Animation on corpses without living soul?

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Animation on corpses without living soul?

Postby Theodore Miles on July 31st, 2014, 5:36 am

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Hey there, I was having a bit of a read through the wiki of this website. After pages and pages I came across something that created this question. In the topic about monsters, under the undead section it says: "A broader description of undead also includes mindless minor Animations that, while containing only instincts, still look like moving corpses." Does that mean an animator with sufficient knowledge and skill could create a living corpse without a soul?
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Animation on corpses without living soul?

Postby Clyde Sullins on July 31st, 2014, 8:02 am

I think you might be thinking of this in a slightly off way.

To break it down, normally animation creates golems, which are more or less giving a form of life to something not alive. It does this by crafting a fake soul, using a actual soul as a template, from a person or a animal or something like that.

At competent and up an animator is able to animate or bring to life golems that are human sized. This includes reanimating a dead body, and making it into a golem via animation. Bear in mind this is a frowned upon form of animation by many people, since bringing to life dead bodies is considered unsavory, in particular by nuits who would rather use those bodies to transfer into.

This however would not be a truly living thing, it would simply be a golem, giving motion and some basic knowledge and such that allows it to move and react in certain ways. It would still be liable to rot just like a corpse, and in the long term wouldn't be overly effective due to this. But it is possible for a competent and up animator to animate a corpse into a golem.

Now the only way to transfer a true soul into a golem, which is one way to make a nuit, is to be a master animator. They are able to transfer actual souls, and put them into golems. This would be the only case of an actual soul being put into such a body. Otherwise yes the golem would simply be a soulless machine more or less, reacting and acting as programmed by the animator. At least hopefully, assuming you did a good job programming them.

For further info I would read the Animation lore, along with the Golem lore.
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Animation on corpses without living soul?

Postby Theodore Miles on July 31st, 2014, 8:37 am

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I understood the basic concept of animation, but thank you for further enriching me. So you can make a corpse move via animation, joy... Glad Miles isn't a werido, phew.
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