Impacts Of Age

Final Version

Children

Children have few rights beyond what their head of household grants them and are legally considered to be possessions of their family up until the age of twelve. Crimes committed by a child under the age of 12 will result in the family being punished rather than the child.

Youths

Youths between the age of twelve and sixteen have many of the rights of an adult with a few modifications due to their age. They may work as an apprentice but cannot own a business of their own, they cannot marry, they cannot become family head, they cannot leave their family nor be disowned, they cannot own property in their own right, they cannot hold any government positions, they are not considered old enough to care for siblings without the assistance of another adult and they cannot issue legal documents in their own right. Crimes committed by a youth are likely to result in a fine for the family rather than the individual. Serious crimes are likely to result in the punishment of the individual.

Teenagers

Between the age of sixteen and twentyone they are considered to be adults but have not reached the age required to control their own lives. An adult of this age may issue legal documents in their own right, leave their family with permission, be disowned, marry with their head of households approval, work full time (although they cannot yet own a legally recognised business) and raise those children related to them. They may not be made family head, hold a government position or participate as an adult in the formation of a new family.

Adults

An citizen between the ages of 21 and 40 is considered to be fully able within the law and has all rights.

Elders

An elder, a citizen man or woman over the age of 40, has all rights provided to the lower ages and also has the right to an eldar seat on the council.