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Kumatuya Election

This spreadsheet shows an analysis of the election to find a successor to the God Emperor Nuhuron; at issue, whether Ykoriana’s brother, Tyatxungo, should be elected, or her charismatic half-brother, Kumatuya, the favourite son of the deceased God Emperor—knowing that whoever wins will become her husband. For what follows, it might be useful to refer to theĀ Imperial House family tree. Kumatuya’s faction has his own blood-rank three votes; those of his mother, Nurpayahras and almost […]

The Chamber of the Three Lands

The Chamber of the Three Lands is a cave lying at the heart of the Halls of Thunder where the Chosen gather to elect a new God Emperor. The interior of this chamber is described in great detail in the chapter of The Chosen, “The Election”. The diagram shows an end elevation (showing the position of the immense stone bell) of the Chamber with a plan superimposed. In the plan, it can be seen that […]


Voting processes are ubiquitous among the Chosen and are based on blood-rank. Only those who are of the Great are ‘enfranchised’ and, of these, women and minors are generally excluded. (In this case, the House of the Masks is to be considered to be of the Great.) Among the Lesser Chosen, voting systems do occur for votes carried out within their Houses, but these use methods not based on blood-rank. Votes, then, are cast according […]