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Section 3-1: Law Creation

     This section is used to give a politician an idea about the ideals of a "normal" city. This is by no means any specific way, but perhaps more of a guideline for one to create law standards. Before I begin with specifics, I'd like to get into the theology of law creation, and how far it should go. Many Aislings see rules as constrictive to their creative nature, creating too many of these will bog down an Aisling and cause him to leave. This is by no means a goal of any person in Temuair, nor should it be. A fair word of advice, the less laws, the better. Allowing an Aisling a creative practice while maintaining laws can lead to a very successful city. Also watch where your civil laws head. There are already pre-existing laws that while may not hold power, hold an overshadow. A city does not need a law for every little thing. It's this common methodology which drives a city. For example, harassment being a common issue in many cities I've traveled, it seems that these cities must have laws, while it's very common that there is a "Temurian" law that overshadows and speaks out against those Aislings whose path has gone astray. Essentially what I'm trying to say is, don't reinvent the wheel. It's been done, and does not need to be done again. Let Deoch's flames of inspiration guide you to punishing these Aislings accordingly. So, one might ask in response to this... "What if an Aisling strikes back against this and says no law is posted?", to which I can only reply with the following: It's a commonality that all provinces of Temuair do not favor such things as harassment. ((Even Nexon officials will not deal with it.)) So, therefore, these Aislings were warned well in advance before they ever take up citizenship.

     For any law creation to occur, there is one basic requirement. All you need is one demagogue. The more officials you add into the law creation process, the more difficult it becomes. So, I've broken it down in terms of examples and systems to make it a bit easier to understand.

     First lets go off and look at the pre-law stages. The first step in law creation is to create a "proposed law" or "bill" which can be created by any number of the demagogues or by a burgess. This law is placed on the "bill" board for all the demagogues to look over.

     Then after meeting and sharing ideas, the demagogues (when they all agree) can enstate a law into effect. I state this with all due authority. You must have EVERY demagogues approval to enstate a law. To not do so makes a law null and void. Falsely signing someone's name to a law makes them chargeable with abuse of office.

     The law is then posted to the Law board located in the village where all the Aislings can take note and adapt as necessary.

     I don't want to get into a system of checks and balances too heavily, but within the law creation side of the system, there exists the relationship between a burgess and demagogues. Within that, law creation can be tricky. The methodology goes as follows:

  • A burgess can approve a bill immediately without all the demagogues approval.
  • Any bill proposed by the burgess must be approved by the demagogues.
  • Any bill can be shot down by the burgess immediately.

This will happen and if you really think the bill should be put into effect, perhaps rewording it, or working with the other officials to make it better suited for your village. Then perhaps it can get enstated. With time and effort anything is possible.

     Thus this leads into law removal as well. Law removal can be done in many ways and is discussed further in checks and balances, but here is a general outline of how it functions. First and foremost, a Judge can remove any law without opposition. He can interpret them as he wishes, and therefore if he deems one unfair, he can remove it from effect. This has no effect on bills, only active laws. A burgess can also remove any law deemed unfair or unfit for the village if she deems worthy. Finally, the demagogues, if all agree can remove a law that seems unfit for the community. The offices cannot overturn each others decision, but rather can try to reinstate the law if they so desire. I shall go into the system of checks and balances later.

     As I said before, this is a lot of theories and systems that could work. But these have been proven to work, and suggested that you use them. This will prevent abuse of office, even if accidental, later on.

Section III-I:Law Creation