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Law Level Codes (AC) Classifications -> Summary Synopsis Paragraphs
Law Code Statement (Summary Synopsis Paragraph) Remarks
0 World has no law in practice. It is an Anarchy. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an Amber Zone advisory. There are few laws, covering only important areas. There may be few or no law enforcement officers, the expectation is citizens will bring law breakers to the attention of the Judicial system. Legal proceedings will be fast, with few people involved. For interactions outside of the framework of the laws, cultural norms dominate. No Law
1 World has a low law level. There are few laws, covering only important areas. There may be few or no law enforcement officers, the expectation is citizens will bring law breakers to the attention of the Judicial system. Legal proceedings will be fast, with few people involved. For interactions outside of the framework of the laws, cultural norms dominate. Body pistols, explosives, and poison gas are typically regulated or prohibited. Low Law
2 World has a low law level. There are few laws, covering only important areas. There may be few or no law enforcement officers, the expectation is citizens will bring law breakers to the attention of the Judicial system. Legal proceedings will be fast, with few people involved. For interactions outside of the framework of the laws, cultural norms dominate. Portable energy weapons, body pistols, explosives, and poison gas are typically regulated or prohibited. Low Law
3 World has a very law level. There are few laws, covering only important areas. There may be few or no law enforcement officers, the expectation is citizens will bring law breakers to the attention of the Judicial system. Legal proceedings will be fast, with few people involved. For interactions outside of the framework of the laws, cultural norms dominate.Machine guns, other automatic weapons, portable energy weapons, and other military weapons, body pistols, explosives, and poison gas are typically regulated or prohibited. Low Law
4 World has a moderate law level with laws covering many areas of government and interaction. These laws are simple enough that most people can act as their own advocate, though for serious issues a professional is recommended. Law enforcement officials will be present, but not in great numbers. Light assault weapons, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited. Moderate Law
5 World has a moderate level with laws covering many areas of government and interaction. These laws are simple enough that most people can act as their own advocate, though for serious issues a professional is recommended. Law enforcement officials will be present, but not in great numbers. Personal concealable firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited. Moderate Law
6 World has a moderate level with laws covering many areas of government and interaction. These laws are simple enough that most people can act as their own advocate, though for serious issues a professional is recommended. Law enforcement officials will be present, but not in great numbers. All firearms except shotguns, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited. Moderate Law
7 World has a moderate law level with laws covering many areas of government and interaction. These laws are simple enough that most people can act as their own advocate, though for serious issues a professional is recommended. Law enforcement officials will be present, but not in great numbers. All firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited. Moderate Law
8 World has a high law level with laws covering many areas of interactions of people, corporations, and the government. A few worlds with this law level may be Amber Zones. Any interaction with the judicial system requires an Advocate trained in the local legal system. Law enforcement is present almost everywhere, either as people or via technology. Legal proceedings can take weeks to months to resolve and involve a dozen or more people. All blade weapons and firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited. High Law
9 World has a high law level with laws covering many areas of interactions of people, corporations, and the government. A few worlds with this law level may be Amber Zones. Any interaction with the judicial system requires an Advocate trained in the local legal system. Law enforcement is present almost everywhere, either as people or via technology. Legal proceedings can take weeks to months to resolve and involve a dozen or more people. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (outside private residences or visiting starships). Moderate Law
A (10) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. A few worlds with this law level may be a Red Zone and others will be an Amber Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). Extreme Law
B (11) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. A few worlds with this law level may be a Red Zone and others will be an Amber Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked, and destinations must often be declared when traveling substantial distances across the world. Extreme Law
C (12) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. A world with this law level may be an Amber Zone or a Red Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. Travel documents are frequently checked. There is no legal concept of privacy (save for those who can claim necessity for official government business). The police are free to inspect anyone and anything at any time. Extreme Law
D (13) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. A world with this law level may be an Amber Zone or a Red Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. On worlds with this degree of law, it is difficult to distinguish the police from the military. On others, there is no difference. Extreme Law
E (14) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. Most worlds with this law level may be an Amber Zone or Red Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). Civilian movement is rigidly controlled. There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized, though not routine. Extreme Law
F (15) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. Most worlds with this law level may be an Amber Zone or Red Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). All aspects of life rigidly controlled. There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized, though not routine. VHigh Law
G (16) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. Most worlds with this law level may be an Amber Zone or Red Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). All aspects of life rigidly controlled with disproportionate punishments for even minor legal infractions.There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized, though not routine. Extreme Law
H (17) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. Most worlds with this law level may be an Amber Zone or Red Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). All aspects of life rigidly controlled with disproportionate punishments for even minor legal infractions. There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized and routine. extreme Law
J (18) World has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. Most worlds with this law level may be an Amber Zone or Red Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors). All aspects of life rigidly controlled with disproportionate punishments for even minor legal infractions. There is no difference between the police and the military. This world is a full-fledged police state. Oppression is legalized and routine. Extreme Law
K (19) World has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
  • There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, and institutionalized, though not thorough.
  • If there are any neighbors within a single jump, with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they are probably backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with naval weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
UHigh-1 Law
L (20) World has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
  • There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, institutionalized, and thorough.
  • If there are any neighbors within a single jump, with enough military power to project and either sympathy for the local population or businesses (with significant government influence) desiring a stable, predictable business environment, they are almost certainly backing a local resistance movement or preparing an invasion, depending on the local interstellar situation.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with naval weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
UHigh-1 Law
M (21) World has an ultra high law level. This by itself almost always justifies a Red Zone advisory.
  • There may or may not be a written legal code. If there is, it is routinely retroactively edited. People exist to serve the government, at the government's whim.
  • There are no police in the traditional sense serving the government, just enforcers. Anyone attempting to enforce a stable and fair legal system must do so in active rebellion against the government. Oppression is legalized, routine, institutionalized, and thorough.
  • The government is not afraid to use mind control technologies and/or slavery. Anyone in their grasp is their property, by one means or another.
  • If this government is within the power projection reach of any polity that forbids such measures (such as the Third Imperium with its ban on slavery), said polity is most likely planning to topple this government.
  • All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are prohibited for private ownership. Visiting starships with naval weapons are at the mercy of the local interstellar political situation for safety, and even if they are protected, must stay within designated starports and approach corridors. Without such protections, they are attacked upon identification and refused docking service.
UHigh-1 Law