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The Common Law of the [[Holy Dominion of Archanicus]] is the law upheld by the [[Arbiter]] that applies to every inch of Dominion soil. While the Dominion is divided into spheres of influence of different [[Archons]], the Common Law applies to all, and is the basis that keeps the Dominion as one federal nation. It is enforced by the Arbiter and his police-force, whose authority extends across the Dominion.
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The Common Law of the Dominion was instituted during a massive Faloran uprising against the reign of the Archons many years after the death of the last Palaienid Emperor. It was the [[Arbiter]] who stepped up to band together the dissident factions feasting upon the [[First Faloran Empire]]'s carcass and unite them into a real Dominion - rather than the single-rule of [[Radiance]].
   
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It is the Arbiter who managed the even balance of powers in the Dominion, keeping peace between the [[Archons]]. It is Common Law which mandated the proper way for man and spirit to interact. Common Law also gave humans certain rights, to protect them against misrule and ill intent by spirits.
   
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Altogether, Common Law:
Common Law includes rules such as:
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*Outlawed slavery, whether of man or of spirit
*Binding and devouring are illegal and punishable by death.
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*Affirmed the prohibition of the possession of a human body as a vessel by any spirit
*Basic human rights and equality amongst humans before the law. Thus, while human nobles may have certain privileges, they will answer to the same judge if they break Common Law, which guarantees personal safety and property rights.
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*Established the right to a fair and impartial trial in every corner of the Dominion.
*Spirits must respect human rights. They are unable to harm humans or deceive them when it comes to pacts and sparkings. However, enforcement of this rule is extremely difficult, and only major violations are followed up by the Arbiter's agents, for practical reasons.
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*Defined what interactions between man and spirit are legal - in terms of possible pacts and more.
*Slavery is officially illegal, but local instances of it may crop up and escape the Arbiter's official notice.
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*All peoples of the Dominion are equal, ending the ancient rights of the Falorans as elites.
 
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[[Category:Dominion Provinces]]

Latest revision as of 13:04, October 30, 2015

The Common Law of the Dominion was instituted during a massive Faloran uprising against the reign of the Archons many years after the death of the last Palaienid Emperor. It was the Arbiter who stepped up to band together the dissident factions feasting upon the First Faloran Empire's carcass and unite them into a real Dominion - rather than the single-rule of Radiance.

It is the Arbiter who managed the even balance of powers in the Dominion, keeping peace between the Archons. It is Common Law which mandated the proper way for man and spirit to interact. Common Law also gave humans certain rights, to protect them against misrule and ill intent by spirits.

Altogether, Common Law:

  • Outlawed slavery, whether of man or of spirit
  • Affirmed the prohibition of the possession of a human body as a vessel by any spirit
  • Established the right to a fair and impartial trial in every corner of the Dominion.
  • Defined what interactions between man and spirit are legal - in terms of possible pacts and more.
  • All peoples of the Dominion are equal, ending the ancient rights of the Falorans as elites.
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