Death and the Otherworld
Within a druid or fey, these essential energies have be cultivated and strengthened. Though a druid who worships a deity can choose to follow the same path as other living creatures, hoping to be taken to the afterlife of his chosen deity, the collision between the outpouring of energy at death with the otherworld is not always sufficient to sever a druid’s sense of self from his positive energies. When they die, druids or fey can choose to simply pass into the otherworld instead of the outer planes. If the character dies in the otherworld, this is automatic as the character’s enrgies mingle with the world around him.
When a druid passes on into the otherworld, the druid merges mind and soul with the otherworld. A small portion of the otherworld will actually be fuelled by the druid’s previous existence. Truly powerful druids may create a new domain within the otherworld – one that represents the essence of the druid’s individuality. Given time, the druid’s spark of individuality will seep back into the mortal realm and be given a new form, the natural process of reincarnation. Until the druid is reincarnated, anyone casting commune with nature in the correct region of the otherworld will find himself or herself communing with the soul of the departed druid.