Curse of the Crimson Throne
Crime and Punishment
Crime & Punishment
Punishments for violent crimes in Korvosa are harsh, but the general populace considers them fair. Non-violent crimes carry differing punishments depending on the disposition of the criminal: A member of the thieves’ guild (the only legal guild in the city) or a registered gang might receive a lighter sentence than does a freelancer, depending on the crime in question.
The following selections of crimes and their punishments (listed in order they are applied) should not be construed as all-inclusive. Korvosa’s legal code fills multiple thick volumes.
|Treason||Torture, death; no appeal|
|Murder||Torture, death; no appeal|
|Rape||Torture and castration, imprisonment (10–20 years), death; no appeal|
|Armed Robbery||Pay restitution or lose a hand, imprisonment (10–20 years)|
|Arson||Pay restitution or branding, imprisonment (10+ years); plus murder charge if fire kills|
|Unionizing||Branding, imprisonment (5–10 years); no appeal|
|Accidental Death||Pay restitution or torture, imprisonment (5–8 years)|
|Robbery [T]||Pay restitution or lose a hand, imprisonment (2–10 years), pay restitution|
|Drug Use||Imprisonment (4–6 months pre-trial, plus 2–3 years if guilty)|
|Burglary [T]||Pay restitution, imprisonment (1–2 years)|
[T]: A member of the Cerulean Society (thieves’ guild) or a registered gang can expect to receive a lighter sentence of around half the
common punishment for these crimes.