Crime and Punishment

Nevereskaya is in many ways an unusual land, and some of the draconian laws which have been installed to protect the people of Nevereskaya are a confirmation to this sentiment.

All those within the Empire of Nevereskaya are subject to the following laws, and those serving the Empire are expected to familiarize themselves with the following laws, to abide them and implement them upon the people. Peace is a fragile thing, and never must we waver from the ideals we uphold. Below you will find the most basic code of laws as well as the penalties for violating them.

The Basic Laws of Nevereskaya

I

All those who find themselves arrested within Nevereskaya for the violation of the Imperial Laws will be made aware of their transgression as well as receive council from a person, body or entity at their choosing. No punishment is to be inflicted without proper trial or hearing; unless the committed violation forms an immediate threat to the security of the Empire of Nevereskaya and it's citizenry.

II

Only those appointed to a station of ruling by the divine right of the Czar and Czarina or the local counts of the provinces of Nevereskaya are allowed to bring judgment upon violators of Nevereskayan law.

III

All within Nevereskaya are subject to it's laws, should a ruling magistrate, count or the Czar and Czarina themselves be suspected of violating Nevereskayan law they will be suspended from duty until the matter is properly investigated by the appropriate dignitary. The members of the Nevereskayan council can only receive judgment from the high Imperial court.

IV

The ruling of the court or local magistrates is binding and not subject to debate. Only when penalties higher than the infringed law would subscribe are read out can the suspect make an appeal to the high court of Nevereskaya, until which the suspect will be detained, and his case will be reviewed by the high court. The ruling of the high court is final and cannot be contested by the suspect or any other dignitary save the Czar and Czarina.

V

All penalties are to be followed through in the method in which they are explained. Only the Czar or Czarina can grant an Imperial pardon to deviants and criminals. The pardon is a royal decree and as such cannot be contested by any legal administrative or entity, this be the will of God and Alexii Zucharov, patron saint of the blessed lands of Nevereskaya.

 

The Code of Conduct on Magic

Of all laws, those concerning magic are the harshest and most strictly implemented upon all within Nevereskaya. Always the people have held strong feelings of animosity and suspicion towards wizards and other magically apt beings. Therefore the laws are there to protect both the security of Nevereskaya and spell casters themselves.

I

None within the borders of Nevereskaya, within conclaves, Nevereskayan vessels overseas or any other places or structures belonging to the Empire of Nevereskaya are allowed to practice, study or in any other way pursue the workings of magic without a license. In violating this the transgressor will be arrested and detained to receive punishment accordingly by the local magistrate, judge or inquisitor. Licenses can be acquired from any of these individuals or the Supreme Patriarch himself.

II

Studying or using the arts of foul craft (Necromancy), is strictly forbidden to all, even those who are magically licenses. The penalty for the use of foul craft is punishable by death through burning.

III

Harboring, protecting or in any other way assisting magical deviants will be considered as treason to the Empire of Nevereskaya. Those caught and arrested in violation of this law will subject themselves to the rule of the local arbitrators and submit themselves to their punishment.

IV

To assist the local magistrates, inquisitors and city guards in their search of magical deviants all citizens of Nevereskaya are to stay indoors two hour after sunset until two hours before sunrise. This is an Imperial curvue to which all within Nevereskaya are subjected when being within the boundaries of a city or settlement. Only those who have a license have to pay no heed to the curvue. When ordered to return to one's home or place of residence however by the local magistrates, inquisitors or city guards even a licensed individual must do so. Those in violation of this act will receive punishment accordingly by the local court. Violators of the Imperial curvue may present their case with legal council before judgment is to be read.

((Possibly under further construction))

 

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