Crime

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Crime in Anathema

Although crime is allowed within Anathema, we ask all members to keep realism in mind and do not meta game, power play or anything along those lines. If your character commits a major crime, they would have to make a point of covering it up In Character, and the more attention a character draws to themselves, the more likely it is that they will be found out.

If your character commits a minor OR major crime that causes strife between packs, leaders may respond with a stern warning or severe In Character punishment, despite it being listed within the allowed lists. ANY plots that effect pack relations, big or small, MUST be brought to the attention of a leader regardless. Punishable crimes will likely get your character punished; if you commit one, play it realistically and face the consequences of your actions.

Acceptable Offenses

There are a variety of crimes acceptable within Anathema, but are only acceptable as long as they are not committed against another Anatheman or against a canine from an allied pack. All crimes should be plotted out beforehand, and if it is something that may effect pack relations or bring an angry mob to our borders, we ask that you inform leadership before proceeding with the plot; specifically, things like murder or assault to canine who isn't a loner should be cleared with leadership first.

All of these are subject to how they effect pack relations. In short; don't anger packs that we are allied to. If you are unsure, it is HIGHLY recommended that you check with a leader first.

Theft

(Crime Level: Minor)

Theft is the act of stealing; the act of taking someone else's personal property with the intent to use for personal gain or to deprive the rightful owner.

    • Theft from the dead
    • Theft from a canine or group of canines outside the pack
    • Theft of religious artifacts outside of the pack

Property Damage

(Crime Level: Minor)

Property damage is the physical damage or destruction of something belonging to someone else.

    • Damage to religious sites outside the pack
    • Damage to personal goods of a canine outside the pack
    • Arson/burning of property outside the pack

Rape

(Crime Level: Minor)

Rape is forcing another canine through means of physical force, threats or violence to make them have sexual intercourse with your character. While the act of rape is not outright punishable, it isn't viewed well by other members. It is best that this offense is kept to quiet.

    • Rape of canines outside of the pack is somewhat acceptable

Slavery

(Crime Level: none)

Slavery is the act of keeping another canine as a servant. Keeping slaves or servants isn't viewed as a crime, but as a life choice in Anathema.

    • A canine in Anathema may have a maximum of 2 slaves.
    • The Master-Slave arrangement must be agreed upon between both parties OOCly before any In Character changes can be made.
    • Slaves cannot be a current or past member of Anathema and must be accepted into the pack.

Violence

(Crime Level: Moderate to Major)

Violence is behavior involving intense physical force intended to hurt, damage or kill someone or something.

    • Harsh Questioning outside of the pack
    • Mild Questioning within the pack
    • Kidnapping from non-allied packs or of loners
    • Justified Murder of a non-allied pack member or loner
    • Minor Violence outside of the pack and within (characters aged 7+ months only)

Substances

(Crime Level: Minor)

The use of substances such as alcohol, drugs, poison etc. Specifics are dependent upon use.

    • Personal use of substances is acceptable
    • Use of relatively safe substances upon another pack member or outside of the pack
    • Use of non-fatal substances on another outside of the pack
    • Use of deadly substances upon another outside of the pack or a loner (See: Violence)

Blackmail and Bribery

(Crime Level: none)

Blackmail is demanding something of value from another by threat of exposing compromising or injurious information about them or something that they had done. Bribery is the act of giving or offering a bribe in order for the other to do something for them. Blackmail and bribery is frowned upon within Anathema, but is not punishable within the pack lands.

    • Bribery is acceptable in and outside of the pack
    • Blackmail within or outside of the pack.

Punishable Offenses

The following crimes are UNACCEPTABLE anywhere inside of the pack lands, to a pack mate, or to an allied pack.


Theft

Theft is the act of stealing; the act of taking someone else's personal property with the intent to use for personal gain or to deprive the rightful owner.

    • Theft from a pack member or member of an allied pack
        • Punishable by one day and one night in the stocks, and stolen items are to be returned to original owner.

Property Damage

Property damage is the physical damage or destruction of something belonging to someone else.

    • Damage to the personal items of a canine inside the pack or of an allied pack
    • Damage to a canine's property inside the pack or of an allied pack.
        • Punishable by one day and one night in the stocks

Rape

Rape is forcing another canine through means of physical force, threats or violence to make them have sexual intercourse with your character.

    • Not acceptable with canines inside the pack or an allied pack
    • Not acceptable with youths (canines under the age of 8 months) under any circumstances
        • Perpetrator will face either exile or death.

Violence

Violence is behavior involving intense physical force intended to hurt, damage or kill someone or something.

    • Any form of physical or verbal challenge against a higher ranked member
    • A member may not cause bodily harm to another unless there is a dispute of respect between two members of different ranks.
    • Any form of assault upon a pup aged 0-5 months
        • Punishable by time in the pits, the length of time is dependent upon the crime committed.

Slavery

Slavery is the act of keeping another canine as a servant.

    • Persistent torture and/or abuse of a slave, leaving visible wounds
        • Punishable by time in the pits, the length of time is dependent upon the crime committed and offender's slave(s) will be offered freedom.

Substances

The use of substances such as alcohol, drugs, poison etc. Specifics are dependent upon use.

    • Use upon or providing a minor with a substance
      • Under the above stated circumstances, it is punishable by time in the stocks, length of time dependent on the circumstances of this crime.

Infidelity

Infidelity is the act of being unfaithful to your mate.

    • Breaking the bond of mateship through infidelity, if it is discovered
        • Punishable by a length of time in the pits OR exile, this is dependent on the circumstances.

Treason

Treason is the crime of betraying one's pack by working against or attempting to kill the Angelo/Angela.

    • Attempting a Coup d'etat
    • Assault of a leader, council member or master-ranked member
    • To betray their pack (insubordination/treason)
        • Member will be forced to leave the pack or face death upon return.