Dear nobles, citizens and whoever else it may concern
As I pledged in the very beginning of the reforms, there would be time when I shall step down, handing over the responsibilities of the Archduke to someone else. Though, some of you may have doubted this intitially, I am glad to announce that the moment of my abdication is getting closer by every passing day. An important milestone in this process is the nominations for the election candidates, which begins now. During the next few days, I hope that those Nobles of Trollsbane who consider themselves to have the necessay ability, personality and vision to successfully lead the Archduchy shall step forward, and announce their willingness to take the burden on their shoulders.
During this nomination period, I hope to finalize the Ducal Chapter of Trollsbane, to cement the current social order and the reforms which have taken place, and to create a chapter which makes the rights of the nobles and the rights of the Archduke more clear than they have thus far been. One change I feel necessary to announce now, is the fact that in the future the singe Archducal term is shortened to two dwarven months, as I feel that this creates more activity and decreases the stress on the Archduke himself, thus ensuring more active rule.
List of Nobles
The following nobles are eligible to vote and be voted as the Archduke:
Julius Rothman, Duke of Eastmark
Edward Cromwell, Count of Northbridge (Archduke)
Fayne Furnir, Countess of Oakwoodshire
Joxia Doral, Countess of Riverside
Silas Farron, Count of Midlands
Roland Ross, Baron of Southfields
Eli Travinus, Baron of West Strand
The nobles shall announce their candidacy here or inform the Archduke in person, no nominations are accepted. While it might be good in a mob-rule to somehow pretend reluctancy or hesitation when having political aspirations, this is wholly unnecessary here. Those who desire to become the Archduke instead of the Archduke shall take the step forward themselves.
The nominations last until the noon of 11. Bras, after which the elections begin. The elections shall take place immediately thereafter.
Lord Edward Cromwell, the Archduke
((Nominations close on Fri 05/12, 21:00 Cromwell Time))