I didn't really bat an eye when they asked me to gather Vitalus from the bodies of their dead, because what the Mordesh do with their own dead doesn't really affect me. Then outside of Woodhaven I ran into Professor Papovich who would really like to bring her dead husband back to life. She asks you gather material from dead Aurin so that she can test her process on them. The results are less than stellar, and I found this quest quite disturbing to do. Watching the mostly naked reanimated Aurin run into the woods crying "Leave me alone!" was unsettling.
I am happy to hear there is an interrogation in Galeras that doesn't involve physical violence, but I feel that I have to offer this counter point in the torture you're asked to do in Grimveil Enclave. The quest chain "The Lives and Deaths of Moodies" starts with Physician Boravic who asks you do a series of experiments on Moodies that are being kept in a cage. He has you burn them, freeze them, electrocute them, and finally cut them, all just to see what makes them tick.
Maybe you think they're animals and that makes it okay? To me that would make it even worse, but no, these "creatures" have a society. They have a village and social structure, they have religion and a love of dance. So you aren't even torturing a soldier for information, you are strictly torturing them to find out how to kill or control them more efficiently.
I don't know which of these quests may or may not be required to advance your story. Maybe if you never wander over to the Mordesh you won't be asked to do these things. Maybe you can ignore the fact that the Mordesh were one decision away from being our enemies too. But don't you think for a second that I'm going to trust their leaders. When it comes down to it, they are only looking out for themselves.
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