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@Daeus-lamb @Neutrobolt yes, there’s a ‘heaven’ for elves and for men, though Tolkien was needlessly cryptic about it. You have to really dig deep into his more obscure Middle Earth works to find it. And I was always rather miffed that there wasn’t one for the dwarves— their souls either turn back to stone or go and sit and wait forever in cold halls with their ancestors until the world ends and the Valar who created them (against Iluvatar’s wishes) manages to convince Iluvatar that the dwarves deserve to be counted with men and elves as well. *wrinkles nose* It was vague and more than a bit theologically sketchy.

Oooh, so this is a really new idea Daeus? *grins* Sweet. I thought you were talking about your current trilogy and the sequels. Does it take place in this world, or are you building an entirely new one?

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