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    Imperial Decrees

    Postby Max II » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:28 pm

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 5

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, His Majesty the King of Leichenberg and Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Princely Lichgravine of Highpass send greeting!

    WHEREAS the Imperial Throne has lain vacant since the ascension of our grandfather the Taishi Emperor;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, Max II, King of Leichenberg, and Octavia, Princely Lichgravine of Highpass, do by these Presents jointly ascend the Imperial Throne;

    AND BY THE AUTHORITY AFORESAID we do further proclaim this the first year of the Nishi (二屍) era and decree that we shall be known henceforth as Katsunori, Nishi Emperor of Sangun (剋則二屍三郡皇 Katsunori Nishi Sangunnō) and Yatsuko, Nishi Empress of Sangun (八子二屍三郡皇 Yatsuko Nishi Sangunnō).

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    Imperial Decree Nº 6

    Postby Max II » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:33 pm

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 6

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Sangun sends greeting!

    WHEREAS we wish to transfer certain regiments in our service;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, Katsunori, Nishi Emperor of Sangun, do by these Presents decree that the 1st Guard Cavalry Battalion and the Rossheim Guards (1st Battalion of Foot Guards be transferred to the armed forces of our Kingdom of Leichenberg.

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    Imperial Decree Nº 7

    Postby Max II » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:14 am

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 7

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Sangun sends greeting!

    WHEREAS we wish to restructure the armed forces of our empire;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, Katsunori, Nishi Emperor of Sangun, do by these Presents decree that the King's Own Regiment of Death's Head Hussars be re-designated the Death's Head Dragoon Guards or 髑髏竜騎衛連隊 (Dokuro Ryūkiei Rentai);

    AND BY THE AUTHORITY AFORESAID we do further decree that the said Death's Head Dragoon Guards shall be reconstituted as a lich dragoon guards regiment consisting of a headquarters and support squadron and three sabre squadrons organised and equipped in accordance with the charts contained in the Schedule to this Decree.

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    SCHEDULE: LICH DRAGOON GUARDS ORGANISATION AND EQUIPMENT CHARTS

    Headquarters and Support Squadron
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    Sabre Squadron
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    Imperial Decree Nº 8

    Postby Max II » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:57 am

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 8

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Sangun sends greeting!

    WHEREAS we wish to further restructure the armed forces of our empire;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, Katsunori, Nishi Emperor of Sangun, do by these Presents decree that the Ōgun Guards Regiment, the Mongun Guards Regiment and the Shingun Guards Regiment be amalgamated into a regiment of lich foot guards to be known as the Regiment of Imperial Foot Guards or 近衛歩兵連隊 (Konoe Hohei Rentai);

    AND BY THE AUTHORITY AFORESAID we do further decree that the said Regiment of Imperial Foot Guards shall consist of four lich infantry battalions garrisoned in the cities of Sashikiji, Shiroiwa, Kurouzu and Kuramizu.

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    Imperial Decree Nº 9

    Postby Max II » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:40 am

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 9

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, Their Imperial Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Sangun send greeting!

    WHEREAS the return of our grandfather the Taishi Emperor means that we are unable to remain upon the Imperial Throne;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, Katsunori, Nishi Emperor of Sangun, and Yatsuko, Nishi Empress of Sangun, do by these Presents abdicate the Imperial Throne;

    AND BY THE AUTHORITY AFORESAID we do further name our grandfather, the Taishi Emperor, as regent and decree that the prerogatives of the Imperial Throne shall henceforth be exercised by him until such time as a successor is chosen from among the legitimate members of the House of Rossheim.

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    Imperial Decree Nº 10

    Postby Max von Rossheim » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:44 am

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 10

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, His Majesty the Imperial Regent sends greeting!

    WHEREAS it is necessary to amend the Imperial Charter of the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola in order to admit the Kingdom of Tiěyá and the Khanate of Karalakh;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, Max the First, King of Leichenberg and Imperial Regent, do hereby ratify the amended Imperial Charter of the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola as contained in the Schedule to this Decree.

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    SCHEDULE: THE IMPERIAL CHARTER OF THE EMPIRE OF SANGUN AND SOUTH CIBOLA

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    IMPERIAL CHARTER OF THE EMPIRE OF SANGUN AND SOUTH CIBOLA

    Chapter 1: General Provisions

    Article 1
    The official name of this state is the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola in Low Saxon, Kaisertum Sangun und Südsiebenberge in High Saxon and 三郡・南七山帝国 Sangun-Nanshichizan Teikoku in Sangunese.

    Article 2
    The Empire of Sangun and South Cibola is a confederal union of sovereign states under the leadership of the House of Rossheim. It comprises:

    (i) The Empire of Greater Sangun (大三郡帝国 (Dai Sangun Teikoku);

    (ii) The Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks (Grossfürstentum Treisenberg und die Gemeinen Vogteien);

    (iii) The Kingdom of Leichenberg (Königreich Leichenberg);

    (iv) The Kingdom of Steeria (Königreich Stiermark);

    (v) The Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles (Riskaiar og Iðunnareyja Konungsríki);

    (vii) The Kingdom of Tiěyá (Königreich Tiěyá; 鐵崖王國 Tetsugai Ōkoku/Tiěyá Wángguó);

    (vii) The Khanate of Karalakh (Karalax Xanliki);

    (viii) The Principality of Kujirashi-Walstadt (Fürstentum Walstadt; 鯨市公国 Kujirashi Kōkoku).

    Article 2.1
    The Empire of Greater Sangun and the Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks are the sovereign dominions of the Sangunese Emperor and are collectively known as the Lands of the Sangunese Crown (Sangunische Kronlände; 諸領邦の三郡皇冠 Shoryōhō no Sangunnōkan).

    Article 2.2
    The Kingdom of Leichenberg is the sovereign realm of Max I of the House of Rossheim.

    Article 2.3
    The Kingdom of Steeria is the sovereign realm of Max II of the House of Rossheim.

    Article 2.4
    The Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles is the sovereign realm of Sadamara Aptrgangr of the House of Rossheim-Nidaros-Riskai.

    Article 2.5
    The Kingdom of Tiěyá is the sovereign realm of the House of Gǔ.

    Article 2.6
    The Khanate of Karalakh is the sovereign realm of Nela Khan Karalakhli.

    Article 2.7
    The Principality of Kujirashi-Walstadt is a demesne of the Bovic Tapferite Empire of the Natopian Nation.

    Article 3
    Each constituent state retains full sovereignty over and within its own territory.

    Article 4
    The House of Rossheim has no claim to the Kingdom of Tiěyá or the Principality of Kujirashi-Walstadt.

    Article 4.1
    Neither the Principality of Kujirashi-Walstadt nor the Bovic Tapferite Empire of the Natopian Nation has any claim to the Lands of the Sangunese Crown or the other constituent states of the Empire.

    Article 4.2
    Neither the Kingdom of Tiěyá nor the House of Gǔ has any claim to the Lands of the Sangunese Crown or the other constituent states of the Empire.

    Article 5
    The cities of Yasutomi and Alttreisen are the capital cities of the Empire.

    Article 6
    Low Saxon (English), High Saxon (German) and Sangunese (Japanese) are the official languages of the Empire. Low Saxon is the working language of the common administration.

    Chapter 2: The Emperor

    Article 7
    The head of the confederation is styled Reigning Emperor of Sangun, Emperor of South Cibola, Grand Prince of Treisenberg, Duke of Rossheim and Slavonia, Count of Volksburg in Low Saxon, Kaiser zu Sangun und Südsiebenberge, Grossfürst zu Treisenberg, Herzog von Rossheim und Slawonien, Graf zu Volksburg in High Saxon and 今上三郡皇・南七山皇帝・トライゼンベルク大公・ロスハイム及びスラボニア公・フォルクスブルク伯 Kinjō Sangunnō, Nanshichizan Kōtei, Toraisenberuku Taikō, Rosuhaimu oyobi Surabonia Kō, Forukusuboruku Haku in Sangunese.

    Article 8
    The Emperor:

    (i) represents the Empire internationally;

    (ii) exercises sovereignty over the Lands of the Sangunese Crown.

    Article 9
    The Emperor is elected for a term of thirty years Ab Sectora Condita by majority vote of the Council of Princes.

    Article 10
    Only a legitimate member of the House of Rossheim may be elected Emperor.

    Article 11
    The Emperor resides in the imperial city of Yasutomi.

    Chapter 3: The Council of Princes

    Article 12
    The Council of Princes comprises:

    (i) the King of Leichenberg:

    (ii) the King of Steeria;

    (iii) the King of Riskai and the Idunn Isles;

    (iv) the Queen of Tiěyá;

    (v) the Khan of Karalakh;

    (vi) the Prince of Kujirashi-Walstadt.

    Article 13
    The Council of Princes:

    (i) elects the Emperor;

    (ii) advises the Emperor;

    (iii) discusses matters of common concern to the constituent states.

    Article 14
    The Council of Princes meets in the city of Alttreisen.

    Chapter 4: Admission and Secession of States

    Article 15
    Additional consituent states may be admitted to the Empire with the assent of the Emperor and the Council of Princes.

    Article 16
    A new constituent state must renounce all claim to the Lands of the Sangunese Crown or the territory of the other constituent states as a condition of admission.

    Article 17
    All constituent states with the exception of the Lands of the Sangunese Crown have the inalienable right to secede from the Empire.

    Chapter 5: Symbols of the Empire

    Article 18
    The Flag of the Empire is is a green Scandinavian cross, bordered with white, upon a purple field, with a black upper hoist canton bearing the three white horizontal bars of Sangun. The width of the flag is two-thirds of its length and the two quarters closest to the hoist are squares with sides equal to seven twentieths of the width of the flag. The width of the green cross is equal to one fifth of the width of the flag and the width of the white border is equal to one twentieth of the width of the flag. The length of each of the three white horizontal bars is equal to one sixth of the length of the flag and the width of each bar and the vertical distance between them is equal to one twentieth of the width of the flag.

    Article 19
    The Coat of Arms of the Empire is an Escutcheon Sable charged with three Bars couped Argent, encircled by the Collar of the Order of the Golden Skull and borne upon the breast of Double-headed Eagle displayed Gules, armed and langued Azure, each head crowned by a Royal Crown and holding in its dexter claw a Sceptre and a Sword and in its sinister claw an Orb, all beneath the Imperial Crown Proper.

    Chapter 6: Amendments to the Charter

    Article 20
    This Imperial Charter may be amended or rescinded only with the assent of the Emperor and the Council of Princes.


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    Imperial Decree Nº 11

    Postby Max von Rossheim » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:26 am

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 11

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Sangun sends greeting!

    WHEREAS it is necessary to amend the Imperial Charter of the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola in order to admit the Principality of Light;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, the Taishi Emperor of Sangun, do hereby ratify the amended Imperial Charter of the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola as contained in the Schedule to this Decree.

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    SCHEDULE: THE IMPERIAL CHARTER OF THE EMPIRE OF SANGUN AND SOUTH CIBOLA

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    IMPERIAL CHARTER OF THE EMPIRE OF SANGUN AND SOUTH CIBOLA

    Chapter 1: General Provisions

    Article 1
    The official name of this state is the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola in Low Saxon, Kaisertum Sangun und Südsiebenberge in High Saxon and 三郡・南七山帝国 Sangun-Nanshichizan Teikoku in Sangunese.

    Article 2
    The Empire of Sangun and South Cibola is a confederal union of sovereign states under the leadership of the House of Rossheim. It comprises:

    (i) The Empire of Greater Sangun (大三郡帝国 (Dai Sangun Teikoku);

    (ii) The Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks (Grossfürstentum Treisenberg und die Gemeinen Vogteien);

    (iii) The Kingdom of Leichenberg (Königreich Leichenberg);

    (iv) The Kingdom of Steeria (Königreich Stiermark);

    (v) The Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles (Riskaiar og Iðunnareyja Konungsríki);

    (vii) The Kingdom of Tiěyá (Königreich Tiěyá; 鐵崖王國 Tetsugai Ōkoku/Tiěyá Wángguó);

    (vii) The Khanate of Karalakh (Karalax Xanliki);

    (viii) The Principality of Kujirashi-Walstadt (Fürstentum Walstadt; 鯨市公国 Kujirashi Kōkoku);

    (ix) The Principality of Light (Fürstentum des Lichts).

    Article 2.1
    The Empire of Greater Sangun and the Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks are the sovereign dominions of the Sangunese Emperor and are collectively known as the Lands of the Sangunese Crown (Sangunische Kronlände; 諸領邦の三郡皇冠 Shoryōhō no Sangunnōkan).

    Article 2.2
    The Kingdom of Leichenberg is the sovereign realm of Max I of the House of Rossheim.

    Article 2.3
    The Kingdom of Steeria is the sovereign realm of Max II of the House of Rossheim.

    Article 2.4
    The Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles is the sovereign realm of Sadamara Aptrgangr of the House of Rossheim-Nidaros-Riskai.

    Article 2.5
    The Kingdom of Tiěyá is the sovereign realm of the House of Gǔ.

    Article 2.6
    The Khanate of Karalakh is the sovereign realm of Nela Khan Karalakhli.

    Article 2.7
    The Principality of Kujirashi-Walstadt is a demesne of the Bovic Tapferite Empire of the Natopian Nation.

    Article 2.8
    The Principality of Light is a constituent state of the Island Federation of Gong and Jingdao.

    Article 3
    Each constituent state retains full sovereignty over and within its own territory.

    Article 4
    The House of Rossheim has no claim to the Kingdom of Tiěyá, the Principality of Kujirashi-Walstadt or the Principality of Light.

    Article 4.1
    Neither the Principality of Kujirashi-Walstadt nor the Bovic Tapferite Empire of the Natopian Nation has any claim to the Lands of the Sangunese Crown or the other constituent states of the Empire.

    Article 4.2
    Neither the Kingdom of Tiěyá nor the House of Gǔ has any claim to the Lands of the Sangunese Crown or the other constituent states of the Empire.

    Article 4.3
    Neither the Principality Light nor the Island Federation of Gong and Jingdao has any claim to the Lands of the Sangunese Crown or the other constituent states of the Empire.

    Article 5
    The cities of Yasutomi and Alttreisen are the capital cities of the Empire.

    Article 6
    Low Saxon (English), High Saxon (German) and Sangunese (Japanese) are the official languages of the Empire. Low Saxon is the working language of the common administration.

    Chapter 2: The Emperor

    Article 7
    The head of the confederation is styled Reigning Emperor of Sangun, Emperor of South Cibola, Grand Prince of Treisenberg, Duke of Rossheim and Slavonia, Count of Volksburg in Low Saxon, Kaiser zu Sangun und Südsiebenberge, Grossfürst zu Treisenberg, Herzog von Rossheim und Slawonien, Graf zu Volksburg in High Saxon and 今上三郡皇・南七山皇帝・トライゼンベルク大公・ロスハイム及びスラボニア公・フォルクスブルク伯 Kinjō Sangunnō, Nanshichizan Kōtei, Toraisenberuku Taikō, Rosuhaimu oyobi Surabonia Kō, Forukusuboruku Haku in Sangunese.

    Article 8
    The Emperor:

    (i) represents the Empire internationally;

    (ii) exercises sovereignty over the Lands of the Sangunese Crown.

    Article 9
    The Emperor is elected for a term of thirty years Ab Sectora Condita by majority vote of the Council of Princes.

    Article 10
    Only a legitimate member of the House of Rossheim may be elected Emperor.

    Article 11
    The Emperor resides in the imperial city of Yasutomi.

    Chapter 3: The Council of Princes

    Article 12
    The Council of Princes comprises:

    (i) the King of Leichenberg:

    (ii) the King of Steeria;

    (iii) the King of Riskai and the Idunn Isles;

    (iv) the Queen of Tiěyá;

    (v) the Khan of Karalakh;

    (vi) the Prince of Kujirashi-Walstadt;

    (vii) the Prince of Light.

    Article 13
    The Council of Princes:

    (i) elects the Emperor;

    (ii) advises the Emperor;

    (iii) discusses matters of common concern to the constituent states.

    Article 14
    The Council of Princes meets in the city of Alttreisen.

    Chapter 4: Admission and Secession of States

    Article 15
    Additional consituent states may be admitted to the Empire with the assent of the Emperor and the Council of Princes.

    Article 16
    A new constituent state must renounce all claim to the Lands of the Sangunese Crown or the territory of the other constituent states as a condition of admission.

    Article 17
    All constituent states with the exception of the Lands of the Sangunese Crown have the inalienable right to secede from the Empire.

    Chapter 5: Symbols of the Empire

    Article 18
    The Flag of the Empire is is a green Scandinavian cross, bordered with white, upon a purple field, with a black upper hoist canton bearing the three white horizontal bars of Sangun. The width of the flag is two-thirds of its length and the two quarters closest to the hoist are squares with sides equal to seven twentieths of the width of the flag. The width of the green cross is equal to one fifth of the width of the flag and the width of the white border is equal to one twentieth of the width of the flag. The length of each of the three white horizontal bars is equal to one sixth of the length of the flag and the width of each bar and the vertical distance between them is equal to one twentieth of the width of the flag.

    Article 19
    The Coat of Arms of the Empire is an Escutcheon Sable charged with three Bars couped Argent, encircled by the Collar of the Order of the Golden Skull and borne upon the breast of Double-headed Eagle displayed Gules, armed and langued Azure, each head crowned by a Royal Crown and holding in its dexter claw a Sceptre and a Sword and in its sinister claw an Orb, all beneath the Imperial Crown Proper.

    Chapter 6: Amendments to the Charter

    Article 20
    This Imperial Charter may be amended or rescinded only with the assent of the Emperor and the Council of Princes.


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    Imperial Decree Nº 12

    Postby Max II » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:16 am

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 12

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Sangun sends greeting!

    WHEREAS we wish to establish a new central bank for the Empire;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, the Nishi Emperor of Sangun, do hereby establish the Bank of Sangun or 三郡銀行 Sangun Ginkō;

    AND BY THE AUTHORITY AFORESAID we do further decree that the said Bank of Sangun shall serve as the central bank of the Empire of Greater Sangun.

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    Imperial Decree Nº 13

    Postby Lyssansa Rossheim » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:37 pm

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    IMPERIAL DECREE Nº 13

    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, Her Imperial Majesty the Emperess of Sangun sends greeting!

    WHEREAS it has been proposed to unify the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola with the Kingdom of Minarboria;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that we, the Lyssansa, Empress of Sangun, do hereby ratify the Treaty of Sansabury as contained in the Schedule to this Decree.

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    SCHEDULE: THE TREATY OF SANSABURY

    THE TREATY OF SANSABURY

    FOR THE UNIFICATION OF

    THE KINGDOM OF MINARBORIA

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    THE EMPIRE OF SANGUN AND SOUTH CIBOLA


    TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these Presents shall come, Lyssansa, Queen of Minarboria and of Lichbrook, Reigning Empress of Sangun, Empress of South Cibola, Grand Princess of Treisenberg, &c., and the members of the Council of Princes of the Empire, send greeting!

    WHEREAS it has become evident that the mode of governance originally devised for the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola is no longer adequate;

    AND WHEREAS the duly elected Empress Lyssansa has offered a model of greater and more stable union with her realm of Minarboria;

    AND WHEREAS the faith of that realm has begun to take root in the rest, and we are desirous of maintaining peace and amity between the believers of our various realms and those who follow the Shrub-God;

    LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that the following Articles have been negotiated and agreed upon by the Empress and the Council of Princes, in good faith and without effort of evasion:

    Article I.
    The Imperial Charter of the Empire of Sangun and South Cibola is hereby rescinded by the provisions of Article 17 of that document.

    Article II.
    The Empire of Sangun and South Cibola is hereby dissolved.

    Article III.
    The Kingdom of Minarboria, the Empire of Greater Sangun, the Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks, the Kingdom of Leichenberg, the United Kingdom of Steeria and Highfield, the Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles, the Kingdom of Tiěyá, and the Khanate of Karalakh do hereby establish a new union by the name of the Empire of Minarboria, to be constituted in accordance with the Imperial Root Law contained in the Schedule to this treaty.

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    SCHEDULE: THE IMPERIAL ROOT LAW OF THE EMPIRE OF MINARBORIA

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    THE IMPERIAL ROOT LAW OF THE EMPIRE OF MINARBORIA

    Chapter 1: The Nature of the Empire

    Article 1
    The Empire of Minarboria is the greater garden of the Shrub-God Minarbor. It comprises:

    (i) The original Minarborian territories situated on the continent of Benacia, which are known as the Imperial Shrublands;

    (ii) The Empire of Greater Sangun (大三郡帝国 (Dai Sangun Teikoku);

    (iii) The Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks (Grossfürstentum Treisenberg und die Gemeinen Vogteien);

    (iv) The Kingdom of Leichenberg (Königreich Leichenberg);

    (v) The United Kingdom of Steeria and Highfield (Vereinigtes Königreich Stiermark und Hochfeld);

    (vi) The Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles (Riskaiar og Iðunnareyja Konungsríki);

    (vii) The Kingdom of Tiěyá (Königreich Tiěyá; 鐵崖王國 Tetsugai Ōkoku/Tiěyá Wángguó);

    (viii) The Khanate of Karalakh (Karalax Xanliki).

    Article 1.1
    The Imperial Shrublands, the Empire of Greater Sangun and the Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks are known collectively as the Lands of the Imperial Crown.

    Article 1.2
    The Kingdom of Leichenberg, United Kingdom of Steeria and Highfield, Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles, Kingdom of Tiěyá and Khanate of Karalakh are known collectively as the Imperial Realms.

    Article 2
    The capital of the Empire is the city of Sansabury.

    Article 3
    Overdolor English is the language of the Imperial Administration. Laqi, Lywind English, High Saxon and Sangunese are official languages of the Empire.

    Chapter 2: The Empress

    Article 4
    The Empire is a federated necrarchy under the leadership of the Bride of Minarbor, Lyssansa of the House of Rossheim, who is styled Empress of Minarboria with the qualification of Imperial Jolliness.

    Article 5
    As the Bride of Minarbor, the Empress of Minarboria possesses supreme executive, legislative and administrative authority over the Lands of the Imperial Crown. Within these territories, submission to her will is politely requested by the Shrub-God himself.

    Article 5.1
    Within the Imperial Shrublands, the Empress:

    (i) possesses supreme legislative authority: no law can come into force without her personal approval.

    (ii) possesses supreme administrative authority: on the highest level of administration her authority is direct and on subordinate levels of administration, she determines the degree of authority of the officials who act in her name and in accordance with her orders;

    (iii) appoints and dismisses all state officials whose appointment or dismissal has not been otherwise determined by law;

    (iv) issues Royal Decrees for the organisation and functioning of state administration, as well as directives essential for the execution of the law;

    (v) has the right to pardon the accused, to mitigate the sentence and even to completely forgive transgressions, including the right to terminate court actions against the guilty and to free them from trial and punishment;

    (vi) has the right to act freely in all matters that are not otherwise subject to existing law.

    Article 5.2
    Within the of Greater Sangun and the Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks, the Empress exercises supreme authority in accordance with local law.

    Article 6
    The Empress has the sole right to bestow and revoke citizenship.

    Article 7
    The Empress is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Empire.

    Chapter 3: The Regent Interdum

    Article 8
    The Empress may appoint a Regent Interdum to maintain the basic functions of government during her absence.

    Article 9
    The Regent Interdum has the authority to:

    (i) Enforce the law of the Empire, including the Root Law;

    (ii) Undertake defensive military action within the borders of the Empire;

    (iii) Receive representatives of foreign states;

    (iv) Maintain the administration of the Lands of the Crown.

    Article 10
    The Regent Interdum is prohibited from:

    (i) Amending the Root Law;

    (ii) Entering into treaties with foreign states or organisations;

    (iii) Undertaking military action beyond the borders of the Empire;

    (iv) Interfering in the administration of the Imperial Realms.

    Article 11
    Any decrees or decisions of the Regent Interdum not expressly confirmed by the Empress upon her return are to be deemed invalid.

    Chapter 4: The Council of Necrarchs

    Article 12
    The Council of Necrarchs is the supreme legislative body of the Empire. It comprises:

    (i) the Empress of Minarboria, or the Regent Interdum in her absence;

    (ii) the King and Queen of Leichenberg;

    (iii) the King and Queen of Steeria and Highfield;

    (iv) the King of Riskai and the Idunn Isles;

    (v) the Queen of Tiěyá;

    (vi) the Khan of Karalakh.

    Article 13
    The Council of Necrarchs is presided over by the Empress.

    Article 14
    The Council of Necrarchs issues Imperial Decrees for the organisation and administration of the Empire as a whole.

    Chapter 5: The State Arbors

    Article 15
    The First State Arbor is reserved for the Empress and other necrarchs. It is here that the Council of Necrarchs meets and from here that Imperial and Royal Decrees are proclaimed.

    Article 16
    The Second State Arbor is reserved for citizens and it is from here that the internal affairs of the Empire are conducted.

    Article 17
    The Third State Arbor is reserved for the subjects of foreign states and their representatives and it is from here that the external affairs of the Empire are conducted.

    Chapter 6: The Imperial Shrublands

    Article 18
    That portion of the Imperial Shrublands under direct Imperial lordship is known as the Lichnina.

    Article 18.1
    The Lichnina comprises:

    (i) The Lichgraviate of Lywall, which has its seat of administration in the city of Lynik;

    (ii) The Lichgraviate of Lachmeren, which has its seat of administration in the city of Merensk;

    (iii) The Lichgraviate of Novodolor, which has its seat of administration in the city of Novodolorsk;

    (iv) The Royal Forest of Litel, which has its seat of administration in the settlement of Swainmote Lodge.

    Article 18.2
    The three lichgraviates are each administered by a governor appointed by the Empress.

    Article 18.3
    The Royal Forest of Litel is administered by a Deep Singer appointed by the Empress, who is styled Verderer of Litel.

    Article 19
    The remaining territory of the Imperial Shrublands is divided between five autonomous jurisdictions:

    (i) The Garden of Whisperwood;

    (ii) The Marquessate of &zeter;

    (iii) The Jollity of Toastytop;

    (iv) The County of Gloomvale;

    (v) The Principality of Highbloom.

    Article 19.1
    The Garden of Whisperwood is a palatine jurisdiction held by Fleurette de Taniere-Gaudin of the Deep Singers and her lawful successors, who are styled Warden of Whisperwood.

    Article 19.2
    The Marquessate of &zeter is a palatine jurisdiction held by Clarence Etzeterra, who is styled Marquess of &zeter.

    Article 19.3
    The Jollity of Toastytop is a palatine jurisdiction held by Lord Toastypops.

    Article 19.4
    The County of Gloomvale is a palatine jurisdiction held by the Von Schatten Company.

    Article 19.5
    The Principality of Highbloom is a palatine jurisdiction held by the Princess Royal Octavia, who is styled Princess of Highbloom.

    Article 19.6
    The designated holder of each jurisdiction possesses regalian rights over and within that territory.

    Chapter 7: The Imperial Realms

    Article 20
    The Imperial Realms are sovereign necrarchies within the Empire.

    Article 20.1
    The Kingdom of Leichenberg is the realm of Max I and Mira Raynora the Younger of the House of Rossheim.

    Article 20.2
    The United ingdom of Steeria and Highfield is the realm of Max II and Octavia of the House of Rossheim.

    Article 20.3
    The Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles is the realm of Sadamara Aptrgangr of the House of Rossheim-Nidaros-Riskai.

    Article 20.4
    The Kingdom of Tiěyá is the realm of the Gǔ Dynasty.

    Article 2.5
    The Khanate of Karalakh is the realm of Nela Khan Karalakhli.

    Article 21
    The necrarch of each Imperial Realm exercises supreme authority over his or her own territory in accordance with local law.

    Chapter 8: The Church of Minarbor

    Article 22
    The Church of Minarbor is the established church of the Empire.

    Article 23
    As the Bride of Minarbor, the Empress is supreme head of the church.

    Article 24
    As the first children of his garden, the Deep Singers are entrusted by the Shrub-God with the running of his church.

    Article 25
    The highest cleric of the church shall be the Resector of Sansabury, who is appointed by the Queen to minister to her capital and serve as the attendant of Minarbor. From the Resector will stem all other consecrations and appointments of the clerics of the church.

    Article 26
    The everyday governance of the church shall be in the hands of the Holy Synod, comprised of the Resector of Sansabury, the Cultor of Toastytop, the resector and two seniormost cultors of each of the jurisdictions of Lywall and Lachmeren, Novodolor, Whisperwood, &zeter, Gloomvale and Highbloom, and the seniormost cultor of the realms of Greater Sangun, Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks, Leichenberg, Steeria and Highfield, Riskai and the Idunn Isles, Tiěyá, and Karalakh.

    Article 27
    The Resector of Sansabury shall preside over the Holy Synod as the representative of the Shrub-God Minarbor and his Bride, and shall be empowered to veto or repeal the acts the Synod.

    Chapter 9: The Symbols of the Empire

    Article 28
    The flag of the Empire consists of a black field edged with two narrow stripes, the upper stripe of Lywind Blue and the lower stripe of maroon. In the centre, there is a representation of the Shrub-God Minarbor surrounded by a wreath or torse of alternating twists of Lywind Blue and maroon.

    Article 29
    The great seal of the Empire consists of a representation of the Shrub-God Minarbor surrounded by a wreath or torse of alternating twists of Lywind Blue and maroon. Beneath the torse, a pair of green leafy tendrils extend from a scroll bearing the motto "Pro virgulto omnia".

    Chapter 10: Amendments to the Imperial Root Law

    Article 30
    The Imperial Root Law may be changed or amended only by the Council of Necrarchs.


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    Given by us on the Eighteenth of April in the year 2016,

    For the Kingdom of Minarboria:
    Lyssansa

    For the Empire of Greater Sangun:
    Lyssansa

    For the Grand Principality of Treisenberg and the Common Bailiwicks:
    Lyssansa

    For the Kingdom of Leichenberg:
    Max (I) and Mira

    For the United Kingdom of Steeria and Highfield:
    Max (II) and Octavia

    For the Kingdom of Riskai and the Idunn Isles:
    Sadamara Aptrgangr

    For the Kingdom of Tiěyá:
    Sàohuáng

    For the Khanate of Karalakh
    Nela Khan Karalakhli


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    Given by us on the Eighteenth Day of the Fourth Month in the Third Year of the New Era,

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