Legalities

Legalities

Laws vary widely from one place to another.  Sometimes they are not codified, but simply come about as a result of what the community leaders decide. Most often, though, there is at least a simple set of rules that everyone knows and (in theory) obeys. Most places, obviously, forbid murder, assault, and theft.

Other places have a long, elaborate code of laws, interpreted by magistrates and judges and argued by advocates. As often as not, these rules have ties to religious beliefs or community customs. Thus, in a village in the Rayskel Cays, for example, it is illegal to touch glass after dark, or in a town in Ghan you cannot say the name of your neighbor without stating the direction in which their property lies from yours. These strange, unique laws usually have minor penalties, but that’s not always the case. In Vralk, for instance, to demean one’s superiors for the third time is a crime punishable by death.

Legalities

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