With the arrival of Tony’s body back at the Razors compound, the death toll goes from four to five.
Though humanity continues to struggle in a global desert, the traditions that surround death are still considered sacred and pragmatic. Even bodies of those on the streets are cleared away and disposed of quickly to keep scavenging vermin and disease away.
While most bodies in Outer Trinity are disposed of via chemical cremation, a new option which has had moderate success is a donation to become fertilizer. After a vigorous decomposition regimen, the remains are used to fertilize the crops inside the Wall. The small redemption fee offered in exchange provides some financial assistance to the grieving loved ones, or whoever else happened upon the body first.