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Senate of the Lakes

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The Senate of the Lakes (Hurmu Norse: Aldraraaðeð sjooa; Lakkvian: Järvede vanematekogu; White Lontinian: Nuuruudyn Akhmadyn zövlöl; Blue Lontinian: Kölder aqsaqaldarı keñesi; Crandish: Altonratt ties Zeivers), also known as the Senate of Hurmu and the Senate, is the upper chamber of the Parlerment (or legislature) of Hurmu, and is also the collective head of state of Hurmu.

It currently has 9 members who are elected by the Electors, that is the adult members of the Order of the Holy Lakes. The first election occurred in 1690. The last election occurred in 1695. The next election is scheduled to occur in 1701 AN.

The Senate was originally created by Prince Andelarion as the Electorate of Hurmu in 1514. Quickly renamed to the Senate of the Lakes, it was in session from 1522 to 1558, from 1563 to 1574, from 1600 to 1603, and it has been in session since 1690 onwards.

Senate 1695–

Members

Portrait Name Birth Death Tenure Faction Comment
Hurmu coat of arms.png Anskar Isamma 1622 Vesüha (aged 74) 1695– (1 years) Ayreonist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Ardashir Babakan-e Osman 1665 Raspur (aged 31) 1690– (6 years) Humanist Prime Minister of Hurmu 1690–
Hurmu coat of arms.png Catarina u-Kart 1650 Geneva, Alexandria (aged 46)) 1690– (6 years) Ayreonist
Daniyal al-Osman.png Daniyal al-Osman 1645 (aged 69) 1690– (6 years) Humanist
Enkhjargal al-Osman.png Ghawetkiin Enkhjargal 1672 Ghawlama (aged 24) 1695– (1 years) Humanist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Jan u-Samil Spiik 1645 Vesüha (aged 69) 1690– (6 years) Traditionalist Prime Minister of Hurmu (1690)
KarelKyle03.jpg Karel des Vinandy 1676 's Koningenwaarde (aged 20) 1695– (1 years) Conservative
Linaomiai.png Li Naomiai Avon-El 1627 Michaelion (aged 69) 1690– (6 years) Traditionalist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Patrik Djupvik 1643 Shirekeep (aged 53) 1690– (6 years) Traditionalist

Important matters

Year M D Item Outcome Comment
1695 10 20 Confirm Daniyal al-Osman to Prime Minister Confirmed. (6–2–1) Passed on party lines. Humanists and Traditionalists in favour, Ayreonists against. Karel des Vinandy abstained.
1695 14 24 Humanist proposal to dispatch seven hundred tonnes of humanitarian and medical aid, including donated blood plasma, to the Red Orchid Society in Elwynn, responding to the dire humanitarian situation there. Confirmed. (9-0-0) Immediately executed
1696 1 16 Constitutional amendment Confirmed. (9–0–0) Amendment establishes the division of states and districts, and recognises the states of Lontinien, Lake District and Rekozemlje. At the same time, Senate passes an annexation of land to bring to Rekozemlje, concluding Operation Bauk

Senate 1690–1695

Senator List/Fraction Comment
Ardashir Babakan-e Osman Humanist
Catarina de Todos los Santos u-Kart Ayreonist
Daniyal al-Osman Humanist Prime Minister of Hurmu
Ellen Aarevalla Traditionalist Wife of Jan Spiik
Jamshid-e Osman Humanist
Jan Spiik Traditionalist Plenipotentiary of the Senate
former Prime Minister
Husband of Ellen Aarevalla
Li Naomiai Traditionalist
Pador u-Germask Ayreonist
Patrik Djupvik Traditionalist

Acts of the Senate

An act of the senate is any notable deed or decision it has performed, this includes significant policy decisions, the reception of foreign dignitaries, and the endorsement of bills and petitions received from the lower house of Parlerment.

Excerpt:

Date Received Type Subject Outcome of Deliberations Date Concluded
9.IV.1691 AN Treaty Ratification of the Treaty between Hurmu and Alduria-Wechua Concluded 10.IV.1691 AN
17.III.1691 AN Reception Accreditation Ceremony for the Ambassador of Çakaristan Concluded 17.III.1691 AN
22.II.1691 AN Treaty Ratification of the Treaty between Hurmu and New Batavia Concluded 22.II.1691 AN
22.XII.1690 AN Treaty Ratification of the Treaty between Hurmu and Çakaristan Concluded 8.XIII.1690 AN
20.VIII.1690 AN Requisition
  • A Requisition from the Minister for Police and Security:
    • Quantity 1,200 beaver-fur caps;
    • Quantity 1,200 waxed-denim single-breasted tunics (navy blue);
    • Quantity 2,400 leather riding boots (brown);
    • Quantity 2,400 woollen trousers (black);
    • Quantity 4,800 shirts (white);
    • Quantity 4,800 pairs of socks (black);
    • The services of ten tailors and their seamstress assistants for a period of two Norton years (renewable);
    • The services of one inspector of horses, one chief veterinarian, and twenty stable-hands for a period of two Norton years (renewable);
    • One sea-worthy trading barque and crew under a reliable captain;
    • Quantity 4,800 Amokolian horses;
    • Quantity 1,200 truncheons of the Elw type;
    • Quantity 1,200 police pattern cutlasses;
    • Quantity 1,200 M1689 service pistol (9×19mm);
    • Quantity 1,050 M1686 police rifle (7.62×67mmB);
    • Quantity 150 M1591(R) marksman rifle (7.62×67mmB);
    • A drawable line of credit for 74,520,000 Craitish Cräite to cover wages and expenses for one Norton year (renewable).
Approved 01.I.1691 AN
4.VI.1690 AN Reception Accreditation Ceremony for the Ambassador of Sanama Concluded 4.VI.1691 AN

Committees

The Senate has several committees of which constellations of two or more senators meet more regularly on specific matters.

Committee for Foreign Affairs

Committee for National Security

Committee for the Order of the Holy Lakes

List of Senators (current and former)

Portrait Name Birth Death Tenure Faction Comment
Hurmu coat of arms.png Anskar Isamma 1622 Vesüha (aged 74) 1695– (1 years) Ayreonist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Ardashir Babakan-e Osman 1665 Raspur (aged 31) 1690– (6 years) Humanist Prime Minister of Hurmu 1690–
Hurmu coat of arms.png Catarina u-Kart 1650 Geneva, Alexandria (aged 46)) 1690– (6 years) Ayreonist
Daniyal al-Osman.png Daniyal al-Osman 1645 (aged 69) 1690– (6 years) Humanist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Ellen Aarevalla 1650 Vesüha (aged 46) 1690–1695 (6 years) Traditionalist
Enkhjargal al-Osman.png Ghawetkiin Enkhjargal 1672 Ghawlama (aged 24) 1695– (1 years) Humanist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Jamshid-e Osman 1665 Raspur (aged 31) 1690– (6 years) Humanist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Jan u-Samil Spiik 1645 Vesüha (aged 69) 1690– (6 years) Traditionalist Prime Minister of Hurmu (1690)
KarelKyle03.jpg Karel des Vinandy 1676 's Koningenwaarde (aged 20) 1695– (1 years) Conservative
Linaomiai.png Li Naomiai Avon-El 1627 Michaelion (aged 69) 1690– (6 years) Traditionalist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Pador u-Germask 1599 Lake Cashma (aged 97) 1690–1695 (6 years) Ayreonist
Hurmu coat of arms.png Patrik Djupvik 1643 Shirekeep (aged 53) 1690– (6 years) Traditionalist