I am curious about two aspects of law and order in Wulfgard. Mostly the Empire, but learning how other cultures handle such issues would also be fun.
1. Primogeniture: From what I currently know of WG lore, the northern region of the Empire is considered a bit odd for allowing women to be knights, fight in the army, etc. Does this practice carry on to noble and even royal titles, and the positions thereof? And what of the rest of the Empire, and the various other political powers in Wulfgard? Do their leaders pass responsibility by age, worth, or just to the most direct male heir? These questions are what real kingdoms of the past struggled with for centuries (and often with no small amount of violence), so I was curious as to how the WG civilizations handled them.
2. Sanctuary/Right of Asylum:
Sorry, just had to add that. XD
Do the temples of Astra Aeterna or the various Olympians offer some form of sanctuary to criminals and refugees? If so, does it have any actual legal standing in the Empire with set guidelines for what the guards can/can't do, or is it up to the discretion of the priests themselves and local officials? I.e. is there a limit for how long those claiming sanctuary can stay, can law enforcement surround the temple or are they expected to leave, is there an English-style expectation of eventual surrender or confession and then exile for criminals?
While I'm clogging this sub-section with many additional clarifying questions (sorry about that), would this apply to known mages fleeing the Inquisition, or cultists fleeing the Templars? I'm sure the priests would have discretion to refuse particularly heinous offenders, and someone too closely-affiliated with demons probably wouldn't be physically able to set foot in a temple anyway. But if the priests see that the Imperial officials are a bit too hyped on adrenaline or blinded by rage, and want to ensure the sanctuary seeker lives to see a fair trial, a rule of asylum could be more fair for everyone involved.
I hope that wasn't too much material to read and think over. Thank you for your consideration!