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Pact of Brindisi-Sarai
Alliance between the Kingdom of Naples and the Golden Horde
With the growing ties of friendship between the Golden Horde and Naples, the rulers of both Kingdoms have in their wisdom decided to set this friendship down in writing, in honour of their common goals and objectives.
Article I: In the event of an attack on either Naples or the Golden Horde, the other kingdom pledges to send either military or economic aid to help repel the invader.
i) If either Kingdom declares war on a third party, the other Kingdom pledges to send support, either in men or in funds.
ii) Before war is declared, the ally must be given warning.
iii) The only exception to i) is an attack on a third party which is a known ally of either kingdom, by the other kingdom; in that instance the attacking Kingdom releases the other from their obligations.
Article III: An attack on either kingdom is to be considered a direct attack on the other.
Article IV: Both kingdoms pledge not to sign a separate peace in a common war.
Article V: Both kingdoms pledge not to send aid to the foe of the other, in times of war, in the occasion that either of the kingdoms undertake a war in which the other cannot be bound to join (by the terms of Article II, iii).
Article VI: The treaty may be confirmed by a royal marriage, at a later date.
[x] Charles, King of Naples, Jerusalem, and Albania, et cetera.
[x] Toqtamish, Great Khan of the Golden Horde,etc.
Velasco said:"Indeed, the dowry must be considered. I believe that which is offered is a worthy amount. As to the age of Ladislas and Conchakin...it is of little concern to us in Naples. The King expects his son to be able to begin cohabiting with his consort as soon as he turns 12, at which time Conchakin will be 18, stil in the bloom of her youth, as you say. If you decide to have her marry in Naples, and not Cherson, we would find it more to our liking if she would join the royal court there as soon as possible, so as to be better accustomed to it, and it to her.
For the meantime, perhaps the Great Khan would consider taking another wife, from amongs the Italians? There is a young girl, by the name of Maria, of only 14. Her father is Luigi d'Altavilla, a mighty lord and officer of the King, whose house is connected by marriage with the royal lineage. The King would be most pleased to bestow her upon you as part of the treaty, as a gift to you. Perhaps she will give you some daughters!*laughs*
Yes...the proposed partition is best kept between us. For the rest of the treaty, would it be possible for me to see what you would like to propose?"