Posted By chipla at 03:08 AM - Fri Mar 29 2019
Posted By Poldano at 07:57 AM - Fri Mar 29 2019
Marriage has very little to do with child contracts. The two characters party to a child contract don't have to be married. The child contract specifies which parent gets control of the child, so subsequent sparking of a non-custodial NPC parent doesn't affect the custodian's control at all.
I dunno part of me wants to institute the leywrite (tax on unwed mothers) within my lands if I get Neran as planned.
Feels very virtori to insist on saving your contract for marriage.
You are a most magnificent trove of obscure but significant information.
Leywrite - Fine paid by unchaste bondwoman, normally when discovered to be pregnant but unmarried.
If this is what you mean, then it appears to have applied only to servants. Presumably a pregnant woman or a woman with a child would be less valuable as a servant, because she would not be able to work as much or as hard, at least for a time. Since neither of these conditions actually apply in any Elyrian society, the economic rationale would not apply, and only the moral rationale would.
One economic aspect that might apply is that such a person would not be able to participate in another child contract for a time, but if that is an issue it can be handled as a breach of contract or fraud. The general scenario would be if someone were hired as an employee with an explicit stipulation of a child contract at some time of the employer's choosing in the future. If that character then participated in a child contract with another, their employment contract stipulation would be breached, depending upon circumstances.
I'll let you worry about the reactions of your subjects, particularly those in the aristocracy who happen to be enthused with the idea of creating hybrid super-heirs of many tribes. Their ability to do so would be somewhat curtailed by leywrite that applied generally.
To be fair, there should then be a tax on unwed fathers as well. Alternatively, you could make a head tax which could be suspended if the child's contract is between people married to each other.