Sat between the plane of humans and that of the Gods, lays a secret pool called The Keeper’s Peak. Once a lush, warm, and inviting space, these magical pools acted as a transitional place of rest for spirits on their long journey to their next state of reincarnation. Our villain’s story is one of heartbreak - the Keeper of the Souls has spent her eternity caring for these spirits, tending to their pains of past lives so that they can move on, as a new being.
As time went on, it became more and more difficult for her to bid farewell to these spirits, knowing that they were destined to feel their pains and death all over again. Eventually, this became entirely unbearable. Freezing the pool solid, the Keeper holds the spirits close to her, forever safe in their oasis together.
As more time passes, and with fewer souls returning to Earth, life on the human plane begins to dry up, and the world as we know it becomes plague to disease, unbalanced eco-systems, and rot.
Entry for #VillainsLairChallenge