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The Laws of Utgard

Postby Arjen » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:12 am

The Laws of Utgard

The laws of Utgard are very simple. That is, there are no "Utgardian Laws". Instead, every village has its own set of laws. This is a reflection of the general Utgardian social structure, where each village and settlement is very independent. Only amongst the Dwarves of Utgard exists a common law. This is also the law most of the other villages use as a reference, thus knowing the Dwarven law and following it will usually keep a traveller safe.

The Laws of the Dwarves
Article 1: Crimes
Article 1.1: Murder
Murder is the act of killing a dwarf intentionally. Murder includes planned murder, killing with murderous intent and Dwarfslaughter.
Article 1.2: Treason
Treason is the act of betraying the King with the intent of helping someone else.
Article 1.3: Desertion
Desertion is the act of disobeying orders and walking away from an army. It is usually seen as a slightly milder form of treason.
Article 1.4: Performing Arcane Magic inside a City
Any form of Arcane magic is disallowed. Performing any such magic inside the boundaries of a Dwarven city is considered a serious crime and punished accordingly.
Article 1.5: Performing Arcane Magic outside a City
Any form of Arcane magic is disallowed. Performing them outside the boundaries of a City is still considered a crime.
Article 1.6: Insubordination
Insubordination is the act of disobeying the orders of a higher ranked individual. Tax Evasion is considered an act of Insubordination.
Article 1.7: Assault
Assault is the act of attacking a dwarf.
Article 1.8: Burglary
Burglary is the act of entering a dwarf's property without being allowed to. Note that this is often combined with one or multiple acts of theft. These are considered separate offences.
Article 1.9: Theft
Theft is the act of taking something that belongs to someone else.
Article 1.10: Insulting the King
Insulting the King is the act of intentionally harming the name of the king, or in any other way attempting to put the king into a bad position.
Article 2: Punishments
Article 2.1: Death Sentence
There are several ways a death sentence can be handed out. These are beheading, burning at the stake and hanging.
A Death Sentence is applied to the crimes described in Articles 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. Sometimes multiple offences of a lesser type also warrant a death sentence. The type of death sentence depends on the nature and severity of the crime. The crime described under 1.1 is usually punished by beheading. The crimes described under 1.2 and 1.3 are usually punished by hanging. The crime described under 1.4 is always punished by burning at the stake.
Article 2.2: Imprisonment
Imprisonment is considered an appropriate punishment for the crimes described under Articles 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. It is sometimes also used for repeated offenders or multiple offences of the crimes described under 1.8 and 1.9.
Imprisonment can be for any length of time, depending on the severity of the crime. Sometimes a death sentence can be turned into imprisonment, if the evidence is questionable.
Article 2.3: Fines
Fines are a form of monetary compensation. The offender is charged a fine comparable to the monetary value of the offence committed, with an additional amount for administration costs. If the offender is incapable of paying the fines, imprisonment can be an alternative sentence.
Fines are an appropriate sentence for the crimes described under 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10.



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The Laws of Utgard

Postby Midgard DM » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:43 am

Ik mis vooral rape en dwarfnapping.

Voor de rest ziet dit er heel goed uit.
When you see the word "realism" in any Heimr discussion, please substitute "internal consistency of imagined world such that it abides by its own laws both implied and explicit, including laws such as 'elves exist' and 'magic works.'"
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Re: The Laws of Utgard

Postby Midgard DM » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:18 am

Arjen, kun jij dit updaten?

De Tellurians hebben geen "koning" meer, en ik mis nog altijd verkrachting en ontvoering (ik denk dat je die er tussen wilt hebben).
When you see the word "realism" in any Heimr discussion, please substitute "internal consistency of imagined world such that it abides by its own laws both implied and explicit, including laws such as 'elves exist' and 'magic works.'"
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