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Narrow Maze
Associated with
Heroes Razor minimap icon.png Razor
Visage minimap icon.png Visage
Monkey King minimap icon.png Monkey King
Places Underscape
Characters Visage's Familiar
Artifacts Book of the Dead
Cosmetics Severing Crest

The Narrow Maze is a complex system of twisted passageways that newly deceased souls must navigate before reaching the Underscape. In doing so, the Narrow Maze sorts souls based on their intelligence, cunning, and persistence. Some souls exit into points of light, while others exit into dark pits. The walls of the Narrow Maze are lined with sharpened blades.[1] A few blessed individuals have returned to life from the Narrow Maze, although how exactly is unknown.[2]

The Book of the Dead is kept by Razor, who scorches the names of the dead into the pages of the book, possibly using his powers rather than mundane methods like ink.[3]

Guardians[]

The Narrow Maze is watched over by numerous guardians.[4] The most well known is Razor, the Lightning Revenant. Hovering above the passages, he uses his electric whip to usher souls to the exits.[5] He wears a mask, which has a map of the passageways written on the inside for him to see.[6] Those who try to resist Razor and the other unnamed guardians of the Narrow Maze are cast into the "herebetween", a sort of limbo, in which they will wander forever with no afterlife to go to.[4] Visage's Familiar is also known as one of the guardian watching over the maze.

Visitors[]

Sun Wukong has been to and escaped from the Narrow Maze,[7] where he erased his own name and several others from the Book of the Dead.[8][9]

Artifact Card Game Artifact[]

  • Unknown icon.png Cheating Death
    Artifact Card Game Improvement Card
    Cheating Death Artifact.png
    Illus. Daarken
    The Narrow Maze is a nightmarish labyrinth where the souls of dead Heroes are given a chance to return to the living. Axe claims that he's escaped it twice, but I don't believe him... mainly for two reasons. 1: You can't kill Axe. 2. Even if he DID die, he would punch death in the face before he could be taken to the narrow maze.
    Goodkind on metaphysics

References[]

  1. Armor of the Twisted Arc description.
  2. Compact of the Guardian Construct description.
  3. Razor kill response: ▶️ I scorch your name in the Book of the Dead.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Severing Crest description.
  5. Razor biography.
  6. Helm of the Twisted Arc description.
  7. Monkey King response: ▶️ The Narrow Maze is only a labyrinth if you stick to the path.
  8. Monkey King response: ▶️ It wasn't my name alone purged from the underworld's ledger. My army will outlive you all.
  9. Monkey King response: ▶️ Good thing I erased my name from that book.
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