There seems to be some confusion about what a governor is and what is expected of them. I believe that the post quoted below from EM_Bennu on Atlantic sums it up nicely. "There seems to be a bit of a misconception on the nature, purpose and procedure of the Conseil du Roi on Atlantic. In an effort to remedy any questions, concerns and give a general outline of what to expect, as well as what is expected. #1: Rule Number One, the role of Governor is an In Character position. That means if you are a Governor, you are expected to role play the position and act as you would if your character were Governor. If you are NOT a governor, but attend a meeting, it is asked that you remain in character as well, it will add to the overall feeling and flow of the Conseil du Roi. The King will never, ever, ever break Character. What this means is, anything you say to the King is said to the King, and the King will answer, act and respond as King Blackthorn would, and should. If you say something to the King OOC, (Out of Character) at best the King will ignore you. If you try and assassinate the King, you will be thrown in the moat. If Exodus couldn't kill Lord Blackthorn, you cannot kill King Blackthorn. He is beyond you. #2: Your EM is NOT the King. The King is King Blackthorn, it is not your EM. Behind the scenes King Blackthorn is made up of at least 3 or 4 individuals. When you address the King, you are talking to all of them in the character of the King, you are not addressing your shards EM. #3: Governors serve at the pleasure of the King both IC and OOC, if you cannot stay in character, constantly cause OOC problems in an IC environment, or fail to do your duty as Governor the King has the ability to replace you and will. #4: Election Impropriety will be dealt with by the GM/DEV and Support Teams. It will also be dealt with In Character by the King. Any group attempting to disrupt, manipulate or destroy the Conseil du Roi will be dealt with severely. #5: The purpose of the Conseil du Roi is not to decorate the towns or place trash cans at the banks. The King is not an interior decorator, nor is he a gardener, or a trash collector. Governors may make *ONE* Large scale request per term to be considered by the King and his advisers. If you are a Governor and are running a plot-line, shard wide event or something similar, the EM team *MAY* be able to assist or otherwise support you in a few small ways. These requests should be directed at the EM team, not to the King. If you want a trashcan at your bank, ask Mesanna, not the King. <--- Per Mesanna. #6: If you are not a governor, but wish to address the Conseil du Roi please speak with the Governor of your represented city and asked to either be called upon or have them bring up the matter themselves. If you feel your governor is not up to the task, you may of course ask another governor. #7: If you are called upon by the King to speak at the Conseil du Roi, you are asked to keep it 3 min or less, this includes Governors. 3 min x 10 Governors is 30 min, we must all be mindful of time. The Goal is to keep the meetings right at an hour or a little more. #8: Trade deals, and how towns are governed are the business of the Governor and the Townspeople. But remember, the King is Monarch and as Governor you are an extension of the Crown. If asked to change something (like a curfew) you as Governor must comply, (or work around it). #9: The Conseil du Roi is held the last Sunday of the month, every month at 8pm Eastern (4:30pm Eastern on Siege) in Castle Blackthorn (The Serpent's Hold Council Chamber for Siege). If something drastic happens then another meeting may be called during the month. Also, if for some reason the meeting must be canceled, it will be rescheduled. #10: The Flow of the meetings: A: The People Gather in the Council Chamber. B: King Blackthorn enters, greets everyone and sits. C: The Governors take their seats. D: The King speaks, says anything he needs to say. E: The King calls each Governor in turn to speak. F: Each Governor has roughly 3 min to say what it is they need to say. G: The King responds, the other Governors may say their piece. H: At the end, time permitting the King may call on representatives from outside Britannia, ambassadors from Nujelm, Malas, Tur Mur, or one of the Races (Elves, Goblins, Orcs, etc). I: Also time permitting, the King may call on petitioners who would like to speak to the Council. These people should be gathered in line in front of the table. The best way to get your voice to the King is still through the Governors. J: The King Closes, says "Long Live Britannia!" the crowd says, "Long Live the King!" and the King departs. #11: Remember, everything in the Conseil du Roi chamber is In Character. If the King is harsh with you, flirts with you, or otherwise gets your dander up, it is an In Character thing. The same is for the other Governors, the Governors are Role Playing, if they aren't they wont be Governors for long. Take everything on an In Character level. #12: All Towns are equal in the eyes of the King. Moonglow is a center of education and learning, Trinsic is a stronghold and military powerhouse, Skara Brae feeds the Kingdom... every town is a piece of the success that is Britannia. There is no one city that the King holds above another. #13: The Conseil du Roi is a way for you as a player to interact with the Fiction, Storyline and the community of Atlantic in a healthy and productive way. The Governors are known to run events, plot-lines, contests and games, all as part of their position as Governor to bring activity to their city. The King and the EM team will do whatever they can (within the rules) to support the events, plot-lines and activity within the cities. #14: Remember that the Governor system and Conseil du Roi is a work in progress and is a VERY new system, we will all work together to make it enjoyable and productive. Britannia needs a King, the King needs his people, the days of an absent monarch are behind us. #15: ALL Large (to the King) and small (to the EM team) requests must have an Role Play function or purpose, a great example is the Trade War we had first season involving several of the cities. Trinsic requested a small distillery for the duration of the plotline, it was granted. If you are requesting flowers around your bank because they look pretty, expect to be told no. If you are requesting a limited time change that fosters and supports your role playing as Governor or pushes the shard fiction and town interaction plots forward... we can talk about it." Please note item #3 above. If a Governor is not participating (other than the election), then the governor can and will be removed in favor of someone who is participating. By participation - it includes at least some of the following (but not necessarily all - and can include other things): 1.) Attendance at Council Meetings. 2.) Participating in a trade-deal. 3.) Hosting player-run events in their town. 4.) Encouraging activity in their town. 5.) Supporting the Governor System in general. 6.) Etc. If there are questions on this, please post them in the EM Forum. EM Troubadour - aka: EM Trouble Do'er.