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  1. The Army of Adylith

    The Army of Adylith His Lordship's Armed Forces of the Barony of Adylith By the decree of his Lordship, Thomas I de Hartcold, on the 23rd of Malin's Welcome, 1655. The Army of Adylith is to be formed, to protect the Barony and its people from enemies of the state. Baron Thomas I de Hartcold and his men march out the Barony of Adylith's fortress, named Swindon. The Army of Adylith is charged with the great task of protecting the Barony and it's citizens, creating and maintaining peace, freedom and justice to the people of Adylith. The Army is a well trained force of men specialising in all type of combat. Structure and Ranks All members of the Army of Adylith are to swear and oath of allegiance and fealty towards, the current Baron of Adylith. They are expected to obey the authority of the chain of command or face fitting repercussions. Members of Senior Command serve as foremost organisational body of the army and leading the army both in times of peace and war, serving to plan logistics and command the entirety of the Baronies Armed Forces in the field of battle. Much of the pragmatic and on ground work, is carried out by the lower commanding officers who are granted a plentiful amount of power in their respective regiments. Soldiers are expected to familiarise themselves with their respective ranks and authorities and duties, knowing that if they overstep their respective authorities they may receive disciplinary action. The High Command Marshal The Marshal is the highest rank in the Army of Adylith. The Rank of Marshal is appointed to a member of the armed forces by the Baron himself for their expertise on the field of battle. They are the supreme commander of the entirety of the Army - only under the Baron himself. They are tasked with coordinating a operative military of a skilled and highly trained nature, overseeing and appointing junior officers in the ranks and spearheading military operations both near the Barony and off the borders. Commander Subordinate only to the Marshal within the ranks of the Army, the Commander serves, fundamentally, as the Marshals second in command. It is he who gathers and collects aid wherever necessary in the Army. A competent administrator and military strategist, it is the duty of the Commander to oversee and ensure the upkeep of the Baronies regiments. Officers Captains A Captain is an experienced frontal leader who has shown their skills through their martial capabilities. Subordinate to the commanders, they are linked to them as a second in command of their respective regiment. In battle, the Captain carries out the Commanders orders to the dot. Should a Captain be dispatched or be removed from their service, a Sergeant shall ascend to the post. Sergeants Sergeants are skilled soldiers who have shown promise to be good leaders. They act as assistants to the Captains, helping them carry out orders that have been dispatched by the Commander or Marshal, suggest promotions to the lower members of the Army, monitor soldiers in their respective regiment and take up squads in missions varying on low risk to high risk. With time and utmost determination, Sergeants may one day become captains themselves. Ranks of Foot Master at Arms Master at Arms are experienced soldiers whom have accumulated veteran status and may command the lower enlisted ranks freely. Those with the Master at Arms rank are entrusted with conducting missions such as scouting's, coordinating drills as well as patrols. Man at Arms Men at Arms are the warriors who have shown the Army's might for several years or conflicts. They are tried and tested soldiers who have tasted the blood, the smoke, the sweat, the tears and the pain and anger of war time and time again. Men at Arms are expected to continuously strive to improve themselves and out perform other enlisted members in the ranks; it is from here that a soldier may achieve upward mobility within the Army, should a promotion and position present itself. Footmen Footmen are the backbones of the Adylithian Army, as the rank of Footman is the most common rank of all. Footmen are not treated as harshly as the recruits, having proving their Loyalty and obedience. Instead they keep on showing and proving their dedication to the Army by undergoing and fulfilling a large number of tasks, from gate duty and patrols to pursuing wanted criminals . As well as that they also take part in training exercises to prove their capabilities. Recruit The beginning and lowest rank of a soldier. Recruits hold no authority in the military. A recruit should set out to prove their worth in the Adylithian Army. Recruits are expected to know their place at all times, keeping in mind that only efficiency, obedience and courage will allow them to progress throughout the ranks. Specialised Ranks Quartermaster A major part of the Adylithian Army's efficiency and power, the rank of Quartermaster is normally assigned to a veteran officer or soldier with some type of labour skill. These men are usually entrusted with the maintenance of the vast array of the Army's military and logistics supply in regards of equipment. Standard bearer The Standard Bearer is an individual in the Army who is delegated with the esteem task of bearing the Baronies own colours into battle - serving as a beacon to rally and regroup their men in a battle. Disciplinarian The duty of the Disciplinarian is to ensure all soldiers in the Adylithian Army are kept in place and act accordingly to the precedents set before them. Normally these men are the ones who would lead drills, form lines and deal out a according punishment to soldiers who need it. Physician Physicians, also known as medics, are soldiers who specialise in saving lives, just as much as ending them. They are usually Men at Arms, but any rank with the necessary skills may also be appointed to this position. Physicians tend to stay in the rear guard, treating the injured soldiers and escorting them away from the battlefield as the rest of the Army pushes forward in its assault against the Kingdom's enemies. The Structure and Division of the Adylithian Army The organisation of the Adylithian Army favours a agglomerate if noble levies, with each fiefdoms forces being a regiment in the Army itself. Each nobleman in charge of a regiment will be given either the rank of Commander or Captain in the Army, depending on the size of their regiment itself. Baron Thomas I commanding the Kingdoms troops during the Battle of Blackden. circa 1650 The Codex of the Adylithian Army The codex is to be upheld at all times by every member of the Adylithian Army; they act as a formal set of rules which all soldiers are obliged to follow to ensure professionalism and righteousness in all of their actions. A man who follows these tenants to the best of his abilities each day will quick find himself rising through the ranks of the Adylithian Army. I. To serve the Baron faithfully and without question. To disobey an order from the Baron is akin to treason and will be dealt with, swiftly and harshly. II. To honour your fellow brothers in arms. Stealing from anyone in the Army is akin to stealing from family. The first offence will be met with ten lashes, the second will result in the removal of the dominant hand and discharge. III. You are never to kill a fellow member of the Army, unless said member is a threat to the Barony or your own life. To needlessly take the like of your fellow soldier will result in swift execution. IV. Act with dignity and maturity, show your prowess in combat and your manners and cool head in the street. You are not bandits, you will not speak like them. Be polite, calm and resolute. V. Never surrender to a foe, to surrender in battle brings shame to the Baron's name. Fight to the last man. VI. When fighting an honourable adversary, show him the respect he affords you. When fighting a foe of no honour, extend none yourself. VII. Mission before self, the mission always comes first. You are to put the needs of the task at hand before yourself. An officer will put the mission first, then his men. Only then will he think of himself. An officer should always eat last, be the last one to go to sleep and be the first one up in the morning. VIII. Protect the people of the Barony with your life. The people of the Barony should be your highest priority second only to your mission. An Adylithian patrol stalks the outskirts of Swindon, dated c. 1653 On Troop Wages, Benefits, and Incentives For their undying loyalty to the Barony, each enlisted man and woman are granted the right of attending all Baronial functions, those of which entry is oft only permitted to those of nobility. In addition, for their years of service, each Soldier will be granted a tax deduction of fifty percent during times of war. Furthermore, a career in the Army of Adylith is more sustainable now than ever. Each member of the Army can expect to be clothed, fed, and provided with adequate accommodations within an assigned barracks or otherwise. Upon promotion of a soldier their pay shall be increased for their loyalty to the Barony and their Baron. Adylithian Men-At-Arms fighting against the Silvervein Horde at the Battle of Blackden, 1650. Criteria and Requirements I. In order to qualify as an officer, one must be an Adylithian Citizen. Only full-blooded humans may serve in the ranks of High or Senior Command. II. Upon taking the oath, one must serve at minimum two years in the Army before being considered for honorable discharge. III. All oathed men must have a firm grasp upon both Adylithian Law as well as proper Etiquette at the Adylithian Court, for they must enforce the laws of the Realm as well as maintain a proper image for not only themselves but the Barony as a whole. IV. Criminals, felons, illegal migrants, and otherwise may not serve in any proper regiment within the Army of Adylith bar from their explicit pardon by His Lordship. V. All prospective Adylithian Officers must be literate so as to read and deliver battle orders. Adylithian Officers organizing for a patrol around the city, dated 1653 Enlistment and Joining In order to join the Army of Adylith, one needs only to submit a small form to the Marshal, requesting to be enlisted into the Adylithian Army. Should a prospective applicant find themselves illiterate, one may also speak with an Adylithian Officer in person. Whether one sends in an application or is recruited in person, they must answer these questions and they must be documented by the recruiter. Upon enlisting into the Army, a Recruit shall be given all the basic necessities of a soldier, a uniform, equipment, and housing. Contact your local recruitment officer to enlist today. Application Form I. Name II. Age III. Race [Human, Elf, Dwarf, etc.]: IIIa. Culture [Heartlander, Highlander, Wood elf, etc.]: IV. Status of Blood [Nobility, Gentry, Commoner, etc.]: V. Place of Residence: VI. Prior Experience: VII. Labor Skills [Woodworker, Miner, etc.]: OOC MC Name: Timezone: Skype:
  2. (( For your nationalism boner Preamble The following will include topics regarding law, the royal city, and lands currently protected by the Most Royal Crown. The people of Renatus-Marna are a collected people those of whom shall always be fiercely loyal to the kingdom. Some more than others, such as those who can trace their heritage back to Horen and the first men, Harren the father of Adunian and Farfolk peoples, Godwin, the father of the Heartlander peoples, Joren, the father of the Highlander peoples. We are a people of all backgrounds and ages. We must come together during these times to ensure the prosperity of our people and nation. Proposals Revoking the legality of The Municipal One Drop Act of 1649. The Crown claims they are the most worthy successor of the most Holy Orenian Empire. Which had risen from the ashes of the First Kingdom of Oren of which I am sworn by oath to serve and defend to the best of my abilities through honor and death The kingdom was a proud nation, home of Orenia and welcomed every race into it's lands. The people flourished by trade and their military might. By revoking this dreadful act we shall expect trade from nations and settlements in far away lands, thus allowing us to prosper more than we already have. Establish pay to our Royal State Army of the Crown of Renatus-Marna. Once we have established trade and have secured our lands establish pay to our military to ensure we have a formidable force. It was effective with the First Kingdom of Oren and allowed their military to be matched by none. This will ensure we have steady recruits into our ranks from all walks of life, and transforming them into worthy soldiers of the Royal State Army of the Crown of Renatus-Marna. Consider peace with other Human Nations. As most of us know the Kingdom of Haense was a vassal of the most Holy Orenian Empire under John V, Holy Orenian Emperor. Through peace makes us stronger in unity through any means necessary. Secondly, the Reconstruction efforts are to be made, this is excellent for our continued success and to thrive under our most Royal City of Senntisten. We must focus our resources into the betterment of our city to attract those who would join our most worthy kingdom. Conclusion Those of the most worthy Royal Crown, please consider the above proposals for the sake of our nation and Orenia. The church shall mostly agree with the above, for they offer as advisers to the royal crown and above all, your word shall dictate law of the land. For the people praise you and your guidance of us thus far into our journey of the land ahead, and to greatness yet to be seen by the world. 𝓓𝓮𝓸 𝓥𝓸𝓵𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓮 -𝓜𝓲𝓬𝓱𝓪𝓮𝓵 𝓓𝓲𝓷𝓰𝓵𝓮𝓫𝓮𝓻𝓻𝔂 Signed this 16 day of the First Seed
  3. NUNTIUS PONTIFICALIS AD FIDEM TUENDAE CONTRA ALUERTIUS PONTIFICAL WRIT IN DEFENCE OF THE FAITH AGAINST THE REPROBATE OF HALSWORTHY The Fifteenth of Snow's Maiden, 1655 His Holiness JUDE I, High Pontiff of the Church of the Canon, Metropolitan of Rhodesia and the Crownlands, Archbishop of Jorenus, Lotharum, Aleksandria, Phillipus, Enochas, Visigia and Erochland, Prince-Bishop of St. Thomas, Savoy, Mont St. Humbert, Holofernes, St. Judeburg-upon-Baltas, Johannesburg, Esheveurd, Luciensport, Huss, and Dibley, Prince-Abbot of Laureh’lin and Hariam, Abbot of Annsden, Bishop of Godfreo, Fernandus, the Westerweald, Versace, Mardon, Metz, and Carace, Successor of the High Priesthood of the Church, Supreme Pontiff of the Church of True Faith, Keeper of the Canon, Missionary to Aeldin and Svatum, High Servant to the Exalted's Testaments, Humble Servant of the Faithful and Vicar of GOD doth decree… Brethren of the Most Holy Church of the Canon, your Holy Father is displeased to announce to you all the appalling nature of the attacks upon the Holy Mother Church by the City-State of Halsworthy. Through both insult to Bishop Yurii of Haense, and Holy Mother Judith of the Order of Blessed Catherine they have shown themselves to purport to be above the Faith of GOD, decrying those who bore their cloth of Piety as untrustworthy threats to themselves, going so far as to deny entrance to them and instead calling down from their battlements insults and slander upon both their character and the Holy church in turn. Decrying themselves to be Pagans with great pride, and ushering distaste towards those of the cloth as if they were parasites. This, dear Brothers and Sisters, was not the only act of malice towards the Holy Church of Canon. For as the Priests and Nuns departed from their lands, and the Holy Order of Saint Lucien began to spread alms to its populace, the people of Halsworthy turned upon Brother Heinrich, surrounding the man with insults and threats to his life before ultimately throwing a potion at him. Thus bringing to fruition the true nature of themselves in one decisive act, in a direct and palpable assault upon not only the Brother Heinrich, but on the Holy Church of Canon itself. It is with regret but ultimate goodness and trust in GOD’s judgment that through careful deliberation by the Holy Synod, the City-State of Halsworthy be condemned by the Holy Canonist Church as a festering boil upon the lands of Atlas, home to Heathens, Pagans, and all manner of peculiar and unnatural beings. Thus with the power held by His Vicar Pontiff Jude I and the Holy Synod, the Holy Mother Church calls upon all faithful from all realms and walks of life to take it upon themselves to defend themselves and their kin from this pool of faithless or otherwise reprehensible beings, and to keep them from spreading their plague upon the whole of Atlas. Furthermore, to those men who wish to decapitate the ever growing Hydra of sin and heathenry, let it be known that their sins, both venial and mortal, are hereby forgiven, with the full authority of the occupant of the Exalted Throne: IUDAS PRIMUS, VICARIUS DEI. SANCTI APOSTOLI EVARISTUS ET CLEMENS: DE QUORUM POTESTATE ET AUCTORITATE CONFIDIMUS, IPSI INTERCEDANT PRO NOBIS AD DOMINUM. ☩ IN NOMINE PATRIS, et Horenus, et Exaltus Honorem. Amen. Sunt etiamnum fidelium
  4. Letters Patent for the Creation of Peerage, Centinela, 1654 His Majesty, Leoiarizaltzu Salbatzaile de Savin, King of Santegia and Haria, Duke of Savinia and Cascadia, Marqués of Seville and Ponzan, Count of Veldin, Castell and Moncloa, Lord of Biscay, Grand Knight of the Order of the Veldin, Sovereign of the Order of Eminence and the Order of the Golden Steed. Recognises and acknowledges in full the contributions of his most loyal liegeman Jacob Bolivar, for his service to the Kingdom of Santegia-Haria and its people. As such, by the grace of God, he bestows upon him the peerage of Baron of Centinela. Accordingly, he is to enjoy the rights and privileges granted, to have and to hold the style of His Lordship, the title and honour of Baron of Centinela, unto him and his lawfully begotten male heirs of Our Kingdom of Santegia. Written in witness of God, by the King himself signed with his own hand, on the 4th of the Grand Harvest, 1654.
  5. PRIMA BULLA AUREA DE IUDEBURGENSIS FIRST GOLDEN BULL OF SAINT JUDEBURG The Second of The Grand Harvest, 1654 His Holiness JUDE I, High Pontiff of the Church of the Canon, Metropolitan of Rhodesia and the Crownlands, Archbishop of Jorenus, Lotharum, Aleksandria, Phillipus, Enochas, Visigia and Erochland, Prince-Bishop of St. Thomas, Savoy, Mont St. Humbert, Holofernes, St. Judeburg-upon-Baltas, Johannesburg, Esheveurd, Luciensport, Huss, and Dibley, Prince-Abbot of Laureh’lin and Hariam, Abbot of Annsden, Bishop of Godfreo, Fernandus, the Westerweald, Versace, Mardon, Metz, and Carace, Successor of the High Priesthood of the Church, Supreme Pontiff of the Church of True Faith, Keeper of the Canon, Missionary to Aeldin and Svatum, High Servant to the Exalted's Testaments, Humble Servant of the Faithful and Vicar of GOD doth decree… TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION I -DIOCESAN RECONSTRUCTION SECTION II - CURIAL APPOINTMENTS SECTION III - SYNOD APPOINTMENTS SECTION IV - APOSTOLIC PRINCE-BISHOPRIC SECTION V - APOSTOLIC LAW SECTION VI - APOSTOLIC HONOR SECTION VII - UT RESPONDEAM PRAECEPTO SERVIS SUIS SECTION VIII - EXCOMMUNICATION SECTION I - DIOCESAN RECONSTRUCTION Due to the current state of diaspora and immigration in the various settlements of Humanity the following changes have been made to better accommodate the lay brothers and sisters in our Church. May GOD through the prayers of the Holy, Glorious, and All-praised Apostles Sts. Evaristus and Clement give order with great power to the following administrative districts of the Most Holy Canonist Church. THE PRINCE-BISHOPRIC OF SAINT JUDEBERG - Encompassing the Holy See of Saint Judeburg-upon-the-Baltas: Administered by HIS HOLINESS, JUDE I - HIS EXCELLENCY, YURII OF HAENSE, presiding vicar of Judeberg. THE ARCHDIOCESE OF JORENUS - Encompassing the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska, and its respective lands. Administered by HIS EXCELLENCY, BERDISLEYEV - THE GRACE, HERMAN, presiding vicar of Jorenus. THE ARCHDIOCESE OF RENATUS-MARNA - Encompassing the Dual Kingdoms of Renatus and Marna, and their respective lands. Administered by HIS GRACE, SEVASTYAN THE CURATE OF CURON underneath Jorenus - Encompassing the Principality of Curon, and its respective lands. Administered by THE RIGHT REVEREND, ARTHUR DIMMESDALE THE CURATE OF SANTEGIA-NORLAND underneath Rhodesia - Encompassing the Kingdom of Santegia, the entity of Norland, and their respective lands. Administered by THE REVEREND, THOMAS OF ALBAN THE DIOCESE OF VILLAVIA -Encompassing the entity of Belvitz, the Gottlesfont Priory, and the settlements along the crossroads. Administered by HIS EXCELLENCY, YURII OF HAENSE SECTION II - CURIAL APPOINTMENTS In order to renew and strengthen the governance of the Most Holy Canonist Church, new appointments and retaining members are affirmed and confirmed to bring about the glory of GOD on this Plane. VICE-CHANCELLOR - HIS EXCELLENCY, YURII OF HAENSE PATRON OF THE HOLY ORDER OF SAINT LUCIEN - GRAND PRIOR, ROBERT ROVIN DEAN OF THE APOSTOLIC TRIBUNAL - HIS EXCELLENCY, YURII OF HAENSE HEGUMEN OF ALL MONASTICS - THE RIGHT REVEREND, ARTHUR DIMMESDALE DEAN OF HERMETICS - HIS EXCELLENCY, BERDISLEYEV SECTION III - SYNOD APPOINTMENTS AND REFORM The Synod shall receive and affirm the following members. It is the intention of the Pontificate to continue on with the Triarchy to consolidate the shepherds of the Church with their respective regions and to reconfigure the Synod in accordance to the current state of the Church. TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EXCELLENCY, YURII OF HANSAE TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EXCELLENCY, BERDISLEYEV TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EXCELLENCY, ROBERT ROVIN The Triarchy is confirmed with the governance of the Church through the will of HIS HOLINESS, JUDE I SECTION IV - APOSTOLIC PRINCE-BISHOPRIC Due to the sanctified labour of the men and women of GOD, a county of Apostolic character has been erected on the margin of the Baltas. Christened ‘Sankt Judeburg am Bält’ in Waldeno-Hanseti, or Saint Judeburg-upon-the-Baltas in Common, it is located at the crossroads between Renatus-Marna and Hansae, behind the Order of Saint Lucien’s keep, which itself is conglomerated with the new Prince-Bishopric. The Poor Fellows of Horen and Saint Lucien shall be stationed there and a new Chapterhouse for the Sisters of Blessed Catherine is also present within the sanctified grounds. Henceforth, Saint Judeburg shall serve as the Church’s main See, therein the Synod and Pontiff shall meet and all decisions, be they elections, councils, public canonizations, etcetera shall be conducted within the Prince-Bishopric. SECTION V - APOSTOLIC LAW As a result of rampant heresy/heathenry exhibited within the continent of Atlas, the Synod has deemed it fit to establish an Apostolic Code of Law based upon the laws of Morality found within the Holy Scrolls, with the intent of providing a clear understanding of what constitutes as immoral to all Canonists of good-faith. The Synod has deemed it fit to place Triarch of the Canon, Robert Rovin, as the architect of this transcribed Apostolic Law, for his excellency holds experience acting as the Patron of the Holy Order of Saint Lucien, an Order already devoted to both the Faith as well as upholding Moral Law. The Synod and those within the Clergy shall be contacted and met with, in council, to discuss the establishment of this Apostolic Law System in further detail, as well as to permit debate on potential derivative Canonist values. May the intercession of Saint Michael and Saint Owyn aid in guiding the minds and hearts of the clergy, in Service to GOD, through the protection of humanity. SECTION VI - APOSTOLIC HONOR May the Church of the Holy Apostles Evaristus and Clement, in which power and authority we possess, release the many merits and graces of GOD through Most Holy Mother Church and all the Hosts of the Seven Skies upon one Aurelius Horen. Through his actions in the Third Crusade against the heathens forces of norland, Aurelius Horen successfully won possession of these lands for his Canonist forces- through the righteous fury of GOD. Aurelius exercized submission to the Holy Mother Church when he presented the heathenous ‘king’ a chance to convert, before sending him to the Holy Pontificate to be tried and executed. This has not been his only action in support of GOD’s Holy Church - Through his capturing of the Qalasheen and the slaughter of the Reiver menace -who have attacked the Faithful- he has demonstrated his defense of Canonist Values and Faithful alike. Aside from the physical defense of the faith, Aurelius Horen has engaged in many conversion efforts. Converting House Nzech to Canonism and uniting the Gromach tribes through will of faith. Lastly, through his patronage of the Pontificate and Order of Saint Lucien alike he has given the Most Holy Church of the Canon autonomous land within the dual Kingdoms of Renatus-Marna. Such a gift will not go unrewarded as this action demonstrates the submission that Aurelius recognizes to the Holy Faith of GOD. We, the Most Holy Synod of the Canonist Church and High Pontiff, do name him Fidei Defensor. SECTION VII - UT RESPONDEAM PRAECEPTO SERVIS SUIS GOD's Holy Light reaches every corner of this plane and the Seven Skies above, judging every Man and Woman. He frowns on sin and smiles on virtue.With His eternal help and blessing, servants of the Holy Mother Church of the Canon -namely the Ordermen of Saint Lucien- deliver His justice upon the heretics, apostates, and schismatics that plague our Holy Communion- for they are the enforcers of His Law. The very roots on which the Order of Saint Lucien are embedded have forever been to act for the interests of the High Pontiff and the Church of the Canon which he shepherds. Therefore: The soldiers of the Holy Order uphold GOD’s Will through the Canonist world. Therefore: Obstructing the Ordermen when carrying out Pontifical Warrants and investigating “Injuries to the Faith” in any way would prove a grave insult to both the Order and the Holy Mother Church. The result of which would be the charge of Injury to the Faith upon the interrupter and would call for the incarceration of said individual pending trial for their own fault. SECTION VIII - EXCOMMUNICATION SUBSECTION I: It has come to the attention of the Holy Mother Church under the current Pontificate that a certain elderly mage known as Coltaine Wick has been proven guilty of its abhorrent nature as a Saulite Construct. Coltaine Wick has served as a magician for Markev and all of Haense for many years now and has propelled his way to the top selfishly using the most abhorrent methods of dark ritual. We hereby declare that this demon in our midsts has incurred the sentence of Excommunication. By his wanton acts he has brought our leadership, our livelihood, and our very existence to the brink of eternal darkness through his corrupting influence on human society: We therefore declare that this vile viper, this extricable evil in our midst shall henceforth be solemnly banned from our Holy Presence, rejected from the Communion of Holy Mother Church as a Disciple of Iblees, a Slayer of Souls, Perverted Aberration outside of the Faith: a Necromancer, a Diabolist, a Sorcerer, a Saulite, and a Damned Heretic. Let any and all Canonist(s) pursue the death and total destruction of this vile creature by any means necessary. SUBSECTION II: It has come to the attention of the Holy Mother Church under the current Pontificate that a certain man of little faith known as Frederick von Croe has been proven guilty of injury to the faith, and insult to the Holy Mother Church through the fleeing and subsequent attacking of His Eminence, Archbishop Yurii of Haense, as well as those faithful men who had accompanied him. Due to a recess in his trial with the absence of the Dean of the Apostolic Tribunal, this verdict has been delayed. Since His Eminence has returned from his pilgrimage, he has made a solemn condemnation of guilt upon von Croe for the crimes he has already confessed. We hereby declare that this unGodly man within our midsts has incurred the sentence of Excommunication. By his wanton acts, he has caused immense strife and pain to the faithful. We therefore declare this corrupted individual shall henceforth be solemnly banned from our Holy Presence, rejected from the Communion of Holy Mother Church as an assaulter of God and His people. Let any and all Canonist(s) pursue the death and total destruction of this vile man by any means necessary. SUBSECTION III: It has come to the attention of the Holy Mother Church under the current Pontificate that a certain woman has continuously engaged in acts of disunity with her spouse and insubordination to the Synod of the Most Holy Canonist Church. Due to her infidelity to her husband, one joined to her person through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, her refusal of the orders of both the Annsden Abbey and the Archbishop Yurii: This woman, known as Carolina Halcourt, has been issued the following sentence: We hereby declare that this unGodly woman within our midsts has incurred the sentence of Excommunication through her insubordination to the ecclesiastical hierarchy of the Most Holy Canonist Church and her disregard for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. We therefore declare this corrupted individual shall henceforth be solemnly banned from our Holy Presence, rejected from the Communion of Holy Mother Church as an offender of God and Her Holy Sacraments. Let any and all Canonist(s) pursue and apprehend this woman to be brought before any member of the Curia of the Holy Canonist Church. SANCTI APOSTOLI EVARISTUS ET CLEMENS: DE QUORUM POTESTATE ET AUCTORITATE CONFIDIMUS, IPSI INTERCEDANT PRO NOBIS AD DOMINUM. ☩ IN NOMINE PATRIS, et Horenus, et Exaltus Honorem. Amen. REJOICE! GOD’S FAITHFUL TOIL NO LONGER. Sunt etiamnum fidelium
  6. Ajax would hand out decrees to everyone in Curon, and would send them to all who wish to see "I wish to inform all the people of the nations partaking in the Global Assembly, that I, Ser Ajax Ironwood II of Curon and Arbor, Captured Vladimir, the man who has a bounty placed on him. In Curonian laws, I gave him one hundred lashes, but he aided the assistance of saving one of our most noble Princesses, and we decided to pardon him of death. Let this man go, he pleaded for us to punish him as he felt under the influence of fear and not logic. God bless all who listen"
  7. Sylvestre III’s Third Mayoral Speech Painting of Main Street in Cyrilsburg, 1653 A month has passed, as the citizens of Cyrilsburg begins to gather around in Main Street Sylvester III would place a box as he'd go to stand on it looking at the people People of Cyrilsburg, after this month of the election I've heard that the race is closer than you all think. As with that, I have something to tell to those who still haven’t decided. Those of you who haven’t decided, I want to ask you do you really want one person to have gain more power than he already has?, do you as a citizen of Cyrilsburg want to be possibly looked over?. I come to ask for many of you to vote for what’s right for our people, and I know many of our citizens are conscripted into the military but it’s best that all of our citizens know how to defend...themselves from harm. I come to you citizens that I look to bring a re-establishment within our taxes as well as a few tax cuts, bring our military into homes of their own, evict those who have left, build stalls for merchants, and finally re-establish what we once had as a growing population. What I mean by that is, I want to re-establish the events we once had within Curon like masses, festivals, tournaments, and so on so forth. I come to you people of Cyrilsburg that in the next following months of this election you choose what’s best not for yourself but for this great community we have here in Curon, Thank you. Sylvestre III would wave at the cheering crowd before he’d step off the box VOTE SYLVESTRE III FOR MAYOR TODAY! “With Wealth Comes Prosperity!” https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/170951-sylvestre-iiis-third-mayoral-speech/
  8. Hermetic Licensing

    HERMETIC LICENSING MAGISTRATE OF HERMETICS 11th of Snow Maiden, 1654 In light of the establishment of the Magistrate of Hermetics at the Second Golden Bull of Rhodesia, the need for a proper decree to inform and instruct the Magi of the Canonist world on the newly set in place regulations has risen. Failure to comply with the following regulations will be met with capital punishment. “And to ye magicians I admonish: GOD is incomprehensible. He cannot be divided nor made again, and his mysteries are the holy mysteries, and no art is alike to his power.” -Owyn, 7:7 Table of Contents: Section I: Definitions and Issuance Section II: License Usage Section III: Magics Roster Section IV: Licensing Process Section V: License Regulations Section VI: Application Form SECTION I: DEFINITIONS AND ISSUANCE 1.1. Definitions The Hermetic License serves as an official approval of one’s legitimacy to practice elemental magics within the boundaries of the Canonist world. The Dean of the Hermetics has full authority over the approval of licenses, and may choose to accept or deny licenses as he sees fit. Should one fail to follow the regulations set in place regarding magic, or practice magic without an approved license within the boundaries of the Canonist world, they will be subject to capital punishment. Magic (synonyms: sorcery, wizardry, spell, charm) - The practice of wielding unnatural energies. Magus (plural, Magi) (synonyms: magician, sorcerer, conjurer, wizard) - A practitioner of magic, usually of the Arcane branch. Arcane - A magic branch wherein Voidal energies are being manipulated. Elemental Magic - A sub-branch of the arcane, consisting of the elements which GOD created. Deity Magic (types: shamanism, druidism, clericism, ascended) - A magic branch wherein magical abilities are granted by an exterior force, usually Aengudaemonic. Dark Magic (synonyms: witchcraft, demonology, necromancy) - A magic branch consisting of unholy and corrupted magics, usually wielded by a dark magus. Dark Magus (plural, Dark Magi) (synonyms: necromancer, black magus, witch, warlock) - A wielder of Dark Magics. 1.2. License Issuance The Magistrate of Hermetics determines which groups and individuals may be issued a Hermetic License. This will be officially authorised by the Dean of Hermetics’s Office, and any affected individuals will be permitted to practice the Elemental magics until further notice or revocation. 1.3. License Revocation A Hermetic permit will become invalid should a Magi break a listed Section V, 5.1., 5.2. And 5.3. regulation, with a right for renewal, see Section VI, 6.3. unless explicitly stated otherwise by the Magistrate of Hermetics. The Magistrate of Hermetics may terminate a license of any kind at any given time as it sees fit, with a right for an appeal unless said so otherwise. A licensed Magi’s permit will be revoked should they: Practice their magic in a public place with no valid reason. Fail to identify themselves to any governmental body (e.g. guardforce) should they be asked to. Fails to follow Section V, A 5.1., A 5.2. And A 5.3. Regulations. Fails to follow Section II, 2.2. Additional Regulations. Charged for any crime against the Church and the Church teachings. Charged for any crime against the Canonist realm they are in. Convert from Cannonism to any other religion. Become an ordained member of clergy. SECTION II: LICENSE USAGE 2.1. Standard Regulations All Hermetic permit holders are subject to Section V, A 5.1., A 5.2. And A 5.3. Regulations, Church Dogma and all local law of each recognized Canonist realm. 2.2. Additional Regulations All Hermetic permit holders are subject to the following additional regulations and privileges: A licensed Magi may practice their art at their own private property as long as their practice does not pose any danger to other individuals/surroundings. A licensed Magi may wield their art(s) for the purposes of studying, hunting, sport, combat and career. A licensed Magi may renew their license, see Section VI 6.3. should their current license be revoked, unless stated otherwise by the Magistrate of Hermetics. A licensed Magi’s permit may be taken away temporarily by any official body subject to a Canonist realm (e.g. A local guard force officer may take a Magi’s permit temporarily if they attend a public mass). Any successful development of current magic(s) must be informed of to the Magistrate of Hermetics. An organized group which teaches and or practices Magic must contact the Magistrate of Hermetics for approval as well as provide room for the Magistrate's office within said group establishment. Failure to comply with any both regulations addressed in Section II, 2.1. And 2.2. Will result in the revocation of a Magi’s license. SECTION III: MAGICS ROSTER 3.1. List of Legal Magics The following is a list of magics which may be applied for in a license permit: ELEMENTAL Hydromancy Pyromancy Aeromancy Geomancy Electromancy 3.2. List of Illegal Magics The following is a list of magics that must be forgo and may not be practiced within the Canonist world: VOIDAL Transfiguration Arcanism Telekinesis Voidal Translocation Voidal Shifting Conjuration Sensory Illusion Mental Magic Cognitism 2. DEITY Shamanism Muun'Trivazja Clericism Druidism Monk Magic 3. BLACK MAGIC Blood Magic Shade Necromancy Soul Puppetry Frost Witch Any newly discovered magic or any magic that hasn’t been listed in the roster should be informed of to the Magistrate of Hermetics for a reward. DO NOTE THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SERVED THE CHURCH AND ITS SUBJECTS FAITHFULLY BEFOREHAND MAY RESERVE A RIGHT TO KEEP THEIR ALREADY KNOWN MAGIC(S). SECTION IV: LICENSING PROCESS 4.1. APPLICATION PROCESS Prior to applying for a Hermetic permit, one must read all the appropriate documentation, this includes Section II, 2.1. And 2.2. As well as Section V, A 5.1., A 5.2. And A 5.3. Regulations The process of issuing a license consists of three stages: An applicant must fill and submit an application and ensure all lines are properly filled, according to the designated format, and send it to the Hermetic’s Office at the Adamantine Cathedral ((Reply on Forums)). Within a range of 1 to 7 Saint’s days, a response should be returned to the applicant. Should the application be accepted, please schedule a fitting time for an interview. After the interview, the Dean of the Hermetics will determine whether or not an applicant’s permit has been fully approved or not. An applicant may renew or re-appeal their license, see Section VI 6.3., unless stated otherwise by the Magistrate of Hermetics. SECTION V: LICENSING REGULATIONS A 5.1. HERMETIC LICENSE PROHIBITION CRITERIA A Hermetic License may NEVER be granted to a person who fits within the following criterias: A person convicted of any crime against the Church and the Church teachings. A person convicted of a felony offence. A person that lacks a place of residence. A person currently wanted by an official body within the Canonist world. A person addicted to any impairing substance. A person with a mental disorder. A person placed in a conservatorship. A person whose blood is mixed. A descendant of Krug. A Kharajyr. A 5.2. HERMETIC LICENSE USAGE REGULATIONS A licensed Magi: Is only permitted to wield their magic(s) within the boundaries of either the purposes stated in their application or in self defence. May not use other magic(s) unregistered in combination of their own, and must forgo them. Must immediately identify themselves as licensed Magi when encountered by a guard or any other government official. Must carry a copy of their Hermetic permit at all times. Must inform the Magistrate of Hermetics should their permit be stolen, lost or destroyed. May practice up to 2 types of Elemental magic(s) at a time. Should the licensed Magi wish to change their currently registered magic(s), they must update the Magistrate of Hermetics and forgo their previous magic(s). Must always wear appropriate clothing, so that they may not be mistaken for a rogue Magi during an emergency. Should a licensed Magi be put to immediate danger, they must first declare they possess a Hermetic permit to their allies or an official governmental body before taking any action against their foe. A 5.3. HERMETIC LICENSE USAGE PROHIBITIONS A licensed Magi must not: Use their Magic during an emergency that does not relate to them, unless told to by a guard force or any other government official. Wield their magic(s) in a public space where they may endanger the public. Use their magic(s) for purposes other than those stated in their application. Practice unregistered or illegal magic(s) listed in Section III, 3.2. Be under the influence of any substance while wielding their magic. SECTION VI: APPLICATION FORM 6.1. HERMETIC LICENSE GUIDELINES All applications are reviewed thoroughly, so add as much detail as needed in the correct questions. All questions must be answered. Applicants will be banned if the information provided is false. Altering, removing or adding questions will result in a ban. Answer to questions which are not applicable to you with a “N/A”. Check checkboxes “[ ]” with an “[X]”. 6.2. HERMETIC LICENSE FORMAT This application only applies to individuals. Individual Applications must refer to Section II, 2.1. And 2.2. Regulations as well as Section V, A 5.1., A 5.2. And A 5.3. Regulations. An individual Hermetic License may be granted to a person who: Is a Canonist. Is above the age of 21. Is a resident of a Canonist Realm. Has a stable source of income. Donates a minimal sum of 100 Minae to charity. 6.3. RE-APPLY PROCESS A right to re-apply is reserved to all applicants, unless specified otherwise by the Magistrate of Hermetics. All applicants who have been denied and wish to appeal their denial, must personally direct a letter to the Dean of the Hermetics and discuss the matter privately. An applicant has a maximum amount of 2 attempts of re-applying, before being banned from Hermetic Licensing in the Canonist World. APPLICATION https://goo.gl/forms/mstnyiJea3H2V8g73 ☩ MYSTERIUM FIDEI ☩
  9. The Treaty of Lion and Steel

    Treaty of Lion and Steel Written and confirmed on the 12th of the First Seed, 1652 This document will serve to prove that the Treaty of Lion and Steel between the Kingdom of Adylith, under King Thomas I de Hartcold, and the Steelheart dwarves, led by Kerwyr II Steelheart, has been declared. Article I: Defensive Alliance The signatories hereby establish that both nations hereby agree to support one another with no less than the entirety of their military might, should it be warranted, both in the event of internal or external threats. However this will be nullified if, in a combat scenario between two warring states, both states are allies of a signatory or if the Kingdom of Adylith ends up fighting the Dwarven Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah the two allied would not fight alongside each other. Article II: Free Trade The signatories hereby established do mutually agree to afford merchants from each respective party to trade in each others land free of tax, tariff harassment or any other imposed burden. The signatories do mutually agree that large scale trading agreements between each party can be of either the purchasing kind (meaning that wares are purchased for minae) or of the bartering kind (meaning that different wares are traded on rates mutually agreed upon or previously set by precedent). Signed, His Royal Majesty, Thomas I de Hartcold, King of Adylith, Lord of Blackden, Sovereign of the Order of the Opal Lion and Protector of the Citizens of Adylith Kerwyr II, Bloodlord of the Steelhearts and Elder of the Silverveins
  10. ORDER OF THE BLESSED CATHERINE The 20th of Snow’s Maiden, 1653 His Holiness JUDE I, High Pontiff of the Church of the Canon, Metropolitan of Rhodesia and the Crownlands, Archbishop of Jorenus, Lotharum, Aleksandria, Phillipus, Enochas, Visigia and Erochland, Prince-Bishop of St. Thomas, Savoy, Mont St. Humbert, Holofernes, Johannesburg, Esheveurd, Luciensport, Huss, and Dibley, Prince-Abbot of Laureh’lin and Hariam, Abbot of Annsden, Bishop of Godfreo, Fernandus, the Westerweald, Versace, Mardon, Metz, and Carace, Successor of the High Priesthood of the Church, Supreme Pontiff of the Church of True Faith, Keeper of the Canon, Missionary to Aeldin and Svatum, High Servant to the Exalted's Testaments, Humble Servant of the Faithful and Vicar of GOD doth decree… Her Reverence JUDITH ANN, Holy Mother of the Church of the Canon, Abbess of Jorenus, Judzcya, Annsden, Esteresa, Avignon, Martyrs Abbey, Clementine, Belvitz and Mother Superior of the Order of the Blessed Catherine. TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION I - ORIGIN SECTION II - IDEOLOGY SECTION III - FORMATION SECTION IV - RECORDS SECTION V - PATRONS SECTION I - ORIGIN The rebirth of the sisters of the Church of the Canon grew in the infancy of the settlement of the Atlas continent. The sisterhood was few and scarcely spread, with only three primary nuns that were settled in three distinct locations of the realms. In that time Sister Judith of Czena was a forthright sister that had claimed a religious hovel in the Marantine woodlands, where she thrived beside a garden and a warm pot of tea that she kept for travellers and holy knights. Sister Yuliya of Haense was the only nun in the most southern bastions, residing within the Hanseti-Ruskan capital of Markev as a quiet but hard working member of the religious community. Sister Bogdanova of Hussaria remained in isolation within the hinterlands, proceeding to pursue a cloistered life of silent service to GOD. From these three women, a great sisterhood grew, through zeal devotion and effort to breathe life back into the Church through the way of holy women. In the Year of Our Lord, 1648, the Annsden Abbey was founded by His Eminence, then Elphias of Metz, and the Sisters Judith and Yuliya were tonsured as thee who would uphold the mantle of this holy and sanctified build. From humble beginnings, the foundations of the Order of the Blessed Catherine were laid, and continued to built upon with multiple women taking the cloth and swearing the holy vows of the Church. Upon the abdication of the High Pontiff Clement III, the sisterhood saw a great rise in their progressions and their numbers. Archbishop Elphias of Metz ascended the Exalted Throne as the High Pontiff Jude I; the glorious rise launching the sisterhood into sudden prominence and activity. It is recognised that without the faithful efforts of His Holiness, Jude I and Her Reverence, Mother Judith, the Order of the Blessed Catherine would not flourish and proceed in such haste and devotion. The archives of the Annsden Abbey revealed vital reservoirs of truth in relation to the only other sororal item of the Church, a century past. The Order of St. Julia was conceived by Mother Lorina of Vekaro, and albeit her outlandish end, the virtues and attributes of the small institution provided inspiration for the reformation of the sisters and the genesis of the Order of the Blessed Catherine. As the Church of Canon began to accommodate a plethora of vowed sisters, in the Year of Our Lord 1652, the Convent of Esteresa was established within the Principality of Evereux, commonly known as the Duchy of Curon. It was with great charity that His Serene Highness, Alfred I of Cyrilsburg donated the institution to the Order, in hopes that the Mother Church’s purities would cleanse his streets of its unabsolved sin. In the same year, the Order combatted great hardship with the Haensic men who opposed the Church and the Lucienists, preying on the sisters as outlets of their abrasive hate. It was the fiery and inspiring words of Sister Yuliya that filled the Order, preventing submission and allowing the women to rise up and seize independence and sources of strength. The modern reform of the sisterhood that led campaigns of devotion, compassion, and restoration rather than hypocrisy and hate was contributed to by the constant endeavours of Mother Judith and the Sisters Yuliya, Darya, and Alyona. Notable mentions would be the High Pontiff Jude I and the Archbishop Yurii of Jorenus. SECTION II - IDEOLOGY The Order of the Blessed Catherine hosts contentment with virtue and a continual strive for absolute sanctity. Catherine Horen was raised as a kind and honest spirit; one that slipped bread into her basket and ran down to feed the poor, to explore the shores with the common children, and fall into ruts of immersion with the books in her imperial father’s library. As she matured into a woman, Catherine expressed her desire to lead a true and virtuous life that did not feign or falsely present itself as so many other sly partisans did. Upon the seventeenth name day of Catherine Francesca, she took a high vow to never lie again, and upheld this sacred oath until she died thirty seven years later. This virtue is a brandished token of the Order, inspiring the women each day to act true as the blessed patron did so many years ago. Beautified for her integrity, the Order of the Blessed Catherine’s intention is to follow in her step and act as she did, true. Catherine Horen took no higher notice of herself in contrast to those that she walked amongst. The humble and modest nature she hibited was inspired by the late Tuvya Carrion, whom would dress in the common man’s garment and experience the world and community without great regard or recognition. Similarly, Catherine would leave her vanities at the palace when she sifted through the Felsen crowds, enthusing the work of the baker, the artist, and the smith. Her relationship with the people was a critical influence on her life and the perspective people took of her; a strength she wielded and other nobles did not. The Order recognises her humble approaches, and takes it as another core ideology that is taught to the sisters. To be humble and to be true is to lead a life, wholly. The power of language is a weapon that is pushed to be a constant reliance and utility of all sisters of the Order. Through the religious and academic dogmas of humanity are the greatest powers found; that all men and women can use to strengthen belief and education. The Order of the Blessed Catherine provides an extensive education that reminds the women of their intelligence and capacities. CATHERINE FRANCESCA HOREN ‘It takes a strong group of women in times such as these to take a stance, and not cower from our place in the world. All to easily, we might bow out, and subject ourselves to be cloistered, and tuck ourselves cleanly away from this world. We might read literature, sing hymns to the seven skies, and live our days content with our faith. I know not of you sisters, but my faith demands action, not seclusion. My faith demands a fiery heart that beckons us to serve the good people of the world. Not through violence and force, but the love and compassion of our Lord, GOD.’ - Prioress Mother Yuliya of Haense, 1651, A Sororal Call to Action. SECTION III - STRUCTURE The order follows strict structural codes that renders formations that enable tonsured sisters to progress and pursue their ascetic lives in accordance to the Church of the Canon. Within the cohorts of the Order of the Blessed Catherine, an ecosystem is built that encourages equalled levels for the majority of the sisters, exempting the official roles which sisters can strive for to rise within the Church as secondary and tertiary servants of GOD. In alignment to the Church, the High Pontiff wields absolute authority from the Exalted Throne over the Order of the Blessed Catherine, and no sister can challenge his judgement regardless of her office. The sisters of the Order are sworn into their devotion until death, and so all of them are encouraged to aspire to deliver glory and charity in the name of the Creator. To progress and climb within the Order, the sisters must be well-learned in the Holy Scrolls and be equipped with extensive knowledge in theology, literature, history and mathematics. The sisterhood is glorified for the education that it provides to the free women of all realms and the archives it keeps, and so the sisters are to wield their knowledge and pursue it willingly. HOLY MOTHER The Holy Mother of the Church of the Canon is the highest ranking woman of the clergy and is the supreme mother of the Order of the Blessed Catherine. She sits the figurative throne beneath the High Pontiff, whom she closely confides and works with. The ascension of the Holy Mother is similarly paralleled to that of the pontifical selection. The Mother chooses a favoured successor to uphold the sororal mantle; yet any eligible sister may put their name forward for the supreme role. All sisters as well as the Synod place a vote for one of the women put forward; and the sister most favoured will become the Holy Mother of the Church and Mother Superior of the Order. The Mother may only be relieved of her role through death, abdication, or excommunication. ABBESS An abbess runs a convent or abbey in alignment and relation to the Order of the Blessed Catherine and the Church of the Canon. Typically, there are only one or two abbess’ serving in their holy office in any one age. The Holy Mother is the archabbess, and might elect another competent woman to oversee another diocese of convents and priories. PRIORESS A prioress can either be the arch sister of a priory or assistant head over an abbey or convent. She is tasked with the responsibilities of managing the internal affairs of the institution as well as the relations with other monasteries and communities. The prioress serves duly in her duties of discipline and organisation of the sisters within the convent, and actively participates as a right hand to their abbess. Many prioresses claim origins from prosperous houses and families, often being the fourth or latter daughter that would be unlikely to serve higher marital purposes. TONSURED SISTER A sister that has underwent the tonsuring rites that induct and swear her into the Order of the Blessed Catherine and the Church of the Canon. A tonsured sister has dedicated her life to GOD unto death is delivered. POSTULANT Within all religious institutions belonging to the Order of the Blessed Catherine, women who intend to swear their vows yet have not participated in their tonsuring rite are known as postulants. Typically, a postulancy can last from six months to two years, allowing for the woman to fix her life to the song of the Order. A postulant generally is an active participant in the life of the abbey, progressing alongside the novices and sisters in prayer and religious work. Tenured postulants are women who have been summoned by the Order of the Blessed Catherine to serve a sororal tenure for heinous crimes, sins or impurities committed. A tenured postulant serves alongside the sisters until the Mother Superior summons a sororal conclave, in which the sisters will cast votes unanimously in favour or disagreement of relieving the postulant of her tenure. All sisters must vote in agreement for the postulant to be relieved of the cloth and dedication to the Order. NOVICE Women who seek an education in theology and the works of GOD serve in sororal tenures for the Order. Those who undergo these tenures are known as novices, and participate in active life in alignment to the ascetic and policies of the sisterhood. Novices can be women who are inclined to learn more about GOD or the academic courses offered by the professed sisters. These type of women can also be those who have committed heinous crimes or sins, and have been sentenced to serve sororal tenures to be cleansed and be guided back to His Light. VOLUNTEER A volunteer can be a Canonist man or woman who dedicates their time to help out in the affairs, events and progressions of the Order of the Blessed Catherine. EMMANTINE COUNCIL A governing body of clergywomen who discuss the greater affairs and progressions of the Order of the Blessed Catherine. THE HOLY MOTHER - Mother Superior Judith of Czena The supreme mother has absolute authority over the Emmantine Council and the Order of the Blessed Catherine. THE DAUGHTER OF DISCIPLINE - Sister Alyona of Marna As the Daughter of Discipline, she exercises and manages the strict codes of discipline and ascetic styles over the sisters. The sister will enforce the vows the women swore in their tonsuring rite and punishes those who betray the code of the Order or the Word of GOD. THE DAUGHTER OF INTELLIGENCE - Prioress Mother Darya of Belvitz The duties of this office are to collect information for the Order, bringing forth valuable items to be discussed and addressed by the Emmantine Council. It is vital that the sisterhood remains informed of the affairs of the Canonist states, to address them in accordance to the code of the Order. The Daughter of Intelligence leads private investigations and trials to obtain fair dictations on matters such as postulancies, marital affairs and misconduct, heresy and hypocrisy, and immoral conduct. THE DAUGHTER OF DOGMA - Prioress Mother Yuliya of Haense The Daughter of Dogma is charged with oversight of all archives, manuscripts, doctrines and scriptures kept internationally by the Order of the Blessed Catherine. The sister of this office is in possession of the sacred Sororal Tomes of Jorenus, and has chief access to the records kept by the Order alongside the Holy Mother and High Pontiff. Many thesis’, declarations, prayers and writs of theology are published through the way of the Daughter of Dogma. Typically, it is known that the sister adds to the sororal code of the Order over the years, contributing to the growth and progress of the Church. SECTION IV - RECORDS Within the seventeenth century, the dominion of the Holy Church of the Canon has ever expanded into the bastions of Atlas. Similarly, the sisters have led their own pious processions to wield greater influence over the many herds of people that live across the continent. The Holy Mother of the Church leads supremely from her figurative seat within the papal county, however since the Order of the Blessed Catherine spreads their word internationally, eligible sisters are progressed to secondary offices to aid the Holy Mother in her control over the several abbeys and priories of the Church. Yuliya of Haense, Prioress Mother of Annsden Darya of Belvitz, Prioress Mother of Belvitz Within the seventeenth century, the sisterhood grew to an esteemed number of tonsured women whom pledged their lives to GOD. Sister Bogdanova of Hussaria Prioress Mother Yuliya of Haense Sister Odette of Annsden Sister Petra of Marna Sister Henriette of Markev Sister Lucienna of Czena Sister Emilia of Marna Sister Cecily of Wickwood Sister Katarina of Santegia Sister Lisa of Senntisten Sister Alyona of Marna Prioress Mother Darya of Belvitz Sister Esther of Gethsemani Holy Mother Judith of Czena SECTION V - PATRONS CATHERINE FRANCESCA HOREN TRUTH. HUMBLE. INTELLIGENCE. * Henrietta Louise, Queen-Dowager of Horen-Marna MODESTY. Ingrid, Queen-Consort of Hanseti-Ruska CHARITY. Linette Eliza, Duchess of Curon POVERTY. TO JOIN Interested in joining the Order of the Blessed Catherine? Please fill out the receipt below. IC Name: As a sister or volunteer: Race: Birthplace: Place of residence: Birthplace: OOC Mc Name: Discord name:
  11. TRANSFER OF THE MARKGRAFSHAFT OF VANDERFELL In the Year of Our Lord, 1653 On this date, 16th of the First Seed 1653, it is found prudent and right to deliver the title ‘Markgraf of Vanderfell’ to one Ser Anton Rovin, as once held by His Majesty the King Otto III of Haense. From this day forth, Lord Anton Rovin is considered the lawful and true ruler of the Markgrafschaft of Vanderfell, his children and descendants its rightful heirs, and the borders of confirmed by the Czena Confederation. Any dispute or claim to the title henceforth by a member of the Royal Family of Haense or any other not directly related to one Lord Anton Rovin will be considered false by the Czena Confederation, and its pertaining borders recognized by all members. This act is done by clear mind and body, by the agreement of the members of the Csena Confederation, and by the grace of God and His Prophets. Signed, His Right Excellency Frederick von Marna, First Speaker of the Czena Confederation His Majesty the King Otto III of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Dules, Lahy, Sorbesborg and Slesvik, Regent of Pruvia, Duke of Akovia, Mariv, Yatla, and of the Transczena, Margrave of Rothswald and Adria, Count of Karikhov, Baranya, Kavat, Karovia, Torun, and Kaunas, Viscount of Alamar, Baron of Valwyk, Rostig, Esenstadt, Krepost, and Kralta, Lord of the Westfolk, Lord of Markev, Protector of the Highlanders. Lord Anton Rovin, Markgraf of Vanderfell.
  12. Declaration of the Czena Confederation

    DECLARATION OF THE CZENA CONFEDERATION In the Year of Our Lord, 1653 PREAMBLE As is written on the Thirteenth of the Grand Harvest in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-three, We, the signatory princes of our estates, do begin this humble declaration in the creation of the Confederation of the Csena, In order to protect Our people, Our borders, and Our sovereignty, We, the signatory princes of our estates, find it prudent and wise to unite Our nations in tranquil peace and democratic procedure, in recognition of each estate to its rightful ruler. It is, indeed, the most honorable act to provide protection for each stately prince, to defend the people of each nation, and secure prosperity. We, the signatory princes of our estates, to solemnly declare first our loyalty to His Divinity and His Realm in the Seventh Sky, confirm His Omniscience and Power, and seek the guidance of the Four Prophets, Prophet Orenius, Prophet Ovenius, Prophet Godfreus, and Prophet Segimundus. We, the signatory princes of our estates, give these prayers of guidance and ask for the wisdom of God in all that is done and all that will be done. PRAYER OF FORTITUDE O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers., He given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul. Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Canon; give me repentance from dead works; pardon my wanderings, and direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation; Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments; make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, May cast me into a spiritual slumber, but daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy Four Prophets, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life bless my family, friends, and kindred. So Say We All. PRAYER TO ST. ADRIAN O Glorious St. Adrian, Patron of Statesmen, Chancellors, and Lawyers, Your Life of prayer and penance and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm principle in public and family life led you to the path of martyrdom and sainthood. Intercede for our fellow Peers and Lords, our Chancellor and our People, that they may be courageous and effective in their defense and promotion for the sanctity of human life, that they may deny all unholy deeds and see to the protection of our realm. So Say We All. DECLARATION OF THE BODY All signatory members, known as the Bodies of the Confederation, do hereby declare and acknowledge the current statements, agreed to on lawful mind, body, and spirit, in the presence of God and His Prophets, and in the sanctity of duty to the nations ruled, which as so listed: WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the creation of the “Confederation of the Czena”, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the creation of the “First Speaker of the Confederation of the Czena”, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of Confederation, do solemnly declare the elevation of Frederick Victor von Marna to the position of “First Speaker of the Confederation of the Czena”, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the creation of the “Diet of the Confederation of the Czena”, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the recognition of the representatives chosen by each signatory party, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the recognition of the powers of the “First Speaker of the Confederation of the Czena” and the “Diet of the Confederation of the Czena” to mediate conflict between the signatory parties, to seek cooperation with the signatory parties, and to maintain balance therein, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the recognition and obedience to the “Articles of the Confederation of the Czena” and stand to follow its protocol, procedures, and dictated rulings, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the recognition of the sovereignty of all signatory parties, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the recognition and confirmation of all standing borders between all signatory parties, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the promise of peace amongst the human states and to promote cordial relationships between all parties, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the cessations of hostilities between all signatory parties, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the creation of defensive concords in order to protect the “Confederation of the Csena” between all signatory parties, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the collaboration of armed forces of all signatory parties, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the recognition of each signatory party’s laws, customs, and traditions, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the recognition of the power of each signatory party to enforce their laws within their own borders, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. WE, the Bodies of the Confederation, do solemnly declare the instatement of the Church of the Canon, or Canonism, to be the lawful religion of the Confederation and the recognition of High Pontiff Iudas Primus as its head, to stand in mutual agreeance by all signing members. SIGNATORY PARTIES His Right Excellency Lord Frederick von Marna, First Speaker of the Czena Confederation. His Majesty the King Otto III of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Dules, Lahy, Sorbesborg and Slesvik, Regent of Pruvia, Duke of Akovia, Mariv, Yatla, and of the Transczena, Margrave of Rothswald and Adria, Count of Karikhov, Baranya, Kavat, Karovia, Torun, and Kaunas, Viscount of Alamar, Baron of Valwyk, Rostig, Esenstadt, Krepost, and Kralta, Lord of the Westfolk, Lord of Markev, Protector of the Highlanders. His Serene Highness the Prince Alfred of Curon, Duke of Cyrilsburg. His Royal Highness the Prince Abdessamad Carlos Nicolás de Savin y Kharadeen, Prince of Evreux, Lord Chancellor of Santegia-Haria.
  13. MC Name: GaiaLoTC Character's Name: Lyanna Faisehn Character's Age: 30 Character's Race: Adunian What magic(s) will you be learning?: Mental Magic Teacher's MC Name: Ledyard Teacher's RP Name: Nazorean Faisehn Do you have a magic(s) you are dropping due to this app? If so, link it: Nope Do you agree to keep the MT updated on the status of your magic app by using the Magic List Errors topic?: Yup Are you aware that if this magic is undergoing an activity trial and fails said trial, that you will lose the magic?: Yup Have you applied for this magic on this character before, and had it denied? If so, link the app: Nope
  14. Senntisten Scroll, 1650

    SENNTISTEN SCROLL Horen's Welcome, 1650 ✠ Marna's first choice of information on daily life in Senntisten! Introduction The Senntisten Scroll is a yearly paper, based on the famed Adelburg Chronicle of the Imperial Administration; officially sanctioned by the Royal Administration of Marna with the intent to provide the latest information on various subjects of interest concerning Senntisten and various other affairs of the Apostolic Kingdom. With a clear vision, and the legacy set by Lord Lane and Lady Talraen in the days of Oren, the Scroll aims to be of service to any and all citizens of Marna. Contents In this issue: Housing updates - Your guide to vacant properties available for purchase and rent! Taxation - The latest on Senntisten's tax system, its revenue and its responsible use! Upcoming events - Be it tournaments or balls, we guarantee you won't miss any! Local news and gossip - All free citizens of Marna have the right to stay informed! Housing Updates The following properties within the city, now fully managed by the City Administration following the departure of Estermont Real Estate, remain available for purchase: Rovin's Way 4 and 5 (350) (50/year) Pictorus Square 1 (400) (75/year) Caius Road 5 (200) (50/year) Frederick Alley 2 (250) (75/year) To obtain a residence in Senntisten, contact the following Administrators: Seneschal - Thomas Frederick (seannie) Mayor - Godwyn Crast (Salier) Steward - Aran Talraen (LithiumSedai) Steward - Catherine Johanna (marinaemily) Steward - James Sigismund (Doggedwasupxxx) To obtain a residence in Konigsville, contact the following officials: Gils von Konigsberg (fleeperini) Prenkus (Turrenitus) Taxation With the introduction of regular taxation to the capital, the subsequent editions of the Scroll shall feature a new section dedicated to informing our readers about the news and updates regarding the taxation system. In this edition, we hereby provide the initial taxation plan for the Holy City of Senntisten: SIGISMUND WAY: 100/year each GODFREY AVENUE: 100/year each PIUS CRESCENT: 100/year each ROVIN WAY: 50/year each PICTORUS SQUARE: 75/year each CAIUS ROAD: 50/year each FREDERICK ALLEY: 75/year each CLOUD DISTRICT: 150/year each STALLS: 100/year each Upcoming Events TO BE ANNOUNCED. Court sessions, open to all citizens, are typically held every Saint's Week, on the 11th of the First Seed. (Friday, 5pm EST) Local News and Gossip GOD's Faithful Rejoice: His Holiness set to bring order to the Church The ascension of Jude I to the pontifical throne seems to have brought the faithful of Marna a valuable promise - a mere Saint's Day ago, His Holiness issued a decree detailing the planned reforms and reorganization set for our Holy Church, among which are the stance on magic and slavery, as well as a call to all Holy Knights to affirm their loyalty. The Scroll hereby provides the decree in full. Glorious Victory: Armies of Man aided by the Dominion crush cutthroat rally, foil kidnapping attempt A report from a verified source, provided to the Scroll, has informed us of a stunning victory for Marna, recently claimed over the unruly bands of Norlanders, Frostbeards, and orcs: the armies of Marna, Haense, Curon, and the Dominion, aided by a detachment of Reiters met the bandit hordes in battle, utterly smashing their lines and thus foiling their attempt at kidnapping the King of Haense. Our readers will be pleased to know that should more confirmed reports surface, they shall be featured in a special edition of the Scroll. Execution in Senntisten: Man declared guilty of miscegenation beheaded by the Kingsguard The former steward of Senntisten, Vincent Valkin (22), admitted to have engaged in forbidden relations with a dark elf resulting in cursed offspring, was recently executed in Senntisten on the initiative of His Majesty's Kingsguard. A more detailed report shall be provided in a special edition of the Scroll.
  15. The Lion Finally Rests

    The Lion Finally Rests 13th of the Grand Harvest 1649 ____________________________________________________________________ After fits of coughing up blood Thomas Tarsington-Keint became sickly in his fragile state having fallen bedridden for a wound becoming infectious. The once strong and fit man was now weak and frail, his face covered I sweat, turning his head to face his brother "Lope fetch me my sword" he said in a melancholic tone waving his hand towards him. Ser Lope 'The Black Lion' Tarsington-Keint sat at his bedside, wiping the sweat away on his brow with a wet cloth, his face becoming stiff as he tried to hold back a few tears. “As you wish my lord" Lope said, placing House Keint's ancestral sword, Lionsbane, beside his brother's bed. Tears would start to well into the eyes of the once proud lion, as he began another violent outburst of coughing fits, blood covering his boney hand as he coughed all over it. Lope, sensing another fit coming, took a cloth from the bedside table handing it towards his elder brother. Covering his mouth, Thomas held a cloth to mask the sounds of coughs as his most loyal family and officers entered the tent. For a short pause, for which felt like a lifetime, Thomas closed his eyes in deep thought. __________________________________________________________________________ Now lying, on the verge of death, the ill Baron smiled in the sight of his most loyal subjects and uttered: “My time has come, my friends and family. I may not of been born to rule Keintania, but I did my duty to my House and Barony. Each and everyone of you have served me well in life, giving me advice when I needed them most.” He looks towards his brother “Lead our house to victory brother, make sure the name of Keint lives on for an eternity” He takes another long pause, looking up to the sky, clenching his wedding ring tightly in his hand “I am coming to you now Mariane'a my love, and there we shall look over our sweet daughter.” Thomas would cough vigorously, blood splattering onto the cloth "I was never there when you needed me the most, Numa my adorable child but now i shall be looking over you, with your mother" With his last breath, Ser Lope Tarsington- Keint lifted the sheet of the Barons bed, covering his brothers face. Lord Thomas Tarsington-Keint passed from this life into the next. __________________________________________________________________________ Rest In Peace His Lordship, Thomas 'The Lion’ Tarsington-Keint, Baron of Keintania and Grandmaster of the Knights of Keintania. (1598-1649)
  16. The Pontifical Enthronement of 1649 1st of the Horen’s Welcome, 1649 The birdsong that had filled the air of Senntisten on the morning of Horen's Welcome briefly paused as bells soon began to toll throughout the city. As many outside were alerted of a change by the tolling of the bells, the great doors of the Adamantine Cathedral bursted open for all to see. The Archbishop Bernard stands beside the Pontiff-Elect; he then begins to recite the Prayer of Penitence ☩ "Almighty and most merciful Creator, we have wandered and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things that we ought to have done; and we have done those things that we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us sinners. Spare those who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to mankind in Horen our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Creator, for his sake, that we may live a disciplined, righteous and godly life, to the glory of your holy name. So say we all." ☩ It is then when Elphias of Metz, Archbishop of Jorenus, was presented to the clergy, bearing an immaculate white frock and fresh laurels. Archbishop Bernard continued; “With the Lord Creator our witness and guide, it has been divined that the Most Reverend Cardinal-Bishop, Elphias of Metz, born Elphias Stem, has been willed to fulfill the seat of the Church Pontificate. Do you heed the call of Our Creator to bear this vocation? “I do so believe.” “You have been ordained in our church, your household names forsaken and your life devoted in sole service to the teachings of our Creator. The vows of your past vocations remain firm; now you must make the declaration of assent.” Archbishop Bernard then reads the Assent, preserved from a different time. “The Church of Faithful is the One, Holy and Rightful Church of the Creator , worshiping the one true God, The Creator. It professes the faith uniquely revealed in the Holy Scrolls and set forth in the Faithful creeds, which faith the Church is called upon to proclaim afresh in each generation. Led by the Holy Light, it has borne witness to Faithful truth in its historic formulates, the Articles of Faith, The Book of Saints. In the declaration you are about to make, will you affirm your loyalty to this inheritance of faith as your inspiration and guidance under God in bringing the grace and truth of Horen to this generation and making Him known to those in your care?” “I, Elphias Stem, do so affirm, and accordingly declare my belief in the faith which is revealed in the Holy Scrolls and set forth in the Faithful creeds and to which the historic formularies of the Church of The Creator bear witness; and in public prayer and administration of the sacraments, I will use only the forms of service which are authorized or allowed by Canon.” replied Elphias. Do you accept the Holy Scrolls as revealing all things necessary for eternal salvation through faith? "I do so accept them." "Will you be diligent in prayer, in reading Holy Scrolls, and in all studies that will deepen your faith and fit you to bear witness to the truth of the Word?" "By the help of God, I will." "Will you lead your people in proclaiming the glorious Word of Horen, so that the good news of salvation may be heard in every place?" "By the help of God, I will." "Will you teach the doctrine of Horen as the Church of Faith has received it, will you refute error, and will you hand on entire the faith that is entrusted to you?" "By the help of God, I will." "Will you be faithful in ordaining and commissioning ministers of the Church?" "By the help of God, I will." Will you be gentle and merciful for Horen’s sake to those who are in need, and speak for those who have no other to speak for them? "By the help of God, I will." "Will you endeavor to fashion your own life and that of your household according to the way of God and make your home a place of hospitality and welcome?" "By the help of God, I will." "Will you work with your fellow servants in the Church for the sake of the kingdom of God?" "By the help of God, I will." "Will you accept the discipline of this Church, exercising authority with justice, courtesy and love, and always holding before you the example of Horen?" "By the help of God, I will." "Will you then, in the strength of the Holy Light, continually stir up the gift of God that is in you, that the good news of God may be proclaimed in all the Realm?" "By the help of God, I will." "Speak thus then the oath of the Pontificate, with the conclave and God as witness." "I vow to change nothing of the received Tradition, and nothing thereof I have found before me guarded by my God-pleasing predecessors, to encroach upon, to alter, or to permit any innovation therein; To the contrary: with glowing affection as her truly faithful student and successor, to safeguard reverently the passed-on good, with my whole strength and utmost effort; To cleanse all that is in contradiction to the canonical order, should such appear; to guard the Holy Canons and Decrees of our Saints and Pontiffs as if they were the divine ordinance of Heaven, because I am conscious of Thee, whose place I take through the Grace of God, whose Vicarship I possess with Thy support, being subject to severest accounting before Thy Divine Tribunal over all that I shall confess; I swear to God Almighty and the Favored son Horen that I will keep whatever has been revealed through Horen and His Successors and whatever the Saints and my predecessors have defined and declared. I will keep without sacrifice to itself the discipline and the rite of the Church. I will put outside the Church whoever dares to go against this oath, may it be somebody else or I. If I should undertake to act in anything of contrary sense, or should permit that it will be executed, Thou willst not be merciful to me on the dreadful Day of Divine Justice. Accordingly, without exclusion, We subject to severest excommunication anyone -- be it Ourselves or be it another -- who would dare to undertake anything new in contradiction to this constituted Tradition and the purity of the Faith and the Faithful religion, or would seek to change anything by his opposing efforts, or would agree with those who undertake such a blasphemous venture." As his oath come to close, Bernard washes the face of Elphias and anoints his forehead with scented oils. "Cleansed of worldly taint, you are reborn in the Creator's vision. Your heart blessed in the eternal compassion and truth of Horen; your soul aflame with the benevolent justice and fervor of Owyn; your body awash with the incredulous miracles and charisma of Godfrey; your mind attuned to the unworldly wisdom and vigor of Siegmund." Bernard then garbs Elphias in the pontifical cloth, and bestows the pontifical laurels. "By this you are known to all as preserver of truths and lord spiritual." _________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ "I announce a great Blessing; we have a new Pontiff!" The Most Eminent and Most Reverend Elphias Stem, High Pontiff of the Canonist Faith who takes to himself the name: Jude the First
  17. Sororal Tenure of Alison Skion Alison Skion has been charged with acts of fornication out of wedlock, birthing a half-breed dark elf bastard from her loins, and physical assault on the Abbess of Jorenus upon the holy grounds of the abbey. Alison Skion is a Canonist noblewoman of our kingdom, though in the Light of GOD, we all are His children. Imperfect and cut from the same cloth; though some choose to stain themselves with the blackness of sins that of which Alison has so freely enthused. It is from these shameful charges that I come to the apt resolution that Alison Skion is placed into a tenure similar to that of Auralia of Curon; where she shall be stripped of her vanities and heretical environment, and housed within the Annsden Abbey. Though a baptised Canonist, through thorough assessment and examination the sisterhood has decided to enter Alison into a tenure which will provide only benefit to her relationship with GOD and the community. Alison will receive an extensive education in theology and Canonism, as well as learn the virtues of poverty, chastity, purity and charity. It will be determined by His Eminence Elphias and the consensus of the sisterhood when Alison will be released of her tenure; yet never from GOD. Once her soul has been cleaned and she is learned in the womanly virtues of the Holy Scrolls, she may return to her duties within the peerage of Haense to apply her newfound knowledge to her work and those around her. The Sisters of Annsden Abbey will do what we must to cleanse the diocese of Jorenus of whatever impurity that lingers. Our mission is simple, guided by the Light of Our Lord. Deus Vult. Issued by Mother Judith of Czena, Abbess of Jorenus and Annsden in the Year of Our LORD, 1648, on the 30th of the Deep Cold.
  18. The Consulary Republic of Kronheim

    CHARTER OF THE CONSULARY REPUBLIC OF KRONHEIM KARTA DU NOSKRONNA KONSULARICA DU KRONHEIM DA AZGALAT ERON DA NOZKRONIAN URKHRUMAGNAR UR KRONHEIM I.PREFACE/ ANTAGÁLA During the course of history, as ordained by YEMEKARR himself, nations shall rise and fall. The tides of that great swelling sea are quick to swallow the vessels of state, and are quicker yet to jettison out debris from their depths for the construction of newer craft. Yet that metaphorical motley ship, that country which is so constructed from unworthy material, shall once again dilapidate: of such strength is its mettle. Only those vessels constructed from worthy constitution shall be likewise worthy to sail the troubled sea of history and survive its tempests. Of such mettle is Kronheim, the nation of our birthright. To his firstborn Dwain did Urguan impart this blessing: “My son, may your seed be strong as rock and stone.” A covenant with Anbella did he make, and since the times of yore, through Blood Age and Civil Strife, has the line of Irongut stood strong. Our kinsmen’s beards grow long and braided; their children's scruff now grows thick. Anbella’s blessing has indeed been with us, for many a babe is swaddled in the arms of their mother by our hearths, under our roofs, amidst our people. And as our numbers grow, so do our needs. These needs cannot be satisfied by the selfish ideas of other dwarves, for they do not share our vision. Where others are preoccupied with conquest and greed, we instead look to knowledge and safety. Where some pray to false gods and control their populace through lies, we keep the orthodoxy of our sacred Brathmordakin and champion truth and virtue. Where the foreigner looks to trick and deceive, we look to reason and converse. From these virtues does our clan draw its strength. And for the preservation of these virtues does our clan fight. WITH the blessing of Anbella, as imparted by Urguan onto Dwain on our sacred Prophet’s deathbed; with the right of Belka, with whom did our Holy Dwain lay, their sacred union birthing our ancestors Draco and Heron; and with the mandate of YEMEKARR, who hath ordained that all dwarves have the right sovereignty, the noble sons of Dwain do declare the formation of The Consulary Republic of Kronheim. Under our banner of blue and silver shall we protect our clan’s virtues. And in our walls, built upon a foundation of our clan’s bravery and strength, shall these virtues be exercised safely and without threat. II.THE PEOPLE OF KRONHEIM/ PÓVULLI DU KRONHEIM The state of Kronheim is built on the backs of its people. Strong individuals make strong collectives, and in order to ensure the strength of its populace, Dwinic customs dictate that work be reflected by outward rank. A graduated system of castes does not discriminate or opress: rather, it rewards and safekeeps dedication to Kronheim. There are many intricacies endemic to the nature of the population of Kronheim. They are elaborated thusly: IIA. On their rights and responsibilities / Supra kaumin cladinarae e crulochianae The Dwinic People enjoy many rights, as determined by their rank in the society of Kronheim. Those who work hard and contribute much to the collective are rewarded with privileges enjoyed by few commoners on Atlas. However, even the lowest plebeian living in the streets of Kronheim is afforded rights to shield his YEMEKARR granted dignity. 2aa.On Rank/Supra Kursus The castes of Dwinic society are as follow, their rights enumerated conjointly: I.Resident: the residents of Kronheim are those people who live within the territory of Kronheim but have no yet attained the status of citizen. Citizenship is vested onto these residents by the Consuls, providing their continued service to Kronheim. These residents must pay a weekly tax to maintain their housing, until having completed their mandatory military service (elaborated in subsection 2AB). The rights of residents are as follow: A.The right to own a home B.The right to buy and sell goods outside of a permanent location C.The right to request a trial upon breaking the law D.The consequential right to be imprisoned until that trial The responsibilities of residents, on pain of losing the status of resident, are as follow: A. To serve in the Holmiote Brigade B. To pay their taxes in a timely fashion C. To adhere to the Religion of the State II.Citizen: the citizens of Kronheim are those individuals who have proven themselves worthy to rank among the single most important constituent in the Free City, and have thus been granted immense freedoms from the Consuls themselves. Citizens are those residents who have proven their dedication to Kronheim and her causes, and who are vested with many rights and responsibilities. A.Their rights are as follow: B.The right to dress as per Dwinic Customs. C.The right to conduct commerce out of a shop/fixed location in Kronheim unburdened by cruel and unusual taxation. D.The ability to petition the Senate on any issue with the backing of five more citizens. E.The right to attend audiences with the Consuls to address grievances. F.The right of habeas corpus, to a fair trial, and to a defense. G.The right to be paid for any services asked of them. H.The right and obligation to vote for Consul. Their responsibilities are as follow: A.The responsibility to serve in the state’s wars. B.The responsibility to actively maintain their military skill by attending Brigade practices. C.The responsibility to heed the state’s call when resources are necessary by aiding in the stockpiling of said resources. D.The responsibility to worship the Holy Pantheon of Seven above all other gods. III. Nobility: the nobles of Kronheim are those persons who, in their longstanding and continued devotion to the Dwinic Cause, have proven themselves fit to rise to the uppermost echelon of society. The Dwinic Nobility enjoys an immense array of rights and privileges, earned by their perennial dedication to the State and affirmed by the Consuls themselves. Nobles are both respected and essential, as they also constitute the governing body of Kronheim. Their rights are as follow: A.The right to hold a dynastic name. B.The privilege of publicly wearing purple. C.The privilege of being free of any burdens of tax, resource, or other article. D.The privilege of partaking in Government. E.The privilege of being able to call for a private audience with a Consul expressly. F.The privilege of having a personal Brigadier retainer. Their responsibilities are as follow: A.The responsibility of paying the Nobility dues, decided by the Consuls. B.The responsibility of presenting a positive and respectful image of Kronheim, precluding not engaging in offensive or improper behavior. C.The responsibility to act as a fiduciary for the interests of Kronheim above self-interests. D.The responsibility to unconditionally support Kronheim in all wars, conflicts of interest, or other ascendent issues by any means necessary. D.i.The additional responsibility of maintaining fighting prowess by making all efforts to attend Brigade practices. 2ab.Military Service/ Tirae Militarica Military service is a duty of all people of Kronheim: it is the central defining aspect which unites all members of Dwinic society. The lowest resident and the loftiest Noble are both subject to the vicissitudes of the State Brigade, and through it are forged into model citizens of the City State. Military service is mandatory for all persons save Nobility: it is paid and the rewards for participation are many. For residents, military service is required to attain citizenship. The requirements necessary to satisfy this prerequisite are as follow: A. A consistent attendance record where the aspirant citizen must miss no more than three practices consecutively. B. Time served in the Brigade must total to five stone weeks. C. During the aforementioned time span, the aspirant citizen must attend no less than ten practice sessions. At least one such session must be a joint military exercise. D. The aspirant resident must regularly serve vigilance duty in the city of Kronheim. For citizens, continued military service is mandatory to retain status as a citizen. The requirements necessary are abridged and as follow: A.The ownership and maintenance of a standardized Dwinic arsenal of iron arms and armor. B.The attendance of at least one Brigade practice per stone month. It should be noted that all residents, citizens, and Nobles of Kronheim are expressly prohibited from serving in other armed forces, being that they are always actively serving in the Iron Brigade of Kronheim. IIB. On the Ironguts/ Supra Krorûliotii The Clan of Dwain, the Irongut Clan, has a special status within the borders of Kronheim. As any functional state, Kronheim also has a cemented dynasty. A cemented dynasty, yoked by blood and sweat to the foundations of a nation, is a method of ensuring the uncorrupted continuation of the State and its customs. The Irongut Clan reserves this right as the first Noble family of Kronheim, as well as the first Clan of Dwarves in history. Imbued with the blood of Holy Belka herself, the Ironguts keep the people of Kronheim on the right path to progress and virtue. 2ba.The Clan Father/Dhespoti The Clan Father of the Ironguts, elected internally by that royal dynasty, holds special status in Kronheim as he is simultaneously the Head of State and Commander in Chief of the Dwinic armies. The Clan Father presides over all gatherings of government and must approve of any resolutions passed by the Senate. The Clan Father’s duties are all encompassed in his official title of Despot of Kronheim. His authority must go unquestioned; his rule must be loved and accepted. III.THE GOVERNMENT OF KRONHEIM/ CHIEVERIA DU KRONHEIM The Dwinic People are resilient and intelligent: their government reflects these qualities. Efficient, minimalistic, and adaptable, the People’s Tribunal reigns over Kronheim with a fist strong yet just. IIIA. The People's Tribunal / Tribunes Povullorii The People's Tribunal refers to all of the government positions (hereby to be referred to as the "Seats") vested onto all partaking citizens in the process of conducting State; its components are the Head of State, the two Consuls, and the Tribunal Senate. With these seats, the power to attend and vote in the Console of Khronheim is granted, and are only restricted unless noted otherwise through law. Laws made to restrict these powers must be passed through a ¾ vote, with confirmation from both the Consuls and Clan Father. 3aa. The Consuls / Konsularii The Consuls will lead the state of Kronheim, acting as the main power. They will be elected through popular vote by the citizens, with confirmation of the Clan Father. There will be two acting consuls at any given time, and they will also act as the chief legislative power of the state. The Consuls will act as the driving force of the state for the hold of Kronheim. As such, they will be granted several powers: A. Legislative Power This power allows the Consuls to draft up and propose document of law. Once proposed, these documents will be voted on by all of the acting seats. If passed into law through a majority vote, then the law may go to the Clan Father for signing. B. Power of Tax This power allows the Consuls to decide how much tax will be levied in any specific area. This includes housing and commerce tax. This includes both internal and external taxes. These taxes will, however, be voted on by the current seats with a majority vote needed to pass. C. Power of Diplomacy This power allows for the Consuls to act as and appoint diplomats to foreign nations. With this power, the Consuls are able to negotiate any treaties with any foreign power. With this power comes the powers to embargo, to recognise foreign power, and also to declare war. D. Power of Appointment This power is granted to the Consuls under the authority of the Clan Father to allow him to create or appoint officials to any department of government created. This power is created so that when necessary, with approval of the Consuls, issues not needing of attention to Consuls and Clan Father may be sorted. All powers granted to the department and the official/s must be confirmed by the seats. *On Duration: All appointments must be assigned a finite duration never exceeding one stone month, after which the appointment is null and void and must be re-voted into office. Appointments do not hold decision making or legislative powers. E. Power of Removal This power allows for the Consuls to call for a vote to remove the current acting Clan Father or Senator from office. With this power, both of the Consuls must agree the current Clan Father or Senator is unfit for the position. In this case, with a ¾ majority vote of the seats, not including those being subject to this power, the Clan Father or Senator would be removed, and within the following stone week, a new Senator would need to be selected, or a new Clan Father would need to be elected by the Ironguts. 3ab. The Tribunal Senate/ Tribunes The Tribunal Senate will be a gathering of all voting peoples (meaning the citizenry and nobility) of the Republic of Khronheim, vested with the power of taking domestic legislative initiative and acting as an organ of insurance to the rights of the Dwinic people. All citizen votes shall count as ONE (1) vote, and all noble votes shall count as TWO (2) votes in the decision-making process. An absolute majority of 2/3rds is necessary to pass any initiative through the Senate. Any ephemeral bureaucratic positions delegated by the Consuls shall be vested only upon members of the Tribunal Senate. A senator may be removed by the Consuls if their activities are deemed against the interests of the State. The Senate will be granted several powers in order to ensure representation: A. Power of the Vote As members of the Senate , each Tribune will be given a seat. With this seat, the Tribune will be allowed to vote on matters of legislation, tax, appointment, and removal. B. Power of Petition As the direct representatives of the people, the Senators may bring opinions and concerns to the seats. If needed, the Senators will hold the power to vote, amongst their own seats, to force the Consuls and Clan Father to bring attention to the voiced concern in way of action, weather this be to draft up documentation for a law, or change a law or tax put in place. 3ac. The Head of State/ Dhespotus The head of state will be the acting Clan Father of the Irongut Clan. He will act as the Head of State for the hold of Kronheim. Any government position must swear loyalty and allegiance to him. Though this position acts with great power, it will actually be more of a ceremonial position, with limited power in order ensure corruption stays in check. The Clan Father will have several powers allotted to him: A. Power of Residence This power will allow the Clan Father to preside over the two Consuls elected at the time. When in session, the Clan Father will be able to input his opinion on certain matters. With this power, the Clan Father will always have a seat. B. Power of the Veto As the Clan Father is needed to sign any document into law, this power will allow the Clan Father to veto any law passed by the elected Consuls of the time. If the Clan Father feels that a law is not fit, and needs to be revised, then the Clan Father holds the right to veto any law. If the law is repeatedly passed and vetoed, a popular vote will be held in place to decide the laws fate. C. Commander in Chief This power will allow the Clan Father to preside over the standing military of Kronheim. He will be the ultimate authority in matters of military, with each of the officers needing to swear allegiance to him. However, his power in this matter will be checked by the elected Consuls. If the consuls feel he is overreaching with this power, then they may restrict this power with a vote. In addition, the power to declare war rests solely with the Consuls, with permission of the Clan Father. D. Head Diplomat This power is granted to the Clan Father as yet another ceremonial power. This power will allow the Clan Father to preside over any diplomatic talks, as well as give the Clan Father the sole right to confirm and sign any treaties made with foreign powers. E. Additional Powers Any additional powers granted to the Clan Father must be clarified and approved by the Consuls, and voted on by all the seats with majority vote. If any of these powers are to be taken, the seats must vote once more to have them taken with majority vote. IIIB. Protective Dissolution/ Avtokatastrofa Upon the incidence that this Charter, whether it be by means legal or illegal, legislative or physical, is to be changed or altered in any permanent form, then the government of the Consulary Republic of Kronheim is declared to be null and void. The government sanctioned by the Dwinic peoples is the one described above, without duplicities in word or meaning. Any attempt to interpret, construe, or otherwise illicit meaning not explicitly patent in the aforementioned constitution of State is illegal and punishable for its intention. Any meanings thusly derived from this charter are, consequently, null and illegal. On Amendments: Amendment to this Charter may not be made by any measure of vote through any legal means. Any attempt to mutate the Charter in this form is likewise illegal and punishable.
  19. THE PRIORIST PARTY OF ATLAS THE INFORMATIVE PAMPHLET WHAT IS THE PRIORIST PARTY? The Priorist party, founded in approximately 1470 by Edward Spivey the Chaste, is a nationalistic organization which holds the three key beliefs of One People, One Nation, One Faith. Due to these three key beliefs, the Priorist party’s symbol remains that of the common triangle to highlight the importance of all three points. It is important to note, however, that the Priorist Party, albeit primarily a Human organization (and will be referred to as such following the explanations), is not exclusive to humans. Such will be explained in further detail. ONE PEOPLE The first major tenet of the Priorist party remains that of One People. Perhaps the most important of the three, Priorists believe that their country should be filled primarily, if not exclusively, of citizens of the same race or culture. As such, Priorists are extremely anti-immigrant as well as anti-minority as they desire their country to be an ethno-state by definition. In this regard, there are varying degrees of extremes when it comes to this belief in Priorism. The More extreme Priorists will often advocate for a single culture to thrive in a particular area, whereas moderates may be advocates for only a single race. For instance, if one were to use the example of Aesterwald, extreme Priorists would likely be those of Waldenian decent attempting to remove all non-Waldenians from their society. On the other hand, more moderate Priorists would likely believe that all humans should be admitted into their society, with no exceptions for other races. As such, it becomes clear that Priorists value culture and their race above that of that of foreigners. It is important to note, however, that this belief is not exclusive to humans. If one were to merely look towards that of Haelun’or for instance, they could see that the Silver State indeed holds this value as the government seeks to only admit High-Elves into its society and bar all other races and subraces from the confines of its city. ONE NATION The second major tenet of the Priorist party remains that of “One Nation”. Priorists believe that, ultimately, their culture should be unified into one state. To a priorist, culture and one’s people musn’t be separated at any cost for it ultimately weakens it. This belief in one nation thusly makes Priorists extremely nationalistic. Thus, the wellbeing one's country is often placed above one’s own life, for ultimately a unified state of one’s respective culture secures the existence of one’s people and a future for their children. In this regard, once more, there remains varying degrees of extremity when it comes to the belief in one nation. If one were to use the example of Waldenia once more, an extreme Priorist would be one advocating the unification of all Waldenic peoples and those of Marian descent. On the other hand, a more moderate Priorist would be one advocating for the unification of an entire race. Though that may seem more extreme than just a standard ethnostate as it involves an entire race, it is ultimately moderate as it permits a plethora of subcultures to exist within a united state. Once more, it is important to note that this belief is not exclusive to humans. If one were to look at the descendents of Krug, there has rarely ever been a separate state. In this sense, those within the Rexdom believe in the principle of One Nation as they ultimately slay any white-wash and crush alternative Orcish nations. ONE FAITH The third and last major tenet of the Priorist party remains that of “One Faith”. Priorists believe that their society should be unified by a common belief in a diety and shared values. To a priorist, the belief in said deity ultimately brings strength to their people, and that it is necessary to be unified in this regard to gain both favor and to remain moralistic within their society. In this regard, a final time, there remains varying degrees of extremity when it comes to a belief in “One Faith”. If one were to use the example of Marna in this scenario, it may become clear to those who are lost. Marna is classified as the Apostolic Kingdom of Marna, meaning it holds dearly the values of Canonism. As such, naturally, the country holds no religious freedom and advocates only Canonism. An extreme Priorist, however, may advocate for the nation to adopt a particular sect of Canonism. One only need to look into the depths of the faith to realize there is a plethora of sects. For the layman, the most common include that of Lucienism, Orthodoxy, Owynism, etc. On the other hand, a more moderate Priorist would simply believe that everyone needs to be Canonist. Once more, and a final once more at that, it is important to note that this belief is not exclusive to humans. One only need to look towards the Kharajyr to see that they ultimately share this belief as well. The Kharajyr believe to gain their strength from Metzili, their pagan deity, and ultimately reject the establishment and entrenchment of other faiths into their (now nonexistent) society as to benefit the wellbeing of their furry people. ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES The Priorist believes, first and foremost, that private property should, in fact, exist. Private property encourages individuality amongst the spirit of men, and ultimately incentivizes humans to do work for the greater good of one’s nation. As such, Priorists emphasize on a free market provided that it is not filled with foreign goods from other states. Priorists, thusly, wish to increase the strength of their own nation and believe, firmly, that the economy should only strengthen home and country and not some banker from a foreign land. As such, Priorists are MERCANTILIST in nature. Furthermore, Priorists believe any government intervention in the Economy should only be done if it were to help the economy of the nation as a whole. Priorists believe that, ultimately, the Government should NOT interfere with the free market unless it is for the provision public goods (infrastructure and guarding) or for protection against foreign markets. The reasoning behind such an admittance for miniscule government intervention is to both promote nationalism and to not rely on the likes of mercenaries in order to maintain and upkeep their society. Likewise, Priorists see taxation as theft, and only permissible when one’s homeland is engaged in times of war as to provide funding for the armed forces and for their nation. Priorists detest both the extremely wealthy, and the extremely poor. On one hand, Priorists often see the extremely wealthy as greedy and, ultimately, lazy. The reason those with immense wealth hold immense wealth, to the priorist, is because they are stockpiling resources and not pumping such back into the economy. Furthermore, Priorists often see the extremely rich as elitist and not willing to get down and dirty with the common man, and far too flamboyant. Thus, Burghers are often spat upon unless they are modest or in service to the military. On the other hand, Priorists also spit upon the extremely poor as Priorists see those living within sewers as extremely incompetent and lazy. If one is dirt broke, it is because they lack the will to serve the greater good of the people (unless one is in the clergy), or because they are outright failures. Thus, neither the destitute nor the opulent receive sympathy from a priorist.
  20. SENNTISTEN SCROLL Snow's Maiden, 1649 ✠ Marna's first choice of information on daily life in Senntisten! Introduction The Senntisten Scroll is a yearly paper, based on the famed Adelburg Chronicle of the Imperial Administration; officially sanctioned by the Royal Administration of Marna with the intent to provide the latest information on various subjects of interest concerning Senntisten and various other affairs of the Apostolic Kingdom. With a clear vision, and the legacy set by Lord Lane and Lady Talraen in the days of Oren, the Scroll aims to be of service to any and all citizens of Marna. Contents In this issue: Housing updates - Your guide to vacant properties available for purchase and rent! Upcoming events - Be it tournaments or balls, we guarantee you won't miss any! Local news and gossip - All free citizens of Marna have the right to stay informed! Housing Updates Good news for all prospective homeowners looking to make Senntisten their home - the recent wave of evictions has freed up several locations of note within our fair capital! These locations are as follows: Rovin's Way 4 and 5 (350) Caius Road 2, 3, and 5 (200) Frederick Alley 4 and 5 (250) To obtain a residence in Senntisten, contact the following Administrators: Seneschal - Thomas Frederick (seannie) Mayor - Godwyn Crast (Salier) Steward - Aran Talraen (LithiumSedai) Steward - Catherine (marinaemily) Steward - James Sigismund (Doggedwasupxxx) Steward - Vincent Valkin (IronFromIce) Steward - Samantha Juliana (MissToni) To obtain a residence in Konigsville, contact the following officials: Gils von Konigsberg (fleeperini) Prenkus (Turrenitus) Upcoming Events With the conclusion of the Senntisten mayoral elections, the citizens are to expect a grand festival in the coming months, signifying the new city administration's desire to bring prosperity to our fair capital! In addition to this, preparations for a royal ball are in the works - all necessary announcements shall be made in due time. Court sessions, open to all citizens, are usually held every Saint's Week, on the 11th of the First Seed. (Friday, 5pm EST) Local News and Gossip Senntisten Mayoral Elections: Godwyn Crast declares victory; magic, gambling, cactus green, and slavery legalized in Marna; Talraen and d'Aryn: We shall contest the slavery vote The heated election campaign of 1648 has reached its conclusion: Godwyn Crast, an independent candidate, takes the victory in Senntisten, becoming its first mayor to date, claiming the title over the Companie's Lord Alexandre d'Aryn, and the Scroll's own Aran Talraen. Mayor Crast, having promised prosperity and stability to the citizens of Senntisten during his campaign, has already taken on enacting many of his promised reforms, as well as planning the upcoming festival marking the end of the elections. In addition to selecting their mayor, the citizens of Senntisten also cast their vote on several proposed amendments to the law of Marna, including the Apostolic Kingdom's stance on unsanctioned settlements within Marnan territory, and the legalization of magic, gambling, cactus green, and non-human slavery within the kingdom's borders. The voters therefore expressed their support for the forced vassalization of these settlements, and the immediate legalization of the aforementioned acts. The Scroll hereby provides the announcement in full. A statement by the other candidates regarding the slavery vote has been issued, contesting its validity and morality. The Scroll hereby provides their statements in full, along with a selected excerpt: Victory in Haense: Free Company and the Order crush the undead hordes It had seemed that a grim fate awaited the Haensetian capital of Markev: the undead hordes, row upon row of ghoul and skeleton blackening the fields of Haense, threatened to pour into the capital itself; however, their plan was gloriously foiled by the well-timed arrival of the Marnan armies - both the Free Company and the Order of Saint Lucien, smashing the undead armies to drive them back into the wasteland in an unprecedented display of military prowess. The armies of Haense and the volunteers were relieved by the Marnan rally, an organized push ensuring the undead would not plague the lands of Haense for a very long time.
  21. THE MUNICIPAL ONE DROP ACT Issued and Confirmed by His Honor, Godwyn Crast, Mayor of Senntisten, 11th of Snow's Maiden, 1649 With the legalization of slavery in the most Holy Kingdom of Marna. We the City Council of Senntisten, believe that slaves should be classified by race. Humanity is the most paramount race within the most holy Kingdom and Capital. Thus the City Council has come to the conclusion that no pure Human will ever be found in the Capital, serving as a slave to another Human. Non-Humans are, clearly, free to be taken and taught the ‘ways of the trade’ as it were. However, the actions of taking potential slaves, must not occur in the public, this will disrupt the peace brought by the Free Company and Order of Saint Lucien. To clarify further, all potentials, must be taken captive either outside the walls of Senntisten or hidden from the public. There is a gray area, which we the good City Council of Senntisten would like to clarify; Half-Humans are inherently abominations, and as such will be allowed to be serve as slaves, within the holy Capital. The Free Company and Order of Saint Lucien may request to learn about the heritage of any civilian within the walls of Senntisten, if found guilty of being a half-Human, the Free Company or Order may forcefully enslave the specimen or auction it. It is important to record this Nations legacy, and it is why, from this day and on, that all new slaves must be registered in the City Hall or by a licensed steward. The purpose of this is not purely for documentation, it is also serves as a recorder of the slaves identity, should the specimen decide to abandon their owners. Slaves who have abandoned their owners, but have been collected back, are to be punished at the discretion of their owners. In short, freedmen who own slaves, may do what they wish with their property, and even order them to do anything they wish, as long as it does not break the law.
  22. The Republic of Vrakai

    The Republic of Vrakai History & Introduction “A map showing the location of the Republic of Vrakai, relative to the Cloud Temple (red).” The Republic of Vrakai is an oligarchic trade republic located in the lands surrounding the estuary of the Baltas river. Initially the lands of Vrakai were settled by wayward farmers and fishermen. Its strategic geographical position allowed it to quickly grow out to become an important centre of trade in central Atlas. The first rulers of these lands were the Mercenarial Free Company of The Black Reiters, a group of equestrian mercenaries who settled the region along with the first wave of commoners. Their rule did more to contain trade than to let it flourish, as they sought to live of these lands like any princely state would: By means of heavy taxation and curbing the rights of merchants and commoners in favour of the ruling elite. Eventually learning that their style of governance was detrimental to the region’s prosperity; and in turn their own; the company gradually began to delegate governmental power to local oligarchs. This increased the efficiency of trade flow and the general prosperity of the region. It also relieved the Reiters of their duty to govern, allowing them to pursue their mercenarial profession more efficiently. This shift of governmental power to the oligarchs eventually culminated in the establishment of the Republic of Vrakai, in which the Reiters merely hold a handful of privileges and maintain an employment contract with the state. This strictly professional relation between the republic and the Reiters allows both parties to be left to pursue profit by merit of their profession in an independent political climate. (( OOC Aims )) (( The Republic of Vrakai is designed to be a central hub for trade and roleplay. We seek to promote non-violent (but still competitive), realistic roleplay, with a strong emphasis on economic production and trade. Due to the close proximity of Belvitz; our capital; to the Cloud temple, there is much opportunity for interaction to be found. Vrakai is also the go-to roleplay hub for fans and students of Messy Medieval, which is the Republic’s semi-official building ideology. )) “A view of the Belvitz marketplace on the East side of the town.” Culture Uniquely, the Republic of Vrakai’s Law does not enforce any cultural or religious customs. Its government prides itself to being modelled after the multicultural populace of the original settlers, who eventually founded the republic. Crucially, in Vrakai, its citizens are guaranteed the freedom to practise their own religious and cultural customs without persecution. (( Though cultural and religious customs aren’t enforced, our nation is nevertheless modelled after a generic Eastern European region with aspects of Hungary, Croatia, Lithuania as well Ukraine. )) Social Organisation Notably, the citizens of Vrakia are divided into two social classes: The commoners and the Burghers (or Bourgeoisie). This class system is maintained by rigorous laws that protect the rights and freedoms of the Burghers in order to allow them to pursue their mercantile ambitions. This eventually brings prosperity to all of the Republic as the wealth of the Bourgeoisie trickles down to the commoners. Commoners make up the general population of the republic and practise generic labour oriented professions like farmer, carpenter, fisherman, etc. In contrast with the local Bourgeoisie, they hold few freedoms. But compared to commoners in order human reams, they are relatively more free. The Burghers are the elitary citizen class of the republic. As the driving force of the city’s trade oriented economy, the Burghers enjoy well deserved privileges such as: various trading rights; the right to bear arms; the right to bear heraldic arms; the right to suffrage in the election of consuls (provided they pay the suffrage tax upon casting their vote); the right to be tried by a burgher judge. “The Belvitz Castle, home to the Mercenarial Free Company of The Black Reiters.” Government The Republic of Vrakai is governed by a group of 3 Consuls and one Praeceptor. The Consuls are the representatives of the Burgher class and perform most of the administrative, legislative and diplomatic functions in government. They are essentially ministers who are assigned to a ministerial task by the Praeceptor (more on this below). By and from among the Burghers, the Consuls are elected every 8 years ((2 months IRL)). The duties of a Consul are: The passing of Laws (by simple majority) The revocation or adjustment of unjust laws (by simple majority) Performing the ministerial functions delegated to them by the Praeceptor The Praeceptor is the Republic’s head of state and chief executive official. From among the Bourgeoisie he is elected by the Consuls every 8 years ((2 months IRL)), by simple majority. In order to effectively maintain the Republic’s security, The Governor holds veto powers on matters such as: the acquisition of the title of Burgher; and the passing of new laws by the Consuls. He is tasked with: Delegating ministerial positions to the elected Consuls. Assigning governors to the hinterland territories. Maintaining the internal security of the republic. (( In due time, a separate forum thread will be dedicated to the exact workings of the political system of the Republic of Vrakai. )) Security For it’s security, the Republic of Vrakai depends on privately contracted groups and companies. Notably, for its national security, the republic relies on the Company of The Black Reiters. Whom it allows to occupy the Belvitz Castle and maintains a permanent security contract with. Law enforcement in the republic is maintained by house Montfort through the Montfort Retinue (Belvitz Guard). Current Government Reginald d'Aumary - Praeceptor [SaintPaint] Ludovico di Monteforte - First Consul [LukyLucaz] Louys de Bruyne - Second Consul [Babadooks] Sergei - Third Consul [Zyelon] “A view from the courtyard of the Belvitz castle.” Law & Justice The Republic of Vrakai maintains three books of law, each concerning itself with an important aspect of Vrakian society and the organisation thereof: The Republican Law covers the lawful workings of the Republic’s institutions. It includes legislation on matters such as: government structure; vassals; and trade & monopoly rights. The Common Code covers the legal rights and duties of the commoner class. The Bourgeois Law determines the rights and freedoms of the Burgher class. (( In due time, a separate forum thread will be dedicated to Law & Justice within the republic which will thoroughly explain our justice system and list all laws. )) Joining Commoners wishing to settle in the Republic of Vrakai should make their way to the town of Belvitz ((trouble finding your way?)) and seek to contact a government official. Likewise, affluent merchants or foreign aristocrats who aspire to attain the title of Burgher, and the rights thereof, should travel to the town of Belvitz and contact a government official. Related Posts Mercenarial Free Company of The Black Reiters House Montfort The Montfort Retinue / Belvitz Guard The Montfort Masonry Guild (( Messy Medieval guild: coming soon )) The Town of Belvitz (( to be updated soon )) Belvitz settlement guide Mother’s Breast Tavern (( coming soon )) First Vrakai-Khronheim Friendship Treaty (( other treaties coming soon )) Guide to Vrakian Politics (( coming soon )) Guide to the Vrakian Bourgeoisie (( coming soon )) Law & Justice in the Republic of Vrakai (( coming soon ))
  23. Annsden Abbey

    Annsden Abbey It was on an early summer morning in the hinterlands of Hanseti, in the Year of Our Lord 1648, when the Annsden Abbey of Jorenus was founded by His Eminence, Archbishop Elphias and Sister Judith of Czena. Once founded, the Archbishop of Jorenus tonsured Sister Judith into becoming the Second Abbess of the Canonist Church and Mother Superior of the holy sisterhood, succeeding the like of Lorina Carrion of Vekaro. Mother Judith and Sister Yuliya are among the first of the nuns to incorporate themselves into the holy institution, with modest plans to bring the Light of GOD to the women of the human bastions, and cleanse the countryside of lost, impure and misguided souls. The principles of the patron saint of Julia are the main attributions that will drive the sisters - chastity, purity, loyalty and the strength to resist wickedness and temptation. Mother Judith of Jorenus leading the sisters through the gardens of Markev, circa 1647. “And all took concubines, except for Horen, who took only one wife. And her name was Julia, and he kept their union holy.” – Book of Horen, Verse II, The Scroll of Gospel Though a meek community, the sisters are fierce in their contribution to the Church and to the people. The Abbey itself is a modest build, formatted to meet the ascetic needs of a convent of monastic servants. Fitted with an infirmary, a central office, misericord, scriptorium and library, as well as monastic cells for the nuns that inhabit the walls, the Annsden Abbey is a reserved and quiet place for all women of the Canonist faith. The Sisters of Annsden carry humble intentions to offer aid to the ailed, shelter to the poor, and food and charity to the impoverished and weak. Mother Judith draws inspiration from the late Order of St. Julia, a sixteenth century sisterhood that shared very similar hopes. “Our mission is simple – to lead those in darkness back home to the Lord. To cast out wickedness. To convert the heathen. To condemn the heretic. And to live by St. Julia’s glorious example.” – Mother Lorina of Vekaro, 1519 The Sisters of Annsden The patron saint of the Abbey, St. Julia, is a paragon of physical and spiritual purity to which all Sisters must adhere. All who subscribe to the Canonist Faith and her example are welcome within the Sisterhood of Annsden. A letter can be sent to the Abbess Judith of Jorenus to begin your initiation into the Church. All vowed sisters must be women and elect to live within the abbey. Women of any age and race are accepted, as long as they convert or are converted to Canonism. Upon introduction a Sister belongs to the Church until they perish or are removed through the hand of His Holiness, or the Abbess. Sworn sisters must adhere and subscribe to the tenets of the Sisterhood and the Church or face reduction or removal. Ranks Sister - Sisters are sworn members of the Church of Canon. They wear a black habit, a coif, and must have their hair shorn to chin length. They are sworn to holy vows of poverty, chastity, purity and sobriety. The Sisters of Annsden reside within the abbey. Sisters are assigned various tasks and chores by their abbess, which they must uphold with earnest effort. Abbess - The authoritative figure of both the Sisterhood and the Abbey of Annsden. The abbess wears a black habit and coif, the same as her sisters. The Abbess assigns tasks, promotes the women, and delegates assignments among the servants and sisters of Annsden. The Abbess leads weekly Scroll Study, meditation and prayer. The Abbess leads and plans wider operations and initiatives, relaying with the noble peerage and clergy of other dioceses. The current Abbess is Mother Judith of Jorenus. Those of Annsden Sister Yuliya of Haense Sister Odette of Annsden Sister Cecily of Wickwood Sister Petra of Marna Sister Bogdanova of Hussaria Sister Henriette of Markev Sister Lisa of Senntisten Sister Katarina of Santegia Sister Lucienna of Czena Sister Esther of Gethsemani Mother Judith, Abbess of Jorenus and Annsden OOC Interested in joining the Sisters of Annsden? Please fill out the receipt below. Character Name: MC Name: Gender: Race: Time zone: Discord [May send privately in PM]: Why do you want to join?
  24. First Vrakai-Khronheim Friendship Treaty This document serves as proof to all princes, free peoples and nations that the Republic of Vrakai and the Republic of Khronheim have entered into a treaty that reinforces their friendship and mutual trust. As agreed upon by their respective councils of leadership, both nations will adhere to the following terms and conditions: To recognise the current leadership of the partner state as the legitimate representatives of their respective nation. To recognise the partner nation’s current borders and agree upon the limit of border expansion towards one another: Not to partake in, or provoke violence against the leadership and people of the partner nation. To guarantee that within their territory the citizens of the partner nation will be free from harm and that no taxes will be levied upon them for this service. To consult each other before taking up arms against another nation. It must however be noted that the Mercenarial Free Company of The Black Reiters is merely under a prolonged contract with the Republic of Vrakai. They will thus be exempt from this condition when not waging war under their contract with Vrakai. To allow their citizens to trade with those of the partner nation, free from taxation on the import and export of goods. To “consider” each other as primary candidate for a military alliance should the region fall prey to aggressive foreign intervention. May the party that breaks with this treaty by means of aggression or neglect of the terms agreed upon be considered oath-breakers and face the shame and disdain thereof. Signed: - Reginald d’Amaury, Praeceptor of Vrakai [SaintPaint] - Ludovico di Monteforte, First Consul of Vrakai [LukyLucaz] - Lans, Captain of The Black Reiters [Yung_N_Hung] - Ewan af Morr, Captain of The Black Reiters [Crusader__] - Lothaire af Calais, Captain of the Black Reiters [Hedonism] - Dorin Irongut, Head of state, Clanfather, Consul of Khronheim [DarthArkous] - Dwain II Irongut, Consul of Khronheim [Hiebe] - Jorik Braveaxe, Chancellor [joenaj]
  25. The Royal Marnan Election Results of 1648 Issued and confirmed by his Majesty, Frederick I Pius of Marna, 13th of Malin’s Welcome, 1648 As the First set of Marnan elections draws to a concise end, the Crown has seen fit to publish its results. It should be noted that, following this pretext, all election results shall become instituted into law. Further elaborations may occur in future documentation, however these results, stamped with the seal of the Marnan government, are thusly now enforced by law. Furthermore, it should be noted that some votes were not counted due to the improper filing and a lack of following instructions. Likewise, it should also be noted that for measures pertaining to law, abstains have been added unto “YES”, for abstaining implies complicity as, if someone did not truly want the measure to be passed, they would have simply voted “NO”. FOR THE POSITION OF THE MAYOR OF SENNTISTEN [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Alexandre Ashford d’Aryn [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Godwyn Crast FOR ACTIONS UPON UNLISTED STRUCTURES UPON MARNAN TERRITORY [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Force these structures into vassalization [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Assimilate these settlements peacefully [xxxxxxxxxxx] Destroy and displace said settlements [xxxxx] Leave these settlements be [xxxx] Abstain FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF MAGIC WITHIN MARNA [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Yes [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] No FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF CACTUS GREEN WITHIN MARNA [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Yes [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] No FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF GAMBLING WITHIN MARNA [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Yes [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] No FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF SLAVERY (NONHUMANS) WITHIN MARNA [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Yes [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] No TO SUMMARIZE Godwyn Crast shall act as the First Mayor of Senntisten, entrusted with the duty of assigning Stewards and ensuring that the city operates smoothly. Free-built settlements shall be forced into vassalization should they encroach upon Marnan territory, to ensure the security of Marna’s borders. The use of Magic shall be permitted within the borders of Marna provided that it is not voidal or deity magic, and that it is only conducted within Public spaces. The use of Cactus Green, a narcotic, shall be permitted within the borders of the Apostolic Kingdom of Marna. The process of Gambling, and all establishments pertaining to Gambling, shall be permitted within the borders of the Apostolic Kingdom of Marna. The trade of Slaves, and other businesses pertaining to such a trade, will be permitted within the borders of the Apostolic Kingdom of Marna provided that those enslaved are not Human nor foreign diplomats. God With Us, His Majesty, Frederick Pius of Marna, Apostolic King of Marna, Rhodesia and Waldenia, Duke of Senntisten and Defender of Rhodesia and the Faith, Brother of Saint Lucien