One of the unfortunate characteristics of the Islands. A blood feud is a battle between two groups that begins when one side believes a killing is justified, and the other side, having lost one of their own, disagrees. Soon, they are both caught in a vicious cycle, exacting one vengeful killing after another, with each side attempting to balance the scales. The feud may not end until an objective third party arranges a monetary settlement between the two groups, allowing each group to feel that its honor has been properly restored. </p><p> Blood feuds are most common between nomadic tribes, but can involve entire villages.