OCATO: NO CROWNING IN THE NEAR FUTURE
The Imperial City – The High Chancellor of the Elder Council, His Highness Ocato of Firsthold, announced that nobody is likely to be crowned Emperor of Tamriel in the near future. The announcement came after His Royal Majesty, King Gothryd of Daggerfall, demonstratively left the Council Chambers with a large number of supporters, interrupting the morning session. This incident was preceded by a heated debate between the supporters of the official candidate of the Elder Council, King Eldred of Solitude and supporters of King Gothryd, who presented an official complaint against the Order of Succession that was adopted on Morndas, claiming that the Elder Council overstepped its authority by ignoring the Succession Proclamation of 309 and requesting that the Order of Succession be withdrawn. Although the High Chancellor denied the request, he refused to continue the session with barely a half of the usual quorum and ended the session stating that the top priority of the Elder Council is to keep the peace in the Empire at any cost – even at the cost of running it without an Emperor. Supporters of King Gothryd, while mainly from the royal ranks of High Rock, also include a number of wealthy Colovian estates, and were joined this morning by the councilors from Hammerfell and the Elven provinces. High Chancellor said that both sides will have to make concessions if a civil war is to be averted.
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