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Message: 2/1                       Posted        Author
Curia Custodes                     Nov 01 2012   Geoffrey
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Oyez - Oyez:

Geoffrey Jackson de Moley, Lord of Akko and by the Pancreator's grace Guardian of the Holy City summons all the lords and peers of the Crusader State to council in the Keep of Saint Godfrey for the court of the faithful on this, the last bastion of mankind. All and sundry business shall be heard before the court on the twenty-fifth of March, the Year of Our Lord Five Thousand One.

OOC: Court will be held on Sunday at 12:00 PM Pacific. Be there or be square!
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Message: 2/2                       Posted        Author
Curia Custodes                     Dec 02 2012   Geoffrey
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Oyez - Oyez:

Geoffrey Jackson de Moley, Lord of Akko and by the Pancreator's grace Guardian of the Holy City summons all the lords and peers of the Crusader State to council in the Keep of Saint Godfrey for the court of the faithful on this, the last bastion of mankind. All and sundry business shall be heard before the court on the third of May, the Year of Our Lord Five Thousand One.

OOC: Court will be held on Sunday, December 9 at 12:00 PM Pacific. Be there or be square!
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Message: 2/3                       Posted        Author
Statute of Dissents                Dec 22 2012   William
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Given under my hand and seal this thirteenth day of May, the Year of Our Lord Five Thousand One:

        The forces of iniquity beset our state, and Kurgan spies infiltrate even our highest courts - sending perfumed houris to seduce men with even the boldest of reputations and bribing great lords and ladies. Even more pernicious are the faithless who seek to enrich themselves on the backs of pilgrims - and all of these villains conspire in the hallways and salons of Akko in an effort to lay low the righteous. They cannot best holy men on the battlefield, so they conspire in their coward's dens to cut them low in court and market.

        Such slanders shall not stand - they weaken this State when all its attention needs to be directed towards the crusade. The exigencies of war, then, require me to declare such sedition contrary to the laws and dignity of the Holy City. Any who utter unlawful dissents against the Guardian, Constable, or Chancellor are guilty of mesne treason, and all bailiffs and officers of the Crusader State are commanded to bind them over to be tried before a military court of arms. The punishment for such unlawful dissent is imprisonment, exile, or death.

Sir William Nathaniel Gaheris, KGC
Swords of Lextius
Constable of the Holy City
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Message: 2/4                       Posted        Author
Episcopal Elevation                Dec 30 2012   Patriarchal Decree
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Hezekiah, Patriarch and Servant of the Pancreator:

I hereby appoint and name Alan De Moley, our Bishop, to the see of Rimpoche City, a diocese in partibus nocte. He will be further called to our throne on Holy Terra, there to advise us and our advisors on the state of affairs on Yathrib. We commend Bishop Alan for his long and faithful service as Bishop of Leon, and will forthwith name a successor.

Given at Rio on this 28th Day of April, the Year of Our Lord Five-Thousand One.

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Message: 2/5                       Posted        Author
Deadline for Commitments           Jan 07 2013   Hugh
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The deadline for commitments to the Crusade will be (OOC: Sunday 13th January). After this, the Captain-General will consider whether to carry out a curial muster. As stated before, those who have already made commitments voluntarily will be spared if possible in the muster, if it is carried out. Currently around 500 men are still needed for Revelation, though Akko will raise some of its own troops to bolster the Crusade as well. All of the Counts have so far made varying commitments, but few of the Barons or other peers have sent anything, to their shame. This is a time to make small sacrifices for the greater good, rather than to look to others to do your fighting for you. Together, we will triumph over the infidel.
For the Curia,
Hugh of Justinian, Captain-General, Quarter Castellan
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Message: 2/6                       Posted        Author
Gathering of Troops                Jan 14 2013   Hugh
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Lords and Ladies of the Curia, and others who have pledged men to Revelation:

The war season approaches quickly. It is now time to muster, and to send the promised troops for the relief of the Holy City.

The Curia requests that Lords who have committed troops immediately muster these forces, and transport them to Akko so that convoys can be arranged. Committed forces from Oultrejoyeaux and Auberry are requested to muster at Joyeaux for separate convoys.

Peers who have fleet power or planes to commit to the protection of these convoys are asked to add their forces to those committed by Countess Amber and of Akko itself and the imperial legion.

Let us take the fight to the Kurgans.

Hugh of Justinian, Captain-General
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Message: 2/7                       Posted        Author
Champions of the Crusade           Jan 15 2013   Hugh
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This list of fiefs is posted and read at town squares throughout the Crusader State:

Men and women of the Faith,

The Curia of the Crusader State has heard the call of Crusade, and sends its troops to fight the infidel. Let ie be known that these fiefs have proved their commitment to the Crusade:

The County of Leon
The Barony of Port-Leon
The Barony of Arvin
The Barony of Josselin
The Sovereign Baronetcy of Gant
The Barony of Comstock

The Counties and Baronies of Vines, Bees and Childeric, known as the lords of the Vale

The Earldom of Joyeaux and the County of Oultrejoyeaux
The Barony of Haqq
The Barony of Claudius' Tomb
The Barony of Fenford
The Barony of High Fen

The County of Johburg
The Barony of Helborg
The Barony of Crow's Landing

The County of Auberry & Maleband
The Barony of Avenal

Sir William, on behalf of Akko

The Guild of St Maya on behalf of the Exodites

The Brothers Battle

Earl Caelwyn, known as the Thousand Flower General

Captain Edward Graves

There are many lords and ladies who considered their own lands dearer to them than Revelation. May the Pancreator judge them harshly for their selfishness, and exalt those faithful ones who are making sacrifices for the Holy City!

On behalf of the Curia,
Hugh of Justinian, Captain-General
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Message: 2/8                       Posted        Author
War Chancery                       Feb 10 2013   William
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Given under my hand and seal this tenth day of June, the Year of Our Lord Five Thousand One:

        The war is being now prosecuted in the East, and we must have swift and central control of the state of Akko in order to successfully retake Revelation and push back the Kurgan. The exigencies of war demand that Chancery and Armory be combined. Countess van Gelder has served faithfully and well, and can resume control over her office when the present state of emergency has ceased.

        Furthermore, the security of the Keep of St. Godfrey is paramount. With the Brother Battle looking to the war, the Swords of Lextius will do what they do best, protecting great personages such as the Constable, Chancellor, and Guardian.

Sir William Nathaniel Gaheris, KGC
Swords of Lextius
Constable of the Holy City
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Message: 2/9                       Posted        Author
Thanks be to the Chancellor        Feb 16 2013   Brom
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To the Chancellor, 

        Thanks be unto you for sending the long awaited supplies due to my men, as guardians of Castle Malefaux, in these troubled times. Men of faith stand watch on every border, but amidst the confusion of rumor and the first trumpets of war, we worry that we stand alone against the infidel. That worry was replaced with courage and fortitude, knowing we are not forgotten, when Baroness Avenal delivered our supplies. For the preservation of the Crusader State, Castle Malefaux stands on guard for thee!

-Sir Brom Masseri, Castellan of Castle Malefaux
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Message: 2/10                      Posted        Author
Statute of Lotteries               Mar 03 2013   William
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Given under my hand and seal this eleventh day of July, the Year of Our Lord Five Thousand One:

        I had sadly never expected that the Statute of Dissents would have to be employed so broadly, and that the poison of sedition had wormed its way so deeply into the men and women of Akko -- but many of our merchants have so long traded with the infidel that they can no longer separate what is faithful and just from what is profitable, and so urge that this great Crusader State be weak and cowardly in its prosecution of war against the Caliphate. Each day, the faithful stewards of peace arrest more wealthy men who speak out against just and righteous war.

        The Crusader State is now forced to contend with what to do with the estates of those found to be mesne traitors. Rather than merely take this wealth into the arms of the state, we should instead use it to enrich the poorest among us, the refugees in Pilgrim's Landing. Under this statute, we will hold weekly lotteries to award the shops, homes and businesses of those freemen who have betrayed the Crusader State to needy refugee families, that they might leave the camps and take up new professions as marketers, weavers, tailors or smiths. Thus will the faithless be stripped from the weave of Akko's economic fabric, to be replaced by new thread eager for the Pancreator's blessing.

Sir William Nathaniel Gaheric, KGC
Swords of Lextius
Constable of the Holy City
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Message: 2/11                      Posted        Author
Call to Prayer                     Mar 05 2013   Amber
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We hereby call for a day of prayer by all within the Crusader State and the broader Crusade, to unite native-born scions of Yathrib and our cousins from the stars in baring our souls to the Pancreator. 
 
We ask all who declare allegiance to the Universal Church to implore divine aid in showing us the best paths in judgement and war, and to guide our hands and thoughts toward just endeavours and away from evil. 
 
We also ask that prayers are offered, beseeching the Pancreator to ensure that the leadership of the Crusade is the best possible in this mortal realm of fallible men and fading suns, and that we all benefit from the guidance of those leaders best-suited to the demands of these trying times of invasion and division. 
 
 
Signed in reverence this day, under the great seals of our service to the Crusader State, 
 
Geoffrey De Moley, Lord Guardian of the Crusader State 
 
Eleanora Van Gelder, Chancellor of the Crusader State
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Message: 2/12                      Posted        Author
Warrant: Chiaka Justinian          Mar 09 2013   William
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20 July 5001

A warrant for mesne treason is hereby issued for Chiaka Justinian, lately the Baroness of Avenal. She is accused of sedition and treason against the Crusader State; her lands and titles are forfeit, and all faithful subjects of the Pancreator are commanded to bind her over to the Guardian's justice if they see her, or kill her if she resists.

So say I,

Sir William Nathaniel Gaheris, KGC
Swords of Lextius
Constable of the Holy City
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Message: 2/13                      Posted        Author
Writ of Execution                  Mar 19 2013   William
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4 August 5001

Sir Joscelin de Moley has raised his hand in sedition and treason against the Crusader State, claiming his former office as a Questing Knight as a shield for his traitor ways. I know that the Emperor has no traitors amongst his Company and the Phoenix, and so I know that Sir Joscelin is no true Questing Knight -- and by that knowledge I declare him stripped of such office.

Understand that we have been so far lenient with traitors. No longer. I have this day signed a writ of execution; Sir Joscelin is attainted, his property forfeit, and any who will defend him shall similarly suffer. Because of his birth, he shall be entitled to die by the sword, not the traitor's noose, one week hence -- and I hereby command all loyal peers of the Crusader State to be present for his execution. Any who stay away will by their absence mark themselves suspect.

So say I,

Sir William Nathaniel Gaheris, KGC
Swords of Lextius
Constable of the Holy City
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Message: 2/14                      Posted        Author
The Chancellor Responds            Mar 21 2013   Amber
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From the Southern HQ, bearing the mark of the Great Seal of the Crusader State. 
 
The zeal for his ends displayed by Sir William Gaheris is spoken of throughout Yathrib. That zeal does, however, sometimes lead to an excess of haste. 
 
Sir William is correct in indicating that either Sir Joscelin de Moley is a Questing Knight (and is therefore subject solely to the judgement of his order and Emperor), or else he is subject to the laws of the Crusader State. The laws of the latter, however, require a meeting of its high court – the Curia Custodes – to consider a case of treason brought against a noble scion of the land. 
 
Clearly, any man who solemenly and sincerely swore an oath upon the Sword of Saint Malcolm will have such care for justice and the laws of the land that he would not in clarity of thought and with considered action seek to usurp powers that were not his, nor to pass judgement and sentence without due process. 
 
As a result, I am glad to endorse the implicit call contained within Sir William's announcement: I hereby encourage all peers of the State and Brother-Captains of the Crusade to come in person, arrange proxy votes, or send duly-accredited representatives to a meeting of the Curia Custodes, where questions of treason might be brought before the high court of the land. I have requested that the Lord Guardian, as a matter of urgency, convene a Curia at a site where discussions may take place without any party feeling that they will be personally imperilled by attendance. 
 
Naturally, in time of war, failure to attend in person should not be taken as treason. We must accept that peers of the realm and our brother-captains alike are so very often military commanders on the front lines: to require all our commanders to depart from their posts on a pre-arranged and publicly-announced day would only serve our foes in the field. 
 
Signed and sealed this day as the chief legal officer of the Crusader State and under its Great Seal, 
 
Eleanora van Gelder, 
Chancellor, 
Standard-Bearer of the Holy City, 
Countess of Johburg 

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Message: 2/15                      Posted        Author
Charters                           Mar 27 2013   Amber
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From the Chancery, 
 
The progress of the Crusade has opened up opportunities, both by punishing invaders of the State's present boundaries and by forcing back the enemy from lands taken longer ago. Some such opportunities lie within the grant of the Chancellor of the Crusader State. 
 
I invite applications from land-holders who wish to establish new towns or re-establish old ones, with charters and attendant privileges and rights affirmed and empowered by the Crusader State and formally registered with the Chancery. First priority will be given to those holding the frontiers of the State, where new settlers might reinforce existing boundaries or cement control of recent acquisitions. 
 
Each such foundation or refoundation will constitute a particular opportunity for residents of the Camps to take up new homes, start new lives, and become active contributors to the on-going Crusade to which both natives and our offworld visitors are committed. I am happy to provide assistance in transporting volunteer settlers from the Camps to new homes in any towns that receive State charters, and will endeavour to ensure that all such establishments have a chance of prosperity. 
 
The Camps contain a finite number of residents, however, and I remind all Crusaders that the great majority of those resident in Kurgan-held lands are descendants of Known Worlders: indeed, many parts of the region were under the rule of our peers and the guidance of the Universal Church well within living memory. Prosperity and the salvation of souls can each be found by restoring justice and the true faith to the people within conquered areas. 
 
I am also willing to hear applications to confirm existing market charters, issue new market charters, and to resolve disputes over adulterine markets that have arisen during the recent years of turmoil. Even if adulterine markets are not legitimised in this process, penalties for their illegal operation will be greatly reduced if application is made now. 
 
There is no guarantee that every application for town or market charters will be granted, but we have a chance to reinvigorate the commerce of the State and to bring new prosperity to the community of the realm, and I am anxious to seize it. 
 
Under the Great Seal of the Crusader State, 
Eleanora van Gelder 
as Chancellor of the Crusader State 
 
((OOC: see http://starcrusade.fadingsuns.org/index.php?title=The_Crusader_State for the formal rights and powers of the Great Officers, including the Chancellor's role in granting charters and a discussion of lords doing so on their own authority.))
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Message: 2/16                      Posted        Author
Legal Decree                       Mar 27 2013   Amber
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From the Chancery, 
 
After review of the justifications presented and the decisions made, the judicial decrees undertaken by the recent 'War Chancery' are hereby suspended. 
 
Firstly, Sir Joscelin de Moley cannot be stripped of his rank as a Questing Knight of the Order of the Phoenix save by the proper workings of that order, as laid down by the Emperor himself. Any who wish to see this knight charged with offences may bring their case to the Order and lay their accusations before the proper authorities. 
 
Secondly, the forcible provision of protection against the will of those receiving it is unjustified. Any and all remaining recipients of such protection are to be released immediately, with full possesion of their liberty and belongings. Those who assisted recipients of such protection in escaping from it are are to be charged with no crimes. 
 
Thirdly, the dispossession of those accused of no crime and tried in no court is an illegal act. Though its stated intent of aiding the refugees was laudable, the lottery has chiefly served to promote strife and division within the State, and has been nothing but a disappointment to the great majority within the Camps. 
 
Those few who received lottery winnings believed they were acting legitimately, and will consequently face no legal repercussions – and will enjoy the protection of the law against any reprisals. Indeed, I will personally arrange for the accommodation of refugee families once they vacate the buildings assigned to them under the lottery. But the properties seized under the lottery must be returned to their owners: those needing new accommodation. The Quarter-Castellans and their forces will be tasked with overseeing this process and pursuing malefactors, should any party involved in this dispute seek to resort to force hereafter. I expect lottery-winners and owners alike to retain life, limb and dignity. 
 
Fourthly, it is evident that there is considerable confusion regarding the status and nature of the laws among the various wards of the city of Akko. I am commencing a review, intended to codify and – where appropriate – clarify the various codes and regulations in force. I invite the magistrates of the current bench and their retired colleagues to assist in collating and assessing all such information. Such an honourable task would be greatly appreciated by generations to come as well as by those who will receive immediate benefit from their efforts, and the Chancery will do all it can to support their endeavours. 
 
Under the Great Seal of the Crusader State, 
Eleanora van Gelder 
as Chancellor of the Crusader State 
 

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Message: 2/17                      Posted        Author
Chancery Posts                     Mar 27 2013   Amber
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From the Chancery, 
 
I hereby appoint Director Javan DiCaprio as Secretary of Commerce of the Crusader State. An experienced interstellar trader, the Director has brought his knowledge and expertise to Yathrib, establishing new trade routes between our friends and allies in the Antipodes and the ports of the Crusader State. I look forward to his insights upon reinvigorating the commerce of regions liberated from a state of active war, and also specifically commission him to review the State's existing contracts of procurement and supply. These have not been assessed for some considerable time, in spite of the new opportunities presented by the increasing liberation of our planet and the strengthening of our bonds with the Empire. 
 
I also hereby correct an oversight of the 'War Chancery', and strip those who recently fled to the Sathraist Kingdoms of all perquisites and revenues from the State. This particularly includes the post of Puisne-Justiciar of the Northern Circuit, which was left in the possession of the former Vice-Count of Auberry by the 'War Chancery'. This should not be taken to reflect upon the Count of Auberry and Maleband himself, and this noble Crusader's personal revenues and honours are wholly unaffected. 
 
Under the Great Seal of the Crusader State, 
Eleanora van Gelder 
as Chancellor of the Crusader State 
 

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Message: 2/18                      Posted        Author
Mystery Boycott                    Mar 27 2013   Amber
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From the Chancery, 
 
Any and all members of the Muster who feel that they have grievances unanswered by the State: look to your leaders. There has been no communication with me as either Chancellor or Countess regarding this current boycott. There has been no statement of complaint; no pleading of a case; no request for redress. 
 
This boycott has been imposed upon the Crusader State when we are not merely at war, but have Kurgan invaders on our soil. And whichever individuals have chosen to organise it have entirely failed to provide any reason for doing so. Instead of seeking a resolution, they are striving to expand this mysterious strike to cause more and more harm. Whatever might be claimed in the privacy of the meetings held to promote this action, those responsible for it have not disclosed their reasons to the State. 
 
We are not merely at war, but are under invasion on multiple fronts. Of all the times for this mysterious action to be undertaken, this is surely one of the very worst. 
 
I call upon all those who are part of or are considering joining the boycott to abstain from it. This is not an action being pursued in support of any grievance of which its targets have been made aware, and therefore cannot possibly bring about whatever it is intended to achieve. You have been grievously failed by whoever organised this folly, which – thanks to the bizarre mystery as to its purpose - has never had a chance of achieving anything save harm to both the State as a whole and to those encouraged to breach contracts and lose income. 
 
If members of any organisation feel they have a grievance against the Crusader State, I encourage them to make that grievance known so that it might be redressed – and to do so before moving to breach of contract. 
 
Under the Great Seal of the Crusader State, 
Eleanora van Gelder 
as Chancellor of the Crusader State 
 

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Message: 2/19                      Posted        Author
A Sacred Trust                     Mar 30 2013   Geoffrey
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20 August 5001

Nine hundred and forty years ago my ancestors -- brothers in arms and spirit -- liberated Akko and declared that this city, this planet would be forever protected. They stood firm and said that evil would not pass, that those of faithful heart would here be free, that the miracle that was worked here so long ago would stand forever as a beacon. The swore a sacred oath of fellowship and dedicated themselves to that purpose, an oath stronger than steel.

The men who swore that oath - Malcolm Justinian and Godfrey de Moley - are my ultimate ancestors. The union of their blood in my line is the co-mingling of blood brothers; my father, his father, and all their fathers are proof of that oath. My son, while he lived, was proof of that oath. My grandson is proof of that oath -- and I am proof of that oath, the warrior saints' promise to Yathrib given flesh and bone.

I am bound by history to Yathrib. Even if I wanted to step aside, to give a man or woman younger or stronger the sword of St. Malcolm and the seat of St. Godfrey I could not. They are mine to bear, and none other's.

So say I,

Geoffrey Jackson de Moley
Lord of Akko
Guardian of the Holy City
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Message: 2/20                      Posted        Author
Food for Refugees                  Apr 14 2013   Hugh
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This notice is posted in public squares and sent to the peers of the Curia. It bears the seals of the Quarter-Castellan of the North.

"Peers of the Crusader State. I approach you on behalf of the refugee camps in Akko's northern quarter. Though I am only tasked with defending the camps from attack, I warn you that if the poor men and women of these camps are not helped then the danger to Akko will come from within, not without these camps."

"The refugees have been kept on starvation rations. The money to feed them, for whatever reason, has been absent these last few months. So I call on you to show them that the nobility of the Crusader State is not without heart, that they who hoped for liberation from the likes of the LAnder King can be delivered by our hands. This is a chance to bridge that chasm of mistrust and resentment that lingers between the nobility and these lost children of Revelation."

"So this day I ask you for funds. Not for the war that we fight in the East, but for the hungry who languish so close to our own walls. Our need for funds is formidable, so be generous."
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Message: 2/21                      Posted        Author
Curia Custodes                     Apr 21 2013   Geoffrey
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Oyez - Oyez:

Geoffrey Jackson de Moley, Lord of Akko and by the Pancreator's grace Guardian of the Holy City summons all the lords and peers of the Crusader State to council in the Keep of Saint Godfrey for the court of the faithful on this, the last bastion of mankind. All and sundry business shall be heard before the court on the fifteenth of September, the Year of Our Lord Five Thousand One.

OOC: Court will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 AM Pacific. Be there or be square!

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Message: 2/22                      Posted        Author
Curia Custodes                     May 13 2013   Geoffrey
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Oyez - Oyez:

Geoffrey Jackson de Moley, Lord of Akko and by the Pancreator's grace Guardian of the Holy City summons all the lords and peers of the Crusader State to council in the open air of the Mount of Apples for the court of the faithful on this, the last bastion of mankind. All and sundry business shall be heard before the court on the fifteenth of September, the Year of Our Lord Five Thousand One.

OOC: Court will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 AM Pacific. Be there or be square!

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Message: 2/23                      Posted        Author
Great Officer Nominations          May 16 2013   Geoffrey
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Peers and captains of the Holy City,

In advance of the upcoming general curia it is moot that the Crusader State declare its great offices.

I intend to ask Her Ladyship Lysandra Justinian, Baroness of Claudius' Tomb, to serve the Holy City as Constable, should she have the assent of her peers, and I intend to ask His Excellency Agravain Van Gelder, Abbot of St. Palamedes, to serve the Holy City as Chancellor, should he have the assent of his peers.

I am mindful that for the first time nearly a thousand years the leadership of our holy world shall be in the hands of persons not born on Yathrib -- but my ancestors Saints Godfrey and Malcolm were not born here, and they saved us all from darkness.

So say I,

Geoffrey de Moley
Lord of Akko
Guardian of the Holy City
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Message: 2/24                      Posted        Author
Chancery Awards                    May 17 2013   Amber
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From the office of the Chancellor, 
 
Dated: the 27th of September, 5001 
 
Continued investigation of the accounts and finances of the State have confirmed that under the administration of the late Sir William Gaheris, a six-figure sum was reserved for the salaries of posts that stood entirely vacant: this money fulfilled no function and contributed nothing to the Crusade. 
 
Rather than see these funds stand idle any longer than necessary, I am utilising them to recognise and support the efforts in war of some of those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. 
 
Naturally, such appointments and awards are subject to review by future holders of this office – but I would rather commit funds to the war now than pretend to know what the future might hold for any of us: better to have these arrangements in place and see them changed later than to leave such wealth doing nothing at all to support the Crusade. 
 
Hence, I hereby invite the following to accept posts and attendant salaries, to honour their accomplishments and support their efforts in war: 
* To Karl Justinian, for his hard-won victory in defence of the North: Puisne-Justiciar of the North. 
* To Valentijn van Gelder, for victory against the odds at Teldam Strand: Puisne-Justiciar of the South. 
* To Chiaka Justinian for putting her starship into the heart of danger when its presence was required in a land battle: Grand Victualler of Akko. 
* To Hassan al-Malik for taking his personal siege train the length of the Gulf and back again in search of suitable prey: Wolfcatcher Major of Akko. May the salary buy a few more shells. 
* To Julien Hawkwood-Decados, for his role in bringing allies together: Master of the Heralds. 
* To Leilani Mountbatten, for vital work in assisting amity between allies, Grand Vintner of the Holy City. 
* To Midare Li Halan, for steadfast defence of her position and her honour, and for loyally standing by those under her protection: Master of the Hounds. 
* To (NPC commander of Count Fredo's forces in the field), for so capably leading a force that fought only for honour and faith: Lord Keeper of the Measures. 
((The list continues, with a few NPC Crusader captains, all (thus far) apolitical or moderates.)) 
 
I also invite Samina al-Malik to take up the role of First Lord of the Exchequer, in recognition of the critical role played by the Antipodes in the State's commerce, and its continued ability to supply and fund its contributions to the Crusade. May she assist in fostering closer bonds, to the benefit of us all. 
 
Signed this day under the Great Seal of the Chancery, 
 
Eleanora van Gelder 

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