Slave Law

6.1. Terms of Slavery
6.1.1 A slave is the property of their Owner and may be used, disposed of, or destroyed as the Owner sees fit.
6.1.2 Any Free May punish a slave.
6.1.3 A slave owns nothing.
6.1.4 A slave has no right to swearing an Oath to the Kavars or the Kashani
6.1.5 Slaves are not permitted within the Masjid
6.1.6 Slaves are not permitted to publicly play Kaissa.
6.1.7 A Free Man, if able, may enslave a captured Free Woman not of the Kavars or Vassal Tribes.
6.1.8 Female slaves do not touch weapons without permission. If a slave is found touching a Free Man’s weapon, without permission, she will be killed.

6.2. Slave Laws of Conduct
A slave shall not strike, a Free Person. The penalty for such is a lengthy torture followed by death. A slave is Exempt to 6.2 in situations where there is an attempt for them to be stolen. However a captured slave becomes subjected to the invading cities laws.

6.2.1 The killing of a slave shall be lawful if it is ordered as a consequence of a Trial by a Magistrate, the legal/principal owner of a slave, or a slave presents an immediate threat to life of a Free.

6.2.1a Failure to pay adequate compensation for damages or death of a slave can result in the laws of debt being applied. Conflicts regarding what is considered adequate compensation should be brought before the Magistrates. A Merchant Magistrate may also oversee this.

6.2.2 All original physical attributes and modifications of a slave must be made aware of to a purchaser, including original hair colour, markings, etc.

6.2.3 Slaves attempting to escape, or run away will be hamstrung for a first offense, a second offense will result in death.

6.2. Slave Examinations
All newly purchased slaves residing in the Kashani Territories should be examined by a Four Palms Physician, or, private business Physician where suitably registered within the Four Palms. Slave ownership papers cannot be filed without a current, up-to-date medical examination on file. If conducted within the last three months from the Kavar Tribes, an examination may be filed.

6.4. Ownership and Registration of Slaves
Slave registration is mandatory for the maintenance of civil rest. Any slave, not registered within two hands of their owners taking up residence can be seized and held by the Four Palms Kennels until slave papers have been filed with Scholars of the Four Palms. Any slave held by the Four Palms for a period of more than two weeks becomes the property of the and can be disposed of, or sold as they see fit.

6.4.a Slave Ownership Papers must be certified and sealed by a Scholar of the Kavars.

6.4.1 All Four Palm Kennel slaves must have a Kennel Slave Ownership Registration, certified by a Kennel Clerk, on file after their initial intake period of two weeks in the Kennels.

6.5. Slave Abandonment
Any slave, who has had no contact with their owner for at least two weeks, will be claimed by the Four Palms Kennels. This includes slaves owned by private kennels, or slaves found wandering the territories of the Four Palms who are owned by citizens of other villages, towns and cities.

6.5.1 A slave who is rented into the service of another house who has not had contact with their owner for two weeks, shall default to the ownership of the household to whom they are rented upon the authority of a Merchant Magistrate, Minister of Commerce, Minister of Justice, Grand Vizier or Imperial Sheikh.

6.6. Unescorted Slaves
Any slave found wandering within the territories of the Four Palms whose owner is not a Tribesperson, Resident or taken lodgings in the Four Palms without purpose (i.e. gathering supplies), or escort can be held by the Four Palms Kennels for a period of two weeks while their ownership is determined. If no ownership claim has been made during that two week period; the slave automatically becomes the property of the Four Palms Kennel.

6.7. The Rights of the Kennels of Four Palms
The Four Palms Slavers reserves the right to dispose of any Kennel slave as he, or she sees fit. Providing the terms of private sales do not interfere with the new owner. This can include; private sales, rentals, blood auctions, or slave auctions.

6.8. Token of Slavery
Slaves should have at least one visible token of their slavery. Acceptable tokens of slavery in Kashani Terrritory include; a collar showing the name of the slaves owner, a brand, pierced ears or garments in accordance with the station and desires of the slaves owner. .

6.9. Use of Slaves
By Kashani Law; slave owners may place restrictions upon their slaves’ usage. The belting of restricted slaves is encouraged, but not mandatory. Any Free Person found guilty of knowingly violating a slave’s restrictions will be subject to a fine. Any slave found guilty of violating another slave’s restrictions will be killed.

6.11. Any fine deemed necessary should be paid within one week of the violation of restrictions. Failure to pay compensation will result in punishment as deemed fit by the Merchant Magistrate, or other Legal Official.

6.12.Kennel slaves shall be restricted as the Kennel Master sees fit.

6.13. Opening a white silk slave without the permission of said slaves owner will result in a fine equal to, or greater than the slaves possible blood value at auction as determined by the owner, or the Merchant Magistrate.

6.14. Sale of Sales & Bills of Sale
Any bill of sale must be and sealed by a Merchant when sold from a Kennel or Slave House within the Kashani Territory for it to be legally binding.

6.14.1 Private Sales
Where a slave is sold between to private parties not in the venture of business, then the sale must be signed, and sealed by a Four Palms Scholar or a Merchant of the Four Palms (Including Merchant Magistrates). in order for the sale to be legally binding between the two. Apprentices to either Caste shall not be the sole signing witness over a private sale.

6.15. Testimony of a Slave
In any legal proceedings, the testimony of a slave may be solicited during torture or under the discretion of a Magistrate. The necessity for torture will be judged solely at the discretion of the Four Palms Magistrates. A testimony of a slave cannot be obtained to be used against the Household of which they are owned or rented.

6.16. Certificate of Manumission
Slaves may be freed by their owner at any time. Manumission should be witnessed by at least one additional Free Person. The freeing of a slave, or the enslavement of a Free Person does not render any current legal action against them null and void.

6.16.a A Manumission Record must be certified and sealed by a Scribe of Four Palms, or a Four Palms Magistrate (Civil or Merchant) for it to be deemed legally binding. A copy of that record must also be filed in the Four Palms Hall of Records.

6.16.b The newly freed person shall have one day to be appropriately attired and must petition to join a Caste within one week of the date of their manumission.

6.16.c Proof of manumission must be presented to the Chief Slaver, Minister of Commerce or the Minister of Justice no later than three after the date of manumission.

6.17. With the permission of the High Council, a Freedom Match will be arranged between a Warrior, or champion and the kajirus. The Commander will determine who will defend the status quo. Upon winning his freedom, the kajirus will be brought before the courts, the details of the event will be recorded, and manumission papers will be drawn up by a Scribe of Four Palms.

6.18. Poison Slaves
Poison slaves are classified as illegal weapons.

6.18.a Uncaged, or unsecured poison slaves will be immediately destroyed upon their discovery. Charges will be brought against the slaves owners.

6.18.b Owning a poison slave without approval of the Minister of Justice or Bölükbaşı is considered an act of treason and will be dealt with as such.

6.20. Duels
The only slave property challenge recognized by Four Palms Law is Kajira Canjellne.

6.20.a The Kajira Canjellne is not a duel to death. It must be provoked and commonly is only made to recover a stolen slave, protect a mortally endangered slave, or to reclaim a previously owned slave-girl. A Kajira Canjellne is considered dishonorable when made against someone of the same Tribe.

6.20.b If the challenged is not a combatant of the Four Palms, the Free Man, or Free Woman has the right to refuse the challenge. elect a champion or shall be compelled to pay the cost of the slave.