A Magician's Tale
Code of Hermes
The Code of Hermes is the Law the governs Hermetic Magi. The core of the Code is the Oath all Magi swear on joining the Order. In addition to this are the rulings of the Grand Tribunal, which apply to all magi, and the rulings of the regional Tribunals which apply to all Magi within their territories. Most Tribunals have an extensive ‘Peripheral Code’ based on precedent and case law overseen by Quasitori of House Guernicus. The Theban tribunal is an exception; its version of the Peripheral Code acknowledges the Oath, the Acts of the Grand Tribunal and specific acts of legislation passed by its own Tribunal meetings. It does not acknowledge precedent and has a system of magistrates and advocates entirely separate from the Quasitori.