Transcript of Rick Turpentine v. The (Rich) People

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This transcript involves dialogue with Clerk, Judge, Prosecutor, Defender, The Jury, Rick Turpentine, Richard Maney, Oliver B'Gard, and the player.

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.

Fingerprint report[edit | edit source]

Fingerprint Report

Match the culprit's fingerprints to those of the suspect.

Culprit

Rick Turpentine
Richard Maney
Oliver B'Gard

Circumstances and evidence[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.

Character background[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[edit | edit source]

Searching the File cabinet[edit | edit source]

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.
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • 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.
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • 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.
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • I don't have any more questions.
        • Player: I don't have any more questions.
        • (Dialogue ends.)

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.
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • 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.
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • 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.
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • 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.
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • I don't have any more questions.
        • Player: I don't have any more questions.
        • (Dialogue ends.)

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
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • 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.
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • 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!
        • (Shows the previous options.)
      • I don't have any more questions.
        • Player: I don't have any more questions.
        • (Dialogue ends.)

Enter the court room[edit | edit source]

Trial[edit | edit source]

Commencement[edit | edit source]

Opening statement[edit | edit source]

If prosecuting:

  • Player: Thank you, Your Honour. Members of the Jury, I am going to present you with evidence that decisively proves Rick Turpentine attacked an innocent traveller in an attempt to steal their belongings.
  • (Same as 'Your Honour, I'd like to present evidence.' below.)

If defending:

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.
      • Player: Your Honour, I would 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
        • Oliver B'Gard.
        • Richard Maney.
        • 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 finish by summarising my case to the Jury.
      • (Proceed to 'Summary' below.)

Presenting evidence[edit | edit source]

Fingerprint[edit | edit source]

If prosecuting:

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #1: A fingerprint found on the gold watch.
  • If the player didn't find the matching fingerprint:
    • Player: You'll, uh, see a fingerprint. I'm not entirely sure who it belongs to.
    • The Jury reacts to the argument.
    • The jury disagrees with your argument.
    • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
  • If the player found the matching fingerprint:
    • Player: 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 reacts to the argument.
    • The jury agrees with your argument.
    • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)

If defending:

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #1: A fingerprint found on the gold watch.
  • If the player didn't find the matching fingerprint:
    • Player: You'll, uh, see a fingerprint. I'm not entirely sure who it belongs to.
    • The Jury reacts to the argument.
    • The jury disagrees with your argument.
    • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
  • If the player found the matching fingerprint:
    • Player: You can clearly see this fingerprint belongs to Rick Turpentine. What's important to note is that Mr Maney's fingerprints were not found on the watch, although he claims it is his. Wouldn't his fingerprint be on it, if the watch is his, as he claims?
    • The Jury reacts to the argument.
    • The jury agrees with your argument.
    • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)

Crossbow[edit | edit source]

If 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 reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on the crossbow before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on the crossbow before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)

If defending:

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #2: A crossbow.
    • It's made of wood and quite dangerous.
      • Player: This crossbow is made of wood and a little bit of string. They can be dangerous if not used properly, but the Defendant is clearly a dab hand with a crossbow.
      • The Jury reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • Mr. Turpentine was wielding it when arrested.
      • Player: Mr. Turpentine was wielding it when he was arrested. That doesn't mean he fired it at everyone he passed, though.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on the crossbow before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • Crossbows are quite common.
      • Player: Crossbows are quite common weapons. I'm pretty sure I have one somewhere. It's not unusual to find that Mr. Turpentine was wielding one, as any number of people in the area probably had one too.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on the crossbow before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)

Face mask[edit | edit source]

If 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.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on the face mask before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on the face mask before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • 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 reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)

If defending:

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #3: A face mask.
    • Face masks are in fashion right now.
      • Player: Face masks are in fashion right now. You can't walk down the street without seeing someone wearing one. If that street is crime-ridden then you'll admittedly see bucketloads of them; all the same, they're so hot right now.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on the face mask before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • Face masks conceal identities.
      • Player: Face masks conceal identities, and my client clearly didn't want to be identified. It doesn't mean that he was doing illicit activities, he just didn't want to be bothered.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on the face mask before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • 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 mean anything. Since when did wearing a mask mean you were automatically a criminal?
      • The Jury reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)

Gold watch[edit | edit source]

If 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.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on the gold watch before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on the gold watch before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • 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 reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)

If defending:

  • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, if I could draw your attention to Prosecution Evidence #4: A gold watch.
    • Mr. Maney claims the watch is his.
      • Player: Mr. Maney claims the watch is his. While the inscription on the watch corroborates his story, it doesn't mean it belongs to him.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on the gold watch before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • Mr. Turpentine claims the watch is his.
      • Player: Mr. Turpentine claims the watch is his, and the engraving of 'To my dear Rich' could just as easily be short for Richard: Rick's full name.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on the gold watch before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)
    • 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 reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Proceed to 'What evidence do you want to present?' above.)

Cross-examination[edit | edit source]

Rick Turpentine[edit | edit source]

If prosecuting:

  • 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 the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Rick Turpentine before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • 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!
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Rick Turpentine before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • 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 reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.
      • (Dialogue ends.)

If defending:

  • Ask about:
    • The attack.
      • Player: Could you describe the events of the alleged attack 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 was 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.
      • Player: So, you were provoked into attacking him! In a way, it was self-defence.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Rick Turpentine before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • Wealth redistribution.
      • Player: Can you tell me more about your plans to redistribute Gielinor's wealth?
      • Rick Turpentine: I would love to. It's clear to me that the wealthy are getting wealthier and the poor distinctly poorer. A little balance, a redistribution of wealth, and the poor stop getting poorer and the rich stay just as rich as they always have been.
      • Player: It seems a noble cause. What donations do you look for?
      • Rick Turpentine: Anything will do. I've had very generous donations in the past. It's all about how you present your argument.
      • Player: To devote so much time to charity shows a good and generous nature. This is not the kind of man to attack and steal from people.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Rick Turpentine before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • The gold watch.
      • Player: A gold watch was found on your person at the time of arrest. Is it yours?
      • Rick Turpentine: Most certainly. This watch 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: 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: So, Rick is short for Richard. I think we can all agree that the Defendant has as much claim on the watch as the victim.
      • The Jury reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.
      • (Dialogue ends.)

Oliver B'Gard[edit | edit source]

If prosecuting:

  • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Oliver B'Gard before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • 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 reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on Oliver B'Gard before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.
      • (Dialogue ends.)

If defending:

  • Ask about:
    • Wealth redistribution.
      • Player: 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
      • Player: 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.
      • 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: Would we deny Mr B'Gard the money he uses to buy his bread? The Defendant's actions may not be completely right, but in the broader scope, I think justice has been served.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Oliver B'Gard before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • Your background.
      • Player: Can you tell me about your past?
      • Oliver B'Gard: Back in the day, I were a successful bank man. 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.
      • 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.
      • The Jury reacts to the argument.
      • The jury doesn't know what to think about your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • Rick Turpentine.
      • Player: How do you know Rick Turpentine?
      • Oliver B'Gard: He's been a friend to me since everything went south. He's given me kind words when I'm at my lowest, an' he drops a coin or two in my palm when I'm getting 'ungry.
      • Player: So, you've never witnessed him committing any crimes?
      • Oliver B'Gard: No, I haven't.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Oliver B'Gard before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.
      • (Dialogue ends.)

Richard Maney[edit | edit source]

If prosecuting:

  • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Richard Maney before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on Richard Maney before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • 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.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on Richard Maney before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.
      • (Dialogue ends.)

If defending:

  • 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, once I'd left, I was accosted by this Turpentine lout. He kept shouting something about delivering and standing.
      • Player: Stand and deliver?
      • Richard Maney: Bah, now you are doing it! I suppose you're going to shoot volleys of arrows and rob me while I lie on the floor.
      • Player: Mr. Maney, you're safe in a courtroom. Now, can you be sure that the Defendant was the attacker?
      • Richard Maney: I'm absolutely certain it was him. I got a good look at him while he was SHOOTING ME.
      • If the Jury didn't agree with the player's argument on Richard Maney before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury disagrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • 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: Squatting, mostly. I can't wait to see the lepers' and bums' faces when they realise they have to move on.
      • Player: Are you finding other housing for them?
      • Richard Maney: No, why should I? They don't own the property, they're just squatters.
      • Player: You're not making any friends with the Jury, Mr Maney.
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Richard Maney before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • 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: If it is yours, what is engraved on the inside?
      • Richard Maney: It, uh, had my favourite fairy ring location engraved in it.
      • Player: A lie! The watch is engraved with nothing of the sort!
      • If the Jury didn't disagree with the player's argument on Richard Maney before:
        • The Jury reacts to the argument.
        • The jury agrees with your argument.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • That's all, for now.
      • Player: That's all, for now. Thank you.
      • (Dialogue ends.)

Talking to the prosecutor[edit | edit source]

Only if defending.

Talking to the defender[edit | edit source]

Only 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.
  • (Proceed to 'Summary' below.)

Summary[edit | edit source]

  • Which member of the Jury would you like to try to appeal to?
  • Opens Jury selection interface
  • If prosecuting:
    • If the player made enough correct choices in their case:
      • 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.
    • If the player did not make enough correct choices in their case:
      • 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.)
  • If defending:
    • If the player made enough correct choices in their case:
      • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I have presented evidence that conclusively proves the Defendant is innocent with regard to these crimes. This man is working hard to bring his own brand of justice to the world. Yes, he's bashing the limbs of innocent people to do it, but it's for the benefit of the less fortunate.
    • If the player did not make enough correct choices in their case:
      • Player: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I have tried very hard to demonstrate the Defendant was not conclusively the attacker. This man is working hard to bring his own brand of justice to the world. Yes, he's bashing the limbs of innocent people to do it, but it's for the benefit of the less fortunate.
      • Judge: I believe we've heard enough.
  • (Same as Transcript:Court Cases § Pronouncing verdict.)

The prosecution's case[edit | edit source]

Only if defending:

  • Prosecutor: Members of the Jury, I am going to present you with evidence that decisively proves Rick Turpentine attacked an innocent traveller in an attempt to steal their belongings. First, the mask. 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 Prosecution presents the mask as evidence.
  • Prosecutor: Second, the crossbow. Mr. Turpentine was wielding it when he was arrested. Mr. Maney claims to have been attacked with a crossbow, which corroborates his story.
  • The Prosecution presents the crossbow as evidence.
  • Prosecutor: Last, but certainly not least, the fingerprint found on the stolen gold watch is clearly the suspect's. Members of the Jury, this man is nothing less than guilty. The Prosecution calls Rick Turpentine.
  • Rick Turpentine is called to the stand.
  • Prosecutor: Can you tell me more about this wealth redistribution racket?
  • Rick Turpentine: Certainly. Having been - at different points of my life - 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 the better-off to give what they can.
  • Prosecutor: 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.
  • Prosecutor: 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 Jury reacts to the argument and agrees with the prosecutor.
  • Prosecutor: The Prosecution calls Richard Maney.
  • Rick Turpentine leaves the stand. Richard Maney is called to the stand.
  • Prosecutor: 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 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.
  • Prosecutor: A brutal attack on an innocent traveller.
  • The Jury reacts to the argument and agrees with the prosecutor.
  • Judge: I think that will be enough. It's time for you to summarise your case to the Jury.
  • Prosecutor: 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.
  • Richard Maney leaves the stand.
  • Prosecutor: 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 man with a crossbow.
  • (Dialogue ends.)

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 reacts to the argument and agrees with the defender.
  • Defender: The Defence calls Oliver B'Gard.
  • Richard Maney leaves the stand. Oliver B'Gard is called to 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 reacts to the argument and agrees with the defender.
  • 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.
  • Oliver B'Gard leaves the stand.
  • 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?
  • (Same as Transcript:Court Cases § Pronouncing verdict.)

See also[edit | edit source]