Rough Music

'Rough music' is a rural tradition of punishing errant members of a close rural community. Common victims of rough music would be bullies and those found lacking in Aluminat morals or fervor. The nature of the rough music varies with local customs; commonly, effigies of the offender are crudely made and held aloft in a musical procession. The procession will tramp around the village collecting supporters and gawpers until it reaches the offender's location, where the effigy is replaced with the real thing before another charge around the town. The finale of the music is a kangaroo court for the offender's "crimes". The verdict is invariably guilty and punishment follows. Rough punishment is rarely damaging, most often it is designed to be humiliating , as is the whole custom.