Humakti dying the "Wrong Death"

From: Joerg Baumgartner (
Date: Sat 21 Feb 1998 - 20:12:00 EET

It's something of a pity that Humakt is so effective snatching up the souls
of his deceased initiates. In Poul Anderson's "Hauk's Saga" a Viking
follower of Odin dies - to his great horror - in his bead. He is buried
outside of his stead, but returns as a Draugr to harrass his family, until
he finally is given a warrior's death, and can move into Valhalla.

Now Humakt's einheriar seem to get by without that requirement and yet join
the immortal host of dead warriors. Zorak Zorani don't mind being
zombiefied. Would Shargashi who died improperly behave this way?

Alternatively, the ghost of a Humakti (who, after Humakt's definition, is
not an undead) might seek another body to occupy, only to cleanse himself of
the improper death. Not as neat an encounter, but still a scenario hook...


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