Questions & Answers
Some of us were alive or around for the beginning of undeath. Was the fall of lady death something that went unnoticed at the start. Or was it video game style where zombies start and become apocoplyptic in weeksAnswer
After about a month, various accounts of "Necromancy gone rampant" began to circulate throughout all of Haven. The original belief was this was the doing of the Church of Finality striking out against the Nine.
After the second month, it was understood something was more than some crazed Necromancers was happening. Smaller villages were disappearing, cities burning all the corpses they could find.
By the third month, the death toll on Haven had tripled anything it had ever seen before. As the undead rose up and struck down the living wherever they could, their numbers rose with each kill.
It took Haven around six months to correlate the Fall of Lady Death and the catastrophe that was upon them. By the end of the first year, everything had changed and only a fourth of the population remained.
Who exactly are the nine? Gods? Demigods? People who abuse magic?Answer
What are the common problems gravehunters deal with besides simple disposal of dead?
Hunting down graveyards, tombs, etc to burn to the ground or sanctify
Finding particular undead menaces that have achieved more power than they should.
Helping villages, cities, or even capitals dispose of their dead in a manner that does cause chaos.
Killing living individuals in silent, nontraumatic ways so that their spirits may rest alongside their bodies.
What is our leadership like? Is it more like a drop in, drop out adventurers guild or an orderly group that hands out specific orders dictated to carefully selected teamsAnswer
Is there anything different from normal everyday medieval life that stands out in your settingAnswer
Another thing to note is that there is far less villages, outposts, hamlets, and farmsteads than would be required to sustain life in a realistic medieval setting. There just isn't enough people to both farm and protect the farms. Many places have come to unique solutions to fix the food shortages.
Magic is also well known, so are the dieties. While magic users are respected, they aren't normally feared unless given a reason to be feared. An example is that just because someone has a gun doesn't mean they are scary.
Is each city a greek style city state or are there small groups of communities. Is everyone working together or looking out for numero unoAnswer
What does a normal commoners life look like nowadaysAnswer
Besides the nine who are the big players in the world everyone would know about. This doesn't neccessarily have to be specific people but could be offices or specific seats of powerAnswer
most commonly worshipped gods other than the nine and bloodeater godsAnswer
What does the wilderness looks like in haven? Normal camapgins have these stretches of wilderness like the Caultwald or the Kharn'Dun mountains, what changes when the entire world sucks.Answer
So I get a sort of frontier town vibe from the smaller towns, is that the intention? Small towns battling for scraps of survival?Answer
I wandered off from the question, yes, small towns are basically in the wild frontier and no-man's lands. They do anything they can to survive.
Was humanity born on haven or migrate here?Answer
Effects of the undead scourge besides the obvious of the dead rising, any other phenomena or problems come with them?Answer
You mentioned that the dead organized as groups of them got larger, are intelligent undead common sights? Or even a concept lots of people know about?Answer
Attatched to the above question, do they siege settlements? Or occassionally to walking dead style hordes just break against the fortifications?Answer
Taboos in Haven?Answer
Ravenspeak managed to keep hold of its aristocracy but is it still a major thing across the realm?Answer
do the undead attack wildlife often? Is wildlife even a thing outside of the Wyld?Answer
Could I get race rundowns for the big 4? Humans, elves, dwarves, & halflings?Answer
How will you be handling travel? Mechanics and roleplay wise Since travel is difficult are there safer or easier ways that the wealthy and influential move around? Armored carriages or underground tunnels or somethingAnswer
There are rumors of underground pathways between Ravenpeak and Graystone. The nobility are known for hiring small bands of Gravehunters to protect them while they travel, but most nobility do not leave their cities. Merchants on the other hand spend far more on travel than they like to think about.
Does anyone sail?Answer
Is alcohol more of a precious resource?Answer
In such a fucked up world what do people place value on? Are precious metals still sought after or have other things drawn such worthAnswer
You removed the underdark are you removing any of the planes?Answer
How long does it take the dead to rise?Answer
Burning bodies is the most obvious way of getting rid of the dead but are there other common waysAnswer