to two knights or other law-abiding men, according as the appellee is or is not a  person of noble rank, and let him be brought by them to the field appointed for  fighting the duel. The appellor likewise. The appellee and the appellor ought to be  so guarded by the aforesaid men that there be no converse with them after the oath,  before the duel is joined, with this exception, that when they reach the field they  ought to take an oath in the presence of the justices in this form:
The oath to be taken on the field.
 Hear this, ye justices, that I have neither eaten nor drunk, nor [caused anything  to be done] for me or by me by which God's law may be abased and the devil's  exalted, so help me God etc.
Let the king's ban be proclaimed.
 When the oath has been taken in this way and silence obtained, let the king's ban  be proclaimed at once by the herald's voice1 in these words: It is the command of  the king and of his justices that none be so hardy or rash as to move or utter a  word no matter what he may see or hear; if anyone acts to the contrary he shall  be arrested and put in prison, to lie there for a year and a day until the lord king  has expressed his will concerning him. These things having been accomplished, let  the champions engage and fight. If the appellor is vanquished or if the appellee  defends himself against him the whole day long, until the hour that the stars begin  to appear, the appellee will then depart quit of the appeal,2 since the appellor  undertook to conquer him that day and has not done so. And not only will he  appealed as principal be discharged, but all those appealed as accessories and  instigators;3 and not only will he appealed as principal depart quit against this first  appellor, but against all appellors who have appealed him of the same deed.4 It is  otherwise if they have appealed him of different deeds,5
If the appellee is vanquished.
 [If the appellee has been vanquished he shall suffer capital punishment, with severe  or more severe torture according to the seriousness of the crime, with the disherison  of his heirs and the loss of all his goods, as was said above [in the portion] on  outlaws.]67[for there] if the appellee successfully makes his defence against one, let  the other appellors proceed against him in the manner described above until he is  convicted of one deed;8 then let him proceed9 against the accessories and instigators  of that same deed,