On Safehold, parole was originally asked for and given in nearly all circumstances. It involved taking oaths from the surendered forces, stating that they would not take up arms in that particular conflict. Often paroled combatants would be allowed to keep their arms (weapons), to protect themselves on their return journey. In some cases those paroled would be allowed to even take their vessels, although weapons such as cannons would be removed.
Parole was a popular option on Safehold, as feeding, housing and caring for large numbers of prisoners was usually quite expensive. Traditionally, oaths against the Church of God Awaiting would be sufficient enough to ensure that combatants that had surrendered would be honourably paroled. (OAR)
Changes during the Holy War on Charis Edit
After the Battle of Crag Reach, Admiral Thirsk and his remaining twenty-one vessels that had surrendered to Prince Cayleb in the Year of God 891 requested parole for themselves, and even hinted at parole for the vessels as well in order for them to return home. However, the Prince decided to put ashore all men and supplies, and scuttle the fleet, refusing to both take them as prisoners, or to accept a parole from them. (OAR)