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Old 11-05-2018, 08:14 PM   #511
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Noice. Just filled a gap in an undefined aspect of one of my fantasy settings.
While I was pushing for the most bizarre system imaginable because my last couple were nothing much, that bit of it is probably the most workable bit.
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:12 PM   #512
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It's potentially a good system for nomadic folk, or a society which has disparate nomadic and settled aspects.

It could even have a court of appeal, where if one of the judges is in dispute with the others, a case could be reheard with a panel of five, one from each party, and three neutrals. Would require a societal reverence for jurisprudence and the actual practice of law, but.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:39 AM   #513
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It's potentially a good system for nomadic folk, or a society which has disparate nomadic and settled aspects.

It could even have a court of appeal, where if one of the judges is in dispute with the others, a case could be reheard with a panel of five, one from each party, and three neutrals. Would require a societal reverence for jurisprudence and the actual practice of law, but.
Such a society might be highly buttressed by kinship, gerontocracy, and religion. Like Jews or Armenians or Roma. The reverence for law is in part the reverence for the patriarch. Though Jews have long been famed for reverence for law in the abstract anyway.

Joint trials of the kind took place along the Scottish Border. If things were REASONABLY peaceful (meaning the respective monarchs were not laying waste to everything over petty geneological and real estate disputes even if the clans were still robbing each other merrily) then the officials from the English and Scottish side would meet regularly. In the course of the meeting there was a series of trials with a jury of six English and six Scots.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:05 AM   #514
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One for a Monty Python like satire of Democracy: The candidates take turns insulting each other in front of judges. The one who does the best wins.

The insults have to be humorous, clever and outrageous otherwise there is no point to them. Again imagine something more like Monty Python then real life.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:23 AM   #515
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One for a Monty Python like satire of Democracy: The candidates take turns insulting each other in front of judges. The one who does the best wins.

The insults have to be humorous, clever and outrageous otherwise there is no point to them. Again imagine something more like Monty Python then real life.
So, just like Epic Rap Battles of History.
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