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Monday 13th July - continuing the trial of Dorat

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Irvyn, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Irvyn

    Irvyn Guest

    The trial was not completed. A descent into a lengthy debate of Casca’s legitimacy and consequent loss of time meant there was no opportunity to bring any witnesses or properly debate the charges against Dorat.

    Therefore there shall be a retrial, starting from 7.30pm, again in the west Counsellors’ Guild building in Trinsic.

    Illegible Mark
    Clerk
    For and on behalf of his Grace Duke Irvyn Middlethorn
     
  2. S.P.A

    S.P.A Journeyman
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    This is my first attempt at formatting the result of Haphazard Scrawl's notetaking, so please provide as much constructive feedback as you can.

    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *checks timepiece*
    I appear to have got the timing all wrong
    Nathan Hawke:
    He took prisoners
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    My apologies my Lord
    Nathan Hawke:
    civilians
    hostage
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    I believed it was at 8 not 7:30
    Nathan Hawke:
    from trinsic I believe?
    Irvyn:
    *smiles to MidNyteSun and Haphazard*
    *nods to Nathan*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    But I don't appear to have missed anything?
    *looks for prisoner*
    Gwen Irima:
    nay *smiles*
    Nathan Hawke:
    Even IF he was only following orders
    he has done grave harm to the throne and th epeople of Sosaria
    Irvyn:
    *shakes head to Haphazard*
    He is still consulting with legal counsel at the moment.
    *looks to Nathan*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes members of the Jury for the record*
    Irvyn:
    You are correct, but as you saw yesterday, any attempt to pursue those charges
    Irvyn:
    is probably doomed to failure.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *Boomboom*
    Nathan Hawke:
    Well its to be decided by Jury is it not?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *scrawls Gwen Irima next to that*
    Flame:
    evening all
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    Ahem....
    Irvyn:
    It is.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    my Lord...
    Irvyn:
    *smiles to Flame*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    should I leave space for additional jurors?
    Irvyn:
    *looks at Haphazard*
    Nathan Hawke tells you:
    I love your role play by the way very entertaining - thank you
    Flame:
    ~*smiles to Irvyn*
    Irvyn:
    I hope we will have some.
    *rubs chin*
    I suspect we may have to ask for volunteers.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    After yesterday's issues, I studied up on quorate juries
    I found a fascinating case from three hundred and twenty four years ago
    where a jury of only five was claimed to be quorate
    because one of the members was schizophrenic
    However the judge wisely ruled that an insane person can not sit on a jury
    Irvyn:
    Hmm... yes, interesting indeed.
    I would be inclined to feel the same way.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes MidNtyeSun has rejoined the jury*
    Nathan Hawke:
    I would offer to sit on the Jury but my previous job would make me seem biased
    Irvyn:
    I fear so.
    Sparrow:
    And I cannot bexause I cannot be considered unbiased
    being present at the attacks on all 3 cities
    Flame:
    I did not attend the first session
    Irvyn:
    We are effectively starting again today, Flame.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    I would offer to read from my notes but I fear we might be here all night were I to recap them
    Irvyn:
    *looks to Felissa*
    Sparrow:
    *Smiles*
    Irvyn:
    Would you consider representing Vesper on the jury?
    Flame:
    you may call on me then if the need arises
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    I was to bed so late that I barely had time to finish my mug of cocoa
    Sparrow:
    Soldiers are best suited to this jusy
    to judge the actions of a soldier
    Irvyn:
    *nods thank you to Flame*
    Billy:
    *nods to Scrawl*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *nods back*
    Nathan Hawke:
    So are you going to give us a summar Duke Irvyn?
    Summary
    Nico Viechamalli:
    I apologise for the delay.
    My honourable opponent is still consulting with his client.
    I had some material evidence to give him.
    And of course, the charges have changed somewhat.
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Fairy GothMother:
    *pinches Billy's cheek*
    Irvyn:
    Thank you Mr Viechamalli.
    Billy:
    *pats her knee*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks over at the empty jury seats and shakes head*
    Irvyn:
    Haphazard, what are the rules on co-opting jurors?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    My Lord, it is best not to coerce people onto the jury simply because
    they are likely to vote against the prosecution
    Irvyn:
    *rubs chin*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    because they are there involuntarily
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    However, should you be short of jurors,
    Irvyn:
    In which case, is there anyone here willing to serve on the jury?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    two of my colleagues have joined us and are willing to participate
    Nathan Hawke:
    *nudges Van in the ribs*
    Billy:
    My Lord,
    Irvyn:
    Ah ... that is good.
    Billy:
    if it pleases you,
    Irvyn:
    *nods to Billy*
    Billy:
    I have fought in every invasion
    Nathan Hawke:
    Lady Flame?
    Irvyn:
    Certainly.
    Billy:
    for teh last 10 years
    so feel reasonably qualified to participate
    Irvyn:
    *rubs chin*
    Flame:
    *nods to Nathan*
    Nathan Hawke:
    Will you ba a juror?
    Flame:
    *nods*
    Billy:
    At your discretion and direction of course
    Irvyn:
    *ponders*
    Katrina Evablade:
    whats goin' on
    ?
    Irvyn:
    Can you judge the evidence presented in a neutral fashion?
    Nathan Hawke:
    The trial needs jurors
    Katrina Evablade:
    ooh
    Nathan Hawke:
    Lady Flame has offered
    Nathan Hawke:
    I think that leaves ione last space
    Billy:
    I believe I can - I have not been following the case outside
    Katrina Evablade:
    reckon i could?
    Irvyn:
    Very well. Then please join the other jurors.
    *smiles*
    Nathan Hawke:
    *waves to the duke*
    Billy:
    Thank you
    Irvyn:
    *looks over at Nathan*
    Nathan Hawke:
    Lady Flame and this lady here have offered also
    Flame:
    I volenteer to be a hurer
    Nathan Hawke:
    *points at katrina*
    Irvyn:
    *smiles*
    Katrina Evablade:
    should i get up?
    Flame:
    I will judge useing truth
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes Lord Billy joining the jury*
    Flame:
    and the virtues
    Irvyn:
    Very well, provided that you both will listen to the evidence and judge fairly.
    Nathan Hawke:
    I think so milady
    Flame:
    as to the evidebnce presented
    Irvyn:
    *nods to Flame*
    Flame:
    I shell
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes the Lady Flame joining the jury*
    Nathan Hawke:
    Best go sit with the others
    MidNyteSun:
    *smiles*
    Katrina Evablade:
    me?
    Nathan Hawke:
    I think so yes
    Katrina Evablade:
    hello mr Duke, sir
    Irvyn:
    If you can serve honourably and truthfully.
    *rubs chin*
    Katrina Evablade:
    oh i can do
    Irvyn:
    And you will do so in this case?
    Katrina Evablade:
    i certainly will
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Then please take your seat.
    Katrina Evablade:
    *beams*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes Miss Katrina Evablade joins the jury*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Beforre we start proceedings...
    *clears throat*
    Mr Sparrow
    Irvyn:
    *looks to Hebrind*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Could I steal you for one second?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks up from notes at Hebrind*
    Sparrow:
    aye?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes the jury consists of four men and two women and is now quorate*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *scratches cheek delicately*
    Irvyn:
    *raises eyebrow a little*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks over at Taggart*
    Duncan McKinley:
    *salutes his officier*
    Irvyn:
    Should we wait for the return of ...
    ah, they are here.
    Are you ready to proceed?
    *looks to Nico and Taggart*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    I am, your Grace.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes that the defence appears to have increased in staffing since yesterday*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I'm simply second-chair.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Taggart?
    Taggart:
    yes?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    His Grace asked if you were ready to proceed.
    Taggart:
    aye
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *small dry smile*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    The defence is ready, your honour.
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Thank you.
    The second trial of Dorat will therefore commence.
    Before the charges, I will make a brief statement.
    Irvyn:
    Yesterday the proceedings degenerated into a discussion of the legitimacy
    or otherwise of the self-proclaimed king Casca.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *dips quill in ink and starts to scrawl*
    Irvyn:
    Whilst that is indeed something that must one day be determined,
    today is not that day; Dorat is on trial, not Casca.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *polite attention to the Duke*
    Irvyn:
    Further, this trial is taking place in Trinsic under Trinsic Law.
    Therefore, the scope of the trial will be narrowed to crimes committed
    Nikolai Karalov:
    *nods*
    Irvyn:
    specifically against Trinsic.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *underlines Trinsic Law*
    Irvyn:
    *looks at Dorat*
    The charges are that you conspired with others to commit treason
    Dorat Royal Guard Commander:
    *Blank expression*
    Irvyn:
    against the city and Duchy of Trinsic;
    Duncan McKinley:
    *looks at the criminal *
    Irvyn:
    that on the 28th of June you committed said treason by leading an attack
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods along with notes*
    Irvyn:
    on the city in company with balrons and brigands;
    and that on the same day you assaulted, kidnapped
    and unlawfully imprisoned citizens of Trinsic.
    Do you plead guilty or not guilty?
    Katrina Evablade:
    *gasps in shock*
    Dorat Royal Guard Commander:
    Not guilty
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Very well.
    *looks to Nico*
    You may proceed.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Thank you, your Grace.
    My lords, ladies, gentlemen
    *looks around the courtroom*
    Gwen Irima:
    *watches Nico*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    yesterday, if you were present, you would have heard lengthy debate
    on whether Casca is really a king, and if so
    whether Dorat's claim to be "only following orders"
    means that he should be considered innocent.
    Let us leave aside this moral cowardice
    and smug arrogance displayed by the defendent
    Irvyn:
    Please keep to the point, Mr Viechamalli.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *pauses*
    Certainly your Grace.
    *bows head with no visible resentment*
    Dorat worked for Casca, we do not dispute that.
    No doubt he followed Casca's orders on some occasions
    and again there is no dispute.
    But - and here I must crave your close attention -
    in the matter of his leading the attack on Trinsic
    and assaulting and kidnapping the citizens,
    there is no proof that Casca gave the order for this.
    We have evidence that there was a conspiracy to attack
    and cause direct harm to the Duchy.
    Irvyn:
    *rubs chin*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    but nowhere does it say it is under Casca's orders.
    We have evidence that Dorat himself led the attack
    and that Dorat himself assaulted and kidnapped Trinsic's citizens.
    This evidence will be produced as necessary.
    *bows slightly*
    Your Grace.
    Irvyn:
    *looks to Taggart*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Excuse us
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *marks the end of the prosecution's opening statement*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *shuffling through evidence papers*
    Irvyn:
    Your response, Sir Taggart?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *ahem*
    Your honour
    We are just trying to make sense of a particular peice of evidence.
    Please may we have a minute?
    Taggart:
    the prosecution even admits it has no proof on its kidnapping charges
    Hebrind Kelter:
    ... or that.
    Irvyn:
    Not so, sir, there were witnesses.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Then where are these witnesses?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods*
    Billy:
    *polishes glasses*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks at Sparrow*
    Nathan Hawke:
    One moment
    Excuse me
    Katrina Evablade:
    *shuffles her feet idly*
    Irvyn:
    *slight frown*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Your witnesses, Prosecutor.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks back to Sparrow again*
    Flame:
    *studies Dorat*
    Sparrow:
    hmmm
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Lord Sparrow here will bear witness to the events of 28th June.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    May i cross-examine the witness?
    Sparrow:
    Well i was present at the attack
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Your honour?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes Lord Sparrow is named as a witness*
    Irvyn:
    One moment ... let the statement be made first.
    Sparrow:
    i will answer as required
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    Ahem...
    The witness would normally make a statement for the record
    before cross-examination
    I've left a nice space for it here on this piece of vellum
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Mister Sparrow, please continue.
    Sparrow:
    well as i said
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *points*
    Sparrow:
    i was present
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *glances down at Haphazard's scrawl*
    Sparrow:
    i saw the attack at the West gate by brigands
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *nods*
    Sparrow:
    and the South gate by Demons
    these forces were the kings
    and attacking Trinsic
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *nods*
    Irvyn:
    *rubs chin*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    May I proceed?
    Sparrow:
    your questions
    ?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Of course.
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *concludes recording statement*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Mister Sparrow;
    You were present at the attack on 28th June - and you say you saw the armies attacking.
    Sparrow:
    aye
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Tell me, what units did you see attacking?
    You mention demons.
    Sparrow:
    Brigands Juka Lords Balrons
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *nods*
    it was an awful, awful ordeal.
    Please, tell me... Any other units?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *dry cough*
    Sparrow:
    not that i saw
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Indeed.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    May I enquire the reason for this line of questioning?
    Irvyn:
    *considers*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    So by your own admission, you didn't see my client, Mr Dorat
    at the battlefield, or anywhere in the vicinity?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *subsides again*
    Sparrow:
    you are unlikely to see the Commander of an army in the front line
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *very faint wince*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Indeed - so you didn't see him.
    Sparrow:
    no
    Hebrind Kelter:
    In fact, you only saw the demons, Juka Lords and balrons you were
    intent on fighting
    Is that correct, Mr Sparrow?
    Sparrow:
    that is so
    Hebrind Kelter:
    To conclude, Mr Dorat was nowhere to be seen?
    Sparrow:
    I can only say that I never saw him
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Thankyou.
    No further questions, your honour,
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Katrina Evablade:
    *burps and looks at her feet, embarassed*
    Fairy GothMother:
    With lighting like this it's lucky if anyone could be seen!
    Gwen Irima:
    *raises hand* I saw him
    Irvyn:
    Do you wish to make a statement, Taggart?
    Julia:
    In Lor - Night Sight
    Irvyn:
    *looks over at Gwen*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks at Gwen*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Objection!!
    Nico Viechamalli:
    I think that is a little irregular.
    Gwen Irima:
    *silences*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    The Jury cannot possibly take part as a Witness, your honour!
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Indeed.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes the objection*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *momentary flicker of regret*
    Irvyn:
    Yes, that is correct ... thank you Gwen.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *bows slightly*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    May I suggest that the juror's comment be struck from the record?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks around the courtroom*
    Taggart:
    aye
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    Since it can not form any legal part of the proceedings?
    Irvyn:
    *nods to Haphazard*
    Do so.
    *looks back to Taggart*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *dips pen in ink - draws thick black line*
    Katrina Evablade:
    *raises hand*
    Irvyn:
    Your opening statement?
    MidNyteSun:
    I have a question if i may
    Irvyn:
    What is your question?
    Taggart:
    *nods*
    MidNyteSun:
    Is anyone going to put Dorat on the stand so we can see what he has to say
    Katrina Evablade:
    *raises hand waving it enthusiastically*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Indeed.
    Your honour.
    Irvyn:
    Certainly.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    My client, i feel, has been silent for long enough.
    Irvyn:
    But the defence has not yet made their opening statement.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    This court, under Trinsic Law, requires the defendant
    Flame:
    *raises hand*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    be considered innocent until otherwise proven.
    Katrina Evablade:
    *raises hand as high as she can, waving it for attention*
    Irvyn:
    *looks at Katrina*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Taggart
    *cough*
    Irvyn:
    You have a question?
    Katrina Evablade:
    ooh
    yup
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes another question from the jury*
    Katrina Evablade:
    well i dont know much about the happenenins
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks over at Calvin*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    May it please the court
    Katrina Evablade:
    but how do we know that this Mr Dorat, man was the guy in charge?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Theless the jury knows about the proceedings or happenings
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    then the better a Jury it shall be.
    Katrina Evablade:
    maybe someone else did it?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    That is for you to say, Juror.
    Katrina Evablade:
    like
    Irvyn:
    The evidence will be presented.
    Katrina Evablade:
    a lower ranking person
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Indeed.
    However
    Katrina Evablade:
    or a bad man
    Hebrind Kelter:
    It is your place to decide when the evidence is given.
    And not to purport evidence.
    Irvyn:
    The jury must listen to the evidence and then decide.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Thankyou.
    Katrina Evablade:
    just thinkin'
    Irvyn:
    *nods to Hebrind*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I beleive
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes the Duke's forceful reminder of the regulations*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    my colleage, Mr. Taggart
    Irvyn:
    *looks back to Taggart and Hebrind*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    has not yet made an opening statement.
    *looks to Taggart*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *waits with seemingly perfect patience*
    Flame:
    *frowns slightly*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *dips quill in more ink*
    Taggart:
    The charges of treason can't stand until the ruler of the kingdom is named or Trinsic has ...
    now become an independent city state
    Irvyn:
    *raises eyebrow*
    Calvin:
    *smells faintly of fish*
    Irvyn:
    Incorrect. The crime of treason is against the Duke or the Duchy of Trinsic.
    Taggart:
    the charges of assault have already shown their not to be any eye witnesses here who saw Dorat
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks over at Calvin again*
    I believe that may be incorrect.
    *small dry smile*
    But please proceed.
    Irvyn:
    Enough interruptions, Mr Viechamalli.
    Taggart:
    for the Crime of Treason to be agasit the duke then he would need to be a superior to the
    Royal commander
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *blinks once, like a lizard*
    Katrina Evablade:
    *nods emphatically*
    Irvyn:
    *rubs chin*
    Boomboom:
    **scratches head**
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes the change in title from Mr Dorat, as used by the second chair, to Royal Commander*
    Iljian:
    Nay, jutht try to overthrow the Duke, the law nay thayth about rankth
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *small dry smile at the guard*
    Katrina Evablade:
    *slips shoes off to get more comfortable, stretches her toes and sighs*
    Irvyn:
    Continue, please.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *clears throat*
    If I may;
    Your honour, i would like to call mister Dorat to the stand, as my first witness.
    Irvyn:
    *looks over at Nico*
    Dorat Royal Guard Commander:
    *nods*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    One moment please.
    *looks at Calvin*
    May I ask you to step up, young sir?
    Calvin:
    *looks oblivious*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *dry cough*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes that the prosecution is calling a further witness*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Lady Elvira, perhaps you might encourage him?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *mutters that he's just drawn a line saying "defence witnesses commence"*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Objection, your honour. The prosecution is grasping at straws.
    Katrina Evablade:
    surely you cant make 'im testify?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *dips quill in ink and scrawls that out*
    Calvin:
    *looks to Nico*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    He is plucking random members of the courtroom.
    Calvin:
    Oh. Uh. Me?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Not at all good sir.
    *unabashed good humour*
    You have not permitted me to make my case yet.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *sighs*
    Liriel:
    how can someone who himself is guilty of treason preside over a trial for treason?
    Irvyn:
    You were only at the opening statement.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I'll see where this goes.
    Withdrawn.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *gets new scroll ready*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *smiles kindly to Calvin*
    Calvin:
    *watches confused*
    Oh, its me now?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Yes, you sir.
    Calvin:
    *turns hat in hands*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Please would you state your name and occupation for the record?
    Calvin:
    Uh, me name is Calvin, sir. And I is a fisherman here in Trinsic
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes Mr Calvin, Fisherman*
    Calvin:
    *looks around nervously*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Thank you.
    You are doing very well, very well indeed.
    *reassuring smile*
    Calvin:
    *nervous smile*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *sighs impatiently*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Tell me, do you remember Sunday the 28th of June?
    Calvin:
    Um. That been the day where there was war, aye?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Indeed it was.
    And what did you see?
    Calvin:
    Aye, then I do. Lots.
    Nothing much at first, really. Them guards make sure us is all inside walls and away from it
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods encouragingly*
    Calvin:
    And it been... uh... quite merry, too. What with a lot of the lads around being bored and waiting.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods again*
    Irvyn:
    *rubs chin*
    Calvin:
    Thens the fighting comes nearer, so we hears swords ringing and screams and all
    and all goes a little testy
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Testy?
    Explain.
    Calvin:
    Stand at the door with some clubs n all
    Nico Viechamalli:
    You may cross examine the witness later, sir.
    Calvin:
    Never know who comes in, aye?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks back at Calvin and gives another encouraging smile*
    Calvin:
    So, ol Harland been behind the door with that club o' his
    And me swears there ain't a soul in town what gets past him
    But then door flies open and it ain't a soul, but some... thing
    *makes gestures with arms*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *wonders how to record gestures in the record of the trial*
    Calvin:
    Like like a daemon, but nay red, cause it was more... grey?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    They are called balrons, but we know about them.
    Calvin:
    An an it just beat ol Harland dead with is own club and it was horrid, really
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *smiles kindly again*
    It must have been terrible for you.
    What happened next?
    Calvin:
    *kneads hat in hands*
    Katrina Evablade:
    how would a fisherman know what a daemon looked like?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Objection!!
    Katrina Evablade:
    *covers mouth*
    Calvin:
    Then it shoos us all out and into the road and there be more of em and they ...
    *looks around*
    Whats that mean?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *eyes the jury strictly*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    It means he is unhappy about something, but never mind, you just carry on.
    *smiles*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Ignore them, Mr. Calvin. please continue with your statement.
    Irvyn:
    *eyes the jury*
    Emo:
    Who shall I follow?
    Very well.
    Calvin:
    Well, ems just pick us up in one and twos, see, and em fly up and over the wall
    Victoria:
    Who shall I follow?
    Very well.
    Calvin:
    and me nearly got sick, what with being scared and all the bouncing
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Indeed... and was anyone else there?
    Calvin:
    And then that guy in the armour is there too, on the wall, and he tells em things to take us thr
    through a gate like
    and then all was dark and dank and there be wet bricks but me nay saw well
    Dorat Royal Guard Commander:
    *Frowns at Calvin*
    Calvin:
    Me hears the others in the dark, what with the women crying and all
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *shakes head*
    Awful, awful.
    Calvin:
    and it stay dark for lots of time
    and suddenly there is shouting and soldiers and all and fighting again and torches and
    we is dragged back out
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods*
    Calvin:
    I nay really knew what to think, so me just walked along till someone said to go home, then me ra
    *falls silent and stares at his hat in hands*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    A terrible tale, and I am sure we are all pleased to see you back safely.
    Just to be absolutely clear, is the man in armour in here today?
    Calvin:
    But not all was back safely, me knows that
    Um, aye
    *points at Dorat*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    And you are certain of that?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *notes the witness identifying Mr Dorat*
    Calvin:
    Aye, me is good with faces
    Gwen Irima:
    *looks from witness to Dorat*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *smiles*
    Thank you Calvin.
    You have done very well.
    Calvin:
    But nay with numbers, which was bad in school...
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *clears throat*
    Calvin:
    *awkward grin*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    If I may, your honour?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Now the men over there will want to ask you some questions.
    Calvin:
    Um...
    Right
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Please proceed.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Mister Calvin.
    *smiles warmly*
    Calvin:
    *suspicious stare at Hebrind*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    You went through quite the ordeal, I understand.
    Terrible, terrible night.
    Calvin:
    *turns hat in hand*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    As the prosecution says, it is indeed a miracle you're unscathed.
    We are all thankful for that.
    *bows slightly*
    Calvin:
    Is all due them people what got us out
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Indeed. Brave men and women of Trinsic.
    May i ask,
    How did you feel throughout this event?
    Scared? panicked? confused?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Objection, your Grace, he is leading the witness.
    Calvin:
    Uh...
    *looks back at Nico confused*
    Irvyn:
    Upheld ... Mr Hebrind, ask questions relating to the facts, please.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *reassuring smile*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I am, your honour.
    Calvin:
    I nay gots to answer that?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    You said yourself, you "Nay saw well"
    Nico Viechamalli:
    You need not answer it.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    And in such a large scale attack upon one of the largets cities in Sosaria,
    there were MANY skirmishes
    And MANY lieutenants to lead them.
    Calvin:
    But we nay been near em fighting
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Objection, your Grace, he is leading again.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    You yourself admit that you were scared. You couldn't see well.
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    How am I leading?
    Irvyn:
    Mr Hebrind, ask the witness about his evidence.
    Do not make it up for him.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I am simply stating what the witness himself said.
    Calvin:
    Them fighting was at dem gates, them things nay take us there
    Hebrind Kelter:
    He said he was scared, and he said he couldn't see well.
    Irvyn:
    He said that he could not see well in the place he was taken to, not before.
    *looks at notes*
    Taggart:
    but he did say he was scared before he got there
    Calvin:
    Aye, been dark in there, but was day in town
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Indeed.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    You are correct, my Lord... it is here on page 47 of my notes
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Very well, withdrawn for that note.
    Irvyn:
    *nods thank you to Haphazard*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    However
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *turns back to page 65*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Mr Calvin, the man in question
    Calvin:
    Him? +points to Dorat*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Aye.
    He wears quite "unspecific" armour, wouldn't you say?
    Quite nondescript.
    There were many lieutenants that day
    And in your confusion
    panic
    and poor sight at times
    Calvin:
    Me is nay confused
    *frowns angrily*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    You were a hostage of the powers of evil.
    And you weren't confused?
    Calvin:
    And them buggers what took us all had no armour like that at all, they had
    Hebrind Kelter:
    No armour at all, now?
    Sounds like a case of amnesia to me, your honour!
    Calvin:
    Yer deaf? nay armour like that, me says.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *faint smile*
    Calvin:
    Nay that they had nay armour at all
    Hebrind Kelter:
    But Mister Calvin.
    Calvin:
    Them been all ragged and mixed, more like what em brigands or pirates got
    Hebrind Kelter:
    As you can see, my client is well presented. He is in full shiny plate armour.
    He is not ragged
    he is no brigand
    And he certainly isn't a Balron.
    Calvin:
    Yer really daft, aren't yer? Is why me says he be noticeable
    Irvyn:
    *rubs chin*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Tell me.
    Calvin:
    Cause him in that armour stand out like a cow in the chicken pen
    Hebrind Kelter:
    These demons
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *broader smile for a moment*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Did they cast spells o you?
    Torture you, perhaps?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Objection, your Grace.
    Calvin:
    Nay, em just grabs a lot of us
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *speaks softly*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I object to his objection.
    Irvyn:
    Mr Hebrind, you are leading the witness again.
    Calvin:
    *looks puzzled*
    Flame:
    .
    Calvin:
    Can I says onjeshion too?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Ladies and gentlemen of the court,
    Irvyn:
    Unfortunately not, Mr Calvin.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    We have here a civilian of trinisic. A simple one, at that.
    Calvin:
    *glares*
    Nikolai Karalov:
    *frowns*
    Irvyn:
    Do you despise the citizens of Trinsic?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Additionally, he himself admits being scared (but not confused!)
    Calvin:
    Simple maybe, but nay daft
    Irvyn:
    *frowns with annoyance*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    And admits not being able to see part of the time.
    Felissa Tamm:
    In Vas Mani - Greater Heal
    Calvin:
    I could nay see at the end, in the cave
    Are you even listening?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    It's quite possible the events didn't unfold as he even says!!
    Calvin:
    Did too. Next yer tell me poor Har ain't dead at all, eh?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Oh, he's dead.
    Irvyn:
    *rubs chin*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    And by your admission, he was killed by a Demon.
    Not my client.
    Irvyn:
    Dorat is not on trial for murder.
    Calvin:
    Aye. But him made em bring us to that dark place
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Then what relevance does this demon murdering this chap's pal have on this case?
    None.
    None at all.
    Irvyn:
    Then I suggest you stop bullying the witness about it.
    *rubs chin*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    It's a sympathy ploy, your honour.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *looks down at notes*
    Calvin:
    They'd nay kill poor Har if they nay'd try taking us?
    *looks around with a frown*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    That's for the jury to decide, surely?
    Fairy GothMother:
    *notices the Duke is developing a rash where he keeps rubbing his chin*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Indeed.
     
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    Katrina Evablade:
    *rubs her chin*
    Irvyn:
    Have you any further material questions for the witness?
    Calvin:
    *looks to the Duke*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I don't beleive so. Whatever questions I do ask, seem to be construed as "leading"
    When they're quite open.
    *shrug*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *pats Calvin on the shoulder*
    Calvin:
    *jumps*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I merely look for the truth.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    You were very brave.
    *smiles*
    Calvin:
    Oh, right
    Hebrind Kelter:
    No doubt, very brave.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    You can sit down now.
    Calvin:
    Can i sit down...
    Hebrind Kelter:
    It's a wonder the man isn't in the army...
    *shakes head*
    No more questions.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    To be clear, my Lord, we are not therefore adding a charge of kidnapping citizens of Trinsic?
    Calvin:
    *relieved sigh*
    Reann:
    we nay have a army
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Any army, you pedant.
    Irvyn:
    The vast majority of my citizens are honourable, Mr Hebrind.
    *cold stare at him*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Honourable, i don't doubt.
    Irvyn:
    *looks back to Nico*
    Have you further evidence?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Yes your Grace.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    But brave, consice and unharmed by demons? Hmm.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    I submit this note which was found detailing the attack on Trinsic.
    Thus proving the conspiracy.
    *nods*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *gives copies to the jury*
    Boomboom:
    erm a bag of reagents?
    Gwen Irima:
    that is intersting
    Calvin:
    *reeks somewhat more of fish now*
    Gwen Irima:
    *chuckles*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *coughs*
    My apologies.
    Flame:
    *looks suprised at bags contents*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *grins*
    Flame:
    *takes book*
    Billy:
    *puts on reading glasses*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    This proves that there was a conspiracy to attack Trinsic.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    The evidence in question...
    Gwen Irima:
    *takes a book*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    The defendant was here and witnessed to be leading that attack
    on the precise date specified.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Objection!!
    Nico Viechamalli:
    I submit therefore that he took an active part in the conspiracy
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Your witness earlier said that my client wasn't to be seen!
    Nico Viechamalli:
    and thus is guilty of treason and conspiracy to treason.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *shakes head*
    Sparrow:
    no i said that i personally never saw him - not the same thing
    Irvyn:
    I do not think you can object to that, Mr Hebrind.
    Gwen Irima:
    *glares at Hebrind*
    Irvyn:
    The prosecution also produced a witness who did see him.
    Gwen Irima:
    *looks in the book*
    Irvyn:
    It is as you pointed out yourself, a very large city.
    Gwen Irima:
    *glares again*
    Irvyn:
    *faint smile*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    May it please the court, I should like to bring some facts about this note to your attention.
    *clears throat*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *steps back courteously*
    Iljian:
    *stage whisper* They jutht hear what they want to, I think.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    It says here,
    and i quote,
    "The commanding officer says we shall all recieve souble pay for our efforts,
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    "And if we can capture any of their nobles, we will be handsomely rewarded".
    May I re-read that section.
    "And if we can capture any of their nobles, we will be handsomely rewarded".
    Now.
    Mister Calvin here, I do not think is a noble.
    Sad, but true.
    Irvyn:
    *raises eyebrow a little*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Why would a commanding officer
    who wants nobles
    go after a fishmonger?
    it doesn't make sense.
    Iljian:
    We nay jutht recthcued nobleth from that dungeon.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    PLus
    PLUS.
    Nikolai Karalov:
    Nobles pay twice much, even fisherman pay one price
    Iljian:
    There wath a lot of citizenth.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    The book dictates that the commanding officer - allegedly my client
    Sent forth his minions to do his bidding
    So how is it, then
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *dry cough*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    that he was indeed at the scene of a FISHMONGER being kidnapped?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    I did not state that the commanding officer referred to in the book
    is necessarily your client.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Then sorry,
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Only that he was present, and commanding.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Who are you saying it was?
    *laughs*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *faint smile*
    Calvin:
    Cause he tells em all where to take us?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    So, he was commanding,
    Nico Viechamalli:
    I cannot speculate on that, sir.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    but not a commanding officer.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    No other officers were observed to be present.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    No,
    Your charges are thus:
    You are charging my client with leading and commanding an army to destroy Trinsic.
    Correct?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Is that correct, Mister Viechamalli?
    Irvyn:
    I believe I am the one doing the charging, strictly speaking.
    *faint smile*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Then your hononur.
    You are charging my client with leading and commanding an army to destroy Trinsic?
    Nico Viechamalli:
    I am observing that your client was aware of the conspiracy, and took a commanding
    role in the attack.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    I need an answer, your honour.
    Irvyn:
    Mr Viechamalli has answered you.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Then in that case,
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *waits with polite patience*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    As i say
    You are charging my client with being a commander in this army.
    And the book clearly states that there is one commander.
    Singular.
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *dry chuckle*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    So remind me, if you please. A commanding officer...
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Mr Hebrind, I have already stated that I am not accusing your client of being *that* commander.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Wait, hear me out here.
    A commanding officer
    who a witness says wasn't clearly present
    Irvyn:
    *raises eyebrow*
    Actually he was very definite about it.
    Sparrow:
    I DID NOT say that
    Hebrind Kelter:
    And who in fact admitted that commanding officers don't participate in frontlines battle
    Taggart:
    did he say he was on the battlefield?
    Irvyn:
    Mr Calvin was definite.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Thankyou, taggart
    Even regarding these facts
    the facts that Mr Sparrow didn't see my client, nor are Commanding officers suppsoed to
    be present
    Yet... somehow
    Irvyn:
    *sighs*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    he makes a journey to capture a damn fishmonger?
    I don't buy that.
    Irvyn:
    Mr Calvin was very clear that he saw Dorat.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Not a penny of it.
    Calvin:
    Quit making fun of me, yer lout
    Irvyn:
    And many people were captured on that day.
    Calvin:
    And em nay only take me but a whole lot of others
    Irvyn:
    I know, as I was one of those who went to release them.
    *momentary angre*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Your honour, Mr. Calvin is simple, and by his own admission he was scared and at times couldn't
    see
    Calvin:
    I could nay see in the dark cave LATER, yer oaf
    Nico Viechamalli:
    You are deliberately distorting the witness's statement.
    *smiles gently*
    Irvyn:
    *nods in agreement*
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Your witnesses seem to like changing their statements after they're made.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    The witnesses' statements are all accurately recorded in my notes here
    so if there is any doubt, I can of course recite them again
    Calvin:
    Me saw him outside and it be bright day. Me says that all along.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *sigh*
    Irvyn:
    I think we need to have Dorat himself take the stand.
    However, as it is late
    I think it would be better to adjourn for now and continue at a later date.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Yes, your honour.
    Irvyn:
    Is that acceptable?
    Hebrind Kelter:
    Yes, your honour.
    Irvyn:
    *looks to Taggart and Nico*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Of course, your Grace.
    Taggart:
    only if the jury is the same
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *bows hed*
    Flame:
    *nods*
    Iljian:
    Get up then, back to your cell.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *records the adjournment*
    Irvyn:
    *sighs*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *gathers notes*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *blows ink dry*
    Irvyn:
    *looks to the jury*
    Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your time.
    Katrina Evablade:
    *is breathing slowly and deeply, her head slumped on her shoulder facing the floor*
    Irvyn:
    I must ask you to return once the continuation date is set.
    Boomboom:
    aye
    Flame:
    *nods*
    Billy:
    *nods*
    MidNyteSun:
    aye
    Gwen Irima:
    *nods*
    Irvyn:
    The court is adjourned.
    Hebrind Kelter:
    *bows, turns, and leaves*
    Gwen Irima:
    *stretches*
    Katrina Evablade:
    *perks up, her eyes wide open*
    Oh!
    Irvyn:
    *gets up wearily*
    Duncan McKinley:
    *gets up bows and turns to leave)
    Katrina Evablade:
    break time?
    Gwen Irima:
    *chuckleS*
    tis adjourned
    Katrina Evablade:
    oh
    Fairy GothMother:
    Come on Billy
    Flame:
    good eve
    Sparrow:
    *Smiles*
    Flame:
    *smiles*
    MidNyteSun:
    good night
    Fairy GothMother:
    I know just what will loosen those tensions
    Katrina Evablade:
    *jumps over the back of the chair*
    Gwen Irima:
    pfff
    Billy:
    *chuckles*
    Katrina Evablade:
    freedom!
    Gwen Irima:
    who would have thought getting Dorat convicted would be so difficult !
    Emo:
    I thank thee for thy kindness!
    I quit.
    Irvyn:
    *rueful smile to Gwen*
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *shakes head a little*
    Billy:
    Vas Rel Por - Gate Travel
    Gwen Irima:
    's almost like them defending persons want him out and free
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Defending counsel are being remarkably .... creative.
    *dry cough*
    Irvyn:
    *nods*
    Gwen Irima:
    a bit too...
    who chose those people ?
    Reann:
    they're being remarkably something...
    Irvyn:
    His guilt is clear ... but if they convince the jury otherwise...
    *shrugs a little*
    Gwen Irima:
    should have chosen someone less smart like Dev or osmething...
    Sparrow:
    I thought it was more productive tonight
    Gwen Irima:
    *raises shoulders*
    Reann:
    the commander of a two point attack on the front lines... would only happen with a idiot leading
    Gwen Irima:
    oh definately mr Sparrow
    Sparrow:
    EM playing Calvin I take it
    Irvyn:
    *shakes head*
    He is a citizen of Trinsic.
    Gwen Irima:
    Calvin playing Calvin *giggleS*
    Irvyn:
    *smiles*
    Sparrow:
    i wasnt aware anyone saw Dorat
    Iljian:
    He wath on the wallth
    Gwen Irima:
    The Yewish saw him too
    Iljian:
    People gave chathe when they thaw him there
    Sparrow:
    pity i didnt then
    Iljian:
    Nearly broke the defending lineth
    Sparrow:
    but tis a trial must be truthgul
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    One witness is not the best as it leaves the evidence uncorroborated
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Indeed, indeed.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    It seems unusual that in an attack of this magnitude only one witness is found;
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Sadly all those who offered themselves as witnesses failed to attend.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    were the rest killed or too frightened to testify?
    Irvyn:
    The waywatchers of Yew offered to send witnesses.
    Sparrow:
    I think his title condemns him
    Irvyn:
    I do not know why they have not.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    Perhaps it is time for a subpoena or two
    Sparrow:
    the kings army attacked
    and he commands the army
    seen or not
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    Jurors may not be forced to serve, but witnesses can be subpoenad
    Sparrow:
    ah well progress but slow
    Nico Viechamalli:
    *nods*
    Sparrow:
    I did you all Good Morrow
    Nico Viechamalli:
    Perhaps your Grace might consider sending a message to Yew?
    Irvyn:
    Farewell.
    *smiles*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    I'll go and file these records in the library
    Nikolai Karalov:
    *bows head*
    Irvyn:
    *nods to Nico and Haphazard*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *stoops slightly & creaks*
    Nikolai Karalov:
    *aids him*
    Irvyn:
    Thank you for your time, Haphazard.
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    Thank you, young lad
    Irvyn:
    I hope the trial is retaining your interest?
    Nikolai Karalov:
    You well, good sir?
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    At ninety five, the joints go
    Nikolai Karalov:
    *bows head*
    I am then pleased to see you standing, ocne again
    *smiles*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    Until next time, your Grace
    Mr Viechamalli
    *nods*
    Nikolai Karalov:
    Good a night, sir
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    *walks slowly away*
    Haphazard Scrawl:
    Kal Ort Por - Recall
     
  4. Irvyn

    Irvyn Guest

    It's great, thank you very much. I see Nathan liked Haphazard Scrawl too ;)