Warrants Definitions

List of Warrants, jailtime and associated fines

I. Property and Possession Crimes

-Petty theft, Larceny, Heavy Larceny. Damage to Private Property. Theft of Public Property. Damage to Public Property. Minor Possession of Contraband, Major Possession of Contraband. Possession of Outlawed Magical Items.

II. Harassment and Violence

-Harassment. Public Aggression. Minor Assault, Major Assault, Assault of an Official, Assault of a Patrician. Kidnapping and confinement. Attempted Murder. Murder of a Foreigner, Murder of an Official, Murder of a Humilore, Murder of a Honestiore, Murder of a Patrician. Banditry.

III. Public Disturbance and Fraud

-Impropriety. Resisting Arrest. Disturbing the Peace. Interfering with an Official. Bribery. Conspiracy to Commit a Crime. Forgery. Impersonation. Concealment of Identity. Impersonation of a Patrician. Fraud. Defrauding the Republic. Abuse of the Public Trust.

IV. Administrative

-Jail Time Outstanding.

V. Heresy

-Blasphemous Worship. Use of Outlawed Magics (Minor). Use of Outlawed Magics (Major). Blasphemous Propaganda.

VI. Crimes Against Iridine

-Treason. Enemy of the Republic.


I. Property and Possession Crimes

i. Petty Theft
Theft of personal property valuing under two-hundred and fifty denars.

The fine is a base of fifty denars, with a sentence of a quarter day in jail.

ii. Larceny
Theft of personal property valuing more than two-hundred and fifty denars.

Two days are to be spent in jail, and the fine is three hundred denars. Repeat offenses may be responded to with a broken hand or arm. A career in offenses will result in branding.

iii. Heavy Larceny
Any theft of personal property valuing over one silver talent.

One week will be spent in jail for first offenses, alongside a fine of two thousand denars. Severe or repeated offenses may warrant branding.

iv. Damage to Private Property
Intentional vandalism, defacement or damage in excess of a value of one hundred denars.

The criminal is to invest a half-week in jail, with an initial fine of two hundred denars. Additional fines may be levied against the criminal to balance the value of the damaged property.

v. Theft of Public Property
Theft of any item that is Public Property.

The sentence is a week in jail and a talent's fine. May result in more severe fines after review.

vi. Damage to Public Property
Defacement or Destruction of Public Property.

The sentence is a week in jail and a talent's fine. May result in more severe fines after review.

vii. Minor Possession of Contraband
Possession of one controlled item, such as: masks, hoods, or any public property belonging to Offices of the Republic and Cult of Ereal.

The sentence is a week in jail and a talent in fines for the first offense. Contraband is to be confiscated and retained as evidence.

viii. Major Possession of Contraband
Possession of numerous controlled items and/or possession of contraband with the intent to distribute. Examples above.

Three weeks' jailtime and three talents in fines are to be served and paid. Repeated or especially serious offenses may result in further penalties after review, particularly in cases of distribution. Contraband is to be confiscated and retained as evidence.

ix. Posession of Outlawed Magical Items
Possession of items or rituals that are considered relics unsanctioned for private use by the Cult of Ereal or the Republic. Example: Blackroot crystal tears. Serious or repeated offenses will lead to a trial, or to review for potential heresy crimes.

Twelve days are to be served in jail, and two talents in fines will be paid. Severe cases will be reviewed. Repetition of the crime is not to be tolerated and such instances will be investigated immediately.


II. Harassment and Violence

i. Harassment
Discomfort or aggression not resulting in physical harm.

Fifty denars are fined for the inconvenience, and a quarter day is to be spent in jail.

ii. Public Aggression
Disruption of public order or calm, generally involving weapons (improvised or otherwise) and violent behaviour or attitude. Examples: Wielding a weapon in public, attempting to rally individuals against officials, violent drunken behaviour, etc.

Eight hours in jail are to be sentenced, along with a two hundred and fifty denar fine.

iii. Minor Assault
Attempt at harming an individual outside of sanctioned fighting areas. Success of the attack is irrelevant. Resulting bodily harm can count here, though beyond that point it is considered Major Assault (or worse.)

Violence against slaves is generally covered under damage to private or public property, depending on the ownership of the slave.

Minor assault leads to a quarter day in jail along with a hundred and fifty denar fine.

iv. Major Assault
Successful attempt at harming an individual, particularly if it results in severe blood loss, or other incapacitation of the victim or the victim's body parts. This is more severe than Minor Assault, less so than Attempted Murder (and other charges below.)

Two hundred and fifty denars are levied as a fine, and the time spent in jail is a half-day. Repeated offenses may result in a trial or other sentencing, particularly if the same group or individual are victimized.

v. Assault of an Official
Assault of an official of the Republic resulting in any bodily harm. This includes members of the Constabulary, Legio, Vigiles, Watch and others holding sanctioned positions subservient to Offices of the Republic. Repeated offenses will lead to a trial.

The initial sentence is a week of jailtime and two talents fined.

vi. Assault of a Patrician
Any attempt, successful or otherwise, to cause bodily harm to a member of the patriciate, or to foreign nobility and dignitaries who are in Iridine on a sanctioned visit. Repeated offenses will result in a trial — immediate trial at the request of the patrician.

The initial sentence is a week of jailtime and two talents fined.

vii. Kidnapping and Confinement
Unlawful physical detention of an unwilling party. May result in a trial.

Two weeks in jail and five talents in fines are to be served.

viii. Attempted Murder
Assault resulting in the victim entering a coma or otherwise nearing death. May result in a trial. Repeated attempts will result in a trial, as will any attempt against an official or patrician of the Republic.

Two weeks in jail and five talents in fines are to be served.

ix. Murder of a Foreigner
The intentional killing of a foreign resident. Repeated offenses may result in a trial.

Two weeks in jail will be served and five talents are to be paid in fines.

x. Murder of an Official
The intentional killing of a foreign resident working as an official of Iridine. May result in a trial. The initial arrest sentence is fourty-eight weeks.

xi. Murder of a Humilore
The intentional killing of an Iridine head count. Will result in a trial within one year of the crime. The initial arrest sentence is fourty-eight weeks.

xii. Murder of a Honestiore
The intentional killing of a classed Iridine citizen, or of sanctioned, visiting foreign nobility. Will result in a trial within one year of the crime. The initial arrest sentence is fourty-eight weeks.

xiii. Murder of a Patrician
The intentional killing of a member of the Iridine patriciate. Will result in a trial within one year of the crime. The initial arrest sentence is fourty-eight weeks.

xiv. Banditry
This warrant is to be reviewed by a Justice at the earliest opportunity, and once the offender is arrested, can carry along with it heavy fines and a year in jail for a first time offense, or other equivalent punishments such as indentured slavery. This warrant should always lead to a trial of some form. Repeated offenses WILL RESULT IN DEATH, as can first time offenses that are deemed severe enough. To be charged with banditry, a person must have commited numerous assaults and travelers within the Republic. A single instance of this is NOT enough to charge someone with banditry.

The initial arrest carries a fourty-eight week jail term, along with five talents in fines.


III. Public Disturbance and Fraud

These are generally crimes that are social or political in nature. They may or may not be combined with other forms of crime.

i. Impropriety
Notable breach of propriety in public. Public nudity, drunken belligerence and disturbing a funeral are some examples of impropriety. In Monlon and upon any Cult grounds, overt public affection is also considered to be improper.

Fifty denars are fined, and a quarter day is to be spent in jail.

ii. Resisting Arrest
Failure to willingly submit for arrest. Repeated evasions are NOT compounded — they may instead lead to a charge of Interfering with an Official if these actions are found to be disrupting operations or an investigation.

One hundred denars are fined, and a quarter day is to be spent in jail. This is in addition to their initial sentence.

iii. Disturbing the Peace
Disruption of public order or calm (generally less violent in nature than Public Aggression.) Examples: Disrupting a ceremony, excessive celebrations in residential areas after midnight, attempting to rally individuals against officials, etc.

Five hundred denars and twenty hours in jail are to be issued as sentence.

iv. Interfering with an Official
Hindering, obstruction, or abuse of any Constable or other official while that official is attempting to arrest offenders.

A thousand denars are to be fined and four days in jail will be served.

v. Bribery
Any proven attempt, successful or not, to pay an official of Iridine for information or actions on behalf of the official's post.

Four days in jail along with a one talent fine are demanded for this crime. Repeated attempts at bribery may result in more severe crimes. Accepting a bribe can result in the official being charged with Defrauding the Republic or Abuse of the Public Trust.

vi. Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
Conspiracy is the act of planning to commit a crime. When individuals or groups of people get together, discuss a crime, and plan its commission. Even if they never get around to actually doing what they have planned, or if they are caught before they are able, in some cases with at least one overt act in futherance of the agreement, they can still be prosectured under conspiracy law.

An example of another form of conspiracy involves two or more people who develop a "hit list". This would be charged as Conspiracy to Commit (Murder), even if the individuals involved didn't take it seriously. Anything put in writing or testified by reliable witnesses can be used against the individuals.

May result in a trial and can be tied to other charges depending on the case. Minor threats can be treated as harassment, impropriety or public aggression instead of conspiracy.

This charge carries a four day sentence and a one talent fine.

vii. Forgery
The faking of another's signature, mark or other physical representation. Severity of the crime is compounded if it affects a patrician, official or any office of the Republic of Iridine.

This charge carries a four day sentence and a one talent fine.

viii. Impersonation
Pretending, by any means, to be someone else. Harm to the reputation of the victim or the victim's office compounds the crime.

This charge carries a four day sentence and a one talent fine.

ix. Concealment of Identity
Concealing one's identity through cover or artifice with the intent of mischief against the public — i.e. masks, hoods, faceplates.

This charge carries a four day sentence and a one talent fine.

x. Impersonation of a Patrician
Pretending, by any means, to be someone who holds the status of a Patrician. Harm to the reputation of the patrician, the patrician's House or the patrician's office compounds the crime.

This charge carries a twelve day sentence and a two talent fine.

xi. Fraud
Intentionally defrauding someone of money, property, reputation or status via cheating, mis-representation or other scurrilous means. More severe than Impersonation or Forgery. May result in a trial or increased fines after review.

This charge carries a twelve day sentence and a one talent fine.

xii. Defrauding the Republic
Either inflammatory rhetoric spoken against the Republic in a public place or an attempt to defraud the Republic, or any of its officials. More severe than Disturbing the Peace. Examples: Repeated crimes of fraud or bribery, serious misleading of investigations or military operations. Serious and/or repeated offenses will lead to a trial.

The initial sentence is one month in jail and a five talent fine.

xiii. Abuse of the Public Trust
Misuse of official positions for personal gain or malicious purposes. Severity of the crime may dictate a trial or harsher penalties or additional charges.

The initial sentence is one month in jail and a five talent fine.


IV. Administrative

i. Jail Time Outstanding
Used for adjustment of a person's jailtime sentence, or for early release. A Justice can also have the individual warranted for this and adjust their jailtime once in the cell, but it is not preferred to specific, named charges and is to only be used with explanations provided.


V. Heresy

When uncertain of the necessity or application of these warrants, consultation with a higher authority in the Cult or Law Offices is suggested.

i. Blasphemous Worship
Private or semi-private worship or teachings non-conducive to the teachings of Ereal.

The sentence for this is four days in jail and three hundred denars fined.

ii. Use of Outlawed Magics (Minor)
Use of items or rituals that are considered relics unsanctioned for private use by the Cult of Ereal or the Republic. "Minor" offenses are considered personal in nature, and unharmful or undisruptive to others. Example: Blackroot crystal tears. Repeated offenses may result in a trial, or review by the priesthood.

The jail sentence is a week long, and carries a fine of one thousand denars.

iii. Use of Outlawed Magics (Major)
Use of items or rituals that are considered relics unsanctioned for private use by the Cult of Ereal or the Republic. "Major" offenses are either public in nature, or directed towards one or many targets. Will result in a trial or review by the Cult.

The initial sentence is two months, along with a fine of ten talents.

iv. Blasphemous Propaganda
Use of words, spoken or written, or actions that invalidate the religion of the Cult of Ereal and belief in the Republic's true god as well as public worship of any power outside of sanctioned Aspects of the Sun Father. Generally issued as a last step, after warnings and lesser warrants (Impropriety, Disturbing the Peace, etc.) have failed to deter the heretic. Crime must have affected the a number of people or the public itself. Repeated offenses will result in a trial, or review by the priesthood.

The initial sentence is two months, along with a fine of five talents.


VI. Crimes Against Iridine

These warrants may only be issued with the blessing of legates, justices, local magistrates, equivalents or superiors thereof. If no such authority can be found, the lead officer of a law body may allow the warrant to be issued, but should be prepared to fully explain the need at a later time, and face full responsibility for issuing the order.

i. Treason
Treason as defined by the laws of the Republic of Iridine requires three very clear key points. Firstly, someone must have perished or such evidence must exist that someone has. Secondly, there must be a delibrate intent to cause harm to our noble Republic itself. Lastly, the individual must be a citizen of Iridine or a foreigner working as an official of Iridine. Anything short of these three conditions does not merit a charge of treason. May result in a trial, if sufficient evidence for an immediate sentence is lacking. May result in early release if insufficient evidence is found or if trial is not arranged within one year of arrest, due to errors of officials.

Kill on sight orders may only be granted by an active Justice or magistrate.

ii. Enemy of the Republic
Any non-citizen guilty of repeatedly and severely targeting official, military or mercantile operations. Any non-citizen guilty of attacking Iridinian cities, towns, communities, their surrounding areas and their residents repeatedly and violently. Must prove that actions go beyond simple banditry and that there is an intent to disrupt the lawful, economic or official strength of the Republic in a given area, or in the nation at large. Crimes may be violent or political in nature. May result in early release if insufficient evidence is found or if trial is not arranged within one year of arrest, due to errors of officials.

Kill on sight orders may only be granted by an active Justice or magistrate.

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