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10th Mar '17 6:29:21 AM ZimFan89
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** In the story itself, Princess Celestia declares that if the kaiju of the Terran Defenders and Mutations factions stranded in Equestria want sanctuary until they can find a way home, they're to treat the ponies' whole world as this. Though, this only applies to their groups -- Celestia has no problem with them fighting other attacking kaiju.
8th Mar '17 6:14:32 PM nombretomado
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* The BazaarOfTheBizarre in MercedesLackey's ''[=SERRAted Edge=]'' novels forbids fighting within, even if you meet your mortal enemy there.

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* The BazaarOfTheBizarre in MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[=SERRAted Edge=]'' novels forbids fighting within, even if you meet your mortal enemy there.
5th Mar '17 10:53:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Under the partition plan drawn up by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations in 1947, UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}} was supposed to be one of these (with the UN serving as administering party). The necessities of the [[ArabIsraeliConflict 1948 War]] led to the ''de facto'' abandonment of this particular idea, but it led to the general practice of having foreign embassies to Israel in Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem, as well as the efforts of a few idealistic (if probably misguided) souls to make the original idea a reality.

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* Under the partition plan drawn up by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations in 1947, UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}} was supposed to be one of these (with the UN serving as administering party). The necessities of the [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict 1948 War]] led to the ''de facto'' abandonment of this particular idea, but it led to the general practice of having foreign embassies to Israel in Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem, as well as the efforts of a few idealistic (if probably misguided) souls to make the original idea a reality.
5th Mar '17 9:57:00 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Within the Dothraki city of Vaes Dothrak it is forbidden to shed blood, but ExactWords allow for LoopholeAbuse.
4th Mar '17 12:30:51 AM Hanz
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* In ''Film/JohnWick'', the Continental hotel disallows any "business" (i.e. killing people) to be conducted on its premises, and they will enforce this rule. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Viggo]] tempts [[DarkActionGirl Miss Perkins]] into ignoring this by doubling Wick's bounty. It works and she makes an attempt on his life. At the end of the movie, the management of the Continental executes her for violating their rules.]]

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* In ''Film/JohnWick'', the Continental hotel disallows any "business" (i.e. killing people) to be conducted on its premises, and they will enforce this rule. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Viggo]] tempts [[DarkActionGirl Miss Perkins]] into ignoring this by doubling Wick's bounty. It works and she makes an attempt on his life. At the end of the movie, the management of the Continental executes her for violating their rules.]]]] [[Film/JohnWickChapter2 The sequel]] shows that there are multiple branches of the Continental operating throughout the world, all serving as a neutral hub for criminals.
5th Jan '17 1:58:21 PM JBK405
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* [=McAnally=]'s pub in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is neutral territory under the Unseelie Accords. The decor is low-tech and old-fashioned, because magic in the Dresden-verse [[WalkingTechbane tends to screw up technology]]. Most of the clientele are humans with very low-level gifts for magic, and when Harry or someone of his caliber walks in the regulars tend to get scared. However, the neutrality of the place seems to be pretty well observed, with few violations.
** In ''Literature/StormFront'', Harry breaks a chair over Warden Morgan's head to evade arrest. It could be argued that since Harry and Morgan are both wizards of the White Council, it's technically an internal disciplinary matter, but the more likely explanation is that Harry is one of Mac's regulars and Morgan is a LawfulStupid, self-righteous jerk. Mac loans Harry his car afterwards. Moreover, Mac's place didn't formally declare itself a TruceZone until a few books later.
** In ''Literature/SmallFavor'', "Tiny" Gruff, who stands well over 7 feet tall, announces clearly that he's waiting for Harry to ''leave'' the bar before duelling him. Murphy intervenes, saying that as a Chicago police officer she can freely shoot anyone who threatens anyone with physical violence in the protection of the city's laws, since Chicago never signed the Accords. And attacking her in Mac's would violate the Accords, even in defense against iron. "Tiny" Gruff respects her chutzpah, and retreats until Harry leaves the city limits. Mac rewarded her with free beer afterwards.
** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry and friends are attacked in the pub again, this time by an [[EldritchAbomination Outsider]]. Still not technically a violation, because Outsiders never signed the Accords either.

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* As of the fourth book in the series, [=McAnally=]'s pub in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is neutral territory Accorded Neutral Territory under the Unseelie Accords. The decor is low-tech and old-fashioned, because magic in the Dresden-verse [[WalkingTechbane tends to screw up technology]]. Most of the clientele are humans with very low-level gifts for magic, and when Harry or someone of his caliber walks in the regulars tend to get scared. However, the with occasional visits by heavyweights who need a neutral locale for a meeting. The neutrality of the place seems to be pretty well observed, with very few violations.
** In ''Literature/StormFront'', Harry breaks a chair over Warden Morgan's head to evade arrest. It could be argued that since Harry and Morgan are both wizards of the White Council, it's technically an internal disciplinary matter, but the more likely explanation is that Harry is one of Mac's regulars and Morgan is a LawfulStupid, self-righteous jerk. Mac loans Harry his car afterwards. Moreover, Mac's place didn't formally declare itself a TruceZone until a few books later.
** In ''Literature/SmallFavor'', "Tiny" Gruff, who stands well over 7 feet tall, announces clearly that he's waiting for Harry to ''leave'' leave the bar before duelling him. Murphy intervenes, saying that as a Chicago police officer she can freely shoot anyone who threatens anyone with physical violence in the protection of the city's laws, since Chicago never signed the Accords. And Accords, and attacking her in Mac's would turn ''would'' violate the Accords, even in defense against iron.Accords since Gruff's people ''are'' part of the Accords. "Tiny" Gruff respects her chutzpah, and retreats until Harry leaves the city limits. Mac rewarded her with free beer afterwards.
** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry and friends are attacked in the pub again, this time by an [[EldritchAbomination Outsider]]. Still They are initially surprised given the pub's status, but quickly realize that Outsider's are not technically a violation, because Outsiders never signed the Accords either.concerned with such agreements.
29th Oct '16 2:25:42 PM Grade0
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* The Island of ''Anime/NinetyOneDays''.
10th Oct '16 1:17:18 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series, the mobile Goblin Fair has a "no motorcycle helmets, swords, spears, glamours or masks" policy, and brawling with a villain they meet there by chance gets Peter, Lesley, ''and'' the villain all banned.
10th Oct '16 1:08:42 PM Sharlee
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** In ''Literature/StormFront'', Harry breaks a chair over Warden Morgan's head to evade arrest. It could be argued that since Harry and Morgan are both wizards of the White Council, it's technically an internal disciplinary matter, but the more likely explanation is that Harry is one of Mac's regulars and Morgan is a LawfulStupid, self-righteous jerk. Mac loans Harry his car afterwards.

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** In ''Literature/StormFront'', Harry breaks a chair over Warden Morgan's head to evade arrest. It could be argued that since Harry and Morgan are both wizards of the White Council, it's technically an internal disciplinary matter, but the more likely explanation is that Harry is one of Mac's regulars and Morgan is a LawfulStupid, self-righteous jerk. Mac loans Harry his car afterwards. Moreover, Mac's place didn't formally declare itself a TruceZone until a few books later.




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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, there's a hotel in Adrilankha which is considered a "no-assassinations zone" by the Jhereg criminal organization, although precisely ''why'' it's considered that is open to speculation. Vlad unabashedly exploits this by staying there when he's in town with a price on his head.
5th Oct '16 7:21:13 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Generally speaking, a zone that is labeled a Sanctuary is a Truce Zone. PVP is not permitted there, whether you're in a PVP server or not. Some of them that are used for events often have Horde and Alliance civilians as background NPCs, but [[FridgeBrilliance never together.]]
** the goblins are an independent race and in their cities Horde and Alliance players can trade with each other. Shattrath City houses refugees from both sides and Dalaran City is run by neutral mages; they qualify as well, even going so far as to have an aura forbidding PlayerVersusPlayer combat. The Druid enclave, Moonglade, is also a truce zone for Night Elf and Tauren Druids.
** Note that in Shattrath and Dalaran, neutrality is enforced by the rules of the game itself; player vs. player combat is ''impossible'' barring one long-ago event or exploits or other glitches. This forms an interesting contrast with the Steamwheedle Cartel goblin cities, in which neutrality is enforced by {{NPC}}s. So you can fight with another player there all you want as long as you're prepared for the guards to come down hard on you ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential or on the other guy for fighting back]]). For low-level characters, the wrath of multiple city guards with abilities specifically tailored to protect their city basically means a OneHitKill. But for higher-level characters, killing another player of the opposing faction and then fleeing or even beating the guards is sometimes feasible. Then consider that some players actually ''want'' to kill the Steamwheedle Cartel guards for a certain achievement, and these goblin cities are much... rowdier than the average Truce Zone.

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** Generally speaking, a zone that is labeled a Sanctuary is a Truce Zone. PVP is not permitted there, whether you're in a PVP server or not. Some of them that are used for events often have Horde and Alliance civilians as background NPCs, [=NPCs=], but [[FridgeBrilliance never together.]]
** the The goblins are an independent race and in their cities Horde and Alliance players can trade with each other. Shattrath City houses refugees from both sides and Dalaran City is run by neutral mages; they qualify as well, even going so far as to have an aura forbidding PlayerVersusPlayer combat. The Druid enclave, Moonglade, is also a truce zone for Night Elf and Tauren Druids.
** Note that in Shattrath and Dalaran, neutrality is enforced by the rules of the game itself; player vs. player combat is ''impossible'' barring one long-ago event or exploits or other glitches. This forms an interesting contrast with the Steamwheedle Cartel goblin cities, in which neutrality is enforced by {{NPC}}s. So you can fight with another player there all you want as long as you're prepared for the guards to come down hard on you ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential or on the other guy for fighting back]]). For low-level characters, the wrath of multiple city guards at max-level with abilities specifically tailored to protect their city basically means a OneHitKill. But for higher-level characters, killing another player of the opposing faction and then fleeing or even beating the guards is sometimes feasible. Then consider that some players actually ''want'' to kill the Steamwheedle Cartel guards for a certain achievement, and these goblin cities are much... rowdier than the average Truce Zone.
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