The Law

Upon the Emperor's death the next of Royal kin becomes emperor or empress. A coronation should be held within the following year.

The Emperor rules with the advice of a council of nobles known as the Reichstag.

The Emperor can change the Law as he sees fit. Such changes take place at the beginning of the following month.

The Emperor can make male commoners knights and female commoners ladies.

In the event of war each noble must supply the Empire with troops and/or supplies to the best of his ability for the duration of the war.

The official religion of the Empire is the Established State Church.

In the interest of peace and to minimize public strife, every citizen has freedom of conscience to pursue his own religious beliefs as long as they harm none.

The Imperial Treasurer will pay a set stipend to the Established State Church every turn of 20 wealth.

As it is ordained in the Holy Scriptures, all Imperial citizens from the Emperor to the lowliest peasant must respect the persons and property of others.

The penalty for murder is the guillotine.

The penalty for theft is imprisonment for a term determined by a judge.

The Emperor can pardon prisoners, releasing them from imprisonment.

Dueling is legal between consenting adults as long as it is to the first blood and not to the death, which is punishable by imprisonment or exile.

All military forces located within the political boundaries of the Empire must be under the direct command of the Emperor or a noble of the empire. This includes only nobles that have existing estates of capacity 45 as of June 1, 1881. Military forces includes regiments, technological items with a military application(s), fortifications, police regiments, and militia battalions. It does not include hereditary castles with no modern military value. Equipment that has an economic purpose is exempt (as long as it is only used for that purpose). Stockpiles of equipment, ammunition and supplies with only a military purpose may not be maintained for a month or longer within the political boundaries of the empire except by the Emperor or a greater noble of the empire. The Emperor may grant exemptions, which must specify relevant information such as the garrison location, what kind and amount of forces are permitted, and the duration of the exemption. Anyone attempting to build a fortification will be arrested and the work stopped by the imperial police forces.

Any legal entity that owns vice properties within the political boundaries of Reichsland will pay a property tax of 0.25 wealth per capacity of vice property. This tax is on the total capacity of all vice properties in all districts or other regions of the empire. The tax amount shall be rounded up to whole units of wealth. 1-4 total capacity would pay 1 wealth, 5-8 total capacity would pay 2 wealth, 9-12 total capacity would pay 3 wealth, etc. Taxes are to be paid to the Emperor. If you do not pay your tax when it is due, a late fee of 10% must be added to the tax payment. If this increased payment is not made, the Emperor reserves the right to confiscate the vice properties in question at a rate of 1 capacity of vice property per every whole 10 wealth or factional remainder there of owed in outstanding tax payments.