Dormal thanked the Gods that the Gloomshark was not in the area and placed a number of Geases and Taboos on Arlena and all her kind. From that day forth: no woman sailor may go near the water's edge when Red; she must not climb rigging when Red; she must not eat the same food as the other sailors when Red; she must refrain from sexual activity before one week has passed after turning Red; she must burn any cloth or material stained when Red. Females who join Dormali crew but break any of these geases may be thrown to the sharks without breaking Dormal's rules.
Now, Dormali can accept female sailors as long as they accept these conditions. Many ships do not accept female sailors and think of them as taboo. Even those that do accept females will often sacrifice the female in the event of an attack. Life is difficult for female sailors, but by no means impossible.