Flag of Yoahtl
|Capital City||New Yoahtl City|
|Government||Semi-Constitutional Council Monarchy|
|Councillors||nico0078, Sventhar, iOminous|
|Founded||2010; NYC founded 7/11/17|
|Subreddit (With Wiki)||View on Reddit|
|Laws||View on Reddit|
|Official Founding Document||View on Google Drive|
Yoahtl is a fairly old nation that was founded on this server by St.Leibowitz, Quauhtli_Mia, Klasikrok, WackyAki and bgbba. It has a bustling economy and prioritizes art, community and security. It was a member of the Western Alliance during the Somber War and helped destroy the Lexington vault towards the end of the war. Yoahtl is also known for the fact it is a bustling and lived in city, where the strict dereliction laws and large apartments ensure that there are no useless buildings or spaces in the city.
Main article: History of Yoahtl
New Yoahtl City
The capital of the Yoahtlan nation, often known simply as NYC. Built on a great terracotta mesa/dark oak forest island in the (-,+) after the Yoahtlans were chased out of their own home, Axochitlan, it is a dense metropolis built around the philosophy that activity begets activity. While most cities and towns on the server are large and sprawling, Yoahtl maintains strict dereliction policies in order to keep the urban center as bustling as possible. New players who are not yet sure of their commitment to the game are offered apartments in one of the many public housing buildings. In order to maximize use of space as well as for aesthetic reasons, citizens are encouraged to build their living and storage quarters above their shops in a mixed-use arrangement. Space-intensive economic activity such as farming is done outside the walls.
One benefit of NYC's density is that it makes it much easier to defend. It takes fewer snitches, bastions, and beacons to cover the entire city, and because there are so many eyes around at all times anyone trying to sneak in to steal would be found immediately. Furthermore the town center is surrounded by walls and its famous trench, which extends all the way down to bedrock and makes casual entry infeasible. Inside the walls, the maze of tangled streets, back alleys, and underground tunnel networks make navigation difficult to everyone but longtime residents. Yoahtlans consider their well-defended capital to be a point of national pride and strength.
Barrow is a small farm producing town near by New Yoahtl city. Its largest product is pumpkins, and it is the source of most of Yoahtl's pumpkins.
Yoahtl has a strong economy, with a competitive market for most goods, fostered by the density of NYC and the proliferation of outlying towns.
Tools, exp materials, and brews are some of the most important trades available in NYC, and make up most of the city's business.
The Alcuahtl is Yoahtl's highest executive official and head of state, and by convention the Alcuahtl owns Yoahtl's discord server and namelayer groups. The Alcuahtl is selected by the Council following each election cycle. They are not above the law, and citizens may request a trial against them, or demand impeachment.
The current Alcuahtl is Mightyoddish.
The Deputy Alcuahtl is the Alcuahtl's second in command, filling in when the Alcuahtl is unavailable. The current Deputy is bgbba.
Under the 1st Charter, there was no legal mechanism for removing an Alcuahtl, although citizens could still bring a trial against them.
Under the 1st and 2nd Charters, each Alcuahtl was nominated by their predecessor. While the 1st Charter stated that upon an Alcuahtl's abdication the Deputy should succeed them, in practice this often did not occur. TheOrangeWizard was nominated twice by outgoing Alcuahtls, first St_Liebowitz and second M_M_Mod_Shot, bypassing bgbba who was Deputy in both instances.
Under the 2nd Charter, the office of Deputy Alcuahtl did not exist.
In addition to the Alcuahtl, the nation is governed by elected councillors, the number of which varies depending on circumstance. Councillors are citizens periodically elected to their position and hold limited executive authority. The current councillors are nico0078, Sventhar, and iOminous.
Under the 1st Charter, the Council acted as judiciary, legislature, and executive in the Yoahtl government. In most cases, the Alcuahtl could veto decisions of a councillor or councillors, but not decisions of a unanimous council.
Under the 2nd Charter, the elected Council did not exist. Instead, the Alcuahtl appointed Olotics to hold offices under the Alcuahtl's otherwise absolute executive authority. The 2nd Charter also transferred the Council's legislative role to a direct democracy, and the judiciary was made independent under the High Justice (although an Olotic would still serve as judge in a given case).
Under the 3rd Charter, the elected Council was restored but not its legislative or judicial powers.