Sacto West Marches
Order of the Azure Drake: Imperial Adventure Guild
Rules and Conventions of the Order of the Azure Drake:
Agreement of servitude to His Most Terrible Majesty, The Invincible Overlord
by way of the Imperial Exploration Guild
sponsoring the Order of the Azure Drake, an Exploration Guild of Castellan’s Keep
The signatory agrees to;
embark into the Southern Reaches on behalf of Order of the Azure Drake.
recognize and obey the Castellan’s peace within the King’s holdings.
The signatory is entitled to one full share of acquired treasure upon return to the Imperial Guild House from Order recognized or impromptu expeditions, unless
the party, by majority vote, allows up to one extra full share for a being or beings provided for the success of their endeavor or
signatory agrees to receive but a half-share, in exchange for protection, whenever possible, from physical or magical harm by those receiving full shares including intent to resurrect.
The signatory forfeits any right to treasure and loss of Guild Rank if they:
attack another party member without provocation, or
deserts the party voluntarily (those spirited away or accidentally separated from their comrades are obliged to attempt to rejoin the party at the earliest convenient time.) or
willfully puts the party success in jeopardy.
A signatory forfeits one-half of the treasure due them and loss of Guild Rank if they
do not perform according to a prearranged battle plan which does not reasonably endanger them any more than others in the party
are consciously responsible for the death of a party member
is responsible for the failure of an endeavor through an error of commission or omission, or
is found to be withholding from the party
If a party member is killed, rendered incapable (e.g., comatose), or involuntarily removed from the midst of the party, that being’s heirs are entitled to his portion of the treasure gained by the remaining party members (see clause 6 below).
If a party member is killed or rendered incapacitated, surviving party members are obliged to return the body (or what remains of it) to the place of embarkation unless forced to abandon the body as recovery would imperil other party members.
If a being has not designated to whom their their effects and shares are to be given and/or to whom they wish their body given in the event of death, the Order will take responsibility for either or both, including but not limited to funeral arrangements.
Monetary treasure must be converted into currency or specie and divided evenly among all shareholders. Any party member may choose to buy a particular item at value rather than have it sold to an outside purchaser; if more than one member wishes to buy the same item, all submit sealed bids, with the highest sum gaining its bidder the item in question.
Precious, rare or magical items are to be cataloged by the Order noting current ownership.
Each full shareholder is entitled to one unusual or magical item before anyone receives a second item. Partial shareholders (including those with an excess of a full share) may gain items before single shareholders gain their second items. A partial shareholder may gain items in proportion to one share (e.g., a half-shareholder gains one item every two rounds, if there are sufficient items to be divided).
As long as the provisions of Clause 9 are met, the party may give an item to a particular member by majority vote. If no general agreement can be reached as to which person receives which item, the Order will be final arbitration and may use a fair random method.
Signed in fealty, By right of his Most Terrible Majesty,
Imperial Exploration Guildmaster Sir Frizio Gombazi
The Order stands in for dead or absent party members; failure to provide a satisfactory explanation of why a member is missing by those present, can result in blacklisting from the Order and possibly the Castellan’s justice.
A blacklisted person may not hire from the Order of the Azure Drake, and there is a 2000 gp reward for his apprehension and delivery for incarceration in the Castellan’s dungeons.
The Order is willing to guarantee arbitration and enforcement of a contract which has been duly drafted and sealed. These services are free to a Order member in good standing.
When the Order enforces one of its contracts, the beings against which it has been decided, have 10 hours to deliver the object of dispute to the plaintiff. Unless the arbitration loser has successfully petitioned for an extension to that deadline, they must deliver unto the plaintiff or be blacklisted by the Order.
Know that, the Order employs truth magics when questioning at arbitration.