The main square of Videss is called "The arena of the thousand steps" since this square built by the founder of the Videssian kingdom Onarius Larkon has exactly 1000 steps in perimeter. It is used as the location for capital punishment.
The normal capital punishment in the republic is beheading. However the greatest & the most dangerous enemies of the country gain the special honor - to be quartered The custom set up by Agatius Fossern. (First, the sentenced looses 2 hands & 2 legs, it symbolizes his previous intentions to destroy the 4 suffets, then he is beheaded, it symbolizes his intention to destroy the head of the republic the Senate.