For every Caesar saw for himself some great advantage in the services of so great
a man as Kronus, for by his skills in making war would they hope to become foremost
in the conquering of new lands and resources, to earn for themselves by so great
a feat, the title of Vice Regent to the empire.
Summary: During the First Track of the world of the First Power, the line of imperial
authority in the Drakonian Empire consisted of three main positions of power: the
Emperor, the Regent, and the Vice Regent. The position of Vice Regent was highly
sought after, as it provided opportunity to seize the throne (3:15:37-39).
For in the Empire of Drakonia was it possible that the Vice Regent should seize for
himself the greatest prize of all, to become in himself the Emperor; for by the law
of the land was it certain that if the Emperor die, then is the Regent made to succeed
Having but one year only, according to the law, to secure the allegiance of all the
men of power; and if he succeed in doing this, then is he crowned the Emperor, to
rule supreme and undisputed within the borders of the realm.
But if he fail to secure the allegiance of all the men of power, being seen in himself
as weak and ineffectual, then is he killed through the treachery and cunning of the
Vice Regent, and all his house also; by this means would the empire avoid civil war;
then is the Vice Regent crowned Emperor instead.