Slavery in Dardunah

      Slavery in Dardunah

      Slavery in Dardunah, some places have it, some places outlaw it, Slaves are a thing your PCs can actually buy for themselves! (I have to ask, what would be a standard reaction if a PC were to buy a juvenile slave for... <X ...Personal Pleasure, even if slaves are considered property, does Dardunah still have reservations about doing stuff with underage Janah is this circumstance (Because I'm just imagining the PLAYER who does this is gonna probobly gonna disgust all the other players if he/she were to do this)

      And another thing I was thinking about in regards to slaves, we know the Hardazi are all Vajrah and keep Sarpah and Paksin as Slaves and Klin value Non-Klin Slaves and Servants ...In General are...Some species more likely to be slaves then others? The most logical thing I can think is most places Herbivores are more likely to be Slaves then Carnivores, you're more likely to be able to find a Lapine or Rodent for a Slave then a Lion or Wolf, though this could change if you were in a place like Bakari where the Ruling Class are Herd Vajrah

      Just random musings

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      In Dárdünah, slavery is less about species, and more about the laws and social aspects of the different countries... The only real exception would be Sustrum (which is mostly ruled by felines, and which has been know to look down on non-felines, including keeping them as slaves and servants), and as you mentioned, the Klin, who feel the same way about all non-bats... Rarely though, in general, is it a species thing...

      And so in dealing with your first question, the morals pertaining to any "slave" type of situation (and by slave, we're talking about the type of slavery seen in ancient Rome the ancient East and in the ancient Orient, as opposed to the more recent enslavement seen during the colonial period in Europe and the United States prior to the Civil War)...are largely reflective of the laws of the land as I mentioned in the earlier paragraph... As such, it was not uncommon at all to enslave children and adults alike, although how those slaves were treated varied wildly depending on what country you lived in... Many countries would have strict laws governing such treatment, and a "master" who mistreated slaves could quickly find themselves in shackles as well, or even killed for their crimes... Of course, their slaves then would most likely then be granted or sold to someone else...or perhaps even freed, depending on the laws dealing with the freeing of slaves in that region...

      As to the specifics of such treatment or those laws, and the way NPCs of Dárdünah might react to such behaviors performed by the characters, we haven't explored any of that yet, and may never choose to describe the more unsavory aspects of slavery, simply because our game is less an exploration of suffering and abuse, and more of an exploration of heroism and adventure. Any such acts should be judged and reacted to in ways that must burden the shoulders of your individual GMs, since we neither wish to dictate nor judge the moral dilemmas particular gaming groups might indulge in for the sake of their own storylines...

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      as Scott said above the slavery of SHARD is much different than what would have been encountered in the post colonial Americas and in Europe, by certain rights and social structures put in place by the worship of the DEVAH as well as the belief in the concept of reincarnation and the very real belief that actions which transgressed the wishes of divine powers would most certainly result in suffering in the offenders next life in the cycle of life and death...
      Secondly, slaves would tend to possess their native languages, religions, and cultures, ( which could be the same or different than those possessed by the slaves masters) and generally would not have them erased by generations of systems designed to reduce them to the level of suthra, it would be understood that they possessed souls and as such were the children of the GREAT MOTHER AND FATHER the same as any other Janah, BUT, that the position they reside in is merely one of circumstances or history not due to genetic inferiority... In many cases the value of a slave might be increased by its ability to provide a different cultural perspective to its master...
      The mentality of the slaves might also view the situation from a different perspective due to the rights mentioned above, as well... leading to a feeling of contentment with the position of servant, and the honor of serving, while being defended, by a master who himself, lived by the teachings of the holy texts, and as such extended proper respect and care to those under his care....

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