So, this has been bothering me for a while, ever since playing through the Alik'r Desert: If the Alik'r are so devoted to preserving their ancestors remains, going so far as to not even kill a Ra-Netu when it would mean their own death; What is their thoughts on Vampirism? A Vampire is not alive so I can see how they might not want to fight one, but at the same time, a Vampires body wouldn't quite classify as "remains". They are still (sometimes) in control of their own will, unlike a zombie, which leads me to believe since the Vampire is not quite a "puppet" the Alik'r would have no trouble cutting it down. So my question: Would an Alik'r have trouble fighting a Vampire? Is it a morally grey area in their culture? If they are opposed to fighting any and all undead why the hell aren't there more Vampires in the Desert? Seems like paradise, feed all you want, and the local guard just whisper a holy prayer as you pass. Perhaps a Vampire would even be treated with a degree of honor, seeing as how the whole belief stems from honoring ones ancestors, and what is a Vampire if not somebody's great-great-great blood-sucking granddaddy?
However, am I just misinterpreting their beliefs? I will admit the Alik'r culture is strange to me "Oh, the body is holy, as it is a vessel for the gods. So no disturbing dead bodies." "Kay, but let's say Tamir is alive and owes me money.." "Stab the mother-lover."