THE R'UNORIAN LEGISLATION

JUDICIAL SYSTEM - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

R'unorian law is one of the many facets of day-to-day life of R'unor controlled by the Imperial Court of R'unor. The Imperial Court itself is responsible for the administration of justice through the governors that form it and from them to the various Aspects: appointed judges responsible for dealing with matters of Base Law within a given canton.

Judicial System. Imperial Law is the domain of the Triumvirate. Barring extreme circumstances, no changes to Imperial Law can be expected. It is from Imperial Law that the Triumvirate draws its powers and they are outlined in excruciating detail within the body of that law.

The judicial system of R'unor begins with the Empress herself. The Empress is the final arbiter of R'unorian High Law, and through the Imperial Court responsible for judgement of crimes and disputes of High Law.

The majority of Base Law is the responsibility of the governors of R'unor, and through them the Aspects. Aspects are individuals appointed to settle and judge Base Law and collect taxes within a given area. An Aspect does not have a fixed place where they perform this task but travels between settlements in a specific order and deals with each in turn. Governors are responsible for setting Canton laws, while city law is a matter of consensus.

Crime and Punishment. Punishment within the Kingdom of R'unor differs from that of other nations. There are no prisons on R'unor, excepting a few cells where accused are held before they stand trial. While execution is still a possible punishment, it requires a crime of a rather severe magnitude in order to be considered.

Most crimes are punished by enforced labour. Criminals are conscripted into menial but necessary tasks in order to maintain aspects of daily life. Sweeping streets or markets, repairing sections of road, mining. In some cases, criminals have even been harnessed to plow fields.
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 Date of last edit 31th Awakening Earth 1672 a.S.

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