Council election

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Council elections take place every 60 days in the bailiwick of the town. The purpose is to elect councillors who will manage the duchy under the leadership of the duke.

Voting system

The elections use a "party-list proportional representation", unlike municipal elections which use a single-member majority system. This means:

  • You are voting for the entire list. You can not vote for a specific member. And you can only vote for one list.
  • There are twelve seats in the council. A list that receives 50% of the votes will get six seats.


Presenting a list

You can present a list:

  • starting from 30 days before the end of the mandate of the current council
  • if you have the "County Ambitions" skill
  • if you have 200 pounds required to create a list (this amount is paid into the coffer of the duchy)

List composition

A list is made up of 12 people. The person who created it is the head of the list.

It is the head of the list who chooses which persons to be included. However, those on the list will have to confirm their registration.

The same person can not be registered on two different lists in the same election.

List validation

A list is eligible to acquire votes if:

  • all twelve members on the list have confirmed their registration
  • the required fee of 1000 pounds is paid. Every person in the duchy can help paying for it. (This amount is also paid into the coffers of the duchy)

The vote

The duration of the vote is six days, starting from the seventh day before the end of the mandate of the current council.

Each character can only vote once and it is for the entire list. However, those who are noble of the sword, even though they can only vote once, contribute two votes instead of one to the list of their choice.

You must have the "County Voter" skill to vote in elections in your county.

It is not possible to vote in prison.

The results

At the end of this period, the votes are counted and the number of seats are given to each list proportionally: 50% of votes = 50% of the number of seats.

If a list gains 5 seats, the first 5 names on this list will be on the council.


1000 votes are cast among 3 lists:

  • List "English wiki" received 550 votes (55% of the votes)
  • List "Celsius Online" received 350 votes (35%)
  • List "French wiki" received 100 votes (10%)

With 12 seats and a total of 1000 votes, a list will gain one seat for every 83 votes it receives (1000 / 12 = 83.33).

In the first round of calculation, the number of seats are distributed as follows:

  • 550 / 83 = 6.6 = 6 seats for English wiki (52 votes remaining)
  • 350 / 83 = 4.2 = 4 seats for Celsius Online (18 votes remaining)
  • 100 / 83 = 1.2 = 1 seat for French wiki (17 votes remaining)

There is still one seat available (52+18+17 = 87 > 83). It goes to the list with the highest remaining votes, which is the English wiki.

In summary:

The following characters are elected to be on the council :

  • The first 7 names on "English wiki"
  • The first 4 names on "Celsius Online"
  • the head of the "French wiki" list

English wiki will have the absolute majority.

Election of the count (or duke)

At the end of the council election, when the twelve members of the council are elected, they have two days to elect from among themselves a duke that will take charge and will give them a function. At the end of these two days, if there is a tie, a new vote takes place for another two days. This goes on until the council has reached an agreement.


  • Riri 1 vote, Fifi 4 votes, Loulou 7 votes: 12 voters, the majority is 7 votes, Loulou is elected
  • Riri 1 vote, Fifi 5 votes, Loulou 6 votes: 12 voters, the majority is 7 votes, there will be a 2nd round
  • Fifi 5 votes, Loulou 6 votes, 1 abstention: 11 voters, the majority is 6 votes, Loulou is elected

During the election of the new duke, members of the outgoing council still have access to their offices, and are in charge of the daily management of the duchy. During this period, a councillor who is not re-elected can not resign. However, an elected councillor can. The next person on the list will fill the vacancy. If the councillor resigning has already voted, the replacing councillor cannot vote again.

At the end of each round of voting, the councillors receive a summary of the votes. Therefore, they know exactly who voted for whom.


Any councillor can resign from the council. (Caution: there is no confirmation dialog box after clicking). A notice period may have been defined in local laws for RP purpose. Find out in your County inn (forum).

When a councillor resigns, the vacancy is filled by the next person on the list. The 12th one is not replaced.


  • Candidates 1, 2, 3, and 4 from a list are elected. The 3rd one resigns: the 5th one then joins the council.
  • Candidates 1, 2, 4, and 5 are on the council. The 2nd one resigns: As the next available after the 2nd one, the 3rd one then joins the council again.
  • Candidates 1, 3, 4, and 5 are on the council. The 1st one resigns: the 2nd one joins the council again. The 1st one will not be able to re-enter the council (at least not during this term).
  • Candidates 2, 3, 4, and 5 are on the council. Candidates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 resign in succession: candidates 11 and 12 are on the council. In the end, there are also 2 empty seats.

If the duke (or count) resigns during the mandate, the next one on the list joins the council. Then new duke elections take place. They last 48 hours, just like how it is in a normal election. Often local RP laws designate the new duke as the Regent.

Deaths and eradications

A dead candidate, regardless of the reason, stays on an electoral list and may be elected or called to serve during the mandate.

A dead councillor stays on the council and is impossible to be removed.


  • The list displayed first during an election is the one from which the head of the list has the most charisma.