Puddleby Court Log: 45 Summer, year 535 of The Ascendancy. 00:49

In the matter of John the Clown v Chum, accused of “in the name of Atomical

Before the jurors: Prue, Jason, Kamik, Olmy, Crunch, Bizob, Cloud, Meat Grinder, Robin Greyhawk, Rieger.

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>
[John the Clown] I brought this trial about to not only accuse Chum, but any and all parties responsible for Atomical's banishment
[John the Clown] Atomical was/is an integral part of our society.
[John the Clown] You the people never had the chance to decide the punishment for his "crimes"
[John the Clown] It was taken out of your hands
[John the Clown] I ask that you find Chum guilty, but give him no sentence.
[John the Clown] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, John the Clown
[Haengemie] Chum, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Chum] um...
[Chum] I confess I campaigned for Atomical's banishment.
[Chum] And, while I'm not directly responsible for it, I'll be happy to take the credit.
[Chum] ...I mean rap
[Chum] uh
[Chum] for this ...
[Chum] haenous crime
[Chum] of removing this "integral part of our society" from ... uh
[Chum] ...from your integral society
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Chum] We're talking about ATOMICAL here, for cripe's sake!
[Chum] We're talking about ATOMICAL here, for cripe's sake!
[Chum] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Chum
[Haengemie] John the Clown, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[John the Clown] This is a symbolical trial in the name of fair justice.
[John the Clown] The people should have been given the right to decide Atomical's fate.
[John the Clown] I won't give in to Malkor
[John the Clown] I ask that you find Chum guilty and give him no sentence.
[John the Clown] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, John the Clown
[Haengemie] Chum, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Chum] I agree with JtC -- I think this is a symbolic trial
[Chum] And I think you should all sybolically let the world know what you think of it, with your verdict.
[Chum] That'd be your "Frivolous" verdict, with long jail time.
[Chum] The world is better, not that I did it, but I'm sure happy for it.
[Chum] done.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Chum
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

   Votes innocent: 1
   Votes guilty: 4
   Votes frivolous: 5
   Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] John the Clown this court has found your case frivolous.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] On Winter 29 of 535, John the Clown was found frivolous, having charged Algernon

   of being the bearer of the apocalypse!.

[Haengemie] Jury, please note: 2 prior convictions in the past year.
[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 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: 1170 min
Total recommended fine: 1800c
Total jurors: 10
Avg recommended jail/fine: 117 min/180c
[Haengemie] Because of outstanding fines still owed from previous convictions...
[Haengemie] I'm going add 176 minutes to the sentence.
[Haengemie] John the Clown, you are hereby sentenced to spend 293 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 180 coins.
[Haengemie] As you cannot afford to pay your fine, the clerk calculates the balance (167c) as additional jail-time of 22 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 11 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 1:55 on 45 Summer, 535