Issues of Party member health
- If a party member dies during an adventure, the party will perform a speak with dead in order to determine the deceased members wishes regarding his/her resurrection. The cost for such resurrection will be split 50/50 between the party and the revived party member (unless voted otherwise).
- If a party members has his/her level(s) drained during an adventure, then the cost to have the level(s) restored will be split 50/50 between the party and the restored party member. (Unless voted otherwise).
- Other Disabling injuries
- If a party member is disabled in some manner while participating in a party approved adventure, then the party will split the costs of reparations/rehabilitation 50/50 between the party and the affected party member. (Unless voted otherwise).
- Division of deceased members assets
Assets of a deceased party member shall be handled in accordance with the wishes (expressed prior to death in written or verbal form, or after consultation with the dead via speak with dead or some other means) of the deceased member. The party will be named as executor on all party member wills.
Division of booty and financial matters
- Coins, gems, objects of art and magic items
- Each party member shall receive an equal share of all booty recovered by the party, in the form of actual currency, or logical/virtual shares of currency which represent the actual currency value of liquidated non-currency assets (See II.B.1.a. below).
- An equal share shall also go into a Party Fund.
- All expenses incurred by the party (not individuals), shall be paid out of the Party Fund.
- This fund shall be maintained in a corporate bank account.
- The Party bank account will be administered by the party treasurer. All deposits and withdrawals are subject to review by any party member.
- Only the treasurer may make bank transactions in the name of the party. Any such transactions may be vetoed by a majority vote of the party members.
- Objects of art and magical items
Party treasures of a non-monetary nature shall be distributed among party members as desired by the party members.
- If any items are desired by multiple party members then ownership of the item in question is relegated to the party member willing to give up the largest share of their personal gain (See II.A.1. above). The amount in excess of the items assessed value will then be distributed among the remaining party members.
- Unwanted items
Any items not desired by individual party members shall be kept as party treasure, if so desired (by majority vote of party members), or sold for profit with funds being equally divided (as in article II.A.1. above.)
- New members
New members shall be permitted to join the party only if
- That character wishes to join the party.
- All current party members agree that the person in question should be admitted into the party as a full member.
- The person under consideration agrees to abide by these articles, as well as the party charter and the votes of the party members.
- Retirement and excommunication
Current party members may be excommunicated from the party in any one of four ways.
- Death of any permanent nature.
- Death; where communication (as in article I.A.1. above.) with the party member indicates that the party member wishes to remain dead.
- The party member voluntarily leaves the party.
- The party member is excommunicated (involuntary removal) from the group by a vote where all party members, except the one in question, agree with the excommunication.
Election of Party officials
- Annual elections
elections shall be held annually on the anniversary of the chartering of the party.
- Or whenever deemed necessary by a vote of party members.
Officers of the party may be nominated by any party member.
- Each party member may nominate one party member for each official position.
- A member may nominate him/her self.
- All party members are eligible for nomination.
- Nominations are to be verbal in nature.
- A party members nomination must be seconded in order for that member to become a candidate for an official position.
- Each party member may second the nomination of any party member.
- Any nominee may decline nomination.
The duties of the party offices are outlined below:
- Preside over and control activities and meetings of the party.
- Be the primary speaker in any situation where a party representative is requested.
- Resolve ties in party votes by being the designated tie breaker.
- Direct the activities of the party in a limited manner.
- Exercise supervision of any hirelings or associates hired by the party.
- Maintain all party records pertaining to treasure, bank statements, costs and profits.
- Maintain the Party Fund (See articles II.A.2.a.(1).(a) & (b). above).
- Arrange and manage all financial transactions required by the party: Including dispersal of fees, collection of dues, payment of taxes, etc.
- Keep records of all business decided on by the party.
- Maintain the Charter and these articles.
- Ensure that the Party has all documentation, papers, writs, etc. necessary to ensure compliance with local laws and customs.
- Keep all such records in a safe and centralized location.
- Maintain a calendar of events, or appoint someone to do so.
All party members present on the day of elections (as described in article IV.A.1. above.) shall be eligible to vote for the election of party officials.
- Each party member may cast one vote for each official office.
- A party member may only vote for nominated persons.
- Members will vote in private/secret.
- Votes will be tallied by the current president (or a trusted unbiassed nonparty member) in order to determine the winners in the new elections. These individuals then assume the duties of their respective titles.
- This tallying process may be challenged and verified by any party member(s).
- If there is a tie, then the persons in question (the two tied nominees) are removed from the voting process, and a new vote is called for.
- If there is yet another tie, then the current official retains his position until the party can resolve the matter.
The process of impeachment is conducted in the event that an officer is found guilty of gross misconduct/misuse of his/her office.
- The official in question is given the opportunity to first explain his/her action(s), and then offer his/her resignation.
- If the resignation is not accepted, one of two things may then occur.
- Impeachment proceeds.
- The officer retains his/her position.
- The official in question is impeached from the official position if a party vote of all party members, except the one in question, indicates impeachment.
- If an impeachment proceeding leaves any office vacant, an immediate election is called for (see article IV above).
- Rules governing party voting procedures
There are several instances where a vote may be called for. Either in accordance with an article, or as the result of some party member request, or unusual situation. All voting procedure (except as outlined elsewhere in these articles) should follow these guidelines.
- A majority of party members must be present in order for a vote to be called.
- All votes should be verbal in nature (unless voting on party offices/officers (see article IV.D.2. above)).
- No vote regarding an absent party member may be called.
- Each party member may vote once per issue.
- Each party member may vote for, against, or abstain, on any issue brought to a vote.
- If there is a tie, then the person who proposed the vote is removed from the voting process and a new vote is called for.
- If there is yet another tie, then the current party leader resolves the issue, or the party leader may decide to table the matter until a latter time.
Article amendments and bylaws
- These articles may be amended , abolished, or changed by any vote of party members where all members agree on the proposed changes.
Bylaws may be added to the articles by any vote of party members where 75% of the members agree to the proposed bylaw.
- Bylaws may likewise be amended, abolished, or changed. (as in V.A.1. above.)
Bylaws are intended to cover small incidental areas of concern. Whereas the articles are intended to cover areas of major importance.
The following party members agree to abide by the Articles and by-laws of this concordium:
- In harms way
No party member member shall intentionally harm, or place in harms way, any other party member.
- If a party member does intentionally harm, or place another party member in harms way, then that party members continued membership shall be voted on by all other party members at the soonest opportunity.
While party members are in town, there shall be a minimum of one meeting daily in the evening (supper).
- All Party members should attend these meetings unless an emergency occurs.
- Unaccounted absence from such meetings shall constitute declaration/existence of an emergency, mitigating immediate cancelation of the meeting and investigation/action in regards to the emergency situation.
- Neither the party, nor any party member, shall owe on a loan, without the knowledge and approval of the party. Such approval will be confirmed by a majority vote (see article V.A. voting) of party members.
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