Once there lived a man who was able to cheat the Fates and jump between the hedges separating this world and the next.
His gift made him think too high of himself to the point where he thought even the Lady Death herself could be played.
As with all the stories of gods and men, it did not end well for the man.
The real events behind this fable have have been wiped from the pages of the Family’s history. What remains is the curse the Lady Death bestowed on the man and all his descendants.
To pursue the Great Work for a life, or forever after the life.
Third draft of the Family shade can be found here B5 preview, pages 14-15