Quaerentes in Extremis
Pact of Crun Clach
Adopted in 1189 by the Loch Leglean Tribunal, the Pact of Crun Clach is an agreement among the covenants of the Loch Leglean Tribunal to provide a measure of peace and civilisation among the northern magi, it now forms the basis of the Tribunal’s peripheral code. It arose out of the constant interference of the Tribunal’s magi in the battle for Scotland’s Kingship over the last three hundred years.
The text of the pact is as follows:
I will not aid or hinder the King of Scots in his endeavours, either in war or during peace-time. Doing so will violate my oath to the Order of Hermes that I shall not interfere with the affairs of mundanes least I bring ruin on my sodales.
I will not aid or hinder invaders into lands held by the King of Scots. Doing so will violate my oath to the Order of Hermes that I shall not interfere with the affairs of mundanes least I bring ruin on my sodales.
I understand that should I choose to take part in raids against the resources of another covenant, I do so by my own volition; and should I fail to clearly identify myself as a magus, I have no recourse to the protection offered by the Code of Hermes if I suffer hurt.
I will not direct magics against a group of warriors from another covenant, least I cause harm to my solades in the Order of Hermes. Doing so may violate my oath to the Order of Hermes that I shall not slay nor attempt to slay any member of the Order.
Should I be captured in battle I recognise the right of my captors to demand ransom from my covenant for my return; likewise I swear to return ransomed sodales immediately upon payment of the agreed price.
I will not use mundane warriors in the execution of a justly executed and formally declared Wizard’s War.
I understand that the resources of a covenant do not contribute to the magical power of a member of the Order of Hermes. Should I lose such resources to another magus, I have no recourse within the Peripheral Code of the Loch Leglean Tribunal.
I understand that Sanctum Law is not affected by this Pact. The rights of a magus within his Sanctum are made inviolable by the Code of Hermes.
Items taken from a covenant as spoils of war henceforth belong to the taker. Magi may make reasonable requests for the return of certain individual items, and if complaint is found, I agree that the Loch Leglean Tribunal is the correct forum for redress.