Pact of the Lady
By the Authority and Will of the King of Norland and the Archduchess of the Petra
Issued on, 14th of the Grand Harvest, 136 SA Issued on, 14th of Sven’s Day, 462 FifAeSF
The Kingdom of Norland and the Commonwealth of the Petra have, since the birth of the Commonwealth upon the continent of Nyrheim, found one another erstwhile distant. Yet the winds of fate have blown the two together upon the shore of Sólheim. The Lady Edvardsson, Ludmilla, has emerged as a beacon of friendship. Once a dear friend of the Arch-Duchess, Renilde I, and now the dear wife of Baldr, the Chieftain of the Edvardsson. With love and care, she has labored to weave a bond betwixt the two realms. With utmost care and deliberation she has brought this bond to fruition. May this bond grow ever stronger.
ARTICLE I. Sovereignty
The Kingdom of Norland and the Commonwealth of the Petra, hereon referred to as ‘the Signatories’, do hereby and mutually agree recognize each other’s sovereignty as independent and autonomous Human realms. This includes the right to fully rule and govern their Realms, territories, and protectorates as they see fit and take a non-interference policy toward said governance.
ARTICLE II. Trade
The Signatories do hereby agree to establish a single, tax-free trading stall within the bounds of their capital cities, Vjardengrad and Vallagne.
ARTICLE III. Free Movement
The Signatories do hereby agree to allow for free movement between their lands, allowing their subjects to travel unmolested. This does not extend to criminal acts, suspicious behavior, or moving of armies for warmongering purposes. If a subject of either Signatory is barred from travel, the other shall be informed in a timely manner within a single fortnight.
ARTICLE IV. Extradition
The Signatories do hereby agree to extradite for fair trial the subjects of their respective Realms should they be found accused of a crime, this only being in effect for crimes committed after the signing of this document. An observer from the offended Realm is authorized to observe the criminal process so as to ensure the article is not violated.
ARTICLE V. Military Cooperation
The Signatories do hereby agree to cooperate in matters of military training, hosting joint training so as to better prepare their Realms for conflict and dissuade possible aggressors from attack.
ARTICLE VI. Non-Aggression
The Signatories do hereby agree to offer assistance in times of hardship, however in the matters of war the two shall remain neutral. Offering no assistance to any belligerent in any conflict in which any Signatory is participating, unless it be determined to be on the side of both Signatories.
ARTICLE VI. Duration
The Signatories do hereby agree to adhere to this treaty for a duration of fifteen years whereupon the expiratory date the Signatories shall meet for renewal.
Our Will be known to all on the
14th of Sven’s Day, 462 FifAeSF at Vallagne, Commonwealth of the Petra,
By the Blood of the Herald, Balon Eiriksson Ruric, King of Norland, High Chieftain of the Rurikkid, Jarl of Vjardengrad, Defender of the Red Faith, Bulwark of the Norlandic People
HER MOST SERENE GRACE, Renilde I, by the Grace of GOD, Archduchess of the Petra, Marquise de Val d’Estenou, Countess of Temesch and Moere, Baroness of Garmont, Valfleur, Vallagne-en-Petra, and of the Phoenixspire, Defender of Liberty