A wee bit of time-jumping. Figured I'd go ahead and put a couple of the Tribunal cases in their own thread, so as to not clutter up the main Tribunal thread.
When Tribunal is formally opened, Whitburh Frithowebba is announced and takes her seat behind a table on the dais. Then the Praeco, Caitlin Suil Uaine of Merinita, is announced. After a few moments, the door at the back of the hall flies open and a thick cloud of colorful butterflies quietly wings its way to the larger chair (looking something like a throne), swirling for a second before it becomes a chestnut-haired young woman, seemingly in her late teens, wearing an iridescent colorful gown.
Once the Praeco takes her seat, she nods to Whitburh, who picks up a sheet of parchment. Before she can say anything, a young magus rises. [color=red]"I object!", he says. [color=red]"How do we know this is truly the Praeco?" It's fairly obvious that the objection is part of a ritual.
Whitburh turns and says something quietly to Caitlin, who replies. Whitburh then turns and announces, [color=red]"It is her."
The business of the Tribunal begins, which, for the most part, consists of the Tribunal ratifying agreements, punishments, et cetera, that have already been agreed to by the parties involved.
The first case of note is after lunch the first day. Magus Radislav am Polanach of Criamon (who is not in attendance) was captured by the magi of Dun-Naomhaig about two years ago, during a contested vis gathering. Dun-Naomhaig sent a ransom demand of 15 pawns of Rego vis to Crun Clach, Radislav's covenant. When Crun Clach delivered the ransom, they were told that the ransom had been raised to 25 pawns. Dun-Naomhaig's contention is that the ransom had to be delivered by the winter solstice, and that when Crun Clach was delinquent with the ransom, that nullified the agreement.