Puddleby Court Log: 82 Autumn, year 573 of The Ascendancy. 12:19

In the matter of Daimoth v Kerrah, accused of “poaching my trip uninvited and refusing to leave

Before the jurors: Knightshade, Maeght, Edge Lunos, Brahtz, Diotima, Shadrock, Arutha, WormTounge, Sean, Astraea, Geraldus.

The Honourable Judge Haengemie, presiding.
With Bellafae serving as Bailiff.
To all who read these precepts, the following transcript of this trial is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.
Clera, reporting.

[Bellafae] This court is now in session, The Honourable Judge Haengemie presiding.
[Haengemie] <standard pre-trial court briefing>
[Daimoth] Arutha wanted a new weapon color. He asked me. I obliged. My condition was that Kerrah not come.
[Daimoth] He agreed.
[Daimoth] Initially this was an attempt at humor.
[Daimoth] However she went ballistic, forcing herself on the group without even asking.
[Daimoth] Because of the manner in which she did this, I said no.
[Daimoth] She followed us, demanding shares.
[Daimoth] This is not the first time she's done this.
[Daimoth] Several hunts of mine have ended because of Kerrah's insistence on tagging along on HER conditions only.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Daimoth] It's getting pretty old.
[Daimoth] Done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Daimoth.
[Haengemie] Kerrah, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Kerrah] Daimoth has absolutely no leg to stand on here.
[Kerrah] As all of you probably know, we have been hunting partners for years and years now.
[Kerrah] And not only that, he is my brother. This is a case of sibling rivalry to the extreme.
[Kerrah] And there was no "ballistic"ness on my part.
[Kerrah] I went along, and asked how we were doing shares.
[Kerrah] As per our usual routine.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Kerrah] Instead, *he* is the one who ruined poor Arutha's chances of getting the sword in DTN4.
[Kerrah] Because of his overt grumpiness.
[Kerrah] I'm sorry for the waste of time for everyone here.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Kerrah.
[Kerrah] Done.
[Haengemie] Daimoth, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Daimoth] That's a pretty irrational argument to make.
[Daimoth] It's irrelevant if we've been hunting for 'years' or not.
[Daimoth] It was my trip, I had control of the guest list.
[Daimoth] That is hunt protocol. End of story.
[Daimoth] This wasn't an open hunt. I invited every single person individually.
[Daimoth] A joke led to Kerrah going overboard.
[Daimoth] Led to me being irritated by her assumption that she should get everything handed to her.
[Daimoth] I don't care who you are, asking to come along is what's right.
[Daimoth] Forcing yourself never is.
[Daimoth] Neither is proceeding to hunt and demanding people share you.
[Daimoth] To back me up,
[Daimoth] Someone who has experienced this behavior from her before,
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Daimoth] Witness: Largo
[Haengemie] Thank you, Daimoth.
[Haengemie] Largo, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Largo. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinent facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Largo, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Largo] Hello.
[Largo] Hello.
[Largo] I'm in the jury box again. This happens a lot lately, and it's pretty cool in here.
[Largo] So I'm pretty psyched for this.
[Largo] Anyway, Kerrah does stuff like that all the time.
[Largo] I wasn't present for this particular incident, but don't doubt that it happened.
[Largo] Plus, the last time Kerrah lost a court casey to Daimoth, she had kind of a nervous breakdown and started screaming at him.
[Largo] In that respect they'll both ultimately lose if you vote guilty, so it's a win-win if you don't like them.
[Largo] I'd go for it if I were you.
[Largo] Max her penalties for ultimate drama.
[Largo] Oh, and for anyone who can empathize...
[Largo] When I'm trying to fell blade stuff, she's always stealing the back.
[Largo] With her GOSSAMER.
[Largo] It drives me nuts.
[Largo] I don't know why she does that. It upsets me.
[Largo] I never did anything to you Kerrah.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Largo] Largo sighs.
[Largo] Done, I guess. Vote guilty.
[Largo] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Largo.
[Haengemie] Kerrah, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Kerrah] Largo, I've never done anything to you either. When I'm on the back of a creature, I'm using my fell.
[Kerrah] And I do make room for you.
[Kerrah] But anyway.
[Kerrah] Daimoth is filling this esteemed room with lies and slander.
[Kerrah] I did not go ballistic, nor did I behave irrationally or unreasonably.
[Kerrah] The fact is, he has his underwear in a knot, he's angry about being painted, and he's taking it out on his family.
[Kerrah] It's abuse, I tell you.
[Kerrah] Kerrah shudders and shakes her head.
[Kerrah] He takes his anger out on me constantly. It's frightening and sad.
[Kerrah] But still I hunt with him because he is family.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Kerrah] And I don't expect anything "handed" to me. Over the years, I have put together...
[Kerrah] Countless hunts
[Kerrah] Witness: Noivad
[Haengemie] Thank you, Kerrah.
[Haengemie] Noivad, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Noivad. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinent facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Noivad, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Noivad] I wasn't around for this incident but I can attest to Dai's temper
[Noivad] once I was sleping in town and when I woke up I found that Daimoth came up and stabbed me, repeatedly
[Noivad] and repeatedly
[Noivad] and I'm the sheriff
[Noivad] so, this sibling quallel is just that
[Noivad] let them work it out, there's no need to back dai's irrationality
[Noivad] vote innocent
[Noivad] or friv if you don't like your time wasted
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Noivad] thanks
[Noivad] tuska!
[Noivad] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Noivad.
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

   Votes innocent: 1
   Votes guilty: 4
   Votes frivolous: 6
   Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] Daimoth, this court has found your case frivolous.
[Haengemie] Kerrah, you are free to go.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] Jury, please note: one prior conviction in the past year.
[Haengemie] And, because I find the frivolity of this case to be contemptuous,...
[Haengemie] I'm going to double the maximum penalty (240 min/2000 c)
[Haengemie] I suggest that the jury recommend a stiff sentence.
[Haengemie] Jurors, you should take Daimoth's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

   Total recommended jail time: 721 min
   Total recommended fine: 2000c
   Total jurors: 11
   Avg recommended jail/fine: 65 min/181c

[Haengemie] Daimoth, you are hereby sentenced to spend 65 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 181 coins.
[Haengemie] In addition, Daimoth, I'm going to banish you from the city limits for 2 days.
[Haengemie] After you've served your jail-sentence, I suggest you sneak out of town quietly, and don't let the guards catch you.
[Haengemie] Judge Haengemie bangs his gavel
[Haengemie] This court is adjourned.

Court adjourned at 13:40 on 82 Autumn, 573