Legal Precedent – Assassination


Clarification of the status of the Stewards
Guild, 1099

At the Harts Grand Council of 1099, Lerianneth
Penhaligon of House Karlennon petitioned the Throne
to clarify a matter of Albion Law; namely, the
status of the Stewards Guild and their rights
within Albion when carrying out the business of

Her Majesty, Elspeth clarified the matter thus.
The Law of Albion protects all within Albion.
Should one be found to have broken the Law they
will pay the penalty as laid down in the Laws.

Specifically, if any is found to have murdered,
or attempted to murder one protected by the Laws
of Albion they will pay the penalty for that,
their membership of any guild notwithstanding.

Justinian, Quaesitor
in good standing

Entered into the records, April 1099


Bond agreed by Ori of the Scouts Guild
for the safe conduct of Hopscotch of The Flight,

Ori, senior aid to Master Sly,

Your offer to stand bond for the safe return
for Hopscotch of The Flight is acceptable to the
Crown under the following terms. A copy of this
agreement will be kept on record in the college
of Quaesitors for future reference.

You will arrive in person at Hopscotch’s place
of custody to collect the afore mentioned Hopscotch
from the agent of the crown immediately before
the gathering of Scouts that he is to attend in
your custody.

You will return the afore mentioned Hopscotch
to his place of custody in the care of the agent
of the Crown immediately after the gathering of
Scouts that he is to attend in your custody.

The agent of the Crown will need to be satisfied
in any case where the identity of the afore-mentioned
Hopscotch is in doubt.

The agent of the Crown will need to be satisfied
in the event of the afore mentioned Hopscotch’s
demise preceding being returned to the custody
of the agent of the Crown. To this end various
methods may be used both Arcane and Mundane until
the agent is satisfied

Should the terms of this agreement be violated
and Hopscotch not returned to the custody of the
agent of the Crown to their satisfaction then
yourself, Ori senior aid to master Sly, will be
held accountable for and tried in the matter of
the accusation of unlawful killing of Eseld James.
In the event of a guilty verdict you will suffer
any punishment that would have been borne by Hopscotch

In all cases in this document the agent of the
Crown shall be known as Lord Lieutenant of the
Western March Finn Dracha or Lord Provost Jac

Drafted by the Quaesitor
to the Provosts office

On behalf of the Crown, February 1104

Swift Trial

The Crown versus Mistress Judith d’Abernon,
seneschal of Marchwood Hunting Lodge

A charge of High Treason was laid by the High
Sheriff, Jac, against Judith d’Abernon seneschal
of Marchwood Hunting Lodge. The substance of the
charge stated that the afore-mentioned Judith
did consort with Vampires and act against the
interests and the person of The Crown during the
last hunt of the season, in the month of November

This charge was dropped a year later by the High
Sheriff due to lack of evidence and at that time
a counter charge was laid by Judith d’Abernon
against the High Sheriff and the Earl of Marchwood,
Benedict Karlennon, for wrongful imprisonment.

The Crown heard and dismissed the charge, deeming
that sufficient cause existed for the arrest and
subsequent imprisonment. However the Crown proclaimed
that the Law should be swift and trial must take
place as soon as is practical following an arrest.

This is deemed to be guidance on the Law as oppose
to an amendment and as such has been placed in
the lists of precedent. On request of the High
Sheriff this will be circulated to all Quaesitors
in good standing and all Sheriffs.

From the archives
of the Council Of Quaesitors

as circulated to all Sheriffs and Quaesitors
in good standing 1099