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  2. ELECTIONS TO THE ROYAL DUMA KRUZAE ZWY KONGZEM VA BIRODEO HERZENAV E EDLERVIK, It is the will of his Majesty, Koeng Josef I, that the Royal Duma go through unprecedented changes to reform the institution to better be fit for purpose to serve the needs of the Crown of Hanseti-Ruska and it’s people. Thusly, the last iteration of the Royal Duma of Koeng Marius is to be dissolved at the behest of Koeng Josef I, to make way for a new age of legal institutions and infrastructure within our Kingdom. The citizenry of Hanseti-Ruska are thus called to nominate themselves to the five elected offices within the next three months by submitting the below ballot to the Office of the Palatine at the Ekaterinburg Palace. The offices which citizens can nominate themselves for are those of the Royal Alderman and the Tribune for the Duma, and Grand Maer to manage the city. Royal Alderman The Royal Alderman is elected as the most popular representative of the Haeseni people as a whole by majority vote and tasked with giving voice to their constituents within his Majesty’s Royal Duma by proposing and shaping legislative bills. Tribune Similar to the Royal Alderman, the Tribune is elected as a popular candidate by majority vote, but their responsibility is to be the chief representative for the commonfolk of Hanseti-Ruska within his Majesty’s Royal Duma by proposing and shaping legislative bills. As such, a candidate for Tribune must be of common birth. Grand Maer Grand Maer of New Reza The Grand Maer is elected by majority vote to represent the Haeseni people in the Office of the Seneschal and assumes the duties of management of the city’s social institutions such as overseeing the tavern, the cultivation of new businesses and economic growth within New Reza and the regular organization of city events. They do not sit on the Duma. For a citizen to nominate themselves for any of the above offices, they must satisfy the eligibility criteria: Candidates must be at least fourteen years of age; Candidates for Grand Maer must be a resident of New Reza; Candidates for Royal Alderman and Tribune must have a residence within Hanseti-Ruska; Candidates must not have a criminal record; Candidates must not be a titled peer; Candidates for Tribune must not be of any of the current ennobled families within Hanseti-Ruska, those being the Houses of Baruch, Barclay, Vanir, Kortrevich, Alimar, Ruthern, Stafyr, Ludovar, Amador and Vyronov; Candidates may only nominate themselves to run for one office; Candidates must adhere to these campaign regulations: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/188048-royal-decree-the-regulations-on-campaign-1748/; ((OOC : CANDIDATES HAVE UNTIL THURSDAY 6PM EST TO RUN)) Please include the following in your application: IGN: Character Name: Age: Place of Residence / Street Address: Position: (Alderman, Tribune or Maer) IV JOVEO MAAN, Ser Osvald Barclay KML, Deputy Palatine and the Lord Speaker of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska
  3. Hi, @Telanir I frankly think that this was one of the worst decisions that could have been taken to resolve this situation regarding Muffins. While I do not hold any opinions of Muffins as an admin, because of a lack of interaction with myself and her, I think you are completely unsuited for the task of your current status as an Administrator, let alone Community Admin. Frankly, Max, you’ve been just sitting on the Admin position for many years now, and I think you just ran out of drive and willpower to keep LOTC going. The only reason you cling to LOTC is because you have this sort of nostalgic feel for the server, and don’t want to abandon it to be taken under some new management. Or either you are some sort Heimdall-esque gatekeeper. You often do not play on the server that you operate, and do not experience the issues that the average LOTC’er experiences first-hand. I mean, what is the point of gatekeeping for LOTC that you seem to be doing, without really being invested in the community or the server’s wellbeing? I’ve been on this server for a year, and I’ve never seen you actually play on the server properly. If you were a normal player, I’d not recognise you at all, despite being able to recognise people from different communities that I’ve never talked to as ‘active’. With this level of disconnect to the community, it baffles me as to why you’d take this decision. Just ignoring the thread would even have been a better call at this stage. There is a reason why you are known as the ‘Admin who only responds to e-mail’
  4. A letter from the office of Ser Osvald Barclay, MHC. "Mr President, I shall vote AYE on the matter of the Judiciary Salary Amendment Act. Sincerely, Ser Osvald Barclay, MHC"
  5. Just waiting for war rules
  6. TOWN HALL MEETING, 1782 KRUZAE ZWY KONGZEM The Lord Speaker Osvald Barclay, in collaboration with Alderman Brandt Barclay sees fit to call a Town Hall Meeting in place in Weeping Wick Theatre. The people of Haense shall talk to their representatives to determine their conduct and policy within the Duma. Citizens who want an active voice within the Royal Duma of Hanseti-Ruska should attend the meeting to discuss with their representatives. This Town Hall meeting shall be the first in the history of Haeseni Duma, after the passing of the Royal Duma Reforms by Speaker Osvald Barclay. Citizens who seek to attend should prepare questions for Alderman Barclay. Your input can influence legislation, and the Alderman’s policymaking. His Excellency, Sir Ser Osvald of the House Barclay, Lord Speaker of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska Alderman Brandt Barclay (OOC: 21th of August, Friday 3PM EST)
  7. A letter is mailed to the President of the House of Commons, Lukas Rakoczy, bearing the Two Swans of Reinmar. “Dear President of the House of Commons, This is a most prudent matter that must be dealt with immediately, therefore I vote AYE on this matter. - Sir Lauritz Christiansen Conrad Barclay KM MHC Sir Osvald Barclay MHC
  8. Sir Osvald Barclay pens a letter. “Colleagues, While Sir Sigmar’s nomination brings me a warm smile, I must unfortunately decline the nomination for the Leader of the House due to inexperience. Instead, I would support Mister Lukas in his nomination of Jonah Stahl-Elendil for the position, along with Mister Lukas himself for the President of the Commons. Thank you.”
  9. THE ROYAL DUMA OF THE KINGDOM OF HANSETI-RUSKA An Edict to amend the Royal Duma, replacing King Marius’s establishment to be more consistent and up to date with the political realities of today. This Edict was penned by the hands of the Lord Herzen, Ser Osvald Barclay, and with the aid of Sir Lauritz Christiansen. On the Crown Definition of the Crown The Crown of the Dual Monarchy of Hanseti and Ruska, also referred to as the Crown of Hanseti-Ruska or the Crown of Haense, is the government of the Kingdom of Haense. The Crown is led by the Monarch of Hanseti-Ruska and their chosen Lord Palatine. Role of the Crown The Crown of Hanseti-Ruska serves as a regulating body within the Royal Duma, vested with important ceremonial and formal roles in relation to the functions of the august body. The Crown of Hanseti-Ruska may summon and dissolve the Duma, a privilege exercised personally by the Monarch. The Crown furthermore regulates legislature brought to and passed from the Duma, and maintains veto powers over legislation to maintain the peace and order of the Dual Monarchy. The appointment of ministers, such as the Lord Palatine and the Lord Herzen of the Duma are also regulated by royal prerogative. Nominations to the Aulic Council are also made by the Crown. On the Duma Composition of the Duma The Royal Duma consists of a singular house, vested with authority to manage and maintain matters of governance. The Royal Duma of Hanseti-Ruska is composed of Hereditary Peers, sworn as a vassal to the King of Hanseti-Ruska, along with the Crown-appointed ministers, the Lord Palatine and the Lord Herzen of the Duma. There shall be three elected seats, composed of the Lord Maer, a Royal Alderman and a Tribune. The elected representatives shall compete for the seats within the Duma prior to the elections, administered by the Lord Herzen. These elections are conducted in such a way that each individual runs independently, without the influence of other factions, such as the Josephites and the Everardines. Peers of the Kingdom The Peers of the Kingdom, usually referred to as Lords, are sworn to the King of Hanseti-Ruska within the Imperial Peerage. They are entitled to a seat in the Duma, who may pass on their seat in hereditary succession. Additionally, these Lords are vested with the ability to represent their Houses and their ideology within the Duma. It is therefore also the prerogative of the Lords to call a representative, most commonly a member of their House, if they cannot attend a Duma Session themselves. Lords failing to fulfil their legal obligation to the Royal Duma for 3 sessions in a row will have their seat abolished until the Crown/Lord Speaker deems it fit to add them back. The Lord Palatine The Lord Palatine, also simply referred as the Palatine is the Crown’s foremost representative within the Duma. The Palatine is the de-facto leader of the government, being responsible for all of the Monarch’s ministers and councillors. It is therefore that the Lord Palatine is simply responsible for representing the agenda of the Crown in the chambers. The Speaker of the Duma The Lord Herzen of the Duma, also simply referred to as the Lord Speaker, is the Crown’s presiding officer within the Royal Duma. The Lord Herzen is in charge of organizing and scheduling the Duma, keeping the records of the Duma, ensuring that a vote is held on all relevant matters of the Duma. They are also charged with acting as the mediator and authority during Duma Sessions. The Herzen is typically chosen from among the lords of Haense or a sitting member of the Duma and confirmed by the Crown. Unlike the rest of their peers in the assembly, the Herzen is forbidden to adopt any formal political stance and must be ideologically neutral during their tenure in office The Royal Alderman The Royal Alderman is an elected councillor to the Royal Duma of Haenseti-Ruska. The Royal Alderman is selected by election held by the Lord Herzen and the Lord Palatine. Elections for Alderman are held every fourth year, with no existing term limit. To run for Royal Alderman an individual must be sixteen years of age, be a Citizen of the Kingdom, and have been found guilty of no crimes within the Kingdom. Much like how peers are vested with the duty to represent their Houses and ideologies, the Aldermen are representatives of the citizenry of Hanseti-Ruska. Aldermen are generally associated with representing the gentry class, this is because they are most commonly elected from within the nobility of Haense, though there is nothing preventing a commoner from being elected to the position. The Tribune The Tribune is an elected councillor to the Royal Duma of Haenseti-Ruska. The Tribune is selected by election held by the Lord Herzen and the Lord Palatine. Elections for Tribunes are held every fourth year, with no existing term limit. To run for a Tribunal seat, an individual must be sixteen years of age, be a Citizen of the Kingdom, and have been found guilty of no crimes within the Kingdom. They must be of common birth, with no filiation to nobility of the Empire. The Maer The Maer is an elected councillor, representing the City of Reza, and the citizenry of the Kingdom. The Maer is selected by election held by the Lord Herzen and the Lord Palatine. Elections for Maers are held every fourth year, with no existing term limit. To run for Maer, an individual must be sixteen years of age, be a Citizen of the Kingdom, and have been found guilty of no crimes within the Kingdom. The Maer, among their responsibility of protecting the interests of the Reza in the Duma, is also tasked with the creation of citywide policies, ensuring that the infrastructure of the Kingdom is up to date, overseeing the city council, and the arrangement of the citywide events, such as fairs and festivals. Responsibilities, Powers, and Limitations of the Duma The Duma is given the following responsibilities, which it shall fulfill to the best of its abilities, using the powers granted to it by the Crown of Hanseti-Ruska: To create a bi-yearly report on the state of the Kingdom. To evaluate candidates nominated for the Aulic Council. To serve the Crown in an advisory role, being the representatives of all those of the Kingdom. To always act in the best interests of the citizens of Hanseti-Ruska. To preserve and maintain the Jeremic Liberties. To preserve and maintain the Rights of Man. The Duma is granted the following powers, which it shall use to fulfill the responsibilities given to it by the Crown of Hanseti-Ruska: To audit and survey the Kingdom. To call upon members of the Aulic Council, and inquire into the performance of their duties. To request statements and documents from Aulic Councillors. To state their approval or disapproval of an Aulic Councillor. To advise the Monarch directly on all matters of the realm, being the representatives of their people. To regulate laws and domestic policies of the Kingdom. To establish and mandate both civil and martial infrastructural works. To enact proposals for naturalization and citizenship. The Duma is held to the following limitations, these categories of which it has no power over, the power being held only by the Crown of Hanseti-Ruska: The Military and the appointment of Commanders and Generals. This prerogative is held by the Crown and the Lord Marshal. The Crown, the Succession of the Crown, the Authority of the Crown, and the Royal Household. This prerogative is held by the Crown only. The Legislative Process of the Duma A summary of the legislative process of the Duma is as follows: A bill or a writ is proposed by a member of the Duma. The Duma debates the content of the bill, either through moderated or unmoderated debate, to be decided at the discretion of the Lord Herzen. Amendments to the bill are proposed, and if necessary, made. The Lord Herzen calls for a vote. The bill either passes or fails. The bill proceeds to the Crown, which will either approve it or veto it. If the bill is vetoed by the Crown, it is declared null and void. If the bill is vetoed by the Crown conditionally, the appropriate amendments shall be made to it before it is once more passed through the Duma. If the bill is approved by the Crown, it shall become an Act of the Duma. Members of the Duma (as of 331) His Highness, Josef II of House Alimar, Grand Prince of Muldav His Grace, Erwin of House Barclay, Duke of Reinmar His Grace, Petyr II of House Baruch, Duke of Valwyck The Most Honorable, Viktor of House Kortrevich, Margrave of Korstadt The Most Honorable, Fiske III of House Vanir, Margrave of Vasiland The Right Honorable, Aleksandr of House Ruthern, Count of Metterden The Right Honorable, Hektor of House Stafyr, Count of Nenzing The Right Honorable, Frederick of House Ludovar, Count of Otistadt His Lordship, Ruslan III of House Amador, Baron of Montstadt His Lordship, Stefan of House Vyronov, Baron of Astfield (Suspended) His Excellency the Lord Palatine, Konstantin Wick His Lordship, Stefan of House Vyronov, the Lord Maer of Reza His Lordship, Manfred of House Barclay, Royal Alderman Mister Ionian Mackensen, Tribune HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, Josef I, King of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Bihar, Dules, Ulgaard, Lahy, Sorbesborg and Slesvik, Duke of Carnatia and Vidaus, Margrave of Rothswald, Count of Graiswald, Karikhov, Baranya, Kvasz, Kavat, Karovia, Kovachgrad, Torun, Turov, and Kaunas, Baron of Rytsburg, Venzia, Esenstadt, Krepost and Kralta, Lord of Alban, Reza and Markev, Lord of the Westfolk, Protector of the Highlanders, etcetera HIS EXCELLENCY, Sir Konstantin Wick KM, Lord Regent & Palatine of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska HIS EXCELLENCY, Sir Osvald Barclay KML, Lord Speaker of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska Sir Lauritz Henrik Kalden Christiansen KM
  10. Osvald nodded towards Viktor, as the couple next table argued. It wasvabout the man dancing with other women. Upon hearing Viktor's loud remark, the man stands up in anger. Osvald hands him this missive. The man reads it, furrowing his brows. He seems worried about the emergence of Horen claimants. The woman seens equally disappointed, not at this missive, but at the man.
  11. Osvaldus Barkleis shakes his head towards his brother, as a couple in tye next table start an argument over their breakup. He would turn towards bis Brother. "Renatus invicta, I'd say."
  12. Osvaldus Barkleis, Renatian Dragon Knight of repute looks towards his more scholarly brother, while reading the missive. He stands up, shaking his brother. "Bruder, I am hearing that Horen of makings back? What do we do?'
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