The designless obliteration of all things is not the only way in which thralls venerate Ybris’ perfect absence of being—those few souls who have survived an encounter or bore witness from afar have returned with stories of ritual sacrifice, amputation, and suicide, even in the midst of combat. A particularly grotesque account tells of having observed thralls who seem to have selectively slit their flesh with remarkable precision, that their limbs die on the body. While the purpose of this practice is unknown, it is thought that this is done with the aim of imbuing the thrall with a divine closeness to death—and thus, the purity of Ybris’ nothingness—without disabling his or her ability to continue to pass more of existence into the Void in Ybris’ name.