Krait Law


The Atya’s word is law.

The Atya must provide for and protect the krait.

Every man in the krait is a free man, and may leave at any time, taking whatever Kasiri would follow him.

Any man in the krait can challenge another man for leadership, but ‘ware their fate.

Every working Kasiri shall pay to the Atya one-half of every toll, pillage, theft, or profit.

The penalty for theft from one Kasiri by another is forfeit of the right hand. He will be cast aside on the road.

Property is sacred. No Kasiri touches another man’s property without permission, ever. The penalty for breaching this law is a fine in good silver to the amount the injured tribesman and the Atya deems fair.

A man’s yurt is his realm, and no atya may interfere in how a tribesman commands his family.

Wives are free to divorce their husbands at any time, for any reason, and demand a price in silver for her years of work and the children she bore. This price can be paid by anyone.

Man-children may leave their father’s yurt when they grow first beard. Girl-children may leave whenever their mother gives permission. Only the mother may give a girl-child in marriage. Should she be dead, the nearest female relative or the Atya gives her.

Injury of a slave by a Kasiri who is not the owner shall result in a fine of good silver.

Should there be a dispute between two men that they cannot settle, the Atya’s word is law.

Should a woman’s husband die defending the krait, the Atya shall pay her a price in good silver for every year of marriage, and for every child. Widows and their children may remain with the krait.

Should a man’s wife die defending the krait, the Atya shall pay a price in good silver to him for every year of marriage.

Should a Kasiri child die defending the krait, the Atya shall pay a price in good silver to the parents, together, for every year left to the child unto Thirty summers.

Should any Kasiri’s child die from want or starvation, the Atya owes the mother and father, sisters and brothers, a blood-debt.

Disloyalty to the krait or conspiring against the good of the krait by a Kasiri is punishable by death. The Atya shall decide the method of death. This law will not be put to children or slaves.

Disloyalty to the krait, or conspiring against the good of the krait, by a Kasiri slave is punishable by whatever method the slave’s master shall deem, but not unto death.

Disloyalty to the krait, or conspiring against the good of the krait, by a Kasiri child, shall be punishable at the word of the father or mother, with the Atya’s consent, so long as the punishment does not include harm or death.

If a Kasiri confesses to rape or arson, poisoning or slave-trafficking, the Atya shall deal with him.

If there is ever dispute over a charge against a Kasiri, and he does not confess, the Elders shall meet to convict him or free him. The Atya may not interfere. If the Elders find the Kasiri guilty of a crime, the Atya shall deal with him.

If a man takes the bed-mate of another Kasiri, be it man or woman, he must pay the price of good silver for one-half year.

Krait-brothers shall not draw each other’s blood without good cause.

If there is ever a thing that is not said in krait law, the Atya shall deal with it.