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|High Court of Khura'in|
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|On the western edge of the Far East lies a country of mystery and faith. Trials in this country are held in the Court of Resignation.|
Known trials Edit
The High Court of Khura'in was used for the following trials:
- Trial of Ahlbi Ur'gaid for the murder of Paht Rohl
- Trial of Maya Fey for the murders of Tahrust Inmee and Rheel Neh'mu
- Trial of Dhurke Sahdmadhi for the murder of Inga Karkhuul Khura'in and the "assassination" of Amara Sigatar Khura'in
The design of the High Court bears many resemblances to the courtrooms used by the Los Angeles District Court, albeit with cultural decor and aesthetics appropriate for the kingdom. Like the Los Angeles courtrooms, the High Court of Khura'in contains two long tables that act as prosecution and defense benches, a witness podium centered between them, and a judicial bench opposite the witness stand. The gallery is positioned behind the witness podium, as it is with the design the Los Angeles courtrooms adopted in 2027. The sacred image of a butterfly, a Khura'inese national symbol, adorns the wall behind the judge's bench, in place of where the Scales of Justice would be in a Los Angeles courtroom.
The most notable difference in the design of the High Court of Khura'in is the presence of the Pool of Souls, a pool of water between the two attorney benches used as a mystic window to the spirit world in which visions can be summoned via the process of the Divination Séance. When the Dance of Devotion is conducted, the water will channel the vision called forth by the summoner and project the images of a victim's final moments and what they saw or felt before death. These images are then used to determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant, ostensibly replacing the need for a defense attorney to represent the accused. As such, the entire defense attorney profession has been eliminated through penalty of death in Khura'in. This in turn has earned the courtroom its "Court of Resignation" moniker; without anyone standing up for them, defendants are resigned to their fate, regardless of guilt.