The Southern Jewel - The Kingdom of Cetha

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The Southern Jewel - The Kingdom of Cetha

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In the last few days, the familiar faces of Adam Fairchild and Commander Vaisan of Ridgewood have been spotted around Southport and Frontier's Rest. They've been seen speaking to other officials and guards around both places and also going into noteworthy establishments, such as the Wave and Serpent and the hospice in Southport West. Minister Bouvier showed up with them once, stepping into the Gentlemen's Club to talk privately with Tucker before leaving again.

Their appearances coincide with these notices, but it's unclear how linked they may be.
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Re: The Southern Jewel - Tarnished, but Determined

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Announcements appear throughout Frontier's Rest, Ridgewood, and Southport.
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Attention, Citizens!

The towns of Southport, Frontier's Rest, and Ridgewood have finished negotiations and are proud to announce the formation of:

The Kingdom of Cetha


The Kingdom of Cetha solidifies a union between our three settlements. Cetha, which is Celestial for Together, shall mark the beginning of a Constitutional Monarchy run by a Parliament of leaders from throughout all three cities. Our figurehead, the chosen King, shall act as our voice and the face of our joint peoples. His duty will be to serve with the best interests of the people, as put forth by the Parliament and outlined by the Constitution. Southport shall act as the seat of our government.


Our King, chosen from a list of potential candidates by popular vote, shall be:


Adam Fairchild

Adam Fairchild was born and raised in the West, and has long held the best interests of all our peoples in his heart. The votes we received from the people clearly indicate the people's favor. Fairchild's coronation shall take place in a few short weeks as we make the preparations necessary for the transition of our joint governments, including the necessary elections.

Elections shall begin in the coming days for the following positions:

Magistrate of Law
Minister of Ridgewood
Minister of Frontier's Rest
Minister of West Ward
Minister of East Ward
Minister of Central Ward

The Master of Trades position, which was recently filled via election by Tristana of Waukeen, shall remain. Tristana has agreed to abide by the new Constitution and will be sworn in with the rest of the Ministers. Interested individuals may offer a written nomination of themselves or another for any position listed above. Nominees may be elected to different positions than that which they subscribed, if popular vote urges them elsewhere.

Furthermore, the Law Knights of old shall be disbanded. A new Order shall be instated to help maintain the peace and safety of the Kingdom. Interested citizens or adventurers can apply now in Ridgewood by presenting themselves to Commander Geran Vaisan.


May the future greet our unity with prosperity!



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The whispers of change become an excited buzz of mixed reactions. Southport's population is wary, but cautiously optimistic. Ridgewood's people breathe a sigh of relief. In Frontier's Rest, Raine acts as representative of the Guild, encouraging adventurers and guests to embrace the change and support the rebuilding of Southport. The farmers and workers of Frontier's Rest look forward to the change, hoping for opportunities to once again prosper and grow. Word spreads quickly that the Constitution and Laws will be announced prior to the Coronation and formal adoption of the new government.

Throughout Southport, the Helmites continue to aid the guards in keeping the peace. There is an increase in guard and Helmite activity, just in case additional oversight is needed in reaction to this announcement, but overall it seems to be an unneeded caution.
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Re: The Southern Jewel - The Kingdom of Cetha

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// OOC Notes: If you are interested in running for office with your PC, please send a PM to Jes AND Charles1810. There will be three Player positions chosen. You will be expected to be an active player if you are elected, so please be prepared to play your elected character as your main character.

Here is a timeline of events:

-The Laws will be posted by February 3rd.
-Nominations will be accepted until February 5th.
-Voting will take place between February 6th and February 10th.
-The Coronation will take place on February 13th, and elected officials sworn in.
-All Elected Officials will begin their duties on Februrary 15th.
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In the night following the announcement, a simple black and white graffiti appears on the wall of Old Theater, in Central Southport.
Graffiti depicts two mounds of human corpses. Each mound is topped with a chair, occupied by a monkey in ducal crown. Monkey to the left is draped in a flag of Cordor, monkey to the right - in a flag of Kohlingen. Monkey to the right is offering one to the left a banana. At the bottom of the graffiti, where mounds meet is a pool of liquid. Shattered hourglass and a harp with broken strings can be seen above the surface of the pool.
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The graffiti is cleaned off of the theaters walls, manually by Wests new resident wizard. Stood with a bucket, sponge scrubbing the 'artwork' away. He was in a decent mood as he went about the chore, when asked he would respond he's simply taking pride in his home, as far as the political aim of the graffiti goes, Colter seemed uninterested.
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// Due to issues with our move in RL, I will have to delay my things a little bit! Move everything one week. These are the new dates:

-The Laws will be posted by February 10th.
-Nominations will be accepted until February 12th.
-Voting will take place between February 13th and February 17th.
-The Coronation will take place on February 20th, and elected officials sworn in.
-All Elected Officials will begin their duties on Februrary 22nd.



This gives people more time to campaign anyway! Keep an eye out for little events around Southport regarding this! Remember also to PM both me and Charles if your character wants to run for office!


Edit: Just the Laws, not the Constitution. Constitution will be off-screen for the time being because aint nobody got time for that.
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Jes wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:30 am


Furthermore, the Law Knights of old shall be disbanded. A new Order shall be instated to help maintain the peace and safety of the Kingdom. Interested citizens or adventurers can apply now in Ridgewood by presenting themselves to Commander Geran Vaisan.
Any idea what the new Military will be called?
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//Please respond to this thread IC.
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Jes wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:10 pm
//Please respond to this thread IC.
// apologies...

A lanky elf in a battered tan trenchcoat arrives by caravan in Ridgewood. Rolling a smoke from troll moss and woundwort, he lights in before entering the gate and approaching Commander Geran Vaison.

“Excuse me, Commander, a moment of your time?” He finishes his smoke and crushes it out. “Jericho Fel, Southport Sentinel. I was wondering if you knew the name of the new Cetha military, or could give me any other information for prospective recruits? What will happen to existing Law Knights? Any words of wisdom or encouragement?”

He withdraws a battered journal and a quill and proceeds to scribble notes.
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The Commander, being inside the government office, usually with the other former Cordorian personnel and acting as something of a bodyguard for Adam Fairchild, isn't especially forthcoming with the apparent journalist. He is a surly man and growls for Jericho and his unknown intentions to leave them alone.

Adam offers Jericho a smile and tells him that there is nothing set in stone yet, as that will fall under the duties of the Magistrate of Law, who has not yet been voted into office.

He also apologizes for the Commander's rebuff, explaining that past journalism on Amia was especially unkind, suggesting Jericho will have some work in proving himself and his intentions as a journalist.
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“Understandable, your eminent Magesty,” said Jericho. “I’ve seen newspaper used for slander, libel and fuckery most foul in my time. I welcome the opportunity to prove my journalistic integrity. Thank you for your time.”

The lanky elf fires off a casual salute and sees himself out.
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Notices are placed in prominent areas in Southport, Ridgewood, and Frontier's Rest (and in the Guildhouse). The notices state that the laws will take effect with the formation of the government, on the 22nd of Alturiak ((February)).



Laws of the Kingdom of Cetha


Admittance to Southport
  • 1. To enter, you are not permitted to wear a helmet or hood or use any other method to conceal your identity. Head coverings may be worn after entrance is permitted.
    2. Weapons may be carried or sheathed in city limits, provided weapons are only used in self-defense or at the direction of local law enforcement.
    3. Kingdom personnel may stop you to verify your identity against banishment lists.
    ⋗ 3. 1. Failure to comply with requests from official personnel will result in violation of Criminal Law, point 4.

Admittance to Ridgewood
  • 1. To enter, you are not permitted to wear a helmet or hood or use any other method to conceal your identity. Head coverings may be worn after entrance is permitted.
    2. Weapons may be carried or sheathed in city limits, provided weapons are only used in self-defense or at the direction of local law enforcement.
    3. Kingdom personnel may stop you to verify your identity against banishment lists.
    ⋗ 3. 1. Failure to comply with requests from official personnel will result in violation of Criminal Law, point 4.

Admittance to Frontier's Rest
  • 1. Weapons may be carried or sheathed in city limits, provided weapons are only used in self-defense or at the direction of local law enforcement.
    2. Kingdom personnel may stop you to verify your identity if deemed suspicious.
    ⋗ 2. 1. Failure to comply with requests from official personnel will result in violation of Criminal Law, point 4.
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Banishment from Southport & Ridgewood
  • The following creatures are banished and will be killed on sight:
    • - Orcs
      - Trolls
      - Orogs
      - Undead
      - Yuan-Ti
      - Ogrillons
      - Lizardfolk
      - Goblinoids
      - Full-blooded Fiends

    1. Individuals listed on the Kingdom's separate banishment list will not be permitted entry.
    2. Only the Magistrate or royal family of Cetha may approve permanent banishment of individuals.
    3. Temporary banishment of 24 hours may be given by guards and official personnel of the Kingdom of Cetha.
    4. Individuals who have been banished have the right to request an appeal. Appeals will be observed by the Magistrate of Law.

Banishment from Frontier's Rest
  • The following creatures are banished and will be killed on sight:
    • - Undead
      - Full-blooded Fiends

    1. Temporary banishment of 24 hours may be given by guards and official personnel of the Kingdom of Cetha.
    2. Individuals who have been banished have the right to request an appeal. Appeals will be observed by the Magistrate of Law.
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Criminal Law
  • 1. Murder and Manslaughter.
    2. Assault.
    3. Thievery, Banditry, and Slavery.
    4. Disturbing the Public Safety and Peace.
    5. Harassment.
    6. Bribery, Extortion, and Blackmail.
    7. Public Indecency.
    8. Vandalism to Public or Private Property.

Spellcasting Law
  • 1. The casting of offensive spells is prohibited, except in defense of self or others, or for training purposes overseen by Kingdom personnel.
    2. Casting of defensive spells is permitted.
    3. Shapeshifting, either through magic or innate ability, into creatures listed on the banished lists is prohibited.
    ⋗ 3. 1. The shapeshifting individual will be killed on sight.
    4. Summoned creatures may travel with their summoner.
    ⋗ 4. 1. Summoned creatures that infringe on Criminal Law point 4 are prohibited, as determined by guard and official Kingdom personnel.
    ⋗ 4. 2. Summoned creatures that are listed on the banished lists are prohibited and will be killed on sight.
    ⋗ 4. 3. The summoner is responsible for all actions of the summoned creature, including any criminal actions.
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Due Process
  • 1. Infractions against Criminal Law points 1-3 will result in arrest, to be followed by a trial overseen by a judge appointed by the Magistrate of Law.
    2. Infractions against Penal Law points 4-8 and any Spellcasting Law will result in a fine of 10,000 gold coins on the first offense. 50,000 gold coins on the second offense.
    ⋗ 2. 1. Infractions made by citizens and visitors who are not adventurers shall face separate civilian fine requirements.
    3. Temporary or permanent banishment from the city may follow with subsequent and repeated offenses.
    4. Temporary or permanent imprisonment may follow at the discretion of the Magistrate of Law if a criminal continues to repeat offenses and proves a threat to the safety of the Kingdom's people.






// This is a day late, sorry! These will be placed in-game by the 22nd. The Constitution isn't going to be written up unless another DM has the time to do it. I found I just do not, and it is tedious and a bit excessive. Here are the main points, however, for those of you who wish to play citizens of the Kingdom of Cetha:

Southport, Ridgewood, and Frontier's Rest (including the Guild) have come together as equal settlements in the Kingdom and can maintain their own laws
Southport will be the seat of the Cabinet and royal family
Citizens have basic rights (including rights to a trial, equality, protection by the kingdom, voting, etc)
Non-citizens don't have formal rights and have to obey laws
Only citizens can form groups (factions), but citizen-led groups can have non-citizen members
Elected Cabinet represents the wishes of the people and will have open meetings that citizens and non-citizens can attend
Monarch (succession is absolute primogeniture) sets the policies presented by the Cabinet into motion and serves the people as their voice
The Magistrate of Law oversees the Kingdom's guards and any official knightly orders
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// Updated the above posting because I forgot to say that the laws will go into effect on the 22nd, when the new government begins operating.
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Ballots for the Ministry positions in the Kingdom of Cetha's new government go out to all hotspots in Southport, Ridgewood, and Frontier's Rest, including in the Wave and Serpent at the barkeeps. The ballots offer the following names for positions in the new Kingdom:


Nominees

Vote one per position category.


Magistrate of Law
  • Geran Vaisan, Commander of the Ridgewood Guard
    Trish Williams, Former Secretary of Law
    Liliana Johnson, Citizen of Southport East

Minister of Ridgewood
  • Victoria Bouvier, Former Minister of Recreation
    Jacho Borimus, Former Minister of Agriculture
    Elaine Frye, Former Secretary of Recreation

Minister of Frontier's Rest
  • Raine Briar, Co-Leader of the Wave & Serpent Guild
    E'Milliah Emberwatch ((IKoI)), Follower of Helm
    Vinny Shortwick ((Dicey13)), of Southport West

Minister of West Ward
  • Tucker Hyde, of Southport West
    Harry Nimerin, Priest of Ilmater
    Janna Baringer, of Southport West

Minister of East Ward
  • Lord Adriforn Vetzer, of Vetzer Bank & Enterprises
    Roland Shadowflame ((TheRogue)), of Caraigh
    Terrance Fisher, of Southport East

Minister of Central Ward
  • Cedric Arthgallo ((Hadeis)), of Southport
    Dirk Longstride ((Arcane Crusader)), of Southport West
    Harold Faranim, of Frontier's Rest


Votes are open to all who wish to become citizens of the new Kingdom of Cetha. Your vote will be taken and citizenship papers will be sent back to you within two tendays.

If you are currently a resident in Southport, Ridgewood, or Frontier's Rest and do not wish to become a citizen of the new kingdom, the government will help make arrangements to find a new home for you and your family. We have agreements already with Moonpier, Endir's Point, Waterdeep, and the Kingdom of Kohlingen should you choose to depart. We will not force anyone to remain if you are not comfortable with the new regime. We do, however, urge you to give the Kingdom of Cetha a chance to prove to you that we will serve you.

Voting will commence immediately and continue until midnight on the 19th of Alturiak. Winners will be announced on the 20th, following the Coronation of Adam Fairchild at midday.




// This was late also. Sorry! Trying to keep this schedule amidst my move has been crazy. Haha! Voting will continue through the 19th (instead of the 17th). Winners will be announced on the 20th, after the Coronation (which will be at 1pm EST/6pm GMT). If your character is a citizen of Southport (or you would like them to be), send a PM to me with your votes. Citizenship will be granted in response to your vote (one character per player, period). Have fun and happy voting!
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// It apparently wasn't clear, as I've had multiple people ask, but the votes are meant to be one per position category. So vote one of the three nominees in all positions. Keep them coming!
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The coronation in Southport brings a bustle of citizens to see their new king. The event takes place in one of the larger buildings in Southport Central, which had been cleared out and decorated in splendor. Some recognizable guests include King Simmons of Kohllingen with his Everguard, King and Queen Thunderhammer of Barak Runedar with their Mithral Guard escort, Alaric and Larissa Moonblade with Sargeant Dorian from Moonpier, Jarl Agnar from Ostland, Thunderflight, and even Captain Blue Lute of Blue Lagoon. A few foreign dignitaries are present also from Waterdeep and Tethyr, presumably to tend the legitimacy of the coronation. A priestess of Siamorphe performs the ceremony, which is both serious and hopeful in tone. Following the ceremony is a celebration with food and drink and music, as well as the announcement of the winners of the election. King Fairchild performs a small knighting ceremony for Geran Vaisan, promising the people a strong and loyal military leader in him. The celebration spills out onto the streets of Southport as the optimism of the event spreads.

Soon afterward, notices can be seen all over the kingdom announcing the winners of the election.


The Cabinet of the Kingdom of Cetha


All members of the King's Cabinet shall be sworn into office and begin their duties in two days. Prosperity to the Kingdom of Cetha!


Magistrate of Trade
Tristana Ó'Ceallacháin

Magistrate of Law
Sir Geran Vaisan

Minister of Ridgewood
Victoria Bouvier

Minister of Frontier's Rest
Raine Briar

Minister of West Ward
Tucker Hyde

Minister of East Ward
Roland Shadowflame

Minister of Central Ward
Dirk Longstride


// I didn't want to keep pushing things back, so I just had the actual coronation happen off-screen, as it is a very large party that I don't want to ruin with my RL issues. I'm sorry I couldn't get an event together for it. I'm suffering from some serious pain from an injury (and from a massive toothache), so I would not have been able to concentrate long enough to run something today. I still plan to have the module updated by Monday, though. And Charles, Amarice, and I will be running the kingdom together! Players who have been voted into the Cabinet, contact me when you are available!

Feel free to post reactions or to say your character was there.
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