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  • Hospitality

    The obligations of hospitality are taken very seriously in Britain. It is socially difficult for nobles to refuse hospitality to other nobles, even if they turn up unexpectedly. Of course, turning up with an army changes the situation, as does a time of …

  • Marriage

    Marriage in Westeros is a relationship between one man and one woman. It is a religious bond, most commonly solemnized by the [Yahweh | Christian God], and it requires the consent of both the man and the woman. Although, particularly among the nobility, …

  • Harvest Festival

    A *Harvest Festival* is an annual celebration that occurs on the day of the Harvest Moon, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox (The autumnal equinox is the 22nd of September on leap years and years after leap years, 23rd of September the other …

  • Inheritance and Lordship

    The lordships of Britain are, for the most part, hereditary. Lordship passes automatically to the proper heir, according to the rules of succession, on the death of the previous lord — in most cases, to the eldest son. However, if the lord has no sons, …

  • Laws and Justice

    h3. Pit & Gallows “Pit and Gallows” is the traditional name for the rights of justice held by a landed lord; the “pit” refers to the right to throw people into a dungeon, and “gallows” refers to the right to execute them. However, lords may apply other …

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