this was the name given to the set of rules and tenets which were used by the seven major clans on Ammuud as a set guidelines for their interaction. The Code kept the clans working as a coalition while it prevented them from killing each other outright, in bids for power and control. No one was above the Code, not even the clan Mors. The Code even contained several rules about duels among clans, and forbade any clan member from taking a duelist's place. However, offworlders and outsiders could be hired as a champion, in the event that a clan member was unable to meet the challenge of the duel. Note that Hand Solo's Revenge also indicates that there were only six Ammuud clans.