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College of Cardinals
Type Electoral body
Legal status active
Purpose/focus Choosing new Pope
Headquarters St. Peter's Basilica
Location Rome
Official languages Latin
Parent organization Catholic Church
Affiliations Pope

The College of Cardinals is the collection of Cardinals within the Roman Catholic Church. Each Cardinal is appointed by the Pope and represents the upper echelon of the Catholic Church.The College is responsible for selecting the next Pope whenever the incumbent dies or decides to resign. 

Rules for Players

For more player involvement, each player will be able to decide the vote of his or her respective Cardinals. If you do not sign off in the section below before the next turn after the Papal death it will be assumed that you are not interested in voting and your votes will go to Callum. NPC votes also go to Callum. 

Since the reform of Leo X in his 1506 Bull Ecclesiam Cardinalibus, in order to be elected Pope, only a simple majority must be obtained. As there are fifteen Cardinals, there must be a vote of eight in order to become Pope. Cardinals are allowed to vote for themselves, but it is discouraged. 

Per the 1762 Lateran V Council, the election of a non-Latin Rite Pope must be succeeded by the election of two Latin Rite popes. 

In 1771 Pope Innocent IX issued the Bull Cardinalibus Novus increasing the number of cardinals to 21, thereby raising the number required for a majority to 21. 

Current College

The current College is composed of fifteen Cardinals. Unless otherwise stated, Cardinals are appointed on the Feast of the Assumption: August 15. 

Position Nation
Ecumenical Patriarch Belka
Latin Patriarch Papal States
Patriarch of the Northern Rite Prussia
Patriarch of the East [Nestorian] Mongolia
Archbishop of Cologne Cologne
Vicar-General of Rome Papal States
Archbishop of Paris France
Archbishop of Vienna Austria
Archbishop of Brussels Burgundy
Archbishop of Lisbon Iberia
Archbishop of Canterbury Great Britain
Archbishop of Dresden Saxony
Archbishop of Venice Italy
Archbishop of Naples Sicily
Archbishop of Valencia  Iberia
Metropolitan of Vasiligrad Belka

Papal Conclave, 1404-1405

This College was composed of fifteen Cardinals, down from sixteen in the last Papal Conclave in 1389. Strikeouts represent Cardinals who died in the process of selection. 

Name Appointed Nation
Landolfo Maramaldo 1381, December 21 Naples
Angelo Acciaioli 1384, December 17 Florence
Francesco Carbone Tomacelli 1384, December 17 Naples
Angelo d'Anna de Sommariva 1384, December 17 Naples
Rinaldo Brancaccio 1384, December 17 Naples
Bálint Alsáni 1384, December 17 Hungary
Ludovico Fieschi 1384, December 17 Genoa
Enrico Minutoli 1389, December 18 Naples
Cosimo Gentile Migliorati 1389, December 18 Naples
Cristoforo Maroni 1389, December 18 Rome
Baldassare Cossa 1402, February 27 Bologna
Pietro II di Candia 1402, February 27 Milan
Antonio Caetani 1402, February 27 Aquileia
Thomas Pupio 1402, February 27 Provence
Lope de Mendoza 1402, February 27 Castile

Please cast your votes for a particular candidate below. 

  • Lope de Mendoza votes for himself. ~Edge because Mp is a bum
  • Pietro II di Candia nominates his close friend, Francesco Carbone Tomacelli, for the esteemed position of the Pope. ~Rex
  • Ludovico Fieschi votes for Francesco Carbone Tomacelli. ~Oct
  • Balint Alsani votes for Cristoforo Maroni ~Lieu
  • Thomas Pupio votes on his Castillian friend, Lope de Mendoza. ~Nic
  • All of Naples's cardinals (Maramaldo, Tomacelli, Sommariva, Brancaccio, Minutolo, and Migliorati) vote for Naples's eldest clergyman in the College of Cardinals, Landolfo Maramaldo. ~Pyra
  • The other four cardinals vote for Cosimo Gentile Migliorati. -MP

Because no one was voted in as Pope this turn, the vote will go into next turn. Maroni is eliminated, leaving only Migliorati, Maramaldo, and Mendoza to contest the papacy. Vote below.

  • Ludovico Fieschi votes for Landolfo Maramaldo. ~Oct
  • All remaining Neapolitan cardinals continue to vote for Landolfo Maramaldo. ~Pyra
  • Pupio votes on Lope de Mendoza. ~Nic
  • Mendoza votes for himsel again. ~Edge
  • Pietro II di Candia casts his vote for Landolfo Maramaldo. -Rex
  • Balint Alsani votes for Angelo Acciaioli ~Lieu
  • Angelo Acciaioli (just realized I control Florence, and ergo Acciaioli) votes for Landolfo Maramaldo. ~Rex
  • He was a cardinal from Florence before you conquered his home city, he won't vote on your behalf. -MP
  • Florence votes for Angelo Acciaioli while the other two vote for Maramaldo. 

With nine votes, Maramaldo becomes Pope, taking the name Innocent VII. 

Papal Conclave, 1415-1417

Name Appointed Nation
Angelo d'Anna de Sommariva 1384, December 17 Naples
Rinaldo Brancaccio 1384, December 17 Naples
Ludovico Fieschi 1384, December 17 Genoa
Baldassare Cossa 1402, February 27 Bologna
Thomas Pupio 1402, February 27 Provence
Lope de Mendoza 1402, February 27 Castile
Jacobus Palladinus de Teramo 1410, February 27 Milan
Christian Ahlefeldt 1410, February 27 Norway
Pileo de’ Marini 1410, February 27 Genoa
Knut Bosson 1410, February 27 Sweden
Giordano Orsini 1414, February 27 Naples
Dživo Sorkočević 1414, February 27 Ragusa
Pedro Martínez de Luna 1414, February 27 Aragon
Gil Sánchez Muñoz 1414, February 27 Aragon
Angelo d'Accostella 1414, February 27 Rhodes

Jacobus Palladinus de Teramo votes for Ludovico Fieschi. -Rex

Dživo Sorkočević votes for Lope de Mendoza. -Sky

Angelo d'Accostella votes for Knut Bosson.

Ludovico Fieschi and Peilo di Marini vote for Fieschi. ~Oct

Pupio votes on his dope niqqa Lope for Pope. ~Nic

Knut Bosson votes for himself. ~AM

Christian Ahlefedt votes for Knut Bosson. -Belial

Everyone else votes for d'Accostella. As a result, the vote is now limited down to d'Accostella, Bosson and Fieschi.

Ludovico Fieschi and Peilo di Marini vote for Fieschi. ~Oct

Both de Luna and Munoz vote for Fieschi. ~Tim

Christian Ahlefedt votes for Knute Basson. -Belial

Angelo d'Accostella votes for himself. ~Cal

Pupio somewhat disappointed Lope is not elected, votes for d'Accostella.

Dživo Sorkočević votes for d'Accostella. ~Sky

Knut Bosson votes for himself. ~AM

Everyone else votes for d'Accostella, except for Teramo who votes for Fieschi. As a result, the vote is now limited down to d'Accostella and Fieschi. 

Both de Luna and Munoz vote for Fieschi. ~Tim

Christian Ahlefedt votes for d'Accostella. ~Belial

Thomas Pupio votes for d'Accostella. ~Nic

Angelo d'Accostella votes for himself. ~Cal

Dživo Sorkočević votes for d'Accostella. ~Skah

Knut Bosson votes for d'Accostella. ~AM

Jacobus Palladinus de Teramo votes once more for Ludovico Fieschi. -Rex

Everyone else votes for d'Accostella, except for Genoa's cardinals because Oct is lazy. As a result, d'Accostella is elected Pope by a vote of ten. He takes the name Callixtus III. 

Papal Conclave, 1448-1451

Name Appointed Nation
Lope de Mendoza 1402, February 27 Castile
Dživo Sorkočević 1414, February 27 Ragusa
Jean d'Orleans 1425, January 12 France
Heinrich Flozenberg 1436, January 13 Austria
Giovanni Corelli 1436, January 13 Italy
Juan Carlos Cortez 1436, January 13 Castile
Francis du Plessis  1436, January 13 France
Ferdinando Sporeto 1436, January 13 Naples
John Novelli 1440, January 13 Papal States
Littorio de Foreno 1440, December 20 Papal States
Carlos Fransistos 1440, December 20 Aragon
Giovanni Neoveno 1440, December 20 Papal States
John Kristatos 1440, December 20 Greece
Joseph Angelos 1440, December 20 Greece
Andrew Polemos 1440, December 20 Hospitallers

OOC NOTE: Lope de Mendoza would've died in 1445, so probably isn't visiting us at this Papal Conclave.

Ferdinando Sporeto nominates his friend, Giovanni Corelli.

Plessis votes on his Castillian friend Cortez.

Fransistos votes for Cortez of Castile. ~Tim

Dživo voted for Cortez ~Skyboi

John Kristatos and Joseph Angelos of Greece vote for John Novelli of the Papal States. -NathanialPrice

The three cardinals from the Papal States and the Hospitaller cardinal all vote for Cortez. ~Cal

Giovanni Corelli votes for John Novelli. Ferdinando Sporeto also changes his vote to Novelli. -Rex

Everyone else votes for Cortez (because they've had a chance to vote). Cortez of Castile becomes the new Pope and takes the name Callixtus IV. 

Papal Conclave 1477-1478

Name Appointed Nation Number of Votes Voted?
John Novelli 1440, January 13 Papal States Y
Littorio de Foreno 1440, December 20 Papal States Y
Carlos Fransistos 1440, December 20 Aragon 1 Y
Giovanni Neoveno 1440, December 20 Papal States 1 Y
John Kristatos (Greek Rite) 1440, December 20 Greece
Joseph Angelos (Greek Rite) 1440, December 20 Greece
Andrew Polemos 1440, December 20 Hospitallers Y
Giovanni Battista Orsini (lay) 1475, September 29 Hospitallers Y
Gunther von Rantzau (Reformed Northern Rite) 1475, September 29 Brandenburg Y
Fernando Perez 1476, August 15 Castile 10 Y
Pedro Manrique 1476, August 15 Castile Y
Emmerich von Berg 1476, August 15 Cologne Y
Antonio Ortolano 1476, August 15 Italy Y
Maxim Konstantinov (Bulgarian Rite) 1476, August 15 Bulgaria
Thomas Rotherham 1476, August 15 England Y

NOTE: Information in parentheses is an impediment to being elected to the papacy (ie they are a layman or are not of the Latin Rite). All cardinals, regardless of such impediments, can still vote. 

Votes:

Cardinal Carlos Fransistos nominates Fernando Perez for the Papacy.

Cardinal John Kristatos nominates Maxim Konstantinov for the Papacy.

Cardinal Joseph Angelo supports the nomination of Maxim Konstantinov for the Papacy.

As the Note above says, being of a non-Latin rite is an impediment to being elected. Feel free to cast a vote for any of the Cardinals without information in brackets. ~Cal

Cardinal Antonio Ortolano nominates Giovanni Neovano for the Papacy.

Cardinals Novelli, de Foreno, and Neoveno cast their votes for Perez. 

Rotherham votes for Perez

Cardinal Emmerich von Berg casts his vote for Perez.

Cardinal Gunther von Rantzau casts his vote for Perez

Cardinal Pedro Manrique supports his colleague and fellow Castilian Perez in his run for the Papacy.

Cardinal Fernando Perez nominates his Aragonese colleague Carlos Fransistos.

Cardinal Andrew Polemnos and Grandmaster Pierre d'Aubusson (Lay) vote for Fernando Perez.

As Perez has gained the majority required (10 votes) I think Perez would now be the presumptive Pope-elect. ~Tim

Yup, I agree:

Habemus papam! Fernando Perez of Castile succeeds his countryman to the Throne of St Peter and takes the name Leo X.

Papal Conclave 1520

Name Appointed Nation Number of Votes Voted
Littorio de Foreno 1440, December 20 Papal States X
Carlos Fransistos 1440, December 20 Iberia X
Giovanni Neoveno 1440, December 20 Papal States X
John Kristatos (Eastern Rite) 1440, December 20 Bulgaria X
Joseph Angelos (Eastern Rite) 1440, December 20 Bulgaria X
Andrew Polemos 1440, December 20 Hospitallers 1 X
Giovanni Battista Orsini (lay) 1475, September 29 Hospitallers X
Primate Gunther von Rantzau (Reformed Northern Rite) 1475, September 29 Brandenburg
Fernando Perez 1476, August 15 Iberia X
Pedro Manrique 1476, August 15 Iberia X
Rhoderich de la Mark 15--, August 15 Cologne X
Antonio Ortolano 1476, August 15 Italy X
Maxim Konstantinov (Eastern Rite) 1476, August 15 Bulgaria 4 X
Thomas Rotherham 1476, August 15 England 8 X
Markus Fugger 1497, August 15 Augsburg 1 X

Cardinals from NPCs will be controlled by mod random determination. Also, please remember that although you are voting now, the actual election is taking place in 1520. So do not write about the election in your turns until 1520.

Hold up, just realised. Don't the rules above give me the NPC votes? ~Cal

Sorry Cal, you're right. -Scraw

A surprise at the College of Cardinals! Cardinal Orsini tries to convince his fellow Cardinals that the men of the non-Latin rite should also be eligible for the papacy. He seeks the support of the Cardinals from the Bulgarian, Northern, and Greek Rites. -scraw

Papal States: The two States Cardinals are willing to accept the idea, but point out that as the Patriarch of the West and the bishop of a Latin-Rite diocese, the Papacy is a Latin-Rite position, meaning that were a non-Latin to be raised to the Holy See, he would have to be proficient in the Latin-Rite rubrics. They both vote for Rotherham

I think the Hospitallar is an NPC.

The Knights Hospitaller: Cardinal Andrew Polemos rejects the notion of Cardinal Orsini and instead votes for Markus Fugger. It is suspected that he may have been bribed. -S

Markus Fugger votes for Rotherham.

Rhoderich de la Mark votes for Rotherham.

All Iberian Cardinals place their votes for their English colleague Rotherham.

Thomas Rotherham is honoured by people supporting him. He agrees that the Pope and Catholic church is a Latin rite and so it would be insensible for someone of the non- Latin rite to be nominated. He nominates Andrew Polemos

John Kristatos, Joseph Angeolos, and Maxim Konstantov (also reigning as Ecumenical Patriarch currently) All vote for Cardinal Konstantov (this is 2 votes only is it not? not sure about the rules on self voting).

Callum just a note, yes I am voting Eastern Rite again, but there is a specific purpose and its not something that can be negated, this is a clear disunity in parts of the church. -Feud

No, dude. I'm going to have an Ecumenical Council to sort this stuff out. ~Cal

Antonio Ortolano votes Rotherham. ~Cal

Orsini votes Konstantinov to prove his point. ~Cal

Habemus Papam

After an unusually heavily contested Conclave, the Englishman Rotherham is elected Pope in 1520 by the closest of margins, coming to the throne of St Peter in a time of clear disunity and distrust throughout the Church. 

Papal Conclave 1545-6

Name Position Appointed Nation Number of Votes Voted?
Markus Fugger Bishop of Augsburg 1497

Augsburg

1 Y
Gerard Lumley Archbishop of York 1515 England Y
Himler von Stein Patriarch of the Northern Rite 1520 Brandenburg 8 Y
Luigi Pampani Vicar-General of Rome 1522 Papal States Y
Franz von Werden Bishop of Stettin 1533 Brandenburg Y
Alessandro Peroni Patriarch of the Latin Rite 1534 Papal States Y
Nicolas de Villiers (lay) Hospitaller Grand Master 1536 Hospitaller New Rhodes
Antonio da Cunha Archbishop of Lisbon 1537 Portugal 6 Y
Matteo Bortolucci Bishop of Ostia 1537 Papal States Y
Robert Bradford Archbishop of Canterbury 1537 England Y
Stanisław Strzelecki Archbishop of Łodz 1539 Poland (Council of Catholic Counts)
João Martins Archbishop of Braga 1539 Portugal  Y
Diego de Orbe Archbishop of Toledo 1539 Iberia Y
Andreas Boonen Bishop of Mechelen 1539 Burgundy Y
Aldrich von Munster Archbishop-Patriarch of Cologne 1443 Cologne Y

Remember that although you are voting now, the election does not take place in-game until 1545, so do not mention it in-turn until then.

Additionally, since the reforms of the Council of Cologne, any Cardinal can be elected Pope (although electing the layman de Villiers would be unusual since he would have to be ordained a priest, then a bishop, then made pope; and electing Fugger would be unwise since he's about a million years old)

Votes:

England: Gerald Lumley and Robert Bradford votes for XX Patriarch of the Northern Rite in an attempt to quell the rising differences between the Latin and northern rites combined with also supporting allies in Brandenburg.

Augsburg: Fugger votes for himself.

Papal States: Pampani, Peroni and Bortolucci vote for da Cunha of Lisbon. 

Prussia: Himmler von Steuin and Franz von Werden vote for von Stein.

Portugal: João Martins votes for Antonio da Cunha, who voted for himself.

Iberia: Diego de Orbe of Toledo votes for Cunha

Andreas Boonen: Andeas Boonen votes for von Stein.

Cologne: Archbishop-Patriarch Aldrich von Munster votes for von Stein.

Poland (Catholic Council): Archbishop Stanislaw Cardinal Strzelecki votes for von Stein in the hope of getting Imperial aid for the Catholics in Poland.

Hospitaller New Rhodes: Votes for von Stein in the interests of strengthening Church unity

Habemus papam!

Himler von Stein is elected the first non-Latin Pope, and takes the name Gregory XII, after Gregory V, the only other German pope in history. 

Papal Conclave 1579-1580

Name Position Appointed Nation Number of Votes Voted?
Samuel Toth Archbishop of Prague 1573 Bohemia X
Aldrich of Cologne Archbishop-Patriarch of Cologne 1543 Cologne
Gunther Brewer Patriarch of the Northern Rite 1549 Prussia 4 X
Francois Vilette Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller 1568 Hospitaller New Rhodes X
Vittorio Mastroianni Vicar-General of Rome 1553 Papal States X
Guglielmo Roncali Patriarch of the Latin Rite 1564 Papal States 9 X
Ludwig Lieberman Bishop of Stettin 1549 Prussia X
Jens zu Bauerhof Bishop of Königsburg 1571 Prussia X
Michał Czacki Bishop of Warsaw 1549 Poland (Catholic League) X
Alpjonse de Bourgerac Bishop of Nantes 1556 France X
Gerald Percy Archbishop of York 1556 England X
Rodrigo Gracia Archbishop of Madrid 1561 Iberia
Georges Mercurian Archbishop of Liege 1561 Burgundy X
Paul Jersey Archbishop of Canterbury 1567 England X
Karl Voermaan Bishop of Maastricht 1576 Burgundy X

Remember, although you are voting now the election does not start in-game until 1579. Also, given the long reign of the Northern-Rite Gregory XII, electing a Latin-Rite Pope would be beneficial to keep the Latins happy.

Paul Jeresy and Gerald Percy vote for Guglielmo Roncali.

Francois Villette votes for Guglielmo Roncali.

Karl Voermaan and Georges Mercurian vote for Gunther Brewer.

Michał Czacki and Gerald Percy votes for Samuel Toth

I don't know who this guy is or why he thinks he can control both Catholic League Poland and an English cardinal (who has already voted...) ~Cal

Vittorio Mastroianni and Guglielmo Roncali vote for Roncali. 

Lieberman,and Bauerhof all vote for Brewer to assume papacy. 

Toth and Brewer vote for Roncali

Czacki and de Bourgerac vote for Roncalli ~Cal

Habemus papam! Having received more than the required eight votes, Roncalli is elected Pope, and takes the name Innocent VIII

Papal Conclave 1622-

Name Position Appointed Nation Number of Votes Voted?
Heinrich Bruegel Archbishop of Prague 1584 Bohemia
Baldrich von Hochstaden Archbishop-Patriarch of Cologne 1608 Cologne 4 X
Fritz Bauer Patriarch of the Northern Rite 1591 Prussia
Brian Deogratias Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller 1604 Hospitaller New Rhodes
Giorgio Froncani Vicar-General of Rome 1604 Papal States X
Frederico Einaudi Patriarch of the Latin Rite 1605 Papal States X
Ludwig Worst Bishop of Stettin 1587 Prussia
Franz zu Bauerhof Bishop of Königsburg 1581 Prussia
Michał Czacki Bishop of Warsaw 1602 Poland (Catholic League)
Francois Billon Bishop of Nantes 1603 France
George Lancaster Archbishop of York 1605 England
Victor Martinez Archbishop of Madrid 1614 Iberia
Maximien Laval Archbishop of Liege 1615 Burgundy X
Ludovico Carnallo Titular Bishop of Ostia  1617 Papal States X
Karl Voermaan Bishop of Maastricht 1603 Burgundy X

Before the vote begins, the Papal electors, both connected to the conservative Angelicum faction, extol the virtues of Archbishop Baldrich of Cologne, the "Hammer of the Heretics", known for his orthodoxy, but also for his good relations with the Northern Rite.


Papal States: Froncalli, Einaudi, and Carnallo all vote for Baldrich of Cologne. 

Cologne: Archbishop Baldrich of Cologne is honoured with the votes of the Papal electors, and in turn votes for himself. He would be more than willing to extend his strict approach to discipline and heresy, along with his peaceful approach to the Northern Rite (characteristic of Kolsch Archbishops since the Council of Cologne), to the Papacy. 

Burgundy: Archbishop Maximien Laval, and Bishop Karl Voermaan vote for Baldrich of Cologne.

Kingdom of England and Ireland: George Lancaster votes for Baldrich of Cologne.

The Prussians also vote for Baldrich, giving him sufficient votes. 

Habemus papam!  Having received the requisite number of votes, Baldrich is elected Pope, taking the name Zachary II.

Election 1656

Position Nation Voted? Number of Votes
Archbishop of Naples Naples (Iberia I suppose) X
Archbishop-Patriarch of Cologne Cologne X
Patriarch of the Northern Rite Prussia 2
Archbishop of Lisbon Iberia X
Vicar-General of Rome Papal States X 10
Patriarch of the Latin Rite Papal States X
Bishop of Stettin Prussia
Archbishop of Canterbury England X
Bishop of Warsaw France X
Bishop of Nantes France X
Archbishop of York England X
Archbishop of Madrid Iberia X
Archbishop of Liege Burgundy X
Titular Bishop of Ostia  Papal States
Bishop of Maastricht Burgundy X

You know the deal. 

The Archbishop of York nominates the Vicar of Rome and votes for him as does the Archbishop of Cantebury.

The Bishop of Maastricht and Archbishop of Liege vote for the Patriarch of the Northern Rite.

France people vote for the Vicar of Rome

Archbishop Wulfrich of Cologne votes for the Vicar-General of Rome, hoping that he is inspired by working closely with the late Pope Zachary II to help the Imperial Synod of the HRE crack down fairly on heretics entering German lands.

The two Papal electors vote for the Vicar-General of Rome. 

The Archbishops of Lisbon, Naples, and Madrid vote for the Vicar-General of Rome.

HHabemus papam!Having received the requisite number of votes, Cornelius, the Vicar-General of Rome, is elected Pope. He keeps his personal name, becoming Pope Cornelius II

Election 1693

Position Nation Voted? Number of Votes
Archbishop of Naples Naples (Iberia I suppose) X
Archbishop-Patriarch of Cologne Cologne X
Patriarch of the Northern Rite Prussia X
Archbishop of Lisbon Iberia X 7
Vicar-General of Rome Papal States X
Patriarch of the Latin Rite Papal States X
Bishop of Stettin Prussia X
Archbishop of Canterbury England X
Archishop of Bordeaux France X
Archbishop of Dresden Saxony X
Archbishop of York England X
Archbishop of Madrid Iberia X
Archbishop of Liege Burgundy X
Cardinal Paulo  Papal States X 8
Bishop of Maastricht Burgundy X

You know the deal. By the way Cardinal Paulo did an excellent job running the Papal States during Cornelius' imprisonment, and successfully conquered the March of Montferrat.

The Vicar-General of Rome, Latin Patriarch, and Paulo all vote for Paulo.  

The Archbishops of Madrid, Lisbon, and Naples vote for the Archbishop of Lisbon.

The Archbishop of Dresden votes for Cardinal Paulo in hope that Cardinal Paulo will continue the prosperous relation between Saxony and the Papal States that his uncle had help found.

Archbishop of York and Cantebury votes for Cardinal Paulo.

The Patriarch of the Northern Rite, and thre Bishop of Stettin vote for the Archbishop of Lisbon. 

The Bishop of Maastricht and Archbishop of Liege vote for the Archbishop of Lisbon.

Frances peps vote for Paulo.

Archbishop Wulfrich of Cologne also votes for Cardinal Paulo.

Habemus Papam! After a very tightly-run election, Cardinal Paulo just scrapes past the Iberian candidate. He takes the name Zosimus II. ​ 

Election 1717

Position Nation Voted? Number of Votes
Archbishop of Naples Naples (Iberia I suppose) X
Archbishop-Patriarch of Cologne Cologne X
Patriarch of the Northern Rite Prussia
Archbishop of Lisbon Iberia X
Vicar-General of Rome Papal States X
Patriarch of the Latin Rite Papal States X
Bishop of Stettin Prussia
Archbishop of Canterbury England
Archishop of Bordeaux France
Archbishop of Dresden Saxony
Archbishop of York England
Archbishop of Madrid Iberia X 8
Archbishop of Liege Burgundy X
 Archbishop of Paris France
Bishop of Maastricht Burgundy X

Vote:

The Archbishops of Lisbon, Madrid, and Naples vote for the Archbishop of Madrid.

The Bishop of Maastricht and Archbishop of Liege vote for the Archbishop of Madrid.

Archbishop-Patriarch of Cologne votes for the Archbishop of Madrid in the interests of finality.

The two Papal States cardinals vote for the Archbishop of Madrid. 

Habemus Papam! the Archbishop of Madrid, Jose Villago is elected Pope, and takes the name Urban VII

Election 1745

Position Nation Voted? Number of Votes
Ecumenical Patriarch Belka X 8
Latin Patriarch Papal States X
Patriarch of the Northern Rite Prussia
Patriarch of the East [Nestorian] Mongolia X 4
Archbishop of Cologne Cologne X
Vicar-General of Rome Papal States X
Archbishop of Paris France X
Archbishop of Vienna Austria
Archbishop of Brussels Burgundy
Archbishop of Lisbon Iberia X
Archbishop of Canterbury Great Britain X
Archbishop of Dresden Saxony X 1
Archbishop of Venice Italy X
Archbishop of Naples Sicily X
Archbishop of Valencia  Iberia X
Metropolitan of Vasiligrad Belka X

Votes: The Archbishop of Canterbury seeking to broaden the diversity of the Church votes for the Patriarch of the East.

The Archbishop of Dresden votes for himself as he had dutifully served the church for 40 years now and had decided that now at the old age of 60 he would run for the Papacy.

The Cardinal of Paris secertly thinks that more Mongolians in Europe would serve the King by allowing his Zoo to have Mongolians inside it, therfore he votes for the patriarch of the east. 

The Ecumenical Patriarch as well as the Metropolitan of Vasiligrad both but their votes behind the Ecumenical Patriarch seeing the first Orthodox pope as being the best option to bridge the gap between Eastern Orthodoxy, Copts and Catholics who have recently settled their differences. The Election of the Ecumenical Patriarch would be the perfect launching point for forays into other sects of Christianity becomming pope as well. 

The Iberian cardinals vote for the Patriarch of the East after ingesting large quantities of opium.

The Patriarch of Venice and the Archbishop of Naples both vote for the Ecumenical Patriarch.

Archbishop-Patriarch Ludwich of Cologne votes for the Ecumenical Patriarch.

The cardinals from the Papal States vote for the Ecumenical Patriarch.

The representative of the Mongolian Patriarch votes for the Ecumenical patriarch, too. 

Habemus papam! The Ecumenical patriarch has been elected Pope. 

Avignon Election, 1748

Proposed by the Coptic Bishops due to a lack of representation of the African rite, the Western European Churches organized a revised conclave in 1748 to elect a new Pope, declaring the Ecumenical Patriarch to be antipope. The main motivation behind the move was in reaction to the Ecumenical Patriarch, claimed as head of the long separated Orthodox Church, being made head of the Catholic Apostolic Church. This reactionist movement caught on the original porposal by the African Rite to organize the Avingon election in 1748. 

Nation Voted? Number of Votes
France X 3
Iberia X
Britain X
Ethiopia X 1

Note: Each praticipating country has one vote.'

The Archbishop of Paris, and leader of the reactionary movement in the church, the Cardinal Borja enters the race as a candidate and votes for himself.

The Pope sends a legate to the so-called 'Conclave', who explains to all how wrong they are. Firstly, as the Copts were informed in 1744, they did not get a Cardinal because, as far as we knew, the Copts had not signed the decrees of the Council of Alexandria, and were thus not fully reunified. Indeed, at Alexandria, the Copts said they would wait for a while before they fully reunified. The moment the Copts sign the derees and reunify, they will gain a seat in the College of Cardinals. Secondly, to the schismatic Western Europeans, the Legate informs them that if they had had issues about the reunification of East with West, they should have raised them at the Council of Alexandria. It is not unheard-of to have non-Latins being elected Pope: Gregory XII was elected in 1546 and was from the Northern Rite. This Patriarch, who campaigned strongly at the Council for the reunification of Christendom, is a perfect candidate to strengthen the unity which Christ himself prayed for: that there may be one flock under one shepherd. The Legate (who is a Latin, BTW), then calls on the rebel Cardinals to back down from their schism and work for unity. The Copts are urged to sign on to the decrees of the Council of Alexandria and thereby fully reunify with the universal Church. Additionally, the Archbishop of Paris is a hypocrite, since he voted for the Patriarch of the East, which was also long-separated and non-Latin. 

Election is secret ballet, mate.
Gotta love those secert ballets. Every other point still stands. 

The Iberian bishops vote for the Archbishop of Paris.

The British bishop votes for the French bishop.

The Ethiopian bishop votes for the Pope of Alexandria, in vain.

Election 1763

Position Nation Voted? Number of Votes
Ecumenical Patriarch Belka N/A
Latin Patriarch Papal States X 7
Patriarch of the Northern Rite Prussia N/A
Patriarch of the East [Nestorian] Mongolia N/A
Archbishop of Cologne Cologne X
Vicar-General of Rome Papal States X
Archbishop of Lyon France
Archbishop of Vienna Austria
Archbishop of Brussels Burgundy
Archbishop of Lisbon Iberia X
Archbishop of Canterbury Great Britain
Archbishop of York Great Britain
Archbishop of Venice Italian League X
Archbishop of Naples Sicily X
Archbishop of Valencia  Iberia X
Metropolitan of Vasiligrad Belka N/A
Coptic Pope Ethiopia X

Note: Per the 1762 agreement of the Fifth Council of the Lateran, this conclave must elect a Latin Rite pope, since the previous pope was non-Latin. Additionally, if the Copts choose to cast a ballot, they will be taken to have agreed to the Councils of Alexandria and Lateran V. 

The Archbishops of Lisbon and Valencia vote for the Latin Patriarch.

The Patriarch of Venice and the Archbishop of Naples vote for the Latin Patriarch.

The Vicar General of Rome votes for the Latin Patriarch, and the latter votes for himself. 

Archbishop Ludwich of Cologne receives the news from Abbess Marie that the Ecumenical Council is over, and votes most logically according to the Fifth Council of the Lateran: for the Latin Patriarch. 

The Ecumenical Patriarch and the Metropolitan of Vasiligrad vote for Belkan Grand Patriarch Konstantos Marsilev

Patriarchs of the East and of the Northern Rite vote for the Latin Patriarch.

The Coptic Pope votes for the Vicar-General of Rome if it is not too late already

Habemus Papam! The Latin Patriarch is elected Pope, and he takes the name Innocent IX.

Election 1795

Position Nation Voted? Number of Votes
Ecumenical Patriarch Belka X N/A
Latin Patriarch Papal States X
Patriarch of the Northern Rite Prussia X N/A
Patriarch of the East [Nestorian] Mongolia X N/A
Archbishop of Cologne Cologne X
Vicar-General of Rome Papal States X 1
Archbishop of Lyon France
Archbishop of Vienna Austria
Archbishop of Brussels Burgundy
Archbishop of Lisbon Iberia
Archbishop of Canterbury Great Britain X 11
Archbishop of York Great Britain X
Archbishop of Venice Venice (Belka) X
Archbishop of Naples Sicily
Archbishop of Valencia  Iberia
Metropolitan of Vasiligrad Belka X N/A
Coptic Pope Ethiopia X N/A
Archbishopof Bremen Bremen (Scandinavia?)
Archbishop of Edo Japan
Bishop of Tenochtitlán Aztlan X
Cardinal for Western Arcadia Mzerka/Pueblo

Note: Per the 1762 agreement of the Fifth Council of the Lateran, this conclave must elect a Latin Rite pope, since Pope Michael was non-Latin. Per the 1771 reforms of Pope Innocent IX, which increased the number of cardinals, a majority of 11 is required.

The Archbishop of York proposes the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury accepts the nomination.

OOC: the last one had to elect a latin right i thought it was every other election was latin right, now two in a row -Feud

OOC: We were forced to change it to two by the schismatic Latins in Lateran V. I'm personally keen to change it back to the original rule, however. We could do so in the (tragically still ongoing) Council of Vasiligrad. ~Cal

I'm going to assume this means Caterbury votes for himself

The Bishop of Tenochtitlán Gives his vote for the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Coptic Pope Casts his vote in for the the Vicar-General Of Rome

The Latin Patriarch and the Vicar-General of Rome vote for the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Belka throws all its votes behind the archbishop of canterbury.

The Northern, and Eastern [former nestorian] Patriarchs throw their weight behind the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

The Archbishop of Cologne votes for the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Habemus papam! The Archbishop of Canterbury is elected Pope, keeping his own name, Henry. 

1815

Position Nation Voted? Number of Votes
Ecumenical Patriarch Belka 7
Latin Patriarch Papal States X
Patriarch of the Northern Rite Prussia X
Patriarch of the East [Nestorian] Mongolia X
Archbishop of Cologne Cologne
Vicar-General of Rome Papal States X
Archbishop of Lyon France
Archbishop of Vienna Austria
Archbishop of Brussels Burgundy
Archbishop of Lisbon Iberia
Archbishop of Canterbury Great Britain X
Archbishop of York Great Britain X
Archbishop of Venice Venice (Belka)
Archbishop of Naples Sicily
Archbishop of Valencia  Iberia
Metropolitan of Vasiligrad Belka
Coptic Pope Ethiopia X
Archbishopof Bremen Bremen (Scandinavia?)
Archbishop of Edo Japan
Bishop of Tenochtitlán Mehico
Cardinal for Western Arcadia Mzerka/Pueblo

The field is open to any cardinal of any Rite.

The Archbishop's of Canterbury and York vote for the Ecumenical Patriarch.

The Coptic pope votes for the Ecumenical Patriarch.

The Latin, Northern, and Eastern Patriarchs, and the Vicar General of Rome, vote for the Ecumenical Patriarch.

The Bishop of Tenochtitlán votes for the Archbishop of Edo.

Everyone else votes for the Ecumenical Patriarch, except for Cardinal Bonaparte who votes in favour of whoever his brother wants him to.

Habemus Papam! The Ecumenical Patriarch is elected Pope, and he takes the name Michael II in honour of the previous EP to become Pope.  

Cardinal proposals

Geronimo Mondadori (Arch-Bishop of Syrcuase)

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