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Brotherhood of the Clouds

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Flag of Brotherhood of the Clouds

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Basic Details
Founded August 19, 2014
Headquarters North America
Color White
Status Defunct
Government
Emperor Josh Freer
Viceroy Bezzers
Military Affairs Utz
Internal Affairs Bezzers
Economic Affairs Josh Freer
Foreign Affairs Anthony Crane
Judicial Affairs Kirito
Statistics
Relationships
Active Blocs
MDoAP The Obsidian Order
Active Treaties
MDoAP Black Knights
MDoAP The Knights Radiant
MDoAP The Syndicate
MnDoAP The Chola

The Brotherhood of the Clouds was a white team alliance formed on August 19, 2014. They were once ranked #7 in terms of score with approximately 36k nation score and 26 members. They merged with The Chola to form Zodiac in March 2017.

Overview Edit

Key events in the Brotherhood of the Clouds history.


The Brotherhood of the Clouds(BoC) was founded by Lord Frostsword, Fistofdoom, & Livius Clades on August 19, 2014. Making it the 20th alliance created post-speed round.

August 19, 2014:

Brotherhood of the Clouds DoE

August 26, 2014:

BoC is attacked by the alliance "Raiders Return", thus begins the Raiders War.

August 28, 2014:

The Raiders War ended
October 14, 2014:

The Brotherhood of the Clouds, along with Empire of Spades, United Purple Nations and The Dutch East India Company sign and announce the Covenant bloc

December 11, 2014:

Terminus Est attacks the Brotherhood of the Clouds, BoC recognizes a state of War with Test. BoC enters the Marionette War.
December 16, 2014:

Terminus Est and the Brotherhood of the Clouds, declares peace. BoC gains white peace. BoC exits the Marionette War
January 1, 2015:

Brotherhood of the Clouds withdraws from the Covenant bloc.
January 22, 2015:

Brotherhood of the Clouds Along with the Earth Systems Alliance, and the United States of Terra Signs and Announce The Citadel Council.

March 1, 2015:

Brotherhood of the Clouds Declares War on Earth System Alliance. Thus Begins the Citadel War.
March 4, 2015:

Earth System Alliance posts public apology to Brotherhood of the Clouds and United States of Terra. BoC accepts apology and White Peace is Declared, ending the Citadel War.

March 11, 2015:

Brotherhood of the Clouds Along with United States of Terra Announce the Disbanding of the Citadel Council. BoC and UST Signs and Announce The Dawnguard Pact.
March 15, 2015:

Brotherhood of the Clouds Signs their First Protectorate Treaty with The Light Federation.

April 19, 2015:

Brotherhood of the Clouds, Rejoins The Covenant bloc.

May 3, 2015:

Brotherhood of the Clouds Along with Terradoxia Resigns The Dawnguard Pact.

May 20, 2015:

Brotherhood of the Clouds along with Asgard Signs and Announce The Ragnarok Pact.

May 21, 2015:

BoC Declares War on Guardian, BoC enters the Great VE War on the side of the Allied Coalition.
May 31, 2015:


Mensa HQ surrenders to the Allied Coalition.

June 4, 2015:

Guardian surrenders to the Allied Coalition. BoC exits the Great VE War.

July 19, 2015:

After a turbulent election season where Lord Frostsword is reelected, over 15 prominent members and government officials leave the alliance. Many government positions are left vacant and the NS drops by more than 5,000- several members choose to form the splinter group Noir.

July 20, 2015:

Terradoxia merges into the Brotherhood of the Clouds.

August 8, 2015:

The Official Brotherhood of Clouds religion is reborn, The Dragon Gods of BoC

August 19, 2015

The Brotherhood of the Clouds celebrates its first birthday.
September 7, 2015

Brotherhood of the Clouds signs a protectorate with Hanseatic League
October 16, 2015

The Brotherhood of the Clouds formally declares war on The Syndicate and the Seven Kingdoms. Thus starting Oktoberfest.
October 24, 2015


The Brotherhood of the Clouds formally surrenders to the Joint Coalition. BoC withdraws from Oktoberfest.

December 3, 2015:

The new Brotherhood of Clouds charter is announced with Lord Frostsword Standing down

December 15, 2015

The Brotherhood of Clouds signs the Genetic Clouds Accord, A MDoAP with Ingen, since turned Nuclear Knights

December 28, 2015

The Brotherhood of Clouds signs a protectorate with R&R, named the Castle on a Cloud Accord
January 20, 2016

The Brotherhood of Clouds signs a protectorate with Iberia, named the Rolling on Cloud Nine agreement
February 21, 2016

The Brotherhood of the Clouds signs a protectorate with the Celestial Union.
March 3, 2016

The Brotherhood of the Clouds signs a MDoAP with the Black Knights.
March 8, 2016

The Brotherhood of the Clouds signs a MDoAP with the Knights Raidant.
March 11, 2016

The Brotherhood of the Clouds withdraws from the Covenant.
March 14, 2016

The Brotherhood of the Clouds join the Obsidian Order.
May 9, 2016

The Brotherhood of the Clouds signs a protectorate with the Varangian Entente
The Brotherhood of the Clouds upgrades its protectorate with R&R to a MDoAP.
June 16, 2016

The Brotherhood of the Clouds declares war on the North American Confederacy.
July 26, 2016

The Brotherhood of the Clouds signs a MnDoAP with The Chola.

GovernmentEdit

Charter Edit

Preamble

Like the clouds high above, we, the Brotherhood of the Clouds (herein known as BoC) come together to fill the sky with our wonder, and hope to bring some imagination to the world below spreading the word of our Dragon Gods.

Article I- Membership

1. Admission

a. Any person seeking membership within the BoC shall change their Alliance Affiliation to “Brotherhood of the Clouds” and file an application on the BoC Forums.

b. The Ministry of Internal Affairs shall review the application, and choose to either accept or reject the applicant, OR bring it to the government for review.

c. Once accepted, the applicant becomes a member and must do the following:

i. Change their Alliance Affiliation to Brotherhood of the Clouds

ii. Change their color to White

ii. Check-In with the BoC Academy.

2. Resigning

a. Any member who wishes to resign from BoC must do the following:

i. Inform the Minister of Internal Affairs

ii. Post in the Resignation Thread

iii. Remove the Brotherhood of the Clouds Alliance Affiliation

b. Any member who leaves the BoC Alliance Affiliation OR who applies to another alliance without first resigning is no longer entitled to the benefits of membership and may face appropriate penalties as determined by the Minister of Judicial Affairs and/or the Head Office should they desire involvement in the case.

3. Elections

a. Voting

i. Any member in good standing may vote in alliance wide elections.

ii. The Senior Justice and Junior Justice are elected into office on behalf of the membership. Whomever receives a majority of the vote wins.

b. Candidacy

i. Any member in good standing may run as a candidate for Senior Justice or Junior Justice. A candidate can not run for more than one position at the same time.

ii. Any member in good standing may be appointed as a candidate for Deputy Minister by their respective Minister.

iii. Candidates must start a Candidacy Thread between the 1st and 10th of the election month.

iv. Any candidate dropping out must resign their candidacy by the 8th of the election month.

c. Election Process

i. Elections will take place January, May, and September for Senior and Junior Justices. The runners up of the Senior Justice elections will be entered for the Junior Justice elections.

ii. The Justice Department will post a poll on the 12th of the election month, which will run for 24 hours.

iii. The candidate with the most votes wins.

iv. Should there be a tie, the Executives will vote to determine the winner with a majority vote. If a majority vote cannot be reached, there will be a second election to determine the winner within 2 weeks of the tied election.

d. Rights

i. Right to submit to the Justice Department any Government Member or Justice whom they believe should be impeached.

ii. Members have the right to submit to the Justice Department any member whom they believe is in violation of the charter, BoC policy, law, or decree.

iii. Members have the right to submit to the Justice Department any grievances with any government decision if it is supported by at least 5 other members.

iv. Members have the right to submit to the Government any law, decree, or bill they would like voted on.

v. Members may bring forward a vote to start the process of amending the charter.

Article II- Government Structure

1. The government of the BoC is comprised of three separate branches: The Head Office Branch, The Executive Branch and The Legislative Branch.

a. The Executive Branch is comprised of five Ministers including the Emperor and Viceroy. They are know as the Executives

b. The Legislative Branch is comprised of up to eight Deputy Ministers. They are known as the Legislatives

2. The government is also broken down into five Ministries. Each Ministry may have subordinate Departments established under them as needed, in accordance with this charter.

a. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handles Diplomacy and Embassy Operations.

b. The Ministry of Military Affairs handles the defensive readiness of the alliance and military operations.

c. The Ministry of Internal Affairs handles internal components of the alliance.

d. The Ministry of Economic Affairs handles the finances and resources of the alliance.

e. The Ministry of Judicial Affairs handles court cases and enforcement of the few alliance rules.

3. Each Ministry's powers are directly taken from their Ministry Policy

4. Each Minister holds full control and responsibility over their department. They can only be overruled by the Head Office.

5. Deputy Minister can be promoted by the respective minister and only the respective minister. The Executives must be alerted when a new deputy minister assumes office.

6. The Emperor and Viceroy shall retain their positions indefinitely unless a vote of no confidence is called from within the Executives.

7. If a vote of no confidence is called, a vote shall commence by the Executives and the Legislatives. A majority wins.

9. If the Emperor and/or Viceroy is removed from their position, they shall retain their position as a member of the BoC unless a court case is filed. Chaos is to follow and we must pray to Immunis for guidance.

Article III- Head Office

The Emperor and Viceroy are granted the following powers that they can act upon without consulting the Executives:

Firing a Deputy minister with appropriate reasoning

Deploying members to counter raids

Suspending a member from the alliance (not removing them)

Raising and lowering the level of defcon

Denying an applicant membership with appropriate reasoning

Pass new growth plans

Forbid funding to a certain member with appropriate reasoning

2. With forewarning or having consulted the Executives, the Head Office may also granted the following powers:

Grant a member deputy position (forwarning)

Fire a member of the council ( Consulting)

Carry out the permissions of any/all Executives (with prior consulting)

Article IV- Executive Branch

1. The Executives will be responsible for helping oversee the following:

a. Signing treaties with other alliances,(Only with MoFA approval)

b. Approval on Bloc Membership.

c. Declaring war.

d. Overruling decisions by the Legislatives.

e. Suspending membership of a player or expelling a member.

f. Approval of Amendments.

g. Changes within the alliance as a whole.

h. Treaty cancellation.

i. Signing Ministry-specific policies.

j. Recommending members for Deputy Minister positions.

k. Declaring Peace.

l. Proposing Amendments to this document.

m. Creating any new Title/Position within the alliance

n. Monitoring the activity and ensuring the best Executive members are employed in the Head office. A vote of no confidence should be held if this is not the case.

2. The Executives are suggested to receive feedback and encourage discussion with the Lesser Council prior to any Executive votes.

3. The Minister of a respective Ministry has the power to fire any Deputy Ministers for appropriate reasons.

Article V- Legislative Branch

1. The collective group of Deputy Ministers are know as the Legislatives.

2. Executive Branch members will be able to participate in discussions within the Legislatives, but may not vote in any Legislative votes.

3. Legislatives will be responsible for:

a. Voting on issues if the Executives are in absolute disagreement.

b. Voting on a no confidence call by the Executives.

c. Day to day working in their respective department.

d. Proposing votes to be discussed by the Executives.

e. Acting on the orders of the Executive branch members.

Article VI- Policies

1. Each Minister will determine Departmental / Ministry Policies governing their specific area. Discussion and agreement is suggested when determining policy direction.

2. Policies will be housed in the BoC Document Hall Forum, viewable to all members, unless Operational Security (OPSEC) prohibits it.

3. Policies cannot contradict the charter, but will provide more specific guidance.

Article VII- Religion

1. The Official Religion of the Brotherhood of the Clouds Shall be The Dragon Gods Faith and its Eleven(11) Pillars of Followers. (Valic, Ventus, Matrona, Aecor, Obcasus, Labes, Immunis, Caeruleum, Chalybs, Tellus, and Cruor)

2. Each Dragon of the Eleven shall have their own Temples of worship, whom upkeep will be maintained by its different Followers.

3. Other world religions are welcome to build their own Temples of worship within their alliance Embassies on the BoC Forums, so long as those practices do not harm the BoC nor disturb any other faith's practices.

Conclusion

With the Dragon Gods looking down, the members of the Brotherhood of the Clouds hereby come together to form this alliance with peace, prosperity, and poise.

BoC Wars Edit

War Combatants Outcome
Raiders War BoC vs. Raiders Return Victory
War of Purple Aggression The Covenant vs. The Atlas Confederacy Victory
Marionette War The Marionette Coalition vs. The Covenant Defeat
Citadel War BoC vs. ESA Victory
Great VE War Axis Powers vs. Allied Coalition Victory
Oktoberfest The Covenant vs. Syndisphere Defeat
NPO's First Time ♥ Syndisphere vs. Paracovenant Victory
Raid & Roll War TKR, BoC, Resplendant vs. Roz Wei, Arrgh Victory

BoC TreatiesEdit