The Ruling Council is the legislature of the Empire of Adammia, meaning it is the nation's primary law-making body. Representatives from each province vote on Acts of Council, which serve as the Empire's main legislation (there are also Imperial Decrees issued by the Office of the Emperor).
The Council holds monthly meetings, usually in Serkatia Province, where it hears reports from the provinces and executive bodies and votes on any necessary laws. These meetings are organised by the Chair, constitutionally recognised as the Monarch. The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor all act as Vice-Chairs.
As well as enacting Acts of Council, the Council can vote to overturn Imperial Decrees. It must also approve any new Archdukes or Archduchesses appointed by the Monarch, and alongside the Monarch must approve any new Dukes or Duchesses appointed by the Archdukes or Archduchesses. The Council votes to approve candidates for a new Lord or Lady Chancellor, and can also vote to allow a non-Ruling Council member to become a member of the Imperial Government's Cabinet.
Please see Legislation for a full list of Acts passed by Council.
Members of the Council
Each Province has two representatives on the Council. The first is a noble known as a Duke or Duchess who is appointed as part of the heirarchy of nobles. The second is an elected Councilor who is elected in an annual Local Election. This provides a balance between the representatives of the Monarchy (the nobles) and the representatives of the people (the Councilors). There are also two miscellaneous representatives – the Delegate of Abroad Citizens and the Delegate of the Colonies, which are managed by the Office of State.
List of Members
Parties: Liberal (LIB), Moderate (MOD), Labour (LAB), Nuclear So-and-so (NUC), Dank (DNK), Independent (IND)
Councilor of Greater Tytannia: HIM Emperor Adam I (LIB)
Councilor of Serkatia: HG Lord Sir Alex Helliker PM KCM KOV KOF (MOD)
Councilor of Alluria: Sir Jack Sykes COA (IND)
Councilor of Paternia: HG Lady Madam Emily Simpson DCM DOF (NUC)
Duchess of Greater Tytannia: HG Lady Madam Hermione Peace DM DOF (DNK)
Duke of Serkatia: HG Lord Sir Sam Maude KOA KOF (LAB)
Duke of Alluria: HG Lord General Sir Luca Panconi DPM KCM (LIB)
Duke of Paternia: HG Lord Sir Callum Gurr KCM KOF (LIB)
Delegate of Abroad Citizens: Colonel Sir Asher Bond COA (IND)
Delegate of the Colonies: Sir Owain Davies KM (IND)
Lord Chancellor: HIM Emperor Adam I
Sergeant-at-Arms: HG Sir David Hall COA