The Fedele Coup
“Perhaps succor was enough to keep a whole population trapped, willingly.” ~ Quote by Arkady Martine: “Perhaps succor was enough to keep a whole popul...”
There is no true “starting date” for the Fedele coup, but rather a slow build up of tension over a year. It began in October of 2018, where Fedele, Deputy Provost at the time, mounted a wildly successful Delegacy campaign and won the election. His first term, by all standards, did not raise many eyebrows. However, we do see his future compatriots Davelands and Tim become involved in the region. By the time Fedele won re-election in February 2019, he and his co-conspirators had already begun pushing for specific reform in the Magisterium that aimed to diminish faith in the Viziers and regional law.
During these first two terms, Fedele was very much active in encouraging the purge of new nations from the region, putting his Cabal into positions of power (Davelands and Tim would serve as Ministers), ousting individuals who were close with the previous Delegate (Queen Yuno), and helping whittle away the Magisterium’s numbers to decrease opposition. In short, power consolidation occurred as the Cabal aimed to prepare the region for a coup.
June of 2019 was a significant month for the venture. Fedele would introduce two new players to the plan, Aleister and Funkadelia. This newly expanded Cabal soon formed an official Discord group chat to coordinate with each other and to help Fedele win his third election. Fedele’s third run ended up as a tight race, with much political maneuvering and vote stacking. June also saw the South Pacific issue a statement of concern regarding Fedele’s continument of new nation purges. After this month, Fedele’s Delegacy would fall into a chronic state of inactivity until October 2019. Tim would leave the plan sometime in August due to his belief that Funkadelia and Aleister would cause the eventual coup to fail.
In October 2019, the Cabal began putting intense pressure on the region as Delegate elections loomed. Fedele removed Regional Officer status from the Viziers on October 7th, breaking regional law in the process. Right after this, Fedele and co. advocated for Concordat reform- a move protested by many Citizens. Fedele’s actions would cause massive opposition to his Delegacy during its last days. With Davelands, Fedele’s successor, losing his bid for the Delegacy to a well-known TEPer named Marrabuk, the situation became tense for the Cabal. Thus, around October 11th, Fedele would eject two Viziers and start a coup attempt of TEP.
With the help of foreign pilers from various regions like The Rejected Realms, 10000 Islands, The North Pacific, The South Pacific, and many more alongside resident unendorsement campaigns, Fedele was eventually ousted on October 15th, 2019. The Cabal would all be tried by the Conclave, with their trials ending in December of that same year. All received a permanent ban besides Tim, who received a three year ban.
Following the coup, the new Delegate Marrabuk worked on restoring the region as the Magisterium began repairing and improving TEP’s regional legislation. As part of its legislative efforts the region implemented, in February 2020, a Concordat rewrite that aimed to fix many of the issues shown during Fedele’s coup, indicating the start of a modern TEP era.
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