Added more details on how the actual process works and accuracy. As for interpretation, basically everything is left to individual interpretation and the Soul Gazer only knows when the answer for the individual has appeared or not. How this should be used in roleplay, I must say I don't have much idea. This is just sth that came up to me on-the-fly when I browse thru the Archaic Word challenge and I couldn't it develop further into a reasonably quality sub so I just chunked out as a 100-word challenge. I have now moved my ideas on how to incorporate this into roleplay as a user submitted ideaGo to Comment
Incorporation into Roleplay:
This can be either some bit of colourful background for enhancing game atmosphere or it can form a component of 1 or 2 plot hooks. For example, the PCs run into a dillemma/dead-end on one of the adventures and what the Soul Gazer shows them can be a clue to lead them out if they can decode it. Or the whole thing with Soul Gazing might be just a swindle but somehow one of these Soul Gazers have gained prominence at a particular location and the PCs are hired by someone to expose him. These are the basic examples that come to mind of a non-gamer like me. Of course, one can always blend these basic ideas into a more complicated form. For example, there might be true and swindler Soul Gazers in the world. The PCs have this problem on their hands that have to be completed within X number of days. They get stuck and go to a Soul Gazer. Is this a true Soul Gazer that will give them the true answer that they just have to decode or is this a fake one that will just waste their time?Go to Comment
Those familiar with the creator of a particular Soul Construct often feel that it exudes an aura that reminds them of the craftsman (presumably due to the life force of the person contained within it). These items are each unique with at least one special feature to set them apart from common items. For Soul Constructs that are weapons in particular, many carry a minor enchantment that is powered by the life force of its creator. The nature of such enchantments is often tied to the ideal picture of a masterpiece that the craftsman had in mind rather than a reflection of the person that the craftsman was.
Example of a Soul Construct: Twin LotusGo to Comment
In this setting, once a life form passed on, its spirit still lingers in the world. However, the dissipation of life forces that accompanies death means that it will lose connection to its own physical body. In a resurrection driven by a Soul Construct, what happens is that a person is effectively donating some of his/her own life force to the deceased so that the spirit will get pulled back into the physical body to live for a while again.