Olympia PBEM

## 14.7: Prisoner escapes

Prisoners are always on the lookout for ways to escape. Units holding
prisoners can reduce their chances by remaining inside a structure, not
transferring prisoners with `give`

, and not traveling with
prisoners.

Each week (four times each game turn), a prisoner being held by a unit
which is outside of a building has a 2% chance of escaping. A prisoner
being held by a unit which is inside a structure, such as a castle,
tower, inn or ship, has a 1% chance of escaping.

Each time a prisoner is transferred with the `give`

order, there is
a 2% chance of a escape. Also, each time a unit holding a prisoner
engages in travel which takes longer than one day, there is a 2% chance
that the prisoner will be able to get free. Thus, short movement, such
as entering or exiting a building, will not give the prisoners
additional opportunities for escape, but traveling between provinces
with prisoners will.

Prisoners inside building or sub-locations will flee out into the
surrounding location upon gaining their freedom. Escaped prisoners on
ships will leap over the side and swim to a nearby shore.

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