There are two kinds of soulbindings. With firm, the soul is bound until the object is destroyed, or a Necromancer counters the spell. If I undo that, and cast a soft soulbind instead, the binding would end as soon as you decided you wanted to be free. But then the spell would be over.The Soulbound are those deceased souls bound to an object within the mortal plane. The duration of the binding, the soul's abilities while bound, and their choice in whether or not to remain in this condition all depend upon the type of binding spell cast.
Firm SoulbindA firm soulbind permanently traps an individual's soul within an object, effectively imprisoning them. Souls bound in this way cannot visit the Afterlife, nor can they be reached via Soul Call unless the caster is currently in possession of the item into which they are bound. Their prison becomes their new body, allowing them to use any technologies or abilities built into the device. Only a Necromancer experienced in Soulbind can break this spell, although others can free the soul through the complete destruction of the object into which they are bound.
Soft SoulbindBy contrast, a soft soulbind allows the bound individual to retain their personal choice in whether or not they wish to remain in the object. Rather than imprisonment this type of spell allows a soul to temporarily visit the mortal plane until they are ready to leave again. This spell can also be undone through the destruction of the object on which the Soulbind spell was cast. Otherwise the choice of the duration of the spell remains with the bound individual.
I think I can combine the two. The eternal duration of the firm bindings while still letting you choose whether or not they apply.A special process developed for use by the Mordena, a modified soulbind allows the target's Soul to choose to leave the binding at any time, while still retaining the effectiveness of the binding spell. This allows the Mordena to provide multiple binding points for their Afterlife Intelligences, and forms one of the cornerstones in the effectiveness of MORTAC and its many communication points and backup servers.
ResurrectionA special classification of Soulbinding, Resurrection occurs when an individual is bound into a Reconstruction Clone or other living body bearing enough of their mortal genetic material to count as their own body. This is one of the options available to the deceased when working with an Afterlife Planner, although due to costs and time constraints in the construction of the clone this procedure is rarely chosen unless offered through employment perks. Some skills are invaluable, after all, and it often remains cheaper to retain an existing expert than to train a new one.
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Be careful what agreements you make in seeking your career and further education, and be certain to read the fine print! A Soul Oath is one thing, but a permanent Soulbind is something else entirely. Always ensure your Afterlife choices remain your own!
My mother warned me not to make this agreement! Learn from my mistake, don't throw your Afterlife away!