Laws

AniWaya follows the general rules of 'Souls, and have no additional OOC rules to that set. We accept members of any canine race or mix of races, luperci or non-luperci. However, a general lack of participation in pack threads is looked down upon both OOCly and ICly. Though there are no specific Out of Character rules to follow, keep in mind that if leadership of the tribe (as in, the characters) discovers that your character has broken any In Character rules, the proper actions will be taken. Thus, you should keep these laws in mind when playing, and if your character violates them: make sure it stays a secret!

All accounts of a broken law are taken before the Council, who give their judgement based on facts and both stories. Any punishement that is decided on is acted upon by the War Keepers unless otherwise decided.

Adultery

Adultery, whether it be the man or woman of the relationship, is punishable by public humiliation. The mate of the adulterer may choose to end the mateship immediately, without consulting the Council.

Arson

Arson, the burning of one's personal property or the property of the tribe, is punishable by way of public humiliation. If possible, personal items of the arsonist's are taken and burned in return.

Assault

Assault upon another member of the Tribe is forbidden and returned in kind by the victim. Assault upon a person not of the Tribe is first investigated. If found to not be defending themselves, and are rather the instigator of the fight, the wounds are returned in kind by the War Keepers.

Intentional Homicide

The intentional homicide of another member of the Tribe is punishable by immediate death. Homicide is first investigated. If found to not be defending themselves, and are rather the instigator of the fight, the punishment is death. In the case of homicide against a person not of the Tribe (if found guilty) the murderer is turned over to the family of the murdered person. If no family is found, death is carried out by the War Keepers.

Rape

Claims of rape are taken straight to the council. Priests must first examine the victim and the council hears their claim. The suspect is then brought in and examined, giving their claim as well. If found guilty, the rapist is punishable by public humiliation, possible banishment, or the removal of their sexual organs. If the rapist is not in the tribe, leadership will contact the perpetrator's pack and demand justice by AniWayan laws.

Refusal of Contribution

Refusal to contribute to the Tribe, by way of refusing to work or take part in ceremonies, is punishable by public humiliation or possible banishment from the Tribe.

Theft

There are three types of punishable theft in AniWaya;

  • Personal theft, the theft of someone else's personal property.
  • Theft from the dead, removing items from a grave or a dead body.
  • Theft of sacred religious relics, removing items from a holy structure or Priest.

The type of theft can bring about different punishements. Personal theft or Theft from the dead or graves of the dead results in the recovery of goods in question and public humiliation of the thief, which can include lashings, mutilation, or stoning. Theft of sacred religious relics results in immediate death.

Treason

Treason against the Tribe or any members therein, is taken to the Council of Elders. If found guilty, the punishment for Treason is the Itawamba rank, exile or immediate death, depending on the Chief.

Last updated on Sat, 05 Jul 2014 at 02:42 PM by Marit