Raphael & Ahern

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Re: Raphael & Ahern

Post by jayphailey » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:57 pm

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Re: Raphael & Ahern
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Raphael: 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: "As the Vulcans say, Peace and long life to you."
Roxa: "Even so, holding people captive against their will when they're not criminals. Rubs me the wrong way."
Ahern: "Rubbing so noted. I was a slave once. I'm not anymore. But I hold no grudge against it."
Roxa is stunned. "Really? I'd think someone held against their will would be most against it."
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.
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."

OOC: Jae-the-Ferengi Hides note book. "We did! Years ago!"


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Re: Raphael & Ahern

Post by Innkeeper » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:17 am

jayphailey wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:57 pm
Roxa: "As the Vulcans say, Peace and long life to you."
Raphael: "And also unto you."

Roxa is stunned. "Really? I'd think someone held against their will would be most against it."
Ahern: Shrugs shoulders. "I'm a horse. Most of my kind are quadrupedal, Handicapped. Only about ten percent are even sophant. I drew the lucky card. I'm more intelligent than most and got noticed. So my move from property to freedom would not even register to most Horses. They are concerned only with food and sex. Among Horses I am a super genius. Among Humans, above average."

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: "I do not know Ferengi. But that is much how it was explained to me. Prisons make the state pay for useless persons. Put them back into the productive economy. Even bonded persons have rights. Just not the rights to choose their own work or move."
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Re: Raphael & Ahern

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Re: Raphael & Ahern

Post by jayphailey » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:13 pm

Sorry.

This business with Bill has really sapped my energy

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Re: Raphael & Ahern

Post by jayphailey » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:17 am

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Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:17 am
Roxa is stunned. "Really? I'd think someone held against their will would be most against it."
Ahern: Shrugs shoulders. "I'm a horse. Most of my kind are quadrupedal, Handicapped. Only about ten percent are even sophant. I drew the lucky card. I'm more intelligent than most and got noticed. So my move from property to freedom would not even register to most Horses. They are concerned only with food and sex. Among Horses I am a super genius. Among Humans, above average."
Roxa tilts her head. (She doesn't know what a horse is) "So you think someone's freedom should be conditioned on their intelligence?"

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: "I do not know Ferengi. But that is much how it was explained to me. Prisons make the state pay for useless persons. Put them back into the productive economy. Even bonded persons have rights. Just not the rights to choose their own work or move."

Roxa: "How are the rights of these bonded people protected?"


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Re: Raphael & Ahern

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Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:17 am
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Roxa tilts her head. (She doesn't know what a horse is) "So you think someone's freedom should be conditioned on their intelligence?"
Ahern: "How could a non sophant creature understand rights?"

Raphael: "Different world Ahern."

Ahern: "He is the really smart one. Horse." A slightly translucent horse would appear, Ahern before transformation, so a full sized Belgian. "That is a Horse. Most are not concerned with life beyond food, sex, and not getting eaten, in that order. Like most non-sophants they live in the moment. Some of us are different, we do think of deeper things. I am one of the lucky ones."

Raphael: "Our world has physical laws you are unfamiliar with. The line between people and not people is not a clear one. Like wise the line between species is not clear. Someone like him (Indicates Coran) an you can make a child, that would be me. A hybrid between a Centaur and a Human. The magic we have demonstrated is likewise something every world does not have."


Roxa: "How are the rights of these bonded people protected?"
Raphael: "The same way any rights are protected. There is law enforcement. If you violate the rights of a bonded person, you get to know what being bonded is like. I have seen the inside of prisons. It's a much gentler system."

OOG: The prison in question was a hellhole in which you got thrown in and ignored. Prisoners were kept in and no guards cells or discipline. The party was sent in to get something. Yea they got adventurers to do the dirty work. The prisoners had scraped out a multi level dungeon by hand.
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