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    Do they take from the human side here, or animal side? Paksin, Sarpah, and even feline Vajrah possibly look down on any other species afflicted with that damn monthly curse, because of the dramatic differences in reproductive systems (Reptiles and birds have completely different ones, and feline reproductive systems are too lazy to menstruate)

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    I suspect that for the most part, the victim will be treated as such if they can be proven as a victim, with the possessor being charged with the crime.

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    Quote from Sherbie: “Hmmm, I agree that caste systems causes a lot of grief in real life as in the game world. And it may depend on a per-group basis, but I don't think many of us play games to just feel comfortable all the time. Role-playing is often about escaping the boundaries of your comfort zone to experience and do extraordinary things. To open your horizon to new perspectives. Becoming an outcaste in Shard might feel bad and force you to confront a lot of terrible situations... but if yo…

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    Here are my own interpretations: The Values Dissonance is deliberate. Quote from Aram: “I'd long held reservations about the caste system in this game, and I need to highlight some issues I have, particularly on the 'outcaste', which seem roughly equal to the dalits or 'untouchables' of past Indian society. <p>Outcastes do the jobs nobody else will do, mucking about in the sewers, handling corpses, or gutting animals. &nbsp;In India, these tasks were thought to be self-polluting, and thus the pe…

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    New fan of the system!

    Sartharina - - Welcome to SHARD

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    Awesome! Glad to hear this will be starting up again! And, I'm really looking forward to the setting stuff you're working on!

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    New fan of the system!

    Sartharina - - Welcome to SHARD

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    This place seems dead, but i hope there are at least a few ghosts around here to welcome me. I found the system a while ago, bought it, and now I've got friends interested in playing it. I guess I should try reading some of the archives here?