The Grishaverse

An indenture is a legal binding document that the Kerch use to repay services from one person to another. Some indentures are forced upon people who have no knowledge of what the agreement entails. Many agreements are manipulated to prolong the indentured person's servitude.

Indenturing one's self and being put up for auction is seen as sacred to Ghezen.[1]

Known indentures[]



Some of the brothels of West Stave employ indentures such as the Menagerie, while in other places servants are indentured in a way that makes them unable to pay it off.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Crooked Kingdom, chapter 25
  2. Six of Crows, chapter 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Six of Crows, chapter 1
  4. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 1
  5. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 37
  6. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 4