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"We shall never let the Civil War come again, never shall the cancer regrow. Thus is set down the Code, and if it is not abided, we shall cleanse the sick once again."
~ Master of Shadow's Declaration after the Purge

Enforcement and Tribunals Edit

The Code covers the basics of preferred manners of dealing with feuds between two Cartelites and the punishments mete out to those that cannot understand the limitations imposed by the Shadow. Because of the secretive nature of the Sixth Sect this has led to the creation of "Tribunals". Tribunals are a collection of three Officials who are charged with hearing the case of two Cartelites and then deciding their fate. The Tribunal is often overseen by the Administrator of the Territory if a major instance of the Code being broken occurs. During this both the accused and the plaintiff are watched by members of the Shadow. No one is allowed to enact challenge or vendetta when a Tribunal is convened. Anyone breaking this prohibition faces severe punishment from the Shadow themselves.

The result of the Tribunal is ruled after a clear majority is reached. The punishment is then handed out publicly with members of the Shadow presiding as law enforcement. The severity of the crime often dictates the severity of the punishment, and can range from a reprimand to public flogging and even repossession of Chained the person may own.

The Terms of Entente Edit

The basis of Entente is broken down into what are known as the "Terms". Each Term is a section within the Code that dictates action and punishment found congruent with that Term. In this manner all punishments fit the crime and all forms of conflict find a foundation of control to prevent all out war (something which was ignored during the Cartel Civil War). The words of the First Shadow state the code:

Favor and ParleyEdit

"A Legate within a Territory or Sect may call for Parley three times a month, but no more."
"A Master may call for Sect parley whenever they wish. Abuse of this right will lead to question by members of the Council."
"Two officials or half the current officials of a Sect agree."
"A master may call emergency parley twice a month."
"If the two legates of a Sect or half of the Sect's officials agree, a Vote of Honor may be called against the current Master."
"If half the officials of a given allegiance agree then a Vote of Honor may be called against the current Legate of said allegiance."
"Votes of Honor may only be called once every fourteen days and only during emergency Parley if seven days notice is given before the event."
"A Cartelite may become an Official only if during Parley they can gain the support of three other Cartelites or two standing Officials."
"An Official may be demoted by majority vote of their Allegiance."