Kim Zef Pepa (28 years) was killed while fetching water from the village spring. The murder was done ‘according to the book’, the killer waiting in ambush for his victim, ending life with one shot to the heart. However, no one knew that Kim ‘owed blood’, he was not the argumentative type and his family were not involved in a feud, perhaps it was a case of mistaken identity. After the funeral his father took me aside: “You see the old ways are being lost, we can’t even take our blood debt. The man who killed my son ia a coward; he has not declared himself”: Kroni Madhe village.