You have to give the Burning Lands (Aramithris) a worthy reason to want to get behind a movement like this because frankly, it’s his game and he doesn’t have to change if he doesn’t want to. Why would the Burning Lands want to back a movement that takes their dream away from them or modifies it in a way that no longer fits them?
Aramithris has previously stated that he would back a form of interkingdom government. However, it must be well-written. It must have a 10-year goal in mind from the beginning. It must have the support of Amtgard in general. And most important of all, it must have the support of the BLBOD (Aramithris). Sounds pretty simple, right? Read on, true believer...
A separation of BLBOD and Amtgard, Inc. BOD
It’s the only way to be able to come to a mutually beneficial agreement among all parties. The BLBOD needs only to be concerned with Burning Lands mundane affairs, period. However, an Amtgard, Inc. BOD should be concerned with all Amtgard affairs.
The need for separation between the two is obvious. There should be 2 distinct BODs. The Burning Lands can elect their BLBOD any way they see fit because, frankly, it’s a Burning Lands matter and not a matter for the rest of Amtgard. The Amtgard, Inc. BOD could consist of 1 representative from each Kingdom (12 Total). Each representative would be elected by their Kingdom in much the same fashion as the IRCA. That is more than fair and should appeal to the fundamentalists in the Burning Lands just as much as the radicals in the Wetlands.
The changeover process would be simple and wouldn’t require the treason & massive amount of signatures that the IKBOD is proposing. In short, there’s no reason to not expect this change. The ball's in your court!
In conclusion, it’s painfully obvious to see the steps needed to achieve this goal. It won’t be a broad sweep of changes but more a logical progression in the way things should already be. With this article, I can only hope that we evolve into the game we should have been 5 years ago.
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