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Common Law of Ando Alur ____________________________________________________________________ 1. Criminal Law 1.1. Concerning thievery The Act of theft, the act of stealing what is not there for profit, through violence or intimidation or using force. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government. The seriousness of the crime will determine the severity of the punishment, ranging from financial fines, imprisonment, loss of a hand, to beheading. 1.2. Concerning discrimination The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the ground of race and sex. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government The Offender that has been found guilty by it is subjected to disciplinary actions, which can be decided by the Court or Judge preceding the case. 1.3. Concerning slander The act of attributing or falsely inputting words acts, or intentions to a person, to cause harm or damage his or her reputation. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government. The penalty for this crime will be a certain time in jail established by the legal body, in addition to an economic fine. 1.4. Concerning forgery The action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art in an unconstitutional manner, that is, not approved by the city government. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government. The penalty for this crime will be to pay a certain amount of money established by the legal body in each case. 1.5. Concerning identity fraud The intentional use of someone else's identity for personal gain or to avoid being recognized when you are a person in search and capture If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government The penalty for this crime will be a certain time in jail established by the legal body, in addition to an economic fine. 1.6. Concerning vigilante groups A member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government The penalty for this crime will be a time in jail established by the legal body in addition to either a financial fine or having to enlist in the Sentinels. 1.7. Concerning accessories to a crime A person who assists the commission of a crime, but who does not participate in the commission of a crime. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government Any person who has been admitted to such action will be met with the same punishment as the Principal(the person who has committed the crime). 1.8. Concerning slavery A condition where one being was owned by another. One where they are deprived of most of the rights ordinarily held by free people. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government Anyone who has been found and proven to have owned a slave or in a business of such will be punished by hanging. 1.9. Concerning banditry The act of assaulting or robbing on roads or unpopulated places, generally being part of a gang. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government The culprit will be sentenced to death, but this sentence can be mitigated if he or she helps the Sentinels find the other members of his gang if he has one. In that case, he will only be sentenced to prison. 1.10. Concerning harassment The act of aggressively pressuring or intimidating another person to get something from him or her. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government. The penalties derived from this type of crime will be a financial fine and imprisonment. 1.11 Concerning assaulting The act of attacking a person or entering a place to steal. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government. The penalty for this crime will be given if any other crime is committed, that is if a crime of banditry or robbery is also exercised. 1.12. Concerning murder The act of Killing someone with treachery, cruelty, or for a reward. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government. If the suspect is found guilty, the penalty will be beheading. Subsequently, his severed head and nailed to a pike will be exposed. 1.13. Concerning kidnapping Outpatient deprivation of liberty to a person or group of people, demanding, in exchange for their release, the fulfillment of some condition, such as the payment of a ransom. If found suspect of this act, the accused will be tried by the court and judge or, failing that, by the city government. The culprit will be sentenced to the maximum penalty, being able to choose the way he wants to die. Rights and freedoms 2.1 Of fundamental rights and public freedoms 2.1.1. Equality before the law Alurians are equal before the law, without any discrimination based on birth, race, sex, religion, opinion, or any other personal or social condition or circumstance. 2.1.2. Right to life Everyone has the right to life and physical and moral integrity, without, in any case, being subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Except in cases where the maximum penalty is applied. 2.1.3. Ideological and religious freedom The ideological and religious freedom of individuals and communities is guaranteed with no other limitation, in its manifestations, than is necessary for the maintenance of public order protected by law. No one may be forced to testify about their ideology, religion, or beliefs 2.1.4. Right to personal liberty Everyone has the right to liberty and security. No one can be deprived of his freedom, except with the observance of what is established in this article and the cases and the manner provided by law. Every detained person must be informed immediately, and in an understandable way, of his rights and the reasons for his arrest, and cannot be forced to testify. 2.1.5. Right to privacy. Inviolability of the home The right to honour, personal and family privacy, and self-image are guaranteed. The domicile is inviolable. No entry or registration may be made in it without the consent of the owner or judicial decision, except in the case of flagrant crime. 2.1.6. Freedom of residence and movement The Alurians have the right to freely choose their residence and to circulate throughout the national territory. Likewise, they have the right to freely enter and leave Ando Alur under the terms established by law. This right may not be limited to political or ideological reasons. 2.1.7. Freedom of expression The rights are recognized and protected: To freely express and disseminate thoughts, ideas, and opinions through words, writing, or any other means of reproduction. To the literary, artistic, scientific, and technical production and creation. To academic freedom. The exercise of these rights cannot be restricted by any type of prior censorship. 2.2 Of the rights and duties of citizens 2.2.1. Tax system All will contribute to sustaining public expenditures per their economic capacity through a fair tax system inspired by the principles of equality and progressivity that, in no case, will have confiscatory scope. 2.2.2. Marriage The law will regulate the forms of marriage, the age and capacity to contract it, the rights and duties of the spouses, the causes of separation and dissolution, and their effects. 2.2.3. Right to property The right to private property and inheritance is recognized. No one may be deprived of his property and rights except for a justified cause of public utility or social interest, through the corresponding compensation and under the provisions of the law. 2.2.4. Work, rights and duties All Alurians have the duty to work and the right to work, to the free choice of profession or trade, to promotion through work, and to sufficient remuneration to satisfy their needs and those of their family, without in any case being able to discrimination based on sex or race. Visitor rights 3.1. Right to information Every individual has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; This right includes not to be disturbed because of his opinions, to investigate and receive information and opinions, and to disseminate them without limitation of borders by any means of expression. 3.2. Right not to be discriminated It is the right of all beings to be equal in dignity, to be treated with respect and consideration, and to participate on an equal basis in any area of economic, social, political, cultural, or civil life. 3.3. Right to be well treated All beings have the right to be well treated within the limits of Ando Alur, being a crime the non-fulfillment of this right. 3.4 Right to complain Right to complain directly before the city authorities and obtain comprehensive, timely, and adequate reparation of all the damages suffered, as well as to have access to the judicial or administrative authorities for the same purpose, in the terms of this law. Foreign Government rights and duties 4.1 Right to the embassy Each city or country on the continent of Almaris has the right to found an embassy within the limits of Ando Alur, becoming part of the territory of the other city. This will only be possible if the other city agrees to receive an ambassador from Ando Alur and give him a space for the Alurian embassy. 4.2. Right to political asylum Any person who is persecuted for their political or religious beliefs or because of their race and who is within the limits of Ando Alur can request political asylum even if they are not of this nationality. 4.3. Right to free movement Everyone has the right to move freely and to choose their residence in the territory of a State. In addition, everyone has the right to leave any country, including their own, and to return to their country. ____________________________________________________________________ Signed, Harald Hansen, Lord Sentinel and Triumvirate Member of Ando Alur Vanya Hileia, Grand Architect and Triumvirate Member of Ando Alur Jakob Castington, Master of Keys and Triumvirate Member of Ando Alur
Talon’s Port Lawbook Revised and Published as of 23 S.E EDITED and updated on the 27th year, S.E (1) Citizen and Visitor Laws and Rights 1. Citizens of Talon’s Port are defined as those who own or live within a residential property within the city, or have expressly been granted citizenship by a member of the Council. Meanwhile, visitors of Talon’s Port are defined as those who do not own or live within a residential property within the city. 2. Businesses do not count as residential properties unless somebody is living within them. The owner of a stall, for example, would not be automatically given citizenship rights. 3. Any item of clothing that obscures the face should not be worn in Talon’s Port unless it is approved by a member of the Talon’s Port Militia, or a councillor of the city. Failure to comply with a Militia member’s or councillor’s request to remove a face covering will be met with the forcible removal of the face covering, or forced removal from the city. 3-a) Members of the Talon’s Port Militia have the right to question anyone who does not abide by this law, and determine whether they can keep the mask on or must take it off. 4. Citizens and visitors of Talon’s Port are legally allowed to carry weapons, however this only applies if the weapons are sheathed. Unsheathed weaponry is not permitted, unless for a specific purpose, such as defense of the city, self defense, or otherwise legally permitted and given permission from a council member or steward. 5. It is illegal for visitors to wear heavy armor (mechanical pvp armor) within the city of Talon’s Port unless there is a specific, permissible reason behind wearing the armor, such as for self defense purposes or city defense purposes. 6. Citizens and visitors are held to the same general expectations, and will be required to uphold and follow the laws listed in this book. Should a citizen or visitor abuse their rights whilst within the city, they may be, depending on severity of the law broken, their punishment may range between a minor punishment and a major punishment. (2) Freedoms of Talon’s Port 1. Citizens of Talon’s Port have a right to freedom of speech. This is disallowed should the freedom be abused for the sole purpose of inciting havoc, such as shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded building when there is no fire present. 1-a) This is also disallowed should the freedom be abused for the purpose of racism of any kind, whether it be against Dwarves, Elves, or Humans. 1-b) This is also disallowed in the event of verbal harassment of a citizen or council member of Talon's Port. 1-c) Should somebody physically retaliate for something such as verbal harassment, both sides will be investigated and a decision will be made by the militia, or by extent, the council, on whether or not the retaliation was justified. 1-d) Should the retaliation be declared unjust, punishment will be given to the one who retaliated based on the punishment in the respective clause of the lawbook. For example, should somebody be yelled at in the street and see it as a cause to stab the one who was yelling, this may be declared unjust and the one who retaliated would be punished in accordance to the laws of assault or attempted murder. 2. Citizens of Talon’s Port are not allowed to falsely and knowingly defame a person. Should a person falsely and knowingly defame another citizen of Talon’s Port, they are liable to a fine of around 25 minas, or forced removal or banishment from the city depending on the damage that was caused through said defamation. 3. A person may not impersonate a citizen of Talon’s Port at any time. 3-a) Impersonation of an ordinary citizen may result in temporary imprisonment and a fine of 15 minas. 3-b) Impersonation of a militia member, a steward, or a council member may result in temporary imprisonment and a fine of 25 minas. Banishment is considered should there be any damage done during the impersonation. 4. Citizens of Talon’s Port have a right to religious and cultural freedom. 4-a) This right is only waived if any other laws of Talon’s Port must be broken to achieve worship or culture, and will result in proper punishment as designated in other clauses of the lawbook. 4-b) Any attempt to forcibly convert a citizen of the city to a religion or culture is disallowed, and will be met with a fine of 10 minas alongside forced removal from the city. (3) Property Laws 1. Citizens of Talon’s Port have a right to owning property within the city, whether it be a personal residence or business, and this home cannot be seized by the government without prior warning or proper reasoning. Proper reasoning would include inactivity within the city, banishment from the city, or failure to comply with laws relating more generally to homes and businesses. 2. If there is suspicion of illegal activity within your residence, officers of the Talon’s Port Militia or enlisted members (with express permission from an officer) have a right to search your property and seize any illegal items, or halt any illegal operations. 2-a) Failure to comply with a militia officer’s request to search the property will result in forced entry, and the property owner will be apprehended until the search has been completed. 3. A person may not take up illegal residence within a property in Talon’s Port. If discovered, the person would be subject to forced removal from the residence. 3-a) The definition of illegal residence being that a person is living within a house that they do not own, or have permission from the legal owner to live within. 4. Businesses in Talon’s Port may enforce their own rules, given that they are not discriminatory or contradictory to Talon’s Port general laws. 4-a) As for discrimination, this is chiefly defined as racial discrimination. For example, a business owner may set an age limit to enter their store and enforce it without legal repercussions, though they may not create rules that bars mixed elves from utilizing a business, or intentionally making the utilization of a business for a specific race, culture, or religion difficult. 4-b) Failure to comply with this will result in a warning from the Talon’s Port Council, and any future warnings of the same regard may result in the business being shut down or the owner expelled from the city. 4-c) If a person has been known to be troublesome to a business owner, or to the city in general, it is not discriminatory to bar them from entering a business. 5. A person may not enter the private property of another without permission from the owner of the property. If the person does not exit the property after one warning from the owner, the Talon’s Port Militia has a right to apprehend the person and levy a fine of 10 minas, half of which goes to the Talon’s Port treasury and the other half of which goes to the property owner. 5-a) Private Property is considered a space that is owned by a citizen of Talon’s Port as opposed to the city itself. For example, if somebody were to enter a private residence that had a door open, and the owner requested that the person leave, failure to comply gives the owner a right to contact the Talon's Port Militia to forcibly remove the person from the property, or remove the trespasser themselves without legal repercussion. 5-b) Businesses still count as private property despite being publicly used. If a business owner asks a citizen to leave their property for any non-discriminatory reason, the same rights apply to the owner of the business. 6. Destruction of private or public property within the city of Talon's Port is disallowed, and will be met with a fine that is determined by the estimate of damage caused in minas doubled. If the cost of the destroyed property is unknown, a steward or council member is to be contacted to value the damage and offer a final amount for the fine. The fine is split evenly between the Talon's Port treasury and the owner of the property that the damage occurred on. 6-a) If multiple properties are damaged, this is viewed as separate counts of destruction of property, and a different fine is calculated for each property affected. (4) Magic Laws 1. Magic is legal within Talon’s Port, given that it is not used in a way which violates any laws. 2. Property owners have a right to create their own rules of casting within the property (within reasonable and fair use), though they cannot deny service to somebody for the sole reason that they use magic. 3. For a magic user to properly cast and use magic freely within the port, a license must be in possession, this one handed over by the authorities of the magic department of Talon’s Port. To fail following this rule will result in payment of a fee alongside a blacklisting from any and all magical work within Talon’s Port. A different license is required for the use of the Obelisk and for the access to educational activities. 4. Dark arts are not allowed within Talon’s Port, such practices can be punishable with both banishment and death penalty. Same as the wrong use of any other common art. 5. Possession of not authorized Obelisks will result in the destruction of such and punishment to the owner/creators, alongside a fee for any possible damage to the environment of Talon’s Port. 6. The creation and use of Voidal Tears are strictly forbidden, those that work with such will be punished with banishment from Talon’s Port, alongside any other punishment decided by the Talon’s Port Authorities. 7. To participate in the education/training of magical arts within the nation is required to be in possession of a license (Read Magic law section 3). If not, any action within the city and it’s magical artifacts for education and any other purpose will result in punishment and the payment of a fee. 8. The location and access to the Talon’s Port Voidal Obelisk is only to be given to those with a license and authorization for such. If someone without license or authorization for learning is found within the Obelisk chambers, they shall be given a fee to pay. 9. The illegal trading/use of enchanted objects will result in the confiscation of said magical artifacts and the payment of a fee. To avoid this, one must register said items under the name of the owner and license to the Talon’s Port Magical Department. 10. False advertisement of any magical art, manipulation via use of magic arts and/or selling of non-authorized magic related objects/arts will result in both blacklisting and banishment. 11. To lie about the possession of an art or to provide half truths about both knowledge and progress within that mentioned art will result in a blacklist and/or removal of any magical license. 12. Alchemy, Housemagery, Voidal arts and Shamanism, etc, all fall under the Talon’s Port Magical Department authority, all of them require a license and authorization. To not follow this rule will result in blacklisting. 13. Seeing as Housemagery is mostly daily-use focused than combat, it shall be allowed to be used within one’s home without need of supervision and/or license. Yet, any other magic or art shall be informed to the Talon’s Port Magical Department for it’s use. A license will not be required for the use within one’s home, as previously stated, but it is needed for the mage to inform the Department of any ability to avoid any chaos/misuse related to Magical Arts. 14. A magical art user’s identity and abilities shall be kept secret and/or restrained from outsiders to avoid both harassment and mage hunting. A mage itself is free to reveal its own identity and abilities to other under its own free will, but is the Talon’s Port Magical Department’s duty to keep that information secret from the public. Any worker of said branch failing to comply to this rule shall be removed of its position and/or punished further by the proper authorities. This, of course, includes the payment of a fee. 15. The possession of any magic related group, sect or the like without the overseeing and authorization of the proper authorities will result in blacklist, dissolving of said group within the nation and the payment of a fee. 16. The use and trading of any Alchemy related object shall be overseen and authorized by the Department. Any lab, stall and/or greenhouse shall be authorized by the same branch as well. To not follow this rule will result in the right punishment, this one most likely a blacklist or a fee. 17. Magic related conflicts between factions are not to be accepted within Talon’s Port. Druids may not attack Voidal mages nor vice versa, same rule applies to Paladins and Azdrazi. If a party attacks the other, the attacker is to be punished by the council and the victim may have a word upon the punishment to be delivered. This however, is just to avoid aggression and the hunt of individuals out of personal gain. (5) Crime Laws 1. Theft 1-a) Petty Theft is considered anything under a value of 30 minas, and will be met with the thief returning the object(s) of value to the owner alongside a fine of 20 minas, half of which goes to the Talon’s Port treasury and the other half of which goes to the owner who had been stolen from. 1-b) Major Theft is considered anything between the values of 31 minas and 100 minas, and will be met with the thief returning the object(s) of value to the owner alongside a fine of 40 minas, half of which goes to the Talon’s Port treasury and the other half of which goes to the owner who had been stolen from. 1-c) Grand Theft is considered anything above the value of 100 minas, and will be met with the thief returning the object(s) of value to the owner alongside a fine of 60 minas, half of which goes to the Talon’s Port treasury and the other half of which goes to the owner who had been stolen from. The thief is imprisoned for a duration of time, which is decided depending on the severity of the crime. 1-d) If the theft is attempted and the thief caught before they can escape, the category of theft depends on the value of items that they have stolen at their time of being caught. 1-e) Any acts of thievery will end in the removal of one finger from the dominant hand, with the first act being the removal of the pinky, and the fifth act being the removal of the thumb. 1-e-1) If any acts of thievery are able to be debated upon, a public trial would be in place. If considered to be innocent, the defendant may walk free, with no punishments or charges. 1-e-2) If found to be innocent at a later date, any removed fingers/hands will have a prosthetic made for them, paid for by the government. 2. Bribery 2-a) Bribing, or attempting to bribe a member of the Talon’s Port Militia, a steward, or a council member is disallowed within the city. This is punishable by imprisonment for two elven hours, alongside a fine of 20 minas. 2-b) The official who was bribed will be punished accordingly by the council or the sovereign. 3. Coercion 3-a) Forcing a citizen within the city of Talon's Port to do anything against their will, through threats, magic, or otherwise is disallowed, and will be met with a fine of 50 minas which is split evenly between the Talon's Port treasury and the victim, alongside banishment from the city. 3-b) Should the victim be coerced into breaking any laws within Talon's Port, the victim is exempt from punishment if sufficient proof is given. 4. Extortion 4-a) Minor Extortion is considered attempting to coerce a citizen of Talon's Port into payment of 99 minas (or goods of equal value) or less through threats, withholding of property, or other means. This will be met with the return of any extorted goods or minas, alongside a fine of half the minas of the value of what they were trying to gain from the extortion that is split evenly between the victim and the Talon's Port treasury. 4-b) Major Extortion is considered attempting to coerce a citizen of Talon's Port into payment of between 100 and 249 minas (or goods of equal value) through threats, withholding of property, or other means. This will be met with the return of any extorted goods or minas, alongside a fine of half the minas of the value of what they were trying to gain from the extortion split evenly between the victim and the Talon's Port treasury alongside forced removal of the coercer from the city. 4-c) Grand Extortion is considered attempting to coerce a citizen of Talon's Port into payment of 250 minas (or goods of equal value) or more through threats, withholding of property, or other means. This will be met with the the return of any extorted goods or minas, alongside a fine of half the minas of value of what they were trying to gain from the extortion that is split evenly between the victim and the Talon's Port treasury, alongside forced removal from the city. 5. Assault 5-a) Harming a citizen within the city of Talon’s Port is disallowed, and punishment includes imprisonment of the accused party alongside a fine of between 30 minas and 600 minas depending on the intensity of the attack, half of which is given to the Talon’s Port treasury and the other half of which is given to the victim. Should the circumstances be extreme, the attacker may be subject to the amputation of a finger for each offense, banishment, or execution should the victim have nearly been killed. 5-a-1) The intensity of the attack is determined by an officer of the Talon's Port Militia or Talon's Port council member based on their own observations and the injuries of the victim. 5-a-2) The removal of one finger per act of assault will also be done, starting with the pinky and ending with the thumb. 5-b) Attempting to harm a citizen within the city of Talon’s Port is disallowed, and punishment includes a 50 mina fine which is split between the Talon’s Port treasury and the victim and forced removal from the city. 5-b-1) The removal of one finger per act of assault will also be done, starting with the pinky and ending with the thumb. 6. Threats 6-a) Threatening a citizen within the city of Talon’s Port with bodily harm or other means is disallowed, and punishment includes banishment from the city upon the request of the threatened party, and a fine of 50 mina’s. 7. Murder 7-a) First Degree Murder is considered premeditated killing of an innocent individual, and is punishable by imprisonment before execution of the accused party. 7-b) Second Degree Murder is considered provably unintentional killing of an innocent individual, and is punishable by a fine of 50 minas before banishment from the city. 7-c) Attempted Murder is considered a premeditated attempt to kill an innocent individual, and in punishable by execution of the accused party. 7-d) If the murdered individual is a known criminal within Talon's Port, the killer will be imprisoned until an officer of the Talon’s Port Militia or a Talon's Port council member can review the situation. 7-d-1) Members of the Talon’s Port Militia who murder an individual while attempting to enforce a law will have the scenario reviewed by the marshal of the militia, or the Sovereign of Talon's Port. 7-e) If the murdered individual had attempted to commit a harmful crime against the killer, this will be counted as murdered in self-defense. The killer will be imprisoned until an officer of the Talon’s Port Militia or a Talon's Port council member can review the situation. 8. Kidnapping 8-a) Kidnapping or Attempted Kidnapping of a citizen with the city of Talon’s Port is disallowed, and will be met with a fine of 50 minas which is split evenly between the Talon’s Port treasury and the victim, alongside banishment from the city. 8-b) Kidnapping or Attempted Kidnapping of a council member within the city of Talon’s Port 9. Fleeing and Fugitives 9-a) Attempting to circumvent the Talon's Port legal system through fleeing from a crime or other means is disallowed. When a fugitive is caught, their original crimes will carry double the weight once they are punished. 9-a-1) Anyone who flees from a crime will be considered a fugitive by the Talon's Port Militia. 9-a-2) Any fugitive who has been legally punished for their crimes is no longer considered a fugitive, and they regain their prior rights. 9-b) Fugitives are exempt from any legal protections that the city of Talon's Port may provide citizens and visitors. 9-b-1) Any crimes committed against a person who is a known fugitive will not be held against a citizen or visitor within the city. 9-b-2) Should a fugitive be coerced into committing a crime that harms others in the city beside the fugitive themselves, the fugitive will not be at fault but the person who forced them into it, since this is viewed as directly harming a citizen of Talon's Port. 10. Treason 10-a) Treason is defined as plotting against the rulership of Talon’s Port, or sharing sensitive and secretive information with the enemies of Talon’s Port. This will be with a trial for the accused party. 10-a-1) If attempting to evade said trial, the accused party will immediately be seen as guilty, and will be killed as soon as possible. 10-a-1-1) If unable to be caught, those accused will be kill-on-sight and wanted within the lands of Talon’s Port. 10-b) If attempting to assassinate a member of the council or the Sovereign, those who attempted the act will immediately be captured for execution. 10-b-1) If unable to be caught, those who attempted the act will be kill-on-sight, and sought within the lands of Talon’s Port. 11. Tax Evasion 11-a) Each time resident taxes aren’t paid each elven week, a fine of 50 mina’s will be given. 11-a-1) After two elven weeks, an eviction notice will be given, and if the fine is unpaid it will be raised to 100 mina’s, along with the amount of mina’s they owe for their missed weeks of tax paying. 11-a-2) The homeowner may alert the council that their taxes will not be paid, in which the council will most likely understand, and allow the taxes to be missed as long as they are paid afterwards 11-a-2-1) If unable to alert the council beforehand, the homeowner may alert the council afterwards, and with good evidence the council will most likely understand. 12. Vandalism 12-a) Vandalism is an act with a fine of 30 mina’s, half going to the Talon’s Port treasury, the other half going to the current resident of the vandalized site. 12-a-1) If there is no current resident, the amount of 30 mina’s is to go directly to the treasury. 13. Stalking 13-a) Stalking with intent to scare a citizen is a crime with a fine of twenty mina with a restraining order issued on behalf of the victim. 13-a-1) If the victim is not a citizen, it would be instead a fifteen mina fine with a written apology to the nation of which the victim comes from. 13-b) Stalking with intent to harm or maim a citizen is a crime with a fine of thirty mina and a digit removed from the perpetrator's hand. 13-b-1) If the victim is not a citizen, it would be instead a twenty five mina fine with a written apology to the nation of which the victim comes from with a digit removed from their hand and a restraining order issued on behalf of the victim. 13-b-2) If the victim is, indeed, harmed, whether citizen or not, three digits are removed from the perpetrator, a fine of sixty mina is collected with half turned in to the victim for damages and half to the city. 13-c) Stalking with intent to kill a citizen is a crime with a fine of eighty mina, half of which is to be paid to the victim and half to the city, with three digits removed from the perpetrator's hand, and a banishment from the city of Vortice. 13-c-1) If the victim is not a citizen, it would be instead a one hundred mina fine with a written apology to the nation of which the victim comes from, five digits digits removed from the perpetrator's hand, and whatever the nation of the victim sees fit to the perpetrator with all legal rights handed over to the leaders of the other nation. 13-c-2) If the victim is indeed killed, it would be one hundred fifty mina fine, half to the victim's family and half to the city, with a written apology to the nation of which the victim comes from OR the family of the victim, five digits removed from the perpetrator's hand, and a permanent banishment from not only the city of Talon's Port, but also the nation of Vortice. (6) Militia Laws 1. If one accused of a crime feels as if their legal rights were violated by a member of the Talon’s Port, they may send a letter to the Praetor of the Talon’s Port Militia. 1-a) If one accused of a crime feels as if the Praetor is biased, they may send a letter to a different councillor, for the matter to be brought up within the next council meeting.Members of the Talon’s Port Militia have the right to temporarily imprison anyone who is accused of a crime, no matter how small the crime may be. 2. Militia members hold the right to arrest any who have, or are suspected to have committed a crime, no matter how big or small it is. 2-a) This can be done with or without the permission of a high ranking member of the Militia, but a high ranking member of the Militia must be sent notice of the imprisonment immediately after. 3. Militia members out of uniform are still considered militia members, and still hold the right to do their jobs while considered ‘off-duty’. 4. Members of the Talon’s Port Militia are to be paid each elven week, with the amount dependent on the amount of work done by the member. Signed, Vivian Maelstorm, Sovereign of the Depths Signed, Athri Onfroi Belrose, Minister of Foreign Affairs Signed, Sylvain Majin, Minister of Magery Signed, Lenora Jusmia, Minister of Science Signed, Turr’ileia Maelstorm, Minister of Wealth Signed, Doctor Sana Medii’la, Minister of Health Signed, Paris Langren, Minister of Justice Signed, Saemos Hidone, Minister of Defense
As issued 10th of The Sun's Smile, 4 2A MILITARY FINANCIAL ALLOCATION ACT It is the sovereign duty of the Grand Council to guarantee that the Legion of Urguan is not only active but properly equipped. In the past, this duty has been left to the oversight of the Grand Merchant and the Grand King, however, those charged with the upkeep of the Legion have neglected their duties, placing the burden upon the Grand Marshal and his officers. This dereliction of responsibility was successful in the past only because of the abundance of wealth that the Grand Kingdom enjoyed. Yet in recent times, a lack of funds has been felt throughout the continent, leaving the Legion struggling to acquire sufficient capital to support its infrastructure. Thus, we now find it necessary to form a proper budget for the Legion, allowing the Grand Marshal and his officers the appropriate funds required to fulfill their obligations both to protect the Kingdom during times of peace and to ready the military for any future conflicts. SECTION I - THE LEGION BUDGET The pay scale for the Legion may only be adjusted through the Grand Council of Urguan, although the Grand Marshal may pay bonuses to legionnaires directly from the Legion Reserve. The payment of each member is based on their rank, and the pay will be as follows: Grand Marshal: N/A Commander: N/A Legate: 24 Minae Pridebearer: 20 Minae Longbeard: 16 Minae Ironbreaker: 12 Minae Stoneguard: 8 Minae Grunt: 4 Minae Based on the pay scales outlined, the Legion of Urguan shall receive funds from the Treasury of the Grand Kingdom. The number of funds allotted to the Legion will be revised on a biennial (every two years) basis, to account for any growth in the legion. The redefining of the Budget is to be a collective effort between the Grand Merchant and the Grand Marshal. SECTION II - THE LEGION RESERVE It has always been the nature of the Legion that those who work, receive compensation, and those who do not work will not receive compensation. As a result, there may be an excess of funds at the end of some years. Thus we propose a Legion Reserve, governed by the following regulations: The Legion Reserve is to be controlled directly by the Grand Marshal and is to be dispensed at his discretion, so long as it is to benefit the Legion. Examples of Proper dispensation of funds include, but are not limited to: The payment of new legionnaires. The acquisition of arms and armor. The payment of bonuses to legionnaires that excel in their service. The payment of Legion sponsored events. The payment required to maintain the Legion of Urguan Mission System. This reserve is limited to a maximum of 2,000 minae but it may be raised through the will of the Grand Council. Any surplus mina will be remitted directly to the Kingdom. Donations made directly to the Legion will also go directly into this reserve and thus be under the purview of the minae limit. SECTION III - STATUTES & REVISALS This bill reaffirms the Grand King’s innate sole authority over the Legion. The Grand King may at choice reject the spending of the Legion Reserve. Furthermore, in order to check the powers granted to the Grand Marshal and the Legion by this document. The Grand King, as well as the Grand Merchant, will be granted the power to audit The Legion Budget and Legion Reserve at any time. Upon their request, the Grand Marshal will be required to provide detailed financial documents that show when and how the Legion’s Funds are being utilized. If some discrepancy is found in these documents, the Grand Marshal will be held legally accountable and will be investigated for fraud. Furthermore, if implemented, any section of this proposal is subject to change through a simple majority vote of the Grand Council. Such proposals may include a change to legion payscale, adjusted regulation of the Legion Reserve, implementation of additional oversight, etc. Jórvin son of Kazrin, of the Elder Clan of Starbreaker, Grand King of Urguan’s Folk, Clan-Lord of Gotrek’s Folk, Lord of Kal'Darakaan, Tal'Sjorvath, and Kal’Evraal, Bane of the Neverborn, Slayer of Gazardiael and Savior of the Realm, Founding Member of the Council of the Fourth Grand Kingdom of Urguan, Beloved by the Brathmordakin, Keeper of the Great Book of Grudges.