Gods Strewn Across the Walls.
Lady Brunhilda's Home for Freeborn, Imbeciles, and Other Unfortunates
According to Sydby law, captives born outside of Norn are able to be kept as slaves, in violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of Dale the Liberator’s proclamation. The children of those slaves, being born on Norn soil, are unable to be owned, and are the responsibility of their parents’ owners.
“Charitable” freeborn houses take these unwanted children in exchange for donations. The best of these clothe and educate the children until they reach the age of majority, equipping them to lead full and happy lives. Most, including Lady Brunhilda’s, are Dickensian nightmares, where the children are put to work before turfing them out on their 14th birthday – effectively creating a second generation of slaves.
Froya Orcsdottir was a resident of Lady Brunhilda’s until she ran away at age 8.