"All are guilty until they have proven themselves innocent."

Verbal assault, pickpocketing, and trespassing are minor crimes, punished by fines or hard labor. Theft and foul murder are felonies. Theft is punished by fines proportional to the value of the property stolen, or by hard labor. Foul murder is punishable by 1000 Septims, or by hard labor.

Fines and compensation are determined by magistrates, and may be paid to the guards. In place of fines, the criminal may serve extended sentences of hard labor. The workcamps are hard places for hard men, and for each day served, expect to lose some hard earned skill as a result of physical, mental, or emotional punishment.

Piracy, sedition and treason are punished by summary execution,[1] Murdering a tax collector is punished by death.[2]

Imperial law bookEdit

A book detailing Tamrielic Law can be found in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. Its name being Legal Basics.

Law enforcementEdit



  1. Dialogue with Amiel Richton
  2. Events of Death of a Taxman
  3. Dialogue with Tappius Esdrecus