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  1. Consulary Republic of Holm

    The Holmite Knoxween Festival

    Orange and black banners are strung over Holm, pumpkins littered everywhere throughout the city. Knoxween has struck! [ ! ] A flier is pinned to the wall here, dangling and wiggling in the wind. A Knoxween Festival will be hosted in the City State of Holm within two stone days! Apple bobbing, an archery contest, and an entertaining performance will be hosted during the event. Be there or be square! – Consul Caesar E. Curseus [OOC] The event will take place from 1pm-4pm EST on Saturday, October 27th. See you there!
  2. [!] "Hear ye'!" the town crier shouts, rushing down the Republic's streets. "Da' new temp'rary Despot takes th' throne, 'e does! Despot Dimlin in'a coma, read'bout it!" The Consulary Republic of Holm Despotic Crisis The grand opening for the Irongut Palace had taken place on the 14th of the Sun's Smile, 1684, to commemorate both a monumental feat of Holmite ingenuity, and the newly crowned Despot, Dimlin Irongut, who recently succeeded the throne from prior Despot, Dorin Irongut. The party included royal delegates from the Kingdom of Haense, former High Prince Belestram Sylvaeri, former Holmite Senator Atandt Irongrinder, Krugmarian Rex Blogus'Raguk, Consul Caius-Roswell Rubens, the Holmite Council members, and various other common guests. Unfortunately, late into the party, Despot Dimlin Irongut's drink had been poisoned by an assailant. Medical practitioners immediately noticed his pale condition, resting the Dwarf on his side. Two doctors, both professors at the nearby Academy, came to the conclusion that he had been poisoned by a substance brewed with Alabaster leaves. The Brigade then evacuated the hall, not allowing the guests to leave the party until further notice. Despot Dimlin Irongut lays on the floor of the Palace's lobby, surrounded by medical practitioners and guardsmen. Suspects ranged from nearly every guest in attendance, to foreign ambassadors, even to some currently disgruntled statesmen. Initially, the Haensetic delegates were suspected, having only swiftly left the party a mere eight Saint's minutes before the incident took place. Furthermore, suspicions of former Senator Atandt Irongrinder were lobbed about, claiming that he was awfully disgruntled for having been banished some odd four years ago, under advice from then-Brigadier General Dimlin Irongut. The Orcish delegates were also accused, but later testimonies cleared any suspicions of Orcish wrongdoings, as all Krugmarian delegates had been auditing a law class on the top floor at the time of the attempted assassination. However, the mere squire -- a young Dark Elven boy by the name of Ukazelle -- was later interrogated under suspicion of foul play. The child's gloves had been found with Alabaster leaflet stains, the same substance utilized to poison the Despot. After Brigadiers attempted to subdue the boy, he relentlessly resisted, eventually revealing a dagger on his person. Fortunately, after being hospitalized, the process of poison removal by medical practitioners had begun. The Despot is estimated to make a full recovery, but doctors have deemed him "Unfit to serve his role as a nation's leader" at this present time. As a result, the Constitution of Holm was consulted, and Article III, Section C, subsection B was cited as follows; "In the event that the Despot dies, passes away, resigns, is impeached before the end of their term, or is at any point unable to serve their role, the next eldest Irongut shall be offered the position until legitimate elections can be held. Should the next eldest Irongut refuse the offer, the position shall be extended to the next in line, and then so forth." -- III.C.B of the Holm Constitution Almost instantly, the Tribunal Council was tasked with locating the next eldest Irongut, and inaugurating him to become the defacto, temporary Despot, until medical practitioners were to deem Despot Dimlin Irongut fit to serve. Master Treasurer Dwain Irongut was inaugurated on the 15th of the Sun's Smile, 1684, to act as temporary Despot to the Republic. Consul Caius Roswell-Rubens swears Treasurer Dwain Irongut into Despotic office, holding his hand on a copy of the Constitution, whilst Despot Dimlin Irongut rests by his bedside in the background, induced in a coma. Dwain Irongut will serve as Despot until Despot Dimlin Irongut is able bodied and mentally prepared to serve his role as Despot once again. Dwain Irongut shall then be Constitutionally obligated to abdicate the throne back to the previous Despot. The suspect has been detained and awaits trial by means of the Chief Magistrate. Motives are still unclear, and it is unknown at this time if the suspect had collaborated with any external forces. [!] The notice concludes here.
  3. The Consulary Republic of Holm Grand Irongut Palace The Consulary Republic of Holm is pleased to announce the recently finished construction within Holm, completing the Irongut Palace, to act as the central location of residency for all Ironguts and the capital government center. The Palace touts it's numerous residential rooms and government offices, including over thirty-five rooms in total. In addition, the Palace is open to the public to explore. The numerous portraits and busts displayed across the halls tell a vibrant history of the Republic, which may be explored further by tour guides. The front yard of the Irongut Palace. The Despot's throne hall. The Tribunal Council's outdoor meeting room. The main dining hall, complete with two thrones for either Consul. The Despot's bedroom, with the old banner of Holm flying overhead. To celebrate the tremendous completion of this cultural and administrative monument, we invite all government employees, Ironguts, Nobles, and Holmite citizens to attend a ballroom celebration. You're invited to dawn your fanciest garbs, bring your acquaintances, and come prepared with your most entertaining conversation. Both Consuls and the Despot shall be in attendance, hosting the gathering. We look forward to your attendance! ((Sunday, 10/7, at 5pm EST))
  4. [!] A familiar notice scours the lands for willing students to once again pursue academic, military, and craftsman degrees for the Academy's next semester. Scholars of Atlas, we are blessed and honored to open the doors of our humble Academy once more. Whether you decide to embark on a new academic expedition, or to pursue your current studies, you are more than welcome within the halls of The Academy of Holm. While this would not be the first attempt at opening up our doors to the public, our previous Headmasters, Kardel Irongut and Caius Roswell-Rubens, have provided us with the information that should lead us to a successful semester, by imposing a less strenuous class system upon the students. The Academy of Holm plans on making classes as hands-on as possible, making students intrigued with the subject matter at hand, rather than sitting and taking notes every class. In addition, class schedules won't be nearly as rigorous, granting students the freedom to study at their own pace whilst participating with the rest of the class. The number of classes we offer has also decreased, due to a high demand of specific courses in our previous years. All those who value education can find a place for themselves within the Academy. Graduation Requirements and Degrees Compared to our previous years, the number of Degrees we shall offer will decrease, as well as the requirements for each. At The Academy of Holm, we wish to focus more on success within your individual fields, rather than making you take multiple classes to receive a degree. Graduation Requirements The only requirements for graduation are the completion of your class. We pride ourselves on academic flexibility, with gracious professors adjusting their schedules to suit the needs of the students. Degrees Under the new administration of The Academy of Holm, there shall now only be three degrees available to our students. These degrees have been tailored to allow students to focus on either a single subject, a field of subjects, or attempt to master a multitude of subjects. These degrees are made to accommodate all students, from those attending the academy for a single field of interest, to the aspiring scholars striving to master as many disciplines as possible. Practical Degree Upon earning your Practical Degree, you shall have completed and passed one (1) course within the Academy (Ex: Practical Degree in Engineering). While this is the most basic and simplistic degree offered, it proves that you, as a student, have attained the necessary tools to properly delve into the world of your given academic field. Honorary Degree Upon earning your Honorary Degree, you shall have completed and passed three (3) courses within the Academy. This degree shows dedication to knowledge, and an expertise in a larger amount of subjects. In addition, Honorary students will be required to take a final exam at the end of the semester Master’s Degree Upon earning your Master’s Degree, you shall have completed and passed five (5) courses within the Academy. This degree displays the utmost dedication to your subjects, expertise in your fields, and prowess in academics. In addition to the completion of your classes, Master students must also complete a large project at the end of their final semester, tailored towards your class experience at the professor's discretion. This may include a written thesis, a series of hand crafted merchandise, a novel, or other project subjects. There are also post-graduate courses for those wishing to pursue their doctorate, earning the official title of "Doctor" in their respective field. See the handbook for more details. Classes & Tuition While the number of courses has decreased, at least for the time being, we are proud to bring you sixteen classes, taught by some of the greatest academic minds within the confines of Atlas. Along with the decrease in class sizes, the tuition for The Academy of Holm is now only 75 Minae per class, drastically lowered from previous semesters! The decrease in cost is to allow more pupils access to our Academy, hoping to spread academic excellence to every aspiring scholar possible. Each semester lasts six weeks. At the end of every semester, your evaluations will be calculated, to determine if you qualify to earn your degree. Course Catalog Alchemy: Professor: Elvira Naromis ((Farryn)) Description: A series of theoretical and practical lessons focusing on basic alchemy, gathering regents, and potion usage. Students will learn how to prepare regents they have gathered, as well as how to create a range of potions, and how to successfully use potions. Combat Tactics: Professor: Anmara Frostbeard ((Omega_mineman)) Description: A basic outline of the different formations and weapons in combat, and how to properly defend and attack against an opponent. Culinary Arts: Professor: Anmara Frostbeard ((Omega_mineman)) Description: A class on the basics of cooking and baking. Students will learn the different uses of materials, ingredients, and how to properly prepare multiple foods items. Defense Against Dark Forces: Professor: Elvira Naromis ((Farryn)) Description: A series of lessons focused on teaching about the dark forces, in both body and in magic, and how to protect themselves from these antagonists. Students will learn how to defend themselves from such opponents, as well as how to successfully recognize a dark being and what to do when encountering one. Engineering: Professor: Derrick Bell ((_Lark_)) Description: Using arithmetic, creativity, and a bevy of materials, engineering allows for the modern feats of our world to be constructed. Students will be working with all sorts of tools and materials as they explore the world of functionality, construction, and design as they learn various means of crafting devices, tools, and more in the world of Engineering. Journalism: Professor: Azkel Frostbeard ((Treatycole)) Description: A series of classes from writing, to interviewing, to editing, which will give students all the tools they need in the field of journalism. The end result for the class, shall be the publishing of the Academy’s own Newspaper, written and edited by the students and staff alike. Law: Professor: Caius Roswell-Rubens ((Papa_Liam)) Description: The world of legal studies revolves around the regulations and guidelines imposed upon a society, and the process in which those regulations and guidelines are manufactured. Students majoring in the law course will be expected to study various forms of law from across the continent, and to review the most famous and original legal texts in civilized history. The end goal for aspiring scholars will be a proficient understanding of the legal systems in place, the process of modern day judiciary systems, and a further development on their own opinions on legal matters. Magic Theory: Professor: Garolletias Earl ((HotMacaroon)) Description: The world, ideas and theories of an aspect of life that we so vaguely understand yet use oh so much. The process of magic, there are many types and many ideas that we will need to know and understand. Students studying the course will be taught about the theories and ideas behind all the types of magics, though there won't be lessons as to casting itself- over time, perhaps that might happen by visitors that are planned for the future. This course would be useful in a variety of aspects, such as understanding mages which fight against you, or becoming one yourself with an advanced understanding of how the many types of magics work. Mathematics: Professor: Anmara Frostbeard ((Omega_mineman)) Description: In this class, you will learn the intricacies of mathematics, its modern day uses, and how to apply it to realistic problems. This course is useful for those wishing to study engineering, science, or economics. Medicine: Professor: Morgan Hallowfall ((PuddleMancerPro)) Description: An extensive outline of basic medical practices, including the usage of specific alchemic, physical, and arcane healing techniques. Political Science & Government: Professor: Caius Roswell-Rubens ((Papa_Liam)) Description: Political Science & Government focuses on the founding principles of statehood, public policies, and political philosophies. While students learn about various political ideologies and philosophies in government administration, they'll also be expected to interact and converse with those hosting differing political viewpoints, both to enhance their own world view, and to force all scholars to intellectually review their own ideologies. The end goal of this course should allow students to garner an advanced comprehension of historical political values. Racial History: Professor: Azkel Frostbeard ((Treatycole)) Description: Racial History is a class regarding the creation, and historical events, of all the descendant races. The class hopes to provide its students with a new found knowledge of their race, or of other races, and the events that have shaped their history. Racial Linguistics: Professor: Azkel Frostbeard ((Treatycole)) Description: Racial Linguistics is a class regarding the multiple minor languages of the realm. Ranging from Elven, to Blah, to Ancient Dwarven, the class hopes to broaden their students speaking capabilities, and allow them to communicate with those in their native languages. Realm History: Professor: Azkel Frostbeard ((Treatycole)) Description: Realm History is a class focused on teaching its students the history of the realms previously inhabited by the descendants. The Class aims to teach students about the important events, nations, and culture of each realm. Science Practices: Professor: Derrick Bell ((_Lark_)) Description: Science Practices is about the natural forces of the world and how they interact with each other, in addition to looking at the world through a whole new paradigm. Students will learn how to conduct experiments, research tomes and environments to conduct studies and write papers. Be prepared to venture to new, possibly deadly environments in the name of Science. Smithing & Metallurgy: Professor: Morgan Hallowfall ((PuddleMancerPro)) Description: Smithy Class will teach people how to move metal with tools, how to shape and sharpen tools, how to create shapes and sizes and produce tools and weapons, a short but simple class, it will also cover some other parts of forging and creation such as leather-working for grips and engraving. Switching Majors The Academy prides itself on a very lenient and flexible education model. If the interests of students begins to shift, no worries -- the Academy will accommodate for the changes in your lesson plan. You simply need to ensure that you've passed the given class you wish to switch into, and complete all the projects or quizzes for said course, which come hand in hand with each degree. For instance, engineering majors earning their Master's degree may wish to become a mathematics major, instead. They would then have to ensure they've passed the math course, and have also passed the Honorary's exam. To switch majors during the semester, please contact an administrator. Applications To apply for courses at The Academy of Holm, please fill out the application below and send it to one of our many faculty members. Headmaster Azkel Frostbeard (Discord: TreatyCole#3623) Vice-Headmaster Garolletias Earl (Discord: Gazzel#1927) Professor Caius Roswell-Rubens (Discord: Liam#7649) Professor Derrick Bell (Discord: Lark#9762) We request that you submit applications to one of the individuals above. Tuition is to be paid directly to Headmaster Azkel Frostbeard. If you are a previous student of the Academy and wish to earn credit for your previous classes, please speak to Caius Roswell-Rubens. Those in search of a potential career as a professor, please contact Headmaster Azkel Frostbeard. For the full handbook, click here. We thank you for taking interest in our most esteemed academic institution. [!] The notice concludes here.
  5. Holm as a nation doesn’t care if the Dominion falls or not and this account is only for memes and offical notices. 

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    2. Ougi

      Ougi

      too late dominion hater

    3. Jaeden

      Jaeden

      holm gonna get warclaimed watch ur back

    4. Quirkyls

      Quirkyls

      Denouncement CB

  6. haha even holm knows dominion will soon fall 

  7. dominion will soon fall

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    3. adamc2000

      adamc2000

      give krugmar back teh capital ;-;

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  8. Consulary Republic of Holm

    The Plebian’s Guide to Holmite Government

    [!] Within the Academy of Holm's library lies a newly issued government handbook, explaining the basic inner workings of the Holmite government. The Consulary Republic of Holm A Guide to the Basic Inner-Workings of the Holmite Government 1677 Edition TO BE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF GENERAL PUBLIC AWARENESS ON THE FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT. Since the original foundation of the Republic in 1645, the denizens of Holm have enjoyed the increased privileges of residing in one of the only civilizations to allow the common man participatory actions in the process of governing. For the purpose of educating those interested in the affairs of Holmite government, this handbook has been issued to allow those individuals insight into how the government itself functions. This handbook will cover; The Constitution The Branches of Government The Tribunal Council Political Parties THE CONSTITUTION Following the reformation of Holm unto Atlas by the Irongut Clan, traditional methods of governing began to devolve as the gates of the city-state were relinquished to eager migrants. The current rule of law was determined by the previous Charter of Holm, which had originally devised the foundation of the Republic. After highlighting multiple outdated tenets of the Charter, such as compulsory military service, the ability to wear purple, and the restriction of the freedom of thought, Senators began to engage in a fervent debate over the structure of a new Constitution. The end results was increased voting rights for the Senate, an expanded bureaucracy, and a basis for written law. After numerous amendments and revised articles, the Constitution was finally ratified on the 10th of the Grand Harvest, 1673. The Consulary Republic of Holm had overhauled the government, to make it more efficient for the elected officials and leadership of the nation. However, it is permissible that one may posses questions even after reviewing the Constitution, concerning the more adept notions of government. How are the branches of government kept in check, to ensure no individual or institution evolves into a tyrant? What powers does the Despot retain over the Consuls? Who cedes control over the armed forces? It is our hope that this handbook could elaborate on any inquiries the signatories of democracy may have. BRANCHES of GOVERNMENT As with every government, the state distributes various tasks to different agencies and departments, in order to ensure that a single individual or institution does not wield unchecked powers, and to mandate that the leaders of the nation are not entirely burdened with every single governmental affair. For this reason, the Constitution divides the state into three branches; Legislative, executive, and defense. A graph detailing the power dynamics between various government institutions. LEGISLATIVE Holm is a bicameral Republic, entailing the possession of two separate champers of legislature. The Senate is revered as the most powerful chamber both in the legislature, and the most influential institution in government as a whole. It's here where every registered citizen and noble appears to present legislation, vote on bills, and elect the new Consuls. The Senate is constitutionally required to convene once every two Stone's weeks to discuss changes to government policy, but informal sessions of the Senate may be assembled by Nobles or the Consuls, in order to discuss imminent emergencies, disasters, negotiations, or other time-sensitive content. The legislature has final authority on nearly every aspect of government. In contrast, the House of Nobles is a legislative body composed strictly of the noble men and women of Holm. As opposed to being conducted by the Consul in the Senate, the Despot of Holm conducts meetings in the House of Nobles, and are called to assembly at the discretion of the Despot. They act as his advisory board, offering the Despot their input on higher governmental affairs, diplomacy, whether or not to veto certain legislation, and whatever else may concern the Despot. The only time that the House of Nobles is required to meet is to elect a new Despot as soon as possible. Only those hailing from the Irongut Clan may serve as Despot. EXECUTIVE Undoubtedly, the executive branch of Holm is the most expansive, including the elected leaders of Holm, the various members of the Tribunal Council, and most federal employees. The Consuls are elected by the Senate, once every four Stone's weeks. It is their responsibility to ensure that government operate accordingly, directing members of the Council to carry out whatever actions they legally deem necessary for the well being of their constituents. The Senate will elect two Consuls, in two separate elections, for the purpose of a balanced and fair government. Both Consuls retain the same amount of political power, neither surpasses each other in terms of rank. Assuming the Consuls come to a compromise on most state matters, then they'll be undisturbed by other branches of government. Although, if they disagree on a disputable matter, such as an appointment to the Council, then the issue will be disputed in the Senate. The Despot of Holm retains less executive privilege, but serves as the face of the nation, the most esteemed tool of diplomacy. In addition, he is also tasked with maintaining the original Dwinic culture of Holm, and reminding the denizens that Holm was founded upon the labor of the Irongut Clan. The Despot's final task is to be the highest ranking military officer, retaining a final say in matters relating to the armed forces. The list of Consuls throughout Holm's history. The Consuls are permitted to appoint individuals to a high government institution known as the Tribunal Council, composed of government executives tasked with operating various branches of the government. Constitutionally, the Tribunal Council must appoint a Master Treasurer, High Diplomat, Brigaider-General, Chief Magistrate, and Minister of Interior. These executives serve at the pleasure of the Consuls, conducting day to day operations. Other departments not required by the Constitution can also be created, such as the Department of Education and Department of Transportation, but they will serve as sub-departments under larger agencies already implemented. The complete Tribunal Council includes the aforementioned department directors, the Consuls, and the Despot. Federal employees do not serve on the Council. DEFENSE The final branch of government is that of defense, encapsulating all of the armed forces in Holm. Directed by the Despot himself, his militaristic decisions override all other government official's, with the exception of a few declaratory acts -- such as waging war -- which can only be performed in the Senate. All other military exercises are directed by the Brigadier-General, who acts as the head of the defense branch. The Consuls do have provisional control over the defense department, but their decisions may be vetoed by the Despot at any time, lest that decision conflicts with another constitutional statute. THE TRIBUNAL COUNCIL Elected Leaders Despot Dorin Irongut First Consul Dizzy Irongrinder Second Consul Caius Roswell-Rubens Department of Interior Evan Katke, Minister of Interior The Department of Interior handles the enactment of domestic policies within Holm. Ranging from cultural ceremonies to social programs, this agency's utmost responsibility is to ensure the well-being of the denizens of Holm. This department's major responsibilities are; Healthcare Education Festivals & Cultural Events Organizing Elections Agriculture Communication between the state and the people Department of Foreign Affairs Fili Grandaxe, High Diplomat The Department of Foreign Affairs is tasked with maintaining peaceful relationships with foreign nations, conversing with foreign leaders, and securing information to brief the Consuls and Despot. Their responsibilities are; Managing ambassadors Trade agreements Treaties General diplomacy Drafting public statements on foreign policy Department of Treasury Dwain Irongut, Master Treasurer The Department of Treasury is responsible for the monetary and fiscal policies of the Republic. Not only do they organize and maintain the budget, they also act as general economic advisers, commerce executives, and urban developers. Their responsibilities include; Securing and holding the federal budget Tracking the distribution of minae to various departments Anticipating the ramifications of various economic policies Steward duties, such as selling homes and collecting taxes Verifying the social status of denizens Department of Justice Zahrer Irongrinder, Chief Magistrate The Department of Justice is responsible for all judicial proceedings in the nation. It is their job to not only prosecute the crimes of peasants, but to also prosecute politicians and government employees who have violated the law. Their responsibilities include; The appointment of judges, magistrates, and public attorneys Conducting trials for those accused of committing a crime Settling lawsuits filed against a resident, citizen, or noble Reviewing legislation passed by the Senate to ensure it's constitutional Iron Brigade Dimlin Irongut, Brigadier-General The Iron Brigade is the umbrella organization for all military battalions, agencies, and any other function of the armed forces. They're tasked with both local law enforcement and warfare. Although their Brigaider-General, the top ranking inner-agency military official, sits on the Tribunal Council, they are the only member of the Tribunal Council not technically apart of the executive branch, but is instead the head of the defense branch. Their responsibilities include; The enforcement of local laws The participation in warfare The protection of state leaders and constituents alike Undying loyalty to the Despot Assessments on national security SUB-DEPARTMENTS Department of Education Azkel Frostbeard, Headmaster Sub-Department of Interior The Department of Education directs all educational initiatives in the Republic, and is proudly based at the Academy of Holm. They're tasked with scientific innovations from within the Republic, recognizing medical breakthroughs, publishing academic reports, and allowing scholars to give public lectures to students. Their responsibilities are; To deliver a quality education to all Holmite residents in search of such To publish academic and scientific breakthroughs The registration of foreign students To hire teachers and other academics Department of Transport [VACANT], Director of Transport Sub-Department of Treasury As part of a temporary initative to construct massive railroads across Atlas, the Department of Transport was formed in 1673, tasked with the construction of these railways. Their responsibilities now include the following; Negotiating the construction of railroads Constructing railroads Maintaining and repairing railroads Regulating roads, horse stables, canals, and other methods of transportation POLITICAL PARTIES Political parties in Holm have only recently become a major factor in Holmite politics. Currently, there are two major political parties, of which half of registered Senators have subscribed to. The rest of the populace remains independent, choosing not to officially register with any political party. Dwarven United Party Often referred to as the DUP, the Dwarven United Party unites itself behind traditionalist policies, often associated with Dwinic values. The party is undoubtedly more socially conservative than the opposition, also opting for economic policies more capitalist in nature. They generally advocate for policies in favor of an increased military budget, assertive foreign policy, granting increased political powers to Nobles, maintaining traditional Dwarven values, free markets, and a smaller bureaucracy. Reformist Party The Reformist Party, founded in 1669, is often regarded as the more "progressive" union of Senators. Their original purpose was to lobby the Senate for the ratification of a new Constitution, granting increased rights to the citizenry class. They generally advocate for policies in favor of a non-interventionist foreign policy, increased immigration, a larger bureaucracy, social and civic liberalism, and a protectionist trade policy. As of this time, there has never been another political party. All registered voters are either members of the DUP, the Reformists, or remain independent. It is evident that, at times, the government of the Republic can be confusing. We hope this handbook acts as a general guide, to assist you in deciphering the basic tenets of the state.
  9. Consulary Republic of Holm

    The Iron Brigade of Holm

    THE IRON BRIGADE Da Kazakianmar Ur Krohn Heavily armored Brigadiers hold the line against barbarous raiders c.1645 I.Preface II.Responsibilities III.Structure IV.Formations Pay VI. Traditions VII. Uniform VIII. Event Schedule Application RP: Name of resident: Race and Ethnicity: Combat Experience (circle one): None ; Some ; Moderate ; Weathered OOC: IGN: Discord: ~Hours on server spent a day: ~Availability on weekdays: Timezone:
  10. Consulary Republic of Holm

    [Denied][I] Irongroot's Game Moderator Application

    By the way this is Beamon4 posting, I accidentally used the Holm account so I’m gonna state this is me and me only. Furthermore I’m sorry if anyone thinks I’m representing them without their thoughts.
  11. Person needed who can build a schematica in-game and also supply the  materials. Payment will range 10k up 

    1. Burnsy

      Burnsy

      If you are referencing the palace, the job has already been taken.

    2. ChumpChump

      ChumpChump

      msg me on disc chump#9532 if u still need

  12. Consulary Republic of Holm

    Laws of the Consulary Republic of Holm

    The Code of Laws of the Consulary Republic of Holm Preface Regarding the nature, limitations, authority, and enforcement of the statutes within. Section I Regarding the enjoyment of citizenship and the rights thereof. Section II Regarding the categories of crimes and retributions. Section III Regarding degrees of criminality and their maximum and minimum punishments. Section IV Crimes against Property Section V Crimes against Persons Section VI Crimes against the Public Section VII Crimes against the State Section VIII Legal defenses which may exonerate criminals or provide clemency. Section IX Placing and fulfillment of grudges and oaths. Preface Regarding the nature, limitations, authority, and enforcement of the statues within. These laws shall be held as executory throughout the territory of the Consulary Republic of Holm, by virtue of the promulgation made thereof by the Consuls or Senate and their representatives. These laws ordain the future only; they shall not be applied retrospectively. The laws of police and public security shall bind all inhabitants and visitors of the territory of the government of Holm. Immoveable property such as real estate or improvements upon the land, even in the possession of foreigners, is governed by the laws of Holm. Laws relating to the privileges of the citizen shall govern any citizen of Holm, even those residing in foreign nations. Those who inhabit, or shall continue to inhabit, the lands of the Consulary Republic of Holm, shall be held to have submitted to the authority of these laws and agreed to be bound thereby. The power to pronounce guiltiness of criminality shall be vested with the Consuls, Senate, or its named representatives. Private agreements shall not contravene the laws of this Code. Section I Regarding the enjoyment of citizenship and the rights thereof. Every citizen of Holm is entitled to the rights outlined herein. Every person born to a citizen of Holm is a citizen of Holm. Every person born to a foreigner in the lands of Holm shall have the right, for a period not exceeding one year after reaching the age of majority (12), to renounce all other citizenships and automatically acquire citizenship within Holm. Every person naturalized by citizenship application is a Citizen of Holm. No citizen of Holm shall be denied the right to be tried by the Senate or one of its representative Courts. This right may be waived by the citizen in return for clemency. No citizen of Holm shall be denied the right to propose their candidacy for public office. No citizen of Holm shall be detained without being lawfully charged of a crime. Section II Regarding the categories of crimes and retributions. Holm divides violations of the Code into four categories: Offense against Property, Offense against Persons, Offense against the Public, and Offense Against the State. Holm divides punishments for criminality into five categories: Fine, Revocation of Citizenship, Execution, Imprisonment, and Branding. All executions, brandings, and revocations of citizenship must be publicly approved in writing by the Consuls or Senate. The proceeds of all fines must be delivered directly to the representative of the Consuls or Senate to be added to the treasury of Holm. Fines which the criminal cannot pay in minas may be paid with an amount of labor equal in value to the fine. Consecutive imprisonment shall not exceed three stone days without the written permission of the Consuls or Senate. Any person who has had their citizenship revoked may be expelled from the country and permanently banished on the order of the Consuls or Senate. Section III Regarding degrees of criminality and their maximum and minimum punishments. Holm divides violations of the law into four degrees of criminality, based on the severity with which they offend justice. The punishment for an individual crime shall never exceed the maximum punishment for its degree of severity. The punishments for multiple crimes may cumulatively exceed the maximum punishment for each individual crime. The punishment for a crime shall never fall below the minimum punishment for its degree of severity. Delinquencies, or Fourth Degree Crimes No delinquency may be punished with Execution or Revocation of Citizenship. The maximum period of imprisonment for a delinquency is one stone day. The maximum fine for a delinquency is one hundred minas, or an amount of material wealth judged as equal by public proclamation of the Consuls or Senate. Misdemeanors, or Third Degree crimes No misdemeanor may be punished with Execution or Revocation of Citizenship. The maximum period of imprisonment for a misdemeanor is three stone days. The minimum fine for a misdemeanor is one hundred minas, or an amount of material wealth judged as equal by public proclamation of the Consuls or Senate. The maximum fine for a misdemeanor is five hundred minas, or an amount of material wealth judged as equal by public proclamation of the Consuls or Senate Felonies, or Second Degree crimes No felony may be punished with Execution. The maximum period of imprisonment for a felony is five stone days. The minimum fine for a felony is five hundred minas, or an amount of material wealth judged as equal by public proclamation of the Consuls or Senate. The maximum fine for a felony is five thousand minas, or an amount of material wealth judged as equal by public proclamation of the Consuls or Senate. Atrocities, or First Degree crimes The minimum period of imprisonment for an atrocity is seven stone days. The maximum period of imprisonment for an atrocity is two stone weeks. The minimum fine for an atrocity is two thousand minas, or an amount of material wealth judged as equal by public proclamation of the Consuls or Senate. The maximum fine for an atrocity is fifty thousand minas, or an amount of material wealth judged as equal by public proclamation of the Senate or Consuls. Section IV Crimes against Property Trespassing Trespassing is the crime of being present on real property despite obvious visual or verbal warning on the part of the government or the property’s owner. Trespassing is a fourth-degree crime. Vandalism Vandalism is the crime of destruction or defacement of real property. Vandalism is a third-degree crime Theft Theft is the crime of forcibly removing moveable property from the the ownership of its lawful possessor. Theft is a third-degree crime. In addition to punishment levied by the court, the guilty thief will also be required to return the stolen property to its owner. In cases where the stolen property cannot be returned, the thief will provide remuneration of double its value. Burglary Burglary is the crime of accessing a container without its owner’s permission. Burglary is a fourth-degree crime. Disrespect of a Relic Disrespect of a Relic is the crime of the unauthorized taking, sale, or dishonorable interaction with a relic of the Consulary Republic of Holm. Disrespect of a Relic is a first-degree crime. Section V Crimes against Persons Harassment Harassment is the crime of persistent harrying of or hostility towards a citizen of Holm despite multiple verbal warnings. Harassment is a fourth-degree crime. In cases where a fine is levied by the court, the criminal will pay an equal amount to the victim in remuneration. Impersonation of a Citizen Impersonation of a Citizen is the crime of assuming the identity of a citizen of Holm with or without their permission. Impersonation of a Citizen is a third-degree crime. Impersonation of a Public Official Impersonation of a Public Official is the crime of assuming the identity of a public official of Holm or another government, assuming a title to which one does not have right, or falsely acting as a representative of a public official of Holm or another government. Impersonation of a Public Official is a second-degree crime. Fraud Fraud is the crime of breaking the terms of a contract which was lawfully inspected and approved by a representative of the Consuls or the Senate. Fraud is a second-degree crime. Murder Murder is the crime of unlawfully taking the life of another, with or without their permission. Murder is a first-degree crime. Slander Slander is the crime of spreading known mistruths about a citizen of Holm. Slander is a fourth-degree crime. Assault Assault is the crime of physically and unlawfully accosting a citizen of Holm. Assault is a second-degree crime. Kidnapping Kidnapping is the crime of unlawfully holding a citizen of Holm against their will. Kidnapping is a second-degree crime. Section VI Crimes against the Public Vulgarity Vulgarity is the crime of intentionally or negligently offending a citizen of Holm by expressing non-political speech which a reasonable person may consider morally repugnant. Vulgarity is a fourth-degree crime. Indecency Indecency is the crime of public lewdness. Indecency is a third-degree crime. Vigilantism Vigilantism is the crime of unnecessarily undertaking law enforcement without legal authority. Vigilantism is a third-degree crime. Miscegenation Miscegenation is the crime of conceiving a child of dwarven blood mixed with any foreign race. Miscegenation is a second-degree crime. Heathenism Heathenism is the crime of engaging in public worship of a heathen god, slander of a god, or the establishment of a facility for such worship. The term “heathen god” is a reference to Iblees or other such evil entities as established by the Consuls or Senate. Heathenism is a third-degree crime. Slaving Slaving is the crime of unlawful possession, transport, sale, or purchase of enslaved persons. Slaving is a second-degree crime. Section VII Crimes against the State Treason Treason is the crime of attempting the subversion of state authority or the assassination of a representative of the Consuls or Senate. Treason is a first-degree crime. Sedition Sedition is the crime of spreading literature or speech intended to provoke physical revolution or other treason. Sedition is a first-degree crime. Insubordination Insubordination is the crime of disrespect of or insufficient reverence for legitimate authorities of the Consulary Republic of Holm. Insubordination is a second-degree crime. Conspiracy Conspiracy is the crime of conspiring to commit any other crime listed within this Code of Laws. Conspiracy is a crime of a degree one lesser than the crime of which the guilty intended to commit. Perjury Perjury is the crime of intentionally lying while under interrogation by a representative of the state. Perjury is a second-degree crime. Disloyalty Disloyalty is the crime of failing to fully accomplish the punishment for a crime as laid down by the Senate or its representative. Disloyalty is a crime of one degree greater than the crime for which the punishment was issued. Tax Evasion Tax Evasion is the crime of failing to pay a tax or tariff as lawfully instituted by the Senate. Tax Evasion is a third-degree crime. Unlicensed Vending Unlicensed vending is the crime of ownership or operation of a place of business either without the direction of a relevant and licensed corporate body or outside of the jurisdiction of such a body. Unlicensed vending is a third-degree crime. Unlicensed Drug Vending Unlicensed Drug Vending is the crime of sale or distribution of illegal substances under circumstances unauthorized by the Senate of the Consulary Republic of Holm. Unlicensed Drug Vending is a fourth-degree crime. Section VIII Legal defenses which may exonerate criminals or provide clemency. Legal defenses may only be presented once the accused is found to have committed the crime, but before they begin to fulfill their punishment. If a presented legal defense is found to be salient and reasonable by the presiding official, they may choose to reduce or even negate the punishment levied against the accused. Self-defense The accused acted only as was necessary to defend their life or health, exhausting every other method before resorting to lawbreaking, and not acting with excessive or unnecessary disrespect for the law or public order. Defense of Property The accused acted only as was necessary to defend their property from being defaced or carried away, exhausting every other method before resorting to lawbreaking, and not acting with excessive or unnecessary disrespect for the law or public order. Volenti non fit injuria The victim of the crime, without being coerced, deliberately placed themselves in a situation where they might be injured with the intention of extracting benefit from the crime. In pari delictor Both the accused and the victim were equally at fault for the breach of law, and so it is impossible to say which deserves to be punished more than the other. Duress The accused was forced to commit the crime under significant and probable damage to body or livelihood. Section IX Placing and fulfillment of grudges and oaths. Grudges are established by being proposed to a representative of the Consuls or Senate for consideration. If a grudge is considered worthy of record, it will be archived into the history of Holm. A grudge may only be considered worthy of record if it contains only two parties, displays an infringement of the grudgebearer’s honor on the part of the grudge recipient, and must provide a manner in which the grudge can be fulfilled and dismissed. Oaths are established by being proposed to a representative of the Consuls or Senate for consideration. If an oath is considered worthy of record, it will be archived into the history of Holm. Oaths must be entered into willingly by all parties, and if broken will be considered a first-degree offense.
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  14. Consulary Republic of Holm

    The Constitution of Holm; A New Era of Government

    [!] In anticipation of the groundbreaking news, state couriers deliver writs to every door of each and every Holmite denizen. The Consulary Republic of Holm A notice on the passage of the Constitution & what it means for Holmites moving forward. (( For the full text of the Constitution, click here )) Introduction On the 10th of the Grand Harvest, 1673, two years after the election of Consuls Dizzy Irongrinder and Hogarth Irongut, the Senate convened to discuss the ratification of a newly established Constitution. The issue had been a contentious portion of Holmite politics for the last six years, after Evan Katke's failed campaign in '67 called for the ratification of a new, founding document to replace the prior Charter, which was universally considered an outdated piece of legislation. After the Senate anxiously met before the Consuls on the 10th of the Grand Harvest earlier this Seed, tirades ensued between both political parties -- the centrist Reformist Party and the traditionalist DUP -- about what final modifications should be considered before ratifying the document into law. For instance, Senator Fili Grandaxe, renown in the Senate for being a moderate, detailed qualms with the lack of voting rights for Nobles in the newly formed House of Nobles, an advisory body to the acting Despot, and how only Ironguts were allowed to vote in Despotic elections. In addition, DUP Senator Hyperion stated his disapproval of the proposal, due to it's inherently polarizing tenets, stating that it would encourage "divisive, partisan politics" if passed into law. After some more investigative comments, the document was finally signed into law, by a margin of 18 - 5 votes, with three Noble senators abstaining. This officially passed the new Constitution into law, discarding the previous Charter. On the 8th of the Sun's Smile, however, DUP Senator Atandt Irongrinder, a Noble, utilized his newfound rights to call an informal hearing of the Senate to order, where members of the opposition expressed their qualms with specific articles. Expressly, the Senators declared their dissatisfaction with the position of High Diplomat, stating that it should either be merged with the powers of the Despot or amended to clarify their differences in responsibilities. They also wish to change the line of succession, to swap the Minister of Interior and High Diplomat in terms of ranking. They also proposed the clarifications of what an informal meeting of the Senate could legally accomplish. The Tribunal Council Possibly the most notable alteration to the Holmite government was the creation of the reformed Tribunal Council, with the establishment of five, new departments to assist the Holmite leadership in running the government, and advising the Consuls on specific policies to pursue. (Temporary seals) The Department of Foreign Affairs The Department of Foreign Affairs, directed by the High Diplomat, maintains all diplomatic ties to foreign national entities in Atlas. The department includes any potential ambassadors, and schedules meetings between foreign representatives and the Holmite leadership, including that of the High Diplomat, who acts as a "grand ambassador." They also make recommendations to the Consuls and Despot on how to behave when interacting with foreign leaders, including how to respectfully address other leaders in accordance to their appropriate cultures. They ensure that Holm remains unaffiliated with any foreign, armed conflicts. The Department of Justice The Department of Justice, directed by the Chief Magistrate, encompasses any and all lawyers, public defendants, or judges to be potentially employed by the state. The judges are to act as impartial arbiters of the law, acting in the interest of codified law, irregardless of the accused body in question. The most scrutinizing, invaluable trait to posses in this role is the impartiality of opinion, and the disregard for personal biases. They rule on criminal hearings, civil suits, and legal inquiries into the Constitutionality of certain measures passed in the Senate. Their primary duty is to uphold the integrity of the Constitution, while also exploring the legality of legislation proposed by Senators, in addition to providing a fair trial for those accused of violating the law. The Department of Treasury The Department of Treasury, directed by the Master Treasurer, is tasked with the safeguarding of Holmite funds, the upkeep of a federal budget, housing, and other economic affairs. While accounting for income and expenses in the Holmite government, this department also acts as a "Steward's Office," filing requests for housing and appropriately relocating constituents into their appropriate homes. The Master Treasurer will also act as an overall economic adviser to the leadership. The Department of Interior The Department of Interior, directed by the Minister of Interior, acts as a "Jack-of-all-Trades" in the Holmite government, managing the actual paperwork of the Republic's various bureaucratic branches. It is the duty of the Minister to act as the utmost administrative leader, a "Chief of Staff" to the Consuls, delegating responsibilities when faced with a lack of Consular oversight. They are to be the utmost personal assistant to Holm's leaders, ensuring the government runs smoothly. Their most important task, however, may also include acting as an election commissioner, being responsible for tallying together the votes during Senate meetings and elections, to ensure that our democracy operates without fail. The Iron Brigade The Iron Brigade of Holm, directed by the Brigadier-General, is the overall law enforcement and militaristic agency in the nation. Their only function is to enforce the law to it's fullest extent, taking direct orders from the Despot to appropriately safeguard the denizens of Holm, and ensure order is instilled into our gracious society. In the unlikely event of national warfare, it is also the Iron Brigade's duty to assemble a military to defend our borders. "What does this Constitution mean for the Future of Holm?" In the coming days, constituents of Holm can expect to witness both Consuls debating who should be appointed to which federal positions. Dizzy Irongrinder, sympathetic to the DUP caucus, and Hogarth Irongut, a staunch Reformist, may encounter disagreements about which nominees should be appointed into the Tribunal Council. Should they be unable to unanimously consent on a nominee, then the Senate will convene to an informal session to either confirm or reject each Consul's selected candidate. Consular elections begin in two Stone's Weeks, so it is expected that the Consuls will swiftly decide their nominees in the following days. In addition, this Constitution ushers in a new era of democracy for the Republic. Never before has the history of descendentkind witnessed any sort of major, democratic feat; Of course, the likes of the Republics of Salvus and Carasca had existed as our predecessors, but fell to the whims of greedy men who dared place their self interest before that of their constituents. Holm is prepared to declare itself the first successful republic in history. Updates will be submitted as soon as there's anything to report on the state of governmental affairs. [!] The notice concludes.
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