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Thorvald Bjorklund

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  1. Haha, touche! Having given it some thought, I have decided upon the Knörr Throne to commemorate the ships which were used to discover the real-life Vinland, and which were used by the Norse for their long distance travels across the world.
  2. I actually agree, I think it is most appropriate, and has a good sound to it. Thank you, Lady Aoife, for the suggestion!
  3. Huzzah! Congratulations to everyone for creating such a strong and long-lasting community!
  4. Well, I suppose that means one less player... Thank you for your interest, Lady Astrid, and I welcome anyone else who wishes to participate to join in! I plan on getting this started soon, now that I can effectively observe the election process.
  5. Thank you very much, Lady Aofie! It is an honor to be able to assume the title of Jarl and to be able to offer what little service I can to Vinland. I hope to really get things going here and to inspire similar movements within other jarldoms!
  6. Now that we have a constitution in Vinland, and a chance at proper government, I wanted to propose an idea which is open to all Stormarkers. I hinted at this idea earlier, but now I wish to see if there is any interest in it. Since Vinland will need to convene its first parliament, I wonder if people would be interested into simulating an election for the Vinlandsthing? My idea is that each "player" would be allowed to simulate a character and/or start a party which would campaign, present platforms, etc. At the end of the campaign, everyone in Stormark would be entitled to vote in the electio
  7. Your Majesty, I have no further edits to make, and would support its enactment.
  8. Lady Astrid, I thank you for your kind words, and for your support in this entire venture. I believe this Organic Law is not my own but a product of our skill and unity as Stormakers. I have made a few final edits and, if this shall be acceptable, I hope it will be enacted as the governing document of Vinland: The Organic Law of the Viceroyalty of Vinland WHEREAS Our Viceroyalty of Vinland is without proper governance; AND WHEREAS the people of the Far Away Land seek to assert their sovereignty over their own government; AND WHEREAS the history of Vinland and the tr
  9. I think those are some excellent changes! I have added a few of my own: The Organic Law of the Viceroyalty of Vinland WHEREAS Our Viceroyalty of Vinland is without proper governance; AND WHEREAS the people of the Far Away Land seek to assert their sovereignty over their own government; AND WHEREAS the history of Vinland and the traditions of the Norse people call upon a just and fair order to promote the general good of the people; LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that We, by this Our Imperial Instrument, in the exercise of Our Most Ancient Prerogative Imperial and Our Capa
  10. Lady Astrid, I very much like your improvements, I think they are most fitting, indeed! The only thing I have an issue with, and this is just my personal opinion, I think the title of the head of the legislature should just be Speaker, or even Chairman, with perhaps an alternate translation being "lawspeaker," just to emphasize the sort of Anglo-Commonwealth feel to Vinland. Regardless, I think that these edits are most helpful, thank you! I wonder if someone could provide a translation for "Assembly of Vinland" in Norse? Is it something like "Vinlandting"? It may be a bit more organic
  11. Lady Astrid, I have, indeed. I am hoping to put together a proposal for an order of battle if the Vinland Defence Force should be called out of reserve.
  12. Lady Astrid, Vinland actually has three prominent institutions of higher education. The most prominent and well known is the public University of Vinland, which has a main campus, and a few satellite campuses around the island. Then there is Eriksson University, which is a private university, which has students mainly from aristocratic or elite backgrounds (though that is not to say that it does not have its fair share of hard-working students from outside of the nobility). Finally, there is the Mágnhús College (named for High Queen Sigrid's father), which is a private institution that com
  13. I have produced the a first draft of a constitution for Vinland. I have changed a few things for practicality sake, but the content is generally what I outlined before. Comments, suggestions, critiques, and ideas are welcomed, especially when it comes to language. The Organic Law of the Viceroyalty of Vinland Preamble Whereas the Viceroyalty of Vinland is without proper governance; And whereas the people of Vinland seek to assert their sovereignty over their own government; And whereas the history of Vinland and the traditions of the Norse people call upon a just and fair order
  14. I think this is excellent! Well done, Lady Unna!
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