The laws of Chimeron have been put in place to ensure the safety of everyone from peasants to nobles, and the sanctity of those who have been put to rest. Most designated crimes should be familiar to those hailing from lands surrounding Chimeron, but visitors take note: to perform necromancy or construct a planar gate is a crime in our lands. Permission for either of these actions may be granted by the King, nobles within their own lands, or their representatives.

  1. Honor is above all.
  2. A noble is responsible for the actions of their people.
  3. Actions that are considered crimes without the express permission of the King, a noble, or their designated representatives are:
    • Murder
    • Kidnapping
    • Theft
    • Destruction of property
    • Summoning, and the Construction of planar gates
    • Enslavement
    • Necromancy
  4. The King's word is law.

Along with the King, Avatars of Chimeron, nobles of sworn nations, and the Chimeron Militia, the laws of Chimeron are protected and upheld by the Sheriff and their Deputies. Jurisdiction to make arrests within lands sworn to Chimeron lies with these officials and their designated representatives. These include, in descending hierarchical order:

  • The Reigning Monarch
    • The Warlord of Chimeron
    • The Advisor to the Crown
    • The Court Mage, regarding magical matters
    • The Court Diviner, regarding divinatory matters
    • Avatars of Chimeron
      • The Captain of the King's Guard, regarding the safety of the King and the castle grounds
  • The Royal House of Chimeron, as a collective
  • The Sheriff of Chimeron
    • Duly Appointed and Confirmed Deputy Sheriffs
  • Nobles of Sworn Nations, within their own lands or in absence of a higher Chimeronian authority
    • Regional or local representatives of sworn Nobles, within their own lands, as they see fit to appoint
  • The Chimeron Militia
    • The Captain of the Militia
    • The Lieutenant of the Heroic Militia
    • The Lieutenants of the First, Second, or Third Corps
    • Enlisted Militia in Good Standing

Charges of crimes within the various lands of Chimeron may be reported to any of the above, with the expectation of investigation to the fullest reasonable extent. Each entity granted jurisdiction to make arrests within Chimeron is expected to pursue justice to the best of their ability, upon their honor. Any charges insufficiently pursued by a Chimeronian authority may be submitted on appeal to higher authorities at the discretion of the reporting witness(es) or victim(s), or selected for retrial by said higher authorities.

Trial Processes

Grievances may be brought before the Crown, a noble of Chimeron when relevant, or their respective appointees. The Warlord of Chimeron or the Advisor to the Crown are empowered to speak for the Crown in the absence of the reigning Monarch. At the discretion of the Crown, or a Noble when relevant, other appointees may be designated. In the case of an arrest, the resulting trial must be presided over by a higher authority than that of the arresting official.

If a case is heard, the Crown or presiding Noble or their appointed representative(s) will decide the matter according to the laws of Chimeron and its Sworn Nations when relevant, and their best judgment according to available information. They may levy any penalties or restitution deemed appropriate and within the bounds of their jurisdiction.

Parties dissatisfied with a judicial outcome may appeal to a higher authority at their discretion, at which point the higher authorities in question will retry, overturn, or support the prior decision. Should a decision be appealed twice without retrial or being overturned, further appeals may be denied.

Records of all trials and resulting decisions are to be kept at the official seat of the presiding official and maintained by their staff for future reference. Faithful duplicates of these records are to be maintained in good order by the legal division of the Chimeron Library.