The middle ages were definitely not a “time of strife” or a place in time where “all manner of psychopathy was activated”
The middle ages are a fairly well documented time period which is normally divided in 3 parts:
early, high and late.
The game, as you all hopefully know, is set in the late middle ages. 1403.
About 100 years before the game is set the populations had been culled by the great famine. A lingering weather pattern of rain made it impossible for crops to mature, or for hey to dry, making it hard to maintain animals. Many peasants died because of this event.
About 50 years before the game is set the rest of Europe’s population (bohemia was untouched) further dwindled to the black plague.
The reign of Charles IV was a golden age so the population wasn’t doing too horribly by the time this story begins.
All that said, the rest of the game over-stresses the fact that as soon as a corpse is dropped someone will run to get a catchpole. Were it true that the middle ages were a time of sheer psychopathy, you certainly wouldn’t have seen a game that strives to be historically accurate have their NPCs run for cover and seek a guard at the sight of murder.
What does Henry do with all the murders he sees? Nothing.
Not even the “good Christian” thing of digging up a grave and dropping them into it / having the ground consecrated.
Now that is a little awry of historical accuracy.
The issue with the gore - decapitations, amputations and so forth, was time constraint - about a year ago. They have no reason not to overhaul and implement that at this point.
What you’ll never see (unfortunately) is kids. Stupid mostly European laws mean kids would have to be immortals like in Skyrim…
I believe everyone would rather not have kids in the game over not being able to damage them at all.
Either way, despite the silly explanation that " shit was just rough" that obviously doesn’t fly, the “accidents” keep getting more and more intense and seem to follow a pattern far beyond that of “shit happens”… and that was sort of the point of my topic…