Parker wrote:vonpenguin, your nephew, the captain of the guard, told you what happened or he openly told to everyone at the court? If that was managed in private, the punishment most fitted it's the one mentioned before: penance and demotion. He's a nobleman, the guard was in his hand, his fault was to your persona, the Lord, for acting without your consent.
As a result of his action, two things happened: 3 guards were dead (this is not a big concern: he's the captain of the guard, it's expected that soldiers will die defending the land. If he has to give reparations to their families it has to be a small one. The disobedience it's his real fault) and a 'guest' could be offended. The guest, he raise a case against you or your house? He knows what really happened? Honor bound, you may feel like reparations are at hand, but his religious practice incite this kind of things on the hearts of your men. Honor bound, you can't make the priest responsable for the deaths (if you weren't, I'll make the priest prove his words). If I were you, I'll give reparations in ways that he doesn't want: make your nephew pray for him and for the dead guards and their families to the seven at the sept, every night for the next month. And give your word that this will never happen again.
R'hllor it's an enemy of the faith to many septs. Dont give great reparations to the priest or your people will turn against you. He's a guest and nothing else. Put a few men of the guard to protect the red priest for now on (protect AND watch every of his movements), and make your nephew to prove his loyalty to you on a future ocassion (he owns you a favor for not being to rash on your punishment: remember him that you could have make him to wear the black).
By the way, a trail to combat with a man that could easily defeat three men its NOT a good idea.
Legate wrote:I am not sure how it works with the Red Priests, but in the Medieval era of history the Church would expect their represntatives be taken care of and kept safe while staying at a Lords home while on their travels (I'm talking Fathers and such.) Are the Red Priests a recognized Religion or are they lay clergy?
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