Posted By DanielBlack at 11:10 AM - Thu Apr 04 2019
Posted By Beathan at 12:53 PM - Thu Apr 04 2019
As far as we know, involuntary transport (kidnapping and dragging of people) won't allow that. We don't know the mechanic -- but probably works like:
(1) bounty token allows for seizure of a character and involuntary transportation of the character to a specific destination;
(2) that destination is likely to be a courthouse;
(3) courthouses are buildings and, as far as we know, there are no ship versions of buildings (or, if there are, no floating courthouses).
So, no permadeath by walking the plank because you can't get the character to the plank without their consent. Of course, if someone wants the experience of walking the plank, you can probably set that up for them.
One of the questions that came up in discord is, once at the court, does the court have the power to restrict your motion sufficiently to then have you on that ship at sea? For the purpose of permadeath.
Like can you be sentenced to row a galley? Then get sunk?
Probably not without a prison mechanic. Another reason not to have a prison mechanic. Then again, if there is a prison mechanic, it will likely operate similarly -- there will be a prison building and a person sentenced to prison would be sent to and confined in the building and the building would likely be land-bound.
Rowing a galley was a traditional punishment. It could be a cool punishment in COE, I suppose. However, galleys should be expensive -- too expensive to waste as an execution method. Galleys should also require more than just one rower and, if rowed by shackled prisoners, should require some guards -- all of whom would sink with the galley unless there was another ship to rescue them, and that could go wrong in so many ways.