Legal Changes


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    Posted at most major crossroads of Arabel are the following notices.

    Legal Changes by Order of the Chancellor of Arabel

    Fines

    Fines and Punishments
    New Orders
    Petty: 10% current gold + 200 gold or 2-5 stock time. Penal Legion not approved
    Minor: 15% current gold + 350 gold. Penal Legion for 1-3 days.
    Serious: 25% current gold + 1000 gold. Penal Legion for 1-3 weeks depending on severity.
    Capital: 50% current gold + 2000 gold (only for capital crimes limited to fines). Execution, No sentencing limitations on the Penal Legion.

    Former Orders

    ! Petty: 100-300 gold or 2-5 hour stock time. Penal Legion not approved.
    Minor: 200-500 gold . Penal Legion only for 1-3 days.
    Serious: 1000 - 1500 gold. Penal Legion for 1-3 weeks depending on severity.
    Capital: 2000 - 3000 gold (only for capital crimes limited to fines), Execution, No sentencing limitations on the Penal Legion
    **The Penal Legion Is no longer a death sentence, with actors within its ranks capable of being executed only after having been proved guilty of serious or capital crimes within its ranks.

    Privileges and Immunities of City Officials

    Chancellor of Arabel:

    • The Chancellor is immune to Petty and Minor crimes.
    • The Chancellor may only be arrested with a warrant from Lord Hawklin or above.
    • The Chancellor may only be searched while carrying written approval of the Warden of the Militia.
    • The Chancellor may pay for any Serious charges to be dismissed.
    • The Chancellor out-ranks all but Lord Hawklin, King Azoun V, and the War Wizards of Cormyr while operating in the North of Cormyr. The Chancellor will exercise this authority over the Warden of the Militia or Battlemaster of the Purple Dragons only to prevent a criminal offence or threat to the security of the North.
    • The Chancellor may possess a Penal Legion execution/neutralisation device and may command the Penal Legion in an emergency.
    • The Chancellor may command the Chancellor's Guard.
    • The Chancellor may wield a weapon within city walls.

    Minister of Defence:

    • The Minister of Defence holds an honorary rank in the Militia to assist with liaising between the Council and Militia.
    • The Minister of Defence answers to the Chancellor, however the Minister of Defence will defer to the judgement of the Warden of the Militia or Battlemaster of the King's Army in the Chancellor's absence provided there are no conflicts of interest.
    • The approval of the Minister of Defence must be acquired for a ranking member of the Militia, Purple Dragons or Blue Dragons to be dismissed. Privates, Deputies and Blades are not protected by the Minister of Defence.
    • The Minister of Defence is immune to all Petty and Minor crimes.
    • The Minister of Defence may pay to have any Serious charges dismissed after being reviewed by the Chancellor of Arabel.
    • The Minister of Defence may only be arrested with a warrant from the Chancellor of Arabel or above.
    • The Minister of Defence may only be searched while carrying the written approval of a Lieutenant of the Militia or above.
    • The Minister of Defence may possess a Penal Legion execution/neutralisation device and may command the Penal Legion in an emergency.
    • The Minister of Defence may command the Chancellor's Guard.

    Minister of Commerce:

    • The Minister of Commerce and their assistant are immune to all Petty and Minor crimes.
    • The Minister of Commerce and their assistant may pay to have any Serious charges dismissed after being reviewed by the Chancellor of Arabel.
    • The Minister of Commerce and their assistant may only be arrested with a warrant from the Chancellor of Arabel or above.
    • The Minister of Commerce and their assistant may only be searched while carrying the written approval of a Lieutenant of the Militia or above.

    Minister of Culture:

    • The Minister of Culture is immune to all Petty and Minor crimes.
    • The Minister of Culture may pay to have any Serious charges dismissed after being reviewed by the Chancellor of Arabel.
    • The Minister of Culture may only be arrested with a warrant from the Chancellor of Arabel or above.
    • The Minister of Culture may only be searched while carrying the written approval of a Lieutenant of the Militia or above.

    Minister of Magic:

    • The Minister of Magic is immune to all Petty and Minor crimes.
    • The Minister of Magic may pay to have any Serious charges dismissed after being reviewed by the Chancellor of Arabel.
    • The Minister of Magic may only be arrested with a warrant from the Chancellor of Arabel or above.
    • The Minister of Magic may only be searched while holding the written approval of a Lieutenant of the Militia or above.
    • The Minister of Magic may provide permits for questionable magical research in the absence of the Militia's Arcane Division and will provide a copy of the permit to the Militia for documentation.

    Council Court Judges:

    • Council Court Judges may by invited by the Chancellor or a Crown Judge to preside over a trial for crimes of any severity.
    • Council Court Judges may accept appeals for Petty or Minor crimes and request statements to aid in the investigation into the appeal before delivering a verdict on whether the law was carried out justly.
    • Council Court Judges may pay to dismiss Petty or Minor crimes after being reviewed by the Chancellor of Arabel.
    • Council Court Judges may only be arrested with a warrant from another member of the Council of Arabel, the Warden of the Militia or above.
    • The Council Court Judges may only be searched while carrying the written approval of a Sergeant of the Militia or above.

    Council Minute Taker:

    • If the Council Minute Taker is arrested another Councillor will be notified immediately so that all confidential items may be retrieved by the Council.
    • The Council Minute Taker may only be searched while carrying the written approval of another Councillor to protect confidentiality of Council files.

    Master of Old Town:

    • The Master of Old Town presides over Old Town and will attempt to keep order on the streets with the assistance of his Stormguard.
    • The Stormguard are not peace officials.
    • The Master of Old Town may write a letter of marquee on behalf of the Chancellor to give to the Stormguard. This letter of marquee is only valid for matters concerning Old Town (i.e. crimes committed in Old Town, criminals hiding in Old Town).

    The Chancellor's Guard

    • The Chancellor's Guard answer to the Chancellor. In the Chancellor's absence they answer to the Minister of Defence.
    • The Chancellor's Guard may wield weapons openly in the North or in the Chancellor's company.
    • The Chancellor's Guard may not be arrested without a warrant from the Chancellor.
    • The Chancellor's Guard are permitted to utilize lethal force in defense of the Chancellor.

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    Adventurer's Tax Overview:

    The tax will be collected by the Militia and the Chancellor's Guard.
    Registered mercenary companies or debt collectors may be employed to lend the Militia manpower as deputies.
    The hiring of debt collectors and mercenaries from registered organisations will be managed by the Minister of Commerce and his assistant.
    Those tasked with collecting taxes will define an adventurer as an individual whose income largely consists of mercenary work.
    The tax is 500 Golden Lyons per week.
    Members of a Registered Organisation, the Chancellor's Council, the City Militia, and any noble house (excluding Bannermen) are exempt from the Adventurer's Tax.
    Protocol on Collecting Tax:

    A Militiaman, Chancellor's Guard or deputised mercenary/debt collector, hereby known as the Taxman, will carry a Search Device.
    The Taxman may approach an Adventurer and request to see the current week's Tax Receipt.
    If the Adventurer does not have the current week's Tax Receipt, the Taxman will request a sum of 500 Golden Lyons.
    The Adventurer provides the Taxman with the requested amount and is given a unique dated Tax Receipt in return.
    The Tax Receipt can then be shown to a Taxman when requested to prove that they have paid the current week's Adventurer's Tax.
    All Golden Lyons acquired from the Adventurer's Tax will be delivered to the Chancellor's Council to be deposited into the city vaults.
    If the Adventurer claims to be unable to pay the tax, the Taxman will search the Adventurer for their coinpurse to ensure the truth.
    If the Adventurer does not have the funds to pay the tax they will be found guilty of Tax Evasion.
    If the Adventurer is found to be lying about their inability to pay the tax they will be found guilty of Tax Evasion and the severity will increase to Minor.
    Tax Receipts:
    Once an adventurer pays their tax, a Taxman will write a unique code, the adventurer's name, and the day's date onto a piece of paper ((Use the paper, ink pot and quill found IG to make a real item)).
    A copy of the receipt it made ((Written on the forums in the appropriate pinned topic)) and the original will be given to the adventurer as proof of their compliance with the law.
    Each Tax Receipt expires after 7 full days.

    Tax Evasion:
    If an adventurer refuses to pay their tax to a Taxman or provides a Tax Receipt that's expired for over a week, proving that they did not pay the prior week's tax, then they are found guilty of Tax Evasion.
    Tax Evasion is a Petty Crime, unless the Adventurer has been caught purposefully evading the tax (i.e. lying about the inability to pay)

    Tax Exemption:
    Members of a Registered Organisation, the Chancellor's Council, the City Militia, and any noble house (excluding Bannermen) are exempt from the Adventurer's Tax.
    Any non-adventurer is exempt from the Adventurer's Tax.


 

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