Title 1: Tiran Governance & Caste Structure
1-1: The Tiran Administrator is determined by vote of the Isle's high castes (male and female). The Administrator must be a resident of the city and a member, in good standing, of a high caste. Once installed, the Administrator serves for life or until he abdicates his position. The Administrator is charged with operating and protecting the Isles and must report regularly to the High Council on the progress of Council initiatives and Tiran interests. It is presumed that the Administrator's actions are just. To that end, the Administrator's instructions are to be given the force of law unless they conflict with established law provided in this Code. The Administrator votes alongside the other High Council members on matters of Tiran law.
1-2: Each of the five high castes must select a representative to advocate for their interests on the Isles' High Council. The high castes of the Isles include: Initiates, Scribes, Builders, Physicians, and Warriors. These "heads of caste" are also responsible for recruiting, admitting, and disciplining members of their respective castes. Caste members may petition the High Council for the removal of their head of caste where they are able to present evidence in support of the request for removal. All castes must make their selection by caste-wide elections held at least once per year. In the Isles, these "heads of caste" have the following titles: City Initiate, Chief of Scribes, Chief Builder, Chief Physician, and Commander (Warriors).
1-3: There are 15 seats on the City's High Council. Each member is expected to present a report at each High Council meeting reflecting the interests of those they represent and/or the state of their office. As noted above, the Administrator is a voting member of the Council. The following caste representatives also receive a vote: City Initiate, Chief of Scribes, Chief Builder, Chief Physician, Commander, Head Merchant, and Head Slaver. The following public officials also receive a vote on the High Council: Tiran Ambassador (Tiran Envoy may speak in his or her stead) and the Chief Magistrate. Additionally, the residents of each Isle (aside from The Breakers) are to elect a Speaker to represent the interests of the Isle upon which they reside. Those Speakers also receive voting power on the High Council and have the following titles: Speaker of Grand Tira, Speaker of Reinshold, Speaker of Afsana, Speaker of ________, and Speaker of _________.
1-4: New laws in the Isles may only be enacted by a vote of support from the majority of High Council members. Any High Council member may propose a new law. Removing an existing law from the Code requires a vote of support from at at least 10 (or 3/4 of those voting) High Council members.
1-5: Members of the High Council may be female.
1-6: Recognized Castes: For recognized high castes, see Law 1-2. Recognized lower castes include: Caste of Merchants (Gold and White), Caste of Slavers (Blue and Yellow), Caste of Players (Red and Yellow Check), Case of Tarn Keepers (Gray and Green), Caste of Singers/Poets (Aqua and Red), and Caste of Peasants (Brown). Any citizen or potential citizen seeking recognition of a caste not named herein, may petition the High Council to amend this provision to include the caste so-desired by that citizen. Only then will such a caste be legally recognized.
1-7: In certain circumstances, a citizen may apply to change their caste. Save for caste changes occurring as a result of free companionships, the High Council must approve of a requested caste change. The caste change will NOT be confirmed UNLESS the head of the receiving caste votes to affirm the caste change.
1-8: There is no child-bearing requirement for women of the Physicians' caste.