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Chamber of Black Onyx

Around 1106 AD, the Chamber of Black Onyx was formed as a govermental system used to track the vampires of the USA, and is lead by the Senator of the Vampires, Kěith Cheonsa. It was split into four section following the Western Uprising that nearly tore the peace between humans and paranormals apart. The Gilded Blood Pact was drafted and each faction was forced to sign the political agreement or face a devastating war against their people. This was during a time when the paranormals were still finding their footing. The four sections that make up the CBO are Eastormel, Iredale, Whitstone, and Wintershold.  

Origins

The CBO first began as a small collection of vampires that managed to make it off the destroyed planet, Eskǎvaëís. While the vampiric population was at an all-time low, their newly elected Senator of the Vampires gave them permission to select various humans (who all past tests to see their sanity could hold up against living for a few thousand years) to turn into vampires.   After the Siege of Pryehr by the Vikings in 1106 AD, Senator Kěith had two noble families take up leadership across the continent. The Nightingale family took over the east while the Justice-Martyr family sought control over the west. Under this ruling, both families kept peace at bay for a long time, until the Western Uprising was spurred due to an unresolved conflict between the citizens of the Justice-Martyr family argued against werewolves and other species being allowed to openly walk across their land without permit. The Justice-Martyr was forced into seclusion until Senator Kěith learned of the act and renegociated with the leaders of the various other factions to set up a functioning system. This new system allowed for their to be a total of a four quadrants across the continent with one group of each faction in a quadrant, and each group had their own little plot of land, similar to that of an estate. Thus, the Treaty of Autonomy was written in 1259 AD.  
USA Paranormal Map
  With peace now returning, Senator Kěith could finally focus his attention on more pressing matters that had been puttig off for quite some time - the new laws for royalty and their heirs. Each faction was given one king to rule with his queen or "sub-king," while the heirs relied on the new laws:

When the current ruler's (i.e. Syus Nightingale) first-born grandchild is born, they are labeled the heir until the first-born child (i.e. Ysabelle McKinney) of the current ruler has a child. Regardless of the gender, the child is to be the heir.

Vassals
Administrative Division Ruler Population
Eastormel King Irate Nightingale 37,964
Iredale King Razo 46,219
Whitstone King Iroh Nightingale 43,242
Wintershold King Vasska 24,535

Leader

With Senator Kěith Cheonsa leading the CBO, he puts all his efforts into making sure corruption never happens within any of the royal familes or even the government. The Senator has most of the rough duties lying on his shoulders, such as making the rules for the government, royal familes, and the citizens to follow. Most are pretty standard, however, Senator Kěith has put some contingency plans in place.   Every one hundred years, the citizens of CBO can place their votes on whether they want Senator Kěith to retire or to continue ruling. Each time, the vote has been cast that he stays in charge. There is some debate on if he is planning a retirement. If so, Senator Kěith will be forced to choose a new leader that the people must deal with for the next hundred years until the voting comes up. The Senator also contains the power to vote people out and calls for a new election whenever the current Chamberlains' terms are up.

Chamberlains

There are a total of 27 Chamberlains with seven members each residing in Eastormel, Whitstone, and Wintershold, while the final six members are in Iredale. A Chamberlain must be 1,050 years old to apply for the job as a Chamberlain when a position opens up. They have the ability to submit new laws for the senator to look over, yet Senator Kěith has the final say on if the laws are to be finalized. They are also in charge of any monetary value their people use. The paranormal currency is considered to be whatever the regions money uses, in the USA's case, it is the US Dollar.   If a Chamberlain is caught breaking any laws, Senator Kěith can remove them from office or even banish them as a whole from the CBO. These processes are brought about through a trial, in which the Chamberlain can appeal and fight for their justice or they can submit and take whatever plea bargin the Senator has in store. In this case, the Senator works as a judge while the other Chamberlains are the jury.

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by Amelia Nite (Worldspinner)
 
 
Titles/Nicknames
CBO
 
 
Quick Facts
 
Founding Date:
1106 AD
 
Type:
Governmental, Senate/Parliament
 
Capital:
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
 
Demonyn:
Vampires
 
Government System:
Representative Democracy
 
Sub-Organization(s):
Eastormel
Iredale
Whitstone
Wintershold
 
Power Structure:
Federation
 
Economic System:
Mixed Economy
 
Legislative Body:
Senator of the Vampires
 
Official State Religion:
Church of Darkness
 
Official Languages:
Common
 
Neighboring Organizations:
Accord of Oblivion
Bond of Silver
Fallen Syndicate
Sentinel of the Mystic
Shepherd Pact
The Tribe of Central Sanctuary
 
Chamberlains

 
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Political Groups
 
 
Loyalists (14)
  • EM (3)
  • ID (4)
  • WH (5)
  • WS (2)
Opposition (13)
  • EM (4)
  • ID (2)
  • WH (2)
  • WS (5)
  Political Factions
Name
Eastormel
Iredale
Wintershold
Whitstone

 

Demographics

Chamber of Black Onyx cover

About the People

The CBO works in honor of their great goddess, Vavheia, the Dark. They follow her path with hope that peace and prosperity will outmatch the cruelty in the world. Some view this as a feeble path that will only get their people embedded with danger. As a result, only vampires allowed on the council due to their long lifespans. The vampiric citizens of the CBO's cities put their faith in what the CBO does.

Public Agenda

The CBO was created specifically to keep the vampiric cities safe and place laws upon the cities and its inner workings. Its main goal is toward peace and keeping its people safe, however, some Chamberlains have been known to cut corners when it comes to the safety of their citizens.

Politics & Practices

All vampiric cities and religious sites are either surrounded completely by land for miles or fresh water rivers or lakes. All meetings for the CBO members and their Senator occur monthly, usually within the last week, with meetings between the four main cities happening ever two months, around the middle of each month. However, one of the cities can call in for help when need be.

Former Chamberlain Members

Chamberlain Group 1
Male Chamberlain Female Chamberlain
Florin Xylia
Jett Deidre
Keenan Tessa
London Rosalyn
Ciaran Julienne
Ichabod Opal
Caedmon Velika
Radu Irina
Silvan Ordelia
Seskel Kevita
Leon Nebula
Zegrath Niamh
Byron Erylis
Constantine

 
Chamberlain Group 2
Male Chamberlain Female Chamberlain
Zintius Erylis
Armand Selene
Cleon Urania
Hale Layla
Vasile Alessandra
Leander Scarlett
Lothaire Callidora
Qadir Kala
Gabe Zella
Erasmus Sabina
Lestat Levana
Tallon Joscelyn
Mordecai Pythea
Mariana

 


Cover image: by Amelia Nite (Canva)

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