Record of the Council of Marshall

CENSUS OF THOSE PRESENT

Present at the Council:

His Most Venerableness, the McQueen, Karsten Armstrong,

Then the Cardinal, numbering one,

His Eminence, Cardinal of North America, Isaiah Schroeder,

Then the Archbishop, numbering one,

His High Excellency, Archbishop of Minnesota, Timothy Boersma,

Then the Bishops, numbering three,

His Excellency, Bishop of Marshall, Zechariah Bergjord,

His Excellency, Bishop of the Stanley-Township, Jack Pederson,

His Excellency, Bishop of Ghent, Daniel Van Keulen,

Then the lay-person,

Sir Samuel Griebel.

THE OPENING OF THE COUNCIL

Celebrated under His Most Venerableness, the McQueen, Karsten Armstrong, in observance of the traditions of those sent before us, on the eighth day of the month of January, 2019.

He said unto them: “May peace be with you.”

They answered: “And with your card decks.”

REGARDING THE PROCEDURE OF OPENING OF THE COUNCIL

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath ordained and decreed that every Council shall be opened in the following manner:

The member of the highest rank shall stand and perform the Sign of the One. He shall then say unto those in the Council, “May peace be with you.” Then those present in the Council shall stand and perform the Sign of the One. Then they shall reply, “And with your card decks.”

REGARDING THE PROCEDURE OF ORDINATION

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath ordained and decreed that every clergy member shall be ordained in the following manner:

The ordainer shall ask the ordained:

“Do you, (name of the ordained), solemnly affirm that you will execute the office of (rank), to the best of your ability?”

To which the ordained shall reply:

“I do.”

Then the ordainer shall ask the ordained:

“Do you solemnly affirm that you played at least five games of Thieves’ Uno?”

To which the ordained and his witness shall both reply:

“I do.”

Then the ordainer shall ask the ordained:

“Do you solemnly affirm that Thieves’ Uno is the best version of Uno?”

To which the ordained shall reply:

“I do.”

Then the ordainer shall say:

“I hereby appoint you, by the power vested in me by the authority of the Majesterium, as (rank).”

Then the ordainer shall sprinkle water once on the ordained’s head. Then the ordainer shall do the Sign of the One, and the others present shall do the Sign of the One.

REGARDING THE PROCEDURE OF TEACHING

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath ordained and decreed that when teaching Thieves’ Uno, it shall be taught in the following manner:

Every round, rules shall be added. They are to be added in this order:

On the first round, Trump and discarding the exact same card shall be taught,

On the second round, Discarding one up and one down, as well as Canceling/Doubling shall be taught,

On the third round, Plus stacking and Mandatory Plus Eight shall be taught,

On the fourth round, Zeros and 7s shall be taught,

On the Fifth round, Runs shall be taught,

On the sixth round, Doubles shall be taught,

On the seventh round, Cool Numbers shall be taught,

On the eight round, Infinity Wilds shall be taught.

On the ninth round, any optional rules shall be taught.

On the tenth round, any local ordinances shall be taught.

REGARDING DOUBLES

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath clarified the rule of doubles:

  1. Doubles is started by playing two of the exact same card.
  2. Doubles is continued by playing any two of the exact same card, regardless of whether or not it matches the previous color.
  3. If one cannot play doubles, they must draw one card.

REGARDING THE NUMBER 66

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath ordained and decreed that 66 shall be a cool number, with reference to Route 66 and Order 66.

REGARDING PROCEDURE FOR INTERESTING NUMBERS

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath ordained and decreed that should an interesting number be played, it would be lawful that all players give a moment of contemplation before moving on in the game.

REGARDING SAMUEL GRIEBEL

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath ordained and decreed that Samuel Griebel shall be considered an official Venerable Gospel Music Producer.

REGARDING AFFIRMATIONS AT COUNCIL

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath ordained and decreed that saying “mwua” is an acceptable substitute to saying “Aye” when affirming a proposition at a council.

REGARDING PROCEDURE FOR AN INTERRUPTED GAME

The venerable Council of Marshall, by the authority invested in them by the Most Venerable Majesterium, presided over by the McQueen, hath ordained and decreed that it shall be lawful for all present in a game to stand and say “mwua” should a game of Thieves’ Uno be interrupted and it cannot be completed.

THE CLOSING OF THE COUNCIL

All members of the Council still present then did the formal exit procedure, circling and repeating “May peace be with you, and with your card decks” three times, thus ending the Council of Marshall.