Jan 28, 2007View SourceExpanding on what Sam and Alex said, I remember watching an episode of Buffy (from where I tend to borrow ideas) that implied the afterlife took place in other dimensionsheaven dimensions or hell dimensions. These places existed on a different plane of existence than what we know as the mortal coil, and the only way to get into these is to die.Put that way, death can be construed as just the next part of the process we know as existence. Its funny; I hadnt planned on it developing that way, but thats how the religions of the world view death, isnt it? Death isnt the end, theres more to life than what we see, etc.I also wanted to comment on the partial death concept Alex presented. Its an interesting idea, but its one I never really explored before. The Void was as dead as dead can be at least as far as I planned it. If thats the case, then we havent really seen what partial death could look like. Sounds like interesting story potential.I would say, however, that once a person dies (in the Knightverse) they dont go on to yet another mortal dimension.As for Ambers statement about fulfilling ones purpose I personally agree that everyone has a purposeor destiny, as you may call it. If youve read along, you can see Ive injected that into the writing. It didnt occur to me to add that element to the equation on death, though. The way I understand Amber, certain individuals are more predisposed to be resurrected (or recycled, perhaps?) if their destiny is not yet achieved. The idea of a final final resting place (or completion, as Amber called it) is one that appeals to me a great deal. Otherwise some people could be brought back repeatedly, which doesnt seem all that fair or even efficient to me.As an afterthought, does anyone believe that this idea of afterlife-dimensions cheapens the concept of death? In the real world, we see death as something that cant be reversed, nullified, or fixed. In the Knightverse, theres a potential to change things. If this does, in fact, reduce the significance of death, does anyone have any thoughts on how we might overcome that?
Alex <alideman1@...> wrote:I've tried to post this before as well, but it didn't work either. Knowing yahoo, it'll double post this.The way I see it, once you die you leave the standard Knightverse dimensions, and either go to higher dimensions and live there, or you leave the Knightverse universe entirely, and live somewhere completely different.Also, there are two types of death. There is absolute death, and partial death. (Or that's what I've named them anyway) Absolute death is the normal type of death, and the kind that you can't return from, unless someone else brings you back. Partial death is like being stuck in the Void was. The people trapped there could return once the Demon Essence that was keeping them there was shattered.Anyway, the point is that death is a transition into the next and higher dimension(s) . It is possible that after death different people go to different dimensions. I don't mean Hell and Heaven type places, but different dimensions, like Halo and Realm, only on a higher plane of being.I don't know if this cycle of going on to a higher dimension after death continues, or if it stops at some point, but I favor the former, unless the limit is very far off.