The Bastion Protocol is to establish a defensive pact of all signature and observing parties which ensure co-operation in the actions to defend against, prevent and contain the spread of Sith influence across the Galaxy but in particular targeting major Galactic scale (multiple worlds well under its control), regional and minor groups with entirely or mostly subscribe to a Sith led government structure based on the Sith Code and similar religious tenets popularly or actively associated with the Sith. All signatures to the Bastion Protocols acknowledge the threat of Sith action and influence across the Galaxy and commit to combating it by all and any means available.
The following articles are the initial terms of the Bastion Protocols and member states may propose to add and alter any of the following articles following a majority vote by the member state representatives.
The member states bind themselves in agreement to inform one another of the activities of major Sith groups across the Galaxy, to consult with one another where deemed necessary and take preventative and retaliatory efforts in close, productive collaboration.
When come under attack by any Sith groups, all member states are under informal obligation to come to the aid of the defending member state in the form of concurrent military deployment, relief or retaliatory counter attack. Regardless, the intervening member state is encouraged to act in close collaboration with the concerning member state.
While not bound into a full military alliance, all member states are encouraged to closely inform and cooperate with one another on the actions being taken by all Sith aligned and ruled groups as well as to keep a close and cohesive operational relationship between all relevant military and intelligence forces. To add, the pact does not act as a means of prevention in the matter of disputes and conflicts between member states.
All member states will take the neccessary means and actions in combatting Sith presence and influence within their own spheres of influence in acknowledgement that the Sith Brotherhood and all aligning groups and ideologies are a threat to law & order, Galactic stability and the welfare of sentient beings across the Galaxy as a whole.
In order to facilitate cooperation between the member states and ensure observation of all relevant articles, a committee will be established made up of representatives (whether this is a permanent, appointed position or a temporary assignment is at the behest and desire of the individual member states) from all signatory states.
MEMBER STATES AND SIGNATORIES
(OOC : Summit thread between all parties will occur in the following days to IC ratify the Bastion Protocols just posting here for now)