Re: Orlanthi and looting of the dead.

From: simon_hibbs2 <simon.hibbs_at_SFMiADiyes84cCuNIFd09_QRbasmCHSb4fJqZFTtPBcJrUr0zqrmkjku1RZy7Juq>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:43:26 -0000

If the corpse isn't someone you know, it's basically the same as just finding stuff lying on the ground. Why wouldn't you take it?

On the other hand, if you have good reason (e.g. some kind of identification on the corpse like clan tattoos, distinctive clothing, etc) to believe the goods are the property of a person or community you know or may have some relationship with, then I suppose you may feel an obligation to return it to them. Then again, you might not. You'd be perfectly entitled to expect some kind of reward for doing so though.

Obviously close family, friends and local community is a different world, but I would find it very hard to believe there's any generic issue with taking stuff off random dead people. If you don't take it, someone else will after all.

Goods buried deliberately along with a body is a totally different issue. Burial ceremonies are magical rituals, and will likely include curses and wards to protect the grave site, appropriate to the importance of the deceased.

Simon Hibbs            

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