Re: Raphael & Ahern
Roxa: "As the Vulcans say, Peace and long life to you."Innkeeper wrote: ↑Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:43 amRaphael: Quietly "I can be a being of terrible violence. I'm not particularly fond of that about myself, but it is in my nature. I have a home and a family. Threatening that would indeed get me to commit violence. I will do violence until the threat is gone. I will not like it."
Roxa is stunned. "Really? I'd think someone held against their will would be most against it."Ahern: "Rubbing so noted. I was a slave once. I'm not anymore. But I hold no grudge against it."Roxa: "Even so, holding people captive against their will when they're not criminals. Rubs me the wrong way."
Roxa blinks while she parses that out "So all crimes are measured in terms of currency, and then a criminal in indentured until the amount is paid off? Sounds like something the Ferengi would come up with."Raphael: "It is culture Roxa. I have learned the anti slavery attitude you have from my Earth friends. I have seen it practiced a dozen ways. Gently, illegally, casually, even only certain races. Yes I have seen cruelty and object to same. I live in a society that practices slavery as a form of punishment. The Eyrian Empire has no prisons. You are bonded for the amount you owe. Once paid, you are free. From what I have seen a gentle system.
OOC: Jae-the-Ferengi Hides note book. "We did! Years ago!"