The Citadel

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12.6.1. Customs
  • The inhabitants of the isles find no shame in serving in a brothel. In the Summer Isles, those who are skilled in the arts of pleasure are valued. Many highborn youths and maidens serve for a few years after their flowerings, to honor the gods (II: 175)
  • The deceased at a funeral is commemorated by drinking rum in memory of his life (IV: 520)
  • Summer Islanders revere the elderly and celebrate the dead (IV: 520)
  • The Summer Islanders answer death with life, and a crew will mourn the death of one of their own with an orgy (IV: 525)