sonder spring 1710
Enshrined here are the laws of Rionnach. Rionnach is governed by a parliamentary monarchy and has a socialistic-capitalistic blend for its economy. All important roles in Rionnach's government are filled by NPCs in order to ensure an egalitarian member base. All existant laws reflect King Adamh's rule and are subject to change as the government evolves.

Criminal behavior of the standard variety (theft, rape, murder, pillaging, recreational drug use, prostitution) is punishable by death. The burden of proof in court for capital punishment is beyond all reasonable doubt. Rionnach adheres to habeas corpus and lawyers from the college will offer a defense for those accused.

All that live in Rionnach must participate in some way to the greater fabric of Rionnach—this can be through participating in the economy (selling food, medicine, services), serving in the army, or obtaining a scholarship to study in the college/staff the public hospitals. Taxes are paid in the form of food/medicines (commonwealth) gifted to the government for redistribution and hours of service spent (army/college).
  • Medical care is free and a basic right
  • Education is not free and is earned either through tuition payments (again of hours spent of service, food, medicine by a family member/sponsor) or scholarships (where the student agrees to give hours of service to the crown)
  • Foreigners are often difficult to catch in the system but, when encountered, will be given a grace period before they are required to contribute in order to remain in Rionnach as a citizen

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    Divorce is illegal—a mainlander law that highlanders (and some lowlanders) vehemently protest. Divorce is punishable by steep fines and jail time. Divorcees will often have their degrees and pensions from the military revoked.

    There is both private and communal property. Often only the wealthy own property (and they are expected to pay additional taxes on it).

    Witch trials are illegal—a practice common in the Highlands where witchcraft is viewed with fear and witches are often burned. Mainlanders do not believe in witches and find the practice of conducting witch trials and burning witches to be foolish, superstitious, and brutal.

    Slavery and indentured servitude are illegal. Servants for a family will often enter into one of two deals: they will gain hunting / land rights on the family's property and pay their own taxes -or- the family will pay taxes for the servant as well but grant no additional rights.

    Theatre and songs have recently been lifted from censorship—King Adamh has relaxed these laws in particular in order to champion free speech.

    Attacking the King and/or a member parliament is punishable by death if intent and means to carry out the attack can be proven in a court of law.

    Rionnach does not suffer from institutionalized homophobia or sexism. Culturally, all sexualities are accepted and the sexes are viewed as equal.