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14th May '18 5:19:51 PM JackG
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* ''The Brotherhood of the Rose'' by David Morrell. Since the 1930's the major intelligence agencies have established safehouses and retirement villages where no agent can be arrested or harmed by the authorities or another agent. Anyone violating this agreement is tracked down and killed. [[spoiler:However the intelligence officials who originally made this agreement, and later their sons, have realised it makes them NotSoDifferent and are working together to sabotage their nation's intelligence operations so that the Cold War doesn't get out of control.]] At one point the BigBad seeks refuge from an assassin in a retirement village, so the assassin wages a campaign of psychological warfare (harassing the BigBad, then making it look as if the BigBad is retaliating in kind) until they're both expelled from the TruceZone for disturbing the peace.

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* ''The Brotherhood of the Rose'' by David Morrell. Since the 1930's the major intelligence agencies have established safehouses and retirement villages where no agent can be arrested or harmed by the authorities or another agent. Anyone violating this agreement is tracked down and killed. [[spoiler:However the intelligence officials who originally made this agreement, and later their sons, have realised it makes them NotSoDifferent and are working together to sabotage their nation's intelligence operations so that the Cold War doesn't get out of control.]] At one point the BigBad seeks refuge from an assassin in a retirement village, so the assassin wages a campaign of psychological warfare (harassing the BigBad, then making it look as if the BigBad is retaliating in kind) retaliating) until they're both expelled from the TruceZone for disturbing the peace.
14th May '18 5:18:10 PM JackG
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* ''The Brotherhood of the Rose'' by David Morrell. Since the 1930's the major intelligence agencies have established safehouses and retirement villages where no agent can be arrested or harmed by the authorities or another agent. Anyone violating this agreement is tracked down and killed. [[spoiler:However the intelligence officials who originally made this agreement, and later their sons, have realised it makes them NotSoDifferent and are working together to sabotage their nation's intelligence operations so that the Cold War doesn't get out of control.]]

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* ''The Brotherhood of the Rose'' by David Morrell. Since the 1930's the major intelligence agencies have established safehouses and retirement villages where no agent can be arrested or harmed by the authorities or another agent. Anyone violating this agreement is tracked down and killed. [[spoiler:However the intelligence officials who originally made this agreement, and later their sons, have realised it makes them NotSoDifferent and are working together to sabotage their nation's intelligence operations so that the Cold War doesn't get out of control.]]]] At one point the BigBad seeks refuge from an assassin in a retirement village, so the assassin wages a campaign of psychological warfare (harassing the BigBad, then making it look as if the BigBad is retaliating in kind) until they're both expelled from the TruceZone for disturbing the peace.
12th May '18 3:04:56 AM Argon2
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-->'''Richard:''' What happened to him? Was he killed?
-->'''Hunter:''' Quite the opposite. He still wishes he was the one to have died.
-->'''Richard:''' He's still alive?
-->'''Hunter:''' Ish. Alive-ish.

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-->'''Richard:''' What happened to him? Was he killed?
-->'''Hunter:'''
killed?\\
'''Hunter:'''
Quite the opposite. He still wishes he was the one to have died.
-->'''Richard:'''
died.\\
'''Richard:'''
He's still alive?
-->'''Hunter:'''
alive?\\
'''Hunter:'''
Ish. Alive-ish.



* Fourtrees from ''Literature/WarriorCats'', and later the Gathering Island. All Clans may freely visit these places, and at every full moon, the cats hold a meeting called a Gathering there, to share news and chat with each other. During a Gathering, no fighting is permitted--if blood is spilt, [=StarClan=] (the cats' deceased ancestors) will cover the moon with clouds to show their anger.

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* Fourtrees from ''Literature/WarriorCats'', and later the Gathering Island. All Clans may freely visit these places, and at every full moon, the cats hold a meeting called a Gathering there, to share news and chat with each other. During a Gathering, no fighting is permitted--if permitted-- if blood is spilt, [=StarClan=] (the cats' deceased ancestors) will cover the moon with clouds to show their anger.
8th Apr '18 5:15:20 AM iroanxi
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* It turns out one of these actually manages to exist between the Imperium and the Tau in ''Fanfic/AllGuardsmenParty''. This hazy region of space contains such heresies as humans and aliens living together peacefully, religious freedom, and functioning government.
19th Mar '18 12:10:16 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Hong Kong is treated this way in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' - "no guns, all business".

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* Hong Kong is treated this way in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' - "no guns, all business". One of the reasons Batman is so damn scary for the mobsters that they cross the GodzillaThreshold and hire ComicBook/TheJoker is that, as Joker points out (and is later demonstrated), Batman gives absolutely zero shits about this truce and will hunt down any criminal he wants to the ends of the Earth if he has to.
19th Mar '18 12:05:04 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/TheGodfather'': One of the reasons the rival gangsters that kill Luca Brazzi were able to get the drop on him was because the bar where he was murdered was considered one of these by the Families. Michael and Tom talk about this as a point that the other Families want all-out war, which Michael is okay with giving them.
19th Mar '18 11:12:11 AM nighttrainfm
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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. He stops her, and leaves her in the hands of a different assassin. Who she then kills, [[TooDumbToLive while still in the Continental]]. At the end of the movie, the management of the Continental executes her for violating their rules.]]
--> '''Winston''': "Your membership to the Continental has, by thine own hand, been revoked."
** [[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. After a brutal fight through the city, Cassian and John (literally) crash through the window of the Rome hotel and are ordered to cease their fight to the death per the hotel's rules. Visibly annoyed, they comply. [[spoiler:Much later Santino exploits the rules by essentially promising to simply stay at the hotel to save himself but John shoots him anyway. For this act, John is sentenced to death, but Winston gives him [[MercyLead an hour head start]] out of respect.]]

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* In ''Film/JohnWick'', the ''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. He stops her, and leaves her in the hands of a different assassin. Who she then kills, [[TooDumbToLive while still in the Continental]]. At the end of the movie, the management of the Continental executes her for violating their rules.]]
--> '''Winston''': "Your Your membership to the Continental has, by thine own hand, been revoked."
revoked.
** [[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. After a brutal fight through the city, Cassian and John (literally) crash through the window of the Rome hotel and are ordered to cease their fight to the death per the hotel's rules. Visibly annoyed, they comply. [[spoiler:Much later Santino exploits the rules by essentially promising to simply stay at the hotel to save himself but John shoots him anyway. For this act, John is sentenced to death, but Winston gives him [[MercyLead an hour hour's head start]] out of respect.]]
4th Mar '18 2:12:29 PM Snowsky
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* Fourtrees from ''Literature/WarriorCats'', and later the Gathering Island. All Clans may freely visit these places, and cats head to them every full moon to share news and chat with each other.

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* Fourtrees from ''Literature/WarriorCats'', and later the Gathering Island. All Clans may freely visit these places, and cats head to them at every full moon moon, the cats hold a meeting called a Gathering there, to share news and chat with each other.other. During a Gathering, no fighting is permitted--if blood is spilt, [=StarClan=] (the cats' deceased ancestors) will cover the moon with clouds to show their anger.
4th Feb '18 12:35:13 PM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' franchise: anywhere considered holy ground, be it a church, synagogue, or Shinto temple, is deemed safe refuge for an immortal so long as he stays there. However, this only protects them from other immortals and mortals can still kill them on holy ground.
** Immortal legend has it that the last time two immortals tried to fight on holy ground it was in Pompeii in 79 AD. Everyone knows how that ended.

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* The ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' franchise: anywhere considered holy ground, be it a church, synagogue, or Shinto temple, is deemed safe refuge for an immortal so long as he stays there. However, this only protects them from other immortals and mortals can still kill them on holy ground.
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ground. Immortal legend has it that the last time two immortals tried to fight on holy ground it was in Pompeii in 79 AD. Everyone knows how that ended.
16th Dec '17 6:49:56 PM ZimFan89
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** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry and friends are attacked in the pub again, this time by an [[EldritchAbomination Outsider]]. They are initially surprised given the pub's status, but quickly realize that Outsider's are not concerned with such agreements.

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** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry and friends are attacked in the pub again, this time by an [[EldritchAbomination Outsider]]. They are initially surprised given the pub's status, but quickly realize that Outsider's Outsiders are not concerned with such agreements.



* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse has Bothawui, home to the Bothans. During the war between TheEmpire and TheAlliance, despite being technically an Imperial world, the planet was [[CityOfSpies a center for intelligence-gathering by all sides in the war]] and had a reputation for being relatively safe for Imperials and Rebels alike. That is, until the Bothans supplied the Rebels with the plans for the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi second Death Star]].

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has Bothawui, home to the Bothans. During the war between TheEmpire and TheAlliance, despite being technically an Imperial world, the planet was [[CityOfSpies a center for intelligence-gathering by all sides in the war]] and had a reputation for being relatively safe for Imperials and Rebels alike. That is, until the Bothans supplied the Rebels with the plans for the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi second Death Star]].



* The "Rubble Mart" in ''Literature/Literature/{{The Guardians|VictorMilan}}'' - the centre of trade in a ruined city where rival gang members who'd normally cheerfully kill each other tolerate each other's presence. The last time trouble broke out, the mart was shut down until the perpetrator's bodies were delivered to it. Even AfterTheEnd, trade is an absolute necessity for survival.

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* The "Rubble Mart" in ''Literature/Literature/{{The ''Literature/{{The Guardians|VictorMilan}}'' - the centre of trade in a ruined city where rival gang members who'd normally cheerfully kill each other tolerate each other's presence. The last time trouble broke out, the mart was shut down until the perpetrator's bodies were delivered to it. Even AfterTheEnd, trade is an absolute necessity for survival.



* An airport waiting room (or in this case, a space-port waiting room) usually doesn't function like this, but in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode '''Deconstructing Dodgers''', I.Q. High meets the Martian Queen, Tyr'ahnee there and they take the opportunity to chat. (In fact, the episode suggests they might have known each other before they both had their current jobs.)

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* An airport waiting room (or in this case, a space-port waiting room) usually doesn't function like this, but in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode '''Deconstructing Dodgers''', "Deconstructing Dodgers", I.Q. High meets the Martian Queen, Tyr'ahnee there and they take the opportunity to chat. (In fact, the episode suggests they might have known each other before they both had their current jobs.)
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