The Speaker's Desk

Gorundu

When in doubt, blame Bob
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As per the taking of my oath as Minister of World Assembly Affairs, I have resigned as Speaker. @Yukkira will be Acting Speaker until the January General Election. I wish him all the best in this role.

I thought I'd reflect briefly on my short tenure. While I haven't been able to fulfill all the promises I've made during the election, the Speaker's Office and the Regional Assembly has run smoothly with proposals, votes and citizenship. Thank you, citizens of The North Pacific, for giving me the honour of serving as your Speaker. I've enjoyed my time in office.
 

Yukkira

TNPer

From the Speaker's Desk - Opening Address
December 8th, 2019 - Remainder


To the Region, its Assembly, and our Constituents,

It is with heartfelt joy that the Speaker's Office bids to Gorundu, farewell. Although he did not finish out the term as Speaker, him leaving to pursue even higher aspirations as the Minister of World Assembly Affairs goes to show both the talent and the ambition that he has.

We wish him both success and fortune in this new endeavor.

As for me, it is both an honor and a pleasure to serve as the Speaker to the Regional Assembly for the duration of the rest of this term. I have enjoyed working with Gorundu and Darcania, and learned much about this office under their guidance and fellowship.

With this knowledge, I promise to do my best to ensure a smooth and orderly end, to a very successful term under Delegate McMasterdonia.

Ending this address, I hereby make my one and only appointment for this term.

@Deropia has been both a friend and fellow contemporary of mine for quite some time. I respect him as a colleague, and I respect him as a citizen of talent and ambition. Having briefly served the Speaker's Office under ABC's Speakership, I have decided to appoint him as my Deputy Speaker.

If not to augment him with the knowledge of the duties of the Office and ensure my promise is kept, then to enjoy his company and broker it over our common passion to enrich and improve the Region in only the ways that we can.

Please take your oath Dero. Thank you for being my friend. And thank you for supporting me in this new endeavor.
 

Yukkira

TNPer

From the Speaker's Desk
Bobberino Appointment

I hereby appoint @Bobberino as Deputy Speaker. Mostly because I need him to keep Dero company as I am quite busy throughout the day. Partially because Bob has had a relatively long and storied career in TNP. He has served the Office in the past, having served under Speaker Artemis.

Please take your oath. No memes please.

Side note, yes, I'm making another Deputy appointment in spite of my opening address... because I can.
 
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Deropia

NPA Captain, Peasant Wizard
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A gloved hand reaches out and pushes open the heavy wooden door leading from the Speakers private office. Clothed in black robes as opposed to his typical light blue attire, the newly elected Speaker of the Regional Assembly makes his way across the chamber to the Speakers seat on the floor of the Assembly.
His ornate staff taps against the floor with every step he takes, face concealed by the shadows cast by the wide-brimmed hat he wears. Or was it magic that hid his face? The shadows seemed to keep his appearance perfectly hidden, save for the glowing yellow of his eyes.

Not that any of the assembly members noticed, as they bickered over the definition of some minor, almost insignificant change in wording.

Reaching the dais he turns and faces the assembly.

"Honourable Members!" Deropia the Black Mage calls, raising his staff as a small plume of fire spits forth.

"We'll keep this short. I'm honoured you have selected me to be the Speaker of this Assembly for the coming legislative session. I've left a document on your desks outlining the appointments of my Deputies and any goals we have for this term."

Deputy Appointments and Term Summary: 2020 Sitting of the Regional Assembly said:

Deputy Appointments, January-May 2020

I hereby appoint @Kaschovia as Deputy Speaker of the Regional Assembly. Kasch has extensive experience in the Executive branch of the government. His experience there will undoubtedly help the Speakers Office this term.

I also hereby appoint @Bobberino as Deputy Speaker of the Regional Assembly. Bob's prior experience in the office and knowledge of its workings are going to be of great service.

Term Goals


I will be reviving two programs initiated by previous Speakers. The Speakers Office Manual, which will provide future Speakers and Deputies a handbook to the office and a summary of the major laws of TNP.

I'll also be looking into starting the Legal Literacy Program; the quiz program I mentioned in my campaign.

I will be starting discussions into Standing Procedures regarding the Speakers power to Table Motions.
"Say...does anyone smell something burning?"
 
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Kaschovia

St. Kaschivus of the Fifth Circle
Deputy Speaker
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Congratulations on winning the election, Deropia! I look forward to working with you over the next four months.
 

Deropia

NPA Captain, Peasant Wizard
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I told you he meant that literally...
The Magicality Times said:
MAGICALITY CITY, THE NORTH PACIFIC - Firefighters responded to the Regional Assembly today after a pyrotechnic demonstration by incoming Speaker, Deropia, went awry and some of the ornate banners in the chamber caught fire.

When asked why he used fire magic within the debate hall the Speaker had this to say: "Well, my campaign slogan was 'Light the RA on fire!', so I figured, y'know, during my opening statement to the Legislature I thought I'd cast a little fire spell. As a joke, ya know?"

When asked why he didn't use water-based magic to quell the flames Speaker Deropia responded: "Well, ya know, I just figured that 'Hey, the fire department is on the way, it's their job to ya know, fight fires. We have so few here in Magicality City that I thought 'Hey, I should let them do it. The firefighters will get some glory!' Plus, I figured I should conserve mana just in case the fire got put out too early grew out of control..."

The legislature resumes sitting this afternoon, when contacted the Attorney Generals Office was asked if it would consider laying charges against the Speaker to which Deputy Attorney General @Dinoium stated only "Incorrect".
 
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Praetor

Hoppin' Around
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I look forward to you implementing monthly citizenship reports as you commented in your election thread. ;)
 

Deropia

NPA Captain, Peasant Wizard
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Don't worry Praetor, I've started recordkeeping. It's not a fancy-decked out spreadsheet yet, but it will be. I'll make it publicly available when it's ready.

Also, since we're talking about things I said in my campaign thread; my Deputies and I have spoken about the matter, and I am designating @Bobberino to be Acting Speaker in the highly unlikely event of my resignation. This contingency shouldn't need to be implemented however I said I would address it.
 
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