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The Malachant Crown
The Malachant Crown is the government of Central, Eastern and Western Malachant. The Crown is composed of one regent (elected through plutocracy) and between three and
Establishment The Malachant Crown was established in 439, being an institution with over five centuries of age at this point. After the last Great Wars, when the fronteirs were finally agreed between the human realms of Orchant and Malachant in the Peace Shield Treaty, there was a great need for order in the land. The realm of Malachant was now three times as large as it was when the conflict began, and it was becoming increasingly hard for people to respect one regent they never saw, and who lived so far away some were safe to doubt he even existed.
To solve this matter, the last King of Malachant, Alistar IV, decided to create the Crown. Nicknamed The Humble, Alistar IV took the power away from himself and placed it on the concept of the Crown. This allowed him to delegate power to several of his most trusted knights and advisors, and the law to reach every town and hamlet. Originally, three regents composed the Crow – Alistar IV in charge of Central Malachant, and two of his brothers in arms, each assigned to rule over one end of the realm, East and West. But as the realm thrived and population and towns increased, more regents began being appointed. A large city will have a regent, representing the Crown – smaller towns and villages answer to the regent of the large city nearer their area. Nowadays, the Crown has over 60 regents.
Plutocracy After the death of Alistar IV in 451, his son Everet II rose as as the main regent. This succession, made in the traditional way of monarchic government, would stir and shake the foundations of the Crown as it was known until then.
By then there were already 17 regents in Malachant, many of them experienced warriors, knights, noblemen or clerics, and when Everet II rose to the power, many of them began to question his ability to rule. Everet was the sole blood successor of Alistar IV, sixteen years old, and with little to no instruction in the task he was to undertake. While up until then Alistar IV had had complete power in Malachant, for the first time the regents gathered in council to decide what to do. With nobody who would stand by him and help him keep his ground, Everet attended council a regent and left a minor nobleman. Among themselves, the remaining regents assigned a more experienced ruler to take his place, completely ending monarchy in Malachant all too easily.
From then on, the Crown began a regimen of plutocracy – the new regents being elected by those already in government by nomination and vote. While larger cities saw some discussion to this by public opinion, most were convinced it was the best course of action. After all, nobleman know each other better than the people do, and it would make no sense for farmers and soldiers to vote on someone they never met when many of them could barely read a complete sentence. In 456, a very small group of Malacha, capital of Central Malachant, began campaigning against the established order, supporting the right of Everet II to become regent. The protest was not widely supported and died in a few months.