Puddleby Court Log: 15 Autumn, year 533 of The Ascendancy. 5:6

In the matter of Chum v Jo Ma'ril, accused of “trying to hide behind a see-through tree.”

Before the jurors: R'kda, Silverwolf, Adua, Viper, Babajaga, Heccacia, Erik Confused, Haseo.

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.

[Haengemie] <standard pre-trial court briefing>
[Chum] Jo was trying to hide behind a tree
[Chum] laying there, pretending to be fallen
[Chum] but the tree was see-through, so it was a stupid place to hide.
[Chum] there outta be a law.
[Chum] Stupidest thing I ever saw.
[Chum] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Chum
[Haengemie] Jo Ma'ril, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Jo Ma'ril] Frivolous! This is an outrage, I committed no crime. This is a waste of all of our time.
[Jo Ma'ril] I fell in the Forest.
[Jo Ma'ril] And up comes Chum, accusing me of hiding!
[Jo Ma'ril] How is this a crime?
[Jo Ma'ril] Because I fell to a starbuck?
[Jo Ma'ril] and happened to end up behind a tree?
[Jo Ma'ril] I recommend a Frivolous verdict and stiff fines.
[Jo Ma'ril] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Jo Ma'ril
[Haengemie] Chum, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Chum] Oh, don't give us that.
[Chum] YOu expect us to believe that the Great Jo Ma'ril fell to a starbuck?
[Chum] You were clearly hiding. Anyone could see that.
[Chum] Except you picked a stupid place, and should be locked away for picking a stuid hiding place.
[Chum] YOuwere problably trying to hide from some good person, too, just being a jerk.
[Chum] Honestly, I don't know what it is, with you...
[Chum] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Chum
[Haengemie] Jo Ma'ril, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Jo Ma'ril] Er, why on earth would I be hiding? What would I be hiding from?
[Jo Ma'ril] Jury, look how much time Chum has wasted.
[Jo Ma'ril] You could be outside running around hunting or rescuing.
[Jo Ma'ril] But instead you've got to sit in this courthouse
[Jo Ma'ril] And listen to a ridiculous charge/
[Jo Ma'ril] Lock Chum up so he won't waste your time again!
[Jo Ma'ril] Use the system, that's what it's there for
[Jo Ma'ril] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Jo Ma'ril
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

   Votes innocent: 2
   Votes guilty: 0
   Votes frivolous: 6
   Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] Chum this court has found your case frivolous.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] Jurors, you should take Chum's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

   Total recommended jail time: 252 min
   Total recommended fine: 924c
   Total jurors: 8
   Avg recommended jail/fine: 31 min/115c

[Haengemie] Since Jo Ma'ril is not present, this court will note the sentence, and pronounce it when they return.
[Haengemie] Clera, please note that Jo Ma'ril is sentenced to 31 minutes in jail, with a fine amount of 115c.

Court adjourned at 6:3 on 15 Autumn, 533