I noticed that the power the Dark One has promised violates the policy behind the rule against perpetuities. Essentially the Dark One is trying to convey way beyond a reasonable amount of time. Even if he succeeds, you will not be givin power as the conveyence is to far removed in time. Of course you could try to fit into the exception by donating your power, should you win, to charity if you can be catagorized as charities yourselves and since that is a stretch I think your all fairly much taking nothing. As descendents of what is to be taken, far removed and easily catagorized as 'remote' how then shall you proceed should you win the last battle, so that you may gain and keep your powers and property? Also, should the Dark One try to claim "what is rightfully his" he will likely lose on a claim of adverse possession on all the land. How will you overcome such a claim? Lanfear, have you considered suing Moraine for assult? Asmodean, how would you fill out the first page of a complaint for a suit of an intentional tort? Lastly, if the Dark One wins and you lose your powers as against the rule of perpetuities and the DO loses (even if he wins) based on a theory of adverse possession, will you sue him for breach of contract or quantum meruit?
My first thought while reading this question was: Have you heard of spell check? I hear it's all the rage these days. You should look into it. Probably wouldn't hurt to pause and learn the difference between to and too, either.
My second thought was: Do you really think the Dark Lord gives a damn about rules? Breaking rules is so commonplace on our side of the line that we barely realize we're doing it, anymore. Rules are for sissies.
Now, I did notice your habit of throwing big words into your questions, to which I can only assume you are trying to stump us with what you would consider wit. Frankly, I think it makes you sound rather pompous. You might want to look into that, as well.
As for how I plan on keeping my powers and property, I believe even Mr. Jordan, himself, had to admit to my abilities to handle the land under my control. I don't see any reason to change what is effective. Believe me, once we win this silly "Last Battle," I'll make sure you have a front row seat for the show.
I should also point out that, in the unlikely event that our side loses, we'll all most likely be dead. Thus, taking the Dark Lord to court seems rather impossible, wouldn't you think? On the same token, I feel the need to point out that when someone hands you power, it's probably a bad idea to sue them. Not because it's bad form, but merely because if he's got the power to give to you, then he's got more than you can dream of.
Plus, how much tort do you suppose a jury panel of our "peers" would award us, whether we win or lose the bloody thing?
I'm gonna let the rest of you sort this one out; I had some legal problems regarding my new identity as a woman and legalese makes me all confused and frustrated. And when I get frustrated, I balefire stuff.
I'll be over there. *points vaguely towards the bar*
Lawsuits and Lemondrops,
There there, Balty dear - let me give him ... I mean it a shot:
01000100 01100101 01100001 01110010 00100000 01010011 00100000 01010010 00100000 01001101 01100101 01100001 01101110
01001100 01101111 01101111 01101011 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101110 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101110 01100110 01110101 01110011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110100 01101111 01101111 00100001
01011001 01101111 01110101 01110010 01110011 00100000 01110011 01101001 01101110 01100011 01100101 01110010 01100101 01101100 01111001
01010011 01100101 01101101 01101001
(hint: the last bit said "Semi")
Since the Great Lord represents an Evil far beyond what your limited mortal intellect can ever dream of, he will obviously appear in this world as a lawyer. And I dare you to find a judge with the courage to rule against the Great Lord.
Hehe, a judge with courage...
We abolished the Rule against Perpetuities back in the Age of Legends. Typically we follow a cy-prÃ¨s doctrine for such matters, but since this involves taking over the WORLD, all legal and ethical statues, laws, and any other kind of ridiculous jargon your inane mind might come up with is thrown out the window. Obviously.
I hope that answer made about as much sense as your question.
Assault? That so called Aes Sedai is dead. But if I ever had the chance, I would make her RUE the day she laid her hands on me. *looks down* All THIS is only for my Lewsie Wewsie...
I am the law, I have absolute power. What do I care about your block of text that you are sending me? I have better things to do with my time than learn a bunch of legal stuff that will soon be invalid when the Great Lord of the Dark breaks free of his prison anyways.
The only conveything I'm interested in is the conveyer belt on which you will find yourself shortly after the Last Battle. Your odacity in believing that we would be held by any mortal's 'law' is laughable. There are not enough braincells in the world to let you comprehend the enormity of what our power will be or the range of our reach. So you just spend whatever puny time you have left convincing yourself that the law will save you. We'll speak again when you are properly chained to my Table of Ultimate Creations.