If you aren’t noticed by anybody, stealing is a legitimate way to acquire some hard-to-craft items early game and even to complete quests. For example, if someone needs a bucket and you can’t craft one yet, you can steal one.
Keep in mind, if you are seen stealing, you will receive negative Dynasty Points. If you hit a certain negative threshold of Dynasty Points, you are cast into exile from the region and the game is over. Save before stealing, and pay attention to your surroundings.
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