Mora / Mora / Spinward Marches
Regency for Domain of Deneb
In an official statement read in person at the
Archducal Palace today on Mora
(3124 Spinward Marches; AA99AC7-F), Archduke Norris has announced
that he has voluntarily and temporarily suspended his duties as
Archduke. The Santanocheev Rebellion has brought to light certain
legal issues which need to be resolved by the Emperor himself, and
until a formal judgment in those matters arrives the Domain of Deneb is
to become a Regency.
Acting as Duke Regent of Deneb is Harlo Erghal, Duke
of Rhylanor. He is to be addressed as Duke Regent in all formal
circumstances, and holds all powers of the office of Archduke.
The Duke Regent has already taken up his official residence in the
Archducal Palace, and has accepted his duties effective
immediately. The Duke Regent will be joined by his family,
Duchess Sara and their children Jucal, Lord Rhylanor, Dame Celeste of
Rhylanor, and Dame Jane of Rhylanor, as soon as they can make personal
arrangements to transfer to the Domain capital.
In a separate announcement, the Duke Regent has
stated that he considers this a temporary situation, and will resume
his duties as Duke of Rhylanor once a judgment has been returned by the
Emperor. He has emphasized that he is informing the Emperor that
should the verdict go against Norris, that he himself does not wish to
be under consideration to be Norris's successor, but that he wishes to
return to Rhylanor when the Regency period has run its course.
In the meantime, Archduke Norris himself will take
up his duties as Duke of Regina, and will have no hand in the rule of
the Domain. As such, he prefers to forgo his legal title as
Archduke, and wishes to be addressed as Norris, Duke of Regina, until
such time as a ruling in his favor may allow him to resume the role of
Archduke of Deneb.