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The Supreme Collegium

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The Supreme Collegium is the body of “wise men of Britain,” and the college is the sole source of great and ancient powers of Justice and Law. The Supreme Collegium first met during the time of the Roman Empire. It was in the year 306, and the empire was at civil war. The noble men of Britain met and named one from among themselves to be their High King and Imperator. Their choice was named Constantine, and he defeated his foes and brought justice and law back to the Empire. He went onward to become the Emperor Constantine the Great after he united the Roman Empire and made Christianity the official imperial religion.

In Britain, the august body of the Supreme Collegium met afterwards, and at times selected other High Kings. Thus, in 415 it selected Constantinus the Just to rule them, because the Roman Empire had again grown weak and selfish, abandoning the good folk of isle to the barbarians. The Collegium’s choices have always been respected as the legal rulers of the island.

The council was originally composed of the most distinguished people from all the British tribes and Roman institutions. Eventually, the number of seats was settled at 28, one for each of the Great Cities of Britain. Over time, the right to hold such a seat changed in various places. In some holdings it became the inheritance of one family or was appointed by the local leader, while in others the Legate was still selected from among the leading men of the land. The Supreme Collegium is subject only to itself. It is a legal political body and must conform strictly to its traditional rules to perform its function. The Collegium must meet whenever a new High King has to be selected, or whenever at least 15 of its 28 members decide mutually to meet. All members must be notified of the meeting six months in advance. Whoever attends the meeting may vote, but no proxies are allowed. All the other official proper procedures must be fulfilled, but when the result of the vote is announced, the results are permanent and the successful candidate reigns as High King for the rest of his life. Success requires that 3/4 of the attending members of the Collegium vote to elect someone as High King.

Seats of the Collegium in the Anarchy Period

Electorate Title Person Votes Location Faction
Alclud King  ? Lot Strangorre The North
Caer Beris King  ? Nanteleod Powys Escavalon
Caer Caradoc Duke Heli Nanteleod Glevum Escavalon
Caer Constantine King Idres Idres Ascalon Cornwall
Caerwent (city) King Nanteleod Nanteleod Escavalon Escavalon
Bridge on the Cam Count destroyed N/A Huntland Saxons
Canterbury Count destroyed N/A Kent Saxons
Carduel King Uriens Lot Gorre The North
Carlion Archbishop Dubricus  ? Carlion Roman Church
Carohaise King Leodegrance Nanteleod Cameliard Escavalon
City of Legions Duke vacant N/A Cheshire N/A
Camulodunum Duke destroyed N/A Caercolun Saxons
Doncaster King  ? Centurion-King Roestoc Malahaut
Durnovaria Praetor Jonathel  ? Dorsette Logres
Eburacum King Centurion-King Centurion-King Malahaut Malahaut
Ex River Duke vacant Idres? Cornwall Cornwall
Jagent Count Tegfyn  ? Jagent Logres
Linden Pool Duke Corneus Nanteleod Linden Escavalon
London Mayor destroyed N/A Thamesmouth Saxons
Manchester King  ?  ? Amans N/A
Oroquelenes King  ? Nanteleod Orofoise Escavalon
Sarum Count vacant  ? Salisbury Logres
Silchester Duke Ulfius  ? Silchester Logres
Sinadon Caernarfon King Pellinore Nanteleod Gomeret Escavalon
St. Albans Archbishop  ?  ? St. Albans British Church
Vertis King  ?  ? the Dean N/A
Wells King Cadwy  ? Summerland Summerland
Winchester Count vacant N/A Gentian Logres

Original Seats in the Collegium

The following list names the cities which send legates to the Collegium.

Electorate Title Location
Alclud King Strangorre
Caer Beris King Powys
Caer Caradoc Duke Glevum
Caer Constantine King Ascalon
Caerwent (city) King Escavalon
Bridge on the Cam Count Huntland
Canterbury Count Kent
Carduel King Gorre
Carlion Archbishop Carlion
Carohaise King Cameliard
City of Legions Duke Cheshire
Camulodunum Duke Caercolun
Doncaster King Roestoc
Durnovaria Praetor Dorsette
Eburacum King Malahaut
Ex River Duke Cornwall
Jagent Count Jagent
Linden Pool Duke Linden
London Mayor London
Manchester King Amans
Oroquelenes King Orofoise
Sarum Count Salisbury
Silchester Duke Silchester
Sinadon Caernarfon King Gomeret
St. Albans Archbishop St. Albans
Vertis King the Dean
Wells King Summerland
Winchester Count Gentian

Known members