The Consilium is an assembly of advisers and prominent officials whom are directly in the employ of the Emperor of the Esmeraldan Empire. Many of the members of the Consilium hold some of the highest government positions and it is often regarded as the true stepping stone towards the throne. It is the executive branch of government
The terms "House Royale" or "Royal Court" are sometimes used synonymously with the Consilium of the Esmeraldan Empire and is often used as a metonymic device to refer to the emperor's household and authority. The emperor often holds audiences and dispenses justice from the throne room.of the Imperial Palace of Esmeralda Prime.
Council Members of The Consilium Edit
The Consilium consist of advisers, government officials and even family members at the central core of the Emperor's inner circle. This is the highest level of the Esmeraldan government where the most important topics and policy are debated upon for the Emperor's decisions.
The council is headed by the emperor, the only one who can make the council's decisions into law, typically requiring ratification of the legislature. In his absence the role falls to the Imperial Chancellor. The council members are appointed and dismissed by the emperor as he wills, a right freely used during times of war and strife.
However, traditionally the council consists of six permanent members with positions reserved for:
- Prefect-Patris - head of the Prefaectus Order.
- Viceroy - liaison to The Curiate.
- Prime Minister - leader of the Imperial Senate.
- Supreme Commander of the Imperial Legion
- Master of the Imperial Guard - commander of an elite unit of prefects charged with the protection of the Emperor and the rest of the Royal Court.
Member of the council are, by custom, supposed to be of noble birth only. However, exceptions are made in certain cases, such of the Prime Minister and the Supreme Commander, as individuals holding those positions can easily come from a commoner background.