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Articles of Imperium

The constitution of the Aelyrian Empire.

[h=2]History[/h]
While adjustments were made to the Articles of Imperium during the [wiki=Recent_Events_in_Aelyria]L'Evienne Kingdom[/wiki], the reversion to the Aelyrian Empire in the wake of the [wiki]Succession Crisis[/wiki] has seen the Valerian style of the Articles return to prominence.

[h=2]Valerian Era Version[/h]
ARTICLES OF IMPERIUM
As Promulgated in the Year 9402
Amended 9511 by High Queen Melody de Lylles
Organic Law of the Rakrya - Year 6 Post Fractum

Title I - Preamble

ARTICLE 1
Declaration of Imperium

“We, the Aelyrian People, do hereby submit ourselves to and entrust our destinies before Emperor Constantine and Empress Michelle, the Sovereign Monarchs of the Aelyrian Empire, and to them defer our freedoms and liberties in exchange for security and safety before the Sacred Three.”

ARTICLE 2
Proclamation of Empire

“We, Emperor Constantine and Empress Michelle, Sovereign Monarchs of the Aelyrian Empire, do hereby promulgate these Articles of Imperium, in order to constitute the legitimate authority and sovereign integrity of the Aelyrian Empire. The Articles of Imperium, from this date, 9 Kalendryas of the Year 9259, for all perpetuity, shall remain eternally binding, and shall serve as Organic Law of the Realm. No prine, ponentate or constituency shall have the power to defy these articles, nor shall any provision be made which contracts the authority vested within this constitution. We so ordain and proclaim it, by the Sacred Three.”

Title II - Power of Imperium

ARTICLE 3
Sovereignty

Section 1: Aelyria constitutes itself into an imperial state of law which advocates Law, Order, and Justice as the superior values of its legal order.

Section 2: National sovereignty belongs to the gods, who recognize and imbue a sovereign monarch as their lieutenant.

Section 3: The political form of the Aelyrian State is the Imperial Monarchy.

ARTICLE 4
Origin of Imperium

Section 1: The Nation of the Aelyrian People, and all sovereign lands and territorial possessions, protectorates past present and future, and any administrates thereof, is proclaimed the Aelyrian Empire, or Imperium Aelyrianum. The Aelyrian Empire shall exist in all perpetuity and be indissoluble. The Sovereign Integrity of the Aelyrian Empire, and the powers that guide it, shall be known as the Imperium.

Section 2: Any lands or islands that are formed or that may appear in Aelyria’s territorial waters, in whole or in part, shall form an irrevocable part of the national territory of the Empire.

Section 3: The territory of the Empire extends into the atmosphere above the lands and waters. This territory is sacred and inviolable. It shall not be ceded, reduced or broken up. This territory is claimed, occupied and administered by right of history and shall never be abandoned.

ARTICLE 5
The Sacred Three

The Aelyrian Empire shall be guided for all eternity by the Sacred Three Virtues, as ordained by Diana, Goddess of Aetheria, Mother of the Aelyrian Nation. The Sacred Three Virtues shall be recognized as Law, Order and Justice. Any agent of the Aelyrian Empire that pursues the Sacred Three shall have its legitimate Imperium placed beyond question.

ARTICLE 6
Imperial Capital

The Aelyrian Empire shall have its sole imperial capital at Aelyria Prime. All agents of Imperium shall have offices, office proxies, or other places of official business, in the imperial capital.

ARTICLE 7
National Flag

The National Flag of the Aelyrian Empire, serving as the Imperial Flag of Aelyria, is the black and red horizontal bicolor, adopted by Queen Diana in the year 8250. The black represents the Imperium, the Government and its Supreme Authority; the red represents the Sacred Three and its Eternal Power. The flag shall have the image of a golden crown at its exact center so long as a monarch sits upon the Throne of Eternity. The flag is to be flown inverted during times of declared war or emergency.

ARTICLE 8
National Language

The sole historic and national language of the entire Aelyrian People is the Aelyrian language, as the tongue spoken by the Ancient Aelyrians. The Imperium, and any Government which acts under its authority, may conduct their affairs in such language as they shall determine. All official documents purported as indicative of Imperium shall be formally presented in the national language and, alternatively, in the Common Tongue.

ARTICLE 9
Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of the Aelyrian Empire shall be the sole official symbol of the Aelyrian Empire, the Imperium, and any Government which acts under its authority. The Coat of Arms is thus emblazoned: “Azure, billity or, a lion rampant of the same, armed and langued gules, crowned with a coronet or two pearls between three leaves, a sword argent with hilt or, thrusted upwards, in its right hand claw seven arrows argent with heads or, tied with a garb with ribbon or, in its left hand claw. The Aelyrian Imperial Crown resting on the ledge of the shield, supported by two lions rampant or, armed with langued gules, placed above a ribbon azure, with the word Aelyria in gold lettering. The whole placed above a royal mantling purple trimmed or, lined ermine, tied back at the corners with gold tassled cords and issuing from a domed canopy of the same, surmounted by the Aelyria Imperial Crown.”

ARTICLE 10
National Anthem

The National Anthem of the Aelyrian Empire is “The Imperial March”, as composed by High Queen Melody du Lauryl. (Amended 9511)

ARTICLE 10
National Motto

The National Motto of the Aelyrian Empire is “Lex Ordo Iustitiaque”, translated as Law, Order and Justice.”

ARTICLE 11
Money

The monetary unit of the Aelyrian Empire is the “Crown”, and its derivative coin, the “Silver”. No other currencies may be issued in the Aelyrian Empire, as provided by law.

ARTICLE 12
Factions

Section 1: Unions, leagues, and other associations of artisans and trade craftsmen, owning their own private practice, contribute to qualities and standards for commerce. Their creation and the exercise of their activity are free within he observance of these articles and the laws.

Section 2: Guilds of Adventurers contribute to the defense and protection of their interests. Their creation and the exercise of their activity are free within the observance of these articles and the laws.

Section 3: Houses of Nobility, and other such organized families, contribute to the defense and protection of certain social or cultural interests. Their creation and the exercise of their activity are free within the observance of these articles and the laws.

Section 4: No faction of political interest conspiring in opposition to the sovereignity of the Aelyrian Empire shall be permitted or tolerated.

ARTICLE 13
The Armed Forces

Section 1: The Armed Forces, constituting the Imperial Army, the Imperial Navy, and any other branch of military or martial power directly subordinated to the Imperium, have as their mission the guarantee of the sovereignty of Aelyria, the defense of its territorial integrity and the imperial order.

Section 2: An organic law will regulate the basis of military organization in conformity with the principles of the articles herein.

Title III - The Crown

ARTICLE 14
The Monarchy

The Aelyrian Empire shall have its Imperium monopolized by a Monarchy, invested by the Goddess Diana and Her Successors. The Sovereign Monarch of the Aelyrian Empire is the Emperor (or, if female, the Empress), serving as Head of State and Head of the Aelyrian Empire. The Emperor shall be styled as “His (or Her) Most Imperial Majesty” or “His (or Her) Imperial Majesty” in all circumstances.

ARTICLE 15
The Emperor

The person of the Emperor is inviolable and is not subject to responsibility. The Emperor exclusively wields the power of Imperium, and inherent to Imperium as a function of state, is granted certain powers, including: the right to issue edicts and proclamations, declare national holidays, grant titles of nobility, grant imperial charters of ownership of land, made periodic speeches and addresses from any place and to any audience, to veto bills or decrees, to issue Writs of Dissolution and Warrents of Prorogation for any organ of government, to grant pardons and commute sentences, to confer awards and decorations, to appoint or dismiss any and all agents or officials of the State, and to appoint or dimiss any and all agents or officials of the Realm. The Emperor shall know no limit of power, have exclusive right and privilege to wear the Imperial Crown, wield any symbols of State and Realm, sit upon the Throne of Eternity, and assume any other roles, responsibilities or functions that He may so deem fit.

ARTICLE 16
Titles of the Emperor

The historic and official title of the Emperor of the Aelyrian Empire is: “His (or Her) Most Imperial Majesty, Emperor ________ (name) by the Glory of Ioannes and the Grace of Diana, Emperor of the Aelyrian Empire and all its Realms and Regions, High King of Aelyria, Lord and Protector of Insula Coronae, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Guardian of the Commonwealth, Leader of the Alliance, Head of the Church of the Sacred Three, Defender of the Faith.”

ARTICLE 17
The Empress or Imperial Consort

Whosoever shall be united in sacra matrimonia with the Emperor may, upon the Emperor’s command, reign and rule as Empress alongside. The Emperor may refuse to recognize as his peer and equal his spouse, and in such circumstances, she shall be styled “Her Imperial highness”, titled Imperial Consort; and, in the latter case, shall wield no Imperium, or be permitted to enjoy any office of privilege or duty or exercise authority of any sort in the Aelyrian Empire.

ARTICLE 18
The Crown Prince

Any offspring that the Emperor and Empress produce shall be styled “His (or Her) Most Imperial Highness” or “His (or Her) Imperial Highness”, titled Prince (or Princess). The eldest offspring produced from the coupling of the Emperor and Empress shall be styled “His Most Imperial Highness” or “His Imperial Highness”, titled Crown Prince (or Crown Princess).

ARTICLE 19
The Imperial Family

Any persons and individuals related to the Emperor within two degrees shall be styled “His (or Her) Glorious Highness”, titled Archduke (or Archduchess). Furthermore, said persons and individuals shall be prohibited from holding any office of duty or privilege wielding Imperium in the Aelyrian Empire. Finally, all said persons and individuals shall be collectively recognized as the Imperial Family and shall hold residence, along with the Emperor, on Insula Coronae.

ARTICLE 20
State of Intendancy

Upon the Emperor’s temporary incapacitation, as determined by a physician previously designated as Imperial Physician by the Emperor, or the disappearance not to exceed seven years, the Crown Prince (or Crown Princess) shall assume the throne as Intendant and declare a State of Intenancy, enjoying all powers of said office, until such a time as the Emperor regains capacity or dies.

ARTICLE 21
State of Regency

Upon the Emperor’s death, as certified by a physician previously designated as Imperial Physician, or disappearance of the Emperor to exceed seven years, an Imperial Regent previously appointed by the Emperor shall assume the throne and declare a State of Regency, enjoying all powers and privileges of said office, and organize a Rite of Succession.

ARTICLE 22
Rite of Succession

When the Throne of Eternity is vacant, or when a State of Regency is declared, any and all persons may declare themselves as Candidates of the Throne, and assemble on Insula Coronae no later than seven years following a declaration of a State of Regency, and perform a Rite of Succession, whereupon the Gods shall ordain a proper Successor to the Throne is named through the Rite of Succession, said successor shall be titled “His (or Her) Apparent Majesty” and titled Heir Apparent to the Throne of the Aelyrian Empire. A formal, official and public Coronation Ceremony shall be held, during which time the Heir Apparent shall be crowned, in a style and manner befitting tradition and posterity, and recognized as Emperor.

ARTICLE 23
Countersignature

No person shall have the authority to countersign, or assume responsibility, for actions of the Emperor, except in cases so ordained and explicitly by the Emperor. All political authority therefore is derived from the Emperor, and all agents or officials of the State and of the Realm who claim legitimacy to power do so at the pleasure of the Emperor.

Title IV - Power of Maiestas

ARTICLE 24
Civil Service

Section 1: The Emperor shall have at his disposal courts and councils that serve at his pleasure; and, said courts and councils shall be organized using proper criteria and standards for performance in accordance with their duties and functions; and, said courts and councils shall be accountable solely to the Emperor under these articles, and otherwise, be inviolable.

Section 2: Any power wielded by a court or council that is expressly defined or limited within the scope of a specific mandate given by the Emperor shall weild this power exclusively, and this power shall be known as Maiestas.

Title V - The Imperial Court

ARTICLE 25
Imperial Court

The Emperor shall recognize citizens of extraordinary skill and merit with posts as Imperial Lictors or Imperial Courtiers, serving at the pleasure of the Emperor and deriving their mandate directly from His Imperial Majesty’s will. Each Imperial Lictor will either serve in the general capacity, in an ad hoc capacity as designated by the Emperor, or in a specific capacity under an officer of the Imperial Court, as specified in the following article. All Imperial Lictors shall embody the institution known as the Imperial Court.

ARTICLE 26
Council of the Crown

Section 1: The Emperor shall, in exercising the power of Imperium over the State, be assisted by a council of advisors and secretaries, whose primary functions shall be to carry out the express wishes of the Emperor and articulate them into appropriate formats legitimate of their constituent power. This agency, possessing Maiestas, will be able to represent the will of the Emperor under their specific mandate. This agency shall be named the Council of the Crown, and shall have among its members:
a. an Imperial Marshal, to command the armed forces and convene any councils of war.
b. an Imperial Chronicler, to maintain the Imperial Archives and libraries of lore.
c. an Imperial Sage, to oversee education in the Empire's localities.
d. an Imperial Mage, to set standards and rules for the regulated use of magic.
e. an Imperial Herald, to serve as secretary and scribe.
f. an Imperial Bard, to oversee culture and the arts.
g. an Imperial Tribune, to convene special cassation courts before the crown.
h. an Imperial Treasurer, to oversee the treasury and the mints.
i. an Imperial Postmaster, to oversee the networks of couriers and messengers.
j. an Imperial Advisor, to chair the Council of the Crown, and serve as head of the court.
Section 2: The Emperor shall, upon ascending to the throne, dismiss and relieve all members of the Council of the Crown, and provide for appointments under a new convention of the council for the duration of his reign and rule, providing for other appointments and dismissals as the Emperor may please.

ARTICLE 27
Imperial War Council

The Imperial Marshal shall periodically convene, as may be needed or desired, a War Council consisting of himself, the highest ranking military officers of the Imperial Army and the Imperial Navy, and any other participants that he may so deem appropriate or otherwise beneficial, for the purposes of presenting advice and counsel to the Emperor on all matters pertaining to the defense of the Aelyrian Empire, or on any other matters specifically mandated to the Imperial Marshal by the Emperor.

ARTICLE 28
Imperial Archives

The Imperial Chronicler shall appoint from among the Imperial Lictors assigned to his Maiestas mandate an Imperial Archivist, responsible for overseeing the care and maintenance of the Imperial Archives in Aelyria Prime, as well as an Imperial Archivist for each and every other branch that may exist serving the functions of Imperial Archives, as needed. The Imperial Archivist shall ensure the security, safety and secrecy of materials designated for storage in the Imperial Archives, while furthermore ensuring that appropriate documents and resources requested by officials of the Imperial Court are properly delivered.

ARTICLE 29
Imperial Libraries

The Imperial Chronicler shall appoint from among the Imperial Lictors assigned to his Maiestas mandate an Imperial Librarian, responsible for cataloguing books, scrolls and other document resources in the Great Library of Aelyria Prime, for the purpose of serving the general public. Furthermore, the Imperial Chronicler may appoint, as needed, an Imperial Librarian for other large libraries under the perview of the Great Library of Aelyria Prime, or otherwise under the specific interest that the Imperial Chronicler may deem thus appropriate.

ARTICLE 30
Imperial Lore Council

The Imperial Sage shall periodically convene, as may be needed or desired, a Lore Council, consisting of the Imperial Sage, prominent educators and instructors from educational institutions, both academic and circular, throughout the Aelyrian Empire, and any other officials or persons that the Imperial Sage may deem beneficial or necessary, for the purposes of establishing standards and policies on a system of education mandated to the Imperial Sage, and overseen by the same; or, to otherwise provide counsel or perform any duties that may be required of it by the Emperor.

ARTICLE 31
Imperial Council of Arcana

The Imperial Mage shall periodically convene, as may be needed or desired, a Council of Arcana, consisting of the Imperial Mage, prominent spellcasters or mages from different walks of life and arcane disciplines throughout the Aelyrian Empire, and any other officials or persons that the Imperial Mage may deem beneficial or necessary, for the purposes of establishing policies and regulations on the use of magic within the organic framework of these articles or other laws within the Aelyrian Empire; or, to otherwise provide counsel or perform any duties that may be required of it by the Emperor.

ARTICLE 32
Imperial Printing Presses

The Imperial Herald shall appoint from among the Imperial Lictors assigned to his Maiestas mandate an Imperial Censor to oversee and manage the Imperial Printing Press at Aelyria Prime, and another Imperial Censor to do the same for the Imperial Printing Press at Medonia, as well as an Imperial Censor for any other printing presses of considerable note, need or desire. The Imperial Censors shall have as their responsibility the ensurance that all works being printed adhere to policies set forth by the Imperial Herald, and the Emperor; or, to otherwise perform any functions that may be required of them under the mandate.

ARTICLE 33
Imperial Council of the Arts

The Imperial Bard shall periodically convene, as may be desired or needed, a Council of the Arts, consisting of himself, the leaders and directors of official symphonic orchestras and musical institutions, curators of the Imperial Museum and any other museums, as well as any other officials or persons that the Imperial Bard may deem of specific cultural interest. The Council of the Arts shall create criteria and policies, as per the mandate, on culture and society within the Empire; or, shall otherwise perform any functions that may be required of its members under the mandate.

ARTICLE 34
Imperial Cassation Court

The Imperial Tribune shall periodically convene, as directed by the Emperor, or upon an otherwise accepted hearing of appeal from any citizen of the Aelyrian Empire, a Court of Cassation, consisting of himself, legal jurists and professional scholars of law, and any other persons or officials whom the Imperial Tribune might deem beneficial, for the purpose of overseeing cases of direct appeal before the Emperor, and to consequently provide counsel on said cases; or, otherwise, perform any functions that may be required of its members under the mandate.

ARTICLE 35
Imperial Treasury

The Imperial Treasurer shall appoint from among the Imperial Lictors assigned to his Maiestas mandate an Imperial Moneychanger to oversee the Aelyrian Stock Exchange in Aelyria Prime, as well as another Imperial Moneychanger to manage the Imperial Mint in Aelyria Prime, and another Imperial Moneychanger to oversee the Bank of Aelyria; and, as well as any other Imperial Moneychangers for any exchanges of stock, imperial mints, or branch banks of the Bank of Aelyria, or any other institutions of fiduciary importance, as he may thus deem appropriate.

ARTICLE 36
Imperial Board of Trade

The Imperial Treasurer shall periodically convene, as needed or desired, a Board of Trade, consisting of himself, and any number of officials of persons whom the Imperial Treasurer might deem beneficial, to serve in the capacity of Imperial Commissioners and establish imperial tariffs, standards for an equitable balance of trade, import and export criteria, and any other regulatory or procedural actions which may be required of them in the capacity of their mandate.

ARTICLE 37
Imperial Courier Service

The Imperial Postmaster shall appoint from among the Imperial Lictors assigned to his Maiestas mandate an Imperial Courier for each major metropolitan area of the Aelyrian Empire, as need and resources permit, to oversee the local courier service in that area; or, to otherwise perform any other messenger, courier or transport services as needed, that the Imperial Postmaster may thus deem appropriate.

ARTICLE 38
Imperial Advisory

The Imperial Advisor shall appoint from among the Imperial Lictors assigned to his Maiestas mandate, Imperial Counselors for any issue of specialized knowledge or engaged circumstance that he might deem of significant benefit; or, otherwise as may be required of by the Emperor, for the purpose of providing proficient and capable advice on matters of any topic of interest to the Emperor, or those whom he might otherwise designate.

Title VI - The Imperial Consulate

ARTICLE 39
Imperial Consulate

The Emperor shall, in exercising the power of Imperium over the Realm, recognize citizens of exceptional skill and demonstrated loyalty to his person so as to have dedication placed beyond question as Imperial Consuls. Each organized territory of the Realm shall be assigned an Imperial Consul in such fashion so that no established region that is populated shall be without the presence of said official. The Imperial Consul shall oversee a network of persons whom he shall deem appropriate and beneficial for his task, gathered in organized council as a Consulate within the organized territory, and to this end, represent the will of the Emperor in all localities of the Aelyrian Empire by carrying out the wishes and pleasures of the Emperor in person.

ARTICLE 40
Imperial Consul

Section 1: The Imperial Consul shall, having been invested with Maiestas appropriate for his function, tenure and purpose, represent the Emperor to the inhabitants, citizens and officials of a designated locality, and, in turn, be responsible for observing the daily affairs and specific circumstances of said locality as demonstrated by providing regular intelligence, documentation, counsel and whatever else might be asked of the Imperial Consul to provide directly to the Emperor.

Section 2: At his own discretion, the Imperial Consul may engage in activities and business with the intent to fill the mandate of the Maiestas so having been entrusted to him, and as such, may assume the functions that would be willed by and upon the Emperor within the locality, thereby exercising the will of the Emperor in the locality or organized territory to which he has been assigned.

Section 3: The Emperor shall appoint a mandate of Maiestas upon the individual of the Imperial Consul to any degree that he may deem so appropriate and necessary for the carrying out of duties specific to the assignment in the locality, or carrying out any other duties as specified by the particular mandate reserved for the official.

Title VII - Power of Auctoritas

ARTICLE 41
Imperial Government

Section 1: The Emperor shall have at his disposal certain ministries of the State that serve to carry out the policies and programmes articulated by councils and courts that serve at his graces. These ministries shall be invested with the chief responsibility and primary accountability of executing the operations and daily functions of the government of the State of the Aelyrian Empire. To this end, these ministries shall be collectively recognized as the Imperial Government.

Section 2: Any executive agent of a ministry, or any collective ministry or agency of the Imperial Government, shall exclusively monopolize the power and have the immediate accountability for its use, whereupon this power to execute the express policies and programmes either mandated through Imperium or Maiestas shall be known singularly as Auctoritas. The duties and responsibilities expressed through a mandate of Auctoritas are explicitly prescribed, should be presumed the privy of those who practise it. Though the Power of Auctoritas shall be transitive across all persons enjoying office of privilege and duty of responsibility within the Imperial Government, ultimate accountability for the actions and efforts of operations for those officials conducting them within the mandate of Auctoritas shall fall to the highest ranking officials, and all who serve with them, within the applicable ministries.

Title VIII - The Imperial Government

ARTICLE 42
Council of Ministers

Section 1: The Emperor shall, at the counsel of the Imperial Senate, appoint certain persons of experience and merit to posts of executive or princely authority over specific agencies and ministries to which have been allotted specific mandates of Auctoritas, to carry out the policies and programmes through internal procedures and processes applicable to their respective functions. Said persons shall be titled in the style of Lord Minister, and collectively convene as a Council of Ministers, consisting of at least the following:
a. a Lord Margrave, to chair the Council of Ministers and serve as first minister.
b. a Lord Chancellor, to execute military policy and serve as defense minister.
c. a Lord Chamberlain, to execute diplomatic policy and serve as foreign minister.
d. a Lord Exchequer, to executive fiscal policy and serve as finance minister.
e. a Lord Inquisitor, to execute judicial policy and serve as justice minister.
f. a Lord Judicator, to execute intelligence policy and serve as interior minister.
Section 2: The Emperor shall instruct the Council of Ministers to sit as peers in sessions of the Imperial Senate, holding itself accountable to the latter body's institutional mandate and power, and shall dismiss and relieve the Council of Ministers should it not enjoy the confidence of the Imperial Senate in executing its responsibilities and duties, either in part or in whole.

ARTICLE 43
Margravate

The Lord Margrave shall establish an office for executive affairs, wherein he shall recognize persons of skill and talent to serve in the capacity of Minister of the Margravate, and said ministers shall ensure coordination from among the agencies and ministries of the Imperial Government; or, undertake specific duties or functions in pursuit of the Auctoritas mandated for the Lord Margrave; that is, to execute the policies and programmes of the Emperor and his courts and councils, and assign specific responsibilities and duties to other members of the Council of Ministers and their constituent ministries.

ARTICLE 44
Chancellory

The Lord Chancellor shall preside over the Chancellory, an agency responsible for processing the logistics and functionary documentation for the Armed Forces of the Aelyrian Empire, and in this capacity recognize persons of skill and talent to serve as Ministers of the Chancellory, wherein said ministers shall undertake the specific duties, roles and responsibilities tasked upon the Chancellory.

ARTICLE 45
Ministry of Defense

The Lord Chancellor shall preside over the Ministry of Defense, a ministry whose function it shall be to process orders and communiques pursuant to establishing protocols, criteria and procedures for the execution of warfare, and in this capacity recognize persons of skill and talent to serve as Ministers of Defense, wherein said ministers shall undertake specific duties, roles and responsibilities tasked upon the Ministry of Defense.

ARTICLE 46
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Lord Chamberlain shall preside over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a ministry whose function it shall be to establish procedures, protocols and criteria for the execution of specific diplomatic objectives, and in this capacity recognize persons of skill and talent to serve as Ministers of Foreign Affairs, wherein said ministers shall undertake specific duties, roles and responsibilities tasked upon the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ARTICLE 47
The Diplomatic Corps

The Lord Chamberlain shall preside over the Diplomatic Corps, an agency responsible for undertaking the affairs of diplomacy with foreign powers in the name of the Aelyrian Empire, and in this capacity recognize persons of skill and talent to serve in a variety of capacities suitable for said representation of the Aelyrian Empire to foreign principalities, including an Ambassador to operate an Embassy in a foreign capital, and; Envoys to represent specific aspects of the Aelyrian national identity within the borders of a foreign power, and; Legates to lead a legation charged with a specific mission of diplomatic objectives and goals.

ARTICLE 48
Ministry of Finance

The Lord Exchequer shall preside over the Ministry of Finance, a ministry whose function it shall be to establish procedures, protocols and critieria for the dispersal of revenues and funds having been allotted to it, oversight of all commercial entities, merchant leagues and trade guilds in accordance with laws and policies set forth, and engage in the collection of tax revenues through the revision and publication of a periodical Imperial Tax Code; and, in this capacity recognize persons of skill and talent to serve as Ministers of Finance, wherein said ministers shall undertake specific duties, roles and responsibilities tasked upon the Ministry of Finance, including, but not limited to: Tax Collectors for application of the Imperial Tax Code and Auditors for the enforcement of fiduciary policies.

ARTICLE 49
Ministry of Justice

The Lord Inquisitor shall preside over the Ministry of Justice, a ministry whose function it shall be to establish procedures, protocols and criteria pertaining to the judicial enforcement of laws of the nation, and to accordingly prosecute abbrogations of the law. In this capacity, the Lord Inquisitor shall recognize persons of skill and talent to serve as Inquisitors, wherein said officials shall undertake the apprehension, detention and prosecution of criminals in the localities to which they have been assigned, assigning them as such so that every populated locality has at least one such Inquisitor present to enforce national law; and, any other such Ministers of Justice to undertake specific duties, roles and responsibilities tasked upon the Ministry of Justice.

ARTICLE 50
Ministry of Interior

The Lord Judicator shall preside over the Ministry of the Interior, a ministry whose function it shall be to establish procedures, protocols and criteria pertaining to the collection and preservation of intelligence as required for the execution of its mandate, and in this capacity, the Lord Judicator shall recognize persons of skill and talent to serve as Ministers of the Interior, wherein said ministers shall undertake specific duties, roles and responsibilities tasked upon by the Ministry of Finance.

ARTICLE 51
The Sel'rakrya

The Lord Judicator shall preside over the Sel'rakrya, an agency responsible for undertaking affairs of intelligence gathering, collection and analysis, and in this capacity, recognize persons of skill and talent to serve in a variety of capacities best suited for the roles and responsibilities tasked upon the Sel'rakrya, including, but not limited to espionage, sabotage, spying, and assassination.

ARTICLE 52
Impeachment of the Government

Section 1: The Emperor shall instruct the Imperial Senate to hold officials of serving under members of the Council of Ministers accountable for their actions, asking for the counsel and advice of the senate to dismiss and relieve any such officials who lack the confidence of the Imperial Senate, as a whole or in part.

Section 2: The Imperial Government shall be inviolable, in such a fashion so that any person or official sitting on the Council of Ministers or serving in an agency or ministry under the perview of the Council of Ministers shall lose said inviolability if said person or official does not enjoy the confidence of the Imperial Senate. Any persons or officials lacking the confidence of the Imperial Senate may be held accountable for their actions, impeached for their efforts and held to consequences deemed appropriate by the Imperial Senate and at the grace and pleasure of the Emperor.

Title IX - Power of Senatus

ARTICLE 53
Imperial Senate

Section 1: The Emperor shall have at his disposal a body of representatives and delegates from the different major localities of the Aelyrian Empire, assembled at his graces and pleasure, for the purpose of providing counsel and advice on the affairs of policies and programmes, as well as the procedures used with which to execute them. As such, the power to provide counsel over the use of Maiestas and Auctoritas in nonbinding fashion shall be termed Senatus, and be principally possessed by the body of representatives and delegates that, when convoked or convened, shall be recognized as the Imperial Senate.

Section 2: The Imperial Senate is inviolable, and all representatives and delegates to the Imperial Senate shall exercise the power of Senatus through a majority vote of at least fifty per cent plus one, and otherwise enjoy no duties or responsibilities not explicitly prescribed herein by these articles, or otherwise mandated as may be required by the Emperor.

Title X - Selection of the Senate

ARTICLE 54
Senators

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall be constituted of at least one Senator from each populated locality in the Aelyrian Empire, and any more Senators for each populated locality or territorial region as may be required by the Emperor, wherein said Senators shall be selected in a manner and fashion best suited to the inhabitants of the constituency that said Senators shall represent, but shall be also accepted by the graces and pleasure of the Emperor.

Section 2: The senatorial district shall be defined as the constituency possessing a population center having been granted an organized writ or charter from the Emperor to be recognized as a populated locality, and said electoral district shall be represented by a Senator in the manner aforementioned.

Section 3: Senators are selected for a single, non-consecutive term of one year, or terminating on the day of the dissolution of the Imperial Senate, or dismissal and relief of the individual Senator in question by the Emperor. No Senator may serve in this capacity more than twice in the same three year period.

Section 4: All citizens of the Aelyrian Empire, having full use of their political rights, are eligible candidates for the selection of the office of Senator, provided that said citizens hold or have held legitimate residency at one time or another within the senatorial district as the constituent locality being represented. The law shall not recognize, nor shall the Emperor be required to facilitate, the exercise of the right to representation of citizens of the Aelyrian Empire residing outside of the sovereign territory.

ARTICLE 55
Imperial Legates

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall, furthermore, be constituted of at least one Imperial Legate from each organized province of the Aelyrian Empire, and any more Imperial Legates as the Emperor may require, in such a fashion so that each province is represented by the same number of said Imperial Legates in equality before the assembled Imperial Senate. Imperial Legates shall be selected in a manner and fashion best suited for the inhabitants of the province that said Imperial Legate shall represent, but shall be also accepted by the graces and pleasure of the Emperor.

Section 2: The legation district shall be defined as an organized territory recognized as a province of the Aelyrian Empire, having been incorporated by a regional government of the Realm and recognized in accordance with the wishes and graces of the Emperor, wherein said province shall be represented by an Imperial Legate.

Section 3: Imperial Legates are selected for a single, non-consecutive term of three years, or terminating on the day of the dissolution of the Imperial Senate, or dismissal and relief of the individual Imperial Legate in question by the Emperor. No Imperial Legate may serve in this capacity more than twice in the same nine year period.

Section 4: All citizens of the Aelyrian Empire, having full use of their political rights, are eligible candidates for the selection of the office of Imperial Legate, provided that said citizens hold or have held legitimate residency at one time or another within the legation district as the constituent locality being represented. The law shall not recognize, nor shall the Emperor be required to facilitate, the exercise of the right to territorial representation of unorganized territories of the Aelyrian Empire, not otherwise meeting the required wishes and graces of the Emperor.

ARTICLE 56
Ineligibility and Incompatibility
Section 1: Imperial law shall determine the reasons for ineligibility and incompatibility of Senators and Imperial Legates, which shall include in any case:
a. the members of the Council of Ministers;
b. any minister or agent serving in the Imperial Government;
c. any magistrates actively wielding the Power of Iustitia;
d. the professional military and members of the Armed Forces, local militias, or organized security forces; and,
e. any persons or officials entrusted with a position of local administrative office in the Realm, either provincial or municipial.
Section 2: The validity of the records and credentials of the representatives and delegates to the Imperial Senate shall be subject to judicial control under the terms established by Imperial Law.

ARTICLE 57
Indemnity, Immunity and Remuneration

Section 1: Senators and Imperial Legates enjoy indemnity for the opinions expressedduring the exercise of their functions, at the graces of the Emperor.

Section 2: During the period of their mandate, the Senators and Imperial Legatesenjoy plenary immunity from lesser governments and may only be arrested by forcesacting under the orders of a said lesser government in case of flagrante delicto. Theymay not be indicted or tried without prior authorization of the Imperial Senate, or atthe pleasure of the Emperor.

Section 3: In actions against Senators and Imperial Legates, the Tribunal of Justice shall be competent.

Section 4: The Senators and Imperial Legates shall receive a remuneration which shall be fixed by the Imperial Senate at each convention or convocation.

ARTICLE 58
Impeachment

The Imperial Senate may, by a superior majority vote of at least two thirds, remand to the discretion of the Emperor any individual Senator or Imperial Legate who might not enjoy the confidence of the Imperial Senate, at which time, the Emperor may exercise his graces and pleasures to dismiss and relieve the Senator or Imperial Legate in question. Should the Senator or Imperial Legate in question be dismissed and relieved, all privileges, indemnity, immunity and remuneration enjoyed shall be forthwith terminated retroactively.

Title XI - Organization of the Senate

ARTICLE 59
Principle of Organization

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall establish its own regulations, autonomously approve their own budgets allotted to them in consequence to a mandate of Auctoritas, and by common accord regulate the Imperial Senate Personnel Statute. The Regulations and their reform shall be submitted to a final voting in their entirety which shall require an absolute majority.

Section 2: Any institutions organized within the Imperial Senate shall have its acts reviewed by the Imperial Senate convened as a Committee of the Whole, or otherwise in whole, for the purposes of confirming through majority vote the deliberations and actions committed by said institutions, described in the articles herein.

ARTICLE 60
Committees of the Senate

The Imperial Senate shall establish Committees of the Senate, that are standing committees serving in perpetuity or until they are properly dissolved or dismissed, by majority vote, as such so that there are as many committees as are required by the Imperial Senate, and shall at least include the following committees:
a. a Committee on Defense, pertaining to all matters military;
b. a Committee on Finance, pertainint to all matters financial;
c. a Committee on Foreign Relations, pertaining to all matters diplomatic;
d. a Committee on Justice, pertaining to all matters judicial; and,
e. a Committee on Intelligence, pertaining to all matters of intelligence.
ARTICLE 61
Committee Executors

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall elect by majority vote from among its own body's Senators and Imperial Legates the respective Executors of the Committees of the Senate, who shall each preside over the committee in question as chairman. Executors shall serve in this capacity until their terms as Senators or Imperial Legates expire, or until they shall lose the confidence of the Imperial Senate and are impeached by a superior majority vote of two-thirds, or lest they otherwise resign their chairmanship.

Section 2: Executors shall retain the right of invitation over any Senators and Imperial Legates that they might wish to serve on the Committees of the Senate over which they preside. There shall be no limit as to the number of Committees of the Senate for which Senators and Imperial Legates may be eligible for service, provided that this aforementioned right of invitation be reserved for the Executors, and furthermore, the Executors retain a right of dismissal from a seat on the committees over which they accordingly preside.

ARTICLE 62
Ad Hoc Committees

The Imperial Senate shall establish Ad Hoc Committees, that are committees for a specific purpose, function or mandate, serving thus temporarily until that purpose, function or mandate is completed or until they are properly dissolved or dismissed, by majority vote, as such so that there are as many such committees as are required by the Imperial Senate, and shall upon the convention of the Imperial Senate consist of at least the following:
a. a Committee on Standards, to establish rules, procedures and regulations for the Imperial Senate not otherwise specified in these articles;
b. a Committee on Remuneration, to establish a rate of remuneration for Senators and Imperial Legates as previously specified in these articles; and,
c. a Committee on Continuation, to establish provisions for staff and personnel as required by the Imperial Senate Personnel Statute.
ARTICLE 63
Executors Ad Hoc

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall elect by majority vote from among its own body's Senators and Imperial Legates the respective Executors Ad Hoc, who shall each preside over the Ad Hoc Committee in question as chairman. Executors Ad Hoc shall serve in this capacity until the committee ceases to function, or until they shall lose the confidence of the Imperial Senate and are impeached by a simple majority of fifty per cent plus one, or lest they otherwise resign their chairmanship.

Section 2: Exectutors shall retain the right of invitation over any Senators and Imperial Legates that might wish to serve on the Ad Hoc Committees over which they preside. There shall be no limit as to the number of Ad Hoc Committees of the Senate for which Senators and Imperial Legates may be eligible for service, provided that this aforementioned right of invitation be reserved for the Executors Ad Hoc, and furthermore, the Executors Ad Hoc retain a right of dismissal from a seat on the committees over which they accordingly preside.

ARTICLE 64
Provincial Council

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall establish a Provincial Council, upon which each and every Imperial Legate shall sit and serve so long as said Imperial Legates are serving their terms as established through selection criteria.

Section 2: The Provincial Council, when convened, shall elect from among its members a Lord President to preside over meetings of the Provincial Council.

Section 3: At any time, any member of the Provincial Council, acting as a provincial councillor, may nullify any vote on any matter before the Imperial Senate by indicating his intention to veto. A veto of a member of the Provincial Council may only be overridden by a superior majority vote of two-thirds of the Imperial Senate convened as a whole.

Title XII - Functions of the Senate

ARTICLE 65
Consultative Powers

The Imperial Senate shall through a simple majority vote pass Resolutions of the Imperial Senate, wherein said resolutions shall contain properly ennumerated counsel submitted on the initiative of the senate to the Emperor, and, whereupon the Emperor may choose to respond to said counsel. Alternatively, the Emperor may solicit the counsel of the Imperial Senate by asking for a consultation, whereupon the Imperial Senate shall then vote through simple majority vote Resolutions of the Imperial Senate.

ARTICLE 66
Confirmation Powers

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall through a simple majority vote issue Writs of Confirmation for the following officials that might be appointed by the Emperor, and with said Writs of Confirmation might these officials assume office with the confidence of the Imperial Senate:
a. any member of the Council of Ministers;
b. any Archon of the Tribunal of Justice; and,
c. any Governor of a Province of the Aelyrian Empire.
Section 2: Furthermore, the Imperial Senate may through a superior majority vote of two-thirds revoke the position and office of any of the aforementioned officials, requiring that the Emperor either resubmit their names and overrule the Imperial Senate, or, through his graces, submit new candidates for said offices with the confidence of the Imperial Senate.

Section 3: Finally, the Imperial Senate may through a superior majority vote of two thirds revoke the position and office of any minister or agent of the Imperial Government, requiring the member of the Council of Ministers under which said minister or agent served appoint new officials, or, through the graces of the Emperor, dismiss the act beyond further consideration.

ARTICLE 67
Legislative Powers

The Imperial Senate shall through a simple majority vote pass Bills of the Law, wherein said bills shall contain either new laws in part or in whole, or amendments to pre-existing laws, submitted on the initiative of the senate to the Emperor, whereupon the Emperor may choose to affix his signature to said law and declare it to be in accordance with his power of Imperium, or, alternatively, to dismiss it beyond further consideration, or, finally, to disregard the bill and permit its passage after a period of some thirty days.

ARTICLE 68
Investigative Powers

The Imperial Senate, either in a Committee of the Whole, or through one of its committees, may through a simple majority vote pass Subpoenas of the Imperial Senate, requiring any individual or person, at the graces of the Emperor, to testify under oath before the senate and answer any questions that may be asked of them. Should the individual or person called to testify refuse to comply, he or she may be held in Contempt of the Imperial Senate, and the Senate may impose an arbitrary punitive response through simple majority vote of the whole or committee that had issued the Subpoena of the Imperial Senate.

ARTICLE 69
Fiduciary Powers

The Imperial Senate shall through a simple majority vote pass Levies of Taxation, whereupon said levies shall ennumerate clearly the specific types of taxes being imposed upon certain specific localities of the Aelyrian Empire and any time tables necessary for completion of this gathering. The Levy of Taxation passed shall then be submitted, per the graces of the Emperor, to the Council of Ministers for implementation under the perview of the Lord Exchequer and his agents and ministers, at which time any special funds collected shall be stored under the administration of the Imperial Treasurer.

ARTICLE 70
Attainder

The Imperial Senate shall through a superior majority vote of two-thirds pass Bills of Attainder, whereupon said bills shall contain declarations of revocation of certain political, social or economic rights of individuals so explicitly named, or the confiscation of property, prosperity or goods of individuals so explicitly named, submitted on the initiative of the senate to the Emperor, whereupon the Emperor may choose to affix his signature to said bill and declare it to be in accordance with his power of Imperium, or, alternatively, to dismiss it beyond further consideration, or, finally, to disregard the bill and permit its passage after a period of some thirty days.

ARTICLE 71
Appropriations

The Imperial Senate shall through a simple majority vote pass a Budget Resolution of the Imperial Senate, whereupon said budget will ennumerate authorizations for spending funds from the Imperial Treasury, accompanied by optional instructions for the explicit use of those funds, to be submitted to both the Emperor and the Imperial Treasury for consideration on the initiative of the senate, whereupon the Emperor may choose to affix his signature to said budget resolution and declare it to be in accordance with his power of Imperium, or alternatively, to dismiss it beyond further consideration, or finally, to disregard the bill and permit the Imperial Treasurer to exercise discretion under his mandate of Maiestas.

ARTICLE 72
Petitions

The Imperial Senate may receive individual and collective petitions, always in writing, while direct presentation by citizens is prohibited. The Imperial Senate may forward to the Emperor the petitions they receive, through a simple majority vote, whereupon the Emperor may answer the petitions or dismiss the petitions, per his graces.

Title XIII - Officers of the Senate

ARTICLE 72
The Praesul

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall establish provisions by majority vote for the selection of a Praesul to preside over the Imperial Senate, or, in absence of these provisions:
a. to permit any Senator or Imperial Legate the opportunity to nominate any citizen of the Aelyrian Empire with full political rights under the law as a candidate for Praesul; and,
b. Seconded, permit all candidates to be placed before an Election of the People of the Aelyrian Empire, wherein all citizens of the Aelyrian Empire with full political rights under law may cast votes; and,
c. Whereby the candidate receiving the simple majority of all votes cast shall assume the post of Praesul immediately; though,
d. Where in the absence of a simple majority in the Election of the People, the two candidates receiving the highest pluralities of votes shall enter a second phase of voting to determine a victor in the contest to assume the post of Praesul.
Section 2: The Praesul shall serve for a fixed term of one year, or until the Imperial Senate is dissolved, or should the Praesul not hold the grace of the Emperor, or should the Praesul not enjoy the confidence of the Imperial Senate, or should the Praesul otherwise resign.

Section 3: The Praesul of the Imperial Senate shall be styled as "His (or Her) Imperial Excellency", and shall hold the right of Presidency over the Imperial Senate, chairing all sessions of the Committee of the Whole in the absence or deferrence of the Emperor or any other agents or officials that he might otherwise designate for said explicit purpose. These powers, so expressly articulated for the purposes of Presidency, are indicated as such:
a. the power to set the agenda;
b. the power to convene the Imperial Senate, as a Committee of the Whole;
c. the power to adjourn the Imperial Senate, as a Committee of the Whole;
d. the power to call the Imperial Senate, in recess;
e. the power to recognize a speaker to hold the floor of the Imperial Senate;
f. the power to de-recognize a speaker to hold the floor of the Imperial Senate;
g. the power to request a Dissolution of the Imperial Senate, at the grace of the Emperor;
h. the power to request the Dismissal of a Senator or Imperial Legate, at the grace of the Emperor;
i. the power to mandate a Consultative Referendum, wherein any matter actively up for consideration before the Imperial Senate is alternatively placed to a popular vote of all citizens of the Aelyrian Empire with full political rights;
j. the power to call for a Vote on the Question;
k. the power to cast a deciding vote only when an absolute tie in the Imperial Senate exists; and,
l. the power to call for a Vote of Confidence on any or all members of the Council of Ministers, or any or all agents or ministers of the Imperial Government.
Section 4: No person shall assume the functions of the office of Praesul while also assuming the functions of representative or delegate as Senator or Imperial Legate in the Imperial Senate. Consequently, the Praesul shall not be permitted to cast any votes for any deliberations or functions of the Imperial Senate, nor serve on any committees other than those expressly indicated within these articles.

Section 5: The Praesul shall affix his signature to any and all acts of the Imperial Senate derived through deliberations or functions, or, alternatively, to issue a Praesular Veto, returning the matter before the Imperial Senate and requiring the Committee of the Whole to override said veto with an absolute majority of threefourths of a vote, or, finally, to disregard the matter and permits its passage after a period of thirty days, with neither endorsement nor opposition. The Praesul shall not execute this power in any Vote of Confidence, however, issued by the Imperial Senate.

Section 6: The Praesul may promulgate a Legislative Decree, sending any Bill of Law or Bill of Attainder before the Emperor for consideration, whereupon the Emperor may choose to affix his signature and indicate the Legislative Decree in accordance with his Imperium, or, alternatively, to dismiss it beyond all consideration, or, finally, to disregard the decree and permit its passage following thirty days.

ARTICLE 73
Vice Praesul

The Praesul may, at his discretion, recognize any citizen of the Aelyrian Empire with full political rights as the Vice Praesul of the Imperial Senate, operating in assistance to the Praesul and, in cases of incapacitation, disappearance or death, serve as Praesul Pro Tempore while, if necessary, the Imperial Senate selects a new Praesul as specified in these articles so previously.

ARTICLE 74
Arbiter

Section 1: The Praesul shall ask the Emperor to appoint an Arbiter, who shall function as chief adjudicator over procedure and protocol in the Imperial Senate, and whereupon the Arbiter shall serve for however so long both the Praesul and the Emperor jointly deem accordingly appropriate.

Section 2: The Arbiter shall be the chief interpreter of the law as it applies to the Imperial Senate and its deliberations, functions and acts, and accordingly, shall issue a Mandate of Arbitration whereupon he shall analyze and interpret the law and publish said interpretation publicly for its application in circumstances wherein the Imperial Senate, or any other agent or minister of the State or the Realm, shall require it for use.

Section 3: In the absence of the Praesul or Vice Praesul, the Arbiter shall assume the role of Praesul Pro Tempore while, if necessary, the Imperial Senate selects a new Praesul as specified in these articles so previously.

ARTICLE 75
Committee of the Prytany

Section 1: The Imperial Senate shall establish a Committee of the Prytany, consisting of the Praesul, the Vice Praesul, the Arbiter, and at least one out of every nine persons serving as Senators and Imperial Legates, to be convened when the Imperial Senate is in recess, though not in adjournment. The Committee of the Prytany shall be empowered to act as a consultative assembly to the Emperor for purposes of emergency ad interim, and its actions shall be validated post factum by the Imperial Senate assembled as a whole, if so deemed necessary.

Section 2: For the purposes of the Committee of the Prytany and deliberations ad interim, the Praesul, the Vice Praesul, and the Arbiter shall each receive a single vote in conjunction to any other roles and responsibilities ordinarily assumed when the Imperial Senate is convened and in session.

ARTICLE 76
Factions

Section 1: Senators and Imperial Legates of the Imperial Senate may organize into legitimate factions of political thought, philosophy or ideology, for the purposes of coordination of efforts and solidarity, provided that said factions are organized at the pleasure of the Emperor, and in accordance with the law.

Section 2: Senators and Imperial Legates of the Imperial Senate may organize into a legitimate and permissible Opposition of the Majority, or a Minority, for the purposes of coordination of efforts and presentation of alternatives deemed as appropriate and accordingly official. Said Opposition of the Majority shall be permitted to indicate alternatives however frequently its membership should desire.

Title XIV - Preparation of Bills of Law

ARTICLE 77
Organic Laws

Organic laws are those relative to the exercise of legitimate authority under these articles, specifying where not expressly indicated the circumstances, purposes and conditions under which power subordinative to the mandates of these articles can be exercised. The approval, modification, or repeal of organic laws shall require a simple majority of the Imperial Senate in a final vote on the entire bill. Any organic laws so finally promulgated by the Emperor shall be bound into the Imperial Code.

ARTICLE 78
Prohibited Laws

Laws passed as Bills of Law may in no case authorize the modification of these
articles, nor make provision for the enactment of norms with retroactive character.

ARTICLE 80
Legal Conflict

When a proposed law or an amendment to a law is contrary to a valid, separate law, the Praesul may oppose its processing. In such a case, a law proposal may be presented for the total or partial abolishment of the law or laws conflicting with the law or amendment having been passed.

ARTICLE 81
Legislative Decrees

The dispositions of the Imperial Senate containing legislation ad rem, addressing a specific issue or circumstances set in events, shall receive the title of Legislative Decrees.

ARTICLE 82
Decree Laws

In the case of extraordinary and urgent necessity, the Praesul may issue provisional legislative decisions as Bills of Law, which shall take the form of decree laws, and which may not affect the regulation of the basic institution of the State, nor these articles, per the grace of the Emperor. Decree Laws must be immediately submitted for debate and voting by the entire Imperial Senate convoked for that purpose, if it is not already in session, within a period of thirty days after their promulgation. The Imperial Senate must expressly declare within that period its approval or repeal, for which purpose the regulations shall establish a special and summary procedure. During the period established, the Imperial Senate may treat them as draft laws by emergency procedure.

ARTICLE 83
Initiative, Proposal and Public Initiative

Section 1: Legislative initiative belongs to the Praesul, the Imperial Senate, all Senators and Imperial Legates, and the Emperor, according to the articles and the regulations of the Imperial Senate's legislative powers and procedures.

Section 2: The governments of localities, or administrates of the Realm, may request that the Imperial Senate, either as a whole or a specific committee, adopt a bill or send to the Committee of the Prytany a proposal of law, delegating a maximum of three persons to represent the locality or administrate to defend the proposal before the Imperial Senate or the Committee of the Prytany.

Section 3: An organic law shall require the forms and requirements for the exercise of popular initiative for the presentation of proposals of law. In any case no fewer than one thousand valid signatures and affirmations in support of the proposal will be required. This initiative is not applicable to organic laws, taxation, or international affairs, nor to the prerogative of pardon or any other powers preserved or expressly reserved to the functions outside of the powers of Senatus.

Title XV - Senate Procedure

ARTICLE 84
Proposals

The Praesul, or any Senator or Imperial Legate, may present a draft of any action prescribed to the Imperial Senate and its mandate of Senatus, to the Committee of the Whole, and said proposal shall be considered having been seconded by another member of the Imperial Senate in the same aforementioned class. A debate is to be launched with the proponent of the proposal articulating support, supporters and opponents afterwards addressing the proposal, and moderated at the pleasure of the Praesul, or, in the case of a Praesular Proposal, the Vice Praesul, or, in the stead, the Arbiter. At any time, any member of the Imperial Senate in the same aforementioned class may move and have said motion seconded for a vote; or, alternatively, any such member may move and have seconded a motion for a vote to close consideration and return the proposal to the table for consideration at a later date, requiring a superior vote of two-thirds.

ARTICLE 85
Acts of Committee

Any Senator or Imperial Legate, sitting in a Committee of the Senate, an Ad Hoc Committee, or any other such committee or commission so established by the Imperial Senate, may present a draft of an action before the committee for immediate consideration. The Executor or Ad Hoc Executor of the Committee may then, at his discretion, permit moderated discussions, call for a vote, or table the consideration indefinitely. Any act passed by a simple majority vote of a committee shall immediately be sent to the Praesul for inclusion on the Agenda of the Imperial Senate convened in whole.

ARTICLE 86
Confirmations

When the Imperial Senate is tasked upon in its mandate of Senatus to confirm an appointed official as specified in Article 66, a Committee of the Imperial Senate best suited to consider the candidate and the qualifications for confirmation of confidence shall hold a plenary investigative session, wherein it shall constitute itself into a Subcommittee on Confirmation of its parent committee and whose Executor of the Subcommittee, having been named by the Executor of the parent committee, shall invite any Senators or Imperial Legates to sit upon the committee, so that there shall be as practicable an equal number of those supporting the appointee as those who oppose him, in order to ask questions in a fashion and style thus moderated by the Executor of the Subcommittee. Under Article 68, the Subcommittee shall thus investigate the candidate so nominated. The Committee of the Imperial Senate shall exclusively use the record of the investigation of the Subcommittee to base its decision and casting a simple majority vote, shall send the matter for final consideration before the Imperial Senate assembled in whole.

ARTICLE 87
Taxation

If the Imperial Senate shall consider a Levy of Taxation under Article 69, then, the Imperial Senate shall form an Ad Hoc Committee for the purpose of investigating the economic feasibility of the levy on the locality or localities affected, affording the opportunity for the representatives of said localities, or, in that absence, citizens in good repute and residency of the region in question, to testify under Article 68 as thus specified.

ARTICLE 88
Treaties

The Imperial Senate shall reserve the right to review any diplomatic agreements actively pursued by the Lord Chamberlain and any agents or ministers in service to the agencies and ministries under him, taking under its consideration and initiative, should it so desire, an investigation or confirmation, to send to the Emperor regarding its views pertaining to such a treaty or diplomatic agreement; and, accordingly, the Emperor shall receive said decision were it a Resolution of the Imperial Senate, as specified in Article 65.

Title XVI - Power of Civitate

ARTICLE 89
The Realm

Section 1: The Emperor shall subjugate the sovereign territory of the Aelyrian Empire as his inviolable domain, constituting it into administrates for the purpose of governance and pursuant to these articles and the laws, and shall accordingly recognize governments in the localities thus empowered with the responsibilities to enforce the laws of the Aelyrian Empire in a rule over the region and its inhabitants, under a general mandate. This power shall be titled Civitate.

Section 2: It shall be the character of the Civitate to ensure that the subjugated sovereign territory of the Aelyrian Empire, as an inviolable domain constituted into administrates, shall have a uniform system of administrative government of the Realm.

Section 3: The Realm shall possess its authority of Civitate at two discrete levels; at the provincial level, centered upon a designated provincial capital, and at the municipial level, organized at the locality of cities and townships. Accordingly, no organized region of the Realm shall be without a government possessing a mandate under Civitate.

Title XVII - The Province

ARTICLE 90
Customs and Traditions

The administrative government of the Realm in the province, known as the Provincial Government, shall enjoy the support of its inhabitants and be organized in a style and fashion appropriate for the manner of culture, customs and traditions of the citizens dwelling within the region, at the graces of the Emperor.

ARTICLE 91
Governor

A Governor, confirmed by the Imperial Senate per Article 66, shall serve as the supreme executive authority within the province and shall take up immediate residence, both of domicile and of professional business, within the capital city of the province over which he rules. Upon presenting a Writ of Governorship, or any other such document or seal verifying his identity to the locality, he is to be accepted promptly and installed, lest the will of the Emperor is to forcibly install him under guard. The Governor shall serve for perpetuity, or, until his confidence is revoked by the Imperial Senate, or, should the Emperor dismiss him, or, should he otherwise resign.

ARTICLE 92
Lieutenant Governor

The Governor of the Province shall appoint a Lieutenant Governor from among the citizens of the Aelyrian Empire holding active residency within the locality. The Lieutenant Governor shall serve as President of the Council of the Province, and succeed the Governor as Governor Ad Interim should the Governor become incapacitated, or die, which, if necessary, the Imperial Senate shall then confirm a new permanent Governor. The Lieutenant Governor serves at the pleasure of the Governor, and at the grace of the Emperor.

ARTICLE 93
Justicar

The Governor of the Province shall appoint a Justicar from among the citizens of the Aelyrian Empire holding active residency within the locality, and possessing among their skills and talents an affinity for the law and for justice. The Justicar shall serve as the highest judicial official within the province, and shall enforce the laws of the Realm, as well as the laws of the Aelyrian Empire, as specified under Proclamation Iustitia. The Justicar serves at the pleasure of the Governor, and at the grace of the Emperor.

ARTICLE 94
Provincial Offices

The Governor shall create offices to serve in administration over the province, such as they are offices that he shall require for the purposes of governance, and in totality, include all officers in a Council of the Province to provide counsel and advice to him as is desired. Furthermore, the Governor can dismiss and relieve any officers of the province, or dissolve any officerships not explicitly defined within these articles.

ARTICLE 95
Provincial Militia

Though the Armed Forces of the Aelyrian Empire shall maintain a presence throughout all provinces, the Governor shall be empowered to create a provincial militia, conscripting and impressing from among the inhabitants and residents of the province over which he rules a suitable force, for the purposes of carrying out his duties and the duties of his officers in the province, through the mandate of Civitate.

ARTICLE 96
Provincial Taxes

The Governor shall be permitted to levy taxes upon the cities and other localities of the province over which he rules and reigns, as well as to promulgate a proper Provincial Tax Code as needed for the funding of provincial government services and resources particular for the adequate functioning of the Realm. The Governor shall freely modify the Provincial Tax Code, or repeal it, as he deems fit, and may entrust this responsibility to an officer within his council.

ARTICLE 97
Generals and Admirals

Any generals or admirals of the Armed Forces of the Aelyrian Empire, commanding legions and fleets, respectively, stationed within the borders of the province, shall freely sit upon the Council of the Province and have unimpeded access to all institutions of the provincial government of the Realm, being accountable, however, only to their superior officers within the military order prescribed.

ARTICLE 98
Imperial Legate

The Governor shall provide for the selection of an Imperial Legate, who shall have an office in the provincial capital as well as an office within the imperial capital, to serve in the Imperial Senate, as specified in Article 55, or, in the case when such a selection is not prudent or possible, the Governor shall appoint from among the eligible citizens of the Aelyrian Empire for the post an Interim Imperial Legate to serve a partial term in the Imperial Senate, and whose proper successor would continue the previously established term and abide by any rules and regulations speculated as part of the interim appointment.

ARTICLE 99
Martial Law

The Governor may declare martial law within the borders of his province, suspending any Provincial Code of Law and ruling ad hoc through arbitrary deliberation, either in part or in whole, and enforce his will with the support of any military resources at his disposal, through the grace of the Emperor.

Title XVIII - The Municipia

ARTICLE 100
Lord Thane

The Governor of the Province, through the grace of the Emperor, shall select a Lord Thane in whatever fashion and manner is most appropriate for the inhabitants of the city over which the Lord Thane shall rule and reign, and once selected, the Lord Thane shall thusly assume office and domicile within the limits of the city in which he shall serve.

ARTICLE 101
Council of the City

The Citizens of the City may convoke and convene a popular council, and elect through manners and procedures of their own choosing, a Council President, who shall preside over the council and provide advice to the Lord Thane. The Lord Thane, in turn, may dissolve the City Council, either in part or in whole, and permit the council to be reconstituted. The City Council may collectively vote to deny confidence in any official of the city, requiring thusly the Governor of the Province to either remove said official and appoint another official enjoying the confidence of the city council, or to disregard the act of the city council. In turn, the City Council may also petition the Imperial Senate for a review, and engage in all privileges of any organized institution of the Realm.

ARTICLE 102
Council President

The Council President shall serve for a fixed term of one year, or until he is forced to resign, or until the City Council votes to demonstrate a lack of confidence, or unless otherwise not held in the grace of the Lord Thane, the Governor or the Emperor. The Council President shall have unimpeded access to all institutions of the Realm at the municipial level of administration, and shall exercise the power of summons to perform investigations and questionings of individuals within the limits of the city.

ARTICLE 103
Prefect

The Lord Thane shall appoint from among the inhabitants of the city over which he rules, provided that those inhabitants are citizens of the Aelyrian Empire and possess talents and skills conjoined with an affinity for law, a Prefect, who shall serve as the chief judicial magistrate of the city and take possession of the instruments of law and justice in the name of the Lord Thane, serving through the graces of the Lord Thane, the Governor and the Emperor, and ruling as specified through Proclamation Iustitia.

ARTICLE 104
Prefecture

Section 1: The Prefect shall establish a Prefecture responsible for overseeing the implementation of law, the preservation of order, and the maintenance of justice from within the municipial boundaries of the Realm, and shall establish as many other Prefectures as needed to accomplish this task. In so doing, the Prefect shall appoint persons of skill and merit to the following positions, as many needed to provide appropriate function of the courts:
a. Conservators of the People, to defend the accused at no expense;
b. Advocates of the People, to practice the law; and,
c. Rogators of the Realm, to conduct investigations.
Section 2: Furthermore, the Prefect shall reserve the power to confer licenses to practice the law, in any manner and fashion that he may so deem appropriate, and these licenses shall be accepted throughout the Realm and the Empire, in manners specified under Proclamation Iustitia.

ARTICLE 105
Constable

The Lord Thane shall appoint a Constable, who shall in turn be responsible for maintaining order within the city in close coordination with the Prefect. The Constable may appoint deputies from among the local population in order to facilitate the tasks charged to him under the applicable mandate, and shall defer to the Lord Thane, who may dismiss and relieve him as he sees fit.

ARTICLE 106
Aedile

The Lord Thane shall appoint an Aedile from among the citizens of the Aelyrian Empire residing within the city, and said Aedile shall be chiefly responsible for overseeing commerce, public works, public housing, and any other services that the municipial government may require of him under the mandate set forth in Civitate. Furthermore, the Aedile shall reserve the power to accredit factions, trade guilds, adventuring leagues, and any other institution of public association so requiring licenses to function, as the law may require.

ARTICLE 107
Commanders and Commodores

The Lord Thane shall include the participation of any Commanders and Commodores of the Armed Forces of the Aelyrian Empire, who, having been stationed within the limits of the city to command regiments or armadas, respectively, shall be accountable solely to their superiors and have the responsibility to ensure defense of the locality to which they have been assigned.

Title XIX - The Covenant of Laws

ARTICLE 108
Rule of Law

Section 1: The citizens and public powers are subject to these articles and the legal order. It is the responsibility of the public powers to promote conditions so that Law, Order, and Justice imbued within the citizen the groups that he might join will be real and effective; to remove those obstacles which impede or make difficult their full implementation, and to facilitate the participation of all citizens in the political, economic, cultural and social life.

Section 2: The Articles of Imperium guarnatee the principle of legality, the normative order, the publication of the norms, the retroactivity of punitive provisions which are favorable to legal security, and the interdiction of unregulated power in public.

ARTICLE 109
Abolition of Slavery

The dignity of the person, the inviolable rights which are inherent, the free development of the personal, respect for the law and the rights of others, are the foundation of political order and social peace, reserved to all citizens of the Aelyrian Empire. The norms relative to basic rights which are recognized by these articles shall be interpreted in conformity with the Sacred Three, and the grace of the Emperor. Accordingly, no citizen of the Aelyrian Empire, with full political rights, shall be denied his freedom from slavery or indenture.

ARTICLE 110
Citizenship

Citizenship in the Aelyrian Empire is acquired, preserved and lost in accordance with provisions established by imperial law. Every citizen of the Aelyrian Empire has all of the rights and liberties on the sovereign territory, and bears equal duties as stipulated herein. A citizen of the Aelyrian Empire may be stripped of citizenship or of the right to change it, only through the will of the Emperor.

ARTICLE 111
Fealty to the Empire

Citizens of the Aelyrian Empire shall swear fealty to the Crown and to the institutions of government of the State and of the Realm which serve the nation, obeying the directives and orders of their elders in exchange for the protection, rights and responsibilities of the Aelyrian Empire.

ARTICLE 112
The Sacred Three

Citizens of the Aelyrian Empire shall be committed to upholding the laws and participating in their communities to maintain the local and larger order through the pursuit of justice.

ARTICLE 113
Thievery

Thievery in any form in the Aelyrian Empire is strictly prohibited; citizens shall respect the integrity and value of the associations and possessions that each possesses.

ARTICLE 114
Truth

Citizens of the Aelyrian Empire shall speak only the truth, and shall neither speak a falsity nor purger themselves before the State or the Realm.

ARTICLE 115
Honor

Those of limited means, spirit or capacity, either physical, mental, or otherwise, shall be protected from those stronger than they are in the name of Honor.

ARTICLE 116
Common Law

Aelyrians shall not take the law into their own hands, or dispense with justice in their own interpretations. Powers which are limited to the State alone - the power to execute, incarcerate and eject through banishment - shall never be exercised by a Citizen without a mandate of power from the state, or as can be verified post factum in the service of the Sacred Three. Furthermore, these articles shall serve as the highest law, and only be altered or otherwise amended through the grace of the Emperor.

ARTICLE 117
Magic

The use of magic within the borders of the Aelyrian Empire shall be regulated in accordance with imperial law, and all practitioners of magic shall be held to account for their actions, the circumstances of their magery, and the consequences of their spellcasting.

ARTICLE 118
Violence

Laws shall be promulgated within the Imperial Code of Law which outlaw the use of violence against citizens of the Aelyrian Empire, and excise the harshest penalties against those who would murder, attempt to commit murder, or any conspiracy thereof.

ARTICLE 119
Treason

Laws shall be promulgated within the Imperial Code of Law which outlaw and apply the harshest penalties against those who would plot against the Aelyrian Empire, the Sacred Three, the State, the Realm, or any of its agents, ministers, officials, or people, through act actual or terror itself, or, any conspiracy thereof.

ARTICLE 120
Age of Ascendance

All citizens of the Aelyrian Empire shall have the power of self-determination, lest they be under the Age of Ascendance and maturity according to the qualifications of their race, as specified in the Imperial Code of Law.

ARTICLE 121
Rape

Laws shall be promulgated within the Imperial Code of Law which outlaw and apply the harshest penalties against those who would violate citizens of the Aelyrian Empire, and excise the harshest penalties against the perpetrators or conspirators of these acts.

ARTICLE 122
Peace

Laws shall be promulgated within the Imperial Code of Law which require that all citizens and armies within the borders of the Aelyrian Empire remain at peace with each other at all times, and maintain an everlasting harmony and concord.

Title XX - The Covenant of Rights

ARTICLE 123
Rights to the Sacred Three

The Aelyrian Empire shall protect the Sacred Three; it shall impliment laws that promote a social and political order, and it shall ensure equity and fairness through the preservation of justice.

ARTICLE 124
Rights to Opportunity

The Aelyrian Empire shall provide incentives and opportunities for growth of its marketplaces and bazaars, the shoppes and stores, so that all who seek opportunities for prosperity shall find them.

ARTICLE 125
Rights to Education

The Aelyrian Empire shall ensure that all citizens shall have access to free education before their Age of Ascendance.

ARTICLE 126
Rights to Health

The Aelyrian Empire shall ensure the equitable availability of apothecaries and healers throughout its sovereign territory, providing that all citizens receive proper health care.

ARTICLE 127
Rights to Defense

The Aelyrian Empire shall ensure the presence of a capable military and its Armed Forces shall accordingly provide for the defense of the safety, security and common welfare of all citizens.

ARTICLE 128
Rights to the Home

The Aelyrian Empire shall ensure that citizens have a right to privacy and confidence in their homes, which are sacrosanct, and shall not be entered without the permission of the owner, or as specified by law.

ARTICLE 129
Rights to Expression

The Aelyrian Empire shall protect the rights of citizens to express in accordance with the law; information, publication and all other forms of expression shall employ courteous language, they shall contribute to the education of the nation and the unity of the empire. All acts that foster sedition or division, or harm the state’s security and its public relations, or detract from the dignity or rights of a citizen are not in the grace of the Emperor, shall be prohibited.

ARTICLE 130
Rights to Communication

The Aelyrian Empire shall preserve the rights of citizens to secrecy in communications, when in the grace of the Emperor, and shall establish for laws and services that support communication across the empire’s regions.

ARTICLE 131
Rights to Weaponry

The Aelyrian Empire shall ensure that no citizen is deprived of the right to own a weapon in defense of his possessions, prosperity and powers, and shall enact laws to punish those who would seek to deprive a citizen of said rights.

ARTICLE 132
Rights to Asylum

The Aelyrian Empire shall ensure the rights of individuals escaping the forces of lawlessness, disorder, or injustice to find safe haven within the sovereign territory of its nation, and shall grant to said persons asylum under the framework of these articles.

ARTICLE 133
Rights to Appeal

All citizens of the Aelyrian Empire shall have the right to Appeal. In a criminal or civil case, the accused can appeal to a higher corresponding court at any time, in which case the application of a severe sentence may be suspended during deliberations; or, as a last resort, can appeal to the Emperor for dispensation of justice. In a civil case, or a petition, the citizen of the Aelyrian Empire shall not be denied the right to petition the Emperor directly for interdiction.

Title XXI - Quality of Laws

ARTICLE 134
High Justice

For crimes of murder, rape, robbery, treason, and attempt, desire or conspiracy to commit any of the aforementioned, a state of High Justice shall be declared, and a case shall be heard by the Justicar of the province in which the crimes in question were committed.

ARTICLE 135
Low Justice

For lesser crimes of petty theft, fraud, minor assault, and cases involving commercial transactions and property, a state of Low Justice shall be declared and a case shall be heard by the Prefect of the municipality in which the crimes in question were committed.

ARTICLE 136
Qualifications of Law

Crimes and other abrogations of the law that are not apparently distinguishable between a state of High Justice and a state of Low Justice, shall be placed into their proper qualities by a special ruling of the Tribunal of Justice, or in the case of a political crime within the perview of the Imperial Senate, by the Arbiter, or, in all cases, by the grace of the Emperor.

Title XXII - Standards of Criminals

ARTICLE 137
Presumption of Guilt

Citizens of the Aelyrian Empire, when accused of a crime, are believed to be guilty until such circumstances arise as their innocence can be proven beyond any doubt, and the courts shall operate to ensure this central principle of the criminal legal order.

ARTICLE 138
Preponderance of Guilt

Before any criminal trial may be held, a pre-trial hearing is to be scheduled at which time the magistrate presiding over the criminal proceedings shall require of the Inquisitors sufficient evidence of circumstance and presumption to establish a proper preponderance of guilt. No citizen shall be accused of a crime for which there is no proponderance of guilt through sufficient evidence in the ruling of the presiding magistrate.

ARTICLE 139
Apprehension of Criminals

Martial forces responsible for the preservation of the order within a locality shall apprehend a suspected criminal and incarcerate him promptly, depriving the suspected criminal of all political rights throughout the duration of the incarceration.

ARTICLE 140
Inquisition

During a criminal's preliminary incarceration, an agent of the Ministry of Justice, an Inquisitor, shall interrogate the criminal and by any means reasonable and applicable as may be deemed appropriate or necessary, shall extract sufficient evidence and information to issue a preliminary assessment of guilt or innocence. In the former case, the Inquisitor is to contact the magistrate appropriately corresponding to the crimes committed and schedule a pre-trial hearing. In the latter case, the Inquisitor is to order the release of the citizen and make public the facts of the case.

ARTICLE 141
Continual Detention

At no time shall a suspected criminal be permitted to leave detention or incarceration, and is to remain under sufficient martial guard so as to assuredly prevent his escape and maintain his accountability to the law.

ARTICLE 142
Silence at Trial

The criminal shall not be permitted to address the court, the magistrate, or anyone present during the trial. Furthermore, the magistrate may make provisions to prevent the criminal from being present at any pre-trial hearing as may be needed to appropriately determine the proponderance of guilt.

ARTICLE 143
Immobility

The criminal shall be bound during trial to prevent his movement in such a fashion so that no permanent bodily harm is inflicted upon the criminal. The criminal shall also be placed under a binding spell to prevent the use of magic, and encased in a field that restricts permeation. Furthermore, the magistrate may make provisions to prevent the criminal from interfering with swift justice.

ARTICLE 144
Contempt

Any criminal that leaves the graces of the magistrate, at any time throughout any phases of apprension and adjudication, shall be found in Contempt of Court, and a summary verdict and sentence shall be passed at the time of such a determination by the magistrate, or, alternatively, the magistrate shall impose an arbitrary punitive action and continue the phases of apprehension and adjudication.

Title XXIII - Power of Iustitia

ARTICLE 145
Power of Lex

The laws of the Aelyrian Empire shall be codified and made public throughout all localities in the sovereign territory wherein they apply, presented in the Imperial Code of Law. The primacy of these articles shall not be abridged or circumvented, and no law shall be valid that contradicts these articles; and, furthermore, said laws shall be striken and repealed as "in opposition to the Articles of Imperium" by an order of a magistrate.

ARTICLE 146
Power of Ordo

No law shall be valid in the Aelyrian Empire if it does not contribute towards order, harmony, and concord; and, furthermore, said laws shall be striken and repealed as "in opposition to the Sacred Three" by an order of a magistrate.

ARTICLE 147
Power of Iustitia

Section 1: The legitimate use of violence, magic and force, through the application of power in enforcing valid laws that establish a governing order shall be known as the Power of Iustitia.

Section 2: The Emperor shall have at his disposal a system of courts that shall enforce the valid laws of order in a system of justice, as specified in these articles; and, furthermore, the Emperor shall appoint or dismiss and relieve, as he deems fit and appropriate, any and all agents wielding the power to enforce his will and entrusted with the mandate of Iustitia.

Title XXIV - The Tribunal of Justice

ARTICLE 148
The Tribunal of Justice

The Emperor shall establish a court of law with ultimate jurisdiction over the entirety of the Aelyrian Empire, and this court of law shall be his Tribunal of Justice, positioned thusly in the imperial capital and held in his graces.

ARTICLE 149
Archons

Section 1: The Emperor shall appoint no less than three persons, and in all cases an odd number of persons, of exceptional talent and merit with an affinity for the Sacred Three beyond discussion or question to the Tribunal of Justice as Archons, and said Archons shall enjoy the confidence of the Imperial Senate in the manner and fashion as thusly specified in Article 66.

Section 2: The Archon is the supreme judicial officer of the Aelyrian Empire, serving at the pleasure of the Emperor, and shall be chiefly responsible for convening with his peer Archons the Tribunal of Justice.

ARTICLE 150
Case Docket

The Tribunal of Justice, through a majority vote of its members, shall determine whether or not a criminal or civil case before it shall be heard; in the circumstance that it shall hear the case, said case will be scheduled in a fashion and manner according to the pleasures of the Archons; and, in the circumstance that it shall not hear the case, the previous ruling of the court preceeding an appeal to the Tribunal of Justice shall apply.

ARTICLE 151
Adjudication

In circumstances wherein agents or ministers of the State require an adjudication of a disagreement on authority; or, in cases wherein officials of the administration of the Realm require adjudication on roles, responsibilities or regulations; or, in any such cases that might arise, either through a petition or appeal, or through the grace of the Emperor, the Tribunal of Justice shall apply a final decision, whose only final appeal can be reached through the fashion specified in Article 133.

ARTICLE 152
Enforcement

The Armed Forces of the Aelyrian Empire shall, at the grace of the Emperor, obey the orders of the Tribunal of Justice, and function as the martial power that enforces the will and decisions of the high court.

ARTICLE 153
Provisions for Justice

The Tribunal of Justice shall require of the Imperial Government to enact its mandate under Auctoritas and carry out the decisions of the Tribunal of Justice, or, in cases when the Tribunal deems fit, the will of lower courts, as may be appropriate or necessary.

Title XXV - Prescribed Penalties

ARTICLE 154
Familial Disassociation

In all criminal cases, the magistrate or court presiding over a trial shall offer the associates and family of the accused an opportunity to renounce all ties to that criminal and avoid the dishonor of association, or any attributed punishments or penalties that may be prescribed for crimes committed.

ARTICLE 155
Capital Punishment

In all cases of murder, attempted murder, treason, rape, attempted rape, terror, robbery, or conspiracy to commit any said crimes, the magistrate shall impose a punishment of execution, swiftly, upon the criminal.

ARTICLE 156
Sacrifice

In all cases of sacrifice, wherein the life of the criminal was forfeit in pursuit of a crime, all family members within the first degree shall be held to account for the actions of the criminal, as if they had committed those actions with him in conspiracy.

ARTICLE 157
Hard Labor for Life

In all cases of negligence or dereliction of duty, or any dishonorable discharges from the Armed Forces of the Aelyrian Empire, the magistrate shall impose a punishment of hard labor, wherein the criminal shall be required to spend the rest of his natural life performing a physical task that benefits the prosperity of the empire; should the magistrate be unable to determine such an appropriate task, then the criminal shall be sent to work at the salt mines of the Terramarique Penal Colony.

ARTICLE 158
Imprisonment

A magistrate shall be permitted to use imprisonment, either temporary or permanent, as a punitive means to remove the criminal from society and preserve the Sacred Three within the locality in which the ruling has been made.

ARTICLE 159
Torture

A magistrate shall be permitted to use torture, either public or private, as a punitive means to discourage a type of criminal behavior in society, as a legitimate form of punishment for a criminal within the locality in which the ruling has been made.

Title XXVI - Amendments

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