Puddleby Court Log: 36 Spring, year 534 of The Ascendancy. 00:36

In the matter of Relkin v Cid, accused of “defamation of character”

Before the jurors: Jade Azure, Mythica, Breed, Poplar, Babajaga, Mork, Bulgorius, Ravenstorm

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] This court is adjourned.
[Bellafae] This court is now in session, The Honourable Judge Haengemie presiding.
[Haengemie] <standard pre-trial court briefing>
[Relkin] Thank you for your time jurors, I have brought you here today because of Cid's constant attacks on my good name.
[Relkin] my good name....
[Relkin] These attacks were mostly involving my sexual orientation
[Relkin] though there where many other offenses....
[Relkin] It has been going on for week
[Relkin] It has been going on for weeks
[Relkin] I have asked him to stop but he persists
[Relkin] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Relkin
[Haengemie] Cid, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Cid] Hail, Jury...
[Cid] ...Relkin has brought me forth for "defamation of charecter"...
[Cid] ...first of all, Relkin only asked me to stop recently...
[Cid] ...I thought Relkin could take it like a man...
[Cid] ...we were just palling around...
[Cid] ...I didn't know that he took the offenses seriously...
[Cid] ...but as of now when he told me to stop, I have...
[Cid] I guess that's all...
[Cid] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Cid
[Cid] No, thank you,
[Haengemie] Relkin, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Relkin] I gave Cid his chance to apologize,
[Relkin] I gave him his chance to withdraw his comments
[Relkin] He just said "Relkin is thoom"
[Relkin] Which isnt much of an insult but pretty much meant he would continue =)
[Relkin] He gave no indication that he would stop
[Relkin] I asked him if he thought it was just a joke
[Relkin] he did not respond
[Relkin] So I took it seriously
[Relkin] I would hope he stops spreading these false rumors....
[Relkin] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Relkin
[Haengemie] Cid, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Cid] Hail once again...
[Cid] ...Relkin accuses me of calling him a thoom...
[Cid] ...at the time we were talking....
[Cid] ...a evil daemon was rining in my ears...
[Cid] ...and thereforce could not respond to Relkin's questions....
[Cid] I think this was settled out of courst before it happened...
[Cid] ...and to Relkin's accusation of me spreading rumors...
[Cid] ...I never did.
[Cid] ...I only just said it to him...
[Cid] ...many cases of this has been in court...
[Cid] For example, White Angel was brought in here for name calling...
[Cid] ...and he was being more of a nuiscane than me...
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Cid] ....but still, Relkin decided to waste you time by bringing you all here.
[Haengemie] chum isn't in the courtroom. Your witness must be present to be called.
[Cid] witness: chum
[Cid] hmm
[Cid] I think this is all a misunderstanding.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Cid
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

  Votes innocent: 1
  Votes guilty: 7
  Votes frivolous: 0
  Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] Cid this court finds you guilty, as accused.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] On Winter 64 of 534, Cid was found frivolous, having charged Ther' Anger

  of leading a Greymyr into town.

[Haengemie] On Winter 65 of 534, Cid was found frivolous, having charged LonesomeDove

of killing frogs.
[Haengemie] Due to the 3 priors in the past year,
[Haengemie] the maximum sentence is raised to 180 minutes in jail or a fine of 1500c,
[Haengemie] or, possibly, a combination of jail and fine, depending on the jury's recommendations.
[Haengemie] Jurors, you should take Cid's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.
Total recommended jail time: 300 min
Total recommended fine: 6100c
Total jurors: 8
Avg recommended jail/fine: 37 min/762c
[Haengemie] Cid, you are hereby sentenced to spend 37 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 762 coins.
[Haengemie] As you cannot afford to pay your fine, the clerk calculates the balance (569c) as additional jail-time of 115 minutes.
[Haengemie] Also, Clera will help you arrange a payment plan.
Court adjourned at 1:47 on 36 Spring, 534