1.I am wondering if there is a sword wound that could be inflicted on the upper body that would cause death, but by bleeding out more slowly rather than anything too instant. I'm thinking of something that would take at least several minutes... more is fine as well. 2. Also, if someone is suffocated by another person by hand, what are some important mechanics of that to note? How long would it take? What would the necessary body position be? Right now, I have the character, crushing the anatomy in the wind pipe area - is that possible? 3. I've seen on here and in my research that there really isn't reliable knockouts that last more than maybe a few seconds. To achieve even the short knockout, is there a location that is common to hit? Also, would the person be groggy? disoriented? woozy? upon waking? 4. If someone is given a knife wound to the stomach, is this a wound that will bleed a lot, but not kill right away? 5. Last one, I promise. I have a scene with an attempted drowning. I am just looking for insight about this to make it as real as possible. Thank you all... I apologize if any of these have been asked recently, and I welcome the link to the thread. Also, any good resources are appreciated.