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Old March 24th, 2005, 01:17 PM
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From Tranian's position, Allowing Dulinor, Craig, and Brzrk to rejoin the imperium would be likely... Tranian is likely to be made Regent Imperialis, rather than Emperor. Get all the work, without the bullseye being so big.

Margaret would be allowed back, but like Dulinor, would have to renounce claim to the throne while a suitable heir was found for a Tranian regency. (Shades of Arbellatra....)

Tranian is more likely, IMO, to pursue a violent course against the vilani, or to impose sanctions upon a non-violent return. Perhaps as far as deleting the domain, and attaching the 4 sectors to neighboring domains... and thus breaking up regional factions (at the expense of efficiency)

Tranian has several advantages:
1) he never sided against the heir.
2) he's there
3) he's not happy with how Lucan ran things, but still, the emperor was the emperor. He remained loyal despite the problems.

Now, i can see Tranian offering the following:
"Dulinor, you vacate your lands and titles, in exchange for which you receive the regent's pardon. Then you personally pack up, move to capital, and help me implement those reforms you sought. But before all of this, you publicly command your domain to do homage unto the 3I, and me as Regent. Deliver me your domain, and You may implement your reforms, just not as Emperor."

Likewise, the capital moot would probably NOT confirm Dulinor; especially if Lucan's dead, and Dulinor isn't there yet.

Margaret essentially forfeit her claim when she failed to make it at the time; 10 years of hostility, and the capital moot is unlikely to let her even vote, let alone claim the throne.
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