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Orders in Council are issued from time to time by the Imperial Viceroy and should be considered part of Imperial Law.  They are issued for matters to be later incorporated into Imperial Law or as relatively temporary measures.



Order in Council (PRIV-18-09).   As a result of a GCE ship attempting to use WOMD against an allied installation the privileges currently enjoyed by the GCE in systems claimed by and for the Imperial Services are withdrawn with immediate effect.    Their ships are to be cleared from our systems by Day 5, Week 19, 209, excepting freighters involved in removing GCE fixed assets from our systems.  The said fixed assets are to be dismantled or disposed of the an approved buyer by Day 5, Week 24, 209.

Order in Council (PRIV-16/089   With immediate effect all IND ships and ground parties are banned from entering systems claimed by and for the Imperial Services.  This ban includes all pre-registered IND ships and will remain in force until further notice.    IND ships in our systems at the end of week 16/209 have 300 TUs to leave.   IND ships sighted in our systems on or after week 18, Day 1, will be liable to be engaged with deadly weapons.

Order in Council (SYS-0709) dated 5.07.209. - A formal state of war has been declared against the Ialandian Stellar Protectorate following their breaking a mutual aid agreement with the Imperial Services and launching unprovoked attacks against our Starbase in the Ialandian system.   The IalandianSystem (110) is hereby declared to be a war zone.  Any ships, ground parties or fixed assets seen in the system without a specific invitation from the Viceregal Administration shall be presumed to be giving aid and comfort to our Ialandian enemies and shall be removed from the system with extreme prejudice. 

Order in Council (Priv-03/07)  dated 5.44.207.   Incorporated into Imperial Law  1.46.207

Order in Council (SYS-0107) dated 1.01.207 - The Harlequin (109) system is claimed by the Imperial Services and entry is restricted to those affiliations that already have fixed assets in the system.  Ships of affiliations and individuals that do not have fixed assets in Harlequin will be removed with extreme prejudice if sighted in the system.

Order in Council (RES- 50/07) dated 3.50.207- The following areas and locations within the borders of the Empire are declared to be restricted areas to all except the Imperial Services and their Allies with immediate effect. 

The orbit of the Gas Giant Bork's Dilemma (851) in the Rebellion (144) system                The orbit of the Gas Giant Redundant (746) in the Dyson (10) system                             Ring 1 in the Alpha Quadrant of the Dyson (10) system                                                 Ring 8 in the Beta Quadrant of the Matallot (159) system - traders permitted  by individual application


 Revision 12 - 207.46

Imperial Laws - 193.22 (Revised 194.09, 195.21, 196.01, 199.12, 202/48, 204.34, 204.41, 206.27, 207.47 & 208.03)


Section 1 - Definitions
Section 2 - Starbases, Starships & Ground Parties
Section 3 - Conflict
Section 4 - Narcotics
Section 5 - Contagion and Infestation
Section 6 - Alien Contact
Section 7 - Slavery

Certified that the following documents are a true copy of Imperial Laws as appertaining to the Capellan Periphery as amended 195/21, 196/01, 198/29, 199/12 , 202/48, 204/34,  204/41 & 206/27 and as approved by Admiral Baron Simms of Baranov, Imperial Viceroy of the Capellan Periphery.                       

BA Rister
Secretary of State for Legal Affairs, Viceregal Administration


I) The lawful Emperor of the Commonwealth and the Imperial Stellar Empire in the Peripheries shall be deemed to be his His Imperial Majesty Lysander I or his lawful hiers and successors.
 
II) The Borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire, Capellan Periphery, shall be deemed to encompass all star systems beyond the borders of the Commonwealth lawfully claimed by any Affiliation, Race or Individual for and on behalf of the Imperial Services.

III)    The Imperial Viceroy shall be empowered to issue Orders in Council.  Such Orders in Council shall have the full weight of Imperial Law until incorporated into the body of the law or withdrawn by the Imperial Viceroy.

IV)   Enemies of the Empire are deemed to be all Affiliations in revolt against the rule of the lawful Emperor of the Stellar Empire, those who have betrayed the said Empire's trust by overt acts of aggression and any Affiliation, Race or Individual with whom the Stellar Empire and/or the Imperial Services are in a State of Conflict or War.

V)   A Hostile act shall be deemed to include, but not be restricted to, Theft, Assault, Destruction of Property or any other act that could be considered as having a detrimental effect on beings or property.

VI)   Piracy shall be deemed to be the seizure, not necessarily by force, of starships, outposts and/or materials without prior permission from the lawful owner of the property.

VII)  An Imperial Citizen is any being who is a employee, member of the armed forces or crew member of any Starbase, starship or ground party which is the property of  the Imperial Services or an Affiliation possessed of a Charter issued by the lawful Emperor of the Stellar Empire.

VIII) A Legal Resident is any being who is a employee, member of the armed forces or crew member of any Starbase, starship or ground party which is lawfully located within the borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire.

 IX)  Stimulants are deemed to be any Substance or Compound, Chemical or Biological, used to engender a temporary feeling of well being or euphoria in the being partaking of the said stimulant.  Such a substance shall be classed as Non-Addictive.
 
X)  Narcotics are deemed to be any Substance or Compound, Chemical or Biological, used to engender a feeling of well being or euphoria in the being partaking in the said narcotic and which causes symptoms of distress when access to the said narcotic is withdrawn.  Such a Substance/Compound shall be classified from Mildly to Extremely Addictive.

 XI)  Slavery shall be deemed to be the holding of any sentient being against the said beings own free will.  Excepting the holding of criminals, alleged or convicted, and prisoners of war.

XII)  A Chartered Affiliation is any affiliation holding a Charter to explore and exploit beyond the boundaries of the former Inner Empire issued by an Emperor of the said former Inner Empire.


I)  All Starbases and outposts established with the approval, direct or implied, of the Imperial Services within the Boundaries of the Empire as defined in Section 1 paragraph (II) of Imperial Law are to conform with all aspects of Imperial Law with regard to their dealings with individuals, affiliations, starships, ground parties or other races external to the Starbase, including all transactions completed within the Starbase's starport or by interaction with the Starbase's hiport.

II) Any Starbase or outpost established with the approval, direct or implied, of the Imperial Services within the Boundaries of the Empire as defined in Section 1 paragraph (II) of these laws may set their own by-laws, effective only within the boundaries of the Starbase, in accordance with the custom and practice of the Starbase's Affiliation or Race.

III) Where such Custom and Practice is at variance with the requirements of Imperial Law the Starbase's Governing Body has a duty under Imperial Law to ensure that Section 2(I) is strictly complied with.

IV) Any Starbase or outpost acquired by gift, purchase or any other means within the Borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire as defined in Sect 1(II) of these laws by any Affiliation, Race or Individual, excepting the Imperial Chartered Affiliations, must be registered with the Viceregal Administration prior to its acquisition. Such registration to include details of the System, Planet or Moon and sector of the intended fixed asset. The acceptance in writing of a proposed fixed asset's registration by the Viceregal Administration may be considered as approval to aquire the Starbase or outpost at the place identified in the application for registration.  All applications to open starbases on celestial bodies where other starbases already exist will be subject to the approval of the current starbase governors, except applications by the Imperial Services and the Chartered Affiliations.

V) Any Starbase or outpost lawfully established within the Borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire with explicit or implied permission of the Imperial Viceroy by any Affiliation, Race or individual shall not be eligible to be used as the basis of a claim to the star system wherein it is established.   Excepting that such a claim be on behalf of the Imperial Stellar Empire.

VI) The establishment of new Starbases and new outposts in the systems claimed by and for the Imperial Services by any Affiliation, Race or Individual other than the Imperial Chartered Affiliations is strictly forbidden. The Imperial Services reserve the right to take appropriate action against any Starbase or outpost unlawfully established within the borders of the Empire.
VII) The Starships and Ground Parties of all Affiliations, Races and Individuals are permitted free access to the Imperial Stellar Empire within the limits of such Permissions and Privileges as may be granted by the Viceregal Administration, excepting the starships and ground parties of those affiliations and races in a state of conflict or war with the Imperial Stellar Empire, any affiliation or race declared to be enemies of the Imperial Stellar Empire and any Affiliations, Races or Individuals who have been denied entry to the Imperial stellar Empire by the Viceregal Administration.

VIII)  All starships and ground parties operating within the borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire are required to comply with all aspects of Imperial law.

IX)  Starships becoming derelict within the borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire are subject to the civil laws of salvage in as much as the derelict starship shall become the property of the first party to board and assume control of the said starship. 

X) The remains of starships destroyed by enemy action or degradation of their ship's integrity within the borders of the Empire are subject to the civil laws of salvage and shall become the property of the starship, starbase or outpost that recovers them from space.

XI)  Independent starships and ground parties operating within the boundaries of the Imperial Stellar Empire are required to register with the Viceregal Administration.   Independent Starships  and Ground Parties failing  to register shall be liable to be posted, arrested or destroyed.   IND ships wishing to register must be sponsored by a Starbase Governor legally resident within the borders of the Empire.

XII)  Exploration by Non-Chartered Affiliations and Individuals within those systems claimed by or for the Imperial Services is strictly forbidden, including searching for asteroids.

XIII) Deleted - exploration and outposting priveleges for Affiliations and Individuals other than the Chartered Affiliations have been permanently withdrawn.

XIV)  Once an outpost is lawfully established the owner has the exclusive right to exploit the mined minerals available and is considered to be the owner of the mineral source IDs available at that site.  In cases where another outpost has been sited to exploit the minerals available ownership of the Mineral Source IDs rests with the owner of the original outpost.

XV)  Authorised Outposts and Starbases may exploit global non-mined Resources available at the site but have a duty to ensure that they are only extracting a reasonable share of the said resources where other starbases and outposts are present on the same celestial body. Such share to be determined by negotiation and agreement between the owners of the starbases and outposts present on the celestial body.   


I)   In the event that a conflict or State of War should exist between the Imperial Services or the Empire and any Affiliation, Race or Individual it is an act of treason to supply the said Affiliation, Race or Individual with goods of strategic value.   Such goods shall include, but not be limited to, those listed in Section 3(II).

II)  Goods of Strategic Value are deemed to be Ships of All Classes, any form of offensive or defensive space or ground weapon, Shields,  Untooled Factories, Mines and raw materials including, but not restricted to, Thorlium, Pulac Crystals, Fissionables, Fibrillium, Strion, Celesium and Waste.

III) In the event that a conflict or State of War should exist between the Imperial Services or the Empire and any Affiliation, Race or Individual it is an act of treason to supply the said Affiliation, Race or Individual with any form of aid or comfort including, but not restricted to, ship repairs, ship maintenance, food for ground parties and the general use of Starbase Starports.

IV)  Any Individual found guilty of committing an offence under sections 3.(1) and 3(III) above shall be liable to suffer death.   Any ships engaged in the act of committing an offence under sections 3(I) and 3(III) above shall liable to be posted.   If the Individuals or Ships found to have been engaged in committing an offence under sections 3(I)) or 3(III) above are members of a Chartered Affiliation the said Chartered Affiliation shall be deemed liable for their actions and subject to legal action at the discretion of the Viceroy to the Capellan Periphery.

V)   The Imperial Services shall have a duty to protect, to the best of their ability, any lawfully established Starbase or outpost within the borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire.

VI)   Any starship or  ground party pursuing its lawful occasions within the borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire  shall be entitled to the protection of the Imperial Services.

VII)   Any lawfully established Starbase within a star system within the borders of the Imperial Stellar Empire shall have a duty to help protect the said star system from armed intrusion by third parties attempting to wrest control of the system from the Imperial Stellar Empire.

VIII)   Any Affiliation, race or individual committing a hostile act or an act of piracy against beings or property under the protection of the Imperial Stellar Empire shall be liable to be posted.

IX)     Any Affiliation, Race or Individual giving aid and comfort to known pirates shall be deemed to be in a state of conflict with the Imperial Services and shall be liable to be posted.

X)     Enemies of the Empire are banned from entering the Imperial Stellar Empire and from holding land within it.  The holding of land shall include, but not be restricted to, the establishment of Starbases and Outposts within the Empire.    Any enemies that enter the Empire without the express permission of the Imperial Viceroy shall be liable to be posted and destroyed