It is either a In Active PC (which you can arrest and execute to make them drop the items) or it is a Lost Soul, which in a NPC and you can contact an Asmin and maybe have it made over to you. Then have the NPC drop the items by the interface. If it is an owned NPC you could contact the owner and maybe buy it. But there is no such thing as a "dead" PC that you can see a fit out too.
Edited By: Victor O`Cuinn on Year 16 Day 94 16:05 ____________
Lost souls are not dead. It's a previous PC who has now become an NPC, and he/she is alive and well. Not dead. I usually contact Ellias Aubec to get lost souls assigned to me. Just send a DM, tell him the name of the lost soul and include your character ID #. You have to be at the same position / in the same room as the lost soul.
Lost Souls, just send me their name and your character id and I'll make it over and you can then unequip them. You don't have to be in the same location - I have no way to tell that, but obviously if you want to move them or recover items you will need to be with them.
So anyone can just claim whatever famous PC drops no matter who they are or where they're located? So long as we know the PC has become a Lost Soul, we can just "call dibbs"? This seems pretty shady...
"It never ceases to amaze me, the things that very small people can find to make themselves feel very big."
You can claim it if you have access to the lost soul (it's under arrest by you, on a ship owned by you, at your position, whatever). The tools aren't coded in such a way to restrict makeovers or display locations to Ellias, but if this gets abused by people requesting to own npcs to which they don't have access and shouldn't own, those people will be displeased with the consequences. :)
Presumably the person who has said NPC in their own ships etc would be the first to realise they had dropped. I doubt someone on the other side of the galaxy would find out first (granted this is bar the player that dropped telling anyone...).
If people start complaining that lost souls on their ships are becoming owned by other people in large quantities, I would have to ask the devs to make a tool that allows me to see who owns the entity it is in.