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Magnum Opus

 

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Opening Statement:

Let the word go forth this 10th day of December, in the Year of Jack Layton two thousand and sixteen: Magnum Opus is made flesh.  In order to promote international co-operation and to achieve international peace and security Magnum Opus will not resort to war with one another, will prescribe open, just, and honorable relations between each other, will abide by some manner of international law or another that may or may not yet exist, and will maintain scrupulous respect for all treaty obligations amongst organized peoples.

Sovereignty:

In forming this Bloc, we, the undersigned and overjoyed, hereby covenant to respect and maintain the full sovereignty of each signatory hereto.  Know ye, O Bob, that while severally sovereign, we are jointly Voltron, coming together as needed to form a whole greater than the sum of our parts.

Defense and Aggression:

Should any signatory come under attack unprovoked, the full and unfettered might of the other signatories will be visited upon the attacker(s), including without limitation intelligence and financial aid. 

Should any signatory find it necessary or desirable in its sovereign discretion to visit war upon outsiders, other signatories shall retain the right, each in its sovereign discretion, to provide or not provide any and all manner of assistance.

The Bloc retains the right to defend as a Bloc any alliance treaty-bound to any signatory hereto, if that be the will of the Bloc in its joint discretion as determined case by case, from time to time.

In times of emergency a military advisor Cabinet shall be formed, not to be confused with the Governing Council not yet described in this document.  This Cabinet will ideally be composed of the military strategists of each member alliance and will serve the Council to the best of their ability.
 
Senate:

Notwithstanding the various color spheres within the Bloc, signatories agree to support unequivocally the senators and policies of the other signatories. 

The Magnum Opus Council:

2.  We will form a Council from our member nations headed by a Secretary who shall be tasked with herding the sheep.  This person will be selected from the general membership in a manner much like the NHL All Star game before Bettman ruined it.
3.  This Council will be made up of Representatives from each member alliance, the number shall be two.  Not one, lest thee continue counting to two, definitely not three, and four is right out.  Each Representative gets one vote.  This is assuming two active people can be found.  It is not important how these people are selected within each party so long as it is done fairly in the eyes of said alliance.
4.  The Council shall meet from time to time, even if just to !@#$%^&*.
5.  If Council Representatives or the Secretary are found to be screwing around those in Magnum Opus with more common sense may bring the law to them in the form of Street Justice.
6.  The Secretary may have as many sub-secretaries as he or she wants in order to handle the paperwork.
7.  The Council meeting will occur at a rotating forum location for as long as this game lasts.
12.  Any squabbling between members of Magnum Opus should be discussed in an open manner at a meeting of the Council.  The squabbling will be limited to 140 characters or less per squabbler.
13.  The Secretary will have to listen to this squabbling and determine what in the hell.

Special Occasions:

If for some reason a vote is needed to settle a dispute between signatories, a Council majority vote of signatories is needed to settle the dispute, the result of which vote shall be honored by all signatories party to the dispute.

Outside Relations:

From time to time signatories may wish to propose and extend membership in the Bloc to other alliances.  New alliances may join Magnum Opus, on a unanimous Council vote of all member alliances, at which time all rights and responsibilities of the Bloc will extend to the new alliance.

If some external party has an issue with a member alliance of Magnum Opus and are not gaining any traction with them diplomatically, they may bring it to the Council and see if that goes any better for them.

Expulsion:

Any signatory undertaking actions or inactions deemed detrimental to the well-being of the bloc shall be subject to expulsion upon a unanimous vote of the Council, excluding the votes of the representatives of the party in question.  It is presumed that signatories will endeavor diligently and in good faith to resolve any issues between them, before the prospect of expulsion is raised.

Cancellation:

Should any signatory determine that its path is no longer well-served by membership in the Bloc, it may exit 72 hours after serving written notice to the Bloc.  During this 72-hour window, all rights and responsibilities of the alliance, and of the Bloc toward the alliance, remain in full force and effect.


Signed for,


Federation of COBRA:

 

General Kanabis, King Cobra

Kashmir:

/s/ Kashmir

Screaming Red Asses:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgX-fKE6cJg

Protectorate of Sovereign Socialist Ententes:

pjk11, Commissar
Alonso Quixano, Prime Minister
andrewb610, Senator

Varangian Guard:

Signed,
Jack Layton, Hilmir of the Varangians, OC, OBE, VC, DSC, Lord of All Asia
Morphine, Formaelandi of the Varangians, Keeper of the Eight Virgins, Spiritual Leader of the Northmen

Edited by Morphine

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Has Kashmir abandoned its paperless treaty philosophy? Or did it even exist at any point instead of it just being in my imagination?

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12 hours ago, Blackatron said:

I agree wholeheartedly.

I second this agreement.

 

12 hours ago, kingzog said:

I still think 'Mockulus' was a better name.

All HAIL Mockulus!!!!!!

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Finally a counterweight to Oculus.  I only say this because Jack Layton and SirWilliam are worth 10 VE's :D

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1 hour ago, Roal36 said:

Has Kashmir abandoned its paperless treaty philosophy? Or did it even exist at any point instead of it just being in my imagination?

 

I guess with our name being on this paper we'd be no longer paperless.

 

And no, your head is fine, it did exist up to this point.

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I loved the paperless concept. It shows the importance of friendship and symbolizes the fact that some relationships can't be put in words. Myself I followed it partially till the Bad Life Choice fiasco. VG wouldn't recognize paperless relationships and treaties not published in OWF(leading to the BLC massacre as I stood watching) which is ironic considering Kashmir's role in promoting the concept.

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What are you on about? There are many times other alliances have not recognized Kashmir's relationships with other alliances for the exact reason that they are/were paperless. Perhaps some might have cut Kashmir some slack considering its stance on paperless treaties is well-known, but it went both ways. Just because you declare some vague relationship with another alliance with nothing to show for it doesn't mean that everyone will recognize it.

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cool alliance bloc we wish u the best I don't know any of u but kanabis but I know that dude can fight and wont back down and might have been an animalz brother in another life lmao:lol1: so if he says its cool ill trust him.

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2 hours ago, Jack Layton said:

What are you on about? There are many times other alliances have not recognized Kashmir's relationships with other alliances for the exact reason that they are/were paperless. Perhaps some might have cut Kashmir some slack considering its stance on paperless treaties is well-known, but it went both ways. Just because you declare some vague relationship with another alliance with nothing to show for it doesn't mean that everyone will recognize it.

Yes my mistake. I thought everyone would see reason like me. 

 

You declared a vague relationship with an unknown micro just ystd as I was bombing it and I took ur word for it and peaced out as soon as you asked.

 

I could do it despite knowing full well what you and ur allies did when you all were in my position in the BLC massacre.

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34 minutes ago, Montezuma said:

cool alliance bloc we wish u the best I don't know any of u but kanabis but I know that dude can fight and wont back down and might have been an animalz brother in another life lmao:lol1: so if he says its cool ill trust him.

You should leave LPCN and join Kanabis's army. Seriously. I am sure Rukunu won't mind you leaving aNiMaLz for good.

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No, I didn't. This was literally my message to you:

 

To: Roal36    From: Jack Layton    Date: 12/9/2016 12:44:08 PM

Subject: War with CSN

 

Message: Banned has brought my attention to this situation. I have informed the COBRA and JDA nations aiding CSN to cease at once and would ask that you kindly peace out with them as we are now in talks to form a protectorate. Your cooperation on this matter would be appreciated.

 

How is very politely asking that you peace out at your discretion because we were in talks with them at the time for protection a "vague relationship"? It's not vague at all. You chose to do so. We are now protecting them. You could have easily chosen not to peace out with them and I wouldn't have had any moral ground to deny you that right.

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19 minutes ago, Roal36 said:

Yes my mistake. I thought everyone would see reason like me. 

 

You declared a vague relationship with an unknown micro just ystd as I was bombing it and I took ur word for it and peaced out as soon as you asked.

 

I could do it despite knowing full well what you and ur allies did when you all were in my position in the BLC massacre.

 

Generally speaking when it comes to protectorates with micro alliances, treaties are not needed, largely because the fluid nature of micro-tier politics makes them a waste of time. The Imperium generally prefers document-based relationships, however because so many micro alliances are not very stable, there is no point putting them onto paper until they are better developed and are capable of supporting a true alliance sovereign.

 

In any case it's in bad taste to continue to pummel nations in the state of nature who desire peace, and continuing to do so asks for intervention from outside powers.

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20 minutes ago, Roal36 said:

You should leave LPCN and join Kanabis's army. Seriously. I am sure Rukunu won't mind you leaving aNiMaLz for good.

 

I'm not sure what the point of this comment is as it makes you appear hostile to the LPCN for some reason.

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Samething with BLC. Their leader asked me to help them and I tried to help them. But you and Kanabis didn't believe me when I said that BLC leader agreed to merge into TMG. You needed proof in writing that too published here in OWF. 

My relationship with BLC was as definite as urs with CSN but I believed u when said it in that message but u didn't give me a similar treatment with BLC. 

 

Edit; Replying to Jack.

Edited by Roal36

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