The Vote in the Inner Council
Players in Ad-infinitum will control a greater noble House.
These houses have voting right in the imperial council.
After the emperor's assassination, the high steward, convened with the pope, and the leading officers of the Imperial Fleet, The Terror Legions, and The Guild of Assassins. It was decided in this meeting that the greater noble houses should be convened to reform the ancient Inner Council that was abolished by Sharock IX. That this council, which originally only had the power to council the emperor by precedence of rank, would now use this ranking system to vote for an emperor amongst themselves. A proviso was added by pope Constantine XXXII that the church would agree to this if they were satisfied that the candidate so selected was "a god fearing man who would not only be recognized in the eyes of men, but those of the Lord" (i.e would be the churches man.). It was decided that the galaxy was in dire straits and desperately needed an emperor.
voting will be by signet ring. these singnet rings must be worn by nobles.
the ranking signet rings are:
1 vote: knight
2 votes: baron
3 votes: Count
4 votes: marquis
5 votes: Duke
6 votes: papal ring
6 votes: royal prince (lost deep in alien space)
7 votes: emperor (held in royal palace, kept safe by High Steward)
the houses have the following signet rings (names are just colours in this prelude):
Green: 1xBaron, 4xknights
Blue: 1x Duke, 1xKnight
Red: 1xMarquise, 2xKnight
Yellow: 1xCount, 3x Knights
the guild has 3xBaron
some neutrals have signets, these will be low ranking (baron, knight)
naturally, nobles can be killed and their signets can change hands. But a signet must be worn by a noble to gain the voting rights. And only one signet can be worn at a time by a noble
Voting will take place on Capital.
All fighting will be prohibited on Capital. If a person is elected, he or she will take the office of galactic governor and send a petition to the pope for recognition as emperor. The pope will examine this request (the pope will only crown a player of his own sect). Meanwhile the galactic governor must assign the offices of the Imperial Fleet, The Terror Legions, and The Guild of Assassins each to one of the house. He may chose one of these offices for his own house. The powerful office of High Steward (governor of Capital, its industry, army, navy and research centers) will remain neutral until there is an emperor.
So what happen if the Pope does place crown of Emperor on your head? Will have wait ten turn, or is something complety new?
sorry JoelMB12 for this late reply, I seem to have missed your post.
Good question, things are a little hazy as to how you win. There are no turns so there may be a time to wait and maintain your position. But I will try and see if I can make the actual process very time consuming with plenty of opportunity for the other players to use foul play, battles and all out war to prevent proceedings. I will list the draft idea in stages which shows a narrative/scenario that reflect time delay:
1) you must be elected as governor (so far like EFS)
2) you then declare yourself emperor (so far like EFS)
3) the Pope considers your proposal (this means that representatives from all the churches will send their vote to Capital, takes time) (spies can blow cover in church at this point)
4) the votes are counted on Capital.
5) if the church agrees (votes reach majority) the pope gives his blessing for the coronation.
6) coronation part i: the player must capture 3 relics (all located on Capital, but in different parts): the imperial crown, the imperial scepter, and the imperial globus cruciger, the player must move these relics to the Imperial Cathedral
7) coronation part ii: The player must move the noble with the highest ranking signet in his house to capital and then to the cathedral
8) Player crowned emperor, the end.
sub note, once the pope agrees (stage 5) the only way to stop the coronation is to kill the player's noble with the highest ranking signet, preventing the relics or the player reaching the cathedral (stage 6-7) only delays the coronation. Once the players highest ranking signet is killed a new elections and declaration must be made (back to stage 1)
Maybe should add another stage after the crown there will surface peace in empire bit now ever striving of imperial favor, the noble point getting special title appoint powerful offices, and possible overtrhow te current one. For Emperor he must balance faction that loyal othe that cut his throat along tryng but right people in th right places, fight back evil foriegn threat to give military legitmacy he would need for his rule.
Yes, but the game has to end at some point.
I personal love where climb to the top but hate where do play when your on top have to deal with power and responable it brings, maybe playing it couple years of try to hold together. Example once become you need use power to get other nobles house listen to you so they unite under one final crusade t fight off the Alien threat once and for all.
yes, good idea. A sort of play on even if you win, and yes there would be a great deal of unfinished afairs. Thanks for pointing that out.