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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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==Facts and Trivia==
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* The age of majority under charter law is greater than 18.<ref name="gc-age" />
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==References==
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<references>
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<ref name="gc-age">&copy; Janny Wurts, <u>[[Grand Conspiracy]]</u>, p. 135 (US-Hardback)</ref>
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</references>

Revision as of 17:49, 3 August 2016

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.

Facts and Trivia

  • The age of majority under charter law is greater than 18.[1]

References

  1. © Janny Wurts, Grand Conspiracy, p. 135 (US-Hardback)