Amicitia (Friendship)

Any number of players may form an amicitia (formal friendship or alliance with one another). Amicitiae may involve any number of players who meet in a region and agree upon the terms of the amicitia. Each amicus in the amicitia may or may not make a formal declaration of amicitia before Juno, binding the amicitia with a divine oath. Players whose amicitiae have been blessed by Juno may engage together as a group in proelia. Amici may offer something for the general benefit of the amicitia, including suffragia, classes, legiones and Denarii. No individual player in an amicitia may be in possession or command of more than ten (10) legiones at any time. Any amicus found in possession or command of more than ten (10) legiones will be subject to confiscation of any legiones in excess of ten.

The Dissolution of an Amicitia

If an amicitia dissolves, the ownership of the properties which the amici have handed over in the course of forming or maintaining their amicitia is determined as follows:

  • an amicus may request the return of his suffragia at any time from Mercury or any numen not engaged in a proelium who must immediately seek out the amicus who has them and to deliver them back to the original owner;
  • an amicus may request the return of his classes if he is in the same region as the player in possession of those classes who must return them upon request;
  • an amicus may request the return of his Denarii and legiones if he is in the same region as the player in possession of those properties, and that player may choose to return them or not;
  • other numina besides Mercury may or may not help in the return of classes, Denarii and legiones.

The betrayal of an amicus may incur not only the displeasure of those betrayed but also that of Juno who may choose to express her displeasure with that player in public, especially to other numina including her husband Juppiter, if any of them is willing to listen to her.

 

Choose your friends carefully, your enemies will choose you.

Yassir Arafat