Hell of a Summer
Arms, Armor, and Combat
Throneport doesn’t have any law that forbids openly carrying weapons or armor. Instead, it has a general culture of civility that makes such behavior unnecessary.
As it was in Galifar, dueling has long been illegal in the city, as has any sort of act involving assault. Individuals caught brawling by the Watch will all be arrested and judged regardless
of who started the fight, or why. Sport fighting, such as boxing or wrestling, is legal only if it occurs in a location registered with the city for that purpose. Additionally, any blade more than one foot in length is subject to an extra tax whenever it is sold, which helps to explain why Throneporters prefer to carry knives and knuckledusters for self-defense.
Businesses and individuals do employ armed guards, but except for nobles or foreign envoys, few people travel about the city with such protection. As such, the sight of armed and armored individuals walking the streets who aren’t in the livery of the city or one of the Ward’s security forces inspires caution in most Throneporters. Folk assume that you wouldn’t bother lugging around such equipment unless you either intend violence or expect that it might soon be visited upon you.