Contract of Vassalhood
Article I. I, the signer of this contract, pledge loyalty to the Monarchs of the Xanthiri and of Kesrith. I will view these entities as my liege lords, lord before all lords. I, the signer of this contract, will not do anything to endanger the integrity of the Empire. This includes but is not limited to: Insulting other nations without approval of the Liege Lord, using the Empire as a shield to hide behind, or using this contract to spy on any part of the Empire.
Section I: Land: I, the signer of this contract, understand that all territory that I possess belongs to the Monarch of Kesrith and the Xanthiri Republics. I, the signer of this contract, am limited in land dealings i conduct. I am allowed to receive land, but I am not allowed to let go of, sell, or in any other way decrease the overall land of Kesrith without first consulting the Monarch or the Senate.
Section II: Membership: I, the signer of this contract, understand fully that my agreement in any form to become part of Kesrith places me subject to this contract and my name and nation will be added to the list of 'signers'. There is no need to notify a newly admitted vassal that they were added to the list.
Article II. I, the signer of this contract, am willing to pledge my troops to the service of the Monarch of Kesrith if troops are asked for by any member of the Royal Family. If an alliance or faction of which i belong attacks Kesrith, any other vassal state, or one of the outposts of Kesrith, i will defend the Territorial integrity of the Mri Empire and counter attack accordingly upon request of the campaign's assigned Kel'anth or Family Member. If i fail in this my lands are subject to forfeit and can be seized by other Vassals or my Liege Lord, The Senate of Kesrith.
Article III. The Silver Talent is to be recognized as the official trade currency of Kesrith. Local Currencies may still exist and be used, but are to be limited to local areas and must be easily exchangeable with the Silver Talent. Vassal States are expected to collect taxes from the local populace and send 15% of the collected taxes to Kesrith.
Article IV. In the Event of an attack, the Monarchy will allocate warriors to defend the Vassal state. The Vassal State is expected to use all of their available forces during the defense. Also, if another Vassal of Kesrith is attacked Forces from each Vassal will be sent to help defend the territory of the invaded vassal state.
Article V. I, the signer of this contract, am aware that unless my species is considered mri that none of my citizens are citizens of Kesrith. Also that if they are not citizens of the Empire the punishments for laws against Citizens is doubled. An example would be if a Human male murders a Mri male the human male will watch a close relative of his die before being killed himself. This is to ensure that the Citizens of Kesrith feel safe when traveling to the far corners of Kesrith.
Article VI. All parts of Kesrith are to be open to trade with each other. Along with trade, citizens of individual Vassal States are free to roam the nation in pursuit of wealth and a livelihood
Article VII. If a vassal state decides it wants to leave the empire there are a few steps it must take.
1. The vassal must notify the Monarchy and petition the Senate before leaving.
2. The Vassal must return all land that was granted to it by the Empire.
3. The Senate will exchange hostages with the Vassal so that they can still be trusted.
i. The hostage from the Vassal will be the heir of the former vassal state, or the vassal state leader's most immediate relative.
4. Any and all technology loaned to the former Vassal must be returned intact and untampered with.
5. Failure of any of the above will result in the invasion and destruction of the former Vassal
Article IX. I, the signer of the contract, understand that the contract above is subject to change upon the location of an error or loophole in the system as the keeper of contracts sees it, and it is my responsibility as the Vassal to be up to date of what the contract states.