Wrath of the War God
Vodno is a harsh nation controlled by a council of First Houses, and it capital city is Aransas. These Houses rose to power through decisive and merciless economic power, held in check only by each others’ ambitions. It is under these Houses that indentured servitude has risen to being commonplace. Any individual that cannot pay his debts or that commits a harsh enough crime can be pressed into servitude by the decree of a Magistrate. While no period of servitude is permitted to be longer than 10 years in length, corrupt Magistrates usually call for the maximum sentencing possible for a given crime, and often will order consecutive sentences if an offender could be considered guilty of breaking more than one law.
A rising movement both among the common folk and even some Magistrates is pushing back against the system of indentured servitude, but so far has not gained widespread support inside of Vodno.