Empire of Valencia
The Backbone of the Triumvirate
“What glory is there if you have no king? Is your emperor not the same?” Asked Mr. Pitt.
Berthier sneered at the thought, “Our Emperor is not bound to an everlasting dynasty chosen from long dead heroes. He represents that we decide our own fate!”
The Empereur is the highest authority on the throne. He or she has the final say on matters of what happens in the Empire and Triumvirate Alliance.
The Premier is better to be considered as the Empereur’s messenger. They are personally chosen by the Emperor from the Conseil. They have the same duties as a Consul but have the added responsibility of touring Valencia’s territories where the Emperor is not. This is to allow orders and messages to spread quicker.
The Conceil undertakes the task of managing laws. They are picked and assembled from cities and major towns within the continent of Calvora and what few representatives there are from the colonies. They can be easily vetoed by the Empereur.
Divine beings of Haven from long ago mentioned a prophecy that the Continent of Calvora would be united some day. To the Triumvirate Alliance, this divine decree became unwanted as the system of appointing heroes to the throne became stagnated by those appointed by them. So an enlightened age suggested that the citizenry could appoint their rulers instead. The Emperor is intended to be proof of this matter.
For the Valencians, their issue stems from what dignity heroes would often strip Valencia of. They are not experienced politicians or clever military tacticians. So it was only natural for them to find an alternative means of leadership.
Early in the Restoration Era, Karine Therissa is considered to have brought an early and small Valencia it’s golden age in culture and renown. She was appointed as reine over Caldogne for her and her companions valiant victory over a foul werewolf clan. Her death meant the end of those golden feudal days as her future lineage wasn’t as effective compared to her.
When the time came, Lothan Artone came next to take the throne of Caldogne. This period would put the fear of feudal pitfalls into the hearts of the citizens. Typically the companions of retired adventurers seek out their own paths or live quiet lives afterwards. This would be contrary, as Roi Artone put his incompetent friends into positions they were not prepared for.
Artone had turned the Valencian people as imbeciles and fools. Outraged, they held a revolution and threw the Roi out of the Bleuchene Palais. Bastiogne led the mob to victory. He proved to the other Calvoran monarchs that they are not untouchable heroes, especially as Madria and Venezia followed the same path.