Captain,

You are hereby informed that an agreement has been arrived at by the nations of Danmark-Norge, France, Sverige and Verenigde Provinciën ending the war in the Eastern Antilles. The full worded text of the treaty is enclosed below.

A summary detailing the consequences of the treaty will be dispatched shortly,

TREATY OF THE ANTILLES, COMMERCE

AND FREE NAVIGATION

 

BETWEEN,

 

The Swedish-Dutch coalition consisting of:

The Dutch merchants and fleets active in the Dutch Consortium representing the States General of the United Provinces and the Prince of Orange in the West Indies, by their council,

 

The Swedish representatives for the Crown, active in the Swedish Council in the West Indies, by their council,

 

and

 

The French-Danish-Norwegian coalition consisting of:

The French captains active in the French Council representing the French Colonial Territories in the West Indies, by their council,

 

The Danish-Norwegian representatives of the Crown, active in the Danish-Norwegian Council in the West Indies, by their council,

 

RATIFIED,

 

At Plymouth, Montserrat, June 24, 1716  (at server reset) , by all parties at cordial invitation of the French Council,

 

TO WHICH IS ANNEXED,

 

  1. Formal definition of borders
  2. Processes for disputes
  3. Defining of unjust behaviour
  4. The validity of existing treaties
  5. Potential Patch Changes

 

LET IT BE KNOWN,

 

That in/for prosperity of the coalitions in agreement and in respect for the uses and exploitation of the resources in the West Indies by each of the parties, it is in each of the parties interest to formally declare a status of truce between the coalitions in agreement, with the I. Formal definition of borders, to which II. Processes for disputes apply with a proper III. Defining of unjust behaviour and IV. The re-application of existing treaties, V. Potential Patch Changes, to which all parties are honour bound to uphold this truce and to only take actions in line and spirit of this agreement.

 

SIGNED,

 

Pietjenoob, as representative of the Vereenigde Provinciën,

Sveno, as representative of Sverige,

 

Tenakha, as representative of France,

Anolytic, as representative of Danmark-Norge,

 

ANNEXES,

 

I.     Formal definition of borders and ownership

 

  1. There will be a sanctuary zone for all parties which stretches from the Dutch Territories East from Canalete ending  with the Danish Territories until La Mona including Samaná till Higüey extending with a non-RvR zone from El Soco to Barahona.
    1. To ensure a sustainable Swedish production in the caribbean, France transfers possession of the ports of Rosaly and Camp Du Roy to Sverige, in return Sverige transfers possession of the strategic port of Saint John’s to France.
    2. To ensure the prosperity of the Swedish community and integrity of the Swedish capital waters, Danmark-Norge transfers possession of the ports Fort Baai and Marigot to Sverige as a sign of good faith.
    3. To ensure the prosperity of the Dutch community and integrity of the Dutch waters, France transfers possession of the ports Pampatar, Galdonas, Carúpano, La Blanquilla,and Macanao to Vereenigde Provinciën.
  2. Defining Borders for no pvp-zone.
    1. French borders: Plymouth to Galdonas and east of that line.
      • These borders apply to all treaty-participants.
    2. Dutch borders: Canalete to Galdonas.
      • These borders only apply to French captains.
    3. With the exception of La Blanquilla, Aves and Saint John’s which are part of the pvp-zone.

 

II.      Processes for disputes

 

  1. Any rulings on activities of the agreeing parties will be done by a special commision, consisting of two members of each treaty-participant  if the involved parties do not find a proper solution and agreement. The decision of the commision is binding for the involved parties.
  2. If the Danish and/or French have ports between Les Cayes and Sale-Trou then those ports may not be attacked from the core country of the Vereenigde Provinciën.
  3. Everybody who is crossing these borders can be attacked without problems.

 

III.     Defining of unjust behaviour

 

  1. Traders, not bearing the smuggler flag are not to be attacked, and mission jumping is prohibited.
  2. No ports are to be assaulted or captured by the agreeing parties within the sanctuary zone as described in the annexed article I, paragraph 1 of this treaty, unless a written and published statement by the owner of the port is issued to the other participants before a tactical port exchange between at least two of the agreeing parties in the treaty.
    1. The date and the duration have to be mentioned to the other participants.
  3. A tactical port exchange within the sanctuary zone as described in the annexed article I, paragraph 1 of this treaty with a non-treaty party is not allowed.
  4. No port can change ownership, not even by a non-treaty party capturing within the sanctuary zone as described in the annexed article I, paragraph 1 of this treaty. The full ownership of the ports remain with the respective owners, which is defined in the annexed article I, paragraph 1,2,3 of this treaty.
  5. Fleets that are underway towards a RvR-mission shall not be attacked within the treaty-zone.
  6. Unreasonable amount of OW PvP in enemy waters will be addressed by the nation(s) in question to a special commision on a case by case-basis. Annex 2, paragraph 1.

 

IV.    The validity of existing treaties

 

  1. This treaty has no effect on any existing treaties or pacts of the participants of this treaty.

 

V.    Potential Patch Changes

 

  1. As soon the ‘War and Peace’-patch, the first iteration, is going live the treaty as it stands on the day of release will be invalid starting from the following monday.
  2. Every time a patch come this treaty will be reviewed and adjusted according to spirit and content of the treaty.

Definitions

Non-treaty party    : is everybody who have not be mentioned in the treaty so the British, Americans, Pirates and Spanish.

RvR            : Realm vs Realm

PvP            : Player vs Player

OW            : Open World

The original publication of this Treaty can be read here

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