Crown of Godfrey. WE, the Esteemed Peer of the Realm, EDWARD SUFFOLK do solemnly proclaim loyalty to the House de Joannes and the unification of mankind in a singular state. WE, the Esteemed Peer of the Realm, EDWARD SUFFOLK do solemnly proclaim to uphold the peace and law of the realm and the Emperor’s Peace, and all calls or banner by the Imperial State. WE, the Imperial Crown, ALEXANDER II do solemnly declare these words honest and true, before God and Men; WE, the Imperial Crown, ALEXANDER II do solemnly proclaim our promise to uphold the ability of the Archduke of Suffonia to ennoble their peoples and to deal in land and letters patent within their territories according to the standards of the realm. WE, the Imperial Crown, ALEXANDER II, do solemnly proclaim our recognition of the Archduchy of Suffonia as spanning the lands between the coasts of Lake de Guise and the edges of the Suffonian Forests, where they meet the borders of the Kingdoms of Curonia and Hanseti-Ruska. This we proclaim for the furtherance of Our Commonwealth, Upon the day of our Lord GOD, 8th The Amber Cold 1725 HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, Alexander II, Holy Orenian Emperor, Prince of Helena HIS HIGHNESS, Prince Edward of the House of Suffolk, Archduke of Suffonia, Duke of Warwick, Count of Pembroke and Baron of Alnwick
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  11. ((The Following Decree is posted on the Information Boards of Warwick Castle)) Code on Legal Procedure, No: I This Code on Legal Procedure has been issued based on the Archducal Prerogative of the Lord of Suffonia. Article I - Definitions a) Citizen: Permanent human or elf resident of the estates under the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. b) Civil Disputes: All disputes which art not categorized as Criminal Offences. c) Archducal Court: Court held by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. d) Court of Justice: The supreme court held by the Justiciar. e) Criminal Offences: All offences regulated under the Suffonian Criminal Law or offences concerning harms done to persons’ body, property, honour and rights. f) District Court: Courts held by Judges appointed by the Justiciar. g) Judge: Legates of the Justiciar tasked with giving verdicts concerning any disputes in their jurisdiction in accordance with Suffonian Law. h) Foreigner: All humans who art not citizens. i) Justiciar: Minister responsible for law and supreme Judge. j) Lex Scripta: Written Law with the precedence ranking of; (i) Codes, (ii) Archducal Acts, (iii) Archducal Decrees, (iv) Archducal Orders, (v) Privy Council Edicts, (vi) Privy Council Orders and (vii) Council of Warwick Ordinances. k) Military Tribunal: The court of law which is specialized in military disputes. l) Nonhuman: All creatures who art not human. m) Suffonian Courts: All courts of law under the Archduchy of Suffonia. m) Suffonian Law: All legal legislations and agreements regulated by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk and his agents. n) Suspect: Parties who art being investigated by prosecutors prior to a lawsuit, concerning a criminal dispute. o) Tribune: The Judge responsible for disputes concerning military affairs. p) Unregulated Disputes and Offences: Disputes and Offences which art not regulated under Lex Scripta. r) Vassal Lord: A Noble Peer of Suffonia or a leader of a society sworn to serve to the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. Article II - Precedence of Suffonian Laws a) All agreements and treaties executed by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk has precedence over Lex Scripta, while Lex Scripta has precedence over written court precedents. b) The Archducal Court has precedence over the Court of Justice and the Military Tribunal and the Court of Justice has precedence over District Courts. c) Suffonian Courts must follow the written precedents set by their superior courts and take the written precedent set by their peer courts into consideration. Article III - Civil Disputes a) All citizens can file a Civil Dispute lawsuit before Suffonian Courts with a legal fee of 100 mina as Complainant. b) Suffonian Courts may charge additional legal fees for legal proceedings. c) Complainant party for civil cases must be present during legal proceedings. d) Both the Complainant and Defendant party for civil cases may be assisted by a licensed legal attorney of their own choice, on their own expense. Article IV - Criminal Offences a) Citizens may not file a Criminal Offence lawsuit before Suffonian Courts and they shall deliver their claims and complaints to the Constabulary, Lord Commander of Suffonia or Captain of the Crimson Guard. b) Officials of the Constabulary, Lord Commander of Suffonia or Captain of the Crimson Guard may file a Criminal Offence lawsuit before Suffonian Courts as the Prosecutor of the case on behalf of the complainant citizen. c) Additional legal fees charged by Suffonian Courts for criminal cases will be compensated by the Archducal Exchequer. d) Both the Complainant and Defendant party for criminal cases may be assisted by a licensed legal attorney of their own choice, on their own expense. Article V - Unregulated Disputes and Offences a) If a dispute or offence is not regulated under the agreements and treaties executed by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk and Lex Scripta, masters of Suffonian Courts must rule in accordance with the precedents set by their superior courts. b) If tither is also no precedent set by their superior courts, masters of Suffonian Courts must rule in accordance with their own opinion, understanding and conscience. c) While ruling on an unregulated dispute or offence, court masters must first consider the unwritten legal practice of the region, traditions of the Suffonian people, religious understandings and customs and court rulings given by their peers. Article VI - Military Disputes and Offences a) If a dispute or offence concerns a member of the Crimson Guard or any member of an armed organisation validly accepted as a part of the Suffolk armed forces, the Tribune of Warwick will have sole jurisdiction over any related lawsuit or case. b) Unless otherwise regulated, the Military Tribunal will follow the same legal procedure of Suffonian Courts. c) If the Tribune deems the case presented as a civilian dispute, he may transfer the case to regular Suffonian Courts. d) Commanders of armed forces as described in Article VI/a above may execute any punishment they see fit, concerning the soldiers under their command, during military operations to ensure the successful completion of the said operation and these punishments can only become subject of appeal before a Tribune following the completion of the operation. Article VII – Judicial Officials a) A Suffonian Court consists of the master of the court, who is a Judge or a Tribune and his scribes and bailiffs, whom art all considered Judicial Officials. b) Judicial Officials art not allowed to accept gifts outside the traditionally appropriate gift giving periods. c) Master of the court is obligated to ensure that the court will remain impartial and just. d) Master of the court is obligated to ensure the addition of every court ruling in detailed and written form into the Judiciary Archive. e) If masters of court fail to follow the principles of Article II and Article V above or act in bad faith while ruling, they will be liable for wrongdoing and misconduct. Article VIII – Legal Proceeding a) No court ruling may be given prior to the testimonies of the Claimant and Defendant parties being listened at Suffonian Courts, unless they forfeit their right to be listened. If the parties art summoned for trial and fails to attend or art considered as fugitives, the court ruling may be given in absentia. b) Both the Claimant and Defendant parties has the right present at least one witness during their trial before Suffonian Courts. Article VIII/a will also be applied for witnesses where applicable. c) Both Claimant and Defendant parties may submit evidence during their trial before Suffonian Courts, if the master of the court deems the evidence admissible. d) All parties of a trial must be presumed innocent unless prove guilty. e) No person shall be subject to judgement for a dispute or offence they have already been tried for. f) During court trials, no party other than the Judicial Officials, Claimant, Defendant and witnesses may speak and Judicial Officials art responsible for the order of the court. g) All filings to Suffonian Courts must be made in writing. h) All legal fees charged for a case must be collected by Judicial Officials and submitted to the Archducal Exchequer. i) Any lawsuit filed without following the proper legal procedure will be deemed unfiled and any court ruling given will be considered null. j) Master of the Court has the right to determine if the evidence presented is admissible. Article IX - Appeal of Court Rulings a) Rulings of District Courts for civil cases may be appealed to the Court of Justice for a legal fee of 500 mina, in one year following the court ruling. b) Rulings of District Courts for criminal cases may be appealed to the Court of Justice for a legal fee of 300 mina, immediately after the court ruling is resolved. c) Applications for appeal shall be evaluated by the Court of Justice over the written court ruling. d) If the Court of Justice resolves that the appealed court ruling is wrong, it shall rule for rectification and if it resolves the said court ruling is correct, it shall rule for approval and deliver the case back to the first court for the application of the ruling of the Court of Justice. e) If the Court of Justice resolves that the appealed case has not been tried properly in terms of procedure or evidence or merits, the Court of Justice may resolve for cancellation of the first court ruling and assume a new trial. f) If any party appeals a court ruling with bad faith, an administrative fine of 500 mina would be charged. g) Rulings of the Court of Justice or the Military Tribunal may not be appealed. Article X - Courts of Exigence a) If a criminal dispute must be brought before a Suffonian Court urgently but no Suffonian Court is able to be held and the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk is not available; respectively the Tribune, a minister of the Privy Council of Ministers or a councillor of the Council of Warwick may act as an Adjudicator and hold a Court of Exigence. b) Court of Exigence has the jurisdictions of Military Tribunal and the Court of Justice combined. c) Rulings of the Court of Exigence may be appealed without any legal fees to any Suffonian Court which has jurisdiction over the dispute. d) The Adjudicator is liable to criminal charges if; he or she has acted as the Adjudicator even if tither is no urgent need and for misconduct or negligence. Article XI - Prosecution and Legal Enforcement a) Constabulary oversees prosecuting criminal disputes, offenses and criminal lawsuits and Lord Commander of the Crimson Guard or the Lieutenant of the Crimson Guard may act as legal prosecutors in times of need to lighten the workload of the Constabulary. b) Prosecutors may prosecute any party on behalf of the Archduchy of Suffonia, the latter being the claimant. c) If a suspect or defendant of a lawsuit poses danger or has flight risk, with the orders of a prosecutor, she or he can be detained for a period of three months before being presented in court. d) Crimson Guard or Knights of Suffonia may stop and frisk any suspicious party and if the said party is in possession of incriminating items, Crimson Guard or Knights of Suffonia may detain the concerning suspect(s) for a period of one month for the purpose of presenting them to the Constabulary or a legal prosecutor. e) Private property of citizens may only be searched with warrants issued by the Constable or legal prosecutors. f) If Armed Forces of Suffonia sees any party while breaking the law or physically harming another party, they may detain the said party indefinitely for the purpose of presenting them to the Constabulary or a legal prosecutor. g) Prior to the court ruling, Constabulary has precedence over any aspect of the prosecution. h) Prosecutors or the Master of Confession may inquire the detained suspects or accused for the purpose of gathering evidence or procuring confessions or any party related to the said suspect or accused. i) Prosecutors or Master of Confession may not torture or physically or mentally abuse citizens during inquires and evidence procured with these methods, without prejudice to Article XI/j, art not admissible before Suffonian Courts. j) Written and executed confession procured by the Prosecutors or Master of Confession supersedes any other admissible evidence and is adequate for conviction. Some addition k) This subsection having precedent over other rights given in this Code, the Royalguard may detain any party for an indefinite period of time at any required place or in any required condition, for the purpose of presenting the said party to the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk or may search any property without warrant or permission or stop and frisk any party or inquire any part in any way necessary, if (i) the detainment is necessary to prevent any potential harm against the persons and rule of the House of Suffolk or (ii) the concerning party is seen to or known to harm the persons or rule of the House of Suffolk. Article XII - Rights of Gentry and Nobility a) Common Citizens may file a Civil Dispute lawsuit before Suffonian Courts against members of Gentry and Nobility with at least one witness. b) Common Citizens filing a Civil Dispute lawsuit before Suffonian Courts against members of Gentry and Nobility will be charged twofold the legal fees. c) Members of Gentry and Nobility may be represented by licensed legal attorneys for civil cases and art not required to be present for the proceedings. d) Only members of Gentry and Nobility may file a Civil Dispute lawsuit before Suffonian Courts against members of the House of Suffolk. e) No complaint or lawsuit may be filed against the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. f) Criminal cases against members of Gentry and Nobility may only be filed in the Court of Justice. g) Criminal cases against members of the House of Suffolk may only be brought before the Archducal Court. h) District Courts art not authorized to judge members of Gentry and Nobility. i) Members of Gentry and Nobility may appeal Court of Justice and Military Tribunal rulings to the Archducal Court in one year. j) Search warrants concerning the property of Gentry and Nobility requires to be confirmed by the Court of Justice. k) Only Sergeants or above of Crimson Guard may exercise stop and frisk rights against the members of Gentry Nobility in accordance with Article XI/d. m) Detained members of Gentry and Nobility must be hosted in accordance with their status and may only be inquired by the Constable or with the permission of a Minister of the Privy Council of Ministers. Article XIII - Rights of Foreigners and Nonhumans a) Foreigners shall have the same rights as citizens before Suffonian Courts and art subject to twofold of any legal fees. b) For the application of this Law, where applicable, two nonhumans shall be equal to one citizen before the Suffonian Courts. c) Nonhumans may file lawsuits, subject to quadruple of any legal fees. d) Foreigners and Nonhumans may not have any rights under Suffonian Law outside of Warwick Castle. Article XIV - Legal Procedure and Legislation for Vassal Fiefs a) Any Vassal Lord and his subject’s resident in Warwick Castle art not within the scope of this Article XIV. b) All Vassal Lords must apply Suffonian Law in their fiefs. c) Vassal Lords may form their own vassal courts for disputes between their own subjects and these courts may ignore precedents set by Suffonian Courts. d) Vassal Courts will have jurisdiction over any person concerning disputes happened or happening in the respective Vassal Lord’s fief. e) Vassal Courts must follow Suffonian Court precedents for cases concerning Suffonian Citizens. f) Vassal Courts have no jurisdiction over Vassal Lords and Suffonian Nobility and Gentry. g) Vassal Lord may create legislations concerning their fiefs for any matter unregulated by Suffonian Law. Article XV - The Archducal Court a) The Archducal Court is held at times and locales as desired by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk. b) Only Citizens and Sovereign houses of Ally Nations art eligible to appear before the Archducal Court and the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk may further resolve additional rules of eligibility before each court. c) The Patriarch of the House of Suffolk may reject to listen to any case presented before him during the court if he so desires. d) The Patriarch of the House of Suffolk may delegate cases presented to him to Archducal Tribunes or an Archducal Tribunal appointed by him and their final ruling would be considered an Archducal Court ruling. Witness whereof We set our hand and affix the seal of Suffolk DIEU ET MON DROIT His Highness Prince Edward of the House of Suffolk, Archduke of Suffonia, Duke of Warwick, Count of Pembroke and Baron of Alnwick
  12. ((The Following Decree is posted on the Information Boards of Warwick Castle)) Code on Inheritance and Succession, No: I This Code on Inheritance and Succession has been issued based on the Archducal Prerogative of the Lord of Suffonia. Article I - Definitions a) First Degree Relatives: Descendants and spouse of the deceased, respectively. b) Second Degree Relatives: Brothers, sisters, father and mother of the deceased, respectively. c) Third Degree Relatives: Brothers and sisters of the deceased’s father and brothers and sisters of the deceased’s mother, respectively. d) Fourth Degree Relatives: Children of the Third Degree Relatives. e) Fifth degree relatives: First Degree Relatives' 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Degree Relatives, Second Degree Relatives' 2nd, 3rd, and 4th degree relatives, Third Degree Relatives' 2nd, 3rd, and 4th degree relatives, Fourth Degree Relatives’ 2nd, 3rd, and 4th degree relatives, respectively. Article II - Inheritance Ranking System a) The property of the deceased wilt be inherited in accordance with the Inheritance Ranking System, thus beneficiaries of a single degree wilt inherit, First Degree being the highest and Fifth degree being the lowest and males having priority to females of the same degree. b) If thither art no relatives fulfilling any degrees or if the beneficiaries art ineligible to inherit, the Archducal Exchequer wilt inherit the property while the Patriarch of House Suffolk wilt inherit the titles of Nobility. Article III - Rights of the Fifth Degree Relatives and the Spouse a) Fifth Degree Relatives may only inherit titles of Nobility and property attached to these titles. b) Spouses of the First Degree Relatives, may not inherit titles of Nobility and property attached to these titles. Article IV - Partition of the Property a) In accordance with Article II of this Code, while titles of Nobility and property attached to them can be inherited by a single person, other property wilt be divided equally among the members of the prior degree group. (For example: If the deceased Baron has a son, a daughter and a wife, his barony and all related property wilt be inherited by his son and his personal wealth and property wilt be divided equally between his son, daughter and wife.) Article V - Titles of Nobility a) Titles of Nobility that may be inherited art the titles of Peerage bestowed by the Letters Patent issued by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk or titles of Peerage bestowed by the sovereigns’ of allied nations. b) Eldest Male, in accordance with the Inheritance Ranking System, may inherit titles of Nobility and female heirs of any degree wilt be bypassed. c) Only if tither art no male heirs to inherit in accordance with the Inheritance Ranking System or they art Ineligible, a female heir may inherit Titles of Nobility. Article VI - Application a) Application of this Code is not mandatory, excluding the titles of Nobility and property attached to these titles. Citizens may pass on their legacies as they wilt, with Deeds of Will, executed by the Chancellery of Suffonia. Beneficiaries may sue against these Deeds of Wilt in two years following the death of the legator. Article VII - Sublimit a) This Code on Inheritance and Succession may not apply if the property in question values less than 1000 mina by the Chancellery of Suffonia, excluding the titles of Nobility and property attached to these titles Article VIII - Ineligibility a) Patriarch of House Suffolk may decree Commoners and members of the Gentry Class and noble Vassal Lords of Suffonia ineligible to inherit. Article IX - Regency and Trust a) If the inheritor of a title of Nobility and property attached to the said title, is under sixteen years of age, the next heir in line who is of sixteen years of age or older wilt take control of the inheritance in trust, for the benefit of the original inheritor as a legal regent until the original inheritor’s sixteenth birthday. If no heir qualifies; the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk wilt assume the regency. b) If the inheritor of an inheritance is not defined in Article IX/a and is under sixteen years of age, the next heir in line who is of sixteen years of age or older wilt take control of the inheritance in trust, for the benefit of the original inheritor as a legal trustee until the original inheritor’s sixteenth birthday. If no heir qualifies, Chancellery of Suffonia wilt appoint a legal trustee. c) Patriarch of the House of Suffolk may appoint a regent in place of a legal regent and if the regency of the Patriarchy of the House of Suffolk is in question, the Privy Council of Ministers of Suffonia, as appointed by the Patriarch of the House of Suffolk prior to the regency, may appoint with simple majority vote, a regent in place of the legal regent, both to be titled the Lord Protector of Suffonia. d) Parents or legal guardians of an inheritor whose titles, rights or property art under regency or a trust may sue the regent or the trustee for misconduct concerning their actions regarding the inherited rights or property before the Suffonian Courts. e) Regents or trustees may not revoke or amend any previous decisions concerning the inherited titles, rights or property. Witness whereof We set our hand and affix the seal of Suffolk DIEU ET MON DROIT His Highness Prince Edward of the House of Suffolk, Archduke of Suffonia, Duke of Warwick, Count of Pembroke and Baron of Alnwick
  13. "Witness whereof I set my hand and affix theseal of Suffolk" Edward Suffolk would write down with smooth movements of his fragile right hand, before executing the agreement with the said fragile hand and pressing his seal on red wax with his other but also fragile hand.
  14. Edward would smile upon hearing the name Anabel and drown in a sea of cherished intimate memories.
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