Peripheral Code

The Peripheral code for the Roman tribunal sets no limit on the creation of mundane wealth through magic save that anything made must be permanent in nature. The Tribunal is so awash in silver and gold from trade and has such a scarcity of vis that it is not felt any restrictions are required.

The code also has a rather complex set of rules regarding ownership of vis sources, the primary point being that mundane control of the land predominates, followed by continuity, followed by the earliest legitimate claim. So if a Duke grants the right to resources of a meadow to a covenant and that meadow generates vis, that covenant has claim to that vis. If the Lord dies in such a fashion that the mundane authority over the meadow comes into question, that covenant will retain the right over that vis until such time as a) a mundane authority is re-established and grants it elsewhere, or b) that covenant is no longer able to harvest the vis, in which case it would revert to the oldest claim on record still able to harvest the vis.

The peripheral code does not require a covenant or magi to hide their nature from mundane society, however tribunal specific precedents have established that not being known to be magi can provide partial cover from charges of interference with mundanes, especially when it helps to prevent harm from coming to soldales. It is no defense however against specifically and overtly magical mischief.

Cow and Calf

The tribunal recognizes cow and calf and has established many guidelines and rules regarding the practice.
1. The rights of the "cow" may be transferred to a second or third party, respectively depending upon the perspective of the contract being discussed
2. The obligations of the calf reside with the person who took the oath, not with third parties. The oath may be taken on behalf of an organization (such as a covenant) which is then bound to not share the document with those who are not members. After no less than 10 years the original document may be sold if no copies remain in the "calf's" hands, and the oath does not follow the text. If the one bound by cow and calf sells a book of which they have made copies, all copies must either return to the current "cow" or be sold with the book to the same third party as is buying the first book.
3. Cow and calf oaths expire at the demise of the either the cow or the calf, or in 120 years, whichever comes first. Anyone who remains in twilight for more than 5 years is presumed dead for the purposes of the oath.
4. Calf and cow oaths must originate with the author, though the rights may be transferred and the new owner of said rights may then sell books under calf and cow oaths. Anyone under calf and cow may "extend" the oath to a third party purchaser of the text, but may not be required to do so unless a) the sale occurs within a decade of purchase of the text, or b) such a requirement is the result of certamen.
5. The oath may be taken willingly after the purchase of a book in which the buyer is not bound, either as a result of certamen or a secondary business arrangement. The "cow" must be the one who currently holds the rights of the "cow".
6. Folios compiled by the Colentes Arcanorum are not bound by cow and calf.
7. Lab texts from Bonisagus magi, or tractatus describing a bonisagus breakthrough may not be bound by cow and calf. All other Bonisagus works may be.

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