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17 November 2006 @ 12:38 pm
The People of Yu Shan vs Amoth City Smiter  


Most honorable censor, the prosecution has presented a plethora of insignificant charges against my client, Amoth the sub-director of the bureau of humanity. The evidence they have presented (even if it does turn out to be factual) is still insufficient to convict my client of any serious crime. Furthermore that same evidence is based almost entirely on speculation and hearsay, and those who have testified against my client are quite obviously his political opponents with their own biased agendas. The only charge that has been brought against my client of any repute is the charge of consorting with the Silver Pact of the Lunar Exalted. The prosecution has charged my client with interfering with the Exalted mandate to rule creation, saying that his involvement with the Silver Pact is stepping outside his boundaries as a god in the bureau of humanity and taking a direct role with affairs in creation. It is my intent to show you honorable censor, that any involvement Amoth might have had with the Silver Pact was not only well within his authority as the sub-director of the bureau of humanity, but was in fact, an attempt to strengthen the boundaries of creation against the threat presented by the fey. I do not wish to waste any more of your time than is absolutely necessary most honorable censor, in calling a host of witnesses with trivial testimonies as the prosecution has done. The only questions I have are for my client, and once my questioning is concluded, all things shall be brought into the light of the sun, and no man or god will question the innocence of my client.

Lord Amoth, the prosecution has charged you with dealing with the Silver Pact of the Lunar Exalted, and assisting them in several of their endeavors to strengthen their power within creation, do you deny these charges?

No

Since you freely admit that you have had dealings with the Silver Pact, perhaps your accusers should be informed of your intent and reason for these dealings. The defense has accused you of assisting the Silver Pact in order to increase your own dominion in creation and thereby increasing your power here in heaven. I would argue however that the motivating factor in your deals with the Silver Pact was not your own self interest, but instead in the interest of helping the Lunar Exalted in their efforts to stop the forces of the Wyld from infringing upon the boundaries of creation. Is this true?

No

As you can see most honorable censor my client does not speak falsely in this court; certainly he is interested in increasing his own dominion but what god is not? Lord Amoth while your dealings with the Lunar Exalted were not completely benevolent and served your own purposes as well as theirs, a side effect of said assistance was the strengthening of the Lunars in their fight against the Fey courts, who you actively oppose correct?

No

Certainly Lord Amoth there is a reasonable explanation for not opposing the enemies of creation. As an Eclipse caste Solar Exalted I have been charged with being an ambassador to the enemies of creation, and have worked with them in the past, and while they are still my enemies, I have assisted them in their own selfish agendas, and in return they have assisted me in my task which is insuring the safety of creation. Certainly your agenda in dealing with the courts of the Fey are similarly altruistic, and any dealings you may have had with them were to insure the continued safety and stability of creation, rather than increasing your own dominion and power yes?

No

As you can tell most honorable censor my client has freely admitted to breaking the laws of heaven, but certainly his willingness to admit his guilt must be taken into consideration in his sentencing. It is obvious is it not Lord Amoth, that your confession here in front of this tribunal is an act to clear your name, and to prove to everyone here that you are not simply a power hungry deity who is willing to defy any law of heaven in order to increase your own power yes?

No

Even if this is true sub-director Amoth, you have not yet acted upon these impulses, and your rise to power has been completely within the boundaries of the law. Certainly the despicable rumors that only the most rash and bold of your enemies have dared to utter; that you have violently disposed of gods who stood in your way, that you have created a network of corruption throughout Yu-shan to assist you in your machinations of power, and that you ultimately plan to overthrow the current director of the bureau of humanity and take over the bureau for yourself, only to watch creation itself spiral into ruin giving you the power to rival even the greatest gods, could not possibly be true are they?

Yes

But that will not be enough for you will it Lord Amoth? You will not be satisfied watching the cities of creation fall into ruin, you are ambitions are far too great to be contained within the boundaries of creation. You will not stop until all cities, even mighty Yu-shan have toppled into ruin, and you are supreme ruler of them all, will you?

Yes

Most honorable censor, I have no more questions for my client. I am confident that your judgment in this matter will be wise and that above all else, justice will be upheld.