The transcripts were supplied by Cymidei Fier - they might be incomplete as I understand that they were unable to hear things said on the jury side of the courtroom and also some of the things said by the prosecution. You see: Judge Erlington Nicholas the Old: *curls his lip into a hint of sardonic amusement* Nicholas the Old: They're here. I can smell them. Count of Berg: sit Judge Erlingon: mmm Judge Erlingon: *moves forward* Judge Erlingon: Hail! Count of Berg: Greetings MiLord Magistrate You see: Andy the Keeper of Records Judge Erlingon: The court bailiff seems to be sick Judge Erlingon: You may take your seats Judge Erlingon: *eyes the two defendants* Count of Berg: If it please MiLord Judge Erlingon: Ahem? Count of Berg: I am present as Representative for the accussed Claudia Drusilla: *smiles at Amber* Judge Erlingon: *nods* Judge Erlingon: You may stand for now, as you can see we are lacking in seating space! Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord Judge Erlingon: On with the business then! Judge Erlingon: Does my voice carry on to the back of the court room? Amber Witch: aye Judge Erlingon: Excellent! You see: cobblestones Amber Witch: likewise Judge Erlingon: No one is talking yet Judge Erlingon: As you very well know.. Judge Erlingon: we are here to consider some serious charges brought against Judge Erlingon: Lady Cymidei Fier of Dark Tower Judge Erlingon: and Aldagar Morr, resident of Ravenshire Judge Erlingon: *eyes the prosecution side of the table* Nicholas the Old: With your permission, Your Honor... Judge Erlingon: You will be presenting the case against the defendants? Judge Erlingon: *nods* Nicholas the Old: Yes, we will. Judge Erlingon: You were saying something..? Count of Berg: Defense will concede they represent the Crown Count of Berg: so that Her Majesty need not be bothered by these procedings Judge Erlingon: Wait your turn for now Judge Erlingon: Continue You see: Baron The Bandit Judge Erlingon: *nods looking into his notes* Judge Erlingon: Would that be all? Nicholas the Old: Yes, Your Honor. Sid Vicious: yes your honor Judge Erlingon: You may be seated then Judge Erlingon: *looks at man in front of him* Nicholas the Old: *folds arms* Count of Berg: MiLord Judge Erlingon: Who are you? Sid Vicious: *scratches some notes down* Count of Berg: Count of Berg miLord Judge Erlingon: You are representing the defendants? Count of Berg: Represnting the defendants herein Judge Erlingon: I do not see your name in the list Count of Berg: An owner of property and learned man of the realm Count of Berg: An Errant scribe Count of Berg: mark the wrong name MiLord Judge Erlingon: Just am oment Count of Berg: Your records may have the name Pete Judge Erlingon: Aha, aye! Judge Erlingon: Well, very well Count of Berg: I will see to it the scribe is beaten Judge Erlingon: Then mayhaps we might have a trial against you Judge Erlingon: But, Nicholas the Old: (The Jury cannot see what the Count of Berg is saying.) Judge Erlingon: Take your seat for now Judge Erlingon: Will the defendants arise Judge Erlingon: and walk in front of the jury Judge Erlingon: Please face towards me Aldagar Morr: *smiles* Judge Erlingon: Have you heard the charges brought against you? Aldagar Morr: Yes, your honor. Cymidei Fier: Yes. Judge Erlingon: Have you taken counsel regarding these charges Aldagar Morr: I have, your honor. Judge Erlingon: Very well Judge Erlingon: How do you plea? Count of Berg: On behald of the victim, the retired merchant Lord Morr a plea of not guilty for all counts Judge Erlingon: *nods* Count of Berg: Lady Cymidei wishes Count of Berg: to enter her plea in her own words Judge Erlingon: *raises his eyebrow* Count of Berg: against my advice Judge Erlingon: Very well, lets get on with it! Cymidei Fier: I plead not guilty Judge Erlingon: *nods* Judge Erlingon: And the few words? Cymidei Fier: *smiles sternly* Cymidei Fier: I have appeared willingly in response to the summons of the Crown Cymidei Fier: Therefore Under the 5th Rule of Britannian Criminal Law section (d) Cymidei Fier: I request a preliminary hearing to determine if there probable cause Cymidei Fier: connecting us to the crimes of which we stand accused. Cymidei Fier: Upon close examination, the charges will be shown to be contrivances of Cymidei Fier: persecution and oppression rather than lawful prosecution. Nicholas the Old: *studies her with a sardonic smirk* Judge Erlingon: Do you have evidence that you can present right now to support your statement without doubt? Claudia Drusilla: *pets the kitty* Cymidei Fier: Your honor Cymidei Fier: The prosecution has premised its case on the testimony of two witnesses. Cymidei Fier: Under Britanian Criminal Law Section 3144 I ask you to order the Widow Cymidei Fier: to be immediately arrested and detained pending deposition and trial. Judge Erlingon: On what grounds? Claudia Drusilla: *blinks* Cymidei Fier: Without adequate security the testimony of this witness cannot be adequately Cymidei Fier: preserved because it is well known that the Widow suffers from insanity and Cymidei Fier: delusions! The widow is also known to wander aimlessly and disappear for Count of Berg: Morr come stand by me Sid Vicious: 8rises*.... your honor, due to the nature of this new and undisclosed defense represetiopn, I would like to request a reccess for myself Cymidei Fier: long periods of time and is a danger to herself and others warranting the Cymidei Fier: protective custody of the Yew Prison. Judge Erlingon: Request for recess is denied Judge Erlingon: I do not believe that Claudia Drusilla: *gapes at the Cymidei* Amber Witch: *wonders what grounds* Judge Erlingon: imprisonment in Yew jail Judge Erlingon: will help with any cases of delusion Amber Witch: *How would the judge know?* Judge Erlingon: Yew prison does not have proper facilities, even if what you say is true Claudia Drusilla: *giggles softly* Nicholas the Old : joined the party. Judge Erlingon: It will be upto the jury to decide Judge Erlingon: if any and all witness presented by the prosecution Judge Erlingon: are legible or not Judge Erlingon: You have not provided me anything substantial to make that decision a war horse Judge Erlingon: Your plea is noted, and your other requests are denied! Cymidei Fier: I have not stated those yet Judge Erlingon: There is more? Cymidei Fier: *nods* Claudia Drusilla: *chuckles softly* Judge Erlingon: *sighs* Judge Erlingon: continue Count of Berg: 'roles eyes" Cymidei Fier: I also requests the register of items stolen from the royal treasury Cymidei Fier: and the blue prints of the royal treasury room, royal guard reports and relevant Judge Erlingon: *nods* Cymidei Fier: documents from the Kingdom of Britannia regarding all charges against the defendants. Count of Berg: 'eyes his poor manipulated client' Cymidei Fier: In conclusion, I also request that your honor issue a Subpoena Ad Testificandum Claudia Drusilla: *pets the kitty* Cymidei Fier: to compel Nicholas the Old, Sleath Von Darkmor and Sid vicious to reveal Cymidei Fier: their relationships with the witnesses, accused and conflicts of interest You see: Ptah [K!T] Cymidei Fier: which may prejudice the proceedings against the defendants. Count of Berg: Subpenoa Personum Tachem Judge Erlingon: Very well Claudia Drusilla: *whispers* I knew that was coming Judge Erlingon: How long would it take the prosecution to meet these requests? You see: Andy the Keeper of Records Nicholas the Old: It depends on the Office of Her Royal Majesty, Your Honor. Nicholas the Old: But... Ptah: Kal Ort Por - Recall Nicholas the Old: All documents pertaining to the trial will be delivered to Mistress Fiers lawyer. Judge Erlingon: *nods* Baron The Bandit: Divinum Furis - Divine Fury Nicholas the Old: Blueprints, Lists, and so fourth... Baron The Bandit: Divinum Furis - Divine Fury Judge Erlingon: and regarding this subpoena business Nicholas the Old: As for questioning relations to the witnesses, I question the relevance but have no objections. Count of Berg: With all due respect MiLord, may the Defense how the full authority of this Court to call witness Baron The Bandit: Forul Solum - Enemy of One Count of Berg: in order to prepare our defense? Judge Erlingon: The information provided will be closed Judge Erlingon: and will only be revealed to the jury if I deem it neccessary Nicholas the Old: So be it. Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord Sid Vicious: *scribbles some notes down* Judge Erlingon: Prosecution and the defense will exchange a list of their witnesses You see: cobblestones Judge Erlingon: before the proceedings begin Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord Nicholas the Old: *nods* Judge Erlingon: Will that suffice? Count of Berg: One item MiLord Judge Erlingon: *looks over* Count of Berg: Since charges have been made concerning Kingdom of Dawn Count of Berg: I would ask that no member of Dawn be on the jury Count of Berg: For fariness sake Count of Berg: My Brother Sid and I are on oppossing sides of the issue Count of Berg: but we do not sit in judgment of it Judge Erlingon: I do not recollect seeing any jury names from Dawn Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord Judge Erlingon: Defense may be seated Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord Count of Berg: Come please Judge Erlingon: *walks over to the jury* Judge Erlingon: Hail Judge Erlingon: Thank you for agreeing to the court summons Judge Erlingon: There is a matter of oath to be taken Judge Erlingon: Are you prepared to taken an oath regarding the trial? Judge Erlingon: Very well Judge Erlingon: Do you, and each of you, understand and agree that you will well and truly try the cause now Judge Erlingon: pending before this court, and a true verdict render according only to the evidence presented to Judge Erlingon: you and to the instructions of the court? Judge Erlingon: There will be another chance to take an oath for any who could not today Judge Erlingon: when we meet again in few days Judge Erlingon: The prosecution will meet the demands raised by the defense Sid Vicious: *looks over the list of names of jurers* Judge Erlingon: before the case begins a week from now Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord Nicholas the Old: *nods* Judge Erlingon: We will meet again this coming Thursday at 7:00 PM You see: Andy the Keeper of Records Count of Berg: May my clients be allowed the freedom to go about their business and aid in their defense Judge Erlingon: *nods* Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord Judge Erlingon: Both sides may use resources available to them Judge Erlingon: to interview any potential witnesses Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord Judge Erlingon: and gather evidence You see: Andy the Keeper of Records Judge Erlingon: You may employ the aid of the Royal guards or the town guards Count of Berg: Thank You MiLord most generous Judge Erlingon: Very well! Judge Erlingon: Case is adjourned for today Nicholas the Old: *rises* Count of Berg: 'whispers" You see: Andy the Keeper of Records Judge Erlingon: The jury is excused Nicholas the Old: Yes? Count of Berg: shh Count of Berg: quieter Kat: Thank you, Your Honor. Sid Vicious: Vas Rel Por - Gate Travel Count of Berg: 'hushed whispers' Nicholas the Old: *studies him with a flat look, listening* You see: cobblestones Judge Erlingon: We may leave now, daughter! Nicholas the Old: A word, Master Sid? Alice: Alright I'm off to find the hatter again. Judge Erlingon: *shakes his head* Sid Vicious: of course quickly though Nicholas the Old: I'll see you soon, Claudia.