Oath of Allegiance

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The Offical Oath of Allegiance of the Principality of the Northern Forests as outlined in the Constitution of 2020. (Click Image for Larger Viewing Area.

The Oath of Allegiance (Judicial or Official Oath) is a promise to be loyal to the Princess of the Northern Forests, and Her heirs and Successors, sworn by certain public servants in the Principality of the Northern Forests, and also by newly naturalised subjects when awarded Citizenship.

Oaths of Office, of Allegiance, and Judicial Oath

The original Oath of Allegiance for New Citizens, Royal Guards, Royal Police, and any Military soldiers as set out in the Constitution of 2020:

I (Insert full name), swear by all the Great Goddesses (or whatever Deity you pray to) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Royal Highness Princess Cedrus I of the Northern Forests Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will, as duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend Her Royal Highness, Her Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown and Dignity against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of Her Royal Highness, Her Heirs and Successors, and Her Generals and Officers of Her Armed Forces.

The original Oath of Office as set out in the Constitution of 2020:

I, (Insert full name), do swear that I will well and truly serve Her Royal Highness Princess Cedrus I of the Northern Forests in the office of (Insert office of). So help me Goddesses (or whatever Deity you pray to).

The original Judicial Oath as set out in the Constitution of 2020:

I, (Insert full name), do swear that I will well and truly serve Her Royal Highness Princess Cedrus I of the Northern Forests in the office of (Insert judicial office of), and I will do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of this realm, without fear or favour, affection or illwill. So help me Goddesses (or whatever Deity you pray to).

Privy Counsellor Oath

On appointment a new Privy Counsellor takes the oath of allegiance, or affirms loyalty:

You do swear by all the Goddesses to be a true and faithful Servant unto Her Royal Highness as one of Her Royal Highness's Privy Council. You will not know or understand of any manner of thing to be attempted, done or spoken against Her Royal Highness's Person, Honour, Crown or Dignity Royal, but you will let and withstand the same to the uttermost of your power, and either cause it to be revealed to Her Royal Highness Herself, or to such of Her Privy Council as shall advertise Her Royal Highness of the same. You will in all things to be moved, treated and debated in Conscience; and will keep secret all matters committed and revealed unto you, or that shall be treated of secretly in Council. And if any of the said Treaties or Counsels shall touch any of the Counsellors you will not reveal it unto him but will keep the same until such time as, by the consent of Her Royal Highness or of the Council, Publication shall be made thereof. You will to your uttermost bear Faith and Allegiance to Her Royal Highness; and will assist and defend all civil and temporal Jurisdictions, Pre-eminences, and Authorities, granted to Her Royal Highness and annexed to the Crown, or otherwise, against all Foreign Princes, Persons, Prelates, States, or Potentates. And generally in all things you will do as a faithful and true Servant ought to do to Her Royal Highness So help you Goddesses.

Refusing to take the Oath

Any person who refuses to take the oath or affirmation are barred from participating in any proceedings, meetings, organizations, festivals, or any other future happenings. Both Citizens and the Nobility can be stripped of Citizenship and banished from the Principality. New Citizens refusing to sign the Oath of Allegiance and send it back to the Government within 30 days makes their citizenship void and they and their immediate families will be permanently barred from visiting any of the Principality of the Northern Forests lands and will be charged with criminal trespassing if they attempt to do so.

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