HIS IMPERIAL AND ROYAL MAJESTY’S OWN OFFICE
ARTICLE I. Whereas, on the basis of carefully evaluated and verified information, it is definitely established that His Highness, Prince James IX & I of Scotia, also known as Ethan Ritter, moved by a lack moral and devotion to the administraative duty he is entitled to, undermining our existing political, social, economic and legal order and acting in a way seemingly innocent and harmless, although actually destructive of inertia, shame and futility, have continuously and systematically ignored the duties that a hereditary ruler of the lands of this Empire has, as well as the yearnings of the population to whom he should protect and make prosper.
ARTICLE II. Considering the absence of legislation specifying what should be done in similar cases affecting the hereditary rulers of the nation, but remembering our prerrogative to exercise maximum authority in matters concerning the State, labelled in Article 65, subsection I of the Imperial Constitution, it is up to Us, as the Sovereign of the Karnia-Ruthenian Empire and Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial and Royal Armed Forces, by virtue of the powers vested upon me by the Constitution, do hereby place the Principality of Scotia under martial law and, in Our capacity as their commander-in-chief, do hereby command the Fourth Army headquartered in Vídeň, to maintain law and order throughout Scotia, prevent or suppress all forms of lawless actions as well as any act of insurrection or rebellion and to enforce obedience to all the laws and decrees, orders and regulations promulgated by Us personally or upon Our direction.
ARTICLE III. In addition, We do hereby order His Highness, Prince James IX & I of Scotia, also known as Ethan Ritter to issue, within 24 hours, a public commitment that he will perform his duties and exercise his functions as a hereditary ruler. Any proclamation whose content differs from that stipulated in this article will be considered Crime Against the Administrative Order (Articles 17 and 19 of the Criminal Code). The absence of manifestation will be understood as renunciation of his succession rights in his name and his descendants.
Hofbau, O1 JUNE 2O18. — His Imperial and Royal Majesty, the Emperor-King.