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Looting tombs as a paladin

Do you loot tombs when roleplaying as a paladin ? Specifically do you loot the catacombs on candlekeep ?



  • tbone1tbone1 Member Posts: 1,995
    I give it to a worthwhile charity, like The Home for Unwed Fathers or Doctors Without Border Collies.

    I try not to loot unless it is important for the plot. With things like liches and vampires, though, it’s easy to headcanon that they have ill-gotten booty.

  • scriverscriver Member Posts: 1,824
    tbone wants to tap dat booty

  • JumboWheat01JumboWheat01 Member Posts: 1,028
    Hey, if you don't take those items, it's possible someone else with ill intent will do so and turn those items on innocents. I like to think of it as... preventive maintenance.

  • OrlonKronsteenOrlonKronsteen Member Posts: 734
    Presumably, your paladin follows the one, true religion. It's not really looting if the tomb is a monument to false, heathen gods. Should the tomb and those buried there happen to share the paladin's faith, just follow all the solid and philosophically sound reasoning above.

  • GrumGrum Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 2,099
    It really depends. Use your best judgement. If the tomb is in the graveyard and is being tended to by someone, don't loot the place. The undead guardians? They probably have a permit for them. That's not cool.

    Find yourself in a time-forgotten tomb that is overrun with monsters? Loot the heck out of it. Because some hobgoblin warband is going to wander past. Think it is annoying coming across a group of them under the copper cornet, casting hold person on you? That'll be much worse when they have +3 weapons to some innocent with as well.

    Also, don't sell obviously evil pieces of equipment. Take it back to the Order's HQ and stash them away. The other paladins will keep them safe.

    The same goes for paladin specific gear that you aren't going to use. Don't sell that awesome bastard sword just because you are using a better greatsword. Give it to some young paladin who can put it to good use. You know that if you sell it, it will just end up being sold back to the order for an exorbitant cost.

  • FrakasFrakas Member Posts: 7
    I see... Thanks for your inputs. It makes sense.

    Since the catacombs are invaded by undeads and others i will loot the tombs even though Tethoril said to not disturb them.

  • TheElfTheElf Member Posts: 798
    Sometimes BG almost forces you to ignore these things. I mean, half the fun in the first game happens inside locked houses that no good character could really justify going into.

  • tbone1tbone1 Member Posts: 1,995
    scriver said:

    tbone wants to tap dat booty

    You know, the first five things i thought of would get me thrown off this forum so fast you'd think the mods were made of tachyons. But I will say:

    If we're talking Branwen, I won't say you're wrong. Now I need to decide if I want iTunes to play Yank Rachel's "Tappin' That Thing" or maybe Pinetop Perkins' version of "Big Fat Mama".

  • scriverscriver Member Posts: 1,824
    Frakas said:

    I see... Thanks for your inputs. It makes sense.

    Since the catacombs are invaded by undeads and others i will loot the tombs even though Tethoril said to not disturb them.

    I also don't think the massive corpse piles and such is an intended feature of the catacombs. Those are there either because that's where the doppelgangers are dumping their victims or because the ghouls and similar monsters have already breached the tombs and dragged the interred out there to feast (they sustain themselves by eating corpses, after all). Or both. The doppelgangers dumped a couple of bodies down there, which attracted the ghouls, which then started tearing the interred out of the walls because moar food is bettar.

  • ZaghoulZaghoul Member, Moderator Posts: 4,132
    If you can take Kagan with you in BG1,( tryin to teach him about the pitfalls of greed n such, of course), he can maybe help ya to decide. After all, he says 'tis more blest to give than to receive', heh. B)

  • ChroniclerChronicler Member Posts: 1,103
    I mean, if you really get down to it looting in general isn't very paladin-like. A Noble Warrior shouldn't really be rifling through dead people's pockets looking for loose change.

    It's such a videogame trope though. You can't not do it.

  • Mantis37Mantis37 Member Posts: 1,045
    I didn't loot the Graveyard in my last playthrough as Paladin-esque character. It didn't feel appropriate.

  • semiticgodsemiticgod Member, Moderator Posts: 14,084
    I once did a roleplaying run where I never looted bodies because touching dead people is gross. It was also a no-reload run with no metaknowledge allowed.

    Lavok killed the entire party with Dragon's Breath. That's what roleplaying does to a no-reload run.

  • RedrakeRedrake Member Posts: 423

    Lavok killed the entire party with Dragon's Breath. That's what roleplaying does to a no-reload run.

    Rest assured (and in charred pieces). Your team got better rewards in the afterlife.

  • deltagodeltago Member Posts: 7,036
    You are reading the tomes and placing them back where you found them.

    It is a library after all.

    "..but I remove them from the crypt to identify them first!" you say.

    You are just checking them out of the library and an teleportation spell returns them after an a lotted time.

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