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&Phoenix wrote: ↑2020-03-14, 6:00
IMPERIAL RECOGNITION OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
WE, have assessed the situation in the Kingdom at large, and in the main operative theatre in Helsinki-Tallinn area; after intense meditation and consultation of the advisers in all planes, resolve that a State of Emergency exists. To uphold the operative condition of the Administration in all circumstances and serve and protect the civilians in the area:
§1 The Kingdom is recognised to be in military (SpecOps) administration. SpecOps is the executive arm of the Amber Planetary Ministry (corresponding to the sacral chakra).
§2 Imperial Authority is vested on the most senior SpecOps officer reachable in the encounter. SpecOps ID-cards will indicate the name and rank of the officers. Presenting a false SpecOps ID is a punishable offence.
§3 List of SpecOps generals (not shown)
I had the heart to promote many of the Generals to invest them with greater energetic authority, but I know they rather want to receive the promotions based on valor in executing their Missions, and many opportunities for glory await. (Promotions in SpecOps will only happen based on field performance.)
§4 Officers may recruit/promote on the spot, up to 3 ranks lower. ("Acting" commissions may be given up to the same rank as the giver.)
§6 Investitures are bypassed in VAL creating procedure: Completed Quests will cause VAL to be created by the decision of any acting knight of AOK (currently HIM, AOK-GM and HH Duke Nukem, AOK-C) by posting to this thread with details.
§8 SpecOps Special Agents (SA) are unauthorised to use deadly force. Basic rule for all engagements happening in neutral territory is that the SA shows ID and tells that he is acting on orders. If he has a request that is reasonable, obey him. If it is not, refuse it. If he asks to leave, allow him to leave.
Give all the possible help to the Special Agents. Do not deny, detain or harass them. They are acting in unison with the Universal principle of Greatest Good for All Involved, and are committed to helping the general population, especially in Helsinki in the time of crisis.
Full Rules of Engagement (ROE) will be updated asap.
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Phoenix wrote: ↑2020-04-21, 18:46IMPERIAL DECREE -- DISSOLUTION OF THE KINGDOM OF THE DRAGON
§1 have assessed the situation in the Kingdom at large, and in the main operative theatre in Helsinki-Tallinn area; after intense meditation and consultation of the advisers in all planes, resolve that there is no way for the Kingdom of the Dragon to continue without major reorganisation;
§2 resolve that there are no resources at hand to attempt such;
§3 are disheartened at the performance of many of the central people in the Kingdom during 45DW- ongoing, especially in the events related to the hospitalisation, which can be summarised as an epitome of incredulous, cowardly insolence towards the Source herself;
Now, therefore, WE:
§5 discontinue the involvement with the open-source project Kingdom of the Dragon, effective immediately;
§6 demand the repayment of all of our personal and "Kingdom" funds and other financial resources, equipment, vehicles, etc and dissolution of organisational structures with us as the sole or dominant stakeholder, effective immediately or upon written agreement, under threat of appropriate action on all planes;
§7 let SpecOps enforce all the provisions of this decree, after which it is dissolved.
I express my regret on the performance of SpecOps during the State of Emergency and will decide later whose service was worthy of honourable discharge.
COURT-MARTIAL CM49 TO TRY THE CRIMES COMMITTED DURING SOE (ONGOING)
CM49-§1 Special Operations has failed in their mission to "uphold the operative condition of the Administration in all circumstances and serve and protect the civilians in the area" during the State of Emergency, for which reason WE have decided to "discontinue the involvement with the open-source project Kingdom of the Dragon" (winding down of the project). Special Operations will continue to function until "all the provisions of this decree are enforced".
CM49-§2 Let a Court-Martial be set up with 2 Justices (address: "Your Grace" in the beginning of post/message, later "Sir") to try the crimes and other offences that happened or connected to events during the SoE. The jurisdiction is universal (all people and all crimes). The following people are appointed as Justices:
HG Justice Dragon, SA-GEN5
HG Justice Serje, SA-GEN4
The Justices act independently, yet verdicts are pronounced together, and they must agree on capital resolutions (Stripping of CharID, Banishment, Outlawing, Curse) else HG Justice Dragon takes precedence.
"I am aggrieved that not three flawless men were found in SpecOps to act as Justices."
CM49-§3 Court of Appeal is the Sovereign, HIM THE Dragon (civil or military court depending on SoE being in force), who decides first if appeal is granted. Non-capital resolutions may be effected immediately, capital resolutions earliest after the appeal is denied. Minimum 72 hours must be given for appeal, and appeal must be granted or denied earliest after 168 hours of deliberation.
CM49-§4 The Court may hold session using any means, public and private. Most of the proceedings are intended to be public.
CM49-§5 The crimes tried and the suspects/accused, will be found during the proceedings. At least violations of GMDL8, failure to uphold the Administration, failure to protect civilians, violation of the body of His Majesty, violation of the peace of Her Majesty, trespassing, conspiracy, fraud, theft, perjury, cowardice, desertion and insubordination are suspected at this point.
CM49-§6 The punishments include the following (main article):
1. Resolution. The court/arbitrator must decide how to continue. This is the important thing, resolving the state of the game.
2. Restitution, compensation, fine, court fees. Monetary punishments must be paid to the victim and to the court. In financial crimes, they may be paid to the Game as well.
3. Stripping of an Honor.
4. Demotion of Level.
5. Stripping of Nobility.
6. Stripping of CharID.
7. Banishment(, by sword or rope, depending on level). Ending the Character, so that a new one must be created. (Short-term bans are something that the legacy system does to keep people in fear that they can not use their assets or communicate, and even to deny them this ability. This does NOT have that effect.)
8. Outlawing. Refusing access to the Game.
Further advice (partial quote, emphasis original):
Phoenix wrote: ↑2019-11-09, 17:04I am not sentencing anyone to prison (physical punishment) for tax evasion (virtual crime). It is not right. Fines are the way to go.
Likewise if you detain people (physical crime), you do not walk away with fines (virtual punishment). You are liable to be punished physically yourself.
One can avoid physical punishment easily: Just do not disturb (harass, threaten, detain, use violence to) others when they play the Game.
They are untouchable. They don't bother you, you don't bother them.
And everyone plays the Game.
So you should stop disturbing others. Everyone is untouchable, except when they like it.
I enjoy cuddling You don't enjoy disturbing me
CM49-§7 "No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence."
Anyone may be called to testify. The witnesses must speak the truth. Also the accused must talk the truth, incriminating themselves. Speaking falsehood is itself an offence worthy of Banishment/Outlawing, depending on the level of the Character.
"This was already the 6th incarnation of my world-saving effort, but this time I did it having access to all the levels of the Galactic Mind, allowing myself to do everything. It failed, but I am not a quitter. Sooner or later after the court proceedings have consummated, I reserve the right to launch the decisive push towards planetary domination. The punishments now effected will stay in force during that as well, hence the only thing that you can effect by nonperformance during these proceedings, is harm to yourself and your own future prospects." More information.
CM49-§8 All SpecOps SA: Report to the thread for duty, pledging allegiance to me (free form; we will codify these later), latest 49DW105, you may be used as court servants etc, travel voluntary. I cannot promise compensation at the moment, therefore non-compliance results in immediate honorable permanent discharge from the Service. If the court finds that other actions have been dishonorable, that will be effected.
SecOps and other services have received their instructions.