Corpse Rising is a funeral parlor in the Draconian
capital city of Zephys
, in the bottom district known as Lower Zephys, run by the Elves Altora Shinebright
and Mordys Tirner. It was founded in 857 while the two attended the Magic College
The Funeral Parlor
Corpse Rising is a special place with a unique twist on the idea of a funeral parlor. Rather than just allowing a viewing and a funeral, where the body may be seen and then buried, the viewings at Corpse Rising give a final goodbye between the body and the ones they loved.
Altora Shinebright uses Necromancy
to bring back the dead for a short period of time to say goodbye and spend their true final moments with the people they cared about. This is generally something they only allow for family and close friends, as it expends a large amount of mana and energy from Altora.
The namesake of Corpse Rising comes from its gimmick. The corpses brought here for their last rites are given new life, rising from the dead to say goodbye. It is said to be the greatest form of closure one could imagine, to not just say goodbye, but to remind the families that their loved ones live on in the afterlife, be it a layer of Hell, an area of the Void, or one of the Heavenly Realms.
Altora Shinebright and Mordis Tirner founded Corpse Rising while interning with 67th Grand Wizard
, the Draconian
Cult Leader known as the Mighty Herald. The two were second years at the Magic College and found that while working with the Mighty Herald, they were coming across more and more people dying.