The only thing I was thinking through-out this entire story line is before the Engwithans and the gods there must of been a way people were born with souls in order for the ancients to become gods. They never once touched on this and the story fell to pieces for me the more Eothas talked about fixing the problem but there may be consequences and mortals must find their way... and still never mentioned a single thing about how it worked prior to them all becoming gods. It's quite a major plot point that requires revelation.
There was an explanation, but it got cut in editing and they didn't realize it was an issue until after release. There are a couple posts from the devs on this.
The reincarnation cycle always existed, but the Engwithins modified/rigged it to work the way they wanted. One of the things the modified wheel does is feed the soul pieces kith shed to the gods.
But breaking the wheel doesn't fix the original process. As Alex Scokel explained, it is *similar* to installing a dam on a river and then breaking the dam. Breaking the dam doesn't fix the river.
So when Eothas breaks the wheel, he is
is forcing the gods and kith into the same predicament. Life will cease to exist and the gods will die if they don't fix the cycle.
Next part is a bit of speculation - I believe Eothas' intent was to make kith realize what the gods really are (not all powerful and immortal and flawless beings), give kith a choice about whether they want the gods at all, and give them a more equal relationship where the two might have to cooperate together to fix things.
Edited by Tick, 15 October 2018 - 07:54 AM.