The Let's Play Archive

King of Dragon Pass

by Mystic Mongol

Part 79: 1335: Lhankpent's Story Part IV

Good lord!

Soon a Zenthoring delegation arrives, demanding wergild for the deaths of their two weaponthanes. They ask for forty cows, the custom amount for two slain thanes.

Agree to their demand.

Refuse their demand.

Offer them twenty cows instead--remind them that Lhankpent never received Wergild for his father's death.

Maybe I can talk them into settling for less.

They have more of a case against us than we did against them.

We can afford the Wergild, if you want to pay it.

In the sagas, feuds can last for many years.