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Child Thralls

Posted by Victus on 07/13/18
As of 3/9/1009 AR, the practice of pressing children into thralldom contracts is hereby outlawed within the Mourning Isles. Individuals below the age of 18 will no longer be eligible to have thralldom assigned as a measure of repaying debts for crimes against the Compact or Thrax. This does not exclude any other form of judgment levied onto those who break criminal laws within Thrax's domain however.

In light of this, new protocol is to be adopted in regards to regular combat conducted against Abandoned tribes. If a lord/lady sees fit to press a child's guardian into thralldom, the child will be exempt from the judgment and will be released back into the care of the surviving tribe-members.

However if there are no remaining members of a tribe able to take the child into their care, it will be the obligation of the lord/lady to ensure the child is released to an individual or group that can be entrusted to raise the child as a Prodigal. This process is to be done in full compliance with the Compact's standards for Abandoned bending the knee.

In the above case, House Thrax will personally cover the expenses of raising the child as to not impose any financial burden upon its vassals with regards to said children. The lord/lady will only be asked to send the appropriate information of where the child is fostering and who will be responsible for their growth and development to any lawyer employed by House Thrax.

This does not apply to thralls already within the system, only to the creation of new thralls.

Tears in our wake, never at our wake.

-High Lord Victus Thrax
Prince of the Maelstrom

--- Faith of the Pantheon Stance (from Orazio) ---
The Faith of the Pantheon approves of this small step towards mercy and justice on the part of Thrax.

--- Keaton Stance (from Reigna) ---
House Keaton applauds the work of Prince Victus Thrax, each drop in the bucket brings us closer to a sea of change.

--- Sanna Stance (from Cirroch) ---
Prince Victus name will be remembered as a reformer. House Sanna hopes he continues these reforms.

--- Redrain Stance (from Darren) ---
Redrain believes that the innocence of children should be protected and celebrates this move towards true justice.

--- Kennex Stance (from Constantine) ---
We applaud the acts and well-thought application of this change. May the years ahead continue to see such mercy.

--- Telmar Stance (from Tesha) ---
This is most definitely a new horizon! We applaud and support House Thrax and Prince Victus in these new reforms.

--- Saik Stance (from Karadoc) ---
Working toward reform isn't abolishing an old culture

--- Velenosa Stance (from Eleyna) ---
House Velenosa applauds the slow and carefully planned push for reform in the Mourning Isles.

--- Igniseri Stance (from Quenia) ---
House Igniseri applauds House Thrax for its forward thinking and stands ready to help as needed.

--- The Court Stance (from Octavia) ---
The legal tradition of Arvum has long established that children are not held to the same standards of guilt and punishment as adults. This change brings thralldom in line with those standards, and the Crown Court supports it.