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Successor to Gabon (Civclassics)

The Principality of Pavia
Pavia
Flag of Pavia under the rule of the Duke of Bedford
Pavian Coat of Arms under the rule of the Duke of Bedford
General
DemonymPavian
Alliance Lyrean Community
Government
GovernmentElective Monarchy
Governing documentThe Magna Pavia
• Crown Prince
BritishWanderer II
• Dukes
BritishWanderer
CaesarBiggles
Creepi0n
Cissonius
Gobblin
paagf
Formation
Foundation date29 April 2022
Foundation documentThe Magna Pavia
Preceded by Gabon
Culture
Motto"Immutabilis, Aeternalis, Immobilis"
National anthem"Oh Pavia Parva, the Greatest of All"
Links
Subredditr/CivPavia
DiscordPaviacord


Pavia (/pɑːˈvɪˈə/, officially the Principality of Pavia) is a maritime nation located in the Lyrean Sea region of Vinteria, comprised of citizens of the former Free Republic of Gabon, as well as others.

The Principality's territory is divided into three distinct classes as outlined by the Magna Pavia these are: Churchland, Crownland and Dukedoms. These classes administrate their own territories with full authority and cannot be superseded by another.

The Principality of Pavia is an elective monarchy, with the six Dukes in Pavia making up the Privy Council that convenes to elect the Crown Prince of Pavia through majority vote. The Crown Prince enjoys a wide breadth of powers domestically and abroad when representing the country on the international stage, with the head of state only being answerable to death whether it be natural or by assassination. Additionally to the Privy Council, all nobility and government members from across Pavia make up the Royal Court to discuss matters of state, diplomacy and internal affairs.

As of June 2022, the Crown Prince of Pavia is His Supreme and Serene Highness, BritishWanderer II, elected by the Dukes on the 11th of June.

History

Pavia's Initial Claims on CivMC, established on the 3rd of June 2022
((I am basically writing pure story-drivel of notes, please edit as you see fit to condense, contextualize and make sense of my ramblings))

Early History

Founding

On the 3rd of June 2022, many Pavians set off in a brave new world to search for their forever home. Their Graces, Paagf & Creepion both found themselves lost in a river in the - , + quadrant for over an hour, whilst Cissonius of Braemar was sailing the vast middle ocean hoping for sight of land. Duke of Windermere, Gobblin, was exploring southern regions across jungles and marshes hoping to wander into the supposed promised lands.

In the late morning hours of the 3rd, BritishWanderer I stumbled across lands now known as Auldmarche and began to explore, calling upon his fellow Dukes to join him in mapping out the surrounding territories.

Upon exploring the initial claims, a debate ensued about whether Pavia was settling down too fast before scouting other regions of the map and that there was a risk to missing out on a more suitable spot. To resolve this quandary, The Dukes of Pavia agreed to set a time, midday, by which if no finer land was found then the people of Pavia would settle on the landmasses found by BritishWanderer I.

Later on in the day, Griffin would traverse through Pavian lands and settle north of the river, and both nations would also be joined by Lambat settling to the east on the 4th of June.

Midday came by and with plenty more lands prospected, it was concluded that the best lands were those that had already been discovered and charted. The people of Pavia swiftly made their way to the new lands and settlement sprung up inside of an expansive cave complex located in the northern tip of Auldmarche.

The Bureau of Architecture, led by Gobblin would begin to survey the lands for a suitable Townhall spot, requiring swaths of smooth land due to the size of the planned structure. Blueprints would be drawn up for the Townhall to be placed on the western portion of the 'Great Pavia' landmass and as such the people of Pavia would ferry resources from the cave complex in Auldmarche to a new cavern closer to the planned cityscape.

As soon as the landmasses were fully explored, the Duke of Lugano immediately undertook the arduous task of signposting the entire shoreline to mark out the claim to dissuade any foreign settlers & scouts. This would later be accompanied by a noteblock snitch network laid by BritishWanderer I.

In the afternoon of the 3rd, the Dukes of Pavia would unanimously approve Pavia's Initial Claims and post them into the Pavia discord publicly. The Bureau of Semiography would post an updated and more detailed map of the claims on the 4th.

All citizens of Pavia from every rank agreed to remain inhabiting the cave until the Townhall of Pavia was completed, citizens would make the cave more homely over time by adding vast amounts of flora & fauna, and by June 5th would even introduce domesticated animals into the great hole as it became named by residents. Inhabitants would begin carving out inlets in the walls to make homes, with some of the grander dugouts hosting a kitchen, living room and bathrooms. On the 11th of June, the great hole of Pavia would come to host it's first commercial property, a topington shop selling cobble, andesite and prismarine. This shop would be a popular hit and sell out frequently.

Due to the cave's extensive underground networks, the people of Pavia gained mild riches and collections of build materials with ease, which aided greatly in erecting the foundations of the townhall.

On the 5th of June, the Bureau of Architecture under the leadership of Duke of Winderemere, Gobblin and Duke of Vetranio, paagf would begin flattening, and terraforming vast tracts of land in preparation for the construction of the townhall. This terraforming would be completed the following day and efforts would commence on the bricklaying.

Border Security / Island Disputes

Quiet Isle

Although not originally surveyed in the 'initial claims map of Pavia', the people of Pavia would soon discover two islands directly to the west, just 150m from the shoreline. The Crown Prince immediately led an expedition to these isles of himself and hitobashuru of the Semiography Bureau, hoping to claim them before another party did so. This was seen as a matter of importance as the isles sat in direct line of sight to the townhall and eventual city, and any construction there could impact the view and nature of the western coastline. Signs claiming the land would be erected across both islands however their fears would be realised upon the discovery of a small hovel in a cave on the larger isle.

Later on in the day, on the 3rd of June, the western island's inhabitant contacted the Pavians in local chat to inquire about the signs that had been placed around the shore. SeniorGryphon would request an audience with the Crown Prince to discuss the situation and the status of his island & Pavia. Discussions between the two were friendly, and would broach a myriad of topics. SeniorGryphon would reveal that he was unaware of the Pavian landmass, having only mapped up to his island before settling down. Whilst initially SeniorGryphon expressed mild interest in joining Pavia as a constituent country, it would eventually be agreed that Gryphon was welcome to remain independent on his islands so long as the land was not granted to any foreign power in the future.

On the 6th of June, SeniorGryphon would communicate that he was abandoning the island and moving to the - , - quadrant. As a result of this information, the Pavian government at the behest of BritishWanderer the first would lead another expedition to these islands, to plant three flags and more signage to reinforce Pavia's claim to the islands. Upon their arrival they would find numerous signs stating that the island is haunted, this coupled with the dilapidated state of the lighthouse and surrounding terrain earned the larger island the moniker of 'Quiet Isle' for it's eerie feeling.

Lucassio Islands

The Lucassio Islands are the largest and closest set of islands to the Pavian mainland, with the island chain itself spanning nearly 500 blocks north to south. As these islands were numerous and spread out over a large area, patrolling and effectively snitching would be a challenge and the chain would become a security issue almost immediately after their claiming.

On the 5th of June, snitch pings would alert the government of Pavia to an individual known as 'wiz_cheese' arriving on one of the northern Lucassio Islands, these pings would continue for upwards of an hour before the first contact would be initiated. The Duke of Windermere, Gobblin, would reach out to wiz_cheese and enquire to their business, wiz responded that they were settling down on the islands and just constructing their home, Gobblin wishing to avoid any issues offered wiz_cheese to relocate into Pavia and join as a citizen where he could live with others. wiz_cheese reportedly refused this and the snitch pings continued, it was there that the Crown Prince would decide to gather up Gobblin & Hitobashuru to lead an operation to investigate what wiz was up to. Upon their arrival they found wiz_cheese breaking the Pavia flag that was flying on the northern island, and noticed that the shoreline & tops of the islands had been partially destroyed and terraformed away. Horrified at the sight, the Crown Prince asked wiz_cheese to vacate the islands, which wiz_cheese agreed to, recognising that he was outnumbered and left the general area.

Gobblin would return back to the mainland whilst BritishWanderer and Hitobashuru would attempt to repair the damage, and rebuild the flag. Hitobashuru also brought with them snitches that would be used to reinforce the security of the Lucassio islands to further prevent any troubles occurring again.

Merely 30 minutes later, snitches would spot wiz_cheese boating around the western shoreline of the Pavian mainland, assuming that he was looking for a new spot the Pavians ignored these pings. However, these pings would be a sign of things to come as eventually the Lucassio Island snitches would light up with sightings of mr cheese yet again at the Island that he had griefed, as Hito & British were in the area, they quickly made their way to the island, upon being spotted by wiz he would boat away from the island, however Hito and British would begin a pursuit in their own watercraft, beginning the first coast guard chase in Pavia. Immediately after hearing of the commotion, Gobblin would get into his own vessel and joined the chase successfully, wiz_cheese would perform evasive maneuvers and at times, elude the three pursuers in the vast western ocean. The hunt for wiz_cheese and the pursuit of his vehicle would last almost 18 minutes before coming to it's fatal end. The pursuit would be written about in the Pavian Tribune and would be one of it's first public articles.

This sole event would lead the Crown Prince BritishWanderer I to enact the decree establishing the Pavian Coast Guard under the purview of the Duke of Braemar, Cissonius.

San Salano

The Oulles

Construction of the Town Hall

-- Progress on the project was faster than expected, whilst initially the construction only grew 4 metres between the 5th and 9th of June, it gained pace rapidly, adding 11 metres to the townhall between the 9th and the 12th of June.

Lyrean Community

Government

Crown Prince

The Crown Prince of Pavia is recognized as the Head of State and is entrusted with supreme legislative, judicial, and executive powers.

Crown Prince Elections in Pavia

The Crown Prince of Pavia is elected by a majority of the Dukes no sooner than every six weeks and no later than every 12 weeks.

Dice Day

The wide breadth in time between electable periods is due to the Pavian National 'Dice Day'. After six weeks of rule, the Crown Prince must partake in Dice Day; a randomized dice-based system that will determine when they 'die', and their reign ends. Every Saturday after the 6th week, the crown prince must choose a number off of a 6 sided die and roll the dice, should their chosen number appear then they are deemed dead by the state and an election for a new Crown Prince is held immediately. Should the Crown Prince's number not appear, then they are safe from death until the next Saturday when they must roll again. However, this time picking two numbers, as the amount of numbers picked each Dice Day shall correspond to the number of Dice Days they have endured in their current reign. For instance if it was the Crown Prince's 3rd Dice Day then they will pick 3 separate numbers off of the dice, giving them just a 50% chance of survival.

Dice Day Chance of Death Total Reign Length Deaths
#1 17% 42 days CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer I
#2 33% 49 days N/A
#3 50% 56 days N/A
#4 67% 63 days N/A
#5 83% 70 days N/A
#6 100% 77 days N/A

Election Process

Elections are to be done anonymously, with each Duke informing the State Tabulator privately of their desired candidate for Crown Prince. If no Duke reaches the threshold of a majority, or if there is a tie, then the State Tabulator presents the anonymized vote tally to the Dukes, and voting shall continue in the same manner until a majority is reached. Within this system, elections for Crown Prince may go on for multiple rounds until a candidate is chosen.

Elections always take place on a Saturday, and in the event of a legal assassination of the Crown Prince, the election would be held on the nearest Saturday.

State Tabulator

The State Tabulator is elected unanimously by the Dukes and shall serve indefinitely until their removal or replacement.

List of Elections

Election State Tabulator Candidates Votes
April 30th 2022 CoA San Selano Lesser.png Hitobashuru CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer I, Duke of Bedford 4
CoA Windermere.png Gobblin, Duke of Windermere 2
Britishwanderer I died on his first Dice day, 11th June 2022
June 11th 2022 CoA San Selano Lesser.png Hitobashuru CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer II, Duke of Bedford 5
CoA Windermere.png Gobblin, Duke of Windermere 1

Pavian Laws

List of Privy Council Votes

The Privy Council of Pavia is a voting and discussion body made up of all reigning Dukes of Pavia. Generally it operates on majority vote, in the exception of constitutional laws and amendments.

Underlined laws relate to the constitution, and require unanimity to pass. Italicized names indicate a non-Duke.
Proposition Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
The Establishment of the Election Procedure
29th April 2022 CoA Windermere.png Gobblin CoA Windermere.png Gobblin
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote established the election system for the Crown Prince of Pavia.
29th April 2022 CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer CoA San Selano Lesser.png Hitobashuru

CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer

CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
The Magna Pavia is the bedrock of the nation-state, establishing the

system of governance and the institutions that make up Pavia.

Appointing the State Tabulator
30th April 2022 CoA Windermere.png Gobblin CoA Windermere.png Gobblin
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This appointment was given to Hitobashuru who counted up the

Duke's votes for the first national election of Pavia.

Reign of BritishWanderer I
Changing the Magna Pavia Seal to 'Lugano' from 'Vecchardy'
15th May

2022

CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote of approval officially legitimised the new name

for the Duchy of Lugano in the Magna Pavia

28th May 2022 CoA Caesaria.png CaesarBiggles CoA San Selano Lesser.png Hitobashuru
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote officially endorsed Hitobashuru's legal essay establishing the tradition

of sovereign unanimity and the basis of a Pavian legal system

Preserving Churchland in its current form
31th May 2022 CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
CoA Caesaria.png
F
This vote settled the discussion if Churchland in its current form

should retain as one of the three land holding estates.

Extending Churchland to include other subjects
1st June 2022 CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n CoA Vetranio.png paagf
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote settled the discussion encouraged by paagf if the Churchland

should be extended to include other subjects as e.g. embassies, companies

and/or some kinds of public infrastructure.
1st June 2022 CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n CoA Vetranio.png paagf

CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n

CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This Act redefined the powers and scope of Churchland of Pavia,

and deemed there to be no official state religion, allowing all citizens to choose freely.

3rd June 2022 CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer CoA San Selano Lesser.png Hitobashuru

CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer

CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This unanimous vote established the claims of the Principality of Pavia on CivMC.
Changing the Magna Pavia Seal to 'Caesaria' from 'Corsia'
6th June

2022

CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n CoA Caesaria.png CaesarBiggles
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote of approval officially legitimised the new name for the

Duchy of Caesaria in the Magna Pavia.

Founding of the Lyrean Community
<>8th June 2022 CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote of approval legitimated the Crown Princes intentions to

become a founding member of the Lyrean Community.

Appointing the Pavian Ambassador to the Lyrean Community
8th June 2022
CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote officially appointed Hitobashuru as the Pavian Ambassador

to the Lyrean Community.

Reign of BritishWanderer II
Ratifying the Charter for the Lyrean Community
12th June 2022 CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer CoA San Selano Lesser.png Hitobashuru
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote of approval legitimatized Pavia's ratification of the

Charter of the Lyrean Community.

Endorsing a Legal Essay regarding the Feudal Titles
13th June 2022 CoA Bedford.png Britishwanderer CoA Caesaria.png CaesarBiggles
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote officially endorsed AidenVonLoopy's legal essay on

feudal titles and their use in the Pavian feudal system.

The Establishment of the Pavian National Coat of Arms
13th June 2022 CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n CoA San Selano Lesser.png Hitobashuru
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
This vote established the Pavian National Coat of Arms system as

created and designed by Hitobashuru, Royal Semiographer.

Shortening the Reign of the Crown Prince
24th June 2022 CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n CoA Lugano.png Creepi0n
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
F
This vote proposed to amend the Magna Pavia at paragraphs §2.4 and §2.4.1

to shorten the reign of Crown Princes from six to four weeks.

Shortening the Reign of the Crown Prince, Amended
26th June 2022 CoA Vetranio.png paagf CoA Vetranio.png paagf
CoA Bedford.png CoA Braemar.png CoA Lugano.png
CoA Caesaria.png CoA Vetranio.png CoA Windermere.png
P
Identical to the previous failed proposal, however with a clause

indicating that the four-week reign rule would only come into affect after the reign of the incumbent Britishwanderer II.

Crown Prince Decrees

Name Date Crown Prince Status Notes
Reign of BritishWanderer I
A Law Pertaining To The Establishment of A Pavian Coast Guard[5] 5th June 2022 CoA Bedford.png BritishWanderer I ACTIVE Founded in response to the imminent threat of criminals trying to gain a foothold on Pavian soil.
Reign of BritishWanderer II
Fortifying Our at-Risk Territories (FORT) Act[6] 15th June 2022 CoA Bedford.png BritishWanderer II ACTIVE Delineated Pavia's territorial waters in response to continuing threats to Pavian borders, shores and islands.
The Pavia Naming Convention occurred shortly after the first settlement was established on the landmass, these names would be enshrined in law with the passage of the 'Establishing Pavia's claims on CivMC Act'

Institutions of Pavia

Bureau of Semiography

The Bureau of Semiography is responsible for designing and maintaining all heraldic symbols, coat of arms and flags. The position of the Royal Semiographer is currently inhabited by Hitobashuru.

Bureau of Architecture

Governmental offices

Pavian Coast Guard

The Pavian Coast Guard was first established in June 2022 by Crown Prince BritishWanderer I. in response to the imminent threat of criminals trying to gain a foothold on Pavian soil. He handed over the Head of Office to Cissonius, Duke of Braemar, endowing the office with extended rights and powers. The Office currently is still active. Notable officers: Admiral Cissonius, Vice Admiral Creepi0n, Captain Thraldrek


Heraldry of Pavia