Puddleby Court Log: 27 Winter, year 536 of The Ascendancy. 20:21

In the matter of Sleipnir v Prue, accused of “spreading malicious slander about Sleipnir and Chum”

Before the jurors: Polerand, Babajaga, Olmy, Draniam, Math, Warplet, Gareth, Luca, Eek, Jkleh, Rakoon

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>
[Sleipnir] Jurors, I thank ye all most kindly for your time and attention.
[Sleipnir] First, I am sorry to do this during Dunilsar.
[Sleipnir] I fear I did not know.
[Sleipnir] And I crave pardon
[Sleipnir] This witch before you has, I fear, been spreading vile rumour,....
[Sleipnir] ....and untrue slander about myself, and the Mist Walker Chum.
[Sleipnir] She claims that I be her cousin, and that I have fornicated......
[Sleipnir] ..... with the vile witch Luce.
[Sleipnir] This is clearly false.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Sleipnir] And naught but a sorry tissue of lies.
[Sleipnir] done.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Sleipnir
[Haengemie] Prue, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Prue] I am truly at a loss for words...
[Prue] I cannot image why cousin Sleipy says these things...
[Prue] unless he befuddled by shame
[Prue] due to his infidelity
[Prue] or perhaps
[Prue] he fears the burden of child support
[Prue] or the wrath of his shrewish wife
[Prue] but nevertheless...
[Prue] we welcome him to our witchy family
[Prue] Prue smiles sweetly
[Prue] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Prue
[Haengemie] Sleipnir, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Sleipnir] Sleipnir rises, shocked.
[Sleipnir] That she can say such terrible things, with no shame.....
[Sleipnir] is a sorry comment upon witches.
[Sleipnir] She knows I be innocent of wrongdoing.
[Sleipnir] And yet, she continues to spread lies,and falsehoods.
[Sleipnir] She seeks to blacken mine honour.
[Sleipnir] and harm my beloved.
[Sleipnir] I ask only that she be taught the error of such wickedness.
[Sleipnir] Such vileness cannot go unpunished.
[Sleipnir] Or she will spew her bile forth yet more.
[Sleipnir] And we will all be the worse for it.
[Sleipnir] I beg ye all.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Sleipnir] Make a stand upon this.
[Sleipnir] Done.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Sleipnir
[Haengemie] Prue, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Prue] Oh dear cousin Sleipy....
[Prue] I did so hope you'd take up your fatherly duties
[Prue] especially after bragging about "bagging the witch babe"
[Prue] but since you fail to do so...
[Prue] you force my hand
[Prue] dear cuz
[Prue] witness: althea
[Haengemie] Thank you, Prue
[Haengemie] Althea, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Althea. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinent facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Althea, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Althea] the facts ofthe case are this:
[Althea] Luce is with child
[Althea] twins
[Althea] she asserts that chum
[Althea] and sleipy
[Althea] are the fathers
[Althea] we cannot prove that truth
[Althea] or lie
[Althea] until after the child is born
[Althea] know this:
[Althea] Sleipnir was drunk
[Althea] quite a bit
[Althea] while baba was with The Black Knight
[Althea] being unfaithful
[Althea] my sister
[Althea] did see
[Althea] Sleipnir follow
[Althea] Luce to the Tor
[Althea] be that as it may
[Althea] this matter cannot be decided here
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Althea] They are stiving
[Althea] striving
[Althea] for sleip to
[Althea] own up
[Haengemie] Thank you, Althea
[Althea] you cannot find guily
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

  Votes innocent: 3
  Votes guilty: 4
  Votes frivolous: 4
  Abstaining: 0

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

  Court adjourned at 21:15 on 27 Winter, 536