Treaty of Connacht
Article 1. Mutual Recognition
(1) Caer Sidi and its legal successors shall recognize the government established by the Twelfth Mandate of Lazarus and any of its legal successors as the legitimate government of the region of Lazarus.
(2) The government established by the Twelfth Mandate of Lazarus and its legal successors shall recognize the Caer Sidi government and any of its legal successors as the legitimate government of the region of Caer Sidi.
(3) Should the government of a signatory voluntarily disband while in exile, the other is freed from the commitments of Article 1, Sections 1 and 2. Additionally, if the new government of said signatory refuses to recognize this treaty, it shall be automatically dissolved.
Article 2. Non-Aggression Pact
(1) Both signatories hereby pledge to not invade, raid, or otherwise attack the other’s region or any possessions they may have, nor aid any faction, government, or party to do so.
(2) Both signatories agree that the deployment of military forces on the opposite side of the other in another region that is not the possession of either does not constitute aggression against either of the signatories.
(3) If planned and agreed upon by the governments and military forces of both signatories, both military forces may engage in offensive raiding or defending action against each other for training purposes, and thus this action shall not constitute an act of aggression.
Article 3. Mutual Defense and Assistance
(1) Both signatories pledge to defend one another militarily against any invasions or similar crises they may suffer.
(2) Both signatories pledge to send any military forces they possess at the request of the other in order to facilitate legitimate delegacy transitions, or in cases of emergency.
(3) Both signatories agree that they shall not aid an enemy at war with the other. If a region declares war on one of these signatories, the other may only choose to stay neutral or aid the signatory in question.
(4) If one of the signatories does not possess any military forces and is called upon the other by the provisions set in Article 3, Sections 1 to 3, they must assemble a military force at the earliest opportunity.
Article 4. Joint Operations
(1) Both signatories may partake in joint military operations for training or their mutual enjoyment. The relevant laws, codes and regulations governing each signatory’s military forces shall remain in force in such operations, and thus neither of the signatories may commit any act that may force the other signatory to break said relevant laws, codes and regulations governing their own military forces. If such an act is planned, the signatory that shall commit this act must inform the other signatory of the act in question so the other signatory can withdraw their forces as soon as possible.
Article 5. Regional Security
(1) Both signatories pledge to inform the other’s government and any relevant intelligence services of any evidence they may have of espionage, infiltration, subversion, manipulation, or conspiracy against the other. They shall also inform the other of any conspiracies to commit any crimes in the other’s jurisdictions.
(2) Both signatories pledge to cooperate on matters of intelligence and security.
(3) Both signatories shall condemn any acts of espionage, infiltration, subversion, manipulation, or conspiracy against the other if the target of these acts confirm it.
(4) Both signatories pledge to never commit acts of espionage, infiltration, subversion, manipulation, or conspiracy against the other, or aid any faction, government, or party to do so.
(5) If the government of any of the two signatories fail to fulfill the obligations of Article 5, Sections 1 to 4, they must formally and publicly apologize for this.
Article 6. Cultural Cooperation
(1) The relevant cultural authorities of both signatories shall actively cooperate on matters of culture, which may include festivals, games, roleplays, mafia, newspapers, radio shows, podcasts, graphic design, and others. Furthermore, the relevant cultural authorities of both signatories are strongly encouraged to do more than the required one bilateral event per year.
(2) Citizens of Lazarus and Caer Sidi are welcome to visit the other’s region and engage in events of cultural significance and to have fun with the other’s community.
Article 7. Provisions of Ratification, Amendment and Repeal
(1) Both signatories shall activate their legal mechanisms relevant to ratify a treaty after they agree to do so.
(2) If a signatory wishes to amend this document, they must negotiate with the other to do so. After this, the same legal mechanisms in each region relevant to ratify a treaty shall be activated to adopt these agreed amendments. If one region refuses these amendments, they are to not be adopted.
(3) If a signatory wishes to dissolve this treaty, they must notify, by any means of communication available and possible, their intention to dissolve said treaty to the other. After this, the legal mechanisms relevant to dissolve a treaty shall be activated in the region of the requesting signatory.
(4) The signatories may dissolve this treaty by mutual consent. The legal mechanisms relevant to dissolve a treaty must be activated, and if at least one region decides to repeal, the treaty is declared null and void with immediate effect.