Ghosts are not an incredibly common occurance in Totania. Most souls, when they die, end up in one realm or another. Heaven, Hell, and the Void are the regular places, with some other places believed to exist as well. Ghosts, however, can stay on Totania. There are ways this can happen, though it is rare.
Ghost StoriesThe first record of a ghost comes from a rogue Head Priestess of the God Vecna in the year -695, a Changeling who went by the name Varx. The story set the precedent for common tales told to others, known as Ghost Stories.
The First GhostVarx did not want Soul Magic, but had it forced on her. After some time, Varx adapted to it, but grew to dislike Vecna. Varx did not like secrets, and she understood that she could do so much good with the Book of Souls. It was so powerful, it had to be useful. Dragonborn in Elone, where the Grand Wizard at the time, Tobor Tuldad, was intrigued by the idea. Tuldad was terrified of what would happen to him when he died, and asked if Varx could make a way for him to stay on Totania. Varx was unsure, and decided to test it out. Varx had, as a Changeling and a Head Priestesss and an Item Mage, made quite a name for herself. So much so that she had gained a close friend in the city. A famous Wood Elven singer named Faphyra Miasir. The two lived together, and were believed to have had romantic feelings for each other. Some historical accounts omit this relationship, to which the historians that keep it in call the historians that leave it out "cowards."
Soul MagicSoul Magic is a type of Item Magic which, as the name implies, controls souls. It all comes from Vecna's Book of Souls, a tattered book with faces stitched into it. Within the pages of this book, souls can be stored and utilized by the current wielder of Soul Magic. The way in which it is used varies from person to person, but it is not a complex enough magic to fundamentally change like others between users.
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