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Anatolius Doukas

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Trial no013 Eastern Roman Empire vs Ector Pendragon
« on: 12 February, 2019, 07:30:06 PM »
Ector Pendragon has been accused of illegaly extracting wood from the region of Hellas and iron from Epirus without the permision of the Emperor Gregorios Kantakouzenos (violation of the 10 law of resources/tools). He also disobeyed the order of the Emperor of returning the stolen resources (violation of 2.1 law of Banishment)

The courts appoints Theophilos Katakouzinos as the prosecutor.
The accused one has 24 hours to appoint a defence attorney.
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Ector Pendragon

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Re: Trial no013 Eastern Roman Empire vs Ector Pendragon
« Reply #1 on: 13 February, 2019, 03:45:49 AM »
I, Ector Pendragon, appoint the following as to act as my defence attornies(If any are still alive today).

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Theophilos Katakouzinos

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Re: Trial no013 Eastern Roman Empire vs Ector Pendragon
« Reply #2 on: 13 February, 2019, 04:30:41 PM »
Your honor,

The emperor himself game me copies of the letters he exchanged  with the defendant. I will present them in a while.

Ector Pendragon broke the following laws of the empire:


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10. Resources/tools
Target: everyone
Law Classification: severe crime
Expiration: never
The law is active from 01/07/1317

It is forbidden to extract any resources or to wear any of the following tools within the borders of the Byzantine Empire without the permission of its Emperor, chancellor or treasurer.
Tools that are forbidden to carry within borders of the empire without permission are:
a) Hatchet
b) Shovel
c) Pickaxe

He broke the above law in two different regions of the empire since he admitted to the emperor himself that he gathered enough materials to create some small carts.

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We also have a witness that saw Ector Pendragon breaking law no.10 with his own eyes. The witness is Lord Palamidas Laskaris.


When he was told about the laws of the empire, laws that he should have known before stealing for the Empire's people to his own personal needs he denied to return the stolen materials breaking law 2.1 as well.

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2.1 Banishment
Target: citizens of Byzantine Empire
Law Classification: capital offense
Expiration: never
The law is active from 01/07/1317.

All citizens of the empire must follow the policy and directives given by the Emperor and Logothetes group assembly. If they fail to do that the Byzantine Emperor may banish them with a written decree. The convict has to leave the Byzantine territory, never to return until the ban is lifted and to take residence in a foreign kingdom within 72 hours from banishment.

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Then after admitting of his crimes he tried to bargain with the emperor while he was a commoner that had already broke law no.10 in two different regions Hellas and Epeiros and law 2.1 when he disobeyed a direct command from the emperor to return the stolen materials. At the end he had the audacity to insult and even threaten the emperor breaking law no. 5.3

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5.3 Respect
Target: everyone
Law Classification: administrative offense
Expiration: never
The law is active from 01/07/1317

All nobles of the Empire and members of its administration are considered worthy of highest respect and are not be insulted by anyone (In-character role-play).


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Re: Trial no013 Eastern Roman Empire vs Ector Pendragon
« Reply #3 on: 13 February, 2019, 04:44:47 PM »
I will intervene into the trial before the defence makes any remarks.

Ector Pendragon you have the right to appoint only one lawyer for your defence.If you do not have a laywer you can represent your self in the court.

The trial will continue with the defence's opening remarks.

Ector Pendragon

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Re: Trial no013 Eastern Roman Empire vs Ector Pendragon
« Reply #4 on: 13 February, 2019, 10:58:33 PM »
I plead guilty to taking resources for law 10, but law 2.1 dictates that i have 72 hours to change citizenship, not the 24 hours that was given to me by the Emperor. As for law 5.3, I also plead guilty, as the Emperor is a dictator that refuses to help new players and would rather let them die off. I have no money or food and I am slowly dying from hunger, If I were to give up the wood and keep the iron(as promised by the emperor), i would still have died due to famine. I asked for support and he refuses to help, other than offer peanuts to farm mulberries for him.

I offered to craft wooden swords and training dummies for the empire, and still refused that offer. True, i have no position to negotiate, but i am a new player and trying to survive. If this is how you treat new players, then i prefer to serve someone else.


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Re: Trial no013 Eastern Roman Empire vs Ector Pendragon
« Reply #5 on: 13 February, 2019, 11:00:55 PM »
If you capture me now and hold me captive, I won't survive but do your worse. My old pals will hear of this.

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Re: Trial no013 Eastern Roman Empire vs Ector Pendragon
« Reply #6 on: 15 February, 2019, 06:23:35 PM »
Your honor,

The defendant already pleaded guilty for his crimes considering laws 10 and 5.3. I will now prove to the court how many times he broke those two laws and also that he is guilty for the law 2.1 even though he tries to convince the court otherwise.

Since he also admitted that he has "stolen enough" materials to make  a few carts so at least two of them, the stolen good are at least: 100 wood pieces and 50 iron pieces and those items should be either returned or their value in silver  to the empire according to this table:

  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wjksNlR5YURlvkTKO5lMd81z1blGcfdr31qwdL1N8rM/edit#gid=3

Gathering 100 wood requires cutting wood at least 5 times if we asume his Strength Dexterity Constitution and Intelligence is great for a simple untrained commoner, and gathering 50 iron requires  3 times. So he broke the law no. 10 at least 8 times and although the Emperor was offering him to keep the iron and return the wood without him being procecuted he declined.

As of law 2.1 it consists of two parts. Part one says
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All citizens of the empire must follow the policy and directives given by the Emperor and Logothetes group assembly.
. He clearly didn't obey the emperor when told to return the stolen materials therefore he is guilty.

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Re: Trial no013 Eastern Roman Empire vs Ector Pendragon
« Reply #7 on: Today at 11:21:41 AM »
Since the defence did not make their closing remarks and the time to do so has long past i will make my verdict.

Ector Pendragon you are found guilty for breaking the 10 law of resources/tools eight times, guilty for breaking the law 2.1 banishment one time and finally guilty for breaking the law 5.3 of respect two times. But because you are a new player i will be kinder.

You are sentencse to 5 days in prison and with a fine of 2525 silver coins.
The case is closed