Puddleby Court Log: 40 Spring, year 535 of The Ascendancy. 12:02

In the matter of Niall v Master Hekus, accused of “he's a thief money doesn't purify

Before the jurors: Xeval, Pachook, Phineas, Haffron, Koriel Fishbind, Myself, Xepel, Valcor, Vagile Savane, Prue, Ippon.

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.

[Haengemie] <standard pre-trial court briefing>
[Niall] hello, my friends and comrades in exile I hope you know that money is a tainted thing itself
[Niall] and that money cannot possibly purify our beloved altar.
[Niall] master hekus obviously does not plan on purifying our altar
[Niall] by taking our money he is only weaking puddleby's commerce
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Niall] he is a theif and should be punnished accordingly
[Niall] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Niall
[Haengemie] Master Hekus, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Master Hekus] Master Hekus sighs.
[Master Hekus] I have been training exiles to Heal for almost ten years.
[Master Hekus] With no pay, and little thanks.
[Master Hekus] I have never cheated anybody, and never will.
[Master Hekus] It was not my idea to purify the altar -- it was the will of the exiles.
[Master Hekus] If you don't want to, I won't.
[Master Hekus] I'm perfectly happy to rebuild the altar without purification.
[Master Hekus] That's what I was doing when I was asked to stop.
[Master Hekus] The purification ingredients are very expensive, as I warned.
[Master Hekus] I am extremely annoyed to be brought to court.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Master Hekus] done.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Master Hekus
[Haengemie] Niall, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Niall] i would like to ask you what purification does, and why you cannot get the materials for free
[Niall] by having us the exiles look for them to reair our beloved altar
[Niall] take this from me, a fellow healer that he might not be all he says he is
[Niall] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Niall
[Haengemie] Master Hekus, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Master Hekus] The purification materials, like many major magic items, are very expensive.
[Master Hekus] One of the major materials, as any mystic can tell you, is copper itself.
[Master Hekus] That's why it forms the basis of our economy -- its magic power.
[Master Hekus] There are many other materials, but that is not important.
[Master Hekus] If you do not care to donate, then don't.
[Master Hekus] I am sick of this harassment.
[Master Hekus] Perhaps I should return to the healer temple, and redistribute the money I've collected so far.
[Master Hekus] I demand a frivolous verdict and a maximum sentence.
[Master Hekus] done.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Master Hekus
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

   Votes innocent: 2
   Votes guilty: 4
   Votes frivolous: 5
   Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] Master Hekus this court finds you innocent. You are free to go.
[Haengemie] Judge Haengemie bangs his gavel
[Haengemie] This court is adjourned.

  Court adjourned at 12:45 on 40 Spring, 535