Tuska Carta

The Tuska Carta is considered to be the founding document of Tuskany.

Preamble

James Peyton, by the grace of Erastil, lord of Tuskany, to the nobility, clergy, men-at-arms, constables, wardens, and to all his subjects, greeting. Know that, having regard to Erastil for the prosperity of our communities, and to the security and livelihood of our people, by the advice of the Charter Bearers, the clergy of Old Deadeye, and our honorable ministers of government, do hereby establish and ordain

I. The Rights of All

1. That all those upon the roads and rivers of the Realm have the right to unobstructed travel; excepting the carriage of arms for the purposes of war-making.

2. That when upon the commons, or their own property, or upon the property of another without trespass, any person has the right to speak what they wish; excepting false-oaths, espionage, and treasonous speech.

3. That no man may hold another in servitude without such others blessing.

II. The Rights of Sworn-Subjects

1. That those who take an oath in service of crown and realm, during time of war or peace, shall be declared sworn-subjects.

2. That sworn-subjects shall have the right to petition their community, their lord, and their monarch for redress of grievances.

3. That sworn-subjects, and only those who are sworn-subjects, may lead communities, serve as officers of the crown, and ministers of the crown’s government.

III. The Rights of Communities

1. That a community, having formed a council or group of wise-men of sworn-subjects, may petition the crown for a royal charter and granting of devolved powers.

2. That such communities may establish binding customs and ordinances upon their residents and visitors, including the establishment of taxes and petty crimes. Such communities bear the responsibility to enforce such customs and ordinances, but convictions must come from independent magistrates.

IV. The Rights of Nobles

1. That when upon the business of the realm or the crown they be free from harassment and obstruction.

2. That they may call upon able men to serve for the defense of the realm.

3. That they may only be indicted by their peers.

V. The Rights of the Crown

1. That the crown’s person be inviolable on pain of death.

2. That the crown, and the agents and officers of the crown, be immune from all torts, charges, or suits in law.

3. That the crown, by its own mere motion and will, by written or spoken decree, establishes the supreme law of the realm.

Tuska Carta

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