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Eslandola Colonial Council, Second Cycle, 618, IN SESSION

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The campaigns for Eslandola’s second Colonial Council have concluded, and the council’s business will be conducted in public in this thread, unless national security merits private deliberations.

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Eslandola’s Admius Legistrad, the leader of the Colonial Council, is

  Willem Guilder, Eslandola Secretary of Trade, Governor of An Holli, and Director of the MCTC;

 

The delegations representing the colonial regions and the trade companies are made up of three representatives each.

 

The East Trade-Wind Company is represented by @Garmadon :

  Agent Gilles Guelds

  Lieutenant Horatio Hillsboroughbergmachier, retired of the ETWC Elites

  Willoughby

 

The Merchant’s Colonial Trading Company is represented by @Kai NRG :

  Captain Edward Argentum

  Esterhazy de Troir

  Chef Jalape

 

The MAESTRO Trade Company is represented by @Legostone:

  Jerome Monezterrell, Eslandola Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Isla de Victoria, and Mayor of Fuerto Unido;

  Captain Lamar Evercrees of the Santiago; and

  Farrucio Paraja, naval architect extraordinaire


The Independent traders of Eslandola are represented by @gedren_y:

  Commodore Hammish Grei

  Lady Valentia Cantoni

  Viscount Alexander Doblin

 

The Sea of Storms Region (An Toli, An Holli) is represented by @Capt Wolf:

  Willem Guilder, Eslandola Secretary of Trade, Governor of An Holli, and Director of the MCTC;

  Aaron van der Meede, attorney and chairman of the Weelond town council; and

  Pieter Reyngout, tavern owner and Weelong town council member.

 

The Sea of Thieves Region (Nelissa, Berreli, Ferro Azure, Torrach Bonn, Isla Philippe) is represented by @Umbra-Manis:

  Revon de Crocodil, mayor of Salida Este

  Captain Reginald Haddock, retired pirate hunter

  Councilor Hadelson, jewel merchant

 

The Prio Seas Region (Isla de la Victoria, Otoño, La Sombra) is currently unoccupied!

 

 

As soon as all members arrive in the council hall, the Second Cycle of the Colonial Council of Eslandola will be in session.

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The council hall was filled with the murmur of multiple conversations, when ...

WHACK! WHACK! WHACK!

... Willem Guilder pounded his gavel to get everyone's attention.

"Welcome, members of the 2nd Colonial Council. We have some new members this year, and the independent traders are finally represented, with the election of Commodore Hammish Grei and his associates." Guilder motioned to their delegation, and Grei, Lady Valentia Cantoni, and Viscount Alexander Doblin each stood and waved briefly to their fellow council members.

"And although we proceeded with business last year without representatives for the independent traders, I think we were not our best for it. So this year, when I look at the empty table where the Prio Seas representatives should be seated, I feel we must do something about it." Guilder looked around and saw nods of agreement from members of various delegations with whom he had broached this subject privately. "I know that there were people interested in running for the Prio Seas seats, and for various reasons their campaigns were unable to commence before the election deadline. Thus, for our first item of business this session, I propose that we hold a special election for the Prio Seas delegation, with campaigns to run through February 4, so that we can finally have a full and proper Colonial Council."

"Does anyone second this motion so we can begin debate?"

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The Independents delegation glanced at one another, and as the men nod their encouragement, Lady Valentia Cantoni stands.

"As someone who has traveled the Prio Seas, I second this motion. This body was created so that all Eslandolan citizens are properly represented in their government. To do any less is a failure to the nation."

With a pointed look around the council hall, she takes her seat.

Edited by gedren_y

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"Thank you, Lady Cantoni. Well said. And with the motion seconded, we can now open debate. What do other delegations think of this matter?"

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Captain Haddock rose slowly from his seat, "I agree with the motion to hold a special election for the Prio Seas. Without a representative that region cannot be sure their defense needs are heard!"

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After a few moments of silence, punctuated only by the snores of Captain Argentum, Esterhazy de Troir stood.  "On behalf of the MCTC delegation, I am pleased to state that this motion meets with our unqualified approval, and we would be glad to see it put to a vote at once.  It would be a great handicap to our representative government should a province find itself with out adequate representation."

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"Excellent!" exclaimed Guilder. "Seeing as how there appears to be strong agreement on this proposal from a majority of the delegations, need for extended debate is limited. As representative of the Sea of Storms, I will second the call for a vote. And as Admius Legistrad, I recognize that a vote has been called and seconded. The proposal is as follows."

Proposed: That Eslandola shall hold a special election for the Prio Seas delegation to the Colonial Council, with campaigns to run through February 4.

"Each member of each delegation may vote Yea or Nay on this matter."

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Aaron van der Meede stood from the Sea of Storms delegation. "I vote Yea on this proposal."

New council member Pieter Reyngout, also of the Sea of Storms delegation, then stood as well. "And in my first action as a member of this council, I too vote Yea on the proposal."

Reyngout and van der Meede both sat back down, and Guilder spoke once more. "In my capacity as member of the Sea of Storms delegation, I also vote Yea! Let all regions be represented fully in this council!"

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Lady Valentia Cantoni pulls out a scrap of parchment, and reaches for the inkwell and quill. She begins writing the names of her fellow representatives.

Commodore Hammish Grei stands to vote, "Yea." He remains standing.

Viscount Alexander Doblin stands to vote, "Yea." He remains standing.

Lady Valentia Cantoni, setting her writing implements aside, stands to vote, "Yea." As a group they return to their seats.

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Chef Jalape bounded eagerly from his chair.  "Aye!" he cried.

Esterhazy de Troir rose more sedately.  "Aye."

There was a moment of silence, during which a close observer might have noticed that Captain Argentum received a few kicks on his shin.  The Captain snorted and groaned before he realized where he was.  Then he fumbled quickly to his feet.  "Nay!" he bellowed.

"The proposal is, that Eslandola hold a special election for the Prio Seas delegation to the Colonial Council," Esterhazy hissed.

"Oh!  Aye, then!" 

And the three resumed their seats.

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MAESTRO delagation:

Governeur Monezterrell: Given the importance of the Prio Seas, especially Isla de Victoria we obtained recently, there is no way we can leave those seats empty. Yea!

Captain Lamar Evercrees: With our headquarters in Trador it is unexcusable not to have representatives for our region. Yea!

Farrucio Paraja: The ocean freezes entirely before  I disagree with the Governeur and Captain on this issue! Yea!

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Captain Haddock thumped out of his chair and answered with an emphatic, "AYE!"

Hadelson and Revon de Crocodil subsequently stood and also voiced votes of affirmation. "Aye, aye"

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"Very good" said Guilder. "It appears this matter will pass, but will it be unanimous? We need only hear from (@Garmadon and) the ETWC delegation. Agent Guelds, how do you and your compatriots vote on this issue?"

 

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As both Guelds and Lieutenant Hillsboroughbergmachier were sound asleep, Willoughby scrawled a "Yea" for each of them on their ledger, as well as upon his own.

But the commotion in the MCTC chairs had the effect of startling Agent Guelds into attention, and as soon as he perceived what was up, he woke up the Lieutenant in a hurry to let him know.  

"They about to pass such a thing, and you asleep!" vociferated the Agent in disdain.  "Lieutenant, I am ashamed of you."  And, quickly erasing the yea on his slate, he exclaimed - "And if there is any doubt as to what I vote, it is a most decided Nay!  What possesses you all to purposefully make your votes less weighty in this council I have absolutely no idea."

The Lieutenant looked a bit abashed, but decidedly backed Agent Guelds' sentiments.

Two Nays and one Yea from the ETWC seat!

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Guilder understood the self-serving sentiment, but the ETWC's vote still surprised him. Guilder eyed Guelds in a new light for a moment, then addressed the whole council.

"By a vote of 16-2, the motion to hold a special election for the Prio Seas delegation has been approved. Campaigns may commence immediately, to be concluded by February 4. At that time we shall finally have all of colonial Eslandola represented in this council."

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