Chapter 19: For the Record
What is written hereafter is the trial record of Jareth le Roi, the Goblin King vs. The Common Wealth.
King Jareth le Roi, hereafter known as the accused, having been on probation for the past two years, will now be re-evaluated by the Council to determine if the accused is fit to rule the Goblin Kingdom.
Witness for the prosecution: Lord Devon Cumberland
Lord Cumberland, being the Council appointed probation officer for the accused, has provided testament that the accused is not fit to rule. Lord Cumberland's assessment states that the accused is lazy, selfish, and cares little for the duties of his office. The accused has been seen cavorting with humans, a known corrupt influence, and even forming a romantic relationship with one.
Witness for the defense: King Jareth le Roi
The accused confirmed romantic relationship with human. However, the accused states that he takes the duties of his office very seriously and has yet to miss or delay on a call for a wished away child. When asked about the accused's relationship with the human in question, the accused confirmed that a marital bonding spell was preformed.
The Council adjourned for three hours and thirty-three minutes to discuss case. Upon reconvening, the Council announced that due to Lord Cumberland's assessment in combination with the accused's relationship to a human, that it would be in the best interest of The Common Wealth if Jareth le Roi were stripped of his title and made to live in the Aboveground.
In addition, the Council has ruled that the Goblin Kingdom will be annexed on to that of the Sylvan Kingdom ruled by King Olseth Thurstrand and Queen Athena. An objection to the final ruling made by Lord Cumberland was over-ruled and court dismissed.
This is the final decision of the Council of Thirteen.