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6.7.1 CONTENTIONS

Elections in Imperian takes place when someone who does not hold a particular
position (such as Guildmaster or Mukhtar/Caliph) decides that he or she wants
to challenge someone currently in that position. Of course, the person being
challenged must be in the same guild or city (whichever is relevant) to the
person doing the challenging. The commands to involve oneself in elections are
CONTEST and RUN (syntax for these is explained below).

In order to begin an election in a guild, only one challenger is needed. In
order to begin an election in a city or forest council, two challengers must be
found before an election may take place. In the case of an election for an
empty position in a ruling council, there must be a total of three participants
for the election to open.

CONTEST <person> AS <position> OF <city or guild name>
CONTEST <person> AS HEAD OF <clan>

  - Challenge someone for a position of power. For instance:
      CONTEST ODYSSUES AS MUKHTAR OF ANTIOCH
      CONTEST CZEVAK AS GUILDMASTER OF REVENANTS
  - This will create an initial contention for the position.
    Other future candidates will be required to use RUN to
    participate in this election.
  - If a position of power is currently empty, (there are only
    four Mukhtars in Antioch, instead of the necessary five)
    you may use the keyword EMPTY to begin an election. IE:
      CONTEST EMPTY AS MUKHTAR OF ANTIOCH
  - You must be at least guild level 3 in your guild to contest
    a guildmaster.
  - Costs 10,000 gold to contest.

RUN IN <election number> FOR <position> OF <city or guild name>
RUN IN <election number> FOR HEAD OF <clan>

  - Put your name into an contention/election that already
    exists. For instance:
      RUN IN 41340 FOR MUKHTAR OF ANTIOCH
  - All requirements are the same as for using CONTEST

ELECTION <#> REMOVE <name>

  - Remove yourself from an election.