These is a chance to get your mistress (or wife) pregnant during each "romantic encounter". At a Bawdyhouse you can purchase female companionship. Are you able to get a female companion pregnant at a Bawdyhouse, or does that only apply to missresses and wives?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Another great example of a question that makes you arch your brow when you simply see the title. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 12, 2013 at 16:16

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Only mistresses and wives are mentioned in pregnancy, so looks like you're safe there!

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    \$\begingroup\$ Presumably purchased companionship has some primitive pharmaceutical method of avoiding pregnancy. \$\endgroup\$
    – Oblivious Sage
    Feb 12, 2013 at 16:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ They lack both uteruses and souls. \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Feb 12, 2013 at 19:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ Or you can houserule it in since that does seem an oversight, and enjoy the sociopolitics of illegitimate children… \$\endgroup\$ Feb 12, 2013 at 21:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie How would they even know who the father was? It's not like a noblewoman where there are maybe a handful of possible candidates... \$\endgroup\$
    – Melon
    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Melon The most narratively-interesting/inconvenient possibility is who they declare is the father, of course. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 13, 2013 at 4:19

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