Tales of the Wayward Wench
Law in the Five Kingdoms is established in The Imperial Charter.
The Emperor establishes this Charter throughout any of his demesnes, either in the present or the future. Any rights not explicitly addressed in this Charter are in no way curtailed or limited.
the Law of the Charter supersedes the law of any nation, state or municipality in the Five Kingdoms. If the Charter does not address a law or right explicitly, it does not imply that a national, state or municipal law or regulation has no right to enforce such a law.
Citizens have the right to pursue their delights, so long as their pursuit does not conflict with the laws of the Charter.
Citizens have the right to practice any religion, so long as their practice does not conflict with the laws of the Charter.
Citizens have the right to bear arms or magical or non-magical qualities.
Citizens will be arrested only with cause and only by a lawful representative of the Empire. No citizen will be sentenced to a punishment without a trial by a lawful representative of the Emperor.
The Emperor has the right to establish at His will a representative to administrate his desires.
The Emperor has the right to call to His service any citizen. The citizen shall not refuse this command to service without holy and reasonable justification, as determined by a lawful representative of the Emperor. Any citizen so commanded to the Emperor’s service will be remunerated for his service as befits the generosity of the Emperor.
The Emperor has the right to call Question of any citizen. Any citizen who refuses to so answer a question lawfully put to him by the Emperor, will be subject to the Emperor’s law as if that citizen had answered the Question in the most condemning fashion.
The Emperor, and certainly his representatives, reserve the right of Command. Any lawful command, given by a representative of the Empire shall be treated as a command by the Emperor himself. Disobedience to such a command is punishable by death. Subverting such a command is punishable by death. Conspiracy to subvert such a command is punishable by death.
The Emperor forbids, in any fashion, any magic which attempts to create an undead minion. This is distinguished from bringing the dead back to life, as a cleric might accomplish. Unholy dark magicks are forbidden in all forms.
Resident Aliens are not afforded the rights established in this Charter. But, as residents of the Empire, they are subject tot the will of the Emperor in all things.
Any person born of the union of a citizen and a resident alien shall be afforded the rights of a citizen. Such a person may be required to provide proof of his citizenship if required by a lawful representative of the Emperor.
Only human, dwarf, elf or Halfling may be citizens of the empire.
This Charter does not forbid slavery, either or citizens or aliens. The Charter does require that citizen slaves be afforded all the rights herein.
The Emperor establishes in this Charter that nations, states and municipalities shall make laws concerning the following criminal offenses: theft, battery, murder, kidnapping, destruction of public property, vandalism, using false weights or measures, perjury, libel, slander.