Imperial Decree 922

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Kyle Kilynn of Waffel-Paine, Steward of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, gives praise to the gods of the many Shirerithian Peoples in the name of:

NOOR AS-SALAAM, by the Kharenah of Zurvan, Qaisar Baanooye Sathratiye, to her subjects and retainers, greetings, and unto the gods of Shireroth undying and unthinking obsequience.

Know that We, Mibaradardam be Khorshid va Mah Minamaz dadanam Zurvan, have in the first place dedicated to Zurvan this Decree which by his Kharenah is confirmed for Us and our heirs forever.

IMPERIAL DECREE 922: The Shire Iron Company

WHEREAS, the Iron Company is now headquartered in Jingdaoese territory pursuant to the government of Blackstone ceding its rights and freedoms to the Jingdaoese;

AND WHEREAS, the Imperial Government and States of Shireroth were happy and confident dealing with independent and prosperous Blackstone, a beacon of mercantile freedom;

NOTING now that the potential for disruption to the Shirerithian economy by outside forces utilizing Iron Company assets located in Shireroth is an unacceptable risk to the Imperial Government;

FURTHER NOTING that Imperial Decree 714 calls for the nationalization of assets owned by associates of the Apollonian Secessionists, now known as Jingdao;

RECOGNIZING that a state of hostility remains between the Imperial Republic and Apollonian Secessionists, without formal declarations of peace we must ensure the protection of our economy from potential outside influence from Apollonia.

The Imperial Republic, under the international law of nations, and under our very own Charter, is given the right to safeguard ourselves and protect the commerce and trade between our citizens and the several Imperial States;

THEREFORE, we do hereby assume all assets of the Iron Company in Shireroth including the Royal Iron Company of Goldshire and issue these rules for the governance of a new company in their places:

1. The assets of the Iron Company in Shireroth and the Royal Iron Company of Goldshire are hereby reorganized into the Shire Iron Company;

2. The Shire Iron Company is owned by the Imperial Government of Shireroth with the purpose to increase the wealth of the Imperial Republic;

3. A Board of Directors will control day to day operations of the Shire Iron Company: it is composed of one representative each from Elwynn, Goldshire, and Lichbrook, the Kaiseress, the Minister of the Interior, and the Minister of Military Affairs. The Kaiseress will serve as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

IN WITNESS OF THE SUBLIME MAGNIFICENCE OF OUR LADY THE RADIANT SUN WHEREOF We have caused the Seal of the Steward to be affixed to this Decree which We have signed with Our Hand. Given at the Keep this seventeenth day of Kuspor in the year after the death of Norton one thousand six hundred and forty-nine.


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