The government of Parthenia functions much like the typical county, but the leadership of Parthenia has historically enjoyed being well-informed by the other leaders among the community, and has learned a disgruntled population can be just as deadly as a foreign army. Thus, the formation of the Small Council and the Assembly of Peers.
- Motto: "Beyond fear lies freedom."
- Head of House: Cressida Westerly
- Heir: TBD
- Liege: Duke Kavazi Kymerion and Duchess Cecilia Thorne
- Founder: Calchas Westerly
- Founded: TBD
(Lore under construction)
Countess Cressida Westerly
(Also under construction)
The Small Council
The Small Council is a group of the Count's foremost advisers, who convene regularly to discuss the current state of the county. They are often figureheads of important groups within Parthenia, who work within those groups to ensure the continued prosperity of the county. The initial Small Council will be appointed by the Countess herself, but later different methods to appoint successors may be written and implemented.
Chancellor (OPEN): The mann historically regarded as the Voice of the Count or Countess. The mann essentially in charge of foreign affairs, who holds the highest diplomatic rank. They may embark on foreign diplomatic missions is to work for peace, growth of trade between nations, or to protect the citizens of Parthenia in the host country. These activities are important and sensitive and are usually carried out in coordination with the Count.
Requirements: Charm, diplomacy, lore (scribing), general knowledge of Tyria/Thorne/Parthenia. Frequent travel expected, so rudimentary survival skills also a plus.
Chaplain (OPEN): The primary representative of the Virtorian faith within the county and keeper of religious lore. They fill a wide variety of roles and functions, such as overseeing significant religious rites and holidays. They are considered pertinent to the moral fiber of the county.
Requirements: Charm, piety and knowledge of the Virtorian faith. Interest in a religious/spiritual focus and skills likely to complement such.
Steward (OPEN): The mann responsible for the county's economy, finance and revenue. They oversee how the money is spent, either directly dictating expenditure or authorizing it as required. It is their responsibility to ensure that the county has enough money to carry out their stated aims and objectives, and that they do not overspend, or under spend.
Requirements: Math, contractmaking, wheeling and dealing skills, city planning
High General (OPEN): The mann who holds command of the military, deciding how to deploy them to best achieve the ultimate goals of Parthenia, destroy the enemies of the kingdom and duchy, and to protect our interests and way of life.
Requirements: Combat skills, preferably a knight, mentally stable, good head for military tactics
High Admiral (OPEN): The mann who holds the highest Navy command of the Parthenia Fleet. Additionally, it is also the duty of the High Admiral is to ensure safe, secure and environmentally sound use of the waterways around Parthenia.
Requirements: Combat skills, mentally stable, good head for military tactics, survival skills - particularly swimming
High Constable (OPEN): The mann appointed to manage duties related to justice. In addition to appointing judges to the court and managing the City Guard, they supervise the legality of actions taken by the government and monitor the implementation of basic civil liberties.
Requirements: Combat skills, mentally stable, interest in law and acquiring law-related skills
Archscholar (OPEN): The headmaster of the Parthanum Academy and a position that typically devotes itself to scholarly pursuits and research. Upheld as a credible figure engaged in work important to the advancement of society.
Requirements: Archscholar will require a hyperfocus on knowledge skills and skills centered on research into technology
The Assembly of Peers
The Assembly of Peers is a significantly larger body of barons, mayors and representatives of private and corporate entities who have achieved some prominence within Parthenia. Members are invited to the assembly by the Countess or a member of the Small Council.
The Assembly of Peers convenes in Parthanum on a bi-yearly basis, and functions much like a larger Small Council meeting would. Members of the body are allowed to discuss matters pertinent to their area of governance with the leadership of Parthenia directly.