I LOVED role playing with Raze, he really was an authentically nice guy and super fun to play with, I never worried that he'd take offence OOC, he understood the difference well. Never pulled macho stuff, and was just about having fun with a storyline. One of my favourite scenes was with him. It was the result on a long ongoing story that I started and he wholeheartedly embraced.
It's always awful when someone dies, especially when they are wonderful, I'm sad that I'll never pass him in my Gor travels again. (sorry for the wall of text, I did edit out the unneeded commentary)
Crusader Arado: lady contessa please state the charge and who is bringing it
Contessa Giotto: Yes your honor....The accused....points..Him...is accused of duping my constituent and friend Ute from ore rocks by selling her a tonic that was not only not what it claimed to be but common salt water
Crusader Arado: she purchased a tonic with rocks Lady?
Contessa Giotto: Not just any rocks sir...rare ore that our smithy smelts into steel
Crusader Arado: and what was she told when she purchased this tonic?
Randall Razor says under his breath..."stupid rocks"
Contessa Giotto: May I give an opening statement...or are we going right to the cross examination your honor?
Crusader Arado: of course lady, please give your statement
Contessa Giotto: Thank you....ahem Ladies and gentlemen ...before you stands a man accused of a crime....
Randall Razor narrows eyes at Contessa and tries not to stare daggers in case Crus notices
Contessa Giotto: But this is not as simple as it first appears...Certainly it is a common dupe...a theft but its implications go far beyond that...oh yes they do! First....
Randall Razor flirts back then realizes she said...."first"
Contessa Giotto: This is a case of honor...a healer looking for a cure for the plague...she has the concern of the people at heart and this man breaks that honor, second....
Randall Razor coughs nervously
Contessa Giotto: He is maligning merchants all over Gor by making them look bad...taking thier lively hood away by the mere thought of deciet, and finally, He is making the name of Sais a blight....rubbing it into the ground like a spark cast off from a fire
Randall Razor furrows brow deeply thinking Contessa is too damn good and wishing Amadeus would wake up
Contessa Giotto: Can we let this injustice go unpunished???
Randall Razor: YES!
Contessa Giotto: ummmmummm...NO!For the good of Gor...for the good of Sais...I say JUSTICE!points at the accused
Randall Razor bows properly with a flourishy hand wave to Contessa and gives her his high wattage smile
Crusader Arado: is that all you wish to say in opening Lady?
Contessa Giotto: Need I say more? your honor...smiles
Crusader Arado: i seems adequate lady, looking to Amadeus he says do you have a opening statement brother?
Amadeus Freund: yes I do Magistrate
Crusader Arado: speak it now then
Randall Razor applauds lightly and politely
Amadeus Freund: my client stands before you the victim of a fraud
Contessa Giotto smiles and then looks at the ceiling
Amadeus Freund: in which he was sold a bill of goods
Randall Razor nods looking sad
Amadeus Freund: and unwittingly passed it on to the good lady
Randall Razor single tear runs down cheek
Amadeus Freund: we well show that my client was given certain assertions about the product he sold
Contessa Giotto looks on with disgust
Amadeus Freund: that he had no way of verifying and thus was duped into selling a product that did not work
Contessa Giotto: I object!
Randall Razor shakes head sorrowfully
Crusader Arado: you object to his opening statement lady?
Contessa Giotto: Shouldnt a merchant be certain of his product?
Amadeus Freund: I look forward to showing my client's innocence
Alora Adored bites her lip in confusion she whispered "my Master? Whats going on?"
Amadeus Freund: magistrate this is not the time for her specious arguments
Crusader Arado: noted brother. Lady please remain silent while Amadeus gives his statement
Amadeus Freund: thank you your honor
Contessa Giotto nods
Amadeus Freund: I am finished
Contessa Giotto mumbles to her self..."I bet"
Randall Razor mistrial ? ~to Amadeus
Amadeus Freund: not yet, be quiet raze
Crusader Arado: nods, then we will hear again from the Lady Contessa please call your first witness lady
Randall Razor nods ever so quietly
Contessa Giotto: My first witness is the Gate keeper Hammer!
Crusader Arado: hammer is on the way
Contessa Giotto: ummm...is Hammer here....or is he attending his the disappearence of his favorite plaything?
Randall Razor whispers: mistrial ??
Amadeus Freund: your honor if the witness is not here lets go to the next witness
Contessa Giotto smiles and taps her foot and wishes the honorable scribe would shut the accused up.....
Crusader Arado: laughs well welcome Hammer
Hamilton Outlander runs his fingers throught his hair, "Glad I could make it.".
Contessa Giotto nods eagerly
Amadeus Freund: looks at the sky to assess the time
Crusader Arado: the lady has called you as a witness hammer in the case of the Majic Exlir
Contessa Giotto looks at the defence to acess the time
Hamilton Outlander nods, "I remember her from last night."
Crusader Arado: continue then lady
Contessa Giotto smiles at hammer, Sir Hammer....feeling well?
Hamilton Outlander smiles I feel excellent.
Contessa Giotto: Tell the court what you bought an elixir for from the accused please...
Hamilton Outlander: I bought some of the elixir from raze's stand.
Alora Adored whispers "um...not magic...miracle tonic"
Randall Razor nods some pleased with that sale
Contessa Giotto: And tell the court what it was for....
Hamilton Outlander: Well, ummm...Do I have to?
Contessa Giotto: Yes sir...please...
Crusader Arado: yes hammer you do please
Hamilton Outlander: Well, It was claimed that it made me better in the furs.
Randall Razor beams
Contessa Giotto: You see...the same liquid was sold as an enhancement....next witness
Crusader Arado: step down brother hammer and take a seat please
Amadeus Freund: magistrate
Alora Adored bites her lip nervously and inches closer to her Master
Hamilton Outlander: Thank you,
Contessa Giotto: Ute to the stand please
ute Sosa: rases her hand "i am here"
Crusader Arado: continue then Lady with your next witness
Hamilton Outlander mutters, "I can't say if it helped in the furs, but it sure helped in the hot tub.".
Toasty Kingmaker: nods vigerously
Contessa Giotto: Ute...take the stand please....
ute Sosa: am here and close enough i think right?
Contessa Giotto: Ute...can you tell the court exactly in detail the proceedings of the sale....
ute Sosa: well i arrived at the docks over there and saw one store open and went in to see and saw the sign in there saying was an elixir that prevented the plague...well i was looking the bottles over and then this man, Razor, he shows up saying it is his store..
Contessa Giotto: Oh?...the Plague?
ute Sosa: and his elixir he is selling... yes
Contessa Giotto: and what is your profession?
ute Sosa: well i am a village healer is all. not no fancy green caste
Randall Razor mutters prostitute
ute Sosa: but was taught by the best..the lady Hope Dreir
Contessa Giotto: And you thought this elixir would help people?
ute Sosa: kicks the man in front of her for his potty mouth
Contessa Giotto: Your honor...couldnt the gag rule be in effect on the accused?
Amadeus Freund: magistrate would you restrain this witness from assaulting my client?
Randall Razor: owwwwww
ute Sosa: i did not know...but i was intigued because as all know the priest kings have killed those that tried to find the cure
Contessa Giotto: So Ute...you bought the elixir to help people...did you not?
Randall Razor backs away as if cowering from Ute
Crusader Arado: no more talking Raze
ute Sosa: yes i had no coins and gave him my jons rocks...thinking i would analyze the elixir and find out for sure
Crusader Arado: or i will have the balif remove you to the jail
Randall Razor nods obediently hearing Crus
Contessa Giotto: So...how did you find out it wasnt what it seemed?
ute Sosa: i first did some standard analysis, filtration, distialation and extraction..come to such...found nothing but common salt and minerals...then i got some sea water...did the same and got same results
Contessa Giotto: so common sea water....like one would find...say...outside the accused shop on the dock here in Saia for example? raises both eyebrows
ute Sosa: nods, yes
Contessa Giotto: I am finished your honor
ute Sosa: but i really only want my jons rocks back is all she blurts out
Amadeus Freund: stands up
Randall Razor thinks lies lies
Amadeus Freund: now girl
Crusader Arado: first lady Ute you wil keep your hands and feet to yourself
ute Sosa: smiles at the man ignoring his insults
Amadeus Freund: you did an analysis
ute Sosa: yes sir
Crusader Arado: continue with the cross amadeus
Amadeus Freund: but you don't actually know whether this exlir will do what my client says because your never tried it, do you?
ute Sosa: yes sir i did sip it, he saw me sip it before i gave him my rocks
Amadeus Freund: did you have the plague?
ute Sosa: and said was salty and he agreed...all natural he says....no sire i do not have the plague
Amadeus Freund: then you don't really know if it doesn't cure plague
ute Sosa: but i do, i told you
Alora Adored murmured "doesn't cure it...prevents it..."
Amadeus Freund: you didn't give it to a plague sufferer so you don't really know
Contessa Giotto: I object...he is implying my client needed the plague to take the tonic....
ute Sosa: and as a learned man you would know the pk would kill any and have that tried to make a cure
Amadeus Freund: I simply said that she doesn't know if my clients elixir would cure plague
Crusader Arado: overruled Lady i will allow the line of questioning
ute Sosa: the lands are currently free of the plague sir, as your healers all know
Contessa Giotto shakes her head
Amadeus Freund: now you are a healer?
ute Sosa: yes i am a healer
Crusader Arado: make you point though Amadeus
Navid Zuta: "i took it and i havn't got the plague thats 100% effective so far"
Amadeus Freund: magistrate she didn't try it on a plague sufferer so she doesn't know if it won't work. There are ingredients in the exilir she knows not of
Navid Zuta: "and ask the girl i am a pistol in the furs"
Randall Razor almost blurts out "Amen Brother " to Navid but doesn't
Alora Adored nods hearing Master Navids words whispering "Sais was saved from the diseased panther...saved the village"
ute Sosa: shrugs well if you dont believe me have the head of the green here test it or the head of all the caste lady Kailla
Crusader Arado: enough of these outburst!!
Crusader Arado: i wish only to hear the testomony
Amadeus Freund: no further questions
ute Sosa: mumbles to raze, just wanted my rocks back
Crusader Arado: do you have any other witnesses Lady?
Contessa Giotto: no your honor
Amadeus Freund: stands up again
Crusader Arado: brother Amdeus call your first witness
Amadeus Freund: Magistrate, I ask that this case be dismissed
Randall Razor points to Ute and mouthes, liar but never utters a peep
Amadeus Freund: the prosecution has not shown any evidence of a crime
Contessa Giotto looks at the accused and snarls
ute Sosa: mouths bitting his finger off
Amadeus Freund: there is no testimony that my client sold an elixir that did not work when tried
Contessa Giotto: What about Hammer your honor....
Amadeus Freund: he didn't testify that it didn't work
Contessa Giotto: well we didnt talk to any of the ladies he furred did we councelor?
Amadeus Freund: there is absolutely no evidence of the crime, this case should be dismissed
Crusader Arado: it is unclear to this court what it might or might not do at this time....This court needs additional information on the tonic itself. looking to Raze he says, where did you get this Tonic Raze?
Randall Razor nods lookin all victimized
Crusader Arado: answer my question Raze
Randall Razor: why amina supplies me with the tonic Crus...errr Your most honorable magistrate
Alora Adored nodded in agreement beneath the stifling hood
Crusader Arado: brows arched he says, amina brother Shaitans slave?
Randall Razor: yes the clever and wily and wonderful amina....that's her
Crusader Arado: looking over to brother Shaitan he says, brother please bring your slave forward
Shaitan Eccleston jerked the leash and pulled his girl to the front of the stand.
Alora Adored cries out nervously "yes Master"
Shaitan Eccleston leaned down and untied the hood, pulling it from her head, letting her for the first time see where she was.
Crusader Arado: Brother I wish to know about this tonic and where it comes from, the court will leave it to your wish if that testimony needs be given under torture
Contessa Giotto looks down at the hooded girl...
Crusader Arado: if it does then you will administer it
Shaitan Eccleston nodded to the magistrate. "Aye, magistrate, if need be that will be done."
Contessa Giotto thinks Razor fills his own bottles but says nothing....
Shaitan Eccleston looked up to Crus and stated flatly. "I do not know much of the ways of law, but I can atest to being witness to the original exchange of the bottles of so called miracle tonic from my girl amina to Randall, as well as to the talunas of Kalana Woods."
Shaitan Eccleston looked down to his girl. "amina, my girl, what is my command?"
Amadeus Freund: then honorable 2nd sword, tell us what happened
Crusader Arado: nods making note of the admission of amina giving the tonic
Alora Adored looks up to her Master swallowing hard and she whispers "Your word is the law my Master"
Shaitan Eccleston nodded. "Yes my girl, that is correct. Will you lie to me, in any event?"
Alora Adored shakes her head quickly "Oh never my Master, I have never lied to you, or to anyone, I cannot lie my Master, the name you gave me even means faithful and truthful...." she whispered "I have never ever spoken a lie"
Shaitan Eccleston nodded. "Then this so called miracle tonic..is just salt water?"
Randall Razor crosses his rt hand fingers and thinks hard hoping everyone can read his thoughts..."Me either, I've never lied, ever"
Alora Adored blinks and shakes her head quickly smiling slightly at the thought "Oh no my Master, of course not, that would be silly..."
Amadeus Freund: looks calmly at the slave girl, knowing what comes next
Contessa Giotto lens close to the accused...when this is thru if you get Ute her rocks back I will let you sell the elixir in Gimli....
Shaitan Eccleston nodded again, as he pulled from his belt a length of binding fiber, and a heavy wooden dowel. "My girl, it has been stated that this miracle tonic has been tested and found to be salt water. If it is not, then tell the magistrate what the substance is."
Randall Razor smiles and nods vigorously to Contessa
Contessa Giotto smiles and winks at Razor
Randall Razor beams to Contessa
Crusader Arado: glares at the Lady and says to amina, answer you masters question, if not salt water what is it
Shaitan Eccleston lets the binding fiber dangle in his fingers as he waits for the answer, knowing what will be necessary should the truth not be spoken.
Alora Adored looks up calmly to her Master, ignoring the binding fibre in her complete trust of him "well.....I saved this urt one day from a giani, I nursed it back to health, then one day, it was sitting on my shoulder, and ...well the little bugger peed on me, and it got on a bad cut I had, and wouldn't you know it, it healed up like nothing I have seen before! And I got to thinking, well, my Master is always getting injured, like so many of our warriors, and a few allowed me to test it on them too...and it worked my Master! Remember how well you healed? And well, then Master Raze drank some...well I did tell him it was a topical treatment, but he seemed to think that it made him feel a lot better! And Then, he captured that panther...she was very sick, our very own green said she thought it was the Bazi plague, we were quaruntined...but you know what? No one got sick, even Master Raze who captured her...and she was VERY sick remember my Master? You saw her...so anyway, I started to breed and bottle their urine...and I have gotten a lot of positive response...until now at least..." she dropped her head.
Randall Razor grins widely at amina's testimony
Amadeus Freund: stands up and looks at the magistrate
Amadeus Freund: magistrate we have heard the testimony of the slave, can we be done here now?
Crusader Arado: wait amina are you saying this tonic is Urt Urine?
Amadeus Freund: of course, magistrate
Alora Adored looks up and nodded quickly "Oh yes Master, if anyone had asked me, I would have told them so...."
ute Sosa: shakes her head at the lies
Shaitan Eccleston looked at his girl for a moment and then shook his head, remembering he as well had accidently taken a sip of the proclaimed miracle tonic. "Urt pee"
Contessa Giotto rubs her swolen ankles
Crusader Arado: so you are telling me that people have been taking to drink Urt Pee as your tonic!!
Shaitan Eccleston looked to Crus. "Shall I torture her now, magistrate..to assure what we are getting is the truth?"
Crusader Arado: how could the truth be worse then this if it a lie, shakes his head, no brother
Alora Adored nods quickly "Oh yes Master, like I said, I did tell them it was a topical treatment, but who am I to tell them not to drink it if they wish to? And it DID prevent the bazi plague..."
Amadeus Freund: magistrate you see that my client was deceived by this slave, he may be credulous but his not a criminal
Crusader Arado: sitting back a moment he thinks in shock and says. all rise please I will give my judement
Contessa Giotto: What of My clients rocks....?
Crusader Arado: shuush lady i am getting to that
Contessa Giotto: yes your honor.....
Crusader Arado: hear me now all in attendence.....
Contessa Giotto pulls at her skirt that has wedged in her ass from sitting....
Randall Razor listens carefully hoping to not see the inside of the jail again soon
Crusader Arado: looking to Raze he says, brother i have seen no evidence that you did willingly know you were selling a Urt Pee Tonic, however the lady is right in that you should know what you are selling... I therefore find that you will return the said rocks to the Lady Ute, but shall not be punished futher.....also let it be known that this court deems it necessary for anyone that has drank this elixr be seen by a green immediatly
Amadeus Freund: thank you Magistrate, wise ruling
ute Sosa: claps her hands so happy
Crusader Arado: brother Shaitan
Randall Razor: aye Crus
Shaitan Eccleston: Yes Crus?
Crusader Arado: i cannot allow Urt Pee tonic to be passed about the village, well not at least without its proper labling and factual information
Alora Adored sighs with relief and whispers "If anyone would like a free sample of my tonic, please help yourself, I have a full supply in my pack ((click my backpack))
Contessa Giotto hands Razor her card
Amadeus Freund: claps Raze on the back, told you I'd get you off
Contessa Giotto: when do we get the rocks Razor?
Shaitan Eccleston nodded. "Yes of course Crus. I will see to it that this is rectified."
Crusader Arado: face palms at aminas words, no more tonic amina at least until properly labeled