The King's Law/Executor of the King's Justice

From The Royal Court

An Executor of the King’s Justice is an officer of law enforcement, who is specially certified by the State to carry out Corporal and Capital punishments on behalf of the Crown. An Executor of the King’s Justice is also entitled to enforce lesser punishments, such as fines.

Appointment

s1. Eligibility

In order to be eligible for appointment to the position of Executor of the King’s Justice a person must meet the following requirements:

  • They must be a Citizen of Stormwind.
  • They must be a Law Enforcement official.
  • They must be recognised as a Non-Commissioned Officer ranked Corporal or equivalent, or higher.
  • They must have a clean criminal record.

s2. Appointment Process

Any recognised law enforcement organisation which adheres to the King's Law may appoint up to three Executors of the King’s Justice from within their organisation. All Executors must meet the requirements laid out in Section 1 and must be personally appointed by the leader of their respective organisation; however the method by which they are chosen shall remain at their discretion. Leaders may not appoint themselves to the role and before a leader is eligible to appoint members within their own organisation, they must first be an executor themselves as appointed by the Office of Justice.

Regulation

s3. Expected Standards

In order to remain an Executor of the King’s Justice a person must ensure that they continue to meet the requirements for eligibility set down in Section 1 throughout their tenure. Additionally all Executors are expected to adhere to certain standards of conduct and discipline:

  • They must maintain a clean disciplinary record from the moment of their appointment.
  • They must not use their power or authority for any purpose other than the execution of the King’s Justice.
  • They must not interfere with the Trial Process in any cases in which they are called upon to act in the capacity of Executor.
  • They must maintain a standard of health which is sufficient for the proper and efficient carrying out of their duties.

s4. Dismissal

Executors of the King’s Justice may be dismissed from duty through the following means:

  • Dismissal by the Office of Justice.
  • Dismissal by the Commanding Officer of their Unit.
  • Failing to maintain the standards of eligibility set out in Sections 1 and 3.

s5. Use of Executors

Any Executor may be called upon by a presiding judge to fulfil their duties except in the following circumstances:

  • The Executor is a relative of any witness, defendant, prosecution, or victim in the trial.
  • The Executor is a close personal friend of any witness, defendant, prosecution, or victim in the trial.
  • The Executor was in some way involved in the events of the case at trial, except as an officer of law enforcement.
  • The Defence makes an objection to the use of a specific Executor, for reasons deemed acceptable by the trial judge.
  • The Prosecution makes an objection to the use of a specific Executor, for reasons deemed acceptable by the trial judge.

Duties

s6. Trial Duties

Executors of the King’s Justice are expected to carry out the following duties during a trial in which they are called upon to serve; these are:

To enforce order in the Court under direction from the Judge. To carry out the Judge’s instructions with regards to the detention of prisoners or removal of persons from the Court. To protect the Judge from harm. To represent as a symbol, the King’s Justice. In addition throughout the trial unless called upon to do so by the Judge the Executor should remain silent and stationary. Traditionally the Executor stands behind and to the right of the Judge.

s7. Post Trial Duties Following a trial it is the task of the Executor to carry out any Corporal or Capital Punishment required, as ordered by the Judge in Sentencing. In the event no such punishment is ordered then the Executor’s role ends here.

s8. Required Equipment

All Executors of the King’s Justice are required to carry certain items of equipment while carrying out their duties:

  • A two handed executioner’s greatsword during the commission of their duties within the trial and during the process of issuing punishments. This blade must be well maintained and capable of severing a person of any Alliance race’s head with a single practiced stroke.
  • A standard 12 inch (30cm) leather whip to be used in the execution of Floggings.
  • A pouch of Salt to be used in the event that the order is given to ‘Salt the Wound’.
  • A tabard of Stormwind (from Garrison) to be worn at all times in the execution of their duties.
  • In the event of an execution of a person who is not a noble, soldier, or knight; the Executor is to use a two handed executioner’s axe in place of their sword. However this axe should not be carried during trials.