Trying to come up with a list of legal cases that might be heard at tribunal.
Interfering with Mundanes
Valarious of Verditus: Valarious, a Gently Gifted Magus, used a magic broach to alter his form. While deceiving the tribunal with his altered form, he used his arts to create an alternative identity for his true form. With this identity Valarious took holy orders. Upon appointment to a benefices Valarious created a number of items to increase the earnings of his office. With these funds Valarious both lobbied and bribed his way to higher office. In holding these offices Valarious used his arts to create a number of false relics in order to increase his income. Further, Valarious engaged in a campaign of scrying on his ecclesiastical enemies. These action resulted in his rise from Bishop to Archbishop to Cardinal. In order to secure greater hermetic wealth, Valarious then had members of a monastic house trained in Magic Theory then set them to copying hermetic books-including books on the Parma Magica. Having a falling out with the pope Valarious declared Vendetta. In return for a longevity potion supplied by Valarious, a fellow prelate arranged for the poisoning of the pontiff. Carrying with him items of virtue enchanted to increase his persuasive ability in the resulting conclave, Valarious attempted to be named pope. Failing this he swung his support behind the current pontiff and is now a member of the papal curia.
Defense: Valarious contends that he comes from an established Venetian family. Formal training in both Canon Law and Theology and the University of Paris provide adequate mundane credentials for his office. Use of magic items to increase income is common among covenants. Further, the Parma Magica is only operable by a gifted individual. Where is an individuals with the Gift less likely to be found than in a high Dominion Aura? What possible mundane scribe is less likely to steal a tome than a monk with vows of silence, poverty and obedience? The assassination of the Pope was simply an outgrowth of Church politics, this is not the first Pope to meet his end by a human hand. Further, these accusations understate the prevalence of enchanted items among members of the high clergy. Valarious was not the only member of the conclave with items of virtue. Given his position, a march would be more likely to endanger the order than leaving Valarious in his current position.
Outcome: Marched for Interfering with Mundanes. Valarious escaped immediate execution in apparently died in the shipwreck taking a large selection of texts, as well as a substantial amount of vis and silver with him. A reward has been offered to anyone who can confirm his death.
Murder of a Magus
Sarah of Flambeau: The Hoplite Sarah of Flambeau (using baptismal name of Sarah) is accused of murdering Abraxas of Tytalus by multiple applications of a Pilum of Fire as he undertook his research.
Defense: Sarah contains that she was notified of a magus murdering children in the woods near her covenant. Investigating she found a number of children either dead or dying as a result of Perdo Aquam effects used to remove the watery humors from their bodies. Concluding that this evidenced infernal involvement, the hoplite then killed the offending Magus.
Outcome: Removed from Hoplite status and fined one rook of vis.[b]
Nonpayment of Vis[/b]
Sarah of Flambeau: Is accused by Abrasax filius Abraxas of Tytalus of not paying one rook of vis owed him as a result of successfully prosecuting her for the murder of his parens.
Defense: "I am not paying anything to that [expletive]."
Outcome: Fine annulled. Ordered to make amends by assisting the Tribunals Hoplites.
The Archmaga Sarah of Flambeau: Abrasax of Tytalus avows that Sarah's grandparens was an apprentice to a Diedne magus awarded to a member of House Flambeau in a legal action prior to the Schism. Further, the archmaga is accused by Abrasax of Tytalus of forming a mystery cult known as the Knights of the Red Branch. This cult initiates the the mysteries of Diedne magic while at the same time altering the essential nature of it's members so that they may not tell of the groups crimes (initiate Essential Virtue: Knight of the Red Branch +3).
Defense: It is true that the Knights of the Red Branch exist. The oath sworn by all knights is public and clearly states that diabolism is not covered the groups oath of secrecy. The knights are not diabolists nor is she. Sarah asserts that, without commenting upon the groups mysteries, that an inexperience magus might well mistake certain combat magics – such as fast cast formulaic spells – for use of the Diedne arts. While her oath prohibit her from describing the groups mysteries she is able to state that the group sees the Red Branch as the Pilum of Fire. Diedne seem unlikely to agree with this interpretation.
Counterclaim: Abrasax scryed on the Archmaga Sarah of Flambeau in order to steal the secret of a mystery cult.
Outcome: Abrasax ordered to pay one rook of vis to Sarah of Flambeau.
Hiding from Wizards War
Abrasax of Tytalus: Has gone into hiding so as not to be served by a declaration of War by the Archmega Sarah of Flambeau.
Defense: Defendant absent.
Outcome: Appointment of a Quaesitor to take service for Abrasax of Tytalus.
Collateral Damage During War
The Archmaga Sarah of Flambeau, The Archmagus Ignitio of Flambeau (in extended twilight, probably not final), The Archmagus Vermilius of Tremere (deceased), the Archmagus Pericles of Tremere, Johnathan of Flambeau (deceased), Salamandarius of Flambeau, Abrasax of Tytalus, Berigion of Tytalus (deceased):
In response to the declaration of war by the archmaga Sarah of Flambeau, a noted Creo Magus, Abrasax of Tytalus sought help from the other listed magi. War commenced on the stated purpose of “purging the Diedne taint from house Flambeau.” The sodalis of Abrasax suffered warping, and in some instances twilight, as a result of a group targeted version of The Enigma's Gift. Further damage was suffered by the covenant in the subsequent fighting.
Defense: It is unclear what magi caused what damage.
Outcome: The Archmaga Sarah of Flambeau and Abrasax of Tytalus are hereby banished from the tribunal not to return under pain of death. Sarah was then summoned to appear before the Primus of her house to explain her actions at the next tournament. Upon her arrival the Primus wished her luck avoiding becoming the next Primus and resigned.