Kyeo doesn't remember enough of the fight to know what happened, and his head is killing him, but when he checks he still has his sidearm and also now he's apparently crashlanded on a planet with absolutely awful-looking hostile fauna, wow, and that one's coming his way much too fast and he draws and shoots.
Where the concept can be laid out. "I think it's a little legally awkward - like, does she need to be a slave on paper to be in the household without being married, or is there some intermediate category for, uh, captive fiancées -"
"Osirion has guardianship but an unrelated man can't be an unmarried woman's guardian."
"But you can kill her?"
"But if you do it might be suddenly, right? - can he adopt her."
"There's not a mechanism other than guardianship -"
"If he was elsewise married then could he be her guardian, is it specifically an unmarried man who can't?"
"I don't know offhand."
"What's the law in Absalom, we can shop around for jurisdictions a bit and she can make me some pearls of power to make up for it."
"It's unmarried women, right, if we're letting her do magic she could Alter Self and I could marry her if we can get in and out of a temple of Nocticula without my great-aunt noticing and then you can still marry her later if desired because Nocticula's cool with divorce but I don't see how that helps anything."
"I don't think a man unrelated to the husband can be the guardian of a married woman either."
"Spellcaster exceptionalism doesn't help?"
"I'm not sure! She could get declared independent easily enough - this is not really a situation we're set up for -"
"I don't even know what you have to fix! I mean, there's lots of things you have to fix, but unless showing up to Asmodean church and executions and watching them is not just non-Good but also actively Evil I have no idea what's going on!"
"It might be the reporting people to be tortured to death for heresy? I'm hoping it's that. That and the active discouragement from doing things altruistically. But - I don't know. It doesn't quite add up. She might be lying to us about there not being anything worse though it admittedly doesn't seem like she has much reason to do that."
"I don't think there can be enough heretics for everybody to take even partial credit for one."
"Is making children beat each other worse than hitting them? I don't think hitting kids is understood to be damnably Evil."
"I... guess I wouldn't be floored if that were the explanation."
"Anyway. If we find some legal framework that's not technically slavery you'll sign off?"
"I nominate one of the Lawfuls to look through reams of Osirian law about it."