So Um..could you guys maybe not post the spoilers before saying "story spoilers"? The site notification literally says the spoiler in the snippet.
Well some people here sure believe aesthetics=substance lol
Exactly, and screw all of your mortal customs, culture, beliefs, the afterlife is a dark vampiric realm for those who ''can be redeemed'', a forest that is a copy of the emerald dream, or is the emerald dream a copy of it?, a literal scourge hell, filled with disgusting undead monstrosities and a heavenly beautiful place that seems so peaceful, yet the price is you forgetting EVERYTHING of your life, everything that made you, you, and then become a mindless robot. You will never see the people you loved in life, ever again, your partners, sons, daughters, friends, never ever.
So do all gnomes want bastion?To forget our painful loss of our city?
Don't forget these zones aren't the only afterlife locations, there are many unknown ones maybe with shapeless/genderless creatures. Also souls might move on from one location to another.
It's not about him not being in Bastion, it's about him not being with the ------- LIGHT!