[LMB] The Law on Barrayar

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 07:53:52 GMT 2014


"May God bless and keep the Count---FAR AWAY from us!"

On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM, M. Haller Yamada <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
wrote:

> I wonder if "village rights" are actually more important in practice than
> in theory. The vale seems to have been pretty much allowed to govern
> itself; petitioning for electricity etc really only had effect when they'd
> already caught the heir's eye. Perhaps traditionally, Vor Lords were too
> busy making war on each other to really mess with local politics. So, many
> rights would depend upon the community? I'm sure villagers would have to
> pay taxes, and maybe supplies and men during times of war. But as long as
> they did that, I don't see the Lord messing around too much with them. And
> vice versa -- as long as the Lord was holding up his end of the feudal
> deal, they probably tried not to bother him too much.  Micki (Just
> speculating.)
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