In addition to maiming and killing, nobles commonly desecrate the bodies of their fellow nobles. While this practice was inextricably linked to duels, it has, over the centuries, taken on a life of its own. In the beginning, it was not uncommon for the victor of duel to break into the mausoleum of his or her slain rival and damage the body further. It was also not unheard of for the family of a slain duelist to break into the victor's family's mausoleum and desecrate the body of his or her interred kin. In any event, these desecrations embittered families, engendered additional duels, which, in turn, spurned more desecrations, and, ultimately, perverted and prolonged feuds.
This was so common at one point in Hrulvir's past that the citizens of the city referred to this period of time as The Desecration War. During this epoch, mausoleums were broken into and bodies were dragged from their internment and left for the vermin in the streets. The situation became so dire that The Raven, the city's guardsman, were deployed to the grand concourse of mausoleums known as The City of Tombs to prevent irate nobles from breaking into one another's family plots. It was not unheard of for entire factions to go to war in the streets.
It is still customary for the wealthy families of Hrulvir to hire mercenaries to guard their family mausoleums when a loved one has recently died; old grievances are often taken out upon the recently deceased.