(reference to popular tv/culture) In Game of Thrones, the term Ward would cover this I think?
Theon Greyjoy is a Ward of House Stark, left in their care lest the Greyjoy's move against the larger house. Very much a 'hostage'.
AndersP wrote:A few humanoids that don't just become someone you kill but an interesting opponent and possible ally is more fun.
Tomas wrote:Very cool.