What, then, to do with those who would not submit to the Hamurabash?

The armies of Hamur had been ever-triumphant, but submission on the field of battle was not submission to the Hamurabash. In the old days, in the high desert, submission was annihilation: the conquered submitted or they were destroyed. Uprisings were common, and common too was the practice of killing all adult males before they could rise.

Hamur stood against this barbarism. “The followers of the Hamurabash are as a body, and conquest its nourishment. To discard food or to allow it to spoil is wasteful.”

The conquered were allowed to submit, and all their false idols and places of worship were destroyed or converted to memory halls. They would be free to practice their false faiths in private, but not to make any public displays or to proselytize on penalty of death. “That being said, only a fool does not cut out the rotten or spoilt parts of a meal before eating it.”

In time, Hamur knew that the old false faiths would die out and that others, even other sapients besides orcs, would come to embrace the Hamurabash.

Those who refused to submit were cast out, ejected and exiled. They would live so long as they did not challenge Hamur, but they would not live well.

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