THE DUCAL COUNCIL OF EASTMARK
Issued and confirmed by His Grace, the Duke of Eastmark, 21st of Sun’s Smile, 1735
The Ducal Council of Eastmark, also known as the Council of the Duchy of Eastmark, serves first and foremost to aid and advise the Duke on all issues, sitting to offer him aid on any issues he requires to consult them on. Beyond this, the council serves as a body with power in its each right; each member holds their own set of administrative powers and duties with which they aim to aid the Duke in furthering the governance of the Duchy. The matter of who sits upon the Ducal Council is the decision of the Duke himself, as is the definition of the exact powers of each individual role.
The Duke of Eastmark, also known as the Duke-In-Council when he presides the sessions of the Ducal Council, has full control over the Ducal Council of Eastmark, determining its powers and occupants. He has the duty of leading the council when he attends its sessions, and he also possesses the power to act beyond the power of the council if he believes it necessary.
The current Duke is His Grace, Tobias of the House of Merentel, Duke of Eastmark, Count of Alannor and Baron of Hallowfell. [@Kursion]
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Eastmark holds penultimate authority within the Ducal Council of Eastmark and, in lieu of the presence of the Duke, he is empowered to hold court and oversee sessions of the council. He is charged to supervise the other members of the Ducal Council and to serve as chief amongst councillors.
The current Chancellor is His Excellency, Ace of the House of Merentel. [@Javick]
The Marshal is the maximum commander of the Military of Eastmark, only outranked by his superiors of the Royal Army of Curonia. He is charged with overseeing the Military of Eastmark and its fortifications, barracks, armories, and with the defense of the Duchy of Eastmark in times of war.
The current Marshal is His Excellency, Rickard of the House of Enthelor. [@Juststan147]
THE HIGH MAGISTRATE
The High Magistrate is tasked with drafting new legislation for the Duchy. He is also tasked with the maintenance and enforcement of the law, including holding trials and delivering just judgement to those convicted of criminal offences, or acting as prosecutor before the Royal Court in case that the accused is a vassal of the Kingdom of Curonia.
The current High Magistrate is His Excellency, Mithvul of the House of Salheran. [@Ryanark]
The Castilian is charged to act as chief herald and keeper of the ducal capital, managing the interiors of the ducal palace and the city streets and houses. He has furthermore the ability to staff Stewards as she sees fit, to uphold etiquette within the Ducal courts, to hold hunts, festivals, tourneys, and other events throughout the ducal capital, the management of civil and construction projects within the ducal capital, keeping the Ducal Treasure and issuing taxes upon the citizens and vassals of the Duchy of Eastmark when necessary.
The current Castilian is His Excellency, Jaonos of the House of Adric. [@LucaVerheij]
THE DUCAL SEAL
The Ducal Seal is charged with keeping the ducal wax seal and with acting as secretary during the sessions of the Ducal Council, keeping all the official documents and material used by the members of the Ducal Council to fulfil their duties, and managing the ducal books and ducal relics.
The current Ducal Seal is His Excellency, Auriel of the House of Caelum. [@ImDrippedJr]
THE CHIEF DIPLOMAT
The Chief Diplomat is tasked with acting as the diplomate of the Duchy of Eastmark, being charged with increasing the number of friends, good relations and cooperation between the Duchy of Eastmark and other settlements, and accompanying the High Ambassador of the Kingdom of Curonia in his diplomatic missions in other nations.
The current Chief Diplomat is His Excellency, Clovis of the House of Farlander. [@Ztrog]
HIS GRACE, Tobias of the House Merentel, Duke of Eastmark, Count of Alannor and Baron of Hallowfell