Regalian Government

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The Regalian Government is the vast judicial, bureaucratic and executive apparatus that runs the Regalian Empire, and the Regalian Commonwealth at large. The Regalian Empire is, surface and population wise, the largest Empire known on Aloria proper, while also maintaining the largest known government system to run the entire Empire into the smallest detail. With the succession of Cedromar I and through the continuing rule of Alexander I, the government was restyled into what was referred to as The New Model Government. This reform was initiated due to the ever failing bureaucracy centered around State Councils, an ancient tradition left behind from centuries ago and dating all the way back to the Regalian Kingdom. The Regalian Government features four primary Courts; the Crown, the State (including both Ministries and Agencies), the Imperial Court, and the Regalian Military. These Courts have authority and power within their own jurisdiction, and are all integral parts that make up the greater whole of the the Regalian Government.

The Crown

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The Crown is the central body of the Regalian Empire and the Imperial Seat. Most positions inside the Crown s are not attainable for anyone but the Royal Family of Regalia, though some favorite positions are open to those who are able to climb the ranks of the Emperor's close favorites. These positions are generally described as some of the most prestigious positions in the entire Empire, because they are certainly the closest to the Crown's favor.

Emperor of Regalia

Alexander I

The Crown is the undisputed head of the Regalian Empire and of the Unionist faith. The Crown must always be a descendant of Emperor Theomar the first, and must always be male. Due to the elective inheritance act of 304 AC, the heir must also be chosen by the previous Emperor through an election process called the Tahn which involves a theological debate between the Crown and the Supreme Reverend on the matter of necessity.

  • Has full authority over the Regalian Empire.

Lord Chancellor

Madelyn de Azcoissia

The Lord Chancellor by Crown consent, as with the Assembly, represents the Emperor in authority and Duty and where necessary, be granted executive power to rule parts of the Empire in the Crown’s stead. This position is currently elective via Noble Assembly and appointed directly by the Emperor, and rules the State Government, along with partial authority in Military matters.

  • Dictates Regalian State Law in the Empire, being able to change any and all Regalian State Laws.
  • Dictates the creation of Charters.
  • Dictates the declaration of war on foreign states and can force the Marshalry to focus on a specific front.
  • Dictates the summoning of foreign dignitaries to Court for an event (think Iron Duke, Ithanian Prince Sovereign, King of Nordskag etc).

The Imperial Court

Steward2.png Imperial Court positions are IC jobs available mostly to Nobility (but with good exception, also commoners) which allow one to garner prestige by working at the Imperial Palace, but also engage with the nobility at large through these occupations. They all factor into the Noble Prestige and title progressions, but are jobs in that they do require a modicum of investment to pay off. All positions are accountable, meaning they can be fired and dismissed without warning if Court politics go a certain way, including the Mistress or Master of Ceremonies who can be complained about through the Master/Mistress of Ceremonies.

Master/Mistress of Ceremonies

Amelina Peirgarten

  • Host Meetings with Imperial Court members.
  • May team-up with any member to co-op their work.
  • Can petition the Emperor to dismiss members at Court.
  • Take applications and approve Imperial Court members.

Master/Mistress of Occults

Valarosta Ino-Femunn

  • Manage access to the Occult Archive micro Events of the Imperial Library.
  • Lead Scholar auditoriums and inquiries into new Occult phenomena.

Master/Mistress of Secrets

Madelyn de Azcoissia

  • Manage the Black Hand, but not be a member of it as Overseer.
  • Must hire third-party Black Hand Operatives in secrecy.
  • Must do Info-Drops of “Curiosities” discovered IC to the Crown.

Master/Mistress of Celebrations (Plural)

Tuija Viduggla

Florian Peirgarten

Laenrell Avalleia

  • Must host Court Events from the neutral grounds of the Palace.
  • Must host System Prestige Competitions.

Master/Mistress of Melepele

Lithuandir Telarel

  • Must select the once monthly foreign stay-over week location.
  • Must host events and host at the foreign stay-over location.

Master/Mistress of Whistledown

Genevieve Howlester

  • Must manage the rating list of Debutantes and singles in Nobility.
  • Must host Debutante Balls for singles to court and get together.

Master/Mistress of Prowess (Plural)

Stalvinge Viduggla

Natharia Mac Conall

Breothric Greenwood

  • Must DM (not participate) in Hunting Events for the Nobility.
  • Must Host and acquire Gladiators for the betting for the Nobility

Master/Mistress of Conduces

Milena Cadieux

  • Set the Policy on a unified Code of Conduct at the Palace.
  • Set the Policy on a unified Code of Conduct outside the Palace.
  • Set the Policy on a unified Dress Code policy for all Nobility.

Master/Mistress de Socièteur (Plural)

Markus Delmotte

Vacant

  • Mingle at the Imperial Palace (or Imperial Progress) and provide a social hotspot for members of the Peerage to gather.
  • Host frequent mini impromptu events at the Imperial Palace.
  • Invite guests or entertainment to interact with.

The Government Ministers

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The State, currently led by the de Azcoissia Chancellery is a group of offices established and managed by the Lord Chancellor and Ministries. The Chancellory is the civilian government of the Empire, a culmination of the Ministers and the Bureaucracy that run the various sectors of the Empire as a whole, both internally and externally. The Cabinet itself is made up of a mix of Advisors (In Proto-Regalian, Kanzlerrat) and Ministers (In Proto-Regalian, Reichsrat). All Ministerial positions are created and appointed by the Lord Chancellor or the Emperor. All government positions are beholden to the Lord Chancellor, and Ministers can be removed at any time, for any reason. Every office (except the Kanzlerrat) may appoint their own unofficially registered assistants, clerks and stewards, but these will not be officially recorded or given official power.

Finance Minister

Vacant

The Financial Ministry oversees the allocation of finances, as well as the set levels of taxes and other financial incomes or expenses of the Regalian Empire as a whole. They set the budgets for the other ministries, and provides finances for carrying out government missions. A list of the Finance Ministry’s full rights and responsibilities are as follows.

  • The right to allocate government finances on behalf of the State.
  • The right to set taxation levels for the State.
  • The right to order the Regalian Guard to arrest Nobles who do not pay their taxes.
  • The right to carry a weapon for ceremonial and self-defense scenarios.
  • The right to create and manage non-Imperial, non-Velheim related funds.

Foreign Affairs Minister

Markus Delmotte

The Foreign Ministry largely involves itself with making deals and contracts with foreign nations, as well as suzerain states such as the Ithanian Sovereignty, Kingdom of Nordskag, or other smaller clients. They would arrange safe passage for armies through neutral states during wartime, and negotiate peace treaties on behalf of the State. The Foreign Ministry operates with an interior Diplomacy Core, often being sent out on diplomatic missions abroad, and are rumored to also be tasked with organizing less than savory government missions. A list of the Foreign Reichsrat's full rights and responsibilities are as follows:

  • The Right to create and send diplomatic missions on behalf of the Regalian State, provided they have funding from the government
  • The Right to negotiate with foreign nations on behalf of the Regalian State
  • The Right to appoint Ambassadors within the Ministry to send on diplomatic missions
  • The Right to create ad hoc committees focused on a specific diplomatic mission
  • The Right to carry a weapon for ceremonial and self-defense scenarios

Occult Minister

Elana of Brackenfell

The Arcane Minster is responsible for overseeing and managing the supernatural activities of the Regalian State. While focused mostly on the Crown Isle, the Minister does have some duties that go beyond the borders of the Regalian Capital.

  • The right to investigate Occult events on the Crown Isle on behalf of the State
  • The right to safely secure Occult objects on behalf of the State
  • The right to register all Noble Court Mages
  • The right to grant White Status permits to Occult Persona on the Crown Isle.
  • The right to declare Black Status on Occult Persona on the Crown Isle with adequate and presented proof of severe Occult-related crimes against the Regalian Empire.
  • The right to declare a public area of the Crown Isle permissible for Occult Ability usage.

Alms Minister

Sivrid Sorenvik

Commoner Executive

Haeddi Van Hal

The Minister of Alms is meant to not only reach out to the impoverished, but mainly to assist those who wish to rise from poverty or reintegrate with society, and serves as a support network for the Citizens of Regalia. A list of the Minister of Alms's full rights and responsibilities are as follows:

  • The Right to assemble ad hoc committees and tribunals to handle minor matters in the Regalian Capital.
  • The Right to own the Alms House, which will serve as “neutral ground” under State protection. Only the Imperial Guard or direct Crown Authority can override a Neutral Ground location. (Currently, only the Alms House has this privilege.)
  • The Right to approve of building permits, which still need to be approved by the Bureaucracy before construction can start.
  • The Right to carry a weapon for ceremonial and self-defense scenarios.
  • The Right to establish a “Brute Squad” that may legally own weapons, but is expected to use them purely to defend the Alms House and to never instigate a fight.
  • The Right to appoint and remove at will a “Commoner Executive.”
  • The Commoner Executive alone has the following Rights: To assign the status of “Meritorious” or “Unmeritorious” citizens, maintaining a public registrar of such for use by State and Nobility. To access Violet Order records for investigations. To bring forth, to vote in Assembly, provisionally raising the Civil Status of Meritorious individuals. The right to host “Commoner’s Assemblies” wherein citizens may proclaim concerns and needs. The right to report information brought forth during Commoner’s Assemblies to the Lord Chancellor

Defense Minister

Jared Bancroft

Armament Executive

Erwin Braunschweiger

Lifeguard Executive

Howland von Schwarzkrau

Mercenary Executive

Fulgore Fanger

The Minister of Defense coordinates heavily with the Regalian Military Core Leadership. Together, they lead State and Crown efforts regarding military, defense, and intelligence campaigns. The Minister of Defense must always either be currently serving in the Regalian Military or is a Veteran.

  • The Right to dictate the forced conscription of soldiers within the Regalian Archipelago during time of War.
  • The Right to dictate the allocation of troops, ships, and additional logistics to the Regalian Military during time of War.
  • The Right to handle State Intelligence through their three "Speakers."
  • The Right to sit on the Imperial Marshal Cabinet as an Advisor, and coordinate with the Cabinet on matters of Defense.
  • The Right to form ad hoc Regiments to deal with matters abroad, with approval of the Imperial Marshal Cabinet and Lord Chancellor.
  • The Right to carry out investigations independently of the Regalian Guard on non-Imperial Grounds.
  • The Right to appoint and remove at will an “Armament Executive”
  • The Armament Executive alone has the following rights: The Right to maintain and manage a registry of approved State Weapon permits on the Crown Isle.
  • The Right to appoint and remove at will a “Lifeguard Executive”
  • The Lifeguard Executive alone has the following rights: The Right to maintain and manage a registry of Official Noble House Guards on the Crown Isle.
  • The Right to appoint and remove at will a “Mercenary Executive”
  • The Mercenary Executive alone has the following rights: The Right to maintain and manage a registry of Official Mercenaries on the Crown Isle.
  • The Right to carry a weapon for ceremonial and self-defense scenarios.


Whip Minister

Cillian Mac Conall

The Minister of the Whip serves to ensure all Ministers, and the Lord Chancellor, are adhering to their duties and exercising their rights in service of the State and Empire. The Whip Minister mainly oversees meetings between the Ministries and Lord Chancellor.

  • The Right to call, at will, a meeting of all Ministers and the Lord Chancellor to discuss Government Affairs.
  • The Right to oversee weekly meetings of all Ministers and the Lord Chancellor.
  • The Right to enforce bi-weekly reports of Ministerial activity to the Lord Chancellor.
  • The Right to attend any Ministerial meeting , to ensure proper protocol.


Academia Minister

Haeddi Van Hal

The Minister of Academia exists to expand the scholarly knowledge and capabilities of the State. The Ministry maintains the right to judge established groups of scholars within the Crown Isle, and afford them rights and resources, so long as their research is to the benefit of the State and Empire.

  • The Right to choose in what manners the State focuses research.
  • The Right to commission scholars and resources to advance said research.
  • The Right to mount official investigations into scholarly matters abroad.
  • The Right to maintain and manage a registrar of all Scholarly Guilds within the Crown Isle.
  • The Right to grant research rights to Scholarly Guilds within the Crown Isle, providing those Research rights do not breach Regalian Law or good sensibilities.

The Violet Order

Regaliabbanner.png The Violet Order is the City Guard of Regalia, and is responsible for law enforcement in the Capital City. Led by a Lord Commander elected by popular vote of the guard force, the Violets have several sub offices which assist in the functioning of the organization.

Lord Commander

Viggo Sorenvik

The Lord Commander is the highest authority within the Violet Order. In charge of approving and declining applications for new guards, the position can command any and all in the Violet Order. The Lord Commander is elected by majority vote of all Violet Guards present at regular Guard Meetings, and commanders the organization until resignation, or a vote of impeachment.

Medical Requisition Officer

Cecile Howlester

The Medical Requisition Officer (Medical Officer for short) is responsible for maintaining the Guard Medic Corps. The Guard Medic Corps are responsible for medical assistance in Greygate Isle, as well as field-Medical duties to Guards, but also curing of any Affliction they can and are commanded to do. The Guard Medic Corps can be commanded by any City Guard. The Medical Officer can both be a Guard, or a civilian, and grants access to all parts of the prison, but not armor and weapon permits, nor the right to enforce the law. This position can freely be hired and fired by the Lord Commander and is considered part of the Lord Commander's cabinet (so if a new Commander is voted in, this position is expected to be vacated for someone else).

Surgeon Inspectors

Cro-Maarx Vyzal

Jocelyn von Deurr

Violetta de Piedmont

The Surgeon Inspector position is responsible for investigating, inspecting, and reviewing any Citizen-Run Clinic or individual practicing Doctor and Healers. They can determine if a Clinic is safe, run with the health and safety of citizens in mind, and can call upon Guards to arrest any engaging in illegal practices. Clinics cleared by the Surgeon Inspectors are considered by the State to be safe for use by the general public. While they do not have the right to arrest individuals on their own or engage in day-to-day Guard duty, they are considered a part of the Violet Order and have access to arrest records for the purposes of investigations into Clinics. Inspectors cannot force inspections onto clinics or doctors, but can declare those that refuse inspections as "Un-Inspected." This position can freely be hired and fired by the Lord Commander.

Crafts Requisition Officer

Jared Bancroft

The Crafts Requisition Officer (Crafts Officer for short) is responsible for managing the businesses and logistics of the Guard. This can include a forge that works for the guards, as well as managing the Artifact Storage of the Guard. The Crafts Officer should also OOC communicate with the World Staff when new Guard Offices and Rooms are required. They should also manage the report storage for Crimes and bring forth documentation during trials where necessary. The Crafts Officer also manages demolition experts, when they are required in the field, to demolish an entryway through either explosives or battering ram. The Crafts Officer can both be a Guard, or a civilian, and grants access to all parts of the prison, but not armor and weapon permits, nor the right to enforce the law. This position can freely be hired and fired by the Lord Commander and is considered part of the Lord Commander's cabinet (so if a new Commander is voted in, this position is expected to be vacated for someone else).

The Government Agencies

Consulaa.png Government Agencies are different from Government Ministers in the sense that their roles are focused on one specific duty or topic. Government Agencies can be created by the Chancellor and the Assembly, but some positions are created strictly by the Legal Codes of Regalian Law. In general, Government Agencies only have a singular person appointed to them, but some offices may have additional clerks where necessary.

Belliard Representative

Dietrich von Drachenburg

The Belliard Representative is responsible for the regulation of Puretek on the Crown Isle. The position must always be held by a member of the Guilds of Saint Belliard, be that honorific or otherwise, and their sole duty is to issue Puretek permits to individuals.

Undercity Representative

Valarosta Ino-Femmun

The Undercity Representative is a Chancellor-appointed Government Agency which serves as a communication point between the Regalian State and the Undercity.

Velheim Development Fund Manager

Kaya Sorenvik

The Manager is a State-Appointed individual who manages and delegates the funds from the Velheim Development Fund, which should go towards the benefit and well-being of the Velheim People in the Archipelago.

The Regalian Military

Ostmark.png The Regalian Military, comprising both the Imperial Navy and the Imperial Army, is the collective of the Regalian Armed Forces functioning directly under the authority of the Regalian high command. The Regalian Military is the sole military body responsible for the safety of the Regalian Empire, deploying troops during wartimes, and merchant fleet protection when violence is not rampant. The military itself extends the Emperor’s protection across the various suzerain states that are subject to the Regalian Commonwealth, and is also used as a means to intimidate or influence independent states. The Regalian Military is one of the largest military forces on Aloria which still retains a very structured organization, making it a formidable adversary to any state that finds itself on the opposite side of a military conflict.

Prince Marshal

Imperial Prince Cedromar Kade

The Prince Marshal is an honorary position given to an Imperial Prince who serves in the Regalian Military. The current and only Prince Marshal is Cedromar Kade, who previously held the position before his ascension to the Imperial Throne.

Imperial Court Marshal

William Howlester

The Imperial Court Marshal is another honorary position which indicates the Emperor’s favorite General or Admiral, and also serves as the Master of Medals at award ceremonies. The current Imperial Court Marshal is William Howlester, who is one of the most decorated generals in recent history.

Grand Marshal

Valentino Solisti

The Grand Marshal is the overseer of the Imperial Marshal Cabinet and can veto any decision made by the Cabinet. This position can be appointed (and removed) by a majority vote of the Cabinet.

Army Commanders

Army Commanders include both the Field Marshals of the Regalian Army, as well as the Field Generals beneath them.

  • Field Marshal Hengest Harhold
  • Field Marshal Valarosta Ino-Femunn
  • Field General Alastair Mac Conall
  • Field General Yao Nil’hund
  • Field General Charles Wulfmacht
  • Field General Reimar Falkenreich

Navy Commanders

Navy Commanders include both the Division Admirals of the Regalian Navy, as well as the Wing Admirals beneath them.

  • Division Admiral Abelhard Petrou
  • Wing Admiral Tehrathel Avalleia
  • Wing Admiral Gwendolyn Black

Military Commissioner

Cro-Maarx Vyzal

The Military Commissioner is a position appointed by the Imperial Court Marshal that handles the maintaining of records for breaches of Military Court Privilege, as well as initiating the process of Court Martial for the Regalian Military and (when applicable) the City Guard.

The Regalian Undercity

While the Regalian Undercity operates fully autonomous from the wider State Government, there are a few positions that have been created by the Undercity to ensure that their unique legal situation is adhered to, both in and outside their jurisdiction. More information on the Regalian Undercity can be found on this forum manual.

Black info.png The Crookback Council may create their own laws and legislative process, with jurisdiction extending only to the Undercity. These laws supersede State Law where applicable, and the Crookback Council may enforce these Crookback Laws using their own personal Militia.

Crookback Council Members

Crookback Council Members are those individuals who hold positions on the governing body of the Regalian Undercity. For more info, please read the Crookback Council forum thread.

  • Duchess Valarosta Ino-Femunn
  • Anathema
  • Sirena Shaw
  • Abigail Tucker
  • Cecil Riv'ensteel
  • Hessolis Cavven'karr

Crookback Militia Commander Harlow Ketch

The Crookback Militia Commander is the leader of the Crookback Militia, tasked with enforcing Crookback Law in the Undercity. For more information on the Crookback Militia, please read their forum thread.