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Official Announcement from the Order of the Paradox


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In the many years that we have shared here, we have come to see many alliances of all types, sorts, and sizes. We have discovered a very special group. Our relationship was founded on honesty and transparency from the start. Their maturity as a community has earned our trust and our respect. The more we got to know them, the more we knew that we wanted to shepherd in this new alliance. They enjoy our Guarantee of Independence. Join us as we welcome them to Digiterra!

The Order of the Paradox and East India Company Protectorate Treaty

The Spice Trade Agreement

And so, a united East India Company was formed to promote trade and prosperity among its participating nations. The fledgling company however in its early stage has found it in its best interest to seek protection from pirates and other groups of people who are interested in disrupting the activities of the company. Therefore, with mature council and deliberation from the leaders of all six ports within the alliance, we have seen it fit to establish a protectorate agreement with The Order of The Paradox who is interested in the growth and propagation of the spice trade. Both parties look to future profitable relations.

I. Non-Aggression

It is understood by both parties of this agreement that both agree to work with each other and not against. Attacks or spying from one party on the other are considered illegal and immoral. If such raids on any party's ships does occur it will be viewed as a most serious act that should be dealt with in a swift manner, which includes reparations or expulsion of the offending member if deemed appropriate.

II. Domestic Consultation

The Order of the Paradox agrees to aid the company in its internal growth through giving as much advice as needed. TOP agrees to promote healthy growth as much as possible. Should the company wish to sign a treaty with another alliance it must first receive approval from TOP.

III. Piracy

Any unresolved attacks on the East India Company will be viewed as an act of aggression on The Order of the Paradox. TOP will provide full military support as appropriate to repel pirates. Should the East India Company wish to initiate a war with another alliance for a means other than to repel aggression, it must first get approval from TOP.

IV. Termination

Either signatory may cancel the treaty for just cause. There is a cool down period of 48 hours where the cancelling party can reconsider their actions if they desire. No party can declare war on the other during this 48 hour period.

V. Dissolving the Treaty

This treaty may be dissolved at a time when the East India Company sees fit, preferably with advice from The Order of the Paradox. The treaty will be dissolved when the company feels it is stable and able to survive on its own securely. At this time should either party be interested, upgrades in treaty status may be explored.

VI. Adjustments

Adjustments can be made to this charter if agreed upon by both signatories.

Signed for The Order of the Paradox (TOP)

DrDan, Grandmaster

LiquidMercury, Grand Hospitaller

Kiss Goodbye, Grand Chancellor

Signed for East India Company (VOC)

Franklin, Governor General

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