Puddleby Court Log: 78 Spring, year 534 of The Ascendancy. 02:56

In the matter of Slim v Madcat, accused of “poor sportsmanship”

Before the jurors: Michael Aridfox, Cutlas, Rimbaud, Polgara, DarqMax, Secrid, Bavmorda, Terenas, J'nder, Korun, ToriAnn

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>
[Slim] Good evening
[Slim] I have not been in the lands long
[Slim] But I enjoy the Coliseum immensely
[Slim] Recently, in a bout *I did NOT bet on*
[Slim] Madcat simply went to sleep, rather than fight his opponent
[Slim] This is not a terrible crime
[Slim] But he deserves to be chastized for wasting all our time
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Slim] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Slim
[Haengemie] Madcat, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Madcat] i didn`t throw the fight
[Madcat] witness: yojimbo
[Madcat] witness: yojimbo
[Haengemie] Thank you, Madcat
[Haengemie] Yojimbo, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Yojimbo. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinant facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Yojimbo, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Yojimbo] My son, Madcat, was attempting to kill an Island panther in the Colisseum...
[Yojimbo] My son, Madcat, was attempting to kill an Island panther in the Colisseum...
[Yojimbo] he was attempting to show some style by trying to pose and (ooc) his system crashed.
[Yojimbo] He rebooted but too late to finish the fight. He's in the same room as I am and I helped him reboot the system
[Yojimbo] Bottom line: ya bets your money, ya takes your chances.
[Yojimbo] I lost $$$ and I'm not whining
[Yojimbo] and he lost 99 coins
[Yojimbo] nuf ced
[Yojimbo] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Yojimbo
[Haengemie] Slim, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Slim] An interesting argument, if true
[Slim] What *we* saw was this fellow walk to the center of the ring
[Slim] He laid down
[Slim] Went to sleep
[Slim] And let the cat chew on him
[Slim] This sort of grandstanding should not be encouraged.
[Slim] Once again, I feel he should be chastized
[Slim] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Slim
[Haengemie] Madcat, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Madcat] as you have seen from what yojimbo said i did not throw the fight and after that fight my machine froze again (ooc)
[Madcat] i think this happened because of our new cable modem ooc it has had problems
[Madcat] this case is frivoulous if u bet in coli eventually u will lose
[Madcat] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Madcat
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] man, talk about granstanding!
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

  Votes innocent: 5
  Votes guilty: 3
  Votes frivolous: 3
  Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] Madcat this court finds you innocent. You are free to go.

  Court adjourned at 3:45 on 78 Spring, 534