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The Roman Empire in the hope to improve our organization has made a few changes to our charter along with our governing body.


This charter will serve as the governing document of the Roman Empire. All members of the Empire are bound to obey the rules and regulations laid out within this document. No one is above the Charter, not even the Emperor.

Section I. Membership

Article I. Applications

Prospective members are invited to apply in the admissions section of our forums. They must have their alliance affiliation set as “RE Applicant” to apply. They must fill out the required information and answer any questions asked of them by government officials. No one on a ZI list may apply. Applicants are also allowed to ask questions of the government or members. Prospective members are encouraged to come on the IRC and speak to alliance members, and gain a full sense of the alliance.

Article II. Application Process

After applying we will first message the applicant to verify that you are the owner of said account on the forums. After the applicant confirms they will be sent a test to determine where they will go.

1: If they pass they will go to straight to “Roman Empire”

2: If they fall they will remain in the applicant AA but will be admitted into the RE academy system. If the applicant does not comply with the academy or fails out of it the applicant will be rejected. If the applicant passes all course’s they will be allowed into RE.

Article III. Loss of Membership
Membership may be lost due to gross negligence, treason/spying, cowardice, anti-Empire activities, or failing to follow orders. The Emperor may remove members at his discretion, although removal of government officials from the Empire requires Council consent. The Council may remove non-governmental members by majority vote.

Section II: Government

Article I. Government Structure

Government is based on a meritocracy; qualified individuals will be appointed to posts and the government shall consist of:

-One Emperor

-6 Council members

- And a Praetor for each department:
- Praetor of War .
- Praetor of Recruiting .
- Praetor of Trades

Special ranks are

-The Roman protection unit
-Affairs Officers

Article II. Job Descriptions

The Emperor of the Roman Empire

Serves as the head of the alliance. The Emperor is endowed with the following powers:

- Power to order nations to attack other nations.
- Power to negotiate treaties with foreign powers.
- Power to veto laws passed by the Council.
- Power to banish members of the alliance.
- Power to put nations on the ZI list.
- Power to appoint members to the Council.
- Power to vote in the case of a tied vote in the Council.
- Power to appoint diplomats, power to appoint Praetor positions,
- Power to remove officials he is entitled to appoint,

The Emperor serves in his position for life, until resignation, or until removed by a unanimous vote of the Council and a majority vote of the Praetors. The Emperor is expected to set the moral standard for the Roman Empire. Failure to do so is one reason for removal. The Emperor is also expected to be active; but in the event that he is not, the Emperor is empowered to appoint one individual as Magister Equitum, to serve as Interim Emperor in the event the Emperor is out of contact for more then 72 hours.

The Council

The council of the Roman Empire shall consist of six members that are all appointed by the Emperor and serve until dismissed or they resign. The council shall have the following powers.

- Power to ratify treaties negotiated by the Emperor or approved by him.
- Power to remove members (excluding Imperial officials) by majority vote,
- Power to formally declare war if the Emperor is more then 10 days inactive.
- Power to pass new laws not violating the charter (require signature of the Emperor).
- Power to appoint a Magister Equitum in the absence of a sitting Emperor

The council will also serve as advisors to the Emperor.


Each department is headed by a Praetor. They are appointed by the Emperor and serve at his/her discretion. The following Praetor level positions currently exist:

- Praetor of War.
- Praetor of Recruiting.
- Praetor of Trades

Each Praetor can appoint a deputy to assist with there department, Deputy’s only have the power to maintain the department and have no say in official government matters.


Affairs Managers overseer the Affairs department and act as Senior Ambassadors to other Alliances.
Affairs officers handle both Foreign and Internal Affairs, they can act as Ambassadors and report directly to the Affairs Managers.

The Roman Protection unit

The RPU's main purpose is to actively protect and help coordinate against raiders,
Also to give advice where needed and help nations succeed. The RPU can order a legion in to assist in raid defense.

Imperial Officers

Imperial Officers are longstanding Roman Citizens who are appointed by the Emperor or by a majority vote of the Council in his absence. Imperial Officers serve for life unless dismissed from service or through voluntary retirement.

Article III: Emergency Powers

In times of emergency, the Emperor may be appointed with emergency powers. This gives him the right to ignore the charter and all Roman laws. During an officially declared emergency, he is answerable to no one. A state of emergency may be declared by an affirmative vote of three of the six council members with approval from the praetors.

Section III. War

Article I. Legion Command
The Roman Empire military shall be commanded by the Praetor of War who will serve in a strictly military position. The Praetor of war will appoint Legates to command every individual Legion. If one of these Legates has failed to do there job they will be removed by the Emperor or the Praetor of defense.

Article II. Legions job description
The sole purpose of the legion is to train members in the skills of war, but a legions secondary responsibility is to defend Rome against raids, rouges and alliances. Legates can be ordered into raid defense by the RPU and the Praetor of war.

Article III. Zero Infrastructure
The Roman Empire endorses the policy of Zero Infrastructure for heinous offenses; heinous offenses qualify as Spying, Treason and attacking an allied nation.

We also support Permanent-Zero Infrastructure (lasting one full round), though we will only use it in the event that a nation poses a grave threat to the Empire.

Any nation under a ZI or PZI sentence may appeal directly to the Emperor for clemency, and will be guaranteed a fair hearing. The Council may, by unanimous vote, remove someone from the ZI list. Reasons to remove someone from such a list include, but are not limited to:

- A sincere apology and appropriate compensation offered by the offender
- A request from a friend of the Empire
- Adequate time served in ZI.

Article V. Declaring War
The Emperor has the power to send nations into battle, but the Council may officially declare war, by majority vote and with approval from the Emperor. We will conduct ourselves with class and dignity during a war, in the hopes that our opponents will do the same.

Article VI. Tech Raids
Tech Raids are allowed against alliances with 10 or less members, or by express approval of either the Emperor or the Praetor of War. No one may tech raid an alliance that is in a declared state of war.

Section IV

Article I: Amending the Charter

Amendments to the Charter must be approved by the Emperor and passed by a majority of the Council. [/quote]

The 6 Imperial Council members
• Emperor Emeritus, Hoosierbud
• Emperor Emeritus, Folger Soldier
• Affairs Manager, Spencer
• Praetor Emeritus, Carpatus
• Praetor of Trades/Recruiting, ADude
• Emperor Emeritus, Tired Tyrant

With Tired Tyrant being elected as our Magister Equitum

Signed by the Roman Empire Imperial Council

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