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November, 12 2005
OK, folks-this is the general forum now for questions that don't seem to fit in any of the other threads. I'm going to sort some of the earlier posts into the appropriate forums, but it might take a while, so bear with me. I'll delete the ones that have already been reposted by their authors.
Jacyn and the others in his circle don't worry about hiding their handiwork because no one thinks it is wrong, or at least actionable. The stablemaster at the inn deplores that Brand comes to work with a black eye, but it never occurs to him to confront Jacyn about it.
Yeah that's the thing about strongly patriarchal societies -- no one is supposed to interfere with the way a man governs his charges. It's a very different social construct than the way modern Westerners in our world think about individual rights. Also makes Hethlin's course all the more remarkable -- in Gondor at least. Perhaps not so unique in the north.
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