: Also, a "Dream of Life" spell would be just
: insane, both for gameplay and storyline.
I agree. But maybe we can open some old wounds, to help bring some more life here.
Some have argued however that the actual "Dream of Unlife" spell mentioned in game actually does what you say the hypothetical "Dream of Life" does: bring people back to life.
I have always believed that the dream of unlife (which was found by the Watcher) was used to *reanimate* corpses, not *resurrect* an actual person, and that was the thing used to make thrall, soulless, ghasts ect.
My stance is based on the view that magic can be used as a life-preservation device, and not as a life-returning device. Death cannot be undone, imo, in the Myth universe and this can be backed up if one looks at my following points:
1. Claims that Shiver was brought back to life, from death, don't hold because she never was killed completely in the battle for Madrigal in the first place. She was put into a magical realm called "ether" (which some might know as the quintessence, or fifth element, of our own world's past) and therefore not necessarily killed. In addition, the game never says she was killed outright, she just had "fallen".
2. Claims that SB is back from the dead don't hold because he never experienced death to begin with: he simply lives in a preserved state of life. Hence his otherwise young appearance. It's like this: you take away the magic that preserves him, and he dies because of his lack of heart. Just like a person on life support dies when you unplug the technology which sustains that person. I don't think you'd call people on life support "undead", either.
Some others say that the dream of unlife was never found, and instead the thrall and armies of the undead were made with lesser necromantic magics. This view was held by a few bigshots some time back when, and my perspective therefore wasn't given much attention