[quote=Kyron The Wise]Now, my understanding of soul lore is somewhat lacking. If you’ve seen my thread, you can probably guess that my interests lie to the East.
However, here is what I do know on souls, as pertains to devils.
First, it is unlikely that devils are friends to Judgements. This can be attributed to how devils are sourced originally from Parabola. It is known that Judgements despise anything from there, and are in somewhat of a war-state with said dimension. This also makes it unlikely that the Devils are aiding in the Judgement life cycle.
Further, a fun fact. The ‘God’ that is being worhshipped by the Church in this universe is actually a front for Judgements. Given this, we can assume that the Judgements are especially not keen on devils. I seem to recall something about Judgements feeding on souls, but cannot recall where, or if it is in fact true. On point, the devils are techinically biblical devils, but not our biblical devils. They are not firey pitchfork wielding agents of evil. In Mrs. Plenties Carnival, on Beneath the Neath, they playact being such, and can barely keep from laughing. I would describe what they really are, but spoiler tags don’t work too well for me, and OP did desire for no revelation of too many secrets.
Devils are not into the soul thing simply for the sport of it. The fact that there are souls they will reject shows that there is some specificity to what they need. If you have stained your soul, like I have, or have been touched by the Uttershroom, they will be disgusted by your soul. Again, not sure, but devils may feed on souls. Regardless, given that they are seeking specific kinds of souls, or at the minimum not seeking certain ones, it is likely there is some use.
Yes, the Devil/Deviless are in it for Abstraction, taking your soul, but I recall the case of the Absconding Devil had one who attempt to, well, abscond with a woman, rather than take her soul.[/quote]
Gotta throw in my own Q here:
- Where is it mention that the Church is a front for Judgement-worship? I don’t remember any exceptions stories that had info on the Church in general.
And some answers:
The only known & confirmed thing that devils do to souls is occasionally burn them in the fireplace. ( http://fallenlondon.wikia.com/wiki/Throw_another_soul_on_the_fire ) The devils themselves reject the notion that they eat them. ( The Wistful Deviless - Official Sunless Sea Wiki text isn’t on the wiki, but she does bring the issue up) Another interesting fact is that the Republic produces the things… somehow. ( Today the Republic inhales bone, exhales souls. Are you here to gather the souls? )