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Undying minimap icon.png Undying, the Almighty Dirge
How long has it been since he lost his name? The torn ruin of his mind no longer knows. Dimly he recalls armor and banners and grim-faced kin riding at his side. He remembers a battle: pain and fear as pale hands ripped him from his saddle. He remembers terror as they threw him into the yawning pit of the Dead God alongside his brothers, to hear the Dirge and be consumed into nothingness. In the darkness below, time left them. Thought left them. Sanity left them. Hunger, however, did not. They turned on each other with split fingernails and shattered teeth. Then it came: distant at first, a fragile note at the edge of perception, joined by another, then another, inescapable and unending. The chorus grew into a living wall of sound pulsing in his mind until no other thought survived. With the Dirge consuming him, he opened his arms to the Dead God and welcomed his obliteration. Yet destruction was not what he'd been chosen for. The Dead God demanded war. In the belly of the great nothing, he was granted a new purpose: to spread the Dirge across the land, to rally the sleepless dead against the living. He was to become the Undying, the herald of the Dead God, to rise and fall and rise again whenever his body failed him. To trudge on through death unending, that the Dirge might never end.
Undying
Associated with
Heroes:Dark Willow minimap icon.png Dark Willow
Gods:The Dead God
  • "Dirge" is both an unending song, as well as Undying's name.[1]
  • Like other followers of the Dead God, Dirge likely wears the armor of his former nation, before he was turned into undead.[2]
  • Mireska has stolen valuable burial items that were once interred with Undying, and refuse to give them back.[3]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Undying

Enemies killing Undying

Others

  • ▶️ Oracle minimap icon.png r Tombstone is the word I see engraved upon your tombstone.

References[edit]

  1. Skeleton King response: ▶️ Dirge… learn from the master and bow to your king.
  2. Grim Reformation description.
  3. Dark Willow response: ▶️ I'm not returning what I stole!