Why It's Funny When Other People Get Hurt

One of the more unique things about the online role playing game Achaea are the deathsights. They can be run of the mill such as Person X was slain by the might of Person Y, but they can also show sly humour and interesting tidbits about the world. There is even a book of collected Deathsights in one or two of the Libraries of Sapience.

A deathsight, for those uninformed, is when a player dies a horrible death, and those with the deathsight ability see a descriptive and usually humorous message of how and what the player died to.

Deathsights from denizens, usually programmed in when an area is created, exist in a wide variety. A few choice ones are:

  • Sick of being fished, a silver salmon has taken revenge on Ailchea.
  • A fearsome lion will feed well upon the flesh of Laren.
  • Nipping Hyano on the ankle, a slender snake has shown him that size isn't everything.
  • Proving that alcohol and violence don't mix, Vera Shackles has slit the throat of Seruju with a broken martini glass.
  • Distressing images from the Brass Lantern Inn depict Achar dying from the forceful blows of a serving tray.

However, sometimes they change!

  • Helric has been slain by the might of a Runic Knight.
  • An exuberant cheer rises up from the Runic Knights of Cyrene as the invader Dontarion is cleanly dispatched.

Adventurer deathsights, largely run of the mill, occasionally stand out when there is an ability that has a special deathsight:

  • Ravim has seen the eternal glories of the mass, performed by Hopeless Dreamer, Darcmyst Trefenwyd, Renowned Scoundrel and others, and has been slain thereby.
  • Summoned by Peirce, an avatar of Death has sent Severent to wander Maya's Halls.
  • Chani falls in a blaze of silver to Sena Sharpfang's sword, Six Apes.

Occasionally, the juxtaposition of the adventurer’s names can cause great, albeit OOC humor:

  • Religion has been slain by the might of Science.    
  • Radiostar has been slain by the might of Video.
  • Tupac has been slain by the might of Notoriousbig.

Best of all are the deathsights that are invented on the spot by the Divine, or we reckon that is where they come from:

  • Kazu has been pelted to death by a volley of bananas. (After he marketed ceaselessly for a baby gorilla that turned out to not exist.)
  • Enacting vengeance upon a slayer of its bretheren, a butterfly of gigantic proportions has torn Merador apart. (After supposedly gathering up a large group of butterflies and killing them for some unknown purpose.)
  • A colossal earth golem has obliterated Tiamat with a powerful blow, sending his entrails splattering across the ground. (After announcing a golem hunt and being told to beware by Lady Melantha.)

Some, we are only left to guess:

  • Finchy has been strangled to death by a sock.
  • Crathen has choked to death on a mouthful of soap.
  • Santar has been used as a skipping stone across the oceans of Sapience.

Still others are quite possibly roleplaying (or boredom) by our Divine:

  • The spirits of the ocean laugh and giggle as the waters swallow up the ship.
  • A hundred thousand screams shout into the sky as an island city is swallowed by the ocean.
  • A chicken has been slain by the might of Silban, the Butcher.
  • A tree falls in the forest, killing a slothful squirrel.
  • A cyrenian mountain climber has fallen off a cliff, never to trouble an angry mountain goat again.
  • Polynikes has polished the floor with the brains of Braccas of Lothos.

All in all, deathsights contribute greatly to the flavor of Achaea and other IRE games. Log in to see many more!

 

Beth E. is a text game enthusiast who enjoys the best role playing games from Iron Realms!

Comments

Selira's picture
09/9/2011
11:32 PM

Ellodin has been disassembled for spare parts by the Smith.

Was actually standing right next to him when it happened, no death! Just Phaestus being Phaestus and having fun.

Veryl's picture
09/10/2011
1:26 AM

Yeah that's a good one. I like the one where someone was shouting about cookies and some 'cookie' descended from the sky. The person ate the cookie but it was trapped and it violently killed them.

Why hello there bound credit.

Nona's picture
09/10/2011
9:08 PM

I love the ones where the divine slay those with insane names. I see no reason not to keep that policy. I remember the old one: 'Curiosity was slain by the might of a cat' ... or something like that, hehe.

Azzad's picture
09/16/2011
10:23 AM

Caught unaware by a biscuit that bit back, Nantafiria has been torn to bloody shreds by a toffee-centred white chocolate cookie.

Knew I saved it somewhere!

Nona's picture
09/20/2011
9:21 AM

Exquisite!
Now a question comes to my mind:
Does that mean many adventurers carry a potentially dangerous weapon of mass destruction?

Faur's picture
01/8/2012
3:32 AM

That's why *I* bought one!

Kii's picture
11/15/2011
10:48 PM

now I'm a bit wary of cookies....

Celty's picture
10/14/2011
2:45 PM

Oh my!! Tongue

Yilkon's picture
09/10/2011
3:20 AM

I approve of pseudo arbitrary deathsights, it makes the world a more amusing place.

P.S. I don't seem to be receiving bound credits any more, is it a policy change or a bug?

Kaelii's picture
09/10/2011
11:45 AM

I like that these all have some humor in them instead of just 'yep... they died, just fyi'.

Krain's picture
12/1/2011
4:04 PM

hehe yeah!

Kensei's picture
09/10/2011
3:08 PM

I think it is fun that they only display the full title and name of the one who delivered the killing blow, as far as adventurers are concenrned. At least, that's what I've noticed...

Other than that, some of these deathsights are really funny, and dying to the Pixie Queen reminds me of the good old days all those years ago when I first discovered Achaea...

Ada's picture
09/21/2011
1:31 AM

Titles let you know which is the preferred end of a given deathsight should you have the (mis)fortune to feature in one!

Lisbethae's picture
09/10/2011
4:48 PM

In defence of her home, Rohase, Captain of the Guard has left Katia to die from a perforated lung.

Katia's picture
09/14/2011
11:19 PM

that hurt too

Aisling's picture
09/10/2011
10:02 PM

Mine is the deaths to training dummies. Tongue

Christelle's picture
10/25/2011
9:33 PM

How do they go? Has anybody saved one?

Masaryk's picture
09/11/2011
1:03 AM

I personally love the random deathsight messages that come up while playing in Achaea.

Shirszae's picture
11/8/2011
1:58 AM

Those are the greatest!

Athylea's picture
09/11/2011
2:21 AM

Sometimes deathsights crack me up. I think two of my personal favorites are when 1) There was a character called "himself". So anytime that "himself" died it was like Himself has been slain by the might of Lord Clementius, the Weaver. Annnd one that is much more recent is the fact that Tiamat got exterminated by Lady Artemis's crocodile.

Samanthya's picture
09/11/2011
3:33 AM

Some of these made me laugh pretty hard! I do love the admins playing with deathsight!

Yamato's picture
09/11/2011
11:55 AM

Its always funny to see deathsights of people slain by rats.

Greys's picture
09/11/2011
8:46 PM

Oh? They usually are newbies. Its more funny when someone powerful gets soulripped and thus killed by something weak.

Nona's picture
09/12/2011
7:27 AM

I almost feel offended by that comment! So close to dragonhood and dying to really weak beasts... the shame, the shame!

Masaryk's picture
09/12/2011
12:51 AM

I'm also glad you guys update the death sight on the website feed as well!

Ada's picture
09/12/2011
5:27 PM

Mmm the only reason I'd keep a brooch of Thoth would be to not miss out on deathsights even while I'm dead hehe.

Awan's picture
09/12/2011
11:46 PM

I really enjoyed the one that goes: "Silas has suffocated in the void of his own ignorance." Was never sure if that was a special deathsight for a kill Lorielan uses, or something else, though.

Shingane's picture
09/13/2011
12:13 AM

and here, I thought seeing someone done in by the might of a butterfly was the height of hilarity.

Oceana's picture
09/13/2011
6:00 AM

- A goblin miner cackles with glee as a helpless little kitten is tossed into a frying pan.
- Having drunkenly slipped from her steed, a goblin snail rider has been very slowly trampled to death.
- Stumbling around looking for his master, a wide-eyed terrier puppy has been run over by a Cyrenian merchant's cart.

Selira's picture
09/13/2011
5:45 PM

Hooray showing consequences of leaving your animals stranded at CC.

Seriously.

Athorem's picture
09/14/2011
6:15 AM

Seriously?! *gulp*
Great job scaring me.

Masaryk's picture
09/14/2011
1:49 PM

I love these!

Calleis's picture
09/28/2011
12:34 AM

These are good Laughing out loud

Katia's picture
09/14/2011
11:17 PM

I have always enjoyed the more humorous deathsights. Which dragon was it in achaea who was turned into a cookie and eaten by a god?

Rean's picture
09/14/2011
11:39 PM

Another good one was when Rean and Tanris raided Phaestus' Temple and Tanris got a little bomb-bot in his inventory. It was doing damage and epliepsy every 15 seconds. He was all saying it was cute and everything, then BOOM! How I wish I logged that.

Atherian's picture
09/15/2011
6:04 PM

Seriously now, pet deaths, such as the puppy being run over in Cyrene as a consequence of naught but seeking his negligent owner prompt me to want to start an animal rights advocacy organization. I'm a bit emotional right now after reading that, so it's possible nothing will come of this, but I am inspired! The seed has been planted, Cyrene, get your act together!

Celty's picture
10/17/2011
3:37 AM

That never happens in Shallam luckily.

Azzad's picture
09/16/2011
10:22 AM

A large dwarf snowman shouts, "Rise up, my brothers! Deth to tobogganists, death to summer!"

Splattered across the streets of Cyrene, a large dwarf snowman has been obliterated by a run-away toboggan.

Made me laugh Tongue

Aktillum's picture
09/16/2011
8:14 PM

Deathsights have always provided a humorous context in which players meet their untimely demise

Smile

Tekla's picture
09/16/2011
8:23 PM

Took place during the "Great Dream" a.k.a Anarchaea, when Darknight perished beneath the weight of his over-inflated ego.

Ada's picture
09/17/2011
3:03 PM

Ha! LOL

Tinta's picture
10/10/2011
4:02 AM

was that part of the event, or was that a custom one created by a Divine?

Nakari's picture
09/16/2011
11:13 PM

just got linked to this. This article is great

Ariafel's picture
09/17/2011
5:06 AM

Heh, I still find the Tenwat deathsights amusing.

Dorn's picture
09/18/2011
12:09 AM

I'll learn what the different player deathsights are. Honestly, I feel like an idiot when I see something unusual and I can't place what caused it, and since I only recently came back it's even worse - I'm still not sure what the deathsight shown of Sena vs Chani is, I'm guessing Brokenstar?

Murasaki's picture
09/18/2011
3:41 AM

Decently new to the whole game so I don't have anything to add in, but reading all your comments got some laughs out of me!

Grimalda's picture
09/18/2011
12:27 PM

Love the funny deathsights!

Atarah's picture
09/18/2011
1:53 PM

as funny as they are, some of those really take away from immersion, just like a lot of other things. Just a few examples:

- have a shop? throw the merchandise on the floor! shelves wouldn't have been so hard would they?

- "Gnaeus moves his huge bulk to the west with surprising grace." - All is well as long as it's outside. But try to imagine a dragon with (as the description says saucer-sized eyes) move his "huge bulk" through some door? or stand in some room? Makes no sense.

- You strap some wings to your back and are able to fly. Yeah sure. A magical teleport ring to some long dead sorcerers room of magical doors would have been believable. strap on wings on the other hand? nope.

Things like that make it really hard to get lost in a world because so often things just don't make any sense. People realize that consciously or unconsciously and stop believing and stop RPing. Of course you can RP if you really want to. But it takes an effort and you don't get the feeling you destroy the immersion because a) the world destroys that itself with things mentioned above and b) the other players believe it no more than you do and act accordingly.

The atmosphere doesn't invite you to RP to the best of your ability. Instead people are tempted to act as OOCly as they get away with, without ruining their character. - look around, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

But you really can't expect people to act in a believable way and make an effort when neither you nor they really believe in the world.

Reality happens according to rules and we expect fantasy worlds to do the same. The rules can be different but they have to exist. When you disregard them you destroy the fantasy. And when you rely on a lot of people to really do their best and fill it with believable live, that's not a wise thing to do.

Masaryk's picture
09/18/2011
2:51 PM

I think you are bound to run into small issues like this from time to time. Things like this don't even come close to ruining the game for me.

Nona's picture
09/18/2011
10:29 PM

There are far worse issues ruining the immersion, game mechanics and roleplay that those mentioned. Keeping eyes open for things like those on the list is details, nothing more.

Fanten's picture
10/23/2011
6:37 AM

Yeah, stuff like that crosses my mind occasionally but it never really bothers me.

Lyris's picture
11/3/2011
11:55 AM

Your post is straying a bit off topic but is very interesting in its own right. I find it fairly easy to overlook some of the small things inherent to the world such as dragons moving through normal sized doors with grace. I see these things as just part of the world's 'color', displaying part of the power and the majesty of what it is to be a dragon.

However, the big role-playing problem I've had with all worlds is the treatment of newbies. If we begin our lives as eighteen-year-old adults, we deserve to be treated as adults. I do not mean to say that we should be treated as equals. That is certainly not the case. Friendly pats on the shoulder are fine, but being talked down to and being treated as if you're a five-year-old and constantly being referred to as 'kid' are elements of poor role-playing in my opinion.

If I live to be over three hundred years old, I will still treat an eighteen-year-old as a young adult who may be struggling to cope with a new set of circumstances. That is, one who lacks experience of the world but is not lacking in intelligence. All people, even the young, deserve some minimum level of respect.

I realize that the problem here is that many of the 'old and wise' lack the real world experience to play the part. There is nothing the developers of a gaming world can do to change that. I've tried this world a few times, and finally have been fortunate to meet some other people that I'm compatible with, including one old and wise person who knows how to play the part.

Luhar's picture
02/10/2012
7:09 PM

I'm in agreement with your view on dragons, but only because that justifies why their grace is constantly surprising to me. With the amount that stomp around all over the place, you'd have thought we'd all be used to it by now.

Regarding novices, if you're ten times someone's age, then compared to you, they're a child. Y'know how pensioners call 50 year olds "young man/lady"? Same principle.

If you live to be three hundred years old, your perceptions of the world will have changed along the way and, much as real people tend to do, you'll likely look back at your youth and wonder how you were ever that ignorant. Both hubris and wisdom are natural parts of growing older and given the general "might makes right" feel of Achaean society (at least from my point of view in Ashtan), it's not unreasonable for the older and often more powerful people of the world to consider novices as inferiors and/or children.

In a world where a true newbie knows almost nothing about the world they live in (for example, reading past page 1 of a journal is hard if you don't already know or haven't yet grasped that HELP will usually help you), older characters frequently have to teach the basics of co-ordination and interaction to eighteen year olds. As far as adventurers are concerned, they have a child-like inability to cope with the world and it's only natural for a lot of people to treat them as such.

And, so I'm not entirely off-topic, what's up with Delphinus and gnomes?

Shihai's picture
09/19/2011
12:11 AM

To date, my favourite is "Tharos has been liquidated by the Terraformer."

Boosteya's picture
09/20/2011
6:10 AM

Death is funny in Achaea. Can Thoth Patron the CiJ?

Selira's picture
09/21/2011
6:10 PM

Yes please.

Selira's picture
09/22/2011
7:56 PM

Actually, now that I think about it - the order head of Death -is- in the CIJ. Since I'd have to leave if Thoth patroned due to Cyrene law, this is a happy medium for me.

Flec's picture
09/21/2011
5:51 AM

Anyone here remember the tater king? Those were some good deathsights.

Masaryk's picture
09/21/2011
3:43 PM

Yeah, loved that!

Sherazad's picture
09/22/2011
2:26 PM

I lol when someone called Style dies. Omg denizens hating fashions!

Little ones, they scream like bunnies~

Mannimar's picture
09/22/2011
3:01 PM

I don't have this one copied, but there was one where a bear's throat was ripped out by a mountain lion in the Southern Vashnar.

Ralanali's picture
09/25/2011
11:14 PM

I keep Deathsight on all the time, just to see the amusing ones Smile

Vlarto's picture
09/26/2011
7:55 PM

I've though I'd mention how ship deaths can be just a amusing as player deaths for instance just today this happened...

The ship "The Big Funky Party Barge" finally slides below the surface of the deep, broken and defeated.

Distressing images from the Scyrian Reaches of the Eusian Ocean override your senses, depicting the final moments of The Big Funky Party Barge as it sinks beneath the waves, crewless, sent below by Death`s Tariff.

The rumble of distant oceans can be heard as the voice of Neraeos, God of the Sea thunders, "Doom has befallen the Big Funky Party Barge. Such is the fate of funky heretics who party on My seas."

Party as sea at your own peril...

Nona's picture
09/26/2011
10:59 PM

I seriously missed that one! I demand a replay!

Neraeos. Just... <3

Archene's picture
10/9/2011
4:10 AM

What seriously?!
I also want replay, I am always deaf, blind and without mana at those events.

Dommactus's picture
09/29/2011
8:22 PM

It would be funny to see " Person X gets devoured by a baby rat"
HaHaHaHa.........
Tip, Do NOT take a corpses' body. it is not fun for the corpse. Really PLEASE try not to.

Selira's picture
09/30/2011
1:12 AM

Thing is, a corpse that is taken can be offered for essence, and thus has a value to the person who takes it. There's various uses for a dead body.

Samakhulis's picture
10/13/2011
3:09 PM

But a corpse doesn't HAVE a body...it IS a body. And really..if you ARE a corpse, you're not going to care. A soul is a different matter.

Koe's picture
09/30/2011
5:49 PM

I do enjoy when someone elects to stay at a cannibals house for dinner. Tongue

Tintar's picture
10/10/2011
2:14 AM

I haven't seen that one before... Any idea what it's from?

Fanten's picture
10/8/2011
4:34 AM

I really enjoy "So-and-so has been slain by the might of a cat wearing a hat."

Seen that a lot lately.

Fanten's picture
10/10/2011
1:17 AM

So-and-so has been recycled by Seasone the Industrious, ready to be used in the
next potion.

Jarl's picture
11/20/2011
6:50 AM

Another reason to not get fills from Seasone!

Ehrlen's picture
10/8/2011
5:48 PM

I'm going to need to start keeping a diligent watch on my deathsight echoes. I usually don't pay much mind to them, but a lot of these are pretty good. I can't remember if I died a lot in Minia but I am pretty sure that Pixie Queen got me once.

Iana's picture
10/8/2011
6:28 PM

During the storm on the oceans, many deathsights were nice to read.

Tinta's picture
10/8/2011
8:01 PM

Absolutely, and there were quite a few of them too... Chaotic days, to be sure.

Jenny's picture
10/10/2011
4:02 AM

The other day there was a daslin-shaped object flailing through the air, to known locations, screaming like a girl. I thought it was SOOOOOO funny.

Nenris's picture
10/11/2011
8:06 AM

I absolutely love some of the death sights that have been listed.

Achilles's picture
10/11/2011
8:39 AM

Blood pools around an infernal wraith's feet as he withdraws his rusted blade from Achilles's
lifeless form.

Ouch. Burst and died within 2 seconds. 19 deaths within 44 seconds and quite a few were dragons.

Bram's picture
10/11/2011
5:29 PM

I would love the ability to customize deathsights, so that when I die people can see what I want them to. Having a death rattle in a deathsight would be great: Bram calls out for his mommy as the life ebbs from his broken body, slain by a black rat. Etc...

Kione's picture
10/12/2011
10:32 PM

Quick question:

When a ship is destroyed, is there a specific deathsight for everyone onboard the ship, or just the ship itself?

Masaryk's picture
10/13/2011
4:48 PM

Not sure. I know I've seen a sort of "deathsight" for the actual ship, but I'm not sure about the passengers on board.

Achilles's picture
10/13/2011
12:45 AM

Vaehl has been slain by the might of the Will of Darkness.

Roneldo's picture
10/13/2011
4:37 AM

I remember in Achaea, long long ago when the first person drank themselves to death. It was sad and kinda tragic, and also funny, but it became their claim to fame. I forget the characters name now but they were on the notable characters list for being the first to do so.

LOL IRE!

Achilles's picture
10/14/2011
12:04 AM

Changcoix.

Friztic's picture
10/13/2011
10:05 PM

I died a whole bunch last night, and I'm sure EVERYONE saw it. On the whole though, they're fun

Achilles's picture
10/13/2011
11:44 PM

Still better than sitting around in a shop/street/circle day dreaming.

Makaela's picture
10/14/2011
6:40 PM

My favorite deathsights were during the first Great Hunt. People dieing to an ordinary butterfly that soon became a swarm only to be replaced by a giant one. Also the horde of starving rats was great. That poor novice

Nenris's picture
10/14/2011
7:44 PM

I need to start watching deathsights.

Axella's picture
10/15/2011
1:22 AM

A suit of armour killed someone. Good times!

Axella's picture
10/15/2011
1:24 AM

I also got slaughtered by a shark once. That must have been an ugly deathsight. I think it ripped me in half.

Celty's picture
10/30/2011
8:04 PM

Yeah i was walking by and i walked into a room with 5 sharks. They all attacked me at once and i died. Also i walked into a deadly squid room and was killed in one shot.

Vanova's picture
10/15/2011
7:08 PM

Right now I'm looking at the Achaea Live on the top right and it says player X (remain nameless) was slain by midadventure. That's just funny in general. Of course, it probably happened to all of us at some point. I hate running into misadventure. Heh!

Habi's picture
10/16/2011
9:06 AM

are all snakes poisons? because it bites but i dont have any afer affects from it?

Tinta's picture
10/17/2011
1:10 AM

No, not all snakes are poisonous. To find out, after a snakebite, DIAGnose yourself to see if you have any adverse effects.

Celty's picture
10/29/2011
4:44 PM

Not all snakes are venomous. Such as Boas, or sidewinders. But some venomous ones are like the Large Tree Snake, or the Rattle Snake.

Morro's picture
10/16/2011
10:20 PM

This is one of my favourites.

Timmy has fallen in a well and starved to death. His dog practiced the Nine
Truths and refused to help the weakling out.

Friztic's picture
10/18/2011
11:01 PM

I like it when Baron Vukub kills someone and uses their skull for a chamber pot. Now THAT's funny.

Kaelian's picture
10/20/2011
8:32 PM

I really need to get me something to see these deathsights. They sound entertaining

Habi's picture
10/21/2011
6:25 AM

whats a death sight....

Tinta's picture
10/21/2011
12:16 PM

A "Deathsight" is the message received by anyone attuned to them whenever someone else dies, and usually includes how the individual is killed.

Balynne's picture
10/20/2011
11:24 PM

since I'm usually on the receiving end, and it all looks the same! Tongue

Thyrnor's picture
10/21/2011
4:27 AM

As I soon as I get enough lessons, I need to learn up to Deathsight in Vision. Some of these are really funny. Does a Brooch of Thoth also allow you to watch deathsights?

Ashden's picture
10/21/2011
6:48 AM

Yes, a brooch will allow you to see deathsights for as long as it lasts.

Yilkon's picture
11/7/2011
2:01 AM

Or eating skullcap, although a brooch is preferable.

Selira's picture
11/15/2011
10:57 PM

Azurite works, too!

Jacen's picture
10/23/2011
4:45 AM

These are awesome death sights, haven't seen any of the custom ones yet

Achilles's picture
10/25/2011
12:30 AM

dying is a lot more painful and even less fun than before.

Balynne's picture
10/25/2011
1:24 AM

Plus, they've changed the cost for praying!

Jhumerl's picture
10/25/2011
1:23 PM

I look forward to eating skullcap if only for the unique deathsights. It's probably because I'm new to the world and used to more repetitive "X has been slain by the might of Y" deathsights from other places, but I really like the unique messages. Especially from denizen deaths, for some reason.

Berenene's picture
10/25/2011
1:38 PM

I remember some time ago, the best deathsight I saw was "Fishy has died due to drowning."

Sryn's picture
10/25/2011
4:44 PM

Ever wondered about that different taste in her elixirs? Well I did, then I realized it was those poor poor newbies who chose to sacrifice their flesh and blood.

Darroth's picture
10/26/2011
1:23 AM

I think it's our duty to personally inform those who die how hilarious it is.

Calleis's picture
10/27/2011
12:53 AM

Fez has been slain by the might of a little girl in a mermaid costume.

Masaryk's picture
10/27/2011
12:54 AM

Yeah, Fez had a tough time with it today.

Celty's picture
11/1/2011
10:41 PM

-giggles-

Kestyn's picture
10/26/2011
4:55 PM

of a load of great deathsights!

Hasar's picture
10/27/2011
12:29 AM

A cool deathsight was, whoever the Ogre Baron is, killing someone.

The last time I was wrong, was when I thought I made a mistake.

Nenris's picture
10/27/2011
2:10 AM

I've never seen a deathsight that stood out... guess that probably means I never pay attention to them.

Aliath's picture
10/27/2011
2:22 PM

Some of them can be quite amusing, never hurts to highlight them though, as it can be a city/house mate dying

Lyris's picture
10/28/2011
3:33 PM

I especially liked Radiostar being killed by video and Religion slayed by science. I'll do my best not to add too much to the fun though. One of my last couple of deaths was also at the jaws of a shark. I wonder what that looked like...

Sryn's picture
10/28/2011
4:51 PM

I remember when almost all the deathsights were generic, it became much better now. The cool instakills and stuff have specific messages too, kinda like a props to pulling it off.

Hasar's picture
10/28/2011
8:13 PM

When someone uses an Insta kill on themselves, is cool to see.

The last time I was wrong, was when I thought I made a mistake.

Exain's picture
10/29/2011
2:13 AM

Was a weird one after I Jitb'ed Lynara in Hashan once, Something about my Jack in the box spitting her head back out, i don't have the log so see her for the details, made me chuckle though

Anaidiana's picture
10/29/2011
3:05 AM

This -just- happened:

Penwize has been slain by the might of some gold sovereigns.

Sentaari Grandmistress

Grandmistress of Flowers 409-459AF

Member of the Order of the Sea

Shallamese Emir

Lead Herald, The Achaean Heraldry Association

Skrai's picture
10/31/2011
5:36 AM

How is that possible?

Aliath's picture
10/31/2011
9:33 AM

The 1000th door also have a few

Eileithyia's picture
10/31/2011
8:15 PM

Deathsights are embarrassing.

Celty's picture
11/1/2011
4:58 AM

Elthris has been slain by the might of a filthy vagrant.

Blackharp's picture
11/2/2011
4:39 PM

My two favorites:
Finchy has been slain by the might of Poetic Justice. <-- Clementius i think.

Rubber Ducky Richard O'Conner has been slain by a lithe desert fox. <-- This one has to be on purpose. Richard O'Conner was the WWII general designated to fight against Rommel a.k.a The Desert Fox in Africa.

Aliath's picture
11/4/2011
2:03 PM

Plenty of deathsights to go around

Cerony's picture
11/7/2011
2:22 PM

So and so was slain by the might of a little girl (or something similar) made me giggle, for a long while.

Tarkor's picture
11/8/2011
1:52 PM

That was for Mayasween, wasn't it?

Tinta's picture
11/8/2011
4:31 PM

Yep, one of the trick-or-treating children.

Draekar's picture
11/11/2011
8:09 PM

always enjoy a good deathsight (of someone else)

Achilles's picture
11/14/2011
1:31 AM

when something unfortunate happens to someone else its funny haha. To yourself, not so much.

Lirus's picture
11/12/2011
4:36 PM

Best one I saw was, "So-and-so fell into a well."
And then a Market ad for, "Seeking a dog. Timmy has fallen into a well and needs help."

Barock's picture
11/13/2011
10:29 PM

I always liked the disembowel deathsight, gross and awesome!

Achilles's picture
11/15/2011
2:00 AM

is when they leave your corpse on display (see Shaitan and Salik)

Sryn's picture
11/15/2011
3:08 AM

definitely

Riley's picture
11/15/2011
3:20 AM

I will always have a very dear place in my heart for the zapped deathsight messages, they have become very rare so seeing one is all that much more special.

Shirszae's picture
11/21/2011
3:46 AM

Indeed.

Yilkon's picture
12/14/2011
2:45 PM

I don't think I've ever seen one of those, plenty of warnings though.

Sherazad's picture
11/15/2011
4:35 PM

I count the deathsights of certain people. >.>

Little ones, they scream like bunnies~

Kii's picture
11/16/2011
12:59 AM

ya know, there's a word for that. Schadenfreude, happiness that the misfortune of others. I great word I think.

I'm miffed I haven't seen anything funny yet.

Yilkon's picture
11/18/2011
3:20 PM

Good things come to those who wait, with deathsight up.

Ariafel's picture
11/20/2011
3:20 AM

I agree wholeheartedly.

Danla's picture
11/17/2011
9:46 AM

Yay deathsights are awesome

Exelethril's picture
11/20/2011
12:30 AM

I have deathsight off most of the time. Well, "most" of the time.

Goggo's picture
12/1/2011
4:04 PM

Magis need more deathsights... Sad

at least one per staffcast, one per staffstrike, one for Stormhammer and one for holocaust kills..

oh yeah and we still need an insta kill!

Halandir's picture
12/1/2011
6:32 PM

Great article. I had a good chuckle over this one.

Xinna's picture
12/8/2011
12:40 AM

Looks like I need to buy some skullcap.

Masaryk's picture
12/8/2011
2:02 AM

Or just get deathsight!

Xinna's picture
01/6/2012
12:37 AM

That will probably be a while.

Achilles's picture
12/8/2011
4:27 AM

is useful for alerting me when Shallam is being raided. The unique ones are pretty funny though.

Juliana's picture
12/10/2011
3:49 AM

this was so amusing to read

Hhaos's picture
12/11/2011
7:39 PM

my favorite of all time deathsights though are when a city is being raided and a midbie fighter kills 3-6 toptier combatants within a few seconds

Tsair's picture
12/11/2011
11:37 PM

This has inspired me to start using deathsight just to see all these. Time to buy a Thoth brooch.

Masaryk's picture
12/12/2011
1:59 AM

Just learn some vision!

Sryn's picture
12/12/2011
3:34 AM

Deathsight is so empty nowadays...

Ada's picture
12/14/2011
1:07 PM

You can always look up the recently deceased with HISTORY DEATHSIGHT if you're missing the bloodshed ^_^

Tsair's picture
12/15/2011
6:47 AM

So, thank you so much Masaryk.
I already have trained vision. Somehow my eyes skipped over the deathsight skill. All the wasted skullcap...
XD

Azuhi's picture
12/16/2011
2:36 AM

No one wants to die today:(

Tzond's picture
12/18/2011
3:46 AM

A stream of crackling crimson fire sizzles across the sky.
Santar has been slain by the might of Tecton, the Terraformer.
X says, "Err what just happened with that stream of fire?"
Y says, "Lord Tecton just turned Santar into bacon."

Tzond's picture
12/18/2011
3:53 AM

(Market): Elessar says, "Seeking why if Santar claims to be the best combatant,
he lost to Tecton so easily."
A stream of crackling crimson fire sizzles across the sky.
Elessar has been slain by the might of Phaestus, the Smith.

Nixxe's picture
12/18/2011
9:49 PM

"A young and promising bard has thrown himself off a bridge, having suffered a crushing depression after reading Nixxe's latest three poems."

A bit of an honour Smile To know one has THAT much power with words!

Selira's picture
12/19/2011
9:31 PM

That's the attitude!

Xinna's picture
01/31/2012
12:46 AM

Hah.

Kass's picture
01/31/2012
4:26 AM

LoL

Lacertix's picture
12/27/2011
10:16 PM

There really are a lot of interesting deathsights, the ones involving denizens on both sides are usually the funniest (or those with them on the receiving end of the killing blow). Some of my favourite player deathsights are: killed by cookie, butterfly (normal size) and by some gold sovereigns.

Gotta agree, though. The Gods made up some really awesome ones, too. Great work, deathsight's a defense really worth putting up just to be sure not to miss one of those great pieces.

Juliana's picture
01/3/2012
6:28 AM

lol@ Elessar

Tamina's picture
01/3/2012
11:56 PM

I always laugh when I see that someone has been headbutted to death by a guard pig.

Kitarel's picture
01/7/2012
5:59 PM

Guard Pigs are serious business.

Rusty's picture
01/8/2012
12:16 AM

I'm always amused when someone dies to a sheep, but that's mostly because it happened to me... who'd think the fluffy jerks would have the element of surprise?

Ayo's picture
01/8/2012
3:57 AM

This article has a bad title.

Sryn's picture
01/9/2012
2:27 AM

Fun title.

Naheem's picture
01/12/2012
3:08 PM

That really makes me want to get deathsight. Didn't know how they could be so funny. Thanks for the great collection!

Tet's picture
01/13/2012
6:10 AM

intriguing.

Dracot's picture
01/14/2012
1:53 AM

There have been some truely hilarious ones over the time I've played Achaea. Then there are the ones that are mean but none the less hilarious.

Selanna's picture
01/29/2012
7:04 PM

This made me laugh.

Friends are like potatoes. If you eat them, they die.

Xinna's picture
02/1/2012
5:29 PM

What is that image supposed to be?

Calleis's picture
02/10/2012
2:33 AM

vivisect

Yamato's picture
02/1/2012
5:58 PM

Religion has been slain by the might of Science.

Achilles's picture
02/10/2012
2:58 AM

killing dragons? The plague is coming

Sryn's picture
02/10/2012
3:53 AM

Only if the dragons are all first born sons.

Canopus's picture
05/21/2012
1:03 AM

I want to find out how to get strangled by a sock!

Kybrae's picture
07/17/2012
5:28 AM

@Canopus, I'm sure if you ask the Divine, They'll show you Wink

Love, Life, Lies.

To live, is to be deceived.

Aldeberan's picture
08/5/2012
12:10 AM

I guess we can answer the age-old question of "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, can anyone hear it?" with the following:

A tree falls in the forest, killing a slothful squirrel.

The answer is yes, yes they can.