Re: Outlawry = death

From: Richard Hayes <richard_hayes29_at_vv1yfejvZqu6RxJsSVecf4FwMRejUb4R6oxvRqJE-tezAjkOjDhojhLW45V8>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 10:31:03 +0000 (GMT)

Following on from the earlier post (below), is this because ritual excommunication forms part of the formal declaration of outlawry ?  
Richard Hayes

From: Roderick and Ellen Robertson <> Subject: Re: Outlawry = death
Date: Sunday, 4 January, 2009, 9:12 PM

>> as well as legally, sever the offender from his kin. The outlaw is cut 
>> off
>> from the worship of the Storm Tribe - which may not mean much to a 
>> Humakti,

> I think the last part is overstating the power of the ritual. Outlawry
> separates the offender and the clan, but the clan does not have the power
> to
> separate the offender and her/his god. Now, for most of the really serious
> offenses, the god will probably be ditching the offender anyway, but
> that's
> a separate issue. I suppose if the clan has some specific hero cults or
> variant subcults they worship, where kinship is significant, outlawry
> would
> interfere, but, in most cases, I think Orlanth and Ernalda are the ones
> who
> get to chose if a person is allowed to stay in the Storm Tribe, not some
> clan ring....

Nope, Outlaws don't get to call on Orlanth (see TR 44). (or ancestors either, btw). The rituals cut you off from *all* orlanthi society, including Orlanth!

Remember that the Gods and Ancestors have ways of indicating that "something
is wrong", and this will often point to something happening that will merit

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