Sneaky bastards, the lot of them
Some sovereigns prefer a different sort of tax from their subjects - whether freely given, or taken by force.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world
Societies of beings who in some way reflect the dogmatic, superstitious, religious, idiotic, political, etc. views of large (or small) groups of people in real life.