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The Tribal Elders of Delphi

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Stories & Let's Plays' started by mrkingkong, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    We'll be pleased to have you reading! If you get a chance to join just pick a name (we're roleplaying as a Greek-speaking people and we've found that this page has been very useful --- and surnames exist now!) and pick a colour you would like to represent you (colours all ready taken are: ██ green, ██ yellow, ██ mustard and ██ dark red).

    Elections are held once every ten in-game turns. :)
     
  2. Melda

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    31 minutes left to campaign! I'll be at the gym when the deadline hits, but any campaigning done after this deadline won't be counted because polls will have closed. :)
     
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    All candidates who had run for the Synedrian election had flocked to the banners of the three most influential men in the kingdom: Kirillos the Chief Minister, Leonidas the former Synedros and Aplistios, the ambitious but hitherto unlucky candidate.

    The three faction leaders presented to the Basileus of the Delphians and the Siamese in his palace at Delphi Nova. The royal secretary Phrenios was also in attendance, and he had handed parchment to the monarch for his consideration.

    "Gentlemen," Melodas began. "It's been a hard-fought campaign and I thank you all for your efforts thus far. I can report that none of you have gained a majority of seats in the Second Synedrion, which means I will be appointing whoever holds the most seats as Chief Minister. All of the Chief Minister's proposals will go to a vote before I act on them. If however I determine that the Second Synedrion cannot function I will revise this decision and either appoint someone else who can prove they have the confidence of the chamber or I will call for fresh elections."

    The factions leaders all looked among themselves.

    "Kirillos," Melodas strode toward the Chief Minister and shook the cousin to the former king's hand. "I have withdrawn your commission as Chief Minister, and I wish to thank you for your service to both me and the kingdom."

    The now-former Chief Minister was taken aback --- apparently the belief in some quarters that he had broken promises around guilds and archery had taken their toll. He did not yet know the results of the election, and didn't know how many of his supporters had lost their seats.

    "Aplistios," Melodas extended his hand in friendship to the cunning and calculating merchant who for some reason had a reputation across the kingdom as a schemer. "I congratulate you on your entry into the Synedrion. You and your supporters have done well."

    Did that mean he'd won?

    Finally Melodas approached the former Siamese prince and gave him an inscrutable look before extending his hand to be shaken.

    "Leondias Siomaios, you've made history today. You are the first Siamese Chief Minister of the Delphian Kingdom."

    The new Chief Minister was flabbergasted at his victory. That he'd campaigned for Siamese suffrage and still somehow gained enough support to form government astounded him. He'd lost his opportunity to rule as king of the Siamese and yet fate had afforded him the chance to run a government overseeing both the Siamese and Delphian peoples.

    "I know you're all wondering about which of your supporters won their seats and which ones didn't," he seemed to look pointedly at the former Chief Minister Kirillos. "Phrenios here will provide you all those details. Once you are done, I will swear you and your victorious colleagues in as Synedroi of the Second Synedrion."

    Then the monarch left. The factions leaders looked to Phrenios for answers.

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    So there you have have it --- the first hung Synedrion!

    As the king said, all proposals by the Chief Minister will go to a vote in the Synedrion. I urge all Synedroi to vote (your vote will count for how many seats you won in this election) because the way you vote will help the neighbourhoods determine whether they like or dislike what you're doing. You might tactically agree to proposals you disagree with or disagree with proposals you agree with in order to gain support, or you can vote with your conscience and hope for the best! The neighbourhoods will be watching, and they will remember your promises made on the campaign trail!

    To ensure the gameplay doesn't slow too much, I will place a twenty-four hour maximum limit on the duration of votes from when the Chief Minister posts them in the forum. Anyone who doesn't express a vote on proposals within that twenty-four hour period will be deemed to have abstained.

    Will the Chief Minister be able to achieve his promises without a clear majority in the chamber? Let's find out!

    Also, as Tambien has not responded during the election campaign I'm considering him to be a former player. Tambien if you read this, feel free to drop in and let me know you're still current. :)

    Anyway, onto the results . . .


    Delphian Synedrion election, 170

    The Delphian Council held an election to choose members of the 2nd Delphian Synedrion in 170. It was the second Synedrian election held in the Delphian Kingdom. Suffrage was limited to the upper class of only the ethnically Delphian cities, specifically the aristocracy and the priesthood: members of the Delphian Council.

    Results of the Delphian Synedrian election, 170

    Franchise: All aristocratic and priestly neighbourhoods of the ethnically Delphian cities in the kingdom eligible to vote in the elections. Each neighbourhood returned one Synedros.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Number Change % Change
    Eligible neighbourhoods 12 +1 25 +1.1
    Eligible voters 24,133 +3,950 2.2 +0.2




    Column 1
    Delphian Synedrian election, 170
    Summary of votes per candidate

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Allegiance Neighbourhoods Change % Swing (%)
    ██ Leonidas Siomaios 6 +2 50 +13.6
    ██ Aplistios 5 +5 41.7 +41.7
    ██ Kirillos Christides 1 -6 8.3 -55.3
    Total[/b] 12 +1




    Results by city

    Delphian Synedrian election, 170; Delphi Nova

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Neighbourhood Class Allegiance Comments
    Lithos Priest Leonidas Really wants a new mine
    Telos Priest Leonidas Really wants a new mine, wants Oracle, Theology and no wars
    Feros Aristocrat Kirillos Still prefers Kirillos despite losing a lot of faith in him
    Kenetrios Aristocrat Aplistios Agree that the Siamese should just get over being conquered, likes the idea of conquering the Despotate of China
    Valua Aristocrat Aplistios Likes the idea of conquering the Despotate of China
    Kalkis Aristocrat Aplistios Agree that the Siamese should just get over being conquered



    Delphian Synedrian election, 170; Kirrha

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Neighbourhood Class Allegiance Comments
    Primos Aristocrat Leonidas Happy with the adoption of Monarchy if Oracle is constructed, happy with no wars, happy with protecting the Kingdom of Zurich
    Halos Aristocrat Aplistios Agree that the Siamese should just get over being conquered, likes the idea of conquering the Despotate of China



    Delphian Synedrian election, 170; Dostana

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Neighbourhood Class Allegiance Comments
    Archa Aristocrat Leonidas Really want new farmland, the adoption of Monarchy if Oracle is constructed, happy with protecting the Kingdom of Zurich
    Loquia Priest Leonidas Really want new farmland, want Oracle, Theology and no wars
    Mera Aristocrat Aplistios Likes the idea of conquering the Despotate of China



    Delphian Synedrian election, 170; Apollonia

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Neighbourhood Class Allegiance Comments
    Agos Aristocrat Leonidas Home neighbourhood, the adoption of Monarchy if Oracle is constructed, happy with protecting the Kingdom of Zurich



    Attitudes per neighbourhood

    Boldface indicates most favoured candidate.
    *Indicates minority group has franchise.

    Summary of attitude types

    Column 1 Column 2
    Attitude Description
    Rapturous They want to deify you
    Loving They love you
    Pleased They are very pleased with you
    Impressed They are impressed with you
    Interested They are interested in what you have to say
    Ambivalent The voters in this neighbourhood have no strong opinion of you at all
    Uninterested They are not interested in what you have to say
    Unimpressed They are not impressed with you at all
    Displeased They are decidedly displeased with you
    Hateful They hate you
    Murderous They would murder you on sight




    Attitudes per neighbourhood

    Boldface indicates most favoured candidate (multiple bold mean they have not yet decided between candidates).
    *Indicates minority group has franchise.


    Neighbourhood attitudes, 170; Delphi Nova

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Neighbourhood Class Kirillos Aplistios Leonidas
    Demia Labourer Interested Interested Impressed
    Lithos Priest* Interested Ambivalent Pleased
    Telos Priest* Interested Impressed Pleased
    Feros Aristocrat Impressed Impressed Interested
    Kenetrios Aristocrat Interested Impressed Interested
    Dominia Labourer Interested Interested Pleased
    Valua Aristocrat Interested Impressed Interested
    Keratos Farmer Impressed Ambivalent Pleased
    Polyos Labourer Interested Interested Interested
    Kalkis Aristocrat Interested Impressed Interested
    Manis Farmer Pleased Interested Loving
    Junkta Labourer Ambivalent Uninterested Pleased



    Neighbourhood attitudes, 170; Kirrha

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Neighbourhood Class Kirillos Aplistios Leonidas
    Equios Labourer Impressed Interested Interested
    Primos Aristocrat Interested Uninterested Impressed
    Ergos Farmer Impressed Impressed Impressed
    Galacta Farmer Impressed Impressed Pleased
    Anthropa Labourer Ambivalent Interested Impressed
    Gesta Farmer Ambivalent Interested Loving
    Halos Aristocrat* Interested Impressed Uninterested
    Trakton Labourer Impressed Uninterested Impressed
    Operos Labourer Impressed Uninterested Impressed
    Khiros Labourer Ambivalent Uninterested Impressed



    Neighbourhood attitudes, 170; Dostana

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Neighbourhood Class Kirillos Aplistios Leonidas
    Fixis Labourer Ambivalent Uninterested Pleased
    Bromia Farmer Impressed Interested Pleased
    Archa Aristocrat Interested Interested Impressed
    Ikhthyos Labourer Interested Interested Impressed
    Kipos Farmer Interested Uninterested Impressed
    Loquia Priest Pleased Ambivalent Pleased
    Mera Aristocrat* Interested Impressed Interested



    Neighbourhood attitudes, 170; Apollonia

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Neighbourhood Class Kirillos Aplistios Leonidas
    Joinos Labourer Ambivalent Uninterested Pleased
    Agos Aristocrat Uninterested Interested Impressed
    Humos Farmer Impressed Unimpressed Impressed



    Neighbourhood attitudes, 170; Si Satchanalai

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Neighbourhood Class Kirillos Aplistios Leonidas
    Baan Baan Cha Labourer Murderous Murderous Displeased
    Baan Kaw Too Aristocrat Murderous Hateful Displeased
    Baan Na Gaang Farmer Murderous Murderous Unimpressed
    Baan Doi Phu Luit Aristocrat* Murderous Murderous Displeased
    Baan Baan Koo Aristocrat Murderous Hateful Displeased



    Neighbourhood attitudes, 170; Muang Saluang

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Neighbourhood Class Kirillos Aplistios Leonidas
    Baan Baan Ken Labourer Murderous Murderous Displeased
    Baan Na Koo Aristocrat Murderous Hateful Displeased
    Baan Na Daam Labourer Murderous Murderous Displeased
    Baan Ma Baan Farmer Murderous Murderous Displeased



    Neighbourhood attitudes, 170; Sukhothai

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Neighbourhood Class Kirillos Aplistios Leonidas
    Baan Baan Mwui Labourer Murderous Murderous Unimpressed
    Baan Kaw Ken Labourer Murderous Murderous Uninterested
    Baan Haat Krai Aristocrat Murderous Hateful Displeased
    Baan Non Buan Labourer Murderous Hateful Displeased
    Baan Non Luit Aristocrat Murderous Hateful Displeased
    Baan Na Ma Farmer Murderous Murderous Unimpressed
    Baan Huai Gaang Farmer Murderous Hateful Unimpressed
     
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    Delphian Electoral and Synedrian Summaries

    Due to the limited space in my signature I will be using this post as a linking point for all Synedria and Synerdrian election results of the Delphian Kingdom.

    These links will take you to each post for each Synedrion and election result.

    I will be progressively updating this post, which can be accessed through the link in my signature.

     
  5. MiguelBazil

    MiguelBazil The "Always Late" One

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    Holy crap, I did become unpopular :eek:
     
  6. Gurra09

    Gurra09 Guru of Hekkia

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    I am honoured that Delphi has entrusted me with all this support, and I look forward to serving as Chief Minister to Basileus Melodas for these coming years.

    Our first order of business in the Synedrion will be to vote for an act which would establish clear voting rights for all current and future cities in the kingdom. The rules specified in this act will, if passed, be first taken into effect at the next Synedrion election.

    ((OOC comment: 'Voting rights of the capital' refers to the voting rights in place, which currently means votes for priestly and aristocratic neighbourhoods as mandated by Melda. So if this act passes and then in the future someone wants to extend voting rights to other classes, said extension would formally change the voting rights for Delphi Nova and then by law the voting rights for all other cities would change with it.

    As for the worth of votes, a capital vote equals 1 vote (unless the system changes) - so the rules in this act for 'self-governing cities' means neighbourhoods in puppeted cities would receive 0.5 votes each within the current system.))
     
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    I, Leonidas Siomaios, and my most loyal Synedroi vote Yes to the Establishment of Voting Rights Act.
     
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    Before I vote on the Voting Rights Act I just want to make sure that I understand it properly. Currently only aristocrat and priest neighborhoods vote, so the act would change nothing in Delphian cities but would simply add half a vote for each Siamese aristocrat and priest neighborhood.

    Currently Delphi gets 6 votes, Kirha - 2, Dostana - 3 and Apollonia - 1. The act would change none of those but Si Satchanali would get -1.5, Muang Saluang - .5, Sukhothai - 1.

    If I have that correct, Aplistios will support the act.
     
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    Gurra09 Guru of Hekkia

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    Yes, that is exactly how it would work. I believe allowing representatives of these cities to have a say also in matters of the state, and not just local construction projects, will finally make Siam an integrated part of this kingdom and allow us to move on united.
     
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    Okay, I'll also support the Voting Rights Act then.
     
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    Looks like this hung Synedrion might function after all. :)

    Chief Minister, while this vote is ongoing did you want to save time by proposing your orders?

    This is intended as a suggestion, not as a demand because I don't want to interfere or be seen to be interfering with the functioning of the Synedrion.
     
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    I, Kirillos Christides, vote Yes on the proposal. It makes no sense not to allow them some saying. If their territories are being integrated and developed, let them speak and vote. We need to be united if we are to develop a culture like the world has never seen.
     
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    With the passing of the Establishment of Voting Rights Act we are now moving on to orders.

    These are presented below in six separate acts for the Synedrion to consider, please state whether you vote Yes, No, or Abstain on each one of them. You do not have to vote the same on all six.

     
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    I, Leonidas Siomaios, and my most loyal Synedroi vote:

    Yes on Neighbourhood Migration Limitations and Deimplementation of Avoid Growth Policies.
    Yes on Act for the Advancement of Science and Improvement of Delphi Nova.
    Yes on Construction Plans for the Delphian Cities.
    Yes on Worker Assignments Act.
    Yes on Delphian Foreign Policy and Trade Route Management Act.
    Yes on Civilian and Military Movements Act.
     
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    The new Siamese Chief Minister of the Delphian Kingdom, Leonidas Siomaios wasted no time in prosecuting his pro-Siamese agenda.

    Traditionalist Delphian neighbourhoods were outraged to their very core that this foreigner dared give the Siamese aristocracy the vote. To them it proved beyond doubt where his loyalties lay, and they didn't consider it to be with the Delphian Kingdom. What had been the point of conquering the Siamese if they could rule the kingdom in such a manner as this?

    The city guard and royal guard were ready for trouble, but none of the Syendroi nor the Basileus were in any real danger: even among the Delphian Council it was only a fraction of holdouts who pledged hatred toward the Chief Minister and all those who voted in favour of what they referred to as "this travesty". Most Councillors either didn't care or were mildly supportive of the changes, seeing it as a way to better integrate and assimilate the Siamese people.

    There was public disorder and there was violence, especially in the capital, but it wasn't anything the city guard couldn't handle. The rioters were in numbers far fewer than would have been expected.

    When news of the passage of the Establishment of Voting Rights Act reached the cities of the former Siamese kingdom the reaction was, however, explosive: it was as though a pressure valve had been released, that almost — but clearly not quite — made up for the racial shame at being conquered by a foreign power a generation ago.

    There were celebrations in the streets. Nobles danced with peasants. Men and women, children and elderly, all Siamese celebrated long into the night.

    In the afterglow of the celebrations in the following dawn it was primarily the aristocracy who had benefited personally the most from the changes who were most pleased with the government of Chief Minister Leonidas Siamaios, a son they were finally willing to reclaim as their own and welcome with open arms. The lower orders, although hating the Delphian conquerors less than they did even one day earlier, still regarded those from the foreign kingdom suspiciously and with jaundiced eyes. It would clearly take more than one decision to heal the rifts caused by the loss of the thousands of Siamese who had died in the conquest of King Alexander the Great.

    And in the lands of the Delphi, traditionalist neighbourhoods drew lines in the sand and swore vengeance upon the Chief Minister and his co-conspirators in the Synedrion, and the monarch who had allowed it to happen.
     
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    So, Melda, you convinced me.
    I guess I'll join in as Eurydice Nepides?
    Do I need more information as to my Character? I couldn't find a clear statement about it anywhere. (Granted, I didn't look that hard.)
     
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    Nope, just pick a colour and you're good to go. :)

    ██ Green, ██ yellow and ██ mustard are the only colours taken so far.

    You can either choose a home neighbourhood now or nearer to the next election (you get a major bonus in the neighbourood that is your home neighbourhood, which makes it easier for you to win it).
     
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    Well, I dunno what I'm going to do without Mustard!
    How about Light Blue?
     
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    After the significance of the franchise vote, the day to day administration of the kingdom seemed mundane or even routine.

    The Synedrion seemed to think so, as the Basileus noted half of the Synedroi had abstained from the recent vote.

    "So be it," he intoned as he affixed his seal to the Chief Minister's orders which had sailed through the Synedrion without any opposition.
     

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