Estorica News Letter
Natural Mana Types
Spirit, Death, Abyssal, Dark, & Light
Art by icedwingsart
Bask was created by the birthless, like his brother and sister. He was tasked with shepherding mana when it became lost from the collective. The end of their journey often left a melancholy feeling for the god as though the mana wanted to be and do more. It was he who had discovered the mana had gained sentience and befriended this new life first, allowing the mana to travel, gave birth to mortals. Bask allowed them to travel so long as they never forgot that they would always come back to him in the end.
When the mortals began to strike one another down, Bask would come for them then, he would go over their lives with them and ask them if they had any regrets. He came across many scenarios... some fulfilled, some not so much, but each one was slightly different than the others. With him being forbidden to interact with mortals, his only friends were those whose journeys had already ended. So he continued those journey's occasionally befriending those who caught his attention and granting them additional chances at life, as they could no longer be considered mortals... the undead's journey was that of something new.
Like Aspel, Bask keeps a book. He appears to mortals at the moment of death—to collect their dying breath. He listens to their final gasps, a lifetime of memories and sins. He pens these into The Book of Whispers and holds it safe so that when their families come to unite with their fallen and pray to him for answers, he can deliver those final words to help put others at rest. All mortals are judged at death, but not by the gods and instead by those they left behind.