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Law and Justice

In the the great city of Shalazar, and in all the lands ruled by the Calipha, all women know that they live under the laws set down by Shaliq. In every city there stands a temple, where the priestess kneel in honour and worship of Shaliq who made all things, and attached to every temple stands a Hall of Petition and Penance. In that hall, priestesses and acolytes study the Theopneustic tomes, and apply the words of Shaliq and the wisdom of the elders to the judgement of the crimes of man. The High Crimes are those mentioned in the Tablets themselves, and they can only be judged in the Halls. Lesser crimes are often judged by civic officials, or by old and trusted members of the community and their punishments are at the discretion of the official. Those accused of a crime must hire an acolyte to go to the Hall and defend them, for only those sworn to the priesthood may speak in the halls. Those of the great families may claim their ancestral right to Trial by Combat, and call upon their champions to defend them instead.

Crimes and Punishments

  • Heresy: Death by burning
  • Treason: Execution by the sword for nobles, stoning for commoners
  • Theft: Amputation of a hand for the first two offenses, execution for a third crime
  • Failure to pray: Public Flogging (only amongst the Yilden)
  • Failure of hospitality: Stocks (Yilden)
  • Bestiality: Fed to wild beasts
  • Carnality with Djinn: Handed over to the Djinn for judgement
  • Adultery: Placed under the judgement of their spouse
  • Murder: Execution by the axe
  • Failure to tithe: Lose the right to own property
  • Pride: Menial Labor (Yilden)
  • Necromancy: Death by Burning
  • Demonology: Death at the hands of the Council of Elders, according to the nature of the Demon they serve