This is a ritual performed by craftsmen in the Dragon Empire in order to create the one masterpiece of their lives. Despite its name, this does not involve souls. Instead, it is a process of deep meditation through the practice of crafts during which part of the crafter's life force (in energy form) is transferred to the item. The items created from this process are called Soul Constructs. Generations after the Sundering of Zia, someone in possession of a Soul Construct made by the deceased and is willing to sacrifice some of his/her life essence can resurrect a loved one.
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 Lotus
Soul Constructs and Resurrection:
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.
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I am really writing this sub to plug in the 'logical hole' that others have seen (and I agree exists) in my very first piece of work on Strolens and the 100-word challenge has given me the perfect venue of doing this and not delving into the minute details.
Not bad, though there is a major contradiction. It can resurrect but does not involve souls? :)
I admit this is one of my abandoned ideas. B/c my Dragon Empire setting is still a very work-in-progress one, ideas come and go and merge themselves etc. For this sub, I wrote up all relevant info. for plugging the logical gap for my Twin Lotus sub plus whatever info. on Soul Craft that was on my mind at that moment.
Update: Resurrected this as 100 Word (previously was over by 1 word) and hopefully, some previous voters will see the added scroll and revote.