Deep beneath the tallest peak lies an endless sea of lotuses, each giving off a glow illuminating a number of beings perched upon low lying, flat stone fixtures. Draped in fine robes, these beings oversee the blossoms drifting along soft currents.
- When a blossom’s light goes out, it signifies completion of a soul’s cycle, with petals closing before descending to dark depths.
- When a blossom’s light dims lightly, a soul has begun the end of its cycle.
- When a blossom’s light dims darkly, a soul is nearing the end of its cycle.
- When a blossom’s light flashes violently, a soul is meeting an excruciating end.
In the final case, if a being can reach such a blossom they will close the petals before placing it back to sink below. If a being cannot reach, however, the soul must wait until its physical body gives out.
Steady steam flows across the surface from which new buds arise, signaling a new cycle has begun.
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