Epistates (Assembly Speaker)
The Elysian Compact
Having long enjoyed friendly and cordiale diplomatic relations, as a recognition of respect for each other’s governments and cultures, and as a beacon of our friendship, Lazarus and The East Pacific hereby, with pens in hand, sign an Elysian Compact to bring about a new age of prosperity between the respective signatories.
Article 1. Recognition
Section 1. The Confederated East Pacific, as instituted by the Praesidium of The East Pacific, and any legal successor to it is hereby recognized as the legitimate government of The East Pacific by Lazarus.
Section 2. Lazarus, as established by Mandate 12, and any legal successor to it is hereby recognized as the legitimate government of Lazarus by The East Pacific.
Section 3. Should a legal successor to either signatory arise, this Article shall be bilaterally amended to reflect the change.
Section 4. Should an illegal successor to either signatory arise, the other signatory may not recognize or conduct diplomatic relations with them for as long as this Compact stands.
Article 2. Cooperation
Section 1. The signatories of this Compact shall maintain on-site and off-site embassies for as long as this Compact stands, to the best of their ability.
Section 2. The signatories of this Compact shall maintain diplomats for as long as this Compact stands, to the best of their ability.
Section 3. The signatories of this Compact hereby declare intent to further cooperate and associate outside of the terms of this Compact.
Section 4. The signatories shall undertake an annual shared event to celebrate the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Section 5. Shared events shall be coordinated by the signatories through government members from each signatory responsible for culture or by their nominees.
Section 6. The signatories shall allow and encourage social activities and cultural events outside of the terms of this Compact.
Article 3. Defense
Section 1. The terms of this Article shall apply to all territorial holdings of the signatories, including jump points, event regions, and colonies.
Section 2. Neither signatory may organize, participate in, or endorse any aggressive military action taken against the other, or endorse espionage, treason, or sedition against the other.
Section 3. The signatories must provide military assistance for a legal transition of power between legitimate World Assembly Delegates, if requested by the other signatory, and must provide military assistance in the case of a military attack against the other signatory.
Section 4. Military competition outside of signatories' home regions and territories shall not be considered aggressive military action.
Article 4. Intelligence
Section 1. If a signatory has information regarding the security of the other’s region, legitimate government or community, they must share that information with said signatories.
Section 2. If this intelligence relates to actions of the other signatory's Delegate then it will be provided to the Praesidium for The East Pacific or the Council on Lazarene Security for Lazarus.
Section 3. Related signatories shall keep any shared intelligence confidential within their governments and make public intelligence on terms mutually agreed upon by the other signatory.
Section 4. Sections 2 and 3 shall be ignored if following them would violate applicable laws or terms of service, or unduly compromise the informing signatory’s source(s) of information.
Article 5. Application
Section 1. At any time, either signatory may suggest amendments to this Compact, after which they shall be discussed bilaterally. Both signatories pledge not to amend this treaty unilaterally and not to act upon amendments until both signatories have enacted bilateral amendments into law.
Section 2. At any time, either signatory may decide to repeal this Compact. Shall this be the case, said signatory must give their counterpart three days’ notice before the repeal is final, during which period this Compact may be bilaterally dissolved with immediate effect. Repeal of this Compact shall not be seen as an act of war or hostility by either signatory and shall not dictate closure of relations between the signatories.
Section 3. The signatories may clarify the terms of this Compact bilaterally through joint memorandums of understanding following negotiations between their governments.
Section 4. Should either signatory voluntarily disband without leaving a legal successor, both parties shall be relieved of the commitments made herein.