This is the Jury Generator module for trials and prisons for role-playing games set in Medieval Fantasy. This content is closely linked to the Trial Simulator (click here). This module describes the type of jury in an urban core or region, along with their alignment and a description of the prison where they serve their sentence. In addition, some characters that can be found in that prison such as guards, jailers and prisoners of interest are shown. This content is interesting when the Game Master wants to improvise a judicial system for the world he has created, very useful when players step out of line and get arrested.
In the Middle Ages and in fantasy worlds, the judicial organization is very much conditioned by the kings (main source of jurisdiction). The most common institutional bodies are the Curia Regia (presided over by the King and the High Nobility) and the Concilium or Judicial Assemblies. The types of jury could be of different kinds, from court tribunals, ecclesiastical judges, sorcerers, ordeals through Ordeals among others. The trials were not always fair, nor were the sentences logical or rational, since for example, in the year 897, seven months after the death of Pope Formosus, he was taken to a trial where he was condemned as guilty. Incredible but true. They sat the pope on the throne in the courtroom and a deacon vouched for him. Finally his body was thrown into the Tiber River after cutting off three fingers of his right hand for the charges.
Part of the database used for this module is intellectual property of Ben (Orkish Blade). We thank him for his express authorization for this project. If you want to know all the credits of this post with the thanks for his authorizations and inspirational content click Here.
Simply click on the "Generate" button and it will show what type of jury an urban core has, what alignment, a description of the most popular prison and which prisoners are currently in that location.