Diplomatic Guide

Diplomats Check-in Here!!!
Step 1: Read our diplomacy guide and general stance
Step 2: Introduce yourself and tell us about your nation
Step 3: Apply for recognition and submit credentials (including link to website)
Steo 4: Sign treaty of recognition
Step 5: Represent your nation, conduct regular engagements
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Diplomatic Guide

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Hello,

Welcome to the forums of the Aksum Imperium.  A virtual world micronation existing solely in the metaverse.  We practice full immersion roleplay, meaning any place that is used by Aksum is in full immersion role play.  (Of course we understand human nature may cause slip ups at times).  To help get you oriented with us and smooth your interaction we provide this guide.  Don't worry, you don't have to memorize it.

GENERAL RULES:
To ensure the intent is met we have to set general rules.
1.  First and foremost, this is the metaverse.  If you get mad, angry, or upset.  Log off.  Breath.  Then come back.  
2.  Respect yourself and fellow users and the authority of the administrators and the Emperor.
3.  Using this site means you agree to abide by the laws or rules made for this micro-nation.
4.  Only use out of character conversations in designated out of character areas.  There will be time when they may cross but if you can't make it appear to be in-character or rp then it should only be in the OOC area.
5.  Stay on topic and always stay in character in all areas except the OOC.  You must stay on topic in all posts.
6.  No one under 13 is allowed on the site.  No sex play, vulgarity, or offensive words are allowed.  What you do in the privacy of your private chats and messages must be agreed to by both.  Reports of harassment will result in immediate removal, banning and cooperation with legal authorities.
7.  Even if you have access or can see a particular area, do not post there unless you are a part of the rp or activities.  For instance, if you are not in the legislature but post in legislature meetings with prior approval you will be subject to Aksum's rp laws.  However repeatedly doing so will result in banning.
8.  Your forum name should be linked to a virtual world avatar.  Gamertags can not be used as your name unless it has a first name and surname.
9.  Follow the laws, terms of service (tos) and rules of the areas maintained by Aksum (virtual world grids, forums, chats, game consoles, pc games, etc.)
10.  If you absolutely do not agree with what goes on and can not operate within our guidelines, please leave, there will be no hard feelings.
11.  Do not bring real life issues into the in character areas.  This can result in dismissal and banning (either through the rp courts or by administrative actions if it is excessive).
12.  Remember, all the title, positions, duties, related to the Aksum Imperium are based on the full immersion RP.  Unless someone has properly presented themselves as a real life lawyer or other professional, no real life professional advice should be given.
13.  No linking of other sites are allowed without prior approval.   
14.  Lastly, this is the metaverse.  If you get mad, angry, or upset.  Log off.  Breath.  Then come back.

Leadership of the Imperium
We are a constitutional monarchy ruled by an Emperor who is sworn to uphold the Constitution. These are the leaders of the Imperium
Emperor and Grand Sovereign: Rasim Aeon
Grand Prince is the heir to the throne
Grand Viceroy: Imperial Prince Nemesis Sass.  The Emperor's executor who assists with the oversight of the Imperium
Grand Marshal: Marquis Delmar Marshal.  The senior member of the Imperial Service that commands and leads the IS on behalf of the Emperor
Grand Chamberlain: Marquis Tryston Love.  Serves as the Emperor's Chief of Staff and leads the Imperial Chambers
Grand Magistrate: Marquess Angela Stone. Chairs the Council of Magistrate which leads the Imperial Judiciary.  
Grand Chancellor: Marquis Stoney Skytracker. The Chief of Government.  Assists the Grand Viceroy and leads the Council of Chancellors (cabinet)
Grand Steward: Grand Duke Trevor Nuubert.  Leads the Council of Nobles
Grand Speaker: Sir David Delcon.  Leads the Council of Delegates, our legislature
Grand Seneschal: leads the Council of Imperial Orders on behalf of the Emperor who is Grand Master of the Imperial Orders
Grand Prelate: Grand Marquis Xavier Reikaz.  leads the Council of Ecclesiastics, the body of leaders of mystical, religious, or magical orders
Grand Inquisitor: Duchess Nique Skylark.  Leads the Council of Inquisitors, advises on compliance, and investigates grand officers and nobility.
Grand Guild Master: Chairs and represents the Council of Guild Masters.  The merchants and specialist guilds
Soveriegn Lords/Ladies - leaders of the 13 Soveriegn Houses that elect the Grand Sovereign and sit at the apex of the nobility and house/clan/family system.

The above are the Grand Officers of State, there are also Great Officers of State and Officers of State.

Great Officers of State:
Imperial Viceroys
Imperial Chancellors 
Imperial Marshals (leaders of the branches and major commands of the Imperial Service)
Imperial Magistrates
Dukes and above of the Imperium not holding one of the Grand Officer positions
Vice Grand Officers
Privy Secretary

Officers of State:
Members of the Council of Delegates
Minsters of the Imperial Government
Ambassadors of the Imperium
Imperial Service Officers in the rank of Colonel (or equivalent) and above) 
Leaders of Imperial Chamber departments
Leaders of approved ecclesiastic/magical/or spiritual organizations registered within the Imperium
Inquisitors General
Leaders of approved guilds


DIPLOMATIC RANKS
We recognize the following ranks that are also found in the real world and use among those establish relations.  If your ranks and titles do not match let us know the equivalent.  Learning each others cultures will help with recognition.

1. Head of State - the chief representative of your nation
2. Ambassador - the senior representative at an embassy or mission
3. Charge d'affaires - individual acting in the ambassadors place, typically the second ranking person at an embassy or mission
4. Minister
5. Minister-Counsellor
6. Counsellor
7. First Secretary
8. Second Secretary
9. Third Secretary
10. Attache
11. Assistant Attache

As our relationships improve you will have access to other items and information.