I recently read a fantasy with the French Revolution as the backdrop. The opening chapter went into graphic detail on the madness that seized the country under Robespierre's reign. I have a situation similar to the FR where an old King and Queen are overthrown and a new Queen rises to take the throne. My work is sword and sorcery fantasy; I have the new Queen scheduled to die and enter a plane of the afterlife that I call the Elemental Sea. Within the Elemental Sea, the Queen meets the Spirit Lord that was pulling her strings. Here is where I'm having problems: I'm not sure if the Queen should die and enter the Elemental Sea, or if she should be subjected to some of the stuff the old nobility experienced during the FR after her (my new Queen's) reign is challenged. If the Queen entered the Elemental Sea, she would by taken by a greater power from beyond this Sea and forged into a weapon for that greater power. The Queen would enter a phantasmal recreation of the revolution that she started (which ultimately gave her the throne). Here she would experience the horrors inflicted in her name, battle against phantasmal versions of her people that were killed or maimed in her revolution, and ulitmately be mutilated and tortured by the grieving phantasms. I am not putting the Queen through this for the shock value; the Queen will return from the realm beyond the Elemental Sea, and from the Elemental Sea to the Constant Realm (ie the Real World; my fantasy world, that is). Upon returning to the real world, the Queen will carry the scars from her experience and be a warlock. Warlock magic involves using the lymph nodes from victims that died brutal deaths to cast spells based on whatever trace elements (Wind, Fire, Earth, Water) were found within the T cells of the lymph node. Given that T cells are typically proactive in the adaptive immune response, the T cells of the lymph node are those that are most useful to a warlock.