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Founded on May 30, 2007, the Mafia was a home for members of broken alliances after the last Great War. The Family grew and thrived off of the experience of veteran players that had decided to rekindle old friendships. Over our history we have been plagued with controversy, but have always stood proud and with honor. Today, with continued internal development strengthening our core member base, we are ready to start actively recruiting. We want you to join our family, a family that will go to hell and back for its members, to help expand our reaches and strengthen our internal workings.

We can not offer you government positions or massive amounts of aid. They have to be earned. What we can offer is an alliance that will care for you, protect you, and help you grow. We value loyalty and courage from our members. If these attributes are present they will be rewarded greatly.

If you want to join the family, just click the flag or the link in my signature. Below is our charter and our creed.

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Section I: State of Existence

This charter, Incognito, has been written on this day, July 19, 2007, to establish the existence of the Mafia and the rights of all members of the Mafia Family. Any member in violation of Incognito will be dealt with in accordance of the order of Family Justice and Law. The Mafia has established its self as a resident of the Black Trading sphere and resides there as a protectorate of the New Pacific Order through the Mafia-NPO Protectorate, ratified on October 10, 2007.

Usura Coactum Per Arma Vulgus Victum-Through Force Of Arms, We Conquer

Section II: Application for Membership, and Right to Deny Membership

Article I:

Any Nation in the Cyberverse may apply for membership and Inductance into the Mafia Family.

Article II:

Said Applicant must complete our

Omertá and comply with the Oath of silence.

Article III:

Applicants can be rejected membership into the Family for no reason without argument. Applicants will not be accepted IF:

They are currently at war

They are a member of a ZI list

They are currently aiding a nation serving in a major conflict

They are currently aiding a known rogue or a member of a ZI list.

They are currently a member of another alliance

They have a past history of misbehavior

Article IV:

All new members are entitled to our new member aid package if they are beneath 1000 infrastructure.

Article V:

It is preferred, though not required, that Members of the Mafia are members of the Black trading sphere.

Section III: Rights and Values of the Family

Article I:

All members of The Mafia Family are entitled to the right of freedom of speech and the will of free thought. Members of the Mafia are also given the right to request information when necessary through Section IV: Freedom of Information.

Article II:

Family Moderators reserve the right to delete your post without notice. This is to prevent an international incident to occur over something very inane.

Article III:

As a member of the Mafia Family you are entitled and encouraged to voice your opinions and ideas in all areas of the Mafia Forum visible to you. Spam is encouraged in the appropriate areas. Spam in a non-spam zone is an offense that can warrant a warn level increasing. Constant spam in non-spam areas will result in a ban from the Mafia and posting access revoked from the Mafia forums.

Article IV:

Members of the Mafia are like family and thus they respect each other as such. Chivalry is a much desired trait and one that members of the Mafia should display. Family members should be willing to help other family members out in times of need with nothing expected in return. Family members should treat each other with respect and good will on both the Mafia forums and equally important on the CyberNations forums.

Article IV:

Members of the Mafia are expected to treat their superiors with respect at all times and to follow orders when logical.

Section IV: Freedom of Information

Article I:

Any member of the Mafia has the right to request viewing to de-classified documents and classified documents that the Commission has approved for viewing.

Article II:

The Commission, along with the Senior Council has the ability to deny any request made by a member on the grounds it could risk the security of the Mafia.

Article III:

Classified Information will be declassified by either the Senior Council or the Commission once it has been determined the information will not risk the security of the Family.

Section V: Hierarchy

Article I:

The Hierarchy of the Mafia consists of the Commission and the Senior Council. The Head of State, The Don, has a supervisors role, monitoring the activity of the two Councils. The Don has veto powers but is trusted to only use them when deemed necessary.

The Mafia leader is the Head of State (other titles for the same position include The Don, Cappo de Cappos, and the God Father) who over sees all activities in the Mafia and watches the Senior Council and their various Departments.

Article II:

The Senior Council consists of the Acting Ministers and their Co-Ministers. These Councilors run the various departments of the Mafia based of the protocol developed by the Commission and the Head of State. They control the Mafia’s Various Departments such as War and Finance. The Ministers will create their own systems for running their various departments. This will also be monitored by the Commission and Head of State.

Article III:

The Commission is a group of Family members who act as advisors to the Head of State and are appointed by the Head of State. There is no set number of Commission members. Their duties are varied based on the needs of the Head of State. The Commission work with the Head of State to run the Mafia.

Section VI: Head of State, The Cappo de Cappos

Article I:

The Head of State of the Mafia rules as the Supreme Chancellor of the Mafia. He has complete executive power over the Mafia and the activities of the Senior Council and Commission, unless he steps down or is found guilty of any crime during a family trial. In this case the Head of State will be removed of all power.

Article II:

The Head of State will serve for an unspecified period of time. The Head of State may serve of as long as they wish as long as they are not in violation of Section VI Article I.

Article III:

The Signature of the head of State is required on all major treaties (MADP, MDP, PAIT, Protectorates) and in an amendment to Incognito.

Article IV:

The Head of State is the only person who has the power to appoint a member of the Mafia to the Senior Council.

Article V:

The Head of State selects his own replacement when he is ready to step down. In the case a replacement is not selected by the Head of State, the Commission will select a replacement.

Section VII: The Acting Ministers of the Senior Council

Article I:

Members of the Senior Council are appointed by the Head of State. Ministers Include the Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of Finance, Chief Recruiter, and Director of Education.

Article II:

It is the duty of the Minister of Defence to provide protection for members of the Mafia Family by any means necessary. The Secretary of Defence will work to the best of his ability to organize military divisions and create battle plans during times of hardship. The Secretary of Defence will work alongside the Minister of Foreign Affairs in times of war to help organize battle plans and target lists. The Minister of Defence is also responsible for signing MDPs and MADPs.

Article IV:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is in control of all inter-alliance relations as well as making official Mafia announcements on the CyberNations Forums. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for appoint ambassadors and assigning them to alliances. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is also responsible for proposing treaties and making sure the Mafia adheres to the treaties. The Minister of Foreign Affairs must sign all treaties that involve the Mafia.

Article V:

The Minister of Internal Affairs is responsible for keeping Mafia members active on the Mafia forums, handling complaints and questions, and screening potential members of the Mafia. The Minister of Internal Affairs is also in charge of making sure that no spies are situated in the Mafia. The Minister of Internal Affairs is also responsible for making sure members of the Mafia are punished correctly if found guilty by the Supreme Court.

Article VI:

The Minister of Finance is in control of the Mafia banking system. The Chamber Master is responsible for organizing aid chains for new members as well as developing aid systems for times of war and for increasing the growth of older nations. The Chamber Master will help organize tech deals and will try to keep tech deals inside the Mafia.

Article VII:

The Chief of Recruitment is in charge of pioneering the Mafia’s member growth. Along with the Chamber Master of the Chamber of Commerce, the Chief of Recruitment is in control of the Growth of the Mafia as a family. The Chief of Recruitment is responsible to make sure the mafia is constantly recruiting as well as writing and supplying recruitment letters.

Article VIII:

The Director of Education is responsible for the constant updating and maintaining of alliance guides as well as the education of new recruits. The Director of Education is responsible for assigning mentors to new nations in the Mafia.

Section VIII: The Commission

Article I:

Members of the Commission are are elected from the general membership of the Mafia. Senior Council members are not allowed to run in an election. Members must have been in the Mafia for over 1 month before they are allowed to run in an election. Commission members will serve maximum terms of 2 months, at which time an election will be held. Commission members can serve as many consecutive terms as popular vote will allow. Their term may be cut short if they step down or are found guilty of any crime by a family trial.

Article II:

The Commission shares the responsibilities that the Head of State have. They act as his secretaries and his voice when announcements must be made. They are entitled to the same respect as the Head of State.

Article III:

Members of the Commission serve of the Commission for a minimum of one month at which time the Head of State may wish to remove them from their position. This allows a smooth transition from the reign of one Head of State to another as the Commission can help educate the new Head of State on the protocol of his predecessor.

Article IV:

If a Head of State is removed without announcing a replacement, the Commission will select a replacement.

Article V:

Members of the Commission can be removed from their position at anytime under the following circumstances:

A Majority of the council deems said member to be a problem

Or

Said member is placed on trail in front of the Supreme Court. If found guilty the member would be permanently removed from the Commission.

Section IX: Foreign Policy

Article I:

The Mafia does not believe in war as a tool of personal advancement. All attacks on unaligned or alligned nations for the purpose of individual profit (i.e. techraiding) is considered a crime.

Article II:

The Mafia believes in using diplomacy to solve all problems, but if diplomacy fails the family will defend itself. The Mafia will try to work out contacts peacefully and expects other alliances to conduct themselves in the same manner.

Section X: Ratification

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On this date, November 24, 2007, this document will be made law with my signature.

A God Amongst Men, Defender of Truth

Founded of the Mafia, Man of Honor

Ex Cappo de Cappo

Emperor Marxus IV

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The Creed of the Cosa Nostra

Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus - We are slaves of the law so that we may be able to be free.

Commissioned by Don Steve and Don Marxus.

Written and Created by Serberus – Minister of Internal Affairs.

Creed Enactment One:

The word of the current ruling Don is to be followed to the paramount without question or hesitation unless with that there is reasonable concern for the alliance, for the Mafia. The actions of the current running Don are not to be questioned. Any disobedience to Creed Enactment One will been viewed in the most negative of lights, consequently being viewed as High Treason to the family and to the Don and any such act or behaviour could result in severe punishment, trial without a jury, and possible banishment from the Mafia. Creed Enactment One (i): As the Don’s word is law, the Creed can be viewed as the written version of the Don’s law and the rules of the Mafia, thus as this is the case and as the laws of the Mafia may change thus the written version of the Don’s law, the Creed, is subject to any amendments that are relevant to the current situation and current Don without need for suitable explanation or reason. The Mafia is not a democracy; it is run by a leadership and an ultimate ruler, the Don. (ii) As the Creed can be viewed as the law of the Don, every member must comply completely to the doctrine of the Creed at all times otherwise face punishment.

Creed Enactment Two:

All members of the Mafia will be perceived as innocent until found/proved guilty. Any crime that is committed or alleged to have taken place must warrant an investigation and trial, whether this be attended or not. All members are asked to tell the truth at all times, any lying or misinformation could be used against them in the future. All members have the right to appoint an advisor, unless stated otherwise in the Creed for certain punishable crimes. Advisors will not be viewed negatively or detrimentally for aiding another member, whether the offender is found guilty or proved innocent.

Creed Enactment Three: Concerning treason.

Treason to the Mafia can be defined as any negative behaviour or communication/message/conversation whether private or public that can be perceived as being a slur or blatant attack upon the alliance. High Treason refers to any negative behaviour or communication/message/conversation whether private or public that can be perceived as being a slur or blatant attack upon the Don or the leadership of the alliance. The act of treason will result immediate suspension from the alliance forums and trial without personal attendance. The trial and the punishment of the offender are always to be conducted by the highest-ranking members of the alliance. The act of High Treason will result in immediate suspension from the alliance forum, instant declarations of war from alliance members to fill all war slots, without military action, and trial without personal attendance or defence. Again the trial and the punishment of the offender will be conducted by the Don and/or the highest-ranking members of alliance.

Creed Enactment Four: Spying.

Spying can be defined as any deliberate act of gathering/gaining information, of any kind, for any other CN member or alliance, which could have a detrimental effect upon the Family. In addition, spying can also be defined as working undercover within the Mafia for another alliance. Any member found or suspected of spying against our alliance for another alliance will be immediately banned from the forum and could face trial without personal attendance nor council. Spying will be seen as High Treason against the Don and the Mafia and will be dealt with accordingly. Regardless of other punishments handed down by the Don, the spying nation will be ZI’d by our alliance regardless of any other alliance support. The spying alliance will not intervene due to the fact that the spy swore an oath to the Mafia and thus has broken it by spying against the alliance.

Creed Enactment Five: Concerning tech-raiding.

Tech-raiding is utterly banned by decree of the Don and the leadership as is a punishable offence. Tech-raiding can be any intentional act of warfare with the sole purpose of gaining technology or financial profit, whether hidden or overt. There is to be a two-strike policy with regards to those who are found to be tech-raiding. Any member found to be tech-raiding after there first strike is to be immediately punished by the Don and the high ranking members of the Mafia. Tech-raiding is banned due to the negative consequences that can arise from attacking other nations.

Creed Enactment Six: Tech-farming/trading.

Tech-farming/trading is the selling or buying of technology in order to gain a profit in order to expand or increase technology stockpiles for expansion. Tech-farming is a purely internal system and not to be used in order to aid outside CN members or alliances unless the member specifically gained the permission of M.F.A or M.O.I.A. If any member is found aiding and/or abetting other alliances through tech-farming/trading without permission of M.F.A or M.O.I.A or the Don, they will face trial for crimes against the alliance in that such actions can increase the power and standing of other, possibly rival alliances.

Creed Enactment Seven: Concerning unauthorised wars and battles.

No war or battle can take place without authorisation from the M.O.D. or the Don, unless such battle is self-defence, in that the Mafia nation in question is attacked by another nation. In light of this, any nation that is attacked and must defend itself must report this immediately to the M.O.D. for further assistance and advice. Any battle, whether defensive or offensive, that takes place without consent of the M.O.D. or the Don will be viewed as unauthorised and subject to punishment for breaking the rules of the Creed. Creed Enactment Seven (i): Unauthorised wars or battles can be viewed as tech-raiding and if found to be so will result in the relevant punishment (Ref Creed Enactment Five). Creed Enactment Seven (ii): Unauthorised wars or battles could also be seen as blatant attack or detrimental behaviour towards the Mafia and be viewed as disrespect to the M.O.D. and the Don and therefore could be viewed as treason, as such behaviours could lead to an alliance war. Offence and subsequent punishment could be that of treason (Ref Creed Enactment Three). Creed Enactment Seven (iii): If found to be neither (i) or (ii), punishment will be dealt with and decided individually by M.O.D. and/or the Don.

Creed Enactment Eight: Aiding and/or abetting a criminal.

It is illegal to aid and/or abet a criminal whether this be deliberate or accidental, known or unknown. All incidents of such acts will be investigated individually to assess the extent of the members knowledge of the criminal acts they may have witnessed or taken part in, whether aware of the fact or not, in order to find out whether the member is guilty or merely an innocent bystander helping another member without knowledge of any criminal act. Ignorance is to be viewed as not an excuse for aiding and abetting a criminal. Members are to always be vigilant and never act without due consultant with the relevant ministry or official. In addition, it is the duty of all members to constantly aware of the actions of others and if the event arises wherein a member’s activity is suspicious it should be reported immediately to the MOIA or any relevant leadership official. Failure report any suspicious activity could result in being viewed as aiding and/or abetting a criminal. Punishment for aiding and/or abetting a criminal can result in trial and punishment, decided by the Don and relevant leadership officials. Any member that aids a criminal in a criminal act will be accountable as if they were the criminal and punished accordingly.

Creed Enactment Nine: Financial fraud against the Mafia.

Financial Fraud against the Mafia, henceforth to be referred to as FFM, can be defined as stealing funds from the Mafia by gaining financial support under false pretences and thus causing a detrimental effect upon the alliance. Therefore, the offender of theft from the alliance may be subject to trail with an advisor however theft dependant on the enormity of such actions may be perceived in a more serious by the leadership and thus be subjected to the definition of treason to the alliance (Ref Creed Enactment Three). The former use of the word “prosecutors†refers to those members of the leadership acting as the prosecution for the above mentioned crimes against the alliance.

Creed Enactment Ten: Membership purely for financial aid.

Such a crime relates to nations signing up to the alliance purely in name of gaining new member aid without real care or wish to be in the alliance. Such a crime is detrimental to the infrastructure of the alliance thus resulting in less aid for those members who wish to be a part of our great and glorious alliance. In addition to this, such a crime reduces the alliance’s growth and thus reduces our power within the CN world and so should be dealt with and punishable to that of financial fraud (Ref Creed Enactment Nine).

Creed Enactment Eleven: Misinformation.

Misinformation is the overt or deliberate giving of wrong information for financial gain, espionage or improved standing within the alliance. The giving of misinformation can be highly detrimental to the alliance and thus must be punishable offence, the outcome of which to be decided by trial with personal attendance. Such a trial viewed objectively and individually by the Don and the chosen members of the court. The punishment will be dependant upon the decided severity of the crime and again will be decided individually. If it is found that the giving of misinformation was purely for the sole intent of espionage, the offence may be viewed in the same light as spying and so subject to the punishment of spying (Creed Enactment Four).

Creed Enactment Twelve: Misinformation – False Accusations.

The giving of false accusations against any member of the alliance is a punishable offence. The giving of a false accusation can be perceived as misinformation (Creed Enactment Eleven), however, such an offence is considerably different and more serious due to the fact that accusing a member falsely of a crime that they did not commit could lead to a loyal member been banished from the alliance and a traitor remaining. If a member is found to have falsely accused another member of a crime they did not commit that member is to be immediately suspended from the forums and trial without personal attendance.

Creed Enactment Thirteen: Concerning ghosts within the alliance.

With regards to the definition of ghosts, a ghost refers to those nations who may be using the name of the Mafia as a cover of protection without any affiliation with the alliance, thus resulting in reduced reputation and possible war against our alliance if these ghosts step out of line and use the alliance “affiliation†to protect their nation. In addition, a ghost can also refer to a nation that has sworn the Omerto and become a Mafia member but after the initial registration no longer affiliates with the alliance with cause or reason to become unaffiliated thus using the alliance name as protection. Such a crime and the search for ghosts falls under the jurisdiction of the MOIA and MOIA departmental officials. The MOIA has the right to question any member who is suspected to be a ghost or an inactive member. Any member found to be guilty of ghosting will be subject to banishment from the alliance and having any affiliation with the alliance of which they will be given a week’s grace in order to change their alliance affiliation or be subject to justified attack by the alliance in conjunction with MOD officials.

Creed Enactment Fourteen: Membership without purpose.

Membership without purpose refers to members who join without any intention of working with the alliance, very similar to the crime of ghosting (Creed Enactment). Membership without purpose refers to those members who may post sparingly to begin with and then never after their initial cooling period within the alliance thus using the AA as protection against outside attack. In addition, a member who is charged with the offence of membership without purpose must also ignore extreme inactivity warnings from the M.O.I.A and M.O.I.A officials. Those members who are occasionally inactive will not be charged with membership without purpose only those members who truly use the alliance in a ghosting fashion. Membership without purpose uses valuable resources of the alliance, especially financially thus such an offender could be liable for charges of Financial Fraud against the Mafia (Creed Enactment Nine) and possibly the crime of ghosting (Creed Enactment). Therefore, punishment of such crime will be decided by trial without personal attendance due to the fact that the member has refused to use the forums or communicate with any of the leadership or M.O.I.A or its officials. The trial and the punishment to be decided by the Don and the chosen members of the leadership.

Creed Enactment Fifteen: Concerning Inactivity.

It is to be known that inactivity is not a crime. Members are allowed to be inactive within the forums or within the CN world. It is preferable that members make the leadership aware of this fact. Standard procedure for such cases, as holidays, lack of internet or other problems should be reported to the M.O.I.A or an M.O.I.A official in order to protect the absent members nation in conjunction with the M.O.D. Any private matter of absence which a member wishes to make the M.O.I.A aware can be sent via PM to the M.O.I.A who will treat the absence with confidentiality. However, notice of absence is not a requirement of membership and hence a member does not have to make the alliance aware of their absence, however, if the M.O.I.A or the leadership contacts the member via PM on the CN world or via the supplied email address for whatever reason, it is a requirement that the member contacts that individual as soon as the member

Creed Enactment Sixteen: Emergency Executive Powers Act (i).

The Emergency Powers Act (i) refers to a procedure through which the leadership can vote to take emergency powers in the unlikely event that the current ruling Don becomes incapacitated, along with the absence of the founder, Emperor Marxus, whether this be incapacitation or long absence. In such a situation, the leadership will have the power to vote Emergency Powers to another member of the leadership to take control as a temporary leader of the alliance until such time that the Don or the Founder returns to take the reigns of power back.

Creed Enactment Seventeen: Emergency Executive Powers Act (ii).

The Emergency Powers Act (ii) refers to a procedure through which the Commission can vote to take emergency powers in the unlikely event that the current ruling Don becomes incapacitated, along with the absence of the founder, Emperor Marxus and the entire leadership, whether this be incapacitation or long absence. In such a situation, the Commission will have the right and the duty to vote Emergency Powers to another member of the Commission to take over as temporary leader until such a time that either the Don, the Founder or a member/s of the leadership return to take back the reigns of power. In the case of the leadership returning without the return of the Don, the leadership will follow the procedures of Creed Enactment Sixteen: Emergency Executive Powers Act (i).

Creed Enactment Eighteen: Respect for Members.

It is a requirement that all members show respect for one another, as a community cannot survive if members do not respect themselves. However, respect is also earned rather than given too freely. All leadership members must be treated with the utmost respect, as these members have been given the great and glorious duty of working for the alliance. The Don must be shown absolute respect. Any displays of a lack of respect will be viewed in a very negative light.

Creed Enactment Nineteen: Mafia Officials.

All Mafia officials, such as M.O.I.A “officialsâ€, recruitment officers and military lieutenants etc, are to be treated in the same manner as those members of the leadership. Such officials have been given responsibility and employment within the Mafia. Each official has been given specific powers and authority which must be respected.

Edited by Emperor Marxus IV
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