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The Laws of Scotland 1317
« on: 29 April, 2017, 08:28:33 AM »
              Find here The Laws of Scotland as worked by Duke Kyle Graham at the behest of Her Grace Queen Aviendha Althor, Queen of Scotland.


Preamble

To the betterment of our populace and to improve our nation's standing among other nations in the world, we promulgate these laws for the protection of Our Sovereignty and encouragement of Commerce.

Scotland being a Monarchy incorporate a set of rights for the commonwealth whose enforcement and judgement are entrusted to Our Sovereign.  The Sovereign to whom this sacred trust is imbued rules with final judgement with the support of the Ducal Council of Vassals appointed by and at the sole discretion of Our Sovereign.

Our official language is English.

Scotia Communi Lege 
The Common Laws of Scots

The following are the laws which apply to all citizens of Scotland and visitors of our lands.  All who come to Our Kingdom must abide by these laws or face the consequences of their actions.  All laws set forth in this document supercede all previous laws which are explicitly identified.

The laws herein are hereby enacted and begin upon this date: April 28, 1317
The laws herein do not expire.
Enforcement of these laws will have a grace period of 3 days from their enactment.

In these laws a citizen of Scotland is one who shows their region of residence being a region in the Kingdom of Scotland in their Character Data.  Merely owning a structure in Scotland does not imply citizenship.

Any reference to “public record” in the following body of law refers to the presence of published information in the in-game forum.

Classifications of Offense

All criminal offenses will face a common classification and consequence which will be levied in the form of fine and/or incarceration to be conducted by law enforcement.  Said classifications are as follows:


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  • Class A: Administrative Offense, punished with a fine of 100 silver OR 1 day in jail.
  • Class B: Minor Crime, punished with a fine of 300 silver AND 1 day in jail.
  • Class C: Severe Crime, punished with a fine of 600 silver coins AND 3 days in jail.
  • Class D : Capital Offense, punished with a fine of 1000 silver coins AND 5 days in jail AND to include banishment from Scotland at the discretion of Our Sovereign.
All fines levied are to be paid to the Castle of the Duke who rules the land in which the infraction has been committed.  If fines are not paid, goods may be confiscated from markets to cover the cost of an unpaid fine.  If no goods may be found then an additional day in prison per 200 silver owed may be added to the sentence.   A jail sentence is to be served in the Jail of the Duke who rules the land in which the infraction has been committed.  Goods confiscated become the possession of the Guard Captain supported by the enforcing Duke.  Goods confiscated are to be held for a period of 7 days to offer opportunity for appeal and after to be used to the benefit of the Barracks manned by the confiscating Guard Captain.

The Sovereign of Scotland possesses the sole right to pardon any and all convicted crimes at their discretion.  No other title of our land may exercise this exclusive right.

The Process of Justice

Once accused of an infraction, any person may be restrained by any Guard Captain of Scotland and restricted from leaving the country for a period of no more than 168 hours (7 days per the Rules of Restraint) if it is suspected they may leave the region to escape judgement by our courts.  Once a trial has been prosecuted the order of restraint must be removed.

The accused and local magistrate must be presented with accusation and criminal evidence within of the observed criminal behavior and evidence of a warning to cease such activity.  The accused then has 48 hours to correct the behavior, present evidence to the contrary, or face a trial by the notified magistrate in absentia of contradicting evidence.

Per the rules of court proceedings the judge will open a court hearing in public forum where accusation and evidence is to be delivered by the accusing party or Bailiff of the Judge.  If the Guard Captain or Judge is making an accusation, an appointed Lieutenant, Bailiff, Prefect, Customs Officer, Tower Guardian, Guardian Assistant or person of title must make the accusation on behalf of the accusing party.

Appeal may be made to the Sovereign or Chancellor of Scotland whose judgement is final and binding.  Any appeal by the accused must be presented within 24 hours of delivery of judgement.  If no appeal is made by the accused in the allotted time then sentence will be carried out by the Court.

If no response to appeal by Sovereign or Chancellor is seen in 24 hours, then it is assumed no clemency is granted and sentence will be carried out.

Rights of Citizens and Visitors

These first eleven (11) articles are enacted for the protection of the citizens of Scotland and those of foreign nations with whom its citizens conduct faith and commerce.

I. Kingdom Religions -

Scotland recognizes the Teological Religion as the official state religion. Ecclesiastical representatives, whether or not Scottish citizens, are strictly required to observe all Scottish laws during their stay in Scotland.
No church building can be started, built, damaged or demolished without prior Sovereign's written authorization.  Ducal authorization is not adequate to damage religious structures.  Damaging religious structures are subject to a Class C-Severe Offense. The offense can be combined with the "XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige" offense in severe cases.
[Classification C-Severe Offense, target: everyone]

II. Religious Freedom -

All Scottish citizens are free to adhere to any religious beliefs as long as not in opposition to Scottish laws and peaceful coexistence in Scotland. The same freedom is granted to any foreigners that may visit the Kingdom.  Anyone found discriminating against persons based on religion within the borders of the Kingdom may be subject to a Class B-Minor or Class C-Severe Offence depending on the severity of the action.  Exception is granted in the case of appointment to Higher Royal Title which is reserved for persons practicing the state religion.  This offense may be combined with Article VIII. Harassment depending on the circumstance of the offence.
[Classification B-Minor or C-Severe Offense, target: everyone]

III. Citizenship -

Any not 'new born' in the Kingdom of Scotland may ask for Scottish citizenship of the prevailing Duke. Individuals found guilty in obtaining Scottish citizenship, in a direct or indirect way, without prior written approval of a Duke, Prince or Sovereign will be asked to provide reason for change of citizenship by a government official.  The reason provided will be examined by officials of the government.  Should a person be suspected of espionage they may be tried as a Class C-Severe Offense. The offense can be combined with the "XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige" offense in severe cases or subject to Banishment by the Sovereign.
[Classification C-Severe Offense, target: foreign persons/non-citizens]

IV. Right to Learn -

Maximum cost of studying/training is 2 silver coins per hour plus taxes for Scottish citizens.  The suggested cost is 1 silver coin per hour including taxes specifically for citizens of the realm.  In case of infringement against Scottish Citizens, the Academy Director or Drill Master will be warned to set the cost back. If there is no change within the next 72 hours the person will be charged with a Class A Offense for impeding the educational furtherance of Scottish citizens.
[Classification A-Administrative Offense, target: Academy Directors/Drill Masters]

V. Freedom of Movement -

If a Guard Captain restrains anyone without reason or Ducal writ, meaning the victim is innocent of any crime, then the Guard Captain will be warned. If the situation persists within the next 48 hours, the Guard Captain will be charged with a Class A Offense.
[Classification A-Administrative Offense, target: Guard Captains]

VI. Wrongfully Accused -

If a Judge wrongfully punishes anyone without reason or Ducal writ, meaning the victim is innocent of any crime as by the judgement of the prevailing Duke and Our Sovereign, then the Judge will be removed from the role. The punishment to the Judge will be at least equal the punishment given to the wrongfully accused.  Wrongfully accused does not include overturn of judgement by appeal to the Sovereign.  Additionally, the Judge will be subject to a Class C-Major Offense.
[Classification C-Severe Offense, target: Judges]

VII. Ducal Taxes -

Vassals are not allowed to raise the taxes above 10% on Citizens and 15% on Allies, as this would harm the citizens and economy. If tax rates are found over the maximum percentage without permission from the Sovereign, the Vassal will be warned to lower the rate. If this doesn't happen within 24 hours, the Vassal will be subject to a class C-Severe Offense. The offense can be combined with the "XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige" offense in severe cases.  Taxes on Friendly and Neutral persons are not regulated and are up to the discretion of the Vassal for the purpose of trade regulation in the region.
[Classification C-Severe Offense, target: Vassals]

VIII. Harassment -

If a person harasses another, this being the constant annoying or abusing of another person, and the annoyed person complains, a trial should be open. If the accused is found guilty, they are subject to a Class-B Minor or Class-C Severe Offense, depending on the severity of the harassment. 80% of this money will go to the victim, the remaining 20% to be split between the Duke of the region prosecuting the crime and the Judge executing the proceedings.
Should repeated accusations of Harassment be levied against a citizen and that person found innocent of the crime, the state may file suit against the accuser for Harassment of the accused.
[Classification B-Minor or C-Severe Offense, target: everyone]

IX. Duels -

Should Duelling become a tradition of the land again, duelling in Scotland is allowed, both as an honorable way to solve disputes and as chivalric challenge between warriors, even with public wager on the winner. Tournaments may be organized in fiefdoms upon Our Sovereign's approval.
Repeated attempts to challenge a person to a duel without previous agreement or publicly declared reason may be subject to accusation of “VIII. Harassment” and prosecuted by law.
Looting of the defeated in a dual is not allowed neither by the winner nor any person, Scottish or foreign. Individuals found guilty will be accused of a Class B-Minor Offense.  All looted items and money must be returned by the looter to the looted.  No compensation may be asked of the Kingdom.
The offense can be combined with the "XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige" offense in severe cases.
[Classification B-Minor Offense, target: everyone]

X. Threats/Slander -

If a person threatens another person, or discriminates based on ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, and age or otherwise, a trial should be open. If the accused is found guilty, they are subject to the fines of a Class B-Minor or Class C-Severe Offense, depending on the severity of the Threats/Slander. 80% of this money will go to the victim, the remaining 20% to be split between the Duke of the region prosecuting the crime and the Judge executing the proceedings.  Should repeated accusations of Threats/Slander be levied against a citizen and that person found innocent of the crime, the state may file suit against the accuser for Harassment of the accused as published in Article VIII. Harassment.
[Classification B-Minor or C-Severe Offense, target: everyone]

XI. Inactivity -

It is not an uncommon practice to confiscate goods off the market from inactive characters who are suspected of no longer being productive members of society (inactive for more than 7 days without being in meditation).  Should this occur, a citizen may reclaim confiscated goods from the confiscating Guard Captain provided they are claimed within 30 days of the date of removal from the market.  Should the owner of goods become deceased, these goods will be used by the Guard Captain for support of the Kingdom.
[Non-Offense, target: citizens of non-Hostile Kingdoms]

Crimes against the Scottish Economy

The next five (5) articles are enacted to ensure the availability of goods and resources to the benefit of the Citizens and Realm of Scotland.

XII. Resource Theft -

NO raw resources may be extracted by foreigners, including Allies, in Scottish lands without permission being granted by the Sovereign or the related Vassal over the governed resource. If found guilty the person will face a Class B-Minor or Class-C Severe Offense for each gathering action depending on the rarity of the resource. All extracted raw resources must be returned to the Kingdom as compensation. If found guilty and extracted resources are found to be placed in a foreign market, an enforcing Guard Captain may travel to the foreign market and confiscate said resources in accordance with negotiated extradition treaties or in lands where confiscation of stolen goods is not specifically prohibited by criminal law.

Only Scottish Citizens are free to mine Forest, Clay, Stone and Sand in Scotland.  Citizens may farm Sheep and Cows freely in Scotland. Resources mined or raised in the aforementioned categories may be sold or traded outside of Scotland with permission from the Sovereign.   Any resource mined in Scotland will be placed on one of the following markets while keeping pricing in line with the Basic Price of Goods Sold Sheet.  Gold, Iron and coal mines are closed to public mining.  Gold, Iron and Coal are NOT to be sold or traded outside of Scotland without permission from the Ducal Council or the Sovereign.  These are state protected resources. Anyone found selling or trading these resources outside of Scotland will face a Class-C Severe Offense.[/color=red]

MARKETS
a) Lothian
b) Moray
c) Telemark
d) Sutherland
e) Atholl
f) Bergenshus


All persons found mining Iron in Scotland without the product of their labor being found in one of these markets within 3 days will face imprisonment for up to 3 days and a fine of 500 silver coin.


Gathering the resources of Gold (Moray), Iron (Atholl & Bergenshus) and Coal (Telemark) will be restricted to persons approved by the Ducal Council or the Sovereign. Gathering any resource or holding any tool within these regions, without written permission from the Regent, will be regarded as breaking this law and subject to[/color] [Classification A-Administrative Offense, target: non-citizens of Scotland]


The offence can be combined with the "XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige" offense in severe cases.
[Classification B-Minor or C-Severe Offense, target: everyone]


XIII. Resource theft prevention -

Any foreigner equipping a tool suitable for gathering resources is strictly required to unequip it in crossing Scottish Kingdom lands. The offense can be combined with the "XII. Resource theft" offense.
[Classification A-Administrative Offense, target: non-citizens of Scotland]

XIV. Profiteering -

If a person buys products made by Scottish citizens on a Scottish market, and then sells those same products on the same market, at a higher price before 7 days have been passed, then this person is guilty of profiteering.
First, a warning will be given that the goods must be placed on the market at the original price.  If compliance is not met within 72 hours a Class B-Minor offense will be prosecuted. 
The offense can be combined with the "XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige" offense in severe cases. 

Goods may be purchased on one market in Scotland and then placed on another market at a slightly higher price.  The movement of this good adds value and is seen as merchant activity, not profiteering.
[Classification B-Minor Offense, target: everyone]

XV. Support and safeguarding of the economy -

Specific rules for support and safeguarding of Kingdom's economy and welfare may be enacted in local Kingdom Regions by their vassals.  Checking with the local trading customs in a region’s castle and adhering to those customs is expected.  A lack of compliance may be faced with a Class B offense.
[Classification B-Severe Offense, target: everyone]

XVI. Misuse of Markets in Placing of Unsaleable Goods -

While it is common practice to place goods on a market at a higher price due to a lack of storage in an area, citizens who lack storage or are not yet able to grow their personal storage for the purpose are encouraged to leverage the markets to this end. However, to ensure the usability of Scottish markets for the benefit of all, we ask Scottish citizens to use this feature sparingly and to only place goods on the market at triple their typical market price as found in the Basic Cost of Goods worksheet.  If, however, non-citizens are found to place goods in Scottish markets without express consent of the Sovereign or Vassal and without intent to sale, the owner of goods will be notified by government official and given 7 days to remove their goods.  If they fail to do so, then they may be charged with a Class A offense.
A special dispensation is made for warriors coming to the aid of Scotland on Scottish battlefields.  Supporting combatants are welcome to leverage Scottish markets for storage to lighten their encumbrances prior to battle but are expected to retrieve their contents once they have recovered from the melee.
[Classification A-Minor Offense, target: non-Scottish citizens]

Crimes against the Kingdom

These next eleven (11) articles are enacted to maintain and protect the integrity of the Kingdom of Scotland against threats both Foreign and Domestic.

XVII. High Treason -

Any act designed to undermine, destabilize, or overthrow the Government of Scotland and specifically the act of Revolt against an active Sovereign, is considered an act of High Treason. Accused persons will be restrained from leaving the kingdom until the trial is finished.
Accusations of this nature will be subject to a Class D-Capital Offense to include banishment from the Kingdom.
[Classification D-Capital Offense, target: everyone]

XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige -

Whoever, by means of words, acts, omissions of due acts or in any form of expressions affects the security and peaceful coexistence in the Kingdom in some way or exposes it to external threats or damages its international prestige, will be subject to a trial. Individuals found guilty will be punished on the order of a Class D-Capital Offense. The person could be banned from the Kingdom.
The offense can be combined with the "XVII. High Treason" offense in severe cases.
[Classification D-Capital Offense, target: everyone]

XIX. Theft -

If a person steals goods from the Kingdom, meaning the unauthorized taking of any goods and money from the Royal Palace, Castle, Court, Barracks, Academy, Training Grounds or Kingdom Projects, a trial will follow. If found guilty, the punishment will be of a Class D - Capital Offense. All stolen goods/money have to be given back to the Royal Palace or their equivalent value as compensation for the damage.

This article additionally extends to foreign Guard Captains who confiscate goods in Scottish markets without treaty of extradition or written consent of the prevailing Duke or Our Sovereign.  Foreign Guard Captains requesting extradition of goods should reference an article in their Kingdom law which allows confiscation of goods in Foreign Markets under the circumstances of their stated extradition.  Should no article be sited then goods should be protected from extradition.  Should goods be confiscated without permission then an order of restraint should be issued and a trial prosecuted.

The offense can be combined with the "XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige" offense in severe cases.
[Classification D-Capital Offense, target: everyone]

XX. Banishment -

The banishment is declared by the Sovereign at their sole discretion.
If a person has been exiled from Scotland their name should appear in public record.  This person is not allowed to be anywhere inside Scotland, for any reason, unless permission has been given by the Sovereign and notification of passage provided to the Guard Captain responsible for enforcement in said region.
If this person is found within the Kingdom, without permission, then the accused is subjected to a Class C - Severe Offense. After the sentence has been served, the person has 24 hours to leave, before being subject to an additional Severe Offense.
Persons reporting the presence of banished persons to Government officials may be provided with a bounty of 10 sc for service to the Realm.
[Classification C-Severe Offense, target: everyone]

XXI. Repeated Offenses -

If a person has committed more than one crime, despite punishment, then the punishment for subsequent crimes may be doubled. After the third crime, the person may be banned from Scotland.
[Classification A-Administrative Offense, target: everyone]

XXII. Closed Borders to disease carriers -

All foreigners infected with any plague or disease are forbidden to enter Scottish lands unless permission has been given by the Sovereign.
All infected refusing to travel to an appointed quarantine region will be subjected to immediate imprisonment for at least 2 days to provide for healing and subject to a Class C offense for willfully endangering the lives of citizens.

The suspicion of an intentional act of spreading infectious disease will be prosecuted as an "XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige" offense.
[Classification C-Severe Offense target: infected foreigners]

XXIII. Dereliction of Duty -

Persons holding office possess privilege and consequently duties in service to the Crown.  The Sovereign will issue one warning. Subsequent infractions will be subject to Class C-Severe Offense.  Repeat offenses of this nature will result in removal from office.
[Classification C-Severe Offense target: Government Officials]

XXIV. Confiscation in time of War -

Citizens of hostile nations are seen as spies and their goods in Scottish markets can and will be confiscated.
These assets become public property and will be used for the benefit of the Kingdom and its people.
[Classification D-Capital Offense target: Citizens of Hostile Nations]

XXV. Prisoners of War -

Every citizen of a hostile kingdom met:

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  • Within the confines of Scotland
  • In any country with whom we have treaties of extradition
  • In any hostile country
Within 24 hours after the declaration of hostilities without the clemency of the Sovereign will be treated as spies or enemies of the state, arrested and prosecuted as such.  Individuals found guilty will be faced with a Class C-Severe Offense and will be given 24 hours to leave the country where jailed once sentencing has been served.

The offense can be combined with the "Article XVIII. Attack on Security and Prestige of the Kingdom."
[Classification C-Severe Offense, target: non-citizens of Scotland and her Allies]

XXVI. Acts of Abduction -

No citizen of Scotland or any citizen of a nation allied or friendly can be arrested in the territory of the Kingdom of Scotland by any authority of application of foreign law, without written permission of the ruler of the Kingdom of Scotland or a designated office.  Exception is granted if specified by clauses in signed treaties of public record which allow otherwise.

Individuals found guilty of abduction will be prosecuted as a Class D-Capital Offense.
[Classification D-Capital Offense, target: Guard Captains of Foreign Powers]

XXVII. Canceling of Training -

To prevent repeated cancellations for the apparent purpose of depleting kingdom resources, it is forbidden to repeatedly cancel training exercises in a Training Grounds or Academy belonging to the Kingdom of Scotland.  Persons who have begun training must make every effort to complete training.  Cancellation is acceptable in cases in which this is done in service to the crown.  This action if seen as espionage against the Realm is seen as a Class D-Capital Offense.
[Classification D-Capital Offense, target: all]

Process of Scottish Succession to the Throne

The following article describes the process of Scottish Succession and is not a criminal law.

XXVIII. Succession -

In the event of the death or abdication of the Sovereign of Scotland the succession to the throne will be up to the Heir previously appointed. If an heir is not designated by the Sovereign and no Prince or Princess reside in the Kingdom, the Ducal Council of Scotland (chaired by the Chancellor of Scotland), will elect the new Sovereign of Scotland by majority vote a tie being decided by the Chancellor.

The proceedings of the election of a Sovereign in lieu of an heir will be posted in public forum by the Chancellor of Scotland or a designee should there be a lack of an appointed Chancellor.



Declaration Regarding Religion in Scotland

The Kingdom of Scotland does not restrict its inhabitants from practicing any religion.

The Kingdom does favor the Teological Church as the preferred state religion in Scotland and encourages the construction of their structures within the Kingdom and the presence of their clergy with the consent of Our Sovereign.

The Kingdom requires that in order to hold the Royal Titles of Duke, Duchess, Prince or Princess one must practice the Teological faith.

The Kingdom desires its Nobles maintain a faith level of 90% in their practiced religion.

The Kingdom supports the Teological faith through the Chaplain of Scotland.

All citizens are encouraged to practice a faith and not to remain Atheistic as they began.

Declaration Regarding Merchanting Activities in Scotland

What is Sanctioned Merchant Activity?

To continually move currency into the supply of the Kingdom for the purpose of supporting the Military and Legal aspect of our culture,  that Merchant Activity of the Kingdom is defined as a purchase which begins in one market of a good made by a local craftsman of that region which spends time in transport to another region and is then sold on that market for a profit commensurate to the time spent in transport and the monetary capital risked in the purchase. 

Additionally, merchant activity includes moving surplus goods out of the Kingdom and bringing deficit goods into the Kingdom, again for a profit commiserate to the time spent in transport and the monetary capital risked in the purchase.

What is Transport Activity?

Separate from Merchant Activity is Transport Activity.  Transport activity is defined as one of the two following activities:

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  • Receiving monetary capital from another party to purchase surplus goods on a foreign market to be transported to a local facility to then be deposited in a structure such as a government building. 
  • Acquiring a good from a structure with granted permission and then transporting the good to another region for deposit in a different structure for a fee.
In the cases above no capital is risked in the movement of goods and so is not seen as Merchanting Activity.

Activities Sanctioned by the Kingdom of Scotland

The Kingdom of Scotland recognizes that the following activities require time, absorb opportunity cost and possess value for the Kingdom and its citizens:

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  • Moving goods from one market to another as needed for the benefit of its citizenry
  • Carting goods from one place to another for government institutions
  • Establishing trade relationships to identify surplus and need in foreign and local markets
  • Continually moving goods onto and off of markets to generate tax revenue
In recognition of the above benefits the Kingdom of Scotland officially sanctions Merchanting Activities to be conducted under supervision of the Crown which do not fall askance to Article “XIV. Profiteering.” 

Purchasing goods on one market and placing those goods at an acceptable profit on a different market is not perceived as profiteering and is instead seen on Scottish markets as merchant activity.  This is provided the purchased good was placed on the market by a local craftsman or the marketed good is placed further from its source as it is only available in further markets.  An example of a good which may be re-merchanted from a non-craftsman is Silk Thread as it is not produced in the Kingdom of Scotland. 

An analysis is provided to assist with determining the prevailing value of goods in Scotland.  The offered analysis is by no means a hard determination of value but instead a guidelines based upon ready availability of a resource within the Kingdom.

Persons engaged in transporting goods between non-governmental structures for the purpose of circumventing taxes on markets are engaged in criminal activity in disobedience to the Royal Crown of Scotland.  Persons shown to be engaging in this behavior will be charged in accordance with Article “XVIII. Attack on Kingdom Security and Prestige.”  Transportation of goods outside of markets is strictly for the purpose of a) building governmental stockpiles or b) moving military supplies to more strategic locations for preparations for battle or in support of military personnel in the field or c) in execution of a court order returning confiscated property. Transportation of goods outside of these purposes is restricted with exception granted by Our Sovereign and providing the market has employed a full-time Merchant for this purpose.  This restriction is in protection of the Merchant occupation and meant to supply the Merchant with regular revenue.

Formation of the Trading Company of Scotland

With full faith of the value brought by fair trade and Merchant Activity, the Kingdom of Scotland hereby forms the Governmentally supported Trading Company of Scotland.  Members of the organization are afforded protections under the Crown in support of their activity and the Crown actively recruits members to the organization.

Member merchants who frequently trade internationally may be favored for appointment as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Scotland.  This appointment provides them with protections as official members of state government and allows them to communicate with foreign leaders and diplomats on behalf of the Kingdom.

Scotland will seek the employ of at minimum 2 and at most 5 merchants to actively trade for the Trading Company of Scotland depending on the needs of the Kingdom.  Only those officially sanctioned by the Crown will be protected under kingdom law for the purpose of merchant activity.  Merchants in the employ of the Crown should maintain one solely for the purpose of domestic trade of the minimum two employed.  This allows for the effective movement of goods between the regions.

To ensure that merchants are able to earn a trade by moving goods between markets, citizens  of other professions are encouraged by law to put goods into markets where they are produced or the nearest market should one not exist.  They should then rely on the Customs Officers of those markets to arrange for a merchant to acquire those goods and transport them to the markets in which there exists demand.

The Institution of the Royal Bank of Scotland

Upon the appointment of an officer to the position of the Treasurer of Scotland, the Sovereign my institute the establishment of the Royal Bank of Scotland.  The purpose of the bank is to put collected monies stored in the Royal Palace collected by reason of tax receipts into the economy for economic stimulation.  Loans may be made but are not limited to the following purposes:

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  • Vassals for construction improvements
  • Citizens for professional improvement of person or structure
  • Trading Companies for acquisition of rare or needed resources on foreign markets
  • Foreign Governments for issues of state
Depending on the size, purpose or offered collateral of the loan, usury suggested by the Treasurer may be applied.  Any interest or collateral must be tracked by the Treasury until the loan is paid in full.

It is suggested the Royal Treasury maintain a real balance of 15,000 silver coins in hard currency be kept in the Royal Palace at all times to guard against times of great need.

The Sovereign reserves sole right to forgive any loan offered by the Royal Bank of Scotland at their discretion.  Any forgiveness of loan must be noted by the Treasurer in the Ledger.

Upon the end of a loan term, one of the following must occur:

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  • The balance is paid in full
  • The offered collateral is confiscated by the crown in repayment of the remaining balance of the loan to be graduated based on the percentage repayment
  • The loan is forgiven by the Sovereign
  • The loan is in default
Persons defaulting on loans will be charged with Article XIX. Theft.

Any application for RBS loan will be made to the Treasurer of Scotland should one be appointed and thus the institution established. 

Any application for loan of the RBS will be submitted to the Treasurer of Scotland should the position be appointed.

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