Imperial Decree 877
NOOR AS-SALAAM, by the Kharenah of Zurvan, Qaisar Baanooye Sathratiye, who, by this Imperial Decree, gives unto her subjects and retainers, greetings, and unto the gods of Shireroth, undying and unthinking obsequience.
Know that We, Mibaradardam be Khorshid va Mah Minamaz dadanam Zurvan, have in the first place dedicated to Zurvan this Decree which by his Kharenah is confirmed for Us and our heirs forever.
IMPERIAL DECREE 877: Defensive Measures
In accordance with Imperial Decree 831, the Mango Scalable Reaction Index for Jingdao, now under the rule of Acting Rear Admiral Haojin "Darlan" Shinjong, has been set to -2 in as much that the provocation, in this instance the fabricated "sinking" of Jing spy trawler followed by an attempted Electronic Warfare attack on Kezan and Tirlar, was thoroughly idiotic and requires a comprehensive rewrite before it can even be considered properly.
Nonetheless, as the only functioning public servant still active in Jingdao, the actions of the Acting Rear Admiral must be taken as constituting an unprovoked attack upon the Imperial Republic, undertaken at the behest of the Mingshi Emperor, and I therefore authorise the occupation of Jingdaoese territories in Benacia and the activation of the Bad Neighbour Protocol.
IN WITNESS OF THE SUBLIME MAGNIFICENCE OF OUR LADY THE RADIANT SUN WHEREOF We have caused the Seal of the Steward to be affixed to this Decree which We have signed with Our Hand. Given at the Keep this Twenty-sixth day of Qinamu in the year after the death of Norton one thousand six hundred and forty-six.
Office of the Steward