Bakukal, 20th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Evening Watch rising 22
Blue Partisans Unveil Mandate of Authority.
by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Palanthas – The recently unveiled secret guard of Emperor Markham today announced the Mandate of Authority.
Leaflets were distributed to every home, business, and person on the street. Copies were also tacked up on walls. The Herald also received a copy which it has printed here at the Emperor's request. The Mandate reads as follows:
"Be it known throughout the province of Palanthas that the Monitor Prime of the Blue Partisans acting under the authority of Emperor Jaymes Markham does hereby enact the following Mandate of Authority:
The Blue Partisans shall have the power to stop, question, and detain any person in the city of Palanthas for suspected seditious activities or behaviors. Those so detained shall have no access or right thereof to the presence of an Advocate before, during, or after questioning. Citizens of Palanthas suspected of seditious behavior will be detained indefinitely and forfeit any rights afforded to loyal citizens of the Empire, including Right of Redress. Non-citizens of Palanthas will be expelled from the city or held indefinitely at the discretion of the Monitor Prime.
In the course of their duties the Blue Partisans may enter any government office, business, or personal residence. Resistance to the entry of these sworn officers of the Solamnic Empire, or to answering any questions asked by a Blue Partisan in the performance of their duties will result in a night in the stocks and the individual placed on a suspected dissidents list for a minor infraction, or detained as a dissident for a major infraction at the discretion of the arresting officer.
Enacted this 7th day of Reapember,
Grayson Halliwell, Monitor Prime of the Blue Partisans."
Those requesting more information about the Mandate are urged to visit the office of the Monitor Prime or seek out a member of the Blue Partisans for further clarification.