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Old Guard

The Citadel is a defunct MDoAP bloc that was formed on 28 September 2007 and originally consisted of Fifth Column Confederation, The Order of the Paradox, Umbrella, Old Guard, The Grämlins. Later, on June 2, 2009 Argent joined The Citadel during the Karma War. Also during the Karma War the Old Guard was Expelled from the bloc. Shortly before the Bipolar War would erupt The Grämlins Withdrew from the bloc on January 14, 2010. A few weeks later The Citadel disbanded on February 4, 2010 during the beginning of the TOP-C&G War. Throughout most of the blocs existence until the Karma War, in the summer of 2009, it was considered a part of The Hegemony due to Gramlins, Old Guard and TOP being a part of the largest bloc in existence known as the Continuum.

The Lux Aeterna[edit | edit source]

A Mutual Defense, Optional Aggression Pact

Preamble[edit | edit source]

Let it be known that the undersigned alliances, in the spirit of mutual friendship, admiration, respect, and honor, and with intent to foster the same, do enter into the following agreement on this the 28th day of September, 2007.

Article 1 - Definitions[edit | edit source]

  • Signatory: Any of the undersigned alliances, including the constituent nations of said alliances.
  • Member Nations: Refers to the individual nations who are members of one of the signatories.
  • Outside Treaty Partners (OTPs): Any nation, alliance, or block of alliances who has agreed to any treaty requiring mutual or unilateral defense from aggression with one or more members.
  • Assailant: Any nation, alliance, or block of alliances responsible for an act of direct aggression.
  • Direct Aggression: Actual or attempted military action or economic sanctions by a party against a second party, except in the following circumstances:
  1. When the first party is responding to military action or unjustified economic sanctions initiated on them by the second party; or,
  2. When the first party is responding due to the activation of a mutual defense clause with a third party where the second party initiated military action or unjustified economic sanctions upon said third party.
  3. Actual or attempted acts of espionage.

Indirect Aggression: Indirect aggression shall mean:

  1. Actual or attempted acts of conspiracy, harassment, or other acts intended to cause harm; and
  2. Actual or attempted military actions or economic sanctions by a party against a second party, where such actions do not constitute Direct Aggression.

Article 2 - Information[edit | edit source]

  1. Signatories shall disclose to other signatories any information that could reasonably be expected to be relevant to the well being of that signatory.
  2. Signatories shall provide reasonable advance notice and full details of their intentions to all other signatories prior to initiating Direct Aggression against a non-member under Article 5, paragraph 2.
  3. Signatories are required to give reasonable advance notice to all other signatories if they intend to sign any treaty requiring mutual or unilateral defense from aggression with a non-signatory.
  4. Signatories shall respect the privileged nature of all information received in such manner, and shall not disclose said information without the written permission of all signatories and OTPs directly involved, unless withholding said information would be a violation of Article 2, paragraph 1.

Article 3 - Aid[edit | edit source]

  1. Any signatory may request aid from other signatory for any reason. Such requests shall include the rationale for the aid request and the nature of the aid required. Provision of such aid is strictly voluntary unless withholding aid would cause a violation of Article 3, paragraph 2, and the signatory providing the aid shall determine the nature and amount of any aid they provide. Such aid may include, but is not necessarily limited to, the provision of troops, financial assistance, diplomatic measures, or military assistance not otherwise covered by Article 4.
  2. In times of war or reconstruction after war, such aid is mandatory to comply with mutual defense conditions.

Article 4 - Defense[edit | edit source]

  1. Notwithstanding Article 3, all members shall immediately provide adequate military and financial assistance in defense against direct aggression against a signatory, unless the attacked signatory expressly waives such assistance, or under the circumstances detailed in Article 4, paragraph 2.
  2. Should a party with whom signatories hold diplomatic treaties (OTPs) initiate direct aggression against a signatory, signatories shall immediately provide official notice of cancellation of said treaties to the aggressor(s). Signatories shall only be required to provide assistance in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 1 after the notice of cancellation period for said treaties has elapsed.

Article 5 - Aggression[edit | edit source]

  1. Signatories shall not initiate direct or indirect aggression against any other signatory or against an OTP.
  2. Signatories retain the sovereign right to use direct or indirect aggression, either alone or in coordination with other signatories, in retaliation to indirect aggression against a signatory or direct aggression against an OTP by a party not protected under Article 5, paragraph 1. Conflicts entered in this manner do not activate Article 4.

Article 6 - Council Representation[edit | edit source]

  1. Each signatory shall appoint two representatives that shall liaise with other signatories on the Council.
  2. All representatives to the Council shall be equal and free to present their opinions and thoughts candidly.
  3. All representatives shall faithfully convey the content and outcome of all discussions to the leadership of their respective alliances.
  4. No signatory or representative shall divulge any information obtained in the Council to a non-signatory, except for a leader or representative making a public announcement in a manner agreed to by the signatories.

Article 7 - External Representation[edit | edit source]

  1. Signatories retain the right to choose their preferred form of communication and representation towards external entities, subject only to the provisions of Article 2 and Article 6, paragraph 4.
  2. Signatories shall alternate, insofar as the circumstances allow, in the handling of any (public or otherwise) official communications on behalf of the Council.
  3. Whenever the Council desires to approach an OTP in official matters, it is understood that the preferred spokespersons shall be the representatives of the signatory or signatories who are signatories of a defense agreement with said OTP.

Article 8 - Admission[edit | edit source]

New alliances may be invited to become signatories by unanimous vote of the current signatories. Upon acceptance of their invitation, the invitee shall be added to the list of signatories, and shall immediately be subject to all rights and responsibilities of this treaty.

Article 9 - Expulsion[edit | edit source]

Any representative on the Council may propose the expulsion of a signatory. The representative proposing expulsion must provide grounds for the expulsion of the signatory, and said member shall be given a period of no less than 24 hours to respond. Following the response of the signatory facing expulsion, the representatives of the other signatories shall conduct an anonymous vote. For the expulsion to be enacted, the following requirements must be met:

  1. the polls shall remain open for a period no less than 24 hours, and no greater than 48 hours;
  2. a minimum of 80% of eligible representatives shall vote, and
  3. a minimum of 67% of all votes must be cast in favor of expelling the signatory.

Should the motion to expel the signatory pass, the signatory's name shall be stricken from the list of signatories, and the expelled member shall be instantly deprived of all protections and responsibilities within this document.

Article 10 - Withdrawal & Cancellation[edit | edit source]

  1. Any signatory may revoke its participation by formal notification issued to the Council through its representatives. The leaving party and remaining signatory shall continue to be bound by Article 5, paragraph 1 for a period of 72 hours from the moment of formal notification, and shall be bound by Article 2, paragraph 4 and Article 6, paragraph (iv) in perpetuity.
  2. The agreement can be declared null and void by unanimous vote of all but one signatory.

Article 11 - Enactment[edit | edit source]

This agreement shall come into force on 28 September 2007: Signed

Grämlins[edit | edit source]

Council of Archons

The Grämlins withdrew from the Citadel on January 14, 2010.

FCC[edit | edit source]

Old Guard[edit | edit source]

Old Guard was ejected from the Citadel on June 24, 2009.

The Order of the Paradox[edit | edit source]

Umbrella[edit | edit source]

Formal Induction on April 16, 2008

Argent[edit | edit source]

Formal Induction on June 02, 2009

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See also[edit | edit source]

Alliance Blocs and Groups
Active MADP/MDP Assistance, Zeal, Trade, Economic & Combat Treaty (AZTEC) | Chestnut Accords | Complaints and Grievances Union (C&G) | Die Linke | Dos Equis (XX) | Oculus | Sentinel | The Usual Suspects (Plan B) | Roll For Initiative (RFI)
Other Active

—Color: Blunity Accords | Citrus Trade Initiative | Dark Vows | lol, Maroonity | Maroon Economic Pact | One Big Happy Family Accords | Orange Unity Treaty | Prosperity on Purple | Red Dawn | Solidarity Pact for an Allied Maroon | Emerald Economic Community| Union for Sphere Stability on Red

—Protectorate: Honorable Maroon Trading Company | Sons of Anarchy

—Other: Freedom of The Seas | Men's Recovery Project | Rosular Kingdom | Tech Sellers Union | ZI Peace Pact | Roll For Initiative (RFI)

Defunct MADP/MDP Independence Council | Northern Defense Front | Independent States Allied Forces | League Of Extraordinary Alliances | United Green | The Network | The Imperium | The Internationale | The Sphere | Green Solidarity | Grand Union of Intelligent Little Democracies | The Second Internationale | Communist International | Tergeminus Paragon | Grand Union of Alliances for Rapport and Defense | Drinking Buddies | Brotherhood of Neverending Greatness | The Initiative | The Unjust Path | The Offspring | Security Headquarters of the Independant Empirical League of Defence | Ferocitas Compact | The Hegemony | The Cartel Compact | UPS v2.0 | Hanseatic League | The Brotherhood | Mission for Alliance Co-Operation | The Triptych | Knights of Christ | Dark Confederate | Kingdom of Heaven | Blue Leadership Ensuring Unity | Aquatic Ascendancy Treaty | Order of the New Dawn | Coalition of Micro-Alliances | Warsaw Pact (1st) | The Trident | The Continuum | The Ring Cycle | One Vision | Black Peace Initiative | Inner Circle | Watling Street Compact | Threesome | Purqua | Fantastic Four | Pink Warrior Network | Pocahontas Accords | Frostbite | The Nexus Agreement | The Citadel | Below | Deus Ex Machina | Teen Titans | The SuperFriends & Teen Titans | Bastion | Nueva Sangre (NV) | Power Rangers | Common Defense Treaty | Peace and Love Train Accords | Iron Curtain | League of Extraordinary Oranges | The Powerpuff Girls | Synergy | The Stickmen | Valor Accords | Kel-Morian Combine | The Axis | Overlord's Protectorate Pact | Checkmate. | Nueva Sangre (AZTEC) | Mjölnir | Poseidon | Pandora's Box | Terra-Cotta Pact | Balkan Entente | Blood For Friends | Victory Not Vengeance | PF | Kitten Defence Force | Doom House Accords | The SuperFriends (SF) | Aftermath
Other Defunct Green Sanctions Treaty | Free Green Treaty | The Sun Also Rises | Aqua Trade Act | UPS Accords | High Guardian Concord | New Church of Maroon | UPS v2.0 | Treaty of Amity and Diplomacy | Yellow Unity | The Ménage-à-ToA | Global Reunification Act of Purple Endurance | League of Free Nations | Brown Unity in Trading Treaty | United White | Novus Universitas | Coalition of Rose Alliance Leadership | Yellow Sphereority | Agora Accords | EPIC | Aquatic Shield Treaty | Solidarity of Nations On White | Commonwealth of Echelon | Orange Unity Senate Treaty | Cult of Xander | Amber Accords | Solidarity | Warsaw Pact (2nd) | Pink Warrior Network Assembly of General Economics | Aqua Big Brother Protection Agreement | Confederation of Awesome Protectorates | League of Internationally Organized Nations | Aqua Interalliance Cooperation & Economic Treaty | MicroFusion | Pink Unity Bloc | The Revolution | Sirius | NOIR | The Triumvirate Treaty | Pegasus | P.E.A.C.E. Economic Treaty | Goonies | CADRE | United Jungle Accords | Tinytowne Accords | Apparatus Project | Descendants of Avatar | Ragnablok | Duckroll Project | Maroon Economic Attack Treaty | Arizona
War Coalitions Coalition of Justice | CoaLUEtion | Maroon Allied Forces | Communist Allied Forces | Aegis | ~ | Unjust Highway | No Vision | Coalition | Friends > Infra | Warsaw Micro Coalition | The Hegemony | Karma | SuperGrievances | Coincidence Coalition | TIFDTT | The Avengers | Lightbringers | Equilibrium | Competence
Proposed The Rational Institution of Defensive Entities for a New Tomorrow | Bastion
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