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  1. THE ROYAL HOUSE OF BARBANOV Living Lines and Royal Succession Updated as of 347ES THE LINE OF SUCCESSION His Majesty, Koeng Josef I Her Majesty, Koenas-Zweimdr Isabel van Valwyck 1. Hauchprinzen Henrik Karl van Kuzorav b. 344 ES 2. Prinzenas Royal Katerina Ceciliya van Haense b. 347 ES 3. Prinzen Stefan Wilfriche van Akoviya b. 326 ES 4. Prinzen Aleksandr Hieromar van Grauvein b. 326 ES 5. Prinzen Franz Leopold van Skattenburg b. 330 ES 6. Prinzenas Juliya Ipera van Haense b. 328 ES 7. Prinzen Nikolas Stefan van Alban b. 304 ES 8. Prinzen Laszlo Andrik van Haense b. 329 ES 9. The Line of Alimar 10. The Line of Ludovar 329 ES | 1776 - The Line of Prinzenas Analiesa Reza is removed from the Line of Succession due to her patrilineal marriage. 332 ES | 1779 - The Line of Prinzenas Alexandria Karina is removed from the Line of Succession due to her patrilineal marriage. 345 ES | 1792 - The Line of Nataliya Reza is removed from the Line of Succession due to her disownment. THE ROYAL DUKEDOMS Granted to trueborn sons of the Koeng of Hanseti-Ruska. In the order to be granted, 1. Haucprinzen van Kuzorav (Grand Prince of Kusoraev) Always to be held by the current Krawn Prinzen/Prinzenas Currently held by Hauchprinzen Henrik Karl 2. Herzen van Alban (Duke of Alban) Currently held by Prinzen Nikolas Stefan 3. Herzen van Akoviya (Duke of Akovia) Currently held by Prinzen Stefan Wilfriche 4. Herzen van Galhar (Duke of Galahar) 5. Herzen van Grauvein (Duke of Greywyn) Currently held by Prinzen Aleksandr Hieromar 6. Herzen van Skattenburg (Duke of Schattenburg) Currently held by Prinzen Franz Leopold 7. Herzen van Baranya (Duke of Barania) 8. Herzen van ek Rothswald (Duke of the Rothswood) 9. Herzen van Kreden (Duke of Kreden) 10. Herzen van Karlsburg (Duke of Karlsburg) 11. Herzen van Vertemburg (Duke of Werdenburg) 12. Herzen van Alamar (Duke of Alamar) 13. Herzen van Balein (Duke of Balian) 14. Herzen van Vekaro (Duke of Vekaro) THE ROYAL LINES OF BARBANOV KOENG ANDRIK IV’S ISSUE Andrik Petyr Barbanov-Bihar and Maya Valeriya Barbanov née Alimar’s children, and spouses married into the Barbanov Line. OTTO SIGISMUND BARBANOV-BIHAR (deceased) His Royal Majesty, Koeng Sigismund II van Hanseti-Ruska Born in 301 ES to Koeng Andrik IV and Koenas Maya of Muldav Married to Viktoria van Metterden in 319 ES | 1766 301 - 329 ES | 1748 - 1776 VIKTORIA SOFIYA BARBANOV NÉE RUTHERN Her Royal Majesty, Koenas-Zweimdr Viktoria van Metterden Born in 303 ES to Komit Konstantine var Ruthern, and Katherine van Nenzing Married to Koeng Sigismund II in 319 ES | 1766 303 - ES | 1750 - ANALIESA REZA SURNÁY NÉE BARBANOV-BIHAR (deceased) Her Royal Highness, Prinzenas Royal Analiesa Reza van Haense, Bossiras van Antioch Born in 303 ES to Koeng Andrik IV and Koenas Maya of Muldav Married to Kristof Surány in 329 ES | 1776 303 - 334 ES | 1750 - 1781 ALEXANDRIA KARINA WICK NÉE BARBANOV-BIHAR Her Royal Highness, Prinzenas Alexandria Karina van Haense Born in 303 ES to Koeng Andrik IV and Koenas Maya of Muldav Married to Konstantin Wick in 332 ES | 1779 303 - ES | 1750 - AMELYA VALERIYA BARBANOV-BIHAR (deceased) Her Royal Highness, Prinzenas Amelya Valeriya van Haense Born in 303 ES to Koeng Andrik IV and Koenas Maya of Muldav 303 - 326 ES | 1750 - 1773 NIKOLAS STEFAN BARBANOV-BIHAR His Royal Highness, Prinzen Nikolas Stefan, Herzen van Alban Born in 304 ES to Koeng Andrik IV and Koenas Maya of Muldav Married to Catherine van Cathalon in 328 ES | 1775 304 - ES | 1751 - CATHERINE ANNABEL BARBANOV NEE HELVETS Her Highness, Prinzenas Catherine, Herzenas-Zweimdr van Alban Born in 307 ES to Herzen Leopold Helvets and Charlotte van Selm Married to Prinzen Nikolas in 328 ES | 1775 307 - ES | 1754 - THE LINE OF PRINZENAS ANALIESA ANALIESA REZA SURÁNY NÉE BARBANOV-BIHAR (deceased) Her Royal Highness, Prinzenas Royal Analiesa Reza van Haense, Bossiras van Antioch 303 - 334 ES | 1750 - 1781 KRISTOF SURÁNY Mister Kristof Surány Born in 299 ES to unknown parents Married to Prineznas Analiesa in 329 ES | 1776 299 - ES | 1746 - CYZARINE AMELYA SURÁNY Miss Cyzarine Amelya Surány Born in 329 ES to Mister Kristof Surány and Prineznas Analiesa van Haense 329 - ES | 1776 - THE LINE OF PRINZEN NIKOLAS NIKOLAS STEFAN BARBANOV-BIHAR His Royal Highness, Prinzen Nikolas Stefan, Herzen van Alban 304 - ES | 1751 - CATHERINE ANNABEL BARBANOV NÉE HELVETS Her Highness, Prinzenas Catherine, Herzen-Zweimdr van Alban 307 - ES | 1754 - LASZLO ANDRIK BARBANOV-BIHARH His Highness, Prinzen Laszlo van Alban Born in 329 ES to Prinzen Nikolas van Haense and Catherine van Cathalon 329 - ES | 1776 - KOENG SIGISMUND II’S ISSUE Otto Sigismund Barbanov-Bihar and Viktoria Sofiya Barbanov née Ruthern’s children, and spouses married into the Barbanov Line. NATALIYA REZA Miss Nataliya Reza Born in 321 ES to Koeng Sigismund II and Koenas Viktoria van Metterden 321 - ES | 1768 - Formerly NATALIYA REZA BARBANOV-BIHAR Her Royal Highness, Prineznas Royal Nataliya Reza van Haense Disowned in 345 ES JOSEF SIGISMUND BARBANOV-BIHAR His Royal Majesty, Koeng Josef I van Hanseti-Ruska Born in 322 ES to Koeng Sigismund II and Koenas Viktoria van Metterden Married to Isabel van Valwyck in 339 ES | 1786 322 - ES | 1769 - ISABEL FRANZISKA BARBANOV NÉE BARUCH Her Royal Majesty, Koenas-Zweimdr Isabel van Valwyck Born in 323 ES to Herzen Petyr Baruch, and Sofiya van Vasiland Married to Koeng Josef I in 339 ES | 1786 323 - ES | 1770 - STEFAN WILFRICHE BARBANOV-BIHAR His Royal Highness, Prinzen Stefan Wilfriche, Herzen van Akoviya Born in 326 ES to Koeng Sigismund II and Koenas Viktoria van Metterden 326 - ES | 1773 - ALEKSANDR HIEROMAR BARBANOV-BIHAR His Royal Highness, Prinzen Aleksandr Hieromar, Herzen van Grauvein Born in 326 ES to Koeng Sigismund II and Koenas Viktoria van Metterden 326 - ES | 1773 - JULIYA IPERA BARBANOV-BIHAR Her Royal Highness, Prinzenas Juliya Ipera van Haense Born in 328 ES to Koeng Sigismund II and Koenas Viktoria van Metterden 328 - ES | 1775 - FRANZ LEOPOLD BARBANOV-BIHAR His Royal Highness, Prinzen Franz Leopold, Herzen van Skattenburg Born in 330 ES to Koeng Sigismund II and Koenas Viktoria van Metterden 330 - ES | 1777 - KOENG JOSEF I’S ISSUE Josef Sigismund Barbanov-Bihar and Isabel Franziska Barbanov née Baruch’s children, and spouses married into the Barbanov Line. HENRIK KARL BARBANOV-BIHAR His Serene Highness, Hauchprinzen Henrik Karl van Kuzorav Born in 344 ES to Koeng Josef I and Koenas Isabel van Valwyck 344 - ES | 1791 - KATERINA CECILIYA BARBANOV-BIHAR Her Royal Highness, Prinzenas Royal Katerina Ceciliya van Haense, Bossiras van Antioch Born in 347 ES to Koeng Josef I and Koenas Isabel van Valwyck 347 - ES | 1794 -
  2. Caspia Stafyr, Countess Consort of Nenzing, would wait in Ostrov with her son. Not wishing to show her face at the trial of her rogue husband.
  3. GENERAL ELECTIONS of HANSETI-RUSKA 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 common folk 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. In order to vote, citizens are required to have a permanent residence within the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. In this election, Three Tribune, Two Aldermen, and One Maer shall be elected. Each voter may vote for their top three Tribune, top two Aldermen, and top Maer candidates. IV JOVEO MAAN, His Excellency, Konstantin Wick, The Lord Palatine of Hanseti-Ruska OOC Voting will be open for 24 hours this post, closing Sunday at 12PM EST/5PM GMT! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
  4. A painting of the Haeseni coastline TRANSCRIPT OF THE TRIBUNE DEBATE OF 347 ES A record and publication of the questions and answers of the Tribune Candidates in the debate of the 347ES general elections. Written and ran by Marcella Karolina Barclay, assistant to the Lord Palatine TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1 - CANDIDATES 2 - THE RULES OF THE DEBATE 3 - OPENING STATEMENTS 4 - QUESTION ONE: What makes you stand out from the rest of the candidates? 5 - QUESTION TWO: What do you believe is the biggest problem that a post-independence Haense currently faces today? 6 - QUESTION THREE: What is your primary goal to accomplish as Tribune? 7 - CLOSING STATEMENTS 8 - COHORT RAFFLE RESULTS CANDIDATES: - Astoro Jovanovsk (Incumbent) - Lukas Rakoczy (Incumbent) - Tarathiel Elyra - Angelika Bykov - John Jorgensen - Fyodor Erhdhart THE RULES OF THE DEBATE Each candidate will be asked for an opening and a closing statement, as well as three questions. Each candidate will be permitted to fully finish their answer. Rebuttals to candidates' answers will be permitted after the candidate finishes their initial response. In order to give a rebuttal, the rebutting candidate will raise their hand, and be called on by the mediator. Each candidate may only give a rebuttal once per candidate per question. Rebuttals are not allowed on opening or closing statements. OPENING STATEMENTS Astoro Jovanovsk “I have never been one for long speeches on things, I am much more for showing through action so I will be short so as to not waste time. As many know my name is Astoro Jovanovsk I have served in the HRA for nearly half of my life and have worked my way up through the ranks. I have always held the men and women of the HRA to high standards and I will continue to do so. However, as of recently these hard working men and women have come under fire. Not all of the issues brought up are things which we should not strive to improve. That is why I wish to run for Tribune again. I have fought and bled for Haense for nearly half of my life and I want to continue to serve in Duma to try and give the view of a commoner that has fought and bled along with writing up bills for laws which have been made apparent that they are needed such as I did with the anti bribery act and the attempted murder act. I’ve rambled on enough but to make it short I wish to make sure that the voices of those in the HRA are heard and listened to.” Lukas Rakoczy “First and foremost, thank you to everyone that's here today. It's through your participation that our institutions continue to do good work. Folks, you know me and I know you. As your House of Commons representative and as your tribune, I have always uplifted you in my policies and my values! In the House of Commons, I fought to preserve Haeseni rights and hold back Imperial encroachment, whether in the form of taxes or a unified military. As a Tribune in the Royal Duma, I've introduced and passed legislation to further refine our judicial system and ensure that all citizens of our Kingdom are equal under the law, with the Perjury Act, the Insanity Act and the Halfbreed Personhood Act. If re-elected, I aim to continue my work in the Duma, but with a focus on magic and how to better prepare the HRA to deal with magical threats. With the generous endorsement that Maer Karl Amador has given me, I know that a second term will bring about great change for our Kingdom. In addition, I am a great supporter of our military, and will do everything in my power to make it the foremost fighting force in the world. Thank you all.” Tarathiel Elyra "Prevja, my fellow citizens. As many of you may well know, my name is Tarathiel Elyra. I am the manager, and one of the primary barmaids, of the Crow's Hearth Tavern, and one of two primary suppliers of alcohol and teas to the city, other than the Rogers family. And I wish to be your tribune. To not mince words, it is my hope to pass legislation during my time as Tribune to improve the quality of life about the city. To help our families, and to support our workforce and our illustrious military. I plan to do this in a multitude of ways, a few of which I shall list as part of my opening statement. Firstly, I wish to work with the honorable Maer, Karl Amador, to open an orphanage outside of the city. It has often been the case during my time in Reza where orphaned children would wander the streets, homeless, hungry, and alone. No child, be they of Haeseni birth or otherwise, should have to suffer through such an existence. It is my hope that through the establishment of a home for these wayward souls, we may further envelop them under the wings of the Crow, and furthermore, the light of GOD! Second off! I wish to legislate for increased protection for those HRA soldiers and medical staff who are attacked, harassed, or otherwise harmed socially or physically in the line of duty. I would be working with the esteemed Manfred Barclay, and others of high stature within the soldiery, to accomplish such a lofty task. I am aware that, in recent months, many allegations and accusations have been leveled against the good men and women of the HRA. Many false, but some contained bits of truth. Are we to let the actions of a scant few mar our perceptions of our fellows irredeemably? I say 'no!' I say that we should further fight to protect and elevate those who go above and beyond the call of duty! And finally, to protect our families, I will legislate in favor of Aurum lines for every private establishment and residence. And should such not pass, I will do as well as I can with my own funds to make such possible! For the more mundane threats of banditry, I shall legislate in favor of worsened punishments for hardened criminals such as the Redfists, and to establish a criminal registry for those who have been captured, punished, or imprisoned by our brave men and women of the HRA." Angelika Bykov “Prevja, my fellow Haeseni. It is an honor to be on this stage, My name is Angelika Bykov. Though I have resided within Haense throughout my entire life, I have served in public office in Oren’s capital: Helena. Throughout my three consecutive terms in the House of Commons I made sure to protect the interests of the common people. Likewise, I pledge to do the same as Tribune. I understand the strife and struggles of the common Haeseni. I am thoroughly prepared to represent each and every one of you in the most esteemed Royal Duma.” I already have an act drafted up that will decrease the repercussions for the victimless crime of drug use. As your Tribune, I pledge to deliver on this act, along with similar legislation that will protect the rights of the Haeseni. As one of the most experienced candidates on this stage, I urge you to put your trust in me. I promise that I will not let you down. Thank you.” John Jorgensen “Hello! You may not know me, but I am John Jorgensen! I'm going to tell you one thing about me, and that is that I am believer in hard work and diligence, there is no man nor woman, who can build themselves in this world without those two things! I aim to create a Haense built upon that concept, where we can all rise through society through our own diligence and toil! Thank you.” Fyodor Erhdhart “Hello ladies and gentlemen. I am Fyodor Erhdhart, a father, husband and devoted Canonist. I have been serving Haense on the battlefield for over 25 years, protecting the good citizens of this great kingdom. After serving the people for so long I have decided to serve in another way and make sure that the people’s will is represented in duma. If you decide te elect me I will make sure that every citizen can have a representative they can count on.” QUESTION ONE: What makes you stand out from the rest of the candidates? Astoro Jovanovsk Marcella Barclay: “Mister Jovanovsk, What makes you stand out from the rest of the candidates?” Astoro Jovanovsk: “The fact that I have served in both the HRA as well as the Duma. Despite not being a haensemen from birth I have served Haense since the day I came to it.” Lukas Rakoczy raised a hand. Lukas Rakoczy: “Lieutenant, I would ask you the same question that was asked of me. What specific policy initiatives will you propose to benefit the HRA, since you've made that a major point of your campaign.” Astoro Jovanovsk: “I want to bring forth a policy that will help protect our troops along with increased spending on spacial weapons such as aurum weapons. However may I ask you a question back Mr. Rakoczy?” Lukas Rakoczy: “Da, I suppose.” Astoro Jovanovsk: “You said you have served with the HRA so I would like to ask what medals you have accumulated from your service, we recently just had our ceremony from the Inferi war. Me and Fyodor recieved medals but did you as you claim to have fought with us?” Lukas Rakoczy: “Da, I fought in the Scyfling War. In fact, I fought in the defense of the Siege of New Reza. I was nominated for a medal, but unfortunately I was unable to attend the ceremony, so I do niet have the medals for my action there. Though let me be clear. The medals mean less to me than my opportunity to defend this kingdom.” Astoro Jovanovsk nods “Ah, the entire city was mobilized in the defence. My memory just slipped me of that.” Lukas Rakoczy Marcella Barclay: “Mister Rakoczy, same question. What makes you stand out from the rest of the candidates?” Lukas Rakoczy: “I too spent time in the House of Commons, where I served as both President and Leader of the Opposition. I have plenty of experience in a legislature, much like Angelika there. However, the main difference between us is that I have passed the same amount of bills in these last four years as she has in her twelve in the House of Commons. I get things done. I've also fought first hand with the soldiers of the HRA. I know what they go through on a daily basis, so I know what it is they need to do their job properly. My legislative experience, combined with my experience with the army make me one of the best candidates to push reforms and better the HRA. Thank you.” Tarathiel Elyra raises a hand. Marcella Barclay “And any questions or rebuttals? - Yes, Miss Elyra?” Tarathiel Elyra: “Mister Racokzy. This is not a rebuttal, but a question. Could you give an example on a policy you may wish to legislate, that would positively benefit the HRA? These times have been trying for the soldiery, and I think they would appreciate knowing that you've a semi-solid plan in regards to their well-being.” Lukas Rakoczy: “Da, of course.” He turned back to the audience. Lukas Rakoczy: “Already, I have co-sponsored a bill so that HRA soldiers may arrest for attempted crimes. This will assist in their day-to-day law enforcement duties, and we can avoid a mishap as we did the other day, when a would-be murderer had to be charged with the lesser crime of assault instead of attempted murder. Secondly, I intend to propose legislation to introduce counter-magical training to the HRA. The purpose of such would be to teach soldiers how to counter violent magic users of all types, such as the shaman that was arrested a few Saint's days ago. So, there you have it. Two specific policy initiatives that I have sponsored or written to support the HRA.” Tarathiel Elyra: Thank you, Mister Rakoczy. I think that was a wonderful answer.” Tarathiel Elyra Marcella Barclay: “Miss Elyra, same question. What makes you stand out from the rest of the candidates?” Tarathiel Elyra: “As many here know, I am a relatively new addition to the Kingdom. I believe that I can present a fresh perspective on issues that plague our nation, and indeed, I have often been one of the first to act in regards to the recent slough of attacks. For example, I was one of the first to install aurum lines in my establishment, and I brought the Olog attacks to the King's attention, in hopes to remedy the issue. I'd say what makes me unique is my perspective on issues of the supernatural, and my work in regards to the Crow's Hearth Tavern. Angelika Bykov Marcella Barclay: “Miss Bykov, What makes you stand out from the rest of the candidates?” Angelika Bykov: “My experience, to put it simply. As I said in my opening statement, I have served thr-” She blinked once more before continuing on after the rude interruption. “I have served three consecutive terms in the House of Commons. In addition, I have served as the late Terrence May's Cheif of Staff…Godan bless him. And I have served as Undersecretary of the Interior for decades prior the the Haeseni succession.” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals for Miss Bykov?” Lukas Rakoczy raised his hand. “My very first campaign to the House of Commons, I was incredibly shocked to hear that you came out in favor of the Josephite vassal tax plan. In what way would that have been beneficial to the Haeseni people? The proposed plan would have increased the tax on the average Haeseni citizen by nearly double, a cost that would niet have benefitted us in the slightest. We pay for our own defense, we pay for our own institutions. A tax was only needed for our Imperial overlords to show that they were superior, nothing more.” Angelika Bykov: “A wonderful question, Mr. Rakoczy. In short, the tax proposal was not intended to increase taxes upon the average citizen. The taxes were intended to provide aid if necessary. However, now I do oppose the tax plan. I was pressured into supporting it in accord to the Josephite cause.” Lukas Rakoczy: “So you are incapable of opposing pressure? Of voting your conscience and in favor of the Haeseni people?” Angelika Bykov: “Well, at the time, I believed it would favor the Haeseni people.” Lukas Rakoczy: “Were you pressured into supporting it, or did you support it? You have just contradicted yourself, Mrs. Bykov.” Marcella Barclay: “One final response from Miss Bykov, before we move onto the next rebuttal.” Angelika Bykov: “I supported it at the time,” she finally answered with. John Jorgensen raised his hand. John Jorgensen: “Miss Bykov, Miss Angelika, Angie, can I call you Angie?” He inquired, before shaking his head. “Anyway, two simple questions. How long did you sit in the House of Commons?” Angelika Bykov: “Da, you may call me whatever you would like, Mr. Jorgensen. As I said, I served for three terms. Each term consisted of four years, so 12 years in total.” John Jorgensen: “Twelve years, and how many bills did you pass?” Angelika Bykov: “Three, if my memory serves me correctly. Though I proposed more than that.” John Jorgensen: “Three bills in twelve years?” He turned to the crowd, shaking his head. “Is that really something you want in our Duma? Our home of productivity and legislation? I do not think so.” Angelika Bykov: “Da. At the time, I also served as the Undersecretary of the Interior, so I had other duties. Now, however, I am able to focus on the proceedings of the Duma without interruption.” John Jorgensen Jorgensen: “I'm very smart, let me tell you that. I'm incredibly smart, I graduated top of my class at the University of Political Science in Aeldin. But that isn't all, let me tell you something. When I was six, my father sold me to a factory owner, and I worked every day and night as a glassblower. When I was ten, I bought my first cow, then my second, then my third. Eventually, I had a massive amount of cows, and when I was sixteen, I used my milk money to attend university. After university, I worked as a political theorist, do you know who I served? Plenty of men, great men, absolutely astounding men, and they all told me, they told me this. John, you are very smart. But then why did I move to Haense? Because I saw opportunity, I saw opportunity to improve the livelihoods of men and women here. A vote for me is a vote for that, a vote for opportunity, and a vote for someone who is very smart.” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals?” Tarathiel Elyra raises her hand. Marcella Barclay: “Yes, miss Elyra.” Tarathiel Elyra: “Not to be rude… But all I got out of that was you are demanding people vote for you, for your supposed intelligence. What is an example of a policy you would legislate that would benefit the Haeseni people, so that your constituents have a practical idea of what exactly it is you stand for in regards to their well-being.” John Jorgensen: “Thank you for that question! I've got some great ideas, some wonderful ideas for legislation. Let's me begin with the first one. The education system in Haense has failed you all, and do you know why? It's beause the government runs it, education should be run for the people, by the people. We need to privatize it, let the people own the schools. The same goes for the healthcare! The clinic? It should be owned by the people, it should be private, ran by people, owned by the people. That is how it should be! And finally, this is my most opportant thing. I want a fair tax rate for everyone here. And do you know what that is? That is no taxes! Thank you all.” Marcella Barclay: “Any final rebuttals for Mister Jorgensen?” Lukas Rakoczy raised his hand. Lukas Rakoczy: “John's proposals are foolish. And they will never happen.” John Jorgensen: “Will you shut up man?” He turned to Lukas. Lukas Rakoczy: “A vote for him is a thrown away vote.” John Jorgensen: “I'm going to win this, I'm going to win it big, Luke.” Marcella Barclay: “Calm, please.” Fyodor Erhdhart Marcella Barclay: “Mister Erhdhart, What makes you stand out from the rest of the candidates?” Fyodor Erhdhart: “What makes me stand out from these other candidates is my willingness to go above and beyond to make sure that the people of this Kingdom are safe and thriving. I have personally gone out into the wickwoods and have help those under the heel of those who would seek to extort them. I personally financed those down on their luck to help them get out of the slums of the wickwoods and brought them to the safety of our glorious city. I go above and beyond to the aid of even the poorest of those us and helped them become productive members of society. While I don’t have as much political experience as the other candidates I have lead those in need to make their lives better. I have risked my life over and over to protect Haense and it’s Citizens. While, most of, my opponents just write bills that admittedly effect change but on a larger scale. I actively help the citizens of this great nation.” Marcella Barclay: “Any rebuttals for Mister Erhdhart?” QUESTION TWO: What do you believe is the biggest problem that a post-independence Haense currently faces today? Astoro Jovanovsk Marcella Barclay: “Starting with one of the incumbents, then, Mister Jovanovsk, What do you believe is the biggest problem that a post-independence Haense currently faces today?” Astoro Jovanovsk: “I believe the biggest problem is the increase of crime which has occured in the kingdom since our independence. Crime has increased with the increase of people in our kingdom. That is all.” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals or questions for mister Jovanovsk?” Lukas Rakoczy Marcella Barclay nodded, looking to Lukas, “Mister Rakoczy, What do you believe is the biggest problem that a post-independence Haense currently faces today?” Lukas Rakoczy: “The Lieutenant claims that crime is the biggest problem we have in Haense, but I would say that the loopholes in our judicial system are our biggest problems. Our capital is thriving, our army capable of handling any criminals that enter our borders, but none of this matters if our judicial system fails to separate the criminals from the law-abiding citizens. Our Haurul Caezk is extensive; it is one of the best lawbooks our Kingdom has ever had in its history. Even still, there are holes in it that could be abused to the detriment of the people. Already, I've begun the process of patching our lawcode. My hallmark legislation like the Perjury Act and Insanity Act have increased the durability of the judicial system, furthering the ability of our Jovenaars to convict criminals and send them away.” Marcella Barclay: “Any rebuttals?” John Jorgensen raised his hand. Marcella Barclay: “Yes, Mister Jorgensen?” John Jorgensen: “Are you hearing this? Are you hearing what Luke is saying? He wants to create more crimes! Does anyone here want more crime, I don't think so? This is crazy, absolutely crazy!” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any other rebuttals?” Tarathiel Elyra Marcella Barclay: “Moving on, Miss Elyra, What do you believe is the biggest problem that a post-independence Haense currently faces today?” Tarathiel Elyra: “I would argue that the civil unrest is our biggest issue. Not only do we have people at each other's throats in the streets, but people are scared. This is because of the rabble rousers and civilian elements who wish only to sow chaos, rather than engage in productive discourse. I wish to work with elements of the HRA, as well as our duma representatives, to go about quelling this recent bout of social discontent. Above all, our people deserve a peaceful city in light of the lack of Imperial overlords, rather than turning on each other because of a lack of such a unifying enemy.” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals for Miss Elyra?” Angelika Bykov Marcella Barclay: “Alright, Miss Bykov, What do you believe is the biggest problem that a post-independence Haense currently faces today?” Angelika Bykov: “Listen, man. The biggest problem in Haense is the homocide rates. How many of you have an empty seat at the dinner table, due to these horrible murders? Anyone responsible for that many deaths should not be Tribune of Hanseti-Ruska!” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals, or shall we move to the final question?” John Jorgensen raised his hand for a rebuttal. Marcella Barclay: “Mister Jorgensen.” John Jorgensen: “Listen, this woman is crazy. Absolutely crazy. Do you hear what she's saying? She's an absolute lunatic! She's calling me a murderer? That's crazy, completely crazy. And honestly, her saying not to vote for me, is doing me a favour.” Angelika Bykov: “I'm not calling you a murderer, Mr. Jorgensen! You're twisting my words into a bunch of malarkey!” John Jorgensen: “I am going to win, I'm going to win so much I'm going to get tired of winning.” John Jorgensen Marcella Barclay nodded, looking to John, “Same question, mister Jorgensen.” John Jorgensen: “There are many, many problems, that we face currently. Crime is one of them, and oh is it a massive one! But some of these crimes, they are not crimes at all! Is it a crime, when there is no victim? No! There is not, none at all! And don't get me started on immigration! There are refugees, tons of refugees fleeing all kinds of nations, especially Oren. And you know who Oren is sending us? They're not sending us their best, they're sending us criminals, scum! They come here, with their weapons, and they steal our jobs! Our good Haeseni jobs! That will be all… for now.” Marcella Barclay frowned, looking around, “Is there uh, any rebuttals for that?” Angelika Bykov raises her hand for a rebuttal. Tarathiel Elyra raises her hand for a rebuttal. Marcella Barclay: “Miss Bykov.” Angelika Bykov: “Mr. Jorgensen, you mention victimless crimes, as I did in my opening statement. Are you stealing my ideas? Stealing them, and claiming them as your own? C'mon, man!” John Jorgensen: “Are you daft? Next question, please.” Marcella Barclay: “ Miss Elyra.” Tarathiel Elyra: “You say that immigrants have committed a great deal of crimes. What instances of crime can you cite for the purposes of your platform?” John Jorgensen: “I said Orenian immigrants, please, I do not mean to imply all immigrants are bad. But let me tell you this, I've seen plenty of murders, bad murders. Just this other day, I saw a guy named Guy de Bar, and you know what he did? He stabbed this poor elderly man, right in front of me! It was terrible, absolutely terrible The murder rate is through the roof!” Tarathiel Elyra: “And did you stop this 'Guy de Bar,' or did you merely sit by and watch, rather than call the guards or intervene yourself? And do you have proof of this occurence?” John Jorgensen: “You know what I did to Guy de Bar? Do you know what I did? I stopped him, I stopped him right there. No more crimes from Guy de Bar, I can assure you that. We need to stop criminals like that, with force, rough force.” Fyodor Erhdhart Marcella Barclay: “Moving on, Mister Erhdhart, What do you believe is the biggest problem that a post-independence Haense currently faces today?” Fyodor Erhdhart: “The biggest problem facing Haense right now is the issue of the crime rate not only in Haense but outside of it. There are bandits who seek to raid the good citizens of this nation like the Redfists. We must make sure that the HRA is strong and the biggest problem facing Haense right now is the issue of the crime rate not only in Haense but outside of it. There are bandits who seek to raid the good citizens of this nation like the Redfists. We must make sure that the HRA is strong and can handle with the problems we face out on the roads. To make sure that no foriegn power thinks they can invade us because they view us as weak.” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals for mister Erhdhart?” QUESTION THREE: What is your primary goal to accomplish as Tribune? Astoro Jovanovsk Marcella Barclay: “If that is all, Mister Jovanovsk, What is your primary goal to accomplish as Tribune?” Astoro Jovanovsk: “To keep it short I wish to represent the common man in the HRA.” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals to this?” Lukas Rakoczy Marcella Barclay: “Final question, beginning at Mister Rakoczy. What is your primary goal to accomplish as Tribune?” Lukas Rakoczy: “As I said before, I've already cosponsored legislation so that the HRA may arrest for attempted crimes. This will help with their law enforcement duties. Additionally, I intend to write legislation that will provide counter-magic training to the HRA, so that they may be better trained to fight violent magic users in the city. And finally, I would work with the Church and our very own Bishop Benedict to write legislation regarding ghosts. So that one of the causes of recent unrest may be finished. Thank you all.” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals for mister Rakoczy?” Tarathiel Elyra raises her hand. Marcella Barclay: “Miss Elyra.” Tarathiel Elyra: “Mister Racokzy, define 'Counter-Magic training,' if you would. It is a very vague statement, and I think the audience would appreciate knowing what exactly you mean by that.” Lukas Rakoczy: “Of course. By counter-magic training, I do niet mean teaching every soldier magic. Rather, what I propose is that soldiers be taught how to fight against a magic user with their standard set of equipment. For example, if a fire evocationist enters the city and causes havoc, how best can the army take them down? Or a shaman, etcetera.” Marcella Barclay: “Any further rebuttals?” Tarathiel Elyra Marcella Barclay: “Alright, Miss Elyra, What is your primary goal to accomplish as Tribune?” Tarathiel Elyra: “Primarily, I wish to end the civil unrest that plagues our nation. This is to be accomplished in a multitude of ways, but among them would be sponsoring Benedict's initiative for aurum lines in every establishment, working with the Lord Marshal to further protect and support the HRA in the course of their duties, and increasing the severity of punishments for repeat offenders of crimes. As well, I wish to establish a registry of all criminals apprehended by the HRA, so that we may always keep track of those who seek to destabilize and harm our great Kingdom." Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals?” Angelika Bykov Marcella Barclay: “In that case, Miss Bykov, What is your primary goal to accomplish as Tribune?” Angelika Bykov: “As Tribune, I pledge to decrease the legal repercussions for victimless crimes! I pledge to introduce a minimum wage of 15 minas per hour. I pledge to control the distribution of crossbows and institute an optional buyback program! Finally, I promise to continue to offer free universal healthcare to all Haeseni! Join me in my cause! Thank you.” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals?” John Jorgensen raised his hand. Tarathiel Elyra raises her hand. Marcella Barclay: “Mister Jorgensen, keep it short please.” John Jorgensen: “Tribunes should not intervene in the personal lives of our people! That is not appropriate, that is insane! I vow to never intervene in the personal affairs of any Haeseni person! They will not take our crossbows, they will not force us to have aurum lines! Thank you.” Angelika Bykov: “Sometimes, government intervention is essential in order to protect the people of Haense! Absolute anarchy is proved to increase murder rates!” Marcella Barclay: “Miss Elyra, your rebuttal please.” Tarathiel Elyra: “How exactly do you plan to force people to give up their arms in an age of such contention and constant danger? Bandits, monsters, and Inferi are abound in massed numbers, and people need their protection more than ever. The HRA is not omnipresent, so how do you propose forcing our citizenry to relinquish their arms without increasing civil unrest?” Angelika Bykov: “I never said force. It's an optional buyback program for only the most dangerous of crossbows.” John Jorgensen Marcella Barclay: “Mister Jorgensen, What is your primary goal to accomplish as Tribune?” John Jorgensen: “I'm going to make a few vows to the Haeseni people, these are my primary goals. I vow to privatize healthcare. I vow to privatize education. I vow to end government intervention in the free market. I vow to end government interference in our personal rights. I vow to end miscegenation laws!” Marcella Barclay: “Is there any rebuttals?” Angelika Bykov raises her hand. Angelika Bykov: “Mr. Jorgensen, you mention a strong opposition to government interference in our private lives. Do you admit that some interference is necessary in order to prevent sin, such as homosexual marriage?” John Jorgensen: “I said the government should not intervene, Angie, I stand by that. I absolutely do. Why do you desire to tread on the people's freedoms, Angie. Riddle me that?” Angelika Bykov: “So you support homosexual marriage!?!?” John Jorgensen: “Why do you desire to tread on the people's freedoms, Angie. Riddle me that?” Angelika Bykov: “Because it is a sin, Mr. Jorgensen!” John Jorgensen: “Marriage should be regulated by the Church, not the government. It is not the duty of the government to tell the people what is a sin or not!” Fyodor Erhdhart Marcella Barclay: “Alright, and final person for the third question, Mister Erhdhart. What is your primary goal to accomplish as Tribune?” Fyodor Erhdhart: “My focus will be on making sure that the holes in the law code are patched. As we could see from the lack of criminality of attempted murder there are still ways that the law can be improved. I will make sure that the HRA is protected and improved. I will make sure that those who gave their lives or lost limbs in the service of protecting Haense will be taken care of. I will make sure sacrifices are remembered through the creation of monuments to make sure we never forget.” Marcella Barclay: “Now, is there any rebuttals to Mister Erhdhart?” CLOSING STATEMENTS Astoro Jovanovsk “Since the day I came to Haense I have served in the HRA with my brothers and sisters in arms. I seek to represent the HRA. Allow me to do so in the Duma. Thank you.” Lukas Rakoczy “My fellow Haeseni, you've heard from a wide range of candidates today, some more serious than others. You've heard from politicians who spend years in office only to do nothing, and you've heard from people who have no specifics or long term objectives for their term of office. I am the only one on this stage who has given specifics on what policy initiatives I plan to propose during the next four years, the only one with both military AND legislative experience. I am the only one on this stage that can get things done. A vote for Rakoczy is a vote for a FREE and SAFE Haense.” Tarathiel Elyra "I have been here but a scant few years, but in that time, I have sought to make my small slice of the Kingdom the best it can possibly be. I watched our Tavern go from consistently lying empty, to thriving and bustling each and every day, with the help f my employees. And I wish to spread that prosperity as far as I can, so that our great Kingdom is truly the greatest! And even should I lose this race, I will continue my work, so that we may all prosper! Every man, woman, and child! Krusae Zwy Kongzem!” Angelika Bykov “I will keep this short, as this debate has been ongoing for a long time. I will propose progressive policies that will protect the common Haeseni! I promise to represent you all in the Royal Duma and to oppose these radicals! Place your trust in me and I will deliver. That is all. John Jorgensen “I'm going to put this very simply. A vote for me is a vote for freedom, a vote for dreams, a vote for opportunity…” He paused. “Don't tread on me!” Fyodor Erhdhart “I will make sure that every citizen's voice is heard. I will protect those who have given their all for our great nation. I have served you in the fields, against the Scyflings, against the Inferi against all those who have stood against Haense and would seek to harm us. Now let me serve you in Duma and help you on a different battlefield. While I may not have legislative experience I make it up with my tenacity and ability te have an different look on the issues. Remember Vote for Fyodor. I serve you dutifully again if ye allow me.” COHORT RAFFLE RESULTS Cohort 1 Barclay Baruch Amador Stafyr Alimar Cohort 2 Vanir Kortrevich Ruthern Ludovar Vyronov
  5. Marcella eyes two white bedsheets, holding a pair of scissors menacingly. She hopes the bigger one will cover her older brother.
  6. Haense has been extremely close to my heart this map, I rejoined right at the beginning of the AIS war, and the welcoming, and unique community really made me feel a part of something. We’ve had some amazing times this map, and of course, some not so great ones. I’ve seen Haense grow, change, and sometimes even fail. I wanted to commemorate Haense this map, and our community. I started gathering screenshots for this in a discord about a week or two ago, and since then, we had 690 individual screenshots sent in, not counting those I was given in DM’s, or those that I asked to be taken specifically. New Reza was not pretty, we all know that, but it was home for this map, and we sure as hell made the best of it. Therefor, I am happy to present to you, all of the reasons I love Haense, OUR MEMORIES OF REZA I could not have done this project without help, and I had quite a lot of it. I know I did some thank you’s to the community and for things around Haense in the video, but I have a few FOR the video. I had three people running around getting me screenshots when I needed more, or for something specific. Thank you Nathan, for a lot of screenshots in the initial gathering discord, for helping take a lot of family photos, the King and Queen ones, and some for the community. Thank you Nickrocky for coming over and taking some of the community photos, so none of our guys would have to sit out just to make sure the photo was fancy, it was a pain in the ass and we managed to crash the server by someone turning us into llamas, it was pretty cool. Thank you Pepsi, for being a screenshot goon for me when I needed either really specific, or really random screenshots. Both of the text backgrounds are from him, and I love them both, of course that is far from all he got me. I would’ve hated this if I had to sort all of the screenshots I had gotten by myself, so Thank you Juli, for helping me moderate and sort out our discord of over 700 screenshots into correct categories, and if they were able to be used, or if they were unfortunately not. I wish I could’ve put them all in, but as everyone can see, this project ended up over 10 minutes long and I don’t think I used over 3/4ths of the screenshots. HUGE thank you to SemiColin for the custom buck animation, that thing is so cool, and I think this would’ve been majorly incomplete without both a buck animation, and something commemorating the end of the map. Hopefully the end of Reza is as peaceful as it looks in the animation. Big thank you to Unbaed for letting me use her Haeseni artwork in the beginning, they’re so beautiful and I think they open it up really nicely. Thank you to all of the Haeseni Nation Leaders and Queens from this map for bothering to log on and put on old skins to hang out for our photos, that was so cool to see everyone together again. And thank you to every single person that contributed screenshots, were in said screenshots, bothered to come to our big community ones, and who just in general make Haense such a fun and nice place to be. Sincerely, Thank you!
  7. THE JUNIOR DUMA OF HAENSE As written by the 1st Lady Speaker of the Juma, Marcella Barclay IN JUMA, we propose big bills like the adults do! We talk about things like important discussions, like if cookies or cakes are better, if we want more snacks in Juma, and if we think Lauritz’s suit looks good or not. It is a very good experience! Come to Juma children of Haense, we need more people please. There will be cookies at the next one. It’s usually on Snows Maiden. Please [Wednesdays usually] SIGNED THE FIRST LADY SPEAKER OF THE JUMA Marcella Karolina Barclay
  8. GENERAL ELECTIONS of HANSETI-RUSKA 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 common folk 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. In order to vote, citizens are required to have a permanent residence within the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. In this election, Three Tribune, Two Aldermen, and One Maer shall be elected. Each voter may vote for their top three Tribune, top two Aldermen, and top Maer candidates. IV JOVEO MAAN, Ser Osvald KML, Lord Speaker and Deputy Palatine of Hanseti-Ruska OOC Voting will be open for 24 hours this post, closing Sunday at 3PM EST/8PM GMT! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
  9. The Wedding of a Count and a Scholar The Union of Count Hektor Stafyr, and Miss Caspia Varonin On the 10th of Gronna and Droba, a wedding shall take place at the Basilica of 50 Virgins, New Reza, Haense, between Count Hektor Leopold and Miss Caspia Varonin. The wedding shall be officiated by the Pontiff, James II, and have a party celebrating the union the next saints day, Tov and Yermey. [The Wedding: Saturday at 5pm EST] [The Party, Sunday at 5pm EST] Special Invitations have been sent to; The House of Stafyr; Alisa Camain; Caedric Edvardsson; Jager Faretto; Celestine Herbert; The NGS. Signed, The Right Honourable, Hektor Leopold Stafyr, Count of Nenzing Miss Caspia Varonin
  10. Go Haense, and here comes Karosgrad! It has been so difficult keeping secrets with this while everyone was so excited, and I’m glad everyone can enjoy some of the beautiful screenshots of all the hard work these amazing builders have been putting in! Krusae Zwy Kongzem!
  11. Queen Mother, Viktoria Barbanov would smile as she read the paper a final time, folding up her copy, and setting it next to the gravestone of her late husband, King Sigismund II, who had dreamed of a Haense that had no limits, and could be itself free of the ideals and wishes of someone above them.
  12. Being postponed a week to the 24th!
  13. OF PRIDE AND RESILIENCE An Ethnographic Study of the Kingdom of Norland 10th of the Amber cold, 1784 This report is for the purpose of expanding the knowledge of the world and realms as we know them. The contents do not reflect the personal beliefs of the author, the NGS, or any Imperial or Provincial official. The purpose of this report is in no way to challenge the beliefs of the Cannonist church, or to change the views of the reader. The Red Faith is included in this report as it is a vital section of Norlandic culture, and without its inclusion, this report would be incorrect, and incomplete. TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Prelude II. The Red Faith III. History of the Kingdom of Norland IV. The Symbol of Norland: Ashwood Trees V. The Clans of Norland VI. Celebrations, Rites and Ceremonies VII. Cultural Values VIII. Judiciary and Punishments IX. Clothing and Decoration X. Credits and Sources I. PRELUDE The Kingdom of Norland, located in the far North-Eastern corner of the continent of Arcas, is a self-governing and independent Kingdom currently led by King Halvar I. The capital city, Morsgrad, is a settlement that sits upon tall, looming cliffs that overlook the icy sea, and a forest covered with snow. This proud, and stubborn Kingdom has a long history, and rich culture dating back to the continent of Thales, where it began under their founder, Vykk Volaren. Their culture, brought up by the harsh conditions of their homeland, faith, and founding, is one of pride, honor, and self-determination. They claim a rich and vast history, strong symbols of self, community, independence, and value, and an everlasting love and dedication to their people and way of life. The Norlandic culture is unlike no other on the continent, and hosts unique and strong values and traditions. II. THE RED FAITH The Red Faith is nearly as old as Norland itself, the god in this religion, referred to as ‘the Father’, is the single deity that the Norlanders follow. Alongside the father, are fifteen Paragons, similar to Saints. An example of these Paragons are Vykk, ‘the Founder’, who is paragon of order, design, and labor, or Donovan ‘The Bastion’, paragon of defence and governance. These paragons are said to bring news of the prayers to the Father, so that he may know of them and answer, they are also the ones that bestow his blessings back upon those of the Red Faith. It is said that prayer to the Father directly, instead of one of the specific paragons, often goes unanswered unless in large communal rituals, though it is still not unheard of. Three tenets hold up the main beliefs of the Red Faith, the first being ‘Suffer not the Unworthy’, this tenet defines the unworthy as those who do not have enough spirit to better themselves, and teaches that one must be dedicated enough to look within and recognize one's own failings, and must illuminate the shadows within. In simpler terms, the first means that one must seek to better themselves, and their kin. The second tenet, which is much more self explanatory, is ‘Spread the flame’. While this may come across as they must bring more into the Red Faith, the Norlanders have laws against forcing conversion upon someone, and those that do not convert will not be harmed for their choice. This also means spreading the flame through actions, helping the reputation of the Faith, as well as non-conversion ways, such as simple teachings, writings, and growing families. Finally, the third tenet is ‘Stand Against the Long Dark’. The Long Dark, referring to the end of the world, is generally seen as the end of all life, usually assumed to be brought by voidal magic, abominations, aberrations, dark creatures, and spooks. To defend against the Long Dark, is to defend against creatures seen to bring it. The third tenet is a main cause for the Red Faiths clergy to be as warrior based, as it is scholarly. The main symbol of the Red Faith, the flame, came into play near the beginning of Norland, when it is said that the Father came down and gave the first holy flame to King Thoromir I. Since this flame, it has been kept burning for hundreds of years, carried on a staff called a ‘Flamebrand’, which is created from fallen branches of the Ashwood trees. The Keepers of Norland carry these staffs, and continue the Holy Flame brought by the Father, even going as far to keep track of the lines and carriers of the flame all the way back to King Thoromir himself. A sketch of the Flamebrand of the current High Keeper, Alisa Camian, c. 1784 Though the Red Faith actually is quite peaceful with a generally astate moral compass, it has been surrounded by harsh rumors. While this Holy Flame is an integral part of the Red Faith, not all fire is seen as sacred or holy, so a rumor of the faith being mainly ‘fire worshiping’ is highly incorrect. It is also to be noted that the Red Faith does not deal in the sacrifice of mortals, and while some parts of the third tenet may make the religion seem more brutish, the purposes of the third tenet are for protection of mortal life, and does not, and has never called for the harm of any innocent. Overall, the Red Faith is considered to be an integral part of Norlandic culture, from the tenets bringing dedication to better oneself from corruption and darkness, and protecting the world from the end, to the ever burning fire in the hearths of their temples since the Polar Hearth and King Thoromir. The Keepers uphold their beliefs of freedom and light with vigilance, and the Norlandic culture depends on different traditions and teachings from the Faith. III. HISTORY OF THE KINGDOM OF NORLAND Beginning rather insubstantially, the first settlement considered to be of ‘Norland’, was founded by Vykk Volaren. Vykk, alongside Narvauk tribesmen took residence in the remains of an abandoned city, directly after the Thalian genocide. This group, led by Vykk, focused on the values of justice, peace, and equality. They grew quickly from this foundation, noticed by the High Elves of Haelun’or, they found themselves threatened with death, if they decided to not vassalize under the Elven State. However, this was not to be the fate of Vykk and his settlers, for the community he had built was able to fend off the High Elves. As Thales began to turn on its inhabitants, the Norlandic settlers fled alongside the other mortal races, building their flagship in the image of a whale. Once landed on the shores of Athera. There, alongside Thoromir I, they founded the city of Polaris, which held the Polar Hearth, and the beginning of the Red Faith when it is said that the Father gifted the Holy Flame to Thoromir I. The growing city of Polaris had some turbulence, as new settlers caused a conflict of two leaders arising between Thoromir and an Illician named Theodosius Visconti, with Thoromir eventually defeating the Illicians vying for power. Named the King of Norland, Thoromir I began to build Norland into a larger power than previous, founding the first military order, building proper walls around Polaris, and eventually even signing a treaty with the Orenian Empire to ensure their independence. With a vassal of the Empire rebelling, Norland declared their support for Oren, until the neighboring Kingdom of Aesterwald captured much of their land. Norland began to assist the newly founded Kingdom of Akovia, at first quietly, until eventually in full out battle against their Aesterwaldian oppressors. Despite their victories, Norland was unable to regain much of their lost land, and would be put back to wandering groups and mercenaries until a lack of war and battle forced the mercenary groups to disband, and for Norland to be lost for the remainder of the time on Athera. As the Norlanders began to regroup on Vailor, Thoromir and Vykk resettle their people on the Isle of Avar, and found the city of Seahelm. Seahelm was considered one of the greatest Era’s of Norland, the city held a military order called ‘The Red Brothers’, who hailed from Frostholm, a fortress in a Norlandic mountain range. Most of the current Norlanders descended from clans that fought alongside the coastal raiders that were the Red Brothers. This Norlandic stronghold was not destined to last, however. After the death of King Edvard I ‘The Terrible’, dubbed for his wrath bringing war to Norland time and time again. Eirik I, Edvards successor, was forced to surrender and vassalize under the Empire of Oren, in order to save his Kingdom. During Eirik I’s reign, the Norlanders relocated to live in the Grand Duchy of Lorraine for some time, until their main city, Seahelm, was threatened by a rebellion led by the son of Edvard I, Beowulf, after the death of Eirik I, in an attempt to gain his father's throne despite the Kingsmoot to elect Eirik as King, leading to Sven I inheriting after his father. His rebellion was sped up and sparked by Beowulf’s distaste for Norlands vassalation under the Empire. After returning to stifle the rebellion, the Norlanders held their place in Seahelm, reclaiming their home from the attempted usurper. The Norlanders continued to suffer from grief during the time of Seahelm, though the lead up to the sacking of Seahelm is heavily disputed, it is known that there was turbulence and issues between Norland and the Empire. From these issues, sprouted a disastrous war for the Norlandic people, as over half of the city's inhabitants lost their lives in the sacking of Seahelm, and it is considered the single worst event in Norlandic history. Upon landing to Axios, the remaining Norlandic peoples continued the war against the Orenian Empire, under the Principality of the Dreadlands in a newly built Fort Dunamis. During the early sections of the war on Axios, there were multiple border skirmishes and encounters in the fields outside of the Orenian capital, Johannesburg. The Dreadlands found victory in many of the engagements, though neither side gained much ground against the other, and the war faded off as the Dreadlands disbanded due to internal strife, leaving the Norlanders homeless once again. After hearing of Courland's plans to fight the Empire, the Norlanders joined the fray once again to rally against the Orenian Empire, fighting until they had built up enough of a community and standing to once again declare themselves a sovereign nation. Under King Artyom I, they traveled in a mass exodus to the west of Tahn, where they settled on the longest island in the archipelago and founded their capital city, naming it ‘The Krag’’. The Krag, a large fortress sitting on cliffs hundreds of meters above sea level, was connected only by a singular wooden rope bridge, which if severed, the city was designed to be able to last years cut off. These defenses were put to the test when the Urguan King, Bastion Ireheart, ordered an attack on the nation of Norland. During these times, King Artyom I fell into a deep coma, and his distant cousin, Donovan I Freysson, took to the throne. What started as raiding and smaller battles grew into all out war between the two nations as the tensions rose. The dwarven alliance with the Dunamis Horde of orcs, and the Teutonic Order swept through the Norlandic countryside, pushing the Norlanders further into their own territory, until forced into the Krag. As the siege went on, vastly outnumbered and out geared by the dwarven alliance, the Norlanders pooled together any wealth they had stored, and hired the mercenary company of Dunamis, who the alliance had deemed not worth the money. Together, the Norlanders and mercenaries fought off the dwarves, and claimed victory. Ten years of war eventually brought a peace treaty, which allowed Norland to once again rest. King Artyom awoke from his coma in the years after, who would lead a massive cultural revolution, and a spike in patriotism and national unity. King Artom would pass his throne off to Javier Ruric, who built the city of Vjorhelm. Tensions rose between the kingdom and the dwarves again, this time the war would be against both the Grand Kingdom of Urguan, and the Holy Orenian Empire. Allying themselves with Santegia, the Frostbeards, and Orcish nations against the threat. This war was not meant to be a long one, as in the first few battles, the Coalition pushed the dwarven and Orenian alliance back to a dwarven fortress, where they were victorious. The dwarves would dismiss the empire from the war after their loss, leading the Kingdom of Urguan to surrender to the coalition. King Javier, wishing to get revenge on the Holy Orenian Empire for the sacking of Seahelm, called forth another coalition to once again take on the empire. The army moved towards Adelburg, but received news that King Aurelius Horen had just coup’d the city as the army was approaching. Not wishing to start war with the Kingdom of Renautus, the coalition quietly disbanded before making any further moves towards the city. With a small period of peace in Vjorhelm, a crusade was armed against them and the Red Faith, which led to the city of Vjorhelm being burnt to the ground after the crusaders took the settlement. During these trying times, the crown of Norland was passed multiple times through attempted coups, kingsmoots, and internal strife. Settling on Jory Ruric, the new King was put into a tight spot, once again between their own downfall, or vassalization. The King quietly took the later option, vassalizing under the Kingdom of Renatus. Many not being happy with this outcome, word of rebellion slowly spread, and as the Norlanders were forced off of the continent once again, the rebellion would begin after the relocation to Atlas. Not wanting a full out war before their city was even constructed, Jory challenged the leader of the rebellion, Avalon Silversteed, to a duel between the two leaders. Overestimating his odds, Avalon agreed to the duel, and Jory defeated the rebel, solidifying his reign until his son, Godden, would be passed the crown in the capital city of Nordengrad. With little to work from due to the early rebellion, Godden would attempt to rebuild Norland. During a strange time where the Kingdom of Renatus-Marna was attacking its own vassal, the settlement of Arberrang Norlander forces stepped in in an attempt to protect Arberrang. This caused Norland being accused of attacking, with Arberrang accused of rebellion for assisting the Norlandic forces against those of Renatus-Marna. This caused both the vassal, and Norland, to be declared war against, leading to the complete destruction of Norland. Restarting on Arcas, it took the Norlanders some time to find a permanent and singular home. Doran Freysson Ruric took a group to create a small settlement named Vilachia, meant to be founded off of the ideals of peace and prosperity, but due to Dorans involvement in a banditry group, the Seven Sons, the inhabitants of Vilachia grew tired of his warmongering, and left to create Dunharrow, under Dorans younger brother, Alvar. Dunharrow was successful for a considerable time under Alvar, but with the coming of the War of Two Emperors, Alvar, and his son, Alvar II, both passed, the prior in battle and the latter to sickness. With no clear heir to Dunharrow, a Kingsmoot was called. The council landed at a tie, until the King of Renatus was called on to change his vote from an abstain, choosing Edvard II. A large battle ensued after the Kingsmoot, after an ambush attack, led by a man named Orvar, in an attempt to keep Norland crippled. The ambush was unsuccessful, and Edvard II was finally able to begin his reign, in which he regained the Kingdom title. His luck was not meant to last, as a large band of his people abandoned the Kingdom after internal strife over the leaving of the Caunters. With many of his main confidantes gone, and his Kingdom on the decline, Edvard II took a step and ‘permanently’ abolished the title of King of Norland. The abolishing of a title can not snuff out long standing community and culture so easily, and the Norlanders would not accept fading off into other cultures and dissipate from existence, even Edvard II would not truly stand for such. After years of wandering and being lost, the Norlandic people attempted again, with Edvard II, they would create a small village of Pinemarch. Peaceful, but small, Pinemarch lasted for some time north of Haense, but it would never gather the community that Dunharrow had held. Edvard II was rumoured to have passed in a hunting accident, and Pinemarch fell into obscurity. Returning years later, with his son, Godric, Edvard returned to create a new capital city, Morsgrad. Morsgrad was meant to be new, and free from their past titles and Kingdom, though still made up of the Norlandic people. The duchy was unable to pick up under Edvard II, and so when he passed the ducal throne to his son, Godric, he allowed refugee’s from the War of Two Emperors, which had ended a decade or two prior. Under Duke Godric, tensions between Norland and the new Orenian Empire began to spike. Situations between allies of Norland, as well as some directly between the two, caused Godric to join the coalition of the AIS. For the first few months of the war, Morsgradi soldiers primarily focused their forces on whittling down the Curonians. Blocking their roads and causing issues with travel, and trade. From there, they moved to Godric’s primary target, the city of New Reza, Haense. Godric himself highly disliked and distrusted the Haeseni, and had goals of conquering the dual Kingdom. As years of the war went on, and the AIS slowly lost allies and the alliance began to fall apart. Godric passed as the war wound down, and as his son was too young, a regency was called. The Lord Regent, Chadmyr, began the work on rebuilding their nation from a shattered and hate filled place, alongside signing the treaty of Novellen, ending Morsgrad’s involvement in the AIS war. When the regency was finally done, came Caedric I, who reestablished the Kingdom of Norland. Under Caedric, Norland began to work on its global and internal politics, established the Highland Pass, rebuilt the city of Morsgrad, and wrote and published Norlands High Law. He later abdicated to his son, Halver I, and went off to sea for some years. The current King, as of 1784, Halvar I, has continued to refine and expand upon his father's works, and further. Morsgrad, the current capital, stands on high cliffs above an icy ocean, surrounded by vassal lands and farms, and holds inside it a rich and vibrant culture. IV. THE SYMBOL OF NORLAND: ASHWOOD TREES A sketch of a smaller Ashwood Tree, c. 1784 The Ashwood trees, a centerpiece of all proper Norlandic settlements and capitals, has been the centerpiece of their culture for generations. These large, fiery and twisting trees, hold great significance to the Norlandic people, holding a vital role in patriotism, symbolism, and cultural identity. Essences of the tree appear on all three branches of the Ruric house’s sigils, and the fallen branches and sap from the tree are used in religious, royal, and cultural aspects all throughout Norland. The trees themselves aren’t always as big as those that stand in the center of their cities, and multiple keep to smaller sizes where more practical. The bark of the tree is lighter, nearly matching that of an oak. This abnormal flora hosts flammable, and alcoholic sap that burns for hours, presumably causing the fire that adornes its branches. The leaves of the ashwood grow when the fire burns out at the beginning of spring, lasting until mid summer when the highly flammable sap and leaves suddenly combust into flame. In the harsh climate that hosts Norland however, it does not get to high enough temperatures during the summer months for the tree to combust on its own, and must be lit by the Norlanders. Fallen branches from the tree are often utilized in royal and religious works, as the trees themselves are both rare, and extremely hard to cut or shape. The royal family has made crowns out of smaller fallen branches, and the Red Faith makes their ‘Flamebrands’ from them. Sap from the tree is often used to mix with other alcoholic beverages to make unique Norlandic drinks, and while it could be drunk on its own, its highly flammable property would make it extremely dangerous. Ashwood trees represent the people of Norland as a whole, for being stubborn, resilient, and able to live in hostile environments. Likewise, the centerpiece trees are used to hang the bodies of criminals that attempted, or succeeded in hurting the community as a whole. As of 1785, the two current bodies that can be seen hanging from the tree are those of a bandit, who claimed to be a Norlander to cause further strife between the Empire and Norland, and the murderer of a citizen or Norland. This gruesome tradition may seem barbaric, but it allows for these criminals to send a reminder to all others wishing to harm the Norlanders, that it will not be tolerated. The origins of the trees are highly unknown, as there are few of the trees themselves, and little to no plants sharing the majority of the traits that the ashwood trees are known for. The Red Faith holds legends of the tree being granted to the Norlandic people by the Father, but there is no written record of the first true time that an ashwood tree was found, or where they came from. No matter the origin, ashwood trees are a vital and central part of the Norlandic culture, and without these trees, many traditions and practices would be lost. V. THE CLANS OF NORLAND Norland first began as a large congregation of extended families and close friends, who banded together to stave off dwarves and heartlanders. Out of these families, they chose the Rurics to lead, for their natural talents in war, charisma, and for being the original custodians of the ashwood trees, which helped keep them alive in the winters with its burning branches and flammable sap. As the culture of Norland grew and developed, the original or large families grew alongside, and began to hold more significance within the government and cities. These families became known as clans, existing of the main and extended family, and pledged bannermen. The head of each clan is known as a patriarch or matriarch, who holds a seat on the council of the King, and may vote in moots. The patriarch or matriarch is chosen through multiple ways depending on each clan. The head can be self-appointed, as long as the rest of the house is willing to follow, they could be voted the head by a consensus of the rest of the clan, or they could be the child of the previous head, and inherit it through birthright. The bannermen are not always related to the clan itself, and swear themselves to serve a clan that each bannermen chose to follow, which family they chose to join and serve will depend on personal allegiances, beliefs, and goals. The clans build up and use their bannermen to serve the Kingdom and community. These bannermen are often used as labourers, or soldiers, that can be called upon in times of need. Since the creation, each clan has made unique names for themselves and serves the Kingdom in different ways, and each name holds a different implication. Some examples of this are the Stormbringers, who are a martial clan and most serve in the militaristic organizations of Norland, Grimlees, who often are ranchers and supply food, and the Farettos and Camians, who make up much of the church of the Red Faith. VI. CELEBRATIONS, RITES AND CEREMONIES Where rich history, a vibrant community, and unyielding pride stays, celebrations and ceremonies are born. There are a number of different common events that take place in Norland, from both inside and out of their Red Faith. The people of Norland enjoy generally gruffer events, and celebrations of community and fellowship. Feasts Feasts are an extremely common sight in any celebration in Norlandic culture, often accompanying weddings, funerals, coronations, births, and many more. Norlandic feasts boast wild meats, such as venison and boar, fish native to their lands, salmon and cod, and vegetables that survive the harsh Norlandic climate. Alongside the feasts of food, the Norlandic people pair with a large host of beverages commonly made in their lands, such as beer, ale, mead, ashwood spirits, moonshine, and whiskey. Wedding Ceremonies Under the Red Faith, wedding ceremonies are relatively different from those of the Canonist church. They begin off by wrapping a red cloth around the couples hands, which is then set on fire by the holy flame, while light chanting in old Norlandic is done by the performing Keeper. From there, only one vow must be made, to keep and protect one's chosen from the darkness, and to keep each other in the father's light. Any further vow is up to the couple themselves. Coming of Age Generally considered adults at the age of fifteen, as that is the age the military allows one to join, there are multiple different rites of passage and coming of age celebrations. Many do celebratory hunts, feasts, or small parties. The Stormbringers would do traditions of tattooing as a rite of passage for their children. Not all within Norland consider fifteen the age of adulthood though, as the Red Faith allows those of fourteen to undergo the trials of initiation into the clergy. Conversion to the Red Faith The ceremony of conversion to the Red Faith is a more unique ceremony done in Norland. It begins with the converter choosing a paragon of their preference, the vows wording will be based on what this paragon stands for. They will be given three vows to take, ‘Do you sear yourself to the father, that his light may guide you and help you see within, to illuminate the dormant shadows upon the soul?’, the second vow depends on the chosen paragon, and the third ‘Do you swear to uphold the Fathers Tenets? To dedicate yourself to the betterment of your own soul and wellbeing of the world? To raise your blade against the darkness should it be necessary?’. Once these three vows are made and accepted, the converter will be anointed with bulls blood, followed by a Norlandic prayer. The blood in this instance represents the essence of life, and is wiped off soon after. The Keepers flamebrand is then waved in front of the face, and they are given a rune candle to light and give a prayer later in private, to fully end the conversion. VII. CULTURAL VALUES The culture of Norland is heavily based on the values of honour, pride, self determination, personal liberty, and family. Each of which comes with its own implications of behavior and expectations within the Kingdom. Honour, standing at the top of all of these, is considered to take two forms, honour in deed, and honour in word. Honour in deed is about personal integrity, dignity, and principle. To always engage with others on equal terms. Bowing and kneeling are considered a lack of dignity at best, and an insult at worst. To kneel is to accept something as divine, and so to kneel to a man is to insult what is truly divine, and to lower yourself to the ground as if a slave. All people within Norland are on equal terms, their royalty walks among the citizens and engages with them as friends, they do not call royalty with terms like ‘your highness’, and will correct visitors that do. Honour in deed also calls that weapons and threats are not made against the unarmed, children, elderly, or handicapped. Honour in word speaks of the old saying ‘Say what you mean, and mean what you say.’ It is not honourable to deceive or mislead through words. Self determination and personal liberty are similarly valued in Norlandic society. The Norlandic are stubborn people, and are quite proud of their unyielding nature. They believe that the best, and only way to live is on one’s own terms, not those dictated by another. This of course does come to a point, as the laws of Norland and honour must be upheld. The value of family is one that is not easily overlooked, the hostile environment that the Norlanders prefer, and causes the absolute need to work together, or perish in the harsh climate. This causes even the most disconnected families to have a sense of kinship and reliance. There is a sense of community among families, and many will say that they would even die to protect their family and loved ones, even if some may hate each other. The sense of community one feels when interacting with the Norlandic people is heavy and constant, their values are as unyielding as the cliffs that their capital city sits upon. VIII. JUDICIARY AND PUNISHMENTS Judicial trials within Norland are held in a slightly different arrangement, with the High Keeper, or a Keeper, if the High Keeper is not available, watching over the trial and hearing the accounts and crime committed. Within the trial itself, both the military and clergy are present to keep the peace, and a member of the Kings Council to pass judgement. Once a judgement is made, there are multiple variations of punishments that may be given, based on severity and crime. Many reflect those common in imperial courts, but not all are as known. In the case of large scale feuds that are unable to be resolved, and were dividing the communities or causing other issues, the main involved parties would be taken to a table in the middle of the city, chained in place at the table. They would only be given alcohol and bread and forced to speak of the feud until they came to an agreement. It is said that some parties would sit for weeks debating about their feuds. More common punishments, depending on the severity of the crime, would be branding, where brands are anywhere from a iron rod to a hot iron of the ashwood tree itself, beating, which is usually utilized in petty crimes, banishment, limb removal, which would be anywhere to fingers and ears, to a hand or a limb, and execution. Execution of course is reserved for high crimes with no chance of redemption from the guilty party. The executed person may periodically be hanged from the ashwood tree to serve as a reminder for what happens to those that attempt to harm Norland and its community. IX. CLOTHING AND DECORATION Like their culture, the appearance of both city and citizen outfits are designed for purpose and for survival. Most clothing is created for functionality over appearance. The main colours that will be seen throughout Norland are either easily obtainable, or red and black to represent patriotism toward their Kingdom. The people adorn themselves with furs, armours, and pelts to stave off the cold of their region. The cities are built for defense first, from the area they choose to the materials they use and how they build the city. Morsgrad, much like some of its predecessor capitals, has been built on top of hundred foot cliffs to make invasion and siege near impossible, being connected only by a wooden rope bridge. These choices are not made for tradition, vanity, or ease, but for the main purpose of the city itself, the defense. Within the cities, boast wooden and stone houses and buildings, materials being of the area they are built in. The city holds northern flora, with holly and pine growing around the city, as well as many braziers scattered throughout or hanging from the ashwood tree for light. The palace itself is designed for use and patriotism, the main rooms of the bottom floor being a throne room, a feast hall, and a moothall, all sporting the same black and reds, and a multitude of fireplaces for warmth. Within the moothall, the furniture is designed for meetings of the clans and trials, the feast hall designed to hold many of their people for celebrations, and in the center of the palace, is the throne room. The center of the throne room, resting above an inlay fireplace, sits a grand and tall throne designed in the likelihood of the ashwood tree. A sketch of the Throne of Norland, c. 1874 X. CREDITS AND SOURCES Those interviewed HIGH KEEPER, ALISA CAMIAN Gave information on The Red Faith, The History of Norland, Ashwood Trees, Clans, Celebrations, Rites, Ceremonies, Cultural Values, Clothing, and Decoration. I would like to greatly thank Alisa for all the time she spent with me on this project, and for being a gracious and welcoming host. This project would not be nearly as complete or in depth without the hard work of the High Keeper. KEEPER, JAGER FARETTO Gave information on Clans, and Judiciary. I would like to thank Jager for the wonderful time he helped create for me, he is a passionate person about the cooking of steaks, and his recipe was extremely good. ABDICATED KING, CAEDRIC EDVARDSSON Gave information on History, specifically AIS, The Regency of Chadmyr, and the Reign of Caedric I. I would also like to thank Caedric for taking me out on a genuine Norlandic hunt. It was highly exhilarating, though terrifying. PAST LORD REGENT, CHADMYR EDVARDSSON Gave information on History, specifically the period between the dissolution of the Kingdom of Norland in 1721, and the creation of Morsgrad. Books and literary works of use LITANY CODEX, by Edward Kursin THE RED FAITH: A PRIMER, by Alisa Camian AN ESSAY ON TATTOOS AND MARKINGS: by Jager Faretto THE PARAGON CODEX, by Tyr Faretto and Jager Faretto WRIT OF DISSOLVEMENT 1721, by Edvard II Edvardsson -Authored by Caspia Charlotte Varonin, Researcher of Geographical Society
  14. The General Elections of Haense, 1780 Issued and Confirmed by the Lord Speaker, Osvald Barclay 12th of Deep Cold, 1780 | 12th of Joma and Umund, 333 ES Va Birodeo Herzenav e Edlervik, As is custom of the realm, a general election shall be held in order to determine the office holders of the elected positions within the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. There are three positions that shall be open for citizens to run for, those being the offices of the Grand Maer of New Reza, the Royal Alderman, and Tribune. Those wishing to run must submit an application. Incumbents for these offices shall be automatically be added to the ballot unless otherwise told, although it is highly recommended that they still tender an application to the Office of the Lord Palatine for record keeping purposes. For those unfamiliar with the roles of our Kingdom’s elected positions, the duties of these offices are as follows: The Royal Alderman: Aldermen are elected to represent the people of the kingdom in the Royal Duma, the legislative body of the realm. The single most popular candidate from each election cycle is chosen to serve as this representative, and are tasked with listening to their constituents and proposing laws relating to their interests in the Duma. Grand Maer of New Reza: The Maer is charged with orchestrating the daily operations of the royal capital. His or her job is to see to the proper maintenance of the royally sanctioned tavern, the attraction of new businesses and economic growth to the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska, and the regular organization of city events. He or she reports directly to the High Steward, who in turn reports to the Crown. Tribune: The Tribune is an elected position in the Royal Duma. It must be filled by one who is of common birth to further ensure the representation of the lower classes in the body. Tribunes are tasked with listening to their constituents and relating their actions in the Duma with their interests in mind. As well, Denizens are reminded that the following prerequisites have been established in order to both vote and stand for these offices: – Be at least fourteen years of age – Be a resident of Reza or corresponding vassal and territories under the jurisdiction of the Crown of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska for at least five years – Have no outstanding criminal background within the last five years –Adhere to the following: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/188048-royal-decree-the-regulations-on-campaign-1748/ *TRIBUNES must be of common birth in order to run for office *Noble patriarchs are not permitted to run for the Maer, Tribune or Alderman position The candidate with the most votes for each position will be elected to their respective office. IV JOVEO MAAN, His Excellency, Osvald Barclay, Lord Speaker of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska His Excellency, Konstantin Wick, Lord Regent of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska ((OOC)) Candidates have until August 12th at 8pm EST to register for the election cycle. Please include the following in your application: IGN: Character Name: Age: Place of Residence / Street Address: Position: (Alderman, Tribune or Maer)
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