|This article is about the faction. For the location in Berg, see Blue Chamber (Building).|
|The Blue Chamber Collective|
The Blue Chamber is formed of smaller clans that mostly try to keep to themselves. The collective is the most powerful political association in Aurai. Though separated in clans, the one value they all share is the importance of family.
The Blue Chamber Collective has been the most stable power in Aurai for a great many years. The overwhelming majority of tribes on the continent claim membership, although the degree to which they participate varies wildly.
|“||The core belief of the Blue Chamber Collective is that nothing matters more than family, and that all members of a tribe are an extension of one's family. As such, everyone is expected to look after one another and pull their own weight as best they can. However, their laws are harsh. Citizens are judged as bloodlines, not as individuals.
Therefore, if someone commits a crime, their entire family must pay what is known as a Blood Price, a repayment of silver to the wronged party. The Blood Price is rarely demanded at once, but rather is paid off in smaller payments, especially in situations where the family has limited wealth or family members to draw from. Through this system, mob rule and and revenge are usually avoided, although not always.
For crimes that are unforgivably awful, or if an individual continually shows no desire to mend the wrongs they have committed, the guilty individual is exiled from their tribe forever.
The Collective prefers not to take lives, seeing it as a horrible waste, and will only mete out death as punishment in the most dire of emergencies, or in self-defense.
Lineage is traced from the mother's side in the Collective.
|~ Aegix Drakan (Writer, Nine Dots)|