|This alliance has disbanded as of May 22, 2010.|
|Keepers of The Covenant|
|Protectorate of the League of Small Superpowers|
|KoTC Motto: "For the betterment of ourselves and those we choose to involve ourselves with."|
as of 30/07/09
Writ of Union Edit
Preamble: We the Keepers of The Covenant, hereby establish this alliance for the betterment of ourselves and those we choose to involve ourselves with.
Section 1: The High CouncilEdit
*1.1 The Keepers of The Covenant (KoTC) is lead by three individuals: The Prophet of Truth, The Prophet of Mercy, and The Prophet of Regret.
*1.2 The High Prophet of Truth- Truth is the spokesperson for the KoTC, acting as one of the High Council and also as the head of Foreign Affairs. His job is to represent The Keepers of the Covenant in public. All treaties and terminations of treaties must be signed by Truth (general assemblies may nullify this clause).
*1.3 The High Prophet of Mercy- Mercy is the executive of all internal affairs. Tech deals, money distribution, and general trade must be approved by him, as well as any new memberships or selections of positions (general assemblies may nullify this clause).
*1.4 The High Prophet of Regret- Regret is the Commanding General of the KoTC. All Declarations of War must be signed and agreed to by Regret (general assemblies may nullify this clause).
*1.5 Each High Prophet is entitled to a main assistant (called an Acolyte of ...) who is chosen by the respective Prophet. The assistant will be publicly acknowledged, and will retain the duties and responsibilities of the Prophet if he/she is not available for an extended amount of time. The assistant can be dismissed for any reason at any time. The Acolyte may be a member of the Council, but all nominated Acolytes must be accepted after a majority consensus of the Council.
1.6 Impeachment of any High Prophet is a very long process, and requires both of the other High Prophet’s agreement, as well as a trial headed by a KoTC member agreed upon by all three Prophets.
1.7 In the case of retirement for any High Prophet, the Acolyte is promoted to the Prophet’s office.
- 1.8 The High Prophets are given one vote each for all assemblies.
Section 2: Military Edit
*2.1 All Military personnel must be active in their respective fighting groups. Groups consist of:
Grunts: NS of 4000 and lower.
Jackals: NS of 4000 –9000.
*2.2 Raiding: All member nations that request rights to raid a target must get approval from a higher authority (the prophet of Regret) and must meet the following three points: 1) The target must be 10 or more days inactive. 2) The target must not be aligned. 3) The target must be given 24 hrs notice before declaration to prevent war with a back collecting nation.
2.3 If the defending nation responds to the 24 hrs notice, the raid will be canceled.
2.4 The Prophet of Regret May amend this section without the normal consensus of the High Council.
Section 3: Membership/Rights Edit
3.1 All people wishing with gain admittance into our Covenant must first register on the forums located here. Applications will be reviewed and accepted according to the background of the applicant as well as their merit and qualification as seen fit by The Prophets.
3.11 All accepted members must change their alliance affiliation to “Keepers of The Covenant”.
*3.12 All accepted members must change their alliance team colors to purple.
*3.2 Termination of membership must be approved by the Prophet of Mercy (general Assemblies may nullify this clause), but every member is entitled to the following rights:
1) The right to exist on planet Bob. 2) The right to exercise sole dominion over their nation. 3) The right to trial by jury. 4) The right to be free from any prejudices. 5) The right to Habeas Corpus.
3.3 Trials shall be administered by the Prophet of Mercy. However, the final verdict is decided by a jury of 7 members appointed by Mercy.
3.4 All members are required to post often in the forums, or risk being reprimanded by the High Council.
*3.5 All members have a right to run for office.
Section 4: Amendment Process Edit
*4.1 The charter may be amended at any time as long as all three prophets give consent.
4.2 The date, as well as all signatories for each new amendment must be recorded.
*4.3 After being put into affect, the updated charter will require at least twenty votes in a general assembly in order to be amended again.
Section 5: Amendments Edit
5.1* Concerning articles 2.1 and 2.2. Amendment drafted on February 8, 2009.
5.2* Concerning article 3.12. Amendment drafted and passed on February 8, 2009.
5.3 Concerning articles 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8 Section 6, 3.2, 3.5, 4.1, and 4.3. Amendment drafted on June 3, 2009 and passed June 5, 2009.
*Section 6: The Council Edit
6.1 The Council's responsibilities are to be determined by the Speaker, who receives his orders from either an assembly or from a hierarch.
6.2 The Council consists of five members:
Prophet of Disdain (Deputy of Defence) Prophet of Restraint (Minister of Education) Prophet of Obligation (Minister of Recruitment Prophet of Supposition (Minister of SpecOps) Prophet of Possession (Minister of Tech & Trade)
6.3 The Council's purpose is to govern individual department while presenting a fair voting system. These votes count for general assemblies (Majority council votes = 3 overall points).
6.35 All Council Prophets retain their positions for two months.
6.4 The Prophets of Disdain and Restraint are allowed two votes in all assemblies, while the Prophets of Obligation, Supposition and Possession are given three votes in all assemblies.
6.5 After each new shuffle of Prophets the High Council is called to elect a Speaker among the Council. The Speaker is the figurehead of the Council and will be privy to all secret information and planning by the High Council. He/She is the communicator between Councils.
6.55 The Speaker is given the special power of casting the tie-breaking vote in the event of a tie at a general assemblies.
6.6 Impeachment of a Council Prophet must be initiated and agreed to by the Speaker. The Speaker will choose three members (must not be Prophets) in order to judge each case.
6.65 In the event that charges are brought against the speaker, it is the discretion of the Council to reprimand him. Majority decisions will revoke his position, and then impeachment processes will be dealt with as usual.
6.7 Powers: The purpose of the Council is to balance a democratic and Triumvirate government in KoTC. Therefore the Speaker will be given powers to call general assemblies. These assemblies are votes that can:
A Call a vote to go to war. B Call a vote to create a treaty. C Call a vote to terminate a treaty. D Call a vote to retire a Hierarch. E Call a vote to install a Hierarch (As long as there is no respective Acolyte Present). F Call a vote to terminate a member (a trial is necessary). G Call a vote to amend the charter. H Call a vote to retire a Prophet.
Section 6 suspended until it is needed.
Kenai, High Prophet of Mercy
Lenahan, High Prophet of Truth
EmperorDhruv, High Prophet of Regret
The Beginning Edit
Early 2009 the Global Defence Initiative was under command of the ever vigilant RyanGDI. After several command decisions and an tremendous series of public comments, GDI's public image was crashing at an astonishing rate. This created dissent down the ranks of GDI and talks began.
With GDI at threat of war and destruction, its members began to plan a coup lead by Lenahan. It started with just a few members, then the numbers began to grow. However they needed more support before they could begin. The separatists gained support from The Brotherhood Of Nod and aimed to overthrow RyanGDI with an attack and take control of the GDI membership. This plan was revised once kenai joined the separatists, he suggested a split would be better rather than a civil war. This saw the construction of High Charity, the first forums of KoTC. However the plans were far from complete.
On 29 January 2009 RyanGDI gave his final order to his members ordering them to go to war with GDI's enemies in an all out patriotic suicide mission. This disturbing order triggered the separation. The next day Lenahan ordered the immediate departure of the separatists to High Charity and the KoTC AA .
At this point KoTC had no protector and was on its own to face what ever RyanGDI had in store. Knowing RyanGDI's anger The Brotherhood of Nod immediately posted their Declaration of Support for KoTC . Without which KoTC was at threat from any raider or person seeking revenge.
Shortly after this KoTC found the League of Small Superpowers and was welcomed as a protectorate . KoTC has seen many friends since and are proud to have had such an active history.
Military History Edit
KoTC Unofficially Wars BAPS, The Legion and UPN: April 20 - July 19, 2009
KoTC Declares War on Veritas Aequitas: February 6, 2010