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In Character Town Laws


Please note that:

  • Each jail sentence is measuered through OOC time. For example, if your character is jailed for a day, you cannot RP them as out of jail for 24 OOC hours. You are free, however, to roleplay with other characters through the jail cell. If you are jailed, we recommend RPing on another character while the other serves their time.
  • All gold fines are IC. No actual in-game currency will be taken from the player.


If you do choose to create a character that does not uphold the Town Laws, this list details the potential consequences that are in place. Your character will be responsible for their actions. If you do not wish to risk getting caught or suffering the consequences then take it out of town, or do not perform the crime. Please note that while banishment is fair game, we will never kill your character without your OOC permission.

GUARDS: Required reading




Shattered Grove Town Laws

First Degree Crimes

Disturbing the Peace - A person is making an excessive amount of noise in public; the person is not directly targeting a single person. (If criminal is targeting a single person, see Harassment). A person is repeatedly interrupting another through the application of derisive comments, aggressive statements, or abuse. The person may be arrested IF he refuses to cease after being asked to by a guard.
Punishment - 50 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Overnight jail sentence; 100 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.

Harassment - Harassment occurs when a citizen, guard, or other official repeatedly requests to be left alone, but the offender refuses to do so. This also occurs when a person makes a racist or offensive comment towards another. The offender should be charged with harassment ONLY if the victim wishes to press charges.
Punishment - Overnight jail time; 100 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Two day jail sentence; 200 gold fee paid directly to the Guard.

Petty Theft - A person steals OR attempts to steal an item worth less than 500 gold. This does include pickpocketing.
Punishment - Overnight jail sentence and reimbursement for theft; 100 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Grand Larceny Charge

Public Indecency - A person is naked in a public area.
A person is performing a sexual act with themselves, or another person, while in a public area.
Punishment - Overnight jail sentence; 100 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Three day jail sentence; 150 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.

Vandalism - A person damages the property of another that costs under 500 gold. An examples of this may include breaking a table, or chair. If the offender damages property through the use of fire, they should be charged with Arson instead.
Punishment - Overnight jail sentence; payment for damages and repairs if needed; 200 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Felony Vandalism Charge

Second Degree Crimes

Assault - A person attempts to cause, or threatens to cause physical, or mental, harm against another person.
This is not to be confused with self-defense; this is defending against assault, and is not to be charged.
Punishment - Two day jail sentence, 300 gold fine towards the victim; 200 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Felony assault charge

Arson - A person deliberately sets fire to property. This property can be anything from a house to a cart of hay. If vandalism through fire occurs, then the offender will be charged with this crime.
Punishment - Two day jail sentence, 500 gold to the victim and reimbursement for the damages; 200 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - One week jail sentence; 600 gold to the victim and reimbursement for the damages; 400 gold fine paid directly to the guard.

Conspiracy - Evidence is discovered of a person agreeing to participate in, or commit, a crime. A person possesses written acknowledgement of their agreement to commit a certain crime.
Punishment - Two day jail sentence; 200 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - One week jail sentence; 500 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.

Felony Vandalism - Property valued at over 1,000 gold is damaged or destroyed. This crime is also charged when a person is charged for more than one act of Vandalism.
Punishment - Two day jail sentence; repair/reimbursement of damaged/destroyed property; 200 gold fee paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - One week jail sentence; repair reimbursement of damaged/destroyed property; 500 gold fee paid directly to the Guard.

Grand Larceny - A person steals OR attempts to steal an item worth over 1,000 gold. This does include pickpocketing.
Punishment - One week jail sentence; reimbursement for stolen items; 500 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Three week jail sentence; reimbursement for stolen items; 1,000 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.

Battery - A person causes traumatic harm to another. This can include physical harm, criminal assault, or sexual assault. This is not the same thing as Assault. Assault entails the criminal threat to harm another person, as well as the possible attempt to harm another person. Battery is the actual, physical harm of another.
Punishment - Two day jail sentence and a 500 gold reimbursement fee, paid to the victim; 200 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Four day jail sentence and a 600 gold reimbursement fee, paid to the victim; 400 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.

Third Degree Offenses

Murder - A person kills another person. This is not to be confused with self-defense, in which a victim causes the death of an attempted assaulter through self-defense.
Punishment - One week jail sentence, possible banishment; 1,000 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense/Multiple Count - Banishment or Execution

Attempted Murder - A person attempts to murder another, but fails, or is stopped from doing so. This is not to be confused with self-defense, in which a victim causes the near-death of the offender as a result of defending his/herself.
Punishment - One week jail sentence, five days probation; 800 gold fee paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense - Two week jail sentence; one week probation; 1,200 gold fee paid directly to the Guard.

Necromancy - A person participates in, or performs, any form of necromancy that has NOT been approved by the Mages Guild. A person should NOT be arrested if they are performing a type of magic that has been approved by the Mages Guild.
Punishment - Four day jail sentence; 600 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense/Multiple Count - one week jail sentence; 1,000 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.

Daedra Summoning - Any form of daedric summoning not approved by the Mages Guild.
Punishment - One week jail sentence; potential banishment; 750 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat offense/Multiple Count - Two week jail sentence; potential banishment; 1,000 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.

Drug Use - The prohibited use of any illicit substance. This includes, but is not limited to, narcotics such as skooma and Daril.
Punishment - One week jail sentence; one week rehabilitation.
Repeat Offense - Three week sentence; offender will be confined to the clinic during this time.

Drug Trafficking - The prohibited trading or dealing of any unlawful substance. This includes, but is not limited to, narcotics such as skooma and Daril.
Punishment - Two weeks jail sentence; 800 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.
Repeat Offense - Three weeks jail sentence; 1,200 gold fine paid directly to the Guard.

Turning Werebeast in Town - Any public turning into a werebeast.
Punishment - Execution. (We will ask your permission for execution. If you feel the need to avoid character death, your character may alternatively escape from sentencing, but will no longer be allowed in Shattered Grove.) If a known werewolf openly traverses through Shattered Grove, the werewolf may be justifiably attacked by other townspeople without repercussion from the Guard.

Being an Open Vampire in Town - Any public display of having the curse of Vampirism in town.
Punishment - Execution. (We will ask your permission for execution. If you feel the need to avoid character death, your character may alternatively escape from sentencing, but will no longer be allowed in Shattered Grove.) If a known vampire openly traverses through Shattered Grove, the vampire may be justifiably attacked by other townspeople without repercussion from the Guard.




For the Afflicted

Most Dominion laws regarding the afflicted are kill-on-sight. While we will never kill your character without permission, we still wish to maintain a lore-friendly intolerance for the afflicted, and have accommodated for this in our town laws.

Vampires
If someone makes a claim to the Guard that you are a vampire without evidence, you will be subject to a mandatory silver test. Unless the vampirism is kept hidden by a mask and clothing, some form of enchanted jewelry that changes their appearance, or any other form of concealment, vampires will be approached and an arrest will be attempted.

Werewolves
Lycanthropy is easier to hide than vampirism, however just as dangerous. If someone makes claims to the Guard that you are a werewolf without evidence, you will be subject to a mandatory silver test. If it is found that a character is a werewolf via transformation and multiple witnesses, they will be approached and an arrest will be attempted.




For Guards

Because Guards are the individuals enforcing these laws, they will be closely held to them. Consequences involving their employment status may occur if any of these laws are broken, depending on the situation. This following will be the general guideline:

If you are a guard and are caught committing a first degree offense, you will receive a warning, or you will be placed on probation and must be partnered with another guard who has not committed an offense (depending on the severity of the crime) in addition to the typical punishments listed prior.

If you are caught committing a second degree offense, you will be placed on probation and must be partnered with another guard who has not committed an offense, and may be dismissed from the guard (depending on the severity of the crime) in addition to the typical punishments listed prior; you will be striped of your duty should you be caught again.

If you are caught committing a third degree offense, including unnecessary use of violence, you will be dismissed from the guard, and not allowed to join again, in addition to the punishments listed prior.