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From Daniel Farewell's draft:

 

FIRST CHAPTER - THE SOVEREIGN

 

An unbroken chain of Emperors and Empresses shall rule over and govern the Viking Empire of Stormark.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall sit on the Imperial Longships Throne. He or she shall be the symbol of Stormark and the embodiment of the Viking Empire’s sovereignty.

 

The Imperial Longships Throne shall be dynastic and succeeded to in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu passed by the Althing. Likewise, the styles and titles of the Emperor or Empress and the members of the imperial house shall be determined by Act of Althing.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall be head of state, head of the imperial house, chief of government and commander in chief of the armed forces, on land and on sea, in air and in space, of the Viking Empire.

 

The advice and approval of the Emperor or Empress shall be required in all acts of State. The Emperor or Empress may delegate his or her powers in accordance with law.

 

Should the Emperor or Empress be absent, ill or to young to perform the duties and responsibilities that his or her Throneship entails, a regent shall perform the duties and responsibilities of the Emperor or Empress in his or her name. The regent shall be selected in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu.

 

The Emperor or Empress is sacred and inviolable.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall perform, through the advice and consent of the Imperial Council, the tasks and functions of:

 

• issuing imperial instruments and orders,

• assenting to amendments to the High Law,

• calling into session of the Althing, opening the Althing, and dissolving the same,

• managing the election of the Law Speaker,

• granting full powers and credentials of ambassadors,

• appointing jarlar,

• appointing the justices of the Fimmtardómur,

• awarding of honours,

• attesting to the ratification of diplomatic documents such as treaties and communiqués diplomatiques,

• representing the Viking Empire abroad,

• receiving foreign missions,

• granting amnesty, commuting punishments and restoring rights, and

• naturalizing foreigners and stateless persons.

 

Should the tragedy occur whereby the Imperial House of Ettlingar Freyu is extinct, another House shall be elected by the Althing to be Imperial from the Houses of the Viking Empire. Be there no Houses available for election, a foreign House shall be elected by the Althing.

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I have provided the draft with numbered articles. I have also made some amendments to the draft. You may see it in the post below.

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FIRST CHAPTER - THE SOVEREIGN

 

Article I.

 

An unbroken chain of Emperors and Empresses shall rule over and govern the Viking Empire of Stormark.

 

Article II.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall sit on the Imperial Longships Throne. He or she shall be the Symbol of Stormark and the Embodiment of the Viking Empire's Sovereignty, Unity and Permanence. The Emperor or Empress shall be sacred and inviolable.

 

Article III.

 

The Imperial Longships Throne shall be dynastic and succeeded to in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu passed by the Althing. Likewise, the styles and titles of the Emperor or Empress and the members of the Imperial House shall be determined by Act of the Althing.

 

Article IV.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall be Head of State, Head of the Imperial House, Chief of Government and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, on land and on sea, in air and in space, of the Viking Empire.

 

Article V.

 

The advice and approval of the Emperor or Empress shall be required in all legislative and executive acts of State. The Emperor or Empress may delegate His or Her powers in accordance with law.

 

Article VI.

 

Should the Emperor or Empress be absent, ill or to young to perform the duties and responsibilities that His or Her Throneship entails, a Regent shall perform the duties and responsibilities of the Emperor or Empress in His or Her name. The Regent shall be selected in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu.

 

Article VII.

 

The Emperor or Empress may regulate, in His or Her absolute discretion, His or Her Court and Sovereign Household.

 

Article VIII.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall perform, through the advice and consent of the Imperial Council, the tasks and functions of:

 

• issuing Imperial Instruments and Orders;

• granting, reserving or refusing the Imperial Assent to Bills passed by the Althing;

• calling into session of the Althing and dissolving the same;

• causing the Althingi Opening and Closure Ceremonies to be performed by the Stormarksgothi;

• managing the election of the Law Speaker of the Althing;

• granting full powers and credentials of ambassadors;

• appointing Jarlar;

• appointing the Judges of the Law Courts of Stormark;

• awarding of Honours;

• attesting to the ratification of diplomatic documents such as treaties and communiqués diplomatiques;

• representing the Viking Empire abroad;

• receiving foreign missions;

• granting pardons as well as amnesty, commuting punishments and restoring rights; and

• naturalizing foreigners and stateless persons.

 

Article IX.

 

As soon as may be after ascending the Imperial Longships Throne, the Emperor or Empress shall, in accordance with venerable tradition and ancient custom, be coronated and hailed by the Øyrating in either the Althingi Hall or on the Thingvellir depending on the time of the year and as the weather may permit.

 

Article X.

 

Should the tragedy occur whereby the Imperial House of Ettlingar Freyu becomes extinct, another House shall be elected by the Althing to be Imperial from the Houses of the Viking Empire. Be there no Houses available for election, a foreign House shall be elected by the Althing.

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I am in agreement with Astrid's amendments.

 

Great! :)

 

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Although, not so great yet ;) I have a few amendments to make. They're coloured. I hope this is a reasonable compromise as discussed elsewhere.

 

 

Daniel.

 

 

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FIRST CHAPTER - THE SOVEREIGN

 

Article I.

 

An unbroken chain of Emperors and Empresses shall rule over and govern the Viking Empire of Stormark.

 

Article II.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall sit on the Imperial Longships Throne. He or she shall be the Symbol of Stormark and the Embodiment of the Viking Empire's Sovereignty, Unity and Permanence. The Emperor or Empress shall be sacred and inviolable.

 

Article III.

 

The Imperial Longships Throne shall be dynastic and succeeded to in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu passed by the Althing. Likewise, the styles and titles of the Emperor or Empress and the members of the Imperial House shall be determined by Act of the Althing.

 

Article IV.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall be Head of State, Head of the Imperial House, Chief of Government and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, on land and on sea, in air and in space, of the Viking Empire.

 

Article V.

 

The advice and approval of the Emperor or Empress shall be required in all legislative and executive acts of State. As such it is necessary for a bill to achieve the Emperor's or Empress's assent and promulgation before coming into law. The Emperor or Empress may delegate His or Her powers in accordance with law.

 

Article VI.

 

Should the Emperor or Empress be absent, ill or to young to perform the duties and responsibilities that His or Her Throneship entails, a Regent shall perform the duties and responsibilities of the Emperor or Empress in His or Her name. The Regent shall be selected in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu.

 

Article VII.

 

The Emperor or Empress may regulate, in His or Her absolute discretion, His or Her Court and Sovereign Household.

 

Article VIII.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall perform, through the advice and consent of the Imperial Council, the tasks and functions of:

 

• issuing Imperial Instruments and Orders;

• granting, reserving or refusing the Imperial Assent to High Law Amendment Bills.

• calling into session of the Althing and dissolving the same;

• causing the Althingi Opening and Closure Ceremonies to be performed by the Stormarksgothi;

• managing the election of the Law Speaker of the Althing;

• granting full powers and credentials of ambassadors;

• appointing Jarlar;

• appointing the Judges of the Law Courts of Stormark;

• awarding of Honours;

• attesting to the ratification of diplomatic documents such as treaties and communiqués diplomatiques;

• representing the Viking Empire abroad;

• receiving foreign missions;

• granting pardons as well as amnesty, commuting punishments and restoring rights; and

• naturalizing foreigners and stateless persons.

 

Article IX.

 

As soon as may be after ascending the Imperial Longships Throne, the Emperor or Empress shall, in accordance with venerable tradition and ancient custom, be coronated and hailed by the Øyrating in either the Althingi Hall or on the Thingvellir depending on the time of the year and as the weather may permit.

 

Article X.

 

Should the tragedy occur whereby the Imperial House of Ettlingar Freyu becomes extinct, another House shall be elected by the Althing to be Imperial from the Houses of the Viking Empire. Be there no Houses available for election, a foreign House shall be elected by the Althing.

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I agree with Daniel Farewell but I have made the language of the amendments legally stronger.

 

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FIRST CHAPTER - THE SOVEREIGN

 

Article I.

 

An unbroken chain of Emperors and Empresses shall rule over and govern the Viking Empire of Stormark.

 

Article II.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall sit on the Imperial Longships Throne. He or she shall be the Symbol of Stormark and the Embodiment of the Viking Empire's Sovereignty, Unity and Permanence. The Emperor or Empress shall be sacred and inviolable.

 

Article III.

 

The Imperial Longships Throne shall be dynastic and succeeded to in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu passed by the Althing. Likewise, the styles and titles of the Emperor or Empress and the members of the Imperial House shall be determined by Act of the Althing.

 

Article IV.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall be Head of State, Head of the Imperial House, Chief of Government and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, on land and on sea, in air and in space, of the Viking Empire.

 

Article V.

 

The advice and approval of the Emperor or Empress shall be required in all legislative and executive acts of State. As such any Bill not amending the High Law that has been passed by the Althing must receive the Emperor's or Empress' Assent and be promulgated by the same to enter into force. The Emperor or Empress may delegate His or Her powers in accordance with law.

 

Article VI.

 

Should the Emperor or Empress be absent, ill or to young to perform the duties and responsibilities that His or Her Throneship entails, a Regent shall perform the duties and responsibilities of the Emperor or Empress in His or Her name. The Regent shall be selected in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu.

 

Article VII.

 

The Emperor or Empress may regulate, in His or Her absolute discretion, His or Her Court and Sovereign Household.

 

Article VIII.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall perform, through the advice and consent of the Imperial Council, the tasks and functions of:

 

• issuing Imperial Instruments and Orders;

• granting, reserving or refusing the Imperial Assent to Bills amending the High Law passed by the Althing;

• calling into session of the Althing and dissolving the same;

• causing the Althingi Opening and Closure Ceremonies to be performed by the Stormarksgothi;

• managing the election of the Law Speaker of the Althing;

• granting full powers and credentials of ambassadors;

• appointing Jarlar;

• appointing the Judges of the Law Courts of Stormark;

• awarding of Honours;

• attesting to the ratification of diplomatic documents such as treaties and communiqués diplomatiques;

• representing the Viking Empire abroad;

• receiving foreign missions;

• granting pardons as well as amnesty, commuting punishments and restoring rights; and

• naturalizing foreigners and stateless persons.

 

Article IX.

 

As soon as may be after ascending the Imperial Longships Throne, the Emperor or Empress shall, in accordance with venerable tradition and ancient custom, be coronated and hailed by the Øyrating in either the Althingi Hall or on the Thingvellir depending on the time of the year and as the weather may permit.

 

Article X.

 

Should the tragedy occur whereby the Imperial House of Ettlingar Freyu becomes extinct, another House shall be elected by the Althing to be Imperial from the Houses of the Viking Empire. Be there no Houses available for election, a foreign House shall be elected by the Althing.

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I agree with Dame Gudrun.

 

Me too.

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Please find the "final" draft in the post below.

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FIRST CHAPTER - THE SOVEREIGN

 

Article I.

 

An unbroken chain of Emperors and Empresses shall rule over and govern the Viking Empire of Stormark.

 

Article II.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall sit on the Imperial Longships Throne. He or she shall be the Symbol of Stormark and the Embodiment of the Viking Empire's Sovereignty, Unity and Permanence. The Emperor or Empress shall be sacred and inviolable.

 

Article III.

 

The Imperial Longships Throne shall be dynastic and succeeded to in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu passed by the Althing. Likewise, the styles and titles of the Emperor or Empress and the members of the Imperial House shall be determined by Act of the Althing.

 

Article IV.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall be Head of State, Head of the Imperial House, Chief of Government and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, on land and on sea, in air and in space, of the Viking Empire.

 

Article V.

 

The advice and approval of the Emperor or Empress shall be required in all legislative and executive acts of State. As such any Bill not amending the High Law that has been passed by the Althing must receive the Emperor's or Empress' Assent and be promulgated by the same to enter into force. The Emperor or Empress may delegate His or Her powers in accordance with law.

 

Article VI.

 

Should the Emperor or Empress be absent, ill or to young to perform the duties and responsibilities that His or Her Throneship entails, a Regent shall perform the duties and responsibilities of the Emperor or Empress in His or Her name. The Regent shall be selected in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu.

 

Article VII.

 

The Emperor or Empress may regulate, in His or Her absolute discretion, His or Her Court and Sovereign Household.

 

Article VIII.

 

The Emperor or Empress shall perform, through the advice and consent of the Imperial Council, the tasks and functions of:

 

• issuing Imperial Instruments and Orders;

• granting, reserving or refusing the Imperial Assent to Bills amending the High Law passed by the Althing;

• calling into session of the Althing and dissolving the same;

• causing the Althingi Opening and Closure Ceremonies to be performed by the Stormarksgothi;

• managing the election of the Law Speaker of the Althing;

• granting full powers and credentials of ambassadors;

• appointing Jarlar;

• appointing the Judges of the Law Courts of Stormark;

• awarding of Honours;

• attesting to the ratification of diplomatic documents such as treaties and communiqués diplomatiques;

• representing the Viking Empire abroad;

• receiving foreign missions;

• granting pardons as well as amnesty, commuting punishments and restoring rights; and

• naturalizing foreigners and stateless persons.

 

Article IX.

 

As soon as may be after ascending the Imperial Longships Throne, the Emperor or Empress shall, in accordance with venerable tradition and ancient custom, be coronated and hailed by the Øyrating in either the Althingi Hall or on the Thingvellir depending on the time of the year and as the weather may permit.

 

Article X.

 

Should the tragedy occur whereby the Imperial House of Ettlingar Freyu becomes extinct, another House shall be elected by the Althing to be Imperial from the Houses of the Viking Empire. Be there no Houses available for election, a foreign House shall be elected by the Althing.

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Please find in the post below the "final" draft.

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FIRST CHAPTER - THE SOVEREIGN

 

Article I.

 

An unbroken chain of High Kings and High Queens shall rule over and govern the High Realm of Stormark.

 

Article II.

 

The High King or High Queen shall sit on the Imperial Longships Throne. He or she shall be the Symbol of Stormark and the Embodiment of the High Realm's Sovereignty, Unity and Permanence. The High King or High Queen shall be sacred and inviolable.

 

Article III.

 

The Imperial Longships Throne shall be dynastic and succeeded to in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu passed by the Althing. Likewise, the styles and titles of the High King or High Queen and the members of the Imperial House shall be determined by Act of the Althing.

 

Article IV.

 

The High King or High Queen shall be Head of State, Head of the Imperial House, Chief of Government and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, on land and on sea, in air and in space, of the High Realm.

 

Article V.

 

The advice and approval of the High King or High Queen shall be required in all legislative and executive acts of State. As such any Bill not amending the High Law that has been passed by the Althing must receive the High King's or High Queen' Assent and be promulgated by the same to enter into force. The High King or High Queen may delegate His or Her powers in accordance with law.

 

Article VI.

 

Should the High King or High Queen be absent, ill or to young to perform the duties and responsibilities that His or Her Throneship entails, a Regent shall perform the duties and responsibilities of the High King or High Queen in His or Her name. The Regent shall be selected in accordance with the Law of Ettlingar Freyu.

 

Article VII.

 

The High King or High Queen may regulate, in His or Her absolute discretion, His or Her Court and Sovereign Household.

 

Article VIII.

 

The High King or High Queen shall perform, through the advice and consent of the High Council of the Realm, the tasks and functions of:

 

• issuing Imperial Instruments and Orders;

• granting, reserving or refusing the Imperial Assent to Bills amending the High Law passed by the Althing;

• calling into session of the Althing and dissolving the same;

• causing the Althingi Opening and Closure Ceremonies to be performed by the Stormarksgothi;

• managing the election of the Law Speaker of the Althing;

• granting full powers and credentials of ambassadors;

• appointing Jarlar;

• appointing the Judges of the Law Courts of Stormark;

• awarding of Honours;

• attesting to the ratification of diplomatic documents such as treaties and communiqués diplomatiques;

• representing the High Realm abroad;

• receiving foreign missions;

• granting pardons as well as amnesty, commuting punishments and restoring rights; and

• naturalizing foreigners and stateless persons.

 

Article IX.

 

As soon as may be after ascending the Imperial Longships Throne, the High King or High Queen shall, in accordance with venerable tradition and ancient custom, be coronated and hailed by the Øyrating in either the Althingi Hall or on the Thingvellir depending on the time of the year and as the weather may permit.

 

Article X.

 

Should the tragedy occur whereby the Imperial House of Ettlingar Freyu becomes extinct, another House shall be elected by the Althing to be Imperial from the Houses of the High Realm. Be there no Houses available for election, a foreign House shall be elected by the Althing.

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