Re: An observation about Yinkin

From: Jeff Richard <richaje_at_yYgBZLMrEGjxFrSPsyU03ewJNdPdjLWuKx-dBq8gLc1-P2t45_VOoouezP1FriCOS5Xu>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:26:56 -0000

> My view is that it is a difference of emphasis. In Dara Happen and
> Yelmalian cultures adultery is a religious crime. The offender is
> punished by the church or state as determined by the law. In Heortling
> society adultery it is a wrong done to the other party in the marriage
> and should be compensated. However this compensation is only payable
> if they choose to divorce. Now divorce causes all sorts of problems
> for the clans involved so there will usually be a lot of pressure to
> find another way.

It will also be punished by the gods in the form of divine anger against the community. Just like breaking any other sacred oath.


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