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Senate of Yamatai

The Imperial Senate of Yamatai consists of the elected system representatives of citizens of the Yamatai Star Empire which acts under the authority granted to them by The Constitution of Yamatai Star Empire. Oversight of the senate falls directly to the elected Imperial Premier who is responsible for moderating discussion in the Senate to ensure fairness and compromise but the Empress/Emperor holds the authority to approve or veto proposals made by the Senate if she/he feels the proposals violate/conform to the ideals of the The Constitution of Yamatai Star Empire. There are presently no term limits for Senators but there is a 5 year term limit for the Imperial Premier. It sits in the Imperial Palace.

History of the Senate

The Imperial Senate was first created in YE 23 with the creation of Proposal #1, The Imperial Advisor Act, in which Taisho Ketsurui Yui named advisors to help form the Yamataian government until the senate could be formed which formed the two government branches of Yamatai Star Empire.

Imperial Decree 15 by Emperor Kitsurugi Uesu in YE 28, was based on and superseded Proposal #2 - Voting Procedure Act and #32 - Update to Voting Procedure Act, shifting from weighted votes of individual citizens to votes placed by System representatives.

In YE 30 the senate saw a change in policies as Emperor Kitsurugi Uesu resigned and named, Taisho Motoyoshi Katsuko as Empress. The senate proposed and participated in the International Relations Conference of YE 30 with delegates from Elysian Celestial Empire, Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia, Kohana and even, Melisson representing the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX).

Imperial Decree 19 issued by Empress Motoyoshi Katsuko removed the Senate's ability to effect matters directly concerning the Star Army of Yamatai. Later in YE 30, the senate was expanded to include all Yamataian Citizens, but this was later rescinded under Empress Himiko I in YE 34 with the passing of Proposal 104 and restructured under the adoption of The Constitution of Yamatai Star Empire.

Responsibilities of the Senate

The Constitution of Yamatai Star Empire places the powers and responsibilities of the Senate as the following:

  1. The Imperial Senate is vested with the power to create and revise law, by way of the creation of a Proposal which must be approved by majority vote and presented to the Emperor or Empress for approval or veto. In all cases of creating a law, the essential rights of all citizens must be respected.
  2. The power to override vetoes by the Emperor or Empress of Yamatai provided that over 80% of the Senate votes to override the veto.
  3. The Imperial Senate is vested with the power to manage the financial and material resources of the Empire, with the exclusion of those designated for defense.
  4. The Imperial Senate has the sole power to elect and direct the Imperial Premier of Yamatai.

The Imperial Premier

The Constitution of Yamatai Star Empire designates the Imperial Premier as the executive director of the government’s various departments and moderator of the Imperial Senate, ensuring there is compromise and fairness. She is a liaison between the State and the People. The Imperial Premier is vested with the power to conduct foreign affairs on behalf of the Empire and to create treaties with other nations, subject to approval by the Emperor or Empress of Yamatai. She can also appoint and direct leaders of government departments responsible for Imperial business.

The current Imperial Premier as of YE 45 is Anslen Volontany. The previous Imperial Premier was Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko.

The Senate in Roleplay

The Senate has been an ongoing Faction plot that primarily deals with generating the laws, treaties and policies that govern the Yamatai Star Empire and Star Army of Yamatai since 2003. It is the chance as a player to directly impact the IC setting and government of the Yamatai Star Empire through political roleplay to the setting. It has no GM in a traditional sense but is governed by the GMs that play the Empress/Emperor, Wes and Premier, Soban.

Senate discussions are located in the Yamatai Government Forum and can be found under the thread prefixes: “Senate - VOTING” ; “Senate - PASSED”; “Senate - Defeated” ; Senate - MISC“ and “Imperial Degree” for faster sorting under the forum search options.

Becoming a Senator

As a player, you may claim any unclaimed worlds by posting in the OOC thread and then being granted it by Wes.


Here is the following criteria for approval:

  • You have to like Yamatai, don't go trying to sabotage it from the inside.
  • You're a elected official, have some sense. You will be expected to be the curator for your chosen world and may be prompted to add content to it.
  • After you are approved, you can bring a relevant character, if any, or create a new NPC.
    • New NPCs must be approved, still, however the process is much more lenient.

Once done - Welcome to the Senate! Don't forget to edit the information into this page when you're done.

Removal of Senators

Senators whose players have been inactive for at least a year may be removed1).

New Automated List

This list is complied from the YSE Politics Struct.

#PageOfficeDistrictPolitical PartyCharacter Owner
1SachikoSystem SenatorxiuluriaAmetheliana
2Airwin CaeyaraSystem SenatorAkina SystemIndepdendentAndrew
3Argyris "Tiger" AparallactusSystem SenatorEssia SystemDiscourseSoban
4Yokota TamafuneSystem SenatorFujikoIndepdendentDemibear
5WularuSystem SenatorGashmereIndepdendentGabriel
6KoyamaSystem SenatorJiyuu SystemBellflowerSoresu
7Kára KuroganeSystem SenatorKoukotsu SystemIndepdendentYuuki
8Shimizu-Motoyoshi Akina (清水本吉明菜)System SenatorNatariaBellflowerMiyako
9Pitz RiaSystem SenatorShugosha SystemBellflowerSageshooter
10Maeda YusukeSystem SenatorTami Systemraz
11HanakoSystem SenatorYamatai Star SystemBellflowerWes

Current Senators

Taken from every empire system with a total (non-refugee) population of one million or higher and any special exceptions.

Former Senators

Previous Senate Proposals

These are the proposals the senate has voted on.

Number Title Result Notes
1 Imperial Advisor Act Passed
2 Imperial Voting Procedure Act Passed Updated by Proposal #32
3 Basic Laws Act Passed
4 Star Army Military Laws Passed Became part of Star Army Regulations in YE 38
5 Star Army Signatures Act Passed
6 Corporate Support Act of YE 23 Passed Major Corporations/Yamatai will work together to build the economy.
7 Corporate Government Act Defeated Major Corporations need to named and recognized by the senate.
8 Living Property Act Passed Overturned (slavery banned in YE 30)
9 GSA-OAM Treaty Passed
10 GSA-Federation Treaty Passed (From Python Fleet crossover)
11 Corporate Economics Act Defeated
12 1st GSE-OAM Treaty
13 Right to Life Act Passed Made murder illegal.
14 Defeated
15 Sexual Assault Provention Act Passed Defined “sexual assault” and “rape”, made such acts illegal.
16 2nd GSE-OAM Treaty
17 Formatting of Law Proposals Passed Standardized the format in which new laws are presented.
19 (Treaty)
20 Torture Act Passed Made torture illegal.
23 (Treaty)
24 Creation of Star Army Awards Passed
25 Prisoners of War Act Passed
26 Limitation Of Intercrew Fighting Passed
28 Soldier to Soldier Combat Passed
29 Currency Passed Created KS
30 Currency in Circulation Passed
31 Effect of Law Passed Prevents laws from being retroactive
32 Update to Imperial Voting Procedure Act Passed
33 Drug Act Passed Later modified by #53
34 Malingering Passed Became part of Star Army Regulations
35 Stealing Passed
36 Misbehavior Before the Enemy Passed Became part of Star Army Regulations
37 Spies Passed
38 Kessaku Electronic Systems Passed
39 Restrictions on Cloning and ST Passed
40 Qel Noran Shipyards Passed
41 Treaty with The Republic Of Delvenus Passed
42 Kessaku annexation by Qel'noran Shipyards Defeated
43 Qel Noran Shipyards Loss Of Major Corporation Status Defeated
45 Privacy Act Passed Overturned by #47
46 War with the Jaaq'tah Alliance Passed See: Enemies of Yamatai
47 Removal Of Proposal 45 Overturned #45: Privacy Act
48 Slavery In The Star Empire Passed Overturned (slavery banned in YE 30)
49 Possessions Of The Dead Passed
50 Marriage Defeated
51 Sexual Relations Defeated
52 Marriage Act Passed Re-proposal of #50
53 Correction Of the Drug Act Modified #33 (Drug Act)
57 Treaty With Gashmere Passed
58 Nekovalkyrja Re-integration Plan Defeated
59 Treaty With The Ixari Passed Obsolete - Ixari species no longer in Kikyo Sector
60 Treaty With The Neocron Ascendancy Passed
61 Unified Law Act Passed
62 Species Management Plan Passed Was revised version of #58
63 Unified Law And Military Regulations Passed
64 Electronic Funds Passed Eliminated KS Coins in favor of the KS Card
65 Nanotechnology Restrictions Defeated
66 Low Tech Relations With Planet Fenyar Passed Covers contact with all Protected Low Tech Planets
67 Military Centralization Act of YE 28 Passed
? Treaty With Lor Declined This was renegotiated later
68 Request For Fenyar's Admission To The YSE Passed They are no longer part of the YSE
69 Treaty With Ohara Passed
70 Special Investigation Into The Empress Ayame's Death Passed Overturned by #71
71 Cancellation Of Proposal 70 Passed
72 Trans-universal Corporate Expansion Defeated
73 Border Protection Act Defeated
74 Gate System Passed
75 (1) Amendment To Treaty With Ohara Passed
75 (2) Memory Backup Protection Act of YE 30 Passed
76 (1) Request For Relief Support For Lor Passed
76 (2) Military Decentralization Act Defeated
77 (1) Proposal for Unified Salvaging Regulations Defeated
77 (2) Military Privateer Act Defeated
78 (1) Lorath Starfleet Passed
78 (2) Cloned Humans Ban Act Passed
79 System Defense Forces Defeated
80 (1) Proposal #80 - Nepleslia's Ultimatum Defeated
80 (2) Reorganization of Phodian Defense Forces Passed Created the Ohara Planetary Defense Militia
81 (1) Repealing of Taisho Yui's Species Restriction Vetoed
81 (2) Establish Diplomacy with the SMX Passed
82 (1) Extradition Policies Defeated
82 (2) Armed Forces Reporting Act Passed
83 Proposal #83 Amendment to the Imperial Voting Act Passed
83 (2) Definition and Rights of the Individual Act Defeated
85 First Contact Procedures Act Passed YSE's ratification of the Rights of Early Contact
86 (1) Temporary Cease Expansion Act Defeated Covered by the IAA
86 (2) Star Army Marriage Act Defeated
87 Amendment to Senate Voting Procedure Passed
88 Marine Life Protection Act Passed
89 Anti-Cannibalism Act Passed
90 Anti-Price Gouging Law Defeated
91 Cultural Preservation Act Defeated
92 Protection of AI Withdrawn
93 Freedom Act Defeated
94 Amendment To Voting Procedure Defeated
95 (1) Protection of Artificial Intelligence Passed
95 (2) Clarification to Neko Law Passed
96 Return To Old Voting Procedure Vetoed
97 Amendment of Voting Procedure Withdrawn
98 Motion to Overturn Veto of #96 Defeated
99 Senate Voting Fairness Act Passed
100 Nekovalkyrja Are A Species Defeated The Empress later declared the Nekovalkyrja a species
101 Nekovalkyrja Law Clarification 2 Passed
102 Restoration Legislation Defeated
103 Cultural Foodstuffs Preservation Act Defeated
104 Restoration Of System Senators Passed
105 Clarification Amendment Regarding Military Senators Passed
106 Administration Of The Senate And Its Proceedings Passed
107 Stolen Valor And Government Impersonation Passed
109 Tobacco for Export Act Defeated
110 Love Day Passed Created the Feb 14 holiday
112 Ratifying DATASS Defeated
113 Proposal #113 Special Proposals for Amendments Passed
114 Special Proposal #114 Local Governments Act Withdrawn
120 Proposal#120 - Formation of the Yamatai Emergency Management Agency Passed

OOC Notes

Interior image purchased from VectorToons by Wes and modified by Wes.

faction/yamatai/senate.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/29 06:43 by wes