Puddleby Court Log: 86 Spring, year 539 of The Ascendancy. 20:21

In the matter of Werdergast v Ghost, accused of “trying to stop me from saving puddleby”

Before the jurors: Neige, Oranges, Chris Rex, Noah, Garr, Gobo, Legoles, Michael, Crippler

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>
[Werdergast] I summon you all here because the defendant, Ghost, tried to physically stop me from saving Puddleby from the threat of overgrowing Kudzu.
[Werdergast] He is anti-Puddleby, and should be banished from town!
[Werdergast] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Werdergast
[Haengemie] Ghost, you have 90 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Ghost] I have done nothing
[Ghost] witness: Tarf
[Haengemie] Thank you, Ghost
[Haengemie] Tarf, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Tarf. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinent facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Tarf, you have 90 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Tarf] The plaintiff is guilty of harming zoo property.
[Tarf] He is disguising this by having you think that he was saving puddleby
[Tarf] when in reality his purpose was to be a snert
[Tarf] many saw what he was doing
[Tarf] and asked him to stop
[Tarf] but he persisted
[Tarf] and it was because of him that animals in the zoo got out
[Tarf] where both exile and beast alike were harmed
[Tarf] He is clearly a menace to society
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Tarf] and should be, himself, banished from town.
[Tarf] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Tarf
[Haengemie] Werdergast, you have 120 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Werdergast] I helped save Puddleby, helped fight back the zoo animals... and all Ghost did was try to hamper my efforts
[Werdergast] he is a heinous person who should be dealt with stictly by you jurors
[Werdergast] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Werdergast
[Haengemie] Ghost, you have 120 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Ghost] I was in this court room when he was trying to "save" puddlby
[Ghost] I don't know why he picked me as a subject to his impertinence
[Ghost] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Ghost
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

  Votes innocent: 0
  Votes guilty: 1
  Votes frivolous: 8
  Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] Werdergast this court has found your case frivolous.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[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 Werdergast's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

  Total recommended jail time: 1090 min
  Total recommended fine: 6740c
  Total jurors: 9
  Avg recommended jail/fine: 121 min/748c

[Haengemie] Werdergast, you are hereby sentenced to spend 121 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 748 coins.
[Haengemie] As you cannot afford to pay your fine, the clerk calculates the balance (747c)...
[Haengemie] ...as additional jail-time of 95 minutes.
[Haengemie] Also, Clera will help you arrange a payment plan.
[Haengemie] In addition, Werdergast, I'm going to banish you from the city limits for 2 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 21:07 on 86 Spring, 539