Maybe we should ask desJardins and Turner if that really seems likely.
It's a lot of effort. If you want to deny the NPs, simply turn the
corpse into an undead.
On Tue, 13 Sep 1994, Bron Campbell Nelson wrote:
> The problem I see with *always* requiring the body for LR, is
> that if someone gains control of the body with a large stack,
> they can resurect the character, and then terrorize and/or bribe
> the noble, and then execute them; repeat until you succeed in
> bringing the noble in on your side. At the very least, you can
> use this process to keep the noble points out of the hands of the
> original owner more or less indefinately: resurrect the body
> after 7 months, and then execute it; repeat until the game ends.
> So it seems that the original owner needs to be able to LR even
> without the body. Since you want your buddy to be able to do
> it for you, when the noble dies you get the noble's True Name
> (a password) which must be invoked during Last Rites (if you don't
> have the body); you can use it yourself or tell it someone else.
> Bron Campbell Nelson email@example.com or possibly uunet!sgi.com!bron
> These statements are my own, not those of Silicon Graphics.