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A paitza was a warrant of safe passage through Tuigan lands in the Hordelands.[1] It served as a symbol of the khahans favor, leaving anyone who carried one free to roam the vast steppe unmolested.[2]

DescriptionEdit

Paitzas were usually made from metal and measured roughly a foot in length and were several inches wide. The kind of metal used for a specific paitza was a symbol of the khahans favor, with more expensive metals signifying higher favor. A hole at one end was looped with a leather thong for easy attachment. The khahans personal seal, that of a tiger face, was inscribed onto the paitza along with a simple message.[2]

HistoryEdit

The lama Koja of Khazari was granted a golden paitza for his services to Yamun Khahan of the Tuigan Horde. He doubted it would be very useful after the khahan's death, however, and considered leaving it as a gift to the temple of Deneir in Procampur.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 David Cook (February 1993). Realms of Valor ("Patronage"). (TSR, Inc), p. 137. ISBN 1-5607-6557-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Cards). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-0880388689.

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