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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:

Challenge Edit

"Challenge is the right of duel and the right of proving strength. To declare challenge is to declare an open question to the honor of the one challenged. The act of Challenge must be proceeded immediately by either the agreement or the forfeiture of the challenged person's honor. If Challenge is withdraw the challenger risks the ire of the supporters of the Challenged. The Challenge must follow the traditions of Challenge set down by the Allegiance in Sect of the Challenged individual"
"Challenge may only be declared upon one of equal tier once a week, and once a month for those above. Three times a week for those below the challenger."
"To muddle in a Challenge is to deserve a flogging."
"Those that openly oppose the decision of a Challenge may bring it before a Tribunal. To break and fight the ruling of the Tribunal is to be placed in Slavery."