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Act on the Batavian Legacy of Year 14

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Law of Stormark
Act of the Althing

AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION CONCERNING MATTERS WHICH HAVE ARISEN IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE BATAVIAN ENDGAME; TO PROTECT THE STORISH-BATAVIAN HERITAGE; AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR MATTERS CONNECTED TO THE AFORESAID.

 

Most Gracious Sovereign Lord and Ruler of all the Lands Whatsoever Where Man Can Smell the Scent of Saline Waters or Hear the Sound of Crashing Waves,

WHEREAS the tragic demise of the Kingdom of Batavia, a country with which the Lands of the Longships Throne and the Storish Moarchy had ancient and strong ties, has resulted in the arisal of several matters in the Twenty-Six Jarldoms which nature is such that the sole mortals the Realm of Joy who have the ability to provide for them are the Most Honourable Jarls of the High Realm in the Althing assembled;

AND WHEREAS we, Your Imperial and Royal Majesty's Most Faithful Jarls in the Althing assembled, have most joyously endeavoured to exercise our Supreme Legislative Authority to, for the benefit of Storish Society as a whole, address the aforesaid matters which have arisen in the High Realm by making statutory provision concerning various issues stemming from the Batavian Inheritance;

NOW, THEREFORE, we, Your Imperial and Royal Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal Patricians, the Most Honourable Jarls of the High Realm in the Althing assembled, have freely and voluntarily resolved to to create and establish this Statute concerning the Batavian Legacy by this Act of ours and through the provisions of the Act aforesaid make provision concerning the lands, titles, chattels and heritage responsibilities inherited from the Batavian Realm as well as several matters ancillary to the aforesaid, and we do most humbly beseech Your Imperial Valtian Viking Majesty that You may be graciously pleased to assent to and confirm as Law the following decision of Your Most Faithful Althingi Jarls:

Article 1. Gascony and Los Bananos

Gascony and Los Bananos, the territories which were acquired by the Imperial Longships Throne in the Batavian Endgame, shall upon the coming into operation of this Act be and be Bilander of the High Realm of Stormark and be known as the Duchy of Gascony and the Duchy of Los Bananos.

Article 2. Insertion into Bilander Act

The names of the Bilander mentioned in the preceding Article shall be inserted into the Schedule to the Act on the Bilander of Year 13 in the lexicographically correct place in the Schedule aforesaid and the Bilander therein shall renumbered accordingly.

Article 3. Solely on Micras

The Duchy of Gascony and the Duchy of Los Bananos shall solely exist on the Dark Side of Reikistjarna (Micras). It is is hereby also explicitly declared that the Duchy of Gascony shall be distinct, separate and therefore indepedent from the Storish Biland that exists on the Light Side of Reikistjarna (Vanaorb) and which is known as the Duchy of Gascogne.

Article 4. Ancestral castles of the House des Vinandy

The ancestral castles of the House des Vinandy which are known as Château des Vinandy and Slot Ammerswoude, which has been broken down stone-by-stone and brought over to Gascony, shall be re-assembled at appropriate sites in the Duchy of Gascony to be determinded by Her Majesty the Queen of the Ravarians and Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Imperial Chieftainess of Port Chloe and the Providence Plantations.

Article 5. Re-interment of Queen Fränzi-Ferdinanda and King Frederik Hendrik

As soon as Château des Vinandy has been re-assembled, Her Majesty Queen Fränzi-Ferdinanda of Batavia and His Majesty King Frederik Hendrik of the Batavians, late Batavian Monarchs who both belonged to the Houses des Vinandy and the Descendants of Freyja whose bodies were secretly retrieved from their tombs in the Cathedral of 's Koningenwaarde to prevent them being descecrated by Arkadist terrorists, shall be re-interred in the crypt of the castle aforesaid.

Article 6. Grandmastership of the Order of Jeanne d'Arc

The Most Honourable Jarls in the Althing assembled hereby decree that the part of the joint Grandmastership of the Order of Jeanne d'Arc which was vested in the former Kingship of Batavia in the aforesaid's capacity of Duke of Gasconje be vested in Her Majesty the Queen of the Ravarians and her Heirs and Successors in accordance with Law.

Article 7. Titles of Batavian Dowager Queens

The following titles shall be added to the Statutory Titulary of Her Majesty the Queen of the Ravarians: Princess of Tecklenburg, Duchess of Austerlitz, Countess of Zeafort, Queen Dowager of the Batavians, Archduchess of ’s Koningenwaarde, Duchess of Gascony, Countess of Bourbon, Countess of Dasburgh, Countess of Vinandy, Baroness of Ammerswoude and by de Loet, Baroness of Bergkirche. Likewise shall the following titles shall be added to the Statutory Titulary of Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Imperial Chieftainess of Port Chloe and the Providence Plantations: Queen Dowager of Batavia, Archduchess of ’s Koningenwaarde, Countess of Dasburgh, Countess of Vinandy, Baroness of Ammerswoude and by de Loet, Baroness of Bergkirche.

Article 8. Additions to the Sovereign's Imperial Titularies

The Most Honourable Jarls in the Althing assembled hereby decree that the following titles shall be added to the Statutory Titularies of the Sovereign: Duke of Gascony, Lord of the Isle St. Jeanne.

Article 9. The Sword Pureté

The Most Honourable Jarls in the Althing assembled hereby decree that the Vatlian Steel sword which is known since ancient times as Pureté shall be in the custody of the High King of Stormark in his capacity of Duke of Gascony.

Article 10. The Batavian Knights Templar

A chivalric order to be known as the Order of the Batavian Knights Templar shall upon the coming into operation of this Act stand established. Her Majesty the Queen of the Ravarians and Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Imperial Chieftainess of Port Chloe and the Providence Plantations shall jointly serve as its initial Grand Mistresses. Château des Vinandy shall be the seat of the Order of the Batavian Knights Templar.

Article 11. Legal Status and Mission of the Batavian Knights Templar

The Most Honourable Jarls in the Althing assembled hereby confer the status of corporate body with power to create and amend its own Charter upon the aforesaid Order of the Batavian Knights Templar as well as the duty to guard, preserve and promote the Batavian Legacy and Tradition in the High Realm of Stormark and its Bilander.

Article 12. Power to Make Rules and Regulations

The High King in the High Council of the Realm may make all the rules and regulations He may deem necessary or expedient to carry the purposes and provisions of this Act into effect.

Article 13. Short Title and Commencement

This Act may be cited as the Act on the Batavian Legacy of Year 14 and shall come into operation immediately after it has received the Imperial Assent.

In consequence of Us looking with favour upon the decision of the Althing of that Day of the Lord Máni, which is known to Us, Our Well-Beloved Royals, Nobles, Knights and Thegns, and all Our other Well-Beloved Patricians and Citizens whatsoever as the Eighth Day of the Month Himinbjorg in the Fourteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm that the Law Speaker of the said Althing has most graciously laid before Us, We have assented to and confirmed, as We hereby do assent to and do confirm the same as Law under Our Hand and the Great Seal of Our High Realm.


So be it!!

Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow known as Hnossa Isle which is seated within the bounds of the Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Lord Máni, the Eighth Day of the Month Sessrumnir in Folkvanger in the Fourteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm.

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Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur

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