The Great Peace of Golyn gazar and Nomin Arslan

 

  1. Amidral Saikhan, you have been favorable to your land. You have restored the fortune of the Nadee Jheel.
  2. You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. You have covered all their sin. Samjhanu (A command to pause and meditate on the words spoken).
  3. Your have taken away all our wrath. You have turned us from the fierceness of our anger.
  4. Turn us, Avralyn Amidral, and cause our indignation toward our fellows to cease.
  5. Will we be angry with our fellows forever? Will we draw out our anger to all generations?
  6. Revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you.
  7. Show us your lovingkindness, Amidral Saikhan. Grant us your salvation.
  8. Let us hear what Amidral Saikhan will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, his chosen; but let them not turn again to folly.
  9. Surely his salvation is near those who revere him, that glory may dwell in our land.
  10. Mercy and Truth meet together. Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other.
  11. Truth springs out of the ground. Righteousness has looked down from heaven.
  12. Yes, Amidral Saikhan will give that which is good. Our land will yield its increase.
  13. Righteousness goes before him, and prepares the way for his step.
  14. On this righteous path, I, Khagan Tian Kehan, Eternal Padishah of the Ember Throne, Great Khan of the Nadee Jheel command Khanzada Kolobhi V Malamalako and Khanzada Nefkare Pujahari, together with the Twelve Ilkhans of the Nadee Jheel, in concord with of the great wyrm Lohe-isand Gal Khaalgach, declare The Great Peace of Golyn gazar and Nomin Arslan.
  15. Nomin Arslan, great Azure Lion of the Golyn gazar (River Lands), we call you to our assembly to witness and secure this declaration of peace.
  16. By your eye, may this peace be observed in truth and in mercy.
  17. By your claws, may this peace be observed in justice and in compassion.
  18. By your teeth, my this peace be observed in action and forgiveness.
  19. May all assembled behold and know the great peace, I declare this day.
  20. By the Ever Burning flames of the Ember Throne, I consign and bequeath the lands and loyalties of the Twelve Ilkhanates to the Heart Flames of the Loherahvas, justly governed by the Lohe-isand and the Court of Flames.
  21. Behold, in a single day, the disappearance of one nation and the birth of another, without war, or revolution, or blood, or death.
  22. Behold the glory of Ilkhan Kirill Jarvis of Unesjoe, who by his words convinced the Eternal Padishah to relinquish his lands, the Loherahvas to gather them in like children, and his Eleven fellow Ilkhans to submit to this peace.
  23. This work is his ever blessed glory, may his name ever be spoken with Honor and Reverence, for he is truly a Baatar, who shall ascend the Holy Mountain and live with the Eternals forever.
  24. Be it know by the proclamation of Ember Throne, the Loherahvas, and the Twelve Ilkhans that all shall follow this one general government formed this day in the Golyn gazar.
  25. The general government shall be administered by a Kavhan, to be appointed and supported by the Heart Flame of the Loherahvas, and a Grand Council, to be chosen by the representatives of the people of the Twelve Ilkhanates met in their respective assemblies.
  26. Within a month of this proclamation, the Ilkhans and their councils shall convene to choose members for the Grand Council, in the following proportions:
  27. Nadibhumi (River Lands) shall choose 7
  28. Jheelkeeor (Lakeside Kingdom) shall choose 2
  29. Pahada (Mountain Kingdom) shall choose 5
  30. Kṣetraharu (The Green Sea) shall choose 2
  31. Sininetaevas (The Blue Sky) shall choose 4
  32. Valgevali (The White Fields) shall choose 3
  33. Unesjoe (The Dreaming River) shall choose 6
  34. Murtudvetes (The Broken Waters) shall choose 4
  35. Ojasuda (The Stream’s Heart) shall choose 7
  36. Safiirannikul (The Sapphire Coast) shall choose 4
  37. Jaahunt (The Ice Wolf) shall choose 4
  38. Ookeanari (Ocean trade) shall choose 7
  39. Who shall meet for the first time at the city of Omanik, being called by the Kavhan as soon as may be convenient after his appointment.
  40. That there shall be a new election of the members of the Grand Council every three years; and, on the death or resignation of any member, their place should be supplied by a new choice at the next sitting of the Assembly of the Ilkhanate they represented.
  41. That after the first three years, when the proportion of money arising out of each Ilkhanate to the general treasury can be known, the number of member to be chosen for each Ilkhanate shall, from time to time, in all ensuing elections, be regulated by the proportion, yet so as that the number to be chosen by any one Ilkhanate be not more than seven, nor less than two.
  42. That the Grand Council shall meet once in every year, and more often if occasion require, at such time and place as they shall choose, or as they shall be called to meet at by the Kavhan on any emergency; having first obtained in writing the consent of seven of the members to such call, and sent duly and timely notice to the whole.
  43. That the Grand Council have power to choose their Prime Minister; and shall neither be dissolved, prorogued, or continued sitting longer than six weeks at one time, without their own consent or the special command of the Loherahvas.
  44. That the members of the Grand Council shall be allowed for their service per diem, during their session and journey to and from the place of meeting; twenty miles to be reckoned a day's journey.
  45. That the assent of the Kavhan be requisite to all acts of the Grand Council, and that it be his office and duty to cause them to be carried into execution.
  46. That the Kavhan, with the advice of the Grand Council, hold or direct all treaties, in which the general interest of the Ilkhanates may be concerned; and make peace or declare war with other nations.
  47. That they make such laws as they judge necessary for regulating all foreign trade.
  48. That they make all purchases from foreigners, for the Loherahvas, of lands not now within the bounds of particular Ilkhanates, or that shall not be within their bounds when some of them are reduced to more convenient dimensions.
  49. That they make new settlements on such purchases, by granting lands in the Loherahvas name, reserving a quitrent to the Loherahvas for the use of the general treasury.
  50. That they make laws for regulating and governing such new settlements, till the Loherahvas shall think fit to form them into particular governments.
  51. That they raise and pay soldiers and build forts for the defense of any of the Ilkhanates, and equip vessels of force to guard the coasts and protect the trade on the ocean, lakes, or great rivers; but they shall not impress any in any Ilkhanates, without the consent of the Legislature.
  52. That for these purposes they have power to make laws, and lay and levy such general duties, imposts, or taxes, as to them shall appear most equal and just (considering the ability and other circumstances of the inhabitants in the several Ilkhanates), and such as may be collected with the least inconvenience to the people; rather discouraging luxury, than loading industry with unnecessary burdens.
  53. That they may appoint a General Treasurer and Particular Treasurer in each government when necessary; and, from time to time, may order the sums in the treasuries of each government into the general treasury; or draw on them for special payments, as they find most convenient.
  54. Yet no money to issue but by joint orders of the Kavhan and Grand Council; except where sums have been appropriated to particular purposes, and the Kavhan is previously empowered by an act to draw such sums.
  55. That the general accounts shall be yearly settled and reported to the several Assemblies.
  56. That a quorum of the Grand Council, empowered to act with the Kavhan, do consist of twenty-five members; among whom there shall be one or more from a majority of the Ilkhanates.
  57. That the laws made by them for the purposes aforesaid shall not be repugnant, but, as near as may be, agreeable to the laws of Loherahvas, and shall be transmitted to the Lohe-isand for approbation, as soon as may be after their passing; and if not disapproved within three years after presentation, to remain in force.
  58. That, in case of the death of the Kavhan, the Prime Minister of the Grand Council for the time being shall succeed, and be vested with the same powers and authorities, to continue till the Loheravhas pleasure be known.
  59. That all military commission officers, whether for land, sea, or air service, to act under this general constitution, shall be nominated by the Kavhan; but the approbation of the Grand Council is to be obtained, before they receive their commissions. And all civil officers are to be nominated by the Grand Council, and to receive the Kavhan’s approbation before they officiate.
  60. But, in case of vacancy by death or removal of any officer, civil or military, under this constitution, the Ilkhan of the Ilkhanate in which such vacancy happens may appoint, till the pleasure of the Kavhan and Grand Council can be known.
  61. That the particular military as well as civil establishments in each Ilkhanate remain in their present state, the general constitution notwithstanding; and that on sudden emergencies any Ilkhanate may defend itself, and lay the accounts of expense thence arising before the Kavhan and General Council, who may allow and order payment of the same, as far as they judge such accounts just and reasonable.
  62. As a final act as Khagan of the Golyn gazar, and to ensure the Great Peace I leave to you in perpetuity, the people of the Golyn gazar shall not be deprived of any rights pertaining to them and their posterity.
  63. This is the basis and foundation of all just governments.
  64. That all are by nature equal, free, and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into this state of unity and peace, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
  65. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants and at all times amenable to them.
  66. That this government is instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety and is most effectually secured against the danger of maladministration. 
  67. That, when any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community has an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public will.
  68. None of the people is entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges from the community, but in consideration of public services; which, not being descendible, neither ought the offices of magistrate, legislator, or judge to be hereditary.
  69. That the legislative and executive powers of the state should be separate and distinct from the judiciary; and that the members of the two first may be restrained from oppression, by feeling and participating the burdens of the people, they should, at fixed periods, be reduced to a private station, return into that body from which they were originally taken, and the vacancies be supplied by frequent, certain, and regular elections, in which all, or any part, of the former members, to be again eligible, or ineligible, as the laws shall direct.
  70. That elections of members to serve as representatives of the people, in assembly ought to be free; and that all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have the right of suffrage and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses without their own consent or that of their representatives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented for the public good.
  71. That in all capital or criminal prosecutions a person has a right to demand the cause and nature of his accusation, to be confronted with the accusers and witnesses, to call for evidence in his favor, and to a speedy trial by an impartial jury of twelve people of their vicinage, without whose unanimous consent they cannot be found guilty; nor can they be compelled to give evidence against themselves; that no one be deprived of their liberty except by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers.
  72. That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
  73. That general warrants, whereby an officer or messenger may be commanded to search suspected places without evidence of a fact committed, or to seize any person or persons not named, or whose offense is not particularly described and supported by evidence, are grievous and oppressive and ought not to be granted.
  74. That in controversies respecting property, and in suits between people, the ancient trial by jury is preferable to any other and ought to be held sacred.
  75. That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.
  76. That an establishment of religion is the first refuge of doubters and the faithless, there shall be no such establishment of religion.
  77. That the free exercise of religion and conscience are required for the honorable, free life, there shall be no law against the such where such practice harms none.
  78. That abridging the freedom of speech, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, is the first refuge of despots and cowards, there shall be no law against such.
  79. That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
  80. That no free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.
  81. This is the Great Peace of Golyn gazar and Nomin Arslan that I, Khagan Tian Kehan, Eternal Padishah of the Ember Throne, Great Khan of the Nadee Jheel, together with the Twelve Ilkhans of the Nadee Jheel, in concord with of the great wyrm Lohe-isand Gal Khaalgach, and the Heart Flame of the Loherahvas, leave to my beloved people.
  82. May it keep you in prosperity and liberty.