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To: The Government of the Principality of Tikal

From: The Empire of Persia

 

Greetings,

 

The Empire of Persia, hereby, invites you to Persepolis to discuss the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between our nations. As two great nations, we feel that a strategic relationship would benefit us greatly.

 

Signed,

The Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

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To: Empire of Persia; Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs

From: Principality of Tikal; Directorate of Diplomacy

 

Topic: Re: Diplomatic meeting

 

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

In the missive delivered by your diplomatic envoys, your nation expressed interest in realizing a meeting between your nation's sovereign ruler and our most exalted leaders.

After careful deliberation, the Ajaw and the Ix'ajaw, Prince and Princess of the Principality of Tikal, have decided to grace your request with their agreement.

Her Serene Highness, Ix'ajaw ichil Tikal, Cihuatlatoani Tlahtoloyan, Embodiment of Awilix, shall travel to Persia in 5 days' time, arriving by means of a specially-built Concorde, the only means of long-distant air travel fit for Her Grand Highness. With her shall come six fully armed and armoured members of the Royal Guard, as well as 66 of Ix'ajaw Shana'Kin Yaxchel Ik'nal's most trusted servants.

 

By the authority vested in me by Their Sublime Highnesses

Director of Diplomacy,

Clemente Marroquín Rojas

Principality of Tikal

 

 

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Five days later, on the dot, the heavily modified airplane approached Persian Airspace from the east, having landed in Japan to refuel. Its destination was of course the Persian capital of Persepolis.

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In the Imperial Capital of Persepolis, thousands of banners, representing Tikal and Persia, lined the storied avenues. "Welcome to the Empire!" was the common slogan used on most posters, which varied from small to large. Upon entering Persian air space, Imperial fighters would escort the fighters, with given permission of the Tikal Delegation. If permission wasn't given, the fighters would turn back to their home base. At the Emperor Bahadur Airport, an Imperial Honor Guard stood in formation, awaiting the arrival of the royal delegation. Upon their arrival, the Tikal delegation would be greeted by a rendition of their national anthem. After listening, Emperor Bahadur, surrounded by various Imperial dignitaries from the Senate, stepped forward, "Welcome to Persia. It's an honor and a privilege to have you here."

 

All men would then be directed to an awaiting escort, which would transport them to the Imperial Palace to begin official discussions.

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The first to leave the plane were the six Ba'ate'xiib, Tikal's equivalent to Persia's Immortals. Once they were in position, the Princess stepped out of the plane. She was followed by a procession of 66 attendants and servants, all clothed in traditional garb, contrasting nicely with the modern armour of the guards.

 

This certainly was the grandest welcome she'd had to date.

 

When the Emperor stepped forward and greeted her, she smiled and cupped her hands, placing the right in the left and then bowing lightly, greeting the man as Tikalian tradition demanded. "In lak’ech ala k’in, Shāhanshāh Bahadur ichil Ērān. It is a great honour being greeted by you personally."

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Emperor Bahadur smiled and nodded, "The pleasure is all mine, Your Royal Highness. I trust your flight was smooth?" Bahadur turned to direct the Princess to the awaiting escort. "I know those can be quite tumultuous sometimes." Upon reaching the vehicle, both state leaders would be directed to their specific seat, where they would continue the conversation to the Palace.

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"The flight was smooth as could be, thank you for asking. The Principal Concorde is quite a marvel of modern technology, after all." She smiles, following the Emperor to the vehicles and sitting in her designated seat. "I do hope you didn't have to wait for too long on the tarmac."

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Bahadur chuckled, "The wait was not long at all. As a matter of fact, you arrived much quicker than expected." After everyone was seated, the motorcade began it's journey to the Imperial Palace. In order to give the Princess a fantastic view of the sprawling Imperial Capital, the motorcade traveled on one of many elevated, super highways. "So Your Royal Highness, how is everything in your country? I do hope everything is going well."

 

 

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She nodded, not quite having expected that she had been faster than anticipated. Or perhaps he was only being courteous. Regardless, "Tikal is doing quite well, thank you very much for asking. In turn, how is the Empire doing, having achieved its independence only relatively recently? Well, I hope?"

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Bahadur smiled, "Persia is growing quite well, considering we just achieved our independence." Bahadur glanced over at the sprawling skyline of Persepolis. "Indeed, we are doing quite well." The motorcade came to a stop outside of the Imperial Palace. Outside, the Persian Immortals stood in formation. The Imperial delegation was then led into the massive complex, known as the Imperial Palace. Once inside of the conference room. "Please have a seat, Your Royal Highness.", Bahadur insisted as he grabbed a glass of water from one of his adjutants. "Please make yourself at home."

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The servants for the most part had staid near the airplane, only a few joining the Princess and her guards in the Motorcade. At the palace, those few servants requested to be brought into a side-room until the discussions were completed while the Ba'ate'xiib surrendered their weapons if asked to, but insisted on accompanying the Princess into the conference room.

 

The Princess sat simply on one of the available chairs after asking for and receiving a glass of water for herself. "Thank you very much. But now, let's begin the meeting proper, shall we?"

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Bahadur nodded, "I agree." He adjusted his grey tunic. "We share some of the same traits. We are two large and culturally diverse Empires. In addition, our foreign affairs policies tend to lean towards the same direction. Because of this, I believe we should work towards a strategic relationship. I'm leaning towards a strategic military and economic alliance."

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Tikal wasn't exactly culturally diverse, but the Princess didn't see the need to correct the Emperor. After all, only relatively little information about the average Tikalian citizen's daily life would reach the rest of the world.

 

"Another bonus is that we are both on friendly terms with Babylon. Yes, I do believe that a defensive treaty - optional for now, but perhaps to be reviewed in some time - coupled with an article concerning trade, and a declaration of Friendship would be a good initial choice. You wouldn't happen to have something of the sort prepared, your Imperial Highness?"

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Bahadur nodded and signaled to his adjutant, "Here is a brief draft right here."
 

 

In the spirit of cooperation and dedication to peaceful brotherhood, the Principality of Tikal and the Persian Empire, hereafter known as the 'signatories', do solemnly agree to the following articles. These articles will form the basis of all formal ties between the signatories, and bind them together as allied nations;

 

Article I: Mutual Defense - The signatories agree to the spirit of mutual, optional defense, in that if one is attacked, it would be considered an attack on the other if assistance is requested. Both nations may decline assistance or involvement from the other, but sharing pertinent important information or noncombatant assistance in the event that assistance is declined is highly encouraged.

 

Article II: Strategic Communication - The signatories agree to the spirit of strategic communication, to make the other aware of information that could be important to one anothers' sovereignty, and/or to prevent confusion about national interests and goals. Both nations are expected to maintain operational security over sensitive information. Both nations also ascribe to negotiate through cordial, respectable delegation panels or their ambassadors if in the unlikely event that the nations should have a dispute.

 

Article III: Embassy Establishment - The signatories agree to the establishment of embassies within each others national capitals, and allow for consulates to be constructed in major cities by request of the host nation. Both signatories promise to subscribe that these embassies are to be protected by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations in 1961.

 

Article IV: Economic Cooperation - The signatories agree to establish a strong relationship economically, lowering tariffs and export/import restrictions on one another's goods and services, except for certain technology deemed sensitive by their governments. Goods and services provided by one's nation, particularly sensitive military gear, if acquired, is not to be sold without express permission of the original purveyor.

 

Article V: Cancellation/Alteration - If, for whatever reason, this treaty is to be canceled, the terms of this contract shall be in effect for three months (OOC: One Week), following the cancellation. Alteration of terms must be made by legal representatives of both nations.

 

 

"I do hope you find that satisfactory."

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"Very much so, thank you." She looked through the dossier for a few moments to ensure everything was in order, and upon seeing that it was so signed the treaty.

 

For the Principality of Tikal,

Shana'Kin Yaxchel Ik'nal
Ix'ajaw ichil Tikal, Embodiment of Awilix

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Bahadur reached for his pen and signed the document.

 

Signed for the Persian Empire

Bahadur

Emperor of Persia

 

"Let the signing of this document usher in a new age of prosperity between our two states."

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"And an age of peace and progress."

 

Though the meeting might last a little longer with some pleasantries being exchanged, or a short tour of the building, the Princess would soon enough return with her guards and servants to the Concorde and leave the country again. A most positive meeting, she and later the Prince would conclude.

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