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Kingdom of Flintwhenia Laws

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Kingdom of Flintwhenia Laws


The following laws below refer to the entire Kingdom of Flintwhenia as a whole and should be followed by all within the kingdom of Flintwhenia and members of the Catholic Church, however, it may only be enforced towards those who are actually capable of reading, writing and comprehending.



  1. As freedmen of the Kingdom of Flintwhenia and member of the Christian church, you are required to submit a portion of your goods to the Crown to cover the expenses of the Crown and Kingdom. The amount required to be submitted is determined by the Sakellarios of the Crown's council.
  2. Those who intentionally inflict grief and pain upon the innocent shall be beaten and whipped before being publicly humiliated on the pillories. If this crime is repeated, the punishment will be capital and the offender shall be hanged by the neck. Putting to death of any man, whosoever he might be unconvicted is forbidden.
  3. Marriages should not take place between plebeians and patricians.
  4. Weapons are not allowed to be brandished nor used within city walls, punishment will be handed out.
  5. None is to bury or burn a corpse in the city, the women shall not tear their faces nor wail on account of the funeral.
  6. If one has maimed a limb and does not compromise with the injured person, let there be retaliation. If one has broken a bone of a freeman with his hand or with a cudgel, let him pay a penalty of three hundred coins. If he has broken the bone of a slave, let him have one hundred and fifty coins. If one is guilty of insult, the penalty shall be twenty-five coins.
  7. Treason is a horrible crime, he who shall have roused up a public enemy, handed over a citizen to a public enemy or give information about crown to an enemy must suffer capital punishment.
  8. A dreadfully deformed child shall be quickly killed. If a father sells his son three times, the son shall be free from his father.



The following laws below are heavenly enforced, all members of the Catholic Church and Kingdom of Flintwhenia shall be specially made aware and abide.



  1. According to the apostolic teaching and the doctrine of the Gospel, let us believe in the one deity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in equal majesty and in a Holy Trinity. We authorize the followers of this law to assume the title Roman Catholicism; but as for the others, since in our judgment they are foolish madmen, we decree that thee shall be branded with the ignominious name of heretics, and shall not presume to give their conventicles the name of churches. They will suffer in the first place, the chastisement of divine condemnation and the second the punishment of our authority, in accordance with the will of heaven we shall decide to inflict. Heretics shall be burned at the stake.

  2. If a thief is caught stealing goods from another, he is to pay a fine larger than what he has stolen. If the thief cannot pay the fine, he is to live the rest of his life without the fingers he has stolen with. If a thief has stolen three horses, three fingers are to be removed. If the thief has stolen three pieces of bread, he shall be publicly humiliated and stoned at the pillory for his crimes. If the thief has been known to steal on multiple counts, he shall be hanged from the neck. Punishment depends on the severity of the crime and the number of times done. If the theft has been done by night, if the owner kills the thief, the thief shall be held to be lawfully killed. If one is slain while committing theft by night, he is rightly slain. It is unlawful for a thief to be killed by day unless he defends himself with a weapon; even though he has come with a weapon, unless he shall use the weapon and fight back, you shall not kill him. And even if he resists, first call out so that someone may hear and come up.

  3. Any person who destroys by burning any building or heap of grain and/or crops deposited alongside a house or farm shall be bound, scourged, and put to death by burning at the stake provided that he has committed the said misdeed with malice aforethought; but if he shall have committed it by accident, that is, by negligence, it is ordained that he repair the damage or, if he be too poor to be competent for such punishment, he shall receive a lighter punishment.

  4. The farmer who is working his own field must be just and must not encroach on his neighbor's furrows. If a farmer persists in encroaching and dock's a neighboring lot - if he did this in plowing time, he loses his plowing; if it was in sowing time that he made his encroachment, he loses his seed and his husbandry and his crop - the farmer who encroached. If a farmer enters and plows or sows without his landowner's acknowledgment, let him not receive either wages for his plowing or the crop for his sowing, not even the seed that has been cast. If two farmers agree with the other before two or three witnesses to exchange lands and they agree for all time, let their determination and their exchange remain firm and secure and unassailable. If two territories of the farmer's contend about a boundary or a field, let the judges consider it and they shall decide in favor of the territory which had the longer possession; but if there is an ancient landmark, let the ancient determination remain unassailed.

The following rules above are enforced only to those who are actually capable of reading, writing and comprehending such laws (nobility, knighthood, etc). If one is unfortunate enough to lack such abilities, the "common sense" law is applied. The common sense law; a law that enforces common sense be applied before taking an action. If you have to think twice before you act upon a situation about whether it is legitimate or not, then it is not legitimate (stealing, murdering, arson, forgery, etc). There are no specific punishments for breaking these laws, you should expect anything ranging from; forced trial by combat, fire or water, decapitations, public embarrassments to forced serfdom and servitude, and even forever in the oubliette.
 
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