Ylaruam Laws

A justified crime is punished more leniently that an unjustified crime & an accidental offence is punished more leniently that a deliberate crime.
The Emirates are partial to punishments that fit the crime.
An example of this is that although poisoning a well is punishable by confiscation of all property & flogging to death but if you poisoned it by clumsily tripping and dropping a dead animal down the well you might get off with having to fish out the corpse, paying for the water purification ritual, being flogged & public censure until the tribe moves to a new well.


Offence Description Sentence
Lewd Behaviour Showing too much skin, Acting in a seductive manner in public Public Cenure, Expulsion from the Community
Water Theft (Licensed Well) Digging an Unauthorised Well, wasting water, ect Fines, Compensation, Confiscation, Imprisonment
Well Poisoning Considered to be Extreamly Heinous Confiscation & Flogging & Death
Practicing Black Magic Fire Based or Necromatic Magic Excommunication & Exile or Death
Concealed Sorcerous Ability Arcane casters are required to wear identifing garments Exile or Imprisonment
Theft for Profit Theft for Profit is harshly punished Flogging, Imprisonment, Maiming
Theft because it was Necessary Theft because you are starving is not harshly punished, The True Faith includes the giving of alms as an Article of Faith Compensation & Assistence
Assault Includes public verbal abuse & physical attacks on person or property that do not do serious damage. Circumstances of the assualt are taken into considerations including provokation, initiation, social obligations, restraint or cruelty, reputation & charm of the parties and a host of other dramatic, practical, and emotional issues Justified:Fine, compensation, and/or public service.
Unjustified: Heavy Fines, punitive compensation, flogging, expulsion, imprisonment. Imaginative punishments appropriate to the crime are appropriate
Murder Murder or Assault by Stealth or on defenceless people is rarely justified Fine, Compensation, Death or Exile of Murderer
Treason Cooperation with foreigners against the financial or political interests of the Emirates Death
Tax Evasion If oath breaking is involved religious law takes precedence. After religious judgement then the civil courts take action. Fines, confiscation, flogging and imprisonment
Destruction of personal property If justified (see assault)then restitution is adequate. If immoral or irresponsible sentence is harsher Punitive fines, compensation, flogging and/or imprisonment
Debt Includes inability to pay fines or compensation 1st or victims of circumstance are treated mercifully: Work plan to pay off debt
Careless, ignorant, irresponsible or repeat offenders: Imprisonment or Slavery
Drinking of wine or strong spirits A Religious Offence & harshly critised by Al-Kalim (A Ylari god), Politely ignored by otherwise devout middle & upper class Ylari Public censure
Gambling Prohibited in the Nahmeh (Ylari holy book). Does not include contests for prizes or stakes wagered by principle parties Public Censure

Ylaruam Laws

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