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  1. just give this man admin already tbh
  2. Franz slips on his socks and sandals, making his way out to his mailbox to send in his “Aye” vote.
  3. “****, my bad,” says a certain Ruric to the NOT disgruntled Ruric, wincing. “No hard feelings, right?”
  4. i dont think we should have cannons b/c they arent in game of thrones and go against the high medieval setting this server has always had -1
  5. Galar Ithelanen nurses his wounds, cursing both his arrogance and his failure. Of course the elder would triumph, for such was the way it was written in story and song alike. However, the young warrior would not dwell on his loss. It was now his duty to follow and execute the will of the leader, and in that time he would learn, grow stronger, and eventually ascend to take his father’s place. Such a story was what fate wanted, and Galar was not one to trifle with powers higher than himself.
  6. House of Commons Justice Committee Assessment of Joseph Adler Chairman Sarkozy: “Alrighty then. The hearing of Joseph Adler for the position of circuit court justice shall commence. As committee chair, I shall be presiding over this session of our Imperial Diet’s Justice Committee, and I will keep a transcript for public records and the like. Are the both of you ready to proceed?” MHC de Lyons: “Si.” Mr. Adler: “Indeed.” Chairman Sarkozy: “Mr. Adler, could you tell us, in your own words, the duties and responsibilities of a circuit court justice, and how you intend to fulfill them?” Mr. Adler: “A circuit court justice listens and presides over a given case, hearing it out, managing it, and in some cases, passing judgement. I intend to fulfill them by following the lead of my various predecessors. Having been Solicitor-General for some twenty-five years, I’ve seen, and argued, plenty of cases.” Chairman Sarkozy: “Solicitor-General, you said? Were there any significant challenges you faced while in that position, and how did you overcome them?” Mr. Adler: “When I came into the position, the Ministry of Justice was only one man, myself. Should you leave here, and cut a couple of turns, you’ll now find a bustling office full of solicitors, investigators, and agents of the law. I built a system of law enforcement there through both efficient structuring and my own work.” Chairman Sarkozy: “It is indeed quite a commendable office now. How about your time working cases there, though? Were there any of note that you were involved in- cases that might reflect your full understanding and interpretation of the law?” Mr. Adler: “My duty as Solicitor-General was not to interpret the law, but to enforce it as written and as the Courts seemed ready to interpret it. It is now that I hope to show my prowess in interpreting law.” Chairman Sarkozy: “But surely a man’s past must provide some insight into how he views the law. Regardless, though, I will ask how you believe the position has prepared you for the role of a circuit court justice.” Mr. Adler: “Experience above all. For many years I helped to build the current court system, and then witness it as it both took off, and molded itself into something better.” Chairman Sarkozy: “Well enough. As we’re on a tighter schedule here today, I’ll cede the rest of my time to MHC de Lyons.” MHC de Lyons: “Ah, thank you, Mr. Chairman. I’ll keep it short as usual. Mr. Adler, what is more important to you: that the facts of the case are applied to the law as it is written, or that the people in the courtroom get the justice they feel they deserve.” Mr. Adler: “The law as it is written. Without a common system of justice, there is hardly justice.” MHC de Lyons: “Very good, let’s dive in deep to the Oren Revised Code. If we go to the marriage section the ORC says there shall be no marriage without matrimonial consent, if a man is pressured into a marriage he does not want, is it valid?” Mr. Adler: “A man would most certainly be guaranteed the choice, but I’m unaware of such a case- does one exist in our law? In our history?” MHC de Lyons: “Hm. I do not know that yet.” Mr. Adler: “It’s hard to ask for such a fine interpretation without an idea of the details, is it not?” MHC de Lyons: “So you don’t comment on cases without knowing the full details?” Mr. Adler: “I believe that’s the purpose of hearing a case, sir.” MHC de Lyons: “Very good, very good. I yield the rest of my time to the chairman.” Chairman Sarkozy: “Hm… We have a few minutes to spare here, so I’ll ask a final question. Are there rights of man that stand higher than any written law?” Mr. Adler: “The law as it is written is supreme.” [Transcriber’s Note: what ensued was a lengthy debate between the two men, mostly regarding the nature of Chairman Sarkozy’s question. Given how it is more of an aside about the relevance of the question, I have chosen to omit it. Should it be asked for, however, the argument between the two may be readded (also, Adler was definitely right, but don’t tell my boss I said that.)] Chairman Sarkozy: “I thank you for coming in today Mr. Adler, even if things concluded rather rockliy. I personally move to recommend you to confirmation before our Commons’ general sitting.” MHC de Lyons: “Seconded.” Chairman Sarkozy: “And with this committee chair’s support, Joseph Adler is to be recommended for confirmation as a circuit court justice before our general sitting.”
  7. House of Commons Justice Committee Assessment of Sir Wilhelm Vyronov Chairman Sarkozy: “Good, good. The hearing of Sir Wilhelm Vyronov for the position of Supreme Court Justice shall commence. As committee chair, I shall be presiding over this session of our Imperial Diet’s Justice Committee, and I will keep a transcript for public records. Sir Vyronov, are you ready to proceed?” Sir Vyronov: “I am ready.” Chairman Sarkozy: “Sir Vyronov, could you tell us, in your own words, the duties and responsibilities of a Supreme Court Justice, and how you intend to fulfill them?” Sir Vyronov: “Of course. The most important duty as a Supreme Court Justice is to serve as veteran justice to whom people can turn to if they feel there was an error in a circuit trial or if they wish to request a judicial review. It’s important that Supreme Court Justices remain unbiased and do not hold any allegiance other than to the empire itself. As veteran justices, it’s also very important that the Supreme Court Justices have sufficient knowledge and experience in the Orenian Justice System.” Chairman Sarkoy: “I see. What of this knowledge and experience you speak of? To my understanding you’ve served on the circuit court, yes? Have you any particular merits- resounding decisions, landmark cases, what have you- that would best exemplify this?” Sir Vyronov: “Aye, I have served as circuit court justice for almost ten years. When I was first appointed, I was the only justice left and was asked to take all the cases. Of course I did so as a public servant dedicated to the empire. This caused me to gain a lot of experience out of a less than ideal situation. Most of my cases have ended in an approved settlement, which I attribute to my work on leading these cases in a good direction. I do not have any big cases on my name, apart from the case against a Barbanov Prince, which ended in a settlement. Instead I have an ever increasing amount of smaller cases in criminal law on my name.” Chairman Sarkozy: “Right. How, then, would you say this prepares you for such a high position? The Supreme Court is the last stop on the road, and they’re not like to be dealing with simple settlements.” Sir Vyronov: “This prepares me for such a position through a hefty amount of experience. I have seen a lot of different cases and for every single case I had to do more research into the ORC and the established precedent. Through this I have become well-versed in the law, enough that I believe I would make a very useful addition to the Supreme Court. Many of the cases may seem low profile, but that doesn’t mean these cases had a self-evident verdict. Take for example the case of The Crown v. Marianne. There was hardly any precedent for criminal cases against children and this child could be sentenced to death according to the ORC. Instead, I sentenced the child to twelve years of service to the Faith because a child deserves a chance at redemption. It should be part of the right to life. Children can be stupid; however, that does not mean they can go unpunished. I established the precedent of offering children a chance at redemption through church service, but should such a sentence be circumvented that they shall be tried as an adult. I think the fact that both parties were happy with the verdict can attest that it was a well-balanced one. I brought this up to illustrate the thought I put into my cases. I wish to apply this thinking to new challenges that I would be able to face in the Supreme Court.” Chairman Franz: “Hm.... please correct me if I’m wrong here, but such a sentence seems highly… irregular. What was the crime of the child in this case, and what did their service entail?” Sir Vyronov: “The sentence is only irregular because the legislation is hardly used by justices. Service to the faith or to the state is one of the many punishments a justice can apply as according to the ORC; however, they usually go unused. The service itself I considered less of a service, but more a re-education guided by the clergy. This seemed like a proper way to deal with a child convicted of attempted murder.” Chairman Sarkozy: “Understood. I was unaware of such measures, but I’m glad that you’ve notified me of them. I cede the rest of my time to MHC de Lyons.” MHC de Lyons: “Senor Vyronov, thank you for being here tonight. Which, in your eyes, is more important for a judge of the Supreme Court: to apply the facts of the case to the law, or to seek the best possible outcome for the people in the courtroom?” [Transcriber’s Note: It was midday. Never trust a man with an accent when it comes to time.] Sir Vyronov: “I firmly believe that the law comes first and other considerations come after that. It is, however, important to consider if a law’s interpretation is correct. This should not be done through emotion, but through logical deduction.” MHC de Lyons: “Very good, very good. Now let’s dive into the depth of the Oren Revised Code. The third subsection of the marriage section states that there will be no marriage without matrimonial consent. My question for you is, can matrimonial consent be given under duress?” Sir Vyronov: “Any consent given under duress should be considered null. It’s not explicitly stated in the book on marriage, but it’s a valid legal defense that states someone is not responsible for the actions performed under duress.” MHC de Lyons: “These are all the questions I have for you today. I would like to thank you very much for answering them and yield the remainder of my time back to the chairman.” Sir Vyronov: “Very well. I hope I answered them to your satisfaction.” MHC de Lyons: “Ah si, I have all the information I need.” Chairman Sarkozy: “I myself have no questions either. You have answered them well, and I am too ill to try and think of something difficult to throw at you. I personally move to recommend you to confirmation before our Commons’ general sitting.” MHC de Lyons: “I second this motion.” Sir Vyronov: “Very well! I do pray you feel better soon, sir.” Chairman Sarkozy: “And with this committee chair’s support, Sir Wilhelm Vyronov is to be recommended for confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court before our general sitting.”
  8. House of Commons Justice Committee Assessment of Farooq Grey MHC Sarkozy: “Right then. The hearing of Farooq Gray for the position of Solicitor-General shall commence. As committee chair, I shall be presiding over this session of our Imperial Diet’s Justice Committee, and I will keep a transcript for public records. Mr. Gray, are you ready to proceed?” MHC Gray: “I am.” MHC Sarkozy: “Good. Seeing as it is just Mr. Lyons and I here, I will simply allot five minutes for the both of us to ask any questions pertaining to your office and ministry. As such, the chair recognizes MHC Franz Sarkozy to speak. Mr Gray, could you tell us, in your own words, the duties and responsibilities of the Solicitor-General, and how you intend to fulfill them?” MHC Gray: “Of course. The purpose of the Solicitor-General is to uphold the law of this great empire. This is done in two ways, by having constables who both patrol the streets and investigate crimes, while having a group of solicitors who bring forth justice in the courtroom. As for me, I have expanded the amount of men who wear the blue uniform, and restructured our office. We are establishing an office in Kaedrin, to help keep to peace there as well. My office will continue this mission and bring wrongdoers to justice, just as we did for the disgraced knight Veikko, and for the many other wrongdoers.” MHC Sarkozy: “Well enough. Have you encountered any particular difficulties in this mission of yours, whether they be logistical, legal, political, or otherwise?” MHC Gray: “Of course, recruiting capable solicitors is very difficult, but we built up a strong roster when I was Attorney-General under Solicitor-General Adler. Otherwise my office has no issue that cannot be resolved, the treasury keeps us funded and armed, and my men are able to do their duty under the law. Politically we’ve had no issue, thankfully most of our political leaders are law abiding citizens.” MHC Sarkozy: “Such is the blessing of living in the times we do. Now, aside from what you have accomplished thus far, what else do you hope to achieve in the position of Solicitor-General?” MHC Gray: “Well, I hope to have this office more proactive, catching criminals while they conspire to commit crimes, before they can hurt anyone. My office will be setting up sting operations, catching criminals without entrapping them. Otherwise, I hope to continue to ensure this office upholds and respects this law, in the legacy of Mr. Adler.” MHC Sarkozy: “What type of crimes would these sting operations be intended to thwart? Have you identified any sort of patterns, such as a rise in one type of crime, that would suggest these operations would be effective and necessary?” MHC Gray: “Corruption, organized crime, first degree murder, things of that nature. It would be impossible to stop a petty theft from occurring via this method, but serious crimes that require careful planning can and will be stopped via sting operations.” MHC Sarkozy: “Never a bad idea to have something in the back pocket. Now, one more question before I forfeit my time to Mr. Lyons. What do you think will be the greatest issue facing your office during your tenure, and how do you seek to deal with it? Aside from the existence of crime itself, of course?” MHC Gray: “An excellent question. Finding talented solicitors, those who wish to practice law, and have the natural talent to are very rare. I’ve established a program of training those interested, but it is very expensive and time consuming. It can take four to five years to train a solicitor to the point where they are ready to try a case without aid. Realistically I know no other solution, as this program has quite a few promising clerks who will be excellent solicitors.” MHC Sarkozy: “A quick follow-up- I promise, Juan. How expensive is this program, and how many are currently enrolled?” MHC Gray: “Two are currently enrolled, I’d say in total costs including salaries it costs roughly fifteen hundred marks to bring a man from his first day to his graduation as a solicitor.” MHC Sarkozy: “Understandable. Such is the price for the betterment of our Empire.” -A few moments of silence- MHC Sarkozy: “Now, I am finally done. The chair recognizes Mr. Lyons.” MHC Gray: “Thank you, Mr. Nikolai.” MHC de Ponce de Lyons: “Well… a lot of my questions, they are already answered, so I will not make use of my full time. I just want to know about Kaedrin, in the last election there were a lot of troubles with fraud and violence. I will not ask on the status of an ongoing investigation, but do you feel confident enough that your new Kaedrin office can stop something like this from happening again?” MHC Gray: “I do. We’ve appointed an independent third party to be sheriff of this office, who has no skin in the game between these two families. We will bring charges forth if they are warranted, and this office will be paying close attention to the next election.” MHC de Ponce de Lyons: “Very good, all my questions have satisfactory answers. I yield the rest of my time to the chairman.” MHC Gray: “Thank you, Mr. Lyons.” MHC Sarkozy: “I have just a couple of questions remaining. Firstly, your qualifications and current resume are evident of your experience and abilities in such matters relating to the office of Solicitor-General. However, what of your character would support you receiving the position? How can we be assured that you are, in word and deed, not only the most qualified man for the job, but the best man for the job?” MHC Gray: “I live to serve, Mr. Nikolai. It is in my blood, my family has served the Crown dating back to the Fifth Empire, and I was raised with those values. I assure you that I am a man of high character, Sir Basrid would not have nominated me if I was not.” MHC Sarkozy: “I see. Any closing remarks for the House, and by extension the public, to consider?” MHC Gray: “Just that I assure you I will hold the position with honor and ensure that wrongdoers are brought to justice, as permitted by our laws. On another note, I thank you and the rest of the committee for having me here today.” MHC Sarkozy: “Of course. Please forgive the odd, rather rushed, circumstances you were met with. It seems Mr. Rothesay is indeed deserving of having his wig dyed. Mr Farooq Gray has answered our questions honestly and abely. With Mr. Rothesay’s… letter… it seems he does move to recommend him to confirmation before our Commons’ general sitting. Is there a second?” MHC de Ponce de Lyons: “Aye.” MHC Sarkozy: “And with this committee chair’s support, Farooq Gray is to be recommended for confirmation as Solicitor-General, before our House of Commons’ general sitting.”
  9. HOUSE OF COMMONS JUSTICE COMMITTEE, 1771 The bipartisan Justice Committee, as established by the Sixteenth Imperial Diet, is charged with the oversight of the Imperial legal system, the oversight of all additional offices that are involved with the enforcement of the law, and the assessment of candidates for positions within the Imperial courts as a precursor for their hearing before the House of Commons. Composition: MHC Franz Sarkozy, Chairman; @Nectorist MHC Amadeus d’Aryn, Member; @Caranthir_ MHC Winston Rothesay, Member; @Proddy MHC Konstantin Wick, Member; @Xarkly MHC Juan de Ponce de Lyons, Member; @King of Cartography Annual Agenda: To meet and assess Joseph Adler, to facilitate his confirmation as Circuit Court Justice before the House of Commons; To meet and assess MHC Farooq Grey, to facilitate his confirmation as Solicitor-General before the House of Commons; In pursuit of this, Joseph Adler @wealthypiano and MHC Farooq Grey @Thatpyrodude are hereby called to answer this summons and appear before the Justice Committee before the next sitting of the House of Commons. MHC Franz Sarkozy, Chairman of the Justice Committee
  10. “Where there is a pen, there is a power. It seems that, time and time again, it will be words that compel men to act,” Franz says to Jonah as he reads over Tanith’s open letter. @Braehn Elendil An'Hiraeth
  11. “Dang, they forgot about us...” Albatross says to Vydrek, frowning. @Pancakehz
  12. RP NAME: Aldred IGN: Nectorist Do you agree you pay the 250 minas fee to participate in the tournament?: ye sure
  13. “Please just finally end Rubern for good,” says Franz. -- “Please don’t finally end Rubern for good,” says Jorvik.
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