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Imperial Decrees (By Decree Number)

Kaiser Gaelen II

Imperial Decree #1: Landsraad

Be it hereby decreed that the Landsraad, the legislative body of Shireroth, is from this moment forth reinstated.

All legislative power is vested in this body by me the Kaiser reserving the right to veto any bill, measure, act, statement or declaretion pasted by this body.

The Landsraad has traditionally consisted of the dukes of Shireroth and shall continue to be so.
From GoldShire, Duke Dstryker
From Elwynn, Duke Siskind
From Yardistan, Duke Lacara(who is presently exiled)
From Kildare, Duke Foley
For Brookshire, seat of the Emperor himself. Kaiser Gaelen II.

The Landsraad is also vested with the judiciary power of Shireroth only below the Kaiser himself.

Signed,

Gaelen II

Kaiser of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #2: The Constitution.

Be it known, by Imperial Decree the Imperial Republic of Shireroth is hereby subject to the following constitution, and all the bindings their in. (including me)

Constitution of the Land of Shireroth

The Kaiser:
All executive powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior and functions of Shireroth as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this constitution. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of the Militia, Military, and/or any other armed force under Shireroth control.
The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor. In times when a successor is below twelve years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne.
Landsraad:
The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set it’s own rules for voting percentages and procedures. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed or issued by the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason.
The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser.
The Landsraad shall consist of the Dukes of Shireroth. Dukes may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Duke. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies as he sees fit. Only the Landsraad may remove a duchies’ seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the boarders of any duchy as he/she sees fit.

Signed,

Gaelen II,

Kaiser of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #3: Senate Seat

Be known, that by Imperial Decree, Duke Nicholas of Yardistan is now the Shirerithian Senator to the Tymarian House of Nations.

Signed,

Gaelen II,

Kaiser of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #4: Successor

As is my right and duty as Kaiser, I name Nick of Yardistan as my Successor. Upon my death or abdication of the throne, he shall be crowned Kaiser of Shireroth and Duke of BrookShire.

Signed,

Gaelen II,

Kaiser of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #5: Senate Seat

AS of this date, Nick of Yardistan is no longer the Shireroth Senator. I hereby give the senatorial position to Dstryker of GoldShire.

Signed,

Kaiser Gaelen II

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Imperial Decree #6 - New Heir to the Throne

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Imperial Decrees #7-8

As of this point, lost.

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Imperial Decree #9: South Mondesia and Babkha

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Imperial Decree #10: Foreign Militaries

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Imperial Decree #11: Region of Alexandros

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Imperial Decree #12: Heir to Kaiser Mors I

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Kaiser Mors I

Imperial Decree #13: Sectors

Shireroth shall not recognize the use of Sectors as a micronational geographic or cultural subdivision. Nor shall it reside in any sector. Nor shall any duchy or territory be considered a part of ANY sector unless the Duchy or Territory expressly grants permision to be considered in such sector.

Shireroth is Sectorless.

Signed,

Kaiser Mortis Mercator I.

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Kaiser Los I

Imperial Decree #14: Jason Steffke

Jason Steffke has deleted history in and disrupted the workings of Tymaria. Both because we wish to avoid a similar incident here, and because we wish to punish him for his misdeeds, he is banned from the Imperial Republic of Shireroth until such time as this decree is lifted or he is tried be the appropriate authorities.

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Imperial Decree #15: Philip Locke

Philip Locke has attacked our friends in Delvenus. He has proven that he has gained neither in judgment nor responsibility since he was first banned from Shireroth. Therefore, the original term of one month, which ended last week, is extended to four months, and thus will end in August of this year. Furthermore, Nicolas Raglan is made permanent Duke of Lothlaria for so long as he wishes to hold the position; if and when Mr. Locke joins with us he may choose whether or not he wishes to resign the position in his favor.

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Imperial Decree #16: Appointment of Erik Mortis to the House of Nations

For reasons I still don't understand but which are apparently good ones, Duke Erik Mortis of Brookshire is now the Shireroth Senator to the Tymarian House of Nations.

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Imperial Decree #17: Recognition of New Baron

Baron Ganondorf being dead, it is the right of Baroness Sabriel to appoint a new Baron. We recognize her choice of Gryphon the Pure as the new Baron of Schlangen.

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Imperial Decree #18: Appointment of New Minister of Immigration

The Ministry of Immigration being currently vacant, the office is given to Duke Erik Mortis of Brookshire.

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Kaiseress Viviantia I

Imperial Decree #19: Religion In Shireroth

From this day forth:

The official religion of Shireroth is B0O0/\/\ism. In any event where prayer or religious trapings are used in Shireroth they shall be done to B0O0/\/\ist tradition. All official oaths shall be to the Gods of B0O0/\/\ism.

With this establishment of state religion, the need for protection of religious freedom becomes a requirment. Till now no official religion was set down, and thus it was presumed that all were free to worship as they chose. This shall continue, for now. All citizens of Shireroth, when not in an official state capacity, may, unobtrucively, pay homage to the god(s) that they worship. Or they may choose to worship no god at all. But when in an official state capacity they must obey the tenants of the B0O0/\/\ist religion.

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Imperial Decree #20: The Landsraad

Only the Dukes of the land may vote within the Landsraad. Both male and female dukes of the Landsraad have equal voice in its halls and may vote freely.

Outside the Landsraad:

Imperial level. Both males and females may vote in any vote created on the imperial level. Only non-penalized citizens may vote on the Imperial level. A penalized citizen is a citizen subject to penaty under the law for a crime where their voting rights were not granted back to them.

Duchy level and below. The duchy have the right to create their own rules and ordanances for the establishment of voting rights within their realm.

Signed by my hand.

Viviantia I

Kaiseress of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #21: Praetor

The Prætor of Shireroth shall be elected by the nobility of the land from among the Dukes of the Landsraad. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His/Her purpose shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close vote, and generaly manage and keep order within the Landsraad.

Signed by my hand.

Viviantia I,

Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #22: Nobility Rules Within The Landsraad

All ruling Nobles of the land may voice their oppinions within the Landsraad. Only Dukes may vote in the Landsraad.

Nobles consist of Citizens with the Noble titles of,

Kaiser(Kaiseress)

Duke(Duchess)

Baron(Baroness)

Thane

In some cases there appears to be two nobles from one area, such as the current case in the Barony of Schlangen. But in all cases only one of the nobles is the ruling noble. In the above case Baroness Sabriel is the "Ruleing Noble", and the baron is just under her. It is the Baroness that would allowed to speak in the landsraad and not the baron.

Emissaries:

In the case were a Ruleing Noble is unable or unwilling to speak in the landsraad, said noble may elect to send an emissary in their stead to speak. The Prætor of Shireroth must be notifide by any ruleing noble in the case they choose to send an emissary to the Landsraad.

Signed by my hand.

Viviantia I,

Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #23: Legalized Gambling

Gambling in all forms is now legal in Shireroth.

Signed by my hand.

Viviantia I,

Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #24: The Barony of Novi Dalmacija

From here forth the region that was formerly the state of Novi Dalmacija in the UAS before it became Kildare shall be recreated as The Barony of Novi Dalmacija, under the leadership of Stjepan Aracic(For Her Light). As Baron he shall have full citizenship and rights within Shireroth.

Signed by my hand.

Viviantia I,

Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #25: The Steward

In times when a successor is below twelve years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne.

This section of the constition shall be adjusted to read.

In times when a successor is below twelve years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser or Landsraad not appoint a Steward, the people of the land, whom have voting rights, may vote from among the dukes of the Landsraad, a steward to take the place of the Kaiser till his return or till a new one ascends the throne.

Signed by my hand.

Viviantia I,

Kaiseress of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #26: Dissolution of the Landsraad

The current Landsraad in session is hereby disolved till further notice.

Signed by my hand.

Viviantia I,

Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #27: New Landsraad, New Rules

The Landsraad is hereby reconviened.

The landsraad is now open to all Ruling noble to vote in.

But, to retain the status of the Dukes voting counts shall be altered.

A dukes vote is worth 1. So a Aye or Nay would be counted as 1 aye or Nay vote

Barons' and THanes' will count for only 1/2 so a aye or nay vote will count a 1/2 a aye or nay vote.

2 votes by a thane or baron equals 1 vote from a duke.

Signed by my hand,

Viviantia I,

Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #28: New Minister of Immigration and Naturalization

I hereby appoint Joseph Strong, Baron of Schlangen, Minister of Immigration and Naturalization.

Signed by my hand.

Viviantia I,

Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decrees #29, 31-48

As of now, lost.

Imperial Decree #30 has been recovered.

Imperial Decree #30

Issued by Kaiseress Viviantia I

With the blessings of the Landsraad and in light of the suspension of the Tymarian Constitution, I, Kaiseress Viviantia I, ruler of Shireroth, officially decree the secession of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth from the United Republic of Tymaria. Shireroth is now a free nation independent of Tymaria and its remaining states.

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Kaiser Raynor X

Imperial Decree #49: Archive and Backup

All ministers and Nobles are to backup/archive all important threads or posts. Harddrive backups should be made of all important documents.

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Imperial Decree #50: New Constitution

Constitution of the Land of Shireroth

The Kaiser:

All executive powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior and functions of Shireroth as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this constitution. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of the Militia, Military, and/or any other armed force under Shireroth control.

The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor.

In times when a successor is below twelve years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of the Empire until an heir can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one.

Landsraad:

The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed or issued by the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason.

The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser.

The Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies/Baronies as he/she sees fit. Only the Landsraad may remove a Duchy’s/Barony’ seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Duchy/Barony as he/she sees fit.

Only Ruling Nobles or Emissaries appointed by a Ruling noble may vote within he Landsraad. Ministers of Shireroth may speak within the Landsraad but may not vote on just the merits of their office alone.

Votes:

Each Duchy shall be given six votes to cast within the Landsraad. A Ruling Duke/Duchess may divide these vote up among the nobles of his/her duchy as he/she sees fit, keeping in mind that he/she must control at least half the total votes. The Prætor must be informed of how a Duchy’s votes are distributed before any vote from that duchy may be cast.

The Prætor:

The Prætor of Shireroth shall be elected by the nobility of the land from among the Full--Citizens of the Land. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His/Her purpose shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close vote, and generally manage and keep order within the Landsraad as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his/her tenure.

Ministries:

The Ministers of Shireroth are answerable to both the Landsraad and the Kaiser, who may both appoint and dismiss ministers at will; and create and destroy ministries at will.

Minister of Information:

The job of the Minister of Information shall be to keep the public of Shireroth informed of all matters of state that have been made public officially. The Minister of Information shall be vested with the power of maintaining all official forms of national communications.

Minister of Military Affairs:

The job of the Minister of Military Affairs shall be to see to the creation, training and general maintenance of the armed forces of Shireroth. All military, militia and/or armed forces within Shireroth are answerable to the Minister of Military Affairs second only to the Kaiser him/herself.

Minister of Trade:

The job of the Minister of Trade shall be to see to all economic affairs within Shireroth, to maintain the currency of Shireroth, and maintain the Imperial Treasury. The currency of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be the €rb.

Minister of Immigration And Naturalization:

The job of the Minister of Immigration and Naturalization shall be to maintain a means by which individuals may immigrate to and become citizens of Shireroth. The minister is vested with the responsibility of maintaining an up to date record of the citizenry of Shireroth. The Ministry of Immigration and Naturalization shall be vested with the duty of maintaining a periodic census of the population of Shireroth.

Ministry of Technology:

The job of the Minister of Technology shall be to see to the technological advancement of Shireroth. The minister shall also be vested with the power and responsibility of establishing and maintaining a national system of education.

Ministry of the Exterior:

The job of the Minister of the Exterior shall be to establish and maintain communications with bodies and/or nations outside the bounds of Shireroth. The Minster shall be vested with the power and responsibility of negotiating with foreign powers, and presenting the outcome of said negotiations to the Kaiser and/or Landsraad.

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Imperial Decree #51: Heir to the Throne

I, Kaiser Raynor X, hereby decree that the one known as Aurefiction shall henceforth be the heir to the throne of Shireroth.

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Kaiseress Aure I

Imperial Decree #52: Imperial Advisor

I hereby decree that a new position, that of the Imperial Advisor on History and Culture, shall be created within the Republic. The Advisor will be appointed upon the wish of the acting Kaiser(ess). The position may remain vacant if the acting Kaiser(ess) wishes so. The Advisor’s duty will be to consult the Kaiser(ess) on matters of national and international history and culture upon his/her request.

I wish to appoint Mr. Scott Siskind, Baron of Hyperborea, Miniser of the Exterior, as the new Imperial Advisor on History and Culture under my rule.

That is my will

And my will is Law.

Aure I, Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #53: Baron of Novi Dalmacija

I hereby decree that the one known as Mezzastromix shall be the Baron of Novi Dalmacija, under the condition that the current Baroness, Ms. Mari Greenwood will choose to resign from her position.

That is my will,

And my will is Law.

Aure I, Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #54: Minister of Trade

I hereby give my blessings to Erik Mortis naming him current Minister of Trade.

That is my will,

And my will is Law.

Aure I, Kaiseress of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #55: The Mango

The mango is henceforth the official fruit of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.

That is my will,

And my will is Law.

Aure I, Kaiseress of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #56: National Holidays

I hereby decree that Shireroth shall from now on have its own National Holidays’ Calendar. Each of the holidays will be celebrated as stated on the Calendar. Everyone is free to have their own additional parties on the holidays. Duchies and Baronies can have their local holidays added to the calendar if they wish. Working on a national holiday is from now on strictly prohibited. Missing a holiday celebration will result to a mild disapproval from the Kaiser(ess) and probably a verbal condemnation speech expressing that disapproval ;-)

We will have 8 holidays for now, to go with the 8 lines on our flag.

Heroes’ Day - 17th of February.

Origins of holiday: This holiday commemorates the the battle of Cimmeria – 17th of February 2003. Celebration: Military parade to honor of the Heroes occurs. The issuing of governmental and military awards to individuals who managed to distinguish themselves takes place.

National Ladies’ Day – 8th of March

Origins of holiday: The growing micronational minority deserves its own holiday! Celebration: Just be nice and creative, flowers and candy work miracles!

Foundation Day – 24th of April.

Origins of holiday: In memory of the foundation of Shireroth. Celebration: The whole of Shireroth attends to a massive party with lots of food, drinks, speeches, fireworks, balloons and foreign guests.

Day of Midsummer Madness – 8th of June

Origins of holiday: Quixy, the god of madness was born on this day and imposed this holiday Celebration: Crazy parties and silly games, anything goes so long as it’s insane and pleases Quixy.

La Fiesta de la B0O0/\/\ - 26th of July.

Origins of holiday: The original B0O0/\/\ist holiday. Celebration: All Shirerithians must attend to a speech by a prophet or priest(ess) in the B0O0/\/\ist temple. The B0O0/\/\ists then proceed to making everything go B0O0/\/\ and sacrificing oxen.

Adieu Day a.k.a. the Day of Forgiveness: 1st of September

Origins of holiday: The end of summer arrives as a new beginning. This holiday symbolizes moving on from the past. Celebration: All apologies are accepted on this day. Symbolic burial of the dead souls of Shireroth (i.e. the inactive people) under the supervision B0O0/\/\ist prophets and priests takes place.

Mango Day – 16th of November

Origins of holiday: To pay a tribute to the national Shirerithian fruit. Celebration: The Annual Mango Feast!

Day of Peace & Friendship: 19th of December

Origins of holiday: This day symbolizes Shireroth friendship and peace with other nations as well as compassion between the Shirerithians themselves. Celebration: Foreign guests attend a banquet in Shirekeep where they exchange olive branches and mangos as symbols of peace.

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Imperial Decree #57: MiniInfo

I hereby decree that the position of Minister of Information is now vacant.

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Imperial Decree #58: The Mango-Camel Pact

I hereby decree that the following treaty is henceforth in-act.

The Mango-Camel Pact of Non-Aggression, Mutual Defense and Coopeartion between The Kingdom of Babkha and The Imperial Republic of Shireroth

The Government of the Kingdom of Babkha and the Government of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth,

AFFIRMING the spirit of friendship and cooperation on which relations between the two nations are based, and wishing to place their relations on an even closer and more concrete basis;

ACKNOWLEDGING the importance to each nation of the wide-ranging relationship between them and the close and enduring connection between the well-being of their peoples;

WISHING to enhance the valuable contribution to their relations made by the existing agreements between the two nations in various fields;

RESOLVED to provide wider opportunities for their governments and their peoples to work together in a spirit of understanding on matters of mutual interest in the political, economic, trade, commercial, social, and cultural;

DESIRING to foster micronational peace and security within a proper framework, through voluntary arrangements which will further the ability of nations dedicated to peace and prosperity to develop effective measures for individual and collective self-defense in support of those purposes and principles;

REAFFIRMING their belief in the sovereignty of the Imperial Republic of Shierorth and the Kingdom of Babkha, and as sovereign nations possess the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense;

CONVINCED of the importance of strengthening and diversifying their relations on an equitable and mutually advantageous basis in a long-term perspective;

RECOGNIZING that cooperation between the two nations should have in view not only their own mutual benefit but also their common interest in the prosperity and welfare of other nations, including those in the micronational community;

CONVINCED that the conclusion of a Treaty which formally embodies and further advances the friendship and cooperation between the governments and peoples of the two nations will facilitate the further development of their relations;

HAVE RESOLVED to conclude this Pact and for that purpose have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries :

THE KINGDOM OF BABKHA HE Rakesh Maziar Ackbar Acting Vizier of Foreign Affairs

THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH HIM Aurefiction Auraumbre Kaiseress of the Imperial Republic

Who, having communicated to each other their full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed as follows:

Article I

State of Friendship The basic of relations between the Kingdom of Babkha and the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be enduring peace and friendship between the two nations and their peoples.

The objective of the present Pact shall be to extend and strengthen relations between the Contracting Parties, in particular by promoting understanding between the two nations and their peoples and by developing cooperation on matters of mutual interest.

The Contracting Parties, noting that the agreements existing between them are consistent with the objective expressed in paragraph 2 of this Article, may enter into further agreements between them, wherever necessary, on matters dealt with in the present Pact or on other matters, including those not covered by the existing agreements. The Contracting Parties, in order to more effective achieve the objectives of this Pact, separately and jointly by self-help and mutual aid will maintain and develop their individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack and other evils of the micronational world.

Article II

Mutual Cooperation

The Contracting Parties, recognizing the importance of peaceful and friendly relations among nations in the micronational community, shall cooperate with each other in maintaining and strengthening those relations.

The Contracting Parties agree to pursue understanding in all micronational matters of mutual interest, avoinding use or threat to use force as a valid diplomatic maneuver between them.

The Contracting Parties shall endeavour to facilitate, strengthen and diversify mutual understanding and cooperation in such areas of mutual interest as the political, economic, legal, social, cultural, professional, sporting and environmental fields. To this end, the Contracting Parties shall encourage and promote in these fields, to the fullest extent practicable, appropriate study and research, exchange of information, knowledge, and other suitable activities.

The Contracting Parties shall make available resources for political and educational strategies to counter the negative effects of fascism, bigotry, militarism and other evils of that plague the micronational world.

The Contracting Parties undertake to strengthen their free institutions and to cooperate with each other in the development of economic progress and social well-being and to further their individual and collective efforts toward these ends.

The Contracting Parties shall also develop mutual understanding and cooperation in those micronational organizations of which both Contracting Parties are members and which are concerned with any of the fields referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article.

The Contracting Parties shall collaborate closely with each other in developing the mutual understanding and cooperation referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article. To this end, they shall hold consultations, whenever necessary, on matters in the fields referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, making use, where appropriate, of the means provided for in existing agreements or arrangements. The Parties shall contribute toward the further development of peaceful and friendly micronational relations by strengthening their free institutions, by bringing about a better understanding upon which these institutions are founded, and by promoting conditions of stability and well-being. They will seek to eliminate conflict in their micronational policies and encourage collaboration between both parties.

Article III

Fair Treatment

Each Contracting Party shall accord to the nationals of the other Contracting Party fair and equitable treatment with respect to matters relating to their business and professional activities, provided that in no case shall such treatment be discriminatory between nationals of the other Contracting Party and nationals of any third nation.

The property of nationals of one Contracting Party of the other Contracting Party shall not be compulsorily taken unless for a public purpose and unless prompt, adequate and effective compensation is paid. Without prejudice to the foregoing, with respect to all matters dealt with in this paragraph, the nationals of one Contracting Party shall be accorded of the other Contracting Party treatment which shall in no case be discriminatory between those nationals and nationals of any third nation.

Article IV

Definition of Territory

The Contracting Parties agree, the purposes of bilateral relations, on considering sovereign territory of each other: websites, message boards, mailing lists and other virtual property under direct or indirect control of respective governments, as proclaimed by them as national jurisdiction and as long as respecting others micronations' sovereignty under micronational law and micronational convention. At the invitation of any one of the signatories of this Treaty the Contracting States shall hold consultations whenever there are reasonable grounds for the belief that the territorial integrity, independence, or security of any one of the parties is threatened. In the event of the threat of war or the existence of an micronational emergency, the Contracting States shall immediately proceed to unify their plans and defensive measures, as the situation may demand

Article V

Mutual Protection and Non-Aggression

The Contracting Parties compromise themselves, in foreign and internal affairs, to:

Never facilitate or allow within its borders to be prepared, sponsored or in any way supported rebellions, coups d'etat and micronational conspiracies against the other Contracting Party;

Condemn and abstain from recognizing illegal secessions or separatist movements from the other Contracting Party, unless sovereignty of these groups are unquestionable;

Reprehend and abolish promptly practise of paper dolls, also known as paplism, in any circumstances, within national territory, informing the other Contracting Party about revealed paples and convicted paplists;

Inform immediately the other Contracting Party, whenever discovered, about substantial threats to its sovereignty, integrity or reputation within micronational scenario

The Parties agree that an armed attack or threat against one of them shall be considered an aattack or threat against both and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack or threat occurs, each of them, in excercise of the right of individual or collective self-defense will assist the Party so attacked of threatened by taking forthwith, such actions it deems necessary, including the use of force, to restore and maintain the security of the Contracting Parties.

The Imperial Republic of Shieroth grants, and the Kingdom of Babkha accepts, the right to dispose Babkhan forces in and about the territory of the Imperial Republic as determined by mutual agreement

The Kingdom of Babkha grants, and the Imperial Republic of Shireroth accepts, the right to dispose Shirerithian forces in and about the territory of the Kingdom as determined by mutual agreement

The high contracting parties solemnly declare that they condemn wars of aggression in their mutual relations or in those with other states, and that the settlement of disputes or controversies of any kind that may arise among them shall be effected only by the pacific means which have the sanction of micronational law.

They declare that as between the high contracting parties territorial questions must not be settled by violence, and that they will not recognize any territorial arrangement which is not obtained by pacific means, nor the validity of the occupation or acquisition of territories that may be brought about by force of arms

In case of noncompliance, by any state engaged in a dispute, with the obligations contained in the foregoing articles, the contracting states undertake to make every effort for the maintenance of peace. To that end they will adopt in their character as neutrals a common and solidary attitude; they will exercise the political, juridical, or economic means authorized by micronational law; they will bring the influence of public opinion to bear, but will in no case resort to intervention, either diplomatic or armed; subject to the attitude that may be incumbent on them by virtue of other collective treaties to which such states are signatories.

Article VI

Diplomatic Representation

The Shah of the Kingdom of Babkha, members of the Babkhan Royal Family, the Vizier of Foreign Affairs of said Kingdom and the Ambassador of Babkha before Shirerothshall enjoy full sovereign immunity whilst within the jurisdiction of Shireroth.

The Kaiseress of the Imperial Republic of Shieroth, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the said Republic and the Ambassador of Shireroth before Babkha shall enjoy full sovereign immunity whilst within the jurisdiction of Babkha.

Upon the ratifying this Pact, there shall be:

Established in Kingdom of Babkha an Embassy of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, which shall be occupied by an Ambassador appointed by the Kaiseress of Shireroth and accredited by the Shah of Babkha;

Established in the Imperial Republic of Shirerithian Embassy of Kingdom of Babkha, which shall be occupied by an Ambassador appointed by the Shah of Babkha and accredited by the Kaiseress of Shireroth .

Embassies shall be constituted by a webpage or website linked to the national websites and shall be deemed for the purposes of this Pact to be part of the territory of the represented Contracting Party and as such under its sole jurisdiction.

There shall be appointed an Ambassador to act as representative of a Contracting Party in the other. The Ambassadors shall have full citizenship of the Contracting Party of origin and shall have proper credentials approved by competent diplomatic or immigration authorities to be considered empowered.

Each Contracting Party are allowed to demand immediate removal of the Ambassador, at any time since arrival and without notice.

The Contracting Party declare their assent to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and their affirmation to abide by all and sundry the applicable provisions of the same. Applicable provisions shall be considered all that are not obviously absurd within micronationalism.

Article VII

Extradition

The Contracting Parties agree, the purposes of bilateral relations, on considering extradition as the expelling of an individual from all message boards, mailing lists and national channels of public communication and further symbolic delivery to the other Contracting Party, in the terms of this Article.

The Contracting Parties agree to extradite to each other, subject to the provisions of this Article, people found in the territory of one of the Contracting Parties who have been charged with, are being tried for, or have been found guilty of an extraditable offense in the Requesting State.

The crimes of treason, spionage, terrorism, paplism or any offense that may be punished by banishment under the laws of both Contracting Parties shall be considered extraditable offenses. An offense shall be an extraditable offense wheter or not the laws of the Contracting Parties place the offense within the same category of offenses or denominate the offense by the same terminology.

Extradition shall be granted for an extraditable offense regardless of where the act or acts constituting the offense were committed.

Extradition shall not be granted when, accordingly to the classification of the Requesting State, the individual is persecuted for political offenses or when extradition is being asked solely for political reasons.

Article VIII

Final Provisions

Nothing in the present Pact shall affect the validity of agreements which are in force between the Contracting Parties at the date of signature of the present Pact.

The Contracting Parties shall periodically review, at the departmental level, the general operation of the present Pact with a view to ensuring that the purposes of the present Pact are being fully realized.

This Pact shall last indefinitely and it shall only be revoked by previous advice to the other Contracting Party, altogether with an explanation of reasons.

IN WITNESS THEREOF the above named Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Pact and have affixed thereto their seals.

The Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the Kingdom of Babkha are hence allied under the terms of this treaty.

That is my will, And my will is Law.

Imperial Decree #59: Heir to the Throne

I hereby name Harvey Steffke heir to the throne of Shireroth.

That is my will,

And my will is Law.

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Imperial Decree #60: Landsraad Efficiency

This Decree Has Been Revoked

Seeing that in its current state the Landsraad cannot properly fulfill its institutional duties, I request that the following rules are applied to the way the Landsraad runs in order to improve its functionality.

1) Voting/debate procedures for any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order will last 4 days maximum.

2) For any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order to pass, at least 60% (i.e. 6/10) or more nobles will have to take part in the voting procedures. If this amount of participation in the voting procedures is not achieved by the end of the 4 days, the bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order in question will be considered null/void.

3) Any noble that would have missed 4 or some voting procedures will be considered inactive and will be suspended from their nobility position.

That is my will,

And my will is Law.

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Imperial Decree #61: Krantzler of Shireroth

This Decree Has Been Revoked

A new position, that of the Kantzler (Prime Minister) of Shireroth, shall be created. The duties of the Kantzel will be to monitor the functionality of the ministries and preside over the Landsraad.

The Kantzler of Shireroth shall monitor the functionality of the ministries. He/She should be up to date with everything that is going on in each ministry. Should any minister resign or stay away for unexplained reasons, the Kantzler of Shireroth shall take up the role of said minister until the Kaiser or the Landsraad appoint a new one.

The Kantzler of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His/Her purpose shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close vote, and generally manage and keep order within the Landsraad as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his/her tenure.

In times when the Kaiser’s successor is below twelve years of age or the Kaiser has passed away without naming a heir, the Kantzler shall fulfill the duties of Kaiser until a suitable heir is found, or the existent one reaches the suitable age. Should the current Kaiser of Shireroth take a temporary leave, the Kantzler shall fulfill the Kaiser’s duty until the Kaiser marks his return.

Only the Kaiser of Shireroth may appoint and/or dismiss a Kantzler.

This position makes the positions of Paetor and Steward null/void.

I hereby name Ari Rahikkala the new Kantzler of Shireroth.

This is my will,

And my will is Law.

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Imperial Decree #62: Cabinet Efficiency

This Decree No Longer Functions, As There Is No Krantzler

Seeing that in its current state the cabinet of ministers of Shireroth functions poorly, the following changes shall be invoked in order to make the cabinet more efficient.

Each ministry should present to the Kantzler a report on its plans for the future every 2 months. The inability of a minister to fulfill the plans issued in the report may serve as reason of the dismissal of said minister upon consultation of the acting Kaiser with the Kantzler.

This is my will,

And my will is Law.

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Imperial Decree #63: The Landsraad Front Gate

This Decree Has Been Revoked

The Landsraad Front Gate is henceforth the place where non-noble Shirerithians are to discuss their political concerns. They may vote bills, acts, measures, dictates, statements or orders. If a bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order is voted upon unanimously by all the non-noble citizens of Shireroth, said bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order will be forwarded to the Landsraad for the Dukes and Barons to vote upon it. Only after the Landsraad accepts the bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order it will be considered active.

That is my will,

And my will is Law.

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Imperial Decree #64: Foreign Relations

I hereby declare that Shireroth welcomes warmer relations with any other nation. At no point our nation is to be isolationist.

This is my will,

And my will is Law.

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Kaiser Meskan I

Imperial Decree #65: Joe Whit and Yardistan

Joe Whit is ordered to post an adequate defense of his inactivity over the past few months or resign his position. If his defense is not adequate, he does resign, or he fails to do either before the end of Friday, August 15th, he will lose his position as Duke of Yardistan. The Landsraad will then be allowed to replace him as they see fit.

So let it be done.

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Imperial Decree #66: New Praetor

The Kaiseress, Jadie Steffke of Goldshire, is appointed as Preator once more.She shall have this position as soon as she gives her consent to this decree.

So shall it be done.

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Kaiseress Jadie I

Imperial Decree #67: Steward

I hearby declare Erik Metlzer aka UEC as the Steward of Shireroth. This gives him all entitled power stated in the constitution.

(Kaiser Meskan said Erik was Steward but didn't make it official...so I am doing it for him)

So shall it be done

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Imperial Decree #68: Kitanus Fields

I hearby Decree that Kitanus Fields is no longer a Barony of The Duchy of Kildare. This is being done in this time of crisis to prevent Kitanus Fields from being take from Shireroth. Kitanus Fields from here on will be known as The Duchy of Kitanus Fields. I also decree that Eros Darkstar shall be the first duke of Kitanus Fields. So shall it be done.

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Imperial Decree #69: Minister of Trade

Austi Scot is hearby our Minister of Trade granted he accepts the position. This decree becomes void on the occasion another Kaiser revokes this decree or Mr. Scot wishes to resign.

So shall it be done

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Imperial Decree #70: Heir to the Throne

The next person in line for the Kaisership is Erik Mortis. He will become Kaiser in the event I am gone for more than a week without prior notice or in the event I resign or pass away.

So Shall it be done.

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Imperial Decree #71: New Constitution

Yee- haw!!!! New constitution....it is done...it is in place! *throws confetti in the air*

Constitution of the Land of Shireroth

Article I: The Kaiser.

Section A: Definition of the Kaisers The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. Kaiser may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender.

Section B: Powers of the Kaiser All executive powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior and functions of Shireroth as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this constitution. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of the Militia, Military, and/or any other armed force under Shireroth control.

Section C: Heir to the Throne The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor.

Section D: The Steward In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of the Empire until an heir can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at anytime they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at anytime appoint a Steward.

Article II: Landsraad.

Section A: Powers of the Landsraad The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures, without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed or issued by the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this constitution.

Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad may dismiss itself from Session at any time, unless there is no Steward or Kaiser in power.

Section C: Members of the Landsraad The Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies and other Sub-Divisions, as he/she sees fit. Only the Landsraad may remove a Duchy’s seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Duchy, or other Sub-Division, as he/she sees fit. Only Ruling Nobles or Emissaries appointed by a Ruling noble may vote within the Landsraad. Ministers of Shireroth may speak within the Landsraad but may not vote on just the merits of their office alone.

Section D: Votes Each Duchy shall be given six votes to cast within the Landsraad. A Ruling Duke/Duchess may divide these vote up among the nobles of his/her duchy as he/she sees fit, keeping in mind that he/she must control at least half the total votes. The Prætor must be informed of how a Duchy’s votes are distributed before any vote from that duchy may be cast.

Section E: The Prætor The Prætor of Shireroth may only be elected by the nobility of the land from among the Full-Citizens of the Land. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His/Her purpose shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close vote, generally manage and keep order within the Landsraad; as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his/her tenure.

Article III: Ministries.

The Ministers of Shireroth are answerable to both the Landsraad and the Kaiser, who may both appoint and dismiss ministers at will; and create and destroy ministries at will, with the Kaiser having final say.

Section A: Minister of Information The job of the Minister of Information shall be to keep the public of Shireroth informed of all matters of state that have been made public officially. The Minister of Information shall be vested with the power of maintaining all official forms of national communications.

Section B: Minister of Military Affairs The job of the Minister of Military Affairs shall be to see to the creation, training and general maintenance of the armed forces of Shireroth. All military, militia and/or armed forces within Shireroth are answerable to the Minister of Military Affairs second only to the Kaiser him/herself.

Section C: Minister of Trade The job of the Minister of Trade shall be to see to all economic affairs within Shireroth, to maintain the currency of Shireroth, and maintain the Imperial Treasury. The currency of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be the €rb.

Section D: Minister of Immigration And Naturalization The job of the Minister of Immigration and Naturalization shall be to maintain a means by which individuals may immigrate to and become citizens of Shireroth. The minister is vested with the responsibility of maintaining an up to date record of the citizenry of Shireroth. The Ministry of Immigration and Naturalization shall be vested with the duty of maintaining a periodic census of the population of Shireroth.

Section E: Ministry of Research and Education The job of the Minister of Research and Education shall be to see to the technological advancement of Shireroth. The minister shall also be vested with the power and responsibility of establishing and maintaining a national system of education.

Section F: Ministry of the Exterior The job of the Minister of the Exterior shall be to establish and maintain communications with bodies and/or nations outside the bounds of Shireroth. The Minster shall be vested with the power and responsibility of negotiating with foreign powers, and presenting the outcome of said negotiations to the Kaiser and/or Landsraad.

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Imperial Decree #72: Marriage

As of the date of October 15th, 2003

The duke of brookshire Erik Mortis

and

The Kaiseress of Shireroth and duchess of Goldshire Jadie Mathematician

are hearby wed under Shirerithian law. All titles shall be distributed accordingly.

Jadie is still the ruling Kaiser and can override any decree or action of Erik Mortis.

This decree is repealed only in the event of the abdication of the throne the death of Jadie mathematician or divorce.

so shall it be done

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Imperial Decree #73: Imperial Charter

This Charter hereby Replaces and removes the Constitution of Shireroth.


Imperial Charter of the Land of Shireroth

Article I: The Kaiser. Section A: Definition of the Kaisership. The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. Kaiser may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender. Section B: Powers of the Kaiser. All executive powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior and functions of Shireroth as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this constitution. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of the Militia, Military, and/or any other armed force under Shireroth control. Section C: Heir to the Throne. The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor. Section D: The Steward. In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of the Empire until an heir can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at anytime they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at anytime appoint a Steward.

Article II: Landsraad. Section A: Powers of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures, without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed or issued by the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this constitution. Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad. The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad may dismiss itself from Session at any time, unless there is no Steward or Kaiser in power. Section C: Members of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies and other Sub-Divisions, as he/she sees fit. Only the Landsraad may remove a Duchy’s seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Duchy, or other Sub-Division, as he/she sees fit. Only Ruling Nobles or Emissaries appointed by a Ruling noble may vote within the Landsraad. Ministers of Shireroth may speak within the Landsraad but may not vote on just the merits of their office alone. Section D: Votes. Each Duchy shall be given six votes to cast within the Landsraad. A Ruling Duke/Duchess may divide these vote up among the nobles of his/her duchy as he/she sees fit, keeping in mind that he/she must control at least half the total votes. The Prætor must be informed of how a Duchy’s votes are distributed before any vote from that duchy may be cast. Section E: The Prætor. The Prætor of Shireroth may only be elected by the nobility of the land from among the Full-Citizens of the Land. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His/Her purpose shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close vote, generally manage and keep order within the Landsraad; as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his/her tenure. The Landsraad may specify the specific powers of the Prætor.

Article III: Ministries. The Ministers of Shireroth are answerable to both the Landsraad and the Kaiser, who may both appoint and dismiss ministers at will; and create and destroy ministries at will, with the Kaiser having final say.


Erik Mortis Brookshire, Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #74: Ministers of the Interior and Information

I hereby name Gryphon the Pure as Minister of the Interior. I hereby name Eros Darkstar as Minister of Information.

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Imperial Decree #75: Kaiseress' Lovin'

I hearby decree that all male citizens give me, Kaiseress Jadie I, some lovin at least once every fortnight. Exceptions will be made only on individual basis and the person wishing the exception must discuss their circumstances with the Kaiseress.

So Shall it be done

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Kaiser Mors III

Imperial Decree #76: Steward

I Kaiser Mors III, hereby declare Duchess Jadie of Goldshire, Steward of the Lands of Shireroth. She shall rule in my stead when I am away or unavailable.

Signed,

Kaiser Mors III

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Imperial Decree #77: Line of Succession

This Decree Has Been Subsequently Revoked For the Majority of the history of the Kaisership of Shireroth. We have worked off a system of Succession. There was a line of Succession. When the throne was given up, or the Kaiser died, the throne would got to the first person on the Line of Succession, If they did not want it, or could not take it, it would go to the next person in the line, and so on. We stopped this for a time, and switched to a System refered to as the Heir System. This System stops now. From this point forth Shireroth is returning to the Line of Succession.

The Line of Succession.

Erik Mortis

Scott Siskind

Nick of Yardistan

Jadie of Goldshire

Greg Russell

Stone Jack0Bar

Legitimacy

All Kaisers and Kaiseress' between Raynor and myself are Legitimate under Imperial Law.

Signed,

Kaiser Mors III.

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Imperial Decree #78: Kitanus Fields

The Barony of Kitanus Fields is now no longer under the jurisdiction of the Duchy of Goldshire.

The Barony of Kitanus Fields is now under the jurisdiction of the Duchy of Kildare

Signed,

Kaiser Mors III

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Imperial Decree #79: Imperial Wife

I hereby take Alexandra Decens, with her consent, as my Wife under Shirerithian Law. She shall be awarded all subsequent titles and powers granted to her as my wife.

Signed,

Kaiser Mors III

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Imperial Decree #80: Reestablishing Tri-Citizenship

No citizen of Shireroth may hold official allegiance to four or more nation while they are a citizen of Shireroth. Citizens of Shireroth are allowed only three national allegiances including Shireroth. When applying for citizenship, an individual must have two or less citizenship, else they will be denied citizenship. If a citizen comes into violation of these requirements he/she must remedy the situation within one Shirerothian week. (14 days). The Kaiser may shorten or extend this period.

The Landsraad may place further restriction upon citizenship as long as they do not counter the spirit or the word of this law. The Landsraad may abolish multi-citizenship within the empire entirely if it deems fit to do so.

Signed,

Kaiser Mors III

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Imperial Decree #81: Various Matters

  1. In order to hold official positions or titles within a subdivision an individual must be a citizen of Shireroth and meet all Census requirements and regulations set down by the Ministry of Immigration and Naturalization. Individuals cannot hold Citizenship in a subdivision. Individuals are Citizens of the Empire of Shireroth and Residents of a Subdivision.
  2. No citizen may take Military Action outside the borders of Shireroth, against any foreign power without consent from the Imperial Government.
  3. No citizen may retain Dual Citizenship within any nation that the nation of Shireroth has declared War upon.
  4. Be nice to the Babkhans, they are our Allies you know.

Signed,

Kaiser Mors III

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Imperial Decree #82: Heir to the Throne

I hereby name Nick of Yardistan Heir to the Throne.

Signed,

Kaiser Mors III

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Kaiser Wyltheow I

Imperial Decree #83: Steward

Jadie shall continue to serve as steward during my reign. Should I disappear for a week, or if I ask her to, she is to rule in my absense until my return.

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Imperial Decree #84: Arminy

Our relations with Cranda and Slobovia are not voided by their merger. Instead, they are to be carried on with the resulting nation Arminy that they have formed together.

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Imperial Decree #85: Celestis Award And Mattlore Devious

Due to reasons beyond the extent of my power to correct, I hereby revoke the act of the Landsraad awarding to Duke Mattlore Devious the Celestis Award. The rest of the Act establishing the Celestis Award is to Remain intact.

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Imperial Decree 86: Citizenship Issues and the Census

Duke Russel, Duke Devious, and Duke Rakesh are to maintain full citizenship and the priveleges thus entailed by such a state and thus entailed by their positions of nobility, despite the fact that said Dukes did not participate in the mandatory Census. My conclusion is that the afore mentioned gentlemen have been loyal and active citizens of the Empire during the duration of the last census period, and that the demotion of their status is inconsistent with their service.

Wylþeow du Grifos

The Kaiser of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #87: The Order of the Griffin

In commemoration of my 100th day on the throne and to honor those foreigners who have in some way aided the Imperial Rebublic and the Kaiser, and who have built up between us a bond of trust and friendship, I have deemed it fitting that the Order of the Griffin be established so that these individuals may be properly recognized, and so that they may be joined fraternally in their spirit of friendliness and service.


This Order shall be established and governed according the following rules of this Decree:

  1. Admittance to the Order of the Griffin is to be limited to those who are not citizens of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.
  2. The Kaiser of Shireroth alone shall be allowed the privilege to enroll persons in the Order of the Griffin.
  3. The Kaiser may admit any person who is not a Citizen of Shireroth to the Order if he or she sees it fit to do so, so long as no more than one individual is admitted per month, excepting this, the establishment of the order.
  4. The Kaiser may expel any members from the Order if he or she sees it fit to do so.
  5. Members of the Order of the Griffin shall not be compelled to swear an oath, nor should any oath or pledge be written.
  6. No secret codes or agendas shall be created, followed or permitted.
  7. Admittance shall be secular. No church shall have any pull on the Order

The first to be admitted to the order are the following:

His Majesty, Emperor Jason of Ascalon: Emperor Jason has been instrumental in helping to forge relations between Shireroth and Ascalon and furthering the Shirerothian comprehension of his nation's government.

His Excellency, Minister Erasmo Jacqueras Carrar of Baracão: Minister Carrar has worked to calm former bad blood between Baracão and Shireroth and took the initiative to propose a treaty between our two nations.

His Royal Highness, Duke Thomas Cutterham of Hanover: Duke Cutterham has done much to further communication between Shireroth and Hanover, and also has aided us in the creation of a heraldry system and created for us a Coat of Arms.

His Serene Highness, Emperor Mik'el Tzion of Attera: The leader of a fellow ex-Tymarian nation, Emperor Mik'el Tzion created the Scheheradze Convention to promote peace, and also served time in Iraq.


Thusly, the Order of the Griffin is established.


Signed by my hand, this Friday, the fourteenth day of the fifth month. Wylþeow I du Grifos

It is writ, and thus, it is.

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Imperial Decree #88: Abdication

Upon the signing of this document by my hand, let it be known that I, by my own will, am stripping myself of the titles and priveleges inherent of being Kaiser and promptly abdicating the throne of Shireroth. If it is the will of the people that I no longer lead them, then I shall heed their calls.

Do let me say that I am eternally grateful to the international leaders and armies that have come to my aid and to those citizens of this great Nation that have supported me. Sadly, I feel that I can no longer reign over this land, and I hope that my stepping down may alay the turmoil that is tearing apart our nation.

I leave no heir. May the bloodlines determine my successor.

This is my will.

Signed,

Wylþeow du Grifos

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Steward Jadie of Goldshire

Steward Decree #89: Dual Stewards

While I am on my LOA since there is no Kaiser, I hearby name both Scott Siskind and Count James in charge of Shireroth. They are temporary Stewards persay..(if there is some law preventing this...then whatever. I'm sorry don't have time to deal with it.)

If you really must reach me...Alexandra knows how.

Jadie of Goldshire

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Kaiser Lacrymosa II

Imperial Decree #90: Heir to the Throne

I hereby declare Scott of Hyperborea to be the heir to the Imperial Throne of Shireroth.

-Kaiser Lacrymosa II

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Imperial Decree #91: Isle of Muad'Dib

I hereby declare that the Isle of Muad'Dib is Holy Ground. In addition, Naudia'Diva shall be Shireroth's first National Game Preserve, Wildlife Refuge, and Sacred Hunting Ground. A Temple to Horjin shall be built at its center.

-Kaiser Lacrymosa II

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Imperial Decree #92: Switching Day

I hereby declare that a Switching Day shall take place in the next six weeks. At an undetermined day. For an undetermined amount of time. Perhaps a Switching Week. As long as moogles are not involved. For they shall be eaten by the Sacred Tiger of Horjin. Plain. Because Horjin is a purist.

-Kaiser Lacrymosa II

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Imperial Decree #93: Abdication

I hereby abdicate the throne, and hand the title of Kaiser to Scott of Hyperborea. I also highly recommend that the position of Steward of Shireroth go to Greg Russell.

-Kaiser Lacrymosa II

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Kaiser Los II

Imperial Decree #94: Amnesty

All rebels against the crown are hereby pardoned. All criminal actions taken in the recwar or the interregnum following it are forgiven.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #95: Promotions

The following people are to be honored with promotions for their excellent service to Shireroth in general and over the last week in particular:

GREG RUSSELL has been unbendingly loyal to the throne and displayed the once again the characteristics that make him so worthy of his leadership of our military. He is to be Steward of Shireroth, in keeping with Kaiser Lacrymosa II's last request.

PHILIP LOCKE has kept Hyperborea safe and running smoothly while I was off trying to get a throne. Effective now, I hereby abdicate my position as Duke of Hyperborea and name him as my successor. I will give him Landsraad access as soon as I am done with this decree. He already knows not to try anything uncalled for.

ARDASHIR OSMANI has helped keep Babkha as one of our foremost allies and was a loyal supporter of Kaiser Wyltheow to the end. Because he has returned to Shireroth, and because Baronness Auraumbre of Cimmeria has apparently disappeared once again, I hereby dissolve the Barony of Cimmeria, recreate the Barony of Elwynn consisting of Ardashir Osmani and Aurefiction Auraumbre, and promote Ardashir to Baron. He, too, will be given Landsraad access.

EOIN DORNAN has been a strong supporter of Shireroth abroad and has been a great help to Hyperborea and myself. Although I previously offered him the stewardship, it seems circumstances have aligned against that, and I apologize to him for that. Instead, I give him the County of Volsaarn, recently vacated by Locke. Further, back in the days of Tymaria Shireroth ended up owning half of Argaal through some dealings in the United Republic - land which is not on the MCS map, not part of any Duchy or Barony, and which I don't believe anyone except me even remembers we have. We may not even have it any more, but I can't find any record of us giving it back - so, Shireroth hereby gives that half of Argaal back to Eoin to complete his fiefdom.

SHASTA RANA WANDERLUST has successfully broken his own record for shortest time as Kaiser. I name him Master of Ceremonies for the Summer Switching Day, and invest in him all the powers needed to make that event a success.

DAVID NORTHWORTHY-BECKFORD has ruled the territory of Lac Glacei wisely and well, remained loyal to Wyltheow, and is apparently destined to become Kiaser within a month. I promote him from Governor of Lac Glacei to Baron of Lac Glacei, with all the privileges that implies. He remains a vassal of Duke Devious of Lothlaria.

ARI RAHIKKALA is, as always, epic in his erudition, coolness, and incomprehensibility. Based on a suggestion by Chimaera, I name him unofficial Minister of Niftiness, and give him moderator privileges in the Off-Topic, as well as the right to choose a new and more interesting name for it should he desire. I also re-confirm his honorary citizen status.

NICK THE YARDISTANI is confirmed as Minister of Research and Education.

ALEXANDRA DECENS is confirmed as Minister of Immigration and Naturalization.

GREG RUSSELL is confirmed as Minister of Military Affairs.

JOSEPH STRONG is confirmed as Minister of the Interior, and is given an official commendation for his outstanding willingness to defend Shireroth beyond the scope of reason.

SCOTT ALEXANDER is confirmed as Minister of the Exterior.

AUSTI SCOT is not confirmed as Minister of Trade. I will be doing that job directly until he returns or circumstances change in some other way.

Congratulations to all involved. If anyone else wants something reasonable, ask and I'll see what I can do.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #96: Line of Succession

If the Kaiserial throne is left vacant for any reason:

I. If the former Kaiser has appointed an heir, either by decree or by an unequivocal statement of intent, the throne passes to that heir. II. If the former Kaiser has not appointed an heir, the throne passes to the highest person on the Line of Succession, which is as follows:

    1. Erik of Brookshire
    2. Nick of Yardistan
    3. Scott of Hyperborea
    4. Jadie of Goldshire
    5. Greg of Amity and Mirioth
    6. Joseph of Kildare

A person on this list may accept the throne only if they are a full citizen of Shireroth. Upon receiving the throne, a person on this list must resign all other citizenships. If a person cannot be contacted within three days, is not a citizen, refuses the throne, or does not wish to resign other citizenships, the throne passes to the next person on the list.

III. If none of these people is able or willing to take the throne, the throne passes to the Steward, if there is one, subject to these same restrictions.

IV. If no one in the Line of Succession is able or willing to take the throne and the Steward either does not exist or is unable or unwilling to take the throne, then any citizen past their period of minorcy may take the throne if they can convince the nation to acknowledge their claim. A Landsraad vote is suggested as one possible way to define acknowledgement, although it is not legally necessary.

V. If there is no one in the nation willing to take the throne, the Landsraad shall immediately appoint a Steward if one does not previously exist, and the Landsraad and Steward shall govern until a Kaiser appears.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #97: Political Parties and Interest Groups

Political parties are banned from Shireroth.

Political interest groups, or PIGs, will be tolerated for the present time, although the Landsraad has permission to ban them if it ever desires to do so. However, the following restrictions are placed upon PIGs to prevent them from becoming a full-fledged political party:

  1. A PIG may not have a forum, either on Shireroth's boards or elsewhere.
  2. A PIG may not have foreigners as members or supporters, nor may it ally with any foreign organization.
  3. No minor may be part of a PIG in any way.
  4. No PIG may do any activities related to recruitment of new citizens into the nation, nor allow any of its members to recruit for the express purpose of getting people into the PIG.
  5. No PIG may charge membership dues.
  6. If any PIG becomes a threat to the well-being of Shireroth at any time, the Kaiser may dissolve it by decree, or the Landsraad by a simple majority vote.

By my hand.

Los II.

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Imperial Decree #98: Ministry of Trade

Austi Scot is hereby reinstated as Minister of Trade.

Baroness Eriana Moon is Kaiserial Revenue Collection Agent for the next two weeks, at which point I will re-evaluate her performance. She will have the right to levy fines of up to 2€ per day on any one person if she feels they are disrupting the peace of Shireroth or otherwise deserving.

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Imperial Decree #99: Dissolving the Landsraad

The Landsraad may dissolve itself by a majority vote. It may specify in this vote a date upon which it will be reconvened, and that date shall be legally valid.

By my hand,

Kaiser Los II

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Imperial Decree #100: Marriage

I hereby name Ruhan of Goldshire and Jadie of Goldshire man and wife.

Ruhan is given the honorary title of Duke of Goldshire.

I also give everyone the rest of today off to celebrate.

By my hand,

Kaiser Los II

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Imperial Decree #101: Land Transfer

The island of Mar Sara will be transferred from Yardistan proper to the Barony of Amity and Mirioth.

The Khaz Modan Islands will be transferred from Yardistan proper to the Barony of Amity and Mirioth.

The island of Florencia will be transferred from Yardistan proper to the Duchy of Brookshire.

In the future, it is suggested that Dukes read the Charter very carefully before angering the Kaiser and then trying to taunt him by saying the Charter prohibits him from transferring land, especially if the Kaiser is in a bad mood.

That is all.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #102: Land Retransfer

Since Duke Nicholas of Yardistan has properly acknowledged Kaiserial authority, the islands of Florencia and the Khaz Modan shall be returned to Yardistan Proper.

The island of Mar Sara shall remain in Amity and Mirioth.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #103: Laws and Legalism

Should anyone break a law, but do so either as part of a non-malicious joke or for reasons that are obviously good ones and beneficial to the nation, they will not be considered guilty and will not be subject to the normal punishment.

Whether a certain incident was part of a non-malicious joke or beneficial to the nation will be under the discretion of whatever judiciary bodies exist at the time the incident took place, as well as the Kaiser.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #104: Order of the Griffin

The Order of the Griffin given to Delphi of Lodis last month is hereby extended to Octavius Me. This may not be technically allowed by the rules of the order, but I can't wait another month to give him one, so so it goes.

The Order of the Griffin is presented to Jack Santucci of Cyberia for his work in creating and maintaining the micronational blogosphere.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #105: Appointments

Duke Ruhan of Goldshire shall be the first Provost of the Iudex-Provost system.

Ozarka of Kildare shall replace Count Austi of Hallucination as the Minister of Trade.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #106: David Beckford

In accordance with the prophecy:

In honor of his service as emissary of Lothlaria, David Beckford is given the position of Kiwi Interim Administrator / Special Executive Regent, with the ability to vote for Lothlaria whenever Mattlore is not around. This position may be called Kiaser for short.

This decree will take effect on 14-7-04.

By my hand,

Kaiser Los II

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Imperial Decree #107: Awards

Shireroth will have two types of honors: awards and knighthoods. Awards will generally be given for achievement in specific areas, and knighthoods for general excellence.

All honors will be given by the Kaiser, although the Landsraad may vote to give a recommendation to the Kaiser on who should receive an honor. Note that this overturns the Landsraad law about the Landsraad giving the Celestis Award.

Most of this is a restatement of our current award policy and gathering it into one place; however, I have added three new knightly orders and made a small tweak to the duties of the Order of Kampioens.

Awards are as follows:

The Celestis Award is given for recruitment of new citizens to Shireroth.

The Gold Sword is given to military personnel who distinguish themselves in military actions.

The Silver Sword is given to citizens not in the military who nevertheless distinguish themselves in some way in the defense of Shireroth or in combat.

The Bronze Sword is given to foreigners who aid Shireroth militarily in some way.

Knightships are as follows:

The Order of Kampioens is a military order created to form a fraternal bond between those most committed to protecting the nation. It also serves in some circumstances as an unofficial bodyguard for the Kaiser. The head of the order is the Prime Kampioen, Greg Russell, and he may induct new members whenever he wishes. A member of the order is called a Knight Kampioen.

The Order of the Griffin honors citizens of a foreign micronation who are not also citizens of Shireroth and who have aided Shireroth or the micronational world in some way. The head of the order is the Kaiser, and he may induct one new member per month, with the only exception being when multiple people are inducted for the same achievement. Those inducted into this order may be called Knights of the Griffin.

The Order of the Dragon honors citizens of Shireroth who have been exemplary citizens or done some great act worthy of high praise. The head of the order is the Kaiser, and he may induct one new member per month, with the only exception being when multiple people are inducted for the same achievement. Those inducted into this order may be called a Knight of the Dragon.

The Order of the Chimera honors those who are not and never have been citizens of any micronation, but are nevertheless deserving of praise. It may be given either to people who have helped Shireroth despite not being part of it or to macronational politicians and celebrities of whose work Shireroth strongly approves. The head of the order is the Kaiser, and he may induct one new member per month, with the only exception being when multiple people are inducted for the same achievement. Those inducted into this order may be called a Knight of the Chimera.

The Order of the Phoenix honors those who were once part of micronationalism but have gone on to other things, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Harry Potter. It may be given either to former Shirerithians or to former foreigners, and may be a present from the Kaiser to a citizen who emigrates after a distinguished career. The head of the order is the Kaiser, and he may induct one new member per month, with the only exception being when multiple people are inducted for the same achievement. Those inducted into this order may be called a Knight of the Phoenix, although unofficially, due to their status as micronationally "dead" but with a legacy that lives on, they may be called a Knight of the Living Dead.

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Imperial Decree #108: Blogging

In yet another proof that capitalism doesn't work, the Shireroth Times and Shireroth Imperial News Service are not updating at a rate acceptable to the Kaiser. Therefore, the Shireroth Star, at shirerothstar.blogspot.com/ , will be named the official weblog of Shireroth. All trustworthy Shirerithian citizens will be given the password to the Star, or made contributors if that would be easier for them.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #109: Official Position On Black Ops

Recently, the Feianovans and others have questioned our policy on espionage and weaponry development. We hope that this document will bring out into the open our views on these issues and prevent any confusion or accusations of hypocrisy.


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The government of Shireroth currently engages in small-scale espionage for primarily defensive reasons. It does not and will not engage in any activities to sabotage foreign countries from within or to attempt to use agents to alter foreign policies or threaten the smooth operations of foreign governments. Shireroth recognizes the right of foreign countries to engage in espionage, though it reserves the right to be understandably upset if it catches a foreign country engaging in espionage against itself or its allies. It does not recognize the right to engage in offensive espionage - that is, using agents to sabotage and direct foreign governments - and will be severely offended if it catches someone engaging in such.
Shireroth is not currently researching forum destroying weapons or any weapons that violate micronational law. We have a small defensive arsenal of weaponry that has been obtained from other sources and which we feel no need to get rid of. We are in compliance with all Scheheradze Convention rules on such matters.


We hope this will assuage anyone who is still unclear on what our policy is.

By my hand.

Los II

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Imperial Decree #110: Award

Count James of Benacia is hereby granted the Celestis Award.

By my hand.

Los II.

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Imperial Decree #111: Marriage

Duke Joseph Strong of Kildare and Lady Hypatia Agnesi of Hallucination are now man and wife.

By my hand.

Los II

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Imperial Decree #112: Dissolving the Landsraad

This session of the Landsraad is hereby dissolved. The next session will open one week from today.

All acts currently before the Landsraad fail except for the Appointing Nobles Act, which passes. If anyone objects to this, they may put the acts before the next session of the Landsraad - however, they were all failing pretty badly anyway.

The purposes of this recess are to provide everyone with a short break, to see if the theory that less Landsraad equals more culture and national activity is correct, to provide a brief holiday in which we can celebrate Glorious Founder Day and Foundation Day, and to allow me to tweak some Landsraad rules a bit for the next session.

The next session of the Landsraad will be different in a number of ways. Since some of these will change the charter slightly, they will be listed in a new decree.

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #113: Editing the Charter

Part II, Section D of the Charter shall be changed from:


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Section D: Votes. Each Duchy shall be given six votes to cast within the Landsraad. A Ruling Duke/Duchess may divide these vote up among the nobles of his/her duchy as he/she sees fit, keeping in mind that he/she must control at least half the total votes. The Prætor must be informed of how a Duchy’s votes are distributed before any vote from that duchy may be cast.


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Section D: Votes. Each Duchy shall be given ten votes to cast within the Landsraad. A Ruling Duke/Duchess may divide these vote up among the nobles of his/her duchy as he/she sees fit. The Prætor must be informed of how a Duchy’s votes are distributed before any vote from that duchy may be cast.


By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #114: New Landsraad Rules

All Duchies will have ten Landsraad votes, which they may distribute as they wish to any noble in their Duchy, be it themselves, their spouse, their Baron(s), or their Baron(s)' spouse. They are no longer required to keep at least half the Landsraad votes for themselves, but they must be the single largest holder of votes in their Duchy (tied is okay).

By my hand,

Los II

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Imperial Decree #115: Awards

His Majesty Shah Tahmaseb Abakhtri I of the Kingdom of Babkha is awarded the Order of the Griffin for his country's continuing alliance with Shireroth and constructive role in the micronational world. I hereby name him a Knight of the Griffin.

Count Shyriath of Benacia is awarded the Order of the Dragon for his work as Official Historian, his work in the Temple, and his general cheeriness and being the only person this month not to cause trouble in some way I hereby name him a Knight of the Dragon.

SSFSX17, formerly of Kildare, is awarded the Order of the Living Dead for his work in developing the concept of a gift economy and his laying down of our current economic infrastructure. I hereby name him a Knight of the Living Dead.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke of Sri Lanka is awarded the Order of the Chimera both for his writings and his confidence in and encouragement toward the human race and its future. I hereby name him a Knight of the Chimera.

By my hand,

Kaiser Los II

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Imperial Decree #116: Editing the Charter

The following is inserted at the beginning of the Charter, with all other articles moved up one correspondingly:

Article I: Meta-Rules

Section A: Diamond Rule

All rules in this document shall be interpreted in the most rational and generally useful way.

Section B: Rule of Malevolence-Proofness

There are no loopholes in these rules.

Section C: Golden Rule

If you try to use these rules to make somebody else's life hard, others are allowed by these rules to make your life hard.

Section D: Rule of Relative Completeness

These rules are relatively complete.

Section E: Rule of Positive Affirmation

Yes, you may.

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Imperial Decree #117: Kaiserial Absence

If the Kaiser is absent for over a month, with absence being defined as failure to post to Shireroth or answer any queries, such as email, telephone, or IM about zir status, and has not declared a reason for zir absence such as LOA or vacation, the Kaiser is officially declared dead by Shirerithian law, and the succession process shall take place in the same manner as if the Kaiser had officially abdicated.

If there is no Kaiser, and a Steward is ruling Shireroth, then after one month of absence, the Steward will be officially declared dead by Shirerithian law and the Landsraad will have the right and duty to choose a new Steward.

If the Kaiser or Steward later returns, ze will not automatically regain zir position.

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Imperial Decree #118: Kitanus Fields and Lunaris

The Barony of Lunaris is hereby taken from the Duchy of Goldshire and given to the Duchy of Kildare.

Kitanus Fields is hereby taken from the Duchy of Kildare and given to the Duchy of Goldshire.

All citizens, lands, and funds associated with both territories are also transferred.

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Imperial Decree #119: Awards

The following awards are granted for exemplary conduct in the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and beyond.

The Order of the Dragon is awarded to RENEE REAVIS, for her work in creating the Department of Information and in making data on Shireroth publically accessible in an organized fashion. Renee, you are now a Knight of the Dragon.

The Order of the Griffin is awarded to SANDER DIELEMAN, for his outstanding work in the recent terrorism investigations and for his many contributions to micronationalism through projects like MicroWiki and PHPMX. Sander, you are now a Knight of the Griffin.

The Order of the Living Dead is awarded to STEVE MUSAL, for what may well be the classiest and most unexpected return to the micronational land of the living ever. Steve Musal, you are now a Knight of the Living Dead.

The Order of the Chimera goes to NOELLE OF SONOMA for cooperating with the Shirerithian government in order to make this Landsraad meeting possible and for generously providing Ives Hall for the purpose. Noelle, you are now a Knight of the Chimera.

Due to his countless contributions to Shireroth over the course of the past four years, his continuing friendship with many members of our community, and his continued participation in Shirerithian events from random chats to Switching Days to simple discussions, the Crown awards the status of Honorary Citizen of Shireroth to HARVEY RAYMOND STEFFKE.

The following people are given official Kaiserial commendations, along with 10 rewards: -Jadie of Goldshire, for helping organize the convention and host people -Alexandra of Alexandretta, for doing the same -Eriana Moon, for ordering nifty Shireroth M&Ms

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Imperial Decree #120: Capital

The town of Rohnert Park, California, is hereby named the meatspace capital of Shireroth.

This decree does not contradict but rather expands upon the status of Shirekeep as cyberspace capital. While Shirekeep may continue to be used as a capital on the Micronational Cartography Society map, in fictional accounts, and in any other capacity in which a cyberspace capital is needed, Rohnert Park shall be considered capital for more tangible functions of government. Such functions include the storage and exhibition of the Imperial Regalia, these being the Crown of Raynor and the Sword of Vengeance, insofar as such storage and exhibition is not inconsistent with the practical considerations of their ownership, and the safekeeping of the Imperial Treasury.

In no way does this decree decrease the status of any Shirerithians living outside Rohnert Park, nor is it intended to grant any additional rights to those Shirerithians residing within it.

This decree shall remain in effect until revoked or contradicted by a future Kaiserial decree, regardless of who is the Kaiser of Shireroth, or where the Kaiser of Shireroth physically resides.

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Imperial Decree #121: Heir

I, Kaiser Los II, do hereby name Count Erik Mortis Brookshire of Monty Crisco as heir to the Kaiserial throne. Should I perish, abdicate, or be otherwise unable or unwilling to hold the office of Kaiser, he shall be my sole legal successor.

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Imperial Decree #122: Abdication

I, Kaiser Los II, do hereby abdicate the throne of Shireroth in favor of my legal heir.

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Kaiser Raynor XI

Imperial Decree #123: New Charter

Imperial Charter of the Land of Shireroth

Article I: The Kaiser.

Section A: Definition of the Kaisership. The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. The term "Kaiser" may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender.

Section B: Powers of the Kaiser. All supreme Executive and Legislative powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior, functions or policy of Shireroth, as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this Charter. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of all Militia, Military, and/or any other armed forces within Shireroth and/or under Shireroth control.

Section C: Heir to the Throne. The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor. Should no heir have been chosen, the successor shall be the closest related, living individual eligible by birthright.

Section D: The Steward. In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of the Empire until a successor can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at anytime they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at anytime appoint or dismiss a Steward. The Steward of Shireroth shall be vested with all the executive powers of the Kaiser but may not repeal or amend Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser nor this Charter.

Article II: Landsraad.

Section A: Powers of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed, issued by, or put before the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason at any time. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this charter or Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. Neither the Landsraad, nor any body it creates, has authority or jurisdiction over the Kaiser or this Charter.

Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad. The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad may dismiss itself from Session at any time, unless there is no Steward or Kaiser in power.

Section C: Members of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies and other Sub-Divisions, as he/she sees fit. The Landsraad may remove a Duchy’s seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Duchy, or other Sub-Division, as he/she sees fit. Only Ruling Nobles, Honorary Nobles, or Emissaries appointed by a Ruling noble may vote within the Landsraad. Ministers of Shireroth may speak within the Landsraad but may not vote on just the merits of their office alone. Nobles of Shireroth may not violate this Charter, Imperial Decree or the Lawbook.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #124: Political Interest Groups.

Political Interest Groups are just another name for a Political Party.

Political Parties were banned by Los II.

Thus: Political Interest Groups are hereby banned as they are just Political Parties under a different Name.


If you have formed a Political Interest Group at any point and not disbanded it yet. You have 7 days to disband it publicly else face prosecution by the Provost.


Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #125: Mandatory Landsraad Recesses

Starting the first week of October, the Landsraad will take a mandatory 7 day (one week) recess on the first week of ever 2nd month.

All current bill on the floor shall be frozen as is till the recess is over, at which point they pick up where they left off. The Landsraad may make precedure that alters how bills are dealt with during Mandatory Recess, which I encourage.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #126: Chain of Command.

In case of emergancy, such as attack or the like, the chain of command shall be as follows:

  1. Kaiser of Shireroth.
  2. Steward of Shireroth.
  3. Minister of Military Affairs.
  4. Minister of the Interior.
  5. Prætor of Shireroth.
  6. Duke of Yardistan.
  7. Minister of the Exterior.
  8. Highest available military officer.
  9. First available minister.

This means should the Kaiser not be available the Steward would be in charge until the Kaiser was, if the Steward was not available either the MoMA would be in charge.. and so on...

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #127: Brookshire (REVOKED)

I have just orded the end of the state of rebellion in Brookshire. Further more, I have come to a conclusion regarding the situation, and future situations.

  1. Rakesh of Brookshire is hereby removed as Duke of Brookshire. I have spoken to many people and read many posts that lead me to believe that Rakesh has neither the support of his citizens nor of his fellow Dukes. Rakesh is removed from the Throne of Brookshire without dishonor or disgrace and shall have no punitive actions taken against him by ANY noble or citizen of the land. Rakesh is an honorable man, and although many may not agree with ideals or methods, he has almost always been completely civil and respectful to others.
  2. Alexandra Decens, being the leader of the rebellion of Alexandretta shall be instated as the Duchess of Brookshire. This shall take immediate effect and she should announce vote distrobution to the Prætor immediately.
  3. However, I recognize that an act of unauthorized rebellion cannot go over looked. Therefor, as a punitive measure for her technically illegal action and to the fact she is now a Duchess of the Land; I hereby strip Duchess Alexandra of all her powers as Kaiseress of Shireroth-- as she recieves the honorary title of Kaiseress through her marriage with myself under Shirerithian Law. No further punitive measures shall be taken against her.
  4. After seeing the situation that insued from this rebellion I have decided that I cannot simply remain nuetral to these events, nor can I turn a blind eye. Therefore, in the future, any barony in a state of rebellion against its rightful duchy without the consent of its Duke/Duchess will face punitive measures. Any Baron(ess) involved in an unauthorized state of rebellion against against his/her rightful Duke will be automatically removed from that position under my authority as Kaiser (or future Kaisers) and be subject to punishment under the Judex System. Any citizen involved in such a rebellion will also be subject to punishment under the Judex System.
  5. I believe Rakesh of Brookshire is a honorable and valueable asset to this nation and feel that his talents for legisature should not go untapped. Therefore I, as Kaiser, bestow upon Rakesh of Brookshire the title of Baron of Alexandretta. The Current duchess is not to remove him without my consent.

This is my current word, And now your current law. I will hear no more of this matter. I may change this decree slightly later if I deam it neccessary or should I have left something out..


Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #128: Brookshire Revisited.

  1. Rakesh of Brookshire has fallen into disfavor with this Kaiser for creating a Bill of Rights for the Duchy of Brookshire, (which prompted the creation of 2 other bills of right) as well as various other activities.
  2. Rakesh of Brookshire shall be removed as Duke of Brookshire.
  3. The Barony of Alexandretta shall be reduced in status from a barony to a county within Brookshire for its rebellious and illegal behavior.
  4. Alexandra of Brookshire shall be reduced in status from Baroness to Countess of the County of Alexandretta.
  5. Shyriath of Brookshire is the stated heir to the Duchy of Brookshire, as such I hereby recognize him as Duke of Brookshire.
  6. Rakesh of Brookshire shall be given the title of Baron within Brookshire. As such he shall be landed by the Duke of Brookshire with adequite land to make up a Barony. Rakesh, Shyriath and Sabrial of Brookshire shall reside in this new Barony. The borders of this Barony shall be created to allow for this without the uprooting of these individuals. Rakesh as Baron may choose the name for his Barony with the approval of his Duke. Upon selection of a name the Minister of Interior shall create a new forum for the barony and archive the Barony of Alexandretta.
  7. In case of future rebellions of Barons against their lawful Duke without permision from said Duke, the Minister of Military Affairs and Minister of Interior shall be immediately called upon to render assistance to the besieged Duke.
  8. As I do not wish to create a all out ban on rights within Shireroth as of this date, I will not be penalizing the Dukes of Goldshire or Hyperborea for their Bills of Rights. Though these Dukes are warned that this may change at a future date but will proly be limited to the ordering of the removal of these Bills of Right.
  9. All Dukes of Shireroth, subordinate nobles and the Landsraad shall recognize Shyriath of Brookshire as the lawful and rightful Duke of Brookshire.

This is my Word. This is your law.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #129: Internal Treaty Ban.

  1. All Duchies of Shireroth are allied under the Imperial Government and the Kaiser.
  2. Duchies cannot make a treaty or alliance with any other subdivision that is not subordinate to them.
  3. No barony may make a treaty or alliance with any other subdivision except the with the duchy to which they are subordinate.
  4. No subdivision may make a treaty of alliance with any power outside of Shireroth.
  5. Cultural and Economic agreements are allowed between subdivisions.
  6. All treaties that are in place and violate these terms are hereby null and void.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #130: National Anthem

  1. Nick of Yardistan wrote and presented the music for a possible national anthem during the reign of Los II.
  2. The National Anthem written and composed by Nick of Yardistan is hereby recognized as the official Anthem of Shireroth.
  3. The anthem can be found here: http://www.shireroth.org/anthem1.mid

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #131: Imperial DecreeBook.

  1. To better organize the laws of Shireroth all past decrees which as still aplicable and valid will be compiled into a single document.
  2. This document shall be known as the Imperial Decreebook untill a better name can be devined.
  3. All future Decrees that are not just one time events and establish perminent law shall be added to the Decreebook.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #132: Imperial Advisory Council.

  1. Whereas: The Kaiser cannot be everywhere at once all the time.
  2. Whereas: Even the Kaiser does stupid things.
  3. Whereas: Sometimes the Kaiser needs advice on matters.
  4. Therefore: The Following shall be added to the Decree Book.

Chapter V: The Kaiser.

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D: Imperial Advisory Council 1: Purpose a. To advise the Kaiser on his actions. b. To suggest possible actions the Kaiser might wish to take. c. To inform the Kaiser of matters within the realms of Shireroth, which the Kaiser may have otherwise not have known about. 2. Powers a. The Imperial Advisory Council has no power outside its own halls and is solely for the purpose of advising the Kaiser.



I have had this plan in waiting for several weeks now, and now is better than any other time to implement this plan.

The Imperial Advisory Council shall consist of 3 inidivuals who I believe together will be able to advise me wisely. Only these three people and myself will be allowed to post in the Council hall.

These three people will be able to advise me on what they think of any decree of action I take. If they think I'm being an idiot...they can say so.. As long as they can back up their words. Even if I don't agree with them, nothing said within the Council will be taken outside the Council in a spiteful manner. I will however not brook petter arguements or propoganda or grandious rhetoric filled speaches. I want to see logical thoughtful discussion.

But I am sure the 3 I have chosen for the Council will have no problem with these stipulations.

The Council shall consist of the following people

1. Nick of Yardistan. Although Nick and I don't agree on EVERYTHING, we are pretty like minded on issues and often he has advised me on matters in an intelligent manner.

2. Joseph of Kildare. I would have to describe Joseph as a rather, middle of the road person in Shirerothian Politics. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't.

3. Rakesh of Brookshire. Rakesh and are pretty opposite in our thinking and what we think is needed for Shireroth, as such he makes for a perfect advisor. When other might just go with my ideas, I know Rakesh will be right there to say I'm being idiotic. Yet, I know Rakesh can maintain civility and respect for others of differing oppinion.

These are my choices. They shall continue to be my advisors untill I remove them, they quite or I disband the Council.

The Council shall last for as long as I reign as Raynor XI. Should the next Kaiser wish to maintain this council, so be it.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #133: Steward

I hereby name Shyriath of Brookshire Steward of Shireroth for the next 14 days.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Steward Shyriath Bukolos

Steward Decree #134: Landsraad Veto over the Ministries

Due to the recent controversies over the relationship between the Landsraad and the Ministries, it is believed that a slight clarification of the situation is required, to prevent further squabbles.

From this point forward, the Landsraad may propose and pass legislation that will prohibit a Ministry from a specific practice or procedure in which it has already engaged. However, the Landsraad may not pre-emptively prohibit any procedure in which a Ministry has not already engaged.

In no event, of course, shall the decisions of the Landsraad on the Ministries go against the will of the Kaiser, and as always the Kaiser may veto any such decisions.

By the hand of

SHYRIATH BUKOLOS,

by the grace of the Kaiser

Steward of Shireroth.

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Steward Decree #135: Clarification on Subdivision Decrees

Despite the general acceptance that the acts of Barons and Dukes are subordinate to Imperial law or decree, it is a matter nowhere stated in the Charter or Decreebook. Thus, let the following points be clarified:

-No legally binding act or Decree of any Noble within zir subdivision may contradict Imperial Law or Imperial Decree.

-From this point forward, all Nobles must post in the Kaiser's Court in order to notify the Kaiser of any new Decree they have made, including a link to said Decree.

By the hand of

SHYRIATH BUKOLOS,

by the grace of the Kaiser

Steward of Shireroth.

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Kaiser Raynor XI

Imperial Decree #136: Manditory Recess Update.

The Decreebook shall be updated as follows.

IV, C, 2.

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a. On the first week of every 2nd month, the Landsraad shall be in recess for seven (7) days.


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IV, C, 2.

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a. On December 25th until January 2nd and July 1st until the July 8th, the Landsraad will be in Recess.


The first recess on December 25th through January 2nd will not take effect this year. The first implimentation of this shall take place on July 1st 2005 of the Gregorian Year

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #137: Steward again

I hereby name Shyriath of Brookshire the Steward of Shireroth for one Shirerithian week.

I also give him the authority to conduct/finish the Prætor elections and name the new Prætor once the election is finished.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Steward Decree #138: Red Dragon Award

The Kaiser has spoken unto me, and he has said to do this for him. Let the following therefore be decreed:

There shall be created the Red Dragon Award. This award, which may be given by either the Kaiser or the Landsraad, shall be a honor granted to thsoe who have performed a specific achievement on behalf of the nation. The award may be given multiple times.


(Shyriath of Brookshire)

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Imperial Decree #139: Bestowment of Honors.

I hereby bestow the newly created Red Dragon Award upon Joseph of Kildare and Eoin of Hyperborea for their services in the naming of the Shirerithian Calender System.

Thank you for your help Gentlemen.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #140: MoMA

I hereby appoint Harvey of Somewhere to be Minister of Military Affairs.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #141: Vote Distrobution Removal.

The following shall be stricken from the Decreebook.

IV: LAndsraad

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B: Votes 1: Number of Votes per Duchy a. Each Duchy shall be given ten (10) votes to cast within the Landsraad. 2; Vote Distribution a. A Ruling Duke/Duchess may divide these votes up among the nobles of his/her duchy as he/she sees fit, keeping in mind that he/she must control the single largest share the total votes. b. The Prætor must be informed of how a Duchy’s votes are distributed before any vote from that duchy may be cast.


All Numerations shall be adjusted accordingly. The Landsraad may continue using vote distrobution until it establishes precedures.



Explaination---------

I do not have the Authority to Establish Vote distrobution for the Landsraad, as this is a Voting Precedure matter. This section of the Decreebook used to be in the Charter, I removed it from the charter and put it in the decreebook so that the law exsisted but could be dealt with, without Charter edit. I HAD expected the Landsraad to realize that vote distrobution is under THEIR jurisdiction not mine, but wanted to let them realize that, and come before me about the matter. No one ever did. Much to my displeasure.

Thus, because I don't feel like being in violation of my own laws, I am removing this section from the Decreebook.

Raynor XI,

Kaiser of Shireroth

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Missing

Imperial Decrees 141-168

As of this point, lost.

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Kaiser Ari i

Imperial Decree #169: Praetor Elections

Eoin Dornan is fired from the position of Praetor for inactivity.

Because of editing of the constitution and the Landsraad never getting around to dealing with it, the rules for electing a Praetor do not officially exist at the moment. Therefore, I am reinstating the old rules, as best I remember them.

Three days will be allotted for candidates to be determined. A candidate (who may be noble or commoner, but not the Kaiser) may nominate himself or be nominated by someone else. If a candidate is both nominated and seconded, they are officially in the running. All nobles, ruling or honorary, Duke or Baron, get exactly one vote. If anyone gets a majority before four days, the voting will be closed and that candidate declared the winner; otherwise, the leader after four days will get the position.

I hereby declare the Praetorial elections having begun. I will take care of the Landsraad in the interim.

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Imperial Decree #170: Secession of Arminy

The Crown officially recognizes Arminy as having seceded legally as per the Treaty of Arminsbur3. The lands of Arminy and Hurmu are no longer recognized as a Duchy and Barony of Shireroth.

The land pact between Hyperborea and Arminy is hereby revoked. Elwynn is returned to the control of Hyperborea, and the Vaan Aujoen Islands are returned to the control of independent Arminy.

Those citizens of Arminy who have remained in Shireroth are currently considered in Shirekeep, but may switch to a new subdivision whenever they wish to do so.

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Imperial Decree #171: Ministers

Baron Osmose of Amity and Mirioth is now Minister of Information. Duke Scott of Hyperborea is now Minister of Trade.

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Imperial Decree #172: Heir and Abdication

The Imperial Steward is free to choose any heir for me that he likes, including himself (which I recommend). He's also tasked with tying up any the odd ends that he didn't want to tie up in my absence, such as the banning of Jacobus (assuming that hasn't already been done somewhere out of my sight).

I hereby resign from my position as the Kaiser of Shireroth. Let history know me as Ari i kaukainen.

By my hand, Ari i kaukainen

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Steward Scott I

Imperial Decree #173: Goldshire

The Duchy of Goldshire is hereby dissolved. All of its citizens and land are now part of the Duchy of Brookshire, unless they choose to go elsewhere.

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Imperial Decree #174: Heir to the Throne

Today is a bad day. We all regret the loss of Kaiser Ari i. And none regret it more than myself, because, as punishment for what sin I do not know, I was given the task of choosing an heir.

I was hoping for him to declare me heir, but now that it's my decision I can't give the position to myself or it would be deeply dodgy, especially when I have already held it twice. And I tried to take Erik's advice and make Shyriath heir but Shyriath would have none of it. I know that Joseph wants to be Kaiser, and I would have loved to pick him, but at this point, when everything is up in the air and a lot of the usual voices of moderation are gone, having an ultra-strong Kaiser who will definitely be reformist scares me. To him, and to everyone else who might have wanted to be Kaiser, I apologize.

So instead, I will listen to the voices of some of my most trusted friends and advisors, and appoint someone who has proven his loyalty, his versatility, and his ability - the only person to have stayed in Shireroth from its birthday in 2000 until the present. I hereby decree that Gregory Russell is Kaiser of Shireroth, and step down from the position of Steward.

LONG LIVE THE NEW KAISER!!!

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Kaiser Alejian I

Imperial Decree #175: Coronation Speech and Appointments

My dearest Shirerithians,

I have been chosen to lead the nation during this difficult time, and for this honor I thank each and every one of you that vouched for me. To be honest i'm not quite sure WHY people vouched for me, but i'm not complaining. I was a little shocked that I was chosen, considering the current status of the nation, and my status as a "virgin kaiser...", and as such I have come to the conclusion that I need an experianced Council of advisors. I need councilers that best represent the nation as a whole, therefore with the greatest respect and thank you's for your service, you are hereby dismissed from your positions. Again, thank you! So now to this end I will now appoint new advisors. I know not who the current advisors are, so if you are allready in this position than ignore this section. :kaiser


1) Baronial-Steward Gyrphon Avocatio of Straylight. He best represents, in my mind, the traditionalist of this nation.

2) To counterbalance the former advisor, and to represent the interests of the progressive movement, I have chosen Harvey the Blue of Shirekeep. He best represents, in my mind, the balance of passion and logic that is needed to "objectively" represent something without it degrading into a fight.

3) My final advisor is someone who I find to be a balance of new ideas and old. Someone with immense experience at logical logic-ness of a logical sort. And for this, I have chosen Duke Scott Alexander of Hyperborea.


Of course, you may refuse these appointments if you wish, but I will be severely "dissapointed". :smashy


I would also like to appoint a steward of Shireroth immediately. It's highly unorthadox I know, and dont worry, im not going anywhere. I simply need someone with experiance to pick up my slack, and I can think of no one better than the eternal kaiser Shyriath Bukulos.


Next on the agenda, are some previous titles I can hold, but feel should be freed up for anyone who wants them (with exceptions).

My first title as Duke of Yardistan, I feel, has come to a glorious end. I leave her in the capable hands of Baron osmose of Amity and Mirioth. I will, for the time being, be moving to Brookshire. Specificly Muab'dib. My reasoning will be explained below. Good luck DUKE Osmose, and may the gods grant you a good reign.

My next position is the MoMA-ship. I will post a seperate thread in the General Discussion forum to see who is interested in this position. Good luck to whoever gets it!


For now, those are all the appointments and shuffling I will do. So for the remainder of this speech I will attempt to outline what my initial fears and hopes are, as well as any ideas or future actions I might take.

Let it be known, Ministers, Dukes, and barons, that sooner or later I will conducting a review and conducting and "Oustfest" of sorts. I dont feel I really need to, but I feel it would be best if I started a precedent of each new Kaiser reveiwing the board (in fact, I proly wont even oust anyone). I would also like to see a fully updated website with a page for each ministry and duchy. Duke Osmose, this task falls to you, and will not be easy. I am counting on you!

This will undoubtably be the most controversial of my ideas, but I wish to see warmer relations with our good friends at the MCS, and with our ever faithfull allies, Babkha. Some citizens have recently (and terribly vocally) made known their extreme disdain for both. Let it be known this is *not* the official position of the government. When that changes we will let you know, trust me (:p ). As for the citizens of which I speak of, PLEASE don't misconstrue this as "picking on you" or belitting an effort you obviously believe is worth everything. I simply wish *ahem* to see calmer debates, and less mud-slinging. Of all the people in micronationalism, I can safely say I am one of the most pathologically addicted to this hobby (as Duke Alexander stated so eloquently), so don't think I don't know what it is like to be attached to something. PLEASE keep in mind though, that this is only a hobby we use as an escape from the crushing burden of reality. Take up your cause with respect and give them their due dignity, and i'm quite certain they will be much more likely to listen to your concerns and act on them.

This is one of my fears, that Shireroth will alienate itself from the world. This cannot happen! I know Shirerothians for the most part have no dealing with anyone else on Micras, and that's fine (though I would like to see more people become involved internationally, including myself). The government though, cannot be allowed to slip blinders onto itself.

Finally, my greatest fear though, is the loss of our coherency. For five years we have stood as one nation, under a kaiser, working for the greater good and glory of our nation. What has kept us around? Not culture (though that is very important) nor the political simulation of an imperial republic (thought that is also very important). What has kept us around so long has been the comradery we have here. The bonds we make and the friendships that form. The self-sacrifice of ones time to let another indulge in their fantasy. We must not get so caught up in our own cultures that we forget there is much we can do in the existing cultures. This is one of the reasons "I" am moving to Muab'dib (this is taking a bit of role-playing liberty, but I will be officially moving to Muab'dib, but using a different persona, much in the vein of Shyriath). We must tighten our bonds of frienship, and never let this noble light extinguish! I want to see Shireroth on it's 10th anniversary. Or perhaps even it's 20th?! Who knows what we can do with this great place if we stick together and allways remember that any problems we have can be solved with love, and not with bitter arguements or the fueds of the past. I am calling on all Shirerothians to forget past fueds, and start anew. I want to see a new golden age of Shireroth, where our activity cannot be matched by any nation, and where our love for each other is so great that no one can tear us apart.


Carry on Shireroth, and never give up!

and

MAY DEATH SPARE YOU ALL!

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Imperial Decree #176: Regarding Lunaris and Kitanus Fields

Decree #118, as decreed by Los II, is hereby revoked, The lands will return to their former homes. That is all.

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Imperial Decree #177: Praetor

Renee is the winner of the Praetorial position. Congrats. Now you have to actually get around to updating the lawbook. Good luck!

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Imperial Decree #178: Minister of Military Affairs

Bill is now the Minister of Military Affairs. Congrats and don't let me down.

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Imperial Decree #179: What On Micras Were You Guys Thinking?

I leave for a week! A SINGLE WEEK, and this place goes straight to PRH. I am extremely vexed that you guys couldnt even get along for this short period of time I was gone. This is my judgement, and I dont care (right now) who it pisses off. Im sick of this.


1) Each new Duke will choose for themselves whether they want their own fora back or whether they want a new fora. I don't care about the wording of the law. I HAVE SPOKEN!


2) The new Duke of Brookshire is Citizen James Raine. May you rule with the wisdom of Shyriath, and the strength of Erik.

3) The new Dutchess of Kildare is Citizen and Praetor Hypatia Agnesi. Congrats. You've earned it.

4) The new, old Duke of Yardistan is Citizen Osmose. This has not changed because I feel he is still active enough to deserve it.

~DISCLAIMER~

THIS IS IN NO WAY SAYING THAT ANYONE NOT NAMED DUKE IS NOT ACTIVE AND/OR DOES NOT DESERVE IT.


I love each and every one of you that names Shireroth as its home. Each of you have proven your worth a thousand times over, but I feel this is the best possible combination right now. If you have anything worth saying, than say it below NICELY, or you will be banned from my court. I will brook no un-civil arguments.

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Imperial Decree #180: Our Temporary Stance

I have been away from Shireroth this weekend. It was an undeclared leave of absense yes, but it was short, and I had a Steward to take care of any minor issues. I thought: "Nothing bad could happen in two days..."


Now I know nothing is further from the truth. I come back to find the GC and this newly formed SPEAR at each other's throats, and both desperately trying to get US involved.

WHAT'S MORE, I FIND OUT WE'VE BEEN INCLUDED INTO A TREATY (SPEAR) WITHOUT MY PRIOR KNOWLEDGE!

Yes. That's right. The leader of Shireroth had been given ~NO~ prior knowledge of this, nor was he asked if indeed he WANTED Shireroth to be involved. To this end I am EXTREMELY insulted. I don't have any solid proof as to who included us, and I would like a SPEAR representative to come forward and tell me who was acting on Shireroth's behalf without our consent.

TO THIS END, after much debate with my advisors and my Steward, I have decided to veto both the Mango-Camel treaty AND the SPEAR ratification treaty untill I find out more information as to why on Micras we should care about either of you. This is our official temporary statement of neutrality, don't take it personally GC or SPEAR or any nations involved.

Any statements, questions, or general weirdness may be posted below, but if it degrades into a flame war, or anything similiar, then I will close this thread.

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Imperial Decree #181: A New MiniEx

In order to avoid further controversy, the services of Iain de Vembria are no longer required in the position of Minister of the Exterior. In consequence, I hereby appoint Harvey the Blue as Minister of the Exterior. Iain should not have been put into a position that could have potentially put him into the position he now finds himself in. And what's further more, the position of the Minister of the Exterior shall only be held henceforth by a citizen who holds no other citizenships in any other country.

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Imperial Decree #181: Granting Access to Cranda

I tried to get the nobles to debate on this in the Landsraad, but since their apparently to busy, I decided to just decree it.

Cranda and Stormark are hereby granted access to the waters in the Gulf of Ghawlama and the Jaris/Cognito Straight. The two conditions being thusly stated.


1) Only non-military ships will be allowed. All other ships carrying weapons of any kind will be viewed as an act of war.

2) Shireroth reserves the power to revoke this priviledge for any reason whatsoever.

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Imperial Decree #182: Heir to the Throne

Date: The second Hasanday of Biternionsmoon Place: Imperial palace, throne room. Time: 10:32pm Reason: Official imperial celebration of La Fiesta de la Bo0o/\/\!

As the nobles of the land began to show up one by one, they were quickly greeted by the imperial servants, and ushered into the throne room. They were all here for the celebration of the Boom. Cedrism's most sacred holiday. It was unkown to any and all why this day was chosen to celebrate it instead of the second Fishday, but many suspected it to have been delayed because of the problem over rights of passage with Cranda and Stormark over the jaris/Cognito straight and the Gulf of Ghawlama.

From his private chamber above, Kaiser Alejian Grifos I watched the guests arrive one by one from all parts of the empire. This would be a meeting none would soon forget. Alejian sat deep in his chair as he looked. The room was dark, lit only by candles. Alejian had not been feeling well lately. He barely had the strength to finish his buisness tonight. That was why he decided tonight would be the night for this. He stood up, slowly, like a fawn first learning to walk. He called for an attendant to steady him. Indeed was the life flowing from him fast. With help, he made his way to the doorway of his throneroom. His throneroom. Such an odd thought to still think of it that way. No, it was not his anymore. He was simply using it one last time. He nodded to a waiting servant, and she quickly gave him a potion to drink. It would give him the temporary strength he needed to still appear strong. With his vitality restored, however temporarily, the door was opened and he made his way to the platform. With many waves, and handshakes, and cheering and applauding to dodge, he tried to make his way as fast as he could to the stage. With lifted arms, he prepared to make his speech.


Let me tell you a story.

Once a upon a time, a land was in turmoil. The king had abdicated, and left no heir. It looked like this poor country was going to break up and splinter. Finally though, it was decided that a certain man would choose a sucessor. No matter how many people he looked at, including himself, he couldn't find the right man. Too radical, not enough interest, too much political conflict, too many choices that didn't fit the mood of the country. Finally it was decided that someone who would uphold the status quo needed to be chosen.


This person was me.


From my coronation ceremony to this present speech, I feel all I have ever done was uphold the way things were, never helping nor hindering. At the time of my coronation I can see that this was needed, but now things are different. We stand at the dawn of a new era. Once again Shireroth begins to thrive, like a mighty phoenix in it's rebirth. I feel that now I no longer have the ability to properly hold the sword of vengeance. Someone with more vision then I hold is needed. I have consulted my council, I have sought the people, I have prayed to my gods, I have seen the signs, and I have listened to the mighty sword. It has chosen someone new to weild it.


Scott Alexander, lately of Yardistan; step forth. Your hour is at hand. Kneel and recieve the sword that now beats with your pulse.

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Kaiser Los III

Imperial Decree #183: ShireCon '05

The 2005 Shireroth Convention will be held in New York City on Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16.

Although these are the official days events will be held, anyone who can get there a day or two early or stay a day or two late is encouraged to do so and we can go around and see stuff on an unofficial basis. I will probably be staying late myself as that week is my fall break from school.

No one lives in New York, so we will have to stay at a youth hostel. I expect prices of about $10 to $20 a night.

The schedule looks like this right now:

Saturday:

Morning: See the sights

Afternoon: Go to New Rochelle and meet the Anticans (pending their agreement)

Sunday:

Morning: Go to UN; ask for recognition

Afternoon: Ninja stealth meeting to slip by Bill's parents and meet Bill (pending Bill's approval and acquisition of ninja suits)

If someone else wants to be official convention director, ask me within the next few days; otherwise, I'll just take care of stuff myself.

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Imperial Decree #184: Treaty of BBC

The Republic of Shireroth signs its name to the agreement presented by Behmanesh Farzan of Treithar and the Anglophone Sector in general to Danny Wallace.

AFFIRMING the spirit of friendship and cooperation on which relations between the following nations are based, and wishing to place their relations on an even closer and more solid foundation;
AFFIRMING that all nations formally recognise and respect each other as independent and sovereign nations.
ACKNOWLEDGING the importance to each nation of the relationship and the close connection between them;
RESOLVED to evaluate and pursue opportunities for their governments and their peoples to work even closer together in a spirit of understanding on matters of mutual interest;
CONVINCED of the importance of creating, developing and maintaining relations on an equitable and mutually advantageous basis in a long-term perspective;
RECOGNISING that cooperation between the nations should have their common interest in the prosperity and welfare of both nations;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
  1. The Stratocracy of Treithar, The Dinarchy of Antica, the Viking Empire of Stormark, the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, the Sovereign Imperial Kingdom of Natopia, the Solomonic Empire of Attera, the Republic of Anthelia and the United Countries of Riponia [hereafter referred to as “the aforementioned nations”] do hereby recognise and respect the existence, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of King Danny Wallace's as-yet unnamed nation.
  2. King Danny Wallace's as-yet unnamed nation recognises and respects the existence, independence sovereignty and territorial integrity of the aforementioned nations.
  3. Ambassadors shall be sent by the aforementioned nations to King Danny Wallace's as-yet unnamed nation.
  4. The aforementioned nations shall defend King Danny Wallace's as-yet unnamed nation if attacked.
Signed,
Kaiser Los III

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Imperial Decree #185: Awards for August

The Order of the Dragon is given to James Raine for his work in the Ministry of Immigration, Naturalization, and Tourism, his support of the Wikipedia, and his general level of activity and patriotism.

The Order of the Griffin is given to Behmanesh Farzan for his work in bringing the Anglophone Sector of micronations to the attention of BBC viewers.

The Order of the Chimera is given to James Kerr of EZBoard for his very generous compensation for the attack on our forum, for continued support during the attack, and for in general making it possible to have this wonderful place to conduct business.

Red Dragon awards, which I will rename sometime very soon, go to Osmose (for the Wiki) and Shyriath (for paying for the ad). Osmose, you were definitely up there with Fax for OoD, but I couldn't remember whether you had got one already and you weren't around to ask, so that made my choice easier.

The Order of the Phoenix is now dissolved as a Knightly Order and replaced by the Phoenix Award, which sounds less Harry Potterish. dStryker gets the Phoenix Award for his return to the land of the living.

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Steward Fax Celestis

Steward's Decree #186: Ministerial Appointments

After conferring with our Kaiser-in-absence, it has been determined that I, Fax Celestis, will be taking over the Ministry of the Interior.

I would like to maintain control of the Department of Tourism within the MINT, but if that's impossible I'll understand.

Tentative appointment to the position of MINT goes to VA Foghorn, unless he doesn't want the job, in which case I'll find someone else.

By The Hand Of The Kaiser,

Fax Celestis

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Kaiser Los III

Imperial Decree #187: Baronets

The rank of Baronet is hereby established as a non-noble title within the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.

A baronetcy will be given to any worthy commoner who promises to train a group of new citizens assigned to them by the Kaiser in the ways of Shireroth, and to convince them to stay in the Republic. Along with the title of Baronet, the Kaiser will assign a group of citizens and set a deadline.

If the Baronet has kept at least two of the citizens assigned to him by the deadline, he will be promoted to a full Baron with the citizens assigned to him as the subjects of his Barony. The Barony will be fit into the existing feudal hierarchy wherever it is convenient to the Baron, the existing Dukes, and the Kaiser, at the Kaiser's discretion. The creation of such Baronies will be by Imperial Decree.

Baronetcies will not be located in any particular subdivision before their promotion to baronies. They are more discussion groups and centers for learning than actual land-based subdivisions. As such, they will not be represented on the map or expected to develop a culture, or even given names.

Any new immigrant who disapproves of zir baronet can leave the group at any time. Any new immigrant who has an interest in joining a particular baronetcy can do so also. No one who been in Shireroth for more than a month can join a baronetcy.

The first baronet will be Bill Dusch, and new citizens Shacia Seliny, Darth Miho, and Linky DeVir will be under his tutelage.

By my hand,

Los III

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Imperial Decree #188: Awards for September

The Order of the Dragon is given to Mike Kelly, for his work on the Wiki, on graphics, his role in negotiating a peaceful solution to the Wiki wars with the Grand Commonwealth, and for his intelligent advice on a number of issues.

The Order of the Griffin is given to Nathan Shepard. Natopia has consistently aided Shireroth in projects like SNARL and the MicroWiki, came up with the idea that will form the foundation of our own DiploCorps, and is just generally a nifty country.

The Order of the Chimera is given to Greg Dean of Real Life and toHoward Tayler of Schlock Mercenary for helping with our highly successful advertising campaign over the last month. A special bonus Order of the Chimera is theferrett, who has kept the Shireroth LiveJournal community entertained and intrigued for many years.

Congratulations to all winners. Osmose, can you get these up on the website at your earliest convenience? And James, can you alert the Chimera winners that they've won at your earliest convenience?

By my hand, His Niftiness Los III, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Knight of the Act in Hanover, Knight of Yoshi in Natopia, Knight of the Royal Jasonian Order and of St. Mark in Ascalon, Knight of the Dragon and Sunburst in Shireroth, Knight of Nizan-i-Rastakhiz in Babkha, Knight of the Viking Crown in Stormark, Scion of Kalir and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne

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Imperial Decree #189: New Charter

Imperial Charter of the Land of Shireroth

Article I: The Kaiser.

Section A: Definition of the Kaisership.
The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. The term "Kaiser" may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender.

Section B: Powers of the Kaiser.
All supreme Executive and Legislative powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior, functions or policy of Shireroth, as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this Charter. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of all Militia, Military, and/or any other armed forces within Shireroth and/or under Shireroth control.

Section C: Heir to the Throne.
The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor. Should no heir have been chosen, the successor shall be the closest related, living individual eligible by birthright.

Section D: The Steward.
In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of the Empire until a successor can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at anytime they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at anytime appoint or dismiss a Steward. The Steward of Shireroth shall be vested with all the executive powers of the Kaiser but may not repeal or amend Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser nor this Charter.

Article II: Landsraad.

Section A: Powers of the Landsraad.
The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed, issued by, or put before the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason at any time. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this charter or Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. Neither the Landsraad, nor any body it creates, has authority or jurisdiction over the Kaiser or this Charter.

Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad.
The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad may dismiss itself from Session at any time, unless there is no Steward or Kaiser in power.

Section C: Members of the Landsraad.
The members of the Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies and other Sub-Divisions, as he/she sees fit. The Landsraad may remove a Duchy's seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Duchy, or other Sub-Division, as he/she sees fit.
Only members of the Landsraad have the unfettered right to speak, propose bills, or vote within the limits of the Landsraad procedures in any circumstances. Non-members of the Landsraad may only speak, propose bills, or vote in the Landsraad when permitted to do so by law.

By my hand, His Niftiness Los III, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Knight of the Act in Hanover, Knight of Yoshi in Natopia, Knight of the Royal Jasonian Order and of St. Mark in Ascalon, Knight of the Dragon and Sunburst in Shireroth, Knight of Nizan-i-Rastakhiz in Babkha, Knight of the Viking Crown in Stormark, Scion of Kalir and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne

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Imperial Decree #190: Heir and Abdication

Well, this should not come as a surprise to anyone. It has been a good month and a half, but due to a lack of time, a lack of patience, and a drying up of the wellspring of ideas, it is time for me to leave the throne of Shireroth.

In my speech upon ascending the throne, I said I wanted to accomplish four things. I wanted to give the Ministry of Research and Education new purpose via a secret project, I wanted to give us a meaningful military, I wanted to revitalize our religion, and I wanted an economy.

I have successfully overseen the development of the MicroWiki, with the vital contribution of Moose and others. Currently, the Ministry of Research and Education has little to do with Wiki management, but I hope that in the future that can change.

Although the SNARL recwar was not a complete success, I trust it has at least shown that this paradigm is possible and restored the military to its place as an important arm of our government. It remains to fine-tune the wars to make them more enjoyable; I hope, however, that I have proven that the attempt is worthwhile.

With no thanks due to myself, Shyriath has made our religion interesting again with his Treatise. I look forward to continuing developments in this area.

The economy has not been a highlight. After talking with many people, I believe that a good number of Shirerithians want a simulated commodity economy, which I am not prepared to work with. Therefore, I resign as Minister of Trade, and urge my successor to appoint someone who will be qualified to create a good commodity economy. After they fail, it is my hope that more people will be interested in working with me on my proposal. I regret that I was not able to do more here, but I do not think that the current mood of the Shirerithian people combined with my own proclivities make great advances possible on this front at the present.

Among the other failures I feel that I have suffered over the past fifty days is the breakup of Antica. I wish for it to be recorded that I tried my best to prevent this from trying to happen, but that as a foreigner struggling against the tide of historical forces, I could only admit it was beyond my power. Nevertheless, it is my hope that after the situation settles down, Shireroth will be able to continue a constructive relationship with whatever arises out of the ashes.

We are currently the largest, most active, and most creative country in our sector. But as we have learned so many times before, basking in our laurels is the easiest way to lose the initiative and collapse back to nothing. We need to learn how to keep and integrate those new citizens who have stayed with us. We need to use our friendly rivalry with the Grand Commonwealth as an incentive to outshine them without it getting nasty. We need to navigate the murky waters of the Atteran and Antican coups to get a firm grasp on what we want to do with each situation. We need to flesh out the foundations of our internal culture further. And to do it, we need someone with the typically Shirerithian qualities of affability, dedication, and an ability to think outside the box.

Choosing an heir was not easy. I found myself wishing at various points that I could give all of the people who asked the position, contrary to, for example, the US presidential election in which I frequently wished there was some way none of them could end up winning. I know that I have passed over several very deserving people. However, I had excellent advisors, both official and unofficial, who helped me to make my choice. I thank them, for in the end, I am satisfied I have chosen rightly.

Eoin Adrian Aaron Dornan, you are now Kaiser of Shireroth. May Death spare you long.

Many candidates sent me excellent lists of Kaiser ideas. With your permission, I would like to make them public, so that the new Kaiser and the people can enact any that they like from the list. If you do not want to see other people mangling your ideas, and would prefer to wait for a chance to enact them as Kaiser yourself, that is all right also. Please either post here or PM me with your choice.

I now lay down my crown and scepter. I will be taking not quite an LOA, but a leave from active political life for a while (though I would be happy to have a position as Advisor, if it is the new Kaiser's will) I have some projects I want to work on and hope to at last have a bit of peace in which to do so. You have all been the best subjects a monarch could ever desire, and I look forward to working with you as equals once again. Long live Shireroth! Long live the new Kaiser! May death spare you all!

By my hand, His Niftiness Los III, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Knight of the Act in Hanover, Knight of Yoshi in Natopia, Knight of the Royal Jasonian Order and of St. Mark in Ascalon, Knight of the Dragon and Sunburst in Shireroth, Knight of Nizan-i-Rastakhiz in Babkha, Knight of the Viking Crown in Stormark, Scion of Kalir and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne

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Kaiser Yarad I

Imperial Decree #191: Steward

Duke Fax Celestis is Brookshire is hereby appointed my Steward. He will act in my stead according to my directives whenever I have to absent myself for any amount of time.

That said, I will be heading down to Cork this weekend for a friend's birthday bash and going-away-to-uni party. Fax is in charge of keeping shop till I return. He will be continuing the debate on the Andelarion Case until I return on Monday afternoon. Y'all stay safe till then, kay?

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Imperial Decree #192: Imperial Signature

Henceforth, my signature, to be affixed to all Imperial Decrees, Proclamations and any Landsraad bills I choose to officially endorse, will appear thusly:

By my hand,
His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

And I hereby command that all subsequent Kaisers to myself must keep an official signature, to be used in similar events.

By my hand,

His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #193: Our Unannexable Citizen

On this day, Arisday the 9th of Anandjan, under the sight of Homer (to whose divine portfolio of slacking and poetry I must attribute the absence of a God of Annexation. For shame) it is hereby decreed:

The self-proclaimed "unannexable citizen", Dementi Celeste is hereby annexed for her hubris. However, while it was indeed hubris that motivated her to commit self-sovereignty-related harikari, it was admirable hubris. Thus, she is hereby annexed to the Duchy of Brookshire, making this their first annexation, if I am not very much mistaken. Let this be a lesson to the Duchess, and to all Shirerithians: You can be annexed, much like a common letterbox or back garden tree. Be forewarned.

By my hand,

His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #194: Appointments

On this day, Ifniday the 18th of Anandjan, on which we celebrate and mourn the fall of Blackrock, it is hereby decreed:

Scott Alexander of Yardistan is appointed leader of the Shirerithian Expedition to Nua Eabharc, known to the natives as New York, and is empowered as a CorpNeg of the Diplomatic Corps to make contact and negotiate freely with the local governing organisation which goes under the name of the "United Nations". He is also allotted an honour guard of the choicest Shirerithian citizens, and our foreign allies are requested to lend support to his cause as well. May the gods smile upon them all.

By my hand,

His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #195: Shifts

On this day, Semisaday the 21st of Anandjan, it is hereby decreed:

  • The territory of Brookshire, including Goldshire, Lunaris, Alexandretta, Amarr but excluding the Barony of Naudia’Diva, Benacia and the Barony of Elwynn, and the County of Shirekeep are now united. Together they shall form the Kaiserial Realm of Brookshire, for all subsequent Kaisers to hold and rule over into the future. The Kaiser will now also be known as the Thane of the Shirelands, in addition to any titles zie possesses at present. Brookshire Proper will always form part of the Kaiserial Realm. The other territories may be taken out as seen fit by the Kaiser.
  • The Barony of Elwynn will be promoted to Duchy status, with Ric Lyon as Duke, providing that Ric forfeit one of his micronational citizenships (apart, obviously, from his Shirerithian one), bringing him into compliance with the new restrictions on dual citizenship for nobles.
  • The Barony of Naudia’Diva and the County of Benacia shall be given to the Duchy of Yardistan. The constituent citizens, being Fax Celestis, Darth Miho and Shyriath Bukolos, are also respectfully asked to make clear their intentions to move to Yardistan, or whatever other intentions they have for the future, in this thread.

May the gods look favourably upon this exchange of peoples and territories. Congratulations to the Elwynnese, your hard work and activity have paid off excellently. Darth, Fax and Shyriath, I hope you will be happy wherever you all end up. I’m off back to my newly extended estates.

By my hand,

His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #196: Official Marriage

On this day, Fishday the 22nd of Anandjan, on which we celebrate the final day of Chinnam, an auspicious day for such an event, it is hereby decreed:

Andelarion, Duke of Elwynn, and Lady Gudrun Vesteralen of Elwynn are wed, under the sight of all the gods and of us, the Shirerithian people. May their union sow bountiful fruit, like a metaphorical mango of joy.

The Lady Gudrun is now entitled to all the privileges allowed to spouses of Nobles, and is very welcome to them.

I wish the happy couple all the best for the future, and hope that together they can steer Elwynn onto an even brighter path than it traversed before!

By my hand,

His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #197: Treaty With Gotzborg

On this day, Fishday the 22nd of Anandjan, it is hereby decreed:

The following treaty, after undergoing ratification by the vast majority of voting nobles at the time of its Landsraad consideration, is now extant between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the Kingdom of Gotzborg:

Gotzborg-Shireroth Treaty of Recognition and Friendship
ARTICLE 1
There shall be a Perpetual State of mutual recognition and friendship between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg. The two aforementioned nations shall be commited to a peaceful resolution of any and all issues that may occur to estrange and otherwise alienate them one from the other.
ARTICLE 2
Both Nations shall refrain from any aggressive, belligerent, or hostile act or policy, either overtly or covertly, directed against the other.
ARTICLE 3
The signatory parties shall respect the diplomatic envoys of each other, their diplomatic correspondence and their offices, as well as all other government structures of each other.
ARTICLE 4
The signatory Nations shall recognise any titles and other honors granted by their respective Leaders to their citizens and to other persons, and vice versa.
ARTICLE 5
This Treaty may only be amended, revised, enlarged and expanded upon the concurrence of both signatory Nations. Any contrary action or measure shall be null and void.
ARTICLE 6
This Treaty shall enter into force upon ratification by both signatory Nations' governments

Long may the friendship between our two nations last. And apologies to the Lady Prætor for messing up her vote count. :p

By my hand,

His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #198: Official Divorce

On this day, Ifniday the 4th of Vanchauslurk, it is hereby decreed:

Hypatia Agnesi, Dutchess of Kildare, and Gryphon the Pure, alternatively Fuzzy, MorEastern, Psychotic, Effeminate etc Honourary Dutch of Kildare are divorced under Imperial Shirerithian Law.

It is with the greatest regret that we view Dutch Gryphon's departure from this nation, and the sundering of a long-held nuptial alliance between the Dutchess and himself. Our sympathies also to his fellow citizens of Antya, the loss of his contribution will be sorely felt.

By my hand, His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #199: The Imperial Hound and her Freedoms

On this day, Losday the 5th of Vanchauslurk, it is hereby decreed:

The Imperial Hound, Tess of House Kalir, also known as Golden Damsel, will in future be kept under lock and key, especially when there are fireworks being let off outside. This will prevent the unfortunate circumstance of the Kaiser spending an hour and a half walking around in the pouring rain looking for the beast, only to return home finding her sitting outside the back door...uhhhh....portcullis.

By my hand, His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #200: A New Feudal System For Shireroth

On this day, Morsday the 14th of Vanchauslurk, upon which we celebrate the birth of Istvanistan and that of our most cherished and beloved (disclaimer) citizen, Scott Alexander of Yardistan (but really Hyperborea), it is hereby decreed:

- That the new feudal system is hereby in place in accordance with the following proposal:
Fiefdoms and Nobles:
a) Fiefdoms of Shireroth shall consist of Counties, Baronies, Duchies and Thanedoms, as described in the following sections.
b) Nobles of Shireroth shall consist of the Minor Nobility, the Lesser Nobility, and the Greater Nobility, as described in the following sections.
Lesser Nobility and Commoners:
a) At entry level into Shireroth, citizens will be granted the rank of Commoner.
b) Once a new citizen proves themselves as a citizen in Shireroth, they will be granted the rank of Count by the Kaiser.
c) Counts shall be considered members of the Minor Nobility, and as such cannot vote in the Landsraad.
d) Minor Nobility shall each be granted a plot of land by the Kaiser, known as a County.
Greater Nobility:
a) The Lesser Nobility of Shireroth shall consist of Barons and Dukes.
b) A Baron shall be a Count of Shireroth who, in contract with at least one other Count, up to a maximum of three other Counts, is granted the authority to rule over the Counties constituent to the contract. Zir rule shall be deemed a Barony.
c) A Duke shall be a Baron of Shireroth who, in contract with at least one other Baron, is granted the authority to rule over the Baronies, Counties, and Manors constituent to the contract or a Count who, in contract with at least four other Counts, is granted the authority to rule over the Baronies and Counties constituent to the contract. Zir rule shall be deemed a Duchy.
Landsraad Votes:
a) The Landsraad shall consist of the Lesser Nobility of Shireroth
b) A non-subservient Baron receives one vote for each County within Zir fiefdom (including zir own County) and one extra vote for owning the title of Baron. This is to a maximum of five votes per independent Baron.
c) A Duke receives one vote for every County within zir Duchy, one vote for every subservient Barony within zir Duchy (not counting zir own), an extra two votes for being a Duke, and also receives the pre-alliance votes of zir subservient Barons. These last votes may be leased or gifted back to the subservient Baron according to the contract written up between the two Nobles upon allying.
d) Counts are not permitted to speak unless authority is granted because of a position of theirs such as Minister.
Marriage and Joint Nobility
a) Joint Nobility shall be established with the contractual Marriage of Nobles.
b) Nobles who share Joint Nobility may act as Nobles of each others' Fiefdoms, with restrictions as defined within their Marriage contract.
- That the Imperial Charter be changed by the Kaiser to conform with these new changes.
- That a new forum called the Noble Commons be created to fulfill the purpose of an arena for intra-nobility alliances, dalliances, communication and as a place for unallied Counts to hang out in.
- That all existing fiefdoms have three days to provide an alliance contract either to the Noble Commons, or face forced dissolution by the Kaiser.
- That all unclaimed land (ie. a land that does not have a Count ruling it within three days) will be subsumed into the Shirelands, and therefore become the demesne of the Kaiser, to be allotted to Counts as the Kaiser wishes.
- That the most current edition of the Map of Shireroth as compiled by Lord Bill of Antya, Imperial Cartographer, will be used in determining the amount of territory available for allotment to new Counties, and the votes that fiefdoms may receive.
- That this is not the end. Watch for the storm.

By my hand,

His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Prince of Hvalafell Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #201: The County of Byzantia

On this day, Fishday, the 22nd of Vanchauslurk, it is hereby decreed:

By request of Prince Vasroixe, the Principality of Byzantia is annexed into the Imperial Republic of Shireroth. It will become a County, with Vasroixe receiving the title of Count, and will act according to the laws and regulations concerning all territories of the same stature. It shall be marked as Shirerithian territory on all relevant maps.

We are grateful to our newest citizen for the great gift he has given to our nation, and hope our reward is gladly received. We wish him happiness and success in his new County, one of the first virgin territories to partake in the revamped feudal system, and take this opportunity to wish all Counts, Barons and Dukes luck in their endeavours.

By my hand, His Niftiness, Yarad, First of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Brookshire, Kildare and Yardistan, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Count of Shirekeep, Knight of the Sunburst, Kampioen of Shireroth, Recipient of the Grand Collar of the Nishan i-Rastakhiz, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Lieutenant of Blackrock, Prince of Hvalafell, Scion of Kalir, and Lord of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #202: Abdication and Heir

Two months ago yesterday, the gods gifted me with a great boon. I became the Kaiser of Shireroth. This is an honour that I had never received before, and before recently had not hoped to receive. I attribute my accession to the throne to meeting the wonderful and interesting Scott of Hyperborea in the past year and also attribute my new-found interest in Shireroth to him and his reign as Kaiser.

As Kaiser, I hoped to do a number of things. I hoped to keep up with the cultural and religious renaissance that Los III's time in the throne had given us, to bring the website up to the present time, and to advance the Diplomatic Corps. I achieved very little of all this, in my opinion. Instead, I did something which I had not planned to: I reformed the feudal system. And I feel that it is a very good and potentially very effective reform, and thank everyone who had an input in it.

There were a number of things that discouraged me. Mainly, being Kaiser is far more draining than being even a very dedicated ordinary citizen. As well as the duties and work associated with the post, one must endure tremendous guilt and feelings of responsibility when things go wrong, even if they're not specifically because of you, and especially if they are. Both Osmore and Joseph leaving within a week of each other (or so it seemed) just took a lot of the wind out of my sails. I recovered, but I began to give thought to the end of my rule.

When I gained the throne, I gave a longish speech about "facing a storm", asking whether we Shirerithians would face the challenges that lay ahead of us. To be honest, with a more capable leader, and more challenges to face, we could've done very well in this task. We did well enough for having a Kaiser with less time than he thought he'd have and a quiet few weeks. Thank you all for a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. Maybe I'll be back here in the coming months and/or years, ya never know. Thanks to everyone who sent in admissions of interest for the Kaisership, I hope you will make these plans and ideas known to my successor.

And this leads on to the part you've all been waiting for. As my successor, I name Duke James of Naudia'Diva, to rule in the wisdom of the gods and the acclaim of the Shirerithian people for as long as they all shall see fit. Hail Kaiser.

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Kaiseress Semisa I

Imperial Decree #203: Imperial Judex Activation

The Imperial Judex is now activated. As of this point in time, the position has the following powers:

  1. Maintaining the Lands of Shireroth. Bill, your volunteered services have been appreciated, and I'll ask you to continue them for now. However, upon the ascention of a Judex, your responsibilities of maintaining the list of active contracts, feudal relations, and land holdings shall pass to them.
  2. Parceling Land. Unless expressly granted by the Kaiser, the Imperial Judex is now in charge of who gets what land. Incoming citizens are required to maintain a minority period, length determined at the discretion of the Judex but not less than a Shirithian Week (14 days Gregorian).
  3. Moderating Feudal Contracts. This includes violations of contracts, early withdrawals, changes in contract, contracts involving parties not present, contracts involving parties who do not currently hold land, rewriting contracts which no longer function, and contracts wishing to be voluntarily broken by all parties involved.

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Imperial Decree #204: Lac Glacei

The Kaiseress realizes that the situation regarding the Shirerithian County of Lac Glacei is tense right now. Although we are willing to discuss the matter with Treesia and the Grand Commonwealth, and to consider possible compromises, we are determined that--until such negotiations conclude--Lac Glacei will remain in Shirerithian hands.

The current Count of Lac Glacei is also the current Chairman of the Sovereign Order of Treesia, and the Kaiseress feels this may present a conflict of interest in the future. Therefore, the County of Lac Glacei is hereby placed under the direct control of the Kaiseress, and incorporated into the Shirelands.

As Count Iain has served well in his position, and as we bear him no grudge, he is granted the larger and more prosperous County of Loralia, natural capital of the land of Lothlaria. If he prefers another County, he is welcome to choose that one instead, as long as it presents no political problems.

By my hand,

Her Niftiness, The Resurrector: Semisa, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Naudia'Diva, Elwynn, and Kildare, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Bearer of the Celestial Barrier, Countess of Shirekeep, Knight of the Dragon, Arsonirathius of Delvenus, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Princess of Hvalafell, Priestess of Cedrism, and Lady of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #205: Treaty of Aquilaria

ARTICLE ONE: The Dinarchy of Antica cedes sovereignty to the Imperial Republic of Shireroth. All Antican citizens are immediately naturalized as citizens of Shireroth.

ARTICLE TWO: The Antican-owned areas marked on the Micronational Cartography Society map as Skiron, Mesoun, Phedodah, and Platea pass into Shirerithian control as Counties. The Antican-owned area marked as Kaikias is ceded to the Republic of Antica as a gesture of good-will.

ARTICLE THREE: The Kaiser of Shireroth grants feudal rights to three of the four counties thereby created to the three citizens of the Dinarchy of Antica according to their wishes and preferences. The fourth will be given to an individual approved by the Anticans at a later date.

SUB-ARTICLE A: "An individual approved by the Anticans" counts as any person who Delphi Augustus, Dinarch of Antica at the time of the signing of this treaty, accepts. The Kaiser may not give this County to an individual without the Dinarch's approval, or else this treaty is void.
SUB-ARTICLE B: The Kaiser may not remove counts from native Antican counties, except in cases of treason, without the consent of Delphi Augustus, or, should Delphi Augustus leave Shireroth, his successor as Count of Aquilaria. Such an action on the part of the Kaiser would void this treaty.

ARTICLE FOUR: The Kaiser of Shireroth supports in principle the creation of an Antican political unit within Shireroth, either at the Barony or the Duchy level and according to standard Shirerithian feudal law. The Kaiser also agrees to do his best within reasonable limits to allow Antica to fulfill the legal qualifications for full Duchy-hood as quickly as possible.

SUB-ARTICLE A: If the counties of Antica at some future point decide they do not wish to be associated with one another, and wish to remain part of Shireroth, they have the right to form other feudal alliances with native Shirerithian counties in accordance with normal Shirerithian feudal law. This does not remove their status as Antican counties for the purposes of Article Five.

ARTICLE FIVE: If at any point in the future, any Antican wishes to become independent from Shireroth, a referendum will be held. If a simple majority of Anticans vote in favor of independence, then Shireroth will relinquish control of the territory gained by this treaty.

SUB-ARTICLE A: Shireroth will take no side in any questions of what the future Antican government will be if this occurs.
SUB-ARTICLE B: For purposes of this referendum, an Antican is defined as any count of any of the counties granted to Shireroth in this treaty who was a citizen of the Dinarchy of Antica at some point before this treaty was signed.

ARTICLE SIX: Shireroth acknowledges that this treaty does not give it sole rights to the name "Antica", any power over the entity called "the Republic of Antica", or control of the island of Nafticon. It does however maintain an equal claim to the Antican legacy based on the history and primacy of the Dinarchy.

ARTICLE SEVEN: Should all Anticans, as defined in Article Five, Sub-Article B, leave Shireroth without having chosen to exercise their right to secede as listed in Article Five, Antican territory will become fully Shirerithian, and all restrictions placed upon the Kaiser in this treaty will be void. Should there be an irreconcileable conflict between the Antican counties and the Kaiser of Shireroth that does not or cannot result in Antican secession, the matter will be referred to a neutral arbiter, preferably UAI if they still exist, and their decisions will override the text of this treaty.

By my hand,

Her Niftiness, The Resurrector: Semisa, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Naudia'Diva, Elwynn, and Kildare, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Bearer of the Celestial Barrier, Countess of Shirekeep, Knight of the Dragon, Arsonirathius of Delvenus, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Princess of Hvalafell, Priestess of Cedrism, and Lady of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #206: Centerflying Treaty

WHEREAS the Imperial Republic of Shireroth claims Lac Glacei through Article Nine of the Southsailing Treaty, through direct grant in the Tymarian era, and through the right of years of continuous occupation,

BUT WHEREAS Ryan Caruso has a competing claim, a strong cultural tie to the land, a committment to develop it further, and the diplomatic and political skill to resolve its many difficulties,

AND WHEREAS both parties are willing to act in concord for the protection and betterment of Lac Glacei,

THEREFORE, the Kaiser of Shireroth and Ryan Caruso agree to the following:

FIRST, that Lac Glacei will become a sovereign Grand Duchy under Grand Duke Ryan Caruso.

SECOND, that the Grand Duchy of Lac Glacei will become a protectorate of Shireroth, under the following terms:

  • That it acknowledge the Kaiser as a ceremonial head of state.
  • That it share the foreign policy of Shireroth
  • That it share the currency and economy of Shireroth, and present no barrier to the free flow of Shirerithian goods
  • That it does not cede its sovereignty to or become vassal of any third party
  • That it not be subject to the laws of the Landsraad of Shireroth.
  • That it not be subject to any Kaiserial decrees save those which expressly mention it.
  • That it have a separate immigration policy from Shireroth, that citizens of one not be citizens of the other unless they specifically join both nations, and that the Tri-Citizenship policy of Shireroth not apply to it.
  • That Shireroth is obligated to defend it if attacked
  • That the Grand Duke and the Kaiser periodically meet and discuss common issues and common goals at their convenience

THIRD, that any perceived violation in this treaty will be arbitrated by UAI, or, if UAI is unavailable, a similar company or mutually agreed upon neutral party, and that their words will be binding.

FOURTH, that this treaty supersedes all previous treaties concerning Lac Glacei, and that the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and Ryan Caruso both consider the status of Lac Glacei settled.

SIGNED ____________ (Kaiseress Semisa I) SIGNED ____________ (Ryan Caruso)

By my hand,

Her Niftiness, The Resurrector: Semisa, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Naudia'Diva, Elwynn, and Kildare, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Bearer of the Celestial Barrier, Countess of Shirekeep, Knight of the Dragon, Arsonirathius of Delvenus, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Princess of Hvalafell, Priestess of Cedrism, and Lady of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #207: Byzantia

In the interests of territorial contiguousness, Byzantia shall be granted the County of Lesser Automatica.

By my hand,

Her Niftiness, The Resurrector: Semisa, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Naudia'Diva, Elwynn, and Kildare, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Bearer of the Celestial Barrier, Countess of Shirekeep, Knight of the Dragon, Arsonirathius of Delvenus, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Princess of Hvalafell, Priestess of Cedrism, and Lady of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #208: Dissolution of the Landsraad

REVOKED

Since my recent attempts of creating activity within the Landsraad have gone unheeded, I feel I am forced to take this course of action.

As of this moment, the Landsraad--as you know it--is no more. The Landsraad no longer has any governing procedures for itself, nor does it hold any official power. In three days time, the Landsraad will be recreated as a new political body, and shall be rebuilt from the ground up.

I fully expect a proposal from each subdivision (Elwynn, Kildare, Naudia'Diva, and the soon to be created subdivisions--there are two of you) as to how the Landsraad should be recreated. These proposals should be sent to my email at shasta#shireroth,org . Individual proposals (which are independent of the subdivision proposals) should be posted in the Front Gate for discussion.

Proposals will not be accepted after 2pm PST (which is GMT-8) in three days' time (that is to say: 2pm PST on December 14th).

Subdivisions that do not have a proposal to my email address within three days' time shall not be allowed a part in the restructuring of the Landsraad, as they shall have been deemed "uncaring". Likewise, those who are not Greater Nobility but still show some interest in the rebirth of the Landsraad shall be granted say (but not voting power) in the recreation.

And for those of you who are democratically inclined, I would remind you now that this is a feudal society, not a democratic one: we have nobles for a reason, and the Landsraad should be a means for their use. "Everyone gets a vote" proposals will be promptly ignored, as will "Let's just not have a Landsraad" proposals. We are recreating a voting body within noble Shireroth, which is the only way to get around the Kaiser's absolute power, not starting up a revolution. I expect maturity, logic, and reason to be within the recreation process, and anyone displaying otherwise will be promptly removed from the process.

Yes, this is harsh, but I feel that it needs to be done for the betterment of Shireroth's future.

I will personally be presiding over the restructure, and I will also eventually do the final recreation of the Landsraad myself, through Imperial Decree. All powers vested in the Landsraad are thereby mine in the interim, and I will wield them as I feel necessary.

Now, hop to it. You've got a lot of work ahead of you.

By my hand,

Her Niftiness, The Resurrector: Semisa, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Naudia'Diva, Elwynn, and Kildare, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Bearer of the Celestial Barrier, Countess of Shirekeep, Knight of the Dragon, Arsonirathius of Delvenus, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Princess of Hvalafell, Priestess of Cedrism, and Lady of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #209: Revocation and Restructure

As of the time of this writing, Imperial Decree #208 (Dissolution of the Landsraad) is no longer in effect.

However, also at the time of this writing, the Landsraad is hopelessly defunct, and all efforts I have made to fix it--from propositions to threats--have been fruitless.

Therefore: the Imposed Legislative Mode--that of restructuring the Landsraad from within itself--will remain in effect until further notice.

In addition, I will point out that the Landsraad is only vested power through the "good graces of the Kaiser." If things do not start changing soon, the Landsraad will not be in my good graces and bad things will start happening.

This is your warning.

Now, go forth and bring me a legislative body worthy of great Shireroth.

By my hand,

Her Niftiness, The Resurrector: Semisa, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Naudia'Diva, Elwynn, and Kildare, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Bearer of the Celestial Barrier, Countess of Shirekeep, Knight of the Dragon, Arsonirathius of Delvenus, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Princess of Hvalafell, Priestess of Cedrism, and Lady of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #210: Oh Come On Guys

In light of recent events that have come to my attention, I find I am unfortunately required to do the following:

  • To everyone in general: Decrees are not meant for personal attacks.
  • To Antya: your recent decrees regarding Ozarka Mons are now revoked.
  • To Elwynn: your recent decrees regarding Bill Dusch are now revoked.
  • To both of you: any further actions of slander, name-calling, or other such petty immaturity shall be met with revocation of nobility. Understand?

By my hand,

Her Niftiness, The Resurrector: Semisa, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Protector of Comstokia, Overlord of the Duchies of Naudia'Diva, Elwynn, and Kildare, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Wielder of Vengeance, Bearer of the Celestial Barrier, Countess of Shirekeep, Knight of the Dragon, Arsonirathius of Delvenus, Knight Companion of the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown, Princess of Hvalafell, Priestess of Cedrism, and Lady of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Imperial Decree #211: Welcoming In The Day Of The Dead

In preparation of the coming Day of the Dead--the day of the Shirithian Calendar when even the laws of nature suspend themselves--I hereby suspend the minority periods for the following citizens:

  • Delphi Augustus, to whom I award the County of Plataea.
  • Mean Bean, to whom I award the County of Mesoun.
  • Charldelta, to whom I award the County of Skiron.
  • H4773r, to whom I award the County of Upper Lunaris.
  • Adanufgail, to whom I award the County of Lower Lunaris.
  • Greg Dean, to whom I award the County of Florencia.

Now, go forth and make the Shirithian Empire great!

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Imperial Decree #212: Winter Awards For The New Year

I hereby grant the following citizens a number of honors:

Count Greg Dean of Florencia is hereby inducted into the Order of the Dragon for his efforts in moving us to phpBB as Knight-Errant of the Dragon.

Sir Liam Sinclair, for his work intermicronatially with RIMA, is hereby inducted into the Order of the Griffin as Knight-Protector of the Griffin.

Count John Sager of Comstokia, for a truimphant return after three years of absence, is hereby inducted into the Order of the Phoenix as Knight of the Living Dead.

Count-In-Absence Nick Leghorn's parents, for hosting during a ShireCon, are hereby inducted into the Order of the Chimaera as Knight-Protectors of the Chimaera.

In addition, honorary citizenship is hereby bestowed upon Ryan Caruso for his work with the Grand Duchy of Lac Glacei.

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Imperial Decree #213: Praetor

Seeing as the Landsraad is currently in a state of disarray and could desperately use a hand; and seeing as Scott of Hyperborea has volunteered for the position; and seeing as the Landsraad couldn't elect a Praetor right now if they wanted to as they have no voting procedure, I hereby appoint Count Scott of Hyperborea to be Praetor to the Landsraad.

By my hand,

Kaiseress Semisa, the Resurrector: First of the Name

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Imperial Decree #214: A Great Many Things

The first thing I have in mind is that we should hold an auction on eBay or the like, and use the money from that to fund a second advertising campaign and the website. I know you all got things you don't particularly like for Christmas; perhaps you can put them to good use now.

Second is that we are all doing wonderfully with the new fora and the New Feudalism. Continue to do so! Some people have been tossed around a bit more than others, but none more so than Scott Alexander, who has been an immense help during the whole process. He is hereby stripped of his powers as Praetor--a job he never really asked for anyway but was in the wrong place at the wrong time--and given the Ministry of the Exterior, the job I know he does best. He is also promoted from a Knight of the Dragon to a Knight-Errant of the Dragon. Yes, yes, I promised a description of the changes to the Orders, and it is yet forthcoming. Patience is a virtue.

Third, I hereby commission Count Greg Dean--provided he has the will and the time--to do a map similar to the one he has created for Florencia for each county that requests it. Of course, he is limited as we all are, so a request thread should be started within the Ministry of the Interior for that purpose.

Fourth, I hereby commission Count Scott Alexander to take any means necessary to implement his gift economy. Both Scott Alexander and Greg Dean are to be compensated by the Throne when such an economy is in place, based on their efforts in the paragraphs above. I also request (but do not demand) that the post-based economy be intermingled with the gift economy if at all possible, at a rate of one erb per post, to ensure that no one may ever be bankrupt.

Fifth, I commission Duke Delphi Augustus to implement a modification to the forums, allowing us to put "wiki" or "mwiki" in brackets around an item, and have it link to an article in the Wikipedia or the MicroWiki, respectively. He too shall be compensated by the Throne for his efforts.

By my hand,

Kaiseress Semisa, the Resurrector: First of the Name

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Imperial Decree #215: Concerning Knightships

The following will now come into being, as it is what I will for the Knights within Shireroth.

The Order of the Dragon shall now have the following hierarchy, from highest to lowest:

  1. Paladin
  2. Knight-Magistrate
  3. Knight-Champion
  4. Knight-Commander
  5. Knight-Protector
  6. Knight-Errant
  7. Knight

Knights may be inducted into the order by the Throne of Shireroth as Knights, Knight-Errants, or Knight-Protectors. After such inductment, a Knight's position may only be promoted by the Throne or by the Landsraad, and only by one level per month.

Knight-Magistrates are granted access to speak, but not vote, in the Landsraad, even if they are not members of the voting nobility. Paladins are granted one vote in the Landsraad even if they are not members of the voting nobility, by order of virtue, servitude to the nation, and devotion to the greater good. Paladins who are part of the voting nobility are not granted an extra vote: the vote granted by the Throne only applies if they do not already have voting powers.

As of the time of writing, unless your level of Knightship within the Order of the Dragon has been qualified, you are a simple Knight.

The same hierarchy applies to the Orders of the Griffin and Chimaera, though they are never granted Landsraad access.

For the Order of Kampioens, the following hierarchy applies:

  1. Prime Kampioen
  2. Kampioen Magistrate
  3. Kampioen Commandant
  4. Kampioen Guardinal
  5. Kampioen Guardian
  6. Kampioen Protector
  7. Kampioen

The Kampioens are to be an elite group, selected by the Kaiser. Only the Kaiser may induct Kampioens into the Order, and only the Kaiser may promote a Kampioen from one level to the next, and only one level per month.

Kampioen Magistrates (of which there may only be two at any given time) are given leave to speak on the Kaiser's behalf within the Landsraad. In addition, they are granted one vote for use within the Landsraad, unless they are already part of the voting nobility. In the latter case, their place as voting nobility supercedes; they do not receive an additional vote. Similarly, the Prime Kampioen (of which there may only be one at any given time) is given leave to speak on the Kaiser's behalf within the Landsraad. They are granted two votes, unless they are part of the voting nobility, in which case they are granted an additional vote.

Unfortunately, all current Kampioens are removed from their positions. They may be reinstated at a later date, as determined by the Kaisers.

As a note to Kaisers after me, let me say this: the highest tiers of the Knightships should be reserved for only the most dedicated and devoted citizens of the nation, and should only be granted to those who do something great for the nation.

By my hand,

Kaiseress Semisa, the Resurrector: First of the Name

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Imperial Decree #216: New Charter

Imperial Charter of the Land of Shireroth

Article I: The Kaiser

Section A: Definition of the Kaisership The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. The term "Kaiser" may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender.

Section B: Powers of the Kaiser All supreme Executive and Legislative powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior, functions or policy of Shireroth, as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this Charter. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of all Militia, Military, and/or any other armed forces within Shireroth and/or under Shireroth control.

Section C: Heir to the Throne The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor. Should no heir have been chosen, the successor shall be the closest related, living individual eligible by birthright.

Section D: The Steward In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by the abdicating Kaiser or a majority of the Landsraad. A Steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of the Empire until a successor can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at any time they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at any time appoint or dismiss a Steward. The Steward of Shireroth shall be vested with all the executive powers of the Kaiser but may not repeal or amend Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser nor this Charter--unless the Steward is reigning in the stead of an underage successor.

Article II: Landsraad

Section A: Powers of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed, issued by, or put before the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason at any time. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this charter or Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. Neither the Landsraad, nor any body it creates, has authority or jurisdiction over the Kaiser or this Charter.

Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad. The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad may dismiss itself from Session at any time, unless there is no Steward or Kaiser in power.

Section C: Members of the Landsraad. The members of the Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies and other Sub-Divisions, as he/she sees fit. The Landsraad may remove a Duchy's seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Duchy, or other Sub-Division, as he/she sees fit. Only members of the Landsraad have the unfettered right to speak, propose bills, or vote within the limits of the Landsraad procedures in any circumstances. Non-members of the Landsraad may only speak, propose bills, or vote in the Landsraad when permitted to do so by law.

By my hand,

Kaiseress Semisa, the Resurrector: First of the Name

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Imperial Decree #217: Fare Thee Well

I hereby proclaim the following:

First- I name my newborn daughter, Semisa II, to be my heir. Seeing as she is not yet of the required age, Erik Mortis Brookshire shall serve as her Steward until she reaches the age of eight. At that age Nick Foghorn Leghorn shall take the Steward's position until she is sixteen years of age. She will reign as Kaiseress once she is sixteen, until a time of her choosing.

Second- The post-based economy will come into being as soon as possible with the following regulations, to be changed as needed by the Kaiser, the Landsraad, and the Minister of Trade:

  • Ministers and employees of the state (such as the Praetor) shall receive 3 Unit of currency per post.
  • Dukes shall receive 2 Unit of currency per post.
  • All other positions shall receive 1 Unit of currency per post.

Fiefdoms are to be taxed at the following rates:

  • Duchies: 30 Unit of currency per week plust 5 Unit of currency for each County over 5.
  • Baronies: 15 Unit of currency per week while within a Duchy; 2- Unit of currency per week while outside a Duchy.
  • Independent counties: 5 Unit of currency per week.


Taxes are due to the Minister of Trade on Fridays, prior to midnight PST. Taxes will be waived for the first two weeks of the new economy.

Third- The following citizens are inducted into the Order of Kampioens at the lowest rank:

  • Greg Russell
  • Rakesh Ackbar
  • Scott Alexander
  • Delphi Augustus
  • Eoin Dornan


Fourth- A number of halls shall be created within the Sir John Metzler III University:

  • Sorto Hall: History
  • Shakespeare Hall: Performance Arts
  • Escher Hall: Studio Arts
  • Tolkien Hall: Literary Arts


Fifth- A tourism campaign shall be run within the next two weeks, in an effort to bring in new citizens. I hereby commission the Ministry of Immigration, Naturalization, and Tourism to take all steps needed to do so, up to and including the assistance of the populous.

Sixth- A new Ministry shall be created: the Ministry of Cartography. It is responsible for maintaining relations with the MCS, commissioning maps of the Lands of Shireroth (including maps of individual Counties), and maintaining the Map of the Fiefdoms. Its first Minister shall be Bill Dusch.

Seventh- I hereby step down from the Imperial Throne of Shireroth. Erik Mortis Brookshire Metzler, Nick Foghorn Leghorn, reign in the stead of my newborn daughter and make my nation great.

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Imperial Decree #218: Beyond The Grave

Alright, alright, seeing as how things are too confusing in the other decree, I am henceforth revoking the first and seventh clauses in Imperial Decree #217.

Thereby meaning I retain the Throne.

I shall be stepping down on Friday, just to make people aware. And I've decided that the process that Los, Alejian, and Yarad used before me was an effective one. Therefore: send me your propositions for what you'd do as Kaiser to jfrraine#gmail,com and I shall choose the one that I feel will be best for the nation. Since my last day on the Throne will be Friday, make sure you get your propositions to me by Thursday night so I can mull them over.

Might I also remind you that any citizen, provided they have no other citizenships, is eligible for this position; that does not mean, however, that I have to choose someone who hasn't been on the Throne prior. I will remind you also that my job, first and foremost, is the embetterment of the nation as a whole, and I will choose my successor as per what I believe will be best for the nation.

//sigh

I apologize for the inconvenience, the confusion, et al. I probably should have talked that over with people before I'd done it, considering how out-there it was

By my hand,

Kaiseress Semisa, the Resurrector: First of the Name

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Kaiser Letifer II

Imperial Decree #219: Appointments

Fax Celestis is hereby appointed as MiniTrade

Nick Foghorn Leghorn is hereby appointed Steward.

Letifer H'Graa II,
Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #220: Imperial Provost

I hereby appoint Hypatia Agnesi as Provost of the Imperial Judex.

Have fun, do a good job.

Further, the Provost shall hence forth be known as the Arbiter. All relevent references in the Lawbook and Decreebook should be changed.

That is all.

Letfier H'Graa II,
Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Stewards Decree #221: Imperial Condemnations and Punishments

Concerning Delphi Augustus...

Kaiseral Palace
Shirekeep, Shireroth
Second Somnisday of Mo'lluk (February 12th)
2:20am.

With due apologies to all parties who had to wait (patiently, might I add), we have finally managed to meet together and get things straightened out.

To our friends, the Lemurians and the Anticans, due apology is given straight away. We were unaware of the extent of his actions, and he was not given authorization to commit them. We wish for peaceful relations with not just Lemuria and Antica, but all micronations of the world.


Delphi will be permanently barred from holding any position within SHINE. =He will also be permanently stripped of administrative powers.

He will be fired as Minister of Information, and may not hold any Minister-level or higher position in the Shirerithian government for at least two months. Although by the treaty of Aquilaria we cannot directly fire him as Duke, he will be barred from speaking or voting on the Landsraad floor for two months as well.

If at any time during this two month period or afterwards Delphi is caught committing similar actions against friends of the Imperial Republic, the punishment will be increased to six months, longer, or permanently, depending on the severity of the violation.


By my hand,
Gregory Russell; Steward of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #222: Imperial Charter

Imperial Charter of the Land of Shireroth

Article I: The Kaiser.

Section A: Definition of the Kaisership.
The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and Noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. The term "Kaiser" may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender. This document shall use the masculine to refer to both genders.

Section B: Powers of the Kaiser.
All supreme Executive, Legislative, and Judicial powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior, functions and/or policy of Shireroth, as well as any actions he deems fit, as long as they do not violate this Charter. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of all Militia, Military, and/or any other armed forces within Shireroth and/or under Shireroth control. The Kaiser may delegate his powers to lesser officials known as Ministers. All Imperial Law, set down by the Kaiser shall be recorded in the Decreebook.

Section C: Heir to the Throne.
The Kaiser before the end of his life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all living individuals, eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his successor. Should no heir have been chosen, the successor shall be the closest related, living individual eligible by birthright. The Kaiser may hold no citizenships outside of Shireroth.

Section D: The Steward.
In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad, if there is no current Steward. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of Shireroth until a successor can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at anytime they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at anytime appoint or dismiss a Steward. The Steward of Shireroth shall be vested with all the Executive, Legislative and Judicial powers of the Kaiser but may not repeal or amend Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. When there is no Kaiser upon the throne the Steward may hold no citizenship outside of Shireroth. The steward is subject to all restrictions placed upon the Kaiser by the Charter.

Article II: Landsraad.

Section A: Powers of the Landsraad.
The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures, and internal decorum, without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed, issued by, or put before the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason, at any time. The Kaiser may vest others with veto powers over the Landsraad, second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this Charter, the Lawbook, or Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. Neither the Landsraad, nor any body it creates, has authority or jurisdiction over the Kaiser or this Charter. All law set down by the Landsraad shall be recorded in the Lawbook.

Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad.
The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad may dismiss itself from Session at any time, unless there is no Steward or Kaiser on the throne. If there is neither a Kaiser nor a Steward, the Landsraad is automatically called to session.

Section C: Members of the Landsraad.
The Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create and destroy Sub-Divisions, as he sees fit. The Landsraad may remove a Sub-Division’s seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Subdivision completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Sub-Division, as he sees fit.
Only Nobles of Shireroth or Emissaries appointed by a Noble may speak and/or vote within the Landsraad. The Nobles of the Landsraad may allow non-Nobles to speak within the Landsraad, under procedures specified by the Landsraad. Nobles of Shireroth may not violate this Charter, Imperial Decrees, Landsraad Procedures, or the Lawbook.

Section D: The Prætor
The Prætor of Shireroth may only be elected by the nobility of the land, from among the Full-Citizens of the Land. The Prætor does not have to be a Noble of Shireroth. The Kaiser shall manage the election of the Prætor by the Landsraad, and shall act as Prætor of the Landsraad until one is immediately elected.
The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His purpose and duty shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close votes, generally manage, and keep order within the Landsraad; as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his tenure. The Landsraad may further specify the powers of the Prætor within the Landsraad. The Prætor may not violate this Charter, Imperial Decrees, Landsraad Procedures, or the Lawbook.

Article III: The Arbiter

Section A: Powers of The Arbiter
The Arbiter of Shireroth is vested with Judicial Powers second only to the Kaiser. The Arbiter is appointed by the Kaiser. The Arbiter may not be an officer of the Landsraad, the Kaiser, or the Steward. The Arbiter may be dismissed by the Kaiser or a 2/3rd vote of the Landsraad. The Arbiter will be the head of the Imperial Judex. The Precise operation and powers of the Judex and the Arbiter shall be specified by the Landsraad. Neither the Arbiter, nor Imperial Judex may violate this Charter, Imperial Decree or the Lawbook.

Section B: Special Powers of The Arbiter
The Arbiter may overturn any act or resolution passed by the Landsraad should said act or resolution violate Imperial Decree or this Charter. The Arbiter may, with unanimous consent of the Landsraad and the Prætor, nullify any order or decree of the Kaiser, which violates this Charter. Other than those specified, the Arbiter has no authorities over the Kaiser.

Article IV: Amendments

Section A: Amending The Charter.
The Kaiser may make amendments to this Charter at anytime, with the approval of the Prætor. Should there be no Prætor, the Landsraad must immediately elect one. This charter may not be abolished, dissolved or revoked. All amendments to this Charter must be documented.


Letifer H'Graa II,
Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #223: Imperial Scribe

Issued By Kaiser Letifer II Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:55 am

The following Chapter shall be added to the Imperial Decreebook, between VIII and the current IX. All preceeding chapters shall be renumbered as needed.

Quote: Chapter IX: Imperial Scribe

A. Duties and Qualification

1. Duties

a. The Imperial Scribe will be charged with maintaining records of all Imperial Decrees, major ordesr and Proclaimations of the Kaiser.

b. The Imperial Scribe will be charged with assisting the Kaiser in the maintainance of the Imperial Decreebook as a document including all Imperial Decrees which establish perminent law.

c. The Imperial Scribe will be charged with correction of spelling in all Imperial Decrees.

d. The Imperial Scribe will be charged with advising the Kaiser on grammar and syntax of all Imperial Decrees.

e. The Imperial Scribe is considered an office of the Kaiser's Court.

f. The Imperial Scribe shall be charged with maintaining the formating of all Imperial Decrees, aswell as the Imperial Decreebook.

2. Qualification


a. The Imperial Scribe must be a citizen of Shireroth who is not already an officer of the Landsraad or the Imperial Judex.

B. Appointment and Dismissal

1. Appointment

a. The Imperial Scribe shall only be appointed by the Kaiser.

2. Dismissal

a. The Imperial Scribe shall only be Dismissed by the Kaiser.


Letifer H'Graa II, Kaiser of Shireroth


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Imperial Decree #224 Decreebook Clean up Part One

Issued by Kaiser Letifer II


Chapter IV shall be stricken from the Decreebook. And renumbering done as needed.

Quote: Chapter IV: The Landsraad

A: The LawBook

1: Inclusion of law

a. The Landsraad must place all permanent laws of the Land of Shireroth into the Lawbook of Shireroth, which shall be maintained by the Prætor of Shireroth.

B: Recesses

1: Voluntary Recess

a. The Landsraad may dissolve itself by a majority vote.

b. The Landsraad may specify in this vote a date upon which it will be reconvened, and that date shall be legally valid.

2: Mandatory Recess

a. On December 25th until January 2nd and July 1st until the July 8th, the Landsraad will be in Recess.

b. All bills on the floor shall be frozen until the Landsraad comes back into session.

c. The Landsraad may make their own procedure about what happens to bills during recess.

C: The Prætor

1: Election

a. The Prætor of Shireroth may only be elected by the nobility of the land from among the Full-Citizens of the Land.

b. The Prætor does not have to be a Noble of Shireroth.

2: Powers

a. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman.

b. His/Her purpose and duty shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close votes, generally manage and keep order within the Landsraad; as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his/her tenure.

c. The Landsraad may further specify the powers of the Prætor within the Landsraad.

3: Restriction

a. The Prætor may not violate the Charter, Imperial Decrees, or the Lawbook.



The new Chapter IV shall be stricken from the DecreeBook And renumbering done as needed.

Quote: Chapter VI: The Judex System

A: Laws and Legalism

1: Non-Malicious Acts

a. Should anyone break a law, but do so either as part of a non-malicious act or for reasons that are obviously good ones and beneficial to the nation, they will not be considered guilty and will not be subject to the normal punishment.

b. Whether a certain incident was part of a non-malicious act or beneficial to the nation will be under the discretion of whatever judiciary bodies exist at the time the incident took place, as well as the Kaiser.

B: Control

1: Landsraad

a. As the Judex System and Arbiter where created by the Landsraad, the Landsraad has legislative jurisdiction over the Judex System and Arbiter.



Section IV. B. 2. a. shall be changed from

Quote:

a. If the former Kaiser has not appointed an heir, the throne passes to the highest person on the Line of Succession, which is as follows:

1. Erik of Brookshire

2. Nick of Yardistan

3. Scott of Hyperborea

4. Jadie of Goldshire

5. Greg of Amity and Mirioth

6. Joseph of Kildare

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Quote:

a. If the former Kaiser has not appointed an heir, the throne passes to the highest person on the Line of Succession, which is as follows:

1. Erik of Brookshire

2. Shyriath of Benacia

3. Scott of Hyperborea

4. Greg of Amity and Mirioth

6. Fax of Naudia'Diva



Section IV. C. 3. a. shall be changed from

Quote: a. The Chain of Command of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be as follows:

1. Kaiser of Shireroth.

2. Steward of Shireroth.

3. Minister of Military Affairs.

4. Minister of the Interior.

5. Prætor of Shireroth.

6. Duke of Yardistan.

7. Minister of the Exterior.

8. Highest available military officer.

9. First available minister.

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Quote:

a. The Chain of Command of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be as follows: 1. Kaiser of Shireroth.


2. Steward of Shireroth.

3. Minister of Military Affairs.

4. Minister of the Interior.

5. Prætor of Shireroth.

6. Minister of the Exterior.

7. Highest available military officer.

8. First available minister.


The following shall be added to VI. A. 1.

Quote: c. The Ombudsman shall be a member of the Imperial Advisory Councel, and considered a Office within the Kaiser's Court.


Letifer H'Graa II, Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Kaiser Alejian II

Imperial Decree #225: Getting rid of those awful sub-fora.

Issued by Kaiser Alejian II Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:44 pm

By order of the Golden Mango throne, I order the moving of threads and the demolition of all sub-fora in the sub-divisions in 7 days. If 4 or more people ask this to be annulled, i'll annull it and we'll move on. Cool? Cool.


Also: The census WILL determine who keeps their positions and nobilty. Beware! Wooooh!


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Imperial Decree #226: Baldwim for MINT

Issued by Kaiser Alejian II Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:56 pm


Citizen Baldwin PlantagenetJulii is hereby given the ministerial position as head of the Immigration, Naturalization, and Tourism ministry. Congrats. Lets all get dressed in togas and get drunk

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Kaiseral Decree #227: New Assistant Minint; others

Issued Kaiser Alejian II Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:04 am


Dave is to be given admin status as an assistant to Greg Dean, and so am I DURNIT! Well, with me, it's just the being given admin thing.


ANYWAY, the point being that David has proven his loyalty, usefullness, and general niftiness for a great many years, so congrats and thank you Dave!

ALSO: I am hereby giving myself (do I even NEED to announce this?) permission to actively purge the active contracts and feudal contracts fora to clean it out.


From now on, the Active contract's sub-fora will be locked by a board mod or an admin, and only those with the same status may change it when fuedal subdivisions change, so as to keep it clean. I'll be cleaning and changing it today or tomorrow, so if there is any Foul-ups gripe at me here. :)


-By my hand, Kaiser Alejian II

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Kaiseral decree #228: Bill for Steward.

Issued by Kaiser Alejian II Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:38 pm

1- Bill Dusch is my Steward, and empowered to make decrees in my stead as the... well... steward. Anyway, i'm meaning this more to be a test for him, and if he passes, i'll proly name him the next kaiser. Oh man, i'm truly insane...


2- this is decree 228, skipping 227, because I made two 226 decrees. Confusing eh?

By my (insane) hand, Kaiser Alejian Grifos II


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Imperial Decree #229: Dismissal of the Landsraad

Issued by Kaiser Alejian II Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:18 pm

In keeping with the powers vested in me by the Charter, I am dismissing the Landsraad pending the Imperial review of it's active citizens, and as fitting punishment to it's lazy nobles. If they won't do anything, they don't deserve it. To be recalled when my review is completed.


Will any Admin please lock the Landsraad gates and bar posting by anyone untill further notice. Thank you.


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Imperial Decree #230: Oustfest!

Issued by Kaiser Alejian II Mon May 01, 2006 4:46 pm


  • All parts of the decree may be contested if my facts can be proven wrong.*

The Duchy of Elywnn is hereby demoted to a barony. Sorry, but you only have three citizens. Ric, you're the most active, so you get Baron status.

-Ardashir Khan loses his status as count over Lesser Zjandaria, and hereby loses his citizenship. It may be regained by filling out the next census and maintaining activity for one (1) week, to be judged by me at the end of said week.

-Gudrun Vesteralen also loses her status as countess over Iseirdia-la-Vraulalennir, and hereby loses her citizenship. It may be regained by filling out the next census and maintaining activity for one (1) week, to be judged by me at the end of said week.

Also, I beleive the County of Araxion is gone now, so if Harald wants a new county, he may choose freely pending my approval. :)


The Duchy of Kildare remains as such:

Quote: ~Duchy of Kildare~

(Barony of Antya)

  • County of Automatica -Bill (baron)
  • County of Schlagen - David

(Barony of Lumina's Light)

  • North Novi Dalmacija - Carol (Baroness)
  • Kitanus Fields - Steve
  • Old Hallucination - Hypatia (duchess)



The Duchy of naudia-Divia loses some cits and land, and makes some changes in leadership

-Erik Mortis loses the county of Monty Crisco, but remains on permanent LOA.

-Darth Miho also loses his county of Woodshire, and his citizenship. It may be regained by filling out the next census and maintaining activity for one (1) week, to be judged by me at the end of said week.

-James Raine also loses his county, but remains on permanent LOA.

Shyriath Bukulos, you are the new Duke. Congrats! The Barony of Woodshire is gone though, without a second county to prop it up, so Benecia goes indy in the duchy.


The Duchy of Northhold (remarkably) will remain the same when Ryan's citizenships are explained and it is made sure that he is in compliance with the Tri-Cit law. It will go as follows:

Quote: ~Duchy of Northhold~

(Barony of Cromfist)

  • Bjorngard - Ryan
  • Cromsfist/Cimmeria - Ophiuchus

(Barony of Woodbridge)

  • Comstokia - JDS
  • Hyperborea - Scott



The Independent Barony of Vorpmadal loses citizenship and land.

-Krasniy Yastreb loses his county and citizenship. It may be regained by filling out the next census and maintaining activity for one (1) week, to be judged by me at the end of said week.




Apologies to anyone I might have offended in advance, and please correct me if i'm wrong. Ministers, PLEASE change the fora to reflect this. Thanks.

And anyone who can dechiper the Landsraad laws, please post who gets what now, and once that is finished, the Landsraad may be reopened.

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Kaiser Meskan II

Imperial Decree #231 - The Imperial Appointment

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II Wed May 10, 2006 4:14 pm

Today, a new Imperial Statement is born. One a long time coming. The Imperial Appointment. An Imperial Appointment is an appointment of a citizen of Shireroth to a position of Shireroth, minister or otherwise. Imperial Appointments are legally binding, but do not establish law. They are different from proclamations in that they are fulfilled once, as well as the difference in intent. There is no longer a need to spam the decree numbers with the triviality of the shortness of an appointment. This partially exists in the form of One Time Events, but it gives it a niftier name.

In particular, the following shall be edited and added to the Decreebook, in Chapter I, Section B: (4 is swapped and edited to #5, 4 is added)

Code: 4. Imperial Appointments a. Imperial Appointments are official appointments of citizens to a position, whether it be a minister, nobility, or otherwise. b. Imperial Orders are legally binding. c. Imperial Orders do not establish law, and may be restricted by the Lawbook or Charter as to who the Kaiser may appoint.

5. One Time Events a. Statements that establish a ministry, subdivisions, declare war, create a treaty or have no long term effects on written law shall be known as One Time Events. b. The Landsraad may make law contradicting One Time Events after the Decree, Proclamation, Appointment, or Order as been given with the Kaiser having final say.


For all the future Kaisers: I'm going to be watching (and nagging) you to use this instead of a decree for appointments. :p


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Imperial Decree #232 - Disbandment of the Duchy of Antica

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II Thu May 11, 2006 10:21 pm

Due to the vast inactivity of all of the members of the Duchy of Antica, the Duchy of Antica is hereby dissolved. The counties shall return to the Shirelands.

This decree does not nullify the Treaty of Aquilaria, which most likely will be nullified at a later (but soon) date, and will depend on negotiations with the Republic of Antica.


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Imperial Decree #233 - A New Lawbook

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II

Sun May 14, 2006 12:23 pm

I hereby decree that the Decreebok and Lawbook are to be merged. This version, preliminarily called the Stuffbook to distinguish itself from the Lawbook, shall be simply called The Lawbook. Imperial Law (Law created by the Kaiser throguh decree) shall be distinguishable in the new Lawbook from Landsraad Law. In the Microwiki, which I will use as the primary source for updating the new Lawbook, this will be done by labelling Imperial Law to be green. Wording that is green cannot be edited by the Landsraad, just as the Landsraad could not edit the decreebook. http://www.shireroth.org/wiki/index.php?title=Imperial_Decree_233&action=edit Edit This new Lawbook has the advantage that it is much easier to see if there is any contradiction in the lawbook, and shows much more clearly what our total law is, helping to prevent redundancy.

As well, I hereby decree that any new Imperial Law must be placed in an amendment format similar to that of the Landsraad legislature, to allow the editing of the Imperial Law part of the new Lawbook to be much easier.

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Imperial Decree #234: Offical Divorce

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II Sun May 21, 2006 7:47 pm

In this year, 2480 ASC, Richard Lyon and Gudrun Vesteralen are hereby divorced under Shirerothian Law. Back To Top

Imperial Decree #235 - On Minors

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II

Wed May 31, 2006 12:07 pm

All minorcy periods that are currently in session are hereby waived.

Under my reign, minorcy shall not be the norm, but shall only be placed by me for some specific new citizens, and only under a special circumstance.

This is getting stupid. We had a citizen leave because of the fact that he couldn't wait because of the minorcy period. We have a lot of jobs to fill and no one to fill it.

I shall make a decree allowing a minor to become a count once I find the requisite legislation in the Lawbook.

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Imperial Decree #236 - The Ungreening Principle

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:24 pm

Although Ric mentioned it in the Landsraad, this is actually something that I have been planning. Currently all Imperial Law, labelled in green in the Lawbook, cannot be edited by the Landsraad. I hereby am allowing this to change.

The Kaiser hereforth shall have the power to demote Imperial Law to Landsraad Law, allowing the Landsraad to edit or repeal the sections that were previously Imperial Law.

This shall be called the "Ungreening Principle", named after the fact that Imperial Law is denoted by being colored green.

In amendment format, the following will be added to Chapter 0, Section C:

Code: 3. The Kaiser shall have the power to demote Imperial Law to Landsraad Law, allowing the Landsraad to edit sections of the Lawbook that was previously only allowed to be edited by the Kaiser. a. The Kaiser may do this at any time, including demoting Imperial Law at the same time it is decreed.

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Imperial Decree #237 - On Rebellions

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:57 pm

The section of the Lawbook related to Rebellions (Chapter VIII, Section W, although it is currently mislabeled as Section V) shall be amended as such. It shall be changed from:

Code: V. Rebellion

1. General Provisions a. Rebelling to overthrow the legitimate Kaiser of Shireroth without his/her consent is prohibited. b. Rebelling to overthrow a legitimate Duke or Baron without his/her consent is prohibited. c. In case of unauthorized rebellion the Minister of Military Affairs and Minister of the Interior must come to the immediate aid of the besieged noble. d. No rebellion may be conducted with malicious intent. 2.Duties of the Nobility a. If there is a Revolt against the Kaiser, it is the duty of all Nobles to help suppress it. b. If there is a revolt in an independent Barony against the legitimately appointed Baron, it is the duty of the national government and any loyalist Counts to suppress it. c. If there is a revolt in a subservient Barony, it is the duty of the Duke or Duchess and any loyalist Counts to suppress it, although the imperial government will help it asked. d. If there is a revolt in a Barony, it is the duty of the Duke or Duchess to suppress it, although the imperial government will help it asked. 3. Yardistan a. The Duchy of Yardistan is allowed to rebel as long as it does so without malicious intent and does not violate the General Provisions for rebellions.


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Code: W. Rebellion

1. General Provisions a. Rebelling to overthrow the legitimate Kaiser of Shireroth without zer consent is prohibited. b. Rebelling to overthrow a legitimate Duke or Baron without zer consent is not prohibited. c. In case of unauthorized rebellion the Minister of Military Affairs and Minister of the Interior must come to the immediate aid of the besieged noble. d. A rebellion against the Kaiser may be not be conducted with malicious intent. 2. Duties of the Nobility a. If there is a Revolt against the Kaiser, it is the duty of all nobles to help suppress it. 3. Rebellions and Nobles a. If all of the servents of a noble rebel against the noble, the noble is overthrown. This shall be known as a Peasant Rebellion. b. If half of the servants of a noble rebel against the noble, as well as two nobles of the same level, or one noble of a higher level rebelling, the noble is overthrown. This shall be known as a Feudal Rebellion. c. The noble that replaces the overthrown noble may be chosen by whatever means that the rebellion desires. 3. Yardistan a. The subdivision named Yardistan has more power in overthrowing nobles than other subdivisions. b. Yardistan may overthrow its own nobles, requiring only half of its servants and no noble support requirements. c. If a noble of Yardistan rebels against another noble, it counts as two nobles of the same level, and thus fulfilling the noble support requirement for overthrowing the noble. d. Yardistan is allowed to rebel against the Kaiser without zer consent as long as it does so without malicious intent.

In addition, this section is hereby demoted to Landsraad Law.

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Imperial Decree #238 - Political Parties

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II, Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:01 pm

Political Parties are hereby unbanned from Shireroth. This revokes Imperial Decrees #97 and #124.

In Shireroth, a political party is defined as an group of people organized for the purpose of directing the policies of a government, or a group of people having a common identifying interest that provides a basis for action. Thus, for the definition of Shireroth, political parties still encompasses the idea of political interest groups. There are some political parties in real life that focus on one major interest, anyway.

Despite the well intentioned meaning behind the ban, something that I had supported in the past as well, it has been a mistake. Although Shireroth was founded for stability, stability is not always a good thing... especially now. Shireroth lacks a political body, a sense of faction clashing, which promotes activity. Shireroth is built to still be stable, however, and I doubt that allowing political parties will cause the nation to collapse any more than a lack of activity will.

But there will be some restrictions. Forums shall not be guarenteed to political parties - we have enough forums already. In order to prevent too much controversy, a political party must have relevant goals to Shireroth and micronations. Thus, no macronational issues. To keep the neutrality of the position, the Arbiter of Shireroth may not be a member of a political party. As well, the Kaiser and the Arbiter have the right to disband a political party at any time.

The actual change of the lawbook shall be as follows:

1) Change Chapter V, Section U from:


Code: U: Political Parties 1: Prohibition a. Political parties are banned from Shireroth. b. Any denizen of Shireroth who creates a Political Party is liable to punishment by the Kaiser, Landsraad and/or Judex. 2: Political Interest Groups a. Political Interest Groups are a form of political party.


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Code: U. Political Parties 1. Basics a. A political party is defined as an group of people organized for the purpose of directing the policies of a government, or a group of people having a common identifying interest that provides a basis for action. b. Political parties are not prohibited from Shireroth. 2. Restrictions a. Political parties are not guarenteed forum space on the Shireroth forums. b. Political parties must have relevant goals to Shireroth and micronations. i. Political parties based on macronational issues are not allowed. c. The Arbiter of Shireroth may not be a member of a political party. 3. Punishments and Disbandment a. The Kaiser and Arbiter have the right to disband a political party.

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Imperial Decree 242 -Back on the Rightful Throne

Issued by Kaiser Meskan II

- Kaiser Nicodemus I has illegally usurped power from the throne. All citizens of Shireroth who do not recongize Kaiser Meskan II as the rightful Kaiser shall be convicted of treason.

- All of the decrees decreed by Kaiser Nicodemus I are hereby revoked. For consistancy's sake and history's sake, they shall still count as decrees for the numbering order, even though all of the decrees were illegal.

- As the Nose Monkey of Shireroth, and the guy who convinced Baldwin to do this in the first place, Moose is hereby declared an honorary citizen as punishment; this will last for a week.

- Baldwin is hereby no longer Steward of Shireroth. He is also removed from his position of MINT.

Full details: http://shireroth.kuroshiro.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6835&sid=cb1e26f8119f8286f147c7f1bee79698

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Kaiser Nicodemus I

Imperial Decree #239, New Chivalric Orders

Issued by Kaiser Nicodemus I Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:47 pm

A.) The Magnificent Order of the Kaiserial Cataphracts is hereby created, for the purpose of guarding the exterior terraces, gardens, and courtyards of our palace of Raynor’s Keep (and our other, lesser dwellings), as well as policing the Old City of Shirekeep. ...1.) The three grades of this Order, from most senior to least, are as follows: Guard-Captain, Guard-Companion, and Cadet-Guard. B.) The Magnificent Order of the Imperial Huskarls is hereby created, for the purpose of guarding the interiors of all of our palaces and residences in the realm. ...1.) The four grades of this Order, from most senior to least, are as follows: Guard-Commander, Guard-Champion, Guard-Swordsman, and Cadet-Guard. C.) The Honorable Order of the Imperial Hussars is hereby created, for the purpose of guarding our person when we are on progress or otherwise traveling. ...1.) The four grades of this order, from most senior to least, are as follows: Commandant-of-Guard, Elite Saber-man, Saber-man Companion, and Cadet-Guard. D.) The power to grant these honors to any individual resides only with the Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree #240, New Imperial Charter

Issued by Kaiser Nicodemus I Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:32 am

(Note: This attempt at liberalisation brought down Nicodemus and lead to the restoration of Meskan II)

Here it is, tell me if you see any spelling mistakes, grammar inconsistencies, or places where I contradict myself:

Quote: Imperial Charter of the Land of Shireroth

Article I: The Kaiser. ...Section A: Definition of the Kaisership. The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and Noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. The term "Kaiser" may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender. This document shall use the masculine to refer to both genders. ...Section B: Powers of the Kaiser. All supreme Executive, Legislative, and Judicial powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior, functions and/or policy of Shireroth, as well as any actions he deems fit, as long as they do not violate this Charter. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of all Militia, Military, and/or any other armed forces within Shireroth and/or under Shireroth’s control. The Kaiser may delegate his powers to lesser officials known as Ministers. All Imperial Law, set down by the Kaiser shall be recorded in the Decreebook. ...Section C: Heir to the Throne. The Kaiser, before the end of his life reign, must pick a successor from among all living individuals, eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his successor. Should no heir have been chosen, the successor shall be the closest related, living individual eligible by birthright. The Kaiser may hold no citizenships outside of Shireroth. ...Section D: The Steward. In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad, if there is no current Steward. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of Shireroth until a successor can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at anytime they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at anytime appoint or dismiss a Steward. The Steward of Shireroth shall be vested with the entire Executive, Legislative and Judicial powers of the Kaiser but may not repeal or amend Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. When there is no Kaiser upon the throne the Steward may hold no other citizenship outside of Shireroth. The steward is subject to all restrictions placed upon the Kaiser by the Charter. Article II: Landsraad. ...Section A: Powers of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures, and internal decorum, without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed, issued by, or put before the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason, at any time. The Kaiser may vest others with veto powers over the Landsraad, second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this Charter, the Lawbook, or Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. Neither the Landsraad, nor any body it creates, has authority or jurisdiction over the Kaiser or this Charter. All law set down by the Landsraad shall be recorded in the Lawbook. Every four months, the Landsraad shall also hold a Day of Review, when they shall make note of the performance of the Kaiser; if said performance is found to be unsatisfactory, the Landsraad may, with a unanimous vote, dethrone the Kaiser. Any law passed in Shireroth, with the exception of Imperial Decrees, shall require the approval of both Houses of the Landsraad as well as the Kaiser. ...Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad. The Landsraad is hereby required to be in session for at least nine months of every year. Though the Kaiser may still dismiss the body, this may not impede the Landsraad’s ability to be in session for the prescribed amount of time. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. If there is neither a Kaiser nor a Steward, the Landsraad is automatically called to session. ...Section C: Members of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall be divided into two houses: the House of Lesser Nobles, which shall consist of all of the counts of the realm, and the house of Greater Nobles, which shall consist of all those nobles above the level of Count. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create and destroy Sub-Divisions, as he sees fit. The Landsraad may remove a Sub-Division’s seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Subdivision completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Sub-Division, as he sees fit. The Nobles of the Landsraad may allow non-Nobles to speak within the Landsraad, under procedures specified by the Landsraad. Nobles of Shireroth may not violate this Charter, Imperial Decrees, Landsraad Procedures, or the Lawbook. ...Section D: The Prætor The Prætor of Shireroth shall be elected by both houses of the Landsraad, from among the Full-Citizens of the Land. The Prætor does not have to be a Noble of Shireroth. The Kaiser shall manage the election of the Prætor by the Landsraad, and shall act as Prætor of the Landsraad until one is immediately elected. The Kaiser may not fire, terminate, replace, or otherwise get rid of the Prætor without the consent of both houses of the Landsraad. The office of Prætor may not be dissolved. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His purpose and duty shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close votes, generally manage, and keep order within the Landsraad; as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his tenure. The Landsraad may further specify the powers of the Prætor within the Landsraad. The Prætor may not violate this Charter, Imperial Decrees, Landsraad Procedures, or the Lawbook. The sole power to deny the Kaiser the right to edit this Charter shall be the Praetor’s. Article III: The Arbiter ...Section A: Powers of The Arbiter The Arbiter of Shireroth is vested with Judicial Powers second only to the Kaiser. The Arbiter is appointed by the Kaiser. The Arbiter may not be an officer of the Landsraad, the Kaiser, or the Steward. The Arbiter may be dismissed by the Kaiser or a 2/3rd vote of the Landsraad. The Arbiter will be the head of the Imperial Judex. The Precise operation and powers of the Judex and the Arbiter shall be specified by the Landsraad. Neither the Arbiter, nor Imperial Judex may violate this Charter, Imperial Decree or the Lawbook. ...Section B: Special Powers of The Arbiter The Arbiter may overturn any act or resolution passed by the Landsraad should said act or resolution violate Imperial Decree or this Charter. The Arbiter may, with unanimous consent of the Landsraad and the Prætor, nullify any order or decree of the Kaiser, which violates this Charter. Other than those specified, the Arbiter has no authorities over the Kaiser. Article IV: Amendments ...Section A: Amending The Charter. The Kaiser may make amendments to this Charter at anytime, with the approval of the Prætor. Should there be no Prætor, the Landsraad must immediately elect one. This charter may not be abolished, dissolved or revoked. All amendments to this Charter must be documented. Article V: Bill of Rights No law passed in Shireroth, nor policy of any ministry shall infringe on the right of the citizen to freedom of speech, press, religion, and peaceable assembly, nor the right to petition the government, the right to protection against unreasonable search and seizure, the assurance of a fair and speedy public trial by a civil jury. Nor shall any citizen be made to testify against himself, nor be denied the due process of law. Private property shall not be appropriated by the government without due payment. Know as well that the listing of rights herein shall not be construed to deny rights not listed to the people. Woe and death to any who dare to attempt to repeal this Bill of Rights; for no government may suspend these, which are granted to human beings by the sheer qualification of humanity, and are subject to neither granting nor suspension by any authority of the earth.

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Imperial Decree #241: Treaty of Alcyon

Issued by Kaiser Nicodemus I Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:37 pm

This accord is to be enacted in all bounds and quarters of our realm:

Quote: The Treaty of Alcyon

Preamble

THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH and THE REPUBLIC OF ANTICA, having found their interests to be congruent, and desirous of peace and prosperity for and between both nations, hereby agree to form a treaty of friendship and support, the Treaty of Alcyon, in order to guide the reestablishment of positive relations between the two nations.

ARTICLE 1: Land

Section A. The Imperial Republic of Shireroth cedes the counties of Skiron, Mesoun, Platea, and Jaris (except for the island and city of Melangia) to the Republic of Antica.

Section B. The County of Kaikias is to be divided according to the diagram in the appendix. All territory to the south and west of the demarcation line is ceded to the Republic of Antica. The remainder will continue as the County of Kaikias, with a new capital designated after the enactment of this treaty by the Count of Kaikias."


ARTICLE 2: Reconciliation

Section A. A Board of Grievances may be called into existence by either the Imperial Republic of Shireroth or the Republic of Antica should a dispute between the two countries form that is incapable of resolution by conventional methods ....(1) When called into existence, each country shall appoint three representatives each for the duration of its operation ....(2) The appointment method will be left to each country to decide separately.

Section B. The Imperial Republic of Shireroth pledges to work towards establishing trade with the Republic of Antica in the event that an economy is formed within Shireroth. ....(1) The Imperial Republic of Shireroth agrees to allow the unrestricted movement of personnel and goods by The Republic of Antica through the territory of Kaikias under Shirerithian control. Antica agrees to the same in Antican controlled Kaikias for Shirerithian personnel and goods.

ARTICLE 3: Everything Else

Section A. THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH and THE REPUBLIC OF ANTICA reaffirm their recognition of each other's sovereignty and territory, and pledge not to attack each other except for agreed-upon recreational warfare

Section B. As a measure of goodwill, THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH and THE REPUBLIC OF ANTICA both agree to allow either nation to rescind this treaty by whatever means standard in either micronation.

Appendix. (Ar. 2, Sec. B)Happy.png

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Kaiseress Carol I

Imperial Decree #243--Ministerial Appointments

Issued by Kaiseress Carol I Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:58 pm


Ari Rahikkala is hereby appointed to the position of Minister of the Interior. He has served Shireroth loyally and well in many capacities and is a computer expert, and willl, we are sure, perform superbly in that office.

Greg Russell is hereby appointed to the position of Minister of the Exterior. He has been a long-time Her Niftiness, Carol, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Overlord of the Duchies of Kildare, Naudia’Diva, and Northold, Overlord of the Baronies of Elwynn and Vorpmadal, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Wielder of the Sword of Vengeance, Countess of Shirekeep, Countess of North Novi Dalmacjia, Baroness of Lumina's Light, Sovereign of the Golden Mango Throne.


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Imperial Decree #244

Issued by Kaiseress Carol I Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:15 am

The following nobles of Shireroth, by virtue of their service to this Nation, their loyalty, and their abilities, have hereby been placed upon the list of succession to the Throne:

Ari Rahikkala, Count of Straylight Greg Russell, Duke of Yardistan Davd Beckford (Conglacio), Count of Schlangen Ric Lyon (Andelarion), Duke of Elwynn H4773r 37fs0n, Baron of Vorpmadal Hypatia Agnesi, Duchess of Kildare

Greg Russell of Yardistan is hereby named Steward of Shireroth, and in the absence of

the Kaiseress, shall function in that position where necessary.

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Imperial Decree #245

Issued by Kaiseress Carol I

---THIS DECREE HAS BEEN SUPERCEDED---

The Imperial Republic of Shireroth, by an act of the Landsraad, has voted to restore the original feudal system within the realm. Therefore, let the following three (3) Duchies make up the totality of the realm, the City of Shirekeep excepted: The Duchy of Elwynn, under Duke Ric Lyon, aka Andelarion; The Duchy of Yardistan, under Duke Greg Russell, aka gmanrussell; and the Duchy of Kildare, under Duchess Hypatia Agnesi. The Dukes will each control ten (10) votes, and can distribute votes to their barons as they choose, retaining controlling power within their duchy. The City of Shirekeep is retained by the Kaiser(ess). The link to the Act and Map is at:

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So let it be established this 27th day of November of the year 2006 in the common dating.

By My Hand,

Her Niftiness, Carol, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Overlord of the Duchies of Kildare, Naudia’Diva, and Northold, Overlord of the Baronies of Elwynn and Vorpmadal, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Wielder of the Sword of Vengeance, Countess of Shirekeep, Countess of North Novi Dalmacjia, Baroness of Lumina's Light, Sovereign of the Golden Mango Throne.

--THE ACT--

ORGANISATION OF THE EMPIRE ACT

1. The Empire shall be organised into three duchies.

2. The Duchy of Elwynn shall include the counties and territories of Iseirdia-la-Vraulalennir, Eliria and Utasia, Illumination, Wintergleam, Lesser Zjandaria, Asantelian, Goldendown, Bjorngard, Holwinn, Syrelwynn, Ran, Elsenar, Upper Lunaris, Lower Lunaris, Musica, Hyperborea, and Vanaheim.

3. The Duchy of Yardistan shall include the counties and territories of Woodshire, Monty Crisco, Alexandretta, Crestfall Downs, Modan-Lach, Caverden, Shimmerspring, Highpass, Amarr, Thanatos, Lywind, the Khaz Modan, So-Sara, Mirioth, Amity, Florencia, the Isle of Benacia, Mar Sara, the Isle of Yardistan, and Naudia'Diva.

4. The Duchy of Kildare shall include the counties and territories of the Raynor Isles, Norfolk, New Jasonia, Lesser Attera, Schlangen, Gong Li, Old Hallucination, Blackrock, North and South Novi Dalmacija, Straylight, Kitanus Fields and Melangia.

5. Shirekeep shall remain an independent city under the Kaiseress.

6. The Kaiseress is empowered to change the boundaries, make-ups of the duchies, baronies and counties. SHe may also at her own command create new duchies.

--THE MAP--

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Imperial Decree #246

Issued By Kaiseress Carol I Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:52 pm

David Beckford, aka Conglacio, by virtue of his skills and experience, is hereby appointed to head the Ministry of Cartography.

By my hand,

Her Niftiness, Carol, First of the Name, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Overlord of the Duchies of Kildare, Naudia’Diva, and Northold, Overlord of the Baronies of Elwynn and Vorpmadal, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Wielder of the Sword of Vengeance, Countess of Shirekeep, Countess of North Novi Dalmacjia, Baroness of Lumina's Light, Sovereign of the Golden Mango Throne.

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Kaiseress Hypatia I

Imperial Decree 247

The treaty between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the Empire of Attera is hereby affirmed to be entirely legal, and in order.

May the friendship between our two great nations never fade.

By my hand,

Hypatia Agnesi

_________________ Duchess of Kildare
Countess of Old Hallucination
National Picketer

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Missing

Imperial Decrees #248-267

As of this point, lost. Or never were.


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Kaiser Letifer III

Imperial Decree #268

Issued by Kaiser Letifer III

Imperial Advisory Council

The following people are hereby appointed to the Imperial Advisory Council.

Jonas Ric of Elwynn Hypatia's Mom

I may add and remove later without decreeing it, if I feel like it.

Letifer H'Graa III, Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Imperial Decree 269

Issued by Kaiser Letifer III

I hereby decree the Mango-Camel Pact of old, once more instated and recognized!

Letifer H'Graa III, Kaiser of Shireroth.

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Kaiser Mahamantot I

(No decrees were issued by this Kaiser)

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Kaiser Mors V

Imperial Decree 270 - Dukes, duchies and the Landsraad.

Part I:

All dukes are hereby removed of their titles and lands.

Part II:

The Duchy of Brookshire is hereby restored of its lands and status.
The Duchies of Elywnn, Kildare and Yardistan shall remain unchanged aside from the necessary changes to permit the recreation of Brookshire.
The once Duchy of Straylight shall remain as a territorial division under the banner of Yardistan, but is granted semi-autonomy from the Duchy of Yardistan.

Part III:

Jonas, Baron in Kildare is hereby elevated to the title of Duke of Kildare.
I hereby assume the station of Duke of Brookshire.
Citizen Jacobus is hereby granted the title of Duke of Yardistan.
Ari Rahikkala is hereby confirmed as the Duke in Straylight.
Harold of Stormark is hereby granted the title of Duke of Elywnn.

Part IV:

The Landsraad is hereby called once more to session with Jonas continuing as Prætor. The first order of business before the Landsraad shall be to create new rules of voting procedure; including who is allowed to vote and who may speak within the Landsraad. Till such time as the Landsraad creates new rules, Only dukes may vote within the Landsraad, receiving 1 vote each and only a simple majority is needed to pass the new procedures.
This is my will enacted by the authority of the Gods themselves.
_________________

Mortis Mercator V,
Kaiser of Shireroth
Duke of Brookshire
Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree #271: Ministries

Part I:

The Ministry of Cartography is hereby merged into the Ministry of Information
The Ministry of Research and Education is hereby merged into the Ministry of Information.
The Ministry of Immigration, Naturalization and Tourism is hereby renamed to the Ministry of Immigration and Naturalization.
The Ministry of Trade is hereby suspended, but not disbanded
The Ministry of Military Affairs shall remain unchanged.
The Ministry of Information shall remain unchanged except for those ministries that have been merged into it.
The Ministry of the Interior remains unchanged.
The Ministry of the Exterior remains unchanged.

Part II:

All current ministers are removed from office. I as Kaiser shall be directly assuming the responsibilities of the various ministries until such time as I appoint new ministers.

This is my will, enacted by the authority of the Gods themselves.

_________________

Mortis Mercator V,
Kaiser of Shireroth
Duke of Brookshire
Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 272 - Duchy of Straylight

The Duchy of Straylight is hereby restored, with Ari Rahikkala as Duke of Straylight. It may now have a forum, and full Duchy status.

This is my will, enacted by the authority of the Gods themselves.

_________________

Mortis Mercator V, Kaiser of Shireroth Duke of Brookshire Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 273 - MiniEx

I hereby appoint Duke Ari Rahikkala to the position of Minister of the Exterior.

This is my will, enacted by the authority of the Gods themselves.

_________________

Mortis Mercator V,
Kaiser of Shireroth
Duke of Brookshire
Count of Monty Crisco


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Imperial Decree #274: Kaiser Letifer III

Henceforth, Kaiser Letifer III shall be known as "The Unprepared".

This is my will, enacted by the authority of the Gods themselves.

_________________

Mortis Mercator V, Kaiser of Shireroth Duke of Brookshire Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree #275: Steward for Mors V

I hereby name Jacobus Loki, Duke of Yardistan as my steward. He better behave himself...

This is my will, enacted by the authority of the Gods themselves.

_________________

Mortis Mercator V,
Kaiser of Shireroth
Duke of Brookshire
Count of Monty Crisco

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Steward Jacobus Loki

Stewards Decree #276: Citizenship of Greg Russell

In the absence of, and under the authority of Kaiser Mors V-

Mr. Russell is excused from filling out the citizenship renewal form, and is granted full Shirerithian citizenship. He is, however, admonished to fill out the next census form.

Done by my hand! and Elbow!


Jacobus Loki,

Bane of Micronationry

Steward to His Niftiness

Duke of Yardistan

Count of Yardistan

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Stewards Decree# 277: Treaty abrogation

The Treaty of Shirekeep, dating from the ancient days of Raynor XI of loving memory, is hereby acknowledged to be out-of-date, unenforceable and therefore moot, empty and void, especially as the Parties to the Treaty exist on three separate planets (Geiss, Micras and Earth).

By the Delgated Authority of the Kaiser, as transmitted by my fingers,

Jacobus Loki,
Bane of Micronationry
Steward to His Niftiness
Duke of Yardistan
Count of Yardistan

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Imperial Decree #278: Period of mourning for the loss of Kaiser Mors V

I Decree an indeterminate period of mourning for the loss of our beloved Kaiser Mors V.

I Further Decree Open Season on the assassins. (I know, the direct ones were killed by the Kaiser and his guard, but they have co-conspirators, associates, whose property can be seized by the State.) Preferred weapons to be hand grenades, bazookas and crossbows. Bring ears and eyebrows for validation. Prizes will be awarded for creativity. Remaining remains are to be used as fertilizer for Malarbor.

We thank the Gods for the return of the Prophet at this time, and humbly beseech him to conduct the funeral.

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Imperial Decree #279: Moving the Gouvernment Forward

I make this post under my former log-in so that there can be no mistake about my actions or the authority under which they are taken.

There is no consensus about who is the true Kaiser of Shireroth. However, the nation must not come to a stop, and the gouvernment of the Imperial Republic must continue. To this end the post of Steward was created. Our beloved Kaiser died on his way to perform a task. As unquestioned Steward of the late Kaiser Mors V, it is my duty to carry on as he would have wished.


Therefore, I proclaim the following:

First, The Imperial Charter is hereby restored, in full, as was the last wish of our Kaiser Mors V of loving memory. This is done in fulfillment of the last wishes and intent of our late Kaiser. Let he who trifles with it face the wrath of the shade of Mors V, and of the Gods Themselves!


Second, I appoint Erik Mortis Brookshire, Duke of Brookshire, as Arbiter of Shireroth.

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Decree #281- Decree and Humble Request

Issued by Steward Jacobus Loki

There are times when the business of the Nation must move forward, and today is such a day. Shirerithian football/soccer fans have expressed a desire to renew this sport, the most popular in several worlds.

I do this for the good of Shireroth and of Micronationry as a whole, not for my own glorification. His Niftiness is busy with high matters of State. When the Nifty are doing the greater good, the not-quite-so-nifty fill in as best they can.

Therefore, it is the Decree of the Steward, and his humble request to the moderators and Those Who Know Things, that we "bring back the Mattlore Devious International Airport / Hospital / Stadium / Aquarium / Zoo / Mini-Golf Course / Cemetery / Ashram / Fire Station / Arcade / Racetrack / Copper Mine, (as it) is appropriate for Shirithian sporting events".

Done, by my hand,

_________________

Jacobus Loki,

Steward to His Niftiness

Bearer of the Shield of Honor

Duke and Count of Yardistan

IRE of Lac Glacei

Bane of Micronationry

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Kaiser Hasan I

Imperial Decree 280

Issued by Kaiser Hasan I Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:54 am


Since everyone failed miserably at celebrating April Fool's Day, I decree that henceforth the people of Shireroth shall celebrate May Fool's Day on the first of that month.


And also, I've been obscenely busy with work but I will be returning more regularly soon.


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Imperial Decree # 282

Sun May 11, 2008 11:32 am

That the following Imperial Decree shall be held as law for Shireroth,

Part 1. This decree shall supersede and replace any previous law or legislation related to the Economic System of Shireroth. It shall be deemed as Law and Precedent when dealing with all issues regarding economics and shall act foremost among laws for the economic and financial issues.

Part 2. The authority of interpretation of the following articles rests in the following offices: a) The Kaiser b) The Arbiter c) The Minister of Trade

i) The Kaiser shall act as supreme regulator of the economy and will hold all currency as property of The Crown. Crown Currency represents the total sum of currency not in general circulation and shall be held in The Crown Account. The Crown Account shall act as the account of The Government Of Shireroth under the authority of The Kaiser. All currencies shall be distributed from the Crown Account and all taxes deposited to The Crown Account. The Crown Account may not be drawn on by The Kaiser himself for personal use, but the sum funds residing in The Crown Account are reserved for the purpose of government spending as determined by The Kaiser, The Steward or by Act of the Landsraad. The Kaiser may hold a personal account known as "The Household Account" which remains the personal property of the reigning Kaiser. This account is subject to the authority of The Arbiter as noted below.

ii) In cases dealing with procedure, The Minister of Trade (hereafter referred simply as "the minister") shall act as director and comptroller of the functioning of the economic system. The minister shall promote the use of the economic system and devise of new ways to implement it. The minister shall act as the authority for registering businesses and shall ensure the correct procedures are followed by said companies. The minister is not warranted to conduct any financial investigations, nor warranted to audit companies registered in The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth. All issues of international trade must be overseen and approved of by the minister who in turn will notify The Kaiser.

iii) The Arbiter shall act as auditor of any and all accounts registered within The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth. The Arbiter shall have access to any and all bank records and transactions and is charged with Royal warrant to investigate any financial issue. All disputes regarding a financial nature shall be presided over by The Arbiter. The Arbiter is warranted to apply fines, restrictions and procedural limitations on any account or company registered within the Imperial Republic Of Shireroth with the exception to the accounts held by The Crown, but not limited to personal accounts held by the monarch.

Part 3. The unit of currency used by the subjects and inhabitants of The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth shall be known as "The Erb". Erb may be traded and owned only by citizens of The Imperial Republic of Shireroth and limited to trade within the Realm unless otherwise decreed by The Kaiser or by act of Landsraad.

Part 4. The total sum of Erb shall begin at 5000 Erb in circulation. Additional Erb may be added to circulation as required by the authority of The Kaiser or by Act of landsraad. All Erb shall be initially issued from The Crown Account and distributed to other accounts as stated within this decree. Additional distributions may be made By The Kaiser or by Act of Landsraad from The Crown account or by regular functions of the economy as stated within this Decree. The transfer of currency between two parties (either company or citizen) may be done so at will but remain subject to potential audit if required by The Kaiser, The Arbiter or by Act of Landsraad.

Part 5. The initial issue of currency at the launch of this new economic system shall be as follows:

a) 500 erb to The Household Account b) 400 erb to The Steward c) 200 erb to each Duke d) 100 erb to each Baron e) 50 erb to each standing citizen and each new citizen who did not qualify among those listed above in the original issue.

Part 6. A citizen who revokes their citizenship or is declared legally dead by The Kaiser or by Act of Landsraad will have their account revoked, and the balance returned to The Crown Account. Any individual who had once held citizenship in The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth who then renounced their citizenship and has again applied for citizenship shall not be issued the initial allotment of currency as stated in Article 5 e). A citizen who achieves a higher status within the hierarchy of The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth (as stated in Article 5 of this decree) shall be issued an allotment of currency according to their new rank. If that citizen then revokes their rank and is reinstated to that rank, they will not receive an additional allotment of currency.

Part 7. The value of The Erb shall be pegged to a vote in The Landsraad. The total amount of erb in the account of a voting member of the Landsraad will be counted as the total amount of votes that member has within the Landsraad. Only Dukes have a voting right in the Landsraad, either Aye or Nay. Should the subjects within a Duchy wish to boost the votes of their Duke or Baron, they may state in the Landsraad that they wish their erb to be counted toward the vote of their Duke. This decision is merely a "Support" or "Not support", and is either added to the Duke's current vote, or ignored for this voting issue.

Part 8. Erb counted toward votes in the Landsraad are not terminated at the end of each vote, but may be reused and reflected in the gain and loss of currency within the account of each voter.

Part 9. Citizens wishing to register a Business within the Imperial Republic Of Shireroth must register within the Ministry of Trade. They must state who the primary owner of the company is and is limited to one owner. Profits gained by the company will be deposited into the owners account and distributed by the owner as they see fit. Companies engaging in international trade are forbidden to exchange erb with a foreign currency, or give erb to non-citizens of The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth unless otherwise stated by The Kaiser or by Act of Landsraad.

Part 10. The Kaiser may not use the balance of The Household Account to vote in the Landsraad, but may use the balance as otherwise desired within the limit of regulations stated in this decree.

Part 11. All currencies will be held within accounts registered to the Bank of The Imperial Republic of Shireroth.


Signed by my hand on this day,

Kaiser Hasan I of The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree 283 The Regency Protocols

Issued by Kaiser Hasan I Sun. May 18, 2008

Shireroth,

I have read the opinions, took advice from The Arbiter, and listened to the opposition. I have made a determination regarding the question of the Throne in The Kingdom of Babkha. I will accept the Regency until such a time as Shahanshah Rashid returns. Upon his return, if my Royal Cousin decides to benefit me by offering the Crown of The Kingdom of Babkha, I will once again return to the Landsraad and ask my people their thoughts. To clear the doubts of those who oppose this act, I now commit to the following:

- I, Kaiser Hasan I of The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth will take the Regency of The Kingdom of Babkha as my own.

- That The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth and The Kingdom of Babkha will remain two separate and sovereign states, independent of one another, and owing no allegiance to another.

- That in questions where the policies of both realms conflict, I shall defer judgment to The Steward in Shireroth and The Grand Vizier in Babkha, unless approached by both parties to make judgment.

- That the respective citizens of both realms are free to associate between themselves within the predetermined traditions and laws of each realm and are under no obligation or order to submit themselves to the leadership of the other realm except through the custom of respect to nobles and to my Reign as Kaiser of Shireroth and Regent of Babkha.

- That the title of Kaiser of The Imperial Republic of Shireroth, and The Title of Regent of The Kingdom of Babkha exist in limitation through my personal union and through no other. That I retain both Thrones separately and with limitation to the laws and terms granted respectively to each Throne.

- That the hereditary nature of both Thrones are not predetermined.

- That the Majilis of The Kingdom of Babkha and The Landsraad of The Imperial Republic of Shireroth may enact opposition to my dual reign via means of vote to 2/3rds of votes in favor. That I will honor the vote, and end my Regency in the respective realm where the legislation has passed.

- That both realms are to retain their geographic identity separate from the other.

- Finally, that the subjects of each realm shall show favor of friendship to one another in a brotherly fashion and assist one another as it is my will.

Signed by my hand,

Hasan Kalir I/Hesam Jayatar Kaiser of The Imperial Republic Of Shireroth and, Regent of The Kingdom Of Babkha,

On This Day: 9 Krondokin, 3208 ASC, 29th Ordibehesht 1387

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Imperial Decree #284

Issued by Kaiser Hasan I Mon May 26, 2008 8:06 am


I decree that his Excellency, The Khan of Vijayanagara shall receive the Honour of the Order of Kampioens. That The Khan shall be created a knight of this order as a friend and protector of The Crown.


Signed by my hand,

Hasan I, Kaiser of Shireroth, http://www.shireroth.org/wiki/index.php?title=Imperial_Decree_284&action=edit Edit Thorsday 17 Krondokin 3216

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Imperial Decree #285

Issued by Kaiser Hasan I Fri May 30, 2008 1:57 pm

I, Kaiser Hasan I decree the establishment and authority of the New Decree Book of Shireroth and the new Lawbook of Shireroth. That they shall come into effect immediately:

The Decree Book

The Law Book


Signed by my hand,

21 Semisaday 3220 ASC,


Kaiser Hasan I, The Imperial Republic of Shireroth

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Imperial Decree #286- The Redoubt Island Campaign Medal

(Formerly mis-numbered as# 287)

Issued by Kaiser Hasan I Fri May 30, 2008 5:23 pm

I, Kaiser Hasan I of The Imperial Republic of Shireroth do appoint this medal for valiant service in memory of the Redoubt Island Campaign.

Medal.jpg


The ribbon of this medal represents the main colours of the Coat of Arms of Shireroth, and displays the CoA itself. The face of this medal depicts Richard Milhouse Nixon standing before the Nobles of Shireroth reminding us of how silly this war was to begin with and how ambition can make you do crazy things in retrospect. On the reverse side (not depicted) is an image of a Brussels Sprout, Shireroth's secret weapon which won this war.

For bringing honour to the Imperial Republic I present this medal to the following citizens:

- Steward Jacobus Loki

- The Khan of Vijayanagara

- Erik Mortis Brookshire

- Andreas The Wise

- Scott of Hyperborea

- Jess

- Hypatias Mom

- Benkern

- Jonas

- Prodigy Almighty

In addition, those listed will benefit from a prize of 20 erb each, that they may share in the spoils and not loot the cities for restitution. Congratulations to all of you,

Signed by My Hand on this day,

21 Semisaday 3220 ASC,

Kaiser Hasan I,

The Imperial Republic of Shireroth, Regent of The Kingdom of Babkha, King of Bosworth

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Imperial Decree 287

(The status of Decrees 286 & 287 became muddled. Dual decrees were issued by Hasan I and by Loki II. Most authorities place this as the actual 287.)

I, Kaiser Hasan I of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, Regent of the Kingdom of Babkha, Duke of Elwynn do state the following as my last will upon my death.

1. I name Baron Andelarion of the Elw, Count of Eliria and Utasia, Lord of Cape Farewell as my heir and successor to the Throne of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, that he, an experienced leader, shall bring this state to even higher levels of glory.

2. That the sword I requested to be forged be completed and guarded as a national treasure as per the designs stated in the original request.

3. That Harald of Froyalan shall replace Jacobus as Steward immediately and without reservation.

4. That former Kaisers of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall enjoy immunity before the law and be protected against prosecution or act of the Landsraad.


Signed by My hand on this day,

2 Rasday 3258 ASC

Kaiser Hasan I,
Kaiser of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth,
Regent of The Kingdom of Babkha,
Duke of Elwynn

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Kaiser Ayreon

Imperial Decree 288 (Ayreon)

This is my first decree. I really, really know it's controversial to do something now when the issue hasn't been settled properly. But I want to keep my honour and my promise to Hasan to succeed him and lead this empire. At the same time my heart feels guilt for broken promises on the other hand, and for the moral circumstances around this. I am so torn, I don't want to do. But I will not make a decision until after the weekend, seeing how things turn out.

Anyway, I will be away for the weekend. That's why I do make Lady Carol of Lumina's Light my Steward for the duration of the weekend or until I return.

I also take the opportunity to confirm Lord Ari of Straylight as the Minister for the Interior.


Signed by my hand,

Ayreon
Kaiser of Shireroth


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Imperial Decree 290 (Ayreon)

(Repealed by Imperial Decree 291)

I hereby establish a Council for Imperial Administration. The Council shall be composed of all ministers of the Empire, the Kaiser, and any steward that the Kaiser has appointed.

The Council is formed to make sure all ministries follow kaiserial directives, for it to discuss matters relevant to the Empire and other matters deemed relevant to the Kaiser, and to advise the Kaiser on the State of the Empire.

I direct the Minister of the Interior to establish a closed forum for the Council for Imperial Administration.

Signed by my hand,

Ayreon Kaiser of Shireroth

Hasanday 17 Biternionsmoon 3268


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Imperial Decree 291

Imperial Decree no. 290 is repealed.

Ayreon Kaiser of Shireroth

Morsday 15 Biternionsmoon 3269

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Imperial Decree 292

I have reflected upon this and I feel that tradition holds that it is the Kaiser who appoints his steward. Therefore I have decided to appoint Lord Elwynn as my Steward on an interim basis.

Lord Elwynn is a successful and effective politician who has been a friend of mine for several years.

I recognize that in the Shireroth of today we have many citizens whose qualities are shining and who I believe will gain the chance of governance for this Empire later on. But in the event of any unforseen eventuality, I feel it is best that my steward is someone I have known for a long time, and that is Lord Elwynn for now. As I'm getting to know the various leaders in Shireroth, I will certainly consider them as replacements when the time comes.


Signed by my hand,

Ayreon Kaiser of Shireroth


Morsday 15 Biternionsmoon 3269

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Imperial Decree 293

The Imperial Advisory Council is reestablished with Lord Straylight, Lord Dolor and Lady Lumina's Light being permanent members.


Signed by my hand,

Ayreon Kaiser of Shireroth


Morsday 15 Biternionsmoon 3269

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Imperial Decree 294

(Made by Steward Ardashir Khan)

In the name of Kaiser Ayreon I, and by his authority, I decree the following:

1. That a certain Ardashir Moqtada Osmani, the Khan of Vijayanagara and lately Lord Elwynn and Steward of Shireroth shall enjoy immunity from all prosecution and censure for his part in the events of the period between the years 3256 & 3275 ASC.

2. There shall be a full and general pardon for Ardashir Moqtada Osmani and all his associates and correspondents during that period concerning their activities.


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Imperial Decree 295

(Made by Steward Ardashir Khan)

In the name of Kaiser Ayreon I, and by his authority, I decree the following:

1. There shall be established in the County of Lower Lunaris a SDI Facility and space port for MoMA initiated pan-Atos Strategic Defence related initiatives.

2. This space port shall be known as "Novaya Sorensk" and shall be open to the co-location of commercial ventures subject to the appropriate licencing.

3. Krasniy Yastreb, Comrade Count of Lower Lunaris, shall be appointed as pro-interim Director MoMA SDI Facility Novaya Sorensk, should he chose to accept the post. His first action shall be to investigate the potential for rediscovering the lore of the Zemlyan space programme and its scope for integration into SDI.


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Made by Ardashir Khan.

Note: Later considered invalid as it interfered with the operations of the Landsraad.

Imperial Decree 296 (repealed)

(Made by Steward Ardashir Khan)

In the name of Kaiser Ayreon I, and by his authority, I decree the following:


1. The Praetor of the Landsraad is instructed that all legislation presented before the Landsraad for which a majority vote of "aye" has been received shall be recorded as having "Passed" rather than been merely "approved".

2. If the Praetor is unwilling or unable to comply he shall be invited to tender his resignation from the post, allowing for another to be elected in his stead.

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Imperial Decree 297

(Made by Steward Ardashir Khan)

In the name of Kaiser Ayreon I, and by his authority, I decree the following:

1. Imperial Decree 296 is hereby repealled as the matter is being addressed more fittingly by the internal mechanisms of the Landsraad at our instigation.

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Imperial Decree 298

By the Grace of Elwynn, the Kaiser of Shireroth, unto the Gods of the Divine Census, to the People of Shireroth, and to all and sundry, declares that the term "Elk" is not only a perfectly valid substitution for the Moose, but should also be preferred by European Shirerithians

However, should a North American (excluding European territories in North America) referr the Moose as an Elk (indeed, an Elk is something quite different in North America), he or she will be liable to a fine of 1 erb. All fines will be paid into a special fund to further literacy among the Elk-Moose population of Shireroth.


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Imperial Decree 299

Ayreon, Kaiser by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire:

Let it be known that until such time that there is a "Kaiser Ayreon II" on the throne, there shall be no ordinal behind my name, even after my demise. It is my imperial wish that this is to be respected, even if it is a break with Shirerithian tradition.

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep, this day of Aris, the tenth day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCXCII ab sectora condita.


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Imperial Decree 300

Posted Mon. Aug 11, 2008 12:38 am by Kaiser Ayreon

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire:

Let it be known that a new Hall shall be opened in the University. It shall deal with the study of the languages of Shireroth and the Shirerithian people.

All people are welcome to send in proposals for the name of the new Hall. The person behind the name chosen by us will be awarded with erb.

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep, this day of Homer, the tenth day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCXCIII ab sectora condita.

Note: This was implemented by Imperial Decree 322.


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Imperial Decree 301

Posted by Kaiser Ayreon Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:08 am

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, Count of Shirekeep, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire:

Let it be known that the wedding between Lady Absentia (Gilrean Treebane) and Corey Oroigawa, officiated by the High Priest of Sakat, is hereby recognized under Imperial Law.

May the marriage between the Lady and Lord consort of Absentia be full of happiness, peace and love.

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep this day of Hasan, the thirteenth day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCXCVI ab sectora condita.


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Imperial Decree 302

(Unpopular with traditionalists. Later repealed by Imperial Decree 319.)

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:18 am by Kaiser Ayreon

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, Count of Shirekeep, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire, greetings --

All ministries are hereby reorganized into the following:

Ministry of the Interior - to handle website, wiki, the board. Minister: Lord Straylight

Ministry of the Exterior - to handle the foreign affairs of the Empire. Minister: Lord consort of Absentia

The Registrar - to handle census, migration to, from and within Shireroth, and to keep records of marriages, contracts, maps etc. Minister: Lady Lumina’s Light

The Treasury - to handle what the Ministry of Trade handled prior to this decree. Minister: Lord Atterock

Ministry of Military Affairs - to handle what the same ministry handled prior to this decree. Minister: Lord Elwynn

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Imperial decree 303

(Later Repealed by Imperial Decree 308.)

Posted by Kaiser Ayreon Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:25 am

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, Count of Shirekeep, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire, greetings --

1. There shall be established under the Registrar a Register of Avatars and Personas; 2. Citizens and all denizens deemed to have settled in Shireroth shall declare to this register any and all alternative characters, identities, personas and avatars of their will, that are also known commonly as ‘papels’; 3. This shall be done to avoid instances of any erroneous payments to non-entitled characters and to ensure that there can be no confusion of citizen and non-citizen, or person and non-person; 4. The penalty for non-compliance may be determined by the Kaiser;

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep, this day of Vivantia, 15th day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCXCVIII ab sectora condita.


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Imperial decree 304

Posted by Kaiser Ayreon Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:51 am

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, Count of Shirekeep, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire, greetings --

Due to his extensive works on the economy of Shireroth, Hesam Jayatar is awarded the Order of the Dragon.

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep, this day of Vivantia, 15th day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCXCVIII ab sectora condita.

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Imperial Decree 305

Posted by Kaiser Ayreon Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:01 pm

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, Count of Shirekeep, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire, greetings --

We direct the Landsraad to hold an election for steward as soon as possible.

Until such time that a steward can be elected, Lord-Consort Absentia will act as Steward pro tempore. He shall earn 2.50 erb for every day that he holds such position.

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep, this day of Semisa, 21st day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCCIII ab sectora condita.

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Imperial Decree 306

Posted by Kaiser Ayreon Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:08 pm

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, Count of Shirekeep, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire, greetings --

While saddened of Lord Ardashir's emigration from the Realms of Shireroth and the Duchy of Elwynn, "the show must go on" in Shireroth and Elwynn alike. Therefore we do hereby make WIL NIDER our Duke in Elwynn.

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep, this day of Semisa, 21st day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCCIII ab sectora condita.

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Imperial Decree 307

(Repealed by Imperial Decree 308)

Posted by Kaiser Ayreon Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:36 am

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, Count of Shirekeep, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire, greetings --

The Landsraad is hereby granted the powers to legislate on all matters relating to Imperial Decree 303, including the right to amend it.

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep, this day of Aris, 23rd day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCCVI ab sectora condita.

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Imperial Decree 308

Posted by Kaiser Ayreon Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:40 am

Ayreon, by the Grace of Her Most Sacred Lady, Kaiser, Prince of Hvalafell, Count of Shirekeep, unto the Gods of the Cedrist Might, the Lords and Ladies of Shireroth, and the Good People of the Empire, greetings --

For all sakes, Imperial decrees 303 and 307 are repealed.

Done at the Imperial Palace of Shirekeep, this day of Aris, 23rd day of Qarbinionsmoon, MMMCCCVI ab sectora condita.

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Steward Corey I

Imperial Decree 309 TREATY OF ANUN

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:53 pm by Oroigawa Koreyasu


By my power, as granted by his Niftiness Kaiser Ayreon,

The following treaty between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the Kingdom of Amokolia shall be considered in full effect:

Quote: TREATY OF ANUN

WHEREAS the two countries of the IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH and the KINGDOM OF AMOKOLIA, having come into contact with one another and and finding their interests to be coincident, do desire to formalize and secure their cordial feelings, they do agree:

FIRST, that each recognize the other as a sovereign and independent country, possessed of all the rights entailed thereby

SECOND, that both countries commit to resolve all mutual disputes peacefully, using a neutral third party agreed to by both should this prove impossible by normal channels

THIRD, that both countries shall remain open and accessible to tourists and other visitors from one another, barring national emergencies or other such security issues

FOURTH, that both recognize one another as the rightful owner of all territory, real and imaginary, that they claim.

FIFTH, that proper channels of communication shall be opened between them, so as to facilitate dialogue and future cooperation.

SIXTH, Amokolia shall never participate in an attack upon the holdings of Shireroth. Shireroth shall never participate in an attack upon the holdings of Amokolia.

Signed, For Shireroth Oroigawa Koreyasu, Minister of the Exterior.

Signed, For Amokolia, Jess Heimer, Officer of Affairs.


In the name of the Kaiser, Corey Oroigawa, Steward of Shireroth

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IMPERIAL DECREE NO. 310

Quote: By my power, as granted by his Niftiness, Jacobus Loki the unnamed Kaiser, and the Landsraad:

Kaiser Ayreon the Ordinal-less shall be remembered to the history books as Kaiser Ayreon Stilli ("The Calm/Quiet").

Let it be done as decreed, Signed, Steward Corey I

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IMPERIAL DECREE NO. 311

Quote: By my power, as granted by his Niftiness, Jacobus Loki the unnamed Kaiser, and the Landsraad:

For a period of one day, as a time for mourning the loss of Kaiser Ayreon Stilli, the following institutions shall suspend business except as required by emergency or duty:

The Landsraad The Ministry of the Exterior The Ministry of the Interior The Ministry of Military Affairs The Treasury The Registrar

Let it be done as decreed, Signed, Steward Corey I

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Imperial Decree no. 312

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:11 pm by Oroigawa Koreyasu

By my power, as granted by His Niftiness, Jacobus the unnamed Kaiser, and the Landsraad:

Prodigy Almighty is hereby appointed Minister of Military Affairs.

Let it be done as decreed, Corey Oroigawa Steward of Shireroth 3329ASC


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Imperial Decree no. 313

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:12 am by Corey Oroigawa, Steward of Shireroth

By my power, as granted by His Niftiness, Jacobus Loki the unnamed Kaiser, and the Landsraad,

1.) In Eoin's absence, I grant Rai Avon-El the right to sit as Steward of Elwynn; 2.) Rai Avon-El is hereby appointed Assistant Registrar, and shall act in Hypatia's Mom's stead during her LOA; 3.) Rai Avon-El and Scott of Hyperborea are hereby appointed to the Imperial Advisory Council;

Let it be done as decreed, Signed, Corey Oroigawa Steward of Shireroth -3332ASC

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Imperial Decree no. 314

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:25 am by Oroigawa Koreyasu

By my power, as granted by His Niftiness, Jacobus Loki the unnamed Kaiser, and the Landsraad,

1.) Imperial Decree #238 is hereby voided, reinstating Imperial Decrees #97 and #124, making all political parties within Shireroth illegal.

2.) Part 4 of Imperial Decree #286 is hereby voided, making all former Kaisers subject to law, just as the rest of us.

Let it be done as decreed, Corey Oroigawa Steward of Shireroth 3332ASC

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Imperial Decree no. 315

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:08 pm by Oroigawa Koreyasu

By my power, as granted by His Niftiness, Jacobus Loki the unnamed Kaiser, and the Landsraad.

Erik Mortis is removed as Arbiter and appointed Assistant Arbiter. Mike Fors is appointed Arbiter.

Let it be done as decreed, Corey Oroigawa Steward of Shireroth 3337ASC

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Kaiser Loki III

Imperial Decree 316

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:19 pm

For the peace of mind of many in our Realm, the Kaiser hereby confirms the Decree 314 as previously issued by the Ruling Steward, to wit:

Quote: By my power, as granted by His Niftiness, Jacobus Loki the unnamed Kaiser, and the Landsraad,

1.) Imperial Decree #238 is hereby voided, reinstating Imperial Decrees #97 and #124, making all political parties within Shireroth illegal.

2.) Part 4 of Imperial Decree #286 is hereby voided, making all former Kaisers subject to law, just as the rest of us.

Let it be done as decreed, Corey Oroigawa Steward of Shireroth 3332ASC

_________________

Oroigawa Koreyasu

Steward of Shireroth

Minister of the Exterior

Count of McCallavre, Straylight

Baron Consort of Absentia, Yardistan

Count Consort of Eastern Absentia, Yardistan

Close quote.

_________________

Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Vryheer of Maraguo

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Imperial Decree 317

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:59 pm

Steward Corey I is hereby pardoned for any act comitted or alleged to have been comitted during his time as Ruling Steward of Shireroth.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Vryheer of Maraguo

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Imperial Decree 318

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:37 pm

Sometimes when one cleans up one mess one inadvertantly creates others. When donating the former territories of the House of Bonaparte-Stuart Kahunamea to the Imperial Republic of Shireroth

(see Act of the Landsraad: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7846

the Principality of Stromblum, (encompassing the three duchies of Lorelei, Edelweiss and Heathersland) were erroneously listed as a portion of Lac Glacei.

As these are nonterritorial possesions, we are not yielding land, merely names. These rightly belong to Olorion, a/k/a Ryan,

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8086

and are hereby yielded to him.

_________________

Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 319

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:50 pm

With all due respect to our beloved predecessor, Imperial Decree 302 is hereby repealed. This seems to me to be the simplest solution.

Any who did extra work to implement the repealed decree may apply for reasonable restitution.

Signed,

Loki, being the third of the name, Kaiser of Shireroth, etc, etc.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Vryheer of Maraguo

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Imperial Decree 320

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:39 pm

Persuant primarily to Imperial Decrees 302 and 319, but as a guide in all such situations-

Any piece of legislation mentioning a part of the government which has gone through a name change shall be considered to apply to the current name of that part of the goivernment, using the common sense inherent in all of us.

In case of a dispute, the Kaiser, or in his absence the Arbiter shall decide what applies to what.

Done and Done,

_________________

Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 321 - Shirithian Commonwealth of Nations

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:57 pm

Loki, 3rd of the name, Kaiser of Shireroth, to Shireroth and Micronationry-at-Large, Greetings.

Whereas, a discusion of a Shirithian Commonwealth of Nations has gone on for some time, and-

Whereas, much talk has gone on with little action, and-

Whereas one of the best things about being Kaiser is to just up and DO things,

Therefore,

We hereby declare the establishment of a Shirithian Commonwealth of Nations.

Article I -

The Commonwealth shall consist of willing, independant participant nations, consisting of the following, not being in order of preference-

A- The Imperial Republic of Shireroth and its dependencies.

B- Nations who currently and with sovereignty occupy territory formerly controlled by the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.

C- Nations who share joint citizens with the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.

D - Nations who have shared significant interactions and history with the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.

E - Nations that the Kaiser of Shireroth or the Landsraad of Shireroth believe to be important to add to the Commonwealth.

Article II -

The purposes of this Commonwealth shall be, but not necessarily limited to-

A- Historical and archeological research.

B - Cultural exchange.

C - Economic exchange and the regulation thereof.

D - Discussions of mutual security concerns and possible actions to remedy same.

E - Other issues concerning more than one member of the Commonwealth, to provide a safe and friendly environment for the discussion of and possible solution of such issues.

Article III -

The Commonwealth shall have an interim headquarters in Shirekeep, Shireroth, to be made perminant if so desired by the membership.

Article IV -

A - The Kaiser of Shireroth or his appointed deputy shall serve as Interim Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

B - The Kaiser of shireroth shll be the titular honorary Head of the Commonwealth.

Article V -

This proclamation shall serve as a founding document of the Commonwealth until a formal Charter is completed.

Article VI -

The Kaiser requests that the Landsraad of Shireroth to assist him in preparing a list of nations to be invited to join the Commonwealth.

Done this 9th day of Anandjan of the Year 3348 ASC.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Vryheer of Maraguo

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Imperial Decree 322

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:55 pm


Pursuiant to Imperial Decree 300, the name of the Hall is to be:



[edit] Gryphon Avocatio Hall. In additon to the disiplines set down in Decree 300, the is to be a Chair of Yardistani Studies.

So let it be Written, Translated, and Written Again!

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 323 - concerning Elwynn

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:23 pm

To the People of Elwynn and all Shireroth, Greetings!

The distress occasioned by the current situation in Elwynn having reached our ears, we hereby declare the following for the relief of Elwynn.

First- That Ducal Decree XVIII is hereby repealed, and the Baronies of Elwynn are re-established as they were before ASC 3264.

Second- That Scott of Hyperborea is hereby declared as Lord Protector of Elwynn with all of the Powers as though he were Duke.

Third- That all Elwynnese who have taken place in the Reawakening of Elwynn and of Hyperborea are pardoned unconditionally.

Done, this Hasanday the 13th day of Anandjan 3352 ASC, as amended by the request of the Lord Protector.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Vryheer of Maraguo

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Imperial Decree 324 - Order of the Dragon to Lady Carol

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:42 am

Lady Carol of Lumina's Light is hereby awarded the Order of the Dragon.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Decree 325 Re: Harald of Froylan named MinnilmNat

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:39 am


Owing to the illness of Lady Carol and the absence of the Duke of Elwynn, Harald of Froylan is hereby named MiniImNat.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Decree 326 - Long overdue honors

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:03 pm

Loki , being the third of the name, to Shireroth and Micronationry-at-Large, Greetings:

The following awards are long overdue. The first two awards were promised two reigns previously, a period of many months. Rightness and obligation are the Kaisers honor and duty. To this end, all regulations concerning frequency of awards are waived in this one instance.

The following awards are hereby conferred:

The ORDER OF THE DRAGON is awarded to Duke Jonas of Kildare for his unceasing labor on behalf of Shireroth, as Praetor, as Duke, as true Shirithian, both within and without the Empire.

The ORDER OF THE DRAGON is awarded to Andreas the Wise, for living up to his name, for massive work on the Shirithian economy, and for building and maintaining the reputation of the Imperial Republic at home and abroad.

The ORDER OF THE GRIFFIN is awarded to Ryan, aka Orion aka WarVoid, etc.&c. for his multiple contributions to Shirithian history and culture, and for his extra-ordinary innumerable achievements in micronationry.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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IMPERIAL DECREE 326 (Second decree with #326) Re: Sauerkraut

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:37 am

1- NO ONE SHALL BE FORCED TO CONSUME SAUERKRAUT WITHIN THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH.

2- NO ONE SHALL BRING SAUERKRAUT WITHIN SIGHT OF "GMAN RUSSELL".

3- VIOLATORS OF THIS DECREE SHALL BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE KAISER.

(SEE viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9290&p=118844#p118844

(ESP. PG. 2)

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo

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Imperial Decree 327 Re: Railway construction

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:19 am

Loki, being third of the name, Kaiser of Shireroth, sends gretings to Shireroth and Micronationry at Large.

It has been brought to our attention massive railway construction has been taking pleace in the Benacian portion of our realm.

We are well pleased with this. However, we must give thought to other portions of our realm, not in such a position to take advantage of these forms of communication.

Therefore, we Decree the establishment of the Yardistan, Straylight and Kildare Railroad.

The Dukes of Kildare, Straylight and Yardistan shall be the Board of Directors of the new national enterprise, with the Kaiser, the Minister of Trade, and the Steward as ex-officio members.

Done this Homersday, being the 24th of Anandjan, 3367 ASC.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo

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Imperial Decree 328 Re:Ryan (WarVoid)

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:20 am

The Kaiser has awarded a monetary prize to a non-citizen! How can this be? Since this non-citizen has been one of the Prime Movers of the Anglophone Sector of Micronationry for ages, and since he has contributed heavily to the culture of Shireroth, and indeed is a Knight of the Griffin, therefore,

Honorary Citizenship in the Imperial Republic of Shireroth is hereby conferred upon Ryan, aka WarVoid aka many other names.

Until such time as policy is made further, his account shall be considered to be in Shirekeep as to not affect voting in the Landsraad.

This shall not be construed to confer the any right to a government or quasi-governmental position, but does permit the honore to engage in the arts and in commerce within Shireroth, providing that Shirerithian funds remain within Shireroth.

Done, this Fishday, the 8th of Vanchauslurk, 3375 ASC.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 329 Re: Iskander made Duke of Elwyn

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:56 pm

Pursuant to a request from the Lord Protector of Elwyn, I name Iskander Mirkdale to be Duke of Elwyn.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 330 - Naming of Heir

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:30 am

Greetings to the Lords and People of Shireroth, and to Micronationry at Large!

We, Loki, Third of the Name, Kaiser of Shireroth do hereby break with tradition to decree the following:

I name Oroigawa Koreyasu as my heir-appearent and successor. When my Kaisership ends, he shall follow me to the Golden Mango Throne.

But I'm not done yet!

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 331 – Honors Re: Gman – Order of the Phoenix

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:59 am

1-Greg Russell, a/k/a/ Gman, is hereby awarded the Order of the Phoenix, and is thus declared a Knight of the Living Dead.

(FYI http://www.shireroth.org/shirewiki/Order_of_the_Phoenix )

2-Maksym Hadjimehmetov is hereby awarded the Order of the Dragon for exceptional work in securing peace in Benacia.

3- Oroigawa Koreyasu is awarded the Order of the Dragon for exceptional devotion to the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.

4- Mike Fors is awarded the Order of the Dragon for work on Shirithian infrastructure and legal system.

The numerics herein do not indicate preferment or rank.

I hereby waive any restrictions of time for the express purpose of these awards.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Dectee 332 Re: Shireroth membership in Small commonwealth

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:10 am

Whereas the Praetor of the Landsraad is on sort of LOA, and to augment the obvious Will of the Landsraad, therefore, We, Loki, Kaiser of Shireroth, being the Third of the Name, do hereby declare the following to be Law, and confirming Shireroth's membership therein:


Treaty of General Membership to the Small Commonwealth

1. There is a commonwealth, called the Small Commonwealth, which shall consist of all signatory members of this Treaty. All member nations may send one representative to the Commonwealth Assembly.

2. Nations wishing to join the Commonwealth must be approved by the Imperial Republic of Shireroth. With a simple majority (50%+1) the Commonwealth Assembly may reject this acceptance or accept a nation that has been rejected.

3. The day to day operations of the Commonwealth are headed and overseen by a chairman known as the Primate which shall be a permanent position once appointed by the Commonwealth Assembly. The Primate oversees the Commonwealth Assembly.

4. At any time the Commonwealth Assembly may hold a vote of no confidence and remove the current Primate. A simple majority (50%+1) is needed to remove a Primate and elect a new one. This vote is managed by the representative who proposed it.

5. Nations may leave at any time, but must give public notice of their intent to leave this treaty for it to be recognized. Upon leaving this treaty the departing nation is removed from all other treaties dependent upon this one.

6. This treaty may be amended by the Commonwealth Assembly with a 3/4ths (75.0%) majority.


Done, this Fishday, being the 8th of H'Graasreign 3403 ASC.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 333 Re: Remove limitation on granting of awards

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:15 am

There shall henceforth be no limitation on the number of awards and honorsthat a Kaiser may confer within a particular length of time.

All Law to the contrary is hereby made void from this date forward.

Our Imperial Successors are admonished to use this Power with discression.

Done this fishday, being the 8th of H'Graasreign in the Year 3403 ASC.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 334 - Honor most Special Re: Erik Mortis Brookshire

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:30 am

It is often said that a prophet has little honor in his homeland. Fortunately, Kaisers get to Do Things, sometimes on a whim, sometimes on deep thought, or as a combination thereof.

There is one among us who embodies the very soul and being of Shireroth, which according to some legends, sprang forth from his forehead as Athena from the forehead of Zeus.

Therefore, We, Loki, Kaiser of Shireroth, being the Third of the Name, do hereby confer upon Erik Mortis Brookshire the Order of the Dragon.

We further declare that the Golden Mango Throne does now, and forever more declares that he may, at his discretion, use the Title of Founder, or such other rendition as he shall see fit to use. This shall confer no power beyond that of moral suasion, but that shall be listened to and acknowledged for his work upon and for the very existance of Shireroth.

Done this Fishday, being the 8th of H'Graasreign in the Year 3403 ASC.

Hail the Founder!

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 335 – Yardistan Re: Lord Protector appointed

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:12 am Loki, Kaiser of Shireroth, being the Third of the Name, to Shireroth and Micronationry-at-Large, Greetings,

Whereas the Duke and Barons of Yardistan have lapsed into inactivity;

Whereas Yardistan is especially beloved of the Kaiser as his home Duchy;

Therefore, the Kaiser does hereby appoint the Imperator Rex Emeritus of Lac Glacei, being ranking active citizen of Yardistan, as Lord Protector of Yardistan, to serve with all of the Powers as though he were Duke, pending the return of the Duke, or the Kaiser's further good pleasure.

Done, this Fishday, being the 8th of H'Graasreign in the year 3403 ASC.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 336 - Don't Multi-Decree while asleep

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:25 am Imperial Decree 333 is hereby revoked. All actions under it stand, but the decree is revoked.

Imperial Decree 333 is moot on the return of the Duke.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo

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Imperial Decree 337 - Amending the Charter.

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:45 am

The following amendments are added to the Charter of Shireroth. They shall be considered in effect when the Praetor so notes below.


Section B: Right to Counsel


No one shall be deprived of counsel of zir choice without restriction in any legal proceeding in Shireroth.


Section C: Equality of Dukes and Duchies

All Dukes and Duchies are equal under the Kaiser. No Duke or Duchy shall be deprived of it's equality without the consent of the Kaiser, the Duke of the Duchy concerned, and the Landsraad.


The Charter now reads as Follows in it's entirety:


Imperial Charter of the Lands of Shireroth Article I: The Kaiser. Section A: Definition of the Kaisership. The Kaiser of Shireroth is the Supreme ruler, and Noble, of the Lands of Shireroth. The Kaisership may be held by both male and female rulers. A male ruler shall be known as a Kaiser, a female ruler shall be known as a Kaiseress. The term "Kaiser" may be used to refer to the Kaisership without regard to gender. This document shall use the masculine to refer to both genders.


Section B: Powers of the Kaiser.

All supreme Executive, Legislative, and Judicial powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior, functions and/or policy of Shireroth, as well as any actions he deems fit, as long as they do not violate this Charter. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of all Militia, Military, and/or any other armed forces within Shireroth and/or under Shireroth control. The Kaiser may delegate his powers to lesser officials known as Ministers. All Imperial Law, set down by the Kaiser shall be recorded in the Decreebook.


Section C: Heir to the Throne.

The Kaiser before the end of his life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all living individuals, eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his successor. Should no heir have been chosen, the successor shall be the closest related, living individual eligible by birthright. The Kaiser may hold no citizenships outside of Shireroth.


Section D: The Steward.

In times when a successor is below thirteen years of age, a Steward of Shireroth shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad, if there is no current Steward. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of Shireroth until a successor can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one. The Landsraad may also elect a Steward at anytime they feel one is necessary, with the approval of the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at anytime appoint or dismiss a Steward. The Steward of Shireroth shall be vested with all the Executive, Legislative and Judicial powers of the Kaiser but may not repeal or amend Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. When there is no Kaiser upon the throne the Steward may hold no citizenship outside of Shireroth. The steward is subject to all restrictions placed upon the Kaiser by the Charter.


Article II: Landsraad.

Section A: Powers of the Landsraad. The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures, and internal decorum, without outside interference. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed, issued by, or put before the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason, at any time. The Kaiser may vest others with veto powers over the Landsraad, second only to the Kaiser. The Landsraad may take no action that violates this Charter, the Lawbook, or Imperial Decrees of the Kaiser. Neither the Landsraad, nor any body it creates, has authority or jurisdiction over the Kaiser or this Charter. All law set down by the Landsraad shall be recorded in the Lawbook.


Section B: Sessions of the Landsraad.

The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad may dismiss itself from Session at any time, unless there is no Steward or Kaiser on the throne. If there is neither a Kaiser nor a Steward, the Landsraad is automatically called to session.


Section C: Members of the Landsraad.

The Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create and destroy Sub-Divisions, as he sees fit. The Landsraad may remove a Sub-Division’s seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Subdivision completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Sub-Division, as he sees fit.

Only Nobles of Shireroth or Emissaries appointed by a Noble may speak and/or vote within the Landsraad. The Nobles of the Landsraad may allow non-Nobles to speak within the Landsraad, under procedures specified by the Landsraad. Nobles of Shireroth may not violate this Charter, Imperial Decrees, Landsraad Procedures, or the Lawbook.


Section D: The Prætor

The Prætor of Shireroth may only be elected by the nobility of the land, from among the Full-Citizens of the Land. The Prætor does not have to be a Noble of Shireroth. The Kaiser shall manage the election of the Prætor by the Landsraad, and shall act as Prætor of the Landsraad until one is immediately elected. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His purpose and duty shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close votes, generally manage, and keep order within the Landsraad; as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his tenure. The Landsraad may further specify the powers of the Prætor within the Landsraad. The Prætor may not violate this Charter, Imperial Decrees, Landsraad Procedures, or the Lawbook.


Article III: The Arbiter

Section A: Powers of The Arbiter The Arbiter of Shireroth is vested with Judicial Powers second only to the Kaiser. The Arbiter is appointed by the Kaiser. The Arbiter may not be an officer of the Landsraad, the Kaiser, or the Steward. The Arbiter may be dismissed by the Kaiser or a 2/3rd vote of the Landsraad. The Arbiter will be the head of the Imperial Judex. The Precise operation and powers of the Judex and the Arbiter shall be specified by the Landsraad. Neither the Arbiter, nor Imperial Judex may violate this Charter, Imperial Decree or the Lawbook.


Section B: Special Powers of The Arbiter

The Arbiter may overturn any act or resolution passed by the Landsraad should said act or resolution violate Imperial Decree or this Charter. The Arbiter may, with unanimous consent of the Landsraad and the Prætor, nullify any order or decree of the Kaiser, which violates this Charter. Other than those specified, the Arbiter has no authorities over the Kaiser.


Article IV: Amendments

Section A: Amending The Charter. The Kaiser may make amendments to this Charter at anytime, with the approval of the Prætor. Should there be no Prætor, the Landsraad must immediately elect one. This charter may not be abolished, dissolved or revoked. All amendments to this Charter must be documented.


Section B: Right to Counsel No one shall be deprived of counsel of zir choice without restriction in any legal proceeding in Shireroth.


Section C: Equality of Dukes and Duchies All Dukes and Duchies are equal under the Kaiser. No Duke or Duchy shall be deprived of it's equality without the consent of the Kaiser, the Duke of the Duchy concerned, and the Landsraad.


Done, this Thorsday, being the 17th of H'Graasreign, in the Year 3412 ASC.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth

"Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Imperial Decree 338 - Kaiser Reynardine I

Posted by Kaiser Loki III Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:18 am We Loki, Third of the name, do hereby abdicate the Mango Throne. Pusuiant to Imperial Decree 330, all give homage and loyaty to His Imperial Niftiness Kaiser Reynardine I.

Done, this Thorsday, the 17th of H'Graasreign ASC 3412.

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Loki III, Kaiser of Shireroth "Shireroth sumus. Tempus in parte nostrum est."

The Awaited One, Bearer of the Sword

Traditional King of the Mala'anje

Prince of Hvalafell

Lord Protector of Yardistan

Vryheer of Maraguo


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Kaiser Reynardine I

Imperial Decree 339

Posted by Reynardine I: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:26 am
By my hand,

The Decreebook shall be updated to reference the director of the Imperial Judex as the Arbiter rather than as the Provost.

Done this Ifniday, the 18th of H'Graasreign, ASC 3414

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser.

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Imperial Decree 340

Posted by Reynardine I: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:28 pm
By my hand,

In accordance with the recent amendments to the Imperial Charter requiring equality among the Dukes of Shireroth, the Landsraad is hereby dismissed until further notice. The most equal vote of all is no vote at all.

Done this Losday, the 19th of H'Graasreign, ASC 3415

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 341

Posted by Reynardine I: Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:57 pm

By My Hand,

Pending his acceptance, Ari Rahikkala is hereby appointed to the position of Steward of Shireroth.

Done this Semisaday, the 21st of H'Graasreign, ASC 3416

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 342

Posted by Reynardine I: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:14 am

By my hand,

This decree shall be immune from amendment or repealing by any Kaiser past, present, or future. This decree shall exist regardless of a question of legitimacy of this kaisership.

Done this Fishday, the 22nd of H'Graasreign, ASC 3417

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 343

Posted by Reynardine I: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:23 am

By my hand,

"All the good things happen on Fishday."

Done this Fishday, the 22nd of H'Graasreign, ASC 3417

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 344

Posted by Reynardine I: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:46 am

By my hand,

No Kaiser may propose a charter that repeals or amends this decree or Imperial Decree #342.

This decree is immune from amendment or repeal by any Kaiser past, present, or future.

Done this Fishday, the 22nd of H'Graasreign, ASC 3417

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 345

Posted by Reynardine I: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:30 pm

By my hand,

1. The Landsraad is hereby called back to order.
2. The Landsraad shall present an amendment to the Charter that is approved by unanimous vote of the Landsraad, the Prætor, and the Arbiter. This amendment shall be implemented pending approval by the Kaiser.

1. If the Landsraad, the Prætor, and the Arbiter vote unanimously that no Amendment is needed, then the Landsraad shall be dismissed.
2. If the Landsraad, the Prætor, and the Arbiter cannot come to a unanimous decision on an Amendment within 30 years ASC, then the Landsraad shall be dismissed.

Done this Homersday, the 24th of H'Graasreign, ASC 3419

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 346

Posted by Reynardine I: Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:21 am

By my hand,

The following General Membership Treaty shall be in effect for the Small Commonwealth:

Treaty of General Membership to the Small Commonwealth

1. There is a commonwealth, called the Small Commonwealth, which shall consist of all signatory members of this Treaty. All member nations may send one representative to the Commonwealth Assembly.

2. Nations wishing to join the commonwealth must be approved by the Commonwealth Assembling with at least a 1/3rd plurality. If rejected, a nation may reapply in 3 months.

3. The commonwealth's day to day operations are headed and overseen by a chairman known as the Primate which shall be a permanent position once appointed by the Commonwealth Assembly. The Primate oversees the Commonwealth Assembly.

4. At any time the Commonwealth Assembly may hold a vote of no confidence and remove the current Primate. A simple majority (50%+1) is needed to remove a Primate and elect a new one. This vote is managed by the representative who proposed it.

5. Nations may leave at any time, but must give public notice of their intent to leave this treaty for it to be recognized. Upon leaving this treaty the departing nation is removed from all other treaties dependent upon this one.

6. This treaty may be amended by the Commonwealth Assembly with a 3/4th (75.0%) majority.


Done this Ifniday, the 4th of Vivantiana, ASC 3428

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 347

Posted by Reynardine I: Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:21 am

By my hand,

The Prætor of the Landsraad shall be allowed a maximum of 3 citizenships.

Done this Ughday, the 6th of Vivantiana, ASC 3431

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 348

Posted by Reynardine I: Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:37 am

By my hand,

Icebreaker is hereby granted the title of Imperial Instigator. Whenever he witnesses a conflict of any sort, or the makings thereof, he is granted the right to ensure it's development and continuation.

Done this Fishday, the 8th of Vivantiana, ASC 3432

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 349 - The Fishday Manuscript

Posted by Reynardine I: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:47 am

By my hand,

There shall be created a document, maintained by the Kaiser or an appointed person, on which is logged all decrees made on Fishday, beginning with those made in my reign. This document shall be entitled the Fishday Manuscript, and shall be kept on the Shirewiki for all to behold.

Done this Fishday, the 8th of Vivantiana, ASC 3432

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 350

Posted by Reynardine I: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:15 am

By my hand,

SirWilliamStrauss is hereby appointed Minister of the Exterior.

Done this Homersday, the 10th of Vivantiana, ASC 3435

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 351

Posted by Reynardine I: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:02 pm

By my hand,

The following shall be stricken from the Imperial Charter:

Section B: Right to Counsel No one shall be deprived of counsel of zir choice without restriction in any legal proceeding in Shireroth.

Section C: Equality of Dukes and Duchies All Dukes and Duchies are equal under the Kaiser. No Duke or Duchy shall be deprived of it's equality without the consent of the Kaiser, the Duke of the Duchy concerned, and the Landsraad.

Done this Gahgday, the 11th of Vivantiana, ASC 3435

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 352

Posted by Reynardine I: Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:07 am

By my hand,

Seeing as I'm particularly enjoying the antics of Greg Russell, and seeing as I find this to have a potentially hilarious outcome:

Mirioth, Amity, and So-Sara is hereby granted Duchy status, with Gman Russell instated as Duke, for the period of 30 years ASC. If, by the end of this period, the Duchy of Mirioth, Amity, and So-Sara has aquired at least 4 citizens, at least 3 of which are active, they shall be allowed to keep Duchy status. Otherwise, they shall be returned to their previous status of County.

DMASS shall be afforded all the rights to rebellion as Yardistan.

Done this Vivantiaday, the 15th of Vivantiana, ASC 3439

Reynardine I, the Fox Kaiser

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Imperial Decree 353

Posted by Steward Ari: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:14 am

The following contracts are hereby open to be taken by whoever gets to them first. Say you're doing it, then say when you're done and I'll instruct MiniTrade to pay you.

1. Wikify Imperial Decrees 324-338: 150 erb.

2. Clean up these often linked-to wiki pages: 150 erb

3. Clean up these large wiki pages: 200 erb

With "clean up" here I mean mostly getting rid of the layout bugs introduced during our history of Wiki breakage: Delimit paragraphs with two linebreaks (and remove linebreaks inside paragraphs), format headings, subheadings, lists, etc. correctly; Remove runaway interface bits like the "[edit]"s strewn about some of these articles; if an article looks like it could emphasis like bolding or italics, and that kind of emphasis might have been lost in Wiki breakage, edit it in; and, of course, if an article seems like it could use some good ol' copyediting, feel free to provide some.

I'd script these tasks if I could, but you'll find that they require human intelligence to carry out. Expect to spend a while figuring out where some paragraph breaks should go.

4. Identify lists of pages that need to be updated in the following situations: 200 erb

  • a new duchy is introduced, or a duchy is removed
  • a new ministry is introduced, or a ministry is removed, or a ministry is mothballed, or a mothballed ministry is returned
  • the Kaiser is changed
  • a minister is changed
  • a duke is changed
  • a baron is changed
  • a count is changed
  • the arbiter is changed
  • the praetor is changed
  • the steward is changed

Don't worry about being too exact or covering every wiki page which references any of these things. My purpose isn't to make a protocol of having someone go into all of the pages in your list every time there's a change in the government. What I want to do here is look at that list and try to shorten it by picking a couple of pages that will be meant to stay up-to-date, and rewriting the rest to anchor them to history instead of referring to the present day situation. *Then* after that we can return, say, MiniInfo, to take care of keeping the remaining pages up to date.

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Kaiser Agni I

Imperial Decree 354 - Positions

Decreed by: Agni I

I shall retain Ari as Steward, but if the Landsraad desires, they may replace him. Not that I think he's doing a bad job, just keeping their options open.

All other positions are also retained from Reynardine's rule.

By my hand.

Kaiser Agni I, 95th Kaiser of Shireroth Baron of Dolor and Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 355 - Imperial Concubine

Decreed by: Agni I

As we are not married under Shireroth law, I hereby name Taylor Leigh (Kit Dayne) as Imperial Concubine.

By my hand,

Kaiser Agni I, 95th Kaiser of Shireroth Baron of Dolor and Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 356 - Numerous Amendments to the Charter

Decreed by: Agni I

[1]

Above is a link on the wiki of what the Charter will look like in the end. Major changes.

  • Format Change to make reference easier.
  • Added Arbiter to Amendment Process
  • Gender Neutral verbiage (thank you Ari)
  • Reorganized where things are for clarity
  • Added some helpful options for Praetor election
  • The Landsraad has to elect a new Praetor when ever it is called back into session.
  • Helped to clear up confusion about the role and powers of the Steward.
  • Add some protection for when the Kaiser/Steward is a member of the Landsraad.
  • Clarified the protections of the Landsraad from Kaiserial Interference in matter of Procedure.
  • The Kaiser can't cede the nation to other nations. (No Hasan I)
  • Various other small fixes I can't remember.


I await the Praetor's review and hopefully approval so I can put these changes into effect. There shouldn't be any surprises, this charter draft has been on display for about a month and got input from people.

Kaiser Agni I, 95th Kaiser of Shireroth Baron of Dolor and Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 357 - Imperial Advisory Council

Decreed by Agni I.

Member shall be. Scott Ix-nay on the Iskind-Say: Because he's always useful to have around Andreas: For economic matters Jonas: because we don't agree. Ari: For reasons similar to Scott.

Kaiser Agni I, 95th Kaiser of Shireroth Baron of Dolor and Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 358 - Annoying the Kaiser

Decreed by: Agni I

The following shall be added to Chapter V of the Lawbook.

C. Annoying the Kaiser
1. Annoying the hell out of the Kaiser shall be punishable by Catapult.
2. Playing the drums in the apartment above the Kaiser's is considered annoying beyond the first degree.
3. Having a fan on so high, in the room above the Kaiser's, that is makes the Kaiser's bedroom hum and pulsate all night, keeping him awake till ungodly hours of the morning is considered beyond annoying in the first degree.

Kaiser Agni I, 95th Kaiser of Shireroth Baron of Dolor and Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 359 - Amending the Charter

Decreed by: Agni I

I desire to amend the Imperial Charter to remove Article I: Section D, Clause f.

Quote: f. The Kaiser may not cede, in part or in whole, any component of Shireroth to another nation, nor relinquish authority over Shireroth to any foreign power, without Landsraad support.


I desire the support of the Praetor and the Arbiter on this matter. Scott himself pointed out the issues with this clause, and even at the time I began to see his point. My attempts to make it work as it stands appear to me now to have been a mistake and I desire to remove it all together. This clause did not create the protection I desired.

By my hand,

Kaiser Agni I, 95th Kaiser of Shireroth Baron of Dolor and Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 360 - Heir

I hereby name Icebreaker as my heir to the throne.

By my hand,

_________________
Kaiser Agni I,
95th Kaiser of Shireroth
Baron of Dolor and Count of Monty Crisco

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Imperial Decree 361 - MiniImNat

Made by Steward Oroigawa Koreyasu under Agni I By my hand,

Due to new law passed in the Viking Empire of Stormark, Harald of Ettlingar Freyu is unable to hold citizenship in Shireroth. Seeing as he has delayed his emigration until he has been replaced as Minister of Immigration and Naturalization, and seeing as I do not wish to interfere with the law of Stormark, I enact the following:

1) Harald of Ettlingar Freyu is hereby relieved from his duties as Minister of Immigration and Naturalization.
a) The emigration of Harald of Ettlingar Freyu is hereby approved.

2) Oroigawa Koreyasu shall fill in as temporary Minister of Immigration and Naturalization until His Niftiness, Kaiser Agni I, appoints or the Dukes of the Landsraad elect a full-time minister.

Done this Somnisday, the 12th day of Ifnin.

Signed,
Oroigawa Koreyasu
Steward of Shireroth

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Kaiser Erasmas I

Imperial Decree 362 - Concerning the Steward

Posted by Steward Leo Dine: Mon May 04, 2009 3:09 am

By the will of the great sheep and the people of Shireroth,

In light of the vote that has recently been passed in the Landsraad and the absence of the Kaiser, I herby appoint myself Imperial Steward of Shireroth until either approved or revoked by his niftiness the current Kaiser when he returns.

Note: Please ignore just how circular the legality backing this decree truly is...

So it is written so shall it be done.
By the hand of,

_________________
Leo Dine
Steward of Shireroth
Count of Wintergleam
Baron of Nordland
Sheep Whisperer

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Imperial Decree 363 - The Impertinence of MASS

Posted by Steward Leo Dine: Mon May 04, 2009 6:36 pm

By the will of the Great Sheep and me,

I the Steward of Shireroth herby intend to respond to this belligerent and impertinent act of rebellion of the County of Mirioth, Amity, and So-Sara and the Count, Gman Russell's, declaration against my person.

All possible military forces available to Shireroth are herby conscripted to oppose any military threat that the County of Mirioth, Amity, and So-Sara may represent. Should Gman actually move against us it will be considered an act of civil war.

So it is written so it shall be.
By the hand of,

_________________
Leo Dine
Steward of Shireroth
Count of Wintergleam
Baron of Nordland
Sheep Whisperer

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Imperial Decree 364 - Heir

Posted by Kaiser Erasmas I: Wed May 13, 2009 11:48 pm

Just so we can get this out of the way: I hereby name Ari Rahikkala as my heir apparent.

...Keep in mind that he's off cutting down a forest or something though, and probably won't have much to say about this until the end of the week.

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Kaiseress Anandja I

Imperial Decree 365 - Steward and IAC

Posted by Kaiseress Anandja I: Tue May 19, 2009 11:27 pm

Dear citizens of Shireroth, dear Nobles, dear Ministers, greetings!

I hereby appoint Jacobus our new Steward of Shireroth. I am convinced that he will perform his duties in a wonderful way when I am away, which will be seldom.

Our dearly beloved subject Leo Dine has served the Imperial Republic well and will be rewarded for his service. This is in no way a punishment or consequence for any of his actions as Steward. He did his best to protect Shireroth and the law, and should be commended for his work.

I also dismiss all members of the Imperial Advisory Council, and appoint the following:

  • Erik Mortis
  • Ari Rahikkala
  • Andreas the Wise
  • Scott of Hyperborea

May the Gods bless Shireroth!

Signed by my hand, this Homersday, the Tenth of Krondokin, 3574 ASC.

_________________
Love and Happiness,

Kaiseress Anandja I
Baroness of Lakhesis

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Imperial Decree 366 - Roll of Honor

Posted by Kaiseress Anandja I: Wed May 20, 2009 3:05 pm

To all the people of Shireroth, may love and happiness be with you!

I hereby order the following amendment to the DecreeBook, effective immediately:

Chapter V, A, 2

c. All honors bestowed shall be recorded in the "Roll of Honor", recording the name of the recipient, the year of the bestowment (in ASC), as well as a reason for the bestowment, when applicable.

Signed by my hand, this Gahgday, the Eleventh of Krondokin, 3575 ASC.

_________________
Love and Happiness,

Kaiseress Anandja I
Baroness of Lakhesis

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Imperial Decree 367 - Imperial Arbiter

Posted by Anandja I: Wed May 20, 2009 7:50 pm

To all dear citizens of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, love and happiness be with you!

The office of Arbiter has been vacant for a while, which is not good at all. The Arbiter is one of the most important offices in Shireroth, and also mandated by the Charter.

Therefore, I am happy to announce the appointment of Bacchus to the position of Arbiter of the Imperial Judex. I am confident that he will perform his duties well and perhaps not be as uncompromising as his predecessor was.

Signed by my hand, this Gaghday, the Eleventh of Krondokin, 3575 ASC.

_________________
Love and Happiness,

Kaiseress Anandja I
Baroness of Lakhesis

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Imperial Decree 368 - Honors System and Honors

Posted by Kaiseress Anandja I: Thu May 21, 2009 4:58 pm

To all dear Shirerithians, may love and happiness forever be in your lives!

I have thought about our system of rewards and honors. We have the lovely bounty system, managed by the MiniTrade and aimed at rewarding specific deeds and niftiness in certain areas. We also have noble and other titles, also aimed at rewarding productive citizens. However, the coffers of the government are not limitless and we cannot make titles for everyone.

Therefore, I hereby present the new honors system for the Imperial Republic of Shireroth. It consists of two parts, orders and awards. Many of them are old, some are new and some are changed.

A. Orders Order of Kampioens This order will stay the same as it is now, with the only exception being that a Prime Kampioen will be appointed, just as the law says.

Order of the Mango This order is new, and will be the highest civilian order in Shireroth. It will only be awarded to long-time citizens that have an excellent performance record in their service to Shireroth. To reflect this, there will be a cap on the number of members the order can have at any one time. The order also confers knighthood.

Order of the Dragon This order will still be awarded to citizens "who have been exemplary citizens or done some great act worthy of high praise". The change is that the order will be tiered, with three classes: Member, Companion and Knight, with only the last one conferring knighthood.

Order of the Griffin This order will stay the same.

B. Awards Celestis Award Gold Sword Silver Sword Bronze Sword Red Dragon Award Chimera Award The same as the Order of the Chimera, but an award instead of an order. Phoenix Award The same as the Order of the Phoenix, but an award instead of an order.

Hopefully this will make the awards system more coherent and usable. Now, you might think, why isn't she amending the DecreeBook? The OUTRAGE! IMPLIED REPEAL!!

Don't worry, here are the amendments to the DecreeBook:

C. 1. DB Chapter V, B, amend the following after 5. c.:

6. Chimera Award
a. The Chimera Award is given to a person who is not and never has been a citizen of any micronation, but is nevertheless deserving of praise.
b. It may be given either to people who have helped Shireroth despite not being part of it or to macronational politicians and celebrities of whose work Shireroth strongly approves.

7. Phoenix Award
a. The Phoenix Award is given to a person who was once part of micronationalism but has gone on to other things, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Harry Potter.
b. It may be given either to former Shirerithians or to former foreigners, and may be a present from the Kaiser to a citizen who emigrates after a distinguished career.

2. Move D. Order of Kampioens to C. and C. Order of the Griffin to F.

3. Amend new D. Order of the Mango, with the following content:

D. Order of the Mango
1. Definition
a. The Order of the Mango is the highest civilian order and honor awarded in Shireroth.
b. The Order honors long-time citizens of Shireroth that have an excellent performance record in their service to Shireroth.
c. The Kaiser is the head of the Order, and the Order may only have five members at any one time, the Kaiser excepted.
d. Those inducted into this order may be called a Knight of the Mango.

4. Amend the following to E. Order of the Dragon:
c. The Order is divided into three classes, from highest to lowest: Knight, Companion and Member. All new members are inducted into the lowest class, although there can be exceptional cases.
d. Only members of the highest class may be called a Knight of the Dragon.

5. Remove the current F. Order of the Chimera and G. Order of the Phoenix.

I also encourage the Landsraad to consider adding a few more awards to the LawBook for various achievements in different areas.

And now we come to the second part of this lengthy decree, the Honors section.

D. The status of Imperial Decree #286 (Redoubt Campaign Medal) is somewhat in question. Is it repealed or not? I cannot find a decree to that effect (although I haven't searched my eyes out), so to be on the safe side, I hereby repeal Imperial Decree #286 regarding the Redoubt Campaign Medal in its entirety. All recipients may keep their medals unofficially though. As a compensation and more fitting award for those recipients, I hereby award the Gold Sword to the following citizens:

  • Jacobus Loki
  • The Khan of Vijayanagara
  • Erik Mortis Brookshire
  • Andreas The Wise
  • Scott of Hyperborea
  • Jess
  • Hypatias Mom
  • Bacchus
  • Jonas
  • Prodigy Almighty

E. Now, on to the Order of the Mango. The rules regarding this order are strict and for a good reason. A person will have to be a long serving citizens of high standing and command a great deal of respect. With that in mind, and as a first induction into this new, prestigeous order, I hereby induct Erik Mortis Brookshire into the Order of the Mango. He may now call himself a Knight of the Mango. Further inductions may be forthcoming after discussions in the Imperial Advisory Council.

F. The Order of the Dragon does have a lot of members currently. The question is, which class should they now belong to? Here is the answer:

Knights of the Dragon

  • Erik Mortis Brookshire
  • Scott of Hyperborea

Companions of the Order of the Dragon

  • Shyriath
  • Andreas the Wise

Members of the Order of the Dragon

Hesam Jayatar Lady Carol of Lumina's Light Jonas of Kildare Maksym Hadjimehmetov Oroigawa Koreyasu Mike Fors Richard Lyon Renee Reavis James Raine Mike Kelly Count Greg Dean of Florencia

G. Now, finally, the question of former Steward Leo Dine. For his exceptional service to Shireroth in a difficult situation, and for unwaivering support of the Kaiser, I hereby award Leo Dine the Red Dragon Award.

Oh, sorry, not quite done yet. I also name Greg Russell Prime Kampioen and I also repeal Imperial Decree #215.

Signed this Somnisday, the Twelfth of Krondokin, 3576 ASC.

_________________
Love and Happiness,

Kaiseress Anandja I
Baroness of Lakhesis

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Imperial Decree 369 - MiniEx and MoMA

Posted by Kaiseress Anandja I: Thu May 21, 2009 11:51 pm

To all lovely citizens of Shireroth, greetings!

I hereby happily announce the following appointments, effective immediately:

Minister of the Exterior - Leo Dine

The Khan of Vijayanagara is thereby dismissed from that position and thanked for his services.

Minister of Military Affairs - The Khan of Vijayanagara

Prodigy Almighty is thanked for his services.

I also wish to notify the public that I will be temporarily filling in for MiniImNat Rai Avon-El during his absence.

Signed by my hand, this Somnisday, the Twelfth of Krondokin, 3576 ASC.

_________________
Love and Happiness,

Kaiseress Anandja I
Baroness of Lakhesis

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Imperial Decree 370 - Change to Honors System

Posted by Kaiseress Anandja I: Fri May 22, 2009 6:41 pm

To all Shirerithians, greetings!

And so it comes, the first decree repeal. This is what happens, boys and girls, when you rush into things without properly thinking them over. After having heard good arguments I have decided to make a change to the new Honors system, effective immediately.

1. C. 1. of Imperial Decree #368 changing the Orders of the Chimera and Phoenix into awards is hereby repealed. The Orders shall be inserted at the end as DB V, G. Order of the Chimera and H. Order of the Phoenix.

Perhaps this will teach me to not mess with history too much. It also shows that even if you are an autocratic ruler, a good argument is still a good argument.

Signed by my hand, this Hasanday, the Thirteenth of Krondokin, 3577 ASC.

_________________
Love and Happiness,

Kaiseress Anandja I
Baroness of Lakhesis

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Imperial Decree 371 - Inductions into the Mango Order

Posted by Kaiseress Anandja I: Mon May 25, 2009 5:41 pm

My dear Shirerithians, may love and happiness be with you!

For long and dedicated service to the Imperial Republic, in various positions and with different levels of responsibility, and for unwaivering support and love for Shireroth, I hereby induct Ari Rahikkala and Scott of Hyperborea into the Order of the Mango. They may now style themselves "Knight of the Mango".

Signed by my hand, this Rasday, the Sixteenth of Krondokin, 3580 ASC.

_________________
Love and Happiness,

Kaiseress Anandja I
Baroness of Lakhesis

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