Until Thy Kingdom Come
The Law of the Land
The Law of the Land.
1. Murder. Don’t do it. Let an Inquisitor learn the truth of the matter by putting the accused to the question, and you can expect to participate in justice being meted out. Any precipitous acts will reflect badly upon your position, if you take justice into your own hands it is undoubtedly because you do not trust the justice system of our kingdom. Murder is punishable by, of course, death.
Special dispensation can be given in times of difficulty, most notably an open season on all bandits. If you are found to falsely accuse anyone of being a bandit in order to “legally” murder them, you will suffer a fate worse than death, and then death.
2. Theft. Personal property is a right of all sentient beings capable of exchanging metal coinage for goods and services. Everyone should feel secure that their property remains rightfully their own. Theft is punishable by admission to the Labor Camp for up to 5 years.
Robbery/Mugging. Little better than banditry, these subsets of theft involve using violence or the threat of violence to obtain another person’s property. The punishment is the Labor Camp for 10 years if threats were used, and death if harm was inflicted with a deadly weapon.
3. Compulsion. As a free society, all citizens must be able to exercise free will. Arguments and art may be used to sway people’s opinions, but mind-influencing magic, psychic, or innate abilities is strictly forbidden. Tinkering with another’s mind is a serious crime. Punishment is death.
4. Rape. Unwonted sexual aggression is a terrible crime, and besmirches the respect we pay Callistria, not to mention our mothers and sisters. Inquisitors have the authority to put accused rapists to the question. Punishment is castration, unless the victim was mutilated or very young (14 human/ 70 elf/ whatever commonsense equivalent) and then it is death after castration.
5. Treason. Plotting the downfall of the kingdom or any of its august representatives, or intentionally inflicting harm upon the kingdom through economic, social or military means is especially despicable since, as a free kingdom, you are always free to leave. If you choose to harbor a grudge or work for another outside agency at odds with our national values, expect a fate worse than death, followed eventually by death.
6. Harm to neighbor or nature. This is the most general rule, but essentially if you are cruel or wasteful in your hunting, or go out of your way to be an asshole, expect censure. This is the one crime that individual communities will have control over. However, the Marshal and his underlings will be checking up on the respect for nature side of things, and the Councilor will check in with the townspeople to see if any of the local rules are overly onerous, and may adjust accordingly to his or her whim. The harm can be physical or economic.A few rules exist about how Puella Magi are to be treated by both citizens and soldiers of our nation. As embodiments of our justice system, they are an inspirational organization for the citizenry, but also as a unique organization that will hopefully encourage other half-elves to come and try to join up. Respect and equality for females will be one of the foundational principles of our nation, so an assault on the embodiment of so many of our ideals will be dealt with most excessively.
1. Never harm a Puella Magi. To do so upsets the foundation of our society, and will be treated as an act of vilest treason. The full force of the nation will be brought to destroy the perpetrator of the crime.
2. Never run from or resist detainment by Puella Magi. To do so indicates guilt, and can result in summary justice.
3. Answer questions from Puella Magi immediately and truthfully. Hesitation or evasion is admittance of full guilt, and subject to summary justice.
Accused will be dealt with respect during their detainment, until they are deemed guilty or innocent. At that point, they will be dealt with accordingly.
Don’t lie. Answer honestly and you have nothing to be afraid of.