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A Corpse is a dead body of a Template:L. It could be any creature's body, friend or foe, animal or Template:L, or even Template:L.

Remains are what are left over after Template:L are killed.

All corpses will rot away, eventually. All corpses will leave behind their possessions where they died. Corpses left to rot in an enclosed space, such as your Template:L, will emit Template:L. After a time, the flesh will rot away, leaving behind Template:L and a Template:L.

If the corpse was involved in a fight before death, it is possible for parts of the corpse to be scattered around. Template:L and the like are notorious for blasting apart bodies in one swing. Should a corpse be severed from its parts, all the equipment you'd expect to be on the limbs will usually be located where the limb fell.

Fortress Mode

The corpse of an animal can be valuable to your dwarves. When brought to the Template:L, a Template:L will dice up the corpse into Template:L, bones and Template:L. Depending on the animal, Template:L and skulls may also be rendered. Dumping the corpse in a refuse pile near the Template:L before it rots will also trigger the Template:L task. A Template:L who survives long enough to return his kill will bring it directly to the butcher's shop. Corpses of animals are hauled using the Template:L labor.

The corpse of a dead dwarf (and favored Template:L) should be buried. To avoid unhappy Template:L, the sooner it is placed in a Template:L, the better - this requires the Template:L labor. Any dwarf that dies will make unhappy thoughts for anyone it is related to, but left to rot where it is, all dwarves passing by will have unhappy thoughts. Further, any friends of the dwarf will become increasingly upset at the lack of care and attention being given to the would-be honored dead, with a further unhappy thought when the corpse begins to emit miasma, and another when it rots away to a skeleton.

Template:L corpses will lie in a heap with their Template:L, Template:L and Template:L, if any. Everything but the corpse is Template:Lden by default if lost in combat; but your Template:L will still retrieve the corpses and/or bodyparts and dump them in your Template:L pile. This can be a very bad thing during a Template:L, as dwarves that are not locked away and do not have Template:L jobs turned off will walk into the middle of a battlefield to retrieve them. So you may wish to manually forbid the corpse or keep your dwarves inside.