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First-Time 'Skyrim' Player Doesn't Understand Why They Were Killed For Attacking A Chicken

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First-Time 'Skyrim' Player Doesn't Understand Why They Were Killed For Attacking A Chicken

Skyrim is by no means a new game at this point. We are reaching an entire decade of The Elder Scrolls V and even though many of us are entirely familiar with the ins and outs of the world, there are some that haven't yet been introduced to its customs. And that includes not killing chickens.

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I'm not sure where I learned the tradition of leaving chickens alone but I'm sure most gamers by now know to just, leave them be. It may have been a Zelda title, or perhaps Fable, or perhaps I learned the rule in Skyrim as well, but you do not mess with chickens. If you do, death is your fate, be it via the local townspeople or by the animals themselves.

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The Skyrim subreddit has been overjoyed with one player's confusion when they were murdered for attacking the bird, and have flocked (get it) to the comment section to explain that it's just how games work. AggdyFehg says it best: "because chickens are holy animals in all video games" which is, for the most part, perhaps one of the truest statements in all of games.

Additionally, Warp_Legion noted that this is "Classic Skyrim Death: 001" which made the original poster Yungjo345 ask "Any other deaths to avoid??". Ha, well, personally I would have first warned them about the giants because those aren't exactly the friendliest of creatures out there, but other Redditors opted to warn them about another foul beast.

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CanadianBacon638, says: "Beware the troll", to which the OP was still incredibly confused. Other users just told them they'll understand when they get there and suddenly, I'm feeling a little bad for Yungjo. Imagine asking a pretty normal question like, "Hey, everyone hates me for killing one chicken" and suddenly everyone on a subreddit is commenting on how much you still have to learn. Well, I hope they stick with their adventure at least and learn a lot more about Skyrim and understand why it continues to be one of the most popular games ever made.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

Topics: Skyrim, Bethesda

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