I had an odd experience that felt a bit like it had been implemented. Gale got knocked into the chasm between Minthara and the scrying eye and died. When I went to camp (because I couldn't get him back otherwise), his body was radiating a pulsing aura of damage that killed poor Scratch before I could even take 2 steps towards him. It went away when I resurrected him. Unfortunately, when I "went to bed" I woke up to find him back down in the chasm and dead all over again... so I nuked the save.