• Curia Report - Term 2 (2019-2020)

    Curia Report - Term 2
    May 1st 2019 to April 6th 2020

    Consul's Commentary
    Hello all,

    How you all managed to elect me two more times for a total term lasting a year as consul, I have no idea. I didn't bribe anyone this time so it actually baffles me.

    We find ourselves in quite the strange time indeed, with all the drama having to play out so near the end of my term, is Hader actually worse than Stalin as his previous Mount&Blade clan so believed, or is it all because of COVID-19? We may never know.

    We come into 2020 for TWC on the downslope of activity overall for the site, but most especially felt in the Curia, which has seen very little in all aspect of life happen. In fact, 2019 saw not a single citizen referral brought forward, certainly making the Praefects job seem a bit too cushy. But we still have a good number of new citizens, when you consider overall site activity, so all is not that dead. Coming on the heels of the totally not a big deal Curial Overhaul Order 66, what we make of the Curia pushing forward even a year out from that is still just up to us all, as it always has been. Contrary to what Halie may have pointed out, there are no lifeboats, and I did not design them, but I may or may not have had a hand in the iceberg. Still no word from the crow's nest.

    On the soon to be retired Consul's personal note, most reading this probably are pretty aware of the pandemic of COVID sweeping over us right now. It surely is going to affect everyone in some way, some more than others, and I'm hoping everyone is able to make it through such tough times with minimal issue. For myself, being both a civilian medical provider and medic in the military (and even more specifically, the National Guard), I have and will continue to find myself on the supposed front lines of the pandemic for quite a while now. I suppose it is a good thing I did not intend to run for another term here and it is ending now, because I find it unlikely I will have the time or even access to be here much in the near future! As someone that has been in the medical field as an instructor for some time as well, I actually garnered a strange interest in epidemiology and have done quite a bit of education of that tied into emergency medicine. I'm sure people in the past couple years looked at me weird for the emphasis on the Spanish Flu Pandemic, but are probably a little grateful for that training at least these days. Small miracles.

    I'll cut it short here then as we welcome in our new consul, King Athelstan, whom is totally not on Flinn's payroll to assassinate me and usurp the house and Curia as dictator.

    -Hader



    Elections
    2019

    VII. Magistrate. 03/05/2019 - Veteraan elected after regular expiration of General Brewster's term.

    VIII. Magistrate. 04/06/2019 - TheDarkKnight elected after regular expiration of Elfdude's term.

    IX. Praefect. 13/06/2019 - Van Zandt re-elected after regular expiration of his term.

    X. Primus Praefect. 27/06/2019 - Van Zandt elected, after resignation of Katsumoto.

    XI. Praefect. 07/08/2019 - Lord William elected after Van Zandt's promotion to Primus Praefect.

    XII. Consul. 03/08/2019 - Hader re-elected after serving one full term.

    XIII. Magistrate. 14/09/2019 - Veteraan re-elected after regular expiration of his term.

    XIV. Praefect. 01/10/2019 - Legio_Italica elected after normal expiration of Quintus Hortensius Hortalus' term.

    XV. Magistrate. 18/10/2019 - Hitai de Bodemloze elected after regular expiration of TheDarkKnight's term.
    2020

    I. Magistrate. 21/01/2020 - Veteraan re-elected for second consecutive term after regular expiration of one term.

    II. Praefect. 07/02/2020 - King Athelstan elected after regular expiration of Lord William's term.

    III. Magistrate. 26/02/2020 - General Brewster elected after regular expiration of Hitai de bodemloze's term.

    IV. Praefect.04/04/2020 - Lifthrasir elected after regular expiration of Legion_Italica's term.

    IV. Consul. 05/04/2020 - King Athlestan elected after regular expiration of Hader's term.



    Bills

    2019

    08/03/2019 - [Discusssion] What can the Curia do for TWC? [Abandoned]
    10/03/2019 - [Decision] Certification Program [Abandoned]
    17/04/2019 - [Decision] Moving the CCT [Abandoned]
    11/05/2019 - [Discussion] Regular Curial Announcements [Abandoned]
    14/10/2019 - [Decision] Board of Citizens [Abandoned]
    15/10/2019 - [Decision] Creation of the Senatorial Class [Abandoned]
    15/10/2019 - [Decision] Patronus Award [Abandoned]

    2020

    28/03/2020 - [VonC] Primus Praefect - Van Zandt [14-12-0]



    Citizenship Applications
    2019

    30/07/2019 - Medusa0 awarded with Artifex. Patron: z3n (15-0-0)
    11/08/2019 - Kritias awarded with Civitate. Patron: Abdulmecid I (11-0-2)
    04/11/2019 - Chesser awarded with Citizenship. Patron: General Brewster (21-0-1)


    2020

    10/02/2020 - Akar awarded with Civitate. Patron: King Athelstan (17-0-3)
    10/02/2020 - Turkafinwe awarded with Civitate. Patron: Legio_Italica (20-0-0)
    27/02/2020 - crazyroman awarded with Artifex. Patron: Van Zandt (13-0-0)
    15/03/2020 - CommodusIV awarded with Citizenship. Patron: King Athelstan (14-0-2)
    29/03/2020 - Alexander78 awarded with Civitate. Patron: Van Zandt (13-2-0)





    Awards
    2019-2020

    Gigantus for Divus: May 23rd, 2019
    Flinn for Asterix's Loincloth: June 18, 2019
    Caillagh de Bodemloze for Novus: 10 August, 2019
    Gigantus for Modding Service Award & Legio 501st Modder Award(s): 19 September, 2019
    lolisuck for Novus: 22 March, 2020
    Abdulmecid I for Phalera: March 22nd, 2020





    Disciplinary Procedures
    2019

    NONE!

    2020

    05/04/2020 - General Brewster's case dismissed.

    • King Athelstan and Legio_Italica voted to dismiss.
    • Archived publicly.


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    1. King Athelstan's Avatar
      King Athelstan -
      Curia Report - Term 3
      April 6th 2020 to September 1st 2020

      Consul's Commentary
      Salve, Citizens!
      Quote Originally Posted by Hader View Post
      I'll cut it short here then as we welcome in our new consul, King Athelstan, whom is totally not on Flinn's payroll to assassinate me and usurp the house and Curia as dictator.
      Well well, it seems Hader has become not just a retired Consul, but a retired administrator. Coincidence? I am by law (or by Flinn) required to answer no. Anyways, this first term has been a doozy for me, and there has been a fair amount of action throughout! I served as assistant for a spell under Aikinar until Order 66 struck, so I thought I'd be well prepared to tackle any oncoming challenge like a pro. However, I'm very glad to have had both my pa Brew and son Akar to guide me/do my dirty work, so I'm very grateful to the both of them. I'm also glad to see Brew continue on through the second term, though Akar takes a well-deserved rest after a teeth-clenchingly close election run. The apprentice hasn't surpassed the master, yet. (Though I am short of a Censor, if we have any volunteers?

      So where Haders last term in office was one of peace, this has been one of action. There has been multiple proposals, referrals, dramas and Voncs, oh how I love a good Vonc(Not on me though, I'm warning you). After all, what would the Curia be without a bit of action to rob the officers of their sleep? When push comes to shove though I'm just glad we've mostly kept sort of inbetween level-and-a-bit-under headed and kept things running fairly smoothish, though an overwhelming majority of proposals have ended in abandonment.
      And while there has been some lull in activity there have been a fair influx of new citizens, many thanks to a well-orchestrated drive by a certain house, with more surely to come. The other houses can't let themselves be beat by the House of Hader, eh?, so go patronize! (The nice patronizing, not being impromptly rude to someone).

      And to not keep this introduction going forever, I'll be fairly brief on the last bit - There is a lot of stuff going on in the world now, Covid is still going strong and doesn't look to still as a threat for a good while yet, which impacts us all, whether through work, social life or health. Thus, I'd like to issue a reminder that Real Life always takes priority. In the grand scheme of things Total War Center is "just" an online forum - Prioritize yourself first if you need a break, then come back. We'll be around

      It certainly looks like the beginning of my second term will be just as, if not even more fraught with action than my first, so I wish myself luck and all the best for you.

      PS: if any of you curious people out there clicked on this as the article version, whether you're a registered forum member or not - get involved with TWC, whether it's wanting to become a citizen, take up a staff position or just make an account and post a nice comment on someones mod thread, it makes a difference.

      -King Athelstan



      Elections
      2020

      VI. Praefect. 12/04/2020 - Cope elected after King Athelstan's move to Consul

      VII. Magistrate. 03/05/2020 - CommodusIV elected after General Brewsters resignation

      VIII. Magistrate. 21/05/2020 - Legio Italica elected after regular expiration of Veteraan's term

      IX. Magistrate. 22/05/2020 - No one elected after CommodusIV's election to magistrate deemed invalid

      X. Praefect. 22/05/2020 - Leonardo elected after Lifthrasirs resignationl

      XI. Magistrate. 28/05/2020 - Cope elected.

      XII. Praefect. 31/05/2020 - Pontifex Maximus elected after Leonardos resignation.

      XIII. Praefect. 06/06/2020 - Imperator Majora elected after Cope's move to Magistrate

      XIV. Primus Praefectus. 26/06/2020 - Pontifex Maximus elected after regular expiration of Van Zandt's term

      XV. Praefect. 08/07/2020 - Flinn elected after Pontifex Maximus' move to Primus Praefectus

      XVI. Consul. 01/08/2020 - King Athelstan re-elected for second consecutive term after regular expiration of one term.

      Bills

      2020

      09/04/2020 - [PROPOSAL] Frivolous Citizen Referals] [Abandoned]
      22/04/2020 - [PROPOSAL] [Decision] Increased Award Levels for the Picture of the Week Contest. [Abandoned]
      09/04/2020 - [Decision] Button revamp [7-1-1]
      17/05/2020 - [VoNC] Akar [Abandoned]
      17/05/2020 - [VoNC] Akar [Abandoned]
      17/05/2020 - [VoNC] Cope [Abandoned]
      14/04/2020 - [Amendment] Citizenship Reform [Abandoned]
      17/05/2020 - [Decision] Veteraan for Judge's Gavel [Invalid]
      17/05/2020 - [VoNC] Akar [Abandoned]
      18/05/2020 - Petitition to Close the [VonC] Akar Thread [Invalid]
      11/04/2020 - [Decision] Dissolve the Curia [Invalid]
      17/05/2020 - [Amendment] Curial Officer Requirements [Abandoned]
      21/05/2020 - [Discussion]Modding Awards [Abandoned]
      24/05/2020 - [Decision] Troy Badges Competition [23-0-1]
      25/05/2020 - [Decision]Trial by Combat [Abandoned]
      20/04/2020 - [Discussion] House Cup 2.0 [Abandoned]
      29/05/2020 - #JUSTICETOMADORC [Abandoned]
      24/05/2020 - [Amendment] Extend the term of consuls and magistrates [12-7-0]
      06/06/2020 - [Amendment] Referral Clarifications [15-1-1]
      18/04/2020 - [Decision] No More Decisions, No More Constitution [Abandoned]
      03/06/2020 - [Discussion] LM badges and username color [Abandoned]
      27/08/2020 - [Decision] Augustus Brewster [Invalid]



      Citizenship Applications
      2020

      15/04/2020 - Swaeft awarded with Citizenship. Patron: King Athelstan (18-0-0)
      03/05/2020 - Cookiegod not awarded with citizenship. Patron: Commisar Calgula (5-8-0)
      12/05/2020 - Kilo11 awarded with Citizenship. Patron: Flinn (3-0-0)
      17/05/2020 - OreoMan32's application withdrawn. Patron: Pikestance
      18/05/2020 - OreoMan32's application withdrawn. Patron: Pikestance
      28/05/2020 - Mergor awarded with Citizenship. Patron: Jadli (18-0-0)
      19/06/2020 -Peaman awarded with Artifex. Patron: King Athelstan (14-0-0)
      07/06/2020 -Vladyvid awarded with Artifex. Patron: Flinn (15-0-0)
      13/07/2020 -Nedluin awarded with Artifex. Patron: Van Zandt (17-0-0)
      10/08/2020 -Dick Cheney. awarded with Civitate. Patron: Flinn (16-0-1)



      Awards
      2020

      Hader for Curial Service Award: April 6th, 2020
      makanyane for Novus: April 15th, 2020
      chriscase for Phalera: April 27th, 2020
      Akar for Asterix's Loincloth: June 19th, 2020
      Lord Oda Nobunaga for Phalera: July 2nd, 2020
      Roma_Victrix for Phalera: July 15th, 2020
      Basileos Leandros I for Phalera: July 28th, 2020
      Bran Mac Born for Opifex: August 4th, 2020




      Disciplinary Procedures
      2020

      17/05/2020 - Commisar Caligulas's case abandoned.

      • Archived privately.


      19/05/2020 - Pikestance's case deemed frivolous and rejected.

      • Archived privately.



      05/06/2020 - PointofViewGun's case dismissed.

      • Van Zandt and Imperator Majora moved to dismiss.
      • Archived privately.



    1. King Athelstan's Avatar
      King Athelstan -
      Curia Report - Term 4
      September 1st 2020 to January 5th 2021

      Consul's Commentary
      Happy New Year, Citizens!
      This term marks quite the change of pace from the former, and has seen a marked decline in activity, though I am fairly sure that there's a fair few things happening in the world that stand as an explanation. The pandemic continues to hit us all, but there is hope on the horizon as several vaccines have rolled out and mass vaccinations have started. However, that doesn't mean all is quiet on the western front. Despite only 1 bills passing this term it was quite drastic in effect. Removing Citizen referrals in its entirety, leaving Ostrakon as the only way for a Citizen to be voted out of Citizenship also had the effect of abolishing the Praefect system, as it was no longer needed. This marked a change where moderation powers were returned in full to the Consul, who now rules the Curia with an iron fist, ushering it into an age of peace and prosperity. Or at least peace, as referrals being misused and deemed petty has been a problem for more terms than not.

      The elections also saw a period of peace - As only the Consulship and Magistrate positions are electable, and none resigned or lost their position during this term we only saw three elections, all ending fruitfully. There was also a few Citizen applications, mostly because of Flinn, and all coming through belonging to the House of Hader - looks like the others have some catching up to do...

      Anyways, as I'm writing this in a bit later I can see there's a larger number of applicants to this Consul election compared to the last, which hopefully broods well for the coming months.

      To close up, I'll quote myself from the last report, as I believe it to be just as relevant now.

      Quote Originally Posted by King Athelstan View Post
      Real Life always takes priority. In the grand scheme of things Total War Center is "just" an online forum - Prioritize yourself first if you need a break from stress, then come back. We'll be around
      But that doesn't mean TWC cannot be that be that break
      -King Athelstan



      Elections
      2020

      XIV. Primus Praefectus. 31/08/2020 - Lifthrasir elected after Pontifex Maximus' resignation.

      XI. Magistrate. 01/10/2020 - Legio Italica re-elected for a second term after regular expiration of one term.

      XI. Magistrate. 05/10/2020 - Cope re-elected for a second term after regular expiration of one term.

      Bills

      2020

      03/09/2020 - [Amendment] Changing the name of Censor to Pro-Consul [7-5-2]
      07/09/2020 - [Amendment] Ye Olde Referral Removal [23-0-1]


      Citizenship Applications
      2020

      16/09/2020 - phazer awarded with Artifex. Patron: Flinn (22-0-1)
      22/10/2020 - Jake Armitage awarded with Artifex. Patron: Flinn (13-0-0)
      26/10/2020 - Sara Temer awarded with Artifex. Patron: Akar (16-0-0)
      06/11/2020 - webba84 awarded with Artifex. Patron: Flinn (13-0-0)



      Awards
      2020

      None


      Disciplinary Procedures
      2020



      01/09/2020 - General Brewster's case dismissed.

      • Flinn and Lifthrasir moved to dismiss.
      • Archived privately.



    1. King Athelstan's Avatar
      King Athelstan -
      Curia Report - Term 1
      January 5th 2021 to May 13th 2021

      Consul's Commentary
      Salve, Citizens!

      The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.


      And now one such age has passed. I've now served for a full three terms, which is a bloody lot longer than I expected to be honest. But then again, it does run in the family, with both my grandpa Hader and my daddy Brewster both being-serving Consuls. They've done some great stuff during their reign, been through a lot of drama and though that drama has been toned down in my time, I still managed to get a VONC created against me. So there has been some spice, at least, but that's looking back at my terms as a whole - this last one has been very quiet, with very little action in the last couple of months, though February saw a fair bit of action. Cope and Legio Italica have done their duty dilligently, and are serving their third terms as Magistrate, with new elections due in not too long, so there will be plenty for the new Consul to do.

      Shoutout to Flinn, Akar, Brewster and Turkafinwë for Censor duties, Caillagh and Flinn again for Hex help, and all of you beautful bastards for making me do this for so long.

      Fittingly enough, it is my own son that has come to take my place. I'm grateful for the interest in the election and that we had a few who ran for it, and I wish a congratulations to Commodus for winning. A 4th generation Haderian, and a 4th generation Consul. I've talked with him and I'm confident that he'll shake things up a bit though, and stand as a figurehead for meaningful change.

      As always, I hope you're all doing well - while some are getting vaccinated, for most there is still a way to go in this pandemic. Working from home can be taxing, and many have found life to become more of a muddled mess than have some clear structure. If you're feeling like not everything is ok or as it should be, there is always the great PH&A subforum, or if you need somewhere to vent in private then do feel free to message me.

      It's been a fair bit of fun folks, but now my long awaited (probably temporary considering how one always comes back) "retirement" begins.

      Cheers
      -King Athelstan



      Elections
      2021

      I. Consul. 06/01/2020 - King Athelstan re-elected for his third consecutive term after regular expiration of two terms.

      II. Magistrate. 29/1/2021 - Legio Italica re-elected for a third term after regular expiration two terms.

      III. Magistrate. 1/2/2021 - Cope re-elected for a third term after regular expiration two terms.

      IV. Consul. 13/05/2020 - Emperor Commodus elected as Consul after regular expiration of King Athelstan's term.


      Bills

      2021

      03/02/2021 - [Amendment] Expanding the TWC Milestone Award [17-2-0]
      07/09/2021 - [Amendment] Magistrate Term Gap Closing Act [18-0-0]
      10/02/2021 - [Amendment] Suspension of rank and loss of badge and color display ability [13-5-0]
      11/02/2021 - (Amendment) Section III, Article [6-14-2]


      Citizenship Applications
      2021

      07/02/2021 - Wallachian awarded with Artifex. Patron: Abdülmecid I (22-0-1)


      Awards
      2021

      06/02/2021 - [AWARD] Morticia Iunia Bruti for Legio 501st Medal (Silver) [20-0-1]
      10/02/2021 - [Opifex] Seether (Patron: Gigantus) [22-1-1]


      Disciplinary Procedures
      2021

      01/09/2020 - [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus [16-13-6]