- Mar 1, 2010
are we going for natural or unnatural deaths? Because I've studied lots of ways to torture and I know lots of ways how-not-to-die. (parts of my history/politics intrests I guess.)
Oh, the ancient greek. Such funloving pranksters.OneCatch said:Scaphism. From an ancient greek description:
That's probably the most horrible I can think of, though it was thankfully rare."[The king] decreed that Mithridates should be put to death in boats; which execution is after the following manner: Taking two boats framed exactly to fit and answer each other, they lay down in one of them the malefactor that suffers, upon his back; then, covering it with the other, and so setting them together that the head, hands, and feet of him are left outside, and the rest of his body lies shut up within.
They offer him food, and if he refuse to eat it, they force him to do it by pricking his eyes; then, after he has eaten, they drench him with a mixture of milk and honey, pouring it not only into his mouth, but all over his face.
They then keep his face continually turned towards the sun; and it becomes completely covered up and hidden by the multitude of flies that settle on it. And as within the boats he does what those that eat and drink must needs do, creeping things and vermin spring out of the corruption and rottenness of the excrement, and these entering into the bowels of him, his body is consumed.
When the man is manifestly dead, the uppermost boat being taken off, they find his flesh devoured, and swarms of such noisome creatures preying upon and, as it were, growing to his inwards. In this way Mithridates, after suffering for seventeen days, at last expired."
But at least Chaos rewards those who are willing to spill their life's blood for the promise of power.Atomic Spy Crab said:Being possessed by a chaos god has got to hurt. (Because demon transformations, and da emprahs wrath)
That's fucking atrocious. It's sad that even today you rarely hear people remembering this event. Society still has a long way to go I think.thaluikhain said:Hmmm...odd. I was just reading a piece, like last few minutes, about how today is the 40th anniversary of the biggest massacre of gay people in the US.
Now, dunno about the absolute worst, but being upstairs in your church with your friends when it gets set on fire, trying to squeeze through a window to get out, and getting stuck halfway through and burning to death sounds pretty bad. Bonus points if the police and firecrews don't care too much because you're gay, except you're too dead to know about that.
[edgy mode]TeaCeremony said:Slowly. Dying slowly via any means would be horrible imo, since dying fast is... well fast to get over. But dying slowly with the knowledge of the fact you are dying is horrible.
I was informed that your pain receptors would burn away rather fast so the pain would stop quickly and you would suffocate quite fast after that.Skeleon said:I dunno, burning? But surviving for a while? And getting to a hospital where they try to save your life? But then you get infections all over your destroyed skin? But not destroyed enough for the nerves to be dead and numbed? And then, eventually, after weeks of suffering, you die? I dunno. Just one awful way. There are plenty awful ones.
American Psycho was a strange book...Esotera said:Probably having a starved rat inserted into one of your orifices through a pipe & eating you from the inside out...that was possibly one of the most messed up things I've ever read.