Tuesday Tales: Brodie Explains Governments

Good morning.

I am here today to tell you a little about the governments on Teorre. As you may be aware already, we have three living races, and they all have different governmental systems. I will also divulge the history of the fourth, now defunct, as they are practically extinct.

I'll start with them, actually: the Crystal Bearers. They had the most simple of monarchies. Centuries ago, the people chose the most powerful to rule over them, and leadership was passed down by heir. If the king were to die, the oldest prince or princess became king or queen and so on. If the king had no children, the throne transferred to the next of kin.

The Sprites also have a monarchy, the current king being King Loren, Laris's father. Their system is slightly different than the Bearers' system in that the next heir is simply the next oldest of kin. If King Loren had a younger brother, he would be Prince and Laris Grand Duke. As King Loren had no siblings, Laris is next for the crown, then his brother, Grand Duke Ariel. This may also be why their monarchy is so laid back. There's no real pressure or need to fight over the throne.

The Trollics have an oligarchy and are run by The Council, 70 men and women chosen by their people to oversee the land. 12 of those are the High Council, and they often oversee the other 58. There is often a set time each Council member can sit, often 5 years, unless the people vote them back in for their good works. They can choose to leave at the end of the 5 years as well. Grey, Head of the Council, has been so for three terms now. He is well known for securing peace between Trollics and Sprites after centuries of war by marrying a Sprityn nursemaid.

The Humans and any of the other two races who live on the Life Continent have a slightly similar government but with more leaders based on region. Their leaders have a smaller group of leaders over them, and those have one more smaller group over them. This is called The Parliament. They essentially make the decisions based on the majority votes beneath them, for a 3-tiered system delegated by the people. It is very rare they go against the votes, but if any tier has an objection, there is a long and lengthy process to decide what is best for the continent. They also have a set term: 4 years for up to 3 consecutive terms, but they may also petition to serve again after 2 consecutive terms as a normal citizen or in a lower tier. That may seem confusing, but they must hold a lower seat of power for a time. If they are not elected to a lower tier after their 3 terms, then they return to normal citizenry.

And so, there you have it. I hope this information is useful to you in some way.

Thanks for the information, Brodie!

Please exercise your right to vote today!


Heather R. Holden said...

Wow, so detailed! It's fascinating to see the different governmental systems and how they differ from each other.

And yes, I voted! :P

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And despite the differences, hopefully they can all get along.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Yay! lol

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Yes, it took a couple of generations, but they're doing well now. :)