Puddleby Court Log: 83 Spring, year 534 of The Ascendancy. 07:06

In the matter of Blitzkrieg v Syndrael, accused of “stealing”

Before the jurors: WormTounge, Korun, DarqMax

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>
[Blitzkrieg] i was going to buy starbuck antlers from syn
[Blitzkrieg] i only had 100 so he said if gave him 99 he would sell it for 0
[Blitzkrieg] then i gave him 99 and he ran away
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Blitzkrieg] and i got nothing
[Blitzkrieg] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Blitzkrieg
[Haengemie] Syndrael, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Syndrael] Well, yes.. I did say all that...
[Syndrael] and it went pretty much the way I expected...
[Syndrael] but when I tried to sell the antlers for zero.
[Syndrael] the merchant said "My, for such a low price, _I'll_ take it!"
[Syndrael] and I lost the antlers.
[Syndrael] I would have returned the money....
[Syndrael] but he went running off yelling I had stolen his money....
[Syndrael] I'll be happy to repay him after the trial, despite the severe insult.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Syndrael] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Syndrael
[Haengemie] Blitzkrieg, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Blitzkrieg] witness scheme
[Blitzkrieg] hes lying
[Blitzkrieg] there is no possible way the merchant can take it
[Blitzkrieg] hes full of b/s
[Blitzkrieg] i waited after he took the money
[Blitzkrieg] and he ran away and i followed him
[Blitzkrieg] but he kept running
[Blitzkrieg] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Blitzkrieg
[Haengemie] Syndrael, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Syndrael] Jurors.. it's my word against his...
[Syndrael] and both stories are quite plausable...
[Syndrael] but I would ask you to recall some time when the merchant has stolen your goods...
[Syndrael] the real thieves are the merchants, they should be dragged to court!
[Syndrael] As I already stated, I'll pay him after the court...
[Syndrael] but if i am fined or sentenced to jail time...
[Syndrael] there is no way I will pay him his money.
[Syndrael] Syndrael looks indignant.
[Syndrael] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Syndrael
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

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

[Haengemie] Syndrael this court finds you guilty, as accused.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] On Spring 172 of 534, Syndrael was found guilty, being charged with Cursing Commander Nate fer fun.
[Haengemie] Jury, please note: 2 prior convictions in the past year.
[Haengemie] Jurors, you should take Syndrael's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Past year, pfui! Past week more like it.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

  Total recommended jail time: 0 min
  Total recommended fine: 3000c
  Total jurors: 3
  Avg recommended jail/fine: 0 min/1000c

[Haengemie] Syndrael, you are hereby fined 1000 coins.
[Haengemie] As you cannot afford to pay your fine, the clerk calculates the balance (1000c) as additional jail-time of 202 minutes.
[Haengemie] Also, Clera will help you arrange a payment plan.

Court adjourned at 8:7 on 83 Spring, 534