- Oct 24, 2010
[SIZE=+1]Senator Theophilus Rhadenos[/SIZE]Senator Frederik V Hvide
Honorable Senator Theophilus, with the Timurids at our doorstep would you not agree that it would be unwise to pull away resources from our millitary? Your suggested administrative reforms, while they would likely be highly effective in increasing efficiency in the cogs that keep the empire running and would be highly desirable in peacetime, i fear that we are not headed for an extended era of peace. For now i fear that the military needs all the resources the empire can muster, Army and Navy.
I partially agree, after all I clearly stated that I was not opposing the reformation of our military. Yet I would also like to remember how an Administrative reforms could also help our army, after all wouldn't a superior Administration ensure better recruitment and military efficiency? It would also help us to use our resources in a more efficient manner and build even greater armies. And let us not forget the opportunities that can arise from a reformed Administration, especially for us of the minor houses who would shape and build close relationships with the new Administration, to better help the Imperium of course.
So, do not think that a reformed Administration is just some new way to keep our provinces under control, it's effect would be heavy and will be felt over the entire body of the Imperium, from the army to the navy, from the popular to the noble castes and even among the merchants. Everyone can profit from a revamped Administration, so I urge all Senators to think this decision carefully.
- Theophilus Rhadenos,
Metropolitan Bishop of Tiberias