Le meurtre dans les middle kingdoms

Murder can be a somewhat straight-forward crime to prove, as the
magical means to summon and speak to the Spirits of the Dead
(assuming they reached the Underworld, that is) are available
through Priests, Magisters, and other worthies, and this can allow
the murdered to in effect testify to the circumstances of their
deaths (a reason why many professional killers either wear masks
or perform curses on their victims to banish them to Limbo).
However, murder is sometimes a difficult crime to adjudicate in the
Middle Kingdoms, as nobles in particular have an inherent legal
right to commit violence and there are widespread social customs
of the right of all parties to vendetta, the right of survivors to take
revenge for a previous wrongful death. This often results in longrunning
blood feuds between families and clans (though nothing as
bad as what occurs in Palatia or the Hemapoline League, where such
blood feuds often become the basis for whole wars). The traditional
punishment for someone found guilty of murder is a blood-price
paid to the surviving relatives (or the ruling noble to whom the
victim was beholden, should there be no surviving family).
BLOOD-PRICE
SL of victim Typical Blood-Price
1 50s
2 100s
3 200s
4 350s
5 500s
6 650s
7 800s
8 1,000s
9 5,000s
10 10,000s
11 25,000s
12 100,000s
13 250,000s
14 1,000,000s
If the blood-price is refused by the surviving family or cannot be
paid by the murderer, then usually the murderer is imprisoned
until the blood-price is accepted or paid by a third party. Nobles
have been known to step in and accept the blood-price for a
death in cases where the surviving family refuses to take it but the
murderer has the money to offer. Particularly heinous murders
may result in the offender being cast into outlawry or in their
execution.

Exemple: vincent en auras pour 410 gold pour un paysans, trois écuyers, un prêtre, deux hommes de mains et le chef tortureur.

Le meurtre dans les middle kingdoms

Artesia pantangien