The Journey to the Realm of the Dead
The Royal Court, fearing unrest and upheaval, kept the truth about the connection between the living and the dead a closely guarded secret. The ancestors, devout in their beliefs, had anticipated a grand Sea of Tribute — a realm filled with their treasures and comforts upon their arrival. Their minds conjured the reality they longed for. However, the knowledge that eternal contentment was just out of reach threatened to disrupt the order and harmony. To maintain unity, a declaration was made: "We go together, or not at all."
A sacred mask was forged, adorned with gems hewn from the same stone used for traversing realms. Meanwhile, the Queen prepared the people for a great journey, shielding them from the true nature of their destination. Some individuals remained behind — those considered dangerous or disruptive, the Eternal Guard who upheld their oath, and the High Priest, who donned the mask to guide them to their new home.
After accomplishing their mission, the Veil was dismantled to safeguard its potent power from falling into the wrong hands. By offering it to the depths, they entrusted the Shrouded Ghost with the casted headpiece, ensuring its secrecy, while also concealing the stones in locations where they would remain undiscovered.