The Court Physical
- Concerns – matters of the body, and harm thereof.
- Court dress – dull grey, no headgear
- Trials by – physical contest (you can appoint a champion)
The Court Spiritual
- Concerns – Relating to the gods, their worship and appeasement.
- Court dress – Judges wear pure white, with red detailing. Others same, but no detailing. Prosecution, defence, and their advocates etc wear sackcloth.
- Trials by – Appeal to relevant gods.
The Court Pecuniary
- Concerns – relating to money and contracts over matter
- Court dress – fine furs, with gold jewellery (more at higher rank)
- Trials by – argument, and weight of evidence
The Court Sartorial
- Concerns – clothing and dress
- Court dress – a variety of subtly-varied versions of the general “judicial wear” theme, each tastefully exploring the possibilities of the form.
- Trials by – jury, charged with assessing the aesthetics of the defendant and plaintiff’s attire. If no obvious plaintiff (e.g. it’s “the People versus…”) then the court will appoint a Sartorial Champion.
The Oblique Court
- Concerns – anything that the other courts cannot or will not handle.
- Court dress – everyone is naked – witnesses, gallery, all.
- Trials by – divination (tealeaves, entrails, animal behaviour, haruspicy…), assisted by psychoactive fumes and much ceremony.