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Old Aug 21 2007, 06:28 PM   #21

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Default Re: the death penalty

It took a while but I finally found the reference in Masterharper. Young Robie was talking to another young child named Lexey. "Lexey had told him once...that his mother kept telling him that if he didn't behave better, they'd leave him out for Thread to get."

It seems to me that this form of punishment was more of a threat to disobedient/naughty children, than a real course of action taken to punish criminals. As others have said, I don't believe that the Dragon Riders would condone this course of action for the very real reason, that they could lose control of this Thread, and the resultant damage would be far too high a price to pay. If you need to execute someone, there are far easier and less damaging/dangerous methods with which to accomplish it.
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