GENESIAN PORT
IN-CHARACTER LAWS

Laws may be added to, or removed from at the will of the City Government or by decree of the Ubar. Updated laws will be kept on file with the Magistrates, and within the Scribes hall and provided to the citizens and residents upon request.

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Section 1 - Government

1.0 - The City of Genesian Port has an Ubarate in control.
        1.0.a - The Ubar will be one from the Warrior's Caste as he will act as War Chieftain.
        1.0.b - The Ubar will have complete control, and power over matters involving the city if he so wishes without need for explanation.

1.1 - Genesian Port will also be governed by a Council which will consist of the following:
        --Ubar - may permit the Legate to vote in his place if unavailable to attend a meeting of the council or if the Legate has been 
            required to assume power due to capture or death of the Ubar.
        --Ubara - may permit the Ubar, Legate, or another member of the council to vote in her place if unable to attend a meeting of 
            the council.
        --Administrator
        --Commander - may send Captain or Lieutenant in his place if unavailable to attend a meeting of the council.
        --Head of Physicians Caste - may send assistant Head of Caste in his/her place if unavailable to attend a meeting of the council.
        --Head of Scribes Caste - may send assistant Head of Caste, the High Magistrate, or the Head Ambassador in his/her place if 
            unavailable to attend a meeting of the council.
        --Head of Merchant Caste - may send assistant Head of Caste or Merchant Magistrate in his/her place if unavailable to attend a 
           meeting of the council.
        --Head of Builder Caste - may send assistant Head of Caste in his/her place if unavailable to attend a meeting of the council.
        --Legate will be in attendance at council meetings and as advisor to the Ubar may speak to any matters brought before the 
            council, but will not have a vote except as outlined above.
        --Head Ambassador will be in attendance at council meetings and as advisor to the Ubar may speak to any matters brought 
            before the council, but will not have a vote except as outlined above.
        --High Magistrate will be in attendance at council meetings and as advisor to the Ubar may speak to any matters brought  before
            the council, but will not have a vote except as outlined above.

1.2 - The Ubar has complete control in Genesian Port to appoint the Heads of Caste, Council members, and other titled individuals within the city.

1.3 - While the laws of the city will be voted upon by the Council, the Ubar has veto authority and may abolish or establish a law by his decree.

1.4 - Citizens, residents and visitors are all required to abide the laws of the city within it's boundaries.
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Section 2 - Citizenship

2.0 - Citizenship is granted only if one is sworn to the Home Stone of Genesian Port.
        2.0.a - Non-citizens are afforded limited protection under the laws of Genesian Port, and guests will be afforded limited 
        protections provided they obey the laws of the city.
        2.0.b - Residents may establish citizenship by attending a public Home Stone Ceremony or scheduling a swearing ceremony 
        with the Ubar, Magistrate, or Ambassador.
        2.0.c - All citizens must travel to the Sardar Mountains at least once before they reach 25 years of age.

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Section 3 - Magistrates and Processes of the Law

3.0 - Punishments and Sentences are decided by the High Magistrate, although some cases may be delegated from the High Magistrate to other Magistrates.
        3.0.a - The Ubar may overturn any sentence at his discretion or offer a pardon.
        3.0.b - Citizens may make one appeal of the Magistrate's decision to the Ubar. Non-citizens have no right of appeal.  
        3.0.c - The Head of Merchant's Caste may assign a Merchant Magistrate to deal with matters of Merchant law.
        3.0.d - The High Magistrate may appoint an inquisitor to investigate and collect evidence and statements.

3.1 - Civil and Criminal cases may be addressed during a closed hearing, a public hearing, or a tribunal style hearing before members of the council depending on the severity of the offense and the potential sentence if convicted.
        3.1.a - A closed hearing takes place without the involvement of advocates where the High Magistrate, Magistrate, or Ubar 
        review the case and render a verdict. No advocates for the prosecution or defense will be utilized during a closed hearing.
        3.1.b - Any criminal charges that may result in death, banishment, or permanent enslavement must be heard before a tribunal of 
        at least three council members. During such hearings, the High Magistrate will appoint a Magistrate or Advocate to act as 
        prosecutor. A defendant may retain the council of an advocate. The High Council tribunal will hear the testimony and render a 
        verdict. An advocate for the defendant will be provided if the defendant is unable to afford one.
        3.1.c - Any member of the council may call for an expedited vote of death, banishment, or permanent enslavement if he/she is 
        able to articulate substantial evidence against the accused supporting citizenship being revoked and his/her ability to obtain 
        the signatures of a simple majority of the actively seated council members.

3.4 - Once a sentence has been passed, citizens cannot be convicted of the same crime, unless the crime was committed again.

3.5 - If approved by the Magistrate, the testimony of slaves can be taken by torture.

3.6 - The Ubar may offer a pardon to any citizen, resident, or non-resident at his discretion. Any pardon offered during times of war or under distress may be revoked by decree of the Ubar.
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Section 4 - Criminal Acts
 
Criminal Acts: These crimes can result in death, enslavement, imprisonment, or other severe punishments.  If a slave intentionally commits a crime within this section, the slave may be punished or put to death.  The owner of the slave may be arrested and charged with the crime if their slave was acting by their order or willfully outside the order of any other free.   A Free person suspected of these crimes or ordering a slave to commit a crime will be arrested and charged under the applicable code.  An accomplice to a crime is any person aiding in the planning, execution, or concealment of a crime and accomplices are subject to the same charges and penalties.

4.1 - Treason - Punishable by death, banishment, or permanent enslavement
            4.1.a - Any act to unseat or overthrow the Ubar or any member of the city council
            4.1.b - Theft of the Home Stone of Genesian Port
            4.1.c - Falsely claiming to be of a Caste of Genesian Port
            4.1.d - Sedition
            4.1.e - Aiding enemies of Genesian Port
            4.1.f - Making maps of Genesian Port while not a cartographer of the city.
            4.1.g - Selling information about Genesian Port's defenses, citizens, merchants, or activities to others.
            4.1.h - Spying upon a citizen for purposes contrary to the city's well-being.
            4.1.i - Aiding or protecting any foreign visitor or spy with the foreknowledge that they intend to harm the city, its citizens, or 
            government officials.
            4.1.j - Accessory to any plot against the city, Ubar, or member of the council
            4.1.k - Any citizen that goes forth to another city and swears any oath to the Home Stone, or the city.
            4.1.l - Aiding an enemy of the city during times of war
            4.1.m - Kidnap, rape, or torture of the Ubar, Ubara, or member of the council

4.2 - Murder and Attempted Murder - Any act intending to harm, maim, or kill without explicit authority, or sentence to do so. Punishable by banishment, enslavement, or death.
        4.2.a - A warrior protecting a citizen or the Home Stone from internal or external attack is exempt from charges of Murder or 
        Attempted Murder.
        4.2.b - An assassin hired by the Ubar or High Council is exempt from charges of Murder or Attempted Murder.
        4.2.c - A torturer hired by the Ubar or High Council is exempt from charges of Murder or Attempted Murder if the contracted 
        individual dies during torture.

4.3 - Theft - Taking or using the property of someone without the owner’s permission is considered the crime of theft. Damaging property rendering it unusable is also considered theft. This includes the theft of slaves or the sexual use of a belted or restricted slave. Punishable by ear notching on first offense, enslavement up to one month, and/or a fine payable to the city of up to 1 gold. Punishable by thieves brand, permanent enslavement, banishment, and/or a fine payable to the city of up to 5 gold for subsequent offenses.

4.4 - Libel and Slander - Making a false statement in writing (Libel) or verbally (Slander) of another citizen of Genesian Port which has caused harm to their reputation, or business income. Punishable by public whipping up to 15 lashes, restitution to the victim for damages up to 10 gold, and a fine payable to the city of up to 3 gold.
        4.4.a - Name calling and personal opinions are not covered by charges of libel or slander.
        4.4.b - Statements must be proven to be false. If statements cannot be proven false, no case of libel or slander exists.
        4.4.c - Accuser must provide evidence showing that their reputation or business income has been harmed by the 
        false statements.
             
4.5 - Assault of a Free Woman - Face stripping, physical assault, sexual assault, or laying of hands on a free woman without explicit authority to do such by a court order, her guardian, or her companion is punishable by up to two weeks enslavement, public whipping up to 10 lashes, restitution to the victim for damages up to 5 gold, and a fine payable to the city of up to 2 gold. 
        4.5.a - A free male citizen will not be charged with assault for striking a free woman acting in a manner described within section 
        5.1.a.2 - Indecent behavior

4.6 - Public Endangerment - Actions that may result in the injury or death of any free, or damage to their property including slaves per the definitions outlined below. Punishable by a fine payable to the city of up to 50 silver.
        4.6.a - To be a public nuisance or to disrupt the public peace or safety. To falsely raise the alarm to call warriors if no 
        emergency exists including ringing of the alarm bell as a prank.
        4.6.b - To disrupt or impede a court proceeding or a sanctioned investigation.
        4.6.c - To own an animal, beast, slave, pet, or livestock of any type that causes harm to a citizen, resident, or property. The 
        property may be killed to protect citizens, residents and property.
        4.6.d - For any visitor, resident, or citizen of the city not of the caste of Warriors flying a tarn below the level of the council 
        chambers or riding a tharlarion. The mount may be killed to protect citizens, residents, and property. A citizen may obtain a 
        license from the Ubar or Commander for the use of a tarn during defense of the city and military training exercises within the 
        city.

4.7 - Assault - The physical or sexual assault of any free person. Punishable by a fine payable to the city of up to 1 gold, and/or public whipping up to 12 lashes.
        4.7.a - A warrior acting in his duties as enforcer of the laws and peace keeper will not be charged with assault.

4.8 - Fraud - Punishable by a fine payable to the city of up to 3 gold, temporary or permanent enslavement, banishment, public whipping up to 20 lashes, or death.
        4.8.a - To forge the seal of another person, caste, or city official on any legal document.
        4.8.b - To represent yourself as any titled position without the appropriate approval of the Head of Caste, or city government.
        4.8.c - To draft any letter, contract, or other document that falsely represents yourself, your identity, your business, your 
        finances, or your family.

4.9 - Outlaws - Outlaws and panthers are forbidden from leaving the docks at the trade point.   Entry into the city (Stepping off the docks) requires written or verbal permission from a city magistrate,  Council member, or the Ubar.  Outlaws and panthers may be enslaved by any citizen of the city if they are found in the city without permission.

4.10 - Arson - Any action resulting in the destruction of property due to fire set accidentally or intentionally. 
        4.10.a - Accidentally set fires with no injuries: Punishable by a fine payable to the city of up to 2 gold and restitution payable to 
        the victim for any losses or costs for repairs.
        4.10.b - Accidentally set fires resulting in injury or death: Punishable by a fine payable to the city of up to 5 gold and restitution 
        payable to the victim or victim's family for any losses or costs for repairs.
        4.10.c - Intentionally set fires: All intentionally set fires are punishable by a fine of up to 10 gold, restitution payable to the victim 
        or victim's family for any losses or the costs for repairs, and carry a mandatory sentence of 15 lashe

4.11 - Criminal Liability - A person who commits a criminal offense with intention, recklessness, or negligence and without lawful justification of the offense OR a Free person's property that causes harm to a citizen or resident, their property, their business, or their financial well being can be held criminally liable.  Exception: A free commanding a slave they do not own to commit a crime will be held criminally liable while the owner is held blameless. Punishable by a fine payable to the city of 1 gold in addition to any sentence imposed for other criminal charges.

4.12 - Resisting Arrest - Any person who flees after a valid arrest order signed by a Magistrate or an appointed official. Any person who refuses to halt or flees after a Warrior has issued a command to halt or attempted to apprehend an individual, with or without a signed warrant. Punishable by a fine payable to the city of 15 silver.

4.13 - Obstruction of Justice - Any attempt to mislead any Council Member, inquisitor in a pending case, Magistrate, or other official with inaccurate, fraudulent, or misrepresented facts. Any refusal to comply with the orders of a warrior when performing the duties of his caste including but not limited to: serving a search or arrest warrant, investigating a matter assigned by the Magistrate or Ubar, handling or transport of any captive of the warriors caste or city, or during any military exercise including training, raids, and defense of the city. Punishable by temporary enslavement up to 2 weeks, a fine payable to the city of up to 1 gold, and/or public whipping up to 5 lashes.

4.14 - False Accusations - Any citizen, resident or slave that falsely accuses a citizen or resident of a crime. Punishable by a fine payable to the city of up to 30 silver.

4.15 - Kidnapping - Abducting any citizen or resident against their will and without the authority of the law or a Magistrate's order. Punishable by banishment, enslavement, or death.

4.16 - False Imprisonment - Keeping a citizen or resident locked inside a building, cage, or other structure, with or without physical restraints, without the proper authority of the law or a Magistrate's order. Punishable by banishment, enslavement, or death.

4.17 - Bribery - The act of offering anyone payment, services, or goods to falsely testify, to obtain unfair influence over the actions of another, or to neglect their duties as a citizen, resident, or city official. Punishable by a fine payable to the city of an amount equivalent to the offered bribe. 

4.18 - Accepting a Bribe - The act of accepting payment, services, or goods to falsely testify, to obtain unfair influence over the actions of another, or to neglect their duties as a citizen, resident, or city official. Punishable by removal from any position of title, and a fine payable to the city of up to 4 gold.

4.19 - Breaking & Entering - Forcing your way into someone’s private property without permission of a Magistrate or a signed search warrant. Warriors can enter private houses or shops while in pursuit of a criminal or when there is a reasonable evidence of danger inside the property. Punishable by a fine payable to the city of 60 silver, and restitution payable to the victim for any damages.


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Section 5 - Enslavement

5.1 - Force-collaring of Genesian citizens is NOT allowed without a trial or hearing before the Ubar or Magistrate, unless performed by the woman’s free companion or legal guardian.  Free Women who are citizens of Genesian Port are not required to wear a veil or scarf in public. If a female citizen is found doing something worthy of a collar, she shall be detained until she can stand before the magistrate.

        5.1.a - Reasons for Enslavement:
                5.1.a.1 - Attire unbecoming a Free woman 
                        (SL glitches causing attire not to rez cannot be used as grounds for enslavement.)
                        5.1.a.1.1 - Hair should be worn in a styled fashion of any variety including braids, buns, or up-dos 
                        appropriate to the culture and heritage of the woman and her family. Hair can not be worn loose about the shoulders, 
                        in a ponytail, or with half the hair pinned up while the remainder is loose about the shoulders. Hair should not touch 
                        the collar of the woman's dress except if worn in a northern style braid. Loose strands or individual curls are exempt 
                        and may fall to the collar or about the face.
                        5.1.a.1.2 - Dresses or robes of concealment must cover the entire torso from the collar bone.
                        5.1.a.1.3 - Dresses or robes of concealment must cover the arm from shoulder to wrist.
                        5.1.a.1.4 - Dresses or robes of concealment must extend to the ankle for those of High Caste.
                        5.1.a.1.5 - Dresses or robes of concealment must extend to the middle of the calf for those of Low Caste.
                        5.1.a.1.6 - Dresses or robes of concealment must include leggings, socks, or boots covering any portion of leg 
                        exposed below the hem of the dress.
                        5.1.a.1.7 - Wearing a collar, ear rings, or other visible piercings not representative of culture or heritage.
                        5.1.a.1.8 - Dresses or robes of concealment may not include lace or other transparent material that reveals the 
                        cleavage, belly, or sex of a woman.
                5.1.a.2 - Indecent behavior
                        5.1.a.2.1 - Consuming alcohol or being intoxicated is not indecent behavior. Such behavior must be accompanied by 
                        indecent behavior as defined within this section to be considered grounds for enslavement.
                                5.1.a.2.1.a - Slurred speech, failure to obey a warrior, parent, guardian, or companion insisting a woman return 
                                to her home, physical assault while intoxicated, stumbling or falling against a free man while intoxicated, lewd 
                                comments while intoxicated, and damage to property due to intoxication may result in charges of indecent 
                                behavior.
                        5.1.a.2.2 - Dancing in a manner befitting a slave, or kneeling in a slave's kneel
                        5.1.a.2.3 - Submission to any Man, or addressing a man as Master
                        5.1.a.2.4 - Attempting to, or succeeding in couching a slave not owned by the woman or her companion.
                                5.1.a.2.4.a - A slave rented by a free woman is considered owned by the woman for the duration of the rental.
                        5.1.a.2.5 - Publicly couching any slave, even one owned by the woman or her companion.
                                5.1.a.2.5.a - Couching is defined as kissing on the lips, fondling the breasts or groin area, being fondled on the 
                                breasts or groin by the slave, any act involving penetration of any part of the slave, any act involving 
                                penetration by the slave, any activity resulting in lewd noises from the woman or the slave.
                                5.1.a.2.5.b - Public is defined as any area outside the private home of the free woman including but not limited 
                                to the baths, the Inn, the market, gardens, or any business within the city limits.
                        5.1.a.2.6 - Intimate relations with a Free man outside the context of a companionship agreement.
                                5.1.a.2.6.a - Intimate relations are defined as kissing on the lips, fondling the groin area, being fondled on the 
                                breasts or groin by the man, any act involving penetration of any part of the man, any act involving penetration 
                                by the man, any activity resulting in lewd noises from the woman.
                5.1.a.7 - Physical attack upon a warrior of the city in the completion of their duties as an enforcer of the law and peace 
                keeper.
                5.1.a.8 - Force collaring of a male or female without a slavers license, the authority of a warrior, or the authority of a 
                government official.
                5.1.a.9 - Signed Free Companionship Contract explaining how the companion may be enslaved
                5.1.a.10 - No existing manumission papers brought forth after finding slave papers
                5.1.a.11 - No existing manumission papers brought forth after discovery of a slave brand
                5.1.a.12 - Conviction of a crime with an imposed sentence issued by the Magistrate or Ubar
                5.1.a.13 - The voluntary submission of any member of the Caste of Entertainers, Poets, or Players to any citizen, resident, or 
                official of Genesian Port must be declined and the caste member brought before the Magistrate or Ubar that they may 
                petition the Head of Caste for expulsion from the caste prior to enslavement.
                5.1.a.14 - The forced enslavement of any member of the Caste of Entertainers, Poets, or Players due to violations of the 
                laws of the city of Genesian Port must be proceeded by a petition by the Ubar or High Magistrate to the Head of Caste for 
                expulsion from the caste prior to sentencing to enslavement.
                5.1.a.15 - Any citizen, resident, or official of Genesian Port participating in the forced or voluntary enslavement of any 
                member of the Caste of Entertainers, Poets, or Players may be subject to enslavement up to 4 weeks, a fine of up to 1 gold 
                per incident, or other punishment as determined by the Ubar or High Magistrate.
                
5.2 - Debt - If a male citizen lands himself with debt he cannot repay, his daughter or companion may be sold to satisfy the debt.  If a female citizen finds herself with debt she cannot repay, she will be enslaved and sold to slavers, or enslaved to the man who pays her debt. Please refer to section 7.1 for contract slavery.

5.3 - Slaves
        5.3.a - Slaves are the property of their owners. Owners may do anything they wish to their property without fear of retaliation or 
        legal punishment.
        5.3.b - When in public, a slave may be called to serve any free citizen unless they are in performance of a task for their owner.
                5.3.b.1 - If a slave is sexually restricted from use the owner may have the slave belted to prevent use. If the owner elects
                not to have the slave belted, the owner forfeits the right to damages beyond customary use of a slave of 5 copper.
                5.3.b.2 - If a slave is restricted from serving in an establishment such as the longhall, tavern, Inn, teahouse, alcoves, or 
                bakery, the slave is restricted from entering such establishments except when in the company of their owner or under 
                express command of their owner to make a delivery to a patron of the establishment.
                5.3.b.3 - If a slave is restricted in any other manner, the slave is expected to make such restrictions known in a respectful
                manner. Any free using a slave in a manner that violates the restrictions of the owner may face charges of theft or may
                be ordered to pay damages.
                5.3.b.4 - Slaves can be punished by any free in any manner the free deems appropriate with or without cause. The owner
                may seek damages through the Magistrate.
        5.3.c - After two weeks without contact from their owner, a slave is considered legally abandoned. Owners who anticipate a 
        prolonged absence from the city should communicate their plans, in writing, to prevent an abandonment determination. See 
        section 6.4 for additional information.
        5.3.d - A free person may commit themselves to enslavement by another free person by performing an act of submission.
        Whether a sufficient act has been performed will be determined by a city magistrate should a question of it's validity be raised.
        5.3.e - Any child born to a slave is also a slave and is owned by the mother's owner. 
        5.3.f - A free may enter into a contract of temporary enslavement provided details of the agreement are in writing and made 
        available to any city official upon request.
        5.3.g - A slave may handle money to accept payment for wares or services and may handle weapons when disarming an 
        attacker in the city or with the permission of their owner.
        5.3.h - A slave may use weapons or tools in the completion of chores assigned by their owner or a slaver including a 
        non-combat bow for hunting, an ax to chop wood, a knife during cooking and serving, and other such situations. A slave 
        possessing such an item outside the company of their owner should carry papers detailing permission to be surrendered to 
        any free person upon questioning of their activities. Failure to produce papers may result in punishment of the slave up to, and 
        including, death.
        5.3.i - A male slave may be registered as a fighting thrall and may carry weapons within the city as detailed upon his 
        registration.
        5.3.j - A slave may be registered as a poison slave and the owner must take approved precautions to protect the citizens, 
        residents, and their property from accidental poisoning.
        5.3.k - A person owning a slave that causes harm to a citizen or resident, their property, their business, or their financial well 
        being can be held civilly liable for the actions of their property. The slave may be punished or killed and the owner 
        may be criminally charged for the actions of their property. Exception: A free commanding a slave to commit a crime, harm a 
        citizen or resident, or cause harm to their property, business, or financial well being will be held civilly liable while the owner is 
        held blameless.
        
5.4 - Rights of Slavers
        5.4.a - Regardless of manner of acquisition, a slaver is not obligated to offer stock for sale. Slavers of a slave house may 
        transfer acquired property to their personal chain, maintain property as permanent property of the slave house, offer property 
        solely as rental property, or offer property for sale.
        5.4.b - Acquisition by Claiming
                5.4.b.1 - Slaves that arrive at the docks claiming to be unowned, lost, runaway, for sale by an NPC owner, or washed up due 
                to shipwreck may be claimed by those present at the time of arrival based upon the following criteria:
                        5.4.b.1.1 - Any slaver associated with a slave house of Genesian Port may immediately claim and transport new stock 
                        to their kennel for processing. If a slaver is present, no other individual may claim the stock unless the slaver passes 
                        on the right to claim.
                        5.4.b.1.2 - If a slaver is not present, any warrior of the city of Genesian Port may immediately claim the slave and 
                        transport the new stock to the kennel of their choosing or accept the slave as personal property.
                        5.4.b.1.3 - If no slaver is present and no warrior available, any free may claim the slave as their personal property. If 
                        the free does not intend to maintain the slave as personal property, they are to bring the slave before the Magistrate 
                        or Head of the Scribes to be transferred to a kennel within the city.
                        5.4.b.1.4 - If no free is present, the First Girl or First Boy of a slave house may escort the slave to the slave house for 
                        processing when a slaver becomes available. All other slaves will escort the slave to the nearest slaver, warrior, or 
                        free to be processed per the regulations set forth in subsections 5.4.a.1.1-3.
        5.4.c - Any dispute over the ownership of a slave must be brought before a Magistrate of Genesian Port for a ruling.

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Section 6 - Merchant Law

6.1. Slaves, and Enslavement
        6.1.a - In order to be sold, slaves must have a brand on the thigh or abdomen.
        6.1.b - Slaves must wear a collar to show their slave status. 
        6.1.c - All owned slaves must be registered with the City of Genesian Port
        6.1.d - Slaves must have an exam to be registered. Exams may be performed by any physician of any city but must be dated
        within four weeks prior and must be reviewed and sealed by a Genesian Port Physician prior to issuing of slave registration.
        6.1.e - Barbarians without proper manumission papers, will be enslaved. 
        6.1.f - Members of the Players/Musicians caste are immune from enslavement unless they commit crimes against the city. 
        6.1.g - Citizens must pay 10 silver to obtain a Slaver's license to regularly sell slaves within the city. Regular sale of slaves is
        defined as anyone selling a slave more than once per month.


6.2 - Scales, weights, and measures must meet the standardized criteria
        6.2.a. Trade Fraud -- altering weights, and stones
        6.2.b. Trade Fraud -- Fabrication, or falsification of bills of sale, or pedigree papers on slaves

6.3 - Citizens must pay taxes
        6.3.a. The Merchant Magistrate will enforce taxes for sold goods, rentals and homes

6.4 - After a period of 14 days without an owner present, slaves are considered abandoned.
        6.4.a - An abandoned slave may be claimed by any free male citizen or surrendered to a registered slave house of the city. 
        Any claim of an abandoned slave requires the collar of the individual or slave house placed upon the beast, and the 
        registration of the slave within 48 ahn. If a slave has been claimed and collared by the claimant, it is fraud to remove the collar 
        and attempt to usurp the claim. If the claimant is unable to obtain a physical within the 48 ahn, an exception may be granted  
        to register the slave pending the physicals completion.
        6.4-a - Once one has become enslaved, their property is transferred to the nearest male relative. If there is no male relative, 
        then to next of kin. If no kin, then property will be transferred to the slaves owner or the city.
        6.4-b- If an owner of a slave dies, the slave will go to their heirs. If there are no heirs, the ownership is transferred to the city 
        or the slave may be sold to a registered slave house within the city.

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Section 7 - Free Women, Family, and Companionship Laws

7.0 - Attire
        7.0.a - Female citizens are required to obey any decree of their companion, guardian, or protector with regard to attire 
        including veils, or head scarves, provided such does not violate the laws of the city.
        7.0.b - Hair should be worn in a styled fashion of any variety including braids, buns, or up-dos  appropriate to the culture and 
        heritage of the woman and her family provided the style is not completely loose and free flowing about the shoulders as is 
        commonly worn by slaves.
        7.0.c - Dresses or robes of concealment must cover the entire torso from the collar bone.
        7.0.d - Dresses or robes of concealment must cover the arm from shoulder to wrist.
        7.0.e - Dresses or robes of concealment must extend to the ankle for those of High Caste.
        7.0.f - Dresses or robes of concealment must extend to the middle of the calf for those of Low Caste.
        7.0.g - Dresses or robes of concealment must include leggings, socks, or boots covering any portion of leg 
        exposed below the hem of the dress.
        7.0.h - Female citizens are not required by law to wear veils, or head scarves. 

7.1 - Contract Submission - Women may choose to do a contract submission wherein they will only be submitted to slavery for a time specified in a contract. The woman in contract slavery cannot end the contract before the term expires. Once the contract ends, they return to their Free status with manumission papers.
        7.1.a - A free person may negotiate a period of enslavement with their debtor. Any such agreement must be in writing 
        to be enforceable and made available to any city official or warrior upon request.

7.2 - A Free Woman may submit to any man, or kennel they so choose.
        7.2.a – If a Free Woman has submitted to a man and the man refuses, she must surrender herself to the city for enslavement. 
        The city may elect to auction the slave or sell her to a registered slave house within the city.

7.3 - Most establishments within the city are open to Free Women unless the owner or manager of the establishment proclaims it to be off limits and clearly posts a sign in a conspicuous place barring the patronage of Free Women.
        7.3.a - Free Women are not permitted into Taverns, Paga Dens, or Alcoves of such establishments. Free Women within these 
        establishments are to be arrested by a city guard or Warrior and brought before the Magistrate for sentencing. She will be 
        subject to a two week punishment collar on the first offense and a permanent collar for any subsequent offenses. Exemption: 
        The proprietor of an establishment may enter the tavern to conduct matters of business in the company of a male escort. 
        (Escort may be NPC) Male or Female physicians may enter the tavern in case of medical emergency.

7.4 - Children born from a companionship will take the caste of their Father unless otherwise stated in an individual's contract, or the parents petition to the Council or Ubar to have the child of another caste.

7.5 - Free Women will not be enslaved for verbal altercations.  They are Free, and entitled to hold and defend their own opinions, short of slander or libel.
        7.5.a - Any free male citizen may correct the behavior of a free woman within the confines of the law. Examples of such 
        applications would be striking the woman, seeking out her Head of Caste, Guardian or Companion for discipline of her behavior,         or seeking out a Magistrate for possible legal remedies.

7.6 - Companionships will last for one full year Gorean year (3 RL months).
        7.6.a - Companionship contracts may include an automatic renewal clause providing a minimum 10 day window for either party 
        to elect not to renew.
        7.6.b - A citizen may have only one free companion at a time.
        7.6.c - At the time of companioning, the female companion may change their caste to that of their companion without petitioning 
        the Ubar or Council.
        7.6.d - The enslavement, death, or banishment of a party to a free companionship dissolves that free companionship.
        7.6.e - A companion may petition the Magistrate, Ubar or High Council to nullify a contract for any reason within the first 14 days         of the contract.

7.7 - In the event of a female citizen's death, her property transfers to her companion. If no companion, then to the nearest male relative, or son. If no male relative, than to her daughters. If no daughters, then to the city.

7.8 - In the event of a male citizen's death, his property transfers according to his recorded will of intent.  If no will is on file, his property transfers to his eldest male child.  If no male child, then to another male relative. If no male relatives, to the companion or daughter.  If no no companion or daughter, then to the city.     

7.9 - Free women can own property
        7.9.a - Free women can own either male or female slaves unless otherwise stated by a Free Companion Contract.

7.10 - Adoption is valid where it is recognized and certified by a city magistrate or authorized scribe.
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Section 8 - Capture

8.0 – Female citizens who are captured during an assault on the city and enslaved by the captors are returned to their appropriate status upon rescue, unless 1) a companion or guardian states otherwise, or 2) they committed a voluntary act of submission while captured.   If a female citizen is branded during capture, she may apply for manumission papers from any scribe of the city to substantiate her legal status. Non-citizens are not protected by this law. 
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Section 9 - Castes

9.0 - The city recognizes the following castes: Warriors, Physicians, Scribes, Initiates, Builders, Slavers, Assassins, Merchants, Poets/Musicians/Artists and several subcastes. 

9.1 - A female citizen can change her caste either by Free Companionship when a woman takes the caste of her Companion, or if the Ubar or Council approves the change based on qualifications, and castes willing to accept the change.

9.2 - A male citizen may apply to the Ubar or Council for a change of caste based on qualifications, and the castes willing to accept the change.

9.3 - A Head of Caste is appointed by the Ubar and maintains the seat until:
        9.3.a - Death
        9.3.b - Enslavement
        9.3.c - Conviction resulting in imprisonment
        9.3.d - Decree of the Ubar stripping appointment.

9.5 - Changes to Head of Caste require the authorization of the Ubar.

9.6 - Members of the Caste of Entertainers, Poets or Players are protected from voluntary enslavement and forced enslavement including sentencing to enslavement under criminal proceedings by the regulations set forth in subsections 5.1.a.13-15.
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Section 10 - Assassins

10.0 - Assassins bearing the mark of the black dagger on their forehead will be permitted entrance to the city without interference or impediment to move as they wish. They may not be disarmed.

10.1 - Assassins who enter the city but do not identify themselves or are found in disguise will be subject to all the same laws and restrictions as any other visitor or resident.

10.2 - If an Assassin attempts a kill within the city, they may be subdued and arrested if caught in the act, discovered during investigation, or otherwise identified by a warrior or magistrate.
        10.2.a - An Assassin may be charged with murder or as an accomplice in a murder charge if discovered during an investigation 
        or caught in the act of fulfilling a contract.
        10.2.b - Torture to obtain the identity of the client responsible for the assassination is permitted if the Assassin is apprehended.
        10.2.c - Any conviction of an Assassin requires the unanimous ruling of the Ubar, the High Magistrate, and the Commander of 
        the Red Caste.
        10.2.d - The client, if identified, will be convicted as an accomplice to the crime and receive the same sentence imposed upon 
        the Assassin.