Ashes of the Empire
Ritual of Ash
The Ritual of Ash is combination of a phrase commonly spoken as a body is incinerated to prevent it from returning. It originated in the Empire but has since spread to all civilized cultures. By dedicated Keepers of the Ember this is commonly spoken in Draconic, considered to be the ‘voice of flame’.
This body is a cage holding the spirit,
Let the cage be burned so the spirit may fly,
Let the body be ash so this one may rest,
This ember is freedom, this shell is ended.