Puddleby Court Log: 76 Spring, year 534 of The Ascendancy. 17:00

In the matter of Savior v Syndrael, accused of “Fraud against Hulk”

Before the jurors: Callisto, Hardin Grenwich, Manticore, Myself, Atomical, Suu'ub III, Ace Rimmer, Cat, Madcat, Terenas

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>
[Savior] Jurors, what act is more criminal then entering into a business transaction not in good faith?
[Savior] Hulk agreed to sell his axe for an agreed amount.
[Savior] Syndreal deceived Hulk, and agreed to do the transaction "without tax", something we have all done.
[Savior] After handing over a portion of payment, Hulk sold the axe.
[Savior] Syndrael did not hand over the balance.
[Savior] He admited quit openly in town that he had no intention of doing this.
[Savior] He admited quite openly in town that he had no intention of doing this.
[Savior] He wanted to default Hulk for revenge.
[Savior] I quote Synd: "Never do business with someone who holds a grudge, Hulk."
[Savior] Witness: Hulk
[Haengemie] Thank you, Savior
[Haengemie] Hulk, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Syndrael, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Syndrael] ..
[Syndrael] oh, I'm talking
[Syndrael] sorry I showed up late to the trial, all.
[Syndrael] but I had an axe to sell
[Syndrael] they're going for dirt cheap nowadays
[Syndrael] anyways, this courtroom isn't about laws and rules, it's about right and wrong
[Syndrael] hulk chained me up and dragged me to the 'noids for "being a damn newB"
[Syndrael] I thought this was a great opportunity to haggle with him to the poorhouse
[Syndrael] he deserved what he got.
[Syndrael] Syndrael shrugs.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Syndrael] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Syndrael
[Haengemie] Savior, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Savior] Hulk may not be a popular person, but Syndraels action is a criminal one...
[Savior] Synd should have taken recourse in the court, not by seeking revenge.
[Savior] Done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Savior
[Haengemie] Syndrael, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Syndrael] What jail cell can offer the humiliation I was afforded in the 'noid cavern?
[Syndrael] What punishment other than death can truly right the wrong he has done to me?
[Syndrael] I am happy I was able to cause him a small bit of embarrassment...
[Syndrael] I hope you share my views...
[Syndrael] in that bad people shouldn't get breaks with things like justice...
[Syndrael] Syndrael sighs
[Syndrael] oh, and if anyone wants an axe for 500 coins.
[Syndrael] talk to me after the trial
[Syndrael] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Syndrael
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

  Votes innocent: 0
  Votes guilty: 5
  Votes frivolous: 7
  Abstaining: -2

[Haengemie] Savior this court has found your case frivolous.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] And, because I find the friviolity 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 Savior's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

  Total recommended jail time: 669 min
  Total recommended fine: 2500c
  Total jurors: 10
  Avg recommended jail/fine: 66 min/250c

[Haengemie] Savior, you are hereby sentenced to spend 66 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 250 coins.

Court adjourned at 17:52 on 76 Spring, 534