A coup de grace is a killing stroke which results in your soul being forced out of your body in a process we call Spirit Walking. It’s also highly illegal and comes with severe punishment. In general, most beasts and NPCs will simply incapacitate you, however especially evil humans or creatures may aim to kill.

When someone performs a coup de grace you'll hear your unconscious self scream, and then your screen will transition from black to a vision of another world known as the Astral Plane.[1]

References Edit

  1. Walsh, Jeromy "Caspian" "Design Journal #4 – Incapacitation, Spirit Walking, and Permadeath." Developer Journals - Chronicles of Elyria.