THE TRIUMVIRI - THE PILLARS
The Three Triumvir (individual pillars) that form the framework for every witherward are Scientem, Proelium, and Diplomaticum. Each Triumvir is overseen by two Collective Chorus Triumvirit Deducendae, and headed by their respective Vox Triumvir (Ministre PlÚnipotentiaire/Consul).
The Vox Triumvir (plenipotentiary) is invested with the full power of independent action on behalf of the Collective Chorus. These Vox Triumvir oversee their individual pillar as they best see fit according to the mandates or demands of the Collective Chorus. Each Vox Triumvir is directly connected to the Collective Chorus' cybersnaptic body.
Each Pillar is comprised of multiple Academies. The overarching term "academy" is misleading in that it does not denote a place of learning; it is in reference to a collection of knowledge relating to a specific group of disciplines that intertwine with each other. Each Academy is governed by a Praetor appointed by its plenipotentiary. The proper term of address for the praetor is Madam, Sir, or Knev (gender-inclusive species).
TRIUMVIR SCIENTEM - THE FIRST PILLAR
Veritas Mihi Ostenditur (Latin)
With Science as my vehicle,
Truth is revealed to me (English)
The primary Pillar and the one most occluded from public view, the Triumivr Scientem is responsible for the development, implementation and advancement of science and technology within the Witherward. It works in direct support of the Greater Nifidium Convocation's mission. It is the most complex of all Pillars, beholden to no other Pillar or Academy yet responsible for providing the research and mechanisms to keep the society running. It is sometimes referred to as the "Silent Pillar" given that hasn't any public voice.
TRIUMVIRIT DEDUCENDAE: Caesious, Celadon
VOX TRIUMVIR: Sir Mauzik Vesh, Ministre PlÚnipotentiaire.
Praetor: Madam Pearl Rabta, Sc.D.lib
The storehouse of all knowledge and theorem.
Praetor: Sir Anston K. Hess, Sc.D.med
Concerned primarily with the art of healing, this Academy applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through medication or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as genetic modification, prostheses, biologics, and pharmaceuticals among others. (Academy of Medicine.)
Praetor: Sir Makisig Bautista, Sc.D.nat
This academy bears the responsibility for investigation, exploration and research pertaining to matters outside the Greater Convocation. It is often called upon by the Diplomaticum when a xeno ambassador requires special housing. The Sciscitatio is commonly referred to as the Grey Offices due to the vast amount of foreign technology and weapons rumored to be under scrutiny therein.
Praetor: Madam Leandra Anderson, Sc.D.biomed
The core of the First Pillar, this academy conducts creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of the universe and the beings within it, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications, and is referred to as the Academy of Science. Applied sciences within this academy, to include but limited to genome sequencing, construct development and design, weapon and vehicle fabrication, interstellar travel belong to a department known as the Academy of Technology.
TRIUMVIR PROELIUM - THE SECOND PILLAR
HEREWARD MAGISTER UTRISQUE MILITIAE: Sir Grundle Baconni, GNCLMUM
TRIUMVIRIT DEDUCENDAE: Ianthine, Ponceau
VOX TRIUMVIR: Sir Argus Maithe, Ministre PlÚnipotentiaire
Academy of War
Praetor: Madam Margda M. Nomandi, Magister Militum
Academy of Proelium Technology
Praetor: Sir Alec Blythe II, Administrationem
Academiae Iustitiam et Iudicium
Praetor: Knev Hithwitl n'Taeth
This academy, as with all witherwards, functions only at an Eleventh Tier or lower level. It is responsible for justice and the criminal court system.
TRIUMVIR DIPLOMATICUM - THE THIRD PILLAR
The Third Pillar is the largest of the three pillars and is often depicted as the base of the triangle. It concerns itself with diplomatic relations with foreign nations, but also serves to hold the witherward's interior in place and running like clockwork.
TRIUMVIRIT DEDUCENDAE: Tilleul, Isabelline
VOX TRIUMVIR: Madam Fiona Gualtier, Ministre PlÚnipotentiaire
Academy of Diplomatic Relations | Corps Diplomatique
Praetor: currently vacant, Collective Chorus in appointment phase
The Swithwardian Corps Diplomatique concentrates on foreign and security policy, trade policy and development policy as well as on significant foreign policy issues and international relations in general. The Ministry also assists other branches of government in the coordination of international affairs.
Corps Diplomatique Ministries
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Michael L. Delionni, Minister)
Ministry of Ambassador and Consulate Affairs (Aubrey DeStephano, Minister)
Ministry of International Development (Jorgen Banks, Minister)
Academy of Interior
Praetor: Sir Jose S. Martinez
Despite its name, the Academy of the Interior has a different role from that of the interior ministries of other nations, which are usually responsible for police matters and internal security. The Interior covers matters pertaining to communities, culture, housing, sports, public works and local governance.
Ministry of Internal Affairs (Franklin Manzanni Jr, Minister)
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Skills (Matilda M. Pinot, Minister)
Ministry of Civil Courts (Edwin Griffith, Minister)
Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport (Karl H. Schmitt, Minister)
Ministry of Energy and Climate Change (James L Oakley II, Sc.D.nat, Minister)
Ministry of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Francesca T. DiBiasi, Sc.D.agri, Minister)
Ministry of Philosophy and Religion (Anthony J. Hopsell, Minister)
Ministry of Social Progress and Welfare (Christiana M. Parker, Minister)
Ministry of Transport (Johnathan R. Reynolds, Minister)
Ministry of Work and Pensions (Ito Tanaka, Minister)
Academy of Education
Praetor: Sir Lewis E. Matthews
The Academy of Education works in tandem with the Triumvir Scientum to provide education to all Swithwardians regardless of age or species. It oversees all schools, primary to graduate.