Canon Law is based on the Treaty that each Faction has signed. It is a means to resolve disputes between factions and prevent another War of Igimund’s Rift. A Tribunal of the Factions may punish offences under Canon Law. Canon Law is there to prevent disputes between Churches, Nation and Guilds. It also protects Factions which are not necessarily recognised, although they cannot act as Judges.The treaty allows for new factions to join, by agreement of over 50% of the Ambassadors.
Petty and Capital crimes are “traditional” Criminal offences. For Petty and Capital crimes committed by a Faction, its Representatives (the PCs plus any NPCs in a position of power) are the ones responsible for condoning it and therefore the ones who can be punished. High Crimes are deliberate subversions of Canon Law. These are really really bad and will cause Diplomatic Repercussions. If a Faction member was responsible, it’s likely the entire Faction will have to make reparations.
The Hegemony, the Democracy and the Vendicsal, together with the Churches of Explorer, Celebrant, Builder and Aspirant (the Factions) do declare: