Příská Pravda

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The Příská Pravda (Пѧӣскꞟ Пᴩавда, trans. Prekovar Justice, or Prekovar Law) is a written text containing the laws and social customs of the early Prekovars. At least eighteen versions of the Příská Pravda exist, reflecting different translations and understandings of the original. The version published by the Gospodar's biryukh is the foundational document of Prekovar customary law. The Gospodar must swear an oath to defend the Příská Pravda in order to assume his position.

The Příská Pravda's social rules also supply the social dogma of the Slavonic Church. The version of the Příská Pravda used by the Church is identical to the Gospodar's version, but is composed in Old Low Slavonic verse for ecclesiastic purposes.

The first Příská Pravda (the yedьnъ, "original") was recorded by by Oswinite monks in the 9th century AD. The yedьnъ was destroyed in the Sack of Ostrava in 1705. Modern versions are based on reconstruction of the yedьnъ and on secondhand recordings.

A quarter of Prekovar domains elevate the Příská Pravda to an official code of law enforceable by the state. Where it has not been codified, its social rules are still enforced by Slavonic clergymen.


The early Prekovar tribes practiced customs of forced marriage, in which a man could wed a woman by kidnapping her. Forced marriage was suppressed during the early Oswinite period, but was revived by the prostъ cult during the Suffering of Trogg. The modern practice allows a man to marry any woman by acquiring her father's approval. Bride kidnapping is still practiced in communities in northwestern Prekovy, although the practice is illegal everywhere.


Moj 21:2 of the Příská Pravda prescribes modest dress and modest accoutrements for laypeople. In early Prekovite principalities, this position was used to justify sumptuary laws. The Příská Pravda interpretation of Moj 21:2 was highly influential at the turn of the century, when a string of Prekovar defeats (in Horek's War and the Great War) spurred asceticism in architecture and dress. Today it is interpreted loosely to discourage flaunting of wealth.