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Law of Stormark

Act of the Althing


To all Our Well-Beloved Royals, Nobles and Thegns, and all Our other Well-Beloved Citizens whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come, Greetings:

LET IT BE KNOWN that We, Harald Thorstein the Generous Giver of the House of the Descendants of Freyja, Sacred Consort of the Most Gracious and Most Generous Ladies Divine Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, by Conquest, Popular Acclamation and the Indulgence of the said Fulltrui and Sacred Queens, High King of Stormark, Sovereign Lord on all Continents, Perpetual Protector of the People of Stormark, Perpetual Defender of the Viking Nation, Eternal Guardian of the Sacred Islands, Paramount Chieftain of the Ancient Tribes of the Heartland, Most Noble Sovereign of the Lands of Stormark, Supreme Lord of the Lands of the Longships Throne, Sovereign Lord of the High Queen Asa Isles, Sovereign Lord of High Queen Hervör Isle, Sovereign Lord of Vinland, King of Anglethyr, King of Bondegard, King of the Islands of the Ancient Ways, King of Marthunia, King of Merlaide, King of the Mysterious Isles, King of Thydtwinnster, Solver of the Ancient Enigma, Keeper of the Freyja Treasure, Protector of Love and Liberty, Keeper of the Most Sacred Instruments, Chieftain of all Chieftains, Keeper of the Lightningsword, Keeper of the Silver Chalice, Keeper of the Spear of Destiny, Lord of the Conquest, Navigation and Commerce of the Imperial Colonies, Hero of the Old Tale, Friggagothi to the Temple of Motherhood, Freyjagothi to the Temple of Love, Idunngothi to the Temple of Youth, Imperial Chieftain of Gularike, Imperial Chieftain of the Mysterious Isles, Prince Imperial of Alexandria, Fils d'Alexandrie, Prince of the Blood, Duke of Gascony and the Ancient Marches, Duke of Normandie, Duke of Østfold, Duke of Port Chloe and the Providence Plantations, Duke of the Vaan Aujoen, Jarl of Gularike, Jarl of Hattfjelldal, Hereditary Jarl of Kjøpsvik, Marquis of Beaulieu, Marquis Thorstein, Count of Poitou, Count of Quercy, Lord of the Two Peninsulas, Lord of the Isle of Snæland, Lord of the Longships Islands and Lord of the Isles, have looked with favour upon the decision of the Althing of that Day of the Ladies Divine Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of Stormark since time immemorial, which is known to Us, Our Well-Beloved Royals, Nobles and Thegns, and all Our other Well-Beloved Citizens whatsoever as the Tenth Day of the Month Thrymheim in the Tenth 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:

AN ACT TO MAKE FRESH PROVISION CONCERNING THE ARMED FORCES OF THE HIGH REALM.

Article 1: The Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm
The High King in the High Council of the Realm may from time to time continue to raise and maintain armed forces, which shall be collectively known as the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm, for the following purposes:

(a) the defense of the High Realm from internal and external aggressors as well as other enemies;

(B) the furtherance of the foreign and domestic policies of the High King in the High Council of the Realm;

(c ) the protection of the interests of the High Realm, whether in the High Realm itself or elsewhere;

(d) the provision of executive assistance to maintain public order and security, to prevent and interrupt terrorist acts, and otherwise to protect society at large;

(e) the provision of assistance in rescue operations by contributing equipment, personnel and expert services;

(f) the participation in assisting another country in case of a terrorist attack, natural disaster, major accident or other similar occurrence;

(g) the protection and advancement of the international rule of law;

(h) the provision of any public service.

Article 2: Components
The armed forces raised and maintained under Article 1 shall continue to be composed of:

(a) land forces which shall collectively be known as the Imperial Army; and

(B) naval forces which shall collectively be known as the Imperial Navy; and

(c ) naval forces which shall collectively be known as the Imperial Coast Guard; and

(d) air forces which shall collectively be known as the Imperial Naval Air Force; and

(e) space forces which shall collectively be known as the Imperial Space Fleet; and

(f) miscellaneous forces which shall collectively be known as the Home Guard; and

(g) such other forces as the High King in the High Council of the Realm sees fit to raise and maintain.

Article 3: Organization
The Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm shall consist of such units and other elements as shall be organized from time to time by or under the authority of the High King in the High Council of the Realm. A unit or other element organized under this Article shall from time to time be embodied in such component of the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm as may be determined by or under the authority of the High King in the High Council of the Realm.

Article 4: Powers of the High King
The High King, by virtue of being Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the High Realm, shall have such powers and may exercise and discharge such duties and obligations relating to any armed forces raised and maintained under Article 1 as pertain to the office of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Article 5: Powers of the High Justiciar
The High Justiciar, by virtue of being Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the High Realm, shall have such powers and may exercise and discharge such duties and obligations relating to any armed forces raised and maintained under Article 1 as pertain to the office of Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Article 6: Power of High King in the High Council of the Realm 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 for the organization, rank structure, training, discipline, efficiency, administration and good government of the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm and generally for carrying the purposes and provisions of this Act into effect.

Article 7: Power of Lord Warden of the Army and the Fleets
The Lord Warden of the Army and the Fleets shall have for the purposes of the general responsibility of the said Warden of Council in relation to the military affairs of the High Realm the management and direction of the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm and of all matters relating to the military affairs of the High Realm.

Article 8: Appointment, Promotion, and Discharge of Officers
The High King in the High Council of the Realm may from time to time:

(a) appoint officers to a service of the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm;

(B) issue commissions under His Hand and the Great Seal of the High Realm to officers of the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm;

(c ) promote officers to a higher rank;

(d) release an officer or discharge an officer or cancel or vary an officer's commission or vary an officer's appointment.

Article 9: Appointment, Enlistment, and Engagement
Persons shall be appointed to, or enlisted or engaged in any of the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm for indefinite or fixed periods of service as may be prescribed in regulations made by the High King in the High Council of the Realm.

Article 10: Oath of Allegiance
Every person who is appointed to, or is enlisted or engaged in any of the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm shall take and subscribe in the Ministry of Military Affairs an oath of allegiance to the High King in such form as may be prescribed from time to time.

Article 11: Hirds and Althingi Guard
The Althingi Guard as well as Hirds that Royals and Nobles in their own right may lawfully raise as decreed by ancient custom shall not be part of the Imperial Armed Forces of the High Realm provided that the High King in the High Council of the Realm may make all such rules and regulations He may deem necessary or expedient concerning the said Hirds and Althingi Guard.

Article 12: Short Title
This Act may be cited as the Law of the Army and the Fleets.

Article 13: Commencement
This Act shall come into operation immediatly after it has received the Imperial Assent.

In consequence whereof 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 Vanadísarhall in the Imperial City of Haraldsborg, in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Ladies Divine Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of Stormark since time immemorial, the Tenth Day of the Month Thrymheim in the Tenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm.


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Haraldr af Ettlingar Freyu, Stormarks Hár Konungur

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