The Death Knight Chronicles
Like the shadow and the mirror, Antikthon is based on shape of the world. Like the shadow and the mirror; Antikthon has a shape all its own. Like the shadow and the mirror; Antikthon was meant to be separate from the world. Elazar changed all that; creating a tiny crack through which the Necrotic energies of Antikthon might flow. What many forget or fail to understand is that the flow of energy goes both ways; into as well as out of Antikthon. As such, Libatic energies have been entering Antikthon since Elazar peirced the Veil. This has been as equally destructive for Antikthon as it was for Kthon, with the rise of the Ilosta.
New commers to Antikthon “emerge” where they died. A drowned man will eventually wash up on the river bank, one who died quietly in their sleep will awake the next morning on the place where their house would be. Strangely, places where the souls of the dead mass have no fresh arrivals. In crowded cities, new souls emerge outside the walls, in sewers or alley ways. For any onlookers, the emergence comes as a milky white haze gathers, matures, and hardens into the soul.
Thus following the loose geography of Kthon, Antikthon has its own variants of Vesper, Dunstaz and Nessanor: Skerv, Zimbu, and Mikazlan. Perhaps the greatest difference between Kthon and Antikthon is the lack of trees and animals. Before Elazar, there was no life in death and as such there are no plants and animals. The natural world of Antikthon seems to hold naught but water, earth, stone and baleful white fires which neither require fuel nor produce heat.