|Kingdoms that are serious about their imperial status
will eventually become chartered. A chartered kingdom
is recognised by the empire and thus becomes an official
state. This ensures that the kingdom, its laws and politics
will continue as long as it's people do.
|There are many advantages associated with becoming a
chartered kingdom, but the most important is the fact
that chartered kingdoms will prevail even when the monarch
dies. Being chartered, will force the emperor to maintain
the kingdom whilst a new monarch is crowned. Its laws(ACTs)
and politics(Forum) will remain as long as there is one active member left.
|Chartered kingdoms have the option of preserving up
to 10 ACTs in the event their monarch dies. Monarchs may
also choose a special add-on insurance which will cover
up to 36 ACTs. This insurance will prevent ACTs being
lost in the event the monarch is reset. When the crown
is passed on to a new monarch, the new monarch may choose
whether to keep the forums or start afresh.
|A contract auto-renewal is available for
the monarch to set up on the 'OUTPOST' menu. This will
enable the kingdom to remain chartered continously as
long as there are enough funds to cover the expense in
the KINGDOM BANK.(Read below)
|All chartered kingdoms are automatically
given a bank. This is accessible by all kingdom members
from the CROWN menu. The KINGDOM BANK stores Runes which
can be used for payment of charters, or transfering to
vasals in need. All kingdom members may deposit Runes
into the KINGDOM BANK, but only the monarch can manage
their use. If set to auto-renew, the expense will be deducted
from the bank's balance. If a kingdom chooses to auto-renew,
it is adviseable that enough funds be deposited to cover
for the expense, or the auto-renew may fail and the kingdom
will lose its charter status.
|A monarch may transfer Runes to himself or
any vasal, directly from the bank to their personal Rune
account. This transfer takes 48 hours, in which time it
remains as 'Pending' in the bank's transaction logs. If
a transaction is 'Pending', any vasal has the option of
canceling it. This means that although the monarch is
the only one who can initiate a transfer, all vasals have
the option of stopping it if they feel it is not legitimate.
|A monarch can use the Runes in the KINGDOM
BANK to buy ACTs. The game will always try to deduct the
cost from the KINGDOM BANK, but if there are insufficient
funds it will remove it from the monarch's personal account.
Either way, a monarch can later transfer or deposit funds
to balance out the payment of the ACTs between his personal
account and the KINGDOM BANK.
|If a kingdom does not re-new and loses its
chartered status, it will no longer be able to use its
bank. Any Runes stored within will be saftely held till
the kingdom is chartered once again. If a kingdom wishes
to re-charter, it may use the funds in the kingdom bank
to do so. The option for this will appear if there are
sufficient funds to cover the charter. If the kingdom
has never been chartered before, the cost of the first
charter will be deducted from the monarch's personal account.
Having a healthy bank account is always a good idea. A KINGDOM
BANK will earn interest based on the amount of Runes that the
kingdom stores in it. A bank will pay a daily dividend in caravans
to its monarch. The greater the amount of Runes stored in a
bank the greater the number of caravans that will be earned.