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Law of Lordaeron

Post by Mallucis on Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:41 am

Disclaimer:

This thread is meant to establish some base of rules that would be applied to roleplayers staying in Lordaeron. Please note, it has not been yet thoroughly written and it needs some work yet. What you can see so far is a base, that should give it a proper kick-start. The general idea is to establish a system that would be just yet different from what you may already experience in Ironforge or in Stormwind. Some of the points were taken from the Arathorian Laws.


Law of Lordaeron

Martial Law on the contested territories of the fallen Kingdom of Lordaeron


Preamble

The continent of Lordaeron takes its name from a mighty and prosperous human culture, that has once ruled the lands stretching from Alterac Mountains in the South to Quel’thalas in the North. Since the betrayal of Prince Arthas Menethil this kingdom has fallen under unrightful rule of its enemies. Remnants of the Kingdom of Lordaeron do not recognise their claims and will continue to fight until the territories are cleansed from the Undead and the heir of House of Menethil claims the throne.
As remnants of the Kingdom are followers of the Church of Light, the Three Teachings of the Church play an absolute role in execution of any of the rights.

Definitions:

Highlord is the highest ranking military officer of the allied forces stationed in Lordaeron. His will is superior to all other military officers stationed in Lordaeron, no matter their allegiance.
Lord is the righful landowner, responsible for suppling the allied forces stationed in Lordaeron with food, weapons, armour. He is also responsible for supporting the efforts to secure all region from enemies. Lords can stay independednt or support a faction of their chosing, allied to House Menethil. That, however, does not release them from the obligation of taxation.
Knight is the lowest officer rank. Knights are independednt and free to support a lord of their chosing or to act alone.
Squire is a knight in training and the lowest rank. Each squire is assigned to a single knight who oversees the training and provides his subordinate with food and shelter. Squires cannot act on their own will and are bound by the oath of servitude.
Civilian is any other individual.
Military Triubunal is a court that asserts jurisdiction over persons who are members of an enemy army, are held in military custody, and are accused of a violation of the Laws of War.
Martial Court is a military court. A court-martial is empowered to determine the guilt of members of the armed forces subject to military law, and, if the defendant is found guilty, to decide upon punishment. In addition, courts-martial may be used to try prisoners of war for war crimes. The Geneva Convention requires that POWs who are on trial for war crimes be subject to the same procedures as would be the holding military's own forces.

Chapter I

Martial Law and Military Law

§ 1
Martial Law

Kingdom of Lordaeron is a military zone and a contested territory. Due to that the law is imposed on the highest-ranking military officer of the allied force stationed in its territory (Highlord), who is the military governor and the head of the government.

Martial Law is imposed throughout the territory of Kingdom of Lordaeron.

Any trade or civil traffic without a special warrant reaching further than Chillwind Point (from the South), Quel’lithien (from the North), The Bulwark (from the West), and Tyr’s Hand (from the East) is forbidden.

Only the settlements of: Hearthglen, Tyr’s Hand, Light’s Hope, Andorhal are not subjected to the suspension of civil law, civil rights, habeas corpus, and the application of military law or military justice to civilians.
In the settlements mentioned, the local Lord is responsible for handling the judicial cases.

Civilians defying martial law may be subjected to Court-martial.

§ 2
Military Law

Persons under military jurisdiction are under the usual civilian criminal law. The military criminal law encompasses only the crimes which only military persons can commit.

The military has a jurisdiction to investigate all military crimes proper, and also a number of other crimes that have been specifically listed as belonging to the military jurisdiction.

These include: murder, assault, theft, fraud, forgery, and illegal divulging of classified information.

These are only under military jurisdiction if the crime has been committed against another military person or against the Defence Forces.

When the crime falls under military jurisdiction, it is investigated by the serviceman's own unit. During such investigation, the serviceman's superior and the company commander have the power to detain the suspect, furthermore to arrest him or her and to conduct searches inside a military area.
§ 3
War Law


Chapter II

Civil Law

§ 4
Bill of Rights

Citizen Rights

  • A Citizen has the right to call for a trial against another. If such a thing is called for it will require evidence and witnesses regarding it all for such a trial to work.
  • A Citizen has the right to claim sanctuary in any holy places.
  • A Citizen has the right to remain silent when questioned on a crime if answering will force them to incriminate themselves.
  • A Citizen has the right to disown their own relatives to avoid incrimination of themselves.
  • A Citizen has the right to seek residence in another settlement.
  • A Citizen has the right to marriage with whom he or she sees fit.

Prisoner Rights

  • A prisoner is guilty until proven innocent.
  • A prisoner is not eligible for any rights of a refugee, mercenary or citizen.
  • A prisoner is the responsibility of the state, their ‘expenses’ will be taken care of by the state.
  • A prisoner does not have the right to speak unless spoken to, to speak without permission is an offensive of arrogance.
  • A prisoner is eligible only to the Right of Life unless sentenced to die in the eyes of the Law.
  • A prisoner is not eligible to be moved to their home capital unless an Ambassador of that capital appeals to the Leading Monarch.

Refugee Rights

  • Refugees have the right to claim sanctuary, assuming their home nation is allied or neutral with the Kingdom.
  • Refugees have the right to be hired to work and be paid.
  • Refugees have the right to medical attention.

Mercenary Rights

  • A mercenary has the right to break the contract with at any time they wish unless their contract sets a serving time.
  • A mercenary has the right to a wage negotiated by their contract.
  • A mercenary has the right to claim citizenship, this is done when they are recognised as an honorary citizen by the Lord of the land.



Chapter III

Crimes and Punishments

§ 5
Military crimes

Service Crime which encompasses all voluntary and negligent disobedience of orders and regulations,

Guard Crime encompassing any misdeed during guarding duty, absence without leave, desertion, diverse forms of disobedience against superiors, misuses of a position as superior and behaviour unsuitable for military person.

§ 6
Civil Crimes

§ 7
Punishments


Chapter IV

Diplomatic Relations

§ 8
Support

§ 9
Neutral

§ 10
Hostile


Chapter V

Universal Law


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