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Aoife the Celt

Book VI: Tyr's Book

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Provisions from the following Laws and Statutes could also be included in this Book:

 

The Mjollnirbók;

 

Private Forums Act of 2005;

 

Secession Act of 2005.

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Should we keep our current punishments for crimes or shall we Vikingnize them?

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A Viking way would be to exile people... Or banning them from the forums :P

 

Indeed. We could call it full outlawry (skóggangur) or lesser outlawry (fjörbaugsgarður) just like in ancient Iceland.

 

 

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What was the difference between full and lesser outlawry?

 

Someone subject to full outlawry (skóggangur) was banished from society. His property was confiscated. He could not be fed or sheltered. Wherever he went, he could be killed without penalty by anyone who saw him. Lesser outlawry (fjörbaugsgarður) differed in that the guilty party was banished for only three years. His property was not confiscated, making it possible for him to return to a normal life after the three years was over.

 

Someone subject to lesser outlawry also retained some degree of protection. A lesser outlaw had three places of safety. He was immune from attack at those three places, or within a bow-shot of them, or on the roads that connected the three places, as long as he moved more than a spear-length off the road should other travelers pass by. A lesser outlaw retained that immunity for a period of three years, if, each summer, he asked for passage out of Iceland of at least three ships. Any lesser outlaw who failed to observe these requirements as specified by law became a full outlaw.

 

 

 

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