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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, November 9, 2003, 14:21
Quoting Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>:

> Well, of course, if it spreads outside the pub or threatens to become a > riot, then the authorities need to step in. That goes without saying. I'm > sure that they keep an eye on any establishments that they know to be > habitual offenders in this respect. I mean, if a place has a reputation > for producing a brawl every night, they'll watch it. On the other hand, > there are a few places in the city so rough that the soldiers have been > instructed *not* to enter them. They're allowed to deal with anything that > spills out beyond the doorway, but they're not to step inside because it's > really too dangerous, unless you're going to send in a full score of > soldiers to subdue the place. It's better to leave such places to fester > on their own rather than to let soldiers be killed and achieve no real good.
Why not send in the full score, subdue the place, hang the patrons and flatten the place? (In the early, unstable years of the Keshean Empire, a neighbour of Taireza, the military would have done roughly that, but in a different order; first flatten the place, then retroactively sentence the patrons to death.) Andreas


Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>