Re: Odal and personal property among the Orlanthi.

From: Andrew Larsen <aelarsen_at_3B_sJ4p0oAwVmdtlyC0Yg6RpfhxF4KxelSkFa9RxT-l_sogxBz6rmEF_F7_hSQK_cMG>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:55:23 -0500

One way to think about it is that all members of the clan have a duty to strengthen the clan. The cottars strengthen the clan by generating food, the thanes strengthen it by raiding and fending off attacks, and so on. The PCs, if they go adventuring, are expected to strengthen the clan that way. That might be by finding allies for the clan, enhancing the clan's reputation, or it might be by bringing back wealth for the clan. So if the players have built an alliance or destroyed chaos or hurt the Lunars, the clan will probably look the other way if they keep most of the loot for themselves. On the other hand, if the only result is that they come home richer, they're gonna be expected to spread the wealth.

Andrew E. Larsen

On Apr 23, 2012, at 4:45 PM, teeeterry wrote:

> My point is not to force players pay tax, or to force players to make their character behave in a specific manner (taking away valuable from the PCs in the process).
> My goal is to establish what Orlanthi customs on the subject is so that my players can take this into consideration when they do return home with what they believe is a considerable stash of loot.
> I'm not sure what direction I will head in yet, but probably a voluntary based system where the heroes are expected to give away everything (personal gifts, the clan, the bloodline, priests etc)) they cannot really use themselves. If man brings back 5 swords and a woman's necklace he'll keep one or two swords and give away the rest. Who he gives things to does open up for interesting play as mentioned.
> Also, this allows for PCs that don't want to share (shame on them) to sell stuff and buy things they want for themselves rather than bringing goods back home.
> Keep'em coming;-)
> Thanks,
> -Terry

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