Have you ever honored a fallen comrade, companion, friend, or family member with a memorial in your game world?
Given my recent loss, I have been thinking about this a little bit. I know some folks will probably feel like in-game memorials are sacrilege, but I think it can be an expression of sincere remembrance if done the right way.
What is the right way? I have no idea. I've done in-game memorials to fictional characters like previous PCs, and maybe to famous figures like Gygax or Roddenberry or even Ben Franklin, but I have rarely experienced such a close personal loss before.
If you will oblige me, here is another picture of Shadow (AKA Pooper, Gooblet, Piglet, and many other affectionate nicknames):
As you can see, she loved the snow. I'm thinking about putting a solitary black obelisk in the snowy reaches of the uncivilized northern mountains. Noone knows where it came from or why it was built, and the single block of indestructible material it is shaped from appears foreign to this world. Tribal humanoids in the region refer to it as "the Shadow Obelisk", because once a year in the early autumn it releases a mysterious wisp of shadowy energy that floats quietly into the clouds before disappearing.
What do you think - sacrilege, or sincere remembrance?
Feel free to share stories of your own memorials in the comments, whether in-game or not. Think of it as group therapy.