as will be explained below [in the portion] on exceptions.1 But when he has once  avoided it, if he then regrets his decision and wishes to return to a defence by his  body he will not be heard, for no change is here permitted.2
Where all the elements of the appeal are in order let the duel be waged at once.
 When he has elected to make his defence by his body and all the elements necessary  for an appeal are in order, let the duel be waged at once.34If he has been appealed  by several of one deed and one wound and successfully makes his defence against  one, he will depart quit against all,5 also as regards the king's suit, because he  thereby proves his innocence against all, as though he had put himself on the  country and it had exonerated him completely.67If the first appellor dies after the  duel has been waged but before it has been fought, or, through no fault of his  own becomes unfit to fight, or dies, he who survives shall deraign.8 On the day  of the duel, that on which the first appellor should have come, let the second come  armed, and on that same day let the duel be fought. And so as to the others if the  second dies.9 But if the first appellor refuses to prosecute and defaults,10 or being  present retracts his appeal,11 it will be otherwise.
If all the appellors die before the duel is fought.
 If all the appellors die before the duel has been fought, or all become unfit to fight,  the appeal will fall, but though the appellee is free of the appeal he is not free of  the felony, and therefore the king may sue for the breach of his peace if he wishes.12  If the appellee dies before the duel has been fought the appeal thus falls and the  felony will never be convicted. If the appellee is vanquished by one of the several  appellors that will suffice as a victory for the others, because what is a single deed and  a single felony may be convicted by one appellor. 13When the first appellor has thus  appealed one of one deed, [if he appeals] another, or several others, as accessories or  as counsellors or instigators, those so appealed are replegiable at once,14[before the  duel is waged the principal appellee is not to be released on finding pledges unless  as a matter of grace, and then by bail, that is, body for body,] until the principal  is convicted or has successfully made his defence,15 and after the duel has been  fought, if the appellor