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Marriage Contract

between

His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia, Archduke of ‘s Koningenwaarde, Grand Duke of Helderbourgh, Prince of the Calbain, Prince of Elwynn, Prince of Ravaria, Prince of Uppland, Prince of Vinandy, Llængjarl of Elwynn, Marcherjarl of Uppland, Nawab of Tassity, Duke of Brandenburg, Duke of Gascony, Duke of Levensburg, Count of Arietta, Count of Bourbon, Count of Dasburgh, Count of Girond, Count of the Lady Esther Isles, Count of Northshire, Baron of Ammerswoude and by the Loet, Baron of Bergkirche, Baron of Heydelberg, Lord of Audinghen, Lord in Jorvik, Lord of Paravel, Knight of the Holy Lakes, Scion of St. Harald, head of the House des Vinandy, son of the late Karel Leopold des Vinandy, Count of Vinandy and Elisabeth des Vinandy - van Hollandt

(hereafter in this marriage contract to be referred to "Arkadius")

and

Her Imperial and Royal Highness Esther Fatima Gudrid of the Houses of Ayreon-Kalirion and of the Descendants of Freyja, Imperial Chieftainess of Normandie, Arvjarla of the Twenty-Six Jarldoms, Storjarla of Stormark, Lady Imperial on all Continents, Earla of Anglia, Princess of Shireroth, Princess of Elwynn, Llængjarla of Elwynn, Earla of Nådens Havn, Princess of Uppland, Marcherjarla of Uppland, Princess of Anglethyr, Bondegard, Bosworth, Eesdeheito, Gascogne, Gascony, Guernsey, High Queen Asa Land, High Queen Hervör Isle, Humlebæk Island, the Jyleyjar, Lady Gudrun Isle, Lontinien, Los Bananos, Lyngelan, Marthunia, Merlaide, Norsmandy, the Old Sea Fortress, Østfold, Riskai, Sangun, Sicilia, the Suðreyjar, and Thydtwinnster, Countess of Northshire, Countess of Arietta, Countess of the Lady Esther Isles, Lady of the Holy Lakes, Scion of St. Harald, Scion of the King of Kings, daughter of His Riverine Majesty Thorstein Noah of the Houses of Ayreon-Kalirion and of the Descendants of Freyja, King of Elwynn, Imperial Chieftain of Thule, King of Amokolia, Arvjarl of the Twenty-Six Jarldoms, Storjarl of Stormark, Prince of Arietta, Mishalan, Anglethyr, Bondegard, Bosworth, Eesdeheito, Gascogne, Gascony, Guernsey, High Queen Asa Land, High Queen Hervör Isle, Humlebæk Island, the Jyleyjar, Lady Gudrun Isle, Lontinien, Los Bananos, Lyngelan, Marthunia, Merlaide, Norsmandy, the Old Sea Fortress, Østfold, Riskai, Sangun, Sicilia, the Suðreyjar, and Thydtwinnster, Lord Imperial on All Continents, Lord of the Two Sacred Rivers and the Twelve Peoples, Duke of Froyalan, Duke of Northshire, Duke of the Lady Esther Isles, Býurgreifi of Eliria, Jarl and Grand Elector of Jorvik, Jarl of Bernicia, Llængjarl of Elwynn, Baron of the Fórntida Kærleikalanden, Baron of the Elw, Baron of Opplysta Smørvirket, Count of Old Araxion, Count of Old Cimmeria, Count Shishin, Count of Storborg, Count of Ancient Wintergleam, Warden of the Flower of the North, Blood-Unifier of the Jewel of Many Facets, Knight of the Holy Lakes, Scion of Saint Harald, Scion of the King of Kings, Chief, Head and Patriarch of the House of Orchids and the late Her Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty Noor as-Salaam bint Daniyal Umra Suleiman Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed al-Osman bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu Umm Zahir al-Din of Waffel-Paine, Our Lady The Radiant Sun, The Kaiseress of Shireroth, Kaiseress in Kildare, Empress of Kildare, Queen of Goldshire, Queen of the Elian Lands, Queen of Talenore, Queen of Elwynn, Amokolia, and Uppland, Imperial Princess of Shireroth, Emira of Sathrati, Princess of Hvalafell, Princess of Arietta, Mishalan, Anglethyr, Bondegard, Bosworth, Eesdeheito, Gascogne, Gascony, Guernsey, High Queen Asa Land, High Queen Hervör Isle, Humlebæk Island, the Jyleyjar, Lady Gudrun Isle, Lontinien, Los Bananos, Lyngelan, Marthunia, Merlaide, Norsmandy, the Old Sea Fortress, Østfold, Riskai, Sangun, Sicilia, the Suðreyjar, and Thydtwinnster, Imperial Chieftainess and Jarla of the Longships Isles, Emira of Alalehzamin and Utasia, Duchess of Istvanistan, Duchess of Froyalan, Northshire, the Lady Esther Isles, and Robland, Marchioness of Zy-Rodun, Countess of Cape Farewell, Countess of Dracoheim, Countess of Istvan, Jarla and Grand Electress of Jorvik, Jarla of Benicia, Countess Shishin, Countess of Old Araxion, Old Cimmeria, Elsenar, Storborg, Hoheit Town, and Ancient Wintergleam, Býurgreifynja of Eliria, Llængjarla of Elwynn, Marcherjarla of Uppland, Baroness of Running Bull, Baroness of the Elw, Fórntida Kærleikalanden, and Opplysta Smørvirket, Lady Mayor of the City of Vladagrad, Lady of the Two Sacred Rivers and the Twelve Peoples, Lady Triumphant in All Four Quarters, Lady in Jorvik, Wardeness of the Flower of the North, Royal Consort of the Blood-Unifier of the Jewel of Many Facets, Lady Imperial on All Continents, Lady of the Holy Lakes, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Wielder of the Sword of Vengeance, Scion of the King of Kings.

(hereafter in this marriage contract to be referred to "Esther").

Let Our Family, Friends, and the World witness that on the Twenty-Second Day of the Month Valaheim of the Nineteenth Year of the Second Viking Age, corresponding to the tenth day of the second month of the one-thousand six-hundred and eighty-first year after the passing of our Emperor Norton, at Kaupmaðrhǫll  in the Jarldom of Eidsivarike the Most Sacred Covenant of Marriage was entered into between Us, Arkadius and Esther.

Surrounded by Family and Friends, We Affirm Our Commitment to Each Other as Husband and Wife.

Our Lives are now forever intertwined. We will celebrate all of the Passages of Life together with Joy and Reverence.

In Times of Happiness We will cherish Each Other, and in Times of Trouble We will protect Each Other.

Our Home will be a Place filled with Warmth and Light, shared freely with all who dwell there.

We willingly enter into this Covenant of Companionship and Love; from this Day forward, we are as One.

ARTICLE ONE

1. Arkadius and Esther may use each other's titles as courtesy titles save for:

  1. The title King of Batavia, which is assigned to the reigning monarch by constitution, and Esther may use the title Queen consort of Batavia instead. In the event that death makes a separation between Arkadius and Esther, the title Queen consort of Batavia changes to Queen dowager of Batavia.
  2. The title Kaiser von Francia, which is assigned to the reigning monarch by constitution, and Esther may use the title Kaiserin Gemahlin von Francia instead. If death makes a separation between Arkadius and Esther, the title Kaiserin Gemahlin von Francia changes to Kaiserin Witwe von Francia.
  3. The title Grand Duke of Helderbourgh, which is assigned to the reigning monarch by appointment, and Esther may use the title Grand Duchess consort of Helderbourgh instead. If death makes a separation between Arkadius and Esther, or if her husband is no longer appointed, the title will expire,
  4. The title Nawab of Tassity, which is connected to the leadership of the Tassity Mansabdar, Esther may use the title Begum of Tassity.
  5. The titles pertaining to the membership of the Imperial Branch of the House of Ettlingar Freyu which, in accordance of the Pact of Flóðhǫll, cannot be shared as a courtesy with one's spouse, and Arkadius shall, in accordance with the Letter of Guarantees from the Imperial Longships Throne, be given such Imperial Titles of his own.

2. In jurisdictions where dynastic names are used, Esther will adopt the surname of "des Vinandy - Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu".

3. The names or rights of the children of Arkadius which were born prior to our union will not be changed.

4. In jurisdictions where dynastic names are used, the children born from our union shall bear the surname of "des Vinandy Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu de Ravarie" and in and in the High Realm of Stormark, as well as other places with similar laws and customs, "of the Houses of des Vinandy Ayreon-Kalirion de Ravarie and the Descendants of Freyja" shall be borne by them as suffix.

5. By mutual agreement, we may elect to change the aforesaid in the future depending on the circumstances of that day.

ARTICLE TWO

The property acquired by us before our union will be our respective individual property, in accordance with law. All property acquired by either of us during the marriage will, unless we agree otherwise, be our shared property.

ARTICLE THREE

We will establish common households, the addresses of which shall be in 's Koningenwaarde, Brandenburg, Haraldsborg, Helderbourgh Stadt, Koningsrots, Quiry and Vinandy. Our children, whether those for us only one of us is parent or for the ones that both of us may be parents to, current as well as future, will be treated in the same way by us, regardless of whether that child is the child of both of us or of only one of us. The right of the children not having both of us as parents to claim rights with regard to their other parent will not be infringed by us. We will protect their interests.
 
ARTICLE FOUR

Neither of us, nor any of the children born prior to this marriage, shall be forced to take part of any other religious ceremony which is inconsistent with current faith and customs of worship or to swear oaths which appeal to the divine through other gods. We allow the children to continue to be raised in their current faith and customs of worship and solemnly declare not ever to interfere in matters of their faith and customs of worship.

ARTICLE FIVE

Upon the death of either of us, the estate of that one, consisting of the whole individual property and half of the shared, will be divided this: one half of the total to the children (or in their absence, grandchildren, and so on) and one half to the surviving one of us. We declare that any will or testament inconsistent with this contract must be held null and void in so far that that the inconsistency would show. Our respective titles will be inherited according to tradition and law.

Should any one of us die before the children reaching majority, we vow to bring the said children up as if they were our own, regardless of whether we are their parent or not.  

ARTICLE SIX

Neither of us shall take any other spouse nor adopt any individual during our marriage or shall engage into extramarital relations.

ARTICLE SEVEN

Our marriage will only be dissolved prior to the death of one of us if dissolved under the Law of the High Realm of Stormark. The one of us wishing to file for divorce shall inform the other of this intention, and if following three Norton years of negotiation and attempts at reconciliation, a divorce is still sought, a filing may be performed according to Storish Law. Upon dissolution of marriage, our shared property shall be divided with one half going to each of us and each spouse's individual property shall remain individual.

ARTICLE EIGHT

As an appreciation to each other and as a symbol of our union, we give each other gifts.

I, Esther, give unto my husband the Honours of Amokolia, the regalia of the Kingdom of Amokolia, which had been on loan to the Björka Hnossdóttir Museum of Haraldsborg since early 1651 for an exhibition on the Arvingstekja of Prince Vilhjálm of Amokolia,
and
I, Arkadius, give unto my wife the White Orchid Throne, which was auctioned and bought up secretly by him.

ARTICLE NINE

This Contract, witnessed by the officiant of the wedding, Her Royal Highness the Lady Unna of Skálavík of the House of Vanadís, High Justiciar of the High Realm of Stormark; Elisabeth des Vinandy - van Hollandt; and Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir of the Houses of Kaupsted and the Descendants of Freyja, is followed by a Letter of Guarantees by the Imperial Longships Throne.

ARTICLE TEN

In witness whereof, we, Husband and Wife, along with our witnesses, have signed, on our honour, in the name of all things sacred.

Elisabeth des Vinandy - van Hollandt

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Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir of the Houses of Kaupsted and the Descendants of Freyja

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Unna of Skálavík of the House of Vanadís,
Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of Freyja's Necklace,
Royal Chieftainess of Skálavík,
High Justiciar of Stormark.

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Instrument of Consent to Matrimony

WHEREAS Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Kinswoman Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Storjarla Esther Fatima Gudrid Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu of Normandie has expressed her wish and desire to be joined in matrimony with Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Cousin His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia; 

AND WHEREAS it has very much pleased All of Me to look with favour upon the aforesaid expressed wish and desire of Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Kinswoman Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Storjarla Esther Fatima Gudrid Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu of Normandie to be joined in matrimony with Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Cousin His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia; 

LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that All of Me, by this Our Imperial Instrument, in the exercise of His Imperial and Royal Majesty the High King's Most Ancient Prerogative Imperial, declare that: 

Eins. All of Me does hereby grant the Consent of the Imperial Longships Throne to the matrimonial union of Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Kinswoman Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Storjarla Esther Fatima Gudrid Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu of Normandie and Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Cousin His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia. 

Tveir. Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Cousin His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia, shall upon becoming the Husband of Our Most Dearly Beloved Kinswoman Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Storjarla Esther Fatima Gudrid Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu of Normandie be admitted to the Imperial Branch of the House of Ettlingar Freyu. 

Þrjár. In addition to the Imperial Titles he ipso jure shall be entitled to under the provisions of the Styles and Titles Act of Year 10, Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Cousin His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia, shall upon becoming a member of the Imperial Branch of the House of Ettlingar Freyu be granted the Imperial Chieftaincy of Snæland. 

Fjórir. Upon being joined in matrimony with Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Cousin His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia, the name, titles and style of Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Kinswoman shall become and be: 

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty Esther Fatima Gudrid of the Houses des Vinandy, de Ravarie, Ayreon-Kalirion and of the Descendants of Freyja, Holy Catologian Empress, Kaiserin Gemahlin von Francia, Queen of Arcadia, Queen of Amokolia, Queen Consort of Batavia, Imperial Chieftainess of Normandie, Arvjarla of the Twenty-Six Jarldoms, Storjarla of Stormark, Lady Imperial on all Continents, Earla of Anglia, Earla of Nådens Havn, Archduchess of ‘s Koningenwaarde, Grand Duchess Consort of Helderbourgh, Princess of the Calbain, Princess of Elwynn, Princess of Ravaria, Princess of Shireroth, Princess of Uppland, Princess of Vinandy, Princess of Anglethyr, Bondegard, Bosworth, Eesdeheito, Gascogne, Gascony, Guernsey, High Queen Asa Land, High Queen Hervör Isle, Humlebæk Island, the Jyleyjar, Lady Gudrun Isle, Lontinien, Los Bananos, Lyngelan, Marthunia, Merlaide, Norsmandy, the Old Sea Fortress, Østfold, Riskai, Sangun, Sicilia, the Suðreyjar, and Thydtwinnster, Llængjarla of Elwynn, Marcherjarla of Uppland, Begum of Tassity, Duchess of Brandenburg, Duchess of Gascony, Duchess of Levensburg, Countess of Arietta, Countess of Bourbon, Countess of Dasburgh, Countess of Girond, Countess of the Lady Esther Isles, Countess of Northshire, Baroness of Ammerswoude and by the Loet, Baroness of Bergkirche, Baroness of Heydelberg, Lady of Audinghen, Lady in Jorvik, Lady of Paravel, Lady of the Holy Lakes, Scion of St. Harald, Scion of the King of the Kings.

Fimm. Upon upon becoming a member of the Imperial Branch of the House of Ettlingar Freyu the name, titles and style of Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Cousin and future Kinsman-in-Law shall become and be: 

His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus of the Houses des Vinandy, de Ravarie, Ayreon-Kalirion and of the Descendants of Freyja, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia, Imperial Chieftain of Snæland, Storjarl of Stormark, Lord Imperial on all Continents, Earl of Anglia, Earl of Nådens Havn, Archduke of ‘s Koningenwaarde, Grand Duke of Helderbourgh, Prince of the Calbain, Prince of Elwynn, Prince of Ravaria, Prince of Shireroth, Prince of Uppland, Prince of Vinandy, Prince of Anglethyr, Bondegard, Bosworth, Eesdeheito, Gascogne, Gascony, Guernsey, High Queen Asa Land, High Queen Hervör Isle, Humlebæk Island, the Jyleyjar, Lady Gudrun Isle, Lontinien, Los Bananos, Lyngelan, Marthunia, Merlaide, Norsmandy, the Old Sea Fortress, Østfold, Riskai, Sangun, Sicilia, the Suðreyjar, and Thydtwinnster, Llængjarl of Elwynn, Marcherjarl of Uppland, Nawab of Tassity, Duke of Brandenburg, Duke of Gascony, Duke of Levensburg, Count of Arietta, Count of Bourbon, Count of Dasburgh, Count of Girond, Count of the Lady Esther Isles, Count of Northshire, Baron of Ammerswoude and by the Loet, Baron of Bergkirche, Baron of Heydelberg, Lord of Audinghen, Lord in Jorvik, Lord of Paravel, Knight of the Holy Lakes, Scion of St. Harald, head of the House des Vinandy.

Sex. Her Royal Highness the Lady Unna of Skálavík of the House of Vanadís, Bloodroyal and Jarla of Freyja's Necklace, Royal Chieftainess of Skálavík, shall officiate at the wedding of Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Kinswoman Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Storjarla Esther Fatima Gudrid Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu of Normandie and Our Most Dearly Beloved Imperial Cousin His Imperial and Royal Majesty Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Holy Catologian Emperor, Emperor of Francia, King of Arcadia, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia, which shall take place at Kaupmaðrhǫll in the Jarldom of Eidsivarike, in her capacity of High Justiciar of the High Realm of Stormark. 

Sjö. This Imperial Instrument shall come into effect immediately.

I djúpinu hár dit gívit oss glédina at átá, gilda o gárna dit innannemnda, órd fur órd, som lá.


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 His Imperial and Royal Majesty the High King's Imperial Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Lord Máni, the Fifteenth Day of the Month Valaheim in the Nineteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of His Imperial and Royal Majesty's High Realm.

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