Afterlife

The World of Langthil

The Afterlife

All sentient races have souls; whether or not lesser animals, let alone plants, do is a matter of contentious debate.

Regardless, after death, the soul experiences 4 distinct stages on its way to its afterlife.

Waiting

Immediately after death, the soul departs the body, the latter now simply an empty husk. The soul is at this point diffuse, mixing with the elemental energies of the world to the point that it is undetectably diffuse.

Journey

At specific times throughout the year, Humbaba dispatches his White Shepherds to the world to retrieve the accumulated souls, appearing to observers as bright streaks in the sky as they pass. Occasionally, a soul is deemed important enough that a Shepherd is dispatched immediately to retrieve it.

Once collected, the Shepherds return the souls to Humbaba’s FIXME.

Auction

Shortly after the regular harvests, the gods gather at a grand auction, bidding on the souls. The devoutness of a soul is factored in, resulting in them typically going to the god they most revered in life, although in some cases other gods will pay exorbitant prices for the souls of those devote to their rivals.

Afterlife

The gods collect the souls they bought at auction and return with them to their realm, where the souls will spend their afterlife.

# The Afterlife All sentient races have souls; whether or not lesser animals, let alone plants, do is a matter of contentious debate. Regardless, after death, the soul experiences 4 distinct stages on its way to its afterlife. ## Waiting Immediately after death, the soul departs the body, the latter now simply an empty husk. The soul is at this point diffuse, mixing with the elemental energies of the world to the point that it is undetectably diffuse. ## Journey At specific times throughout the year, Humbaba dispatches his White Shepherds to the world to retrieve the accumulated souls, appearing to observers as bright streaks in the sky as they pass. Occasionally, a soul is deemed important enough that a Shepherd is dispatched immediately to retrieve it. Once collected, the Shepherds return the souls to Humbaba's *FIXME*. ## Auction Shortly after the regular harvests, the gods gather at a grand auction, bidding on the souls. The devoutness of a soul is factored in, resulting in them typically going to the god they most revered in life, although in some cases other gods will pay exorbitant prices for the souls of those devote to their rivals. ## Afterlife The gods collect the souls they bought at auction and return with them to their realm, where the souls will spend their afterlife.
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