Wergild is a value placed on a human being. If someone gets killed, and the killing is deemed unjust, or otherwise offends the laws of the victim tribe, then the offending party must pay a wergild. Not paying it usually leads to war.

There are several events where you might need to pay a wergild in order to avoid a feud.


In Orlanthi society, the value of a wergild varies depending on the rank of the individual:

  • For thanes, it is around 20 cows,
  • For carls seems to be between 5 and 10 cows.

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