12.13 The Underworld
When the body is slain, its link to the spirit is broken. Thus severed, the spirit loses its anchor in the physical world. Normally both body and spirit would reside in the same place, albeit in different realms, but with the link between body and spirit broken, the spirit is drawn to Underworld, which lies within the spiritual realm. The Underworld is a distortion of the spiritual realm, created by Thanatos under the command of the Creator. From Underworld, our spirits await the repair of our old bodies, or we find a way to leave ourselves. Over time, the spirit forgets its past life and fades during its wait. Some say these spirits are reborn as children, beginning a new life. Others say that Thanatos devours these lost souls, adding to His power and glory. The capital of the Underworld is Dis. Built in time immemorial by Thanatos, God of Death, this ancient city is home to untold numbers of spirits of all shapes and shades. It is here that the spirit minions of Thanatos bring the newly departed souls, where they must make their escape, or risk eternity in the void.