Punishments for violent crimes in Korvosa are harsh, but the general populace considers them fair.
Non-violent crimes carry differing punishments depending on the disposition of the criminal
The following selections of crimes and their punishments (listed in order they are applied) should not be construed as all-inclusive. Korvosa’s legal code fills multiple thick volumes.
Treason Torture, death; no appeal
Murder Torture, death; no appeal
Rape Torture and castration, imprisonment (10–20 years), death; no appeal
Armed Robbery Pay restitution or lose a hand, imprisonment (10–20 years)
Arson Pay restitution or branding, imprisonment (10+ years); plus murder charge if fire kills
Unionizing Branding, imprisonment (5–10 years); no appeal
Accidental Death Pay restitution or torture, imprisonment (5–8 years)
Robbery (T) Pay restitution or lose a hand, imprisonment (2–10 years), pay restitution
Drug Use Imprisonment (4–6 months pre-trial, plus 2–3 years if guilty)
Burglary (T) Pay restitution, imprisonment (1–2 years)
(T) A member of the Cerulean Society (thieves’ guild) or a registered gang can expect to receive a lighter sentence of around half the common punishment for these crimes than does a freelancer, depending on the crime in question.