Assign Monarch: Every kingdom must have one character as the monarch. A good monarch can go a long way to improve the productivity and loyalty of all your provinces. Whenever a monarch dies, you must select a successor to take his place. Tradition constrains those whom you may choose as a new monarch as follows: 1) The monarch must be either a NOBLE of your kingdom or else a character from the same family as the previous monarch (have the same last name). 2) If their are no nobles or royal family, you must choose from among your PRIESTS, HEROES, and GENERALS. 3) If you have none of those characters, you may choose either a WIZARD, AGENT or your ADJUTANT-GENERAL. If you do not choose a new monarch or attempt to break tradition, then the royal court will select the new monarch using rules 1,2,3 above. Remember, monarchs have LIFETIME assignments. Thus it is not necessary to use a declaration order assigning a character to be a monarch if that character is already a monarch. It is required that each kingdom have a monarch at all times. Thus if your original monarch dies you will need to assign a new monarch on the turn in which the old monarch dies. If no such declaration order is issued your Chancellor will automatically select a new monarch for the kingdom. The monarch may be commanded to "Actively Rule" on the same turn in which they are assigned a rulership position. Example:
I DECLARE (character ID) (M)onarch
Assign Province Ruler: Provinces are more productive and loyal when they have an effective character as their ruler. Any type of character may rule a province. A province ruler must be picked from among those of your characters who were born in that province. If none of your unassigned characters were born in that province, you may assign the character of your choice. You may not assign the tasks of ruling more than one province to a single character. Your Chancellor is pre-assigned as the ruler of your capital province. Remember, provincial rulers have LIFETIME assignments. Thus it is not necessary to use a declaration order assigning a character to be a province ruler if that character is already a province ruler. It is not required that each province has a province ruler, however, provinces without rulership will suffer for the lack. The provincial rulers may be commanded to actively rule on the same turn in which they are assigned a rulership position. Example:
I DECLARE (Character ID) (R)ule (P)rovince (XYZ)
Note: Neither a province ruler nor monarch may "retire". Rulership is a
lifetime assignment. However, a province ruler may abdicate his title to
become a monarch. In such cases you may assign a new province ruler to the
province vacated on that same turn.