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The Vísir himself holds veto powers over the ''Oberrat'', which gathers once weekly in the [[File:Old Parliament.jpg|thumb|left|The ''Oberrat'' meets in the Old Parliament Building in Edinburgh, former meeting place of the Scottish Regional Parliament until the accession of Robert I in 1800, at which time it became the meeting place for the National Parliament (''Königreichstag'').]]Old Parliament Building in Old Town, Edinburgh, next to St. Giles Cathedral, where the Presbetyrian Reformer John Knox was minister, which today serves as the National Cathedral of the Scottish Rite of the United Church of Niflungland (it's sister church is ''Schloßkirche'' in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, the National Cathedral of the German Rite of the VKN). The structure bears the engraving over the main entrance “SCOTTISH RIGHTS – NIFLUNGAN RULE”, put there by Robert I in 1805 to commemorate his new army and the official designation of Edinburgh as the capital city of Niflunga.
 
The Vísir himself holds veto powers over the ''Oberrat'', which gathers once weekly in the [[File:Old Parliament.jpg|thumb|left|The ''Oberrat'' meets in the Old Parliament Building in Edinburgh, former meeting place of the Scottish Regional Parliament until the accession of Robert I in 1800, at which time it became the meeting place for the National Parliament (''Königreichstag'').]]Old Parliament Building in Old Town, Edinburgh, next to St. Giles Cathedral, where the Presbetyrian Reformer John Knox was minister, which today serves as the National Cathedral of the Scottish Rite of the United Church of Niflungland (it's sister church is ''Schloßkirche'' in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, the National Cathedral of the German Rite of the VKN). The structure bears the engraving over the main entrance “SCOTTISH RIGHTS – NIFLUNGAN RULE”, put there by Robert I in 1805 to commemorate his new army and the official designation of Edinburgh as the capital city of Niflunga.
   
The ''Oberrat'' operates as a traditional body of law subject to royal power in accordance with the basic tenets of National Aristocratism. There is, therefore, no regular meeting of the body, but it gathers when summoned (usually twice or thrice monthly) by the Vísir. The primary form of legislation in Niflungland, however, is the Executive Decrees issued by Vísir Óðinnsson. This legislation is augmented by laws passed by the ''Oberrat'' when it is called into session, typically to adjust or make more explicit the wording of Decrees whose meaning are a subject of debate amongst appellate courts. When the ''Oberrat'' is summoned, members are given a period of five days to travel to Edinburgh to open the session, at which time the doors to the chamber are closed by order of the Vísir and do not open again until some conclusion to the issue has been reached, save for necessary actions or emergencies. The longest the ''Oberrat'' has ever sat without interruption is seventeen days, to debate the taxation structure that would replace that erected by Johann I in 1862 and still in effect well into Angatýrsson’s reign. During this time, the members of the ''Oberrat'' were not allowed to leave the Parliament building even to sleep, and makeshift quarters were established for the some one hundred seventy-three men in the Signet Hall and Library of the building.
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The ''Oberrat'' operates as a traditional body of law subject to royal power in accordance with the basic tenets of National Aristocratism. There is, therefore, no regular meeting of the body, but it gathers when summoned (usually twice or thrice monthly) by the Vísir. The primary form of legislation in Niflungland, however, is the Executive Decrees issued by Vísir Óðinnsson. This legislation is augmented by laws passed by the ‘’Oberrat’’ when it is called into session, typically to adjust or make more explicit the wording of Decrees whose meaning are a subject of debate amongst appellate courts. When the ‘’Oberrat’’ is summoned, members are given a period of five days to travel to Edinburgh to open the session, at which time the doors to the chamber are closed by order of the Vísir and do not open again until some conclusion to the issue has been reached, save for necessary actions or emergencies. The longest the ‘’Oberrat’’ has ever sat without interruption is seventeen days, to debate the taxation structure that would replace that erected by Johann I in 1862 and still in effect well into Angatýrsson’s reign. During this time, the members of the ‘’Oberrat’’ were not allowed to leave the Parliament building even to sleep, and makeshift quarters were established for the some one hundred seventy-three men in the Signet Hall and Library of the building.
   
The present body is comprised of far more men than the original ''Oberrat'', made up of the four hundred peerages throughout Niflungland. The ''Oberrat'' gathers at least once a year regularly on the {{Wikipedia|Midwinter}} festivals for the naming of the three new members of the National Peerage, where they are ceremoniously welcomed into the Aristocracy and their names are added to the National Register of Nobles and Peerages. If any of the three are found unworthy upon the five hours of gruelling questioning and review of their past and merits, they are driven from the chamber and may not return for review for a decade. It is assumed that all candidates for ennoblement are of higher degree knights of the ORW, but in some rare cases, low-degree knights who have especially impressed the Vísir may be considered.
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The present body is comprised of far more men than the original ‘’Oberrat’’, made up of the four hundred peerages throughout Niflungland. The ‘’Oberrat’’ gathers at least once a year regularly on the {{Wikipedia|Midwinter}} festivals for the naming of the three new members of the National Peerage, where they are ceremoniously welcomed into the Aristocracy and their names are added to the National Register of Nobles and Peerages. If any of the three are found unworthy upon the five hours of gruelling questioning and review of their past and merits, they are driven from the chamber and may not return for review for a decade. It is assumed that all candidates for ennoblement are of higher degree knights of the ORW, but in some rare cases, low-degree knights who have especially impressed the Vísir may be considered.
   
The large growth in the ''Oberrat'' since the original body gathered during Angatýrsson’s reign owes largely to a single event in the body’s history, the Letter Patent (titled ''Aðall Alltaf''—“Eternal Nobility”, often printed outside of Niflungland with the Latin title ''Nobilitas Sempiterna'') issued by Karl Wilhelm in his final year as Grand Master of the ORW, automatically ennobling the ''Landmeisters'' and ''Komturen'' of the ORW, the former as High Nobility, the latter as Lesser Nobility, upon his death. The argument for the ennoblement was the solidification of the place of the ORW as the principle governing institution of the National Peerage, to ensure the maintenance of the Aristocracy according to its etymological origin as “the most superior”, to prevent the decay of the ungoverned post-medieval nobility of the King from occurring in the New Aristocracy. Vísir Óðinnsson, who had just come to power that year, examined the Letter Patent and issued a corresponding Executive Decree making it effective for the families of all high-ranking members of the ORW to be ennobled and giving the ''Oberrat'' power to accept or deny the ennoblement of any of his appointments.
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The large growth in the ‘’Oberrat’’ since the original body gathered during Angatýrsson’s reign owes largely to a single event in the body’s history, the Letter Patent (titled ‘’Aðall Alltaf’’—“Eternal Nobility”, often printed outside of Niflungland with the Latin title ‘’Nobilitas Sempiterna’’) issued by Karl Wilhelm in his final year as Grand Master of the ORW, automatically ennobling the ‘’Landmeisters’’ and ‘’Komturen’’ of the ORW, the former as High Nobility, the latter as Lesser Nobility, upon his death. The argument for the ennoblement was the solidification of the place of the ORW as the principle governing institution of the National Peerage, to ensure the maintenance of the Aristocracy according to its etymological origin as “the most superior”, to prevent the decay of the ungoverned post-medieval nobility of the King from occurring in the New Aristocracy. Vísir Óðinnsson, who had just come to power that year, examined the Letter Patent and issued a corresponding Executive Decree making it effective for the families of all high-ranking members of the ORW to be ennobled and giving the ‘’Oberrat’’ power to accept or deny the ennoblement of any of his appointments.
   
 
===Vísir/Marschall and Cabinet===
 
===Vísir/Marschall and Cabinet===
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