Re: Punishment for consorting with chaos
- In WorldofGlorantha_at_yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Mason"
> Thanks for lots of useful responses. I am surprised that there
> to be any tradition of execution in traditional Orlanthi societies.
> make sense in an Orlanthi heartland where being outlawed probably is
> sentence by any other name. I wonder if it holds true in border lands
I suspect that many Orlanthi, in a variety of places and times, have
considered this way of dealing with things to be at the least awkward.
However some of the worst things in the world were brought about by
kin-strife, and clan member killing clan member is kin strife. I
guess, in cultural terms, it would be a bit like how we'd look at
marrying a sibling--there is just no circumstances where you should
allow it. Storm Tribe goes into all of this in some depth and colour.
However I think that some cases of outlawry may well amount to
execution. In at least some cases I expect that someone will be
waiting just outside clan lands, to at least attempt to kill the
person as soon as they have been outlawed and exited clan lands.
Which is not to say that the outlaw might not manage to escape
somehow, but just to say that the intent of the clan in some cases
probably amounts to an intent to execute.
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