Lore:Green Pact

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The Green Pact, also known as the Treaty of Frond and Leaf,[1] is a strict code upheld by the Bosmer of Valenwood, which prohibits the use of any wood or vegetable matter of Valenwood as building materials, and requires that Bosmer be strict carnivores.[2] This non-vegetarian practice is part of the Meat Mandate, a section of the pact that also states a Bosmer must eat his fallen enemy; this cannibalistic nature sets them apart religiously from other nations. The Bosmer allegedly made the Green Pact with Y'ffre the Forest Deity in return for Y'ffre's patronage and perhaps protection.[3] As a result, the Bosmer use bone, animal, and insect products widely; imported wood is used when necessary.[2][3] There are also almost no cities or towns built by the Bosmer themselves. Additionally, the Green Pact made the felling of trees by anyone, foreign or native, a crime against the Bosmeri religion.[4]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Arboreal ArchitectureCirantille
  2. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Aldmeri DominionImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  3. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Wilds Remain: ValenwoodImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  4. ^ Mixed Unit TacticsCodus Callonus

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