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Moderate Town Laws
A list of moderate town laws. The The laws of a small towns are rarely posted publically, as citizens know the laws already and outsiders/travelers are often rare. Most small towns preferred to weigh each crime individually, and subscribe an adequate punishment by the town's leader/council. The laws below can be used as a guideline for the town.

In addition, it is up to the DM to decide if the town officials will want to prosecute laws that affect the kingdom, like treason (many small towns are so removed from the kingdom, that they rarely know all the rules of their kingdom, or choose not to "get involved" in prosecuting crimes that don't affect them).

Town Laws

Murder (The malicious killing of another shall not be tolerated) - Punishable by death - hung by the neck 'til dead.
Heresy (Worshipping and committing acts in the name of the Dark gods) - Suspicion: Flogging, 10 lashes. Witnessed: 25 lashes, branding and exile.
Arson (The burning of property and goods endangers the entire community) - 500 gp fine, plus damages. Repeat offenders: flogging, 25 lashes, and 3 years of hard labor.
Assault (Brawls and rowdy behavior disrupt the peace) - 20 gp fine. Repeat offenders: fine and public beating.
Vandalism (Damage to homes and property) - 10 gp fine plus the cost of repairs/replacement, stocks for 1 day. Repeat offenders: fine and flogging, the stocks for 3 days.
Theft (Taking property belonging to others) - 50 gp fine plus the value of any goods stolen. Repeat offenders: 100gp fine, and 1 year of hard labor.
Livestock/Horse Theft (Stealing horses and livestock from others) - 100 gp fine plus the value of the stolen animal. Repeat offenders: Fine and 10 lashes, and the stocks for 3 days.
Illegal Casting (The casting of spells to harm or influence others) - Fine (varies, based on the repercussions), plus damages. Destructive and deadly spells are punishable by hard labor, minimum of 5 years.
If a fine can't be paid, additional time of hard labor or indentured servitude will be added as punishent.

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