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Laws of Dementlieu
« on: March 21, 2021, 06:30:09 PM »
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The Law of Leon governs the Serene Republic of Dementlieu, and as such confers certain privileges and responsibility upon the nobility of the land. Further, each citizen of Dementlieu has certain inalienable rights bequeathed to them by virtue of their belonging to the republic, be they man or woman, large or small. As the Law of Leon brought serenity to the darkness of Dementlieu's infancy, so must it rule the Republic in perpetuity. It sets apart to the wise to instruct, to guide, and to impose order. These rights and the order that secures them are as follows:

I) The right of the nobility to participate and vote in elections for the position of Lord-Governor shall not be abrogated. A modest registration fee shall be excised by the government, in exchange for the exercising of this right. The Lord-Governor is elected for life, and reigns until he or she chooses to retire or expires.

II) The right of all citizens to assemble peaceably, to express their viewpoints whether verbally or through a written or printed medium, shall not be abrogated, save in cases where there is evidence of slanderous talk or of libel (a claim that can be judged as true or false by a prononceur), or if there is believed to be a serious threat posed to the well-being of our republic. Those who seek to assemble peaceably can acquire for themselves a permit from within the Palais Dirigeant, for a modest sum.

III) The right of all citizens to food, work and education shall not be abrogated, save in cases where austerity measures are deemed necessary to safeguard the continued well-being of the Republic. The Department of Public Institutions shall be devoted to ensuring that all men and women are given what is entitled to them, as citizens of the greatest and most civilized country in the Core.

IV) The Council of Brilliance is the Lord-Governor's advisory body, serving to carry out his or her will. The Lord-Governor appoints those who serve on the Council to their position, and they are the best and the brightest that Dementlieu has to offer. The Lord-Governor may choose to have an election take place, in order to see an empty seat filled.

The War and Defense Advisor oversees the management of the Gendarmerie. The Trade and Commerce Advisor oversees the distribution of trading licenses and shipping permits, and appoints aids to assist in the same. The Advisor of Justice and Law oversees the appointment of prononceurs to the courts. The Culture Advisor safeguards the public from the vulgar and offensive, and to that end, has the power to censor. The Public Institutions Advisor oversees the distribution of grants, foreign aid, entitlements, and distribution of tax funds to those ends.

V) The Council of Brilliance will meet formally at least once every month at the Palais Dirigeant for the purpose of legislation, settling matters of justice, and discourse on matters pertaining to the Advisors' realm of administrative responsibility.

VI) In time of war, the Gendarmerie Nationale shall be supplemented by the private retinues and guards of the noble families. It is the duty of the nobility to ensure such forces are readily trained and equipped for the defense of the Republic.

VII) High crimes are to be overseen by and handled by the Cour de Justice, made up of the Lord-Governor and his or her chosen council. Those condemned to die will be executed by guillotine in the Place de Leon, so all may witness the Serene Republic's justice. These crimes include:

- Treason
- Murder
- Rape
- Export of weapons to Falkovnia
- Practice of necromancy or other wicked forms of magic
- Unlawful assumption of noble title
- Grand theft
- Conspiracy to commit a high crime

VIII) All other crimes of lesser severity are to be seen to by the Gendarmerie, the highest ranking member present during the arrest deciding on guilt or innocence, and handling sentencing accordingly. If need be, a prononceur can choose to bring the matter to trial, or elevate it to the Cour de Justice, if deemed necessary. Common sentencing involves fines, imprisonment of the guilty party, revocation of any relevant licenses, seizure of goods, or the placement of the guilty party in a state of debt bondage. Lesser crimes include but are not limited to:

- Battery
- Assault
- Unlawful assumption of protected title
- Arson and/or Destruction of property
- Smuggling
- Practicing mercantile endeavors without a trading license
- Possession of contraband, including but not limited to poisons, items of a necromantic or similarly wicked arcane nature, and narcotics not prescribed for medicinal use.
- Practicing medicine without a medical license
- Libel and/or slander
- Artistic expression performed in tongues other than High Mordentish.
- Entering a public building, as a person of Falkovnian birth
- Vandalism
- Petty theft
- Sailing into the hazardous Sable Bay
- Disturbing the peace

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