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  1. INDOR TIRAN Issued. 2nd of Sun's Smile, Dawn of the 2nd Age INDEX DEFINITIONS The Apparatus The Offence BILL OF RIGHTS Universal Rights Domestic Rights CRIMINAL LAW Article I: Crimes Against the Person Article II: Crimes Against Property Article III: Crimes Against Morality Article IV: Crimes Against Justice Article V: Crimes Against the Crown Article VI: Crimes Against the Faith CIVIL LAW Article I: Identification Article II: Contracts & Labour Article III: Domestic Relations Article IV: Magic & the Supernatural JUDICIAL REGULATIONS Article I: Legal Procedure Article II: Legal Defences DEFINITIONS The Apparatus Princedom of Elvenesse: The country within which the laws of this codex applies, constituting all dominions held under the authority of the Crown. The Crown & Government: The governing body of the Princedom of Elvenesse, comprised of the High Prince and both the Crown and Domestic Councils. High Prince: The sovereign head of state of the Princedom of Elvenesse, wielder of the Crown of Malinor. Crown Council: Comprised of the Lord Diplomat, Marshal and an Exarch of the Judiciary. Domestic Council: Comprised of the Citizen’s Warden, a representative of the Faith and a representative of the Father Circle. The Faith: The Wild Faith; the primary, intrinsic religion of the realm. Public Officials: A title attributed to servants of the Crown, within or outside the system of government. Comprised of councillors, stewards, military personnel, diplomats, exarchs, etc. Judiciary: The body within government responsible for maintaining the law of the land and passing judgment wherever it is due. Judicial Process: The process within which a breach of the law is investigated or an individual is trialed by an xarch of the Judiciary. Guard: The body responsible for homeland defence and maintaining order within the lands encompassing the Princedom of Elvenesse, comprised of sanctioned military personnel. The Offence Infraction: A crime of minor severity, warranting the following punishment(s): a monetary fine of up to 100 minas. Misdemeanour: A crime of middling severity, warranting the following punishment(s): a monetary fine of up to 750 minas, a banishment of up to an elven week, and in extreme cases the loss of one’s ring finger. Felony: A crime of serious severity, warranting the following punishment(s): a monetary fine of up to 1,500 minas, a banishment of up to a lifetime, dismemberment, and execution. Treason: A crime of utmost severity. The punishment dealt unto the guilty party is, without exception, either banishment for life with dismemberment, or execution. BILL OF RIGHTS It is the sanctified and sovereign duty of the Crown to ensure that the cited universal rights are upheld, so as to maintain an orderly and moral society. Accounted citizens are further recognised to be guaranteed and reserved certain domestic rights within the lands encompassing the Princedom of Elvenesse. However, it is also within the Crown’s authority to revoke these rights should the transgression of the individual violate the provisions of this Codex. Universal Rights The Right to Life The individual is recognised to bear the right to live without the threat of harm or violence. The Right to Liberty The individual is recognised to bear the right to live without chains or oppression. The Right to the Pursuit of Happiness The individual is recognised to bear the right to live in contentment according to their own lawful ambitions. Domestic Rights The Right to Arms The individual is recognised to bear the right to armaments. The Right to Due Process The individual is recognised to bear the right to trial. The Right to Property The individual is recognised to bear the right to ownership of lawful property. CRIMINAL LAW Article I: Crimes Against the Person 1.1. Assault 3rd Degree: An act by which an individual, either recklessly or intentionally, causes another party to suffer unlawful violence, but does not inflict any lasting injury. An infraction. 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual, either recklessly or intentionally, causes another party to suffer unlawful violence, and inflicts a lasting though not debilitating injury. Additionally, whenever an individual utilises an offensive weapon to inflict injury. A misdemeanour. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual, either recklessly or intentionally, causes another party to suffer unlawful violence, and inflicts a lasting and debilitating injury. A felony. 1.2. Kidnapping 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual restrains and carries away another party without their consent or a lawful excuse. A misdemeanour. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual restrains and carries away another party without their consent or a lawful excuse, and inflicts harm unto them or endangers their life. A felony. 1.3. Ransoming An act by which an individual restrains and carries away another party without their consent or a lawful excuse, with intent to sell or exchange them off. A felony. 1.4. Mayhem 3rd Degree: An act by which an individual brings about the unlawful mutilation or disfigurement of another, to a superficial level. A misdemeanour. 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual brings about the unlawful mutilation or disfigurement of another, to a noticeable degree, but does not severely impair the injured party’s physical ability to live accordingly. A felony. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual brings about the unlawful mutilation or disfigurement of another, to a noticeable degree, and severely impairs the injured party’s physical ability to live accordingly. A felony. 1.5. Defamation 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual unjustly spreads false information with or without the intent to harm another party’s reputation. An infraction. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual unjustly spreads false information with the intent to harm another party’s reputation, through the usage of informative apparatus such as written material and/or public gatherings. A misdemeanour. 1.6. Attempted Murder An act by which an individual attempts to commit or plans an unlawful act of violence with the intent to cause the death of another. A felony. 1.7. Murder 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual commits an unlawful act of violence, without premeditation, that leads to the death of another. A felony. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual commits an unlawful act of violence, with premeditation, that leads to the death of another. A felony. 1.8. Manslaughter 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual unintentionally, as a result of negligence, causes the unlawful death of another, thus classifying it as involuntary. A misdemeanour. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual intentionally, as a result of momentary passion or emotional disturbance, causes the unlawful death of another, thus classifying it as voluntary. A felony. 1.9. Blackmail & Extortion An act by which an individual attempts to obtain something, often of material gain, via the usage of threats or unlawful force. A misdemeanour. 1.10. Medical Malpractice & Negligence 3rd Degree: An act by which an individual willfully denies effective care to a patient, resulting in minimal damage or short-term impairment. An infraction. 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual willfully denies effective care to a patient, resulting in severe damage or long-term impairment. A misdemeanour. Upon review, said individual may also be deemed forbidden to practise medicine within the realm of Elvenesse. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual willfully denies effective care to a patient, resulting in death. A felony. Upon review, said individual may also be deemed forbidden to practise medicine within the realm of Elvenesse. 1.11. Impersonation An act by which an individual fraudulently masquerades as someone they are not, either to gain an advantage or to cause disadvantage to someone else. A misdemeanour. Article II: Crimes Against Property 2.1. Theft 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual dishonestly appropriates the property belonging to another party with the intention to permanently deprive them of it. An infraction. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual, in repeated or multiple instances, dishonestly appropriates the property belonging to another party with the intention to permanently deprive them of it. A misdemeanour. 2.2. Robbery An act by which an individual, through the usage of force, appropriates the property belonging to another party with the intention to permanently deprive them of it. A felony. 2.3. Vandalism 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual, recklessly or intentionally, damages public or private property, to a minor or moderate degree. An infraction. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual, recklessly or intentionally, damages public or private property, to a significant degree. A misdemeanour. 2.4. Trespassing An act by which an individual intrudes upon another’s property, without permission, or an area or place they’re officially barred from entering. An infraction. 2.5. Injury to a Pet An act by which an individual intentionally inflicts significant harm unto or kills an animal or livestock belonging to another. An infraction. 2.6. Criminal Damage 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual, recklessly or intentionally, alters, damages or destroys an item, determined to be of minor or moderate value, belonging to another. An infraction. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual, recklessly or intentionally, alters, damages or destroys an item, determined to be of greater value, belonging to another. A misdemeanour. Article III: Crimes Against Morality 3.1. Adultery An act by which an individual commits an act of infidelity and proves to be unfaithful to their lawful partner. An infraction. 3.2. Child Abuse & Neglect An act by which an individual is deemed to have utilised excessive and unlawful force against a child, or subjected them to unlawful mistreatment, specifically below the age of eighteen (Civil Law - 1.6). A misdemeanour. In addition, wherever abuse or neglect are deemed by the Crown to have been extreme, a restraining order may be enacted. 3.3. Slavery An act by which an individual partakes in the unlawful sale, purchase, hiring or active condonation of the immoral slave trade. A felony. 3.4. Molestation An act by which an individual commits a moral violation via pursuing a relationship with, and thus taking advantage of, another deemed incapable of consent or under age (Civil Law - 3.3). A misdemeanour. 3.5. Interracial Relationships & Breeding An act by which an individual engages in a relationship with one of another race, or willingly sires children of a mixed racial-heritage. A misdemeanour. However, this clause does not apply to the union of subraces of the same race. Article IV: Crimes Against Justice 4.1. Bribery An act by which an individual attempts to pervert the course of justice via paying off a public official or servant of the Crown. A felony. Furthermore, any public official or servant of the Crown who accepts such a bribe shall be held accountable and subject to the same punishment. 4.2. Contempt An act by which an individual proves to be disobedient or disrespectful to officers of the law, observed in behaviour that opposes or undermines the authority, justice and dignity of the judicial process. A misdemeanour. 4.3. Tampering of Evidence An act by which an individual alters, conceals, falsifies or destroys evidence with intent to interfere with a lawful investigation or the judicial process. A misdemeanour. 4.4. Obstruction An act by which an individual attempts to pervert the course of justice via interfering with the lawful duty of the guard or the judiciary. This includes resisting arrest. An infraction. 4.5. Perjury An act by which an individual is found to have willingly lied or made a misrepresentation of events, before the judiciary, whilst under oath. An infraction. 4.6. Recidivism Where an individual is found to be a repeat offender, upon review of their immediate and past actions, the sentence may be raised to a greater severity by the judiciary. However, this does not apply to the category of Treason, of which can only be passed if the article so details it is eligible. 4.7. Vigilantism An act by which an individual intentionally attempts to apprehend, convict and punish another without the proper legal authority. A misdemeanour. Article V: Crimes Against the Crown 5.1. Unauthorised Disclosure 3rd Degree: An act by which an individual leaks classified information, pertaining to the integrity of the Crown and Government, to another without clearance. A misdemeanour. 2nd Degree: An act by which an individual leaks classified information of a highly sensitive nature, pertaining to the integrity of the Crown and Government, to another without clearance. A felony. 1st Degree: An act by which an individual leaks any form of classified information, with the intention to undermine the integrity of the Crown and Government, to malicious entities or known enemies of the Princedom of Elvenesse. Treason. 5.2. Insurrection An act by which an individual attempts to wage open rebellion against the Crown and its apparatus, or seeks the destruction of the Crown and Government via the usage of unlawful violence and coercive force. Treason. 5.3. Sedition An act by which an individual attempts to incite rebellion, hostility and disaffection towards the Crown and Government via subversive behaviour or conspiracy. Treason. 5.4. Collusion An act by which an individual attempts to undermine the Crown and Government via willingly and actively cooperating with malicious entities or known enemies of the Princedom of Elvenesse. Treason. 5.5. Assassination An act by which an individual makes an attempt on the life of a member of government or the monarch themselves. This further encompasses the act of regicide, under which the recognised family of the monarch shall also be categorised. Treason. 5.6. Piracy An act by which an individual takes part in any of the following: The unlawful attempt to board, damage, destroy, seize assets from or harm the crew of a seaworthy vessel. A felony. 5.7. Unauthorised Formation of a Militia An act by which an individual establishes an armed militia or paramilitary organisation without the authorisation of the Crown and Government. A misdemeanour. 5.8. Desertion An act by which an individual unlawfully abandons his post and duty within the military apparatus. A felony. Article VI: Crimes Against the Faith 6.1. Blasphemy An act by which an individual speaks sacrilegiously of the Faith or things considered sacred to the Faith. An infraction. 6.2. Desecration An act by which an individual violates the sanctity of religious sites or objects via violent damage or disrespect. A misdemeanour. 6.3. Obstruction of Worship An act by which an individual intentionally obstructs the lawful worship of another or group whose religion is granted sanctuary within the Princedom of Elvenesse. An infraction. 6.4. Heresy An act by which an individual participates in the practise of prohibited religions (e.g. Xionism) or reverence of dark forces. A felony. CIVIL LAW Article I: Identification 1.1. Personhood Living entities counted among the four descendant races (elves, dwarves, humans, orcs, etc.), including half-breeds, are officially recognised as persons and are thus entitled to universal rights. 1.2. Non-Descendants Living entities not counted among the four descendant races, but deemed capable of sentience and reason, and conceived via natural means, may be entitled to universal rights, provided they are granted a lawful permit via the Crown and Government. However, this does not qualify as personhood. 1.3. Citizenship An individual recognised as a person shall be deemed a citizen of the realm under following clauses: Born to citizens, either a mother or father, of the Princedom of Elvenesse. Granted citizenship under the lawful authority of the Crown and Government. 1.4. Foreigners An individual recognised as a person originating from outside the realm shall be deemed a foreign visitor. Unless provisions (decree, pact, treaty, etc.) state otherwise, they are not entitled to the same domestic rights as citizens of the Princedom of Elvenesse. 1.5. Revocation of Citizenship An individual’s citizenship or sanctuary may be revoked by lawful decree of the Crown and Government. 1.6. Maturity An individual is deemed to have reached physical maturity at the age of eighteen and thus partial-adulthood. However, it is not until reaching the age of fifty that said individual is considered a true adult. Article II: Contracts & Labour 2.1. Formation The first requisite of a lawful contract is that the involved parties should have reached an agreement, legitimised in adhering to the following principles: An offer, via words or conduct, to contract on specified terms, is required with the clear intention that it is to be legally binding once accepted by the party to whom it is addressed. A final expression of assent, via words or conduct, is required by the recipient in reply to the proponent’s offer. It must be accepted in accordance with the precise terms of said offer if it is to form an agreement. Said agreement is the basis of the contract, but not sufficient in itself to create legal obligations. A consideration from the proponent is required in order to make the promised agreement enforceable as a contract. However, whilst said consideration must prove sufficient and be provided by the promisee, it need not move to the promisor. Rather, the terms may entail that the promisor give something up, or that a third party receives at their request. 2.2. Contents Should the legality of the contents within a contract be called into question, the terms can be assessed within the following categories: Express terms and Implied terms. Express terms are ones that the involved parties have set out in their agreement, either written or verbal. They must be interpreted objectively, on the basis of what a reasonable person in the position of the parties would have understood the words to mean. Where a contract has been put in writing, there is a presumption said piece was intended to include all the agreed express terms. In this case, neither party can rely on extrinsic evidence of terms alleged to have been agreed, though it is admissible if the document wasn’t intended to contain all valid details. A contract may contain terms which are not expressly stated but are instead implied, either because the parties intended this, or by operation of law, or by custom or usage. The validity of said implications can be determined via such concepts as necessity, principle, efficacy and obviousness. 2.3. Termination In the event one party is undermined by a breach of the contract, they have the lawful right to be released from their obligations to perform as a result of another party’s defective or non- performance, arising within the following situations: Where a party repudiates the terms of the contract and absolutely refuses to perform according to the set standards. Where a party renders completion of the contract impossible due to disabling himself so as to not perform. Where a party fails to perform substantially and thus deprives the party of what he bargained for, according to the agreement set within the contract. 2.4. Damages Should one party be substantially deprived of what they bargained for, according to the agreement set within the contract, then they have the right to seek compensation. Said income is determined by the value of those losses, interpreted and granted by the Judiciary. Article III: Domestic Relations 3.1. Marriage A sacred union between two individuals as partners in a personal relationship, legitimised under the authority of either the Crown or the Faith. 3.2. Divorce A procedure through which a married couple legally separate, resolved under the supervision of the judiciary, with the respective items belonging to both parties restored to their rightful owners and shared items fairly distributed. Said process is to be approved under the following circumstances: When both parties, under a mutual consensus, choose to separate. When an individual has evidently been proven unfaithful and found to have broken their matrimonial vows through an act of infidelity (Criminal Law - 3.1). When an individual has evidently been proven abusive or neglectful to their partner within the relationship. In addition, wherever abuse or neglect are deemed by the Crown to have been extreme, a restraining order may be enacted. When an individual has evidently been lawfully prosecuted for criminal activity. When the Crown declares the marriage, in consultation with the Faith, to be unlawful. 3.3. Age of Consent The lawful age of consent is considered to be whenever an individual reaches the age of eighteen, the age of physical maturity (Civil Law - 1.6). However, in acknowledging the customary adulthood of elves, no individual below the age of fifty may engage in romantic relations with another more than ten years older than themselves. 3.4. Inheritance The endowment of private property and hereditary titles shall be determined and validated according to the following provisions: Inheritance is determined by the will of the testator, or alternatively by the customs of a house, seed or family. If the above isn’t applicable, inheritance passes to children conceived within wedlock, descending from eldest to youngest. If the above isn’t applicable, inheritance passes to the direct siblings, descending from eldest to youngest. If the above isn’t applicable, inheritance passes to the parents. If the above isn’t applicable, inheritance passes to children conceived outside of wedlock, descending from eldest to youngest. Article IV: Magic & the Supernatural 4.1. Voidal Magic The practise of any magecraft which draws upon the void is prohibited throughout the Princedom of Elvenesse. Practitioners who’re found to be actively utilising said arts are in contempt of this ruling. A misdemeanour. However, an exception can be made in the event an individual is granted a lawful permit via the Crown and Government. 4.2. Dark Magic The practise of any magecraft which draws upon either a dark or corrupt source is fiercely prohibited throughout the Princedom of Elvenesse. Those who’re found to be practitioners or versed in usage of said arts shall be judged an immediate danger to society. A felony. 4.3. Constructs & Creatures Constructs or creatures conceived out of non-prohibited magical arts or natural means, provided they are not deemed a danger to the populace, are to be granted safe passage throughout the Princedom of Elvenesse. However, if their will is bound to an individual, and the construct or creature should become rampant, then the master of said construct shall be considered liable for whatever damages occur. 4.4. Magical Artefacts The ownership and usage of magical artefacts is permitted, provided they are not drawing upon magecraft which is prohibited throughout the Princedom of Elvenesse. Those found to possess items of said description, without having been granted a lawful permit via the Crown and Government, shall be tried effectively as practitioners. JUDICIAL REGULATIONS Article I: Legal Procedure 1.1. Magistrates The following parties are considered qualified for sitting as the judge of a proceeding trial: The High Prince of Elvenesse An exarch of the Judiciary 1.2. Witnesses An individual recognised as a person under the law is eligible to stand as a witness within the judicial process (Civil Law - 1.1). 1.3. Houses & Seeds In the event a member of a recognised House or Seed should face trial, the established leader of said body must first be notified prior to the initiation of the judicial process. Furthermore, it is within said leader’s right to represent their household, without obstruction, before the Judiciary. 1.4. Representation An individual, entitled to due process, has the right to elect another to represent them before the Judiciary. However, said representative is verified at the discretion of the sitting exarch. 1.5. Evidence All applicable evidence must be presented at the initiation of the trial to the sitting exarch. New evidence may be brought to light throughout the process, provided all parties are well informed prior and given adequate time to respond. Article II: Legal Defences 2.1. Duress When an individual commits a crime as a result of violence, threat or coercion, they may not be considered liable for said crime and thus may be acquitted or find their sentence reduced. 2.2. Entrapment When an individual is lured or tricked into committing a crime, in order to secure their prosecution, they will not be considered liable for said crime. 2.3. Infancy When an individual commits a crime whilst below the age of twelve, they may not be considered liable for said crime and thus may be acquitted or find their sentence reduced. 2.4. Self-Defence When an individual commits a crime under the necessity of defending one’s self, family and landed property, they will not be considered liable for said crime. 2.5. Consensual Risk of Harm When an individual, with premeditation, places or consents to putting themselves in a position of risk or harm, they may not hold another party liable. 2.6. Provocation When an individual commits a crime due to a temporary lapse of judgement, often brought invoked via threat or coercion, they may not be considered liable for said crime and thus may be acquitted or find their sentence reduced. 2.7. Necessity When an individual commits a crime due to compelling circumstances, as a last resort, in order to prevent further harm, they may not be considered liable for said crime and thus may be acquitted or find their sentence reduced. 2.8. Immunity When a public official, acting within the confines of their lawful duty and conduct, commits a crime, they will not be considered liable for said crime.
  2. Thank you for the giveaway, Beast! References: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n9yoMVJ3DLGbatGOW0IkwIqXvqxSSFmfpH17HxJgN5k/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Decree of Banishment Seed. 12th of the Sun’s Smile, 1794 ~ Overview ~ Until subsequent review, with reprieve and exemptions only to be granted under the authority of the Crown and government, the following parties are hereby banished from the Princedom of Elvenesse and all the lands encompassed within its dominion: The Clan of Ireheart The Hanged Men Those found to be in contempt of this ruling are to submit themselves to escort and removal from the land encompassing the Princedom of Elvenesse. Refusal to do so shall be deemed an act of open hostility and met with a sufficient display of lawful force. ~ Rationale ~ - The unlawful attempt to seize Laetranis Tahorran and members of the Seed of Ilathdyn from their homeland; a violation of the Princedom of Elvenesse’s sovereign right to govern and protect its citizenry, as well as an act in contempt of an entry within the sacred Book of Grudges, said detail provided by the High Prophet, Norli Starbreaker. - Multiple instances of attempted raids, enacted and condoned by those affiliated with Clan Ireheart and the Hanged Men, upon the Citadel of Aegrothond and the Glade of Siramenor. Witnessed by active combatants, civilians and multiple third parties. Furthermore, this is also considered to be an act in contempt of an entry within the sacred Book of Grudges, said detail provided by the High Prophet, Norli Starbreaker. - Open and signed declarations of an aggressive nature, declaring an intent to harm, oppress, pillage, maim and murder the inhabitants of the Princedom of Elvenesse. ~ Citations ~ Signed, His Royal Highness, Fëanor of Mar’lin Sylvaeri, Sea Prince of Elvenesse His Lordship, Olórin of Mar’lin Telemnar, Councillor of Elvenesse
  4. Gilded

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    "Something you neglect to mention is that a settlement was reached, with the counsel of the High Prophet, no less." Olórin Telemnar stated, staring blankly at the parchment, before tossing it into the fire. "You would have us trust you at your word, whenever it was your clansmen who failed to abide by the terms of a sacred grudge? It's high time you upheld those ideals of honour, of which you preach. Perhaps then there'll be a resolution to this madness."
  5. While I do like the concept and the aesthetic, I’m curious as to how the Judges would operate in Zecharael’s name whilst his former sphere of influence, justice/judgement, is currently occupied by Tahariae? I feel that this rivalry should be explored, as I doubt the current aengul of justice would stand by to such a development.
  6. “So these valah wish to eliminate private ownership and control consumer demand? How naïve... dictating to the individual what they can and cannot make of themselves.” Olórin Telemnar scoffed, subsequently tossing the parchment into the nearest fireplace.
  7. @Ark Work your magic, Arkydog.
  8. “At long last, Malinor has been restored to its rightful heirs, and a new era of peace has been forged.” Olórin Telemnar commented as he signed the document.
  9. “Highly disturbing. I expect an adequate response to explain this intrigue...” Olórin Telmenar would comment with disdain, a frown set upon his visage.
  10. ((So basically what you’re saying is no one is allowed to even look at them from afar without your permission?))
  11. “For someone who claims to harbour a particular distaste for whiners, you’re seemingly quite the petulant diplomat.” Olórin Telemnar remarked, subsequently tossing the parchment into the fire.
  12. “See, this is why you don’t play with fire, children,” Olórin would state, addressing a crowd of young mali’.
  13. ”May we all, in this combined effort, vanquish the darkness...” Olórin Telemnar would state, the sails unravelling upon the great fleet of Almenor.
  14. Gilded

    First Contact

    Straps on Power-Fist and loads Bolter!
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