Harsh Town Laws A list of harsh town laws. Harsh laws are usually the result of a strict and oppressive ruler; or because the town has faced some recent turmoil that brought about the town's desire for such laws (for example, a town facing a drought, may have stricts laws on water use, consumption or theft). If you choose to use harsh laws, make sure your players are aware of these laws.
Murder The malicious killing of another shall not be tolerated Punishable by disembowlment.
Heresy Committing acts against the holy doctrine of Pelor Suspicion: Public flogging, 20 lashes. Witnessed: 50 lashes and burned at the stake.
Arson The burning of property and goods endangers the entire community Facial branding, and a 500 gp fine plus damages. Repeat offenders: Death by burning.
Assault Brawls and rowdy behavior disrupt the peace 25 gp fine and a public beating. Repeat offenders: fine, 10 lashes and the stocks for 3 days.
Vandalism Damage to homes and property 25 gp fine plus the cost of repairs/replacement, stocks for 3 days. Repeat offenders: Fine and flogging, 10 lashes, and stocks for 3 days.
Theft Taking property belonging to others 100 gp fine plus the value of any goods stolen (additional penalties for high value theft). Repeat offenders: Loss of a hand.
Livestock/Horse Theft Stealing horses and livestock from others 500 gp fine plus the value of the stolen animal, and 10 lashes. Repeat offenders: Hard labor for 1 year.
Illegal Casting The casting of spells to harm or influence others Fine (varies, based on the repercussions), plus damages, plus stocks for 5 days. Destructive and deadly spells are punishable death by burning.
If a fine can't be paid, additional time of hard labor will be added as punishent.