Writs, ships, and slaves

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Subutai
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Writs, ships, and slaves

Post by Subutai » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:21 pm

Is there a reason that characters who start as slaves can never use ships or take surface writs, even when they've been freed? It doesn't really make any sense to me why a character who is freed from slavery should be punished eternally, island-wide, simply because they were the victim of slavers.

Is it safe to assume that this is merely a technical issue, and the right flags aren't changed/set?

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Re: Writs, ships, and slaves

Post by TheDoctor » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:18 am

because you started as a slave. I would say working as intended.

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Re: Writs, ships, and slaves

Post by Subutai » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:22 am

Why is it intended to work that way?

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Re: Writs, ships, and slaves

Post by RedGiant » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:08 am

It never really goes away. I have an ooold character who took slave background before slave was a thing mechanically, because it fit his backstory and because...heck...in the old days, it was a way to nab a +1 fort. in exchange for -1 will I believe.

I would second there should be a way to purge it as it inconveniences characters even for whom the condition no longer applies.

"Yarr, I can tell by tha touch o' melancholy about yeh, that yeh were once a slave. Well I'll not haul the likes o' yeh! Sher, I'd sell me mum for a nip o' rum, but a man 'as limits."
Azarain wrote:...nothing says Lawful Evil more than super high taxes for beach front property.

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