Re: An Observation About Yinkin

From: Ian Borchardt <iborchar_at_pSoUhJAc0tog5kk6dISXGrawqJxrXalqumFv68JVKNYXkdzoTIJovUQlyI6rT9sjIEu>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 13:41:22 +1030

Donald Oddy writes:

> In Heortling
> society adultery it is a wrong done to the other party in the marriage
> and should be compensated.

And how exactly could they do that? There is no legal method of extracting compensation from kin in Orlanthi society and any form of marriage makes people kin. Only after dissolving the marriage (divorce) can legal methods be used, and even then, it would probably traditionally concentrate on retrieving the bride-/groom-price.


Ian Borchardt    (
Philosoph, Fool, and Magician
"That is not dead which can eternal lie,
  And with strange Ians, even death may die."


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