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In the current day nations from all over Asmythe have re-joined The Empire. Although membership is not universal by any means, and world peace is still a dream of the naive, some semblance of order has returned to the lands of Asmythe.
 
In the current day nations from all over Asmythe have re-joined The Empire. Although membership is not universal by any means, and world peace is still a dream of the naive, some semblance of order has returned to the lands of Asmythe.
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==The Principles of Honor==
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Holding the member nations together is the core of the Empire. All officials of the Empire: politicians, military, police, etc.; take an oath to uphold the honor of the empire. These are the Principles of Honor:
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* The health of the Empire is my only concern for a healthy Empire has healthy people.
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* I will live each day with courage and courage will sustain me.
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* I will take pride in my work for it will the be the best that I can do.
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* I will always complete the tasks that I begin for I will only begin tasks worth completing.
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* I will do what must be done and forgo pointless exercise.
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* I will be firm and fair and yield when there is nothing to gain.
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* I will make no promises I can not keep and keep all promises I make.

Revision as of 11:12, 30 January 2012

The Empire

The Empire is a loose federation of nations and city-states throughout Asmythe. All nations are welcome to join The Empire and none are forced to remain part of it.

Being a member nation has many benefits, and several disadvantages. For example:

  • Member nations must recognize the currency of The Empire and must not create their own currency. Dwarven coins are officially banned, but the ban is rarely enforced.
  • Member nations must follow strict war protocols. Attacking another member nation without a formal war declaration results in a formal war declaration by all other member nations against the violating nation.
  • Member nations must recognize the common language, Empire Common, and conduct all state and business transactions using the common language.

Although all nations and races are welcome to the Empire the laws of the Empire tend to discourage Dwarven, Elven, and Goblin nations.

History

The Second Era

The Empire began during the second era, The Age of Dragons. Some speculate that the creation of The Empire started the war between elves and dwarves, others speculate that The Empire ended the war. The creation and role of The Empire during the second era is shrouded in mystery; if records were kept they were lost or destroyed long ago.

The Third Era

During the third era The Empire was nearly destroyed. Goblins destroyed or isolated all the nations of The Empire save those in the Dragon Peaks. The Dragon Peaks became the new seat of The Empire.

The Fourth Era

The Empire was the first to discover the power of the Cosmos'. The Empire was able to re-take Forestran and, soon after, nations of the Homelands and Babalar were able to re-join The Empire.

In the current day nations from all over Asmythe have re-joined The Empire. Although membership is not universal by any means, and world peace is still a dream of the naive, some semblance of order has returned to the lands of Asmythe.

The Principles of Honor

Holding the member nations together is the core of the Empire. All officials of the Empire: politicians, military, police, etc.; take an oath to uphold the honor of the empire. These are the Principles of Honor:

  • The health of the Empire is my only concern for a healthy Empire has healthy people.
  • I will live each day with courage and courage will sustain me.
  • I will take pride in my work for it will the be the best that I can do.
  • I will always complete the tasks that I begin for I will only begin tasks worth completing.
  • I will do what must be done and forgo pointless exercise.
  • I will be firm and fair and yield when there is nothing to gain.
  • I will make no promises I can not keep and keep all promises I make.