splintermute wrote:That might not have been too bad - he was already extremely deferential to Wanda from their few encounters before his death, and he would still be extremely devoted to Parson. Other than the devotion to Wanda, the decrypted seem to retain their emotional connections, e.g. Ansom's and Princess Cruz's devotion to their families. As long as Parson never countermanded Wanda's orders when undead Bogroll was around, he would probably still seem like the same old Bogroll. Yes, the decrypted love Wanda, but it's not like they talk about her obsessively (unless they're asked).
hrm... but from what we've seen "into" the minds of the decrypted, Wanda is the centre of their universe.
Deference is one thing, but it's not like pre-pliers Wanda was treated rudely by everybody; when you're in a feudal organisation you're deferential to all high-ranking types.
Bogroll's a twoll that's basically/fundamentally nice (to everybody on his side anyway), hence easy to push around/made fun of by the other henchmen - I'm not sure deference to Wanda means all that much. When it comes to Bogroll, i do not doubt his loyalty to Parson - he took his new role/promotion real serious.
But if he came back as a decrypted... Parson's gonna be number 2. Do we really know if when push comes to shove Bogroll won't take Wanda's side, instead of Parson's? How do you look at an aide who you can't count on?
Sieggy wrote:Which kind of raises the question of how Erfworlders treat their dead. Since the bodies vanish next turn, are there any kind of funerary practices / traditions like laying them out to mourn them before they fade away, or just figure 'meh, they'll be gone tomorrow, so let's just leave them there and go have a drink'? Prince Sammy's body seemed to be treated reverentially, but then, he was Royalty . . .
I think, from that bit with Misty, it's the "leave 'em, they'll vanish" option. Individually there might be relationships that would lead you to mourn any particular person (I mean, particular erfworlders would fall in love too, even though there's no meaning to procreation and apparently archons can be treated like high-priced assassin-hookers). But there wouldn't (shouldn't?) be the kind of generalised "respect for the dead" that, say, we would have? If you ran into a body, leaving aside all that "report to the police" etc. type of thing, as a mark of respect wouldn't you dig a grave for it, even if you don't know who/what? Like, say, we were back a couple hundred years and you were making your way "out west" to the frontier and you ran into a caravan that'd run into fatal misfortunes. I'd think there'd be no equivalent in erfworld.