Sorry if these questions have been asked before - I've looked through previous postings but haven't found definitive answers...
Rule 1.09.421 states that 'A senator accused in a Prosecution may appeal to the people when his faction is called upon to vote.' Does the result of the Popular Appeal (a) replace his faction's vote or (b) add to / subtract from his faction's vote? I'm assuming (b), otherwise there'd be limited circumstances when a Popular Appeal would be worth considering - but the Rulebook isn't explicit.
The second question concerns the use of Advocates (Advanced Rule 2.05). This all seems reasonably straightforward to me - and I thought I understood it - however, 2.05.1 suggests the Advocates rules add a 'moderate level of complexity' and I'm wondering if I've misunderstood it, because:- the Popular Appeal / Trials Table has a first column headed '2d6 + Pop' (which is intended for the result of the Popular Appeal dice roll) and, in blue, 'Final Verdict*'. I get the 'Popular Appeal' part, but what I thought we're measuring here, when checking the result of a Trial is not the 'Final Verdict', but the Trial Votes (i.e. the Advocate's Oratory - Prosecutor's Oratory +2d6). In other words, is the use of 'Final Verdict' just a confusing header title on this column (and should it be 'Trial Votes'?), or am I totally misunderstanding how Advocates work?
Thanks again for all your help.
1) Add to the vote
2) Confusing header