Elections and Power Changes Power within the Cartel is gained through simple elections and accumulated votes. These elections are known as Votes of Honor, and meetings at which they take place are known as Parley. The total vote-value an individual accumulates during a Vote of Honor is known as Favor or Honor.
The act of Parley is held in a neutral location once a seven-day notice has been given. During Parley, no violence may occur unless in defense of those present, or with the consent of the entire attending membership. Parley generally occurs once every ninety days, or one per season.
Each member has a vote worth the number of their tier. For instance, a Master (tier 5) has five votes, while a Cartelites (tier 2) has two votes. Members may also gain or lose a vote worth depending on their earned Titles.
Grandmaster Elections shall occur at the end of a season for a period of no more than three weeks. For a more thorough explanation of the Grandmaster Election please review this article.
Week 1 Candidates may name themselves or be nominated by another member. Any Cartelite (Tier 2) or above may become a candidate.
Week 2 The Candidate Favor or Honor shall be winnowed as Candidates must find backing from enough supporters to equal a voting worth (added total of numbers equal to the characters' Tier) of ten. Those who fail to do so will be removed from the election.
Week 3 A debate is schedule for the Grandmaster candidates as poll opens for a the final week. Votes will be held on following the same basic rules as voting for a new Master. Members may vote once for each character showing independent consideration for each Candidate. The candidate that wins two of the three Sects wins the Election.