The custom of storm-peace evolved long ago in response to the sudden and severe storms that plague the continent.
An automatic truce exists between all individuals and groups who seek shelter in neutral territory during a lightning storm. Such weather is simply too dangerous for fighting regardless of people’s feelings towards one another. Storm-peace is assumed to be in effect unless someone specifically rejects it.
Even so, whenever two strangers meet during a lightning storm, they often greet one another by asking
“Storm-peace?” simply t oensure that the other knows and respects the traditions