Imperial Decree 872
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 872
Contributions from Lichbrook
Whereas the Imperial Government, represented by the Imperial Envoy to the Kingdom of Lichbrook, Prince Hallbjörn Haraldsson of the Houses of Ayreon-Kalirion and of the Descendants of Freyja, Jarl of the Seven Ports, has with the Royal Government of Lichbrook, represented by Lady Nostalgia I the Eager, Countess of Amarr, Crown Councillor of Lichbrook, have negotiated a settlement on budgetary contributions to the Imperial Purse from the Kingdom of Lichbrook, and signed that settlement and entitled it the Tempus Keep Agreement, the text of which is annexed to this Decree, We do hereby make it known, that:
The Tempus Keep Agreement, the text of which is annexed to this Decree, is ratified.
The Tempus Keep Agreement is incorporated into the body of Imperial Law.
Section 2 enters force upon Imperial Rescript of the same, which We shall give upon notice from the Prætor of the Landsraad that the Royal Government of Lichbrook has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Tempus Keep Agreement.
We instruct Our Imperial Envoy to the Kingdom of Lichbrook to deposit with the Prætor of the Landsraad the deposition of the Imperial ratification of the Tempus Keep Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF We have caused the Imperial Seal to be affixed to this Decree which We have signed with Our Hand. Given at the Keep this eleventh day of Qinamu in the year after the death of Norton one thousand six hundred and forty-six.
THE TEMPUS KEEP AGREEMENT
THE KINGDOM OF LICHBROOK
THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH
CONCERNING AN ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION BY THE IMPERIAL STATE AFORESAID TO THE FEDERAL BUDGET
INSOMUCH the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Lichbrook and the Imperial Government of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth have recognized that the resources of the Imperial Dominions, which heretofore were the sole source of revenue for the Federal Government aforesaid, are insufficient to provide the funding needed to defray the expenses incurred by the Imperial Government in the exercise of the mandate conferred upon the Imperial Government aforesaid by the Charter of the Lands of the Golden Mango Throne and also being very aware that it would be prudent for the Kingdom of Lichbrook to make a monetary contribution to the collective interests of all of those who are Shirerithian.
NOW THEREFORE, let it be heard and known throughout the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and across the Borders Beyond that Countess Nostalgia I the Eager of Amarr, Crown Councillor of Lichbrook, and the Imperial Envoy to the Kingdom of Lichbrook, His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Hallbjörn Haraldsson of the Houses of Ayreon-Kalirion and of the Descendants of Freyja, Jarl of the Seven Ports, have in a spirit of cordiality and mutual understanding met at Tempus Keep in the City of Lichkeep and assented with one another to the following Articles of Agreement:
Article I: Federal Budget Contribution by Lichbrook
From the year 6448 ASC onwards the Kingdom of Lichbrook shall every thirty ASC years pay into the Treasury of the Imperial Government of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth a sum of money as contribution to the Federal Budget.
Article II: Size of Budget Contribution
The sum paid by the Land of the Three Lichqueens under the preceding Article of this present Agreement shall be the equivalent of 3% of the average Gross Domestic Product, calculated over a period of thirty ASC years, of the Kingdom of Lichbrook. The Gross Domestic Product shall be as calculated and established by the Royal Government of the Land of the Three Lichqueens.
Article III: Spending of Funds
The Imperial Government of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall spend the monies received in accordance with this present Agreement in accordance with the provisions of Section II of Imperial Decree 866. Any change in the structure of spending shall require a further agreement between the Kingdom of Lichbrook and the Federal Government. The Imperial Government of the Lands of the Golden Mango Throne shall be free to stash any surplus of the monies aforesaid into a Sovereign Wealth Fund or a Rainy Day Fund.
Article IV: In Case of Usurpation and Hostility
(a) In the event that a usurper takes control of the Kaisership, the Kingdom of Lichbrook may withhold any payment to be made to the Treasury of the Imperial Government of the Lands of the Golden Mango Throne under this present Agreement until such time such usurper has been brought down, provided always that it shall use such monies as part of the funding to combat the usurper aforesaid.
(b) Likewise may the Land of the Three Lichqueens withhold any payment to be made to the Treasury of the Imperial Government of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth when a Kaiser consistently acts and speaks towards the Kingdom of Lichbrook in a manner which is hostile and contrary to the Charter of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth until such time the aforesaid occupant of the Golden Mango Throne has ceased to hold the Kaisership, provided always that it shall donate such withheld monies to charitable causes.
Article V: Definition of Usurper
For greater legal certainty, a usurper shall be defined as anyone claiming to be the Kaiser without having been elected to the Kaisership by the Landsraad or having been designated successor to the Kaisership by the Imperial Decree of the previous Kaiser upon, or prior to, zir death or abdication.
Article VI: Entry into Force
This present Agreement shall come into force upon ratification by the Kingdom of Lichbrook and the Imperial Government of Shireroth in accordance with their respective constitutional processes and requirements.
Article VII: Instruments of Ratification
The Instruments of Ratification of the present Agreement shall be deposited as soon as possible with the Prætorum, the Office and Household of the Prætor, at the Landsraad Front Gate, which in turn shall notify the other Party of such deposit.
Article VIII: Duration of Compact
This present Agreement shall be in force until such time until such time it is terminated by either Party, provided always that ninety ASC years's notice be given to the other Party. The aforesaid shall not be construed to prevent the Parties to the aforementioned agreement to, by mutual consent, amend, revise, replace or otherwise end this present Agreement.
FOR THE KINGDOM OF LICHBROOK:
Countess Nostalgia I The Eager of Amarr
Crown Councillor of Lichbrook
FOR THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH:
Imperial Envoy to the Kingdom of Lichbrook
12 Qinamu 1646 / 9 Bilskirnir 16
Imperial Decree 872: Contributions from Lichbrook
Tempus Keep Agreement, which govern budgetary contributions from Lichbrook to the Imperial Purse, is ratified, and will enter force upon Imperial Rescript.