Puddleby Court Log: 49 Winter, year 536 of The Ascendancy. 06:21

In the matter of Althea v Lilit, accused of “endangering exiles and hamperin rescue”

Before the jurors: PyroManiac, Ashe, Elenis Reyav, Spooner, Ippon, Gimli, Caramon, Christopher, Luce, Sielk, Scheme

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>
[Althea] I am sorry to pull you from your business. Lilit was leading undine into the fields. Now I support her right to practise her rites... but
[Althea] ack.. dc'
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[Althea] but not to endanger exiles
[Althea] I tried to stop her from leading them out
[Althea] I died.
[Althea] she chained my body
[Althea] and tried to drag me into the cave
[Althea] she wwas unsuccessful
[Althea] perhaps her chain broke
[Althea] if she
[Althea] wishes to practise her rites
[Althea] let her do so
[Althea] among her children
[Althea] so called children
[Althea] the undine.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Althea] not to endanger exiles
[Althea] hunting in east field
[Althea] and her chaining of my body
[Althea] is a crime.
[Althea] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Althea
[Haengemie] Lilit, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Lilit] For what little value there is in precedent, the vast majority of these cases return an innocent verdict.
[Lilit] The community at large has found that what I do is a valid rite of religious observance.
[Lilit] Althea put herself at risk by entering the sanctuary during my rite.
[Lilit] I've made it quiet clear that those who disturb me do so at their own risk.
[Lilit] And by her own admission she came into disturb me...
[Lilit] I made no attempt to drag Althea into the cave. I deliberate released her near the Wraith to observe the rite more closely...
[Lilit] ...I had wished to make a point. She departed before I could.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Lilit] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Lilit
[Haengemie] Althea, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Althea] the community at large
[Althea] has not found her
[Althea] to have a right to endanger exiles
[Althea] in fact
[Althea] she has several convictions
[Althea] on this very matter
[Althea] with that said
[Althea] I do support religious freedom
[Althea] but she cannot
[Althea] endanger others while she does it
[Althea] she endangers others
[Althea] by bringing the undine out into the field
[Althea] where younger hunters are
[Althea] she endangered exiles
[Althea] bye making any rescue of me
[Althea] as difficult as possible.
[Althea] let her practise her rites
[Althea] among her so called children
[Althea] who she assumes she
[Althea] can turn into
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Althea] warriors against the darshak
[Althea] laughable
[Althea] since the undine often attack us with the darshak
[Althea] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Althea
[Haengemie] Lilit, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Lilit] The records will show I have more aquittals than convictions...
[Lilit] ...and most convictions occured early on, when people did not understand my intent.
[Lilit] I do my rites to fight the Darshak. I have no desire to see people hurt.
[Lilit] But this work is serious business, and there are risks involved.
[Lilit] I've tried to make it clear to people to avoid the fields at night...
[Lilit] What more can I do?
[Lilit] My intent is not criminal, or malicious.
[Lilit] I defend the sanctuary, perhaps too zealously at times...
[Lilit] But my actions can hardly be considered criminal.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Lilit] witness: Gareth
[Haengemie] Thank you, Lilit
[Haengemie] Gareth, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Gareth. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinent facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Gareth, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Gareth] wtf!!!
[Gareth] my apologies, i'm not sure why i was asked to be a witness...
[Gareth] but i haven't actually seen lilit bring about harm to our town....
[Gareth] although i don't necessarily agree with what happens....
[Gareth] i'm not sure at the moment she can be blamed for any exile that falls
[Gareth] although this may be one exeption, as usually her son, lilim, is in the hut warning of the danger
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Gareth] i'm not sure what else there is to say in the matter...
[Gareth] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Gareth
[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] Lilit this court finds you innocent. You are free to go.
[Haengemie] Judge Haengemie bangs his gavel
[Haengemie] This court is adjourned.

  Court adjourned at 7:26 on 49 Winter, 536