Puddleby Court Log: 7 Winter, year 535 of The Ascendancy. 22:18

In the matter of Torin v John the Clown, accused of “attempted kidnapping of Algernon

Before the jurors: Solome, Cloud, Papa, Noah, Yojimbo, BonTemps, Zeasir, Golden, Shadowfire, Ptolemy.

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.

[Bellafae] This court is now in session, The Honourable Judge Haengemie presiding.
[Haengemie] <standard pre-trial court briefing>
[Torin] I saw John the Clown taking Algernon south.
[Torin] I asked him where he was taking Algie.
[Torin] He did not respond, but persisted in prodding Algernon to move.
[Torin] A few days ago, Poe Shroom found Algie fallen deep in South Forest.
[Torin] I suspect that John the Clown had a similar nefarious fate planned for Algie.
[Torin] witness: Mug
[Haengemie] Thank you, Torin
[Haengemie] Mug, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Mug. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinant facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Mug, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Mug] Yes, I had seen JohntheClown trying to kidnap Alge
[Mug] I had tried to prevent him from doing so
[Mug] but he would not stop
[Mug] would not say where he was takeing him
[Mug] for Algie's safty this man should be maximum penatly
[Mug] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Mug
[Haengemie] John the Clown, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[John the Clown] I am not guilty of trying to kidnap Algernon
[John the Clown] I was merely asking him to walk with me, which he did of his own free will
[John the Clown] I was taking him to a surprise party in Falinea's temple
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[John the Clown] It may not have been in Algernon's best interest, but it was not kidnapping
[Haengemie] Thank you, John the Clown
[Haengemie] Torin, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Torin] If what John says were true, he could have taken us aside and whispered his plan
[Torin] he persisted in his actions, and, i suspect, gave me 3 BK for interfering in his efforts
[Torin] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Torin
[Haengemie] John the Clown, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[John the Clown] I am demand that you find me innocent! Algernon was walking with me of his own free will. I did not forecefully take him against his will.
[John the Clown] I did not forecefully take him against his will. Which is the very definition of kidnapping
[John the Clown] I therefore am innocent of the charges Torin has brought on me.
[John the Clown] Whether or not I dislike Torin and feel I must curse him is not a factor in this particular case.
[John the Clown] He can bring me to court for that later if he wants too
[John the Clown] He can bring me to court for that later if he wants to
[John the Clown] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, John the Clown
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

   Votes innocent: 0
   Votes guilty: 8
   Votes frivolous: 0
   Abstaining: 1

[Haengemie] John the Clown this court finds you guilty, as accused.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] Jury, please note: one prior conviction in the past year.
[Haengemie] Jurors, you should take John the Clown's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

   Total recommended jail time: 603 min
   Total recommended fine: 2060c
   Total jurors: 8
   Avg recommended jail/fine: 75 min/257c

[Haengemie] Because of outstanding fines still owed from previous convictions...
[Haengemie] I'm going add 5 minutes to the sentence.
[Haengemie] John the Clown, you are hereby sentenced to spend 80 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 257 coins.
[Haengemie] As you cannot afford to pay your fine, the clerk calculates the balance (255c) as additional jail-time of 33 minutes.
[Haengemie] Also, Clera will help you arrange a payment plan.
[Haengemie] In addition, John the Clown, I'm going to banish you from the city limits for 6 days.
[Haengemie] After you've served your jail-sentence, I suggest you sneak out of town quietly, and don't let the guards catch you.
[Haengemie] Judge Haengemie bangs his gavel
[Haengemie] This court is adjourned.

Court adjourned at 23:42 on 7 Winter, 535