How is a soul different from the living creature that it came from?

Short Version

If someone capable of casting a spell like Plane Shift dies, what prevents their soul from simply casting the spell and returning to the Material Plane?


From what I can tell, when a humanoid dies in the Pathfinder universe, he or she usually goes through this process:

  1. Sometime after dying, his or her soul appears on the Ethereal Plane near the River of Souls.
  2. Over some unspecified amount of time, the River of Souls carries the soul to Pharasma’s Spire to be judged.
  3. Pharasma judges the soul, usually sending them to an appropriate Outer Plane based on their alignment. The souls of PCs are usually held in the Boneyard until they can be raised from the dead.
  4. Souls that pass on to the Outer Planes eventually become petitioners, losing their former abilities and their connect to their mortal body.

I can’t find any information about how the soul is mechanically different from the original PC. However, the description of petitioners (including the Petitioner template) makes me think that until the soul becomes a petitioner, they’re basically the same as the original creature. This seems consistent with other D&D-related media like Baldur’s Gate and Order of the Stick, where the souls of the dead can retain class abilities and maybe even some gear.

If the soul is basically the same as the original creature and still has class abilities, what stops a caster from resting for 8 hours and then casting Plane Shift? How is this different from being brought back by Resurrection (other than saving 10,000gp)?

How did this came and hows its used in the following program

class Example {

//static variable salary public static int age;

public static String name = “Gautam”; }

public class Person

{ public static void main(String args[]){

//acess variable without object Example.age=45;

System.out.println(” Name of a person:”;

System.out.println(“Age of a person:”+Example.age);

What spells are available to find where an object came from?

Ichabod the Inscrutable is a powerful Wizard, and has found an unmarked, adamantine ingot. He would like to locate where it came from or where it was mined at. He has access to all non-UA, published Wizard spells, but doesn’t want to use a Wish. Additionally, his philanthropic endeavors have made him well liked at all the local temples, so he can reliably access any Cleric spell.

He’s already tried Locate Object, but the range on the spell was FAR too short for a location that could easily be half a continent away.

What are the spells, other than Wish, that can help him find where this ingot came from?

I came across this question that my friend sent me and I cannot figure out how to answer it

let’s say the keyword “Superman” has a search volume of 250k per month. Other related search terms can be “Superman Logo” (55k), “Batman vs Superman” (60k), “Superman returns” (50k) etc. using which users search for a certain topic in Google in a country (say US). However, there may be thousands of keywords with the word “Superman” in it, and we don’t always have exact data for many of these keywords with low volume (less than 1000). In order to find the volume of these topics we use predictions based on the data that we already have for high volume keywords. For example, we may say that the term “Future Superman” will not be searched by a lot of people and its volume can be medium (close to 300). Similarly, terms “Superman image” and “Superman jacket” will have medium volume and terms that people rarely search will have low volume like “Long Sleeve Superman Shirt” (100) and then there are terms like “cheap superman shirt” or “Superman college” which will have very low volume. Can you think of an approach on how you can classify keywords into “Medium”, “Low” and “Very Low” by using some logic when we only know the high volume keywords. Your answer should be descriptive and backed by reason. (Hint- your approach may be to classify certain words which if present will make the keyword “low” volume or “very low” volume. Or your approach can be based on number of words in a keyword, spellings, where exactly a term appears in a phrase and other common human psychology that works during a search)

What came first the Kobold or the egg?

What came first the Kobold or the egg?

In our 5e campaign, we found a nest with Kobold eggs and I wanted to hatch one and bringing up as my own, but alas I fell off a moving wagon and the Kobold egg broke. So sad: cast Ceremony.

It left me wondering how long it takes for a Kobold egg to hatch. Also, if in the D&D it mentions Kobold eggs, or whether this is something specific to our campaign.

Is there any lore about Kobold’s hatching, or being born?

Though I am looking for a response for 5e, I am also interested in lore from previous editions as long as it mentions from which one in the answer.

Is the Blood Transfer cantrip that my player came to me with overpowered

Now, I know that healing cantrips are completely broken. So then, my player comes to me with this:

Blood Transfer

Evocation cantrip

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Touch

Components: S

Duration: Instantaneous

You touch an ally, you sacrifice hit points up to your the amount of your current hit hit points -1. The ally gains temporary hit points equal to the amount of hit points you sacrificed.

I can’t tell if this is balanced/broken, because your essentially killing your own hit points to help an ally, is this balanced or broken in anyway?

I came up with a way to modify Dijkstra’s Algorithm to handle graphs with some negative edge weighs (as long as there are no negative cycles) [duplicate]

This question already has an answer here:

  • Why can't we find shortest paths with negative weights by just adding a constant so that all weights are positive? 2 answers
  1. Let $ w_{min} < 0$ be the lowest weight of an edge in $ G$ .
  2. Add a constant $ c\geq |w_{min}|$ to each edge of $ G$ , so that each edge now has non-negative weight.
  3. Run Dijkstra’s algorithm on this modified graph.
  4. Compensate for the added weighs on each edge by subtracting them from the total distance.

Can anyone tell me if this is viable or if it fails?

I came across this network where public IP = local IP

What I mean by that is when I type ifconfig, what comes up is the same with when I use an online website to get my public IP adress. (such as

It is a WPA2-Enterprise MGT network. (it needs both a username and a password to login)

All that comes up on Wireshark are ARP brodcasts by what I’m assuming is the DNS server. I tried running Responder in analyze mode, which warned me that I was outside the subnet and could use ICMP redirecting in the network (showed this message 3 times, and showed different IP adresses each time.) After this, nothing came up at all. I can still do a NetB Scan to see other devices in my subnet (/24 yields nothing, while /16 shows a bunch of machines)

Can you guys help me identify this network? I’d really appreciate your help!

Bringing data from 30 APIs based on data came from the APIs

I have to write server (.net core) that is going to read data from 30 different remote APIs. I suppose to run some sort of decision trees, if I find something in one API goes to another API, else some other and so on.

Goes something like that:

if has 'some info' {   //read apiB   if has 'some info' {      //read apiC      ....   }else{     //read apiJ     ....   } }else{     //read apiQ     .... }  

So each cycle can end up with between 20-30 API calls depends on the result and the use case.

What I thought to do is to put some sort of queue management (rabbit) and let it handle it.

So ApiAHandler will queue a task to run AnotherApiHandler base on the result.
AnotherApiHandler will queue a task to run SomeOtherApiHandler base on the result.

and so on.

Each handler will persist to the result to the database assuming that each handler knows what to with it and how to persist it.

What do you think? is it efficient to handle it like that?
(I hope you got me).

Mac OS Sierra Feedback app came out of nowhere

So I was just using my mac normally until I looked at the dock and saw a feedback app (which I didn’t open). I thought it was from google due to the material icon design but I cannot find a source that says it is.

I looked at the launchpad and saw the same feedback app.

I wanna know wether this is some sort of malicious app or it’s nothing to worry about at all. One thing for sure is that it came out of nowhere.

Edit : Forgot to tell you that the file does not show up in the applications folder (even with showing hidden files on) neither does anything happen when I launch it.

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