Kreistor wrote:We don't know if Contracts can be dissolved by Breach, as they can in Earthworld.
We know some of them can't. Parson is magically bound to deliver his end of the deal. See Book 1, Page 103
Kreistor wrote:We don't know if all Contracts must have Penalty Clauses.
It makes no sense to have a penalty clause on a contract that can't be breached.
Kreistor wrote:We don't know if there are limits to penalty clauses.
True, but why would there be? It would be very strange for Erfworld itself to prohibit you from making a deal where the escape clause involves payment of over a certain arbitrary amount of shmuckers, even if you have the shmuckers to pay.
Kreistor wrote:We don't know if unintentional Breach triggers Penalty Clauses.
There wouldn't be much point to a penalty clause otherwise. Since contracts can be magically binding, I expect it is impossible to breach a contract without paying the penalty clause first, but that's just a guess.
Kreistor wrote:We don't know if they must be fair to both Sides.
Surely Charlie has demonstrated that they don't need to be fair somewhere. On the other hand, since both parties need to agree to the contract, they can't be very unfair.
Kreistor wrote:We don't know if Vows/Oaths are Contracts.
That's true, as far as I'm aware. I'm also curious about the significance of pinkie swears.
Kreistor wrote:We don't know if Casters can overcome contracts, completely or temporarily.
It doesn't seem likely. That Magic Kingdom's supply of shmuckers seems to depend on making contracts with the outside world, and if casters could ignore a contract even theoretically that would probably be a huge problem.
Kreistor wrote:We don't know if there is any appeal mechanism to get out of contracts that become untenable, or if the contract was agreed to by coercion.
Since contracts are magically binding, Erfworlders don't need courts to handle disputes. I also suspect that Erfworld has no sympathy for people who are militarily overpowered, even if they are forced to sign contracts that they would normally not sign. They're lucky just to avoid croaking. I expect this will be demonstrated in Book 0 before long.
Kreistor wrote:We don't know if a lack of Intent can prevent the Contract magic from successfully sticking.
I don't know what you mean by that.