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  1. hey

    1. turtletomc


      get out of here!!!!!!!!!

  2. consider this @markuhz



  3. Old Vic continues to dream of the silence of the sea, and after the events of today that's perhaps all he will.
  4. The auditor of the tribunal sleeps soundly, dreaming of crashing waves rocking a clipper as it traverses the oceans unknown. He did not fear the waves as they buffeted the ship to and fro. God is in control and God is good.
  5. ok, i'll bite. what's a bboon?

    1. Laeonathan
    2. Ryloth


      every time i think of bb00n i think of a baboon 

  6. Wilven sanctuary monks were exactly this type of player-ran group until being co-opted and mutated by the community team. They stripped away the majority of the roleplay elements and now only use it as a tool for guiding new players. Things like "monk magic" were roleplayed scenarios instead of little more than an OOC premise. I made a long argument for the removal of the group as just a veil for personas with staff of pex and a return of actual monk roleplay many months ago but it was met with a community admin that replied with a misplaced and tangential line from the terms of service about intellectual property rights. Many of these current monk players make the persona the first day on Community Team and don't care for the lore behind the Wilven sanctuary. Most probably don't even know who Wilven Adonan was. As it stands, people have no reason to invest in the server and those who remain are people who are either steadfast in a community or somebody who has already invested in the server back when it was less stultified. The avalanche of rules for basic conduct will continue to smother free-form RP and choice for new players when it is stressed to them when whitelisting that the server is a relatively sandbox setting. It's reassuring to me that there have been new players that talk of their adventures fighting trolls and freeing slaves from orcs to carry them across the map to a medic's care, but these events become rarer and rarer as the server's body focuses on keeping the quotidian tea-sipping RP as the standard. If you don't want to sit in a tavern or grind for copper there is just not much available to immediately do; any grand adventure that people might have assumptions about being able to do will be stewarded by event teams with player caps and set dates with little spontaneity to action. But what is there to do in the meantime for a new player? They don't have the jaded knowledge to sit playing different games until there is a Discord ping about an event, or have the contentedness to sit in taverns and talk until something arrives to do. There is no interim activity that can offer adventure, most players wanting to be spell-slinging knights end up sat doing gate duty in some human nation as the closest they can get to having action and excitement is a bandit knocking on the bars and running away. Mounting rules, mechanics, and a growing disinterest of the average player to be proactive due to the latter two reasons mean that the server's legislated itself to a state of adventure-by-appointment instead of being a truly organic setting.
  7. Just what is there to actually do?
  8. "It is not in my right to question the divinely appointed Himself but I must question the purpose of His Holiness himself to draft laws excommunicating those questioning the legitimacy of the church mere saint's days before an inquiry into his own legitimacy led by his own curio. Why is such a severe thing as removal of communion with the Church immediate when it is in the interest of all Canonist souls to remain in communion of the faith? Why have this be something outside the realm of reconciliatory penance or judgement of ecclesiastical court? Why does this only arise so close to my own inquiry?" Father Vic. queries with a raise of his porcine right pinky to the tent-top, darkly bag-framed eyes peeking past his moustache to read from the notes before him. His fork briefly clatters against the table as he sweeps through the reeves with some sceptical glare before finding his next line of query. "I hasten to further question as to why a cardinal voted against the veneration of two pontiffs while voting for the veneration of two temporal politicians. What is not venerable about leading the faith but venerable about sitting in a house of politics? I would much rather an acolyte or a priest in the least-learned of parishes gain the courage to hit a politician, or even refute him, rather than that he should sit as a cardinal of the faith and venerate him over past fathers of the Church." "Without any hypothetical to justify this, my hand is forced to yield."
  9. The construct of this council is lacking and its content outrageous. It is the nature of an ecumenical council to have quorum of three-quarters of the priesthood and we have severely restricted the presence to five cardinals of the septarchy and five bishops. To be both binding by the laws of the faith and keeping in harmony enough that the bishops are both aware of and accepting of the laws they expect their own flocks to follow, you must allow them to be present among us. I see no part of this council that is either a folly, already existent and a redundancy to accomodate twice-over, or an affront to the sensibilities of the church. I). To receive a mandate to completely overhaul the structuring & typography of the current Canon Law. No -I see no reason to call an ecumenical council to change the font or aesthetics of script of the current codices. I). To add a stipulation to Canon Law that makes the (Princely) Archdioceses of Providentia, Jorenus & Albarosa permanent within the Holy Mother Church, in name and in scope. No - Both Jorenus and Providentia are states ruled by a Canonist monarch so fulfil the criteria of prince-archdiocese. The only defining extent documents for Albarosa do not qualify it as such. II). To update the definitions in Book II, Title II. Chapter III., expanding the Curia roles currently present & outlining their tasks more concretely. No - This proposition is dangerously vague and I cannot assent to it without exhaustive clarification of what is to be modified, to the exact wording. IV). To change in Book IV, Title IV, Chapter III., that only one attributable miracle is necessary for sainthood: as not all current saints have two. No - It is the nature of those blessed by the church to be responsible for one miracle. It is not the criteria for sainthood but the sainthood of these individuals that must be redressed. V). To add in Book V, Title II, Chapter I that inciting sedition against, questioning the legitimacy of or conspiring to harm the High Pontiff commits a crime and excommunicates himself automatically. No - There are already provisions for those inciting contempt of or sedition against the Church. It is the first crime against virtue in Canon law. Refusing communion for those that express doubt will turn the faith into fools and dogmatists as even the most pious and reverent question things. I am at all impasses against enshrining contemporary politics into law and see this as nothing more than a will for the Pontiff to expedite the removal of dissenting voices from the fair courts of the Mother Church. To increase what penalty there is from a hearing of the ecclesiastical court to excommunication ad initio is a folly that will send every acolyte out of the faith within weeks of them joining it. Only fools do not have doubts and we do not want to be a faith of fools, the tools of the faith allow us to mediate and find right penance for those questioning the legitimacy of any organ of the church. Excommunication does not meet that healing end and simply removes them from communion and the eye, a sweeping under the rug. VI). To add in Book V, Title II a chapter that describes Papal Briefs. No - The canon law already outlines and clarifies the purpose of pontifical letters. To refer to them as breve is a description of their nature; they are brief and subsequently not as solemn as bullae. VII). To overhaul Book VI, Title II. Chapter III., rendering Minor Bulls ‘Archdiocesan Decrees’ and further streamlining them with the Golden Bulls of His Holiness. No - Book VI, Title II. Chapter III is explicit in its reference to the purpose of minor bullae as those issued by provincial pastors for their provinces for matters that may not supersede or conflict with canon law or golden bullae. They are minor in their nature due to being promulgated by a pastor instead of the pontiff himself, so the name minor bull must remain and be used in writing. X). Although it is within the High Pontiff’s authority to venerate any Canonist at will, His Holiness seeks to gain popular approval for his nominees regardless: Yes - I raise no issue with venerating previous pontiffs as shepherding the faith is a venerable and pious deed. It was until recently a tradition for a pontiff to show unity with the faith to venerate his predecessor, except in the case of schismatics and those in a state of undeath, and it would be wise to restore this tradition and allow good men access to skies further. These men were the venerable by any definition and it is my greatest sin to have never met either. No - Richard Reden and Lemuel Lengford, whoever these men may be, have no record of active worship nor interacting with the faith so I would struggle to acknowledge them as possessing virtue more than the average man. In the case of your friend Lengford, would pity what fool who prays for the intercession of a politician through prayer. Veneration is final and may not be revoked unless there are factual errors at play, to use it as a folly and political reward to your Everardine political era peers is a stain on the escutcheon of this pontificate. I understand that you may have longing for nations of yore and a love of old homes, but the church is not a tool of personal reward for old peers. Do not sully the realm of the spiritual with rewards for your temporal friends and venerate those worthy of veneration instead. XI). To beautify XII). To beautify, and then proceed to Canonize XIII). To Canonize, No - you ascribe no miracles to these people, just a list of names. There is far more to sainthood than being a name alone. Should these become private petitions that the curia may work over, investigate and vote upon, then that will be a worthwhile cause, but it is a fool’s errand to busy an ecumenical council with matters so spurious, vague and severe. Those interested in beatification or canonisation of these individuals may make individual petitions that elucidate their merit but it is not the place of an ecumenical council to expedite them so.
  10. Inquiry of the Auditor of the Tribunal. ✟ No man should believe every word and suggestion, but should carefully and reservedly consider all things in accordance with the will of God. Such is a weakness of Man, that evil is more often readily believed and spoken of another than good. Even a perfect and most pious man will not easily believe every tale that is told to them, for they know that man’s nature is prone to evil and his words to deception. It is wise to not be hasty in action, nor to cling stubbornly to our own opinions. We must not believe all we hear nor hasten to report to others what we hear or believe. Many take counsel in a wise and conscientious man, and seek to be guided by one who is better than themselves, rather than to follow your own opinions. A good life leads a man in nearness to God, and the more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wise and at peace he will be in all that he does. Remember that whoever puts his full confidence in men or in any other beast of this world is very foolish. There is no shame in being a servant of others for a love of Virtue, and to appear as many mendicants do to appear poor to this world. Do not put this trust in yourself but your whole confidence in God and God will bless your good intention. It is God alone who knows the heart of man. ✟ It is the duty of the Auditor of the Tribunal to judge, apply and enforce ecclesiastical penalties of the Church. His office is that of an executor of the High Pontiff, his position the second-highest of his curia due to the authority bestowed. As much as the accused is never bound to confess guilt, it is the duty of a cleric to investigate to presume neither innocence or guilt of the accused as to not taint the reputation of the faithful and the church alike. The High Pontiff is judged by none but God and clerics are bound both oath and faith to show reverence and obedience to the High Pontiff and their ordinary. It is only through unanimous agreement of the College of Cardinals to rebuke a High Pontiff, which they are charged to do prudently and remains the only avenue to remove a living High Pontiff from office beyond his own resignation. Interdiction and excommunication remain ecclesiastical penalties that can only be issued and lifted with the approval of the High Pontiff. A rebuke is something that is without appeal, stripping the High Pontiff of his office while retaining his clerical state as emeritus. As a trial of the highest office is beyond my authority and without any provision in canon law, I wish to meet on the following date in the Basilica of Ex. Godfrey to enquire further on these claims before I personally argue them before the College of Cardinals. We will sit at a table as peers and discuss the merit of each claim. ✟ 10th of Tobias's Bounty, 1805 [ 358ES ] Basilica of Exalted Godfrey. Providence, HOE. ✟ IN NOMINE DEI Illustrissimus et Reverendissimus Dominus Vicary Episcopus Rochefort Auditor of the Tribunal of the Church of the Canon Servant of God.
  11. Fr. Armas reads the piece in the midst of his supper, nodding along in bob-headed agreement before inhaling a crumb of rye loaf in such sharp shock that he has to slam the base of his spine into the back of his wooden chair to dislodge it from his wheezing throat.
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