Enforcement and Tribunals Edit
The Code covers the basics of preferred manners of dealing with feuds between two Cartelites and the punishments mete out to those that cannot understand the limitations imposed by the Shadow. Because of the secretive nature of the Sixth Sect this has led to the creation of "Tribunals". Tribunals are a collection of three Officials who are charged with hearing the case of two Cartelites and then deciding their fate. The Tribunal is often overseen by the Administrator of the Territory if a major instance of the Code being broken occurs. During this both the accused and the plaintiff are watched by members of the Shadow. No one is allowed to enact challenge or vendetta when a Tribunal is convened. Anyone breaking this prohibition faces severe punishment from the Shadow themselves.
The result of the Tribunal is ruled after a clear majority is reached. The punishment is then handed out publicly with members of the Shadow presiding as law enforcement. The severity of the crime often dictates the severity of the punishment, and can range from a reprimand to public flogging and even repossession of Chained the person may own.
The Terms of Entente Edit
The basis of Entente is broken down into what are known as the "Terms". Each Term is a section within the Code that dictates action and punishment found congruent with that Term. In this manner all punishments fit the crime and all forms of conflict find a foundation of control to prevent all out war (something which was ignored during the Cartel Civil War). The words of the First Shadow state the code:
Contracts in the Cartel shall be named under the Categories of Amethyst, Crimson, Marble, Silver, and Umbral.
Basic non-binding contracts are noted as Marble. Breaking these shall result in no consequence.
Binding contracts shall be known as Amethys, they shall if broken render a opening of the right of claimant unless the prices of breaking the contract is paid in a favor or in currency.
Blood bound contracts shall be named Crimson and will render a bodily payment from the breaker of the contract or a designated target related to the breaker of the contract.
Life bound contracts shall be named Umbral and shall require the life of the breaker to be given in debt to the owner of the contract. Another may give up their life if the owner wishes to receive them instead of the breaker.
Silver contracts shall mark confidential work done for the Shadow and those of Master or Grandmaster Rank.
Amethyst to Crimson Contracts may be declared void by the Legate or the Master of the signees. This may be appealed in Tribunal if rightful evidence is given that the breaking is for ill reason. Amethyst contracts cannot be appealed.
Silver Contracts may only be declared null and void, by a Master, or the Grandmaster."
Only the Shadow may broker the void status of the Umbral Contract.