Special Rules for Slaves:
a) Free Men will be addressed as Master
b) Free Women will be addressed as Mistress.
c) The First and Second Girls of Cos, will be addressed respectfully, by all slaves.
d) The First or Second Boys of Cos will be addressed respectfully at all times.
e) slaves do not have to beg to enter, but must beg to leave if a Free is in the room. Three requests, without reply, can be deemed as granting permission to leave.
f) Visiting slaves are welcome, BUT ONLY if they have written permission from their owners.
g) Heated serves are allowed when Free Men are present. If a Free Woman is present, or enters during the serve, heated serves must be toned down.
h) Cosian Free may discipline any slaves or thralls they own.
i) Visiting Free Persons are responsible for the conduct of their slaves, and can deal with them as appropriate.
j) Privately-owned slaves are the primary responsibility of their legal owners. However, if the slave’s owner is not present, ALL slaves are bound to follow the directions of the Free. These slaves must follow any/all reasonable directions from the Free who are present in the room.
k) Cos sets certain standards for the training and development of slaves. This mainly applies to Island, City or Palace slaves. However, ALL slaves are obligated to follow the same standards, so as to best represent the Island. Privately-owned slaves may join the Island’s training program, with their owner’s permission.
l) In the event that a privately-owned slave commits any offense that might require punishment, the punishment may ONLY be carried out by the slave’s owner! Likewise, Island, Palace and City slaves many ONLY be punished by the First Girl, the Ubar or the Ubara.
m) slaves who knowingly and willingly “couch,” or attempt to couch, with a Free, (who is not their owner, or without their owners permission), are liable for very serious punishment, (this can include, switching, caging, impalement or banishment). ONLY slaves working in the paga tavern and/or brothel are excluded from this requirement.
n) slaves are NOT allowed to PM the free without permission.
o) slaves may not, under any circumstances, argue, bicker or fight amongst themselves in the open room. Such behavior brings discredit and dishonor on Cos. ANY slave who ignores this rule will be punished severely. If you have an issue, message the Ubara or Ubar, (or your owner), DO NOT TAKE YOUR DISAGREEMENTS OR GRIEVANCES INTO THE OPEN ROOM. If you cannot interact appropriately, LEAVE THE ROOM!
p) All slaves on Cos will be given a folder on the message boards. Completed chores, and other assignments, should be copied and pasted into the slave’s folder.
q) Cosian Island, City and Palace Slaves are required to complete three main chores per hand. Privately-owned slaves must complete all assignments given to them by their owners.
r) Cosian slaves must wear full tags at all times. Failure to do, (or removing tags without the owners permission), will be severely punished.
Greeting Order for slaves:
Never greet a slave before a Free Person or a Mistress before a Master. The order of greetings is as follows:
1. The Free Person who allowed your entry.
2. The Ubar and Ubara
3. All Masters, (Cosian Citizens first, then Visitors!)
4. All Mistresses, (Cosian Citizens first, then Visitors!)
5. The first girl if she is present.
6. The second girl if there is one.
7. The first boy if there is one.
8. The second boy if there is one.
9. the rest of the slaves.
From time-to-time, (especially during an emergency), Travel Restrictions on the Free and slaves may be imposed;
Cosian Free Women who travel without an armed escort, (not NCP guards), and get captured or enslaved, WILL NOT BE RESCUED by Island Authorities.
Travel plans must be approved by the Ubar, BEFORE, travel commences.
It is the personal responsibility of the person concerned to check any current travel restrictions, make sure their destination is really safe, and to comply with these general instructions.
ANY COSIAN SLAVE, (owned by the Ubar, the Palace, the City or the Island), who travels WITHOUT PERMISSION, and then returns to Cos, will be punished, including caging, switching, (up to beheading or impalement), NO EXCEPTIONS!
Ransom's WILL NOT BE OFFERED!
Rescues WILL NOT BE UNDERTAKEN by Cosian Authorities, for Free or slaves who contravene these instructions and get themselves into trouble, (although Individual efforts may be made independently at the rescuers own risk!)