Imperial Decree 216
Imperial Decree #216: New Charter
Issued by Kaiseress Semisa I
Imperial Charter of the Land of Shireroth
Article I: The Kaiser
Section A: Definition of the Kaisership The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. The term "Kaiser" may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender.
Section B: Powers of the Kaiser All supreme Executive and Legislative powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior, functions or policy of Shireroth, as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this Charter. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of all Militia, Military, and/or any other armed forces within Shireroth and/or under Shireroth control.
Section C: Heir to the Throne The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor. Should no heir have been chosen, the successor shall be the closest related, living individual eligible by birthright.
Section D: The Steward In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by the abdicating Kaiser or a majority of the Landsraad. A Steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of the Empire until a successor can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at any time they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at any time appoint or dismiss a Steward. The Steward of Shireroth shall be vested with all the executive powers of the Kaiser but may not repeal or amend Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser nor this Charter--unless the Steward is reigning in the stead of an underage successor.
Article II: Landsraad
Section A: Powers of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed, issued by, or put before the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason at any time. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this charter or Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. Neither the Landsraad, nor any body it creates, has authority or jurisdiction over the Kaiser or this Charter.
Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad. The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad may dismiss itself from Session at any time, unless there is no Steward or Kaiser in power.
Section C: Members of the Landsraad. The members of the Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies and other Sub-Divisions, as he/she sees fit. The Landsraad may remove a Duchy's seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Duchy, or other Sub-Division, as he/she sees fit. Only members of the Landsraad have the unfettered right to speak, propose bills, or vote within the limits of the Landsraad procedures in any circumstances. Non-members of the Landsraad may only speak, propose bills, or vote in the Landsraad when permitted to do so by law.
By my hand,
Kaiseress Semisa, the Resurrector: First of the Name