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  • But mostly the men he kills are not worthy men and do not deserve the bloodprice, so it is no true crime.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • I had to kill one before the rest would let us take him, and for that killing I apologize to you Leferic-lord, but I will pay no bloodprice.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • But the thane of the Split Pines Feirgrei demanded bloodprice, so the bloodprice had to be paid, else there would have been war between the clans.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • His own story is known to us all: he killed a man and refused to pay bloodprice, so the thanes made him outcast.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • Our rhetoric says this is what we're about, and we are bleeding, but compared to the bloodprice necessary, we've only pricked our finger.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Ael would bear the weight of murder, and sooner or later pay their bloodprice in the most intimate possible coinage: her own pain.

    My Enemy My Ally

  • Supposedly the Peace of Rhuidean extended until those who had gone to Chaendaer returned to their own holds, but as Rhuarc explained to Rand, mistakes had been known to happen, and apologies and bloodprice did not bring the dead out of their graves.

    The Shadow Rising

  • Well, now you've got an excuse to pension him off-it was my hireling and my so-called honor involved; deduct the bloodprice from my account and throw the bastard out of High Ridings.

    Fiddler Fair

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  • One of the meanings (monetary compensation to the kins for the killing of a person in order to prevent a feud) has a synonym : "wergild" (or weregild or wergeld), which is in various English language dictionaries, and "diya" (or diyya) in muslim law.

    EDIT : trivet has put together a list for all those other terms: the price of a life

    January 5, 2013