Necrothread! I am reading an ARC of the third book in the second series (which is now called THE GREAT ORDEAL, as it got too big and had to be split in half) and it reminded me of this thread, and a few questions I forgot last time around.
I meant those of the Inchoroi who died in space, who defines reality there?
How the metaphysics work beyond Earwa is unknown. The implication from THE WHITE-LUCK WARRIOR was that each world has its own belief/afterlife structure and system.
Don't the majority of people believe the Cishaurim are damned like all sorcerers, yet they aren't.
I think the previous books also provided an explanation for this as well (no spoilers from THE GREAT ORDEAL, just the earlier books):
Or the number of sranc seems far greater than human, I guess they can't express belief.
The previous books imply that the sranc are not capable of human thought and thus belief in the same way.
Very minor spoiler from THE GREAT ORDEAL: