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The Empire of Pavia
Flag of Pavia
Pavian Coat of Arms under the rule of the Duke of Windermere
Alliance Lyrean Community
Governing documentThe Magna Pavia
• Emperor
paagf I
• Archduke
• Dukes
Foundation date29 April 2022
Foundation documentThe Magna Pavia
Preceded by Gabon
Motto"Immutabilis, Aeternalis, Immobilis"
National anthem"Oh Pavia Parva, the Greatest of All"

Pavia (/ˈpɑː.vɪ.ə/, officially the Empire of Pavia) is a nation on CivMC located in the Lyrean Sea region of Vinteria. Many of Pavia's founding citizens were previously citizens of Gabon on CivClassic. A founding member of the Lyrean Community, the Elysian Pact, and the Four Continent Concordant, and a participant in the Generic War, Pavia has been a key player in major military conflicts and political alliances throughout CivMC's history. Pavia is also known for its large-scale builds, including its town hall.

Pavia is a monarchy, with seven Dukes of Pavia making up the Privy Council underneath the Emperor. The Emperor 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 Imperial Court to discuss matters of state, diplomacy, and internal affairs. Pavia was previously known was the Principality of Pavia until the declaration of the Empire in June 2023.

The Empire's territory is divided into three distinct classes as outlined by the foundational law of the country, the Magna Pavia: Churchland, Crownland, and Dukedoms. These classes administrate their own territories with full authority and can only be superseded by the Monarch.

As of February 2nd, 2024, the Emperor of Pavia is His Imperial Majesty, paagf I.


Pavia's Initial Claims on CivMC, established on the 3rd of June 2022

Principality of Pavia

From the Founding of the State to the First Global Conflict (June - July 2022)

Founding of the State

On the 3rd of June 2022, many Pavians set off into a brave new world to search for their forever home. Their Graces, paagf & Creepi0n 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 a 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 whether there was a risk of 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. 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 on the northern tip of Auldmarche.

The Bureau of Architecture, led by Gobblin immediately began to survey the lands for a suitable Townhall spot, which required swaths of smooth land due to the size of the planned structure. Blueprints were drawn up for the Townhall, designed by the Duke of Vetranio, paagf, to be placed on the western portion of the 'Great Pavia' landmass and as such the people of Pavia ferried 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 was later accompanied by a noteblock snitch network laid by BritishWanderer I. On the 4th of June, an island evdenvour led by Hitobashuru saw flags erected on all of Pavia's claimed islands.

In the afternoon of the 3rd, the Dukes of Pavia unanimously approved Pavia's Initial Claims and post them into the Pavia discord publicly.[1] The Bureau of Semiography posted an updated, illustrated, and more detailed map of the claims on the 4th.[2]

Later on in the day, the people of Griffin traversed through Pavian lands and settle north of the river, and both nations were joined by Lambat settling to the east on the 4th of June.[3]

Cave Life

The peoples of Pavia originally settled inside of a cave at the northern tip of Auldmarche, quickly extracting resources out of the cave walls and establishing storage rooms, as well as living areas. However once the Bureau of Architecture decided to construct the foundations of the Pavian capital on the western coast of the greater landmass, it was collectively agreed to move to a cavern closer to the site.

The newly settled cave, on the north western peak of the 'Great Pavia' landmass is an expansive cave, with it's roots extending as far as Auldmarche and as deep as bedrock. There are three entrances, two of which are commonly used and another that is utilised as a skylight for the cave's growing flora. 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 speeding up the erection of the Town Hall foundations. The cave network continues to be Pavia's primary domestic source of quarried stone and other stone-related materials.

All citizens of Pavia from every social standing agreed to remain to inhabit the cave until the Townhall of Pavia was completed, and construction on the rest of the city could begin. Citizens endeavored to make the cave more homely, they primarily achieved this by introducing vast amounts of flora & fuana into the cave system, with a family of cows & sheep joining the cave inhabitants on the 5th of June. The peoples of Pavia began carving out inlets in the walls to make homes, with some of the grander dugouts hosting a kitchen, living room and bathrooms, for those that didn't have facilities of their own, a public toilet was established in the cave on the 11th of June.

The Pavian Tribune was the first firm to set up since the settlement of the cave, publishing their first article on June 5th. On the 11th of June, the great hole of Pavia came to host its first commercial property, a Topington shop which sold cobble, andesite, and prismarine. This shop was a popular hit and sell out frequently for the period that it was in operation.

Early Island Disputes

Quiet Isle

Although not originally surveyed in the 'initial claims map of Pavia', the people of Pavia soon discovered two islands directly to the west, just 150m from the mainland's shoreline. The then-Crown Prince, BritishWanderer I, immediately led an expedition to these isles, consisting of himself and Hitobashuru of the Semiography Bureau, hoping to claim the islands before another party did so. This matter was viewed as of importance as the isles themselves sit in direct line of sight to the town hall and planned city of Pavia, and any construction there was sure to impact the view and nature of the western coastline. Signs claiming the land were quickly erected across both islands, however their fears of another claimant were 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 Pavians in local chat to inquire about the signs that had been placed around the shore. SeniorGryphon requested an audience with the Crown Prince to discuss the situation and the status of his island & Pavia. Discussions between the two were friendly and they broached a myriad of topics. SeniorGryphon revealed 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 was eventually 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 communicated 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 led another expedition to these islands, to plant three flags and more signage to reinforce Pavia's claim to the islands. Upon their arrival, they found numerous signs stating that the islands are haunted, these signs coupled with the dilapidated state of the lighthouse and surrounding terrain earned the larger island the moniker of 'Quiet Isle' for its 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. These islands are numerous and spread out over a large sea-area, making patrolling and effectively snitching a challenge, with the island chain becoming a security issue almost immediately after their claiming.

On the 5th of June, snitch pings alerted the Pavian Nobility to an individual known as 'wiz_cheese' arriving on one of the northern Lucassio Islands, these pings continued for upwards of an hour before the first contact was initiated. The Duke of Windermere, Gobblin, was the first to reach out to them and enquire about their business, wiz responded that they were settling down on the islands and just constructing their home. Gobblin to avoid any issues offered them to relocate into Pavia and join as a citizen where he could live with others. wiz_cheese reportedly refused Gobblin's offer and the snitch pings continued.

As they had rejected calls to remove themselves from the island by Gobblin, the Crown Prince decided 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 they agreed to, recognizing that he was outnumbered and left the general area.

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

Merely 30 minutes later, snitches spotted 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 were a sign of things to come, as eventually the Lucassio Island snitches lit up with sightings of mr cheese yet again at the Island that he had just griefed. As Hito & British were in the area, they quickly made their way back to the north island and upon being spotted by wiz, he boated away from the island. Hito and British began a pursuit in their own watercraft, beginning the first coast guard chase in Pavia. Immediately after hearing of the commotion, Gobblin got into his own vessel and joined the chase successfully. Wiz_cheese performed evasive maneuvers and at times, eluded the three pursuers in the vast western ocean. The hunt for them and the pursuit of their vehicle lasted almost 18 minutes before coming to its fatal end. The pursuit was written about in the Pavian Tribune and was one of it's first public articles.[4]

This sole event led the Crown Prince BritishWanderer I to enact a decree establishing the Pavian Coast Guard under the purview of the Duke of Braemar, Cissonius.[5]

Construction of the Town Hall

The Bureau of Architecture under the leadership of the Duke of Winderemere, Gobblin and the Duke of Vetranio, paagf, would break ground on the Townhall construction site on the 5th of June. Citizens assisted in flattening and terraforming vast tracts of land in preparation for the construction of the townhall. This terraforming was completed the following day and efforts would commence on the bricklaying.

As the blueprints demanded a mammoth amount of materials, a huge logistical effort was organised by the Pavian State with a tree farm being planted next to the construction site, and multiple gathering task lists being handed out to the citizenry. Every citizen played their part in gathering a list spanning a staggering 350 stacks of blocks in the first 5 days of the project. The townhall project would spur on commercial purchasing of blocks, including the purchase of 523 stacks of blocks for 104 diamonds between the state of Valyria and Pavia on the 9th of June, which at its time may have been one of the biggest trade deals to have taken place on the server.

The Pavian Townhall; picture taken from the Townhall Gardens facing west.

By the 10th of June, the Townhall stood at 9 metres tall, reaching 8% of the planned main-body height. Productivity would speed up rapidly as the logistical efforts ramped up and infrastructure was built to facilitate the collection of more resources, the townhall height stood at 14 metres on the 12th.

By the 15th, a sizable sign wall began growing in the main dome room of the townhall, with the first signs being left by Bloof, Ahrimanne and SandFalls (later Baroness SandFalls). This sign collection of messages from individuals across the server would grow to over 40 signs by the 17th of June as many visited to view the on-going construction.

On the 21st, the townhall construction would reach an impressive of feat of 62 metres tall, with the dome being completed the following day.

The Town Hall was finally completed on June 23rd 2022, marking Pavia's, and most likely the server's first megabuild.[6]

Lyrean Community

Main Article: Lyrean Community

Pavia was the main force behind conceptualizing and driving the Lyrean Community. On June 14th, it co-founded the organization with djani'hweh, Griffin, Moloka, Letos, and Lambat. Pavian player hitobashuru created the flag of the community.[7] The organization is focused on communal discussion, regional planning and defense, and co-operation between its signatories.

Pavia co-founded both the Lyrean Border Security Association[8] and the Lyrean Infrastructure Association.[9] It also introduced and pushed for the adoption of the Lyrean Community Resolution 1, a resolution condemning the obby-bombing of non-military targets and binding all community members to help clean up obby grief should an LC member fall victim to such attacks,[10] shortly after it, on its own, condemned the obby-bombing by Rhode Island on the Estalian 0,0 trade hub (cf. Estalia-Rhode Island War).[11]

Elysian Pact

Main Article: Elysian Pact

The Principality of Pavia was approached by Estalian officials on the 14th of July regarding a defensive pact and economic treaty with themselves, Pavia, Jorvik and SPQR. The Privy Council was consulted that evening, with the Dukes advising then Crown Prince, BritishWanderer II to draft a document to be discussed between all parties. The draft was accepted by the Privy Council via unanimous vote, and was then proposed to the other prospective nations of Estalia, Jorvik and SPQR where it was promptly accepted and signed on the 15th of July, formally creating the Elysian Pact. The naming convention for the Pact was short, and a name suggested by Estalia as 'Elysian Pact' was ultimately chosen via general consensus. On the 18th of August, hitobashuru of Pavia would create a flag for the Pact, which was adopted unofficially and displayed on the Elysian Pact wiki page.

First Global Conflict (July - September 2022)

Main Articles: Estalia - Rhode Island War, Pavian Theater

The newly elected Crown Prince, Gobblin I was barely 24 hours into his reign when the Estalia - Rhode Island conflict broke out on the 24th of July. The Principality's initial reaction was that of concern over potentially being dragged in via the defensive clause in the Elysian Pact,[12]the Pavian government recognised that it was woefully unprepared to defend itself from raiders and the like, especially as Estalian fighters would be distracted by the on-going war. The newly appointed diplomat to the Elysian Pact & Rhode Island, Duke of Bedford BritishWanderer, engaged both parties to express Pavia's neutrality and wish to remain uninvolved, this wish seemed to be respected by Capri of Rhode Island and by Estalia with their assurance to not invoke the defensive clause of the Elysian Pact.

The War Moves Closer to Pavia

On July 26th, the Pavia Tribune reported on a battle that occurred just 200m off of the western coast, the ensuing battle resulted in a Rhode Island causality. The Privy Council immediately sent their diplomat, BritishWanderer to demand answers from Estalia for this usage of Pavian land to further the conflict, as a result of these conversations, Estalia promised to avoid using Pavian territory to conduct military strategy going forward in the conflict. Rhode Island also contacted the Pavian Government for answers the same evening. [13]

Pavia Grand Central in the City of Pavia. This structure marked the completion of the townhall complex, and was built quietly and without fanfare during the turbulent times as Pavia was unsure if war would come to it's shores.

As a result of the growing tensions and being sandwiched between two superpowers at war, on the 26th of July, the Crown Prince made the decision to outline the excavation of a bunker hole, so that the Pavian state could defend itself should the need arise. PvP training sessions were also ran by the Head of the Coastguard, Cissonius, using the newly concocted 'BritishWanderer Baseline' method where all trainees undertook a best of 3 fight with BritishWanderer to find their ranking within the Coastguard.

The citizens of Pavia rallied around digging out the 'trainstation' hole as it came to be affectionally named, the hole was dug out on the 28th of July[14] however it was fraught with controversy such as strikes[15], which resulted in the formation of Pavia's first worker's union.[16]Construction of the bedrock defensive infrastructure was completed on the 10th of August. The roof was lifted off of the bunker on the 10th of August, allowing sunlight to touch the bottom of the hole for the first time since excavation was commenced.

The Coast Guard apprehended an obby bomber and murderer who wreaked havoc in the city of the Grand Imperium on August 11th, taking his pearl back to the 'trainstation' bunker.[17] This pearl took up the current prison population up to 2, joining UnholyOutlaw in the spike, who was pearled by BritishWanderer for raiding SPQR.

Provocations by Rhode Island & The Construction of Terminus

In the early hours of the 1st of August, reports would come in that Estalia's 0,0 infrastructure, shops and statue were obby-bombed by Rhode Island militants[18], this marked a turning point in the war where controversial actions in war became more commonplace. The Principality of Pavia immediately sought to condemn these actions and urged that all countries should join in calling for a worldwide commitment to rule out any destruction of civilian infrastructure whilst continuing to call for a strong and durable peace between both countries in a post by Duke of Bedford, BritishWanderer. [19]

Terminus Vault in Pavia. Photo by ArtificalDriver

On the 12th of August, a Rhode Island fighter, Adderral, briefly crossed into Pavian land alongside RonPaul and engaged in breaking Pavian snitches which were surrounded in iron-reinforced obsidian. After the breaking of the snitch, they promptly tore up the surrounding lands and placed obsidian around the area. [20]The Pavian Government immediately responded by notifying it's allies and engaging in diplomatic talks with Thomas, now leader of Rhode Island, for answers on this unprovoked attack. The Pavian Government were unhappy with the response by the Rhode Island government, who felt that Thomas had attempted to justify these actions as falling under the scope of the greater conflict that Rhode Island was involved in with Estalia.[21]

This event sparked the government to partner with the Pavian institute to create the national threat level[22][23], the NTL was implemented to inform all citizens and outsiders of the potential chance of an attack on Pavian lands, and contains advice of what to undertake as an individual depending on the level. The national threat level was immediately raised to tier 4, Expected, upon its implementation.

On August the 13th, the Head of the Coastguard Cissonius, renamed the Pavian Bunker to 'Terminus' in-part due its proximity to the Pavian train station. The Skybunker of the Terminus bunker began construction the same day, and the cardinal waterdrops were completed.

Tensions would escalate on the same day when Adderral of Rhode Island was caught on radar scouting Terminus by using a stone skybridge to avoid snitches and scope out the infrastructure from the sky.[24] This action was coupled with obby bombing threats by Adderral and others of Rhode Island. The Privy Council once again sent their diplomat to Rhode Island, BritishWanderer, to Thomas in order to discuss this infraction and their relations going forward. Thomas and BritishWanderer eventually came to new terms regarding the neutrality of Pavia in the war. [25]

On August the 16th, the National Threat Level was raised to Certain, the highest tier, due to raised tensions and information that the government had received regarding Rhode Island's activities in the region. [26]

In the early hours of the 17th of August, five Rhode Island fighters faced off against a contingent of Estalians and Titan fighters in SPQR lands, with one causality on the Rhode Island side[27]. This further pushed the conflict towards Pavia's borders. After this skirmish, Rhode Island fighters were spotted snitching various portions of Pavia's landmass, and scouting the shoreline, once again breaking the instructions to remain out of Pavian territory.

Declaration of War & Pavia's Involvement

The leadership of Rhode Island changed once again on the 17th of August leaving Danirague in-charge of the nation, shortly after assuming sole leadership, they made a formal declaration of war on Pavia and it's allies public.[28] [29]Immediately following this post, Rhode Island fighters then bombed travel infrastructure connecting Pavia with its allies and re-entered Pavia to place more snitches.

Later the same day, Pavia instructed BritishWanderer to post Pavia's call to arms & declaration of war on Rhode Island. [30]The nation of Jorvik publicly answered the call, with a post of their own hours later. [31]

Rhode Island fighters subsequently decimated Pavian builds and lands with the spread of reinforced obby across the landscape, bombing indiscriminately. Although Pavian Coalition fighters attempted to catch them off numerous times, they continued to return throughout the evening and pile up obsidian, with some pillars of obsidian reaching 13 blocks high. Estalian forces attempted to put an end to the obby bombing, engaging in small skirmishes with Adderral & RonPaul in the north-west of Pavia, however to little effect as the obby bombings would continue until the north was littered with obsidian.

Further Engagements in the Pavian Theatre of the Conflict

When cleaning up obsidian on the western shoreline during the late evening of the 17th, Duke of Braemar Cissonius was set upon by 4 Rhode Island fighters, Cissonius was over 400m from the vault and without any reinforcements. He successfully kited back to Terminus, whilst a joint force of Estalian and Pavian fighters gave chase to the Rhode Island attackers, the Estalian portion of the defense force chased the assailants nearly 300m into the western ocean.

In the early hours of the 18th of August, a wooden skybridge was spotted circling the outside of the vault's snitch curtain and although there was no breach by RI fighters, Gobblin instructed Pavians to ramp up security around the skylimit area of Terminus to prevent further attacks. Later that morning the Crown Prince, Gobblin & Duke BritishWanderer would respond to an incursion by HOODRATSLAYA to the Pavian vault, they would engage in a small clash just south of the townhall, where HOODRAT would place more obsidian whilst kiting towards the coast. The two Pavians would be joined by Walkers from Estalia who would eventually drive HOODRAT into the western sea.

Come the morning of the 19th, Pavian forces made up of BritishWanderer & Gobblin alongside Estalian fighters of Walkers, ZibeKabir & Shadedoom, would clash on the north coast with Dollaz, HOODRATSLAYA and Hokkaido__ from Rhode Island. The Rhode Island aggressors would place obsidian, and repeatedly attempt to kite to a trap they had constructed on an outlying sand island. This battle would result in no causalities and end with the withdrawal of the Rhode Island fighters back to their Nation-state. Later on in the day, Aprillia2002 of RI would be spotted building yet another skybridge to the west of Terminus. They would immediately flee after being spotted on radar, dumping lava on the bridge in their retreat which would pour down in-front of the Pavian Townhall. This skybridge was promptly destroyed by the Dukes of Bedford and Lugano.

In the early hours of the 20th of August, reports came through to Elysian Pact high command that SPQR infrastructure was under assault by a contingent of Rhode Island forces, made up of Adderral, HOODRATSLAYA, RonPaul & Dollaz. Estalia took the initiative to assemble a sizable force of fighters from Pavia, Jorvik & Estalia to counter-attack RI in SPQR, led by S4NTA & Gregy165 and supported by BritishWanderer, Gobblin, Quinndolin, Stardarkness, thejkh, tomyy789. Upon the Estalian response force's arrival into SPQR, the Rhode Island fighters promptly fled west thought by the Estalian force to be fleeing back towards their home country. However, the Rhode Island forces would loop south by 2000 metres and land on the shores of Pavia which was left virtually undefended with most of the present Elysian Pact pvpers in southern SPQR, Walkers from Estalia engaged in a 4v1 clash in the fields of Pavia whilst the Elysian Pact force made it's way back down south, attempting to cut off any potential escape by the Rhode Islanders. The Rhode Island combatants, having successfully baited the Elysian Pact forces north and now back south, took flight back west towards Rhode Island before any causalities were realised.

Emergence of the Pavian Coalition and Continuation of the War

Following on from the initial Call to Arms by the Principality of Pavia[32], on the 21st of August, the Duke of Bedford renewed his call to arms in a new Reddit post, stating that, despite continued attacks by Rhode Island, "Pavia, the Principality, and our Coalition of allies remain standing strong, successfully holding the Lyrean front against all odds." BritishWanderer dubbed the group consisting of Pavia, its allied countries as well as individuals who help it as the Coalition or the Pavian Coalition.[33]

Pavia saw an influx of donations from across the world stage, from nations to individuals and organisations such as the Red Cross lending a material hand.[34]

The 28th of August would see another incursion by Rhode Island, TheKingCacti pushed into Pavia himself and ultimately overextended resulting in his pearling by Estalian fighter, S4NTA. [35]It was another week until the next incursion by Rhode Island into Pavia took place. In the early hours of the10th of September, Adderal rushed into the bedrock area of the Terminus Vault and attempted to break entry pressure plates and doors on the west side of the vault before quickly retreating upon response by Pavian and Estalian fighters.

The Last Stand

The incursion by Adderal would be followed up on the 11th of September, with a large contingent of Rhode Island fighters returning to Pavia. The Rhode Islanders created an attack tunnel which ran from RI claims to the Pavian Vault, using this tunnel to remain undetected by snitches and coalition fighters, they quickly broke city bastions around the western claim and destroyed multiple vault bastions at bedrock. Upon the realisation of the attack, Estalia quickly mobilised 10 of their fighters to counter the offensive, and engaged in combat. The tight spaces and broken bastions, allowing Rhode Islanders to place reinforced blocks of their own, resulted in the loss of JKH, an Estalian fighter. Rhode Island withdrew as a group with the pearl back to their home country.

Pavia had not yet had to time to examine the damage that Rhode Island had laid to the vault, with the Pavian Government only receiving reports from Estalia noting the loss of a pvper and multiple crucial bastions, Estalia advised Pavia to retreat and abandon the vault as soon as possible believing the defense of the Terminus Vault to be untenable. Multiple Pavians would begin ferrying resources from the vault towards Estalia, with masses of materials being dropchested outside of the country.

The defenders received not a moments rest before the Rhode Island force would be spotted arriving at the vault again, some Pavians engaged in burning masses of double-chests of potions in expectation of the vault being broken within the next few hours. The government would instruct all citizens to stuff their inventories of material and evacuate to Estalia immediately. The arrival of an intoxicated Crown Prince, BritishWanderer III, marked a turn in the morale situation of the defenders, instructing the citizenry that he would remain at the Terminus Vault and not retreat no matter the state of the battle. Quickly joined by Cissonius, Tvman999 and Hitobashuru, they would bow at the attackers through the doors of the vault, buying time for other defenders to rally to their side. The few Pavians inside the walls would chant "“There's only four of us. We'll die alone, we'll die together, but we'll die as Pavians, and that's what matters!” repeatedly at the aggressors. The Crown Prince issued another call to arms to all citizenry and allies to defend the vault to the last man, the vault eventually became filled with coalition fighters, although the defenders were without any potions due to the mass-burning that had occurred an hour earlier. With the arrival of reinforcements from Estalia and a large cohort of Pavians, the five aggressors, significantly outnumbered, retreated using their attack tunnel. [36]

As a result of this near-death clash, the Crown Prince issued the No Surrender Decree, remarking 'Pavia is in our lifeblood, the very essence of this nation from the ground up courses through our veins, and without Pavia we shall be nothing but wandering drifters without a purpose. Pavia cannot fall without a fight, a fight which I shall see lasts until every one of us has shed blood in the name of our fine Principality. We shall stand strong, linked arm in arm, beekeepers standing with Lords, Dukes standing with miners, and everyone standing alongside the Crown Prince.'[37]

This assault quickly became meme-ified in Pavian culture, revolving around the confusion and quick turn-around of events, especially regarding the drunken nature of the defenders that engulfed the voice-chat during the events. [38][39][40]

A copycat attack would take place on the 13th of September by Rhode Island, with Adderral, Ez2clutch, CostcoFruits and Hangoverd storming the bedrock of the Terminus Vault, however the attackers would quickly be repelled by a large cohort of coalition fighters, with the skirmish leaving minimal damage to Pavia.

Conclusion of the Pavia - Rhode Island War

The 17th of September began with an attack on Pavian soil led by Dollaz and joined by CostcoFruits and MrFlipkin, they bored a tunnel south of the Town Hall and laid an obsidian trap below the surface. They were quickly set on by Pavian & Estalian fighters, led by Walkers & Gobblin who routed the Rhode Islanders back to their country.

Late Afternoon of the 17th, it was announced that multiple individuals had been banned by the administration of CivMC, and many of those banned were members of Rhode Island. Coalition forces immediately capitalised on this news and began an attack on the Rhode Island vault, with barely any defenders and light skirmishes, the coalition forces breezed through bastions and quickly reached the centre of the Rhode Island vault within a matter of hours.[41]

Once into the centre of the vault, the coalition forces freed all the held pearls and began to destroy the military infrastructure to prevent it falling into outsider hands. Peace, and cries of the war being over were quickly announced by coalition nations, including that of the Principality of Pavia. Crown Prince BritishWanderer III announced 'The War Is Over', remarking "'With a coalition of unlikely allies from across the server, united by a desire to simply play and prosper on this server and this genre as it always has been, we have held out, and we have won.

Pavia promised that we would never forget the support of our allies, and we hold true to that. We owe every last one of you an enormous debt, one which we shall spend the rest of this server's lifespan repaying. Whatever shape the postwar world takes, Pavia pledges to safeguard peace, building, diplomacy, politics, trade, and to challenge this shittery wherever it arises."'[42]

Post-War in the Principality (September - October 2022)

The Crown Prince, BritishWanderer III, was 22 days into their reign when the war was declared to have ended on the 17th of September.[42] The end of the war would bring about a moment of stark reflection for the Pavian peoples, the shores still awash with reinforced obsidian and pitfall traps. What followed was an immense clean-up act, with Gobblin of Windermere leading the clearance of the beaches of obsidian, and Cissonius of Braemar reconstructing the Pavian bastion network. BritishWanderer III would declare 'Victory Day' of the 17th a national holiday to be celebrated every year as apart of the national holidays decree[43].

Post-War Wanderer Period

The Wanderer Period Post-War is defined as lasting from the end of the Rhode Island Conflict on the 17th of September until the death of BritishWanderer III on the 15th of October.

The conclusion of the Pavia - Rhode Island conflict sparked an immense boom in construction within Pavia. By the 21st of September, the Bureau of Architecture finished erecting the first two townhouses in the City of Pavia, which became the start of fulfilling a promise made by the Government to house those who lived inside of the cave of Pavia. These constructions were especially necessary due to the obby-bombing that the cave had endured during the war, which made it practically uninhabitable and unusable by any of the citizenry. As the first buildings inside of the City of Pavia were planned out and constructed, citizens new and old flocked to the Bedford Commons to begin setting up small residences[44]. This increase in residents within the commons would lead the Government to construct a community centre which held factories, shops and advice for new citizens of Pavia.

Alongside the Bureau of Architecture, the Dukes of Bedford & Lugano would break ground on their Duchies by the 23rd of September, with the Duchy of Windermere joining them by the 12th of October. This increase in development of the south of the Pavian mainland would lay the groundwork for the Kingsroad & numerous rewilding projects that took place during this period.

The Pavian Cathedral - The cathedral dominates the skylines in Pavia's northwest. The structure was designed by paagf and then completed by Pavian builders in 11 hours.

The Bureau of Architecture, making up for lost time, began an ambitious project of the planning and construction of a Pavian Cathedral. This cathedral was planned to sit atop a wide, and imposing hill which had to be terraformed from scratch as the lands of the construction site were mostly flat plains. The northern forest within the boundaries of the city was chopped down on the 22nd of September, with the terraforming of the hill quickly following suit, nearly five double-chests of dirt were used in the construction of the hill. In order for the hill to suit the landscape upon which it was built, large retaining walls were built on the shoreline to act as a natural barrier between the sea and the mound of soil. The cathedral became one of the quickest construction projects in Pavian history, a credit to the incredible logistics effort that was undertaken by the Baron of Artega, the time between the placing of the first & last block of the Cathedral would be just 11 hours. [45]

On the 2nd of October, the Pavian Cathedral would be the host of a wedding between Acuhdemiic of Estalia and CutePastelStars of New Jersey. Over 25+ people were in attendance from a myriad of nations, mainly the Elysian Pact nations of Estalia, Jorvik, SPQR and Pavia. Although the wedding would initially start off well, with food & drinks being handed out and guests taking their seats, it would eventually end in 7 dead and many more injured as a result of Chosentwice attacking the bride as she was walked down the aisle by Mark_Anthony of SPQR. Duke of Lugano, Creepi0n was the first Pavian to be murdered at the event, followed by the non-canon murder and pearling of BritishWanderer III by DockerImage of Kallos. Fights would break out within the cathedral and across the main hill between Gang Shi and Estalian players. The initiator, Chosentwice, claimed the terror attacks in the name of Rhode Island. The Lambat post would report on these events on the 3rd of October, and the Rhode Island operatives would post a video of their wedding crashing on the same day.[46] [47]

During this period, the foundations of the Kingsroad would be laid, a medium sized rough path that connected the southern duchies and territories of Pavia together. The road runs from the south of the Townhall, linking to Windermere, Bedford and runs straight through Lugano. The road then loops towards the beach under Vetranio and out into Auldmarche where it links with the Church of t, the Church of the Sun on Earth and crosses international borders into Mehri and Lambat. The Kingroad has been mainly built under the purview of both the Duke of Bedford, and the Duke of Windermere, who have sought to increase connectivity in the Lyrean region via walkable and horse-ridable transport links.

Perhaps the most intensive project during the post-war Wanderer period was the effort of rewilding the flat plains east of the City, an effort that was mainly undertaken by the Dukes of Bedford & Windermere. These efforts included the excavation and flooding of a water basin from Pavia's middle mountain ranges for the purposes of an irrigation river, which ran in a triangular fashion towards the coastline. This river was joined by masses of manually planted trees and farms accompanied by fences, buildings and accessible paths. This rewilding program fundamentally changed the eastern landscape and would lay the groundwork for further creative development long into the future.

In an effort to diplomatically realign after the events of the first global conflict, BritishWanderer III sought out diplomatic relations with far-flung yet like-minded and friendly nations such as those in the Imperial Federation, a mutual defense pact was soon agreed upon and drafted and with the addition of the Pridelands and Venne was formally put the Privy Council of Pavia for a vote on October 13th where it passed unanimously.

On the 15th of October, BritishWanderer III would pass away, having been the longest serving Crown Prince of Pavia up to this point. He was succeeded by Creepi0n I of Lugano who begun their reign on the same day.

The First Von Thusis Period (October - December 2022)

The election of Creepi0n I on the 15th of October marked the first time Pavia had a monarch not of Gabonese origin, and the first non-Wanderer or non-Gijahr to hold the throne.

Within hours of the start of his reign, Creepi0n hosted the signing of the FCC between Pavia, the Imperial Federation, Pridelands, and Venne. To prepare for this international gathering, the flags of each signing party was hung from the Pavian Townhall and the Bureau of Architecture outfitted the Throne Room with a suitable signing table, and adorned the ceiling with gold blocks.[48] This diplomatic endeavor was coupled with internal political changes at the very top of the Principality, with the Privy Council simultaneously unanimously voting to revoke the Ducal title of CeasarBiggles and dissolve the Duchy of Caeseria back into Crownland. This removal of a Duke was the first of its kind in Pavia, and whilst the split between the outgoing Duke and Privy Council was said to be amicable, this instance set precedence for the Crown Prince to utilise their given powers more freely. The sixth Ducal position would be filled by CedarValiant just 4 days later on the 19th of Oct, receiving a unanimous approval of his Ducal petition for the lands of Avalonna.

The Von Thusis period would oversee a transformation of the Pavia state away from the necessary socialist/collectivist economic system into a state-guided capitalist framework. Vast expansion of the city housing would see the founding of the Monument Group, a property development company with the goal of leasing and selling property to individuals. The property company would soon be granted the power to bestow citizenship on property purchasers, which the Monument Group would incorporate into their sales at a base price of 32d, later raising this to 64d on the 11th of November.

This prince-led desire for a new economic system would culminate in the expansion of the depository, a storage of building blocks & materials that was previously kept for government use only, to be opened to the general public as the Grand Exchange. To back up the opening of the Grand Exchange, the Crown Prince would institute a treasurer and mint master decree, these individuals would oversee the management not only of the Grand Exchange but of the establishment of a Pavian currency used within the nation. This would be joined with further exchanges, such as the Pavian Ore Exchange on main street.

These decrees and establishment of the Grand Exchange greatly increased the average pavian's access to every type of building block, and provided a much needed boost to the productivity of newfriend construction zones such as the Bedford Commons - This was especially vital as residency in the City of Pavia quickly found itself in high demand by rich foreigners due to the Monument Group.

On the 19th of November, Pavia hosted its first 'Farley War' an series of sportive war games, first done on Civcraft 2.0, named after an ancient player of Farley50. The Pavian farley war was a success, with over 20 people in attendance the competitors enacted multiple team-based fights in iron armour equipped with stone swords.

Refugee Influx & The Finite War

Main Article: The Finite War

On the 26th of November, Pavia would receive a request of refuge from the leader of the Temporal Isles, PhysicsGamer. The reasons for this request were entangled with the Finite War, a conflict on-going between the nation of Arnen and the Temporal Isles & their ally Valyria. As the Temporal Isles' vault fell due to Gang Shi and Arnen forces, the Pavian government decided to accept Physic's request of refuge, however promised no protection of the Temporal Isles or Valyrian land claims. The remaining Temporals including PhysicsGamer, the leader of Temporal Isles, and Valyrians fled to Pavia, where they were taken in as refugees and given Pavian citizenship. Once the refugees arrived in Pavia, the Duke of Braemar Cissonius in his position as head of the coastguard would raise the threat level to EXPECTED, the 2nd highest ranking.

The Duke of Bedford BritishWanderer, went on to make statements numerous times in global chat directed at Gang Shi that any attack on Pavian citizens, referring to the refugees, would invoke the Elysian Pact. Despite these statements, however, a number of Gang Shi combatants came to Pavia's vault multiple times, seeing PhysicsGamer on radar inside the vault, and lingering for a time in each instance.

The introduction of the refugees into the Pavian community arguably marked the beginning of globalisation of the Principality. A majority of the citizens, and the bulk of residents within the City were now either dual citizens or refugees. These citizens bought with them their culture, wealth and activity which boosted Pavia to heights previously unseen, refugee labour was instrumental in a number of construction projects and assistance in excavating defensive infrastructure and was of a general great benefit to Pavia.

End of Reign & Death

Creepion I passed away on December 3rd, with his cause of death being disclosed as "poisoning by an unknown source”. Creepion enjoyed the joint-longest reign of any Crown Prince up to this point with a reign length of 7 weeks. He was remarked as 'The Diligent' for his economic reforms and conservative policies in which he enacted effectively and efficiently, reorganising the entire economy of the principality. House Von Thusis redefined the powers that the Crown Prince maintained over the Pavian economy, and continued to centralise the nation.

The Election of House Gijahr (December '22 - January 2023)

With the death of Creepion I, and no deemed successor in place, the Privy Council would elect Gobblin II as a stable and trusted candidate to take ahold of the Pavian mantle. The immediate issues of Gobblin's reign was that of the Finite War and its increasing potential of consequences for the Pavian state.

Conclusion of the Finite War

Main Article: The Finite War

On December 4th, the leader of the Temporal Isles, PhysicsGamer returned to their home-nation in order to attempt peace negotiations which the Pavian Government supported and acted as a third party in. Eventually on the 8th a settlement would be reached to cease hostilities and a ban of combatants from one another's territories. However on the 9th this potential agreement would be broken by an attack on IbisMan by Arnen & Icenian fighters. A teamfight would later ensue on a Temporal Isles island against IbisMan once again by Arnen and Icenian forces, PhysicsGamer would happen upon the scene and attempt to break up the fight, instructing both parties to separate and leave Temporal land. Whilst negotiation with Icenian leadership for Ibis's pearl was ongoing, Slushhi of Icenia crossed the border which was quickly met with being hit off of the land, resulting in more Icenian individuals moving onto the land. These attempts would be met with further hitting to knockback the Icenians out of Temporal territory, during this time PhysicsGamer would end up pearled by Slushhi after falling into his own vault.

With the situation having been stagnant for a month at this point, and the leader of the Temporal Isles held by an officially non-participatory party in Icenia, and later Arsenio Pact, the war officially concluded on December 11th, 2022 and a ceasefire between Temporal Isles and Arnen was called.

The Four Hour War

Main Article: Four Hour War

After PhysicsGamer's release in an agreement which did not involve Arnen, dredd_kiji and ErrorL chased PhysicsGamer, attacking and killing him in Pavia. Following diplomatic pressure by Icenia and others, the pearl was released, but a war declaration by Pavia, Imperial Federation, the remainder of the Elysian Pact, Temporal Isles, and Valyria spelled the destruction of Arnen in the Four Hour War. Kallos annexed Arnen's territories after dredd and Docker were pearled the next day, and dredd_kiji and DockerImage were sentenced to 2 months pearl time and reparations for damages both to PhysicsGamer during the initial killing in Pavia and to other parties involved.

Domestic Developments Under Gobblin II
End of Reign & Death

The Era of the Rat King (January - February 2023)

The Purple War
End of Reign & Death

Election of House Lucatore (Feburary - May 2023)

Election of Paagf I
The Bureaucracy of Paagf I
End of Reign & Election of Paagf II
Reinvigoration of the Principality

Controversial Period (May - June 2023)

Accession of BritishWanderer IV
Anniversary of Pavia

Empire of Pavia

The First Empire Period (June - August 2023)

Reign of Emperor BritishWanderer I
Reign of Emperor ArtificialDriver I

Restoration Period (August '23 - Feburary 2024)

Pavian Restoration of Meritocracy

Election of Cissonius I as Emperor.

Election of CedarValiant I
The Empire under CedarValiant I
The Reign of Gobblin III
Election of Gobbiln IV

Renewed Period (February - Present 2024)

Election of BritishWanderer V & Paagf I
Election of BritishWanderer VI

Duchies of Pavia

The Duchies of Pavia represent the land of the highest ranking nobles in Pavia bar the Crown Prince. Duchies are created from a majority vote of the Privy Council, however the Crown Prince controls expansion of the Duchies as the sole arbitrator of the Crownland territories. Dukes retain final-say over their land, with each Duchy acting as a de-facto self governing region of Pavia, with the ability for it's own rules, governance and way of life. Splits in the culture and evolution of the typical Pavian architecture is encouraged within Ducal land as a manner of promoting a diverse set of regions across the Principality. Duke hold the ability to grant portions of their held land to lower nobility, enshrining citizens as 'landed nobility'. These nobles have powers over their own territory much like a Duke possesses however they lack the same protections, as their title may be stripped, and their lands reabsorbed at any time by the reigning Duke.

All Duchies hold their own flag, title, and coat of arms which are designed by the Bureau of Semiography, these titles, COAs and flags last for as long as the current Duke stays in power, with the emblems shifting as the incumbent house changes. Every Duke of a Pavian Duchy is the original ruler since it's creation via the Magna Pavia or the Privy Council, meaning there are currently no secondary inheritors as of October 2022.

Duchies may be dissolved through a majority plus one vote of the Privy Council, with these votes the ruling Duke is stripped of their title, and their lands are absorbed back into the Crownland territories. It is generally accepted that Dukes that are removed from power keep any landed or unlanded titles they hold in other Duchies in Pavia.

Current Duchies & Lower Nobility of Pavia

Flag Coat of Arms Duchy Incumbent Duke Location Lower Nobility Coat of Arms Name Incumbent Ruler
Bedford BritishWanderer Lower Nobility

of Bedford

Seigneury of San Selano Seigneur hitobashuru
Bedford Common Lady Moeliii
County of Artega Count CedarValiant
Braemar Cissonius Lower Nobility

of Braemar

County of Faro point Viscount


Lord of Faro point Lord Snedddy
Marquis of mehri Marquis Masquis
Lugano Creepi0n Lower Nobility

of Lugano

Vetranio paagf Lower Nobility

of Vetranio

Windermere Gobblin Lower Nobility

of Windermere

County of Upper Lucassio Count what777
Avalonna CedarValiant Lower Nobility

of Avalonna

Barony of Vincenza Baron Paddington bear
File:Highgrove Flag.png Highgrove ArtificialDriver File:Locator Highgrove.png Lower Nobility

of Highgrove

Lower Nobility of The Crown
Flag Coat of Arms Duchy Lower Nobility Established During Coat of Arms Name Last Reigning Ruler
Crownland Lower Nobility

of The Crown

Cissonius I Solberg Estate AmberSolberg205
Paagf II Cintra Reserve Spoonce
Religion Coat of Arms Duchy Deity
The Church of t Crownland t
The Church of Boar Crownland The Great Boar
Holy Land of Sun on Earth Crownland Tshola, The Sun God
The Church of Melon Crownland Melon

Previous Duchies of Pavia

Flag Coat of Arms Duchy Last Reigning Duke Location Lower Nobility
Caesaria CaesarBiggles

Caesarian land at its peak. October 2022

Lower Nobility

of Caesaria

Cintra Spoonce Lower Nobility

of Cintra

Previous Lower Nobles of Pavia
Presiding Duchy Coat of Arms Name Last Incumbent Ruler - Prior to Dissolution
Duchy of Lugano Hold of Khugdihr Marcher Lord tvman999
Duchy of Lugano March of Tirana Marquis Thraldrek
Duchy of Windermere Barony of South Lucassio Baroness SandFalls


Map of land use within Pavia, current as of 5th May 2023.

Pavia is ruled by an Archduke as their Head of Government and an Emperor who acts as the nation's figurehead or Head of State, the Archduke is vested with supreme legislative, judicial, and executive powers.[49]

Monarchial Elections in Pavia

The reigning Head of Government is elected by a majority of the Dukes no sooner than every four weeks and no later than every 10 weeks.

Dice Day

The wide breadth in time between electable periods is due to the Pavian National 'Dice Day'. After four weeks of rule, the Archduke must partake in Dice Day; a randomized dice-based system that will determine when they 'die', and their reign ends. Every Saturday after the 4th week, the Archduke 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 Archduke is held immediately. Should the Archduke'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 number 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 Archduke's 3rd Dice Day then they will pick 3 separate numbers off of the dice, giving them just a 50% chance of survival.

For the first two Crown Princes, the reign length of the Monarch lasted six weeks before dice days would take place, however this was changed by unanimous vote at the end of BritishWanderer II's tenure via the Crown Prince Reign Length Amendment, II (C.010). The new reign length is an initial 4 weeks, followed by dice days every Saturday afterwards. Following the declaration of the Empire in June 2023, Crown Prince would be restyled as Archduke

Dice Day Chance of Death Total Reign Length Deaths
#1 17% 28 days BritishWanderer I*
#2 33% 35 days Gobblin I BritishWanderer II** Cissonius I Paagf I
#3 50% 42 days Gobblin II Paagf II
#4 67% 49 days BritishWanderer III Creepi0n I
#5 83% 56 days N/A
#6 100% 63 days N/A
#Other - - Emperor BritishWanderer I***

* This reign occurred prior to the reign length changes. BritishWanderer I would pass on their first dice day however served 42 days in power.

** This reign occurred prior to the reign length changes. Due to a calculation error, BritishWanderer II would only serve 42 total days as his first dice day was scheduled to be a week earlier than it should have been - this was upheld by the Dukes however and the process continued, with the Crown Prince dying on his 'second' dice day, with the 'actual' intended reign standing at 49 total days.

*** Emperor BritishWanderer I did not engage for dice days during his reign, which would last 62 days in total: 29 as Crown Prince, and 33 as Emperor.

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 ducal 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 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 Archduke, 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.

Rulers of Pavia

Displayed below are the individuals defined as the reigning Head of Government for their time period, be it Crown Prince, Emperor or Archduke. Expanding a table will provide information on them and their reign as well as show their election, their acts and decrees and privy council votes.

Principality Period

Reign of Crown Prince BritishWanderer I 'The Navigator'


Duration of


Portrait Country Arms House Arms Death House Election State Tabulator Candidates Votes
BriritishWandererer I

'The Navigator'

April 30th 2022


June 11th 2022

42 days

(9 days server time)

June 11th 2022

1st Dice Day

House Wanderer

April 30th 2022 Hitobashuru BritishWanderer I, Duke of Bedford 4
Gobblin, Duke of Windermere 2
BritishWanderer I, known as BritishWanderer 'The Navigator' for his efforts in scouting & exploring the mainland of Pavia on server start, was a Pavian Crown Prince who ruled from April 30th to June 11th, 2022.

Although his reign only lasted for 9 days of server time, his reign was instrumental in implementing the foundation of the state and outlining the precedent & the tradition for the legal system of the Principality. BritishWanderer I would go on to commit significant efforts towards improving relations with Pavia's neighbours in the region and would eventually initiate the Lyrean Community alongside Hitobashuru, the latter of whom would be appointed Pavia's Ambassador to the Lyrean Community.

The Privy Council of Pavia would vote on 9 separate instances during his reign, and as such BritishWanderer would spend a sizable portion of his reign debating the precedent of the Constitution as well as Churchland and the powers of the Estates within Pavia.

In-game, The Crown Prince would spend their time assisting workers in gathering resources for the construction of the Town Hall and securing Pavia's border with an expansive snitch network. BritishWanderer I would be involved in Pavia's first criminal boat chase which would lead to him signing a law to establish the Coast Guard to defend the coast & territorial waters of the Principality.

Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Coast Guard Establishment Decree D.01.01 5th June 2022 BritishWanderer I Hitobashuru OVERTURNED Founded in response to the imminent threat of criminals trying to gain a foothold on Pavian soil.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Lugano Amendment C.003 15th May 2022 Creepi0n Creepi0n
P This vote of approval officially legitimised the new name for the Duchy of Lugano in the Magna Pavia.
Sovereign Unanimity Endorsement Amendment C.004 28th May 2022 CaesarBiggles Hitobashuru
P This vote officially endorsed Hitobashuru's legal essay establishing the tradition of sovereign unanimity and the basis of a Pavian legal system
Churchland Preservation Amendment C.005 31st May 2022 BritishWanderer I BritishWanderer
F This vote settled the discussion if Churchland in its current form should retain as one of the three land holding estates.
Churchland Extension Amendment C.006 1st June 2022 Creepi0n paagf
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.
Official Religions Amendment C.007 1st June 2022 Creepi0n paagf


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.
Territorial Claims Act[50] A.002 3rd June 2022 BritishWanderer I Hitobashuru


P This unanimous vote established the claims of the Principality of Pavia on CivMC.
Caesaria Amendment C.008 6th June 2022 Creepi0n CaesarBiggles
P This vote of approval officially legitimised the new name for the Duchy of Caesaria in the Magna Pavia.
Lyrean Community Act A.003 8th June 2022 BritishWanderer I BritishWanderer
P This vote of approval legitimated the Crown Princes intentions to become a founding member of the Lyrean Community.
Lyrean Ambassador Act A.004 8th June 2022 BritishWanderer I BritishWanderer
P This vote officially appointed Hitobashuru as the Pavian Ambassador to the Lyrean Community.
Reign of Crown Prince BritishWanderer II 'The Lawgiver'


Duration of


Portrait Country Arms House Arms Death House Election State Tabulator Candidates Votes
BriritishWandererer II

'The Lawgiver'

June 11th 2022


July 23rd 2022

42 days July 23rd 2022

2nd Dice Day

House Wanderer June 11th 2022 Hitobashuru BritishWanderer II, Duke of Bedford 5
Gobblin, Duke of Windermere 1
BritishWanderer II, known as BritishWanderer 'The Lawgiver' for his extensive decrees and diplomatic efforts, was a Pavian Crown Prince who reigned over the Principality from June 11th 2022 to July 23rd 2022.

The Crown Prince's reign followed in the footsteps of his predecessor and would expand upon decrees previously passed such as the Establishment of the Pavian Coast Guard Act, with its subsequent reinforcement in the Coast Guard Regulation Act. BritishWanderer II would extend Pavia's diplomatic scope beyond the Lyrean Community, by engaging, drafting, and eventually signing the mutual defense treaty named the Elysian Pact with Jorvik, SPQR, and Estalia. The Crown Prince would continue to focus on the Lyrean Community however, with the establishment of the Infrastructure Association between Pavia, Lambat & Mehri. As well as pushing for the addition of the Grand Imperium into the Community.

Internally, BritishWanderer II would make environmental protections the cornerstone of his reign, with the passage of the Wildlife and Natural Environmental Protection Act and the Protected Species Act. In-game, the Crown Prince would assist in completing the western rail viaduct, and begin work on the station foundations. He would spend over 400 diamonds during his rule on building materials and nearly 1000 diamonds on acquiring protection armour and weapons for the fledging Principality.

Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Coast Guard Establishment Decree D.02.01 15th June 2022 BritishWanderer II Hitobashuru OVERTURNED Delineated Pavia's territorial waters in response to continuing threats to Pavian borders, shores and islands.
Wildlife and Natural Environment Protection Decree D.02.02 13th July 2022 BritishWanderer II Hitobashuru ACTIVE Established a legal framework for conserving and protecting Pavian nature and wildlife.
Protected Species Decree D.02.03 13th July 2022 BritishWanderer II Hitobashuru ACTIVE Defining the actual species protected under the powers of the Wildlife and Natural Protection Act.
Security Transparency Decree D.02.04 13th July 2022 BritishWanderer II Hitobashuru ACTIVE Expanded citizen access to national security infrastructure.
Coast Guard Regulation Decree D.02.05 13th July 2022 BritishWanderer II Hitobashuru OVERTURNED Instituted a meritocratic promotion system and training regimen for the Pavian Coast Guard.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Lyrean Charter Ratification Act A.005 12th June 2022 BritishWanderer II Hitobashuru
P This vote of approval legitimatized Pavia's ratification of the Charter of the Lyrean Community.
In Feudium Endorsement Act A.006 13th June 2022 BritishWanderer II CaesarBiggles
P This vote officially endorsed CaesarBiggles' legal essay on feudal titles and their use in the Pavian feudal system.
National Armorial Act A.007 13th June 2022 Creepi0n Hitobashuru
P This vote established the Pavian National Coat of Arms system as created and designed by Hitobashuru, Royal Semiographer.
Crown Prince Reign Length Amendment, I C.009 24th June 2022 Creepi0n Creepi0n 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.
Crown Prince Reign Length Amendment, II C.010 26th June 2022 paagf paagf


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.
Elysian Pact Ratification Act A.008 14th July 2022 BritishWanderer II BritishWanderer
P This vote endorsed the signing of the mutual defense treaty 'Elysian Pact'.
Reign of Crown Prince Gobblin I 'The Defender'


Duration of


Portrait Country Arms House Arms Death House Election State Tabulator Candidates Votes
Gobblin I

'The Defender'

June 23rd 2022


August 27th 2022

42 days

(9 days server time)

27th August 2022

2nd Dice Day

House Gijahr

July 23rd 2022 Hitobashuru Gobblin I, Duke of Windermere 2 3 4
Creepi0n, Duke of Lugano 3 3 2
Paagf, Duke of Vetranio 1
Gobblin I, known as Gobblin 'The Defender' for their extensive defensive works projects and their rallying of the Pavian peoples, was a Pavian Crown Prince who reigned over the Principality from July 23rd 2022 to August 27th 2022.

The Crown Prince's reign would, within 24 hours of being elected, be utterly focused on the Estalia - Rhode Island conflict and the necessary preparations that the Principality of Pavia had to undertake as a result of it. Gobblin I would oversee the excavation and construction of the Terminus vault, and multiple incursions and eventual declaration of war by Rhode Island on Pavia. No Pavian would lose their life during this reign, mainly due to the temperament and planning of the Crown Prince, and his ability to delegate diplomacy & wartime activities effectively and efficiently.

In-game, The Crown Prince spent their time assisting in the construction of innumerable defenses, building the Terminus vault, and improving snitch security throughout Pavia. Outside of the conflict, the Crown Prince would complete the erection of the Pavian Grand Station, and finish planting the courtyard's extensive gardens.

Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Ambassadorial Appointments Decree[51] D.03.01 29th July 2022 Gobblin I Gobblin OVERTURNED Appointed ambassadors to the Elysian Pact/Rhode Island, Lyrean Community, Lusitania/Lambat,

Nara/New Danzilona, and the MDSC.

Labour Duke Decree[52] D.03.02 3rd August 2022 Gobblin I Gobblin OVERTURNED Appointed Duke CaesarBiggles I to coordinate with Pavian unions and organized labour.
Bee Workday Decree[53] D.03.03 11th August 2022 Gobblin I Gobblin ACTIVE Extended the workday of the Common Pavian Bee to 18 hours per day.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Majorities Clarification Amendment C.011 23rd August 2022 BritishWanderer BritishWanderer
P Amending the Magna Pavia for greater clarity about Crown Prince elections needing a majority vote, not simply a plurality. This was to reflect the existing precedent of Crown Princes being elected via majorities only.
Reign of Crown Prince BritishWanderer III 'The Venerable'


Duration of


Portrait Country Arms House Arms Death House Election State Tabulator Candidates Votes
BritishWanderererer III
'The Venerable'

August 27th 2022


October 15th 2022

49 days October 15th 2022
4th Dice Day

House Wanderer

August 27th 2022 Hitobashuru BritishWanderer I, Duke of Bedford 6
BritishWanderer III, known as BritishWanderer 'The Venerable' for their long-lasting reign and wisdom was a Pavian Crown Prince who reigned over the Principality from August 27th 2022 to October 15th 2022.

The Crown Prince's rule would be the longest of any Crown Prince up until this point and as a result, their reign would oversee a myriad of monumental changes in Pavia, through its diplomacy, law, architecture, and geopolitical changes. BritishWanderer III would begin their reign under the tumultuous period of the Rhode Island conflict, culminating in the last stand of the vault and a no-surrender decree days before victory was eventually declared on the 18th of September. The end of the war caused an architectural and building boom the likes of which Pavia hadn't seen before, the Pavian Cathedral would be erected and would host a grand wedding and crisis during this period.

BritishWanderer the third would focus on the law and order of Pavia, furthering the legacy of his Wanderer predecessor passing more decrees in his rule than any previous Crown Prince. The Crown Prince would also work with the Imperial Federation and Venne to draft the Four Continent Condordat, which would be approved by the privy council on the 13th of October.

In-game, The Crown Prince engaged in a rewilding program, which involved the excavation and planning of the Estella river, the longest river of its kind in Pavia at its completion. This river would be coupled with multiple new forests and farms, bringing wildlife back to the Pavian mainland. BritishWanderer III would also commit immense time and effort towards the construction of the northern viaduct, reaching 600m long during his reign.

Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Ambassadorial Appointments Decree, II D.04.01 5th September 2022 BritishWanderer III Hitobashuru OVERTURNED Reshuffled the Ambassadorial cabinet established by D.03.01.
Official Secrets Decree D.04.02 5th September 2022 BritishWanderer III Hitobashuru ACTIVE Established a four-tier framework of Classified Information for national security purposes.
Common Land Decree D.04.03 6th September 2022 BritishWanderer III Hitobashuru ACTIVE Established an area of 'Common Land' permitting regulation-free building for all citizens of Pavia.
No Surrender Decree D.04.04 11th September 2022 BritishWanderer III Hitobashuru ACTIVE Decreed that the Pavian vault is to be defended unto the very end by all Pavians, without any retreat.
National Holidays Decree D.04.05 24th September 2022 BritishWanderer III Hitobashuru ACTIVE Establishing a calendar of national holidays for Pavia.
Ambassadorial Appointments Decree Amendment D.04.06 13th October 2022 BritishWanderer III BritishWanderer OVERTURNED Amending the Ambassadorial cabinet as established by D.04.01.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Legislation Standardization Act A.009 31st August 2022 BritishWanderer III Hitobashuru
P Distinguished clearly between Amendments, Acts, and Decrees, and created a standardized system of titling, numbering, and formatting for Pavian legislation. Retroactively renamed most previous laws to meet the new system.
Noble Land and Title Amendment C.012 5th September 2022 BritishWanderer III Hitobashuru
P Clarified §1.5 of the Magna Pavia and established a legal distinction between landed and unlanded nobility.
Coast Guard Institution Amendment C.013 27th September 2022 Cissonius Hitobashuru


P Formally incorporated the Coast Guard as the military force of the Principality of Pavia, with a sovereign "Institution" status equivalent to the Bureaus of Architecture and Semiography.
Ratifying The Four Continent Concordat A.010 13th October 2022 BritishWanderer III Non-Pavian Author
P This vote of approval legitimised Pavia's ratification of the Four Continent Concordat, a mutual defense pact between; The Imperial Federation, The Pridelands,

Venne and Pavia itself.

Reign of Crown Prince Creepi0n I 'The Diligent'


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Creepi0n I
'The Diligent`

October 15th 2022


December 3rd 2022

49 days December 3rd 2022

1st Dice Day

House Von Thusis

October 15th 2022 Hitobashuru Creepi0n I, Duke of Lugano 4
Paagf, Duke of Vetranio 1
Cissonius, Duke of Braemar 1
Creepi0n I, known as Creepi0n 'The Diligent' for their continued persistence and efforts within Pavia, was a Pavian Crown Prince who reigned over the Principality from October 15th, 2022 to December 3rd, 2022.

The Crown Prince's rule would match his predecessor in the length of reign, as a result, Creepi0n presided over a vast swath of changes to the status quo within the Principality. Immediately into his reign, he pushed for the removal of the Duke of Caesaria, CaesarBiggles, and the complete dissolution of the lands. This vote was unanimously approved by the Privy Council, with the council also approving the appointment of the Duke of Avalonna soon after, keeping the Ducal Privy Council at a total of 6. The Crown Prince would oversee the transformation of Pavia from communal wealth into mass privatisation, beginning with the announcement of the Monument Group on the 16th of Oct, followed by the redesign of the Depository into the Grand Exchange, a privatised mass-block exchange for all citizens.

Creepi0n would emphasise this push into private wealth with the passage of the Treasury Decree, which established Pavian Crowns as the government-backed paper currency with a fixed diamond rate.

In-game, The Crown Prince redesigned the main avenue with Paagf, Duke of Vetranio. The redesign involved the use of deepslate roofs amongst residencies, and the mixing of wall blocks of all kinds to invoke further texturing and depth to the city. The Crown Prince would be the first reigning monarch to open a commercial property under their reign, with Maps, Naps, and Schnapps - which would become a subsidiary of The Monument Group when it was founded on October 16th.

Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Ambassadorial Appointments Decree III D.05.01 17th October 2022 Creepi0n I Creepi0n OVERTURNED Reshuffled the Ambassadorial cabinet as established by D.04.01 & D.04.06.
Home Owning Decree D.05.02 21st October 222 Creepi0n I Creepi0n


ACTIVE Established regulations for the housing market and ensures citizens owning a house.
Treasury Decree D.05.03 19th November 2022 Creepi0n I Creepi0n OVERTURNED Established Pavian Crowns, appointing Royal Treasurer and Royal Mint Master.
Health and Safety Decree D.05.04 19th November 2022 Creepi0n I Creepi0n ACTIVE Established the Health and Safety Office.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Removal of the Duke of Caesaria C.014 15th October 2022 Creepi0n I Creepi0n
P This vote stripped the Duke of Caesaria, CaesarBiggles of their land and titles, relegating them to be a citizen of Pavia.
Appointment of the Duke of Avalonna C.015 19th October 2022 Creepi0n I Creepi0n
P This vote appointed CedarValiant to the title of Duke of Avalonna.
GoLoHiM Act A.011 17th November 2022 Gobblin Gobblin
P This Act established the overhaul of the Pavian depository system to the Pavian Grand Exchange and the establishment of a Pavian currency.
Reign of Crown Prince Gobblin II 'The Builder'


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Gobblin II

'The Builder'

December 3rd 2022


January 13th 2023

42 days January 13th 2023
3rd Dice Day

House Gijahr

December 3rd 2022 Hitobashuru Gobblin II, Duke of Windermere 3 5
Creepi0n, Duke of Lugano 2 -
Paagf, Duke of Vetranio - 1
CedarValiant, Duke of Avalonna 1 -
Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Establishment of the Privy Council Decree D.06.01 8th December 2022 Gobblin II Gobblin


OVERTURNED Established the Privy Council and its roles; Marshall, Chancellor, Steward, Guildmaster and Mayor of Pavia.
The Marshall Decree D.06.02 1st January 2023 Gobblin II Gobblin OVERTURNED Amended the Privy Council Decree and changed the role of Marshall to be First Lord of the Admiralty.
Protection of Legal Agreements Decree D.06.03 1st January 2023 Gobblin II Gobblin


ACTIVE This act guarantees the protection of legal agreements at the Crown Prince's discretion.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Appointment of the Duke of Cintra C.016 10th January 2023 Gobblin II Gobblin
P This vote appointed Spoonce to the title of Duke of Cintra.
Reign of Crown Prince Cissonius I 'The Rat King'


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Cissonius I

'The Rat King'

January 13th 2023


February 18th 2023

35 days February 18th 2023
2nd Dice Day

House Visucius

January 13th 2023 Hitobashuru Cissonius I, Duke of Braemar 7
Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Bobblin Decree[54] D.07.01 6th February 2023 Cissonius I Cissonius OVERTURNED Describes the proper way to address The Duke of Windermere.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Withdrawal from The Four Continent Concordat A.012 17th January 2023 Cissonius I Cissonius
P This vote withdrew Pavia from the Four Continent Concordat.
Sentencing of Kiwigamer and PhysicsGamer A.013 7th February 2023 BritishWanderer BritishWanderer
P This vote sentenced Kiwigamer and PhysicsGamer on behalf of the Government of Valyria.
Reign of Crown Prince Paagf I 'The Bureaucrat'


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Paagf I'The Bureaucrat`

February 18th 2023 -

March 25th 2023

35 days March 25th 2023
2nd Dice Day

House Lucatore

February 18th 2023 Hitobashuru Paagf I, Duke of Vetranio 5
Creepi0n, Duke of Lugano 2
Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Gobblin Decree[55] D.08.01 28th February 2023 Paagf I Paagf ACTIVE Nullified the D.07.01, restoring the old ways to address The Duke of Windermere.
Privy Council Appointment Decree D.08.02 14th March 2023 Paagf I Paagf OVERTURNED Reshuffled the Privy Council and its roles by amending D.06.01; Crown Prince, Chamberlain, Chancellor, First Lord of the Admiralty, Mayor of Pavia, President of the Princely Society of Art and Sciences and the Steward.
Establishment of the Pavian Noble Societies Decree D.08.03 14th March 2023 Paagf I Paagf ACTIVE Established the Pavian Noble Societies; The Pavian Commission for Foreign Relations, The Princely Society of Arts and Sciences, The Office for Societal Advancement and The Chamber of Commerce.
Establishment of the Pavian Commission for Foreign Relations Decree D.08.04 16th March 2023 Paagf I Paagf ACTIVE Expanding upon D.08.03, established The Pavian Commission for Foreign Relations and appointed the Duke of Bedford as its first High Commissioner.
Establishment of the Chamber of Commerce Decree D.08.05 19th March 2023 Paagf I Paagf


ACTIVE Expanding upon D.08.03, established The Pavian Chamber of Commerce and appointed the Count of Stonehaven as its first Lord of the Chamber.
Reign of Crown Prince Paagf II 'The Empowerer'


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Paagf II

`The Empowerer`

March 25th 2023


May 6th 2023

42 days May 6th 2023

1st Dice Day

House Lucatore

March 25th 2023 Hitobashuru Paagf II, Duke of Vetranio 3 4
CedarValiant, Duke of Avalonna 3 3
Gobblin, Duke of Windermere 1 -
Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Chamber of Commerce Power Decree D.09.01 22th April 2023 Paagf II Paagf


ACTIVE Empowers the Chamber of Commerce for the protection of Pavias commercial interests.
Pavian Medals Decree D.09.02 5th May 2023 Paagf II Paagf ACTIVE Establishes the Pavian medal for Outstanding Contribution which may be granted to reward extraordinary contributions of any individual server-wide.
Princely Order of the Principality of Pavia Decree D.09.03 5th May 2023 Paagf II Paagf ACTIVE Establishes the Princely Order of the Principality of Pavia as an elite Order of outstanding individuals recognised for their contributions within Pavia.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Removal of the Duke of Cintra C.017 5th May 2023 paagf II paagf
P This vote stripped the Duke of Cintra, Spoonce of their titles, relegating them to be a citizen of Pavia and reincorporating their Ducal territories into a landed noble estate.
Reign of Crown Prince BritishWanderer IV 'The Imperial'


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BriritishWandererer IV

'The Imperial'

May 6th 2023


June 3rd 2023

29 days Continued into the next reign

Empire Period

House Wanderer

May 6th 2023 Hitobashuru BritishWanderer I, Duke of Bedford 6
Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
The Bedford Diet Decree D.10.01 7th May 2023 BritishWanderer IV Hitobashuru ACTIVE Establishes the Act of Dukes creating a Ducal Diet at the beginning of every new Crown Prince reign to establish goals & how they will be completed.
Lugano Expansion Decree D.10.02 12th May 2023 BritishWanderer IV Hitobashuru ACTIVE This Decree lays out land expansion terms for the Duchy of Lugano following discussions between the Crown Prince and the Privy Council.
FENCE Decree D.10.03 14th May 2023 BritishWanderer IV Hitobashuru ACTIVE This Decree laid out provisions to secure Pavia's only land-border via a border wall.
FORT Decree II D.10.04 14th May 2023 BritishWanderer IV Hitobashuru ACTIVE This Decree expanded upon the FORT Decree passed on 15th June 2022, increase the maritime borders of Pavia.
Lottery Decree D.10.05 20th May 2023 BritishWanderer IV Hitobashuru ACTIVE Established a lottery system based around Dice Day.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Appointment of the Duke of Highgrove C.018 9th May 2023 BritishWanderer IV BritishWanderer
P This vote appointed ArtificialDriver to the title of Duke of Highgrove.

Empire Period

Reign of Emperor BritishWanderer I 'The Sick'


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BritishWandererer I

'The Sick'

June 3rd 2023


July 8th 2023

35 days July 8th 2023

Due to Disease

House Wanderer

Self-Appointed Hitobashuru BritishWanderer I, Duke of Bedford -
Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Media and Publications Edict E.11.01 3rd July 2023 BritishWanderer I Hitobashuru ACTIVE Established Pavia Daily as the state's media outlet.
Commons Regulation Edict E.11.02 3rd July 2023 BritishWanderer I Hitobashuru ACTIVE Established rules, regulations and a governance structure for the Bedford Commons.
Regency Edict E.11.03 6th July 2023 BritishWanderer I Hitobashuru OVERTURNED This Edict established ArtificialDriver as acting regent as the Emperor suffered due to ill health.
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Egalitarian Reform Amendment (New ERA) C.019 18th June 2023 BritishWanderer I Hitobashuru


P This reform enshrined a new title known as 'Electors' which would be bestowed on those

committing to the empire, this title would allow them to vote in elections.

Support Vote for the Emperor C.020 1st July 2023 ArtificialDriver ArtificialDriver
P This vote was initiated off of the back of fears that Emperor BritishWanderer's reign was

not supported, seen as a confidence vote.

Reign of Emperor ArtificialDriver I 'The Restorer'


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ArtificialDriver I

'The Restorer'

July 8th 2023


August 5th 2023

30 days August 5th 2023

Due to Resignation

House Driver

Heir-Appointed Hitobashuru ArtificialDriver I, Duke of Highgrove -
Acts & Decrees Passed
Formal Title Number Date Crown Prince Author(s) Status Notes
Privy Council Votes
Formal Title Number Date Proposer Author(s) For Against Result Notes
Principality Restoration Amendment C.021 4th August 2023 ArtificialDriver I Hitobashuru



Restoration Era

Reign of Archduke CedarValiant I


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CedarValiant I

August 5th 2023


September 16th 2023

42 days Cissonius I September 16th 2023

Due to Resignation

House Valiant

August 5th 2023 Hitobashuru CedarValiant I, Duke of Avalonna 7
Moeliii, Lady of the Commons 1
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Reign of Archduke Gobblin III


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Gobblin III

September 16th 2023


October 28tth 2023

42 days Cissonius I October 28th 2023

Due to Tunnel Collapse

House Gijahr

September 16th 2023 Hitobashuru Gobblin III, Duke of Windermere 7
Creepi0n, Duke of Lugano 1
Paagf, Duke of Vetranio 1
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Reign of Archduke Gobblin IV


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Gobblin IV

October 28th 2023


February 2nd 2024

97 days Cissonius IVacant after 9th January 2024 February 2nd 2024

Dice Day

House Gijahr

October 28th 2023 Hakr_ Gobblin IV, Duke of Windermere 8
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Reign of Archduke BritishWanderer V


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BritishWanderer V

February 2nd 2024


March 25th 2024

53 days Paagf I March 25th 2024

Dice Day

House Wandererer

February 2nd 2024 Hakr_ BritishWanderer V, Duke of Bedford 8
Paagf, Duke of Vetranio 0.5
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Reign of Archduke BritishWanderer VI


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BritishWanderer VI

March 25th 2024



35 days Paagf I -

House Wandererer

March 25th 2024 Hakr_ BritishWanderer V, Duke of Bedford 7
CedarValiant I, Duke of Avalonna 2
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Before the recognition of the claims of Pavia, the official state religion was to be the Church of t.

This, however, changed with the law "Expounding the concept of Churchland" which was passed on June 1st.[56] The law puts the current system in place, allowing multiple Churches to be recognized within Pavia (with an official state religion within Pavia being explicitly prohibited), and for every Church to own Churchland, given to it either by a Duke (from their Ducal territory) or from the Crown Prince (from Crownland).

The allowed Churches are chosen by the Crown Prince, but are not subject to them or any Duke, but rather a part of the larger Pavian state. While the Churchland may be redistributed by the Crown Prince and the Churches must seek permission from the Bureau of Architecture in order to build in their Churchland, it may administer the land as it wished, and the aforementioned Bureau is excluded from building or, de-jure, enforcing a build-style in Churchland.

The four currently recognized Churches in Pavia are the Church of Sun, Horse and Man, the Church of Boar, Melon Church and the Church of t. The Church of Sun, Horse and Man has been granted a Churchland, known as the Holy Land of the Sun on Earth, to the very south of Pavia, in Auldmarche.[57]The Church of t has been granted Churchland which consists of a small island to the east of Auldmarche. The Melon Church has been granted land directly above Lugano, with The Church of Boar being granted Churchland to the north of the Cintra Reserve.

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

The Institutions of Pavia are the established bodies deemed of vital importance to the health of the Principality, and as such the institutions along with their bureau heads are enshrined in the Constitution, requiring a unanimous vote to overhaul them.

Bureau of Semiography

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

The Heraldry of Pavia is under the purview of the Bureau of Semiography, which is currently led by Hitobashuru. Hitobashuru has been responsible for creating the Coat of Arms for 6 Dukedoms, and 1 Seigneury. The CoAs are made with continual advice from the noble and are made to reflect their traditions, colours, and their attributes.

Bureau of Architecture

The Bureau of Architecture is responsible for outlining, innovating upon, and enforcing the build-style of Pavia. They also maintain control over city planning within established urban areas. The position of Head of Architecture is currently inhabited by Gobblin, Duke of Windermere.

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. A month later on July 13th, 2022, BritishWanderer II reinforced the Pavian Coast Guard by passing the Coast Guard Regulation Act. This Act instituted a meritocratic promotion system and training regimen for members of the Coast Guard.

On the 26th of September 2022, the Privy Council of Pavia would amend the Magna Pavia with the Coast Guard Institution Amendment, enshrining the Coast Guard as an institution of Pavia. This amendment expanded the responsiblites of the Coast Guard to include that of ownership and management of the Terminus Vault, as well as establishing a funding structure whereby the Coast Guard retains its own funding pool, separate to the state treasury. This military funding pool is funded by the issuance of a military budget by each ascending Crown Prince.

Government Offices of Pavia

Government offices of Pavia are those that have been created via a decree and unlike the Institutions of Pavia, may be overturned or modified by the sole directive of the Crown Prince.

Health and Safety Office

The Health and Safety Office was first established in November 2022 by Crown Prince Creepi0n I. Its goal is to prevent humanity crises, ensure the safety of workers and inspect and prevent potential dangers for the population. The Head of Office is currently inhabited by Creepi0n, Duke of Lugano.

Head of Government

The Archduke, previously the Crown Prince is elected by the Privy Council, which is made of every Duke of Pavia. The Dukes vote anonymously by messaging the State Tabulator their choice for Archduke, their choice must be a reigning Duke to be counted as valid. The State tabulator then counts the votes, should a candidate receive a simple majority then the election is concluded and they are crowned as the ruler of Pavia until their death. If no candidate reaches a majority of ducal votes in the first round, the State Tabulator shall make every Duke aware of the anonymous tally, and then ask for everyone to submit their votes again, this process repeats until a Duke reaches the majority needed to ascend to the position of Archduke.


Pavia is a high standard-of-living nation with a mixed economy. It is dominated by the construction and real estate sectors, with tools and exp also being of great importance.

Recognised Pavian Companies

Monument Group

The Monument Group is a property management, design and construction company focused on acquiring, designing, constructing and marketing properties in Pavia and surrounding nations, its most important board members are CEO Creepi0n, CFO BritishWanderer and COO Gobblin.

Artificial Industries

Artificial Industries (aka Art.Ind, ABee) is a general store that specialises in bee products and bulk stone. It is run by ArtificialDriver.

Canopy Initiative

The Canopy Initiative is a charity run by RektTangle, which aims to improve the biodiversity of Pavian flora by building a wide variety of custom trees.


Building in Pavia

A typical Pavian home.

Pavia is well-known for maintaining a unified build style across the entire nation. Buildings within Pavia can generally be described as being late medieval through to the early 1700s central European. More specifically, Pavian builds are best known for being primarily composed of a stone ground floor, white walls for additional floors, with a brick or deepslate roof on top. It is common however for these colours to be mixed in other ways throughout the city. Major civic buildings within the Empire such as the townhall and rail station consist of a generally 'later era' style than the standard residential and commercial buildings throughout the cities. These buildings are commonly made using stone walls with deepslate roofs.

The Bureau of Architecture maintain strict control over who has permission to build within the capital, the City of Pavia. To gain access to becoming a licensed builder in the city and crownlands - the builder must first demonstrate an ability to maintain the build style, or contribute to it in a constructive way. For more ad hoc builds in the Crownlands, it may be sufficient for the builder to just design their building and show their designs to the Bureau for permission to continue with construction in-game. The Empire of Pavia provides a creative server for this purpose.

Outside of the capital in the duchies, the Dukes of Pavia are still responsible for building within the build style, but the Bureau takes a step back and provides the Duchies with greater power to decide who can and cannot build within their territory. As a result, Duchies may elect to allow anyone to build within their land. This can be seen in the Bedford Commons, where new players may build their own home freely and are simply requested to maintain the style as best they can. While currently not clearly defined in law, the precedent that has been established is that the Bureau will not get involved with a building in Duchy territory so long as it remains 'sufficiently' close to the desired build style. The Bureau may request a Duke to take action in cases where a building is in blatant violation of the build style.

Monuments of Pavia

The Townhall
The townhall from Main Street. Pictured is the western tower which hosts the Archduke's Office and is the main entrance to the townhall.

The townhall in the City of Pavia is likely the most famous structure within the Empire itself. This monumental building was built within the first 18 days of the server, with ground being broken on the structure within 24 hours of the server's launch. This entire structure containing hundreds of thousands of blocks dominated the focus of the Pavian government and citizenry during the early days of the server, with every citizen being involved in the build. During the construction, citizens lived within a cave located just to the west of the City under what is now the Museum of Pavia. The building represents both the centre of the nation's capital and the centre of Pavian life as a whole, with all important government agencies and programs operating within the structure - it is the building that most citizens will visit multiple times per session.

The building is composed of multiple key areas.

  • The Main Chamber - Dominating the centre of the Townhall's structure is a huge domed chamber which represents the heart of the nation itself. It is from this room that all key aspects of government and state are linked. Guests to the nation will walk through the chamber when walking from the station to city, and the chamber is home to sign walls that have existed since the second day of the server holding messages from hundreds of guests to the city.
  • The Emperor's throne room in the townhall of Pavia
    The Factory Building - This room is accessible to citizen's only. It provides Pavian citizens access to factory access and has room for extra civic facilities to be provided as required. It is accessible from the south side of the Main Chamber, and by an external door on the south face of the townhall. This room was formerly the 'Grand Exchange', a government-owned and operated block service that sold subsidised blocks to citizens. After the closure of this service, a new Grand Exchange was opened in a new Grand Exchange building to the south of the townhall. This is now a publicly accessible shop that sells blocks and is funded by the Pavian Grand Exchange - a business operated jointly by the Pavian Bureau of Architecture and Monument Group.
  • The Throne Room - The throne room is the seat of the Emperor. This represents the centre of the Pavian State and contains a large number of seating that can be utilised when the Emperor invites an audience. It is most well known for it's ornate golden roof.
  • Archduke's Office - This office is housed in the western tower of the Townhall and has commanding views over Main Street, the centre of the Pavian economy. This room is primarily used for the writing and signing of decrees and running of state. Across from the Archduke's office is the balcony which can be seen in the main chamber, where the archduke may elect to speak to the people of Pavia.
  • Archduke's Residence - The Townhall is also home to a large residential suite which can be used by the incumbent Archduke of Pavia. Located on the second floor of the Townhall, the residence is in close proximity to the Archduke's office.
  • The Newfriend Expo - The Newfriend Expo is a detailed interactive walkthrough of the key plugins used by CivMC. This allows new players access to a hands-on introduction to the server that cannot be acquired via. the usual newfriend book that is provided when first joining. It can be accessed directly from the Main Chamber, using the northern door.
  • The Cartography Office - The Cartography Office is primarily used by services ran by the Pavian Government, including the Bureau of Architecture and Bureau of Semiography It is primarily composed of offices centred around two large chambers - one hosting a globe with a sunlight providing light to the office, and a second hosting a large number of flags and books. These offices are mainly accesssed via the southwest staircase from the main chamber.
  • The Model Room - Located in the top floors of the northern half of the structure above the roof of the throne room - this building holds a miniature scale model of the City of Pavia.
  • The Council Chambers - The council chambers hosts the Imperial Council when summoned by the Archduke.
The dome of the main chamber of the townhall.

The International Rail Station

The international rail station of Pavia is the gateway to the nation for visitors and tourists around the world. It is the second half of the Townhall complex and is connected to the townhall by the Townhall Gardens. This station is generally larger than stations typically found around the map because the Pavian Government has elected to primarily focus on direct connections to nations rather than to embrace connections to RailSwitch /dest networks. The advantage of this system as viewed by the government is an easier to understand rail system and greater reliability of the lines as there is no additional connections or junctions added to existing rails. However, Pavia still maintains a connection to the OneDest rail network for the convenience of citizens in nations that maintain exclusively a OneDest connection.

The rail station is connected to a set of massive viaducts, the most prominent of which are the Western and Northern viaducts which carry the rails over the Empire.

The station currently hosts the following connections

Upper Level

  • Platform 1 - Direct rail connection to the Republic of Icenia - This rail goes over the Western Viaduct, a rail viaduct that cuts through the City of Pavia before moving underground after passing through the cities port.
  • Platform 2 - Direct rail to Estalia (0, 0) - This rail provides a direct connection to Estalia's 0,0 market. However, an additional /dest connection is available to the Crowned Republic of Volterra.
  • Platform 3 W - OneDest connection - The western track of platform 3 is a single-tracked connection to the OneDest network, and can be used to access a multitude of nations around the map.
  • The International Railway station as viewed from the Townhall Gardens. This building houses all the major connections from the City of Pavia to nations around the map.
    Platform 3 E - Bedford Commons connection - The eastern track of platform 3 is a single-tracked direct connection to the Bedford Commons, a major population centre in the Empire of Pavia.
  • Platform 4 - Direct rail to Griffin - This rail provides a direction connection to fellow Lyrean Commonwealth state Griffin, it also provides access to the state of SPQR in the far north via a /dest command. This rail goes over the Northern Viaduct, a over thousand block long viaduct that cuts through the entire Empire and continues into nation of Griffin. /dest SPQR can be used to continue straight through to SPQR without stopping at Griffin.
  • Platform 5 - Direct rail to Nassau
  • Platform 6 - This is a currently unused line reserved to support additional future connections to the east of the nation. This rail is connected to the lower portion of the Northern Viaduct, however the Eastern Viaduct which is a branch of the Northern Viaduct has not yet been built.

Lower Level

  • Platform A - Direct rail to Aurelia (internal claim of Pavia) (under construction)
  • Platform B - Direct rail to Deepslate Corporation
  • Platform C - Direct rail to Baile
  • Platform D - Direct rail to Vinland (CivMC)
  • Platform E - Open
  • Platform F - Open
  • Platform G - Direct rail to Volterra
  • Platform H - Direct rail to the Imperial Federation (CivMC) Platform I - Direct rail to Mount Augusta (CivMC)
  • Platform J - Open

The Cathedral of Pavia

The Cathedral of Pavia hosts the spiritual heart of Pavia, while not currently subscribing to any particular religion - the building is primarily used to host weddings of players around the server. In addition, it hosts the box that is used to hold the Archduke's pearl if the Duke's of Pavia choose to assassinate the Archduke.

This building and the hill that it stands on was built within 11 hours by a number of citizens of Pavia.


Pavian Propaganda during the First Global Conflict


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