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Curia (TWC)

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The Curia is a forum within the Total War Center which exists for the purpose of aiding the TWC Senior Staff in the running of the site and forums. The Curia has a long history on the forums and has existed since late 2003.

The Curia has a large say in the running of the forums and is responsible for maintaining the constitution of TWC, the Constitution. Within the Constitution is stored information and procedure regarding the Curial Ranks, which are very important to the operation and community of the TWC forums.

The Curia is moderated on a day-to-day basis by the Curator and, if required, his appointed deputy the Pro-Curator.


For the purposes of fulfilling its objectives, the Curia forum is split into four additional sub-forums for ease of use.


A forum specifically created for formally proposing and discussing legislation and ideas relating to TWC as stated in the "Legislation" section of the Constitution, but not for voting.

Curia Vote

Once a bill has gained the support it needs in the Prothalamos, it may be moved to vote by the Curator. All bills shall pass their vote if they achieve a 60% majority of non-abstaining voters.

The Tabularium

The archives of the Curia. All votes whether they pass or fail are stored in this forum for reference.

Consilium de Civitate

main article: Consilium de Civitate

A forum visible only to elected Citizens and Senior Staff as per the "Consilium de Civitate" section of the Constitution. Within this forum votes shall be taken regarding the granting and removal of certain Curial ranks (Artifex and Civitate as examples)

Pater Familias

A forum visible to all Citizens, but only a user's own thread is visible unless they are the Curator or on the CdeC. This forum is meant for patronization: when a Citizen wishes to patronize a member, they post the member's paragraph in this forum.


Throughout its existence the Curia has been a controversial subject. Even in its foundation there were those that opposed it, namely The Black Prince. Many have claimed the Curia is not an effective administrative body, that mob rule simply does not work on a forum, or that the Curia does not have the ability to undertake its goals. Under various Admin's the Curia has struggled to define its place on the site, to what authority it should truly command. Under Ogre's Network the Curia's existence came up in various arguments, but the most pressing event was just before the sale of the site to Imb39, where the Curia was almost deleted. In recent times the debate over the Curia continues, many have called for reforms, the main proponent of this is Professor420. Whether the Curia is in fact an effective body, or whether reforms will take place is a matter of debate.

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