Okagu Empire's war-mage guard, only militairy headgear and a wristblade. More equipment do the war-mages not need, they have protection with shield magic and fought close combat fast and accurate. At distance they throwed fireballs which hitted more enemies at ones. This one died after combat by bleeding to death by his left arm. All the healing-troops were dead and this guy was one of the last men standing.
(war-mage's training fucuses only on combat, destruction and shield magic. Thats why they have healers on the battlefield which can do their job very good because they were trained only to heal, so they must depend on the combat troops for protection.)
Awakened by dark wizards, sorcerers, witch shamans or fiends. They who practice dark magic that captures the young traveling souls which are not yet in a safe-zone for awakening dark magic. The soul gets back in its remaining body only if some brain parts are connected to some body parts, if not the soul can't control the free-will of its original body and will be released automaticly to its journey until it gets accepted by one of the heavens.
Souls can only go back in their original body unsolitary by dark magic, it depends how much physical memory is left by time in which the soul gets back or be shown a new body into another universe by the heavens, with the certain amount of memory, which depends on the tasks the soul acquires.
There are more heavens in Kami universe and still more coming. Some get full and need time to expand. So there is time for dark magic to capture souls for certain activities.
Weak souls can be controlled by the caster but stronger souls can also be controled if the caster is stronger, but strong enough souls.. they disband with their caster or even kill them. These strong souls can live forever if they feed on life energy.. there's lots of it.. in all the living.. in their flesh, blood and bone. Ones the undead eat plants, meat and all thats living, when they feed enough.. they wil generate more living-dead cells which lets even arms or lost brain parts grow back.. they will get smarter, skilled and strong.
But they cant be human again or make childeren they can try, but the man's spermatozoan are all dead.
(In Kami universe, baby's body receives a soul when the brain fully gets out of the V-channel)
All the souls have choices, they can go through tasks and get born again in another universe and have faster learning abilities with skills they had and even some memory if they do lots or massive tasks.
But the Kami universe is very chaotic that even some heavens have war with fiends planes. So there are many dark times in many galaxies.. only a few galaxies in the Kami universe have peace though their galaxy.
But actually whats really happening.. is all these souls making this eternal journey through these different universes.. the souls are a free-will which is the essense of all life that creates life in new lands, planets, galaxies, universes.. its simply a meaning of its own self.
(All these things are only true in the Kami universe)