Cloister Procedure

All Cloister business occurs during a Cloister Session. Cloister Sessions occur four times a working year, once every two months.

  • First Cloister Session – Dubol (Jan) 25th
  •  This session introduces new business.
  • Second Cloister Session – Yuli (April) 25th
  •  This session finishes unfinished business.
  • Third Cloister Session* – Yubol (June) 25th
  •  This session covers citizenry business
  • Final Cloister Session – Jixak (Aug) 25th
  •  All session business for the year must be complete.

*Third Cloister Sessions allow private citizens with legislative business to enter the Cloister Hall for an audience with the Chamber, and the Ruling Gen.

Voting members of the Citizenry-Chamber are called the Sessional Wall and are often of mixed generations. Unlike the Ruling Platform, Chamber members are elected based on a popular vote, allowing younger or older generational citizens to serve.

  • Primada Wall is when the entire Sessional Wall is the same generation as the current Ruling Platform.
  • Majority Wall occurs within a dual-generational group where one generation holds more voting members than the other.
    • A Majority Wall often determines national policy if sharing power with a Ruling Gen Platform that is not of their generation.

Motion Procedure – the Chamber

Any Motion set forth by a Representative of the Chamber must have one additional supporter (Seconded) unless it is exclusive to her municipality (a Dome-Specific Motion). Proposals that involve the citizenry overall (a Citizenry-Motion) must have two supporters (a Third). Any Seconded or Thirded Motion put to the floor must be approved by the Ruling Platform

Members of the Chamber can challenge a Ruling Platform dismissal of their motion (called a rebuke) so long as their challenge is Seconded; dismissal of a challenge (Nullified) occurs if the Ruling Platform unanimously agrees to support the rebuke. If they are not in agreement to rebuke, the challenge stands. 

In citizenry-motions where the Chamber cannot agree with one another on national business, the Sernatae must Poll the entire Chamber to determine majority support; if it is a stalemate, she confers with the Ruling Platform for a final say. The final support of a motion is called a Carry. If the Chamber and the Ruling Gen Platform remain divided on an issue (such complicated stalemates are rare), the Sernatae decides.

Motion Procedure – Ruling Platform

No Primada-Motion instituted by the Ruling Platform will Carry without a determination by the Chamber. Any motion put forth by a Ruling Platform member need not be Seconded before being put to the Chamber for review. If the Chamber is not unanimous in its support (or rebuke), the Primada-Motion gets debated until a compromise occurs.

Any Primada-Motion put forth by the Committee with multi-chair support (Thirded and possibly a Fourth) can still face a challenge by the Chamber. However, there must be a unanimous acceptance in the Chamber to rebuke a Primada-Motion with multi-chair support.