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Crowned Republic of Volterra
Flag of Volterra
Flag of Volterra
Alliance Elysian Pact, ASN
Capital cityVolterra Prime
SettlementsVolterra Prime, Shockton, Jorvik, Aeros, Warmia
GovernmentCrowned Republic
Governing documentThe Volterran Constitution
• Arbiter
• Lord Paramount
• Senate



WoeWoahWo (PridevGreed)
• Ministers






Preceded byJorvik
ReligionThe Cult of Zaros
Motto"Could be big." / "It's tendie time."

Volterra is a nation on CivMC built by the migrants from Jorvik after the Rhode Island war.

The nation is a successor to the Volterra of previous iterations: historic Volterra




Volterra's predecessor state, Jorvik, was settled at start of the world around June 2, 2022. The city of Jorvik remains the oldest settlement within greater Volterra.

Generic War

As a member of the Elysian Pact, many Volterrans were involved with the coalition against Rhode Island in the Generic War.

Jungle Migration and the era of the Bone Regime

After a time in hiatus and recovery from the aftermath of the Generic War, On November 11, 2022 the return of Volterra was announced officially and the southern migration began. S4nta helped facilitate the Volterrans being granted land formerly belonging to Estalia, and a camp was soon set up in the location now home to the Volterran senate building. The Volterrans worked over the next few weeks carving out an open space in the jungle and setting up the first structures of what would become Volterra Prime, culminating in an ecological disaster. During this time, Seldomshock laid the foundation for Shockton, just a few hundred blocks from Prime. The Shockton Hotel was the first building he constructed. It was decided that Prime would be the official capital of the city, with large planned builds overseen by Mickale, while Shockton was more of a free form city that any citizen could add to or expand upon.

Volterran Involvement in the Four Hour War

Upon the violation of Pavian sovereignty by Arnen, Volterra immediately voiced support for Pavia. During the resulting meetings within the Elysian Pact (EP), Volterran leadership stated that Arnen had become dangerously brazen and that an adequate response was necessary to demonstrate the importance of respecting the sovereignty of EP members. It was generally agreed that allowing this violation of Pavian sovereignty to go unanswered would signal weakness on the alliances behalf. The general mood within the alliance was initially relatively lenient, with the general consensus being that an apology and reps being paid would be a sufficient consequence. However, the attitude of Arnen's leadership demonstrating a lack of a desire to negotiate. The attitude of Arnen's leadership resulted in a server-wide attitude of weariness towards to continued antics of Arnen and its leaders.

Once global condemnation of Arnen's action was clear, it was generally agreed within the EP that the present political and military context allowed for a more drastic response. Even Arnen's closest allies had signaled to the EP that they would not interfere in any action taken against Arnen, some even lent support to the idea of eliminating Arnen's military capabilities. In the late hours of December 20 EU time, the decision was made that the EP and numerous other states would take military action against Arnen. Volterran forces comprised of ItzHoover and _Highboy_ massed in Pavia before joining allied forces in the trip towards Arnen. Volterran forces demonstrated bravery and skill during the attack on Arnen's vault. ItzHoover and _Highboy_ were some of the first allied fighters to breach the ground vault and played a role in the pearling of dredd_kiji. Less than 14 hours after Docker claimed that "Pavia won't do shit", the Arnen vault was entirely disabled and Arnen leadership was in Pavian custody. Overall, Voltera played a vital role in the operation and Volterran forces' involvement signified Volterra's continued support to their allies within the Elysian Pact and the nations dedication to peace and good order across the server.

Purple War

Volterra was a party in the Purple War as a member of the Elysian Pact.

Cookie Mania

The Inhabitants of Shockton woke up the morning of January 8th to find the Red Duke in a state of insanity. Having spent days pleading for stone with which to build Volterra, the Red Duke decreed Bone Block to be the answer to their prayers. Desiring a city of bone, Beyond the insanity of the proposal itself, the near starving population of Shockton rose up in protest based on the absurdity of the concept. Rebuffing the rebels, the Red Duke appealed to his allies in Pavia for bonemeal or compost materials, where there were none in the quantities to meet his demands, before appealing more broadly.

Approaching the Romans, the Lord Regent appealed to his allies to turn their entire wheat production to the purpose of supplying bonemeal for Volterra. Taking the proposal as a joke, the Romans offered to supply limited quantities of bonemeal on a regular basis to help the efforts, but stopped short of committing to full mobilization, instead proposing alternative materials to meet demand. Disgusted by the prospect of compromising on materials, the Red Duke took the deal and returned back to Volterra.

Dejected, the Red Duke redoubled his thoughts to achieve his goals, ultimately settling on a planned bake-off of industrial proportions to make six thousand stacks of cookies to be immediately composted into bonemeal. The populace, already reliant on food imports just to meet demands, were understandably scandalized by the proposition and abhorred at the prospect of an impending famine, the workers struck, bringing construction to a halt.

As months past, bone imports have managed to satisfy demand without upending the Volterran food supply, but the Red Duke remains fixated on the idea of cookies.

Potato Aid Scandal

Upon settling in the new Jungle biome, the Volterrans quickly realized that no food sources grow naturally in the jungle. As a result, Volterra was entirely dependent on importing food. While some food was imported from the farms of Jorvik, foreign imports became necessary to maintain the hungry population of labourers. The largest provider of food aid by far was S.P.Q.R as Mark_Antony consistently shipped large volumes of baked potatoes to the new settlements in the Volterran jungle. The distribution of this aid was largely un-organized and as a result, large amounts of potatoes would go missing. A potential reason for this lost aid was discovered in early February, 2023 when Mark_Antony was made aware of communication between Highboy, an entrepreneur in Shockton, and the leaders of the newfriend nation, Warmia. The enterprising business person was found to have been selling large quantities of potatoes to the Warmians as they had the same troubles producing food as did Volterra. Mark_Antony was overheard making the following comments during one of his visits to the Volterran settlements;

"I cant believe all the humanitarian aid I've dropped off in Volterra is being sold for cash. This is actually a third world state." - Mark_Antony, February 12, 2023

Further investigation found that Highboy was closely connected to the highest levels of Volterran leadership, indicating some level of complicity by the Lord Regent in the alleged sale of food aid. Some speculated that the sale of food aid was occurring to fund what had become known as 'the bone regime', established during cookie mania to construct the monumental architecture Volterra is now known for. Defenders of the trade deals claimed that the exchange occurred to solidify relations with a Kallosian successor state, potentially allowing Volterrans access to territories infrastructure and resources. It was also claimed that significant quantities of potatoes had been seized during the fall of the Kallos vault, meaning that it was actually war loot being sold to the Warmians. Highboy proclaimed that the deal was necessary to provide jobs to the Volterran population. The veracity of this claim is unclear given that the potatos were grown, harvested, and transported by exclusively Romans. Highboy would later call for Volterra to covertly impede Warmian efforts to grow potato's themselves claiming;

"Shockton's economy is dependent on the 64 iron ingots/week from potato sales. If Warmia becomes food independent, good Volterrans will certainly lose their jobs" - Highboy, February 18, 2023.

The fallout of the food aid scandal is widely debated. At the time, much agitation occurred within the Volterran working class and foreign observers critiqued the perceived corruption. Despite threats to end the transfer of food, SPQR potato shipments continued well into June of 2023 when the Volterran beef industry became established. Warmia would later join the Elysian Pact, suggesting that the food deals contributed to the creation of a new ally for Volterra. The actual role of Warmia as a helpful ally is debated as the nation was removed from the alliance later that year. Some still reference the scandal and its legacy follows the involved figures. Regardless, the bone block pillars of the Volterran factory building and other noted buildings in the city are very nice to look at.

Establishment of the Crown Republic

On September 30, 2023 the citizens of Volterra voted to adopt a new democratic constitution, putting to end the autocratic regency of the Red Duke, Mickale. While the former regime claimed otherwise, the referendum on democracy was the result of widespread agitation and unrest cause by pro-democracy activists across the nation. This agitation culminated when pro-democracy activists announced a bounty on Mickale, seized control of the senate buildings in Volterra Prime, and repelled an attack by state-backed forces in the early hours of September 30. Noted Micakle supporter Hoover was killed during the battle for control the senate. Later the same day, a clash between the Volterran factions erupted in the Pavian rail station when pro-democracy activists were ambushed by the Red Dukes secret police during a trade mission. At 11:59PM on September 30, Mickale announced the results of the referendum on democracy and the start of democracy in Volterra. A central figure of the new republic was the position of Arbiter. The Arbiter is the primary owner of all Volterran groups and Discord while fulfilling all the responsibilities of Arbiter as outlined in the constitution. Any citizen was eligible to be voted in as the Arbiter and each citizen gets 1 vote during the election. Mickale was elected to the position of Arbiter on October 8, 2023.

Christmas Bombing

Numerous Volterrans were killed in the 2023 Pavia Christmas Bombing.

The Ascendancy of Sovereign Nations and Elysian Pact Shakeup

In February 2024, the nations of Volterra, SPQR, and Icenia began preliminary talks about a pact or agreement between the three nations. They sought to strengthen relations between these the three of them, which were historically aligned in previous iterations and have long standing friendships between the high ranking members. When SPQR and Volterra informed the rest of the Elysian Pact that this pact with Icenia was a possibility, they both stressed that the Elysian Pact would always be first priority in all matters of security and mutual defense. Once the rest of the Elysian Pact was made aware of these preliminary talks, members of the pact representing Estalia voiced concerns that an alliance or agreement with Icenia was too much of a security risk for the Elysian Pact. The main point of contention was that Estalia felt that SPQR and Volterra had not alerted them early enough that these talks were happening, even though these talks were strictly preliminary and nothing official had been decided upon by any of the participating nations. Unfortunately, negotiations did not progress in a positive direction for the EP. The Volterrans and SPQR had formed a pro-Icenian bloc within the Elysian Pact, with Estalia opposing, and Nara and Pavia abstaining. It should be noted that while Pavia feigned abstention, they had actually made a ticket in the Estalian discord calling for them to dissolve the Elysian Pact without the knowledge of the other EP members. As the situation deteriorated, SPQR, Volterra, and Nara were removed from the Elysian Pact discord and groups in game on 2/5/2024, without a vote, or even a warning, which was against the alliance charter and an illegal action. Unfortunately, some military infrastructure in these nations was on these shared groups, and some Narans were even left stranded in a former EP iceroad in their own territory.

"It's a total misunderstanding and they've jumped to the worst possible conclusion which makes absolutely no sense to me." - Mickale, February 5th, 2024.

The fallout of this event had far reaching implications and shook the foundation of friendships that had existed for almost a decade. S4nta and theJKH formally left Estalia and joined Volterra, while What777 chose to leave Volterra for Estalia. Finger pointing continued for some time as dust settled. In the aftermath, SPQR, Volterra, and now Nara were quick to embrace a new alliance to maintain mutual defense and prosperity. These three nations joined with Icenia formally on 3/3/2024 and formed the Ascendancy of Sovereign Nations, or ASN.

In April 2024, Mickale had been granted ownership of the EP discord, and made the decision to revive the alliance, as Volterra had never wanted to leave or dissolve EP in the first place. Nara, and SPQR joined Volterra in a new era of the Elysian Pact.

A New Era of Volterra

Starting in January 2024, but going into full swing in March, 2024, Volterra entered an unprecedented period of activity, growth, and prosperity. The return of several veteran players and many newfriends catapulted Volterra into one of the busiest nations on the server. Notable players returning from inactivity were Cicero, SirPenrose, and Varkanos, while some newfriends established themselves as core Volterrans. Cokebrothers, YammyAwesome, ChilfroySigibald, WhiteSpikyDragon, OneUnderscore, and WishingOnAWendy counted amongst these notable additions. Shockton as a city has experienced a phenomenal period of growth in this time, and Volterran industry has never been more efficient and encompassing. Volterra continues to take advantage of the server's long standing era of peace to enrich themselves and grow in both influence and power.


Government Structure

As of September 30, 2023 Volterra is a republic with an elected head of state. The specific details of the government are outlined in the Volterran Constitution. The preamble to the constitution is as follows;

"The citizens of Volterra who make up the community are the most important part of the civilization. It is therefore important that sovereign power is vested in the people and that those chosen to govern, as trustees of such power, exercise it in conformity with the general will. The citizens should be represented by an elected head of state, and by elected legislators who can make important decisions on short notice and serve justice. At the same time, we must acknowledge that there is no mechanism to guarantee a secure transfer of power in terms of group and discord ownership. With that in mind, there should be a caretaker whose primary duty is to be a stable and just warden of the civilization’s groups and discord. With such responsibility, and in order to uphold the spirit of popular sovereignty enshrined in this constitution, this caretaker position will also be elected, but shall not expire except by abdication for the sake of stability. Further, it is important for every citizen to have a true belonging in the civilization, whether that is by participation in the government as an elected official, as an appointed delegate executing policy, as a member of a guild driving the engine of prosperity, or by finding purpose otherwise through interacting with the community. It is one of the most important responsibilities of the government to always try to foster that belonging among the citizens of the civilization." - Page 1 of the Volterran Constitution

The Arbiter

The elected constitutional monarch who serves as caretaker. The Arbiter is the primary owner of groups and discord, may veto constitutional amendments within 24 hours, safeguards the State Treasury, and may approve or deny the Lord Paramount's requests for funds exceeding 50% of what was generated under the Lord Paramount’s term. The Arbiter is responsible for overseeing public elections in Discord without secret ballots. The Arbiter may not directly propose legislation, but may petition the Lord Paramount to propose items of legislation to the Senate. The Arbiter is also responsible for managing and paying out a Universal Basic Income to Active Guild Members.

The Arbiter was specially elected by public vote of all citizens at the time of passage of the Constitution, to serve until abdication, triggering another special election for a replacement. The First and only Arbiter of the Crowned Republic of Volterra is Mickale.

The Lord Paramount

The official head of state of Volterra who serves as the central figure for internal and external affairs. Negotiates foreign treaties, leads the senate by setting the agenda and presiding over affairs, and appoints delegates. The Lord Paramount unilaterally controls 50% of state revenue generated under their term and can petition the Arbiter for control of state revenue above 50%. Can declare projects, veto and revoke citizenships, and bestow official honours. Must document all laws by the Senate in two books, one of which is displayed in the senate archives and one of which is kept in the Senate Vault for safekeeping. Must have an office within the Senate building where citizens can petition and leave in-game mail in a collection box

The Lord Paramount is elected to a one-month term of office as the eligible senator with the highest number of votes. If there is a tie between eligible senators for the office of Lord Paramount, a runoff election will be held between the tied candidates where each citizen gets 1 vote. Eligibility for the position is defined as the requirements to be a senator and excludes the prior month's Lord Paramount such that the terms of office are non-consecutive, with at least 28 days between terms of office. The Lord Paramount can be removed from office by 4/5 majority vote of the Senate, triggering an immediate special election within the Senate for a new Lord Paramount. An Acting Lord Paramount, who retains all the powers of Lord Paramount, is chosen on a rotating daily basis starting in alphabetical order of in-game usernames of sitting Senators until a new Lord Paramount is chosen or until the one month Senate term expires. If a sitting Senator wins the special election to replace the Lord Paramount, a special general election will be called to elect one more citizen to the Senate so that there shall be a total of 5 Senators, including the Lord Paramount.

The Senate

Composed of five senators of Volterra, elected as the five candidates with the highest number of votes. The Senate must meet in the Senate Chambers in an open-door meeting at least once per session while sensitive topics may be discussed in a secondary closed-door session. The Senate is responsible for drafting, discussing, and passing laws by majority vote. They may approve citizenships, levy new taxes or duties, and modify or nullify existing taxes by majority vote. The Senate can enact constitutional amendments by 4/5 majority vote. Declarations of peace, war, and the ratification of treaties must be passed by 4/5 majority vote. The Senate collectively determines guilt and sentences guilty parties by simple majority vote of unaffiliated members (as verified by the Arbiter) either by tribunal or by trial under the code of laws, at the discretion of the Lord Paramount. Senators are elected to one-month terms without term limits. The Arbiter may not be a member of the Senate. The Senate can grant emergency powers to the Arbiter by simple majority vote, suspending the constitution in part or in whole for a definite period of time determined by the Senate.

Senators must be citizens of Volterra and have a residence within Volterra Prime (verified by the Arbiter). Citizens of Volterra are defined as players who have been granted or have inherited citizenship. All citizens have access to public factories and may vote in elections. Citizens can also petition the Senate to propose items of legislation and join the Guild.

Cabinet of Ministers

Appointed by the Lord Paramount to serve until no later than the end of the Lord Paramount's term (may be declined). The ministries of the Volterran government allow further participation in the state government process and allow more of a tiered government system with specific responsibilities.

Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Aids the Lord Paramount with diplomacy with foreign countries and allies.
  • Receives foreign delegations
  • Coordinates diplomatic responses with the Lord Paramount and Arbiter
  • Automatically granted one of the four available Presidium positions as outlined in the Ascendancy of Sovereign Nations charter
Minister of Defense
  • Responsible for the maintenance of Volterran sovereignty and the defense of our borders.
  • Encouraged to organize PVP training
  • Aids the Senate in maintaining Volterra’s snitch grid and bastions
  • Ensure Volterra has adequate supply and logistics (XP, weapons, armor, pearls, combat potions, etc.)
Minister of Transportation
  • Works to maintain and secure our current transport infrastructure network (rails, ice roads, streets, bridges, etc.)
  • Actively propose new transportation projects
  • Organize labor for transportation projects
  • Help coordinate approved foreign infrastructure projects that lead to Volterra
Minister of Education
  • Improve and expand the utility of Shockton University
  • Aid any and all newfriends with learning the ropes of Civ and becoming a part of Volterran society
Minister of Architecture
  • Oversee the development of housing and buildings in Volterra Prime and Shockton
  • Encourage public build projects
  • Aid the Arbiter and Mayor of Shockton in city planning
Minister of Commerce
  • Oversee Volterra’s guilds, working with the Guildmasters directly to aid guild development
  • Work with the Arbiter and Lord Paramount to maintain and grow the state treasury
  • Develop and maintain Volterran shops throughout the country and in foreign markets
  • Aid the other ministers in funding their projects
Minister of Culture
  • Encourage public events (Volterra Day, game nights, movie nights, etc.)
  • Develop Volterran cultural identity (landmarks, museum, books, etc.)
  • Coordinate public events in Volterra
Minister of Industry
  • This ministry would take point on infrastructure projects not related to transportation or aesthetics.
  • Help maintain factories throughout Volterra.
  • Aid the LP and Arbiter in overseeing the XP guild and future guilds that may be created.
  • Maintain and operate farms, automated and manual.

The Guild

The Guild is a state-sponsored company that employs citizens in the production of resources in order to enable both private revenue for guild members and public revenue for the state. The main venture of the Guild is the production of XP. All XP farms are the property of the state and managed by the Guild. Citizens may join the Guild to engage in the economy and accumulate personal wealth. Guild proceeds are taxed by the state at a level of 20%. Active members of The Guild are defined as those who contribute at least 5% (30 stacks) of any XP Advanced Recipe 2 material within a month. Guild members keep track of how much material they have contributed to the Guild each month, those who contribute material towards an XP run receive fair compensation according to the Guild Leader’s system. Active members receive a state-sponsored Universal Basic Income in diamonds from the Arbiter of at least 5 diamonds a month.

Active members can call for an election for a new Guild Leader. The Guild Leader maintains and runs the Guild by devising a "fair" system of compensation for participating Guild Members. The Leader also is responsible for running completed XP runs. The Guild Leader receives 10% of proceeds as paid compensation for the effort of running and maintaining the Guild and is entitled to attend closed-door Senate Meetings in the event they are not a Senator.

After the state tax and payment to the Guild Leader, the remaining 70% of the proceeds is distributed to Guild Members according to the system determined by the Guild Leader. This system is approved by the Arbiter who can insist that the system be reorganized if the Arbiter is dissatisfied. In the event that the Guild Leader fails to establish a fair system, the Guild Leader can be removed from office by the Arbiter and loses eligibility to run for the position of Guild Leader for 28 days.

Public Election Records in The Crowned Republic of Volterra

September Referendum on Democracy
AYE 21 55%
NAY 1 3%
Totals 38 100%
Official graphic
The official graphic announcing the outcome of the election for the position of arbiter.

First Election for Arbiter

A central figure of the new republic was the position of Arbiter. The Arbiter is the primary owner of all Volterran groups and Discord while fulfilling all the responsibilities of Arbiter as outlined in the constitution. Any citizen was eligible to be voted in as the Arbiter and each citizen gets 1 vote during the election. The election of the Arbiter ran October 1-7th with polls being closed at 6:00 PM on October 7th. The election had a turnout of 70%. At noon on October 8, the results of the vote were announced. The former Lord Regent, Mickale was voted into the position with an absolute majority. Given that the position is a lifelong appointment, there will be no other elections for the position unless Mickale abdicates the role.[1]

First Election of the Arbiter
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
Mickale 21 75% 1st
Cicero 5 17% 2nd
Mark_Antony 1 4% 3rd
Parasitic 1 4% 3rd
First Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
Highboy 17 16.7% 1st
Seldomshock 15 14.7% 2nd
What777 15 14.7% 2nd
S4NTA 15 14.7% 2nd
ItzHoover 13 12.7% 5th
Zygon 12 11.8% 6th
Cicero 7 6.9% 7th
Mark_Antony 5 4.9% 8th
Flushy 1 1% 9th
theJKH 1 1% 9th
Tabby 1 1% 9th

The first senatorial election in the Crowned republic of Volterra saw voting occur from October 8, 2023 to October 11, 2023. The election saw a voter turnout rate of 55%. Highboy, Seldomshock, What777, S4NTA, and itzHoover were the five candidates with the most votes and formed the first senate of the Crowned Republic of Volterra. Highboy received the most votes granting him the position of Lord Paramount and became the first democratically elected head of Volterran state on CivMC.[2]

Second Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
What777 23 19% 1st
S4NTA 19 15.7% 2nd
ItzHoover 18 14.9% 3rd
Seldomshock 15 12.4% 4th
Falconhaya7 13 10.7% 5th
Highboy 11 9.1% 6th
Cicero 9 6.6% 7th
Zygon 5 4.1% 8th
JKH 2 1.7% 9th
Mark_Antony 2 1.7% 9th
ShadySauce 2 1.7% 9th
Acuhdemic 1 0.8% 10th
Tabby 1 0.8% 10th
tankbuster44 1 0.8% 10th

The November election of 2023 saw a voter turnout of 50%. This election saw a record 126 votes cast. Previous Lord Paramount Highboy requested that people not cast their vote for him due to a lack of time to commit to Volterra during that month, resulting in him not being elected to the Senate.

Third Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
What777 11 20.4% 1st
ItzHoover 10 18.5% 2nd
Highboy 10 18.5% 2nd
Seldomshock 10 18.5% 2nd
ElGranJefe 10 18.5% 2nd
S4NTA 2 3.7% 3rd
JKH 1 1.9% 4th

The December election of 2023 saw a voter turnout of 61.11%. The limited amount of candidates and decreased total votes cast are because of legislation passed by the Second senate. The First Amendment to the Volterran Constitution reconfigured citizenship in Volterra in order to ensure that only those who are active in Volterra were able to run and vote. The candidates in this election were all primarily active in Volterra rather than other states. Another note in this election is that despite having received the most votes, What777 did not become the Lord Paramount due to section 1.14 of the constitution which has been interpreted to prohibit consecutive terms. Given that What777 was the previous Lord Paramount, a runoff election was had between the four eligible candidates. The two main contenders of this runoff were Seldomshock and Hoover, both members of the Shockton Party. Previous Lord Paramount What777 endorsed Seldomshock. Despite being an active candidate in the election, Highboy endorsed Seldomshock. Ultimately, ItzHoover won the runoff election and became the third Lord Paramount of Volterra. Hoover won with 6 votes (including an endorsement from the Arbiter Mickale), Seldomshock had 5 votes, and Jefe had 2 votes.

Fourth Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
Seldomshock 12 22.2% 1st
Cicero 10 18.5% 2nd
ItzHoover 9 16.7% 3rd
Highboy 9 16.7% 3rd
Cokebrothers 5 9.3% 4th
Droid 4 7.4% 5th
S4NTA 3 5.6% 6th
Chronesis 1 1.9 7th
Zygon 1 1.9% 7th

The first election of 2024 saw a voter turnout of 61.11%. One notable event was the election of freshman senator Cokebrothers. Cokebrothers is an established business owner primarily active in Shockton. He is the owner of the local Volt&Bolt brewery.

Fifth Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
Cicero 14 18.7% 1st
Seldomshock 14 18.7% 1st
Highboy 14 18.7% 1st
WishingOnAWendy 12 16% 2nd
S4NTA 10 13.3% 3rd
Cokebrothers 5 7% 4th
Yammy 5 7% 4th
ItzHoover 1 1.3% 5th

75 votes were cast in the February 2024 election. This election was notable for a three way tie for the position of Lord Paramount between Cicero, Seldomshock, and Highboy. Seldomshock was the incumbent and as such could not be Lord Paramount again. Highboy conceded the position to Cicero who became the 5th Lord Paramount of Volterra. Another notable event was the election of freshman senator WishingOnAWendy, an established citizen of Shockton. Wendy is known for her contributions to the development of Shockton University.

Sixth Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
Seldomshock 10 18.2% 1st
Cicero 10 18.2% 1st
Highboy 9 16.4% 2nd
Cokebrothers 8 14.5% 3rd
WishingOnAWendy 8 14.5% 3rd
Yammy 7 12.7% 4th
S4NTA 2 3.6% 5th
ItzHoover 1 1.3% 6th

The March 2024 election saw a voter turnout of 41.74%. The tie for first place was decided thanks to Cicero's role as incumbent which as such meant he could not be Lord Paramount again.

Seventh Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
Cicero 15 18.7% 1st
Seldomshock 13 16.2% 2nd
Cokebrothers 13 16.2% 2nd
Highboy 10 12.5% 3rd
YammyAwesome 10 12.5% 3rd
WishingOnAWendy 7 8.7% 4th
ItzHoover 6 7.5% 5th
Toprub 3 3.7% 6th
Varkanos 3 3.7% 6th

This election saw the return of Cicero to Lord Paramount, and the introduction of YammyAwesome to the senate for the first time. 80 total votes were cast.

Eighth Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
Cicero 13 16% 1st
Seldomshock 12 14.8% 2nd
Highboy 12 14.8% 2nd
ChilfroySigibald 12 14.8% 2nd
ItzHoover 11 13.6% 3rd
SirPenrose 9 11.1% 4th
YammyAwesome 6 7.4% 5th
CokeBrothers 4 4.9% 6th
Falconhaya 1 1.2% 7th
Toprub 1 1.2% 7th
Reelect Cicero as Lord Paramount?
Option Vote Count Proportion
Aye 16 100%
Nay 0 0%

This election saw the first consecutive reelection of Lord Paramount since the term amendment was approved on 4/12/24. Cicero was unanimously voted to obtain reelection and he served his 3rd term as Lord Paramount. This session also saw the arrival of ChilfroySigibald to the senate for the first time. This election had voter turnout of 51.5%.

Ninth Senatorial Election of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Candidate Vote Count Proportion Ranking
Cicero 20 18.9% 1st
Seldomshock 20 18.9% 1st
ChilfroySigibald 17 16% 2nd
Woewoahwo 16 15.1% 3rd
CactusBeCool 13 12.3% 4th
YammyAwesome 12 11.3% 5th
MarkAntony 3 2.8% 6th
Varkanos 2 1.9% 7th
SirPenrose 1 0.9% 8th
Reelect Cicero as Lord Paramount?
Option Vote Count Proportion
Aye 22 96%
Nay 1 4%

Cicero was reelected to the office of Lord Paramount, hitting the term limit of three consecutive months in the position. CactusBeCool and Woewoahwo (Pridevgreed) were also elected to the Senate for the first time. This election had a voter turnout of 64.7%.

Senate Sessions of the Volterran Republic

Governments of Volterra
Lord Paramount No. Term Senate Notable Events
Highboy 1 October 13, 2023 - November 9, 2023 Seldomshock




Friendship and Transportation Treaty Signed with Pavia

Passage of the Warmian Stewardship Act Annexation of Aeros

What777 2 November 10, 2023 - December 11, 2023 Seldomshock




Significant Population Growth

Volterra Prime Building Boom

Enhanced Ties with Estalia

Commencement of Security Projects

ItzHoover 3 December 12, 2023 - January 9, 2024 Seldomshock




Volterrans will remember Hoover for his dedication to expanding the

Volterran legal system, reaching out to other civs, setting the groundwork for the Guild System. Hoovers tenure as Lord Paramount saw him guide the nation through the aftermath of the 2023 Pavia Christmas bombings.

Seldomshock 4 January 10, 2024 - February 9, 2024 Cicero




Cicero 5 February 15, 2024 - March 10, 2024 Seldomshock




Volterrans will remember Cicero for the passing of constitutional amendments and other government reform. Cicero's tenure oversaw a period of record high activity in the state. Cicero also oversaw a drastic shift in Volterra's foreign policy and the formation of the Ascendancy of Sovereign Nations. The ASN was composed of many of Volterra's historic allies including SPQR and Nara. A new addition was Icenia. Estalia and Pavia, Volterras allies in the Elysian Pact were not members of the ASN. Estalia and Pavia also left the EP during this time.
Seldomshock 6 March 11, 2024 - April 10, 2024 Cicero




Seldomshock was the first repeat Lord Paramount of Volterra. He was also the first Lord Paramount to be

impeached after a unanimous vote by the Senate. His impeachment was motivated by his failure to attend senate proceedings that month.

Cicero 7 April 11, 2024 - May 10, 2024 Seldomshock




Cicero became the second Lord Paramount to obtain reelection. YammyAwesome was also elected to the senate for the first time.
Cicero 8 May 11, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Seldomshock




Cicero became the first Lord Paramount to be reelected consecutively, thanks to legislation adopted in the 7th Senate session. He is also the first Lord Paramount to be elected to a 3rd term. ChilfroySigibald was elected to the senate for the first time, reflecting that he is a rising star in Volterra. This session was defined by continued work on major infrastructure throughout Volterra.
Cicero 9 June 11, 2024 - Current Seldomshock




Cicero was elected to his third consecutive session as Lord Paramount, his final before reaching the term limit. This senate also welcomed CactusBeCool and Woewoahwo (Pridevgreed) as senators for the first time.

Senatorial Voting Record of the Crowned Republic of Volterra

Senate of the Crowned Republic of Volterra
Legislation Name Date Proposed Sponsor Details Voting Result

(Aye - Nay- Abstained)

Volterra Foundation Act of 2023 15 October, 2023 ItzHoover Reorganizes the nation's Discord. Passed 5-0-0
Pavia Declaration of Friendship and Coinciding Funding Agreement Act 17 October, 2023 Highboy This bill exists in order to approve a declaration of Friendship with Pavia and a coinciding funding agreement. Pavia has offered Volterra a declaration of friendship that includes a number of terms including the creation of a direct rail, the deepening of economic relations between the nations, and the establishment of embassies. This requirement will require the following from Volterra: Constructing a line rail line to connect to another rail line constructed by Pavia, the construction of an embassy in Pavia, the provision of space in Volterra Prime for Pavia to build a branch of the monument bank, an embassy, and a discounted shop space in Volterra prime. Passed 5-0-0
Act to Approve Pavia-IF Rail 17 October, 2023 Highboy Approval of a rail from Pavia to the Imperial Federation that passes through Volterra. Includes a direct line from Pavia to Volterra Prime Passed 5-0-0
Warmian Stewardship Bill 17 October, 2023 Highboy Volterra would designate the Island territory of Warmia North of Volterra as a protectorate. We would prevent any outside interference or settlement in the territory. If Warmia returns, a conversation will be had to return control of the region to the Warmian. Bill passage announced on October 22, 2023.[3] Passed 5-0-0
Volterran Annexation of Aeros Act 17 October, 2023 ItzHoover The Realm of Aeros is  annexed by the Crowned Republic of Volterra, with the former becoming a sub-autonomous region within the larger governmental structure of the latter.

The regional government of Aeros may engage in limited foreign diplomacy; but may not unilaterally enter defense treaties; cannot declare war, may not enter or maintain foreign alliances, and must not participate in offensive conflicts without approval from the Regency.

Aeros citizens become citizens should they qualify, with equal requirements as other citizens

Passed 5-0-0
Aeros Security Subsidy Bill 17 October, 2023 what777 The Volterran Government will provide Aeros with 320 diamonds to turn into jukeboxes and reinforce said jukeboxes with in return for Senators to be made MODS on the group the jukeboxes are reinforced on and a relay in the Volterra discord will be setup to help secure the area. Passed 5-0-0
Volterra Buildings Act 19 October, 2023 Highboy This bill proposes the creation of a new group names VolterraBuildings. This group (owned by Mickale) would allow new players to build in Volterra without requiring access to more secure groups like VolterraMod. Passed 4-0-1
Shockton Mayoral Act 17 November, 2023 Seldomshock This bill established the title of "Mayor of Shockton." The Mayor of Shockton will hold the responsibility as a manager for the city. To manage its expansion, help integrate new players, propose new build projects for the city, and promote the city internationally and domestically. Passed 4-0-1
Housekeeping Act of 2023 28 November, 2023 ItzHoover This bill set guidelines for elections and proposing new legislation. Passed 5-0-0
Volterra Citizenship and Census Amendment 3 December, 2023 Seldomshock This bill made it so only active citizens in the current month's census could vote in elections. Passed 4-0-1
Operation Cacti Freedom 16 December, 2023 Highboy Volterra voted to annex a former territory of Butternut, now known as "Cactus County." Passed 5-0-0
Foreign Infrastructure Act 19 December, 2023 ItzHoover This bill established that all foreign infrastructure projects going through Volterran territory must be approved by the Senate. Passed 4-0-1
Legislative Functions Act 5 January, 2024 ItzHoover This bill established a simple judicial system for the Volterran government. This bill also set limitations on citizens building infrastructure without Senate approval. Passed 4-0-1
Warmian Autonomy Act 14 January, 2024 Seldomshock Allowed the Warmian state autonomy for local government and defined the limitations of their freedom. Passed 5-0-0
Ascendancy of Sovereign Nations Treaty 6 February, 2024 Seldomshock The Volterran Senate voted on joining the Ascendancy of Sovereign Nations (ASN) alliance. They were joined in this alliance by Icenia, Nara, and SPQR. Passed 5-0-0
Volterran Constitutional Amendment: Delegates and Ministerial Cabinet 10 February, 2024 CIcero This bill established the seven ministries of the Volterran government. Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Transportation, Culture, Education, Architecture, and Commerce were all created as government positions beneath the senate with defined duties. These ministers were appointed by the Lord Paramount after each election. Passed 5-0-0
Ministry of Education Organization Act 11 February, 2024 WishingOnAWendy This bill further defined the role of Minister of Education. Passed 5-0-0
Economic Defense and Protection Funding Act 21 February, 2024 Highboy This bill greatly expanded the Shockton snitch grid, further securing the city that had recently experienced rapid growth. Passed 4-0-1
Commercial Land Grants Act 21 February, 2024 Highboy This bill created a formal system for citizens/corporations to obtain land in Volterra. Passed 4-0-1
Volterra Provincial Governance Act 13 March, 2024 Cokebrothers This bill sought to establish territorial governors throughout Volterran territory. Failed 3-1-1
Funding Approval Act 19 March, 2024 WishingOnAWendy This bill defined the process for obtaining official funding for projects throughout Volterra. Passed 4-0-1
Impeachment of Seldomshock 30 March, 2024 Highboy Seldomshock did not show up to the monthly Senate meeting that he organized as Lord Paramount. Passed 4-0-1
Re-Election of Seldomshock as Lord Paramount 30 March, 2024 Cicero Seldomshock was re-elected to the senate to reassume his duties, but with the knowledge that he is a very naughty boy. Passed 4-0-1
Ministry of Transportation Budget Approval 30 March, 2024 YammyAwesome The budget for the Ministry of Transportation for defined infrastructure projects for the 6th-8th Volterran senates, Passed 4-0-1
Re-establish the Sentinel Role 2 April, 2024 Cicero Role of Sentinel restored from Varkonia in Civclassics, meant for trusted military personnel to have designated roles and group access for national security, regardless of current politics. Passed 5-0-0
Constitutional Amendment: Lord Paramount Terms 12 April, 2024 Cicero This amendment allows for possible re-election of Lord Paramount, serving up to a maximum of 3 consecutive terms with 2/3 majority vote in a general election. Previously, all Lord Paramount terms had to be non-consecutive. Passed 4-0-1
Establish the Order of Nox 23 April, 2024 Cicero This bill was created to recognize incredible contributions and outstanding citizenry. This order is meant to highlight those who have made substantial contributions to Volterra or have greatly aided the state diplomatically or otherwise. The order itself does not have political power, but meant to uplift those of us who fully represent Volterran ideals and encourage others to follow suit.

The three flagship members of this order: ChilfroySigibald Seldomshock SirPenrose

Passed 5-0-0
Constitutional Amendment: Expansion of Ministeries 23 April, 2024 Cicero This proposal to amend the Ministerial Cabinet was to add an 8th ministry, the Ministry of Industry. This ministry would take point on infrastructure projects not related to transportation or aesthetics. The minister would organize labor for projects. Help maintain factories throughout Volterra Aid the LP and Arbiter in overseeing the XP guild and future guilds that may be created. Maintain and operate farms, automated and manual. ChilfroySigibald was nominated as the first MoI. Passed 5-0-0
Transfer Serpentia to SPQR 23 April, 2024 Mickale (sponsored by Cicero) This proposed transferring the island of Serpentia, an old Aeros exclave in north Impendia, to our long ally SPQR, who would be better stewards to that land and utilize it more efficiently. Passed 5-0-0
Legal Framework and Judiciary Act 28 April, 2024 YammyAwesome This bill was created to establish a supreme court in Volterra, appoint justices, and establish the Volterran Bar Association. It also define the powers of these court justices in the context of the Volterran judicial system. Voting eligibility ceased before a final vote was achieved due to the 7th Senate session ending. Failed 1-0-4
Criminal Penal Act and Volterra Penal Code 28 May, 2024 ItzHoover This bill greatly expanded the Volterran criminal/penal code. It defines crimes in the state of Volterra and suggested penalties/sentences for these crimes. The bill also greatly defines the legal and judiciary process of the criminal court. Passed 5-0-0

Geography and Surroundings

Carved out of the dense jungles in the shallow -,- Volterra was settled along the banks of a great river near where it empties into the formidable Lake Mickale. Further to the southwest the town of Shockton was established prior to the breaking ground in Volterra as a barracks for Jorvik laborers, but has since taken on a life of its own along the shores of the western sea.


Volterra's economy is largely upheld by self reliant mining and farming operations. They cooperate with their allies to obtain resources like XP. Volterra deals in tool manufacturing, exporting large amount of enchanted pickaxes.

Notable Players in Volterran History




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