Archive for April 4th, 2012
[15:33] Sherman Easterwood enters the Courtroom and sits behind the bench. Bangs the gavel down hard 3 times and starts to speak in a loud clear voice “This Court of Landa will come to order. We will now continue with Case #04022012 Landa vs Sir Arris Vesuvino. Several people stood and said things in support of the defendent yesterday. After court yesterday I was handed a scroll by Lady Guls in support of the defendant. If there are those present that have not spoken in support of Sir Arris but now wish to, I will allow them to now.” Looks out on the crowd to see if anyone wishes to speak.”
[15:35] Dezire Sciarri looks around in the crowd to see if anyone has something to say
[15:37] Sherman Easterwood ask a final time “Does anyone wish to say anything in support of the final time.”
[15:37] Sherman Easterwood takes a breath and continues “Sir Arris Vesuvino please stand as your verdict is read.”
[15:38] Arris Vesuvino: slpowly rises
[15:38] Sherman Easterwood looks at the man and starts to speak clearly
[15:38] Sherman Easterwood: Sir Arris Vesuvino is accused of Face Stripping of a Free Woman, Forced Collaring of a Free Woman and Assault.
[15:38] Sherman Easterwood: 1) On the charge of Assault I find Sir Arris not guilty. There is circumstantial evidence present that the Lady was assaulted. However, there is no direct evidence and therefore the charge cannot be proven.
[15:39] Sherman Easterwood: 2) On the charges of Face Stripping of a Free Woman and Forced Collaring of a Free Woman, Sir Arris Vesuvino admitted to me in an interview and here on the stand that he did, in essence, both face strip and force collar a Free Woman. I therefore find Sir Arris guilty of both charges. The Laws of Landa, which includes all of Landa Continent not just what happens within the walls of the city, prevail over any other law on the Continent of Landa. The Laws of Landa clearly state:
[15:40] Sherman Easterwood: 1) No woman of Landa may be force collared within the city walls without the order of a Magistrate. Within the city walls encompass all of Landa Continent. There was no such order requested or given in this matter. If anyone thinks a woman should be collared the woman should be detained and then the matter brought up to the Praetor/Magistrate to decide what to do.
[15:40] Sherman Easterwood: 2) Within the city walls, a Free Woman shall not be forcibly face stripped without the order of a Magistrate. Those found guilty of such a crime shall be subject to fines and imprisonment. Within the city walls encompass all of Landa Continent. There was no such order requested or given in this matter. If anyone thinks a woman should be face stripped the woman should be detained and then the matter brought up to the Praetor/Magistrate to decide what to do.
[15:40] gerbilwatcher Xue: holds her breath ,,,
[15:41] Sherman Easterwood: With the above said All Ladies should remember this. Free women in Landa are expected to conduct themselves with a level of decorum in public, worthy of their position as Free Women. There is a law in Landa that clearly states “Free Women may not enter a Tavern or Brothel. Those will be punished according to the Law of Landa. The exception is in case of emergency, a Physician may to in to treat a patient until they can be moved to the Infirmary.” Being in a tavern is something that will quickly lead you to a collar. I will not hesitate to sign an order giving permission for your collaring and face stripping, if you are found guilty of a crime. Being in a tavern is something that could quickly lead you to a collar.
[15:42] Sherman Easterwood pauses and lets what he has said sink in before continuing
[15:42] Arris Vesuvino: i have a question if i may
[15:42] Sherman Easterwood: “No Sir you may not at this time.”
[15:42] Arris Vesuvino: nods
[15:43] Sherman Easterwood continues
[15:43] Sherman Easterwood: I will now pass sentence on Sir Arris Vesuvino. There were many who spoke of the good character of Sir Arris Vesuvino. I have taken into consideration these statements of support in my sentence. I publicly admonish Sir Arris Vesuvino for not knowing the Laws of Landa, as they pertain to his actions. I have been told he is an excellent slaver and provides high quality slaves. He is directed to arrange a time to come to my office so we can discuss the the Laws of Landa as they pertain to his Caste of Slaver.
[15:43] Sherman Easterwood: “This completes the verdict in this case.”
[15:44] Dezire Sciarri breathes again
[15:44] Sherman Easterwood bangs the gavel 3 times “This court is adjourned.” stands and walks back to his office.
[15:44] Arris Vesuvino: i thank the court in its fair judgment in this case