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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

His Imperial Holiness 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

Jared Bancroft

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

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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 or Mistress of Letters to the Emperor directly.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Countess Amelina Peirgarten

The Mistress of Ceremonies (or Master of Ceremonies) Is in control of the entire Imperial Court’s hiring apparatus, while also acting as a Mistress or Master of Celebrations. The Mistress is in personal contact with the Emperor, passing along hiring as well recommendations for dismissal from service for those who do not perform well in the Imperial Court. The Mistress has the following functions.

  • Review applications for Court officials, and hire them appropriately by interview.
  • Review performance of officials, and pass recommendations for removal to the Emperor.
  • Host Social events, similarly to the Mistress of Celebrations, as secondary duty.

Master of Finances

Grand Duke Markus Delmotte

The Master or Mistress of Finances manages the financial intake and spendage of the Court. Primarily is their duty to convince the peerage to send part of their finances to the Court finances, and then to divvy out the Finances to the relevant Court and Kade parties. The Master of Finances has the following functions.

  • Convince nobles and other wealthy groups to donate to the court and pay homage.
  • Divide stipends to the Kades and Court Servants for their work.
  • Purchase Court-owned objects for the Mistress of Ceremonies to reward to favorites.
  • Ensure the Court does not go bankrupt, or to recover from bankruptcies.

Master of Letters

Haeddi Harhold

The Master or Mistress of Letters manages to communicate to and from the Emperor. The Emperor does not communicate to anyone without using the Master of Letters as an in-between, and the Emperor cannot be contacted by anyone without the Master of Letters filtering what reaches the Emperor, and how it reaches the Emperor (and potentially modifying what reaches the Emperor). The Mastere of Letters has the following functions.

  • Receive letters and communication to the Emperor, filter, modify, pass it along.
  • Receive requests for visitations and meetings with the Emperor and manage agenda.*
  • Send communication from the Emperor to the individuals he wants to talk to.

Master of Cuisines

Mosmo Duviri

The Master of Cuisines has the job to select the drinks and foods to cater to events. This means that for each event hosted by the Celebrations or Ceremonies, the Master of Cuisines (or Mistress) must provide a list of adequately versatile and varied drinks and foods with rich descriptions and themes. The Master or Mistress of Cuisines must also decide every month what types of food are “in fashion” in the Imperial Court, and which are recommended for consumption by the nobility.

  • Cater every event with unique drinks and foods, even while not present at them.
  • Set Court dining and drinking style for the month with relevant themes.

Master of Occults

Dame Valerie Howlester

The Master of Occults is the Imperial Investigator of all things related Occult, when something like that has been reported to the Imperial Court itself. The Master of Occults has an Imperial Warrant, meaning they can investigate any property, any ledger, and any account, as long as the Emperor has decreed it for an Occult investigation (relating to afflictions, magic, etc.). The Master (of Mistress) of Occults eventually proceeds to report about the situation to the Emperor, who may modify Empire-wide law on the matter depending the outcome. The Master of Mistress of Occults has the following functions:

  • Investigate specific Occult matters and reach a report conclusion for the Emperor.
  • Advise the Emperor on unknown Occult matters that are not yet recorded.
  • Give permits for Occult individuals to enter the Imperial Palace without guards.

Master of Inquests

Imperial Lord Vhilomir Kade

Countess Kaya Sorenvik

Cinna Eledhwen

The Master of Inquests is somewhat a callback to the Inquisition, but far less religion oriented. The Master (or Mistress) of Inquests must be observant at all times, scouting for potential Imperial Family disloyal nobles, or nobles who speak out or commit thought crimes against the Feudal Contract and the duty of nobility (for example, by engaging in Jacobinist thoughts). The Emperor sends the Inquestors on missions to contact the Imperial Guard to apprehend suspects, and investigate them humanely in the Imperial Palace dungeon to figure out where their true loyalties lie. The Master of Inquests is not a thug organization like the Inquisition was in the past, it is a dignified investigative force without any militant or torture practices. The Master or Mistress of Inquests has the following tasks:

  • Be vigilant against anti-Imperial sentiment and anti-noble sentiment among Nobles.
  • Conduct investigations against anti-Imperial and anti-noble things among Nobles.
  • Work with the Imperial Guard to apprehend suspects for investigation.

Master of Hotiers

Countess Milena Cadieux

The Master of Hotiers decides the standards for Court permitted clothing. That is to say, while the Honneurs code of behavior prescribes a certain set of clothing as permissible in public life, the Hotiers code of clothing dictates the freedom of clothing in the Imperial Court. While for example the Honneurs permits a woman to have bare shoulders, the Hotiers may ban bared shoulders at the Imperial Court, and as such expel anyone breaking the rules. The Master or Mistress of Hotiers also sets the court style every month, the “high fashion” of what is in at the Palace, and as such recommended for nobility, while also dragging nobles who insist on wearing family colors as clothing all the time. The Master or Mistress of Hotiers has the following tasks:

  • Set the Hotiers Code of clothing at the Imperial Court, the high class society dress code.
  • Set the monthly high fashion styles at the Imperial court for noble recommendations.
  • Criticize nobles who have a lacking fashion sense and self-styling that degrades them.

Master of Conduces

Duke Augustin Reinard

The Master of Conduces produces the actual Honneurs Code of Behavior for the nobles, how they should interact with each other, how they should talk to each other, what subtextual behavior is permitted, and what kinds of actions and gestures are permitted in public and in private. The Master or Mistress of Conduces produces the primary Honneurs Code and is able to modify it, while also producing the Calemberg Honneurs (specifically aimed at Conservatives) and the Souvereine Honneurs (specifically aimed at Liberals), while then also dictating which family is expected to follow which code, whether it be core, liberal, or conservative. The Master of Conduces must also strictly enforce these rules. The Master or Mistress of Conduces has the following tasks:

  • Set the Honneurs Code of behavior and interactions for the nobles (core).
  • Set the Calemberg Code of behavior and interactions for the conservative nobles.
  • Set the Souvereine Code of behavior and interactions for the liberal nobles.
  • Enforce all of these codes, while also dictating codes to various families.
  • Be of the most upstanding protocol and behavior themselves.

Master of Celebrations

Baron Garth Viduggla Count Merdoc Slumberwood Imperial Lady Rowena Kade

The Master or Mistress of Celebrations is simplest put, an event hoster for the Imperial Court, both big public displays, as well as social gatherings at the Palace for a limited crowd.Additionally, the Masters of Celebrations may also come together and issue a Court Favor Competition (for example, best gift to the Emperor, or best donation to the court celebrating the military) which challenge all the Nobility to perform at their best in the eyes of the Court. This is all the Mistresses and Masters of Celebrations do, but they are very involved and busy tasks.

Master of Hunts

Count-Consort Rodrigo Peirgarten

The Master or Mistress of Hunts is similar to the Mistresses and Masters of Celebrations, but more unique in that they specifically host events outside near horse racing arenas, the Imperial hunting grounds and the outlying forests. It is their task to host hunts and outdoor activities, as well as the less social and more rambunctious events that the nobility might want to be spectator to, as well as viably contact ongoing commoner events, and arrange for a reserved noble spectator stand or booth away from the commoners for the nobles to watch the commoners go about their business. This is all the Master or Mistress of the Hunts does, but they are involved and busy tasks.

The Government Ministers

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The State, currently led by the Bancroft Chancellery is a group of offices established by Lord Chancellor Jared I during his tenure, itself a continuation of the New Model style of Government used by Dietrich I. 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

Baroness Madelyn de Azcoissia

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 maintain the State budget
  • The right to carry a weapon for ceremonial and self-defense scenarios
  • The right to create and manage non-Imperial, non-Velheim related funds.

Logistics Minister

Sir Ardige Viduggla

The Logistics Minister is charged with managing the logistics that directly relate to the military and state-controlled assets. A list of the Logistics Ministries full rights and responsibilities are as follows.

  • Dictates the forced conscription of soldiers within the Regalian Archipelago.
  • Dictates the allocation of troops, ships, and additional logistics to the Regalian Military.
  • The duty to maintain a ledger of state agents for specific roles, with their noted skillset.
    • As an example, this would record an Allar with knowledge of Hadar's geography.

Foreign Minister

Lithuandir Telarel

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 carry a weapon for ceremonial and self-defense scenarios
  • The right to create ad hoc committees focused on a specific diplomatic mission

Arcane Minister

Countess Vivana Avalorn

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.

Whip Minister

Baron Klaus Typhonus

The Whip Minister is the successor of the old Government Whip position, inheriting a heavily altered list of responsibilities and rights to fit the needs of the new model of government. A list of the Whip Reichsrat Minister's full rights and responsibilities are as follows.

  • The right to dictate the performance of an Imperial Summons. This is a 1 on 1 accusation inquest by the Whip in front of the Chancellor, wherein the Whip singles out a Minister or state agent they believe should be fired or disciplined, and try to convince the Chancellor by performing an accusation in front of him at the Regalian Senate Hall.
  • The right to dictate search warrants on Noble Estate to the Old Guard Charter.
  • The right to call noble titleholders to answer for their actions where the Regalian State has an interest.
  • The right to call for a Diet of the Nobility without the consent of the nobility, provided that a justification can be provided in the interests of the State. As an aside note, this still requires three days notice to be given ahead of time.
  • The right to assemble ad hoc committees and tribunals to handle minor matters in the Regalian Capital.

Alms Minister

Countess-Consort Sivrid Sorenvik

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 an information network to the Violet Order. A list of the Minister of Alms's full rights and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Hold fundraising events in city spaces, and pay no taxes on the money collected.
  • Offer tax breaks (with Financial Minister approval) for businesses who agree to donate food and supplies.
  • Offer tax breaks (with Financial Minister approval) to businesses and craftspeople who agree to a mentorship program for unskilled/youth/displaced workers.
  • Shall be permitted to dole out and oversee work and community service punishments to released prisoners and cured sanguine and werebeasts.
  • Shall be permitted to carry weapons, when in proximity to released prisoners.

Privy Minister

Claire d’Agennes

The Privy Minister is an office which aims to provide a more complete "Commons Ministry" which is answerable to the Lord Chancellor and foreign Minister. A list of the Privy Minister's full rights and responsibilities are as follows:

  • The right to carry a weapon for ceremonial and self-defense scenarios
  • The right to be informed about of and assist in guard investigations and meetings when related to the security of the Empire and potential threats.
  • The right to receive Lord Chancellor approval on investigative tactics.
  • The right to draft operating procedures detailing how to respond to crisis events.

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

Duke 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.

Armament Commissioner

Erwin Braunschweiger

The Armament Commissioner is a Chancellor-appointed Agency which handles the registration and maintenance of the State's weapon permits on the Crown Isle, as detailed in the Regalian Weapon and Armor Permits Legal Code.

Occult Commissioner

Count Leufred du Triege

The Occult Commissioner is a Chancellor-appointed Agency which handles the registration and processing of the State's White Occult and Court Mages on the Crown Isle, as detailed in the Occult Power Legislation and Usage Legal Code.

Lifeguard Commissioner

Dame Stephanie Kreiburg

The Lifeguard Commissioner is a Chancellor-appointed Agency which handles the registration of official Noble House Guards on the Crown Isle, as detailed in the Noble Houseguard and Servants Legal Code.

Mercenary Commissioner

Baron Theopold Kreiburg

The Mercenary Commissioner is a Chancellor-appointed Agency which handles the registration of Mercenaries on the Crown Isle, as detailed in the Mercenary Rights and Laws Legal Code.

Reeves Office

Tirioc Mionther

The Reeve's Office is an Emperor-appointed (with 2 Clerks appointed by the Chancellor) Agency which handles conflict resolving with the City Guard, as well as violations of Blueblood Court Privileges, as defined both in Legal Codes and the | Regalian City Guard thread

Crookback Representative

Countess Valarosta Ino-Femmun

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

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

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

Reimar Typhonus

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 Rodrigo Peirgarten
  • Field Marshal Valarosta Ino-Femunn
  • Field General Markus Delmotte
  • Field General Theopold Kreiburg
  • Field General Pelle di Caitagna
  • Field General Cinna Eledhwen
  • Field General Natharia Mac Conall
  • Field General Eddair Mac Connall
  • Field General Hans Nowotny

Navy Commanders

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

  • Division Admiral Valeninto Solisti
  • Wing Admiral Eddair Black
  • Wing Admiral Abelhard Latimer
  • Wing Admiral Tehrathel Avalorn
  • Wing Admiral Maxence Kreiburg

Military Commissioner

Theopold Kreiburg

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.