this is a discussion about a topic which arose in a chat tonite: should we have slaves like the real romans did? i think yes... but with good rules around it... my proposal: 1) Slaves are NPC's 2) Slaves have no right to claim citizenship until freed 3) Slaves cost a amount of gold and/or shields and food (yet to be defined how much) per slave 4) There has to be a seperate room in the house where the slaves reside. and enough space there. the room may be in a seperate house on the same grounds as where they work. 5) Slaves can take any job except any administrative or official job for the nation. They can be teachers, businessmen etc. 6) Slaves have no ownership. They own nothing as they are only "Items" 7) Slaves can be freed at any time either: * by revolt * by command of the current leader (king, despot, ...) * by their owner 8) a freed Slave gets normal citizenship and can do anything like a normal citizen 9) Slavery ends with the discovery of democraty now thats it ... comments? suggestions? it would be good if we get a ruleset for this up and running.