The senate gathers every 30 days the last day of every month to discuss matters of concern and law proposals. There is no obligation for all members to be present for every session, but most lords and ladies do as it is a great occasion to socialise together. If they do not choose to assist, each ruler has a far-seeing pool in their manor that is magically linked to the walls of the senate chambers. They can use it to observe what is going on even if they cannot assist to a senate session. The only languages officially allowed in the senate are Northern and Southern, but the use of translation magic is also accepted
A session of the senate starts with one of the lords-consuls opening it and declaring the agenda of the day. After this, each point is debated in succession until the agenda has been covered. If the senate is running too long, the lords-consuls can take the decision to postpone the rest of the debate until the next session. In exceptional circumstances such as a war, they can also decide to have that session take place before the official date.
During a session, any member of the senate is allowed to take part in the debate regardless of the relevance of what they have to say—though if they abuse that right, they do run the risk of having their fellow lords and ladies take revenge on them later. Each seat in the senate chambers comports a crystal on their armrest.
When touched with magic, the crystal glow and call the attention of the room to signal that the someone wishes to speak. Permission must then be given by one of the lords-consuls before that person is allowed to do so. Some lords-consuls have been known to be petty and to refuse that right to individuals they do not like. However, if they do that for unwarranted reason, they are unlikely to stay in post for long.
It is also possible to use the crystal in the seats to share documents with everyone. Indeed, inside the crystals there are location pentagrams
that can be activated with magic to make document disappear and reappear in the office of the lord-consul Leader of the Senate. Once a session is finished, they will take care of having the document copied and sent to all members of the senate as well as publishing its content in the official gazette of the senate.
At the end of each session of the senate, all members have the opportunity to share news of import with their fellow lords and ladies. This can concern personal announcement regarding the start of Courtship Rituals
, their bonding
, or the birth of an heir, or more political matter such as declarations of war or trade matters.