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Worshipful Sister Sigrdrífa,

 

Yes, Jarls of the High Realm do more or less have the right of pit and gallows since they serve as Law Courts of First Instance.

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A High Priestess is going to purchase one of these then. ;)

 

Bwahahaha! :rofl:

 

Article XIII.

No one shall be sentenced to death, tortured or otherwise treated in a manner violating human dignity.

 

Please do keep in mind, Worshipful Sister Sigrdrífa, that the death penalty is outlawed under Article XIII of the Fifth Chapter of the High Law. ;)

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The right of pit and gallows is the tradtional term for the right of certain chieftains to dispense justice; the term "pit" refers to the right to throw people into a dungeon, and the "gallows" refers to the, nowadays obsolete, right to execute them.

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Jarls of the High Realm are chieftains and they are nowadays the only chieftains that under Storish law have the power to dispense justice due to them serving as the Courts of First Instance of their jardoms. :hammer:

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A High Priestess wishes to convey that she would be in favour of introducing the death penalty for the following offences: treason, treachery, murder, arson, sabotage, rape, Lèse-Majesté, Lèse-Souveraineté, sedition, robbery, secession, piracy, espionage, theft, insolence, and cat-calling.

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A High Priestess wishes to convey that she would be in favour of introducing the death penalty for the following offences: treason, treachery, murder, arson, sabotage, rape, Lèse-Majesté, Lèse-Souveraineté, sedition, robbery, secession, piracy, espionage, theft, insolence, and cat-calling.

 

Pray be adviced that sacrilege, usurpation, mutiny, insubordination, and terrorism must need to be added as well.

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A High Priestess wishes to convey that she would be in favour of introducing the death penalty for the following offences: treason, treachery, murder, arson, sabotage, rape, Lèse-Majesté, Lèse-Souveraineté, sedition, robbery, secession, piracy, espionage, theft, insolence, and cat-calling.

 

Worshipful Sister Sigrdrífa,

 

How would you like the death penalty to be carried out?

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A High Priestess wishes to convey to her Sweet Sister Astrid that she will want the death penalty to be carried out by beheading, except in case of theft which should be done by hanging. The jarla of the jarldom where the capital crime occurred should swing the blade, using her Valtian steel sword.

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A High Priestess wishes to convey to her Sweet Sister Astrid that she will want the death penalty to be carried out by beheading, except in case of theft which should be done by hanging. The jarla of the jarldom where the capital crime occurred should swing the blade, using her Valtian steel sword.

 

Here, here! Though, we do need to repeal Article XIII of the Fifth Chapter of the High Law in order for it to take effect.

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A High Priestess wishes to convey to Sweet Sister Astrid that she will want the death penalty to be carried out by beheading, except in case of theft which should be done by hanging. The jarla of the jarldom where the capital crime occurred should swing the blade, using her Valtian steel sword.

 

* Starts oiling Iron Thorn. *

 

Absolutely!

 

Beheading and hanging are terribly outmoded. I believe that executions should be done by electric chair, firing squad, and/or mindwipe.

 

Beheading is the bomb! :viking4:

 

Mindwipe could be used for offences such as theft and cat-calling.

 

Can't you just put them to sleep? No need to make a spectacle of it all. Though, I do find the whole concept of the death penalty rather outdated and bad. But if you really want to reintroduce it, please, don't make a spectacle out of it.

 

Executions should, of course, be done in private.

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Worshipful Sister Sigrdrífa,

 

Where would you like the death penalty to be carried out?

 

A High Priestess wishes to convey to her Sweet Sister Astrid that she will want the death penalty to be carried out at ancient traditional sites suchas moot hills, islets, or crossroads.

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