What is the Interstellar Quorum?
Aliases: Representative Quorum, Funnel of Seats, Quorum
The Interstellar Quorum is the political debating arena for the Alliance of Planets. The Interstellar Quorum is situated inside Quorum Treaty, at the very centre of the space station. It is a vast metallic amphitheatre made up of seats in a funnel formation. Before the space station Quorum Treaty was built, planets in the Alliance across D’Olex took turns at hosting a Sitting (gathering).
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Long before the events of book one in the series Lore of Energy and Light® took place, the “treaty of the many” was solidified by giving Representatives from each planet a voice in interstellar affairs. Representatives were able to speak on behalf of a planet at a sitting of the Quorum. Some Representatives are appointed to their position either by their home planet’s administration or by the Interstellar Quorum itself.
“Thousands of staggered seats formed a majestic spiral. And Yesmane knew upon these seats would sit the privileged asses of representatives. Hundreds of representatives made up the Interstellar Quorum, a stage where the policies of the Alliance were debated and decreed. Here concordance was law.”
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A debate in the Interstellar Quorum is called a Count. The purpose of a Count is to pass a decree, and all planets in the Alliance must accept the decision. Representatives speak and/or vote at Counts on behalf on the planet they represent. The Interstellar Quorum plays a big role in the book series.