The Ten Covenants (十の盟約Jū no Meiyaku, alternatively translated as Ten Pledges in the anime) are the rules that govern the world of Disboard. They were set by Tet when he became the One True God at the end of the eternal war between the Old Deus. As the former God of Play, the pledges basically forbid Ixseeds from committing war and violence and settle their disputes by game. The Ten Covenants are as immutable and abiding as the laws of physics and matter. This means that every covenant will be abided by no matter the situation or parameters. Players of a formal game must swear by the ten covenants by raising their right hand and saying "Aschente" (盟約に誓って,Asshente), which means these pledges apply to them.
These Ten Covenants differ from the ones set down by Riku Dola and Schwi Dola before the ending of the Great War. These were known as the Six Pledges and differed by saying "Aschento" not "Aschente."
The word Aschente came from the two words Aschete, a word to honor the dead during the Great War and Aschent, which was a consent between races.
It is to note that, when a Race Representative bets their own Race Piece and loses it, their rights to be protected and operate under the Ten Covenants will be voided and no rules may restrict them from going against the pledges. There are not yet people nor race to be stripped off from the right of the pledges.