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  1. ISSUED AND CONFIRMED BY HIS SERENE HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF SAVOY, 15TH OF SIGISMUND’S END, 1838 TO ALL OUR LOVING AND FAITHFUL SUBJECTS OF WHAT DEGREE AND RANK SOEVER, It pleases the Savoyard Crown to recognize Our leal subject, ANTONIUS VILAC, as a great servant to the Principality, and a protector of the Princely House. As such, the Savoyard Crown, with the authority vested upon Us by God and Our people, acknowledges ANTONIUS VILAC as the rightful title holder of the PRINCIPALITY OF VÎLACHIA, to hold and pass onto his legitimate heirs. He is trusted with keeping law and order within his holdings, upholding the rule of the ruling dynasty, serving the Savoyard Crown dutifully, and to raise his sword in defense of the Principality. IN NOMINE DEI, HIS SERENE HIGHNESS, Olivier Renault Ashford de Savoie, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Corazon, Count of San Luciano
  2. ISSUED AND CONFIRMED BY HIS SERENE HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF SAVOY, 5TH OF HARREN'S FOLLY, 1838 TO ALL OUR LOVING AND FAITHFUL SUBJECTS OF WHAT DEGREE AND RANK SOEVER, Following the request of the Prince of Sutica, CORWIN BARCLAY VON SAVOY, the title of PRINCE OF MERRYWEATHER is relinquished unto the LANDGRAVE OF ALSTREIM. As such, the Savoyard Crown, with the authority vested upon Us by God and Our people, acknowledges the transfer of the PRINCEDOM OF MERRYWEATHER unto ULRICH LOTHAR VON ALSTREIM, to hold and pass onto his legitimate heirs. He is trusted with keeping law and order within his holdings, upholding the rule of the ruling dynasty, serving the Savoyard Crown dutifully, and to raise his sword in defense of the Principality. IN NOMINE DEI, HIS SERENE HIGHNESS, Olivier Renault Ashford de Savoie, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Corazon, Count of San Luciano HIS HIGHNESS, Corwin Barclay von Savoy, Prince of Sutica
  3. ISSUED AND CONFIRMED BY HIS SERENE HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF SAVOY, 9TH OF GODFREY'S TRIUMPH, 1838 TO ALL OUR LOVING AND FAITHFUL SUBJECTS OF WHAT DEGREE AND RANK SOEVER, It pleases the Savoyard Crown to recognize Our leal subject, ERNST BARCLAY, as a great servant to the Principality, and a protector of the Princely House. As such, the Savoyard Crown, with the authority vested upon Us by God and Our people, enfeoff ERNST BARCLAY with the BARONY OF FREIMARK, to hold and pass onto his legitimate heirs. He is trusted with keeping law and order within his holdings, upholding the rule of the ruling dynasts, serving the Savoyard Crown dutifully, and to raise his sword in defense of the Principality. IN NOMINE DEI, HIS SERENE HIGHNESS, Olivier Renault Ashford de Savoie, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Corazon, Count of San Luciano
  4. THE LEX SAVOIA; OR, SAVOYARD LAW; WHICH SHALL STAND AS, The LICIT CODEX of the PRINCIPALITY of SAVOY, be such EDICTAL, CRIMINAL, or CIVIL in nature. C O N T E N T S B O O K I Of Rights B O O K II Of Succession, Marriagehood; And of Custody CHAP. I. ー Of Succession CHAP. II. ー Of Marriagehood CHAP. III. ー Of Custody B O O K III Of Criminals and Treason CHAP. I. ー Of Criminals CHAP. II. ー Of Treason B O O K IV Of Contracts, Feudal, and Social Obligations CHAP. I. ー Of Contracts CHAP. II. ー Of Feudal Obligations CHAP. III. ー Of Social Obligations Lex Savoia OF THE PUBLICATION, EFFECT, AND APPLICATION OF THE CODEX Article 1. B O O K I. OF RIGHTS 2. The Right to Self Defence - Every man shall have the right to defend himself when he comes under attack, so long as it is unprovoked. 3. The Right to Duel - Every man shall have the right to challenge their foe to a duel. If accepted, the pair may fight fairly, with at least one witness present. To interfere before the duel is yielded is forbidden. 4. The Right to Trial - Every man shall have the right to a trial, when accused of crimes of a heinous nature. 5. The Right to Trial by Combat - Every man shall have the right to forgo a proper trial, instead having a duel decide their guilt or innocence. Those who decide to embark on this do agree to fight their own battle, to the death. B O O K II. OF SUCCESSION, MARRIAGEHOOD; AND OF CUSTODY CHAPTER I. Of Succession 6. A marriage shall be a union between a man and a woman of the same race, and shall be performed under the Canonist sacrament of marriage. 7. If a man has many sons born in wedlock, he may not partition his estate amongst them without the consent of his heir. 8. And on whether a man, having an heir, can give any part of his inheritance to a son born out of wedlock, it shall be established that he cannot; a son born out of wedlock may not receive gifts, sale, delivery or pledge of estate from a father. 9. A man cannot disinherit his son and heir, and must reserve a portion of it as their inheritance, and thus cannot sell or donate the entirety of his estate; though if a man has no heir of his body, and that being male or female, then he may donate or sell the entirety of his estate. 10. And if a man possesses hereditary and purchased land, he may donate or sell any part of the latter at his will. 11. But if a man has many sons, all in equal standing to inherit, then he can give no greater amount to any one of his heirs; he may give, whilst he lives, that portion to which a son will inherit upon his death. 12. If one of those who stand in the division of inheritance should die without children of their own, then that portion shall be divided between their siblings. 13. If a son who has received seisin from his father dies in possession of such, then it shall be his next brother’s inheritance; on this principle land may never naturally ascend. CHAPTER II. Of Marriagehood 14. And of heirs, when a man has none of his body and does not sell or donate his estate, it shall be inherited by those grandchildren of the man; afterwards the brother, or a sister, and their descendants; after this the uncle, or aunt, and their descendants. 15. A third of a man's effects customarily shall be entitled to his wife should she out-live him; and though a woman may make a will as a man would, she may only do so with the authority of her husband if he is living. 16. If a man holds military tenure upon his land, that is to say he owes his Lord a levy or any other military service, or that he shall be a knight and hold land in tenure, then only will his firstborn son and heir succeed to his inheritance; if he have a daughter only then this shall remain true. 17. If a man holds socage tenure to his Lord, and that shall be defined as the tenure held without military service, such as a farming man, then the inheritance shall be equally divided amongst all his sons; without a son this shall remain true for his daughters. 18. It shall be that heirs are bound to the debts of their father, and his father, and his father; it shall ascend, and obligations are to be inherited as if they were land. CHAPTER III. Of Custody 19. It will be that an heir being under the age of fifteen cannot entirely execute the functions of a testament left by their ancestor; they shall be taken into the care of their Lord, and be exempt from their feudal duties until majority. 20. And if they be born a Plebeian, an heir to their fathers business or coin, then they will not have attained full rights to it until they are able to count money. B O O K III. OF INDICTMENT, INDICTABLE OFFENCES; SUMMARY PUNISHMENT; HARMING MAJESTY; AND REGARDING TREASON CHAPTER I. Of Criminals 21. A Man shall be considered criminal and be brought to trial if they: 22. Conclude the life of another Man, outside of a legally recognized duel, skirmish, or in self defense; 23. Attack another Man, outside of a legally recognized duel, skirmish, or in self-defense; 24. Thieve the property of another Man; 25. Spoil the property of another Man; 26. Trespass onto any property that is not their own, whether through physical force, intimidation, stealth, or otherwise; 27. Own another Man as a slave or indentured servant, unless that individual has been given such a status as punishment for a crime; 28. Seize another Man and hold him involuntarily; 29. Kill a whale for any reason; 30. Lay with another Man’s spouse, or to lay with another when you are wed; 31. Sell themselves in a deviant manner; 32. Attempt using coin, force, blackmail, or any other method, to hire or convince any individual to carry out a crime in their stead. 33. Attempt using coin, force, blackmail, or any other method, to bribe a member of His Serene Highness’ personal levy, palace staff, or Privy Council. 34. Enter the Principality of Savoy, whether in transit or through commerce, bearing any amount of bread or potato without proper rations of pork, mutton, poultry, or beef. 35. Act as an extrajudicial, wherein they attempt to deliver justice unto a criminal they may have helped apprehend. If a good samaritan has aided in the capture of a fugitive, they are expected to turn them over to His Serene Majesty’s men of the Esheveurd Brigade. 36. If he attempts to import any fish, living or dead, that has not been caught within the boundaries of the Principality of Savoy, or does not carry a special permit of import from the High Justiciar. 37. Speaks untruth to His Serene Highness, the Prince of Savoy, or expresses falsehoods under sworn Oath; 38. Perform magick in any form. 39. Perform other acts with hostile, malicious, or harmful intent. CHAPTER II. Of Treason 40. Attempt harm against His Serene Highness, the Prince of Savoy or His wife, the Princess of Savoy; 41. Attempt sabotage against the fortifications of Savoy; 42. Attempt to aid the enemies of Savoy, through subterfuge or other means; 43. Embezzle funds, arms, or armor from His Serene Highness’s vaults; 44. Raise an army against His Serene Highness’ forces, the Esheveurd Brigade. B O O K IV. OF CONTRACTS, FEUDAL, and SOCIAL OBLIGATION CHAPTER I. Of Contracts 45. A contract shall be binding by law, whether verbal or written. 46. If there is dispute of such contracts, then they shall be settled by the High Justiciar in Court, whereupon his word shall be final. 47. Contracts entered by force, or unwillingly, shall be considered null and void. Intoxication or bouts of hedonism are not an excuse for nullification, unless such intoxicants have been applied by another party. CHAPTER II. Of Feudal Obligation 48. Each man, whether they be plebeian, serf, or patrician, are bound contractually to their estates responsibilities and status, as proclaimed by the Edict of Springtime. 49. Each Patrician is expected and obligated to swear fealty to His Serene Highness, and all his successors. CHAPTER III. Of Social Obligation 50. A citizen of Savoy must be a baptised Canonist. 51. A citizen of Savoy must be law-abiding and good in nature. 52. A citizen of Savoy, for the mutual defense and welfare of the Principality and themselves, must carry with them a weapon. Members of the fairer sex are exempt from such rule. 53. A citizen of Savoy, with proper training or not, should be prepared to raise their weapons against enemies domestic and foreign. As His Serene Highness would wage war to defend his people, they too should be prepared to do so for him. 54. Where a crime has been committed against Savoy that affects the Many, it is expected that the people act as Jury. They shall, under the moderation of the Lord Justiciar, determine guilt or innocence. 55. Women must wear pious clothing in public spaces, covering their bodies from shoulder to wrist and ankle. 56. Men must wear pious clothing in public spaces, covering their bodies from shoulder to wrist and ankle. 57. If a man or woman does perform an act of heresy they shall repent before God and the Bishop of San Luciano, or his representative. If they refuse they shall, by the church, be punished as the Bishop of San Luciano sees fit. 58. If a man or woman does perform minor heathenous acts they shall, by the Church, be lashed a number of times and made to wear a large wooden cross for a duration of time as penance. 59. If a man or woman does perform major heathenous acts they shall, by the Church, be punished as the Bishop of San Luciano sees fit. If execution is to be delivered, the style of such beyond beheading must receive the approval from His Serene Highness or His heirs, or by a member of His privy council. 60. A heathen shall be, by the Church, punished as the Bishop of San Luciano sees fit. If they are invited to the Principality of Savoy by His Serene Highness, such a person is entitled to protection from persecution.
  5. ISSUED AND CONFIRMED BY HIS SERENE HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF SAVOY, 11TH OF SUN'S SMILE, 1836 TO ALL OUR LOVING AND FAITHFUL SUBJECTS OF WHAT DEGREE AND RANK SOEVER, It pleases the Savoyard Crown to recognize Our leal subject, CESAR II DE RIVERA, as a great servant to the Principality, and a protector of the Princely House. As such, the Savoyard Crown, with the authority vested upon Us by God and Our people, enfeoff CESAR II DE RIVERA with the BARONY OF RIVERA, to hold and pass onto his legitimate heirs. He is trusted with keeping law and order within his holdings, upholding the rule of the ruling dynasts, serving the Savoyard Crown dutifully, and to raise his sword in defense of the Principality. IN NOMINE DEI, HIS SERENE HIGHNESS, Olivier Renault Ashford de Savoie, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Corazon, Count of San Luciano
  6. ISSUED AND CONFIRMED BY HIS SERENE HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF SAVOY, 11TH OF SUN'S SMILE, 1836 TO ALL OUR LOVING AND FAITHFUL SUBJECTS OF WHAT DEGREE AND RANK SOEVER, It pleases the Savoyard Crown to recognize Our leal subject, ULRICH LOTHAR VON ALSTREIM, as a great servant to the Principality, and a protector of the Princely House. As such, the Savoyard Crown, with the authority vested upon Us by God and Our people, enfeoff ULRICH LOTHAR VON ALSTREIM with the LANDGRAVIATE OF ALSTREIM, to hold and pass onto his legitimate heirs. He is trusted with keeping law and order within his holdings, upholding the rule of the ruling dynasts, serving the Savoyard Crown dutifully, and to raise his sword in defense of the Principality. IN NOMINE DEI, HIS SERENE HIGHNESS, Olivier Renault Ashford de Savoie, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Corazon, Count of San Luciano
  7. THE PRINCIPALITY OF SAVOY “And I am the Lord GOD without peer, and My order is the holy order, and My law is the virtuous law, and all the blessings of the Virtue shall serve the righteous king and servant alike.” (Virtue 6:9). THE SETTLING OF SAN LUCIANO By Alexandre III d’Aryn WE, who stake new lands for the realm of men, extend our hand to those displaced, so that they may find themselves again. WE band of brothers, endowed by our birthright, do proclaim that the gilded age of yore shall come again. WE, who with fervour in our hearts, declare ‘pon this Springtime our Principality Savoy from this day till the ending of the world. TABLE I: THE SPRINGTIME EDICT WE, who stake new lands for the realm of men, extend our hand to those displaced, so that they may find themselves again. WE band of brothers, endowed by our birthright, do proclaim that the gilded age of yore shall come again. WE, who with fervour in our hearts, declare ‘pon this Springtime our Principality Savoy from this day till the ending of the world. THE PRINCE His Serene Highness OLIVIER RENAULT of the House Ashford de Savoie, Prince of Savoy and Duke of Corazon. Following his service in the 10th Nordling War, His Serene Highness withdrew to the Southern Frontier to stake his own land. Finding little by way of arable land, he was invited into the halls of Johanna, Queen of the Sutican Commonwealth. It was there that Olivier accepted an offer of vassalisation, and was granted a majestic estate in the Heartlands of the South. The Principality of Savoy follows an absolutist government. It is ruled by the Prince and governed by him alongside a Privy Council, and in the same vein will always hold ultimate authority within the territory. The Principality follows a lateral succession whereby the Prince may appoint any heir of his blood . TABLE II: THE 1ST PRIVY COUNCIL The Privy Council holds a collective responsibility for the maintenance and administration of the Principality. Above all, the Privy Council is tasked with the duty to aid and advise the Prince, and may be amended at will by him. The Privy Councillors are bestowed the distinction of Lord for the duration of their tenure upon the council, and are to be addressed by the courtesy of Excellency. The Privy Council is chaired by the Lord Chancellor and may convene without the presence of the Prince. In prolonged absences, interregnum, or minority the Privy Council is invested with the Regency of the Principality. I. The Lord Chancellor The Principality’s foremost minister is invested by the Prince to direct the government and execute his will. The Lord Chancellor wields penultimate authority in the Principality and may convene the Privy Council. The Lord Chancellor is granted the Signet of St. Humbert of Bar and is charged with the custody of the Great Seal of the realm. The current Lord Chancellor is William Alstion [Caranthir_] II. The Vicegerent The Principality’s tertiary authority is the Viceregent, seconding the Lord Chancellor. They do not possess any specific portfolio, and their main duty is to assist the Princely Chancellery in all its efforts. The Vicegerent is granted the Signet of St. Lucien of Ulmsbottom. The current Vicegerent is Constanzo d’Anpalais [Cobbler] III. The Lord Marshal The Principality’s highest military appointment is the Lord Marshal, holding the highest rank achievable by a serving member of the Esheveurd Brigade. The Marshal commands absolute authority over the military second to the Prince, and is granted the authorities to maintain, regulate and administrate the standing army of the Principality. The Marshal is granted the Signet of St. Peter of Gaekrin. The current Lord Marshal is Alexandre d’Aryn [Chennster] IV. The Lord Scrivener The Principality’s chief notary official is the Lord Scrivener. The Lord Scrivener is entrusted with the drafting of the Prince’s personal edicts alongside overseeing the bureaucratic motions of governmental legislation regarding the publishing and keeping of documents. The Scrivener is granted the Signet of St. Adrian of Leuvaarden and is charged with the custody of the Privy Seal of the Prince. The current Lord Scrivener is Darius Basrid. [egirlenemy99] V. The Lord Commissioner The Principality’s foremost diplomatic officer, the Lord Commissioner is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining the external diplomatic relations of the Principality, including the establishment of diplomatic offices, and conducting foreign affairs on behalf and in the stead of the Prince. The Commissioner is granted the Signet of St. Johannes. The current Lord Commissioner is Lomiei [Lomiei_] VI. The Lord Steward The Stewardry of the Principality is delegated to the Steward, who shall have full responsibility to maintain, regulate, and administrate residential and commercial properties. The office shall be divested with the command over the Principality’s ledgers. The Steward is granted the Signet of St. Catherine of Felsen. The current Steward is Selvia de Orsella [KiiwiFruiit] VII. The Lord Exchequer The finances of the Principality are invested into the Exchequer, who heads the Princely Treasury and is the chief accountant of the land’s income and expenditure. The Lord Exchequer is granted the Signet of St. Tobias. The position is Ernst Barclay [GoodGuyMatt2k] VIII. The High Justiciar As the Principality’s chief legal advisor, the High Justicar is responsible for maintaining, regulating, and administering Princely law and overseeing the courts of the realm. The High Justiciar is granted the Signet of St. Daniel. The current High Justiciar is Peter Margaret Rothesay [DelaneyG] IX. The Princely Coroner The Principality’s foremost intelligence services are in the responsibility of the Princely Coroner. They shall be responsible for military, domestic, and foreign intelligence. They shall undertake analyses for the operation of government. The Princely Coroner is granted the Signet of St. Richard of Adrianople. The current Princely Coroner is Mattis de Brellad [Malaise_] X. The Grand Knight Fealty is the most pristine quality; it is loyalty that has made the character of many figures of renown. The eternal knights of Savoy are the reflection of its honor: the princely charge bestowed upon this title is an arduous path like no other. The Grand Knight of Savoy is responsible for organizing the training of the squires and knights, to reflect their stature as stalwart men of prestige. In his duties, the Grand Knight is charged with the survey of His Highness’s land. The Grand Knight is granted the Signet of St. Edmond of Lachsin. The current Grand Knight is Ulrich von Alstreim [LithiumSedai] TABLE III: THE GRAND ASSEMBLY OF SAN LUCIANO Whereas dynasties of particular note settle within the Principality, there is a need for a medium to put forth their views on the incremental progress of the Principality. I. There shall be a Grand Assembly of San Luciano, invested with the responsibility to guide policy for the entirety of the Principality. II. The Grand Assembly shall be formed primarily of the paterfamilias of each Patrician dynasty; and the Plebeians shall have the right to elect a Seigneur to sit in the Assembly. III. The High Justiciar will convene the Assembly and chair it when it is in session. IV. The Grand Assembly must elect a Vizier, who is invested with the responsibility to upkeep public morality, guide and protect the customs of the people, and protect the public work of the Principality. TABLE IV: THE THREE ESTATES THE PATRICIANS The Patrician, by virtue of high office and birth, are the highest of the classes in the realm. Their status is hereditary, and the paterfamilias act as the head of the household. They have a duty to uphold and preserve Savoy’s traditions and customs through service to their liege, and dedication to their polity. Patrician families are expected to contribute to His Serene Highness’ prosperity through socage or military tenure in His Serene Highness’ personal levy. All Patricians have the inviolable right to set a duel upon those of their class, and them of the Plebeian classes; a Plebeian may do the same of their class, but not of those above him. The House of ALSTION The House of ALSTREIM The House of D’ANPALAIS The House ASHFORD D’ARYN The House ASHFORD DE FALSTAFF The House of BARCLAY The House of BASRID The House de BRELLAD The House of HELANE The House de ORSELLA The House of ROTHESAY The House DI SAROLA THE PLEBEIANS The Plebeian class is characterised by their libertas. That is, they are free men, but are distinguished from the Patrician's through virtue of being commoners. Plebeians broadly reside within the metropolis of San Luciano. Manufacturers, craftsmen and artisans by trade, their contribution to the Principality is immeasurable. The Plebeians are represented by the Seigneur of Savoy, a person of their class who they elect to sit in the Assembly, and who has a hand in city administration. Whilst the Plebeians enjoy libertas, some fields of high office are promised to the Patrician. The many Plebeians of Savoy serve the Patrician through a transaction-based system of clientele. In exchange for numerous services, including the creation or resourcing of goods, Plebeians are secured by their patron in money, protection, or favours. THE SERFS The serf class is the lowest of the estates. They include farmers, labourers, and servants. Serfs are obliged to their lord through a complex system of socage or military tenure. Although being the primary labour force of the Principality, serfs have limited participation in government due to the existing contract with their liege lord. While serfs may vote in the election of the Seigneur, this is granted by city officials begrudgingly, and is only given to the paterfamilias of each serf household. IN NOMINE DEI, HIS SERENE HIGHNESS, Olivier Renault Ashford de Savoie, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Corazon, Count of San Luciano
  8. Ayo just woke up from a coma, where tf is Felsen?

    1. Nug

      Nug

      ask in rp noob

    2. Astrophysical
  9. Nothing to see here. Carry on.

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    2. Z3r05t4r

      Z3r05t4r

      Carry on, Carrion.

    3. NicktheRed20

      NicktheRed20

      Y-You stole what I was going to say Zero ;-;

    4. Heff

      Heff

      They decided to defy the most powerful nation in Athera and assassinate the King @disco

  10. Hey Fat Tommy, what's up?

    1. nordicg_d

      nordicg_d

      fk of paul with these dumb **** statuses u make me so angry im ganna hang meself with my long knob

    2. Ford

      Ford

      he's a ph4gg1t

    3. Ser Paul Ryan

      Ser Paul Ryan

      wtf deano that was rude as **** wasn't even me m8

  11. CLINTON V BUSH: FIRST BLOOD PART II

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