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

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

His Grace 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 Occults

Duchess Valarosta Ino-Femunn

The Master of Occults is a relatively new public title, even while the Crown has kept an eye on Occult matters for many years. Tasked specifically with managing access to the Imperial Library’s Occult Archive, and leading Scholar Auditoriums, the Master of Occult is the the most approachable means to discuss and theorize about the Occult with a representation of the Crown.

  • 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.

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

Master of Secrets

Duchess Madelyn de Azcoissia

The Master of Secrets is tasked with handling communication and intelligence relating to the Imperial Court. Curiosities are often whispered from the Master of Secrets to the Crown, and the influence of the Master reaches far beyond even the Imperial Court, even if it is rarely discussed openly. Most Government officials will recognize the small black sigil and learn to not ask too many questions about what is within.

  • 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 of Celebrations

Duchess Tuija Viduggla

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.

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

Master of Melepele

Duke Lithuandir Telarel

The Master of Melepele, often connected to the Foreign Ministry, selects foreign destinations for a selective series of events and gatherings. These locations are chosen once a month, with the Master of Melepele serving as host.

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


Master of Whistledown

Lady Maria Solisti

The Master of Whistledown handles the eligible bachelors and debutantes within the nobility. They are an incredibly influential individual within the Court, often able to change the course of Noble relationships with a snap of their fingers.

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

Master of Prowess

Lady Marisa Solisti

Breothric Greenwood

The Master of Prowess handles hunting Events for the Nobility, and also seeks out talent for Gladiator-events. The Nobility often engage in both the high-class hunting events, and betting on Gladiator fights.

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

Master of Conduces

Vacant

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.

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

Her High Grace 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 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.

Logistics Minister

His Grace 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

His Grace 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

His Grace Leufred du Triege

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

Her Grace 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:

  • 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 petition the Finance Ministry for use of Regalian Improvement Fund, not beholden to assembly vote. If the Finance Ministry agrees, the fund is used. If the Finance Ministry disagrees, then an Assembly vote is held. A vote is also required for any amount over X amount of regals (like 50+k). This coin can be used by any of the Ministries under their authority but does not ever leave the Improvement Fund until it is spent
  • 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.

Defense Minister

His Grace Jared Bancroft

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 handle State Intelligence through an appointed Logistics Minister (currently Ardige Viduggla) and 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 carry a weapon for ceremonial and self-defense scenarios.

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

His Grace 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

His Grace 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

His Grace Cillian Mac Connall

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

His High Grace 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

Undercity Representative

Her High Grace 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.

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

His Imperial Highness 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

His Lordship 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

His High Grace Reimar Falkreich

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 Edrick Black
  • Wing Admiral Abelhard Latimer
  • Wing Admiral Tehrathel Avalorn
  • Wing Admiral Maxence Kreiburg

Military Commissioner

Vacant

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.