Customs Katapesh

Customs: In the desert heat, or in the gnoll-infested
mountains, refusing hospitality to a traveler in need is
akin to murder. Yet Katapesh is at heart a mercantile
nation. Thus, many customs have developed around the
concept of hospitality. Wealthy or secure travelers must
offer food and shelter to those in need. The recipient of
the hospitality must offer to pay for the aid, which the host
refuses. The recipient graciously accepts, but then either
performs a service for his host or leaves what payment
he can hidden somewhere for the host to find after the
guest’s departure. Guests who leave without payment of
any kind find a cold reception from their host and his
allies should they ever meet again, and may in time find
hospitality refused to him.
Hosts, merchants conducting a business deal, and
travelers sharing a campfire often offer to share a pesh
pipe with their companions, and to refuse is considered
uncouth, if not downright rude.
A host always enters his tent before his guests, on the
chance that a dangerous snake or scorpion might have
slipped in.

Customs Katapesh

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