CHERRY TREES – Following a week of negotiation, the micronations of Stormark and Craitland have entered into a treaty that will define territorial rights on the Micras continent of Lyrica.
Largely dominated by Stormark, the continent is also home to a small overseas territory of Craitland known as Lakkvia, which shares the lakes of Arquous and Dawnuck with its Storish neighbours. Those lakes, in Stormark’s mythology and history, are considered to be the “Sacred Lakes of Hurmu”, referring to a prominent historic micronation of the Micras Sector that, since its dissolution, has turned into a cultural sect, primarily within Stormark.
The pilgrimage rights of members of this cultural sect largely motivated the treaty negotiations, which focused on territorial boundaries. Under the terms of The Lake District Treaty, as it has been styled by the signatories, both Stormark and Craitland will share sovereignty of the lakes, with specific border delineations agreed upon, and members of each’s Hurmudaic communities will have unfettered right to cross international borders for pilgrimages to various locations on the lakeshores.
In addition, the treaty has enshrined the maritime boundaries of each micronation in accordance with the Micras Treaty Organization’s Conference on the Laws of the Seas, ensuring Lakkvia’s sovereign access to international waters.