Regalian Law is a set of so called Law Books with a penal code designed to keep the Regalian public in line, both within the confines of a peaceful and stable society, but also for a clean and pious mind. These Laws don't always have a strict outcome punishment, and punishments may vary between Guard Charters and Organizations in Regalia. Generally speaking however, Capital Punishment is reserved only for Capital Crimes, and serious repeat offence of some of the more serious crimes as defined by the Law Books. Furthermore, most of these laws are changeable by the respective authorities. The Judicial Minister or whatever legal representative the Noble Assembly appoints to govern the laws of the land may freely alter the laws of the State. Synodical laws are reserved for the Synod only, and may be changed only by the Synod, though also don't have any civil prosecution status and usually relies on the inquisition to be enforced. Capital Law falls outside of the rights of the Judicial Minister or any such legal representative, these laws are only set by the Imperial Legate, which is an appendage of the Imperial Court of the Emperor. Finally City Council Ordinances are 'by-laws' passed by the Regalian City Council and its members to regulate the City of Regalia. They cannot illegalise activity, but can bar certain acts from happening in certain areas.
- 1 Imperial Law
- 2 State Law
- 3 Synod Law
- 4 Capital Law
- 5 Special Ordinances
- 6 Noble Assembly Ordinances
- 7 City Council Ordinances
Imperial Laws are laws enforced onto the Empire by the Emperor or the Imperial Legate, purely because of their influence on the Judiciary and Empire at large. These laws can and will change frequently, and usually are put into effect without the intervention or involvement of any central state figure or legal authority. Imperial Laws usually only apply to organizations associated with the Imperial family, the Imperial Court and the Imperial Family members themselves.
Imperial Guard Law
- The Imperial Guard cannot be commanded by any force or organization in the city of Regalia.
- Imperial Guards are permitted to assist law enforcement in their endeavors of any organization.
- House Kade is permitted to inflict bodily punishment on guards for violating the Imperial Guard Rules.
- The Imperial Guard obey only to the commands of Kade House members, and their Commanders. No outsiders may command Imperials.
- Imperial Guard may wear weapons of any kind and armor of any kind in any public or private setting.
- Imperial Guard movement may not be impeded upon. They may enter any area as long as they have an Imperial edict to back their action.
Imperial Prince Law
- Imperial Princes may not be physically touched without invitation or direct consent.
- Imperial Princes may not be arrested, only put under house arrest in comfortable quarters.
State Law covers all lands which are considered directly controlled by the Empire, meaning all lands which are not vassal states. Many of the laws however also apply to the Vassal states though can have local moderation and alterations. State Laws can be freely changed by the Undercrown and Emperor. State Laws usually don't lead to Inquisitions or Heresy trials, they simply fall under Civilian Prosecution and as such are merely dealt with as Civilian matters. Punishments can simply be handed out by Regalian Guard Charters, or by the Civilian Courts should such a matter come before the Land’s Justice.
Regalian Common Law
- Wearing a weapon in public without express permission to do so is illegal.
- To hide one’s identity, or to impersonate another person, is illegal.
- To harm in self defence is only legal when under self-risk of bodily harm.
- To harm another citizen or non-citizen Regalian resident, is illegal.
- To deprive another Regalian Citizen of their freedom, is illegal.
- To express or support Jacobinist views or goals, is illegal.
- To be non Unionist and hold public office in the State, is illegal.
- To act with intention to conspire against the State, is illegal.
- To enslave outside of the confines of Saffran Law, is illegal.
- To harm one’s self in any mortal way or intention, is illegal.
- To indecently disrobe another person in public, is illegal.
- To expose private parts of intimate body parts in public, is illegal.
- To engage in child birth in public or other such non medical places, is illegal.
- To moor an airship within the Crown Isle city limits, without government approval, is illegal.
- To bear false witness or lie to an on duty Regalian Law Enforcer when the lie has been proven, is illegal.
- To falsify or otherwise forge your own death or the death of another, is illegal.
Regalian Property Law
- To trespass on private property of a Regalian Citizen, is illegal.
- To drunkenly and disorderly disrupt the public peace, is illegal.
- To steal or damage belongings of other Regalians, is illegal.
- To rob or mug a Regalian Resident in the State, is illegal.
- To harm or damage a slave property of another, is illegal.
- To endeavor to create or possess false currency, is illegal.
- To renounce a Lifeguard oath without permission, is illegal.
- To force or otherwise falsify State or Family records, is illegal.
- To possess items deemed illegal or contraband in the State, is illegal.
- To harm or kill the animals or livestock of another, save for certain self defense scenarios, is illegal.
Regalian Marriage Law
- To engage in fornication before marriage or Judicial consent, is illegal.
- To engage in adultery without the Judicial consent forms, or without Synod approval in the case of same sex adulterers, is illegal.
- To neglect, ignore, or fail to provide for a married spouse, is illegal.
- To neglect, ignore or fail to provide for a sired offspring, is illegal.
- Marriage in the Regalian State is only legal between two Unionists.
- Marriage is legal between a male and a female Unionist, with consent.
- Marriage is legal between two Unionists of the same gender, provided the Synod have given their approval.
- Upon death, unless inheritance bequeathed, possessions pass to next of kin.
- To marry or engage in 1st degree incestuous relations within a family, is illegal.
- To attempt to produce a miscarriage is illegal in any way or form or shape.
- To conspire or engage in marriage under duress of any thread, is illegal.
- Marriage is however only legal for races which are part of the First Civil Status.
Regalian Civil Status
- Ailor, Sihai(Ch'Ien-Ji), Dwarf, Qadir, Url, Allar, Orc, Varran, Songaskia any Nelfin except Kathar are considered First Civil Status Races.
- Yanar are considered Protected Civil Status. Yanar may as such not marry with First Civil Status, but may marry each other and are protected by Regalian Laws.
- Slizzar, Maraya, Kathar are None Civil Status, thus they are not permitted to defend themselves in Court or marry with First Civil Status individuals. They will however still be protected from physical harm or brutalizing in public.
- Any individual who is not First Civil Status may be voted to gain such a status by the Regalian Assembly where the consensus is Quarter votes +1 in favor, as long as Quarter votes +1 against is not met.
- Most Half-Races are considered First Civil Status Races as long as both parents are First Civil Status. If they have only one First Civil Status parent, they shall become Protected Civil Status. If they have no First Civil Status parents, they shall be None Civil Status.
Regalian Holy Law
- To subject to afflictions of the body such as Vampirism, is illegal.
- To subject to aberration such as learning Magic or Undeadism, is illegal.
- To subject to vileness such as Demonism & Possession, is illegal.
- To convert away from Unionism, is illegal.
- To cause harm or spill blood in the Holy Ground of Union, is illegal.
- To cause insult or harmful word in the Holy Ground of Union, is illegal.
- To seize upon another person in the sanctity of a Temple of Union, is illegal.
- To fornicate or copulate in the confines of Holy Ground of Union, is illegal.
- To blaspheme against the Regalian Unionist faith & Spirit, is illegal.
Regalian Insult Law
- Any person calling a woman a harlot, without proof, is fined 30 Regals.
- Any person calling a man a coward, without proof, is fined 20 Regals.
- Any person insulting the sanctity of a Reverend, is fined 20 Regals.
- Any person offending the right of Nobility or Nobles, is fined 40 Regals.
- Any person who commits to a false oath and violates it, is fined 100 Regals.
Regalian Noble Law
- To actively disrupt or compromise a public Ministerial or Government assembly after warnings, is illegal.
- To deprive another Noble of a Government Assembly vote in any way, is illegal.
- To falsify Noble seals & stamps of other Noble Houses, is illegal.
- When guilty of damage, both a Family House & Offender must compensate.
- Every Noble shall exercise their Government Assembly power with Title weighted votes.
- Every Titled Noble shall endeavor to part-take in the Assembly, or send representation.
- Every Assembly proposal shall be approved by half plus one consensus.
- Every Assembly shall only be called between days Friday and Sunday.
Synod Laws are religious laws that do not specifically have punishments associated with them, as the Synod does not formally have law giving or law executing powers. That being said, punishment trials or judgement trials made by the Synod allow for a person to be expelled from the Unionist Faith, or for a person to be branded as traitor. Furthermore, the Divine Militia which is an organization under the Synod may enforce SOME of these laws.
- To the Unionist Synod, a marriage is between a Unionist Man and a Unionist Woman, where race allows such definitions. The State may not infringe on the right of the Synod to refuse marriage to any other combinations.
- The Synod may choose to make exception to its own Marriage Law based on special circumstances, as voted on by the Synod majority and approved by the High Reverend and where applicable.
- To the Unionist Synod, forceful ravaging of the unwilling is a sin which may be prosecuted by the Divine Militia by branding of the rapist brand, as well as public whipping and the walk of shame after interrogation.
- To the Unionist Synod, conversion away from Unionism to another faith is a sin which may be prosecuted by the Divine Militia by forceful re-conversion.
- To the Unionist Synod, refusing to convert back to Unionism after falling from the faith, and showing no remorse, may be prosecuted by the Divine Militia with extreme violence.
- To the Unionist Synod, worshiping a protected Faith in public or outside of so called defined locations is sin, and may be prosecuted by the Divine Militia with corporal punishment.
- To the Unionist Synod, spreading a protected Faith anywhere is sin, and may be prosecuted by the Divine Militia with the severest of physical punishment short of execution.
- To the Unionist Synod, pure heresy, of which any faith is not part of the Protected Faiths, is pure heresy, and must be combated by the Divine Militia with blood and sword.
- The Unionist Synod sees the following Faiths as Protected Faiths: The Faith of Estel, Old Gods, The Faith of Baskarr, Dwarven Dogma, The Allar Philosophy, the Qadir Life Views as well as the Oldt Fayth religion.
- To the Unionist Synod, Magic and other Aberrants not otherwise defined as acceptable by the Regalian State are sin, and may be prosecuted by the Divine Militia for categorization, labeling, and crowd-control.
Capital Law are the worst committed crimes in the State of Regalia which default to execution. Any and all Capital Law are based on first offence, unless specified otherwise, and if adequate proof is found of the crime, the guilty party is immediately executed.
- To violate the Sanctity of any woman, or to seize upon a woman through fornication without consent, and with adequate presented proof, is punished with burning at the stake.
- To violate the safety of the Regalian State, and to harbor intentions to seize with armed forces the civil government, and with adequate presented proof, is punished by quartering.
- To commit to the murder of five individuals or more, and to harbor no guilt or conscience to these crimes, and with adequate presented proof, is punished with burning at the stake.
- To commit to the murder of three individuals or more of ages below adulthood, and to harbor no guilt or conscience to these crimes, and with adequate presented proof, is punished with burning at the stake.
- To commit to convert away from the Unionist Fate, and to resist attempts of corrective conversion, and to show no remorse of this religious crime, and with adequate presented proof, is punished with burning at the stake.
- To commit to Jacobin ideals, to attempt to subvert the rights of Nobility by overthrowing, and with adequate presented proof, is punished by live flaying until death.
- To commit treason against the Regalian State by assisting foreign nations or granting knowledge or assets of the Regalian Empire to other nations, and with adequate presented proof, is punished with whipping until death.
Special Ordinances are laws adopted in the past by Emperors that fulfill certain roles. These laws are not part of common state law, because they only address one specific point in society, but are still valid across the Empire.
- All laws prescribed in Southland Laws
Noble Assembly Ordinances
Noble Assembly Ordinances are larger laws produced by the Noble Assembly by majority vote. These laws differ from State Law in the sense that they are not strictly laws, more like accepted running apparatuses of governance that dictate how the government functions and how the government interacts with the rest of the Empire.
- The Vultarin Hegemony leader, the Iron Duke, may veto any military deployment both in favor or against that is voted on by the Assembly to any state with which the Regalian Empire is at war.
City Council Ordinances
City Council Ordinances are minor laws or 'by-laws' that are passed by the Regalian City Council by majority vote. These laws differ from State Law in the sense that they only cover the City of Regalia and only may only regulate and administrate activity, workflow and behavior in certain areas of the city. These by-laws may not be repugnant to existing State or Holy Law. In essence, this means that the City Council cannot make assault or murder legal, but could introduce a by-law that makes harlotry in the Prison District disallowed. City Council Ordinances may also be overturned by majority vote of the Government Assembly.
- Merchants who publicly and actively vend their goods and/or services on Main Street for a documented minimum of one hour per week shall receive personal financial compensation from the City Council.