One night after he had been wracked by a dream in which he found himself enclosed in impenetrable darkness, he asked the Court Oneiromancer what the dream signified.
"The darkness signifies infinity," she said, the realm of the afterlife."
"How can that be?" the king said. "I will be a god among all the other gods. The priests have confirmed this."
"That is true, my Lord."
"But that is madness! What is then is the point of immortality?"
"The point is, my Lord, there is no point."
The next day the body of the Court Oneuromancer was found floating in the Nile.