In the hope of setting up a satisfactory scale of punishments for
transgressors, I have been reading up on the practice of Outlawry, as
understood by the medieval Icelanders. There is a brief account here.
Note especially the following:
“If a man calls a man ragr or stro?inn or sor?inn. And they shall be
punished as fully slanderous words, and a man is given the right to kill for
Since, obviously, we do not want any bloodshed on The Corner, I hereby
absolutely prohibit all Cornerites from referring to anyone as ragr or
stro?inn or sor?inn.