The Regalian State Law is a code set of laws to which the entire Empire is subject. This particular list of laws is currently subject to the Regalian City itself, though is subject to change by votes in the Noble Assembly. The regulations are non-strict, meaning the various law enforcement orders have a certain freedom to interpret the correct application of these laws. That being said, excersize of these laws should be done carefully as only Judicars of the Empire know the true interpretation, and there is a very thin line between abusing Charter Rights and bending the State Law for justice. There are a couple of limitations to guards and citizens exercising rights to stop violations of Laws:
- Citizens may perform a "Citizen's arrest" by detaining a criminal in place. They may not under any circumstance detain an individual anywhere else but the crime scene and must contact law enforcement as quickly as possible to transfer the criminal to their authority.
- Law Enforcement Charters must always wear Government Issue Armor when performing arrests. If a Law Enforcement individual does not wear armor while performing an arrest or detainment, it is counted as a Citizen's arrest.
- Citizens Arrests may not involve any bodily harm. In line with the Self Defense Law, any excessive violence during a Citizens Arrest is liable to criminal prosecution for Assault and attempted murder.
- 1 Regalian Laws in Short
- 2 Regalian Laws in Detail
- 2.1 Regalian Weapon Law
- 2.2 Regalian Life Defense Law
- 2.3 Regalian Identity Law
- 2.4 Regalian Demonic Law
- 2.5 Regalian Contraband Law
- 2.6 Worship Laws
- 2.7 Honorary Family Law
- 2.8 Sanctity of Life Law
- 2.9 Sanctity of Vow Law
- 2.10 Expanded Vow Law
- 2.11 Property Law
- 2.12 Freedom Law
- 2.13 Public Safety Law
- 2.14 Home Safety Law
- 2.15 Equality Rights Law
- 2.16 Divine Right Law
- 2.17 Imperial Face Law
- 2.18 Anti Jacobinism Law
- 2.19 Sanctity of State Law
Regalian Laws in Short
- Don’t wear a weapon in public unless you are allowed to.
- Don’t kill or maim when defending yourself.
- Don’t conceal your identity or impersonate anyone.
- Don’t be Void possessed or Undead.
- Don’t own or smuggle Regalian Contraband.
- Don’t worship illegal religions.
- Don’t disrespect your elders.
- Don’t prevent child birth or kill anyone.
- Don’t engage in adultery without spousal consent.
- Don’t neglect or abuse your spouse.
- Don’t steal from anyone.
- Don’t deprive anyone of their freedom or kidnap them.
- Don’t engage in public disorderly behavior.
- Don’t trespass on private property.
- Don’t discriminate any First Rank Citizens.
- Don’t violate Noble privilege.
- Don’t insult or degrade Imperial Blood.
- Don’t be a Jacobinist or harbor Jacobinist views.
- Don’t conspire against the State or be a Mage.
Regalian Laws in Detail
Regalian Weapon Law
Anyone who finds themselves being a person within the Regalian Empire is not permitted to wear a weapon in plain sight on them except when they are a member of a Titled Noble family or a member of a Charter Organisation. Bodyguards are not exceptions. Full plate armor may only be worn by Charter Organization members, medium and lighter armor sets may be worn by anyone.
Regalian Life Defense Law
Within the Realm of Regalia, the legal defense of “Self Defense” is not legal. Self Defense is only applicable when the self becomes subject to risk of bodily harm or dismemberment through violence. Self defense may only apply by non lethal and non harmful means, that is to say, when defending one’s self, one does not have the right to kill or maim one’s attacker. One may only use a weapon in Self Defense with the intent to incapacitate or restrain an attacker. Self defense is never applicable to verbal threats or unarmed conflict.
Regalian Identity Law
Any person within the Regalian Archipelago shall endeavor not to impersonate the identity of another person, especially the divine right of Nobility. Any commoner caught impersonating a Noble, either by claiming a false title or false pretense of being noble is subject to criminal prosecution. No person within the Regalian Empire shall endeavor to conceal their true identity by obstructing their face from Law enforcement’s view.
Regalian Demonic Law
Anyone who finds themselves within the Regalian Empire may not under any circumstance be infected with the Sanguine Curse, be undead, be demonically possessed or otherwise a mage or magically affected without express consent of the Azure Order or relevant Empire Authorities.
Regalian Contraband Law
Some items as defined by the Imperial Court, Bureaucracy or Police authorities are banned for consumption, use or possession by the State. The act of producing or smuggling such items into Regalia is strictly illegal by Imperial Law for the protection of the citizens.
Any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire shall not worship or otherwise glorify or otherwise speak well of other religions, deities and worship systems. The only full religious freedom is extended to Unionists. For further detail in Worship laws, refer to Holy Law
Honorary Family Law
Any person who finds himself part of a family with either living or deceased ancestors shall not defame, discredit or otherwise embarrass their elders towards others, be it neighbors or strangers in the street. A parent’s authority over their child (any individual below the age of 15) is absolute. This law's privilege may not conflict with the Sanctity of Life Law. While parents have some authority over physical discipline applied to their children, undue violence on children is illegal. A male always has higher authority over a child than a female parent.
Sanctity of Life Law
Any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire shall not kill or maim any other person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire, be it foreigner, non-Human or Human. Any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire shall also endeavor not to prevent the birth or conception of a child, with the exception of a child born between a Human and a non-Human.
Sanctity of Vow Law
Any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire who finds himself in a marital contract as blessed by the Sanchella of Union, shall not commit adultery without the permission of the married spouse. Additionally any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire who finds himself in a marital contract as blessed by the Sanchella of Union, shall not commit adultery with another person who is in a marital contract as blessed by the Sanchella of Union under any circumstance.
Expanded Vow Law
Any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire who finds himself in a marital contract as blessed by the Sanchella of Union must provide and care for their spouse, both financially and emotionally. Neglect of a married spouse or inability to provide for a spouse is a criminal offense within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire. Additionally, being unable to provide offspring to a spouse is liable to criminal prosecution.
Any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire shall not misappropriate or otherwise dishonestly seize property or items belonging to any other person without express written permission or overriding laws and authorities of city level or Empire level.
Any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire shall not seize or detain any other individual be it foreign or national, non-Human or Human, against their will, either conscious or unconscious. Exceptions are made for citizen’s arrests and authorities with overruling rights and authority.
Public Safety Law
Any person within the boundaries of any urban area within the Regalian Empire shall endeavor to behave cordially and properly in public. Drunken disorderly behavior, unwanted erotic behavior, inciting of violence and otherwise causing a public disturbance or vandalism is not allowed and liable to criminal prosecution.
Home Safety Law
Any person within the boundaries of the Regalian Empire shall not unlawfully enter the residence or property owned by another person without the vocal or written consent. The entire sewers are off-limits for any person within the Regalian Empire, this additionally extends to various public buildings such as the Imperial Palace.
Equality Rights Law
Any person within the Regalian Empire who finds themselves being a Regalian Citizen and a Human has the right to equality before the law and prohibition of discrimination on base of physical appearances, heritage, residence, social ranks and marital status. This law is negated by the Divine Right Law.
Divine Right Law
Any person within the Regalian Empire who finds themselves being a Regalian Citizen and both a Human and of Noble Blood has the right to be elevated above the common folk, the right to fair trial and lawful representation, the right to preferential treatment in criminal persecution and the right to dictate house arrest for other members of the family as long as family authority extends itself. Nobles from families with titles above Counties must always be treated with respect and carefully escorted to prison without raising too much commotion and without restraints or shackles unless the situation demands it.
Imperial Face Law
Any person within the Regalian Empire may never under any circumstances speak ill of the Emperor, his direct relatives and the Imperial administration for any reason. Any person may never assign fault, wrongdoing or critical opinions and traits to any individual defined within the group before mentioned.
Anti Jacobinism Law
Any person within the Regalian Empire, regardless of political stature shall endeavor not to express any Jacobinism views, support any whole or partial Jacobinism views, or in any way publicly denounce the rights of aristocracy or otherwise attempt to upset the structure of authority and royal prerogative in the Empire.
Sanctity of State Law
Any person within the Regalian Empire shall endeavor not to cast magic illegally, conspire against the state, teach or otherwise educate any individual in anti establishmentarian views, magical skills that are not on the allowed list or otherwise Void and Demonic involved matters or beliefs.