The buying, selling, and owning of Slaves is legal in many, if not most, places in the World. While slavers are not well liked, their business is an accepted part of society. People are generally enslaved as a punishment for breaking certain laws or they may sell themselves into slavery to pay off debts. Slavery is generally lifelong indenture. One of the most common means to be enslaved is to be caught sleeping in the alleys of one of the cities in the Hegemony of the Three Ethshars. As a result homeless are fastidious about staying in the Hundred Foot Field.