Protector of the Realm

Taurian Concordat Emblem

The Protector of the Realm, or simply Protector, is the chief executive of the Taurian Concordat as well as the Commander in Chief and Senior Marshal of the Taurian Defense Force. [1] [2][3]

Description[edit]

Initialy created at the birth of the Taurian Concordat, the title and position of Protector has been handed down as a hereditary leadership position within the Calderon family since the beginning. Founded as a constitutional Monarchy, the Protector is the leader of a nation that is based on democratic principles. [4][3]

The traditions of this position were first established by Timothy Calderon, second leader of the nascent Taurian state. His position allowed him to establish a social contract that allowed unparalleled freedoms of the peoples and disparate worlds that would one day become the Taurian Concordat.[4] This tradition in regards to freedom of expression extends even to the Taurian military, where members of the TDF are expected to support and respect their Senior Marshal but also are allowed to advise, and if needs be replace, a leader that is that neglects the common good of the Taurian people.[5] This attitude is due to the views of the TDF that they owe allegiance to the Taurian people rather than to an abstract state or single ruler.[4][3]

The Protector is advised by a Privy Council. Initially this council was made up of the leading family heads of the initial Calderon expedition to the Hyades Cluster. Currently it is comprised of representatives from each major department of the Taurian government as well as discretionary advisers appointed by the sitting Protector. The duties of this council are to meet on a regular basis to provide advise and recommendations to the Protector regarding matters of policy both internal and external.[1] [2]

The powers of the Protector are limited by the Taurian Constitution to policy matters regarding the Concordat relations both internal and external to the realm. During normal periods the Protector rules at the consent of the Concordia Courts which review all statutes enacted by the Protector. This changes in times of war when the Protector takes on emergency powers which permit full and complete authority without oversight over all matters that concern the states ability to prosecute the war effort.[1] [2]

The Protector of the Realm is exactly what the name implies. The holder of this vaunted position of authority in the Taurian Concordat is the people's Protector and rules at the discretion and forbearance of the people they have chosen to serve. The responsibilities of this office are rewarding and daunting, and many have both risen to glory and fallen from the heights, sometimes in the same individuals performance as the leader of the Taurian people.

List of Protectors[edit]

Name Reign Descent
Protector 2253 - 2335
Samantha Calderon 2253 - 2268
Timothy Calderon 2268 - 2330 Son of Samantha
Sandra Calderon 2330 - 2335 Daughter of Timothy
Protector of the Realm 2335 - present
Richard Calderon 2335 - 2387 Son of Sandra
Daniel Calderon 2387 - 2390 Son of Richard
Sigur Fonn 2390 - **** Regent for Amanda
Amanda Calderon **** - **** Daughter of Daniel
**** **** - ****
Amalthia Calderon *** - 2557[6] rule includes year 2528
Caterina Calderon 2557 - 2574[7] Protector during the Malagrotta Affair
Mitchell Calderon 2574 - 2587[8] Protector prior to and durring the Reunification War
Marantha Calderon 2587 - 2596 Daughter of Mitchell, Protector until the end of the Reunification War
Henry Calderon 2596 - 2629 Nephew of Marantha
"Protector, to the Protector" (Regent) Carlos Calderon 2629 - 2650 Cousin of Henry
Consuelo Calderon 2650 - 2671 Niece of Henry
Reginald Calderon 2671 - 2687 Great Grandson of Marantha
Jentarra Calderon 2687 - 2694 Daughter of Reginald
Brandon Calderon 2694 - 2725 Brother of Jentarra
Hampton Calderon 2725 - 2726 Son of Brandon
Nicoletta Calderon 2726 - 2801 Daughter of ****, Protector during the Amaris Crisis[9]
Semyon Calderon 2801 - 2816 Son of Nicoletta, Protector during the 1st Succession War[9]
Rayna Arantino 2816 - **** Replaced Semyon following his resignation, one of few non Calderons to hold the post [10]
Ignatius Calderon 2842 - 2884
**** **** - ****
Zarantha Calderon **** - 3017 Mother of Thomas Calderon
Thomas Calderon 3017 - 3055 Protector during the 3rd Succession War and 4th Succession War
Jeffrey Calderon 3055 - 3061 Son of Thomas - Assassinated on Detroit
Grover Shraplen 3061 - 3071
Boris Tharn 3074 - ****
Kaff Doru[11] **** - **** Dark Age era Leader

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Periphery p.71
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Periphery 2cnd Edition p.15
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manuel: Periphery p.50
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Inner Sphere (Sourcebook) p.106
  5. 20 Year Update p.75
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 62
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 62
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 62
  9. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 66, "Nicoletta Calderon"
  10. First Succession War, pp. 101-103 "The Succession War (2786-2821) - Hard Times: The Decline of the Periphery - The Taurian-Canopian War (2813-2814)"
  11. Touring the Stars, p. 91 - Taurian Concordat/Calderon Protectorate section

Bibliography[edit]