The rules: Every poster has one vote (per charge) of guilt or innocence.
**For a guilty verdict, your options are:
- Send them to the wall. (same as prison sentence)
- Death by sword. (Clean and quick)
- Death by flames. (An ode to R’hllor)
- Death by flaying. (oh boy)
- Monetary fine
- Exile and/or
- Stripped of land/title.
- Prison sentence
As for as evidence that can be submitted, posters can submit any argument they deem relevant. However we cannot use any pardons or prior convictions as evidence in the matter. Our court will not recognize the judgement of any other court or ruling body.
**You can also vote for charges to be dismissed (majority rule).
**At the end of the week the vote will be counted and the final sentence carried out. Majority rules. Only the nominated character will be discussed, however, you can indict characters you also find culpable, as part of your ruling, and they can be added to the docket.
**Votes can be changed before they are counted, but do so in your original post.
Posters can just cast a vote, which is your right, but try to state a case as well. Your opinion actually matters and it may serve to change the vote of another judge.
*Do not take it personally if your favorite character is being torn to pieces. Everyone is fair game.
****If votes of 'not guilty' and 'dismissed' taken together comprise over 50% of the total votes cast, the defendant is to be found 'not guilty' or the charge is to be 'dismissed', with the option that gained the most votes between the two representing the final verdict.****
This court call upon the defendant Lord Alester Florent, Hand of the king, Lord of Bridgewater Keep and charge him with:
Count 1. High treason- Lord Florent acknowledge the claim of Reny Baratheon over his elder brother and rightful heir Stannis Baratheon.
Evidence: "I know you for a man of ambition," Ser Cortnay broke in. "A man who changes kings and gods the way I change my boots. As do these other turncloaks I see before me."
Count 2. Collusion-Lord Florent sort to undermine the claim of Stannis Baratheon a man he swore his fealty to by negotiating with House Lannister after the Battle of Blackwater.
Count 3. Oath Breaking-Lord Florent broke the oaths he swore to Lord Renly when he bent the knee to Stannis. He then broke the oaths he swore to Stannis solely acting in his own best interest. Lord Florent has shown a devious pattern of breaking the oaths he swore by his ancestors when he abandoned the Seven and breaking the oaths he has sworn to kings and men alike.
Judges present your case.