Soul destroying - Issola Spoiler

Davdi Silverrock davdisil at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 12:22:33 PST 2005

On 11/9/05, Jon_Lincicum at stream.com <Jon_Lincicum at stream.com> wrote:
> This conversation seems very similar to one Vlad had with Virt e'Terics at
> the end of Dragon...
> <Dragon>
> Virt: "And I've heard about Napper. We're going to have services for him
> this evening. Aelburr and I would like you to help us annoint him."
> Vlad: "What's the point? There's nothing left for Deathgate."
> Virt: "I think you know what the point is."
> </Dragon>
> Seems pretty clear, to me.


I can most certainly see that if Vlad were to protest to Teldra about
the funeral, "Why exactly are we doing this?  You, your soul, is in
here, right by my side, for all practical purposes", Teldra's response
would be: "Vlad, death rituals are for the living, not for the dead. 
This is for all of my friends to say goodbye to the person they once
knew; the one they are never going to see again.  After all, it's not
like they can all bind with this Great Weapon.  It is the courteous
thing to do."

She might even add something like "And it's a chance for me as well,
to say goodbye to the life I once had, which I can never have again. 
This transformation I have undergone is strange, and very different
from my previous existence.  This ritual may help me adjust."