SeanF Posted March 21 Share Posted March 21 2 hours ago, Craving Peaches said: By the way, standard compensation for breach of contract, then and now, was...damages, not getting to kill the contract breaker. Okay, in earlier Roman times if someone did not pay the debt you were allowed to keep him chained up in the basement and force him to work for you, but that clearly isn't the situation in Westeros, at least with regards to marriage pacts amongst nobles. If you want to take the line that Walder must 'avenge' the slight he suffered, well he should have done that in the open like a man. Nothing entitles him to slaughter guests at a reconciliatory wedding. If we see it in purely contractual terms then Robb entirely made good his breach of contract, by offering a lord paramount as husband. And, not even the Code of Hammurabai treatsg the murder of 3,500 as a just response to breach of contract. Northern Sword, Prince of the North, Aldarion and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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