Regalian Government

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Regalian Government
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Organization
Leader Emperor Alexander I
Headquarters The Imperial Palace, Crown Isle
Affiliation Regalian Empire
Related Groups

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, one of the largest empires known on Aloria proper, while also maintaining one of the largest known government systems to run it all into the smallest details. As a result, the powers and organizations that manage daily life are subdivided into various groups, all borrowing their power from the absolute authority of the Regalian Emperor. Below is a list of the most recognizable offices in the Empire, alongside the current holders of those positions.

The Regalian Crown

The Emperor

Name: Alexander I Kade-Alltmeister
Description: The Emperor is the supreme authority within the Regalian Empire. As Vessel of The Everwatcher according to Unionism, the Emperor holds both secular and spiritual authority over much of the Regalian population. Despite this, the Emperor is only a single, mortal man, and so delegates most of the daily running of the Empire to various offices, though can at anytime execute Imperial Prerogative in order to steer the Empire back on his preferred course.

The Prince-Regents

Name: Imperial Princes Reynaud (Archipelago Only) & Raymond Kade (all other territories)
Description: The Prince-Regent wields the same secular authority of the Emperor, and acts in His name when issuing decrees over the Regalian Archipelago. While the position was once held by a single Imperial Prince, political machinations by the former Noble Assembly saw the office divided in two.

The Regalian State

The Lord Chancellor

Name: Madelyn de Azcoissia
Description: The Lord Chancellor is the Emperor's representative in the civil government, and exercises the full power associated with such. The Chancellor may freely alter State Law as they please, create Ministries to delegate power to support their tenure, create charters, and other duties not listed here.
List of Rights & Duties:

  • 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 Ministers

Finance Minister

Name: Erick von Eisner
Description: 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.
List of Rights & Duties:

  • 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 Minister

Name: Milena Cadieux
Description: 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.
List of Rights & Duties:

  • 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

Name: Elana of Brackenfell
Description: 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.
List of Rights & Duties:

  • 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

Name: Sivrid Sorenvik
(Commoner Executive): Haeddi Van Hal
Description: 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.
List of Rights & Duties:

  • 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

Name: Jared Bancroft
Armament Executive: Erwin Braunschweiger
Lifeguard Executive: Howland von Schwarzkrau
Mercenary Executive: Rodrigo Peirgarten
Description: 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.
List of Rights & Duties:

  • 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

Name: Cillian Mac Conall
Description: 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.
List of Rights & Duties:

  • 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.

The Government Agents

Belliard Representative to the Crown Isle

Name: Dietrich von Drachneburg
Description: 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 Heress Belliard, be that honorific or otherwise, and their sole duty is to issue Puretek permits to individuals.

Undercity Representative

Name: Valarosta Ino-Femmun
Description: The Undercity Representative is a Chancellor-appointed Government Agency which serves as a communication point between the Regalian State and the Undercity.

Privy Officer

Name: Haeddi Van Hal
Description: The Privy Officer is a Chancellor-appointed Government Official which serves to study the specific needs of the Empire and State, and devise solutions to be brought to appropriate Ministries, or to the Lord Chancellor. The Officer generally has a single most important topic or task at a time. The Privy Officer has the right to attend Ministerial Meetings and petition for required resources from Ministers or the Lord Chancellor.

The Imperial Court Officials

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 to the Emperor via Geo-Politics Progressions.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Name: Amelina Peirgarten
List of Duties:

  • 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.

Mistress of Occults

Name: Valarosta Ino-Femunn
List of Duties:

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

Mistress of Secrets

Name: Madelyn de Azcoissia
List of Duties:

  • 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.

Masters & Mistresses of Celebrations

Names:

  • Tuija Nordhjem
  • Laeroth Minarith
  • Maliyah Kassambara

List of Duties:

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

Master of Melepele

Name: Florian Peirgarten
List of Duties:

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

Mistress of Whistledown

Name: Genevieve Howlester
List of Duties:

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

Masters & Mistresses of Prowess

Names:

  • Stalvinge Nordhjem
  • Natharia Mac Conall
  • Cillian Gallagher

List of Duties:

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

Mistress of Conduces

Name: Milena Cadieux
List of Duties:

  • 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 of Socièteur

Names:

  • Jared Bancroft
  • Acelina Litvinova

List of Duties:

  • 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 Regalian Marshal Cabinet

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.

Imperial Court Marshal

Name:William Howlester
Description: 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.

Grand Marshal

Name: Valarosta Ino-Femunn
Description: 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.


Naval Commanders

Division Admirals

  • Abelhard Petrou
  • Gwendolyn Black

Wing Admirals

  • Aksel Nordhjem
  • Rond'e Gamal
  • Yshfa Morathes
  • Erynor Valroris

Army Commanders

Field Marshals

  • Reimar of Calemberg
  • Alastair Mac Conall
  • Yao Kassambara

Field Generals

  • Rodrigo Peirgarten
  • Florian Peirgarten
  • Alfred Wulfmacht
  • Charles Schuster
  • Natharia Mac Conall
  • Osira Braewanyir
  • Theopold Kreiburg

The Violet Order

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

Name: Viggo Sorenvik
Description: 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

Name: Novellia Reinard
Description: 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

Name: Jocelyn von Deurr
Description: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

Name: Taeron Kassambara
Description: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 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.

The Crookback Council

Names:

  • Valarosta Ino-Femunn
  • Anathema
  • Sirena Shaw
  • Abigail Tucker
  • Cecil Riv'ensteel

Description: 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.

Militia Commander

Name: Harlow Ketch
Description: 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.