Laws and Government

The Government

The Nations of Sedivore are governed by what is known as Guildocracy.

Each of the 6 Kingdoms, of Sedivore, is ruled by the Guilds therein. There are 16 official Guilds and the Chief Grand Master of each Guild sits at on the Council of Judges, which rule the lands and provinces within the territory of each Kingdom.

The Chief Judge is appointed, and voted for, by the common populace of the Region; he sits at the head of the Council of Judges. He has three advisers, two of which he appoints, the third is appointed by the 16 Judges. His term is for Life.

Any infraction that impedes the progress of a particular Guild, or infringes upon the rights of said Guild, will be handled by the Guild which was offended. If the crime is serious enough, it will be brought to the Court of Last Resort. The Guild Chief Grand Master (Prime Judge) will be the presiding Judge in the hearing. After hearing the prosecution’s and defense’s arguments, the Council will discuss various outcomes among themselves (The same procedures may occur for minor hearings, but usually only the offended Guild Common Judge decides the outcome, death is never an option in minor offenses and prison time is rarely over a year, usually a hefty fine with work detail is issued).

The Prime Judge takes all accounts into consideration and declares his sentence. His decision can be overruled by the Chief Judge. If the decision is overruled, the court holds yet another council, where the other Prime Judges vote on the sentencing options laid out.

The Ruling Members of the Kaldrian Council of Judges:

Nathanial Madox: Chief Judge
1st Advisor: Orin Deltor (appointed by the 16)
2nd Advisor: Katelyn Madox
3rd Advisor: William Hasher
Nasher Danz: Chief Grand Master of Alchemist’s Guild
Omar Jeltur: Chief Grand Master of Apothecary’s Guild
Ted Ryans: Chief Grand Master of Architect’s Guild
Lenard Batts: Chief Grand Master of Barrister’s Guild
Milton Basherd: Chief Grand Master of Legionnaires
Jorry Kilmont: Chief Grand Master of Mercenary’s Guild
Berrik Michlon: Chief Grand Master of Merchant’s Guild
Kyle Butler: Chief Grand Master of Teamster’s Guild
Chadrick Lightstar: Chief Grand Master of Temple of Chanta’Koi
Darek Kanshton: Chief Grand Master of Temple of Avlantosia
Nasher Fennly: Chief Grand Master of Temple of Estoaddon
Ashton Webber: Chief Grand Master of Temple of Lorenk’r
Gerry Hamilton: Chief Grand Master of Temple of Mercrislas
Milton Hammerfell: Chief Grand Master of Temple of Tetutakk
Bentin Fuller: Chief Grand Master of University of Bardic Lore
Mathasis Holland: Chief Grand Master of University of Arcane Lore

Minor Laws: fines and sentence may stack; if multiple laws are broken and/or combined (Assault with magic will be breaking 2 laws, not just one. Magic cast that damages property and people will be breaking three laws.)

Theft of less than 500 iron
Punishment: Fine – price to replace item(s) and/or the return of item(s), plus 10% of the value to the victim. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 10% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In lieu of the second fine, jail time may be placed on the offender or work detail may be sentenced. Murder of a Slave (non-Human), will be considered Theft. The Value of the Slave as well as the potential income lost during the time it takes to replace said slave will be factored into the final value of the Slave.

Assault (1st-3rd offence)
Punishment: Fine- Offender pays for medical treatment plus 50% of the costs of the treatment to the Victim. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 20% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In lieu of the second fine, jail time may be placed on the offender or work detail may be sentenced.

Vandalism of less than 500 iron
Punishment: Fine – price to replace item(s) and property and/or the repair of item(s) and property, plus 10% of the value to the victim. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 10% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In lieu of the second fine, jail time may be placed on the offender or work detail may be sentenced. Assault on a Slave (non-Human), will be considered Vandalism. The Value of the Slave as well as the potential income lost during the time it takes to heal and recover said slave will be factored into the final value of the Slave.

Teaching non-magical guild related skills or techniques to unauthorized personnel (first offence)
Punishment: Fine – 200 Iron to the offended Guild. Jail – up to 6 months of supervised unpaid work detail (slave labor). If the offender is a Guild Member, he may owe his Guild extra services or fines based on the skills or techniques.

Casting inappropriate spells openly and without authorization within the walls of any settled area (No Entropy)
Punishment: Fine – 100 Iron to the Temple of the One that governs the Sphere of the spell cast, and/or 100 gold to the Arcane Academy. If not a Guild Member, the Offender must declare who taught him the spell and why and how he knows the spell in question (Serious offence if request isn’t pleased). Same punishment goes for Guild Members who cast spells which their Guild does not govern. Jail – up to a year in Prision and/or Supervised unpaid work detail. Guild Members may face harsher punishments depending on Guild protocols.

Major Crimes: Punishments listed are the most common, final decision is placed upon the presiding Judge.

Murder (1st offense, non-intentional)
Punishment: Fine- Offender pays for funeral arrangements plus 50% of the cost to the Victim’s family. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 30% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time may be placed on the offender and/or supervised unpaid work detail (slave labor) may be sentenced for up to a year.

Murder (2nd offense, non-intentional)
Punishment: Fine- Offender pays for funeral arrangements plus 100% of the cost to the Victim’s family. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 50% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time may be placed on the offender and/or supervised unpaid work detail (slave labor) may be sentenced for up to 10 years.

Murder (3rd offense, non-intentional)
Punishment: Fine- Offender pays for funeral arrangements plus 100% of the cost to the Victim’s family. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 50% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time may be placed on the offender and/or supervised unpaid work detail (slave labor) may be sentenced for life.

Murder (1st offense, intentional)
Punishment: Fine- Offender pays for funeral arrangements plus 200% of the cost to the Victim’s family. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 100% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time may be placed on the offender and/or supervised unpaid work detail (slave labor) may be sentenced for up to 10 years.

Murder (2nd offense, intentional)
Punishment: Fine- Offender pays for funeral arrangements plus 200% of the cost to the Victim’s family. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 100% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition the offender will be executed at the family of the Victims request, or the Guild the victim belonged to. If Death is not requested the Offender will serve out the rest of his life as a Slave to the Family or Guild.

Theft (over 500, less than 2000 iron)
Punishment: Fine – price to replace item(s) and/or the return of item(s), plus 20% of the value to the victim. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 20% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time will be placed on the offender and/or work detail may be sentenced for up to 6 months. Murder of a Slave (non-Human) will be considered Theft. The Value of the Slave as well as the potential income lost during the time it takes to replace said slave will be factored into the final value of the Slave.

Theft (over 2000 iron)
Punishment: Fine – price to replace item(s) and/or the return of item(s), plus 50% of the value to the victim. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 50% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time will be placed on the offender and/or work detail may be sentenced for no less than a year, and up to 18 months. Murder of a Slave (non-Human) will be considered Theft. The Value of the Slave as well as the potential income lost during the time it takes to replace said slave will be factored into the final value of the Slave.

Assault (4th offence and more)
Punishment: Fine- Offender pays for medical treatment plus 100% of the costs of the treatment to the Victim. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 30% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time will be placed on the offender and/or work detail may be sentenced for no less than a year, and up to 18 months.

Vandalism (over 500 and less than 2000 iron)
Punishment: Fine – price to replace item(s) and property and/or the repair of item(s) and property, plus 20% of the value to the victim. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 20% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time will be placed on the offender and/or work detail may be sentenced for up to 6 months. Assault on a Slave (non-Human), will be considered Vandalism. The Value of the Slave as well as the potential income lost during the time it takes to heal and recover said slave will be factored into the final value of the Slave.

Vandalism (over 2000 iron)
Punishment: Fine – price to replace item(s) and property and/or the repair of item(s) and property, plus 50% of the value to the victim. If Victim is a commoner another fine of 50% is paid to the Legionnaires. If Victim is a Guild Member, the second fine is paid to the offended Guild. In addition, jail time will be placed on the offender and/or work detail may be sentenced for no less than a year, and up to 18 months. Assault on a Slave (non-Human), will be considered Vandalism. The Value of the Slave as well as the potential income lost during the time it takes to heal and recover said slave will be factored into the final value of the Slave.

Teaching non-magical guild related skills or techniques to unauthorized personnel (2nd Offence)
Punishment: Fine – 500 Iron to the offended Guild. Jail – no less than a year and up to up to 18 months of supervised unpaid work detail (slave labor). If the offender is a Guild Member, he may owe his Guild extra services or fines based on the skills or techniques.

Teaching non-magical guild related skills or techniques to unauthorized personnel (3nd Offence and higher)
Punishment: Fine – 1000 Iron to the offended Guild. Jail – no less than a year and up to up to 18 months of supervised unpaid work detail (slave labor). If the offender is a Guild Member, he may owe his Guild extra services or fines based on the skills or techniques.

Casting inappropriate spells openly and without authorization within the walls of any settled area (with Entropy)
Punishment: Fine – 1000 Iron to the Temple of the One that governs the Sphere of the spell cast, and/or 1000 gold to the Arcane Academy. If not a Guild Member, the Offender must declare who taught him the spell and why and how he knows the spell in question (Serious offence if request isn’t pleased). Same punishment goes for Guild Members who cast spells which their Guild does not govern. Jail – up to a year in Prision and/or Supervised unpaid work detail. Guild Members may face harsher punishments depending on Guild protocols.

Causing Entropy within the walls of any settled area
Punishment: Fine – 500 Iron to the Temple of the One that governs the Sphere of the spell cast, and/or 100 gold to the Arcane Academy. Jail – up to a year in Prision and/or Supervised unpaid work detail. Guild Members may face harsher punishments depending on Guild protocols. Severity and magnitude of entropy caused will impact final decision.

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