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Lucius Vindictus
Amarr
East Khanid Trading
Khanid Trade Syndicate
Posted - 2011.07.30 16:28:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Lucius Vindictus on 30/07/2011 16:33:35
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You browse your neocom interface and tune into a Khanid Kingdom channel just in time to see the bombastic introduction sequence of Dark Amarr News that returns after a commercial break. A young well-spoken Khanid female brings you up to speed:

Uhria Adan: "Greetings, citizens and guided servants of the Khanid Kingdom and beyond. I am Uhria Adan, honored to lead todays discussion. For those who just joined us, we have been debating the current state of slavery in the Kingdom. Already with us was Lord Raban Ahrnar, vassal of House Ardishapur in the Amarr Empire. Before the break we had been listening to his views on slave education. We had also taken a virtual tour around his holdings to get a comparative feel for the House Ardishapur approach to slavery in the Empire. In the meantime we have also been joined by Lord Sharan Torash, proud royalist, and Holder in the Khanid Kingdom."

A second viewscreen pops up next to Uhria, revealing Lord Torash who broadcasts from his domain in the Khanid Kingdom. Lord Torash respectfully bows his head in acknowledgement to the image of Lord Ahrnar but not to Uhria who he considers a commoner.

Uhria Adan: "Lord Torash, could you tell us something about the Kingdom's approach to slavery?"

Lord Torash: "Our approach? Hmmpf.. you might as well have asked me what is the color of our clothing?... there is no simple nor uniform answer to such questions. We are divided on the topic of slavery because the bond between master and slave is sacred and personal. It is left up to the master how he educates the slave, based on the individual needs of both. This is not unlike how our peers in the Empire see it."

Lord Ahrnar nods in assent.

Uhria Adan: "Then I will be more specific. Lord Torash, could you please tell us something about your personal views?"

Lord Torash: "I am of the traditionalist Khanid school of thought. Much of it has remained unchanged since our… parting with our Imperial brethren." -Lord Ahrnar tenses slightly.

Uhria Adan: "I see. What would you say is different from slavery in the empire?"

Lord Torash: "Though I personally loathe them, Transcranial Micro Controllers and other technological slave control device are widely used in the Kingdom. Besides such controversial differences what becomes immediately apparent is the composition and origin of our slaves which is noticeably different. Since the founding of the Kingdom we have had to accept the reality that we no longer had access to the traditional Minmatar slave sources. We get slaves wherever we can find them and therefore the average Khanid slave owner tends to have a more diverse slave stable than Imperial Amarrians do." -A worried expression appears on the face of Lord Ahrnar.

Uhria Adan: "Lord Ahrnar, would you like to comment?"

Lord Ahrnar: "Getting slaves wherever?… I will remind Lord Torash that the Empire takes a dim view to indiscriminate slave raiding. The taking of slaves outside of the Empire is immoral… made illegal even, by the Empress herself!" -Lord Torash scowls.

Lord Torash: "And I will remind you… that I… am not a subject of the Empire. Do not make the mistake of applying your... Imperial edicts... unto a Royal citizen. Much less a Holder of the Khanid Kingdom. Don't forget who you are speaking to." -Lord Ahrnar tones down his voice and holds up his hands out in a calming gesture.

Lord Ahrnar: "Very well, let's not descend down that path today. All I wished to express is that slavery is a road to enlightenment to the lost. In it's purest form we cannot allow it to be corrupted by earthly needs."

Lucius Vindictus
Amarr
East Khanid Trading
Khanid Trade Syndicate
Posted - 2011.07.30 16:30:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Lucius Vindictus on 30/07/2011 17:41:34
Lord Torash: "Yet, society -does- have earthly needs.You Imperials may reap the benefits of a long and well established slave population. Surely you wouldn't deny us the right to establish our own?." -Lord Ahrnar shakes his head and sighs under his breath as he struggles to control his temper.

The editors of Dark Amarr News sense where the volatile discussion is heading and slightly muffle the audio on both Holders so Uhria can interject, while a soft musical chime starts to play in the background.

Uhria Adan: "And there we have it… two kindred people, much alike, yet distinct in their own ways. We were honored today that no less than two Holders found time in their busy schedules to grant us this rare honour. With his Highness King Khanid II back on the privy council he sees eye to eye with the much revered Lord Yonis Ardishapur again. And today we found this same brotherhood between our peoples reaffirmed through Lord Raban Ahrnar and Lord Sharan Torash."-Uhria Adan bows deeply in submission to both Holders before the view screens with the images of both lords deactivate.

A video preview starts with imagery for the next continuation of the topic with Uhria's voice in the background.

Uhria Adan: "Please join us next time for the last part in our special exhibition on the state of slavery in the Khanid Kingdom. We will listen to doctor Urna Callam who is an expert on livestock quality management. He will detail his newest breeding regimen and prenatal evaluation and intervention routines. There will also be a debate wherein the doctor debates the merit of his work in front of a panel of traditionalist slave keepers.

This was Uhria Adan, wishing you a good night. Remember that God loves us all, and please stay tuned for our sports broadcast. Our correspondent will give you the latest developments in the ongoing tournament in the Royal Gladiator League after a few messages from our sponsors."


Esan Vartesa
East Khanid Trading
Khanid Trade Syndicate
Posted - 2011.08.10 22:37:00 - [3]
 



Bump for the always amazing work of my friend Lucius.


Publius Valerius
Amarr
Posted - 2011.09.01 20:23:00 - [4]
 

Nice article... Lucius whats is your point of view... about this topic?

Araloni
Posted - 2011.09.02 03:58:00 - [5]
 

This is such an interesting topic. Even as a Khanid I must side with the Empire on this. Unscrupulous slave trade is horribly immoral. There are plenty of other productive labour sources out there.

Lucius Vindictus
Amarr
East Khanid Trading
Khanid Trade Syndicate
Posted - 2011.09.02 16:17:00 - [6]
 

*While his cybernetically enhanced brain is multitasking between a dozen other things inside his pod Lucius's avatar lurks in the digital environment set up by Dark Amarr Entertainment to discuss their broadcast*

Ahh, Lord Valerius. Good to hear from you again.
As an industrialist I benefit from the wise labor policies and economic incentives in the Khanid Kingdom. I use what I call the pragmatic approach to slavery. For an enterprising businessman there are many tools and technologies available to increase worker efficiency. I'm somewhat averse to crude slave control methods like Vitoxin, the fangs of Slaver Hounds or even the old fashioned whip. For me these are largely unnecessary when so many modern technological refinements are available.

While they may seem like a steep investment at first, cybernetic implants and devices like slave collars and Transcranial Micro Controllers are excellent and highly effective ways to control the actions and mobility of your slaves. They maximize production while minimizing danger and injury to the worker.

((Though this was an IC reply, feel free to speak OOC'ly as well in this topic))

Publius Valerius
Amarr
Posted - 2011.09.02 23:46:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Lucius Vindictus
*While his cybernetically enhanced brain is multitasking between a dozen other things inside his pod Lucius's avatar lurks in the digital environment set up by Dark Amarr Entertainment to discuss their broadcast*

Ahh, Lord Valerius. Good to hear from you again.
As an industrialist I benefit from the wise labor policies and economic incentives in the Khanid Kingdom. I use what I call the pragmatic approach to slavery. For an enterprising businessman there are many tools and technologies available to increase worker efficiency. I'm somewhat averse to crude slave control methods like Vitoxin, the fangs of Slaver Hounds or even the old fashioned whip. For me these are largely unnecessary when so many modern technological refinements are available.

While they may seem like a steep investment at first, cybernetic implants and devices like slave collars and Transcranial Micro Controllers are excellent and highly effective ways to control the actions and mobility of your slaves. They maximize production while minimizing danger and injury to the worker.




I see the effective point in the same way... I mean Transcranial Microcontroller are such a good tool. And I think in the Empire we have some friends in the Tash-Murkon Region.

P.S. Every Amarr which oppose this new technique IN GENERAL... shouldnt forget that the TC had say:
"The issue of slave control is one left up to a Holder and his slave drivers. It is not the position of the Theology Council to step in and mandate what methods are and are not acceptable. A broad, sweeping declaration on the issue would ignore the many unique issues involved in owning and caring for slaves. There are times when the devices may be appropriate, and times when they are not.

Any ruling the Council made, even if made moderately, would invariably seem to be an endorsement of one viewpoint. For that reason, we leave the matter to the Holders to decide for themselves."


Originally by: Lucius Vindictus

((Though this was an IC reply, feel free to speak OOC'ly as well in this topic))


No... it was in-characterSmile


Originally by: Lucius Vindictus
Edited by: Lucius Vindictus on 30/07/2011 16:33:35
Lord Ahrnar: "Getting slaves wherever?… I will remind Lord Torash that the Empire takes a dim view to indiscriminate slave raiding. The taking of slaves outside of the Empire is immoral… made illegal even, by the Empress herself!" -Lord Torash scowls.[/i]


I think even this point is in the Empire blurred, It gets from service for/to God, to being a incompetent officer and get punishment in form of SLAVERY... what can be seen in the news about the case of the Aro Family and I think their was another incident about the 7th fleet in the bleak lands.. If I remember right...
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