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Scrasamax
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Laj the Hollow Judge    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

A spirit of judgement and punishment

Dragonlordmax
March 1, 2012
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The Festival of Prataan    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

That very special day when the people try to use up all of the most horrible deaths for the coming year.

Kinslayer
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Torture and Execution--Devices and Methods    Items  (Other)   (Villanous)

There are a lot of bad people out there.  That is why we must torture you:  to keep you safe.

Many and varied are the ways of extracting a confession or ending a criminal’s life, and the one usually follows the other.

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       By: Psalmanazar

In the Middle Ages, and even up to the early twentieth century, most of Europe's executioners were related: the Sansons and Deiblers in France, the Pierrepoints in England, etc. The reason for this was that, it generally not being socially acceptable to, well, kill people, executioners and their children could, generally, only marry other executioners or their children.
The parallels with massively inbred, Hapsburg-style dynasties are obvious- imagine a rather clever but politically inept satirist noting this, and being sentenced by the latter to a meeting with the former; even worse, imagine a dynasty of deranged and deformed executioners- think Texas Chaisaw Massacre with government funding.

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