Puddleby Court Log: 62 Autumn, year 538 of The Ascendancy. 06:45

In the matter of wutold v Malkor, accused of “trapping Algernon in the voting booth.”

Before the jurors: Kevas, Althus, Sephroth, Ugh, Kwet, Marfisa, Mario OneEye, Aurian, Slyph

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>
[wutold] First of all, I'd like to apologize to the jury for taking you away from your hunts.
[wutold] This is a straightforward case: here is the relevant text log.
[wutold] 8/19/00 2:16:08a wutold asks, "Did you send him in there?"
[wutold] 8/19/00 2:16:18a Aldynes is no longer Clanning.
[wutold] 8/19/00 2:16:22a Daisy is no longer Clanning.
[wutold] 8/19/00 2:16:29a Malkor says, "Well, I tried to get him to put a measure on the ballot."
[wutold] 8/19/00 2:16:50a Malkor says, "So Lotte wouldn
[wutold] 8/19/00 2:17:02a Malkor says, "… and I might have pushed him into the voting booth, in spite."
[wutold] wutold isn't sure if that worked.
[wutold] But that's it.
[wutold] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, wutold
[Haengemie] Malkor, you have 90 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Malkor] Okay, this is all a misunderstanding…
[Malkor] I was asking Wutold to help me get Algy out of the voting booth and said that suing would be a last resort.
[Malkor] I took him there so he could how our democratic system worked.
[Malkor] I said "Algy walk southwest" so he could see the voting booth, but when I yellled, "Algy heal east"…
[Malkor] He wouldn't leave. I tried again and again, and realized he was either asleep or didn't respond to yells.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Malkor] I went into town and tried to get some help…
[Malkor] Malkor sighs.
[Malkor] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Malkor
[Haengemie] wutold, you have 120 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[wutold] It's possible this was an accident.
[wutold] But one shouldn't mess with Algernon.
[wutold] Many exiles like myself rely on his services daily.
[wutold] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, wutold
[Haengemie] Malkor, you have 120 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Malkor] Listen, I'm really sorry about this…
[Malkor] I absolutely did not mean to get Algy stuck.
[Malkor] I take him for tours of the areas around town every now and then.
[Malkor] We play pushball every other Somdi…
[Malkor] I guess I'll wait til there are less clanning and sue him then.
[Malkor] Unless anyone present knows how to get him to walk east.
[Malkor] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Malkor
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

  Votes innocent: 7
  Votes guilty: 1
  Votes frivolous: 0
  Abstaining: 0

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

  Court adjourned at 7:29 on 62 Autumn, 538