"Sed fortuna, quae plurimum potest cum in reliquis rebus tum praecipue in bello, parvis momentis magnas rerum commutationes efficit; ut tum accidit."

C. Iulius Caesar - Commentarii de Bello Civili Bk III.68

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Constitutional crazy cat

The cat is out of the bag; the Collegium Pontificum is in reality bullet resistant from all but the most determined (and likely most unconstitutional) actions. The constitution grants them exemption, it appears, from interference even by the people in comitia.

It seems likely that protections put in place at the founding of Nova Roma to protect the Religio and the Collegium from unwarranted meddling may have started ticking like an unearthed unexploded bomb.

Who will be the Consuls riding this piece of devastating ordnance to places and situations as yet unknown? If I were a candidate for the curule chair in this election I may be wondering which friendly doctor I could go to, to get a sick note to exempt me from an election that could be the equiavalent of taking the final walk to the gallows.