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Charter Law refers to a class of laws written in accord with the [[Compact]]. These laws were created for the [[High Kingdoms]] and are enforced by the [[High Kings]] and the clans to ensure that development of any kind on [[Athera]] occurs under [[Paravian]] auspices. Within towns at the time of the story, man is quite free to "violate" against himself - to kill, destroy, or domesticate his animals, but only within the hard limits of the Compact. For example, slavery is explicitly forbidden by the Compact. However, the concept of "land owning" is not legal under Charter Law, but is not a violation of the Compact unless it impinges on the [[free wilds]].
 
Charter Law refers to a class of laws written in accord with the [[Compact]]. These laws were created for the [[High Kingdoms]] and are enforced by the [[High Kings]] and the clans to ensure that development of any kind on [[Athera]] occurs under [[Paravian]] auspices. Within towns at the time of the story, man is quite free to "violate" against himself - to kill, destroy, or domesticate his animals, but only within the hard limits of the Compact. For example, slavery is explicitly forbidden by the Compact. However, the concept of "land owning" is not legal under Charter Law, but is not a violation of the Compact unless it impinges on the [[free wilds]].
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In the years leading up to the [[rebellion]], most requests for change from the guilds were summarily rejected under Charter Law, due to the ongoing assault of the [[Mistwraith]].
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* The age of majority under charter law is greater than 18.<ref name="gc-age" />
 
* The age of majority under charter law is greater than 18.<ref name="gc-age" />
 
* The mother of a [[High King]] heir has the right to ask for [[Fellowship]] assistance.<ref name="tk-heir" />
 
* The mother of a [[High King]] heir has the right to ask for [[Fellowship]] assistance.<ref name="tk-heir" />
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{{Spoiler|[[Traitor's Knot]]}}
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* When [[Sulfin Evend]] swears a [[caithdein]]'s oath to [[Enithen Tuer]], it is binding but not the same as an oath sworn with [[Fellowship]] endorsement under charter law. A second oath at [[Althain Tower]] is required.
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* When a clan woman is raped, she keeps the child under charter law.<ref name="tk-child" />
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{{Spoiler|[[Initiate's Trial]]}}
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* Under charter law, [[clansmen]] must share their knowledge when [[townborn]] are affected by shifts in the flux.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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<ref name="gc-age">&copy; Janny Wurts, <u>[[Grand Conspiracy]]</u>, p. 135 (US-Hardback)</ref>
 
<ref name="gc-age">&copy; Janny Wurts, <u>[[Grand Conspiracy]]</u>, p. 135 (US-Hardback)</ref>
 
<ref name="tk-heir">&copy; Janny Wurts, <u>[[Traitor's Knot]]</u>, p. 45 (US-Hardback)</ref>
 
<ref name="tk-heir">&copy; Janny Wurts, <u>[[Traitor's Knot]]</u>, p. 45 (US-Hardback)</ref>
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<ref name="tk-child">&copy; Janny Wurts, <u>[[Traitor's Knot]]</u>, p. 323 (US-Hardback)</ref>
 
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[[Category:Laws]]

Latest revision as of 15:46, 2 October 2019

Charter Law refers to a class of laws written in accord with the Compact. These laws were created for the High Kingdoms and are enforced by the High Kings and the clans to ensure that development of any kind on Athera occurs under Paravian auspices. Within towns at the time of the story, man is quite free to "violate" against himself - to kill, destroy, or domesticate his animals, but only within the hard limits of the Compact. For example, slavery is explicitly forbidden by the Compact. However, the concept of "land owning" is not legal under Charter Law, but is not a violation of the Compact unless it impinges on the free wilds.

In the years leading up to the rebellion, most requests for change from the guilds were summarily rejected under Charter Law, due to the ongoing assault of the Mistwraith.

Trivia

  • The age of majority under charter law is greater than 18.[1]
  • The mother of a High King heir has the right to ask for Fellowship assistance.[2]
Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Traitor's Knot.
Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Initiate's Trial.
  • Under charter law, clansmen must share their knowledge when townborn are affected by shifts in the flux.

References

  1. © Janny Wurts, Grand Conspiracy, p. 135 (US-Hardback)
  2. © Janny Wurts, Traitor's Knot, p. 45 (US-Hardback)
  3. © Janny Wurts, Traitor's Knot, p. 323 (US-Hardback)