Government Of Duindar
Since the days of the First Migration, the Duindar have been ruled by a Senate, with the First Citizen serving as its unifying voice. However, in the year 54 PA, a terrorist group known as the Sin'Quelas, the New Leaf, attacked the Senate Chambers within Isalspire in an attempt on the lives of First Citizen Theleria Laenorin and Senator Teroleus Naveon. In response, the First Citizen voted to dismiss the Senate, and establish a new Assembly of Houses whose purpose would be to elect the single leader of the Duindar going forward, the Imperator.
The Imperator is elected by the Assembly of Houses and rules for life, unless removed by the Assembly through a vote of no confidence. The Imperator is responsible for governing and handling matters that affect all the Duindar, while the Houses are expected to handle more internal matters. The Imperator is expected to appoint a second to assist them, which is known as the Consul. Any time an Imperator is elected they can choose to retain the current Consul or appoint a new one.
For an Imperator to be elected, at least three members of the Assembly must vote to elect them. If the vote results in a tie, the current Consul, if one exists, will cast the vote to break the tie. If there is no Consul or they're not available, the General of the Amethyst Order will be the next one to cast the tie breaking vote. In order to remove an Imperator from power, an Assembly must be called by one of the Houses. Three votes within the assembly are needed for a vote of no confidence to pass. The tie breaking rules stated above also apply when casting a vote of no confidence. When the vote passes, the Assembly must elect a new Imperator.
Once an Assembly has been called, it is expected for the votes to be cast within six weeks (2 RL weeks) from the date the Assembly was called. Being a member of the Assembly is not a permanent position. When an Assembly is called, each House selects one person to represent them. Once an Imperator has been elected or dismissed and a new one elected, the role of the Assembly member ends until a new Assembly needs to be called.
During criminal trials, the Imperator serves as the judge. A prosecutor and defense will also be appointed, and are responsible from presenting evidence that either condemns or exonerates the accused. If the accused so chooses, they are able to represent themselves.