- Jun 8, 2014
((Damn, everyone is so much better at writing acts Well, atleast I gave som ground to stand on I blame my busy life ))
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
((In this paragraph, is Faixon addressing Justinian? If so, Justinian hasn't talked about this act at all whatsoever. It's not his, either. ))
((On a side note, thanks for pointing out that paragraph because it reminded me that I was going to mention something regarding trials. It is likely, unless players want otherwise, that all player trials will be done by jury even if the law suggests judges only. This is the natural transition from the Council deciding the verdict for trials before. Of course if people really want to we can decide player trials by judge too, but that means I'll have to make all the verdicts as an NPC judge. I tend to lean towards allowing other players to serve as jurors instead.))
When you reach my age, you tend to see past individual actions and look at the intention and trend set by those actions.
Is the formation of local governments evil and self destructive? Not necessarily. Do I believe the Phoenix will simply be content with their success and not attempt to introduce legislation to further increase the power of these local governments? Most certainly not. We have not seen the last of this issue, and soon I fear we will be debating whether the local laws should take precedence over Imperial law, or even the right to deny Imperial recruitment to the Army and Navy and taxation! Unthinkable now, but a trend has been started. Perhaps in your old age...
And not all focus on their well-being is good, mind you. Imagine, if they could, an Area were to decide that they will not support a war in defense in our trade interests. Like Castile. They are no great trade area so inland with no port. Imagine if Castile were to deny us recruitment and taxation for a war because they see no benefit for themselves. They are thinking of their own well-being, but that is not good.
The Emperor may be human, yes. But he is not the only human. The humans in the local government may short-sightedly trade long term health for short term gain. They may make a self-destructive decision. They may even make a decision that will destroy more than just themselves. And right now, neither the Emperor nor Parliament can do a thing about it.
I am here representing a group that would seek to prevent such destruction. And to insure that all in the Empire is in order, under the Emperor and God. For the betterment of all. Let the areas make their local ordinances about production. But let the Empire be able to do what it needs to do. What the Areas can't or won't do. Let the Emperor be the leader he needs to be. That is our purpose. Are you willing to make it yours?
Player trials are only on serious crimes anyway, and we have a tradition for jury trials in some form since 1487. It's just that for the other trials, I think it would be a great break with tradition (experts of Spanish law history, step forward ), Hispania isn't England.))
(( Argh T-T Yet another act I wanted to propose got sweeped right in front of my face.
And so I'm left with 1/3 of what I wanted to proposed... Oh well... ))
(( I'll try to get my law out as soon as possible, but I bearly had time to write this. Hopefully no one will have the same idea and snatch it right from my hands the third time ))
((Our literacy rate is probably a low of 50%, and at superhuman best, it is like the Netherlands historically, at 90%. If you take into account our less developed, less educated (most likely) "colonies" out of Europe, then it should be somewhere around 20%. Just in case anyone was wondering like I was. ))La Gaceta FlorentinaLa Gaceta Florintina was founded by a member of Los Campos Alexandra von Politz and a number of her associates. It was formed in order to spread the news of much quicker and more efficiently to the common populace of the Empire. Wielding a number of journalists and printing presses in Florence and Valencia, the fledgling company is prepared to spread news, and make a tidy profit one word at a time.
The Florentine Gazette
((Basically a newspaper))
((Was it the Naval Reform? Seeing as I basically ripped that off of you and alscon's military reforms and then changed all the terms, it's like you wrote part of it. ))
((Do you why they are called revolutions? Because they keep coming, again and again...))