Author Topic: Laws of the Zeklos Lands  (Read 2782 times)

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Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« on: May 27, 2009, 01:55:39 AM »
i really like how Vallaki has instituted their laws on actually signs around the city/outskirts. can the Zeklos lands be done the same way? perhaps a sign at the Lunar Bridge where the Zeklos Lands Border Vallaki's lands?

i know its been mentioned before. but would give the Boyar guards some slack instead of having to recite each of the 17 laws.

just an idea :)

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 07:00:27 AM »
I think the wording of those laws needs a slight revision, too.  Openly stating that breaking a law leads to torture might ruin the image of any place that posts it...


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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 08:13:21 AM »
Well torture gets the job done if they beat you with a rake for 8 hours i sure as 'ell wouldn break the law again.

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 08:26:19 AM »
It does, but no one ever states that officially as a potential punishment.

"If you break our laws, you will be tortured.  Thank you for shopping Von Zeklos."


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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 08:29:08 AM »
Usually torture is a part of (and often expected from) incarceration. However, as Bad_Bud states, I doubt it would be outwardly stated. Inferred maybe, but not put out in the open.
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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 08:30:08 AM »
Well the no one just became someone, Torture Zeklos number one export.
Also keep in mid this is late medevil setting torture is perfectly fine with them.

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 08:30:57 AM »
  Having a law stating "Accusing anyone at the keep of being undead will get you imprisoned, tortured, and eventually turned into a vampire by one of the many staying here." wouldn't be without it's comedic value, though.

  As for the wording, I almost think there should be an IC and an OOC laws postings, since, like Bad_Bud said, you aren't likely to officially admit you're torturing people.

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 08:35:44 AM »
Well think about it realy torture was a fair treatment option back thier it wasnt hidden just not often used
one of the few that used it often for example was vald the impalor.
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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2009, 08:51:30 AM »
Some place they call that *Questioning*   or *reeducation* it's all in the wording.

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2009, 09:02:49 AM »
But whats a uneducated peasent going to think if he tries to read this sign and sees Reeducation.

Peasent: Da what is reeducation?
Guard: Do not question the Zelkos LAWS! To jail you go for some redeucatiotning
Peasent: Wait what?
Guard: Screw it where going to torture you....
Peasent:Then but that on the bleeden Sign!
Guard:Ehh well we tried but every ine thought it was to strait foward.
Peasent:Gah 'ets go....

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2009, 09:03:57 AM »
Some place they call that *Questioning*   or *reeducation* it's all in the wording.
Please, "Questioning" is such a harsh word. Personally I prefer "Moderate Physical Pressure".

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2009, 09:39:48 AM »
Some place they call that *Questioning*   or *reeducation* it's all in the wording.
Please, "Questioning" is such a harsh word. Personally I prefer "Moderate Physical Pressure".

It is only torture when the pain is equivalent to serious physical injury such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function or death. Otherwise, it is mere enhanced interrogation...


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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2009, 10:57:05 AM »
i dont think it needs to be reworded. keep in mind Zeklos rule their land much differently then vallaki, being much harsher and ruthless with their laws. adds to the fear and wonder that surrounds the boyar family. from my experience they aren't the type of people to beat around the bush. they gonna tell you how it is  :mrgreen:

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009, 11:20:37 AM »
but they are also politically savy enough, not to admit to the evil they do

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 11:31:35 AM »
Well, even Stradh dosn't go such in depth with his laws lol. it's illegal to call me a vampire!!!!111

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009, 11:36:01 AM »
Zeklos makes Evil shiver in fear!11!!1


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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2009, 01:21:43 PM »
 Having a law stating "Accusing anyone at the keep of being undead will get you imprisoned, tortured, and eventually turned into a vampire by one of the many staying here." wouldn't be without it's comedic value, though.


Zeklos is like series of B movies, everyone knows what's going on but no one can stop them.  About Eight months ago Jinx was told icly that Strahd felt they were getting too cocky, overt and open about what they do by a pc who had spoken to Strahd personally regarding Zeklos.  That Strahd doesn't seem to exist anymore.


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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2009, 01:30:10 PM »
Some place they call that *Questioning*   or *reeducation* it's all in the wording.
Please, "Questioning" is such a harsh word. Personally I prefer "Moderate Physical Pressure".

It is only torture when the pain is equivalent to serious physical injury such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function or death. Otherwise, it is mere enhanced interrogation...

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2009, 01:58:02 PM »
About Eight months ago Jinx was told icly that Strahd felt they were getting too cocky, overt and open about what they do by a pc who had spoken to Strahd personally regarding Zeklos.  That Strahd doesn't seem to exist anymore.

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2009, 02:25:08 PM »
There's always a lot more to know, when you've stopped at 'knows too much already'.



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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2009, 09:47:35 PM »
"Fear and Wonder"...?

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2009, 12:46:42 AM »
5. The Land of our noble family von Zeklos goes from the Lunar river to the Tainted Woods, which lead to Kresk.

Could we get some clarification on this. I am under the impression that the Lunar river is the one running near the orphanage and that makes everything from the river to the Western edge of the server von Zeklos lands. Is that correct?

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2009, 02:27:29 AM »
5. The Land of our noble family von Zeklos goes from the Lunar river to the Tainted Woods, which lead to Kresk.

Could we get some clarification on this. I am under the impression that the Lunar river is the one running near the orphanage and that makes everything from the river to the Western edge of the server von Zeklos lands. Is that correct?

yes that is what ive been told on more then one account

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Re: Laws of the Zeklos Lands
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2009, 08:29:17 AM »
Is that correct?
That is correct.

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-: Curse of the Wolf :-
-: The Curse of von Zeklos :-