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Body snatching??
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This may have been posted elsewhere but honestly I am too lazy to look. With the concept of permadeath being a reality, and with characters dying of old age or otherwise, along with the fact that the ground is diggable... will funerals and graveyards be a thing? Will it be possible to say... steal a body to further medical research?


4/16/2019 12:54:15 AM #1
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Well, the dras have open air morgues where the body is allowed to dry and decay naturally, at the very least, so I assume all tribes have some sort of graveyard setup going.

I imagine you could try to steal someone's body but then you would have to deal with the family of the stolen person hunting you down (and, remmber, crime always leaves behind evidence in CoE)


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4/16/2019 8:47:54 AM #2
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I don't know but it's a cool idea.


4/16/2019 2:39:45 PM #3
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I think early on it was said doing something with the dead was a thing and not letting them pile on the streets. Not sure if it's still in the plan though.


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4/16/2019 2:59:19 PM #4
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In one Q&A Caspians mentioned to make sure to bury your dead. I remember there use to be a guild that was all about taking care of the dead.

4/16/2019 3:52:05 PM #5
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I'm hoping that we have have Celtic excarnation so I can keep the skeletons of all my past characters in a collection of family relics.


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4/16/2019 3:54:34 PM #6
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I'm thinking of following a different Celtic tradition. Burial pyres are a fun idea and leave less chances for evil spirits to cause mayham >.>


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4/16/2019 4:44:45 PM #7
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Posted By Holmgeirr_Havardr at 11:54 AM - Tue Apr 16 2019

I'm thinking of following a different Celtic tradition. Burial pyres are a fun idea and leave less chances for evil spirits to cause mayham >.>

Plus, if you burn someone on a pyre in their armor then years later their insane Grandson can find the helm of their armor and start worshiping it!


4/16/2019 4:55:29 PM #8
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Posted By Holmgeirr_Havardr at 08:54 AM - Tue Apr 16 2019

I'm thinking of following a different Celtic tradition. Burial pyres are a fun idea and leave less chances for evil spirits to cause mayham >.>

Or the threefold death for criminals -- stab/hang/poison (or drown) the at the same time and then throw them in a bog.

But, given the multi-generational nature of SBS, ancestor veneration could be a thing. The Celts did that by loosely wrapping the bodies of dead relatives and then leaving them out until all the flesh was eaten, collecting the bones and keeping them in storage benches in their dining rooms. That would be cool.


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4/17/2019 5:25:07 AM #9
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There's also necromancy right? With permadeath playing such a prominent role, would be interesting for specific individuals to be raised to whatever end.


4/17/2019 5:30:45 AM #10
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We have Gravestones we can puirchase as items.

We have kits that allow funeral rites.

We know that corpses left in settlements contribute to hygiene issues.

Pretty sure it will be a thing. We just don't have details yet.

4/17/2019 6:37:42 AM #11
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Kudos to Taymuraz for putting together the clues!


4/17/2019 7:04:57 AM #12
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However, as a game mechanic, many times once a body is "buried" it's gone for good. Will the game retain info on the body buried at that spot so that it can be dug up again, or at least some of the remains?


5/23/2019 3:47:39 PM #13
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Posted By Ravenlute at 03:04 AM - Wed Apr 17 2019

However, as a game mechanic, many times once a body is "buried" it's gone for good. Will the game retain info on the body buried at that spot so that it can be dug up again, or at least some of the remains?

I could see years after the game has begun, and things change, there becomes a conflict of building on an 'ancient burial ground'... remains are then removed or possibly used to verify that the land is indeed a cemetery of sorts... wonder what the decay rates of the bodies and bones will be... for animals as well and the factors that are used to determine this... and how the bodies can be affected?


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5/24/2019 10:33:42 AM #14
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To elaborate on Sir Zyr's earlier comment; From Tribes info: (Dras) '...practice a very unique ritual in which they carve the bones of those who have died with symbols and images depicting that person and the events in their life. These memento mori are either hung in the home or worn as a way of keeping the deceased in their thoughts...' I'm aiming to be a Dras, (originally gonna be a Kypiq doctor, but our County moved recently!) and it seems this is set up to be possible. If so, this will be something I'll practice.


6/17/2019 3:23:57 PM #15
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SOMEONE ADD ALL THESE TO THE GAME


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