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The man known as LeVentNoir, former Lord of Aotearoa and Duke of Wellington has been captured in Wellington by the Government of New Zealand and was transfered to Hawaii for interrogation and trial. He has plead guilty to the following charges:

  • Crimes Against Humanity
  • Genocide
  • Murder
  • $%&@
  • Deportation and Forcible transfer of population
  • Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of law
  • Torture
  • Enforced disappearance of persons
  • Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health

Before the sentencing, the Governing Tribunal will call witnesses to the stand to testify on behalf of the prosecution or defense of the man known as LeVentNoir.

OOC:

Open to everybody. Basically the way it works is that you can post a story, anecdote or whatever from the perspective of anybody who might have suffered or served under LVN. You are not your national leader in this thread, although if they want to testify as well, they can. There is no order, you can just post the testimony. At the end, Sargun and I (the judges) will sentence him.

Also, no OOC only posts

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A person of Maori descent stood up. “Hello, I have some testimony against that….that….man. You see, I was and am a Maori ancestor, and I am proud of my heritage and culture. But under the reign of Imperial Wellington and later Glorious Aotearoa, I, along with my family, friends, and relatives suffered greatly under his rule.” The man glared at LeVentNoir with anger and sadness. “We were forced against our will to conform to Imperial Wellingtonian and Aotearoa standards, which that….that….thing regarded as superior to our culture. I was forced to serve into the Imperial Wellington Navy, where I had to enforce the hated Imperial Right. My heart still bears the guilt for what I had to do, sinking so many innocent ships and farmers that had waded accidently into the Imperial Right…I still weep remembering all of these actions I was forced to do, because an Imperial officer had a gun pointed at me.

The man paused, took a deep breath, and continued. “I have seen so many of my friends disappear, never to see them again. Especially….my best friend. All because they spoke up against the inhumanities of his government!” The man fought back tears as he thought about his best friend, who had disappeared long time ago. “They believed in freedom, they wanted it….oh, they so desired it, the freedom that that man denied them! And they disappeared after voicing their opinions…

I never found out what happened to them. Every time I asked, I was threatened with imprisonment by the Imperial Wellington authorities. Later, when Imperial Wellington collapsed, I was happy, so ecstatic to regain my freedom and rights back and we were even given equal representation in the new Chamberlain government. I used the time to search for my missing friends, to find out what happened. But I hadn’t much time before that….man, returned and my imprisonment returned.

This man claimed that his new nation, Greater Aotearoa was a land of democracy and freedom. Well, that’s a load of (insert expletives)! Please pardon me.” The man paused as he took his breath, his emotions overtaking him. “Aotearoa may be as well as a new Imperial Wellington, because our representation and freedoms were taken away once again. I had to live with fear once again. Never again should anyone EVER have to suffer under that….that….monster! Never ever again!

With that, the man sat down and took a deep breath.

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"Thank you for your testimony, sir."

"Could you please elaborate on the purported use of mass drugging of civilian populations by the Imperial Wellington Government on the direct order of LeVentNoir in an attempt to keep the population under control? How did this affect your daily life and those of the people you knew?"

OOC: See, that is exactly what I meant for you guys to do. Good job JED.

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"My Maori friend is correct," said a man approaching the bench. He was dressed in an IW naval uniform denoting the rank of Captain. "I too have lived the horror of enforcing Imperial Right. I was a young captain, put in charge of a new destroyer. One day during a routine exercise, we saw a cargo ship steaming our way. I put a call in to headquarters to report the situation, and I only received a simple reply, 'Enforce LeVentNoir's Imperial Right.' I was ordered to sink the ship immediately, without a warning or anything, and when I protested I was told that either I do it, or I would be killed and my replacement would do it. It was a hard for me to even give the order, so a lieutenant had to do it for me. A few shots later, and the ship was in half, sinking to the bottom. I was so disgusted that I ran to the side to throw up. The ship went down, no survivors, for the simple reason of not knowing where they were. We killed 20 or so human beings to enforce one man's twisted possession. I later found out that it was the ship was on its sea trials. It represented absolutely no threat to us and would never have even seen our shores, but I had to kill it anyways." The captain was visably crying now. "I wanted to leave. I wanted to tell the world what I had done, but I faced death for me, my family and all my aquantences. I know that nothing can ever be done to bring back those men, but I may find some chance at redemption by putting that man away for a long, long time."

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"Thank you for your testimony, sir."

"Could you please elaborate on the purported use of mass drugging of civilian populations by the Imperial Wellington Government on the direct order of LeVentNoir in an attempt to keep the population under control? How did this affect your daily life and those of the people you knew?"

OOC: See, that is exactly what I meant for you guys to do. Good job JED.

OOC: Do I get a cookie? :awesome:

IC:

The man nodded and stood up again. “Ah, yes…the drugs. Another facet of that….man’s oppressive rule, a way for the beast to maintain and consolidate control over us.” The man said, pointing a finger at LeVentNoir.

Ever since I can remember, my, family, my friends, and I…were forced to take drugs by the government. When we took them – at gunpoint – for the first time, when we were of little age, we found ourselves unable to muster much thought; we were essentially mind-controlled robots, if you get what I say. Later on, I found out, somehow, what they were…but by then, I was addicted to them. I had to take as much as the drugs to live, not only to survive, but to live. If I didn’t do that, the government would kill me. If I didn’t do that, the drugs would’ve done me in, for the withdrawal symptoms were so powerful and so debilitating that I was forced to resume taking them when I tried to stop.

The man paused to take a breath. “It was so horrible…so horrible, to be kept alive at one man’s whim. The drugs harmed my health, both physically and emotionally. Luckily, I am able to retain the ability to speak and think clearly. As soon as Imperial Wellington collapsed, I was grateful that the drug addiction was finally going to stop, and I went to see a doctor – which was a privilege that was never afforded to us Maoris by the IW government, but was graciously given by the new Chamberlain government. They treated me well, and my health was improving. But just about when I was about to finally kick the addiction, he came back.” The man said, pointing at LeVentNoir.

When he came back and re-established Imperial Wellington – trust me, Greater Aotearoa was Imperial Wellington, no matter how much he tries to embellish it with lies and whatnots – the government forced me to continue taking the drug. The nightmare resumed and continued on for so long. I prayed to God that the torment would be over. It finally came when Aoteatoa collapsed and the beast was captured.” The judge and jury would notice that the embittered man never even once referred to LeVentNoir by his name.

Currently, I am suffering from the consequences of the addiction, but I am undergoing medical care by the New Zealand government. But, it was because of that man sitting over there that my health, physically, mentally, and emotionally, was marred and I will have to live with that for the rest of my life.” He said as he sat down.

OOC2: Assume this is before KM's post, but whatever you prefer. ;)

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"My name is Sven Rumplestein. I was a soldier in the Ubersteinian miltiary. I have already written a book about what I saw when we occupied part of Imperial Wellington, which was under control of this LeVentNoir. The horrors I saw there stay with me to this day. Active brainwashing, chemicals in the public water supply, civilians told to fight while their own leader fled. This was only a small island, with little economic value, and has led me to ask just what this immoral regime was doing in the areas that it actually needed, if they were willing to brainwash the population of an insignificant island, just how far would they go for a major city? The rest is in my book, and I have a copy with me if the prosecution wishes to look at it."

OOC: I'm not writing a real book, so I can just give basic plot summaries of what's in it if people really want to know.

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"I am Henry. I was Henry Atherton. I am, was, a scientist in Imperial Wellington. I was given orders to-to-to make a drug that could suppress emotion. It was to be given when someone received a huge shock - like the death of a loved one. They took my research, all of it, and they manipulated it. Instead of suppressing emotion, it suppressed body and mind."

He pulled out a large metal briefcase and opened it up, his fingers shaking slightly. His eyes darted to LeVentNoir constantly as he did it, tears slowly falling from his face. "They gave me a sick version of my own drug. I am still.." He pulled out a prosthetic arm and set it on top of the briefcase, then pulled back his shirt to reveal the stump of his left arm. "I had to amputate it. The drug was too powerful, and I was at home, and.." He grabbed a set of pictures and lay them across the table.

"I am Henry. I was Henry Atherton. I was, a uh, scientist in Imperial Wellington," he said, smilingly slightly. "I was given orders, to--" His eyes unfocused slightly as stoic security personnel gently guided him away towards the waiting arms of his wife and doctor.

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“Currently, I am suffering from the consequences of the addiction, but I am undergoing medical care by the New Zealand government. But, it was because of that man sitting over there that my health, physically, mentally, and emotionally, was marred and I will have to live with that for the rest of my life.” He said as he sat down.

Thank you for your testimony, sir.

It represented absolutely no threat to us and would never have even seen our shores, but I had to kill it anyways." The captain was visably crying now. "I wanted to leave. I wanted to tell the world what I had done, but I faced death for me, my family and all my aquantences. I know that nothing can ever be done to bring back those men, but I may find some chance at redemption by putting that man away for a long, long time."

Are reports that the Imperial Wellington Navy would machine-gun rafts of survivors true?

This was only a small island, with little economic value, and has led me to ask just what this immoral regime was doing in the areas that it actually needed, if they were willing to brainwash the population of an insignificant island, just how far would they go for a major city? The rest is in my book, and I have a copy with me if the prosecution wishes to look at it."

The book shall be admitted as evidence to compare with other evidence assertained. Thank you for your testimony, sir.

"I am Henry. I was Henry Atherton. I was, a uh, scientist in Imperial Wellington," he said, smilingly slightly. "I was given orders, to--" His eyes unfocused slightly as stoic security personnel gently guided him away towards the waiting arms of his wife and doctor.

Ah yes. Although our researchers are still studying recovered drug samples but it is known that the drugs used by Imperial Wellington, taken in low doses, reduced an individuals ability to think for themself. In essence, when presented with a suggestion by the government, someone on the drug would instantly believe it and accept it as fact. Side affects include amnesia, insomnia, schizophrenia and a myriad of other symptoms related to reduced brain activity.

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A Tasmanian witness came to the stand, "I was a fisherman during the days of the Dragon Empire in Tasmania.. I saw the Japanese fleet set port in our harbor. I saw rail gun blasts destroy that fleet.. when it wasn't even putting up a fight. The man who ordered the attacks on a practically defenseless navy is a madman. To this day, a memorial stands in that harbor to the lives lost to that attack. I saw the men jumping from their ships as they burned..and the pieces of body laying around the port caused by the kinetic impacts. They weren't even putting up a fight..." He rocked in his chair holding his knees.. his eyes glazing at the memories.. "weren't even putting up a fight... and the screaming.. god it was awful."

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Are reports that the Imperial Wellington Navy would machine-gun rafts of survivors true?

They are indeed. Under Imperial Right, we were to leave no one alive. However, through the use of sneak-attack tactics on the ships, the crews rarely had time to get to lifeboats. I have heard stories of sadistic captains who would turn the killing of crews into a game. They were never punished for their acts, which they called an "imaginative way of following orders."

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A Tasmanian witness came to the stand, "I was a fisherman during the days of the Dragon Empire in Tasmania.. I saw the Japanese fleet set port in our harbor. I saw rail gun blasts destroy that fleet.. when it wasn't even putting up a fight. The man who ordered the attacks on a practically defenseless navy is a madman. To this day, a memorial stands in that harbor to the lives lost to that attack. I saw the men jumping from their ships as they burned..and the pieces of body laying around the port caused by the kinetic impacts. They weren't even putting up a fight..." He rocked in his chair holding his knees.. his eyes glazing at the memories.. "weren't even putting up a fight... and the screaming.. god it was awful."

"Do you have more information on the historical background of the event you are describing. It would be helpful to the Court."

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Very well. After hearing the evidence and testimony presented in this Tribunal and taking the plea of guilt by the defendant into account, this Tribunal finds the defendant guilty on all counts of Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, Murder, $%&@, Deportation and Forcible transfer of population, Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of law, Torture, Enforced disappearance of persons and Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health. According to the laws and regulations of the Tahoe Republic, the punishment for such crimes is death. Therefore, I hereby direct the sherrif of this county to remove you from this courtroom forthwith, and to transport you to the gallows, where before sundown this day you are to be hanged by the neck until dead, after which you will be cremated and your ashes scattered to the wind. Under God, Justice is Done.

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This is my confirmation of the legitimacy of the Tribunals ruling. Before sundown this day, the defendant is to be hanged by the neck until dead, after which he will be cremated and his ashes scattered to the wind. Under God, Justice is Done.

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It is done then. The justices are in agreement and the defendant is to be taken from the coutroom and his sentenced carried out with all haste.

With the closing statements, the two justices, one from Tahoe and one from New Zealand, stood and left the courtroom. As they did so, the room exploded with joyous cheering at the pronouncement of the sentence of LeVentNoir, who was quickly escorted by SS security out of the room. The celebrations spilled onto the streets of Honolulu where Tahoans celebrated along with crowds of foreign tourists who had come for the scenery and to watch the death of one of the most hated men in the world.

Soon, a caravan left the courthouse and headed into Downtown Honolulu. Visible in one of the vehicles was the prisoner. That vehicle was greeted with showers of bottles and other debris. After pulling into the grounds of the Iolani Palace, LeVentNoir was stripped to the waist and tied to a poll. An Armtha SS guard proceeded to lash the man 24 times, the traditional number for convicted criminals. After the lashing, he was taken onto the gallows. As the noose was placed around his neck, the crowd grew silent and when the body pulled the rope taut, it exploded in cheers. Executions were rare in Tahoe, a remarkably non-violent society (criminally at least). The body was quickly cut down and taken away as celebrations continued into the night.

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The government of Procinctia believes this ruling premature.

There are still, as they say, many more graves to unearth.

The profound depth of LeVentNoir’s crimes are not yet known, and the truth might die with him.

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From the office of Generalissimo, Generalissimo of Procinctia

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