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  1. NordLord

    Royal Wedding

    Duke Paul/People F. nods promptly upon receiving the invitation. “What a joyous occasion this will be... My sister to be a queen! And you know I always look forward to these Haensic red carpet events, the food was absolutely perfect last time. I must give my gratitude to that silly Illatian chef. He’d remark to Timot the Wise.
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    The Treaty of Peace between Bear and Crow, 1702

    Duke Paul II Carrion signs the the document at the banquet.
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    The Centurial Festival of 1700

    Paul wishes to pump up the festival.
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    Belvitz Maer Elections, 1694

    Voter: Name: Dn. Ritz F. Gloshwitz Age: 47 Address: Tavern
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    The Crossroads Tavern Council

    “what about my legal counsel job” Ritz would cry
  6. good guy, very chill demeanor
  7. “The **** is an Ettindom.” -Claudius would ask his clerk upon reading.
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    RENEWAL OF THE COMMON SENSE ACT, 1683

    Prince-Bishop Claudius would quietly read over the terms before signing the document with his seal. He’d motion for a page to take the document to the capital.
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    VOTER REGISTRATION [1686]

    Full Name: Claudius Bracchus Year of Birth: 1644 City of Primary Residency: Belvitz ((MC Name: _Bueno_)) Full Name: Ratibor Rodrigo Carrion Year of Birth: 1617 City of Primary Residency: Belvitz ((MC Name: Chumpchump))
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    The Franciscan Articles

    The Franciscan Articles LANDS AND TITLES BEHOLDEN TO THE DUCAL CORONET The following titles are hereby tied to the Ducal Coronet of Adria in perpetuity by the Crown of Renatus-Marna. Duke of Adria Count of Belvitz Protector of the Baltas The following properties are hereby tied to the Ducal Coronet of Adria in perpetuity. The City of Belvitz Let no lawful claim to the following titles or properties be made without first claiming and holding the Duchy of Adria. ELIGIBILITY FOR THE DUCAL CORONET The elected candidate for the Ducal Coronet must… be of the age of majority. be a faithful member of the Church of the Canon. be in good standing with the courts of the Duchy of Adria. be of an established Carrion lineage. be an established noble of Adria. THE FRANCISCAN ARTICLES Upon the assumption of the Ducal Coronet, each Duke is required to sign the Franciscan Articles, named after the first Duke of Adria, Franz Vladov. These articles act as an agreement between the Duchy (i.e the electors) and the Duke. The Duke of Adria is to be chosen by the Carrion cadet patriarchs and the Lord Electors of Adria in a just and fair election, and his children had no right of inheritance to the Ducal Coronet of Adria. The Duke of Adria is required to convene a Duma in order to determine important legislation of the Duchy. The Duke has no right to ratify domestic treaties, alliances and agreements without the approval of the Duma. The Duke has no right to create new feudal or municipal taxes without the approval of the Duma. The Duke can only veto legislation passed by the Duma provided it doesn’t receive a two-thirds majority. The Duke is required to provide for the standing ducal army. If the Duke was to transgress on the law or privileges of the nobility, the Articles authorized the nobility to refuse the Duke’s orders and act against him. PROTOCOL FOR THE PASSING OF THE DUCAL CORONET Upon the passing of the Duke, the Ducal Coronet of Adria is handed over to the Primate of Adria. The Bishop is required to call for an election in a period of no less than one year and shall serve as interdux for that period. Upon the lawful election of one of the candidates for Duke, he is crowned with the Ducal Coronet by the Emperor of Man. BYLAWS OF THE DUCAL ELECTION The Electors of the Duchy of Adria are hereby defined as those Lords and Carrion Cadet Patriarchs sworn directly to the current Duke of Adria. In the case of an interregnum, they are defined as those sworn directly to the previous Duke. There must be a minimum of three ducal electors present for an election to be deemed legitimate. Whence an elector’s lineage becomes extinct and his lands and titles default to the Duke, if there are less than three electors the Duke must appoint a new elector by recommending the Emperor to bestow them lands and titles. Whence an election for the Duke of Adria is called, the electors are summoned at the Primate’s behest without arms or soldiers. In the case of an elector being too ill to travel, a kinsman of their dynasty may serve at their behest. During the election, the gates must be shut closed and no person may enter the assembled place other than the presiding Bishop and electors. In order for an election to be deemed legitimate and conclude, the electors must achieve a majority amongst themselves. In the case of failure to reach majority, it is required that another election to be called within a years time. The Interdux shall stay in power until a Duke is elected. DEFINING THE DUMA The Duma shall hensewith be defined as the assembly of the estates within the Duchy of Adria. The Duma is tasked with carrying out judgement on matters pertaining the Duchy and shall have the final say on matters pertaining to domestic laws, alliances, and treaties. The Duma is assembled upon the request of the Duke, and as due by the Franciscan Articles is required to be assembled once every two years. The estates and their representatives are henceforth defined as thus. From the Duchy, the Chancellor acts as the Duchy’s two representatives and heads the Duma itself. From the nobility, two representatives from every demesne within the Duchy are called forth. From the burghers, four representatives from the City of Belvitz are called forth. From the gentry, two representatives from the Lodge of Adria are called forth. From the clergy, two representatives from the Diocese of Villavia are called forth. The executive of any of the estates may announce a single representative to carry the votes of all other representatives of the aforementioned estate. The exception is the City of Belvitz in which the present Aldermen must vote on the topics discussed per Duma. In order for a motion to pass, it must have a clear majority. PRIVILEGES OF THE NOBILITY The Nobility of the Duchy of Adria are hereby denoted as the individuals maintaining a noble title and their progeny to the third degree. Those being, the great-grandchildren of a titled noble. Those of noble families with less than fifty-percent noble blood may not be styled as nobles. With this denotation, the nobles of Adria and its entities are hereby granted the following privileges. Those raised to gentry and affirmed by the Crown of Renatus-Marna also claim these privileges. Any man of noble stock has the right to hold land in his name in which it will stay for the coming generations. Any man of noble stock has the right to be trialed by his peers. May no one lay judgement onto a noble unless of the same rank and privilege. May no one claim the life of a noble unless of the same rank and privilege. Any man of noble stock has the right to duel. May no man of lower blood challenge another of noble stock. Any man of noble stock has the right to settle his trial by combat. May the opponent of the trial be of the same rank and privilege as the accused, lest the accused waive his right. Any man of noble stock has the right to hunt within the Ducal Forest and Properties. May no one hunt the Duke’s game unlawfully, lest the be denotaded a poacher. May these hunts occur not too frequently and with moderation, to allow the forest to thrive. Any man of noble stock has the right to carry out Private Law against another man. May neither the State nor the Church intervene in a matter of Private Law. May the matter of Private Law stay between two individuals, and not their families lest it become public. PRIVILEGES OF THE CITY OF BELVITZ Upon the passing of the City Charter of Belvitz and the Gradic Rights in the Year Sixteen Sixty-Three by the Duke John, the City was granted law in the form of privileges. The privileges apply to the populace of the City of Belvitz as a whole, and thus apply to the individual landholders within the City itself. The Gradic Rights of the City of Felsen, c.1557 Hitherto the populace of this town shall be referred to as any legal landholder within municipal authority. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to waive feudal privilege and govern itself. Hence the town has the right to waive feudal tithe and pay in coin. Hence the town has the right to choose a leader from amongst its own. Hence the town has the right to produce and publish laws and rights regarding itself. Hitherto does the populace of this town have an exemption from serfdom. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to freedom of travel. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to collect tax, tolls, and impose fees. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to freedom of trade. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to a trial by judge. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to petition it’s lord. Penned by Barnabas Basarab, Ph.D J.D of the Imperial Institute at Johannesburg Signed and Affirmed by the His Grace Ratibor I Rodrigue Alexovic Carrion, Duke of Adria
  11. Formation of the International Railway Commission 14th S.M. 1678 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By agreement of the Holm Department of Transport and the Adrian Chancellery the International Railway Commission is to be formed... The International Railway Commission shall be formed with the purpose of regulating and managing all railways and railroad corporate entities that are connected with the member nations of Holm & Adria. The International Railway Commission will be in charge of maintenance, construction and protection of all corporate entities under its management. The Commission shall be privately owned and split into one hundred equal voting shares. Fifty-two shares to be held by the State of Holm Thirty-eight shares to be held by the Duchy of Adria Ten shares to be held by the Bracchus & Partners Holding Group All holders of shares will receive dividends from the profits made licensing railway contracts to subsidiary and cooperating corporate railway entities. All holders of shares and subsidiary corporate entities, including but not exclusive to; the Belvitz-Holm Railway shall be voting members of the Commission Board. The International Railway Commission is to be given permission by its members to fund private contractor groups for the protection and maintenance of it’s railway systems. Maintenance of the Commission itself will be left to the Board of the Commission. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signed by, Director of Holm Transport and Transit, Secretary Claudius Bracchus His Excellency the Chancellor of Adria, Baron Septimius of Aescullus
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    Citizenship Papers

    OOC NAME: _Bueno_ RP NAME: Claudius Bracchus Location of home: N/A Proof of purchase (take a picture of the item being bought/in your inventory with your name in sight):
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    City Council of Belvitz

    THE CITY COUNCIL OF BELVITZ By order of the Bench of Aldermen, and the will of the Mayor Elect there is to be a reorganization of the City Council. Due to conventions of the past in matters of politics, both are to be reformed. ELECTORAL SETS Hereby listed are the defined methods of voting within Municipal lines. I. General Elections, held for the purpose of electing City Officials from amongst the municipal citizenry. II. Committee Voting, Held by the Mayor for the purpose of polling the citizenry on matters of administration and utilized as an appendage of the municipal authority. III. Closed Voting, Held for the purpose of general consensus among City Councillors, and in the event of an Electoral tie. V. Representative Voting, Held by the Alderman's Bench when considering proposed legislation. EXECUTIVE BENCH The City Mayor, once elected, is afforded by the Charter the right to form an Executive Bench. This Bench is comprised of the Captain of the City, the Magistrate, the Vicar, the Clerk, the Speaker of the Aldermen and the Stewardry. On council the Stewardry serves in an advisory role and serve with no legislate or municipal authority. It is the right of every citizen in Belvitz to attend and vote within municipal elections Mayoral or otherwise. The following titles are officated by the City Charter as elected offices. The Mayor of the City of Belvitz, by General Election. Currently held by Horatio Vanzetti. The Magistrate of the City of Belvitz, by General Election. Currently held by Alwin Cooper. The City Clerk of the City of Belvitz, by Closed Vote. Currently held by Sabo Gradic. The Speaker of the Aldermen of Belvitz, by Closed Vote. Currently held by Sabo Gradic. The following are officated by the City Charter as appointed offices. The Captain of the Belvitz City Watch, by the Marshal of the Duchy of Adria, with the assent of the Mayor of Belvitz. Vacant. The Diocesan Vicar of the City of Belvitz, by the Mayor of the City of Belvitz, with the assent of the Clergy of the Canon. Held by Abbot Wigbrecht. The Stewards of the City of Belvitz, by the Mayor of the City of Belvitz. BENCH OF ALDERMEN The Duke Elect upon seeing the necessity for a representative bench of citizens to make decisions regarding the legislation of Belvitz formed the Bench of Aldermen. The Bench of Aldermen pass all legislation regarding the city provided the Mayor gives his assent. Aldermen are nominated by the landowning citizenry, the nomination must pass via General Election. The Aldermen currently serving are as follows: Speaker of the Bench, Alderman Sabo Gradic Alderman Lotoras Valharen Alderman Talsena Yvellyvian Alderman Artyom Vladov Alderman Erik Torberg Alderman Medi’kru GENERAL ELIGIBILITY Candidates for Municipal Office must… Be the age of majority. Be a faithful and upstanding citizen. Hold property within the City of Belvitz. Live honourably and in good standing with the Adrian Court. ALDERMANIC MOTIONS The Bench of Aldermen pass motions that must have the assent of the Mayor before becoming law. These will be updated as meetings continue to happen. Motion to regulate house sales by providing citizens with the ability to sell houses back to the city at two-thirds the value purchased. Citizens are not authorized to sell houses to other private individuals. Motion to limit the Aldermen Elections. This includes restricting landowning citizens to be able nominate only one landowning citizen. The minimum number of Aldermen required to assemble the Bench is five. Motion to restrict the Marshal of Adria from also holding the office of Captain of the City. Motion to reform the City Council into that currently drafted in this document. Motion to create the position of Speaker of the Aldermen. Motion for the Bench of Aldermen to review court cases and act as a post-trial jury at the behest of a concerned Aldermen. If an Alderman is the convicted party he must abstain from voting but may defend himself to the Bench. Motion to provide the Mayor with the power of legal assent, enabling him to veto legislation. Motion to pass the Accountability Ordinances of Belvitz ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCES OF BELVITZ
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    Belvitz Church Act

    The Belvitz Church Act of 1669 By order of the City of Belvitz there is to be the creation of a new position in council. Due to absence of any immediate bishop to shepherd the flock of Belvitz and the surrounding diocese the City has decided to appoint a direct administrator. The Diocesan Vicar is to administer and manage the diocese of Belvitz autonomously and efficiently, working in coordination with the City and Church to shepherd the lost flock of Belvitz. He is to be appointed by the Belvitz City Government on recommendation of the local clergy.  I. The position of Diocesan Vicar is officially created as the administrator of the diocese. II. The Diocesan Vicar is to train novices and raise them to the diaconate. III. The Vicar is required to be appointed from amongst the frocked clergy of Belvitz. IV. The Vicar is to recommend deacons to the position of priest. V. The Vicar is to maintain an active and vigilant role in the city. VI. There will be a tithe paid to the Diocese of Belvitz from the city coffers every Maer election in order to pay the clergy and hold church events. VII. All city property allocated to church business is hereby governed by the Diocesan Vicar; this includes the Cathedral of Saint Emma, it’s adjacent priory and the Chapel of Saint Otto.  Signed, Broos Wellis, Maer of Belvitz Sabo Gradic, City Clerk of Belvitz
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    City Charter of Belvitz

    DUCAL CHARTER FOR THE CITY OF BELVITZ c. 10th of the Deep Cold, 1664 Mood Music: The City of Belvitz lies within the Whispering Crossroads upon the River Baltas. It’s fertile soils and temperate climate attracted a large number of settlers since landfall upon the Isle of Atlas. Amongst the first to arrive were elven settlers, whose names and settlement were wiped out by the Black Reiter Company. Upon the remains of the elven settlement the Castle of Vrakai was erected as the home of the mercenaries. These mercenaries in turn gave protection to human settlers who established a small farming community named Belvitz. The leaders amongst this community were of Amaury and Montfort blood though neither claimed their noble right. The city’s wealth and size grew as a trading hub, and thus did the Black Reiter Company’s tribute for the protection of the city. The Republic of Vrakai was proclaimed, though it did not last long. Due to increasing external pressure from brigands and neighboring nations trying to lay claim to the fledgling nation the Republic of Vrakai fell into a period of Anarchy. The lack of trade caused the city coffers to run dry and the Black Reiter Company stopped it’s protection of the city. The Duke Brandt, a Renatian lordling laid claim to the city and surrounding lands by right of conquest. Though the Duke Brandt also failed to tame the wild basin, leaving Belvitz destitute. An ambitious lordling, Jan Sarkozic claimed the city by right of kin from it’s Montfort proginators. Upon assembling a host of his own banners and those of the houses of Ivanovich and Vladov they marched upon the Belvitz. They found the city abandoned by the Duke Brandt and the three Carrion Princlings elected Jan Sarkozic as the Fifth Duke of Adria. And so, does the Duke of Adria claim the City of Belvitz as his right for perpetuity. The City of Belvitz is the domain of the elected Duke of Adria. While it is not his official seat from which he reigns, it is acknowledged as the capital of the duchy of Jan, the Fifth Duke of Adria and of his successors. Thus, the City of Belvitz and its surrounding properties cannot legally be granted to another and the title is intertwined with the Duke’s. Thus neither can the descendent of a previous Duke of Adria claim rights to the City without first claiming rights to the Duchy. The City of Belvitz is granted privileges under Gradic Law by the Duke of Adria which allows for stability during turbulent Ducal transitions. The Gradic rights were given to the Imperial City of Felsen during the reign of John II, Holy Orenian Emperor which allowed for greater autonomy to the city through a series of municipal rights. These rights came from a series of laws which gave privileges to the burghers, exemption from serfdom, and the ability for self-governance and self-defense. The Gradic Rights, c.1557 Hitherto the populace of this town shall be referred to as any legal landholder within municipal authority. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to waive feudal privilege and govern itself. Hence the town has the right to choose a leader from amongst its own. Hence the town has the right to produce and publish laws and rights regarding itself. Hitherto does the populace of this town have an exemption from serfdom. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to freedom of travel. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to collect tax, tolls, and impose fees. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to freedom of trade. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to a trial by judge. Hitherto does the populace of this town have the right to petition it’s lord. MAER OF THE CITY OF BELVITZ The Maer of the City of Belvitz is elected by popular vote serving a term of four years. This edict delegates to the Maer of Belvitz the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Belvitz; I. The Maer has been bestowed the responsibility to head the municipal government and delegate to relevant individuals by assigning them to a post within the government and removing any unfit individuals from their post. II. The Maer has been given the power to propose the changing the laws of the City of Belvitz regarding common law and municipal institutions. III. The Maer is hereby granted authority to banish any lowborn from the City of Belvitz. IV. The Maer is hereby granted authority to evict any convicted villain from the City of Belvitz. V. The Maer has been instructed to pay, supply the goods to, and manage building, construction, and the builders themselves in the City of Belvitz. VI. The Maer has been instructed to pay wages, pay for supplies, and pay for the arms of the City Watch from municipal coffers. VII. The Maer has been given the power to order construction and demolition within the City of Belvitz. VIII. The Maer has been instructed to uphold the will of the people and the City of Charter of Belvitz. IX. The Maer is hereby responsible for the duties of his subordinates, lest there is no one to complete them. CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF BELVITZ The City Clerk of the City of Belvitz is elected by the city council with the assent of Maer. Term is indefinite unless deposed via council vote. This edict delegates to the City Clerk of Belvitz the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Belvitz; I. The City Clerk has been instructed to keep record and overlook progress of construction and taxation within the City of Belvitz. II. The City Clerk has been tasked with the maintenance and safekeeping of the municipal ledger. III. The City Clerk has been instructed to take note of the containments of the City of Belvitz’s storage. IV. The City Clerk has been instructed to appraise houses and set house prices and tax prices accordingly. V. The City Clerk is hereby charged with fostering economic growth and the maintenance of the trade grounds within the City of Belvitz. VI. The City Clerk has been instructed to distribute food supply to where is necessary in the City of Belvitz MAGISTRATE OF THE CITY OF BELVITZ The Magistrate of the City of Belvitz is elected in conjunction with the Maer, to serve out the Maer’s term. This edict delegates to the Magistrate of the City of Belvitz, whom also serves in the capacity as High Magistrate of the Duchy of Adria the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Belvitz; I. The Magistrate has been instructed to take the Duke’s place in court for cases brought to court by common citizens within the City of Belvitz. II. The Magistrate, in his capacity of High Magistrate of the Duchy of Adria is hereby charged to oversee feudal grievances. III. The Magistrate has been instructed with the enforcement of Ducal Law, in the cases of noble, common, and natural law. IV. The Magistrate has been tasked with review of the set of Ducal Laws, derived from the Imperial Code of Laws. V. The Magistrate has been tasked with implementing, retracting, and redrafting any law they deem fit from the set of Ducal Laws. VI. The elected Magistrate must be certified as a lawyer within the Kingdom of Renatus. CAPTAIN OF THE BELVITZ WATCH The Captain of the Belvitz Watch is appointed by the Marshal of the Duchy of Adria with the Maer’s assent. This edict delegates to the Captain of the Belvitz Watch, who serves as the head of the Belvitz Town Watch the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Belvitz; I. The Captain has been tasked with the maintenance and operation of the Belvitz Watch and it’s entities. II. The Captain has been instructed to recruit and drill citizens to the watch, in a bid to create a formidable force being able to protect the City of Belvtiz from brigands, vagrants, and villains. III. The Captain has been tasked with the mustering of munitions, arms, and armor for the capacity of the watch. IV. The Captain has been tasked with setting wages, paying them out, and awarding bonuses to individuals. V. The Captain is hereby charged with assembling funds to be used in mustering munitions and payment of wages. VI. The Captain is hereby charged with garrisoning fortifications, patrolling highways, and protecting smallfolk within the municipal boundaries. STEWARDS OF THE CITY OF BELVITZ The Stewards of Belvitz are appointed by the Maer and do not serve with legislative nor municipal authority. This edict delegates to the Stewards of the City of Belvitz the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Belvitz; I. The Stewards have been instructed to distribute homes to the individuals within the City of Belvitz. II. The Stewards have been instructed to distribute shops to merchants within the City of Belvitz. III. The Stewards have been tasked with monitoring activity and evicting derelict homes. IV. The Stewards have been instructed to collect taxes upon the properties within the City of Belvitz. V. The Stewards are hereby charged with monitoring municipal property, ensuring their fluid operation. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signed, His Grace, John Sarkozic, Duke of Adria
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