I agree! "Trabbian Justice" is my favorite caning story also. In fact, I liked it so much that I wrote a review of it, which is on CF somewhere. I touched on some of the points you made, though the "bio-ethnic" differences that you point out is an interesting observation. I viewed the punishment of the Trabbian students more as foreshadowing. The demonstration on the pillow for the American's benefit was a brilliant touch, and I also very much appreciated Windar's attention to the procedures and processes of the Trabbian justice system.This is the first judicial caning story I have read from CF which includes punishment of an Asian origin i.e. referring to the first 2 girls who got caned. Not sure if the author has done it on purpose, but he seems to have accounted them having "softer-skin features" as compared to the western counterparts. This is probably due to them having a smaller built with a finer bone structure - of course a generalized statement. Do also keep in mind that this is a judicial rattan - it will yield very severe results. Most Chinese judicial caning authors I have read, share a very similar salient for bio-ethnical differences - the first girl here got her ass bloodied on the 6th stroke, while the second girl "with blood flowing more freely rather than trickling" after her ordeal was completed. On the other hand, Priya, and the 2 girls, received the 8 strokes, but it only becomes palpable when Susan's 12 strokes shared a similar devastating fate with the two Asian girls. Really glad that the author has made such a thoughtful consideration, regardless intentionally or unintentionally.
I really like when the author rationalized the need for judicial caning i.e. equality for both genders, cost of running the prison, and also recognize the processes and effects of the demonic ritual e.g. "oaked overnight in water so that it is very supple" and "cane dead center into the fake buttocks on the pillow (with) blow sent feathers flying everywhere". The first 3 threads, until Page-6, have kept me captivated because it appears logical and factual. Especially so that these are used on females - it is just mind-blowing.
Splendidly written, and awesome!
EDIT: Is there a PDF/EPUB version for this one? Couldn't seem to find it in the archive. Thanks!