Tequisous is the Apsara version of ostracism. Imprisonment is a foreign concept to the Apsara, especially since their natural abilities allow them to easily escape any mundane prison. Execution is almost never employed by the Autumn Court to fellow Apsara, partially due to the value placed on Apsara life linked to their beliefs of their race’s innate superiority. The preferred method of punishment is forced tattooing, the most dire of which is that of Tequisous, a facial tattoo on the chin and along the cheeks. This tattoo is a marker of serious profane crimes, such as the defilement of a shrine, the misuse of sacred materials, acting outside of one’s caste, or treasonous actions. More mundane crimes, such as violence, rape, and thievery, are punished through more brutal, but less shameful, mutilations, such as the removal of fingers, ears, or, in the case of sexual crimes, castration.