Puddleby Court Log: 45 Winter, year 536 of The Ascendancy. 11:25

In the matter of Althea v Sendorian, accused of “kidnapping and murder. Bind for Inquest Court”

Before the jurors: Deadmeat, Lumpy, Tarf, Aadan, Vequalir, Al Azif, Marfisa, Mya

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>
[Althea] my friends.. I apologize for calling you away from your business but this matter is grave.
[Althea] Sendorian is the architect
[Althea] and implementor
[Althea] of the murder of Sir West
[Althea] (may he rest in peace)
[Althea] and the one
[Althea] who kidnapped myself
[Althea] Vagile
[Althea] and others
[Althea] we have witnesses
[Althea] to his activities
[Althea] we wish to call
[Althea] a full Court of Inquest
[Althea] to determine his fate
[Althea] he is a danger to us all here.
[Althea] he recently attempted mind control
[Althea] again.
[Althea] of Lorian
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Althea] he used mind control on myself
[Althea] I ask you
[Althea] to sentence him fully
[Althea] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Althea
[Haengemie] Sendorian, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Sendorian] My dear exiles listen not these accusations.
[Sendorian] I am not acting on my own interests.
[Sendorian] I am employed by the arm of the Emperor himself.
[Sendorian] In the matter of West I was merely carrying out military orders.
[Sendorian] For he has been instrumental in forming the illegal clans that abide here.
[Sendorian] And in other activities related to knighthood.
[Sendorian] And in these so called kidnappings,
[Sendorian] I must say that they were only necessary steps at conscription
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Sendorian] To which all exiles are legally bound
[Sendorian] indeed all exiles in the lands.
[Sendorian] I was merely exercising these rights.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Sendorian
[Haengemie] Althea, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Althea] "just following orders"
[Althea] does not excuse his thuggery
[Althea] he murdered West in cold blood
[Althea] the Council of INquest
[Althea] previously declared
[Althea] his authority moot.
[Althea] yet he continued his activities
[Althea] sentence him
[Althea] to the maximum amount
[Althea] after finding him guilty
[Althea] so we may deal with this
[Althea] in the setting wehre
[Althea] we have the time to hear
[Althea] testimony and deliberate
[Althea] in the interim
[Althea] I call to the stand Skate
[Althea] witness: Skate
[Haengemie] Thank you, Althea
[Haengemie] Skate, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Skate. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinent facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Skate, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Skate] I saw it all happen along the west shores by the docks, Sendorian was surrounded by several exiles....
[Skate] Including West, Xantcha, Urgelt, and a few others. They talking about Sendorian kidnapping a few exiles...
[Skate] I then saw him pull a dagger of some sort from his cloak and cut West across the throat...
[Skate] West was bleeding quite terribly, and there wasn't anything Xantcha could do.
[Skate] All I've said is the truth, I hope you punish him justly for his crimes.
[Skate] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Skate
[Haengemie] Sendorian, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Sendorian] I did not use a knife.
[Sendorian] I used one of these...
[Sendorian] Sendorian pulls out a morningstar laden with black substance
[Sendorian] Sendorian eyes Lugh in the distance
[Sendorian] Sendorian hurls the morningstar towards Lugh
[Sendorian] The thing is, you see...
[Sendorian] we all have a job to do here...
[Sendorian] If you want justice,
[Sendorian] give me a trial by my peers
[Sendorian] And exiles are not my peers!
[Sendorian] I have my orders,
[Sendorian] and I will take every opportunity to carry them out.
[Sendorian] You will suffer your own retribution
[Sendorian] should you stand in the way.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Sendorian] Sendorian eyes Lugh angrily
[Haengemie] Thank you, Sendorian
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

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

[Haengemie] Sendorian this court finds you guilty, as accused.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] Jurors, you should take Sendorian's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

  Total recommended jail time: 540 min
  Total recommended fine: 3500c
  Total jurors: 8
  Avg recommended jail/fine: 67 min/437c

[Haengemie] Sendorian, you are hereby sentenced to spend 67 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 437 coins.
[Haengemie] As you cannot afford to pay your fine, the clerk calculates the balance (437c) as additional jail-time of 56 minutes.
[Haengemie] Also, Clera will help you arrange a payment plan.
[Haengemie] In addition, Sendorian, I'm going to banish you from the city limits for 9 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 12:31 on 45 Winter, 536