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  1. “Mr President, I address my colleagues to commend the men of the Barayan company. Under the initiatives of General Tiberius Barrow, the success of Haense forces, though outnumbered two to one, bested more Morsgradi brigands and their resolve was realized. This victory attests to the power and might of the Kingdom of Haense against these Nordlings. Our men, who independently fought against Morsgradi forces showed the capacity of their intent to fight. Indeed, we affirm our commitment in fighting for this great Empire and subduing all those who seek to put our collective peace and liberty asunder. Just a day ago, a report was published by General Tiberius detailing the incident in which Haensemen managed to emerge victorious against damning odds. The Barayan Company was effective and resolute in taking on he Nordlings in their feeble advance. I am proud to state to my colleagues of the greatness of our Haensemen. As the report starts, I also truly laud the accomplish of our Marshal, Vice Marshal, Kapitan of the Barayan Company, and our officers who have contributed to the might and success of this operation. The brave and noble soldiers who don their uniform, as all those across this Empire, should be owed nothing short of our gratitude. Yet, it is more than just mere words, but our policies, too. It is our collective responsiblity as lawmakers and statesmen to commit our entire effort to the defense and success of the soldiers who sacrifice their lives everyday for our prosperity. I commend this statement for the record and praise the great constituency that I have had the honor to represent in the past sixteen years. May the blessings of God and our entire admiration for General Tiberius, the Barayan Company, and the soldiers of the Brotherhood of Saint Karl be ever with them. May our Imperial State Army be safeguarded in perpetuity as they continue to defend the Rule of Law.” With unanimous consent, I seek to insert General Tiberius’ report to the record.” he hands a sealed document to the Clerk of the Senate.
  2. IMPERIAL DIET 11th of Horen’s Calling, 1752 Statement from the Office of the President pro tempore To His Holiness Pontian III and the Holy Mother Church, The Imperial Senate conveys its profound regards to the sentiments and admonition concerning the state of governance in our current affairs in the recently published in the Septimus Aurea Bulla. Indeed, it is an important focal point of reflection as we continue to uphold our oath to protect the cultural integrity of our society. In the spirit of our debates, I assert our conscientiousness about the fate of the legislature and the role of the Church in the Affairs of State. As we debate and craft legislation for the entirety of the Empire, I echo the virtues of Exalted Horen as the fundamental basis of our collective conscience. Indeed, it is no vacuous accident that the chamber within Varoche Hall, the heart of Imperial federalism, displays above the dais the prominent saints of Adrian of Leuvaarden, Saint Henry Otto of Alban, and Saint Johannes of Aesculus. Under the patronage of these pious examples in the tradition of our holy Church, the Senate responsibly and virtuously wields its legislative authority under the models of the holy men who have illuminated a path before us. In my opening addresses to each session of the Senate since I took the Chair, I have echoed my wish that the Senate be a virtuous institution that heeds the call of our faith and the universal vocation that all Canonists be temperate and morally upright. Moreover, we are greatly aware that our actions and our decisions hold the gravitas of law that impacts the entirety of the faithful. We affirm our commitment to uphold the duty of the Imperial government where we swear by the Holy Scrolls, to legislate and represent our respective provinces. As such, I seek to impart the following actions with the authority vested in me as President pro tempore of the Imperial Senate to be imposed with immediacy: I shall issue a mandate that the Imperial Senate swiftly designate, at the discretion of His Holiness and the Curia thereof, a Chaplain of the Imperial Senate, whose role shall be to advise colleagues on matters of faith and to lead the chamber to prayer prior to the sittings of the House. A reading of a bill pertaining to injuries against the faith to further discuss the gravity of actions contrary to the Holy Canonist Church. I pray this statement is met with your concurrence as a first step in the right path. In the spirit of collegiality and goodwill of this correspondence, and in faithful obedience to the Testaments of the Exalted, I commend this missive to the Holy See. Signed, Imperial Senator from the Kingdom of Haense, Chairman of the Imperial Senate Committee on Justice, President pro tempore
  3. “Mr President, Honorable colleagues, I am quite astonished by the nomination before us. It seems after the ridiculous appointment of Mister Alfius Elpyne and an attempt to jam the judiciary with judges, irregardless of whatever qualification, this Ministry has proceeded with another questionable individual who will preside over the Western Circuit. Indeed, I speak of no ill-will to the personal integrity and character of Mister Valandos Elverhilin, whose storied experience in the past half-century has equaled a great contribution to this Empire. He has served well for the people of my constituency and has held, by virtue of his kin, a great fraction of his life in our midst as his father protected the King of Haense’s predecessors. I am glad he has invested his time and talent into our capital, creating and supporting us with his men, and harboring a sense of duty to those who live in this country. However, when asked about the classification of crime, the nominee in question could not even say he had remote exposure or familiarity. A judge is charged with weighing the crime, but if he who is presiding knows not of the crime, how will he be judicious? I am happy he has said he will be studious and learn the proceedings and the laws. I was there, however, when we voted to pass the Judiciary Act back in 1740! The Senate invests a great deal of confidence and trust that the laws be faithfully interpreted by an independent court. As I stated previously in my remarks about the last judiciary nominee, I said that a senator must not vote in the affirmative lest he or she is absolutely inclined by the credentials and insight of the nominee. In this sentiment, I vote PRESENT on this nomination. While not lacking faith in his good will as he has served my constituency faithfully in the past, I cannot be for certain my confidence in his ability to be a judge of the courts.”
  4. IMPERIAL SENATE 16th of the Sun’s Smile, 1751 Subject: Confirmation hearing of Mister Valandos Elverhilin for the Western Circuit Court Reporting from the Imperial Senate Committee on Justice Members Present Mister Cyrus Basrid of Helena Sir Terrence May GCM of Haense May: This hearing will come to order. Mister Valandos Elverhilin, by virtue of the Chancellery, you have been nominated to serve on the bench of the Western Circuit, encompassing the joint-jurisdiction of Helena and Haense. I now invite you to give an opening statement about your worthiness to such a role before we proceed to questions. Basrid: An elf? May: Order. Elverhilin: Indeed, thank you. I am Valandos Elverhilin, a mali. However, for the past eighteen years, I have resided in the human lands, namely in Helena and Haense. My father was a kingsguard in Haense. I have studied under [Vice Chancellor] Joachim, studying law and the judiciary in hope of one day spreading such concepts to my own people. It is because of this that I believe myself fit for this position. May: Thank you, Mister Elverhilin for your opening statement. I now recognize myself for questions. May: Mister Elverhilin, do you have a broad familiarity with the five infractions of Imperial Law? Elverhilin: I am not as well-versed as I should be, no. May: Very well then. Given the nature of this role, it will require some familiarity with the law. As a judge, do you believe that you will become accustomed to this code so that you might be able to render judgment with an informed mind? Elverhilin: Aye, I shall. May: I now recognize the senior senator from Helena for questions. Basrid: Thank you, Mister President. My question has to do with your participation. I know that you were apart of the Elven Office and had a residency within the Imperial Palace. How do I know that you won’t disappear once you get the job? And disappear for God knows how many years? How will you alleviate my fears that you won’t fail to be a participating member of our judiciary? Elverhilin: My llir, because I shall give an oath. Basrid: Well you gave your oath to Irrinor then, no? How many more times must you give an oath to commit to something? Elverhilin: No oath was given for me to remain in Helena for the war effort. Upon the commencing of the war effort, I had moved my mali towards a frontal position for guerilla attacks upon Irrinor. Such is why I maintain a significant number of the same forces here. Basrid: I would like to ask- How long were you away from the capital? Elverhilin: Nine years to my knowledge. Basrid: What makes you qualified if you’ve been gone for nine years? You even said that you’re unfamiliar with the law code, so how can we adequately trust you to perform this job? Elverhilin: I believe Joachim can vouch that I am very capable of learning. And, since my return one and a half years ago today, I have become very acquainted with the great city of Helena once again. I’ve purchased two local enterprises including the local smithy and I currently reside here. Basrid: When I speak of the city, I mean the people, the very same people you will be serving in the western circuit. Elverhilin: Indeed, the same people I say I am familiar, with whom I live amongst and to whose daily lives that I contribute towards. Basrid: Do you know as judge of the western circuit court what you will be representing and the duties you are to fulfill? Elverhilin: I do. Basrid: Explain. Elverhilin: Indeed, I do. I am he who delivers the due process of law to those peoples of Helena and that of Reza, both cities where I and my father had resided for many years. I am to apply the due process of law from the Imperial codex, in any case presented to me. Basrid: Mister Valandos, elves have a different perception of time, and they’re known to live for hundreds of human years. How do I know that this difference of perception will not affect your ability to make judgments on cases, and how do I know that since you live for hundreds of years, you won’t improperly sentence a man, say half of his life? Elverhilin: I am but forty-eight, friend Cyrus. I have only lived half of that lifetime, among Man. I have many friends and have grown up with them in human lands. I am still within a fraction of my life but make no mistake, I am very conscious of every day, week, month, and year that has passed. I am very lucid in regards with time. Basrid: Two more questions, Mister President. May: Without objection. The gentleman may continue. Basrid: I have a question about your garb. You must know that once one becomes a prestigious judge, one must wear something more appropriate for the position you’ve for which been nominated. Will you throw off that elven garb in favor of the style of the Crownlands? Elverhilin: I am more than capable of donning on clothes fitting for the position. Basrid: Yes, that headband must go. Basrid: My final question has to do with your sentencing. Would you prefer to use a jury or your personal judgment as a judge? Also as an example, say a human was caught stealing secret documents that were of utmost importance to the Empire. What crime classification would you give it? Elverhilin: Treason. If I am not a man, how could I sentence a man without a jury? Yet in other cases, a jury would be a waste of precious time for the people of Haense and Helena. It matters heavily on a case by case, it my opinion. Basrid: I yield back. May: Without objection, let the record show that Mister Valandos Elverhilin has attended his hearing. The committee shall report this transcript to the full floor and commend its reading to all colleagues for a final vote of confirmation. A gavel adjourns the hearing. Presented by Chairman T. May 18 H.F. 1751
  5. Candidacies for the 1752 Imperial Senate Election in Haense SURNAME: May FIRST NAME: Terrence ADDRESS OF RESIDENCE: Duchy of Valwyck, Kingdom of Haense DATE OF BIRTH: 1692 Are you registered and eligible to vote in the province of Haense?: Yes. Do you have any other title, peerage or public service that may conflict with becoming an Imperial Senator, as per the Edict of Establishment (1736) or Edict of Election (1736)?: No. If yes, do you understand that you will be required to resign or abdicate from this position should you be elected to the Imperial Senate, and if this does not occur your seat shall be considered to be vacant?: Yes. ((MC NAME)): Piov
  6. IMPERIAL SENATE 8th of Tobias’ Bounty, 1751 Subject: Workers’ Rights Bill, Napier-Rutledge Bill Members Present Senator Cyrus Basrid of Helena Senator Arthur Callahan of Kaedrin Senator Duarte de Antunyes of Kaedrin Sir Terrence May GCM of Haense Miss Vivaca Rutledge of Curon May: The Senate will be in order. The chair recognizes the junior senator from Kaedrin for the second reading of the Workers’ Rights Bill. May: On the question of the amendment, I have received notice from the Office of the Vice Chancellor, stated in writing, that the amendment as proferred by the senior senator from Helena is agreed to. AMENDMENT: To remove section II of the Workers’ Rights Bill, entitled ‘Progressive Realization’ from the draft AYES Baruch Basrid Callahan Wright Vice Chancellor* NAYS de Antunyes May Napier Rutledge May: If there is no further action, I will now call the roll. AYES: Callahan, de Antunyes, May, Rutledge NAYS: Basrid May: On this vote, the AYES are four, the NAYS are one, with three members not voting. The bill will proceed to the full quorum for final consideration. NAPIER-RUTLEDGE BILL May: The Chair recognizes the senior senator from Kaedrin for the first reading of the Napier-Rutledge Bill. Callahan: This act shall create the honorary position of Surgeon-Sergeant of the Senate, staffed by a physician accredited according to the Medical Validation Act of 1738 which serves at the discretion of the President Pro Tempore. De Antunyes: Objection. Callahan: I yield. De Antunyes: I commend your strength for coming here so soon after your injury, but this bill is nonsense. It is clear that you are still shocked from the incident. What would we need a doctor here for? We meet a few hours a week. Surely the clinic should be using its learned minds in better ways. I yield. Callahan: If I may respond to my honorable colleague. May: Without objection. Callahan: To respond-The Surgeon-Sergeant of the Senate is not enforced to attend every meeting, nor is it a paid position that takes resources from the state. However, last saint’s month, two senators laid dying by wounds inflicted. While both were saved, if there was a doctor-designate to handle these issues which may arise, we may not have scares. Callahan: Let us not forget the previous senator Bray, my predecessor. Basrid: Thomas Bray, slain by Drumm… I seek recognition. May: The senior senator from Helena. Basrid: What will the process be for selecting a Surgeon-Sergeant to adequately do their job? Will we have a vote on them or will it be up to the President pro tempore? Callahan: The position must be an accredited doctor from the Medical Validation Act of 1738. The process of selection, as it stands, remains entirely at the discretion of the President pro tempore. May: I recognize myself. May: To the chair, I address my colleagues on the importance of this bill. I have served in the Imperial Senate for fifteen years now and it is vital that we have the support and care for this job is vital in the Empire. In the case of health and issues pertinent to our well-being, the Senate is an instrument of the State which requires more attention that we do our jobs with regard to our welfare. It would also do a great service to Doctor Napier and Rutledge, the latter whose act I voted AYE for in 1738! I yield. May: If there is no further action on the measure, I will now call the roll. AYES: Basrid, Callahan, de Antunyes, May, Rutledge May: On this vote, the AYES are five, the three members not voting. The bill is adopted. May: If there is no further business, the Chair declares that the Senate stands adjourned. A gavel dismisses the sitting.
  7. IMPERIAL SENATE 13th of Godfrey’s Triumph, 1751 Subject: Foreign Tobacco and Cacti Prohibition Bill as amended, Gurbanguly Bill Members Present Senator Eirik Baruch of Haense Senator Cyrus Basrid of Helena Senator Arthur Callahan of Kaedrin Senator Duarte de Antunyes of Kaedrin Sir Terrence May GCM of Haense Senator William Napier of Helena Miss Vivaca Rutledge of Curon Mister Hugo Wright of Curon May: Order, the Senate will be in order. The Senate shall begin with further consideration of the Foreign Tobacco and Cacti Prohibition Bill as amended. The Chair recognizes the senior senator from Kaedrin for the second reading of the bill. FOREIGN TOBACCO AND CACTI BILL Callahan: My fellows of the chamber, with the passing of the Basrid Amendment as proposed by the senior senator from Helena, the Foreign Tobacco and Cacti Prohibition Bill is now re-introduced. May: Is there any further action on the measure? Silence. May: The Senate will proceed. The clerk will call for roll. AYES: Callahan, de Antunyes, May, Napier, Rutledge, Wright NAYS: Baruch, Basrid May: On this vote, the AYES are six and the NAYS are two. The bill is adopted. May: The Chair now recognizes the senior senator from Kaedrin for the first reading of the Gurbanguly Bill. GURBANGULY BILL Callahan: This bill shall establish legislative oversight on the selection of governor-generals and viceroys in the provinces as well as the declaration of the states of emergency as per the d’Alba Act and Emergency Resolution of 1741. I now yield for questions. May: I recognize myself. May: To the chair, I rise today in opposition to this bill as it clearly and definitively puts at risk immediate emergency powers from the Crown in times when it is needed most. The Senate cannot always be present with the necessary quorum to oversee the appointment of provisional governments when the vassal states are unstable. Senator Rutledge and myself are the only two senators from the session when the d’Alba Act and the Emergency Powers Resolution was passed. De Antunyes: Objection. May: I give way to the honorable gentleman. De Antunyes: The aforementioned bill does not take away the power of levying states of emergency from the Crown. It merely allows the same power to the Senate. It does not prohibit our Emperor from his right, but if the common instance where he is unavailable, we would be allowed the power to vote on such. I yield. May: The gentleman yields back. I will continue. May: I say to my honorable colleagues from Kaedrin- It is not right for a senator from Curon to appoint a governor for the people of Haense! Wright: Hear, hear! Callahan: To the chair, a response to Sir May. May: I give way to the honorable gentleman. Callahan: As the chamber knows, I myself come from a province from the Empire where the governor-generals are chosen by the whim of the Crown. And what did it bring us? Ves, the Golden City… It was once the glorious of cities, where even the beggars danced in golden shoes and truly was a paradise upon us. Callahan: You call this as taking power, as allowing others to dictate the whims of foreigners, but nay! I say this as a measure to have crucial oversight in the selection and maintenance of provinces which maintain a non-royal government. Basrid: Objection! May: Does the senior senator from Kaedrin yield? Callahan: I yield. Basrid: I would have it known that Ves was brought down when the Kaedreni came into power in the province, not after the appointment of the governor-general. I used to be a citizen of Ves until I was run out by the Kaedreni. They ejected me from my home and made me shamefully walk to Helena with all my possessions in tow. One hears stories of the Golden City being the most populated of the provinces, but that changed after the Monarchy came into power. Callahan: To the chair, if I may respond. May: Does the gentleman give way? Basrid: I give way. Callahan: You speak of the ills of the monarch and I concede, but this act tackles the very evil of such monarchy. Before, there was no method for which a government could be inspected by a legislative body of peers. Why should my province be held ransom by the Crown to whoever he deems fit? Nay, I say for it should fall to a nomination process by an elected body such as ourselves. Basrid: To the chair, if I may respond. May: Does the gentleman give way? Callahan: If you want any progress to be made, we must have legislative oversight. I give way. Basrid: During Richard de Reden’s appointment as governor, I saw a resurgence of activity within the city, despite it being in a military fashion, they were making a come back. How do you think allowing the Senate will change what the Crown cannot do themselves? Callahan: To the chair, if I may respond. May: Without objection. Basrid: I yield. Callahan: The tenure of the Count of Reden was resurgent in military affairs, yes, but it slagged behind in all other aspects. Without any civilian base, the province has suffered and villages lay bare, cousin after cousin of mine taken in this dreadful war. I do not believe that the Senate is a perfect solution, however I believe that the very important positions of the viceregal offices should have the same oversight as say, the Minister of War. Callahan: Also, as my co-sponsor and I believe, it is through the respective legislative members, who are commoners themselves and live amongst the people, and are more involved in the affairs of the provincial state than the Emperor who has an entire empire to handle! Callahan: Lords may whisper in his ear for one matter when it is not the will of the people it shall affect. Also on the matter of infringement on military command, this does not prohibit the selection of generals and the like, but rather purely the nomination of the viceregal. Callahan: His Imperial Majesty may still establishment regiments and commands at his leisure. Rather, this puts the most civilian post in the nomination pool as the rest of the Council of State. Basrid: I have no more questions. May: Is there any further action on the measure? Silence. May: Very well, I shall call the roll. AYES: Callahan, de Antunyes, Napier NAYS: Baruch, Basrid, May, Rutledge, Wright May: On this vote, the AYES are three and the NAYS are five. The bill is not agreed to. Callahan storms out of the chamber. May: Is there any further business? May: If there is no further business, the Chair declares that the Senate stand adjourned. A gavel concludes the proceedings.
  8. The President pro tempore takes the official tally and signs a missive from the Imperial Diet informing of the passage of the following bills: IMPERIAL SENATE 10th of Godfrey’s Triumph, 1751 Treason and Sedition Act of 1751 AYES Baruch Callahan de Antunyes May Napier Rutledge PRESENT Basrid Wright President pro tempore IMPERIAL SENATE 10th of Godfrey’s Triumph, 1751 National Language Act of 1751 AYES Baruch Basrid Callahan de Antunyes May Napier Rutledge PRESENT Wright President pro tempore Senator May signs the last tally before informing the chamber, “The Senate thus informs the Crown of the passage of these bills in-session.”
  9. IMPERIAL SENATE 11th of Owyn’s Flame, 1751 Subject: Treason and Sedition Bill, Foreign Tobacco Ban, National Languages Bill, Workers’ Rights Bill Members Present Mister Eirik Baruch of Haense Mister Cyrus Basrid of Helena Mister Arthur Callahan of Kaedrin Mister Duarte de Antunyes of Kaedrin Sir Terrence May GCM of Haense Mister William Napier of Helena Miss Vivaca Rutledge* Mister Hugo Wright of Curon *Votes casted via correspondence May: Honorable colleagues, the docket is full. Let us proceed with the pending business. The chair now recognizes the junior senator from Helena to begin the first reading of the Treason and Sedition Bill. TREASON AND SEDITION BILL Basrid: First time late. May: The Senate will be in order. Callahan: Sir… we are fellows of a committee! Baruch: No! Don’t sit next to me, Senator! Callahan: I merely wish to collaborate with ye! Callahan: Fine! If you shan’t have me at pistols, I shall sit on the other side of the room! May: Dispersions from the benches are not tolerated at this time. Baruch: Thank fook! May: The gentleman from Haense will suspend! May: Honorable colleagues, the docket is full. Let us proceed with the pending business. The Chair now recognizes the junior senator from Helena to begin the first reading of the Treason and Sedition Bill. Napier: Good afternoon. This bill, the Treason and Sedition Act, will enable legislation for this Empire to categorize, and prosecute those within it who act outside of its interests. Napier: It classifies three levels of crime- High Treason, Petty Treason, and Sedition. Napier: High Treason are crimes, planned or engaged against the Monarchy and this House. Petty treason are crimes, planned or engaged against the State, its office and officials. Napier: Sedition, lastly, are crimes targeted towards the whole, insofar as not acting on violence, but espousing thoughts or philosophies in contrivance to the Josephine principles. Napier: Are there any questions? Callahan: To the chair, the Senator from Kaedrin has a few words. May: The gentleman from Kaedrin is recognized. Callahan: To the chair, while this senator endorsed the bill from the junior senator of Helena, I believe personally that this act requires most cohesion with the current Imperial Lawbook. Callahan: I propose an amendment, called the Haraccus Amendment, that applies these three crimes as Class I crimes in a court of law. May: Without objection, the motion to amend is laid upon the table. Is there sufficient seconds De Antunyes: So the crime of high treason would be equal to sedition, Senator Callahan? Callahan: The punishments are still by the discretion of the judge, junior senator from Kaedrin, to the Chair. Callahan: Applying the classes merely provides the limit of punishment able to be doled out. Napier: I concur with Mr. Callahan. De Antunyes: I second this amendment. May: Very well then. The amendment is laid upon the table. I will now ask the yeas and nays. All in favor say aye. AYES: Baruch, Basrid, Callahan, de Antunyes, May, Napier May: All those opposed, no. Silence. May: In the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. The ayes do have it. The amendment is adopted. May: I now recognize myself. Mister President and colleagues, after close scrutiny I seek to share some brief remarks before we proceed to vote. May: On this language, it is important that we as the Senate do respond to these crimes with a robust and firm character. Indeed. We stand in this hall, as many of us were first-hand victims of an attack against our democracy. May: I fear, however, that whole we may respond with vigor, we may jeopardize the liberties we do espouse. I hope we keep in mind to remain vigilant that this legislation be not abused. I yield the floor. Callahan: To the chair, the Senator from Kaedrin wishes to be recognized. May: Without objection. Callahan: To the chair, in light of Sir Terrence May’s words, I wish to propose another amendment that establishes these crimes of treason as cases for the Supreme Court of Oren. Callahan: I believe we surely cannot accord abuse by a lowly clerk from a province, my fellows of the chamber, and these high charges should be dealt with by the highest authorities in the judicial ministry. I yield the floor. The President pro tempore leans to listen to a whisper from the Senate parliamentarian. May: The Chair reminds the gentleman from Kaedrin that the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 1746 outlines cases of treason to originate in the Supreme Court. Callahan: Ah, excellent. May: Therefore, the amendment will not be entertained by the Chair. May: If there is no further debate, I will now call the roll. AYE: Baruch, Callahan, de Antunyes, May, Napier, Rutledge PRESENT: Basrid, Wright May: On this vote, the AYES are six and two voting PRESENT. The bill is adopted. May: The Chair recognizes the senior senator from Kaedrin for the first reading of the Foreign Tobacco and Cacti Prohibition Bill. FOREIGN TOBACCO AND CACTI PROHIBITION BILL Callahan: To the chair, if a copy of the bill will be given out to the fellow senators. Callahan: Gentlemen of the chamber, I present my first bill, the Foreign Tobacco and Cacti Prohibition Bill. May: Does the Senate pose inquiry? Napier: Mr Callahan- do we have any at all domestic tobacco industry? Callahan: To the chair, yes- there are many farms in both the provinces of Helena and Kaedrin. There are also commercial ventures in small trade colonies throughout the Spice Islands. May: Is there any further action on the measure? Basrid: I request the floor. May: The senior senator from Helena is recognized. Basrid: I wish to ask if the class I infringement means 400 or 400,000 £. Callahan: I...Four hundred, it looks like. Dear me. We will have to pass a later act rectifying this. Callahan: To the chair, are there any more questions? Basrid: I propose an amendment to lower the punishment to Class E. May: Is there sufficient second? Napier: I second. May: The question is on the amendment to strike the infraction from a Class I to Class E. All in favor say aye. AYES: Basrid, May, Napier, Rutledge, Wright NAYS: Baruch, Callahan, de Antunyes May: The ayes have it, the ayes do have it. The amendment is adopted. May: The Chair recognizes the senior senator from Kaedrin for the first reading of the National Language Bill. NATIONAL LANGUAGE BILL Callahan: My fellow Senators, this will is quite self-explanatory. With this coming into law, it establishes Common as a legal language of the Empire, as well as giving protected status to the many minority languages of our nation. Callahan: As according to the national motto, Tapestry of Man. Callahan: If there are any questions, the Senator yields to the chair. Silence. May: I will now call the roll. AYES Baruch, Basrid, Callahan, de Antunyes, May, Napier, Rutledge PRESENT: Wright May: On this vote the AYES are seven, one member voting PRESENT. The bill is adopted. Baruch: PLEASE, Senator Basrid. Don’t touch me! May: Order! May: The Chair recognizes the junior senator from Kaedrin for the first reading of the Workers’ Rights Bill. WORKERS’ RIGHTS BILL Basrid: Haensers are pretty insane. May: ORDER! Baruch: You’re pretty fook’n disgustin lookin.’ Callahan: By Saint Julia’s massive bosom… May: The gentlemen will withdraw their remarks. Basrid: You look like a Morsgradi, Mister Baruch! May: Mister Basrid! Callahan: A duel! A duel! May: I name the Honorable member! Withdraw these remarks! Callahan: There is only one thing which will solve this- a duel by pistols! Napier: A duel with pistols would not be out of line. Baruch: I withdra’ my statements, Terrence. My apologies.. De Antunyes: I would be willing to stall my introductory statements on the bill for this duel. May: Mister Basrid, a formal withdrawal. Basrid: Yes, after some thinking and this Haensemen withdrawing his statement, I will do so as well. De Antunyes: Anyways… the bill I am introducing is of paramount importance to our great state. It details absolute rights of the common, the right to create unions to safeguard your pay, and of utmost import the right to equality in work. De Antunyes: With the establishment of business and the commerce rates in the realm at an all time high it is important workers are safeguard, and this bill would represent them duly. I open the floor for questions on the bills Napier: I seek recognition. May: The junior senator from Helena is recognized. Napier: Unions- would they be State-sanctioned and created of left to the devices of the workers to form? De Antunyes: Unions would be state sanctioned, but the hierarchy would be established by the relevant reader. For example, the farmers union would establishment their own hierarchy, which would not be undefined upon by the State. However, this would call for some government backing in monetary means mainly. Napier: What prevents groups, such as the Cheloveks from forming Unions to actively recruit and garner more members under a legal system of organization? De Antunyes: It would be at the direction of the state to manage that. Do you truly believe they would use an employment union to spark rebellion? The vast majority of our workers are rather pleased with the state of the Enpire. It is the one percent you speak of. Any further questions? Basrid: I have one. May: The senior senator from Helena is recognized. Basrid: Mister Duarte, it says right here ‘requires the aforementioned rights be recognized without discrimination of any kind as to race.’ Mister Duarte are you suggesting we allow orcs and kha into our workforce? I am sorry but I call you mad, my good sir. Orcs are racially predisposed in being violent and wanting to spill blood. I ask that you remove section II from this bill. Callahan: I second this motion. De Antunyes: Do you not believe orcs would be productive at the manual labor jobs? Basrid: I believe that orcs would be productive in producing orphans. De Antunyes: I have seen orcs works hand in hand with man before, it is not the race at fault, but the mindset instilled in it. Basrid: The last time I saw an orc they attempted to eat the Peter III statue. Napier: I concur with Senator de Antunyes. Orcs, if properly culturally attuned, May serve as any other. Napier: My uncle has an orcish gardener of great capability. De Antunyes: You do understand that it is at the discretion of the corporation to hire these orcs, sim? De Antunyes: If it is a statue-eating orc, I doubt it would be hired even by Green. Callahan: But why should I be forced to hire orcs when there are starving humans of our blood here in Helena. Callahan: We shouldn’t encourage them to come here, steal our jobs. De Antunyes: That is not to say every orc is born evil, that is a rather subjective mindset to have Senator. Napier: You are not forced to hire orcs. You are forced to not prevent them from employment. Callahan: And if an orc comes to my estate? Bah! I shan’t be giving him a shilling. Basrid: And if an orc were to succumb to their racial bloodlust, we will allow this savage and disgusting race to allow them equal opportunity? I say no! Why should those ugly cats and green skin shits be allowed the same opportunity as a hardworking Orenian? Napier: It is by culture, not birth they act and engage in such a manner! Napier: The curses are a myth! A fabrication! They have no bearing on reality, and must be thrown out as an excuse in this Age of Enlightenment. Basrid: No, good sir. It is birth that they cole in with their bloodlust. I have never met an orc that was civilized! I also believe that big government should not tell who they are allowed to hire! Napier: It is a curse when a man dies at 80, but natural for all other natural life to die in it’s good grace? I think not! Napier: I accept the criticisms of Orcish behavior pertaining to their culture, but to invoke the Curses is superstition informing policy, which cannot be stood for. De Antunyes: If you allow it to encompass only humans you’ll never instill our values on the less civilized. I care for humanity first and foremost, but I do believe in the importance of inclusion. I concur with Senator Napier. Basrid: it would have to rewind you that lesser civilizations are at war with our glorious Holy Orenian Empire! Napier: This is not just, the Empire of Man, Mr Cyrus. We are a human nation, yes, but through the trials of history, we know that our systems are in the right, across the board. Napier: It is our duty to ensure others can access these systems, or we shall forever be at war with those less fortunate and misguided. Basrid: What next then Napier? Would you have us lay with elves and klomp with orcs? That wig must be giving you a heat stroke! Callahan: Oren means HUMANITY, Napier, lest your Harrenite maggots have soiled your cotton-brained cranium. May: Colleagues are reminded to direct their remarks to the Chair… Napier: Lay with elves? Need I remind the chair that Godfrey, our esteeemed Saint and once Emperor laid with an elf? Napier: Mind your insults and petty jibes. Callahan: What?! De Antunyes: Either way, I do not want this getting hung up on the just the aspect of race in the bill, there are a plethora of other rights. De Antunyes: It does it an injustice to cast the bill completely aside. Callahan: Heresy! Basrid: Heresy! Napier: It’s true! True as can be, in the Archives, such was discovered. Basrid: A criminal and a heretic! May: The junior senator from Kaedrin motions to end debate? Callahan: Our most holy Prophey does not… what talk of treason. May: Order! Order! De Antunyes: I do. May: Is there sufficient second. May: I Second. May; The question is on the amendment of the bill to strike the second section. AYES: Callahan, Baruch, Basrid, Wright NAYS: de Antunyes, May, Napier, Rutledge May: The yeas and nays are equally divided. The Chair motions for the tie-breaking vote of the Vice Chancellor. Silence. May: Very well then. The amendment, while pending, I move to table the bill until the amendment is voted on under the full quorum. Callahan: I second. May: Very well then. Is there any further business? Callahan: To the chair, the senior senator from Kaedrin has business. May: The senior senator is recognized. Callahan: To the chair, I wish to introduce to the Senate a bill to be voted up on next meeting. This, my fellows, I present to you is the Gurbanguly Bill, set to establish proper legislative oversight on government appointments. Governor-Generals and Viceroys will henceforth be nominated though the Senate as per ministers of the Council of State. Also, states of emergency may be declared and dissolved by super-majority vote of the Senate. May: Due to the lateness of the hour and the seriousness of the bill, the Chair declares that the Senate stand adjourned until the next sitting to consider this legislation. A gavel dismisses the meeting.
  10. The Clerk of the Roll read off the tallies as the final members arrived to cast their votes. IMPERIAL SENATE 5th of Horen’s Calling, 1751 Imperial Budget Procedure Act, 1750 AYES Baruch Basrid Callahan de Antunyes May Napier Rutledge PRESENT Wright “On this vote, the AYES are seven with one voting PRESENT. The Imperial Budget Procedure Act is adopted.” IMPERIAL SENATE 5th of Horen’s Calling, 1751 Public Records Act, 1750 AYES Baruch Basrid Callahan de Antunyes May Napier Rutledge Wright The President pro tempore took the tallies from Sir Beelzebub and declared them aloud, “On this vote, the AYES are eight. With unanimous consent, the Public Records Act is adopted.” He then taps the gavel.
  11. IMPERIAL SENATE 12th of Sigismund’s End, 1750 Subject: Imperial Budget Procedure and Public Records Bills Members Present Mister Eirik Baruch of Haense Mister Cyrus Basrid of Helena Mister Arthur Callahan of Kaedrin Mister Duarte de Antunyes of Kaedrin Mister Terrence May of Haense Mister Hugo Wright of Curon May: The Senate will now come to order. Honorable colleagues, the Senate has two bills on the agenda for our consideration. May: Both bills have been sponsored by the senior senator from Kaedrin and the senior senator from Haense. May: Honorable colleagues, today I sponsor the Budget Procedure Act which creates a standard for budget measures and how long money is to be allocated. We have just endured a shutdown which costed us the integrity of this institution and our time. A COPY OF THE BILL IS DISTRIBUTED: IMPERIAL BUDGET PROCEDURE BILL May: I rise today to push forward clarification and place into law our recommendation to ensure that the state is funded adequately. De Antunyes: I have no advice, but I would lobby the support of the bill, as amended. It is an important facet of any functioning state, and the concerns by which those against it lobby hold no reason with the changes. De Antunyes: It is not to function on a permanent basis, only as appropriated by this senate, sim? Basrid: May I take the floor? May: The senior senator from Helena is recognized. Callahan: Ah, Mister Baruch. I see you have been appointed to my committee. Do you know who I am? Baruch: Yes, now leave me alone. May: The Senate will be in order! Callahan: Why, the insolence! Sir, you insult me. Baruch: Good. May: The Senate will be in order! The President pro tempore gavels down the dispersions. Callahan: I would have you at pistols, man, if you shall spit on me like a snail of the River Ari! The President pro tempore continued to gavel down the interruptions. Basrid: To my fellow Senators, I voice my unwavering support for this bill. In the last time we had to deal with a budget crisis, we had the Treasurer acting a fool and going around shutting down buildings out of spite for his budget not passing. I do not wish for it to happen again, and I’m sure that those assigned to the Treasury Committee will come to learn that Mister Peter de Sarkozy is an annoyance. The clerk called the roll: Mister Eirik Baruch… “Aye.” Mister Cyrus Basrid … “Aye.” Mister Arthur Callahan… “Aye.” Mister Duarte de Antunyes… “Aye.” Mister Terrence May… “Aye.” Mister Hugo Wright… “Present.” May: On this vote, the AYES are five with one voting PRESENT, and with two members not present. The bill shall proceed to the absentees before it is sent for assent. Callahan: Gentleman of the Senate, together here with my compatriot Sir May, I present to the chamber the Public Records Bill- an act designed to maintain the laborious record-keeping required for our diet work. Callahan: We shall establish with it a fully-maintained senatorial gazette along with established responsibilities given to the Undersecretary of State for Civil Affairs as coordinated by the President pro tempore. Callahan: I hope everyone has a copy? A COPY OF THE BILL IS DISTRIBUTED: PUBLIC RECORDS BILL May: I now recognize myself to discuss this bill. May: Colleagues, this bill is one that creates order, structure, and maintains the right of information to all of our people. May: Our ability to organize and display the actions we do here will further create a transparent government and further accountability for the actions that take place in this hall. De Antunyes: It is important our work is transparent and easily accessible by all interested, a noble and probably time consuming effort for the Undersecretary. Callahan: To the chair, if there is nothing more, I call for a vote on the bill. May: Is there objection? With all senators raising no objection, the chair continued with the roll call. The clerk called the roll: Mister Eirik Baruch… “Aye.” Mister Cyrus Basrid … “Aye.” Mister Arthur Callahan… “Aye.” Mister Duarte de Antunyes… “Aye.” Mister Terrence May… “Aye.” Mister Hugo Wright… “Aye.” May: On this vote, the AYES are six, with two members not PRESENT. The bill shall proceed to the absentees before it is sent for assent. The bill shall proceed to the absentees before it is sent for assent. May: Is there any further business? With all senators raising no further business, the chair gaveled out the sitting.
  12. IMPERIAL SENATE 12th of Sun’s Smile, 1750 Subject: Opening session, oaths, and the confirmation for the Secretary of Intelligence Members Present Mister Eirik Baruch of Haense Mister Cyrus Basrid of Helena Mister Terrence May of Haense Mister William Napier of Helena The President pro tempore opened the floor after the recess to begin the proceedings on the swearing-in of newly elected Imperial Senators. After the oaths were concluded, Senator Terrence May addressed the floor concerning a recess nomination of Sir Frederick Armas KHE, for the office of the Secretary of Intelligence. As such, the new members came to the dais swearing or affirming the following oath: “I swear to be true to the Emperor and the Realm and not to maintain any silence about any evil that I may know which is being contemplated against them. I swear to work tirelessly to the betterment of the Empire and the Orenian people that comprise it. I swear not to eat or drink with traitors and not to have anything in common with them, and always to defend the honor of the gentlemen I serve. This I swear by the Holy Scrolls.” The President pro tempore began by addressing colleagues on a preliminary meeting he had with the nominee, describing the various topics in question regarding the state of the Empire and the current affairs, both domestic and abroad. He then read a file detailing the background of the nominee in question. The profile of Sir Frederick Armas KHE: Former Imperial Senator from Kaedrin, 1736-1742 President pro tempore of the Imperial Senate, 1736-1742 Premier of the Commonwealth of Kaedrin, 1742-1750 Knight of the Most Excellent Petrine Order of Humanity and the Empire, 1750 Upon reading the file, he then asked if any senators had questioning for Sir Frederick Armas KHE regarding his consideration for the Intelligence Office. With all senators noting their lack of questions, Senator May then moved to begin the advancement of the nomination… “Mister Baruch... Aye.” “Mister Basrid... Aye.” ”Mister May... Aye.” ”Mister Napier... Aye.”
  13. Eighth Session of the Imperial Senate, 1750-1752 Processing with Vice Chancellor Joachim Haas, President Pro Tempore Terrence May arrived at the desk to begin the ceremony of inaugurating the new session of the Senate. The latter then began to address the chamber after calling it to order: “Mister Speaker and honorable colleagues of the Eighth session of the Imperial Senate, We begin this session of the Senate with the profound trust of our great constituents. As representatives of our respective provinces, we are tasked with a great sense of responsibility: To govern with integrity, passion, and diligence. Now that our elections have concluded, I welcome our honorable colleagues who have just arrived. May we all work in the spirit of partnership and cooperation for the benefit of the entire Empire. As we proceed, I impart to you all my sentiments that I seek to see manifest in our discourse here in this hall. I firmly believe that we must work to answer with bold and robust conviction all the challenges that our people face. The realities of war, inhumane injustice, and the uncertainty of our future leaves us with the task ahead to forge an identity of a united Orenian people. Our values must continue to be consistent with our actions as we strive to create a more perfect society that enshrines the Rule of Law and the conscience of the saints who have illuminated a path of righteousness before us. In our efforts to create a just and good society, the Senate must be proactive in ensuring that the legislation we pass is fairly and justly executed. We must be close and responsive to those whom we have been entrusted to represent. We must be active shapers of the future we seek to leave for our posterity. As custodians of this government, we must act as the conscience of the nation.” Upon the conclusion of his remarks, the Vice Chancellor instructed the Clerk of the Roll to begin calling the roster of the current members to inaugurate the Seventh Session of the Senate. “The senior senator from Helena, Mr. Cyrus Basrid, Whose term expires in the year 1752, The junior senator from Helena, Mr. William Napier, Whose term expires in the year 1754, The senior senator from Haense, Sir Terrence May GCM, Whose term expires in the year 1752, The junior senator from Haense, Mr. Eirik Baruch, Whose term expires in the year 1754, The senior senator from Kaedrin, Mr. Arthur Callahan, Whose term expires in the year 1752, The junior senator from Kaedrin, Mr. Duarte de Antunyes, Whose term expires in the year 1754, The senior senator from Curon, Ms. Vivaca Rutledge, Whose term expires in the year 1754.” The junior senator from Curon, Mr. Hugo Wright, Whose term expires in the year 1752.” ((Only the people whose characters are listed above may post.))
  14. The President pro tempore rises from the dais to address the senators: “Honorable colleagues, As we adjourn this session of the Senate, I address you all with my profound wishes of gratitude to all colleagues, especially those who will not be returning. Your service and commitment to the needs of our people are truly indispensable. I commend the work and input of my honorable friend, the junior senator from Haense for his forthright enthusiasm, vigor, and insight in bringing out the electorate of our home province. As for my colleague the junior senator from Helena, I commend him for breaking barriers in this place. May I wish him well in his future endeavors as he continues to serve in various vital capacities for Helena and its constituents. I now reflect on the progress that we have made in this session. We swiftly got to work in debating and passing legislation to re-open the partial shutdown left in the last term. We got to work in agreeing to budget measures and solidifying a revenue bill to fund our Empire. We confirmed a new Justice of the Supreme Court, the Honorable John d’Arkent and a new Interior Secretary, His Grace Joseph Clement de Sarkozy of Adria. We remain an integral structure of our government, fostering advice and consent in our input for executive ministers and in the independent judiciary. We remain conscious of our actions and vote according to our values. This is the nature of our role. Before I end these remarks, I reflect on the honors of chivalry that His Imperial Majesty has bestowed on me. With humility and grace, I am honored to receive this most prestigious award. Every moment in this Senate is one of great joy to me and to the people I represent. I hope to stand not as someone to be honored, but to inspire those who shall come after to pursue this rewarding service to our people. I extend my profound congratulations to all who share in this honor. This session has brought forth the dynamic and growing character of our legislature. As we keep steadfast the sacred spirit of debate, we as senators must keep alive the discourse that each and every home in Oren partakes. It is our mission to remain true to our oath and true to ourselves as representatives of the people in our respective provinces. It is with this sentiment that the Chair now moves to petition the Crown for the prorogation of the Seventh Session of the Imperial Senate.” @ARCHITECUS
  15. Senator Terrence May returns to his office, receiving the letters of chivalry with euphoria! He recites the same oath of his public office, reflecting on it: “I swear to be true to the Emperor and the realm and not to maintain silence about any evil that I may know which is being contemplated against them. I swear to work tirelessly to the betterment of the Empire and the Orenian people that comprise it. I swear also not to eat or drink with traitors and not to have anything in common with them, and always to defend the honor of the gentlemen I serve. This I swear by the Holy Scrolls.” He searches for his finest attire in preparation to present himself before the Crown upon his next audience!
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