Contents

Overview

During the Summer Solstice 382YE Summit, the Imperial Synod raised 97 judgements.

Change of doctrine

No change of doctrine was proposed during the Summer Solstice summit.

Veto

The veto was not sought during the Summer Solstice 382YE.

Statement of principle

The following statements of principle were presented to the assemblies of the Imperial Synod. Fourteen of these statements achieved a Greater Majority, meaning they will be distributed to appropriate assemblies.

Judgement 8

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Solas
  • Judgement: In the confict in Asavea we see echoes of the Patrician War and Thrace's rebellion. We call on all Imperial citizens to aid the peoples of Marracoss and Emphedor in their struggle for liberty in any way possible. We denounce any military captain who would seek to profit from this conflict with the coin of slavers.
  • Outcome: Upheld (1219 - 165)

Judgement 11

  • Assembly: Navarr National
  • Raised By: Idanach Listing Beacon
  • Judgement: We condemn the murder of Achilles Damakan's Forge in the strongest terms. It achives nothing but shows a shocking lack of Pride and Loyalty. We further call for the killer - who reportedly said "this is for the Quiet Step" - to come forward and face the consequnces of their actions, and we call anyone with relevant information to share it. Remember Isaella; even the most virtuous assassin is not above the law.
  • Outcome: Upheld (142 - 10)

Judgement 14

  • Assembly: Prosperity Virtue
  • Raised By: Onan of the Chantry of the Silver Skull
  • Judgement: It has come to our attention that many in the Empire believe that the resting place of Good Walder is unknown. Rejoice, for his remains are safely interred in the Chantry of the Silver Skull in Necropolis, and have been for centuries!
  • Outcome: Upheld (126 - 13)

Judgement 16

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised by: Rune Rathmore
  • Judgement: I, Rune Rathmore, declare that corruption (the purchasing of votes through coin or influence of power) be declared unacceptable within the SYnod and be declared punishable in the same regard as misuse of priestly powers.
  • Outcome: Not Upheld (562 - 944)

Judgement 22

  • Assembly: Wintermark National
  • Raised By: Gunnbrand Ironwill
  • Judgement: The heroism of Wintermark is not found ony in the might of Steinr courage, but also the cunning of the Suaq and the wisdom of the Kallavesi. We fight with honour in our way not the way of the Jotun, and the magics of our people should not be disrespected. Our strength comes from being THREE PEOPLES ONE NATION.
  • Outcome: Upheld (226 - 0)

Judgement 29

  • Assembly: Wintermark National
  • Raised By: Pahkina
  • Judgement: A hero's tale ends in a good death, we know this to be true. We have warred with the Jotun bfore, they are honourable fores. We believe that under a flag of truce the ghodi and shaman of the Jotun and the Stormcrows and scops of wintermark should meet to tell stories of battle and heroes that fell in battle from our shared history, so all may know the heroism of the dead. A winged messenger should be sent to their king and queen - Glamundar Arcason King of the South and Yrssa Jansdottir Queen of the North.
  • Outcome: Upheld (165-33)

Judgement 33

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Edward Novarion, called Watcher
  • Judgement: We have heard the claim of Sumaah that they now hold the heart of the Way, and that they intend to encourage the faithful of other nations to pilgrimage there. We reject this insult to our Pride, and reaffirm that Bastion, the White City, is the heart of the faith. The Imperial Synod and the people of the Empire will continue to prove this through virtuous action and so ac as a beacon to all the world.
  • Outcome: Upheld (1066 - 193)

Judgement 35

  • Assembly: Prosperity Virtue
  • Raised By: Tabitha of the Chantry
  • Judgement: We, the Prosperity assembly, invite all those who recognise the exemplar Zemress - including pilgrims from the Sumaah Republic and the Zemress islanders - to attend festivities in Zemress' honour in anvil on the second evening of the Autumn equinox in the League National Theatre.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (189 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 42

  • Assembly: Dawn National
  • Raised By: Pelleas Thorne
  • Judgement: The Dawnish Assembly commends the magicians of Dawn for their contribution to the Imperial war effort and urges witches and weavers to forge their legends with the Dawnish armies.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (156 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 44

  • Assembly: Navarr National
  • Raised By: Talek Dancewalker
  • Judgement: All foreigners who walk the trods should be escorted by a guide to ensure their words support the virtues as they travel the Empire.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (168 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 45

  • Assembly: Freeborn National
  • Raised By: J'Zarr i Shartha i Guerra
  • Judgement: The Freeborn assembly does not believe it is virtuous to gain Prosperity at the cost of spreading idolatry throughout the Coast. We do not support the Iron Qunat's being constructed by anyone who will include idolatrous imagery in its construction.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority and Primacy (74 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 46

  • Assembly: Assembly of the Nine
  • Raised By: Lev Unbound
  • Judgement: The Synod has the duty and moral authority to promote and safeguard the Way of virtue and ensure the virtue of those who represent and lead. The current power of revocation is not sufficient to this task. This Synod asks the senate to amend the power to revocation to prevent the reappointing of an unvirtuous citizen to the same Imperial title for the duration of one year.
  • Outcome: Upheld ( 4 - 0)

Judgement 49

  • Assembly: Navarr National
  • Raised By: Meredith Nighthaven
  • Judgement: We the Navarr welcome the orcs of the Great Forest Tribe to walk the trods with us. We ask the guides of Navarr to assist them. We ask they walk with respect and urge Navarr to do the same.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (158 - 0) Greater Majority
  • Notes: At the time of passing, Greater Majority was 153 votes

Judgement 52

  • Assembly: Wintermark National
  • Raised By: Rafe
  • Judgement: The Wintermark national assemby would like the opportunity for captains of small military units to order their units to aid an evacuation of Sermersuaq, such that citizens of the Empire in that territory could avoid thralldom.
  • Outcome: Upheld (194 - 0)

Judgement 53

  • Assembly: Navarr National
  • Raised By: Neala Blackhawk
  • Judgement: We the Navarr national assembly encourage guides to attend the military council to ensure clear lines of communication between the guides of the Navarr and their generals. We nominate Neala to act a liason in this endeavour.
  • Outcome: Upheld (138 - 14)

Judgement 58

  • Assembly: Prosperity Virtue
  • Raised By: Cesare Enzo di Trivento
  • Judgement: That the children of Mournwold recently orphaned through the Jotun war and Imperial magic require a great orphanage to house and educate them. I propose the Empire offers their support in the building of this great work.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (215 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 59

  • Assembly: Navarr National
  • Raised By: Brat Umbral Path
  • Judgement: On a mission to Liathaven there were more imperial heros eager to fulfill their duty than could go. When asked to sacrifice their place for the success of the mission, the following people put the needs of the Empire above their own. We the Navarr national assembly recognise and laud their Loyalty and Courage of the following citizns: Kayleigh, Merion. Maddox, Raddon of the Navarr, and Demetrio Taziel of the Brass Coast.
  • Outcome: Upheld (106 - 0)

Judgement 64

  • Assembly: Highguard National
  • Raised By: Delilah of Felix's Watch
  • Judgement: The Academy has been having deals with the eternals. Although they are not the worst eternals, they ar still eternals. Thus they are bad. Not only this but they have been bringing the children to visit and encourage them to make deals. This should be stopped.
  • Outcome: Upheld (286 - 72)

Judgement 65

  • Assembly: Navarr National
  • Raised By: Iniska Ahwood
  • Judgement: We support our generals to move a Navarr army to Semmerholm this season with the promise that Dawnish armies will support us in Liathaven.
  • Outcome: Withdrawn (122 - 10 at the point it was withdrawn)

Judgement 66

  • Assembly: Wintermark National
  • Raised By: Maarit Suvidottir
  • Judgement: In Wintermark, a hero has a name, given in recognition of deeds in service of nation, Empire, and the Way, It is shared as a story to inspire heroism, and for some, it is inscribed on the soul for future generations. A hero's name is not simply their own. The Synod does not have the power to take away or grant a scop name. Understand that if you remove a testimonied scop name it does not affect the skein or deny the name, It does however deprive future generations of the virtuous inspiration.
  • Outcome: Upheld (199 - 0)

Judgement 67

  • Assembly: Wintermark National
  • Raised By: Osfrid of Wyveern's Watch
  • Judgement: The actions of the Wintermark armies and military units in Sermersuaq this season has displayed courage at arms, loyalty to Wintermark, and Pride in defending our homeland. Nothing short of Heroic. The nations should support this. Business owners should hire mercenaries, sailors should join supply lines. The mines, forests, and artisans should forge weapons for our warriors. The farmers, man sites, and herb gardens should put their resources to the war effort. Priests should inspire their congregations to take up arms. Wisdom and vigilance demand sacrifices should be made to strengthen our armies.
  • Outcome: Upheld (148 - 0)

Judgement 68

  • Assembly: Urizen National
  • Raised By: Wix Worldsend
  • Judgement: The Urizen national assembly recognise the generosity of Horsa of Wintermark in gifting Urizen the heart of the phoenix. We regionalism this important step in his journey along the Way.
  • Outcome: Upheld (52 - 0)

Judgement 69

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Esau
  • Judgement: The Sevenfold Path has pledged to grant resources for virtuous magical works. We believe that priests should raise and consider judgements endorsing specific, detailed magical acts to guide the grandmaster in this process. Successful judgements should be brought to the grandmaster's attention for consideration.
  • Outcome: Upheld (598 - 158)

Judgement 71

  • Assembly: Ambition Virtue
  • Raised By: Medea Ruth Irremais
  • Judgement: At the Spring Equinox 382YE, a Hallowing of Ambition manifested on a bandage belonging to Medea Ruth, with nobody having claimed to place it. Following careful investigation, by spiritual, magical, and mundane means, no alternative cause for the Hallowing was found. We recognise the spontaneous hallowing of Medea Ruth's bandage to Ambition as a miracle.
  • Outcome: Upheld (35 - 34)

Judgement 72

  • Assembly: Dawn National
  • Raised By:Rancle de Rondell
  • Judgement: The military might of Dawn is dedicated to the support of the Empire and the Empire alone. As such, the Dawnish assembly believes it unacceptable to see Dawnish military units accepting mercenary work on behalf of non-Imperial nations or powers.
  • Outcome: Upheld (124 - 12)

Judgement 73

  • Assembly: Vigilance Virtue
  • Raised By: Yon the Crow
  • Judgement: We the Vigilance assembly, in accodrance with the people of Wintermark, do hereby recognise the owl as a symbol of vigilance for the Mark. - No other bird sees as well in the dark - to work by night with the rune Ophis to show us the path. - No other bird can turn its head so far - to examine threats from every angle will guard our homes and flock. - No other bird flies as silently on the wing - to strike decisively against heresy, blasphemy, and idolatry. It is a necessity for a virtuous path. Let the owl serve as a guiding symbol for all vigilant souls.
  • Outcome: Upheld (98 - 30)

Judgement 75

  • Assembly: Freeborn National
  • Raised By: Constanza i Kalamar i Guerra
  • Judgement: I have spoken to all three Egregore hosts, the Hakima of the Fires at Midnight and the Celesti, as well as the Freeborn national assembly in attendance at Anvil; We all agree that we wish to acknowledge and embrace the joint culture, heritage, and unique history of the Zemress islanders. They are our cherished cousins and we celebrate their individuality, and encourage all the speak to sutannir and hakima so that we might come up with options to move forward and how best we might proceed in uniting more within the nation whilst holding on to our traditions.
  • Outcome: Upheld (50 - 0)

Judgement 76

  • Assembly: Dawn National
  • Raised By: Odelina de Rondell
  • Judgement: The Dawnish assembly sends Odelina de Rondell to bear Right of Witness in Military Council, to act as confessor to the Dawnish generals until end of Autumn 383YE.
  • Outcome: Upheld (148 - 0)

Judgement 77

  • Assembly: Imperial Orcs National
  • Raised By: Bloodcrow Losak
  • Judgement: The legions are the heart and soul of the Imperial Orc nation. Orcs who follow the Way of virtue and wish to become Imperial citizens should be welcomed into the Empire, but those who do not wish to serve in or serve the Legions should not be expected to join the Imperial Orc nation. There is room in the Empire for many different cultures.
  • Outcome: Upheld (40 - 0)

Judgement 80

  • Assembly: Freeborn National
  • Raised By: Mazo i Zabala i Erigo
  • Judgement: The mission to map the Bay of Catazar yielded important information and flagged up areas that should be explored further. Freeborn privateers should prioritize privateering and exploration around the Isle of Balsagoth, which is known for its rich weirwood forests and is harvested by Grendel slaves who we feel should be liberated.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (80 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 81

  • Assembly: Marches National
  • Raised By: Frances Preacher
  • Judgement: We encourage Marcher farmers to accept any Feni willing to help with the harvest and to reward them appropriately.
  • Outcome: Withdrawn (Upheld 42 - 10 when withdrawn)

Judgement 83

  • Assembly: Varushka National
  • Raised By: Vasili Zoryakovich Zverokaz
  • Judgement: We the priests of Varushka utterly condemn the unvirtuous practice of slavery. We will not allow the mistakes of the past to be repeated.
  • Outcome: Upheld (46 - 0)

Judgement 84

  • Assembly: Assembly of the Nine
  • Raised By: Lisabetta von Holberg
  • Judgement: Our great constitution states that: "The Synod will ensure the behaviour of individual citizens does not debase the Empire." Crushing a slave rebellion would be an act that debases our Empire. Imperial military captains should not aid Asavean forces in this matter.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (9 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 85

  • Assembly: Imperial Orcs National
  • Raised By: Skywise Gralka
  • Judgement: A mandate was passed by the preachers attending our national assembly in Anvil, but there as no mention of Thrace within this, this is a statement to reassure our nation his actions and all of those who fought to create our nation are not forgotten or forsaken - it has been 60 years.
  • Outcome: Upheld (30 - 0)

Judgement 86

  • Assembly: Dawn National
  • Raised By: The Earl of Fools
  • Judgement: We, the troubadours of Dawn, recognise as champions Morien de Carsenere, of Ambition; Clarice Novarion, of Courage; Adam Sepulchre, of Loyalty; Vivienne d'Acier, of Pride; Aurelia Devereaux, of Prosperity; Viviane de Coeurdefer, of Vigilance; Edward Novarion, of Wisdom; Ser Isidore Ossiene, of Love; Colwyn de Rondel, of Glory; Odelina de Rondel, of the Way; we shall spread their stories through the nation.
  • Outcome: Upheld (134 - 0)

Judgement 87

  • Assembly: Navarr National
  • Raised By: Corin
  • Judgement: Now is the time of venom and blood. We the Navarr Assembly call for every able man and woman to place down their tools and pick up the instruments of war to fight the vallorn.
  • Outcome: Upheld (84 - 24)

Judgement 89

  • Assembly: The Way Virtue
  • Raised By: Atla
  • Judgement: We wish to recognise the fine work of Vera Runkova former ambassador to Sumaah, which has aided in bridging the distance between two faithful countries, to our mutual benefit.
  • Outcome: Upheld (40 - 0)

Judgement 90

  • Assembly: Imperial Orcs National
  • Raised By: Snurk
  • Judgement: It is harmful to the souls of the Empire to further strengthen the Black Plateau through continued fighting. Imperial orcs who command military units should also be mindful warriors, as not to forget your Vigilance - do not continue in Spiral.
  • Outcome: Upheld (30 - 0)

Judgement 91

  • Assembly: Dawn National
  • Raised By: Ser Dindrane
  • Judgement: The Dawnish national assembly recognises the Castle of Thorns as being the virtuous legacy of Queen Igraine.
  • Outcome: Upheld (102 - 0)

Judgement 92

  • Assembly: Assembly of the Nine
  • Raised By: Irada von Temeschwar
  • Judgement: We the Nine ask the SIlent Bell to investigate new anchors that the Eater of Hope may use to reform after it's defeat in the Black Plateau.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (6 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 93

  • Assembly: Assembly of the Nine
  • Raised By: Viviane de Coeurdefer
  • Judgement: Synod stands in support and in guidance. National assemblies call their fellows to stand at Right of Witness to military council to guard and to guide; to strengthen and to build. A named priest who watches can be contacted and can communicate more easily.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (6 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 94

  • Assembly: Freeborn National
  • Raised By: Hembeneth i Guerra
  • Judgement: Our courageous and wise kohan and hakima have passed the trials given to them by the Footfall of the Beginning for the banner of the Burning Falcons, a historical army of the Brass Coast. The National Assembly urge kohan who are so minded to show their Loyalty to aiding in the reformation of, and joining the Burning Falcons.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (74 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 95

  • Assembly: Marches National
  • Raised By: Bethany
  • Judgement: Good Walder teaches us to pay fair those who'll work. The Feni of the Wood-that-Fell are out of food, but we have a big harvest to bring in. Farmers of the Mourne should employ thse folk and make sure they get enough to feed their people so they are not driven to theft.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (90 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 96

  • Assembly: Marches National
  • Raised By: Anna Pernn
  • Judgement: The Jotun thralls in the Mourn are our neighbours, all disputes between Marchers and Thralls must be referred to the magistrates or Mournwold senator.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (90 - 0) Greater Majority

Judgement 97

  • Assembly: Marches National
  • Raised By: Albert Fugglestone-Copperhill
  • Judgement: Inspired by the Drakes and the Marcher army's commitment to not giving ground, we, the Marcher national assembly implore our armys to find ways to wage war in a method suited to this most Marcher of endeavours. We encourage our fellows to bring forth strategies that allow them to defend and without drownin' it in blood, friend or foe. Remember our Jack, who died for his neighbours and his land.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (90 - 0) Greater Majority

Mandate

The following mandates were passed during the Summer Solstice. Where there are competing mandates, the one that passes with the largest margin is successful and all other competing mandates are considered to have failed.

Judgement 3

  • Assembly: Assembly of the Nine
  • Raised by: Jorma Steelhail
  • Judgement: The institution of slavery is a dark stain on the soul that will never wash clean. Evey citizen should take arms in defence of those who fight against slavery against any who threaten it. We send Jorma Steelhail with 150 doses of liao to tell every citizen of the Empire to reach out to help those who have been enslaved - all that is worthwhile is shared with those who deserve it.
  • Ouctome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (7-0, margin of 7). However, Eska Crowspeaker (judgement 10) will enact this mandate as they received a greater margic.
  • Notes: The opportunity is detailed here.

Judgement 5

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Bloodcrow Ergot
  • Judgement: The institution of slavery is a dark stain on the soul that will never wash clean. Every citizen should take arms in defence of those who fight against slavery against any who threaten it. We send Bloodcrow Ergot with 150 doss of liao to tell every citizen of the Empire to reach out to help those who have been enslaved - all that is worthwhile is shared with those who deserve it.
  • Outcome: Withdrawn at request of Bloodcrow Ergot. (1120-295 in favour at time it was withdrawn).

Judgement 7

  • Assembly: Highborn National
  • Raised By: Hazelelponi of the Shattered Tower
  • Judgement: The monstrous infestation that is the vallorn is a danger beyond any other that now faces us. There is no sacrifice so great that we cannot meet it to defeat this terror. We send Hazelelponi of the Shattered Tower with 500 liao to urge every Highborn citizen to consider if they could assist in defeating this threat by undertaking an extended pilgrimage to walk the trods.
  • Outcome: Not upheld (211-498).
  • Notes: The Throne used their Custodian of Virtue power to cause this mandate to require a Greater Majority.

Judgement 10

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Eska Crowspeaker
  • Judgement: The institution of slavery is a dark stain on the soul that will never wash clean. Every citizen should take arms in defence of those who fight against slavery against any who threaten it. We send Eska Crowspeaker with 150 doss of liao to tell every citizen of the Empire to reach out to help those who have been enslaved - all that is worthwhile is shared with those who deserve it.
  • Outcome: Upheld (1330-200, margin of 1130). Jorma Steelhail raised a competing mandate in the Assembly of the Nine (Judgement 3) but received a smaller margin. If they provide 150 doses of liao, Eska Crowspeaker will enact this mandate.

Judgement 19

  • Assembly: Highborn National
  • Raised By: Bartimaeus
  • Judgement: Virtuous people set prices for things which are fair, and buy and sell them accordingly. To do otherwise, to invoke market forces and economic factors, is to subsume human destiny and will to an impartial, immoral, and unvirtuous force. We send Bartimaeus with 25 doses of liao to urge those Highborn citizens in possession of white granite to deal through the Cinderpath Exchange rather than to indulge their greed.
  • Outcome: Upheld (601 - 92, Greater Majority). If Bartimaeus provides 25 doses of liao, Highborn citizens will look for alternatives to the public auction at Anvil for purposes of selling white granite as described here.

Judgement 20

  • Assembly: General Assemby
  • Raised By: Jonah Yakovitch
  • Judgement: The Way unites humanity through the Seven Virtues. The people of Asavea will more readily accept the teachings of the Way from their own people; creating Asavean priests will help to spread the faith. Yet only those who show a true commitment to the doctrines of the faith should receive training in the use of liao. We send Jonah Yakovitch with 50 doses of liao to support the training of new priests from among those judged most sincere in their devotion to the Way.
  • Outcome: Upheld (1265-119, margin of 1146). If Jonah Yakovitch provides 50 doses of liao, the Temple of the Way in Nemoria will begin to train devout priests chosen from among Asavean candidates as detailed here.

Judgement 23

  • Assembly: Highborn National
  • Raised By: Kerem of the Chantry
  • Judgement: The monstrous infestation that is the vallorn is a danger beyond any other that now faces us. There is no sacrifice so great that we cannot meet it to defeat this terror. We send Lilith of the Chantry with 500 liao to urge every Highborn citizen to consider if they could assist in defeating this threat by undertaking an extended pilgrimage to walk the trods.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (595 - 244; margin of 351). If Lilith of the Chantry provides 500 liao, the people of Highguard will begin to undertake radical pilgrimages as detailed here.
  • Notes: The Throne used their Custodian of Virtue power to cause this mandate to require a Greater Majority.

Judgement 24

  • Assembly: Imperial Orcs National
  • Raised By: Irontide Lok
  • Judgement: The Legions are the Heart and Soul of the Imperial Orc nation. They fight for the Empire and to crush its enemies. All Orcs must serve either in or to support the Legions. We send Irontide Lok with 25 doses of Liao to urge everyone to welcome any orc who is willing to serve our Legions, our nation and the Empire unstintingly.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (80 - 0, margin of 80). If Irontide Lok provides 25 doses of liao, the Imperial Orcs nation will be encouraged to look to their future and build a new, martially inclined, nation in Skarsind as detailed here.

Judgement 30

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Franco i Erigo
  • Judgement: The Way unites humanity through the Seven Virtues. The people of Asavea will more readily accept the teachings of the Way from their own people; creating Asavean priests will help to spread the faith. Yet only those who show a true commitment to the doctrines of the faith should receive training in the use of liao. We send Franco i Erigo with 50 doses of liao to support the training of new priests from among those judged most sincere in their devotion to the Way.
  • Outcome: Upheld (765 - 414, margin of 351).
  • Notes:Although this mandate passed, the same mandate was also raised by Jonah Yakovitch and passed with a greater margin.

Judgement 31

  • Assembly: Urizen National
  • Raised by: Palladius
  • Judgement: Those who seek to teach others should first be challenged to prove their own Wisdom. We send Palladius with 50 doses of liao to urge potential students to study at the Temple of the Winds so that it may be swiftly restored.
  • Outcome: Upheld 72 - 0. If Palladius provids 50 doses of liao, any mandate that does not achieve a greater majority will have no effect on Urizen, as detailed here.
  • Notes: This mandate will only take effect if the Temple of the Winds is rebuilt and the demands of the sword scholars met. It is not clear at this time whether it complements or supercedes Judgement 39.

Judgement 34

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Aniera Exile's End
  • Judgement: Now is the time of venom and blood. Imperial forces facing our barbarian foes must take up defensive positions so that every soldier who can be spared may fight the vallorn. This current opportunity will not soon come again. It must be seized now, else it will be lost. We send Aniera Exile's End with 100 liao to remind the Empire that the barbarians have be driven back before but the time to strike the vallorn is now for now is the time of venom and blood. Please see additional papers on Synod board.
  • Outcome: Not Upheld (586 - 525)
  • Notes: The Throne used their Custodian of Virtue power to cause this mandate to require a Greater Majority.

Judgement 39

  • Assembly: Wisdom Virtue
  • Raised By: Amnis Johan Menkovich
  • Judgement: The example of the sword scholars of Urizen should inspire all those who follow the path of Wisdom. We must all test what we learn; only fools accept hearsay as truth. We send Galene Netherwatch with 150 doses of liao to urge everyone to despise folly and chastise the fool that spreads it, especially when it is done by those close to you.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (212 - 22). Provided Galene Netherwatch provides 150 doses of liao, the people of the Empire will test everything they learn meaning that any future mandate that does not reach a Greater Majority will be ineffective, as detailed here.
  • Notes: It is not clear at this time whether this mandate supercedes or complements Judgement 31.

Judgement 51

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Friar John of the Mourn
  • Judgement: The ghosts of the Greensward require careful handling. It is not enough simply to exorcise these fallen warriors - first we must attempt to offer them comfort and acknowledge their sacrifice. We send Albert Fugglestone-Copperhill with 50 doses of liao to help the spirits that haunt the ruins of Overton to pass on to the Labyrinth, or to find their way across the Howling Abyss.
  • Notes: Upheld (1032- 10). If Albert Fugglestone-Copperhill provides 50 doses of liao, many of the Jotun and Imperial ghosts in the Greensward will be laid to rest, making it safe for settlers to return as detailed here.

Evaluation

The Synod made the following judgements of excommunication, inquisition, revocation, and sanction.

Judgement 6

  • Assembly: Pride Virtue
  • Raised By: Rane Sherarding
  • Judgement: Vindication. Miriam of the Cenotaph's name was brought to me with claims she "saved Highguard" in battle. Initial investigations found no opposition to this. Inquisition sealed it. As a runner she put herself in extreme danger to summon reinforcements to surrounded Highborn forces. This short judgement cannot do the tale justice, but I name it heroism. She named it her duty. I urge the Highborn to hear her story, and tell it as an example of these highest duties. Let them take Pride in their hero and use this as an inspiration to which they may aspire. Miriam herself is warmly reminded her next duty is to continue setting this example to elevate others with Pride.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (214-0)

Judgement 15

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Ephron of Adina's Charge
  • Judgement: Inquisition. I call Emilia Ankarien, Archmage of Winter, to Inquisition regarding Wendigo's interest. Sunday, Summer summit 382YE, Highguard chapel, 14:00.
  • Outcome: Upheld (1136-37).

Judgement 21

  • Assembly: Loyalty Virtue
  • Raised By: Able of the Shattered Tower
  • Judgement: Inquisition I call Hazel of the Shattered Tower to Inquisition regarding the matter of her recent actions. The Inquisition will take place at 11pm on the Saturday of the Summer Solstice in the Shattered Tower camp.
  • Outcome: Upheld (191 - 10)

Judgement 36

  • Assembly: Prosperity virtue
  • Raised By: Ziva of the Chantry
  • Jugement: Vindication. Following the accusation of Brother Able of the Shattered Tower a thorough investigation has been performed. My findings are that Brother Dagon exhibits NO miserly behaviour and is vindicated fully. Dagon acts with Prosperity every day for the benefit of his chapter, Reikos and Highguard. Brother Able will be publically apologising.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (141 - 0)

Judgement 37

  • Assembly: Prosperity Assembly
  • Raised By: Onan of the Chantry
  • Judgement: Penance. Regarding the ritual texts used with past life visions held by the Auric Horizon. These rituals must not sit idle. Ensure that they are used as often as possible. Ensure that the archmages of Night and Day are kept appraised of these rituals. Ensure that the Gatekeepers' Council are kept appraised of these rituals. It is perfectly prosperous to continue charging for the casting of these rituals. It is virtuous to expect a large recompense for putting them into general Imperial lore, should you decide to do so. We find the Auric Horizon to be a Prosperous and hard-working coven.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (173 - 0)

Judgement 38

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Martin Orchard
  • Judgement: Inquisition. As the Empress was called to Inquisition before she stood for election, so do we call her to Inquisition on the second anniversary of your coronation to answer questions on the virtue of her reign so far. Lisabetta von Holberg, 5pm Saturday, Senate
  • Outcome: Automatic.

Judgement 41

  • Assembly: Wisdom National
  • Raised By: Galene Netherwatch
  • Judgement: Inquisition. I call Aethelric Ealredsson to Inquisition at 10:30 am Sunday of the Summer Solstice 382YE at the Anvil Hospital in regards to his preaching.
  • Outcome: Upheld (151 - 0)

Judgement 47

  • Assembly: Pride Virtu
  • Raised By: Jaylus of Zephaniah's Lament
  • Judgement: Inquisition. Cyrius of Woodwich Hearts has been accused of claims of sorcery and wishes to restore his pride. At 7pm in Cantiarch's Hold.
  • Outcome: Upheld (131 - 0)

Judgement 48

  • Assembly: Prosperity Virtue
  • Raised By: Yarona of the Chantry
  • Judgement: Vindication. Following inquisition by the Chantry of the Silver Skull, Cesare Sanguineo Rezia di Tassato is VINDICATED of all accusations of miserly behaviour. We find his actions to have been beacons of prosperity, and as such offer the Testimony "Prosperous Benefactor." "Bread, blood and coin are the currencies of our Empire We must be virtuous in how we spend them" - Cesare di Tassato.
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (149 - 0)

Judgement 54

  • Assembly: Ambition Virtue
  • Raised By: Roland de Rondell
  • Judgement: Vindication.Having called Medea Ruth to inquisition last summit to answer questions relating to the appearance of Ambition auras in a number of places around Anvil I now write the following vindication:

Medea Ruth takes full responsibility for said auras. This was her doing. However, upon investigation and conversation with the magistrates I bear witness that she broke no law. Furthermore I find her intent in this and action to be virtuous, governed by both her Ambition and her desire to inspire Ambition in others. However, it is also my judgement that, while virtuous, Medea Ruth has allowed the single-minded focus of the merrow to cloud the bright light of her more elevated human-like soul, thus denying others the opportunity to be inspired fully by her ambition. Therefore although I find her intent in this matter to be Ambitious and virtuous, I would strongly recommend that for the betterment of her soul Medea Ruth set aside one day in seven to actively strive for more humanity. be human, not merrow. Such is my judgement.

  • Outcome: Upheld (60 - 0)
  • Notes: It might be noted that, including as it does suggestions as to how Medea Ruth might improve their virtue, this judgement is closer to penance than vindication.

Judgement 61

  • Assembly: Marches National
  • Raised By: Sister Meredith
  • Judgement: Revocation. We, the Marcher assembly, revoke Thomas of Hay from the position of Keeper of the Golden Fields of Hay. We would like to express our thanks for his loyal service and hope that his health returns soon.
  • Outcome: Upheld with Greater Majority (92 - 0)

Judgement 62

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Yarona of the Chantry
  • Judgement: Inquisition. Yarona of the Chantry of the Silver Skull calls Solomon of the Shattered Tower, Archmage of Summer, to Inquisition over the issue of his involvement in "aiding" Wendigo. To take place at the Chantry tent in Highguard at 1pm on Sunday of this festival.
  • Outcome: Upheld (707 - 36)

Judgement 63

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Lilith of the Chantry
  • Judgement: Lilith of the Chantry calls Pavel of Varushka, Imperial Magus, to Inquisition regarding his actions surrounding "aiding" Wendigo. Pavel is aware of this judgement and is happy to attend. Chantry tent, Highguard, 1pm Sunday of this festival.
  • Outcome: Upheld (639 - 16)

Judgement 82

  • Assembly: Pride Virtue
  • Raised By: Jaylus of Zephaniah's Lament
  • Judgement: Penance. Cyrus of Woodwich Hearts while not being entirely unvirtuous, has acted unwisely an without consulting those who understand virtuous problems in regards to magic. He has agreed to consult Enoch of Zephaniah's Lament before submitting any Arcane Projections to check the virtue of his actions.
  • Outcome: Upheld (81 - 10)

Recognition

The following judgements of recognition were presented during the Summer Solstice.

Judgement 18

  • Assembly: General assembly
  • Raised By: Vauraus Korppitkotka
  • Jugement: Following two inquisitions of Achilles of Damakan's Forge, and the recognition of Achilles as an exemplar of Prosperity at the Spring Equinox 382YE, we the General Assembly of the Empire recognise Achilles of Damakan's Forge as an exemplar of Prosperity. Please see supporting information on the four signs of the Exemplar exhibited by Achilles on the Synod board.
  • Outcome: Upheld (871 - 238). Added to the list of known exemplars.

Judgement 31

  • Assembly: Wisdom Virtue
  • Raised By: Galene Netherwatch
  • Judgement: We recognise Skywise Rykana of the Imperial Orcs as an exemplar of Wisdom following his Inquisition in Winter 381YE and questioning by the Wisdom assembly. We recognise the following signs: Pilgrimage, Miracle, Benevolence, Inspiriation, Legacy. (See supporting document or talk to Galene or Skywise Rykana).
  • Outcome: Upheld with a Greater Majority (197 - 40). Will be escalated to the General Assembly during Autumn 382YE.

Judgement 55

  • Assembly: Pride Virtue
  • Raised By: Brodi Brackensong
  • Judgement: Gerallt Brackensong, Bard of Navarr, should be recognised as an Exemplar of Pride. See Synod board.
  • Outcome: Not Upheld ( 175 - 0). A judgement of recognition in a virtue assembly always requires a Greater Majority.

Appointment

At the Summit, the following appointments were proposed by the Assemblies of the Synod. You can find the names of citizns who currently hold Imperial titles in the Synod here.

Judgement 1

  • Assembly: Wisdom Virtue
  • Raised by: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Cardinal of Wisdom.
  • Outcome: Sariel of the Shattered Tower was appointed with 174 votes. Sejanus of the Scarlet Guard received 72 votes. Helka Ingesdottir received 23 votes.

Judgement 2

  • Assembly: Courage Virtue
  • Raised by: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Cardinal of Courage.
  • Outcome: Clarice Novarion was appointed with 93 votes. Nina of Cantiarch's Hold received 56 votes. Jorma Steelhail received 33 votes. Melchior of Adina's Charge received 30 votes.

Judgement 4

  • Assembly: Assembly of the Nine
  • Raised By: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Imperial Inquisitor.
  • Outcome: Corwyn Leafstalker was appointed with 5 votes (Greater Majority). Ephron of Adina's Charge received 1 vote. Yarrick Ursan received 1 vote. Lothar the Giliath received 0 votes. Medea Ruth received 0 votes.
  • Notes: Martin Orchard was nominated by another citizen and requested that his candidacy be withdrawn.

Judgement 12

  • Assembly: Freeborn National
  • Raised By: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Azure Sutannir
  • Outcome: Hembenfth i Guerra was appointed with 90 votes

Judgement 25

  • Assembly: Prosperity Virtue
  • Raised By: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Prosperity Virtue inquisitor.
  • Outcome: Yaruna of the Chantry was appointed with 153 votes, receiving a Greater Majority.

Judgement 27

  • Assembly: Loyalty Virtue
  • Raised By: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Quaymaster of the Black Sails.
  • Outcome: Veli Garwulfson was appointed with 162 votes.

Judgement 40

  • Assembly: Highborn National
  • Raised By: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Custodian of the Imperial War Memorial.
  • Outcome: Jericho of the Suns of Couros was appointed with 461 votes. Lazarus of the Shattered Tower received 136 votes. Ruth of the Cenotaph received 24 votes.

Judgement 42

  • Assembly: Assembly of the Nine
  • Raised By: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Queen's Rose
  • Outcome: Automatic. Lady Tamain Sepulchre was appointed by the Throne.

Judgement 74

  • Assembly: The Way Virtue
  • Raised By: Tribune
  • Judgement: Appointment of the Virtue inquisitor of the Way.
  • Outcome: Hazelelponi of the Shattered Tower was appointed with 40 votes. The Earl of Fools received 10 votes.

Rewarding

The following judgements of rewarding were proposed during the Summer Solstice.

Judgement 9

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Solas
  • Judgement: As High Exorcist, I withdraw 7 Thrones from the Virtue Fund pursuant to my duties. This is on the undestanding that this reverts to a Senate stipend as soon as economically feasible.
  • Outcome: Automatic. 7 Thrones were paid to Solas from the virtue fund.

Judgement 13

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Livia Cascade
  • Jugement: Reward Livia Cascade with 5 Thrones from the Virtue fund for the purchasing of liao for the duties of the Seer of the Gateway.
  • Outcome: Automatic. 5 Thrones were paid to Livia Cascade from the virtue fund.

Judgement 17

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Uskolli
  • Judgement: Over the past three years, the Sussivari Frost Coven have cast twenty rituals to raise magical fortifications in swamps across the Empire. This has been done at the request of the Military Council and the Throne, often at very short notice. We seek to reward coven leader Tarqeq Icetongue with 15 Thrones from the virtue fund in recognition of their loyalty and service to the Empire. This will enable them to purchase ritual staffs and coven stones to keep up the good work.
  • Outcome: Upheld (1043-214). 15 Thrones were paid to Uskolli from the virtue fund.

Judgement 26

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Anna
  • Judgement: Juliana of Phoenix Reach to be rewarded 9 Thrones from the virtue fund in recompense for mana expended in removing unvirtuous auras from the Black Plateau.
  • Outcome: Upheld 844 - 175. 9 Thrones paid to Anna from the virtue fund.

Judgement 50

  • Assembly: General Assemby
  • Raised By: Alys
  • Judgement: A motion of rewarding for Cadeus Senator for Reikos, in recognition of his great vigilance in raising a fourth Highguard army for the defence of the Empire against her enemies. The proposed reward is 3 Thrones from the virtue fund.
  • Outcome: Upheld (458 - 416). 3 Thrones were paid to Alys.

Judgement 56

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Lady Tamain Sephulchre
  • Judgement: We seek to reward Caleb of Highguard for his actions in removing the malign influence of the Black Plateau from many Imperial citizens through tireless castings of the ritual Crystal Clarity of the Rational Sould. We reward him with 9 crowns.
  • Outcome: Upheld (993 - 55). Lady Tamain Sepulchre was not present to collect this money, so it was returned to the virtue fund.

Judgement 57

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Jaromir
  • Judgement: To reward J'zarr i Sartha i Guerra for funding research in to Badir i Durr i Riqueza, lost exemplar of Prosperity. 9 Thrones.
  • Outcome: Upheld (187 - 178). 9 Thrones given to Jaromir from the virtue fund.

Judgement 70

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Asher of the Shattered Tower
  • Judgement: The Synod supports the Axou nation's efforts to end their dependance on slaves. The Synod awards 18 Thrones to the Overseer of the Cavabianca Docks to purchase white granite from Asavea to use to develop Axou infrastructure so they can relinquish this abhorrent practice without their economy collapsing.
  • Outcome: Upheld (371 - 59). 18 Thrones were paid to Asher of the Shattered Tower from the virtue fund.

Judgement 78

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Sariel
  • Judgement: Continuing the work started last summit, the Synod gives 18 Thrones to the overseer of the Cavabianca Docks to help Axos discontinue the practice of slavery. Helping to replace its infrastructure so they are no longer reliant on slavery.
  • Outcome: Upheld (316 - 207). Only 15 Thrones, 6 Crowns, and 2 rings was provided, emptying the virtue fund.

Judgement 79

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Veikko
  • Judgement: We request 45 Thrones from the virtue fund to purchase white granite. This will be to build a tomb for the exemplar of Courage Gilda Ashwine whose fortitude and commitment to freeing her family from corruption and enslavement is an example we all should honour.
  • Outcome: Upheld (447 - 305). No money was provided; the virtue fund is empty.

Judgement 88

  • Assembly: General Assembly
  • Raised By: Chandrenos
  • Judgement: For the efforts and sacrifice of the Citadel of Phoenix Reach, particularly during the battle of the Spring Equinox 382YE, the Synod awards 9 Thrones to Juliana of Phoenix Reach.
  • Outcome: Upheld (269 - 141). No money was provided; the virtue fund is empty.

The Virtue Fund

The following represents the Virtue Fund of the Synod:

Starting Value TBC
Income TBC The price paid in the Bourse Auction for the dose of True Liao. Closing Value TBC

Visionaries

The following individuals received visions of their past lives.

  • Meredith Stellamaris, whose guide Jericho of Highguard
  • Idwyn Splitroot, whose guide was Constanza i Kalamar i Guerra
  • Danica Vandale, whose guide was Father Jared.

Assembly Strength

At the start of the summit the voting total of the General Assembly was calculated to be 2943.

The final voting total of the General Assembly was calculated to be 3117.

The Civil Service reminds citizens that determining whether a Judgement has achieved a Greater Majority counts from the estimation of the relevant Assembly strength when scrutiny on the Judgement closes, not the final Assembly strength at the end of the summit.

At the end of the Summer Solstice 382YE Summit the voting strength of the Virtue and National Assemblies were estimated to be:

Virtue Assembly Initial Voting Strength Final Voting Strength Final Greater Majority
Ambition 212 232 117
Courage 288 308 155
Loyalty 580 614 308
Pride 371 714 209
Prosperity 271 283 142
Vigilance 410 452 227
Wisdom 380 370 186
The Way 431 441 221
General 2943 3117 1559


National Assembly Initial Voting Strength Final Voting Strength Final Greater Majority
Brass Coast 130 140 71
Dawn 288 322 162
Highguard 1016 1046 524
Imperial Orcs 100 100 51
The League 178 212 107
The Marches 136 162 82
Navarr 294 304 153
Urizen 172 172 90
Varushka 168 178 90
Wintermark 461 481 241
General 2943 3117 1559