DecreeBook of Shireroth (old)
- 1 Decrees of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth
- 1.1 Chapter I: Legal Clarifications
- 1.2 Chapter II: Subdivision
- 1.3 Chapter III: Nobles
- 1.4 Chapter IV: The Landsraad
- 1.5 Chapter V: The Kaiser
- 1.5.1 A: Requirements for the Kaisership
- 1.5.2 B: Succession of the Throne
- 1.5.3 C: States of Emergency
- 1.5.4 D: Imperial Advisory Council
- 1.6 Chapter VI: Ministries
- 1.7 Chapter VII: The Judex System
- 1.8 Chapter VIII: Laws of the Land
- 1.8.1 A: Equality of Gender
- 1.8.2 B: Archives and Records
- 1.8.3 C: Gambling
- 1.8.4 E: Citizenship
- 1.8.5 F: Military Action
- 1.8.6 G: Political Parties
- 1.8.7 H: Rebellion
- 1.9 Chapter IX: Land
- 1.10 Chapter X: Honors and Awards
- 1.10.1 A: Definitions
- 1.10.2 B: Awards
- 1.10.3 C: Order of the Griffin
- 1.10.4 D: Order of Kampioens
- 1.10.5 E: Order of the Dragon
- 1.10.6 F: Order of the Chimera
- 1.10.7 G: Order of the Phoenix
- 1.11 Chapter XI: Punishments
- 1.11.1 A: Banishment and Exile
- 1.11.2 B: Censorship
- 1.11.3 C: Economic
- 1.11.4 D: Nobles
- 1.11.5 E. Removal of Title
- 1.11.6 F. Jurisdiction
- 1.11.7 G. Further Punishment
Decrees of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth
Chapter I: Legal Clarifications
A. Supremacy of the Kaiser
1. The Charter
2. Landsraad and the Nobility.
3. Ministries and the Judex
a. The Ministries may take no action that violates the supremacy of
b. The Judex and its officers may take no action that violates the supremacy of the Kaiser.
c. The Kaiser can however submit to the ruling of the Provost if the Kaiser so wishes.
B. Statements of the Kaiser
a. An Imperial Decree is an official written statement from the Kaiser
that establishes law but do not violate the Charter.
b. Imperial Decrees can be used to appoint officials, nobles or bestow honors.
c. The Kaiser may use Imperial Decrees in any manner he wishes.
d. Imperial Decrees are legally binding.
e. Decrees which appoint ministers are one time events and do not establish permanent law; therefore the Landsraad may remove a Minster appointed by the Kaiser, at a later date, with the Kaiser having final say.
a. Imperial Proclamations are official statements of opinion from
b. Imperial Proclamations are not legally binding.
c. Imperial Proclamations do not establish law.
a. Imperial Orders are written or verbal commands issued from the
Kaiser to a citizen(s) of Shireroth.
b. Imperial Orders are legally binding.
c. Imperial Orders do not establish law.
4. One Time Events
a. Statements that establish a ministry, subdivisions, appoint a
minister, 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 or Order as been given with the Kaiser having final say.
Chapter II: Subdivision
A: Official positions
a. 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
a. Individuals cannot hold Citizenship in a subdivision. Individuals
are Citizens of the Empire of Shireroth and Residents of a
C. Alliances and Treaties.
a. All Duchies are allied to each other through the Imperial
b. Barons may not make alliances with any other subdivision that is not the Duchy to which they are subordinate.
c. Duchies may not create any manner of alliance with other subdivisions that are not their subordinate.
d. Subdivisions may make no alliance with powers outside of Shireroth.
a. Subdivisions may make no treaty with powers outside of
b. Subdivisions may make no treaty with any other subdivision.
c. Subdivisions may make economic or cultural agreements with other subdivisions, which the Kaiser or Landsraad may dissolve at any time.
Chapter III: Nobles
1: Recognized Titles
a. The Imperial Government only recognizes three titles of Nobility.
These include Kaiser(Kaiseress), Duke(Duchess),
2: Unrecognized Titles
a. The Imperial Government does not recognize the title of
Count(Countess) as a title of nobility.
b. The Imperial Government does however recognize the title of Count(Countess) as a title of status given by Nobles of the Land.
a. A Noble of Shireroth must be a citizen of Shireroth.
b. A Noble of Shireroth shall not be a minor as defined by the Ministry of Immigration and Naturalization.
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
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
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.
a. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as
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.
a. The Prætor may not violate the Charter, Imperial Decrees, or the
Chapter V: The Kaiser
A: Requirements for the Kaisership
a. The Kaiser of Shireroth may not hold citizenship or allegiance to
any nation other than the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.
2: Minor Status
a. The Kaisership of Shireroth may not be held by an individual who is
still a Minor.
a. The Kaiser may not hold the office of Provost.
B: Succession of the Throne
a. If the former Kaiser has appointed an heir, either by decree or by
an unequivocal statement of intent, the throne passes to that
2: Line of Succession
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
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
b. 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, holds the office of Provost, refuses the throne, or does not wish to resign other citizenships, the throne passes to the next person on the list.
a. 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
b. The Steward may be a Duel Citizen if there is a Kaiser on the throne.
c. The Steward does not become Kaiser upon taking the throne, but merely rules in the place of a Kaiser until one is found.
4: Election of Steward
a. The Landsraad shall immediately appoint a Steward if one does not
previously exist, and the Landsraad and Steward shall govern until a
5: Claims to the Throne
a. If no one in the Line of Succession is able or willing to take the
throne, the Steward either does not exist or is unable or unwilling to
take the throne, and the Landsraad is unable to elect a Steward, then any
citizen past their period of minorcy may take the throne if they can
convince the nation to acknowledge their claim.
b. A Landsraad vote is suggested as one possible way to define acknowledgement, although it is not legally necessary.
6: Kaiserial Absence
a. 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.
b. 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.
c. If the Kaiser or Steward later returns, ze will not automatically regain zir position.
C: States of Emergency
a. A State of Emergency shall exist if the nation of Shireroth comes
under attack by a foreign power, terrorist organization or malicious
rebellion of citizens.
b. If the State of Emergency is the Kaiser, we are all screwed.
2: Rules of Succession
a. During a State of Emergency, the Chain of Command shall be used to
determine who is in command of military forces.
b. Command shall fall to the highest listed member of the Chain of Command.
c. Should a higher member on the Chain of Command not be available, the next lowest member of the Chain of Command shall take Command.
d. Once a higher member in the Chain of Command is available, command shall transfer to them.
3. Chain of Command
a. The Chain of Command of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be
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.
D: Imperial Advisory Council
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.
a. The Imperial Advisory Council has no power outside its own halls
and is solely for the purpose of advising the Kaiser.
Chapter VI: Ministries
A: General Provisions
a. The Ministers of Shireroth are answerable to the Kaiser
b. The Ministers of Shireroth are vested with their powers by the Kaiser.
2: Creation and Destruction
a. The Kaiser and the Landsraad may both appoint and dismiss ministers
at will; and create and destroy ministries at will, with the Kaiser
having final say.
a. Ministers have complete control of affairs that fall under the
jurisdiction of their Ministry.
b. Ministers may not violate the Charter, Imperial Decrees or the Lawbook.
a. Ministers may not speak in the Landsraad unless summoned to speak on
a particular issue by the Prætor.
b. Ministers may request to be summoned, to speak on an issue they believe concerns their ministry, in the Landsraad at the Landsraad Front Gate.
a. A Minister of Shireroth must be a citizen of Shireroth.
b. A Minister of Shireroth shall not be a minor as defined by the Ministry of Immigration and Naturalization.
Chapter VII: 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.
a. As the Judex System and Provost where created by the Landsraad, the
Landsraad has legislative jurisdiction over the Judex System and
Chapter VIII: Laws of the Land
A: Equality of Gender
a. Both male and female nobles of the Landsraad have equal voice in its
halls and may vote freely with their allotted votes.
b. Barons are still subject to their Duke's will.
2: Imperial Level
a. Both males and females may vote in any vote created on the imperial
level. Only non-penalized citizens may vote on the Imperial level.
b. A penalized citizen is a citizen subject to penalty under the law for a crime where their voting rights were not granted back to them.
3: Duchies and subordinate lands.
a. The duchies, and the lands contained within, have the right to
create their own rules, regulations, and/or ordinances for the
establishment of voting rights within their realm.
B: Archives and Records
1: Mandatory Archival
a. All ministers and Nobles are to backup/archive all important
threads, posts, orders, decrees or discussions under their
b. Hard-drive backups should be made of all important documents.
1: Legalized Gambling
a. Gambling in all forms is legal within the lands of
2: Exceptions to Legalized Gambling
b. Nobles may restrict Gambling within their subdivision as they see fit. ====D: Official Symbols====
1: Official Fruit
a. The mango is the official fruit of the Imperial Republic of
2: Official Animal
a. The Shirerithian Blue Moose is the official animal of the
Imperial Republic of Shireroth.
1: Tri Citizenship Restriction
a. No citizen of Shireroth may hold official allegiance to four or more
nation while he/she is a citizen of Shireroth.
b. 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.
c. If a citizen comes into violation of these requirements, he/she must remedy the situation within one Shirerithian week. (14 days). The Kaiser may shorten or extend this period.
d. The Landsraad may place further restriction upon citizenship as long as they do not counter the spirit or the word of this law.
e. The Landsraad may abolish multi-citizenship within the empire entirely if it deems fit to do so.
2: Hostile Nations Restriction
a. No citizen may retain Dual-Citizenship within any nation that the
Imperial Republic of Shireroth has declared War upon, or is considered
hostile to the nation of Shireroth.
b. The Kaiser gives the Minister of Exterior and Landsraad the power to pronounce a nation hostile to the nation of Shireroth.
F: Military Action
1: Restriction of Military Action
a. No citizen may take Military Action outside the borders of
Shireroth, against any foreign power without consent from the Imperial
G: Political Parties
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.
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.
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
Chapter IX: Land
1: Recognition of Sectors
a. 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 permission to be
considered in such sector.
B: Holy Land
1: Isle of Naudia'Diva
a. The Isle of Naudia'Diva is Holy Ground. In addition, Naudia'Diva
shall be Shireroth's first National Game Preserve, Wildlife Refuge, and
Sacred Hunting Ground.
b. A Temple to Horjin shall be built at its center.
Chapter X: Honors and Awards
1: Types of Honors
a. Shireroth will have two types of honors: awards and knighthoods.
b. Awards will generally be given for achievement in specific areas, and knighthoods for general excellence.
a. 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
b. The Kaiser may, if he/she wishes, give the Landsraad the power to bestow certain awards upon individuals
a. The Celestis Award is given for recruitment of new citizens to
b. The Landsraad may bestow this award.
2: Gold Sword
a. The Gold Sword is given to military personnel who distinguish
themselves in military actions.
3: Silver Sword
a. 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.
4: Bronze Sword
a. The Bronze Sword is given to foreigners who aid Shireroth militarily
in some way.
a. The Red Dragon Award is given to an individual who has performed a
specific exceptional achievement for the betterment of
b. The Red Dragon Award may be given to a single individual multiple times.
c. The Landsraad may bestow this award.
1: Limitation of Admittance
a. 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.
a. The Kaiser of Shireroth alone shall be allowed the privilege to
enroll persons in the Order of the Griffin.
a. The Kaiser may expel any members from the Order if he or she sees it
fit to do so.
a. Members of the Order of the Griffin shall not be compelled to swear
an oath, nor should any oath or pledge be written.
a. No secret codes or agendas shall be created, followed or
a. Admittance shall be secular. No church shall have any pull on the
a. The Order of Kampioens is a military order created to form a
fraternal bond between those most committed to protecting the nation.
b. The order also serves in some circumstances as an elite bodyguard for the Kaiser.
c. The head of the order is the Prime Kampioen and he may induct new members whenever he wishes with the permission of the Kaiser.
d. A member of the order is called a Knight Kampioen.
a. The Order of the Dragon honors citizens of Shireroth who have been
exemplary citizens or done some great act worthy of high praise.
b. 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.
c. Those inducted into this order may be called a Knight of the Dragon.
a. The Order of the Chimera honors those who are not and never have
been citizens of any micronation, but are nevertheless deserving of
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.
c. 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.
d. Those inducted into this order may be called a Knight of the Chimera.
a. 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.
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.
c. 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.
d. 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.
Chapter XI: Punishments
A: Banishment and Exile
a. The Kaiser, Landsraad and/or Provost may temporally banish an
individual from the lands of Shireroth.
b. Banishment is not permanent.
a. The Kaiser may permanently exile an individual from the lands of
b. Exile is permanent.
c. Only the Kaiser may Exile an individual.
1: Posting Restriction
a. The Kaiser, Landsraad and/or Provost may restrict the posting limit
of an individual in the Lands of Shireroth.
a. The Kaiser may cause it so that an individuals name may not be
uttered within the Lands of Shireroth.
b. Only the Kaiser may prescribe this punishment.
1. Monetary Fines
a. The Kaiser, Landsraad and Provost may impose monetary fines upon
b. Monetary Fines shall be collected only in the currency of Shireroth.
a. The Kaiser has the power to relieve an individual of all their
monetary assets within the Lands of Shireroth.
b. Monetary assets shall only consist of the currency of Shireroth and Shirerithian lands held by the individual.
a. Nobles may banish individuals from their lands.
b. The Kaiser may order banishment lifted from an individual.
a. A noble may censor individuals within their lands.
E. Removal of Title
a. The Kaiser and Landsraad have the power to dethrone a
b. The Landsraad must show good reason for dethronement before it may dethrone a noble.
c. Dethroned nobles are done so in disgrace.
2: Removal from Office
a. The Kaiser, Landsraad and Provost have the power to remove a
Minister, Prætor or other government official from office.
b. The Kaiser and the Provost alone have the power to remove the Steward from office. The Provost is only assigned this power should there be no Kaiser.
c. Individuals may only be removed from office for grievous abuse of the powers appointed them or grievous misconduct.
d. Nobles are not considered Government Officials for purposes of removal from office.
1: Final Jurisdiction
a. The Kaiser has final jurisdiction over all punishments issued by the
Kaiser, Landsraad, Nobles, Arbiter, or other government officials.
G. Further Punishment
1: Alternative Punishments
a. All punishments issued, which are not listed above, must have the written approval of the Kaiser to be carried out.
2: Physical Punishments
a. No physical punishments may be issued upon an individual.
b. Death cannot be sought as a punishment.