Charter of Non Grata
Preamble – In the interest of security, camaraderie, and community, we the members of Non Grata declare our existence as a black team alliance.
Article I: Membership
Admission to Non Grata may be granted if the following requirements are met:
1. Applicant shows a willingness to learn and advance within the ranks of Non Grata.
2. Applicant is not a member of any other alliance or on any other alliance’s ZI (zero infrastructure) list.
3. Applicant is not involved in any current wars.
4. Applicant agrees to abide by the rules set forth in this charter.
Article II: Government
The government of Non Grata consists of three main bodies, assisted with two additional bodies that operate on similar levels.
The triumvirate (the "leadership") is the ruling body of Non Grata, consisting of three members that are responsible for all decisions within Non-Grata. The leadership is an appointed body, and any new leaders are appointed by the current body. The leaders will make an effort to seek approval from the membership and other government members in regards to decisions that affect the alliance. The leader does not, however, need to consult the membership in times of war regarding treaty obligations due to the need to be decisive.
The Ministers are an executive body of Non Grata tasked with managing and performing the day-to-day activities in the alliance. The Ministries of Non Grata include Foreign Affairs, Defense, Recruitment & Education, Trades & Growth, and Tech. Ministers are appointed by the leadership, and may be replaced at any time if it is felt necessary by the leadership. Ministers report directly to the leadership, and may appoint their own deputy ministers.
The Conclave are a legislative body of Non Grata tasked with discussing and proposing legislation and other important issues concerning the alliance. Conclave members are appointed by the leadership, and are typically members of the alliance that have demonstrated advanced expertise in many areas of the game, including politics, nation building, and military affairs. The leadersip, advisors, and the ministers are also members of the Conclave. Conclave members generally serve continuously unless the leadership feels they are no longer contributing at a reasonable level, at which time they may be removed.
The Advisors are an advisory body that operates at the same level as the leadership. The Advisors do not hold any actual authority within the alliance; their task is simply to provide expert advice to the leadership. Advisors are appointed for life by the leadership until they step down from the role or leave the alliance. Advisors are generally long-time government members that hold a vast wealth of expertise in all areas of the game.
The Deputy Ministers are an executive body that assists the ministers in performing tasks. Deputy ministers are appointed by the ministers, but can be removed by the leadership if deemed inappropriate. Deputy Ministers are the only government body that does not automatically gain access to the Conclave, due to being the only body not appointed by the leadership. However, the leadership may still appoint deputy ministers to the Conclave if it feels it is warranted.
Article III: War
Declarations of war by Non Grata are executed by the leadership. This includes all wars, be they nation vs. nation or alliance vs. alliance. Nuclear first strikes are at the discretion of the leadership.
Article IV: Raiding
Non Grata allows the practice of raiding. Raiding rules will be made available for public viewing on our forum for all interested parties. Any questions or concerns regarding the alliance's raiding policies should be directed to the government of Non Grata.
Article V: Acceptable Behavior
Members are expected to act responsibly and courteous to each other and our allies. Common sense and basic decency are requirements for membership. Anyone that goes well beyond these simple rules will be expelled by the leadership.
Article VI: Leaving the Alliance
Any member that wishes to leave Non Grata may do so at any time by posting in the resignations forum, provided the alliance is not in war or under terms resulting from a war, and does not have any unpaid debts. Failure to satisfy these conditions will result in military action against the member.
Article VII: Amendments
Amendments to this document are at the discretion of the leadership.