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The Order Of Light (TOOL) welcome you to come and join in the success of the White Team. The sphere is one of the most united and prosperous around. Proven from its inception that great things belong here. TOOL itself is the embodiment of this prosperity and looks forward with every step to its future success - With you involved!

All interested Nations are offered the same advantages as most alliances around and with a set up ready to enable a great community to be had once the members start their TOOL careers. TOOL is nearly 400 nations strong and growing. We offer protection, aid, tech deals, trades, advice, and much more! Check us out.

Any wishing to join feel free to Sign Up on our forums. I guarantee a decision on membership within 48 hours of your posting in the New Applicants thread.

Forums - Here! TOOL!

Perma Gov:

Lord Captain Commander - grahamkeatley

Hand of Foreign Affairs - BamaBuc

Hand of Internal Affairs - OVERLORD Ikaru

Hand of War - Dodoei123

Hand of Finances - atora

Hand of the Light - dshagins

Inquisitors:

Mygocarp

William Blake

Council:

Locke426

LegendKiller

Duvack

Feigelinc

Willem

Shingo

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A New Age of Light

A new Charter for The Order Of Light

Signed and enacted into force on this glorious day the 18th of January 2008

Preamble

We, the nations of The Order Of Light, join together to form an alliance. We stand together in times of war and leave no one behind. The Council of the Light, led by the Lord Captain Commander, makes all of our policy, and we follow their commands. We establish justice and form a brotherhood of nations so that we may enjoy, grow, and protect our friends in The Order Of Light.

Article 1 - Membership

1.1: Admissions: In order to join TOOL, a nation must post an application in the appropriate thread on the TOOL forums. Before posting an application, a nation wishing to join must set its AA to "TOOL Applicant". All applications must be approved by the Lord Captain, any Hand of the Light, or an individual designated by the aforementioned parties. Once approved, the nation will be masked as either TOOL Academy or TOOL Member, depending on whether the person processing the application thinks the nation should go through the Academy. New nations will almost always be sent to the Academy. The nation must then set its AA to “The Order Of Light†or keep the AA of "TOOL Applicant" depending on whether it has been granted Academy status or full membership status. Everyone in our Academy is to use the AA "TOOL Applicant".

1.1.1: The Council may veto any admission to TOOL by a 67% vote.

1.1.2: All reapplications to TOOL must be approved by a 50% + 1 vote from the Council.

1.2: Membership Rights: Every member of TOOL has right to free speech and a right to protection as outlined below:

1.2.1: Free Speech: Every nation in The Order Of Light has the right to free speech. All nations can speak freely about what they think is right and what they think is wrong. The only people that can stop this are the Council of TOOL. They have the right to edit any posts or tell people not to post in certain areas or regarding certain topics. Other than that, every nation has the ability to speak their mind on both the CN forum and the The Order Of Light forum.

1.2.2: Protection: If a nation of The Order Of Light is attacked by another nation outside of widespread conflict, they are free to defend themselves against that attacker. If the nation attacking the TOOL member is in an alliance, we will talk to that other alliance immediately and work out the situation. If the nation attacking is not aligned, they will be punished for attacking us.

1.3: Resignation: Any nation can leave at any time they wish. To leave, a nation must post in the appropriate section of the forums, settle any financial debts they have with TOOL and change their alliance affiliation to not have "The Order Of Light" within.

1.4: Member Expulsion: The Lord Captain may expel any member at any time, but this may be vetoed by a 75% + 1 Council vote. Alternatively, the Council may expel any non-government member with a 75% + 1 vote.

Article 2 – Government

2.1: Lord Captain Commander: The Lord Captain is TOOL's Head of State. He represents the alliance, and oversees it to ensure that it is running correctly.

-2.1.1: The Lord Captain is classed as a non-elected government official and receives one vote on the Council of the Light.

-2.1.2: The Lord Captain is responsible for appointing the officials for non-elected positions. However, any appointment may be vetoed by a 75% + 1 vote from the Council. The Council will then vote on a new appointee.

-2.1.3: The Lord Captain may dismiss any government official. However, such dismissals must be approved by a 67% vote of the Council.

-2.1.4: The Lord Captain will serve for life, unless he resigns, goes inactive for 14 days or more without notice, or is impeached.

-2.1.4.1:The Lord Captain may be impeached at any time by a 90% + 1 vote of the Council. The Lord Captain may not participate in this vote.

-2.1.4.2: If the Lord Captain is inactive on the TOOL forums for 14 days or more without notice, a replacement will be voted on by the Council. Upon his return, the previous Lord Captain will be reinstated, provided that he wishes to continue as Lord Captain.

-2.1.4.3: If the Lord Captain wishes to resign his post, he may appoint a new Lord Captain to replace him. However, this appointment may be vetoed by a 75% vote from the Council. In the event of a veto, the Council will vote on a new Lord Captain.

2.2: Hands of the Light: The Hands of the Light, or just Hands for short, are second-in-command only to the Lord Captain. They assist him in running TOOL. One Hand leads each of the 4 main departments of TOOL as well as a "floater" who is not assigned to one specific Department but will coordinate with the the other Hands and fill in the gaps where needed.

-2.2.1: Hand of the Light is classed as a non-elected government official who is appointed by the Lord Captain and receives one vote on the Council of the Light.

2.3: Departments: Departments are responsible for a certain aspect of TOOL’s government. Each is led by a Hand of the Light.

-2.3.1: Department of Foreign Affairs: The TOOL Department of Foreign Affairs, or TDFA, is responsible for assisting the Lord Captain in conducting foreign diplomacy on behalf of TOOL.

--2.3.1.1: Hand of Foreign Affairs: The Hand of Foreign Affairs, or HoFA, is in charge of the TDFA. The HoFA is the main diplomat of TOOL and is responsible for managing TOOL’s diplomatic affairs. He will appoint the following officials to assist him in managing the TDFA. These officials may be removed from their position by the HoFA at any time, they are not government positions and are not entitled to a vote in Council forums.

--2.3.1.2: Deputy Hands of Foreign Affairs: The HoFA will appoint Deputy Hands of Foreign Affairs, or DHoFAs, to assist in the running of the TDFA.

--2.3.1.3: Diplomats: The HoFA will appoint Diplomats to represent TOOL abroad and liase with other alliances.

-2.3.2: Department of War: The TOOL Department of War, or TDW, is responsible for conducting TOOL’s military affairs.

--2.3.2.1: Hand of War: The Hand of War, or HoW, is in charge of the TDW. The HoW is responsible for managing TOOL’s military affairs. He will have the following officials to assist him in managing the DoW.

--2.3.2.2: Inquisitors: There shall be two Inquisitors whose role shall be to act a second in command to the HoW.

--2.3.2.2.1: Inquisitor is classed as a non-elected government official who is appointed by the Lord Captain and receives one vote on the Council of the Light.

--2.3.2.3: Regimental Lieutenants: The HoW will appoint Regimental Lieutenants, or RL, who shall act as liasons between TOOL nations of specific strength ranges.

--2.3.2.2.2: RL is not a government official and may be dismissed by the HoW at any time.

-2.3.3: Department of Internal Affairs: The TOOL Department of Internal Affairs, or TDIA, is responsible for assisting the Lord Captain in conducting internal management of TOOL.

--2.3.3.1: Hand of Internal Affairs: The Hand of Internal Affairs, or HoIA, is in charge of the TDIA. The HoIA is responsible for managing TOOL’s internal affairs, excluding finances. He will appoint the following officials to assist him in managing the TDIA. These officials are not government officials and as such do not have voting rights in council and may be dismissed by the HoIA at any time.

--2.3.3.2: Deputy Hands of Internal Affairs: The HoIA will appoint Deputy Hands of Internal Affairs, or DHoIAs, to assist in the running of the TDIA.

-2.3.4: Department of Finance: The TOOL Department of Finance, or TDF, is responsible for assisting the Lord Captain in conducting the financial and economic affairs of TOOL.

--2.3.4.1: Hand of Finance: The Hand of Finance, or HoF, is in charge of the TDF. The HoF is responsible for managing TOOL’s economic affairs. He will appoint the following officials to assist him in managing the TDF. These officials are not government officials and as such do not have voting rights in council and may be dismissed by the HoF at any time.

--2.3.4.2: Deputy Hands of Finance: The HoF will appoint Deputy Hands of Finance, or DHoFs, to assist in the running of the TDF.

2.4: Council of the Light: All government officials receive one vote on the Council of the Light (Council for short). These officials include: Lord Captain, Hands of Light, Inquisitors, and General Councilors. The Council will vote on all wars, treaties and any other matters of policy.

-2.4.1: General Councilors: Six General Councilors are elected on a monthly basis as outlined below:

--2.4.1.1: Election of General Councilors: 7 days before the beginning of a new month, nominations are opened. Members may nominate 1 candidate. Each candidate must be a member of TOOL and nominated twice in order to be eligible. The candidate must then accept the nomination in order to run. Once they have accepted their nomination, candidates may canvas by using alloted sections of the forum to post a mandate. 48 hours after nominations begin, they are closed. After 48-hours, voting opens and will remain open for 72 hours. Mandates will remain open during his time. Members may vote for 1 candidate. After 72 hours of voting, the top 6 candidates receive General Councilor status, and the previous occupants of those seats are no longer Council (unless they are re-elected).

--2.4.1.2: Should a seat be vacated for any reason before the full length of it's term the Council may co-opt a member onto the Council. This co-opted member shall typically be the the highest runner up from the last election.

Article 3 – War

3.1: Alliance Wars: A Declaration of War (DoW) against an alliance must be approved by either a 51% vote of the Council, an agreement by 3 Hands, or an agreement by the Lord Captain and two Hands. If the government decides to declare war, every member should be prepared and will be compelled to help come to TOOLs aid.

-3.1.1: Definition of Alliance for purposes of War: Any 1 man alliance with a protectorate, or alliance with at least 2 active members. This differs from the definition for diplomatic purposes, which is 25 members.

-3.1.2: Council elections may not be held during Wartime unless a Council seat is vacated.

-3.1.3: Espionage: Espionage is not condoned by TOOL during peacetime. During wartime, nation-to-nation espionage is condoned against enemy nations but alliance espionage is not condoned by TOOL. Espionage of any type against TOOL will be considered an act of war.

3.2: Single-Nation Wars: If a TOOL nation is attacked outside of widespread conflict, The HoW and Inquisitors have the decision over what to do with the attacking nation. This can be anywhere from Zero Infrastructure (ZI), demanding reparations, attacking until the nation surrenders, or doing nothing. No nation in TOOL may attack another nation without approval from an Inquisitor, a Hand of Light or from the Lord Captain personally.

Article 4 – Amendments

4.1: Amendments to this Charter may be made with a 75% + 1 Council vote.

4.2: In order to amend Article 5, a unanimous Council vote is required as well as a 72-hour public vote in which 50% + 1 of voting TOOL members votes yes. The entire alliance will be notified of this vote.

4.3: Sections 4.2 and 4.3 may not be amended, edited, changed, devalued, overridden, removed, canceled out, or otherwise compromised in any way.

Article 5 - Disbandment

5.1: In order for TOOL to disband, the Lord Captain must cast a motion which must then be unanimously approved by the Council. A 72-hour public vote will then take place in which 75% + 1 of voting TOOL members must vote yes to disbandment. The entire alliance will be notified of this vote.

Edited by Legendkiller
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