Note: The following Contract is copyrighted © 2000 by Master Alex Keppeler of Household Keppeler.  Permission is granted for the personal use of members of D/s community by whom this Contract may be used as is, edited as needed or used as a model.  This Contract may not be published in any form without the written permission of Master Alex.

Note: In Household Keppeler the word "slave" may be substituted for the word "boy" throughout the Contract depending on the nature of the relationship of the submissive to Master Alex.


of Voluntary Servitude

- Novice -

Between Master Alex
and slave/boy _______

In the name of Household Keppeler, this Contract of Voluntary Servitude is extended by Master Alex, hereafter called 'Master', and accepted by boy _______, hereafter called 'boy'.  Having served Master and the Household well as an Apprentice for a period of six months, learning lessons of Obedience, boy is deemed worthy of being advanced in service.  This Contract is for boy to be owned by Master and to serve as a NOVICE in Household Keppeler for a period of one year.  During such time boy will be an affiliated member of Household Keppeler with the title of 'boy'.

This Contract of Voluntary Servitude becomes effective when signed by both Master and boy.  It expires one year later, but Master, with the advice and consent of the Full Members of the Household, may terminate this Contract at any time it is determined that such a termination would be in the best interest of Master, the Household or boy.  boy may petition Master for termination of this Contract, but granting such petition remains the prerogative of Master and the Household.

Master and boy, supported by the Household, agree to be bound together in a contractual arrangement of Voluntary Servitude.  During the life of this Contract the following provisions are made and accepted:

Master will provide direction and oversight to boy by direct order, instruction and admonition, and by formal, written Rules of Conduct.  Master may use the services of others, especially other members of Household Keppeler, to provide for the regular and consistent training of boy.  boy will offer submission to Master by performance of orders, acceptance of instructions and admonitions, and by compliance with his Rules of Conduct, and boy will accept and offer submission to his assigned trainers as to Master himself.

Master will monitor boy's compliance, progress and growth.  boy will be accountable to Master and to the Household for all his thoughts, words and actions.  boy will develop a service journal, as directed by Master, which will be presented to Master for review at each visit.  boy will develop a budget of his income and expenses and provide regular financial disclosure to Master.  Additionally boy will report to Master daily, informing Master of his compliance with all orders, instructions, admonitions and Rules.  Master will review all such reports from boy and judge the degree of compliance and the seriousness of failures to comply.  Master will administer just punishment when needed and boy will accept such punishment willingly.

Master commits to use boy as a sign and validation of boy's value and worth, but may withhold such use as a punishment when appropriate.  boy agrees to offer his service and his body to the emotional, physical and sexual gratification of Master whenever and however Master determines.  Equally, boy agrees to offer his services and his body to the other members of the Household as Master may direct.  boy commits to offer up to Master all control over boy's sex play and orgasms except as may be provided in his Rules of Conduct.  Master, boy and the members of the Household commit to protect one another from disease and physical harm in such encounters.

Master will provide boy with a chain collar which is to be worn at all times.  In return, boy will relinquish to Master any and all chains or collars boy continues to hold from any prior Masters whom boy has served.  boy will continue to wear the leather collar already provided by Master, or such other collars as Master may provide or direct, in the Household or in appropriate gay and leather space, as boy's Rules of Conduct may require.  In addition, as a mark of his service, at a time and in a place that Master determines, boy will accept an additional piercing at a site of Master's choosing.

By Master's permission, boy will make a minimum of one visit per month, of at least 48 hours duration, to the Household.  boy, striving toward the goal of permanent residence with Master and the Household, will also arrange, before the last quarter year of this Contract, to live a period of at least two continuous weeks in residence with Master and the Household.

Master will direct boy in matters of dress both within the Household, where nudity is generally expected, and in public space.  Master, with the advice and consent of the full members of the Household, will devise from time to time distinctive clothing, with the Household Keppeler logo and motto, for special events.  As directed, boy will provide such clothing for himself.

Household Keppeler seeks to discover and develop spiritual values from our life in leather.  Master and the Household regularly participate in religious services and other spiritual exercises.  boy will be expected to participate together with Master and the Household in such religious services when he is in residence.  Additionally boy will begin to identify and then pursue his own areas of spiritual study and growth and to share insight from such study and growth with Master and the Household.

Master and the Household seek to be of service to the community.  boy, with Master's prior and continuing consultation, direction and approval, will be involved with one "project" each quarter such that boy will make a return to the community, and the name of Household Keppeler will be recognized for its dedication to the service of others.

Master and boy, together with other members of the Household, will engage in SM work as both an experience in training and as a reward for boy's good behavior.  Master will seek to aid boy in expanding his limits while satisfying boy's need to experience the true pleasure of pain.  boy will offer up his pain to gratify Master, expanding boy's capability to move through pain into the mysteries of submissive headspace.  All such encounters shall be conducted under the generally accepted tenants of "Safe, Sane and Consensual".

Master, boy and the Household commit to respect one another.  Master will not belittle or demean boy, although some acts of public play and/or humiliation may be required.  boy will treat Master and all other members of the Household with the commonly accepted protocols of deference.  All will seek to make the others look good, to build up the image of the Household and to enhance each other's position and acceptance in the Leather Community.

Master and boy agree to do no harm to this contractual arrangement.  While Master will continue to pursue other boys for his own growth, fulfillment and pleasure and for the development of Household Keppeler, Master nonetheless commits to provide for the growth and development of boy with the intent to do no harm to boy physically, emotionally or spiritually.  boy commits to strive continually for such personal growth and development and to foster the growth, development and Stability of Household Keppeler.  boy further commits neither to offer his services to another Master nor to enter into any negotiations for the same.

Following the expiration of this Contract, or near it's end, and with the advice and consent of the Full Members of the Household, Master may offer a contract for an additional six months of Novitiate or a contract of Full Membership.  However at that time Master or boy is each also free to terminate the Master/boy relationship and to pursue other options without shame or recrimination to either party.  Should the relationship be terminated at that time by either party, both parties agree to protect the status and reputation of the other within the leather community.

This Contract shall become effective immediately upon being signed by both the Master and boy.  Each party will receive and retain a copy of this Contract upon execution.

      (signed)________________________ Date _________
Alex Keppeler, Master

      (signed)________________________ Date _________
_______, boy


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