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Funeral parlour and preparation services in Viden

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Memorial Services

Memorial Services
When the inevitable pull of death claims the mortal body of a Videnese citizen, or that of a visitor to the city, the Memorial Services are very quick to remove the body and store it safely in their facility and prepare it for cremation. A very academically enlightened city, Viden understands the value of hygiene, and the dangers of leaving a body in the home. Due to the difficulty of getting to or from Viden, any visitors who wish to take their loved ones to their homes must do so at their own expense (only the most wealthy of individuals may take this option). The easiest option is to pay for the cheaper services of having the body cremated in Viden.

The services offered range from preparation of the body for an open casket service if desired, through to arranging the actual service and cremation (there is no traditional cemetery in Viden; all bodies are cremated) and finally, creating a plaque, small to large, which is optional and can be placed in the Memorial Gardens for family members to attend to remember their loved ones.

Arriving in the parlour, a customer will be met with stark white walls and stone floors, giving the place a very clinical feel, much like a hospital facility. It is not a warm room, with no real appearance of comfort for anyone who is inevitably in mourning over a grandparent, parent, sibling, child or friend. Only the constantly burning fireplace supplies any warmth to the room.

The receptionist, a young eídisi woman by the name of Tena, is much like any other member of her race - limited emotion. It is not so much that she is unkind to those entering, more that she is hardened to the realities of life, and can rationally understand that death comes to all in time. She is polite to customers, and appreciates that the mourners will mourn. She will smile sympathetically and say all the things someone would want to hear at this difficult time. But they are simply words, well rehearsed, and said over and over to each new arrival.

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