Transcript of Rick Turpentine v. The (Rich) People

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Court Documents[edit | edit source]

Court summons[edit | edit source]

Court summons
You have been summoned to the Seers' Village courthouse to work on the case of Rick Turpentine v. The (Rich) People.

Please present yourself to the court clerk at your earliest convenience.

Case report 2[edit | edit source]

Circumstances and Evidence

Suspect: Rick Turpentine
Case Background: Rick Turpentine is accused of assaulting the citizens of Gielinor and stealing from them. Enough evidence was gathered to arrest him after he allegedly assaulted Richard Maney in Falador. Mr Turpentine claims he was redistributing wealth, and cites Oliver B'Gard as one of the beneficiaries of his schemes.

On arrest, the following were found on the alleged highwayman's person:
1 Face mask
1 Crossbow
1 Gold watch
A fingerprint was extracted from the gold watch. The watch also had an engraving: 'To my dear Rich'.

All witnesses are present at the courthouse, ready for interviewing.

Case report 3[edit | edit source]

Character Background

Suspect: Rick Turpentine
Background: Rick was born to a prosperous family who fell on hard times. As he grew older, he felt it unfair that others could become rich while his family was poor, and he came upon a scheme to redistribute the wealth of Gielinor.

Victim: Richard Maney
Background: Maney is a successful businessman who was visiting Falador for a welcome respite when he was attacked.

Character Witness: Oliver B'Gard
Background: Oliver is one of the many poor citizens of Gielinor. He subsists by begging for free stuff and stealing things from market stalls. Mr Turpentine has been Oliver's benefactor on several occasions.

All witnesses are present at the courthouse, ready for interviewing.

Pre-Trial[edit | edit source]

Starting the case[edit | edit source]

Talking to the Clerk about the Court summons

  • Clerk: Would you like to defend or prosecute?
    • Defend.
      • (continues below)
    • Prosecute.
      • (continues below)
  • Clerk: Look in the filing cabinet by my desk for more details on your case. When you feel prepared, use the stairs to enter the courtroom.
  • (dialogue terminates)

Searching the File cabinet

  • You search the filing cabinet and find some information relevant to your case.
  • Case reports 1, 2, and 3 are placed in your inventory

Entering the courtroom

  • Are you sure you're ready for court?
    • Yes
      • Screen fades out, and court begins
    • No
      • (dialogue terminates)

Talking to Rick Turpentine[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I need to talk to you about your court case.
  • Rick Turpentine: If you must.
    • Ask about:
      • The attack.
        • Player: I need to discuss the alleged attack with you. Could you describe the events from your perspective?
        • Rick Turpentine: I merely wanted to speak to the man. I often give small gifts to those poorer than I, to bolster their spirits and bring a little joy to their life. In this case, I wanted to talk to this man about making a donation. But, when I asked him, he dismissed me and questioned the honour of both me and my family. I felt the need to defend myself.
        • Player: What did he say that was so offensive?
        • Rick Turpentine: That it was no wonder I had to beg for money, considering how I dressed.
        • Player: Ouch. Burn.
        • Rick Turpentine: Indeed! So, I defended my honour by attacking him, as any gentlemen would. I will admit that, but I did not steal from him! That is a complete fabrication on his part.
      • Wealth redistribution.
        • Player: How did you get into the profession of, um, wealth redistribution?
        • Rick Turpentine: I've been both affluent and poor, so I know what it is like to be on both sides of the divide. I see it as my duty to help the less-fortunate by encouraging the better-off to give what they can.
      • The gold watch.
        • Player: A gold watch was found on your person at the time of arrest. Is it yours?
        • Rick Turpentine: Most certainly.
        • Player: You don't seem like a gold watch kind of guy.
        • Rick Turpentine: This watch was my father's, and is my birthright. For five long years, he carried this watch in his back pocket. Then, before he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch.
        • Player: What's engraved on the inside?
        • Rick Turpentine: It says: To my dear Rich. Richard is a common name in our family. I'm the fourth!
        • Player: But your name is Rick. It's not quite the same, is it?
        • Rick Turpentine: That's the alias I have developed for my wealth redistribution scheme. My full name is Richard.
      • I don't have any more questions.
        • Player: I don't have any more questions.

Talking to Richard Maney[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hi, I need to speak with you about the court case against Rick Turpentine.
  • Richard Maney: About time! Do you know how much money I lose every minute I'm locked up in here?
  • Player: How much do you lose?
  • Richard Maney: More than you are worth! Now, hurry it up: I want that felon convicted and put away so I can get back to business.
    • Ask about:
      • The attack.
        • Player: Could you tell me about the attack?
        • Richard Maney: I had been at my estate agent's, discussing my right to evict tenants. When I left, I came face-to-face with this Turpentine lout. He asked me to deliver and stand, or something similar; I can't really remember, I ignored him at the time, thinking he was a crazy person. Then he attacked me! He shot arrows at me and, once I was wounded, he robbed me.
      • Your business.
        • Player: What line of business are you in?
        • Richard Maney: Ah, I specialise in property investment. I recently bought some rundown buildings in Varrock. I plan to flatten them and develop some luxury buildings in their place.
        • Player: What are the buildings currently being used for?
        • Richard Maney: Oh, theyre[sic] filled with beggars and the odd leper.
      • The gold watch.
        • Player: Did he steal a gold watch from you?
        • Richard Maney: A gold watch? Oh, yes! He did steal a gold watch from me. It's a prized possession.
        • Player: Can you remember what was engraved on it?
        • Richard Maney: It, uh, had my favourite fairy ring location engraved in it.
      • Why are you in jail?
        • Player: Why are you in jail? Rick Turpentine's the one accused of a crime.
        • Richard Maney: Tell me about it! I made it clear that I was too busy to appear for the case, and demanded they let me go. Seems this courthouse is above the law, as they forced to me to stay in this jail.
      • I don't have any more questions.
        • Player: I don't have any more questions.

Talking to Oliver B'Gard[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I'd like to discuss the case against Rick Turpentine.
  • Oliver B'Gard: 'Tis a sad tale, that. Not a sadder tale was told, of Rick Turpentine an' his gold.
    • Ask about:
      • Wealth redistribution.
        • Player: I understand you've been given gifts from Mr Turpentine.
        • Oliver B'Gard: Like an angel, he is. Rick would stop by my box an' leave gifts of gold or food so I might survive the night.
        • Player: Did you ever ask him where he got the gold or food from?
        • Oliver B'Gard: Society 'as done it's best to forget me, so I'll turn a blind eye to a small indiscretion if it means I get to live another
      • Your background.
        • Player: Can you tell me about your past?
        • Oliver B'Gard: Believe it or not, I were a successful bank man, back in the day. I made some bad investments and hard choices in my life. When the investments didn't turn out, my customers were going to go bankrupt, so I paid back their investments with everything I had. I didn't want 'em to suffer for my foolishness. Been living in a box ever since.
        • Player: That was a very noble thing to do.
        • Oliver B'Gard: It were the right thing to do. I had to take responsibility for my mistakes.
      • Rick Turpentine.
        • Player: How do you know Rick Turpentine?
        • Oliver B'Gard: I met 'im shortly after I'd lost my wealth. I were at my lowest point, and he helped me adjust. He pledged to do what he could for me whenever 'e had the means. Ever since then, he's kindly brought me food and money when he has owt to spare.
        • Player: So, he didn't try to steal from you when you met?
        • Oliver B'Gard: What on earth would he steal? I live in a box and sleep in a potato sack!
      • I don't have any more questions.
        • Player: I don't have any more questions.
        • (dialogue terminates)

Trial[edit | edit source]

Commencement[edit | edit source]

Opening statement[edit | edit source]

Only if prosecuting.

The prosecution's case[edit | edit source]

Only if defending.

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

Talking to the judge[edit | edit source]

  • Judge: What can I do for you?
    • Your Honour, could you explain what I need to do?
    • Your Honour, I'd like to present evidence.
    • Your Honour, I'd like to call a witness.
      • If the player did not interview anyone prior to the trial:
        • Judge: You haven't interviewed anyone. That's going to make it hard for you to ask them pertinent questions, don't you think?
      • Otherwise:
        • Rick Turpentine
          • Player: The [Prosecution/Defence] calls Rick Turpentine.
          • Rick Turpentine takes the stand
        • Oliver B'Gard.
          • Player: The [Prosecution/Defence] calls Oliver B'Gard.
          • Oliver B'Gard takes the stand
        • Richard Maney.
          • Player: The [Prosecution/Defence] calls Richard Maney.
          • Richard Maney takes the stand
        • No one at this time. I would like to return to evidence.
        • No one at this time. I would like to finish and summarise my case.
          • Player: No one at this time, Your Honour. I would like to finish my presentation by summarising my case to the Jury.
          • (Proceed to 'Summary' below)
    • Your Honour, I'd like to summarise my case.
      • Player: Your Honour, I would like to summarise my case to the Jury.
      • (Proceed to 'Summary' below)

Presenting evidence[edit | edit source]

Fingerprint[edit | edit source]

Prosecuting

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #1: A fingerprint found on the gold watch. You can see that this fingerprint belongs to Rick Turpentine. Clearly, the fingerprint got there when he snatched it from Mr. Maney's pocket.
  • The jury agrees with your argument.

Defending

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

Crossbow[edit | edit source]

Prosecuting

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #2: A crossbow.
  • The Prosecution presents a crossbow as evidence.
    • It's made of wood and quite dangerous.
      • Player: This crossbow is made of wood and a little bit of string. They're quite dangerous weapons in a fight.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
    • Mr. Turpentine was wielding it when arrested.
      • Player: Mr. Turpentine was wielding it when he was arrested. Mr. Maney claims to have been attacked with a crossbow, which corroborates his story.
      • The jury agrees with your argument.
    • Crossbows are quite common.
      • Player: Crossbows are quite common weapons. Assaults by crossbow are quite rare. Finding a court summons and then making a mess of the Prosecution argument is even rarer.

Defending

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

Face mask[edit | edit source]

Prosecuting

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #3: A face mask.
  • The Prosecution presents the face mask as evidence.
    • Face masks are in fashion right now.
      • Player: Face masks are in fashion right now. That makes the Defendant a criminal and a trendsetter - a dangerous mix.
      • The jury disagrees with your argument.
    • Face masks conceal identities.
      • Player: Face masks conceal identities, which is clearly what Mr. Turpentine had in mind by wearing one. He was planning to commit deeds that he didn't want to be identified for; deeds such as attacking an innocent traveller and stealing from them.
      • The jury agrees with your argument.
    • The accused was wearing this mask when he was arrested.
      • Player: The accused was wearing this mask when he was arrested, but it doesn't hide his identity. In fact, it has the opposite effect: everyone in the community knows who Rick Turpentine is.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.

Defending

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

Gold watch[edit | edit source]

Prosecuting

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #4: A gold watch.
  • The Prosecution presents the watch as evidence.
    • Mr Maney claims the watch is his.
      • Player: Mr Maney claims the watch is his. It is clear that the inscription on the watch corroborates his story.
      • The jury agrees with your argument.
    • Mr Turpentine claims the watch is his.
      • Player: Mr Turpentine claims the watch is his. He correctly recited the engraving, although he could have memorised it when he stole it. He also says it's his name on the inside, though the engraving says 'To my dear Rich'. He claims it's short for Richard: his full name.
      • (How the jury responds transcript missing. edit)
    • The watch was found on the accused when arrested.
      • Player: The watch was found on the accused when arrested. It's inconclusive as to who is the proper owner of the item.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.

Defending

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

Cross-examination[edit | edit source]

Rick Turpentine[edit | edit source]

  • Ask about:
    • The attack.
      • Player: Could you describe the attack from your perspective?
      • Rick Turpentine: I approached the man with a proposal: pay a small donation and receive the gratitude of a poor family in return. But, when I asked him, he dismissed me and questioned the honour of both me and my family. I felt compelled to duel him.
      • Player: What did he say that was so offensive?
      • Rick Turpentine: That it was no wonder I had to beg for money, considering how I was dressed. So, I defended my honour with the crossbow, as any gentlemen would. The stealing is a complete fabrication on his part.
      • Player: As stinging as that remark was, it really isn't enough provocation to shoot someone!
      • If prosecuting
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • If defending
        • (Transcript missing. edit)
    • Wealth redistribution.
      • Player: Can you tell me more about this wealth redistribution racket?
      • Rick Turpentine: Certainly. Having been both wealthy and poor, I know what it is like to be on both sides of the divide. I feel it is my duty to help the less-fortunate by encouraging those better off to give what they can.
      • Player: Or what they have on them?
      • Rick Turpentine: Anything will do. I've had very generous donations in the past. It's all about how you present your argument.
      • Player: So, you bully or threaten people into giving over their belongings? Doesn't sound like a charity I'd want to be associated with!
    • The gold watch.
      • Player: A gold watch was found on your person at the time of arrest. Is it yours?
      • Rick Turpentine: Most certainly.
      • Player: Really? Are you trying to tell me that a pauper carries a gold watch?
      • Rick Turpentine: I get by, dear chap, but I am no pauper. The watch, however, was my father's, and is my birthright. For five long years, he carried this watch in his back pocket. Then, when he died of dysentry, he gave me the watch.
      • Player: If it's yours, what is engraved on the inside?
      • Rick Turpentine: It says: To my dear Rich. My father used to call me that as a wee nipper.
      • Player: But your name is Rick. It's not quite the same, is it?
      • Rick Turpentine: Rick is my cunning alias, to protect my identity. My given name is Richard.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.

Oliver B'Gard[edit | edit source]

  • Ask about:
    • Wealth redistribution.
      • Player: I understand you have been receiving stolen goods from Mr. Turpentine.
      • Oliver B'Gard: He's dropped the odd coin or loaf in my box. 'E is most kind.
      • Player: Did you ever ask him where he got them from?
      • Oliver B'Gard: When you 'aven't eaten in days, you don't stop an' ask whether the food fell off the back of a wagon.
      • Player: If you found out that it was illegally obtained, would you still accept it?
      • Oliver B'Gard: Yeah, I would. The amounts we're talking 'bout are so small that no one would be too out of pocket.
      • Player: That doesn't make his actions right in the eyes of the law! It's still stealing.
      • The jury agrees with your argument.
    • Your background.
      • Player: Can you tell me about your past?
      • Oliver B'Gard: Believe it or not, I were a successful bank man, back in the day. I made some bad investments and hard choices in my life. When the investments didn't turn out, my customers were going to go bankrupt, so I paid back their investments with everything I had. I didn't want 'em to suffer for my foolishness. Been living in a box ever since.
      • Player: Sounds like you've had some bad luck.
      • Oliver B'Gard: I'd rather that it were one man's bad luck than many people's. I had to take responsibility for my mistakes.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
    • Rick Turpentine.
      • Player: How do you know Rick Turpentine?
      • Oliver B'Gard: I met 'im shortly after everything went south. I were at my lowest point, and he pledged to do what he could for me whenever 'e had the means. Ever since then, he's kindly brought me food and money when he has owt to spare.
      • Player: Perhaps he asked for favours in return? Got you stealing for him?
      • Oliver B'Gard: Nothin' like! He's been like a brother to me for the best part of five years, 'an he ain't asked for anything in return.
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.

Richard Maney[edit | edit source]

  • Ask about:
    • The attack.
      • Player: Could you tell me about the attack?
      • Richard Maney: I had been discussing some business with my estate agent and, when I left, I was accosted by this Turpentine lout. He kept shouting something about delivering and standing. I can't really remember, I just ignored him. I thought he was a crazy person, begging for money. Then he attacked me! He shot volleys of arrows at me and, once I was wounded, he robbed me.
      • Player: A brutal attack on an innocent traveller.
      • The jury agrees with your argument.
    • Your business.
      • Player: What line of business are you in?
      • Richard Maney: Ah, I specialise in property investment. I recently acquired some run-down buildings in Varrock, and I plan to replace them with more luxurious apartments.
      • Player: I suppose that these buildings are empty.
      • Richard Maney: Aside from the odd beggar and leper, sure.
      • Player: And you're finding replacement housing for them, I take it?
      • Richard Maney: I think not! They've freeloaded for long enough! They should find and pay for apartments of their own.
      • Player: Uh, I think we can all agree with that sentiment.
      • (Jury reaction transcript missing. edit)
    • The gold watch.
      • Player: Did Rick steal a gold watch from you?
      • Richard Maney: A gold watch? Oh, yes! He did steal a gold watch from me. It's a prized possession.
      • Player: Could you just confirm what the engraving says on your watch?
      • Richard Maney: It, uh, had my favourite fairy ring location engraved in it.
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.

Talking to the prosecutor[edit | edit source]

Only available if defending.

  • Player: Could you state your case for me?
  • Prosecutor: Sure. Would you like a summary or the full case?
    • Summary
      • (Transcript missing. edit)
    • Full case
      • (Transcript missing. edit)

Talking to the defender[edit | edit source]

Only available if prosecuting.

All evidence presented[edit | edit source]

If the player has received one positive or negative jury response for each piece of evidence:

All evidence presented and witnesses interviewed[edit | edit source]

If the player has received one positive or negative jury response for each piece of evidence and each witness:

  • Judge: I think that is enough. It's time for you to summarise your case to the Jury.

Summary[edit | edit source]

If prosecuting:

  • Which member of the Jury would you like to try to appeal to?
  • (Opens Jury selection interface)
  • If the player made enough correct choices in their argumentation:
    • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I have presented evidence that conclusively proves the Defendant attacked the victim in an attempt to steal his belongings. We cannot send a message to the rest of Gielinor that money can be forcibly taken from the rich and given to the poor. Our society would degenerate into violence and vigilantism. It is a cruel fact of life that the poor want for basic human necessities, but that is an issue for the governors of Gielinor, not a lone man with a crossbow.
    • Judge: Very well. Now, the Defence may present their case.
    • (Same as 'The defence's case' below)
  • If the player did not make enough correct choices in their argumentation:
    • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I have presented evidence that conclusively proves the Defendant attacked the victim in an attempt to steal his belongings. There is no justification in assaulting someone because they are rich. If you're poor, you should be mining your own pure essence, or killing cows, not accepting money from this dandy highwayman.
    • Judge: Very well. Now, the Defence may present their case.
    • (Same as 'The defence's case' below)
  • (Proceed to Transcript:Court Cases § Pronouncing verdict)

If defending:

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

The prosecution's case[edit | edit source]

Only if defending

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

The defence's case[edit | edit source]

Only if prosecuting

  • Defender: Members of the Jury, I am going to present you with evidence that decisively proves Rick Turpentine is innocent. The Prosecution has kindly pointed out that the gold watch had the Defendant's fingerprint on it. Well, of course it did! The Defendant was carrying it at the time. What's important to note is that Mr Maney's fingerprints were not found on the watch, although he claims it is his. The inscription, apply to the Defendant, Richard Turpentine. The Prosecution has presented the crossbow as evidence, but evidence of what? When did it become a crime to carry a crossbow? No evidence has been presented linking the crossbow to the attack on Mr. Maney, except for the victim's word that it was the weapon used. The accused was wearing this mask when he was arrested, but it doesn't hide his identity. In fact, it has the opposite effect: everyone in the community knows who Rick Turpentine is. The Defence calls Richard Maney.
  • Richard Maney is called to the stand
  • Defender: What line of business are you in?
  • Richard Maney: Ah, I specialise in property investment. I recently bought some rundown buildings in Varrock. I plan to flatten them and develop some luxury buildings in their place.
  • Defender: What are the buildings currently being used for?
  • Richard Maney: Oh, they're filled with beggars and the odd leper.
  • Defender: Are you finding other housing for them?
  • Richard Maney: No, why should I? They don't own the property, they're just squatters.
  • Defender: You're not making any friends with the Jury, Mr Maney.
  • The jury agrees with the defender's argument.
  • Defender: The Defence calls Oliver B'Gard.
  • Oliver B'Gard takes the stand
  • Defender: I understand you've been given gifts from Mr Turpentine to help ease your situation.
  • Oliver B'Gard: 'Tis true, 'tis true. Rick would stop by my box an' leave gifts of gold or food so I might live another day. 'E is most kind.
  • Defender: Did you ever ask him where he got the gold or food from?
  • Oliver B'Gard: When you 'aven't eaten in days, you don't stop an' ask whether the food fell off the back of a wagon.
  • Defender: If you found out that it was illegally obtained, would you still accept it?
  • Oliver B'Gard: Yeah, I would. The amounts we're talking 'bout are so small that no one would be too out of pocket.
  • Defender: Would we deny Mr B'Gard the money he uses to buy his daily bread? The Defendant's actions may not be completely right, but in the broader scope, I think justice has been served.
  • The jury agrees with the defender's argument.
  • Judge: I think that will be enough. It's time for you to summarise your case to the Jury.
  • Defender: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I have presented evidence that conclusively proves the Defendant is innocent with regard to these crimes.
  • Short pause
  • Defender: Like Guthix before him, Rick Turpentine is bringing balance back to the world through his work. A greedy, compassionless man has been forced to help those who are less fortunate than himself. Is that so wrong? And is the world a greater or lesser place because of Mr. Richard Turpentine?

See also[edit | edit source]