the honing of Vlad (was Re: How much does Vlad *really* knowabout Kragar?)

Mon Jan 23 08:52:55 PST 2006

> Heck, maybe Terrans don't have souls, at least not as Paarfi would 
> understand the concept.

Good point, though Vlad's encounter with Franz's ghost sort of indicates
that Easterners probably have the same sort of
soul-preservation-beyond-death thing going on that the Dragaerans have.

As with most things Eastern, the Afterlife is undefined and most probably
envisioned differently by every Eastern culture. Dragaerans have the
advantage(?) of the afterlife being an established scientific fact, if you
will. Then again, this is just another satiric riff on Tolkein. The "elfs"
go to the Halls of Judgement <=> Halls of Mandos, while the "men" go
somewhere mysterious and unknown; or, if Franz is a typical case, nowhere at

It would be interesting to learn what happens to Vlad/Dolivar's soul after
Vlad dies. The impression I have (with no direct textev to support) is that
Dolivar's soul hung around all this time and finally reincarnated as an
Easterner (i.e. Vlad) due to Karma, judgement by the Gods, or just Dolivar's
hatred for everything having to do with the Empire. Is Dolivar's soul an
"Eastern soul" now or is it just temporarily housed in a semi-compatible