Trial of Magister Scholae Gabriel Morrisson
Trial of Magister Scholae Gabriel Morrisson HOUSE QUAESITOTR
Record of the trial of Magister Mundi Gabriel Morrison
London, 17th June, 2033
Primus Magistrati: Magistrati – Magister Scholae James Wellinghton Magistrati – Magister Scholae Alice Mayfair Magistrati – Magister Scholae Susan Orwell Magistrati – Magister Scholae Michael Poe Magistrati – Magister Scholae Adam Fraser Accusation presented by the Magistrati Magister Scholae Christopher Lancaster. The Grand Tribunal was summoned to the London’s Chantry to decide upon the actions of one of the members of the Order of Hermes. The defendant, Magister Mundi Gabriel Morrison, was brought before the Grand Tribunal restrained by several binding wards. The capture was made by Magister Scholae Christopher Lancaster, Magister Scholae Michael Sanders and Adept Major Judith Meyers, all of house Quaesitor, on 16th June, 2033, after performing a ritual with still unknown purposes. The defendant didn’t resist arrest. When questioned about the truth and accuracy of the allegations, the defendant refused to declare himself guilty or not guilty. Without any further evidence or new fact brought to the attention of the Grand Tribunal, the trial of Magister Mundi Morrison went as follow:
The defendant Magister Mundi Gabriel Morrison, of house Tytalus, stands accused of: 1 – Plotting and leading a terrorist insurrection against the Order of Hermes; 2 – Murder of the following Magister Scholae of the Order: Magister Scholae Amanda Summers (House Bonisagus); Magister Scholae Jacob Taylor (House Flambeau); Magister Scholae Miranda Lawson (House Bonisagus) 3 – Ritual murder of Adept Major Amelia Winter (House Flambeau) The Defendant was formally accused and the evidences were presented. On the charges of:
- Plotting and leading the terrorist insurrection against the Order of Hermes.
- The defendant admitted plotting against the Order of Hermes in association with the convicted Master Lucien Blight.
- The defendant admitted recruiting and training Order’s Magus against the Order of Hermes
- The defendant admitted voicing, in several occasions, his mistrust and contempt for the Order and in encouraging others to do the same.
On his previous relationship with the convicted Magister Scholae Lucien Blight, the defendant confirmed Magister Scholae Blight was his Pater, friend and lover. Magister Mundi Morrison denies that role of accomplice, claiming he was never influenced by the late Magister Blight, having assumed his role in the revolt by his own choice. The defendant refused to reveal the names of any magus associated with his terrorist activities, and refused to inform the Grand Tribunal of its plans and strategies. When confronted with the trial and execution the late Magister Scholae Lucien Blight, the defendant assumed a threatening attitude towards the Grand Tribunal, but confirmed all his previous statements on corruption, selfishness and dissension of the Order. Magister Mundi Morrison claims their actions meant to purge the Order of Hermes, having the Order’s best interest at heart. By his action, the defendant sought to bring discord, mistrust and fear among the members of the Order of Hermes.On the charge of murdering the Order of Hermes’ Magister
– the defendant admitted all the charged murders.
Magister Mundi Morrison denies any personal connection with the murdered Magister Scholae, claiming they were key figures in stopping the growing corruption inside the Order of Hermes.On the charge of ritual murder of Adept Major Amelia Winter, the defendant denied the charge of murder. the defendant admitted having used Adept Major’s Amelia Winter’s life in a ritual.
On his personal relationship with Adept Major Amelia Winter, Magister Mundi Morrison informed she was his previous apprentice and friend. The defendant stated that Adept Major Amelia Winter was a sympathizer to the cause and that she volunteered to be sacrificed in the ritual performed. The defendant refused to name or explain the purpose of the ritual, having displayed an arrogant attitude towards the Grand tribunal when question about it. No evidence was found of Adept Major Winter’s connection to the terrorist group, apart from her previous position as Magister Mundi Morrison’s apprentice.
Taking into account the attitude displayed by the defendant, answers, and proofs presented:On the crime of leading the terrorist insurrection against the Order of Hermes – The Grand Tribunal finds the defendant guilty as charge. On the crime murdering of the Magister Scholae of the Order- The Grand Tribunal finds the defendant guilty as charged On the crime of ritual murder of Adept Major Amelia Winter – The Grand Tribunal finds the defendant guilty as charge.
It is clear that the defendant fragrantly and knowingly violated the Code of Hermes, as such his actions cannot be considered but High Crimes. Taking into account the personal record of the defendant, the previous charges on betrayal, the continuous defiance of the order and magic laws, the power of the defendant’s avatar and disrespect towards the Grand Tribunal the Order of Hermes as a whole,
the Grand Tribunal has no other option than to sentence Magister Mundi Gabriel Morrison to Requital Sentence is to be enforced on 18th June, 2033, at the London’s Chantry. The Grand Tribunal consents to Magister Scholae Christopher Lancaster’s request to personally carry out the sentence.
Magister Scholae James Wellinghton
Magister Scholae Alice Mayfair
Magister Scholae Susan Orwell
Magister Scholae Michael Poe
Magister Scholae Adam Fraser