|Trial of Jon Silverthorne|
|The trial of Jon Silverthorne delivered many surprises. Having been charged with the crime of rape by Scribble Jon Silverthorne had both his reputation and freedom at stake. On one side the ruthless prosecutor Lord Sid took on the cause of his guildmate Scribble while Isk the Magnate took on the defence of the infamous sailor.
As the trial began it was evident that each side had tricks up their sleeves. Lord Sid began by presenting various items before the court of Yew. Among them was alligator tenderizer, ripped clothing and various other apparel which painted a picture of struggle. Lord Sid claimed that the tenderizer was used as a narcotic to knock Scribble out. It was presented that Jon used the powder to pacify Scribble before having his way with her. He put Scribble herself on the stand and had her detail her side of the story.
|A court room artist's rendition of Sid presenting the 'tenderizer' as evidence|
|As the trial progressed it soon became evident that there were far too many holes in everyone’s account of events. For instance Scribble stated that she did not enter Jon’’s jail cell but claimed to have been assaulted by the man who had at the time of the rape been locked up in prison. Isk was quoted as saying ““There is serious doubt concerning Scribble's one week disappearance. And her statement that she did not enter the cell makes her violation impossible unless Jon is particularly... huge””|
This did not deter the prosecution. Sid placed on the stand various witnesses that saw Scribble in a shocked and damaged state. The prosecutor expertly presented a time line starting from Scribble being found outside the jail cell by her friends and adequately showed the court that Scribble could not have been lying with she sheer number of witnesses that spoke on Scribble’s grief. For a time it seemed that the defence would lose the case.
Fortunately for Jon Silverthorne Isk presented a strong defence by not only placing the defendant on the stand but by presenting a fortune teller and part time mystic which Scribble had seen in order to awaken the memories of the night of the crime. The fortune teller was made to say what she told Scribble, that being that Scribble asked for what happened and therefore Jon should be guiltless.
The court was incredibly confused by the end of the trial with the number of changed stories and by the questionable methods of the defence. A few days were given before the verdict was read and in the end Jon was found innocent thus securing Isk’s undefeated streak as a lawyer under Yew’s justice system.
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