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realmslore2000
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Posted - 27 Oct 2018 :  23:25:22  Show Profile Send realmslore2000 a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I have looked through the laws of waterdeep and don't see any laws pertaining to the hunting of birds by (bow or crossbow) or other wildlife by (net or trap) within the city limits.
Is it legal, if not what are the penalties and fines if caught.

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Cards77
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Posted - 28 Oct 2018 :  00:46:31  Show Profile Send Cards77 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Legality seems to be implied. The practicality of discharging bows, crossbows and other missile weapons within an urban areas seems to imply regulation of some kind to prevent injury to the populace.

I can see falconry as a popular past time for those who can afford it, and as a practical method for controlling pests like pigeons, swallows, etc on public monuments, bridges and buildings.

The residents of the city would likely do their hunting outside the city walls on one of the many noble villas or open areas outside the city.

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Once a year the guards go hunting pests and monsters in and around the city. It's a nice celebration, but criminals are advised to lie low. Falconry may be a pastime of the griffon riders?

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Edited by - Fineva on 28 Oct 2018 10:46:32
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realmslore2000
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Posted - 28 Oct 2018 :  14:54:44  Show Profile Send realmslore2000 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
But what would the law codes be if I'm caught hunting a pigeon or two so I can eat...I don't see any

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by realmslore2000

But what would the law codes be if I'm caught hunting a pigeon or two so I can eat...I don't see any



There don't seem to be any laws against it, meaning it's not illegal.

That said, make sure you're not trying to eat someone's familiar!

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Cards77
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quote:
Originally posted by realmslore2000

But what would the law codes be if I'm caught hunting a pigeon or two so I can eat...I don't see any



None. Falconry is generally considered a noble past time for those who can afford it.

It's probably encouraged if anything as a safe way to reduce avian pests that are rampant in every city.
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by realmslore2000

But what would the law codes be if I'm caught hunting a pigeon or two so I can eat...I don't see any



There don't seem to be any laws against it, meaning it's not illegal.

That said, make sure you're not trying to eat someone's familiar!




Along those lines, some races may considered animals that HUMANS would never consider as a pet AND humans might consider such animals edible. The reverse is also true (i.e. some races may see dogs and cats as perfectly edible creatures). So, taking a creature and eating it may involve consequences within city limits. That being said, random pigeons PROBABLY would be safe.... unless of course they're a shapechanged wizard spying on someone.... or a wild shaped druid.... or a were-pigeon.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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Edited by - sleyvas on 29 Oct 2018 20:34:17
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The Masked Mage
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The DREADED were-pigeon of New Olamn is one notable example
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sleyvas
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Yes, the existence and alignment of werepigeons has seen much debate (as well as that of such creatures as the innocent looking wereduck, vile wereseagull, wicked weregoose, fish-hungry werepelican)

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?481578-Alignment-of-a-Werepigeon

Of course, noone at all mentioned the werepeacock, because their alignment of "look at me, I'm so pretty" is well documented, and Sune's, Lathander's, and Hanali's churches are all known to have priests who have actively sought out being bitten.

And as said thread is noted, the number of poor sailors found dead in their hammocks after being bitten by a wereshark and effectively suffocating in air .... its just tragic.

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Edited by - sleyvas on 30 Oct 2018 13:58:24
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