The Seventh Dynasty of Bucky
24 January 2021 - 20 Febuary 2021
It is a great honor for me to address the sovereigns assembled here. I understand that you have gathered today to settle a great many disagreements. I further understand the need for an impartial speaker to direct and mediate the proceedings, who is not himself a party to those disputes.
But I’m a humble musician! I was hired for your entertainment. I know nothing of courtly affairs, statesmanship or diplomatic protocol. Given that the stakes are world peace against total war, perhaps your most august selves should consider a speaker who has even a modicum of training, and let me work the clavier in the background as is my duty.
Fine. If sole necessary qualification is that I’m the only one present who is not a member of anyone’s entourage, and my ignorance is no obstacle, so be it.
Replace Ansible Hanger with Placeholder in the rule “Dynastic Tracking”. Repeal all Dynastic rules (as I’m breaking from my tradition of retaining exactly one) and inactivate all Special Case rules.
Replace Poindexter with Player and Pilot with Emperor.
The following players were active at the start of the Dynasty:
The following players were active at the end of the Dynasty:
Brendan*, Bucky*, Clucky*, Darknight*, Josh*, Jumble, Kevan, Pokes*, Raven1207
Posts of Interest
- (This list of significant dynastic events is currently incomplete.)
After interest in the dynasty fizzled, a proposal that gave its Signatories power to edit Treaties was made. Pokes and Jumble attempted to exploit this to edit Treaty of Versailles so that Jumble could win, but it failed on grounds of the edits not being convincing enough. Josh, Brendan and Clucky soon afterwards did the same exploit more successfully, but the exploit allowed Kevan to unidle and declare Victory as well, since he also met their edit's criteria of having "signed the Treaty of Versailles and two other Treaties", from earlier in the dynasty.
Both declarers attempted to get their DoV to enact first by declining to vote for the other, and offering shares of a mantle pass to voters who did the same. Kevan privately offered Pokes, Jumble and Darknight a 25% cut of the mantle if his DoV passed first, and if when that happened they’d not yet voted on Josh’s. After Raven voted FOR both proposals, Jumble was persuaded to support Josh's DoV in exchange for a 10% mantle pass, getting that DoV to quorum first.
Josh's DoV was then enacted first, and he won the subsequent 45/45/10 dice roll between Brendan/Josh/Jumble.
Post-dynastic commentary can be found here.